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It’s an old story. You’re so focused on all the gifts you need to purchase for others, you neglect the fact that you’re expecting 20 guests next week. But we know you still want your space to look picture perfect when everyone arrives. Have no fear! Our gift to you this week is a bunch of last-minute holiday decorating ideas that are as easy as they are affordable!

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Branch Out

Branch out by bringing the outdoors in. Add branches to vases, spread them across your dining table, or simply top your mantel with overflowing evergreens. The best part about this DIY is there’s no wrong way to do it! Plus you get that wonderful outdoorsy scent in your entertaining space.

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Origami Fun

Do you find yourself folding up scraps of paper or napkins into various forms at the dinner table? I know we do! Make your habits work for your decor by creating cute little decorative objects for your table, mantel, or entry table. Love these different sized trees from HGTV!

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Make a “Greenman”

If you live further south, or Mother Nature has left you without the white stuff this season, you can still create a snowman using different-sized wreaths. Dress your “greenman” up and he’ll serve as a handsome greeter for your guests!

Personalized Ornaments

Whether you use a photo or a quote, personalized ornaments add a fun and sentimental touch for family and friends. You can even get playful about it and turn your Christmas tree into a vintage-style family tree!  If you’re as into this idea as we are, here’s a tutorial to get you started.

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 Edible vase

Who doesn’t love flowers during the holidays? Add touch of whimsy to the traditional arrangement by  using a vase that doubles as a goodie bag. It’s perfect for an entry table — each guest can take a candy as a little treat when they leave! How cute is that?!

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Festive Fairy Tale Forest 

If you’ve already hopped on the succulent bowl bandwagon, we have an easy holiday update for you. Just add a little glitz and colorful trees to your existing plants, and you’ll have a fairy tale forest come to life. Take it to the next level by including miniature reindeer and sparkles of faux snow!

We hope these ideas for special touches help make your holiday decor feel a little more inspired. Creating a unique, affordable, and easy decor element of your own? Share it with us here or on our our Facebook page!

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