6 Holiday Tricks to Try Now!

6 Holiday Tricks to Try Now!

Spread cheer all around the house with six easy stylist tricks

1. Craft Upcycled Gift Tags

Some holiday cards are too pretty or nostalgic just to toss. Give them a second life by turning them into graphic gift tags (and keep the written note intact). Use a large circle punch to create the tag, then punch a smaller hole at the top and thread on a ribbon.

Cozy Up With Classics

2. Cozy Up With Classics

Layering your bed with rustic-motif sheets, and bold pillows and throws makes a long winter’s nap seem like an even more inviting proposition. A buffalo-check wool blanket, pinecone-print sheets and plush rug put an emphasis on soft textures, and conjure up a wintry, log-cabin vibe.

Make A Guest Bag

3. Make A Guest Bag

Fill a mini sack with luxe toiletries for overnight guests. Buy a ready-made gift bag from a craft store, or sew your own with two squares of velvet and a satin drawstring.

DIY Custom Crackers

4. DIY Custom Crackers

Craft some celebratory crackers to suit your home’s palette. Placing them casually in a bowl lets guests choose the cracker that speaks to them the most. For step-by-step instructions, click here.

Play Vintage Vinyl

5. Play Vintage Vinyl

Instead of setting the mood with an iTunes playlist, let your guests flip through classic holiday albums — the festive cover art alone is decorative — to choose their favourite songs or EPs.

Set Up A Hot Chocolate Bar

6. Set Up A Hot Chocolate Bar

Display toppings in an array of glass vessels (canisters, footed bowls, jars) to capture the appeal of an old-fashioned candy store. Allow guests to take their drinks to indulgent new heights with a selection of peppermint and cinnamon sticks, bowls of whipped cream, chocolate chips, shredded coconut and classic mini marshmallows.


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