12 Awesome Grinch Outdoor Christmas Decor Ideas

Last Updated: February 13, 2024

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Looking for some Grinch outdoor Christmas decor ideas? We’ve got you covered!

From Grinch-inspired wreaths and garlands to clever light displays, these Christmas decorations are sure to make your yard festive and fun. So get ready to spread some holiday cheer! (And maybe a little bit of Grinchiness too.)

grinch outdoor decor ideas

Do you love the Dr Seuss story How the Grinch Stole Christmas as much as I do?

I think I’m a little obsessed!

So nobody was very surprised when I decided to go all out with Grinch Christmas decor.

I started with some Grinch yard decorations. (Yep, they’ve been up since before Thanksgiving!)

And was surprised how many outdoor decorations there are available. (I guess I’m not the only one who loves the Grinch).

Anyhow, here are my outdoor Grinch Christmas decorations (and some other ideas I can across in the process).

1 | Green and Red Lights

Grinch-inspired outdoor lighting with green lights on the trees and red flood lights

To start my yard off in the festive spirit, I covered all of my bushes in mini LED lights* in a green Grinch color.

They’re awesome because you can change their color (unlike traditional Christmas lights). So you can reuse the same light strings for different holidays with different color schemes.

The color is controlled by both a remote control and a button at the start of the string. (Just in case you lose the remote, you can still operate the lights).

Then I put red spot lights under the bushes (pointing up) as well as pointing up on the walls of the house.

I used these ones* (from Amazon). Like the string lights, they’re also color-changing and I think they’re perfect for outdoor Christmas decorations because:

  • there’s 4 of them on one string (so you only need 1 plug to light them all).
  • they have long cords between each of the lights so you can stretch them across the yard.
  • the light color is controlled by an app on your phone. Which means you can change them to pretty much any color you want.

The best part of both of these?

Since they are color changing LED lights, I put them up back in October for Halloween with a blue and orange color scheme.

Then all I had to do was change the color of the lights to green and red, and they were all set for the Christmas holiday season.

Which saves a bunch of time putting up and taking down lights.

2 | Merry Grinchmas Outdoor Sign

Merry Grinchmas outdoor sign in front of an arbor at night

When I saw this Merry Grinchmas sign at Home Depot, I knew I had to have it.

It fits perfectly in front of the arbor in my front yard. And it’s one of my favorite Grinch Christmas decorations.

Merry Grinchmas outdoor sign during the day

I even like it during the day.

Unfortunately, the exact one I used isn’t available anymore. But they have this inflatable one* that has a similar design.

3 | Grinch Stealing Lights

Grinch stealing Christmas lights from a front yard arbor

No collection of outdoor Grinch Christmas decorations would be complete without a Grinch stealing the lights off the house.

Or arbor in my case.

I used a single LED flood light (this one* from Amazon) set to white to make sure you could see him at night. (These are the same color changing spot lights I use for my Halloween lighting so I didn’t have to buy anything extra.)

Grinch stealing lights off an arbor with Max by his side

Note: The next time I do this, I will use string lights with bigger bulbs. The small ones didn’t show up as much as I would like them to. So I ended up doubling the string up between the arbor and the Grinch. You can see the difference in this picture versus the one above (which only has one string).

Grinch stealing lights during the day

I bought my yard Grinch and his sidekick Max from Etsy (The one I bought isn’t available anymore, but you can find a similar one HERE*).

The “Grinch stealing lights” outdoor figures are available from lots of different sellers so here are some other options. In all cases, you need to provide the lights.

(Click the pictures to find the source)

9 ft. LED Grinch with Merry Christmas Letters Inflatable
HUGE 48"H x 21"W GRINCH Stealing Christmas Lights Yard Decoration <Right Facing>
72"(6ft) Life-Size The Grinch, Max the Dog and Cindy Lou Cutouts
Inspired by Grinch Stealing Christmas Lights Right Facing 3 ft Tall Plus Max The Dog
Inspired by Grinch Stealing Christmas Lights Left Facing 3 ft Tall - Plus max and Cindy Lou

4 | Candy cane path lights

candy cane path lights along the front sidewalk

While these red and white candy cane path lights* aren’t specifically Grinch decor, they do go very well with the theme.

I put them about a foot apart on both sides of my front sidewalk

5 | Yard Art

If you want something different than the Grinch stealing Christmas, there are other Grinch-inspired outdoor decorations available.

