There’s nothing like last minute plans that are sprung upon you out of nowhere — especially if you’re the one who ends up having to host. Whether it’s because of canceled plans, a family emergency, or the other side of the family coming to town, sometimes these are things you can’t avoid. Regardless of the reason, and with no time to spare, there are a few things that must be done, decoration-wise, to usher in the holiday spirit. If you’re not the “festive” type or just didn’t have time for it this year, there are certainly some contingency plans that are available on the cheap. You don’t necessarily have to shell out the big bucks to buy an animatronic Santa Claus or a porcelain Nativity Scene display, but sprucing up the place for some additional Yuletide cheer is kind of a must. Luckily, there are plenty of great indoor decorations for the holiday season that are both cheap and aesthetically pleasing. Heck, they don’t even have to be for Christmas — they can serve as a wintery reminder or as a way to ring in the new year. So let’s look at some of the best indoor decorations just in time for the holiday season. You know what they say: better late than never.

From DIY Christmas ornaments to simple Christmas table decorations and even show-stopping holiday holiday wreaths, there's something here for just about everyone. Handmade sweater stockings, a DIY advent calendar made of galvanized pails, and boxwood chair markers are just a few of the inspired ideas you'll find on our list. And we're not asking you to relegate your creativity to the inside of your house either. We've also made sure to include a few DIY outdoor Christmas decorations that'll have your front porch looking ready for the holiday season in no time. A shiny Brite wreath gives your door a vintage-inspired feel, while "snow-covered" pine cones work beautifully in your family room or on your front porch. Let's get crafting!
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