Two-Step Holiday Party Decorations
Planning a holiday party? Forget week-long cleaning sprees and complicated crafts. You can deck your whole house with our easy, two-step party decorations. Each decorating idea is as simple as it is gorgeous.
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Display Party Favors
Party favors like these adorable fire starters can do double duty as party decorations until the guests head home.
Step 1: Attach wicks to pinecones with wax.
Step 2: Put each pinecone in a pretty foil baking cup.
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Wrap Vases and Candles
Create an easy holiday centerpiece by dressing up candleholders or hurricane vases.
Step 1: Wrap colored velum around vases or candleholders, and adhere it in place with double-stick tape.
Step 2: Use strips of aluminum foil tape to add easy metallic sparkle.
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Light Up Champagne Glasses
Set your holiday toasts aglow with a display of bubbling golden champagne and candles.
Step 1: Decorate your buffet table with a runner and candles.
Step 2: Stagger filled champagne glasses among the candles.
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Layer Snack Bowls
Up your party decor with a tasty decoration for the buffet table.
Step 1: Place a filled bowl in a wider, shallower dish.
Step 2: Fill the bottom dish with small ornaments.
Make It: Easiest Wreaths Ever
Adorning your front door with a wreath is an easy way to welcome party guests. Try one of these so-simple, two-step wreaths this holiday season.
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Make Snowflake Garlands
Decorate any table with a sweeping garland of snowflakes.
Step 1: Cut an array of white paper snowflakes.
Step 2: String them onto twine or ribbon and secure in place with tape or staples.
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Play with Place Cards
The key to a gorgeous holiday table is a variety of scale. These clever place cards add height without taking up too much space.
Step 1: Add a sprig of pine to a tall shot glass.
Step 2. Top the glass with an ornament tied with a name tag.
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Deck Dining Chairs
Help party guests find their seats with this easy numbering idea.
Step 1: Adhere wooden crafts numbers to burlap wreaths with glue or wire.
Step 2: Use a wide ribbon to tie a wreath to each chair.
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Style Party Favors
Let party favors dress up place settings at your holiday party.
Step 1: Fill take-out style boxes from crafts stores with your favors.
Step 2: Top the box with a leaf, flower, or sprig of greenery -- whatever matches the rest of your party decorations.
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Decorate with Garlands
For a dramatic banister, double up on garland.
Step 1: Wrap a traditional green garland around your banister.
Step 2: Attach a contrasting garland, like this one made of felt flowers, to the first garland with wire ties.
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Hang Stuffed Stockings
An overflowing stocking on each chair gives your dining room a party-ready look. If you're in the giving mood, fill each stocking with inexpensive party favors like candies and cute ornaments.
Step 1: Tuck greenery and vintage ornaments inside the stockings.
Step 2: Hang the stockings from your dining chairs for a festive Christmas dinner decoration.
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Use Family Photos
Hosting a family dinner? Make it even more personal with family photos as party decorations.
Step 1: Trim family photos into circles.
Step 2: Place the photos under glass salad plates.
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