Quick and simple hacks to make Christmas a breeze

We all know Christmas can be a stressful time of year, especially if you’re hosting or running out of ideas for presents.

But there are few simple ways you can take the hassle out of decorating your pad if you’re having people over.

Watch the video above to see how you can pull off these three hacks to make this year’s Christmas a breeze.

The letter board with the table runner underneath. Photo: Yahoo Lifestyle

Letter Board

A letter board can add a personal touch to your decorations in any room of the house. You can organise the letters or numbers into any shape.

Or maybe you want to use it as a way to leave a heartfelt message for your loved ones. The best presents are always the ones that make people smile.

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We used a $13 letter board from Kmart.

Table Runner

Worried about how you’re going to dress up your table for Christmas dinner? This super easy table runner is the perfect centrepiece and it won’t take you much time at all.

Start off with a piece of garland and use a hot gun to attach some baubles. You can choose any colour scheme to match the rest of your decorations or Christmas cutlery.

Evenly spread the baubles out and add some sparkle by stringing some Christmas lights through it.

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Try matching the colour theme of your tree or choose your favourite decorations, we love this white Christmas set and these upcycled fair trade decorations.

Simple Christmas Wreath

Start off with a plain green wreath and use a hot gun to attach a little bit more greenery and baubles of your choosing.

The most important thing here is – less is more.

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You could even substitute the wreath for leftover tinsel, or collect some real foliage from outside.

And the tips don’t stop there.

Before your guests sit down for dinner or lunch it’s all about the snacks! Everyone loves a good grazing platter, whether it’s sweet or savoury.

We’ve put together the dessert platter of your dreams, which is super easy to replicate at home.

Or if it’s cheese and crackers your prefer, try creating this epic savoury grazing platter.

If you need some advice on how to wrap your presents our master wrapper has shown us how to get that professional look easily and sustainably.

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