1. Let's start with a classic. Via Flickr: hollylovesart While your snowflakes don't have to look this ornate, doilies are cheap and make fancy snowflakes with a little extra clipping.Use fishing line to hang them and let it snow. 2. Ooh, marshmellows. Via timelesspaper.com Screw popcorn, a marshmallow garland is so much better. 3. And, of course, Christmas bulbs Via christmasmagazine.com Eight or ten hanging bulbs would look great instead of a floral centerpiece. 4. Which also look nice with ribbon... Via cuckoo4design.blogspot.com 5. Via mintlovesocialclub.com String various sized ornaments onto a ribbon and voila! Take that Martha Stewart.For more specific directions on this exact garland, visit Mint Love Social Club. 6. Don't throw away the leftover ribbon! Via pinterest.com 7. We can't forget about candy canes... Via ads.ewebse.com Start by gluing together the "heart" shapes. Let dry, then layer them up. Finish off with mini silver bells. 8. Via free-home-decorating-ideas.com Use buttons for a whimsical touch. 9. Speaking of buttons... Via greeneyed.com 10. But maybe you want to bring the outdoors inside? Via etsy.com It doesn't get any simpler than this. 11. Via sortrature.com Just spray paint and twine. 12. Via jamaligarden.com Faux-Snow. Not feeling the rustic simplicity? Add glitter and bold ribbon for an updated look. 13. Done making your cookies? 14. While we're in the kitchen, check out these wreaths. Heather Donohue Crafts / Via heatherdonohue.wordpress.com They're made of royal icing. More info (and other great ideas) here. 15. Back to the classics. The good ole' paper chain (remixed) Via wordpress.com "Elf-ing" your house a la Will Ferrell can be quite simple if you invest in a paper trimmer, available from Amazon for around $18.00.Hint: Vary the widths and lengths for each garland for different looks. 16. And last but not least, tinsel. Via Flickr: bwats Simple. Hang some metallic, red, or green string and tinsel away! Warning: they have the vacuum cleaner ready for a reason.