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.
As much as I don't want to accept that winter is right around the corner, I'm starting to come to terms with it - thanks to some wonderfully cozy DIY projects that have been floating around the internet lately. Here are ten of my favorite DIYs that will keep your home warm and inviting during the chilly months of the year.
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
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.
Get ready for another round of wekeend DIY projects to try. There's no time like the present to start tackling some projects before Thanksgiving rolls around. Right? Click through for all 7 DIY ideas.
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.
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.
I love dreamcatchers, but I've never included one in our decor because I've always felt it would look out of place. However, Molly's modern take on the subject has made me reconsider what dreamcatchers can look
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!
Karin wanted a Restoration Hardware look on a dime. Although this makeover cost a bit over that ($120 to be exact), she certainly saved a boatload getting the look she wanted. It started with a TARVA 5-drawer chest
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.
Need a weekend project to try? Make a minimal wood shelf for hanging keys, collecting mail, etc. This DIY idea couldn't get any easier and it's a practical project to boot, which I love. click through to find out how to make your own.
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!
Every year, right around the holidays, I go into a (brief) panic about what kind of gift to buy or DIY for my husband, brother, dad, etc. I love making gifts for them whenever I can, but it can be difficult to come up with a super awesome DIY idea that men will actually like / want to use. So, I'm starting the hunt for ideas early this year and am sharing my favorite DIY gifts for men for the holidays. Here are 14 awesome DIY gift ideas for men this holiday season.
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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How does Santa get inside homes without a chimney? He uses a magic key, of course.* But where do you hang Christmas stockings if you don't have a fireplace/mantel? Just about anywhere, but these 12 clever ideas are
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.
Dig through your tool box and get ready for the weekend with these 7 DIY project ideas that will keep you busy. As usual, there are plenty of fun do-it-yoruself options, but I'm especially partial to those industrial shelves and a painted planter DIY. Click through to see all 7 weekend project ideas.