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The stockings were hung by the chimney with care…and the rest of the house still needed to be decorated. Ever experience this? The stockings, at least around here, are the easy part.
Christmas Decoration Hacks
Every year, we hang the same stockings, in the same order, using the same holders. It’s tradition. Plus, we know how it goes, and it’s nice to get something done and out of the way before moving on to other areas using easy Christmas decoration hacks.
Christmas décor has a way of creating an exciting environment in our home unlike any other season. It is also the time when we tend to host many more gatherings and meals. For this reason, we like to dress up various areas of the home—although, in our true family fashion, we like to make it simple.
There are so many ways to decorate using items you already have at home—or with a few inexpensive things from the store.
The first Christmas decoration hack really couldn’t get any simpler. Using your favorite holiday ribbon, wrap a chair back, tie a bow and you’re done. That’s all it takes to change the landscape a bit and bring in elements of the season.
All those leftover ball ornaments from the tree? Take several in different textures, colors and sizes, and carefully place them in a vase.
Or try a decorative box, serving platter, cake plate or any other household item you may have that will hold them. Set them on the dinner table or around the house for another effortless holiday enhancement.
Still have a few more ball ornaments and ribbon? Cut the ribbon into varying lengths and attach one piece to each ornament. Then, simply tie each ornament on a ribbon to your chandelier for a nice, shiny and elegant overhead display.
Want to bring those stockings from the mantel into your tablescape? Use small stockings to hold silverware for each place setting. They keep things in their place, they are affordable, and they take less than a minute to set up, yet they add a whole new dimension to the table.
Finally, grab a serving platter and cover it with unwrapped peppermint candies. Add your own unique style by displaying ornaments, figurines, candles or other items in the middle. It makes a great table centerpiece and emits a nice holiday aroma.
Not to mention, with the leftover peppermints, you can garnish delicious Chocolate-Covered Ritz Cookie Dough Cookies! After all, once you are done with the decorating, you need to show it off as you make your holiday moments even richer.
- Ritz Crackers
- Cookie dough (frozen or homemade)
- Baker's chocolate
- Peppermint candies, crushed
- Place Ritz Crackers on a flat surface.
- Divide and roll cookie dough into small balls and place one ball onto a Ritz Cracker.
- Place a second Ritz Cracker on top and gently squeeze to flatten.
- Melt baker's chocolate and dip cracker cookies into chocolate.
- Place each chocolate covered cookie on parchment paper and sprinkle crushed peppermint over each one.
- Allow the chocolate to set at room temperature. Chill before serving.
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