It’s the time of year where frost starts to cover the ground in the morning, you start to see your breath outside and it’s time to start decorating your home in a festive way for the holidays. Soon, you’ll be inviting friends and family over for a cozy feast or holiday party, and you’ll want all of your halls decked out in winter cheer! But not everyone has the time or money to go all Martha Stewart with their holiday decorations. And luckily, you don’t have to expend your last penny or bit of energy to make your home look great. Just follow our simple tips instead:

White lights add simple cheer

You don’t have to get all complicated by decorating your trees and shrubs with one colored light, your rooftop with another and your tree with another… stick with all white lights for your decorations, and you’ll end up with a classy look that’s easier to create. Icicle lights are a great choice for a fun look.

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Candles create cozy lighting

Candles are such a cheap and easy way to brighten up your home for the holidays. You can get candles in all shapes and sizes depending on the space you have available, whether you’re laying them on a table, mantle or counter. There are even electric candles and fragrances you can use for a mess-free way to make your home smell great.

Create your own crafts

Handmade crafts add such charm to holiday decorations, don’t you think? And if you have kids, it’s one of the best ways to spend a cold and snowy day. You can make anything from your own Christmas ornaments to painting ceramic mugs, stringing beads and making advent calendars. The choices are endless and your home will look so cozy.

Make use of extra ribbon

You know all the extra ribbon laying around after you’ve wrapped presents? You’ll find scraps of it everywhere! Put it to good use by tying it around the bottom of champagne flutes at your next holiday party. It will help people identify their glasses and it’s such a cute little extra decoration to have around the holidays.

Easy Decorating TIps for the Holidays