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11 Last Minute DIY Christmas Decorations That Are Easy & Cheap

Holidays have a way of sneaking up on us and whether you need to spruce up the house before guests arrive, want to add a dash more cheer to an already Christmas-y space or just want to feel a little more festive before the big day, these cute and quick last minute Christmas decorations will get your home ready for the holidays in no time.

Ornament Dishes

Dinner plates, crystal bowls, cupcake stands, candy trays, cake stands, vases and more can all be used to hold classic Christmas ball ornaments for an easy touch of holiday cheer. Fox Hollow Cottage shows that a little fake snow can go a long way in adding a touch of wintery charm. Remember to get bulbs in all shapes and colors to really enhance the display. You can also use this technique to make decorations out of all those burned out old Christmas lights you have lying around.

Branch Tree

Don't have the space for a massive fir, but still want to hang a few ornaments with cheer? Then grab a few branches, paint them white and stuff them in a large vase -voila, you now have a perfect place to hang your favorite Christmas ornaments. Fox Hollow Cottage shows how simple and classy a makeshift tree can be.

Ladder Tree

It's awfully late to get a Christmas tree, but you don't have to skip the traditional lights and ornament display. Eclectically Vintage shows that a ladder can serve as a funky and fun stand in for a traditional tree.

Sheet Music Ornaments

If you don't have any ornaments ready to hang, you can always grab a book of sheet music (or a few pages from an old paperback book) and turn them into a beautiful star ornament. Crafty Nest can show you how to make these in no time.

Christmas Pillows

How do you make an ordinary decorative pillow into a Christmas pillow? With a little gift ribbon. If you really want to spruce it up, add on a plastic ornament like Jennifer Rizzo did here.

Holiday Mittens

Have a few old mittens you don't plan on using again? Fill them with some greenery and you have a perfect holiday wall or door decoration thanks to this inspiration from Betty Sneeringer.

Christmas Card Holder

If you have a corkboard, some spare fabric and a little green ribbon, you can easily make a beautiful Christmas card display like this one. Centsational Girl has a full tutorial so you can copy idea in your home.

Doorknob Hangers

Are you door knobs feeling less than festive? Well just tie a little ribbon and some greenery on them and you'll change that in no time. Home Depot's Apron Blog has more details if you need them.

Cinnamon Candles

A sweet and simple centerpiece, these cinnamon candles look great, smell great and are easy to make. Treasures and Travels can show you how to create these beauties at home.

Bow Napkin Rings

A quick look at this picture will probably give you all the information you need to copy the basics of this idea for yourself, but let's give proper thanks to Minted Strawberry for coming up with such a cute and quick idea to improve your holiday tablescape.

Snowman Fridge

Here's one the kids will love to help with. Just cut out eyes, buttons and a nose with craft foam or construction paper, tape them to the fridge with double-sided tape or glue on a small magnet and then add a charming wrapping paper scarf. You can also use this idea to spruce up your front door.

Still need a little help getting things together in time for Christmas? Don't miss this post featuring decorations you can make with the kiddos, or this one with all kinds of beautiful DIY wreaths.

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