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These easy holiday decorating ideas will turn your home into a magical wonderland for Christmas while keeping you on a budget.

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We can all agree that December is going to be the best month 2020 has to offer. There’s nothing like the joy that the holidays bring! For the first time in my adult life, I am putting up and decorating a large faux Christmas Tree. Every year I either have not had the space or time to get a Christmas tree. But I have always decorated for Christmas and I like to bring a touch of the holidays into each room.

Here are 10 simple creative ways to decorate your home for Christmas while still staying on a budget:

1. Garlands

Use Garlands to quickly and easily transform your house. I recommend using fresh ones from Trader Joe’s ($7!) to give you the fresh pine smell that is synonymous to Christmas. Get creative and use it anywhere such as draped over doorways or your banister and as part of your centerpiece on your table. Try hanging your garlands in an asymmetrical look to get a completely different aesthetic. And add layers using this pom pom garland ($10) or beads ($11).

2. Add Holiday Cheer To Your Pet's Area

While decorating your home, don't forget about your pet's space. I decorate a small 3ft Christmas tree for Teddy along with adding lots of lights on his teepee.

3. DIY Christmas Tree Using Lights

Last year I did not have the space or time to get a tree and decorate but I still wanted my place to look festive. You can easily use a string of lights and command hooks to create a Christmas tree. The best part is that you can use it to hold all the holiday cards you may receive. The string of lights at Target cost $5.

4. Hang Stockings In Unexpected Places

If you do not have a fireplace or a mantle like me you can still hang your stockings in new places such as a blanket ladder or a console table. My Christmas stockings are from Target for $5-$10.

5. Use Ornaments or Pinecones to decorate

The easiest way to decorate for Christmas is to fill up a bowl or vase with ornaments or pinecones. Another creative way is to hang them on a simple branch.

6. Add Small Live Christmas Trees

You may or may not have a large center tree. Try adding a smaller pine tree that’s either real or faux around your house. This Live Christmas tree from Home Depot was about $20.

7. Faux Presents

Every tree needs presents underneath them! It’s easy to create DIY presents using an Amazon box.

8. Lights & Candles

I find that lights and candles truly turn your place into a magical wonderland at night.

9. Brush Bottle Trees

I absolutely love this trend! It’s so easy to transform a shelf or mantle by adding a few brush bottle trees. Or heck get crazy and make a full forest! The larger brush bottle trees are about $10-$15 at Target and the smaller brush bottle trees came in a set for $15.

10. Christmas Houses or Village

Just like the brush bottle trees, you can create a whole Christmas village (city) or use a few to decorate a shelf. I found these decorative figurines at the dollar section at Target.

I hope these easy Christmas decoration ideas have inspired you to decorate your home for the holidays this year!

Updated: Dec 14, 2020

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It can be a struggle to find the perfect gift for your co-worker, friend, sister or significant other. To help, I have put together many gift guides for the holiday season that will inspire you to find the right gift for every person. You may even find a few gifts for yourself and your home!

Stocking Stuffers

Gifts for the BEST PUP



Gifts That INSPIRE

Gifts For The HOSTESS

Gifts For The HOME

Gifts That Bring PEACE

Gifts For The SMART HOME

Here's an easy Thanksgiving table setting that I created using neutral colors and pumpkins. Hope it inspires you to create a beautiful tablescape. Serve your guests these simple drink recipes that will add a touch of sparkle to your Thanksgiving Day!

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The holiday season this year will look very different from previous years. But that doesn’t mean we can’t make memories. If possible, I do recommend you air on the side of caution by having a smaller gathering and host outdoors. For the few close guests I plan to host, I will leave plenty of space between my place settings on my long table. Although I can’t host outside, I leave all my doors open to allow circulation of the air.

My Friendsgiving may be smaller this year but that doesn’t mean the food won’t be great or the drinks won’t be plenty! I have two easy holiday drink ideas that will go well with your Thanksgiving meal and carry you into the holidays. Both will add a touch of sparkle to your meal with sparkling apple cider and champagne! Scroll to the bottom of this post to get both recipes.

Easy Pumpkin Tablescape For Thanksgiving

I created an easy neutral tablescape that I can effortlessly take from Thanksgiving to Christmas overnight. I started with this table runner and garland as my base and added pumpkins I got from Trader Joe’s throughout the table. Whether you’re going to a pumpkin patch or your local grocery store, you’re bound to find a great collection of pumpkins during the Fall season. I recommend getting different sized pumpkins to mix and match. Lastly, I added touches of these red eucalyptus to places that looked bare and candle sticks to add height. To transition the tablescape to Christmas, I plan to remove the pumpkins and add pine needles and pinecones.

The Place Setting

I used @BarkleyDoodles recipe for the mini pumpkin pies! You can be find it here.

Easy Thanksgiving Drink Recipes That Sparkle

Cranberry 75


1 oz cranberry simple syrup** (See Notes Below)

1 oz gin

Chilled Prosecco/Champagne


Place simple syrup and gin in a glass and top with bubbles of your choice.

Garnish with lemon if desired.


**To make Cranberry Simple Syrup simply add 1 cup cranberries, 1/2 cup water. 1/2 cup sugar to a sauce pan and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Make sure to strain and chill before using.

Sparkling Rosemary Cider


Rosemary springs

1.5oz Vodka

2 oz Sparkling Apple Cider (I used Martinelli’s)


Place rosemary in ice-filled glass after muddling and add Sparkling Apple cider to the Vodka.

Please Have A Safe And Enjoyable Thanksgiving!

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