Holiday Tid Bits

By Giggle Magazine

Peppermint Patty Wreath

This is one of our all-time favorite holiday wreaths we made for our December/January 2018 issue. Creating felt wreaths is easy, inexpensive and fun for the whole family. All you need is a foam wreath, felt, glue fun and some fun holiday decorations!


  • Foam wreath
  • 4 red felt sheets
  • 4 white felt sheets
  • Pushpins
  • Hot glue gun
  • Extra hot glue sticks
  • Gold ribbon
  • Sharp craft scissors
  • Holiday candy décor


Step 1: Create Wreath

Cut different sized strips of red and white felt. Wrap felt strips around the wreath in alternating colors and sizes. Secure with pushpins prior to gluing. Once you like the pattern, glue strips to wreath.

Step 2: Create Flowers

Use methods listed for the Winter Wonderland wreath. I just used the pop-up blossoms in this wreath, but you can use whatever you like.

Step 3: Design Wreath

When the flowers are finished, begin laying out your décor and flowers in a pattern you like. Use pushpins to place, then glue to secure. Use gold ribbon or door hanger to hang.


Dear Santa,

Santa was recorded as receiving approximately 1.7 million latter, 700,000 more than from the US, from children in France 2012.


Top 3 Tips For Keeping Trees Fresh

  1. Get the base of the tree cut by about an inch so the tree is able to easily take in water.
  2. Don’t add anything to the water; straight H20 is all that the tree needs.
  3. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Just like us, trees need water to stay at their very best. Letting the water level fall below the base could prevent further water intake.


Elf on a Shelf

Since debuting in 2005, more than 11 million copies of the book on a shelf have been sold.


Our Favourite Holiday Movie Picks!

Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 1964

Charlie Brown Christmas, 1965

It’s A Wonderful Life, 1946

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 1967

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 1989

Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, 1977

The Polar Express, 2004 Frosty the Snowman, 1969

A Christmas Story, 1980

The Santa Clause, 1994

White Christmas, 1954

Home Alone, 1990

ELF, 2003


Crafting a Wood Block Menorah

This DIY menorah from our December/January 2017 issue is a wonderful and simple craft for the whole family.


  • Ten 2-inch wood blocks
  • Drill
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hanukkah candles
  • Safety goggles

*Always supervise kiddos


Have a parent drill a hole about a half an inch deep in the center of nine of the blocks; this will be used to hold the candles in place. Be sure to use a drill bit that corresponds to the width of your candles. Remember to wear your safety goggles!

Use the paint to decorate each of the blocks as you like. Keep in mind that the block without a hole will be stacked below another block, so the patterns should match.

Once the paint has dried, use the hot glue gun to glue one of the drilled blocks on top of the block with no hole; this will create your shamash.

After it has dried, glue four blocks on one side and four on the other side of the shamash. Let glue set and then insert candles into the drilled holes.