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    22 Fun Ways To Decorate Your Home For The Holidays, Without Using Tinsel Or Glitter

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    1. Hang up this set of wintery prints to make every day feel like a snow day. These idyllic winter scenes are the perfect antidote to gloomy cityscapes — no snow shoveling required.

    A set of six winter wildlife-themed prints in simple wooden frames
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    Since they're digital downloads, you'll be able to choose how big (or small) you want your artwork to be.

    Get the set of six prints from MIRAMARART on Etsy Canada for $15.82.

    2. String up a set of starry lights to make every space in your home feel merry and bright. Their soft, warm white light is a great alternative to candlelight!

    A set of wire star string lights on a wooden surface
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    Each string has 10 LED lights. Oh, and make sure you've got some AA batteries on hand, too.

    Get it from Simons for $18.

    3. Or, set this glowing table lantern on a mantle or tabletop, if your style if more "cottagecore". The best part? It's not overly holiday-themed, so you can enjoy its warm glow all winter long.

    A mason-jar inspired table lantern with rustic designs
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    Since it runs on batteries, you'll be able to plonk it down wherever you want (and not just where the plugs are).

    Get it from Simons for $7.50.

    4. Deck your cushions out in plush plaid covers to transform your living room into a holly, jolly hangout area. They even have hidden zippers, making them perfect to snuggle with after a big ol' holiday feast.

    A pair of pillows covered in plaid cases on a velvet couch
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    Don't forget to make sure you've got some inserts on hand, too.

    Get a set of two covers on Amazon Canada for $13.53+ (available in seven sizes and 14 colours).

    5. Get one of these soft gnomes to add a festive touch to any room. They're filled with rice and plush polyester, so they won't damage your floors if someone knocks them over. Bye, holiday messes!

    A pair of handmade bearded gnomes
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    Get it from GnomeVilleStudios on Etsy Canada for $39.99 (available in two styles).

    6. Swap out your ordinary kitchen towels for this festive set. It's a quick and easy way to transform your everyday kitchen into a cute little holiday workshop!

    A trio of holiday-themed gingham kitchen linens on a marble countertop
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    They're made of 100% cotton and are machine washable, making post-holiday cleanup a breeze.

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $16.89+ (available in 11 styles). Also available in sets of two.

    7. Make your own winter wonderland with a string of cascading lights. They're water resistant, so they'll withstand whatever happens, be that rain or snow.

    A tree covered in draping icicle lights
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    They're corrosion proof and you can connect multiple strands to cover more surface area!

    Get a 29-foot length on Amazon Canada for $31.99+ (available in three colours).

    8. Craft your own festive foliage with this wreath-making kit. It comes with everything you'll need to create your own bespoke decor and will infuse your home with the scent of freshly-picked evergreens.

    A handmade wreath hung on a wooden gate
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    Each kit comes with a metal wreath base, a selection of foraged boughs (like yew, holly, and cyprus), decorative and hanging ribbons, wrapping wire, studding wires, pine cones, dried orange slices, and an instructional booklet.

    Get it from tothewildwreaths on Etsy Canada for $45.31.

    9. Catch a quick snooze under this fleecy blanket. Whether you're tuckered out from a long day of online shopping or just hoping to catch a few extra zzz's between virtual holiday parties, this soft blanket will be there for you.

    A holiday-themed fleece blanket draped on a velvet couch next to wrapped gifts
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    Get it from Simons for $20.

    10. Serve up some holiday sentiment with this frosty snow globe. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, this lil' decoration will help remind you of what's important.

    A snow globe with the word LOVE inside
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    Get it from Simons for $14.

    11. Dress up your mantle with this pre-lit fir garland. Thanks to the handy timer, you'll have one less thing to remember when you're working through your holiday to-do list.

    A close up of a pre-lit garland draped over a fireplace mantlepiece
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    It has 240 tips and is 10 feet long.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $60.45.

    12. Keep your gifts organized with these rustic wooden tags. Each of these cute little critters comes with twine, so you can use them as tree ornaments, if you like.

    A series of wildlife-themed wooden gift tags on pine boughs
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    Get it from keishia on Etsy Canada for $6+ (available in nine styles). Also available in sets of three.

    13. Get ready for the first snow with this festive door mat. It'll help get you in the spirit before you even set foot in the house — not to mention give you a place to wipe off those salty boots!

    A coarse door mat that says let it snow
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    Get it from luxelumber on Etsy Canada for $53.59+ (available in two sizes).

    14. Light this holiday candle and fill your home with the rich scent of cinnamon and apples. It's practically guaranteed to make you feel warm and fuzzy inside — regardless of what's going on outside.

    A close up of a candle on a simple surface, with a label that says Apres Ski
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    It's made of soy-based vegetable wax, meaning it'll burn clean. Plus, it has a burn time of about 40 hours.

    Get it from Simons for $20.

    15. Trim the tree (and minimize holiday messes) with a set of these shatterproof baubles. Whether you're living with a klutzy kitty or an adventurous kidlet, these glossy decorations are the way to go.

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    Each set comes with four styles of ornaments.

    Get a 20-piece set on Amazon Canada for $29.99+ (available in 26 colours, two sets, and seven sizes).

    16. Create your own Advent calendar with this felt fir tree. Go ahead and stuff the pockets with chocolates or cute lil' gizmos — it'll look great all holiday season long.

    A felt pine tree with pockets hung on a wall
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    It comes with a cute ribbon, meaning you can string it up wherever you like.

    Get it from Simons for $26.

    17. Get the kids' rooms holiday-ready with this festive deer plushie. The thick, dense knit makes it great for tots of all ages — or, you can treat your fur baby to a snuggly new buddy.

    A knitted moose tucked into matching bed sheets
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    Get it from Simons for $35.

    18. Make your own snow day with these snowflake decorations. They're made of lightweight plastic, so they're perfect for window displays and gift toppers.

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    Get a 90-piece set on Amazon Canada for $16.99 (also available as a 180-piece set).

    19. Give every room a frosty makeover with these peel-and-stick snowflake decals. The best part? They're super easy to remove and won't leave behind any residue, so packing up your holiday decorations will be a breeze.

    A series of snowflake-shaped decals on a living room wall
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    Reviewers advise removing slowly to avoid lifting wall paint.

    Get a set of 45 decals from mtldecals on Etsy Canada for $51.99 (available in 45 colours).

    20. Bring the outdoors in with this birch wood candle holder. Pop in some tea lights and scatter a few around your space to create a cozy space for gift-giving (and holiday snacking).

    A close up of a birch wood candle holder
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    You can also go flameless with these battery-operated tea lights.

    Get it from Simons for $4.99.

    21. Drape banisters and window frames in this paper garland— no prickly holly boughs necessary. It's made of recycled paper, so you can feel good knowing your decor is eco-friendly.

    A flatlay of paper holly and berry garland
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    Get a 10-foot garland from WileyPartyCo on Etsy Canada for $9.58.

    22. And finally, protect delicate surfaces with a set of festive coasters. They'll work hard to keep condensation and accidental spills from leaving stains, so you'll be able to just sit back, relax, and enjoy your holidays.

    A flatlay of four holiday-themed fabric coasters
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    They're made of 100% cotton and have a handy felt liner on the back.

    Get a set of four from SweetBearGifts on Etsy Canada for $15 (available in four patterns).

    Let's get decorating!

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