Kiki Interiors - Decor and Staging

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holiday tips and tricks....


I have asked friends and family for some of their favourite holiday tips and tricks to make the season smooth, merry and bright.


- use ice cubes to water your natural tree and/or Christmas plants (less mess)


- battery operated candles. they give you the look, they are great for home with kids, no hot wax spills and they can be used over and over again


- edible centerpieces like nuts and fruit - simple to make, they are organically beautiful and no waste


- reduce, reuse and recycle your holiday gift bags


- live in a condo with strict rules and regulations? put your wreaths (using wreath hangers) on interior doors


- use stocking hangers instead of damaging your fireplace mantel with nails. check out bed, bath and beyond for initial stocking hangers by harvey lewis.


- always buy a few extra gifts and keep them on hand - there is always an unexpected person who thinks to get you something lovely for the holiday, it's nice to give back to them too


- buy holiday cards when they are on sale and stock up for years to come


- display your family photos and Christmas cards on your tree! it makes for a great display area and now your counter space is clear of clutter.


- spritz your natural cedar wreaths and bows with water daily


- for napkins, chargers, coasters etc...stick with colours like red, white and/or gold in solids this way they can be used for other holidays such as Thanksgiving, New Year's and Valentine's day


- Do all of your baking at once and freeze it - cookies thaw out in no time!

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