I’m not sure if hack is the right word.
How about here are three of my favorite Christmas decor work-arounds?
ALTERNATIVE TO GARLAND
Don’t have the time, patience, space or money for a Christmas garland?
Free greenery clippings from your yard, or the neighbor’s yard, or the park (can you do that??) placed in a shallow bowl can achieve a similar effect.
DON’T HAVE STOCKING HANGERS? NO PROBLEM.
I do have Christmas stocking hangers, but one of them is broken and I haven’t found anything else I like better for hanging our Christmas stockings.
Last year we used hooks screwed into the bottom of the mantel.
That won’t work this year and we are renting, so I don’t want to damage anything.
That’s why our stockings are held up by Command Hooks. I don’t know what Santa is going to put in the stockings this year, but if it ends up being too heavy (my 6-year-old thinks Santa should fill the stockings with pirate’s gold), the stockings might just rest on the floor on Christmas morning.
Until then, the Command Hooks are working brilliantly.
MAKE STORE-BOUGHT STOCKINGS LOOK COMPLETELY CUSTOM
I bought stockings at Joann Fabric last year. With a big coupon. Of course.
I still like their knitted goodness.
Most of all, my favorite Christmas work-around is to not sweat the small stuff – like how this post would have been way more helpful 2 weeks ago. Ha! It makes the holiday season so much happier.