Let's face it, Christmas might be the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be expensive once you factor in all the decorations, food and gifts that you end up buying over the course of the season. Don't despair though, there are plenty of ways to save a few pennies without sacrificing that lovely festive vibe - read on for more details!
Not everyone has space for a Christmas but who needs a Christmas tree to keep you in the Christmas Spirit? Be inspired by these ten trees that take up no square footage in a home.
There's truly no easier way to dress up a table setting than with printable placemats. They add an instant burst of colour to your entertaining space and they're so easy to DIY.
Plaid is usually defined as "rustic Christmas" but this year, with the trend taking center stage, you can throw some plaid into any design style. If you are into "easy DIY" then this wreath is for you. Grab your favorite plaid fabric and lets get started.
It's advent calendar time! As I write this post, the Midwest is being walloped by a snow storm. Nothing inspires holiday decorating like many inches of snow, and to stave off decking all the halls, I created a little advent village for our children. Read on for the full tutorial.
Using blocks of wood and test tubes, I assembled a village full of tiny treasures to help our family celebrate...
If you've been reading my Christmas posts over the last couple of weeks, you've probably heard me say that I'm not a big fan of traditional festive colours. But that doesn't mean I don't like decorating for the holidays. Far from it in fact - it just means I try to think outside the box when it comes to the colours I use. And after scouting around online it seems I'm not the only one! Read on to see my favourite alternative colour schemes for Christmas.
One of the things I look forward to each season is creating a new wreath for our home. Not only is it a fun and festive project to do, but it makes for some really easy holiday decor! The style options are endless and limitless. Here in Canada, everything is covered in a blanket of white, shimmery snow. It's truly a magical time of year and I really wanted to emulate that in my decor, so I decided to make a wintery wonderland wreath.
A lovely alternative to the the traditional advent calendar is this hanging gems advent calendar. Made using a variety of paper templates, the cluster of gems could be reimagined hanging from
While I love the leafy look as much the next person, a lot of the prettiest Christmas wreaths don't have a shred of green in sight. Surprised? I was - before I found these clever projects that is. Read on to see some of my favourite alternatives to the traditional evergreen wreath.
The holidays are expensive, there's just no way around it (unless you forgo gifts altogether). But if that's not your cup of tea, there are ways to save a few bucks. One easy way is to download free printables to use for gift wrap, tags, decor, etc. So we've rounded up ten of our favorite free holiday printables - we think you'll like them too.
I always have food on the brain. And that really hasn't changed now that I'm decorating for the holidays. I'm breaking out the tree this weekend and thought it should probably be covered in all of my favorite foods. Here are 15 of the cutest and most delicious treat-inspired ornaments & garlands for the tree this year!
A bunch of years ago I wrote a roundup of 20+ Inexpensive DIY Gift Baskets Ideas We Love, and apparently, you love them too, because the article still gets plenty of viewing action. Although we STILL love those ideas, we thought it might be time to expand on the idea. As mentioned in the original post, gift baskets are great to receive, but giving them can be surprisingly expensive. Pick a basket, add a little of this and a...
With all the parties that take place during the festive season, the holidays are the perfect time to have a little fun with your table settings. After all, there are so many elements that you can DIY, and by doing so you can really tailor each piece to suit your personal taste or existing Christmas decor (or both!). Read on to see how easy it was to set up this simple place setting with just a bit of fabric paint, paper and some clay.
I'm getting into holiday decorating much earlier than normal this year. What about you? And I thought I would try my hand at another wood project because I happen to have a bunch of wood shims lying around from another project. So, with the help of the folks at Dremel, I created a tabletop wood shim Christmas tree for the holidays that is fun, festive, and a little bit pastel. The finished tree is about 16 inches tall, making it especially perfect for anyone with a small space that doesn't have a lot of room to spare. Click through for the full tutorial.
It's always nice to bring a personal touch to your table top during the holidays. Whether it's handmade centerpieces, tableclothes or in this case, faceted wood place card holders! I also love the idea of my guests seeing their names on the table - it insantly sends a warm welcome.