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I hope that these Christmas Hacks will give you some great ideas for your holidays!

Making life easier and less stressful, so you can enjoy it more, is always on the top of my list.¬† ¬†ūüôā
Christmas hacks
I love Christmas and I love finding ways to spend more time with family and finding ways to enjoy our time.   I want our Children to remember that I enjoyed decorating cookies with them, wrapping gifts for them, and decorating the house simply because they loved it (as much as me!)

Finding little tricks & hacks make these things easier, so I can spend more time ENJOYING them (the tasks, the holidays and my family!).¬† Include your family in getting ready for Christmas (and packing up when it is over) and it becomes even more fun! :).¬† Today’s tips were found all over the internet and some contain affiliate links.¬† I hope that you find them helpful!¬† ¬†Enjoy!

Here are some Christmas Hacks You Will LOVE:

These Christmas hacks are going to give you MORE family time because this is the time of the season for focusing on our families.

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1- Make a Box Fireplace.

make a fireplace out of boxesCheck out the detailed video below, for instructions on how to make it.
Click here for written instructions on the DIY Box Fireplace & links to buy the brick paper.¬†‚áď

2-Turn a scarf into a wreath:

enhanced-buzz-18261-1354732178-1Image found on Buzzfeed – I was able to follow that link to the original idea found on OneFabDay

3- Make a snowman on of your refrigerator.

Cut magnets out of magnetic sheets into the perfect shapes or use similar video here

31Wk5HXdotL._SY300_The image source is unknown or but I found a similar demo video here.  


4- Foil Boxes Turned Cookie Boxes

Use those empty foil boxes to give cookies to friends and family… Just paint them & add cookies!

cookies-in-foil-box-640                                                                    (Idea found on AuntPeaches)


5. Label your decorations for the following year!

Sometimes I include pictures or drawings of a particular setup, like the mantel or dining room table.

label decorations(found on Better Home & Gardens)


6. Make your own Advent Calendar.

Using a muffin tin- just cut out circles from magnetic sheets to lay on top of them.   Each day your child gets a new treat!
A cupcake pan hanging with Christmas calendar decorations and surprises. (image from BH&G)

7- DIY wrapping paper holder.

Take an old toilet paper roll and cut a slit down the middle. Wrap it in foil (just to make it prettier). ¬†Now it is a good ‘holder’ for your wrapping¬†paper!

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You can watch it here
wrapping paper holder
You can watch it here.

8-  Make a tape Grab Tab.

Help yourself by making the tape easier to grab with this little trick.  Use your bread-clip to place on the edge of the tape.

tape clip DIY(I found this awesome idea at thekingofrandom)


9. Make An Envelope

If you don’t have an envelope, turn your LETTER into its own envelope!¬†

Watch more details on how to make it here.

10.  Frosting Hack

Another great tip is this icing hack! Put your frosting into a container and use it to ice your cookies. Screen Shot 2014-11-07 at 1.33.25 PM
Or skip the bottle & go right to the ice cream cone!



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Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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  1. every time I click on the cardboard fireplace Info it doesn’t load any information. My question is what did you use to cover it like bricks? I’m trying to find brick wrapping paper but can’t find any.

      1. I made this a few years ago and used white wrapping paper from the $1 store and drew on the bricks. It didn’t take long at all plus I saved some money….printed wrapping paper is expensive!

  2. I didn’t find a date for this post… funny but I actually made my box fireplace back in 1985 and covered it with contact paper in a brick design. But I gave mine a proper mantel he he Thanks for sharing the idea, Dolly

  3. Ohh. Christmas is coming.. I really want to apply this hack to upcoming Christmas for enjoy a better Christmas.

  4. Just a suggestion but my father n law did this for his wife who’s just crazy bout xmas, but he took a small tote cut small holes on each side suck a wooden dowel thru it then put her ribbon on the dowel and suck dowel all the way thru. Really is neat and keeps ribbon totally organized