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12/17/2015 01:55 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

5 Easy Holiday Decor Ideas

Christmas is just around the corner! Do you want to make your home festive, but you're low on time (and cash)? Here are a few simple, affordable hacks to get your home holiday-ready.

1) Pile ornaments in bowls.
It doesn't get any easier than this. Purchase a package of ornaments for a few dollars (at a big box retailer, a drugstore, or a grocery store), and then simply pile them into bowls or vases.

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2) Use your own backyard greenery for your mantel.
Don't worry about buying an expensive garland -- simply go outside and clip anything in your yard that's green. Keep pieces at about 6" - 12". And simply pile them on your mantel or in the center of your table.

If you want to "glam" it up a bit, this is a great idea: take an evergreen branch about 12" long, lay it on your coffee table, and pile ornaments on top.

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3) Make Your Home Smell like Christmas.
Are people coming over at the last minute? Dump a few pieces of pine from your Christmas tree and a few cinammon sticks into a pot of water. Simmer on the stove. Your home will smell like "holiday central" within an hour.

4) Create a winter wonderland centerpiece.
Take a few flower vases (you can also use mason jars) and fill them with fairy lights and a few bags of marshmallows. Makes a unique, winter wonderland centerpiece for your table.

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(You can find "Fairy lights" for a few bucks on Amazon or in a craft store. They're battery powered and they never get hot).

5) Make a Cozy Wreath with your Scarf.
Take the cheapest, ugliest wreath you can find (look for one in a drugstore or grocery store), and wrap it in a cozy scarf.

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