Paper straws suddenly became popular a while back (kind of like washi tape), and now I grab a box of them whenever I see them. Which means that now I suddenly have a lifetime supply of them. And I'm guessing some of you are in the same boat. Bur there are other, alternative ways to use them, aside from drinking through them... here are ten super clever DIY projects using paper straws.
Ah the holidays. If your family is anything like mine, this is the one time of year when everyone's in the same place so of course all the cameras come out for the obligatory family photograph. And that being the case, why not make it a good one complete with stunning festive backdrop! You'd be surprised how simple it is to set one of these up, and boy will they add a whole of pretty to your pics. Read on for my favourites!
Fireplace and mantles are focal points of rooms so they can become the focal point of Holiday decor. Here are ten mantles that are festive and unique, and if you haven't decorated your mantle they can give you some inspiration.
There's something so festive about candlelight. I tend to light a lot of votives during the holiday season, so naturally I'm a big fan of holiday-themed candles. Here are ten of my favorite candle DIYs that I've been drooling over this December.
If you're anything like me, you'll know what it's like to scrounge around on Christmas Eve for the last remnants of wrapping paper you can find because you've left your gift wrapping to the last minute and the shops are no longer open. Thankfully, the internet always comes to my rescue with printable after free printable full of prettily patterned paper goodness - it's saved my gifts and my sanity time and time again. Click through to see my favourite printable finds!
If you're looking for ways to dress up your home this Christmas, look no further than the humble paper snowflake! They're easy to make, the end result is very pretty and best of all, there are loads of free templates (many with printables) to help you along. Grab a pair of scissors, get the kids involved and let's get making!
Besides writing for Curbly, my everyday job is to help make homes happen for people. This ranch home was built in the mid 1960s. During the initial walk through, where we come up with the renovation plan, I told the general contractors this kitchen needs to be opened up and brightened up. Here is how it turned out.
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.
Now that there's a chill in the air, winter feels more like a reality. I've even seen a few snowflakes floating around up here in Boston already. And while holiday decor tends to overtake the interwebs in December, sometimes more subtle winter-themed decor can be refreshing. So today we have ten gorgeous snowflake DIY projects for you.
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.
Superman, Spiderman and the Flash to name a few. Yes, red is the color of superheroes. That's why it was the perfect choice for this dresser destine for Kristi's little boys' bedroom. At 36 weeks preggers (you go, girl!), Kristi
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.
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.
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...
Once Thanksgiving has passed, winter starts to feel like a reality... which means that it might be time to switch out some decorations outside. Here are ten of our favorite front porch ideas - some with a holiday feel, some without.
December is right around the corner, which means that the gift-giving season is almost upon us. While it can be overwhelming, it doesn't have to be - because we're here to help! Today I'm sharing ten of the most well-received items I've ever given as gifts.
Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and if you're like me, planning the menu has been your priority thus far. But don't forgot about the table... here are ten gorgeous, non-traditional tablescapes that are sure to inspire you.
Of all the decorative elements that come with the holiday season, tablescapes are my favourite to get creative with. There's so many details that are perfect to DIY, like the centrepieces, place mats, table runner, place cards... the list goes on! I've been intending to make some napkin rings for my place settings this holidays so I've gathered a few together as inspiration - click through for the full list.
Just in case you haven't seen the Target commercials, plaid is in. I don't really believe it ever went out of style but it definitely is taking center stage lately. Here are some fun ways pops of plaid can be added into your home and decor.