christmas decorating part 1

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By Ashley Irwin

As your holiday calendar fills up, you may not have as much time to decorate and prepare your home for the holidays as you would like. Decorating your home for Christmas can be time-consuming, but if you’re hosting a holiday party or having friends and family in town, you might want your home to look festive. ¬†Here are 5 holiday decorating hacks that will make your home look amazing in time for Christmas:

1- Hang Ornaments from your Chandeliers
Hanging strings of ornaments from the chandelier is a great way to add a festive touch to your home in a short amount of time. You can use ribbon or twine to tie the ornaments to each part of the chandelier. Using different colored ornaments and ornaments of different sizes can give the decor an extra layer of texture. You can complete this project in only a couple of minutes, but it will immediately make your home look more like a winter wonderland.

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2- Garland, Garland, Garland
Usings garlands is an easy way to brighten up your home for the holidays, and it is also one of the simplest decorations to use. Wrapping garland around staircases, cabinets, and the mantel can instantly elevate the holiday spirit of your home. There are infinite possibilities when decorating with garland. You can wrap garland around wreaths and even the exterior of your home for an instant pop of Christmas cheer.

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3- Fill Vases with Ornaments
If you have any vases or baskets lying around the house, try filling them with ornaments for a charming and festive decoration. They make great centerpieces for the mantel or even the dining room table. Try using a variety of different colors and styles of ornaments to add an extra layer of design.

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4- Make Decorations out of Popsicle Sticks
This is a great holiday project to do with your kids! Popsicle sticks offer a wide variety of clever ideas for Christmas decorations. You can glue them together to make large snowflakes and other designs to hang from anywhere in your home. Popsicle sticks also work well as Christmas ornaments. You can create sleighs and reindeer in just a few minutes.

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These holiday decor hacks are brought to you by Susan Gregory with Parks Realty. 

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