Tag Archives: DIY Christmas
Oh yes, I warned you back in January that I would be hounding you at intervals all year to plan ahead for Christmas. You made lists right after Christmas, right? And you’re keeping up with them, right? Right? Continue reading
Spring is finally on its way, and it’s time for our very first Christmas 2011 check-in! Remember how frazzled you were December 24th, and how you swore you weren’t going to let it happen again? Here are a few things you can do right now to reduce next year’s holiday stress. Continue reading
Every year, I expect Christmas Eve to be relaxing and stress-free, and every year I am up way too late dealing with things that were left until the last minute either due to circumstance or good-old-fashioned forgetfulness.
This year will be no different. I don’t have much to do, but I won’t be able to turn in early in anticipation of an early morning wake-up call from our son. Among other things, I’ll be pulling a couple of these last-minute items together, all of which can be assembled from things I already have on hand. If you need some last-minute gifts but have little to no money to spend, you may find some of the following well-received: Continue reading
Small gifts, or gifts that can fit into small packages are great for stocking stuffers, gifts-as-ornaments, and even last-minute presents for people you can’t believe you left off of your list, but they can be challenging to wrap. The following three options are particularly useful when wrapping gifts that are homemade, secondhand, or purchased in bulk or as part of a larger set and given away individually – things that don’t necessarily come in a package. The price of little boxes and wrapping paper can add up quickly when purchased, but these ideas are based upon something almost everybody has at home: Empty cardboard toilet paper rolls. Continue reading
Ah, the humble, hard-working cone. Enticing when supporting ice cream, best avoided when bright orange and in the middle of anywhere, repeatedly drawn by art students the world over, and handy when you need to identify yourself as a dunce, hat-wearing celebrant, or … Continue reading