If you don't have a fireplace, but still want to hang stockings and decorate a mantel, you can craft one out of cardboard! Using cardboard display boards (ones students use for science projects), you can build a realistic (and lightweight) fireplace. This simple DIY can change your entire living space and really set the mood for a magical Christmas holiday! DIY instructions here: www.ehow.com/...
How to Make a Cardboard Christmas Fireplace | eHow
Do you love paper plate crafts too? Sharing 25 Easy Paper Plate Christmas Crafts for kids - Includes paper plate craft trees, bells, reindeer, Santa Claus, elves, Frozen Olaf , penguins & wreaths. Fun activities for all kids. Check out the post for lots of ideas to kids busy the whole of December ..
Sense and Simplicity: DIY Christmas plates made with dollar store plates and a red Sharpie. Tutorial and link for images at: http://gracie-senseandsimplicity.blogspot.ca/2011/12/come-on-in-for-visit.html
Sense and Simplicity: Style at Home - Christmas Decorating Tips