Simplify The Season With These Adorably Clever Holiday Tips
Using Tin Foil And A Paper Roll, She Creates A Practical Christmas Tool
Katie Mooney 11/17/2016
During the holiday season, the chilly weather, decorations, good deeds, music, shopping, cookie baking, gifts, and family gatherings make it a truly memorable time of year. Joy and love really do "fill the air" during these special months!
With all of the obligations and festivities, the holiday season can sometimes feel hectic. But, with these helpful hints it certainly doesn't have to be.
Less Mess, More Joy
Refilling the water underneath your freshly cut Christmas tree can be a difficult task as you belly crawl beneath the pokey branches, leaving a trail of drips along the way. But now, with the help of a wrapping paper tube, you can funnel the water directly into the bowl. How simple is that?
Keeping all of the wrapping paper organized is a chore in and of itself, especially during the holidays - but not anymore! Grab a few of those toilet paper tubes from the recycling bin, cut a slice down the side of each, and wrap them in a piece of tin foil.
If you are someone who likes "thinking outside of the muffin tin," this project is for you! Rather than the typical store-bought advent calendar this year, why not make your very own instead? Begin by filling a 24 cup mini muffin tin with all kinds of teeny candies, toys, and treats.
Next, cover the openings with stickers, and number the spaces. Your little ones will adore their homemade countdown-to-Christmas "calendar," as they peel back the stickers and discover each day's "hidden treasure!"
Many people would agree that the most wonderful part of having a real Christmas tree during the holiday season is the smell of pine. Well, with this clever tidbit you can keep your artificial tree AND have the lovely aroma of "Christmas" in your home as well! Simply remove the air filter from your furnace, place between 10 and 20 drops of "pine" essential oil onto the backside of it, and replace. Now, cozy up to your loved ones on the couch and enjoy the lovely scent of a freshly cut Christmas tree!
It's the countless, small things you do throughout the holiday season that make it so special for your family - and now you can add "festive flapjacks" to that list! Start by putting your pancake batter into an old, clean condiment bottle. Dip your favorite cookie cutters into a bowl of cooking oil (ensuring that the sides are coated), and lay them atop a preheated, oiled frying pan. Squeeze the batter into each mold.
When your pancakes have finished browning on one side, simply remove the cookie cutters (they will be hot, so be sure to use a potholder for this), and make the flip. Once they're done, add syrup, butter, cinnamon, powdered sugar...or any other tasty toppings. This holiday treat is certain to impress even the pickiest of eaters!
Do you find yourself spending more time unraveling the tangled gift ribbon, than you spend actually wrapping those heaps of presents? Well, by stacking those ribbon dispensers on the paper towel holder from your kitchen, you'll ensure that your gift trimmings are orderly, accessible, and ready to wrap!
Baking and decorating holiday treats during the cooler months always sounds enjoyable - but actually executing those "perfectly painted pastries" is often much more difficult than planned. However, creating will now be a cinch with this clever idea! Rather than grabbing for your butter knife decorating "tool," try filling condiment containers with your frosting instead. Pat yourself on the back you "pastry pro" - your secret is safe with us!
"Snow frosted" candles are a lovely way to dress up your home during the holidays, but they can often be pricey. Ugh! This innovative idea allows you to create your very own homemade frost-covered candles without breaking the bank. Begin by brushing clear glue onto the sides of a candle, and then roll in epsom salt.
"What's Up Moms" shares more helpful holiday hacks!
As the holidays quickly approach, our to-do lists begin to lengthen. However, with these helpful holiday hints, your season is certain to be a simpler and smoother. Share these festive finds with your loved ones, and help others to tackle the holiday chaos as well!