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40 Christmas Decorating Ideas That Will Bring Joy To Your Home

40 Christmas Decorating Ideas That Will Bring Joy To Your Home
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Christmas is right around the corner and with it come trees and ribbons and ornaments and lights and … oh goodness, what are you supposed to do with it all? Don’t let stress over Christmas decorating make you lose the Christmas spirit. Here are 40 Christmas decorating ideas that will bring joy to your home this holiday season.

1. Incorporate lanterns into your design.

You can use put candles inside or (as shown below) fill them with ornaments and lights for extra holiday spirit.

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    2. Embrace different color schemes.

    Holiday decorating isn’t restricted to just red and green. Try out different color schemes that are still festive but refreshingly unique.

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      3. Make a banner for your fireplace.

      You can use paper or fabric, but making a simple banner to hang over your mantel adds a special homemade touch.

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        4. Add natural elements to your design.

        Incorporating pine cones and other rustic elements into holiday décor make for a homey, wholesome feeling.

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          5. Get crafty with the kids.

          The holidays are about family and what better way to emphasize that than having your little ones help out with decorating? This reindeer craft is an adorable example.

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            6. Make an ornament wall.

            Talk about a conversation piece! And all you need is ribbon, ornaments, and a staple gun. It’s a bit time-consuming, but the result is a contemporary holiday piece.

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              7. Use old Christmas cards.

              Not sure what to do with all of those old Christmas cards? Make yourself an adorable holiday collage.

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                8. Use pictures instead of name tags on your presents.

                This is a small, personal addition that will make your presents a design element and touch your loved ones this holiday season.

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                  9. Fill your apothecary jars with Christmas goodies.

                  A simple and affordable way to put a “holiday spin” on items that are already sitting around your home.

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                    10. Put your stockings in different places.

                    For Christmas dinner, you can put your family members’ stockings on their respective chairs. Or, consider putting them on your entryway staircase. The options are endless!

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                      11. Try an alternative Christmas tree.

                      If you are in a smaller space, allergic to pine, or just want to try something different, consider a modern take (like this driftwood option) on your holiday tree.

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                        12. Add subtle holiday elements that match your room’s preexisting color scheme.

                        For a more understated (but still festive) design, use colors already found in your space.

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                          13. Make ornaments from your favorite holiday book or sheet music.

                          Use papier-mâché and a little bit of glitter to create a truly unique ornament for your tree.

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                            14. Use mason jars for a rustic holiday theme.

                            Mason jars are an adorable and cheap addition to your design. You can fill the bottom with Epsom salt to look like snow, like in this example.

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                              15. Make your fridge a snowman.

                              Super easy and super cute—this little addition will make both kids and adults smile.

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                                16. Use Christmas music as design inspiration.

                                What are the holidays without some Christmas carols? If you are a musically-inclined family, use your instruments to create a beautiful metallic mantel display.

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                                  17. Turn your stockings into silverware holders.

                                  You can either knit some up on your own or purchase pre-made mini ones. Either way, you have a creative addition to your Christmas table.

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                                    18. Fill your wreath with pine cones.

                                    Green wreaths aren’t the only way to go. Shake things up (in a good way!) by adding more natural elements, like pine cones and berries, into your wreath.

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                                      19. Put your candy canes to use!

                                      The candy cane has become an instantly recognizable symbol of Christmastime. Hang them above your windows for a quirky, sweet holiday design.

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                                        20. Use extra ornaments for a modern take on wreaths.

                                        You can use whatever color or size of ornaments match your design.

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                                          21. Make your own Advent wreath.

                                          While there is nothing wrong with the traditional design, incorporating your personal design to the wreath can make it extra special. This one made from pottery candle holders is lovely.

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                                            22. Find inspiration from your location.

                                            Whether you are from the outback of Australia or the beaches of Florida, use your surroundings in your design. For example, this beautiful tree was inspired by the coast.

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                                              23. Scatter “presents” around your home.

                                              A super easy and cost-friendly option to spread a little Christmas cheer. You can use leftover boxes from your Christmas shopping.

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                                                24. Decorate white ornaments as “snowmen” and use as a cute centerpiece.

