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10 Minute Christmas Decorations

The Christmas season is known for being a crazy, hectic time of year. So if I can help you to save some time and money this holiday season, I'd consider that a Christmas miracle! Each of these 3 easy Christmas decorations can be created in 10 minutes or less! Read on for tons of inspiration!


A festive Christmas table setting with a plaid napkin, gold-rimmed plates, and a backdrop of a twinkling tree and a candle chandelier, offering elegant Christmas decorating ideas.


1. Gift wrapped picture frames


Ribbon is such an affordable way to decorate your home for Christmas, and this present gallery wall will take you less than 10 minutes to create!


Wrap your choice of ribbon around frames just like you would a present and finish it off with a simple bow! For some visual interest, wrap your ribbons in different ways like the traditional cross and two opposite corners.


A wall of framed artwork wrapped in red ribbon.

For more easy ways to incorporate ribbon into your Christmas home, don't miss this post!


2. Simple Garland Table Runner


No matter what your holiday style may be, this unique way to use garland takes minutes to style and can be used year after year!


Lay garland length wise down the center of your table as a runner. Add in natural elements like pine cones and berries, OR go for a more glam look with ornaments and stars!


A dining table with a runner with evergreen and jingle bell decor next to a Christmas tree.


Pro Tip: Have some older garland that's seen better days? Instead of tossing it, simply layer it with another type of garland for a fuller look or add in winter picks for volume!


A garland table runner surrounded by glasses and plates.

Looking for more easy elegant seasonal tables? Check these out!



3. Ornament Centerpiece


You probably already own a beautiful bowl of some sort. And if you don't, look at the thrift store - you can find everything from cut glass, wood, and metal bowls very inexpensively!


Fill your bowl with ornaments (which can also be thrifted). Then choose ornaments in a single color or fill your bowl with the whole rainbow depending on your style!


A bowl full of colorful assorted Christmas ornaments.


Your bowl filled with baubles would look stunning displayed on a dining table, console, or coffee table!


A charming Christmas vignette featuring a silver bowl of shiny baubles, a small evergreen tree, and a festive garland with ribbons and bells against a black brick fireplace, perfect for Christmas decorating ideas.

Don't miss these ideas for upcycling old ornaments!





For more simple and affordable Christmas decoration ideas, start here!


xoxo, L










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