Especially on Etsy where they seem to be better quality than some of the others.

Here are some that I found:

Christmas Yard Signs Stakes Outdoor Decorations - 4PCS Large Xmas Decorations Signs for Holiday Christmas Lawn Garden Pathway Decorations, 6.2inch-15inch
4ft Whoville Tree Yard Art
Grinch metal yard stake, shadow casters
New CINDY Lou Who Smiling GRINCH Inspired CHRISTMAS Yard Art Cute Decoration Right
NEW GRINCH Whoville Sign Pole Lawn Yard Art Decoration Decor

6 | Outdoor Inflatables

Grinch inflatable with a Santa stop here sign

Another Grinch outdoor decor idea is to go for one of the many inflatable decorations that are available these days.

They take up very little storage (always a bonus in my books!)

But when they’re blown up, they’re large enough to make a statement in your yard. Some are up to 9 feet tall!

Apparently, these are meant to be indoor outdoor lawn figures. But I think you’d need a bigger house than I have to use them inside 🙂

Here are some of my favorites (click the pictures to find out where to purchase them):

9 ft. LED Grinch with Merry Christmas Letters Inflatable
6 ft. H x 2.6 ft. w Airblown Grinch in Ugly Sweater with Max Christmas Inflatable with LED Lights
The Grinch 6 FT Pre-lit Inflatable Airblown Grinch with Santa Stop Here Sign
Airblown Holiday Inflatable Dr. Seuss The Grinch in The Chimney 6 Feet Tall
Gemmy 4' Christmas Airblown Inflatable Dr. Seuss Grinch Wearing Ugly Sweater and Santa Hat Indoor/Outdoor Holiday Decoration
Gemmy 19836 Airblown Grinch and Max in Sleigh Christmas Inflatable
6 ft. Tall Christmas Inflatable Airblown-Grinch and Max with Presents-Scene

7 | Garden Flags

Merry Grinchmas garden flag in front of a mailbox

If you want outdoor decorations that are a little smaller, a garden flag may be just what you’re looking for.

It’s a budget-friendly way to add some Grinch themed Dr. Seuss spirit to your yard, without going overboard.

Just make sure you have a flag stand* to hang it from. They’re also inexpensive and can be re-used to hang flags for all the seasons.

Here are some options you might like. (Click the picture to find the source):

Chritmas Garden Flags for Outdoor,Buffalo Plaid with Grinch Small Yard Flag,Seasonal Xmas Decors for Winter Holiday Farmhouse Outside 12x18 Double Sided
Christmas Garden Flag - Christmas Car Flags about 12 x 18 Inch Christmas Tree Yard Flag for Outdoor Winter Decor, Cute Decor for Christmas Party
Garden Flag Stands,Garden Flags Holders,Yard Flag Stands,Garden Glag Pole,Garden Flag Holders for 12.5" Flags in Width
PAMBO Merry Grinchmas Garden Flag, Christmas Grinch Garden Flags 12x18 Double Sided for Outside Yard Outdoor Decoration
Whaline Christmas Grinch Garden Flag Double-Sided HOHOHO Garden Flag Funny Xmas Grinches Burlap Outdoor Decorative Flag for Winter Holiday Farmhouse, 12.5 x 18 Inch
Sambosk Merry Grinchmas Christmas Small Garden Flag Vertical Double Sided Burlap Red Green Yard Outdoor Decoration 12 x 18 Inches

8 | Fence Peeker Grinch Christmas Decorations

Another cute way to add Grinch Christmas decorations to your outdoor display is by putting up a fence (or tree) peeker.

These decorations “peek” around a tree or over the top of the fence. A very Grinch-y way to decorate your yard.

Here are a couple of options:

4PCS Grinchs Fence Peeker Outdoor,Grinchs Christmas Decorations,Grinchs Decor for Tree Topper Garden Wall Holiday Whoville Decorations
QIAGA Christmas Thief Stealing Christmas Yard Sign, Green Monster Christmas Fence Peeker Decoration, Funny Lawn Decoration for Christmas Garden, Indoor Outdoor, Christmas Tree Topper Decoration (PVC)
AMZFAVOR Grinches Christmas Decorations Outdoor - Grinches Fence Yard Sign with Grinches Hand Head for Holiday Christmas Fence Peeker Decorations

9 | DIY Grinch Garland

DIY Grinch garland over a front door

If you’re looking for a DIY Grinch Christmas decoration, check out this garland that you can hang over your front door.

