Holiday decorating: DIY or buy?

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care. Wait — you forgot the stockings? And a tree skirt?

And the tinsel? We can help. Here are some classic holiday decor options, two ways: You can either make them yourself or buy them already made. Whether you get out the glue gun or head to the store, all bring fa-la-la flair.


Holley Simmons is the dining editor of Express. When she’s not reporting on local restaurants and tastemakers, you can find her sewing a dress from a 1950s pattern or planting a windowsill herb garden. Contact her at
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