                                                Another easy craft that your kids will also enjoy.

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                                                  25. Birch wood is a beautiful design element.

                                                  Touches of birch wood, like in this example, bring a woodsy, cabin-like feel to your Christmas decorations. Don’t you just want to curl up around the fireplace?

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                                                    26. Pair vibrant wreaths with graphic pieces for a contemporary mantel.

                                                    Limit your color scheme to two or three colors and choose elements with clean lines to create a truly unique holiday display.

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                                                      27. Make a “hot cocoa bar.”

                                                      There’s nothing like a delicious, warm cup of hot chocolate around Christmastime. Find inspiration from this absolutely beautiful setup.

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                                                        28. If you have shutters, fill the slits with garland.

                                                        Use the architectural elements of your home to your decorating advantage.

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                                                          29. Create a life-size, interactive Christmas calendar.

                                                          As much as I like those pop-out chocolate cardboard calendars, there’s something fun about this display. Fill each bag with a special Christmas treat—your kids will love it!

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                                                            30. Use your holiday cards to make a Christmas tree.

                                                            Another easy way to display this year’s Christmas cards. All you have to do is tape them to the wall!

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                                                              31. Turn pine cones into mini trees.

                                                              Stick a star on top and place the pine cone into candle holders to create a lovely table centerpiece.

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                                                                32. Decorate your piano.

                                                                Drape some garland over the top of your piano or set up a Christmas village display and you have a Christmas-carol-ready instrument!

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                                                                  33. Hang ornaments from your windows with matching ribbons.

                                                                  A simple way to add a bit of holiday whimsy to your window treatments.

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                                                                    34. Add holiday-inspired pillows to your home’s seating areas.

                                                                    Whip up a few slipcovers to throw on pillows for your couches, chairs, etc. You can even add some to your mudroom like in the adorable example below!

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                                                                      35. Don’t forget to decorate the inside of your front door!

                                                                      Many people put garland around the outside, but why not add a bit of zest to the inside as well? Now you can remind people of the holiday spirit as they come and go!

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                                                                        36. Surprise your guests with a decorated headboard.

                                                                        Put your visitors in the Christmas mood by adding a bit of garland or Christmas lights to the headboard. You can even throw on a personalized stocking to make them feel right at home.

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                                                                          37. Bring Christmas to the kitchen.

                                                                          I don’t know about your family, but mine spends a lot of time in the kitchen during the holidays. Buy a small Christmas tree for your kitchen island or hang wreaths from your cabinets.

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                                                                            38. There is such a thing as elegant cut-out snowflakes.

                                                                            Cutting out snowflakes is no longer just for kids. Dangling a few large snowflakes above your table can be a chic and beautiful option.

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                                                                              39. Use your leftover wrapping paper to create a wreath.

                                                                              Follow the instructions at the source to create a truly unique and striking holiday piece.

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                                                                                40. Put presents in your unused fireplace.

                                                                                Even if you won’t be roasting chestnuts over an open fire, it doesn’t mean the space has to be neglected. Place some wrapped boxes (or suitcases, like in the picture) for a wonderfully festive display.

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                                                                                  100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier

                                                                                  100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier
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                                                                                  Want to learn some quick and easy life hacks that are easy to do, low cost and saves you time?

                                                                                  By tweaking little things in your daily life, it can make your life much more convenient!

                                                                                  Here’re 100 of the most practical life hacks so you can just pick up any of them right away!

                                                                                  83 tie a small piece of bright colored fabric

                                                                                    84 write random letter

                                                                                      85 use a rubberband

                                                                                        86 dorm smell bad

                                                                                          87 lean your phone on your sunglassess

                                                                                            89 how to waterproof your shoes

                                                                                              90 take a picture of the name card

                                                                                                91 iron inside out

                                                                                                  92 old newspaper

                                                                                                    93 tumble try shoes

                                                                                                      keep a card like this

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                                                                                                          94 soap bar

