Although it would be nice to spend hours and days making hand-crafted decorations to get into the Christmas spirit, few people have even an hour to spare to trim the Christmas tree.
But you don't have to give up hours of your life to get some holiday spirit in your home. In fact, you can fit these simple decorating ideas between picking up groceries and dropping off the kids at a friend's house - they only take five minutes.
Of course, store-bought decorations are the quickest and easiest to use. Pine cone-shaped candles, your favorite collection of vases or an elegant wreath like Teleflora's Glitter & Gold Wreath. Order Christmas flowers for a pop of seasonal color on your mantel.
If you prefer to make your decorations, try using natural materials like twigs and cinnamon sticks to make rustic ornaments. Real Simple magazine recommends gathering sticks from outside, cutting them to equal lengths and securing them into a star shape with jute or twine. Tying a bundle of cinnamon sticks together with twine or ribbon is another easy ornament and makes a great gift.
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