13 Easy Peasy Kmart Christmas Hacks to Try This Year

It’s December which means it’s officially acceptable to bring out the tree and tinsel, decorate your house with festive figurines AND consume Christmas-themed baked goods before 8am.

Which I have been doing since November, but, hey, at least now it’s not frowned upon.

Because it’s just not Christmas without a Kmart Christmas hack post, we have collected some of our favourite decorating and gift giving ideas, using popular Kmart products.

If you are planning to deck the halls via the aisles at Kmart, then these hacks are sure to help you get into the Christmas spirit.

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Decorating Delights

1. DIY Letter Board Christmas Tree

If you happen to have the Kmart DIY Letter Board, then why not add a festive message to it in the shape of a Christmas tree? This mum has done the work for us so all you have to do is copy and display!

christmas kmart hacks letter board

2. A Shoe-in for Festive Fun

How’s this for a festive twist for your feet? Embrace the Christmas spirit by adding some eyes, pom poms and felt to the Kmart gold ballet shoes.

kmart christmas hacks reindeer shoes

3. A House for that Stupid Elf

The Elf on the Shelf gets up to all kinds of mischief at night. But where do you plop him during the day? Clever mums are making their Elf a cute little house using either the $20 Kmart metal caravan or the $20 Kmart Christmas display shelf. Or, like the display below, BOTH!

Kmart christmas elf shelf house

4. Stacks of Balls 

The $12 Kmart Christmas stacking tree is back for another year as well. Last year this little decoration proved to be very popular, especially for displaying ornaments and baubles. Check out what mums did with the stacking tree last year over at our Christmas Kmart Hacks 2017 post.

kmart stacking tree hack

5. Merry Mobile

One very clever Kmart mumma managed to make this masterpiece for her Christmas table. It’s a Christmas mobile, made from a Hula Hoop and complete with leafy and berry garland, decorative berries, artificial flowers and fishing line. All from Kmart, of course.

She’s even added battery tea lights and copper lights to the sparkly mobile. Talk about talent! And what a great conversation starter around the Christmas table.

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6. Pool Noodle Centrepiece

Another hack that took off last year was using a pool noodle to make a Christmas wreath and centrepiece. This year the pool noodle centrepiece hack continues to gain momentum. All you need is a collection of baubles, a pool noodle and a glue gun. Pair it with the $12 glittery reindeer and you’ve got a beautiful way to dress up the dinner table.

kmart pool noodle centrepiece

7. Festive fireplace fun 

Check this popular item that arrived just in time for Christmas – Kmart’s brick wall wrap. This is perfect for making your very own fireplace. All you need is some empty cardboard boxes, the brick wall wrap and some tape to piece it all together.

christmas fireplace hack

8. Santa’s Workshop 

The brick wall wrap is also awesome for wrapping up your entire office and transforming it into Santa’s Workshop. How fun to arrive at the office and see this?

kmart wrapping paper hack

Decorations done. Time to move on to the gifts.

Gifts Galore

9. Teachers’ Gifts Sorted

There are heaps of great gift ideas for daycare/school/kindy/ teachers at Kmart – candles, soaps, plants. But we especially love this idea of using a $5 diary and adding personalised stickers to the front. Add a personal message or a little picture to the inside.

kmart christmas teachers gifts

10. Stamped for Class

Last year one of the clever Kmart mums came up with the idea of using the Christmas stamp collection as part of the Christmas cards for the class. And this year it’s continued to be a huge hit!

Kmart hack christmas gifts class

11. Pencils at the Ready

Another super simple way to add something special to the end of the year? Mini Christmas cards combined with candy canes and a cute Christmas pencil. You can get all the supplies at Kmart. $1 for the Christmas tags, $5 for the pencils and $2 for 2 x10 candy canes.

Kmart hacks class christmas gift ideas

12. Shadow Box Surprise

While there is no storage of toys available, once kids get to a certain age they can become a little hard to shop for, especially if you’re on a budget or unsure of what they have/need. Enter the $10 shadow box.

This product is great for displaying all sorts of things, including your baby keepsakes. But it’s also a thoughtful way to gift money, chocolate and other surprises without just handing them cash in a card.

kmart shadow boxes christmas hacks

13. All Wrapped Up 

Finally, how will you wrap all of these great gifts? Well, you can use regular wrapping paper. Or you can opt for a reusable option and transform these cute Kmart tea towels into gift wrap. It might not be economical for all the kids’ gifts, but what a great idea for those special gifts for teachers, workmates and extended family!

Christmas tea towel wrapping paper hack

Even more Christmas fun!

Not going to lie. We are slightly obsessed with Christmas. Check out our last year’s Kmart Christmas hacks for even more ideas. And after you’re done decorating the house and getting the gifts sorted, have a look at some of these other Christmas-themed activities and baking ideas:

Photos courtesy of Kmart Mums Australia, Kmart Hacks & Homes, Kmart Christmas Mums and Dads and Instagram. 

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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