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Some Very Merry Budget Hacks Which Will Make Your Christmas Sparkle

 
 
 
Written by Djamil Benmehidi // Posted on // Found in EasyLife, HomeLife
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Now that December has finally landed, even those of us who have been snarling and spluttering at the appearance of those up-in-the-shop-windows-too-early Christmas decorations and festive sale signs must now grudgingly concede that Christmas is just around the corner.

xmas biscuits

What with it being the opening stage of the Christmas month, we’ve still got 3-weeks to go before the big day arrives, and all the unwrapping of gifts and dining on beautiful, extravagant, and thoroughly unhealthy food that comes with it. If you haven’t done so already, the time to begin preparing for the festive period is now.

Undoubtedly, however, for all the things that make Christmas the magical time of year it is, it can in equal measure be a stressful and expensive time too. Especially if you have excited and expectant children, or are planning on playing host to friends and family – in such instances, any nifty life hacks to make your Christmas preparation a little easier and cheaper can prove to be a lifesaver.

Here are a few merry quick and easy little Christmas wins which will help bring joy to your festive season.

Has your threadbare Christmas tree seen better days?

Use green tinsel to fill out your tree and give it some volume

green tinselchristmas tree

Christmas candy sleighs, anyone?

candy sleighs

Make great festive shaped brownies and fudge using cookie cutters

Cookie cutters

 
 
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Sugar Cookies in a teacup

pretty tea cup with sugar cookies

Transform a drab light fixture into a Christmas chandelier with some well-placed baubles and decorations

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Use a large cardboard box wrapped in wrapping paper as your festive dustbin on Christmas morning

 

christmas bin 2

If you’re making gingerbread cookies..

Make some spares and give them two or three coats of varnish to create festive ornaments which will last for years

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Make a DIY Christmas tree using… books?

Book-Christmas-Tree

Or you can use your creative juices to make a homemade snow globe

home made xmas snow globes

Create a garish festive clothing using tinsel, gift bows, and all manner of Xmas bits and bobs

How-to-Make-an-Ugly-Christmas-Sweatersilly xmas skirt

DIY festive fun is affordable and fun. Enjoy!

These Christmas hacks are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what you can make at home – your imagination and creativity is the limit! And importantly, these homemade hacks are cheap too.

So go forth and save money by baking and cooking Christmas appetisers, while using your creative flair to spruce up your home to give it a unique festive feel. You’ll be surprised at what you’ll come up with.

 
Written by Djamil Benmehidi // Posted on // Found in EasyLife, HomeLife
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