It’s easy to make and looks so fun and festive.

DIY Grinch garland with lights on it hanging over the door

Adding lights makes it shine at night.

Or if you prefer to use it indoors, it works just as well over a fireplace mantel.

Either way, it looks much more expensive than it actually is.

Get the DIY Grinch garland tutorial.

DIY Grinch Garland
Whether you’re looking for some Grinch Christmas decorations to put on your fireplace mantel or to hang over your front door, this DIY Grinch garland is easy to make and looks so fun and festive.
Check out this recipe

10 | DIY Grinch Wreath

green and red DIY Grinch wreath hanging on a black door

This easy DIY Grinch wreath is made from lime green feather boas and only takes 15 minutes to put together.

And its bright colors are sure to make a statement on your front door.

It uses a lot of the same ornaments as the garland above so you won’t need many extra supplies if you’re making both of them.

Find out how to make the wreath.

11 | Grinch Door Hangers

If you don’t feel like making anything but you still want Grinch outdoor decorations to hang on your door, then these store-bought door hangers may be just the thing:

Christmas Door Decorations Christmas Door Hanger Wooden Hanging Sign Front Door Wall Outdoor Indoor Decor Hanger Sign for Xmas Holiday Party Supplies Favors
Christmas Wreath, Merry Grinchmas Wreath for Front Door, Christmas Decorations Wooden Door Signs Home Decor for Front Porch Window Wall Farmhouse Indoor Outdoor
AMUHUA Christmas Decorations Hanging Sign - Merry Christmas Wooden Door Sign Tree Ornaments for Holiday Xmas Door Wall Tree Decorations Indoor Outdoor
3PCS Grinch Christmas Decorations Whoville Christmas Door Banner Hanging Porch Sign Set for Front Door Yard Garage Outdoor Xmas Grinch Cindy Lou Max Decor
Grinch Christmas Decorations, Merry Grinchmas Wood Hanging Sign, Funny Christmas Welcome Sign Front Door Decor, Grinch Christmas Party Decor Supplies, Xmas Tree Wall Room Bathroom Decor
Merry Christmas Decorations Wreath Green Christmas Elf Hanging Wood Door Sign with Ribbon Rustic Wooden Holiday Decor Xmas Porch Wall Sign Decor for Home Window Wall Farmhouse Indoor Outdoor

12 | Grinch Door Mats

red and green door mat with a lime green background

Door mats or outdoor rugs are another easy way to add Grinch Christmas decorations to your front porch.

You can buy them in a variety of patterns and colors, so you should be able to find one you like.

Front door with a Grinch door mat, Grinch garland and Grinch wreath

The one I bought isn’t specifically Grinch, but the colors tie in very well with the garland and wreath.

Some of the less expensive ones aren’t very thick but they still look good on the floor. And may be just what you need if your door doesn’t have much clearance over the ground.

Here are a few options:

Christmas Trio Doormat
Grinch Door Mat Christmas Decoration Entrance Doormat Non-Slip Floor Mat Absorb Water Indoor Rugs Bath Kitchen Garden Entryway Mats Holiday Decor for Outdoor 30 * 17 inch
Juvale Christmas Tree Coir Welcome Door Mat Front Doormat Non Slip Rugs for Indoor Outdoor Entrance Holiday Xmas Decorations, 17 x 30 in
AnyDesign Merry Christmas Doormat Decorative Xmas Holiday Front Door Mat Funny Cartoon Character Felt Door Rugs Non-Slip Indoor Outdoor Carpet Floor Mat for Home Office Yard Garden Decor, 17 x 29 in
AnyDesign Christmas Welcome Doormat Decorative Xmas Holiday Front Floor Mat Indoor Outdoor Carpet Non-Slip Door Mat for Indoor Outdoor Home Office Kitchen Yard Garden Decoration, 17 x 29 Inch
Eikunn Christmas Welcome Doormat,Grinch Merry Christmas Decoration Mat, Winter Holiday Christmas Non-Skid Floor Mat Christmas Decoration Kitchen Door Mat Bedroom Doormat 17x30 inch
Illusion Doormat,Christmas Non-Slip Visual Door Mat,for Christmas Indoor Outdoor Home Party (Black 50X80CM)

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This post was originally published on December 6, 2021 but was updated with new content on February 13, 2024.

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