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Holiday Table Décor

Reader Solutions

She is planning a big holiday dinner gathering for around 100 people. And she's looking for some good ideas for holiday table decor. Although she doesn't have a large budget, she would like the tables to be festive. Our readers give their suggestions.

Inexpensive Holiday Table Décor

Shaunna Privratsky

You don't have to be wealthy like Bill Gates or a decorating genius like Martha Stewart to set a gorgeous holiday table. It just takes a little creativity, a few festive touches, and a sprinkle of holiday spirit, and you can have great looking inexpensive holiday table decor.

Holiday Lighting Tricks to Brighten on a Budget


The Christmas season has arrived. For homeowners, it's time to break out the decorations and light up the house to show holiday spirit. But how do you keep the house looking festive without breaking the bank with your electric bill?

Should You Hire a Professional Decorator?


Many people look forward to taking care of the outside decorating duties themselves. However, for those with limited handyman skills and even less time, nothing makes decking the outside of our homes a joyful experience. If you're in the latter category, then this might be the year to give yourself the gift of hiring a Christmas lighting pro.

Frugal Holiday Decorating Ideas

Reader Solutions

Beautiful holiday decor does not have to be expensive. Our great readers share their ideas on how to do holiday decorating the frugal, yet festive way!

Last Minute Holiday Touches on the Cheap!

Kathleen Wilson

Last minute details can take a holiday home from ho ho hum to spectacular, and it doesn't have to cost a fortune! Here are some great quick, easy, and inexpensive ideas to wow your guests and comfort your family.

DIY Christmas Topiaries

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She wants a Christmas topiary on each side of her front door this year. After pricing them, she's decided that store bought is definitely out! Our readers reach out with their great ideas on how to make festive DIY Christmas topiaries.

LED's = Yuletide Savings

Rich Finzer

I love holiday lights and think they look festive and really brighten up the holiday season. In January, however, when my electric bill arrives, I'm always stunned by how much extra my illumination fixation is costing me. I love all those pretty colors, but paying my electric bill becomes a belated Christmas present to my power provider. Fortunately, I found a solution to my situation in colored LED Christmas lights!

10 Simple Ways to Get Your Home in the Holiday Spirit in a Hurry

Shaunna Privratsky

Company's coming and you haven't had a chance to decorate! A frantic search begins for some snowman napkins or leftover garland, but you have nothing! Before you panic, read these tips. Don't worry. It is never too late to decorate. Here are 10 easy ways to get your home in the holiday spirit in a hurry.

Kids and Holiday Decorating: Frugal, Fast and Easy

Kathy Wilson

What fun would the holidays be if you didn't include your kids in the decorating? Sometimes, it can be hard to find projects that they can easily do, yet still fit into your decor. Here are some great ideas for easy decorating with your little ones without breaking the bank.

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