5 super-clever Christmas hacks for busy parents

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It’s easy to get overwhelmed or fall into the same scrambling routine at this time of year, but maybe this is the year you mix things up and try some fresh approaches to the usual making-a-list and checking-it-twice palaver.

Here’s five clever hacks that might inspire you to revolutionise Christmas at your place, because it’s never too late to turn over a new leaf!

(It’s Christmas, not Groundhog Day!)

 1. Wrap a present perfectly in 15 seconds


Wait, what? We KNOW. This perfect wrapping may seem out of reach to mere mortals like us, but it’s not.

Luckily for us, a nice guy on YouTube has analysed this famous ‘perfectly-wrapped-present-in-less-than-15-seconds’ clip and has the skinny on how to get the exact same result. Watch and learn. We’re totally trying this at home.


2. Make gift tags from paint sample cards

Paint sample – or paint chip – cards offer a whole host of crafty opportunities and they are especially useful at this time of year!

A little bit of clever, snippy action and you’ll have something super-creative and celebratory in a few minutes flat.  Find out more at Create, Craft, Love (and be sure to spend some money at your local paint sample card source… don’t just snaffle their cards, willy-nilly!)

Create Craft Love paint chip gift tags

3. Wrap a present perfectly… with fabric!

This mesmerising clip will revolutionise the way you think about gift wrapping – unless you already know all about Furoshiki!

Furoshiki is the traditional Japanese art of wrapping things absolutely beautifully with fabric and we are hoping, with some practice, that we can get gorgeous results like this:


4. Make bespoke decorative fabric sticky tape

Wrap those prezzies with super-personal style by busting out some bespoke fabric sticky tape! You simply cut strips of fabric and attach one side to double-sided tape. Peel the other side of the tape back and stick to your heart’s content!

It takes minutes, but the impact is MUCH longer-lasting (and beautiful, too!) Find out more at SugarBeans.

Sugar Bean fabric tape


5. Make Christmas pancakes

Pancake mix + squeezy bottle + a pinch of creativity = amazing Christmas pancakes!

We could watch these videos for hours!

(Also, we’d let our first details brown a little more before adding the second round. Just saying’)

Hoping your Christmas preparations are made more festive and fun with these clever contributions!

Happy festive-prepping!




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