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Thrifty Christmas Yard Decorations

By: Michelle from

Who knew you could save empty milk jugs and create an awesome outdoor Christmas craft? Thrifty Christmas Yard Decorations are a great way to show your holiday spirit. Finally, a green craft that you can use as an outdoor Christmas decoration. You won't have to worry about this recycling craft falling apart, because it's a DIY Christmas decoration made with sturdy materials that are very easy to replace. Start saving your milk jugs so you'll have enough by December!

Thrifty Christmas Yard Decorations
Thrifty Christmas Yard Decorations
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Estimated Cost: Under $10

Time to complete: Under an hour

Main Material: Recycled Materials



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What a great way to recycle and make something fun and easy at the same time. I can see where we could save up that many jugs in a just a month or so because of how large our family is, but we could make such a big impact on the way the yard looks for such a little price. Great idea!

this absolutely very resourceful. I love how it was placed on the porch. The kids will also love these colorful milk bottles. Others may not even notice that these are just recycled bottles.

Love those colored lights along the pathway. I didn't think they were just empty milk gallons. They look so classy when placed among the colored lights. Here's the link to how you can make this decorative jars http// == stmas-yard-decorations.html

@mcbridedennis2 9966629, The Christmas lights are the source of the color. I hope this helps! --Editor of AllFreeChristmasCrafts

This is not a comment but a question? Dose the jugs half filled with water have color added ? Or dose the jug have an electric bulb to light the jug.


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