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Holiday's Tip Tourney

By Aaron Welsh | Dec 5th, 2014

Three home viewers pitch they best holiday tips to the cohosts: Stovetop Potpourri, Grinch Tablescape, and Christmas Present Wrapped Front Door

#1 - Chau Shearer

USE SERVING DISH BOXES TO CREATE A TABLESCAPE

- Cover table with tablecloth.
- Place boxes of varying heights and sizes on table.
- Cover boxes with a second tablecloth, tucking it around the sides of each box.
- Place dishes on top of boxes, so they’re all displayed at different heights.
- You won’t have to worry about where to keep the boxes while you’re using the dishes, plus you'll know exactly where they are when it’s time to clean up!

#2 - Mary Ford

MAKE YOUR OWN STOVETOP HOLIDAY FRAGRANCE

- Fill saucepan 3/4 of the way with water.
- Add 4-6 cinnamon sticks.
- Add the rind of an orange or a lemon, then squeeze the juice of the fruit into the pot.
- Add a handful of cloves.
- Bring everything to a boil. Once the pot is boiling, take it off the heat and let it sit for as long as you want.
- The aroma will fill the air for up to 24 hours.
- You can reuse the same pot of ingredients about 4 more times by reheating it.
- If you prefer, you can also do this in a slow cooker.

#3 - Charisma Henderson

DECORATE YOUR FRONT DOOR TO LOOK LIKE A PRESENT

- Create the background – using the whole wrapping paper roll, tape the end along the top of the door, then unroll it down the door. Fold over all edges and tape with clear tape on the underside of the paper.
- Create the “ribbon” – roll the wrapping paper all the way out, and cut two 12” wide strips. Fold the sides an inch or two under so the edges are crisp. Tape one “ribbon” horizontally and one vertically onto of the background paper on the door.
- Add the Bow – Make a bow out of ribbon or purchase a pre-made bow. Puncture a hole where the wrapping paper crosses, and pull the bow’s tie through the wrapping paper. Gently reach behind the paper, being careful not to rip it, and tape the ties in place.

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