How to make Christmas easier

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Make this Christmas simple and stress-free with our helpful tips, hacks and decorating ideas.

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1. How to hang Christmas cards beautifully

Turn your Christmas card collection into a decorative display.

See how to do it and discover more smart Christmas decorating ideas

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2. How to make a quick table decoration

A collection of different-sized candles can look really effective when compiled on a cake stand to make a gorgeous festive centrepiece.

Discover more festive decorating ideas

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3. How to make your Christmas table look great on a budget

Tie matching ribbons around odd cutlery if you don’t have enough matching sets for your Christmas table.

Discover more ways to make your Christmas table look beautifully festive on a budget

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4. How to not use every glass in the house

Forget washing up masses of glasses on Christmas day by giving each glass a tag.

Discover how to make pretty concertina angel tags and other Christmas table ideas

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5. How to wrap awkward presents

Upcycle a cereal box or a standard brown paper bag into festive packaging that’s perfect for wrapping awkward-shaped gifts.

Discover more wrapping tricks and last-minute tasks for Christmas Eve

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6. How to hang a stocking without a mantle

The festive season wouldn’t be complete without a Christmas stocking.

Check out some alternative places to hang stockings without a fireplace


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7. How to wrap presents when you’ve run out of wrapping paper

Run out of wrapping paper? Try using newspaper instead.

Discover more wrapping paper alternatives

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8. How to hang a wreath without a nail

Put up your Christmas wreath the easy way with this clever hack.

See how it's done and discover more Christmas decorating tips

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9. How to keep Christmas lights tangle-free

Tangled Christmas lights winding you up? Keep them knot free by wrapping them around a piece of cardboard.

See more clever Christmas decorating hacks



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10. How to entertain kids on Christmas Eve

Get the little ones ready for bed and excited for Christmas morning with a Christmas Eve box filled with small treats.

See more ways to make Christmas Eve magical for kids


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11. How to warm your plates for Christmas dinner without an oven

Keep your roast dinner warmer for longer by heating the plates in the dishwasher.

Find out more brilliant Christmas dinner hacks



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