Budget Decorator: 15 Shortcuts to Holiday Style

“You don’t have to go ‘All Out’ in order to make your home look festive.  Just some simple touches can do the trick.”
Denise Buck & Ed Johnson – DC Metro Realty Team
With Christmas around the corner, I’ve been on the lookout for inspired projects that will create a festive vibe with very little effort. The ideas gathered here (including a simpler way to adorn your home’s exterior and a semihomemade gingerbread house) all use holiday staples and materials readily found around the house, so you can whip up decorations that are as budget friendly as they are simple. You can have just as much fun decking your halls this way as by going a more traditional route — but with less stress and with more money left when you are done.

Here are 15 quick, creative and crafty projects and ideas that you can pull off in no time flat.

By Laura Gaskill, originally published on HOUZZ