Our big Rubbermaid bin of holiday decorations is sitting in a storage facility, so I’ve been looking for a few ideas to make our boring temporary apartment sing â€œfa la la la la.â€ After spotting a 2,300-foot spool of red-and-white bakers twine at Crate & Barrel for $7.95, the light bulb in my head went off: DIY garland and bunting! Gifted Magazineâ€™s holiday issue has a free template for reindeer paper bunting (p.83), while d.Sharp Journal offers a free template for snowman garland. I also love Katie Didâ€™s idea of stringing up favorite holiday song lyrics — perfect for New Yearâ€™s Eve parties. And, since simplicity is key for me, Iâ€™m thinking I might buy this Martha Stewart snowflake paper punch and some red construction paper (cut in circles) for tree garland. Hooray for inexpensive holiday dÃ©cor â€¦ and a great excuse to get crafty with my toddler! –Ginny F.