Last Updated on November 8, 2019 by April
Making sure your Christmas is not only creative, but efficient can be pretty difficult. Sometimes we get so tired at the end of the season, we end up putting all our decor away in a rush and messing things up for ourselves next year. Not anymore! It’s time for an early New Year’s resolution; it’s time to hack this Christmas! Check out this Christmas ideas list if you think you’re ready.
The Christmas Ideas List
When it comes to your Christmas ideas list, you need to make sure all your decorations and supplies are well organized. This list will not only teach you how to keep everything in its place, it will show you clever ways to wrap your presents and make your home smell like the holidays on a budget.
More Christmas Ideas…
If you find yourself constantly buying new ornaments because last year’s are now broken, save yourself some money in the long run by getting an organizer.
Live in the desert or a tropical climate? This doesn’t mean you can’t have snow! Check out this amazing tutorial from How Does She to figure out how to get your white Christmas this year and even the next.
You want a tree that makes your home smell like Christmas, but real trees are expensive to purchase year after year. That’s okay! Create yourself an ornament that gives off a beautiful aroma to get the same effect for way cheaper.
Fuller Christmas Tree
If you don’t want to spend a whole lot on a tree, you can still make it looks plenty fancy. Make your tree fuller by mixing up your light sizes.
Egg Carton Storage
Short on cash or just don’t want to allocate money towards organizers? No worries, you’ve got all the organizers you need in your fridge! Take your empty egg cartons and place your ornaments inside of them. Just make sure they’re clean first!
I don’t know about you but I’ve collected a bunch of keys over the year that have become obsolete, until now at least. Turn these keys into ornaments instead of throwing them away.
This is a great project if you have kids! Get the whole family involved!
Gift boxes are way too expensive, especially when you can make your own out of Pringles. Feel guilty still about buying those extra cans of chips? Me neither.
To make sure your lights don’t break by getting all tangled up before the next holiday season, just wrap them around a box and you’re good to go.
Newspaper Gift Wrap
That local newspaper you never read is actually pretty useful this time of year. Save paper and use your newspaper for wrap. It doesn’t even have to be the colorful comics!
Bows are so last season! Spruce up your gift box by using candy.
Chocolate Dipped Spoons
If you’re making your family a cute DIY mason jar baking type gift, get a little creative and make some dipping spoons. Everyone loves a little extra flavor in their cup of hot cocoa.
Cookie Cutter Pancakes
Make breakfast fun for the family by using your Christmas cookie cutters to make the cutest pancakes ever.
Mini Gift Boxes
I’ve always disliked throwing away all those toilet paper rolls; it feels so wasteful. Take those rolls and put them to good use this Christmas by transforming them into adorable gift boxes for smaller items.
Cranberry Ice Cubes
Keep your guests’ water cold and flavorful by using frozen cranberries at dinner.
Make your home smell amazing the natural way this year; no toxic chemicals are wanted! Check out this recipe from The Krazy Coupon Lady to get that perfect holiday scent.
Now that you see how much easier and inexpensive Christmas can be, I bet you’re super excited to get started on your new Christmas ideas list. So make sure to grab your egg cartons, newspapers and toilet paper rolls and get to work! What’s your favorite Christmas hack? Let us all know in the comments. Happy holidays!