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73 Literally Last-Minute Christmas Ideas You Must See


There are only a few days left until Christmas, so in case you've just noticed an empty corner of your home that could use more holiday cheer, or you're searching for a quick gift wrapping hack, these bloggers have got you covered - even right up until the last second! It's never too late to squeeze another ornament onto the tree or add another quick decoration to your porch, and after you see these ideas, you'll be doing just that.

1. Turn pool noodles into birch branches


Project via Design Dazzle

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2. Make snowflakes from silverware

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Project via The Altered Past

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3. Add graphics to crates and wood boxes

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Project via Morena's Corner

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4. Add state-themed decor to your tree

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Project via C.R.A.F.T.

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5. Set a sparkling tree on your wall

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Project via C.R.A.F.T.

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6. Hang a banner above the mantel

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Project via Prodigal Pieces

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7. Put together some plush tree stars

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Project via Morena's Corner

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8. Turn old Easter eggs into ornaments

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Project via Dream a Little Bigger

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9. Add 3D felted art to an empty wall

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Project via M'made

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10. Fold green ribbons into faux greenery for your bookcases

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Project via Fab and Pretty

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11. Bring in pine cones for instant decor

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Project via Decor and Dine

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12. Make a card holder from a plastic plate and clothespins

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Project via Erin @My Very Educated Mother

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13. Craft mini trees from styrofoam

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Project via Designthusiasm

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14. Decorate your tree with gift tags

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Project via The Decorated Nest

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15. Arrange an outdoor display with garden greens

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Project via Panoply

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16. Dress up your stockings with iron-on vinyl

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Project via Frenchie

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17. Draw holiday decor on a chalkboard

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Project via Creative Ramblings

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18. Turn wooden planks into winter wall signs

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Project via Two Purple Couches

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19. Decorate with winter wear around the home

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Project via Shop at Blu

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20. Use an old snow shovel as decor

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Project via House of Hawthornes

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21. Make a faux wood sign from a gift bag

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Project via Exquisitely Unremarkable

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22. Hang a wall tree from sticks and string lights

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Project via Uncookie Cutter

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23. Make a simple silhouette design

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Project via DIY 180

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24. Drape ribbon along pictures on the wall

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Project via The Boondocks Blog

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25. Ruffle up burlap for extra tree decor

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Project via The Honeycomb Home

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26. Reuse last season's lanterns

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Project via Designed Decor

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27. Turn a door into a chalkboard mural

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Project via Duct Tape and Denim

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28. Set a centerpiece from glass bottles and fairy lights

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Project via Uncommon Designs

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29. Make a wreath from leftover ornaments

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Project via Redhead Can Decorate

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30. Make a statement with embroidery hoops

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Project via One Project Closer

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31. Set up Santa's snack corner with a cheap platter

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Project via FrugElegance

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32. Put greenery atop your cabinets

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Project via Our House Now a Home

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33. Tie your ribbon scraps around your home

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Project via Small Talk Mama

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34. Bring in as much plaid as you can

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Project via An Oregon Cottage

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35. Outfit old furniture for the holidays

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Project via Curb Alert!

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36. Make a last minute 'Victorian Kissing Ball'

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Project via Sow & Dipity

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37. Write a message with glass marbles or sea glass

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Project via Shabbyfufu

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38. Make snow with faux fur or white fabric

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Project via Polished Habitat

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39. Create a picture with buttons

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Project via Denise on a Whim

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40. Cut a banner of burlap stars

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Project via Old House to New Home

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41. Repurpose ornaments in to place cards

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Project via Domicile 37

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42. Make a cute reindeer graphic for the mantel

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Project via Average but Inspired

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43. Cover gifts in washi tape flowers

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Project via Pocketful of Posies

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44. String up yarn tassels for snowy style

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Project via One Mile Home Style

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45. Display the December days with ribbon and clothespins

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Project via Little Red Brick House

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46. Fill a basket with your leftover corks

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Project via Hydrangea Home

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47. Display vintage pieces as part of your decor

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Project via Twelve on Main

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48. Decorate with an old sled

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Project via What Meegan Makes

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49. Make a leafy calendar from branches

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Project via DIY Passion

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50. Arrange an easy Santa-themed gallery wall

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Project via Kreativ K

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51. Print out Christmas movie posters

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Project via The House Down the Lane

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52. Arrange plain wreaths around your home

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Project via Worthing Court

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53. Super size a picture with Santa

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Project via Anderson and Grant

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54. Craft paper flowers from gift wrap scraps

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Project via Salvage Sister & Mister

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55. Cover the table with a wrapping paper runner

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Project via A Worthey Read

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56. Fold paper rosettes from old books

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Project via Brandywine Cottage

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57. Put your elegantly wrapped gifts on display

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Project via Farmhouse Chic Blog

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58. Stack plywood circles into display trees

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Project via Dukes & Duchesses

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59. Stencil pillows with holiday messages

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Project via Reinvented

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60. Make a graphic with old music sheets

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Project via Lovely, Etc.

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61. Add ornaments to fruit bowls and display dishes

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Project via Design DIY Fanatic

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62. Use big faux poinsettias in your tree

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Project via Erin Spain

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63. Make peaceful doves with foam sheets

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Project via Our Peaceful Planet

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64. Add metallic accents with gold paper circles

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Project via Paper Daisy Design

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65. Add rich touches of red all around your home

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Project via Sawdust 2 Stitches

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66. Organize your books by color

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Project via Up to Date Interiors

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67. Keep a neutral color scheme (it's easier to coordinate)

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Project via Graceful Order

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68. Light gleaming candles atop cut branches

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Project via Beyond the Picket Fence

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69. Repurpose old pillows into Christmas decor

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Project via Welcome to the Woods

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70. Fold paper into star lanterns

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Project via M'made

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71. Stencil a scene on a boring pillow

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Project via Refashionably Late

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72. Highlight underwhelming spots with winter wear

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Project via Roots North & South

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73. Turn book pages into elegant gift tags

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Project via Borei Design

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For more amazing Christmas ideas, check out the Christmas decorations page on Hometalk!

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