Last minute holiday shortcuts to make your Christmas merrier

Merry Christmas! Whether you are trying to dress up the table or entertain the kids, these easy Christmas shortcuts will help you make your Christmas merrier.

Veronika Javor Romeis, of Veronika's Blushing Blog shows us how you can make use of items you already have on hand.

  1. Use candy canes and a hot glue gun to make place cards.

  2. Need last-minute table decor? Fill a glass vase with extra Christmas ornaments to create a festive centerpiece for your dinner table

  3. Running out of stove-top space? Consider utilizing your crockpot! Slow-cookers can be used to make many Christmas favorites - mashed potatoes, hot chocolate, dessert.

  4. Add a festive touch to just about anything with pulverized candy canes! Just use a plastic zip-top bag and a rolling pin to crush the candy. Create a candy rim for your cocktail glass, add it to Christmas cookies, or garnish your dessert plates with the crumbled candy canes.

  5. Need to keep the kids busy before they open presents? Try this trick! Create Snow Slime! Use this recipe: combine 2 cups of white school glue (like Elmer's), 1 1/2 cups of very warm water, and glitter in a small bowl. In a second bowl, combine 3/4 tsp of borax with 1 1/3 cups of very warm water. Then combine the contents of both bowls. Mix ingredients with your hands until the "snow slime" forms.

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