Decorating & Design
Decorating & Design
7 Renovation Tips From Toronto Blogger Wendy Lau
Toronto blogger Wendy Lau shares her tips for affordable, clever and lighthearted renovations.
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DIY Holiday Paint Projects From Annie Sloan To Try This Weekend
We can always count on the paint maven for some festive crafts!
45+ Of House & Home’s Best Holiday Crafts!
Add seasonal charm to your home with these DIY projects.
DIY: Holiday Posy & Tassel and Bell Garland
What you’ll need for the posy: • Greenery • Seasonal flowers, berries, bells or other decorations • Twine • Ribbon How-to: 1. To make this easy holiday posy, start by forming a fan shape with a foundation of greenery. 2. Layer in seasonal flowers, berries…
DIY: Painted Wooden Ornaments
Create your own one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments by hand painting wooden ones found at craft stores. What you’ll need: • Wooden ornaments (available at craft stores) • Acrylic paint • Acrylic paint pens • Paintbrush How-to: 1. Paint the ornaments with a base of black or…
DIY: Waxed Pinecone Name Card Holders
Set your dining table with organic name card holders with pinecones gathered on a snowy winter walk. What you’ll need: • Dry pinecones • Broken candles or used candle ends • Thin wire • Stainless steel bowl • Saucepan • String…
DIY: Pinecone Swag
What you’ll need for the pinecone swag: Twine Scissors Approx. 12–14 dry pinecones How-to: Start by attaching a long piece of twine to the ends of three pinecones, varying the length of the twine. Do the same thing with three more pinecones and make twine lengths a bit shorter.
DIY: Reusable Hanukkah Crackers
What you’ll need: 12″ x 12″ squares of fabric Cardboard tubes Ribbon Treats, paper crowns, etc. Thin corrugated cardboard Utility knife Cutting mat Glue How-to: Start by wrapping a piece of fabric around a cardboard tube and tie off one end with ribbon. Next, fill the roll with treats, such…
DIY: Felt Napkin Holder
What you’ll need: Christmas tree template (choose your favorite online!) Scissors Approx. 12″ x 12″ piece of 3 mm–thick felt Pencil Sewing needle and thread How-to: Start by downloading and printing a Christmas tree template that fills an 8 1⁄2″ x 11″ page. Take your piece of felt and…
DIY: Treat Cones
What you’ll need for the treat cones: Two 12″ x 12″ pieces of paper such as cardstock, old calendars or wallpaper ends Scissors Glue Narrow double-sided tape Hole punch Ribbon Tassels Treats How-to: Cut two sheets of 12″ x 12″ paper on the diagonal and glue them together, back-to-back,…
DIY: Nut Garland
What You’ll Need: Nuts (walnuts, almonds, chestnuts and hazelnuts) Dremel drill with 1⁄8″ bit Waxed string How-to: Gather a bowl of mixed nuts with the shells on. Using a Dremel, drill a hole through one of each variety of nut Cut the waxed string to the desired length and…
DIY: Holiday Simmers
What You’ll Need: 3–5 dried orange slices 2–3 dried apple slices Fresh cranberries Cinnamon sticks Star anise Rosemary Pine sprigs How-to: To a heat-safe bowl add dried orange and apple slices, and a handful of fresh cranberries. Then, add cinnamon sticks, star anise, rosemary and pine sprigs. Pour…
Paint Project: DIY Stenciled Tea Tray
Features Editor Wendy Jacob shares the step-by-step process of this Annie Sloan paint project.