10 Cheap, Easy and Gorgeous DIY Holiday Decorations (1 of 11)

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Cranberry Tea Lights

It's time to deck the halls, but between the tree, the wreaths, the presents, and the parties, who has a lot of extra cash to splurge on holiday decor? Don't worry, we've got you covered with ten simple inexpensive holiday decorating ideas that will put the fa la la la la in your holiday and keep the Grinch away.

Cranberry Tea Lights

Candlelight really sets the mood for parties, and you can make basic tea lights much more festive by simply nestling them in cranberries. Here, we've taken a basic green rectangular plate and spread out a single layer of cranberries, and then put three tea lights lengthwise on the tray. Try to stick to basic colors such as red, green, white, gold or silver plates or platters, but you can use whatever size you already have in the cupboard and just adjust the number of tea lights to fit the size of the plate. This is the perfect accent to a mantle or even a powder room.

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