5 Time-saving Holiday Shortcuts
By Amanda MacMillan
5 time saving holiday shortcuts.‘Tis the season for out-of-town guests, dinner parties … and stressed-out women. But the holidays don’t have to be the craziest time of the year. To help you breeze through the season, we asked a chef, decorating guru and stress-management expert to share their smartest and simplest tips. Not only will you look like the perfect hostess, but you’ll do it all with time to spare.
Decorate in Minutes
Having a dinner party? There’s no need to make a trip to the florist or to glue together an elaborate tablescape. All you need for a festive centerpiece is a glass garden cloche, a bell-shaped cover for outdoor plants that’s sold in gardening stores, says Jenn Andrlik, holidays and crafts editor for MarthaStewart.com. Turn it upside down and fill it with it ornaments or pinecones from your yard. Then invert a plate over the open end and turn it back over.
If you have leftover [holiday decorations] or you’re swapping in new ornaments this year, this is a nice way to still keep the old ones on display,” says Andrlik. “You can put any holiday decorations you have laying around in there and make them look beautiful.”
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