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19 of Our Best Last-Minute Holiday Decorations for Your Home

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Perhaps you've been focused on, oh, the one-zillion other things that are going on this time of year besides dinner decorations? (Think, playing with our Holiday Menu Genie on repeat and shopping for uber-thoughtful gifts in every down moment, perhaps occasionally perusing our catalogue of excellent wrapping tips?)

The time has come for the big feast, and we're ready to help you decorate even if now's the first time you've thought about doing so. Here are nineteen ways to decorate on the double, all over your home:

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for the table

This Year, Make a Garland of Flowers to Spill Across Your Table
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This Year, Make a Garland of Flowers to Spill Across Your Table
Donna Hay's Trick for Instant Mini Christmas Tree Place Settings

Donna Hay's Trick for Instant Mini Christmas Tree Place S... by Donna Hay

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Semi-Homemade, Rustic Mini Trees for Your Mantel, Table, Etc.

Semi-Homemade, Rustic Mini Trees for Your Mantel, Table, ... by Amanda Sims

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Three Pillars of a Successful Centerpiece, and How to Make One with Winter Citrus
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Three Pillars of a Successful Centerpiece, and How to Make One with Winter Citrus
DIY Leather Napkin Rings Will Tailor Any Holiday Table

DIY Leather Napkin Rings Will Tailor Any Holiday Table by Laura Kaesshaefer

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The Easiest Thing You're Making This Thanksgiving

The Easiest Thing You're Making This Thanksgiving by Amanda Sims

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How to Make a Garland of Coffee Filters for New Year's
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How to Make a Garland of Coffee Filters for New Year's

for the mantel

A Flower-Filled Cloche is the Only Decor Your Next Dinner Party Needs
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A Flower-Filled Cloche is the Only Decor Your Next Dinner Party Needs
How to DIY a Chanukiah for 8 Glowing Nights

How to DIY a Chanukiah for 8 Glowing Nights by Laura Kaesshaefer

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Dress up Your Mantel with a Pine Needle Garland

Dress up Your Mantel with a Pine Needle Garland by Mandy O'Shea

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What You Should Trim Besides a Big, Messy Tree
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What You Should Trim Besides a Big, Messy Tree

for the front door

A Super-Stunner of a Wreath DIY—That Starts with a Hula-Hoop
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A Super-Stunner of a Wreath DIY—That Starts with a Hula-Hoop
A Dried DIY Wreath That Will Last All Winter (& Beyond)

A Dried DIY Wreath That Will Last All Winter (& Beyond) by Mandy O'Shea

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How to Make a Wreath, Step by Step

How to Make a Wreath, Step by Step by Posie Harwood

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Holiday Decorating Starts Now! With DIY Snowflake Ornaments
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Holiday Decorating Starts Now! With DIY Snowflake Ornaments

for the tree

Make Julehjerter (Heart-Shaped Scandinavian Christmas Ornaments), Feel the Love
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Make Julehjerter (Heart-Shaped Scandinavian Christmas Ornaments), Feel the Love
Holiday Decorating Starts Now! With DIY Snowflake Ornaments

Holiday Decorating Starts Now! With DIY Snowflake Ornaments by Amanda Sims

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How We Bleached Pine Cones for our Holiday Pop-Up

How We Bleached Pine Cones for our Holiday Pop-Up by Amanda Sims

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The Best Ways to String Garlands + 9 You Can Make from What's in the Pantry
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The Best Ways to String Garlands + 9 You Can Make from What's in the Pantry

What are your favorite last-minute ways to decorate for the holidays? Tell me in the comments.

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