With Christmas and New Years Eve nearing, planning for parties can be stressful, but with simple holiday decorations you can put your mind to rest. You can keep it low-key with balloons or streamers and give out homemade gifts and loot bags. It is an ideal way to save money and to get creative.

Instead of having the same decor as everyone else, you can spice things up and customize your home or venue. If you are celebrating with family, why not attempt making a family craft that can be hung at the celebration? It is a great way to bring the family together and to minimize the hassle of decorating.

The wonderful nature of DIY projects and simple holiday decorations is that you can save time, money and spend some quality time with the ones you love.