Genius Christmas Hacks

  • Make a Post-It Christmas Tree

    Whether it’s in your cubicle or your hallway at home, sticky notes are a totally easy way to add holiday cheer to a small space or blank wall. Bonus: You can even make one using holiday cards or Instagram photos.

     Use a Cheap Game as Garland

    Dress a favorite childhood game (Barrel of Monkeys!) in spray paint, then create a quick Christmas garland. You won’t believe how easy this is!

    Use Fir Trimmings Instead of Purchasing a Wreath

    Hold your wallet right there! Don’t splurge on a wreath that gets displayed just once a year. Make your own using the trimmings fresh from your tree fanned out as a star. Red sprigs from the dollar store dress it up.

    Build a Cookie Tree as a Display

    The cookies-in-a-tin days are over. Win the cookie exchange competition with not only great taste, but a showstopping display.

    Staple a DIY Cupcake Garland

    Cupcake wrappers are so underrated. This DIY garland starts with folded overlapping wrappers and comes together with just a few staples. Now that’s a Christmas party stunner.

    Turn Cookie Cutters into Ornaments

    A quick ribbon-wrap turns holiday baking supplies into trendy tree baubles. Put a tiny bit of tape (instead of glue) at the beginning and end points and you’ll be able to reuse the set to shape cookies next year.

     

    Make Scrabble Tiles into Place Settings

    A bit of double-stick tape lets you borrow your board game supplies as nifty table settings. Spell out a greeting or a guest’s name, then set atop the dinnerware for a kickoff to the night’s conversation.

     

  • Chill Wine with Frozen Cranberries

    Your wine bucket just gained the spotlight on your dinner table. Lay cranberries on a shallow tray and run just enough water to cover them. Freeze, then break into pieces. Add to your ice bucket with a collection of fir cuttings, and pop some bubbly.

     

    Skip the Bow for Travel-Ready Gifting

    If you have places to be this Christmas, opt for a ribbon-wrap over a bulky, crushable bow. This quick weaving technique ensures that your gift wrap is still stylish.

     

    Glue Crafts Sticks to Make a Snowflake Tree Tropper

    Crown your tree with the prettiest of snowflakes. A bunch of crafts sticks spray-painted white and hot-glued together make an easy, zero-stress Christmas tree topper. Attach to your tree using no-show fishing line.

Until next time….

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