Christmas time is coming, and I have compiled a list of 25+ clever Christmas hacks to make life easier for you. I was recently reflecting of a few Christmas hacks already on my site or that have done over the years, and I was inspired to search the web for more. I think you’re going to love all the ideas here to make your Christmas storage and experience a little bit more simple.
I hope you find these Christmas hacks helpful as you consider your decorating, Christmas storage solutions, wrapping experiences and fun ideas for kids. I had so much fun finding these ideas and am going to use a few of these myself this year.
Store Small Christmas Balls or Ornaments in Egg Cartons – Make Life Lovely shows us how to store small Christmas ornaments in egg cartons. What a clever way to keep your special decorations safe.
Wrapping Bucket by Eileen Josephine – I love how if you take a work bucket and tool storage attachment you have a convenient and portable wrapping station.
Use a Hanger to Wrap Christmas Light – Sharon’s Scrapbook shows us how to turn a hanger into a storage instrument for Christmas Lights. If you have a spare closet for Christmas storage, use the hanging bar to store your lights. We use a storage reel for our Christmas light storage solution (affiliate link added for your convenience).
Ornaments Stored in Plastic Cups – Another safe way to store ornaments is the idea to use plastic cups. – North End Loft
DIY Advent Calendar – Turn favor tins into an advent calendar with this clever hack and printable set from Makoodle.
Great Wrapping Paper Storage Solution – How clever was Tenth Avenue South when she turned a over the closet shoes storage system into a way to store wrapping paper?
Glow in the Dark Snow Globe – I love this hack to turn a DIY snow globe into a glow in the dark wonder. Fun at Home with Kids always has such clever ideas!
Wreath Hanging Option – Organize Your Stuff Now has a lot of great storage solutions for Christmas, but I love the way she bags and hangs her wreaths.
Remove Packaging Before Wrapping – Meaningful Mama (me!) teaches you one of her favorite tricks to make Christmas morning go more smoothly.
How to Store Tissue Paper – Mr. This and That teaches us the best way to store tissue paper. Absolutely brilliant!
Store Christmas Balls in Costco Apple Containers – This was a solution I came up with a few years back when we were putting away Christmas decorations and had just shopped at Costco. It works great!
How to Wrap an Artificial Tree – The Seasonal Home shows us her method for preserving and wrapping artificial trees with hinged branches.
DIY Snow Globes – This Christmas hack teaches us how to make snow globes out of mason jars. Thank you for your creativity, Whipperberry.
Christmas Cookie Decorating Hack – Bake at 350 shows us how to use squeeze bottles for cookie decorating. What an easy and fun idea – especially for a kid party.
Make the Legs on Your Elf on the Shelf Bendable – Follow this tutorial by Dirty Diaper Laundry to make the arms on your Elf on the Shelf sturdy and bendable. This opens up so many more opportunities for your elf. If you want to make your elf a good little guy, please make sure to check out my post about the elf who made the nice list.
How to Store Wrapping Paper – Here’s a clever hack to keep your Christmas wrapping paper from unrolling.
Santa Footprints – The Party Artisan teaches you how to make Santa footprints with her template and a little powdered sugar or flour.
Paper Plate Cookie Basket – Are you handing out Christmas cookies this season? It’s Always Autumn creates a beautiful, simple and inexpensive way to deliver cookies.
How to Turn Your Christmas Tree into an Easter Cross – Bring more meaning to the Christmas tree by turning it into an Easter cross. Head over to my post at Meaningful Mama to see how it’s done.
Ribbon Storage – Mini Moz shows us how to store ribbon in a clever way. I would definitely have one basket just for my Christmas ribbon.
Christmas Lights Hung with Clothespins AND How to Store a Artificial Tree – The Family Handyman has many clever tips here, but I especially love how he hangs lights and how he stores an artificial tree.
DIY Words for a Christmas Tree – I came up with the idea to have words in my Christmas tree, but all the options I found were super expensive. I came up with a hack to make my own Christmas words, and I’ve shared the tutorial.
Christmas Tree Napkin Folding – Designs Studios Co gives a great step by step tutorial on how to turn a napkin into a Chritmas tree. I love it!
How to Hang Christmas Lights with No Ladder – Growing up, I was the one who hung the lights. It was a passion. I was constantly telling my parents, “We need to go buy more lights.” If they had let me, I know I would have been the next Chevy Chase. I came up with my own simple hack when I was in high school that allowed me to hang all the lights without getting out a ladder. What I did was I hammered in two nails, shaped in a V formation, at the end of wooden rod. Hooks were already on our house. I would put the lights in the V part and then lift them to height and hook them on the house or the trees. A longer pole works for taller trees. This was my million dollar idea I wanted to make and sell with an extendable rod, but when I was just out of college I saw an extending rod selling in Lowes, and my dreams were crushed. I should have pursued it sooner. Here’s a link to what I wish I had created: 11′ Telescoping Christmas Tree Decorating Pole for Hanging Lights – Includes 40 Gutter Clips (Affiliate link added for your convenience).
I hope these 25+ clever Christmas hacks make your life easier this season. We want the holiday time to be less stressful for all, and finding solutions for the common Christmas problems should help do just that!