Let's face it — you're that person every holiday season: The one up at 3 a.m. on Black Friday and trimming the tree by 6 p.m. You have every Hallmark special-edition ornament since 1982. You bake no less than 30 different holiday cookies. Your DVD collection has every Claymation stop-motion Christmas movie ever made. You have an arsenal of Cosby Show-worthy ugly sweaters. There are a total of 1,242 Christmas songs on your iPod. You bought every holiday fad from moving reindeers to obnoxious blow-up lawn ornaments. But have you ever considered decking the halls with something just a bit more delicious than tinsel or herbs, like food?
Clark Griswold and his 25,000 light bulbs have nothing on you.
So, as a lover of the holiday season, here is your chance to do something really different this year. Instead of trimming the tree with boughs of holly, try candy. Dress up the wreath with some fruits and vegetables from your fridge, and then add hunger-inducing glam to the table with nuts and cereal from the pantry, while you're at it.
On a budget? There is no shortage of holiday cheer when it comes to decorating with familiar foods. Planning your annual holiday bash? Add some popcorn kernels and cranberries to the wreaths for something unexpected. Even your tree will dazzle jealous guests with nutty ornaments and ice cream cone accents.
The best part about making your own decorations with food? It can all be done while watching your favorite holiday flick, or with friends and family on a cold winter afternoon (with cocoa, of course). No battling traffic and lines at the mall. And taste testing along the way doesn't hurt either.