Christmas is a coming! And it's everyone's favorite time of year. Well most peoples anyway lol. And some people are in such a rush and doing last minute shopping and preparations to get things "just right" ready for the big day. And that's what you will need these Christmas life hacks for!
Now traditionally, I'd do a really long post with x amount of life hacks in it. And I'm going to leave you with some. But I won't overwhelm you when you're already pressed for time so I'll do some at a time. You can call these Christmas Life Hacks 1-5. Hopefully, we can do more of these and try to create 100 Christmas Life Hacks that would be awesome.
So here's 5 Clever Christmas Life Hacks you can't live without!
1. Santa's Footprints
This first one is more of a comical one and is great if you've got kids if you want to see their faces light up like the Christmas tree! lol
Yes just put a pair of shoes down and then sprinkle them with some icing sugar and they'll never stop believing in Santa again! Apparently. I'm not sure how true that is for all people who reach 5 but still. It will surely put a look of awe on their faces and that moment will be priceless! Did your folks ever do this trick to you when you was young? Or will you be using it on your kids now this Christmas?
2. Snow Slime
Again this next one is great if you have kids that love snow but it doesn't snow and you want to give them some arts and craft experience by making snow slime! I really like the look of this shine! Maybe those stars have been photo shopped I don't know but it looks like it would be a fun experience to try it out and making it!
So even if it snows or doesn't, you can create some slime snow! It's apparently icy cold to the touch and sparkly white plus the way this is made makes it all stretchy and moldable in ways you can't with real snow without it melting in your hands.
Snow Slime Recipe - How to Make it
2 cups of chilled white school glue or silver glitter glue.
3/4 teaspoons of chilled borax.
1 & 1/2 cups of very warm water.
A few drops of peppermint extract.
Combine that all together in a small bowl.
In a second bowl mix and combine;
3/4 teaspoons of chilled borax.
1 & 1/3 cups very warm water.
Then combine and mix both bowls together well. This should create a nice slimy consistency that glitters and and shines like sparkly slime snow that tingles with a fresh and clean minty scent.
Don't you just want to dip your fingers in this stuff!?
3. Candle in a Jar
Okay this one's a little bit more practical and is more meant for those that meant well but wasn't able to get what you wanted. For those that want to find a last minute, gift idea. Or for those that want to give something handmade instead. Actually, giving handmade gifts is really big and a trending thing as it's really nice to give someone something handmade rather than something from the store. So if you're looking for some thing you can give to someone as a gift and happen to have some old empty glass jars lying around this should come in handy and they do look pretty cool!
Of course! The old candle in a jar gift! Mate, 100 years ago, if someone gave you that as a gift it would be like someone paying for a years worth of heating today. But these come in many different designs and you can look online for ideas and inspiration and create one that is themed to something or just a nice Christamassy one.
You can get really creative with these and they're a great arts and crafts experience with your kids that you can give as gifts to your friends and family. Whether you're on a budget or not!
4. Snowmen Cheese String
This is a foody one and a great way to make snowmen cheese strings! Just get some cheese strings and draw snowmen on them!
If the holidays are just a bit too much for you and you don't want to have to take all the Christmas decorations down from the tree and put them away with the rest of the decs. Then perhaps this bright ideal might appeal to you? It's simple as it looks.
Just shrink wrap your tree in some cellophane wrapping. Simples! Then next year, all you'll need to do is unwrap it and you wont have to hang all the decs on it. Although it might need a bit of a "puff and a spruce" as my old man used to say. Genius.
Okay that's 5 Christmas Life Hacks! Hope you like them?
Let me know and I'll do more or feel free to add your own!