The Lazy Person's Guide to Holiday Decorating
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Idle Cheer1 of 12
By Andie Huber
Believe it or not, some of us genuinely love the holiday season, even if we aren't up for the crafting blitzes and marathon-style decorating sessions that come with it. But leaving our home unadorned can feel a little too bah-humbug. Luckily, we've found 11 ways you can bring a little holiday cheer into your space without much effort. Presenting Glo's first official lazy person's guide to decorating for the holidays!
Pop-Up Tree2 of 12
Save yourself the back-breaking work of assembling and decorating a Christmas tree. This faux version, by Thomas Kincade, is pre-lit, pre-decorated and goes from flat-packed to 6-foot stunner in just four steps.
SHOP NOW: Thomas Kincade pop-up 6-foot Christmas tree, $200, hammacher.com
Season's Greetings3 of 12
Welcome guests with this truly evergreen inflatable wreath—come summertime, toss it in the pool for a splash of unexpected cheer.
SHOP NOW: DCI inflatable wreath, $10, amazon.com
Welcome Home4 of 12
For anyone who has failed at building a gingerbread house, this pre-assembled kit will make you look like a master pastry chef. The only thing you need to do? Decorate and display your handiwork.
SHOP NOW: Pre-assembled gingerbread house, $50, williamsonoma.com
Fir Sure5 of 12
Hang this ornament anywhere in your home to get that nostalgic holiday smell, without having to gather and assemble a potpourri of freshly cut pine, berries and pinecones.
SHOP NOW: Frasier Fir Botanical Ornament, $12, amazon.com
Chill Out6 of 12
Spend less time worrying about the festive cocktails and more time sipping them. Toss a few snowman-shaped ice cubes into your cranberry-vodka mix and say, "Happy holidays!"
SHOP NOW: Snowmen ice tray, $12, surlatable.com
All Aglow7 of 12
Skip the hassle (and potential fire hazard) that comes with real candles. Instead, place these battery-operated beauties (wrapped in real birch) around your home to create a cozy atmosphere.
SHOP NOW: Flameless birch candles, $50, potterybarn.com
Lights Out8 of 12
Go Big9 of 12
It doesn't matter how many lights the neighbors have illuminating their home. Save on the electrical bill and still get in the spirit of the season with these oversize outdoor Christmas ornaments.
SHOP NOW: Outdoor Christmas ornaments, $60, neimanmarcus.com
Pillow Talk10 of 12
Let your decor do the talking this holiday—cursive "peace," "joy" and "love" in holiday colors will show everyone how you really feel inside, even if you haven't gone all out with the tinsel and mistletoe.
SHOP NOW: Liora Manne peace, love, joy pillow, $53, hayneedle.com
Branching Out11 of 12
Wrapping fresh garland around a banister can cause a sticky, sappy mess. Eschew all that dirty work and choose a pre-lit mixed faux-bough that's battery operated.
SHOP NOW: Mixed bough pre-lit juniper garland, $100, hammacher.com
In Circles12 of 12
Those holiday cards just keep coming (lucky you!). Make them work double time by hanging them on this cardholder—as more cards are added, a decorative wreath takes shape.
SHOP NOW: Spiral wreath cardholder, $10, containerstore.com
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