We know how busy life as a parent is and Christmas can be extra busy with parties to attend, Santa visits, tree decorating and present buying! So, here are 13 Genius Christmas Hacks to help make life easier for you this festive season, in association with Du Pareil au même.
1. Shadow Box Christmas Decoration
IKEA RIBBA frames can be quickly transformed into Shadow Box Decorations, by simply removing the glass, replacing glass with a backing board and then decorating the ledge.
2. Wrap Christmas Tree Lights for Storage
Tangled Christmas tree lights will be a thing of the past, with this ingeniously simple method of wrapping your lights around a hanger!
3. Contain Wrapping Paper with Cardboard Roll Holder
A simple idea to prevent your unfinished rolls of wrapping paper from unrolling! Just cut toilet roll holder and wrap around your roll.
4. Pumpkin Snowmen
Repurpose unused pumpkins, and make these lovely pumpkin snowmen, with just some white, black and orange paint. These would also be super cute if Christmas is warm where you are!
5. Advent Calendar
Make Christmas countdown fun this year and transform a muffin tin into a super cute and reuseable Advent Calendar with some themed paper, magnets and some treats. Include some festive ideas in each day, like watch a Christmas movie, write your letter to Santa etc.
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6. Candy Cane Playdough
This homemade candy cane playdough is easy and fun to make, and would make a lovely inexpensive present for kids.
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7. Personalised Christmas Decoration
Add some of your family’s personality to your Christmas tree by personalising some plain baubles, with your child’s handprint. Would make a lovely Christmas gift for grandparents.
8. Simple Gift Box for Cookies
Save your foil and parchment roll boxes, and transform into lovely gift boxes for cookies. Just cover the sharp cutter edge, paint the outside, line with parchement paper, and voila!
9. Make Cute Elf Treats from Cheerios
With cheerios, melted chocolate, sprinkles, and icing sugar, you can make these adorable Elf donuts! Leave out for Santa to take home on Christmas Eve.
10. Elf Hat Napkins
Impress your guests on Christmas day with some simple napkin art.
11. Christmas Ornament Storage
If your are sick of finding that your Christmas Ornaments get broken in storage, then you will want to try these simple effective ideas for storage, using apple cartons and egg cartons.
12. Easy Christmas Place Card Holder
Glue some candy canes together for a quick and easy festive place card holder
13. Shop for Clothes Online
It’s always nice to have the kids dressed in new clothes for the holidays, but neither you, nor they, will want to be traipsing around clothes shops in the midst of the frenetic holiday shopping season! So make life easier for yourself, and shop online for their clothes and for Chrismas gifts.
Du Pareil Au Même (DPaM) have a large range of innovative, colourful and imaginative children’s clothing for kids aged 0 to 14 years. All DpaM clothing is made of high quality materials and wash and wear incredibly well. The range includes, t-shirts, tops, trousers, dresses, jeans, leggings, tights, socks, hats, scarves, gloves, accessories and lots more.
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Do you have any more Christmas Hacks? Share them with us in the comments below.