Make your home look merry and bright with these easy DIY decoration ideas

Holiday Hacks helps you prepare for the holiday season with simple tips and tricks to turn your season from a stressful situation to a joyful celebration, so you can actually enjoy the holidays for once!

From DIY snow globes to tasty gingerbread garlands, we show you all the decorating hacks to make the holidays a little easier—and more chic— this year!

DIY Snow Globe

What you'll need: ornament, Mason Jar with lid, clear glue, warm water, glitter

Directions: First, glue the ornament to the bottom of the Mason jar lid (we recommend hot glue or crazy glue). Next, add a bit of clear glue followed by warm water and glitter to the Mason jar. Screw the lid (with the ornament upside down) onto the jar tightly. Flip it over and shake.

Hang lights on a brick wall

What you'll need:string lights, hot glue gun

Directions: Use a hot glue gun to tack string lights to a brick wall. The glue won't damage the wall, and when your done with the lights, you can just pop them off.

DIY Cookie Garland

What you'll need: Gingerbread cookie dough, cookie cutter, straw, thick string or yarn

Directions: Cut out gingerbread men from cookie dough and using a straw, cut two holes side by side on the torso. Bake cookies. Once cooled, put string through the holes and hang your garland.

Reuse Pumpkins as Snowmen

What you'll need: Pumpkins with small stems, white paint, paint brush, small scarf, hat, buttons for eyes and nose, hot glue gun

Directions: Paint pumpkins with white paint. Once they've dried, stack them on top of each other. (You can use a little hot glue to hold them together if needed.) Decorate like real snowmen with scarves and hats. Glue on felt eyes and noses.