10 amazing tips and tricks, for Holiday challenges!

Step 1: Watch the Video!

In this video you'll see how to;

- Convert a bag of chips into decorative wrapping paper
- Protect your wrapping paper from unraveling in storage
- Send Christmas letters without having to buy envelopes
- Make custom festive pancakes in any shape
- Avoid the challenges of packing tape sticking to itself
- Make your house smell like fresh cut pine
- Decorate sugar cookies with no mess to clean up
- Prevent your Christmas lights from tangling in storage
- Make custom chocolate garnishes for entertaining
- Turn your Christmas morning garbage into custom cards
the letter idea is cute - but not legal in canada. Canada Post will not carry letters unless they are in proper envelopes. <br> <br>lame, but there it is.
<p>can you not send postcards in Canada then?</p>
Postcards, yes - one flat card.<br><br>But not a folded up sheet of paper. They'll fire it right back at you with a snarky comment to put it in an envelope.
&quot;your friends will be super impressed and wondering why they didn't think of it&quot; <br> <br>not my friends - they'll be all &quot;oh - yeah - king of random, right? i saw that one.&quot;
Same story here. Especially Vsauce vids, none of my friends can talk about a topic covered in a vsauce video because we all start pulling facts from the same video and the conversation ends quickly. Turns into a joke :P
<p>Im sorry, but step 2 is kinduv gross. but you can use things like old paper bags. and i didnt mean to be rude! happy holidays!</p>
<p>Merry Christmas!!!!</p>
Very interesting and clever ideas all around, but I must say of &quot;Step 6: Grab Tag&quot; that for many, many years now, a roll of tape does not leave my hands after having been used until I have folded a slight bit of the end (or a corner) back on itself and stuck it to itself. The tape end is always easy to find, and easy to peel away for the start of the next usage. Anyway, if you really want to use some sort of object to accomplish this same task, anything at all would work just fine: a scrap of paper or plastic from a bag, or any little bit of small scrap that is at hand. <br> Thanks for your posting! I love to read of all the clever ideas people have for solving everyday problems.
I dissagree. Like he said the bread clip doesn't damage the tape. Folding it back on itself or sticking it to a piece of paper will. You will first have to cut that part off before you can use that piece of tape.
The pancake one is cool too.
<p>It works for scrambled eggs as well.</p>
<p>Love these ideas.. If your chocolate shavings end up on a plate and not the coffee or cake, etc., try picking the biggest curled ones with a toothpick. It's nearly impossible with fingers. Then just let the chocolate slide off the pick to its intended destination.. Merry Chocolate!</p>
<p>Muchas gracias.</p><p>Saludos.</p>
<p>Well, dang it! I can't believe I never thought of this before! Thanks, ever so!</p>
<p>just fold the end of the tape on itself to make a handle. </p><p>Save envelopes from monthly bills that you pay online and never use the usps mail. They go thru sorting machines much better</p>
<p>that was amazing it really helps me fell merry and I'm the Christmas mood ??⛄️☃</p>
<p>love the <strong>squeezable frosting</strong> bottles!! ☻☺</p>
<p>Amazing - genius. Simple easy to do ideas that work. Thank you.</p>
Thanks for this!
Oh, NO! You said 'Merry Christmas'! How insensitive of you! ; ). I am sure you meant to say &quot;Merry ChristmaKwanzaaChuka?
<p>HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA THAT JUST MADE ME SPIT MY COFFEE LAUGHING. </p><p>Heaven forbid we offend anyone these days! I guess I'm a rebel too...Merry Christmas </p>
And a Merry Christmas to you and yours. I'm gonna assume you don't drive a Prius either. I know I don't. 55 Ford F350 dually with a 300hp 390 cid engine under the hood and 6.13:1 gears in the back. drinking up the dinosaurs.
I haven't got a penny. Will a ha'penny do? ..... Oh, wait. Never mind. I haven't got a ha'penny either. <br><br>Seriously, though. KOR- you have done some of my favorite instructables over the years. I wanted to thank you for all of them. And Merry Christmas.
<p>Great information, and (as usual) super clever ideas for Christmas. Thanks! I'll be doing a number of them...</p>
<p>Quick wrapping, no tape required - use foil. It's shiny and fits odd shapes easily. It's also recycleable! Yes... I ran out of tape... </p>
<p>Thank you for your Instructable</p><p>Nice job.</p><p>Rima</p>
I'd like to do this but I can't figure out how to do it. I follow up to &quot;fold opposite corners into the center line&quot;. &quot;Fold the 2 edges next&quot; is where I get lost. What edges? I have a 6-sided figure. The two longest sides are the longest sides of triangles that resulted from folding the corners. Are those longest sides the &quot;edges&quot;? If I fold them, where do I fold them?? I can't make anything &quot;complete a rectangle&quot;. If I took an origami class the teacher would pay me to go away. <br> <br> I have a picture I took of what it looks like at that point, but I can't figure out how to add the image to this post. <br> <br>Could somebody help me out here? I'd love to be able to do this -- I don't think the U.S. Postal Service insists on an envelope, because I often receive newsletters that are just folded in half and held together with little sticky circles folded over on the open edges.
<p>try the illustrated instructions here -- also, it has pictures of the other side, which help: http://www.origami-instructions.com/easy-origami-envelope.html</p>
Check the step by step here: http://www.origami-instructions.com/easy-origami-envelope.html
Wrapping paper rolls...just cut an empty. Toilet paper or paper towel up one side and slip it on the roll.
I loved these!!! It's fun reading someone's instructions for building a steampunk bread machine, but these are simple things I can actually use.
My favorite is the cookie icer. I will def be doing that this year!
The potato peeler on a chocolate bar just blew my mind.
great collection of nifty ideas...
(blush), it is so easy if you locate video, and watch. :0) Awesome King! Love the ideas. Keep up the great work. Plz disregard previous post, (which I deleted, lol)
...pliers? haha
My goodness! King of Random, you are amazing. What great ideas. Thanks a bunch! <br>
Love it! Especially the icing idea.
I really enjoyed these tips! The video was very nicely produced.
OMG! I love these -- but especially that bread clip one! I save them hoping to figure out something to do with them - and this is it!!!!!
Great ideas!
My solution to the tree lights storage challenge is a bit simpler. Any sort of rope or string can be stuffed into a bag without tangling if you start with one end and finish with the other end. So, starting with one end, I simply stuff a string of lights starting into a gallon size plastic storage &quot; zip lock &quot; bag and then pull I it out next year. Guaranteed not to tangle !
Typo: Please ignore the second &quot;starting&quot; in the the third sentence.
I absolutely love this. Your tips are fantastic this is a winner as far as I am concerned. I am sending this to all my friends. I already made the envelope, I love making my own envelopes. Great Job!!! <br>Thank you.
After watching the chip bag one I thought this was going to be a joke video, but the other ones seemed quite handy.
I like the one about the thank you card. :)
nice :D

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