Adorable (and Easy) Decorations for the Lazy Christmas Lover

12/11/2015 at 10:29 AM ET

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Do you love Christmas, but hate putting effort into things?

We’re here for you. As it turns out, you can throw a festive, superbly decorated holiday gathering without having to take off work to stay home and craft.

We scoured Pinterest for the cutest, lowest-maintenance Christmas decorations that even you — yes you — can pull off. Just turn on Mariah Carey Christmas jams, pour yourself a glass of eggnog and work it out.

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1. Snowman door

Transform your front door into a snowman using just a bit of construction paper, tape and scissors.

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2. Stocking place setters

To add cheer to your meal, put forks and knives in stockings to serve as table settings.

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3. Santa Solo cups

The only thing classier than a Solo cup? A Solo cup dressed as Santa, of course.

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4. Banister penguins

We’re probably more obsessed with this than your average adult should be.

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5. Fruit and cheese Christmas tree

The only thing that makes us more hopelessly giddy than a Christmas tree is an assortment of fruits and cheeses made to resemble a Christmas tree. (Lesson: the best decorations are those you can eat.)

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6. Joy bottles

If you’re like us, you have quite a few wine bottles lying around because you’re never quite sure what to do with them. (Terrarium? Sure seems like a lot of work.) Make these festive, “joy”-ful bottles in no time at all.

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7. A candy cane wreath

You’ll never go back to non-edible wreaths ever, ever again.

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If even these holiday decorations overwhelm you, don’t worry. Ditch the whole entertaining thing and watch any of these old-school holiday TV episodes — the party will come to you.

—Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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