                                                                                                            95 make a hole

                                                                                                              96 drop the battery

                                                                                                                97 use a coozie

                                                                                                                  98 when taking a picture

                                                                                                                    use a clean dust pan

                                                                                                                      try a pants hanger

                                                                                                                        use your cellphone light

                                                                                                                          use a spring from an old pen

                                                                                                                            quick and easy iphone speaker

                                                                                                                              user binder clips

                                                                                                                                wrap a wet paper towel around your beverage

                                                                                                                                  put pancake mix in a ketchup bottle

                                                                                                                                    clean out an old lotion bottle for your beach

                                                                                                                                      use a muffin tin to serve condiments at a bbq

                                                                                                                                        doritos are great for kindling

                                                                                                                                          use nail polish to identify different keys

                                                                                                                                            use a hanging shoe rack to store cleaning supplies

                                                                                                                                              freeze grapes to chill white wine without

                                                                                                                                                use paper clips to organize your cables

                                                                                                                                                  almost finished your jar of nutella

                                                                                                                                                    sick of having a box full of tangled

                                                                                                                                                      unroll the rim to increase the capacity

                                                                                                                                                        cut open toilet paper rolls and use as a cuff

                                                                                                                                                          remove the stem from strawberries

                                                                                                                                                            turn an old bottle into a simple little cord holder

                                                                                                                                                              for iced coffee and iced cappuccino, use frozen coffee cubes

                                                                                                                                                                how to fold a fitted bed sheet

                                                                                                                                                                  tired of snoozing past your alarm

                                                                                                                                                                    place a rubber band around an open paint can to wipe your brush on

                                                                                                                                                                      ut a wooden spoon across a boiling pot

                                                                                                                                                                        use bread clips to save flip-flops

                                                                                                                                                                          take pictures of friends holding items

                                                                                                                                                                            how i always know which headphone is the left one

                                                                                                                                                                              put a stocking over the end of a vacuum

                                                                                                                                                                                How to make sure you drink enough water

                                                                                                                                                                                  user a can opener to open blister

                                                                                                                                                                                    good sandwich guide

                                                                                                                                                                                      turn your muffin pans upside down

                                                                                                                                                                                        50 pounds of groceries and living on the 5th floor

                                                                                                                                                                                          the right way to make a blt

                                                                                                                                                                                            add one teaspoon of baking soda

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                                                                                                                                                                                                hair straighteners equals to collar irons

                                                                                                                                                                                                  stack your clothes vertically to see them all

                                                                                                                                                                                                    the right way to make cookies in the summer

                                                                                                                                                                                                      how to clean a blender

                                                                                                                                                                                                        the right way to eat a popsicle

                                                                                                                                                                                                          use bread clips to label and organize power cords

                                                                                                                                                                                                            to get the built up residue off of your shower head

                                                                                                                                                                                                              user a hair clip to orgainize long wires

                                                                                                                                                                                                                a frozen saturated sponge in a bag

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  rub stuck zipper teeth with a graphite pencil

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    use a soda pop tab

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        51 How to multiply large numbers in your head.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          52 How to open a bottle if you dont have a corkscrew.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            rub a walnut on damaged wooden furniture

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              kids fall out of bed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                use toothpaste to clear up hazy car

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    59 keep pizza out while driving home

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      60 put your straw through the tab to keep it from rising

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        hold oreos with a fork so your fingers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Never lose your remotes again

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            hiding your emergency money

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              use a bread tab to hold your spot on a roll

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                if you are at a hotel and run out of chargers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  keep a square of cardboard in a ziplock bag

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    If you need to pee or smoke at a bar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      drill holes in the bottom of your garbage

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        use an accented letter as your passcode

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          use a squeeze ketchup bottle top with your shopvac

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            do something unusual when locking the door

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              when heating leftovers space out a circle in the middle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                dont burn yourself in those hard to reach candles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  put a small amount of water in a glass when you microwave your pizza

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    75 use a piece of paper to organize

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      use half a pool noodle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        pencil case to store cables

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          78 clothespin to hold nail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            79 make blts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              80 take a picture of your fridge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                81 fill plastic water bottles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  82 right ways to eat chips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    99 if your plug keeps failing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      100 put the banana on the wire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        88 before you throw away a post it

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Source: Reddit LifeProTips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          There you go, 100 awesome life hacks that you can try right now to make your life a lot easier!

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