Because Thanksgiving happened late this year, it seems the prep time for the holidays is feeling even more rushed than usual! And we've heard more than a few folks lament the fact that they're just getting around to putting up a tree.
So, if you're scrambling for time, here are a few easy DIY Christmas decorations you can make to add some holiday cheer -- and fast! -- to your home.
Kid-friendly DIY Ornaments: Simple craft supplies and a couple of hours, and you'll be ready to decorate that tree.
Homemade Ornament Ideas from CountryLiving: Some seriously creative ideas, ranging from super-simple to slightly more time-consuming. (And if you haven't yet discovered CountryLiving, don't be fooled by the name! You won't find any country-blue kitchens or stenciled wallpaper border here...)
15 Easy Holiday Decorations from Real Simple: Spruce up your entry way, your dining table, your mantel... plus, some family-friendly decorating ideas, too!
Budget- and small-space-friendly holiday decorating ideas from Houzz: Don't let small spaces or tight budgets stop you from going all out. These ideas from Houzz are a great source of inspiration!
Make your own string balls: Our favorite craft this holiday season -- so simple, yet the end result is so lovely! These can be used individually as tree ornaments, grouped together in a glass bowl for a sweet and simple centerpiece, or even turned into a chandelier. Same idea with a twist: Use doilies in place of the string.