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10 Easy Christmassy Things To Do This Week If You Feel A Bit Bah Humbug
I officially have no Christmas spirit yet (It may be because I have yet to watch Love, Actually or because I have this lousy cold) but I’m going to try and rectify this by doing the sort of Christmas things that I can fully get behind – cheap, easy, and that take minimal effort. Hurray! I love Christmas and it will be here before we know it, but I still don’t feel like I have recovered from Thanksgiving yet. But enough of my whining, we need a little Christmas right?
This Cute DoorÂ
From The Creative Stamper Spot, I think this is adorable and looks like the sort of thing you can accomplish while enjoying some (spiked) cocoa.
Â This WreathÂ
There is no link to a tutorial of this, but I suppose you just need a regular craft store wreath and some construction paper teeth and some [plastic scary eyes. Yes, he is sort of spooky for Christmas but he reminds me of The Nightmare Before Christmas and I’m just morbid enough to love this idea.
Â This Reading TreeÂ
Once again, no link, but this looks easy enough and I love the idea of using books as a tree.
Hanging Lights EverywhereÂ
I’ve always been so meticulous with my interior light hanging and I have no idea why, when I love the way lights all over the place look. I’m so over sticking to window frames and bannisters. I’m going to hang lights from my walls and ceiling.
Â These CocktailsÂ
I should make up a bath of these just to test them out to see if these are something I want to serve during the holidays, right?
Â Or these!Â
From the blog of Heather Christo.
Â Faux Thin Mint CookiesÂ
Have you guys ever made these? They are stupid easy. Swanky Pear has the tutorial here and I make them the same way except I use these Famous brand wafer cookies instead of Ritz. People go whacky over them and they are so good I can barely keep them in the house.
Â Magic Elf Seeds What?!
This is hilarious for Christmas Eve.
This Print OutÂ
I usually find wall text cheesy and sort of dumb, but I LOVE this one.
I need to buy coats for the school coat drive, and even though I’m not super into shopping yet, at least this will be a fun way to get in the spirit and kid’s coats are cute. I’m sure many of you are doing the same things in your community.
(Image: getty images)