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.
I don't know about you but our family schedule during the holidays is full. Crazy fun...but crazy busy. I needed something to keep our activities for all to see. This large wall calendar is perfect for keeping us all in the know. Printing this calendar is so easy and it might just make your holidays a little more sane.
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.
In this 1950s ranch style home you walk in from the garage straight into the laundry room. Inside the laundry room is a walk in coat/storage closet. The owner before had used it as a pantry/coat closet. Besides being outdated, this closet had a few identity problems.
While I love the traditional evergreen boxwood look as much as the next person, I've been itching to try my hand at making a more minimal version of the holiday wreath. I've seen a few around lately and they're just so elegant, plus they're super simple to DIY. Want to know how? Read on for all the details!
Everybody loves to have a pretty centerpiece on the table, but who has the time to create a whole new centerpiece for every single season and every single holiday? I know I certainly don't, which is why I came up with this solution - a beautiful gilded arrangement that only uses long-lasting elements that won't die or rot within a week - such as faux flowers, succulent plants and uncarved pumpkins. Read on to check out the surprisingly chic final product.
One of my favourite things about the festive season is the lead up to the big day; there’s so much anticipation and excitement surrounding the countdown to Christmas. This is why advent calendars are right up my alley and this year I finally got around to hand-making one, which is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. Best of all, being a printable calendar, it’s easy to set one up for your own holiday celebrations - click through to see how!
Creating a tablescape for the holidays that you actually love can be really simple. For me, the trick is all in the centerpiece because it's really where everyones eyes are surely going to meet. I created this Scandinavian-inspired piece using affordable and attainable elements that works equally well for both Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all the winter holidays.
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Pillows are the best way to change up a room for the new season. And nothing is more cuddly and warm then a soft flannel shirt. This fun flannel pillow is sure to encourage some quality time on the sofa.
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Maybe its my love of the outdoors or maybe its my love of vintage, but I love a good lantern. I have always been drawn to these at flea markets and antique stores and they are a great way to add a little vintage to your decor. Here is how you can turn a vintage (or new) kerosene lamp into a lamp.
I have an 18 inch wide pantry and this is how it has looked lately. We moved into our house with big dreams of a future kitchen renovation but until then, we must function out of very little storage. This pantry will some day be gone so I have no desire to spend tons of time and money modifying it to awesomeness. I honestly don't think it could get there anyway. My goal was to go to the store, grab some storage solutions and bring myself home the things that will make my pantry more usable.
This winter, I'm sticking to my two neutrals: black and white. But, I want touches of glitter and natural elements added to the mix! As much as I love to go out and shop for new holiday decor, it's always nice to come up with ways to create those pieces in the comfort of your own home.
With Thanksgiving around the corner and Christmas not far behind, I thought it'd be a good time to start thinking about all those desserts that will be leftover in the wake of the festivities. Because at this time of year there always seems to be too much food, despite my best efforts to eat everything in sight!
These pie boxes are perfect for handing out the extra pieces after the party's over; and best of all, they're so easy to make that you could put them together while the turkey's roasting. Click through for the full tutorial...
I've always loved Scandinavian prints. They manage to be both sophisticated and fun at the same time, and they combine so many of my favourite things; bold colours, plenty of patterns, playful shapes... what's not to love? So when I needed a little something to brighten up my bare walls, a Scandi-inspired wall hanging was the first thing that came to mind. Click through to make one of your own!
When it comes to revamping a room in my home or studio, I love wall art projects because they usually give you the most bang for your buck in terms of transforming a space. Admittedly though, I don't always have the time it takes to create awesome DIY art pieces. So, I came up with a modern, minimal way to add great artwork to your walls in under 30 minutes and thought I'd share the tutorial, in case you're always in a time crunch for DIYs like I am.
Roller shades are inexpensive, easy to install, and super functional. They are also great for privacy and blocking sunlight. The problem is they are just so boring. Here is how you can take a plain 'ole roller shade and update it with a Sharpie.
As a designer and blogger, I have a bit of an obsession with color. So naturally, I love PANTONE swatches. One day I looked over at my sad little white trash can and I realized that it would be the perfect blank slate to use for a project. Thus, my PANTONE trash can was born. Read on to check out the final product.