The holiday season can be stressful AF. Every single store is packed. People are grumpy cause the weather is freezing. Your coworkers get too drunk at the holiday party and embarrass you and themselves. Overall, it’s just a high anxiety time. But, why not learn some hacks to make it a bit easier and have some arts and crafts fun while you’re at it?
For example, did you know that you can refurbish your aluminum foil and saran wrap packing and turn them into festive cookie holders?
Putting up the Christmas lights is the absolute worst. But before you even climb up that ladder and risk breaking your neck for these decorative little bulbs, you need to untangle them. This can cost you the better part of four hours and your sanity. Avoid this by wrapping your Christmas lights around a hanger this year. Next year, you’ll save yourself a lot of trouble and gray hairs.
These are not edible. I repeat, do not have one too many egg nogs and try to gnaw on this guy. These are strictly decorative. These things will last for years because you’re putting three coats of varnish on them. You can get the recipe here.
Why would you want to put a nail through your front door? There is a far less-damaging way to hang that wreath up. Just use an upside-down Command Strip on the back of your door. Then tie a ribbon around the wreath and have it go over the top of the door. There you have it, a pain-free wreath.
Like I said, getting the lights up on your house may be the most dangerous and least fun part about decorating for the holidays. It’s even more difficult if you live in a brick house. You don’t need the Hammer of Thor to keep these lights in place against a brick surface. Just use a little hot glue, and that should keep them in place for the holidays.
Do you have any leftover pumpkins from Halloween or Thanksgiving? Well, you just got to repurpose them. You can paint them white and stack them up like cute little snowmen. Or you could also smash them against the wall if the holiday’s have got you stressed. Either way, it’s up to you.
The holidays probably have you snacking more than normal, and that’s okay. You’re only human. So, if you have some Pringles cans lying around (We all know once you pop you can’t stop), you can revamp them as festive little cookie holders. Just make sure you clean out that sour cream and onion smell.
Anything and everything miniature is adorable. So, these little “elf” donuts are just darling. You just need some Cheerios, a matchbox and some other confections to make them all come together. You can get the recipe here.
Christmas morning is full of smiles, and full of garbage. After your kids rip off that wrapping paper, there’s going to be a big mess in your living room. It’s not going to look so great in your photos. So, why don’t you just get a large cardboard box and cover it with some wrapping paper? You can throw all the garbage in there and your living room won’ be a complete mess.
This is a super-cute idea for Christmas dinner. If you need some place cards, why don’t you make these cute ones out of candy canes? All you’ll need is three candy canes and a glue gun. You can get the exact directions here.
Decorating Christmas cookies with the kids can be a lot of fun. It can also be a huge mess. Why don’t you spare your table cloth and your walls from sticky hands by putting the icing into condiment bottles? That way it’ll come out nice and neat and it won’t make such a mess.
This is a great idea for those adult holiday parties you’ll be going to. Why not arrange a good 50 Jell-O shots into a jiggly drunk Christmas tree? Everyone will certainly appreciate it. Though don’t get surprised if the party gets out of hand.
No, this isn’t for beer pong. Well, I guess they could be when your done. A great way to keep your ornaments in one piece is to put them in individual Solo cups. Then just put them away in storage and don’t worry about them for another year.
Why don’t you be the fairy of Christmas spirit and sprinkle your candy cane fairy dust on literally everything? Just grind up a trillion candy canes, and then you’ll have a nice peppermint topping for ice cream, hot chocolate, literally anything you need? Or just eat it straight if you’re feeling crazy. Just don't do a line of it ... it'll hurt.
You’ve got a ugly Christmas sweater party to go to? No worries. You can be the tackiest girl there! All you need is a glue gun, a bunch of bows and a bit of tinsel. Oh, and a skirt you don’t mind destroying.