The holiday season is for getting together and having fun with the people you love. One of my family's favorite Christmas activitites is playing our handmade Christmas chimes. These were a gift to our family and we have had some serious memories and laughter playing these bells. If you want to add some epic Christmas cheer to your next party here is how you make these Christmas bells.
Sometimes the holidays can become focused on shopping, candy and presents - but every now and then it's refreshing to take a step away and go back to the roots of Christmas... simple, natural decorations to celebrate time spent with family and friends. So today we're sharing ten ways to incorporate fresh herbs and fruits to create uncomplicated wreaths, ornaments and tablescapes.
This season we partnered with Dremel to bring you a pair of tabletop holiday trees you can add to your winter decor. We wanted to come up with a project for all of you folks who are tight on space, but still wanted to bring in lots of seasonal cheer.
Using several tubes of PVC, you can quickly fashion a unique tree (on a small scale) and spruce it up to your liking. We love this tree's versatility; it can house ornaments or trinkets (like a curio box), or it can stand alone, as a minimal, modern piece. Let's make one!
Like with a lot of things in life, I find that simple is best when it comes to DIY projects. And these felt garlands are exactly that - they're simple to make, they don't require many materials, and they have a classic look which makes them easy to work into the rest of your Christmas decorating. Read on for the easy how-to!
The holidays are officially here and what better way to kick them off than a good ol' fashioned room makeover.
A few weeks ago, Bruno and I traveled to Overland Park, Kansas to make over a Curbly reader's home, courtesy of Lowe's. We spent two days with the Dickson family in their sweet, stylish home (Hi, Amber and Lucas!), transforming their living room for the holidays.
I love having a tree in my home during the holidays. They're so fun to decorate, and if you're lucky enough to get a real one, the smell is fantastic! Unfortunately, trees and lights and ornaments aren't free. Here are 12 great ways to bring a tree in your home without breaking the bank!
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.