5 Festive Hacks to Make Your Christmas Easier | NONAGON.style
5 Festive Hacks to Make Your Christmas Easier

5 Festive Hacks to Make Your Christmas Easier

For a Stress-Free Christmas

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Jess Ng
on December 13th 2017
Born and raised in the UK, Jess is NONAGON’s resident historian turned marketer turned writer, drawn to Hong Kong by the lure of dim sum breakfasts and bustling city life. A foodie who loves to cook, food occupies 70% of her brain 90% of the time. When not eating, Jess can typically be found buried in a book or obsessing over making NONAGON’s Instagram #feedgoals.

Have you ever noticed how the most wonderful time of the year also masquerades as the most stressful time of the year? All that gift wrapping, cooking and decorating can really take its toll, which is why I scoured the internet for the best festive hacks to make Christmas prep that bit easier this year. Think of it as an early gift from me to you. Read on for more.

The Wreath Hanging Hack

Do you dream of having an Insta-worthy front entrance complete with a beautiful seasonal wreath, but balk at the idea of having to hammer a nail through your front door (one word, paintwork!)?

Festive Hacks: Charming front door with Christmas wreath | NONAGON.style
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Simply use a removable Command hook to hang your wreath from the other side of the door. Check out this tutorial for more info.

The Bauble Hack

Run out of baubles to trim the tree with?

Festive Hacks: DIY cookie cutter ornaments | NONAGON.style
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Look no further than your baking supplies drawer. Transform cute cookie cutters into stylishly-kitsch ornaments using paper and ribbon. See the full tutorial here.

The Centerpiece Hack

Between roasting the turkey and feeding the Christmas pudding, the last thing you want to be worrying about come Christmas day is the table decor for your festive feast.

 

That doesn’t mean the Christmas tablescape should be neglected completely though. Instead, take a leaf from our winter tablescape DIY and fashion a simple centerpiece out of a vase and some fairy lights. The result is a minimal effort, maximum impact centerpiece that has all the Scandi-vibes.

The Gift Wrapping Hack

No wrapping paper left? No worries.

Festive Hacks: Furoshiki fabric gift wrap | NONAGON.style
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Have you ever heard of the Japanese art of furoshiki? Furoshiki is a traditional way of wrapping parcels and gifts using only a single piece of cloth. Simply take a pretty tea towel, pillowcase or any other scrap cloth you might have lying around and follow this easy tutorial. Pretty, practical and eco-friendly, I actually prefer this method of gift wrapping anyway.

The Storage Hack

After all the excitement of Christmas comes the less-fun task of putting all the decorations away.

Festive Hacks: Bauble storage | NONAGON.style
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To ensure your Christmas baubles and ornaments remain safe and damage-free until next year, store them in empty egg cartons. Egg carton boxes also stack nicely on top of each other, making them perfect for fitting inside your Christmas decorations box.

What are your best festive hacks? Let us know in the comments below!

 

For those last minute festive touches make sure to stop by our Christmas shop. From brilliant baubles to lovely lights, we have everything you need for a stylish yuletide.

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