Last-Minute Fixes to Avoid Holiday Disasters

BuzzFeed Life editors' tips to craft a last-minute centerpiece, make wrapping paper and more.
2:08 | 12/19/14

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And right now, day two of the holiday how-to series. New ways to get creative and have fun with decorations. Today, it's about holiday emergencies. Like what to do when you have run out of time, you need to bring nothing is a holiday party. Tony Reali teamed up with buzzfeed with some great ideas. ? 911, emergency. Reporter: It's a holiday emergency we're all familiar with. My house is being robbed. Reporter: Maybe not exactly like home alone, but what to do with the last minute holiday 911 moments. Your tree isn't as spruce as you want. I call this a Charlie brown situation. It looks full and perfect, bring it home, it's empty, naked. It's got male pattern baldness. Get tinsel Garland, and kind of just wind it into the holes of the tree. Reporter: Find yourself without a center piece? Get some clippings from your tree, put in a vase like this. Without a real tree, go to the Christmas tree farm. Sometimes they give them away for free. Go out to the neighbor's yard. Reporter: Run out of wrapping paper, create your own container. This is a good way to wrap something small, hard to wrap. Fold the ends over like this on both sides. And tie a little ribbon around it. It looks like a really cute custom package. Reporter: That's a Christmas miracle. Yes. Reporter: And turn to the pantry. This is a DIY cookie. Check the recipe and put everything you need in the jar. Reporter: This is a recipe for disaster. And you're layering. It's going to look really pretty. Dump this in the taupop. And it looks nice. Put your name tag on that, maybe instructions. Reporter: The 411 on your holiday 911 moments? Priceless. For "Good morning America," Tony Reali, ABC news, New York.

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