Category: DIY Tips & Tricks

DIY Wedding Centerpiece Ideas on a Budget

Books and Ribbon ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 9 This is a great alternative to the traditional flowers. Books are classy and places like the thrift store or even garage sales are ideal places to find them for pennies. Source jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('14c145eea736047927730f9daf9b76df', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

DIY Toys for Your Dog

Our pets are like our family members, and aptly so, it’s tempting to want to spoil them with treats and toys. But toys purchased from pet shops and department stores tend to be expensive. Given that your dog’s first inclination will likely be to chew, burry, or destroy it, you may find yourself questioning if […]

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How to Create Your Own Life-Sized Backyard Chess Game

  It’s almost summer again – (okay, not almost per se, but it will be here eventually) – and we’re already gearing up for the season of backyard entertainment. Check out our step-by-step instructions on constructing your very own life-sized chess game for your backyard.   Step 1: Prepare your site Just because you have a backyard, […]

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4 Cleaning Hacks You Need To Know Today!

  Cleaning is nobody’s favorite chore, but lucky for you, the internet is full of tips and ideas to make this thankless task a painless one.   Rings on Wooden Surfaces  Let’s face it, most people don’t automatically reach for a coaster every time they want to set down their sweaty drink. To remedy those […]

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DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and if you have someone special in your life, hopefully you’re well prepared. If not, we’ve got a roundup for you! Check out these six, sweet and simple DIY Valentine’s Days gifts that will show your SO how much you care.   Heart-crafted paperclips Details and instructions.   […]

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Valentine’s Day DIY Nail Art Tutorials

Spruce up your look for Valentine’s Day with these fun, love-themed ideas! Valentine’s Day Heart Nail Art: DIY Cute & Easy Nail Art For Beginners: Three Valentine’s Day Nail Art Designs! Valentine’s Day “LOVE” Nail Art: Easy Nails Art Tutorial: https://youtu.be/VRZOOBdqd7c Easy Valentine’s Day Nail Art : DIY different designs! 3 Nail art VALENTINE’S DAY: […]

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Last Minute Valentines Day Gift Ideas For Your S.O. (that aren’t flowers, chocolates or a card)

Much like birthdays, anniversaries and school photo days, Valentine’s day is one of those occasions that has the tendency to sneak up on you. If you find yourself unprepared come February 14th, we have some last-minute suggestions you can whip up or pick up right in time for V-day.   A homemade heart shaped pizza […]

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DIY Home Repairs

If you’re a homeowner, you’ll know all too well that real estate is expensive. If you’re planning on making this sizeable investment, you should also make it a point to invest in your home’s upkeep. We think learning how to do minor home repairs yourself is a worthwhile skill for any homeowner to have, so […]

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Tips for Upgrading Your Work Lunch Experience

  Eating your lunch at your desk or in your staff lunchroom doesn’t have to be a sad and boring affair. Keep reading for tips on how to better execute your midday routine.   Invest in your lunch experience Have you ever heard the phrase: ‘You have to spend money to save money’? Well, it […]

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Yummy New Year’s Eve Cocktails

When the clock strikes midnight, what drink will your guests be cheers-ing with?   Orange Cherry Champagne Find the recipe here.   Grape sparklers Find the recipe here.   Pomegranate and ginger spritzer Find the recipe here:   Champagne cocktail Find the recipe here.   Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco Find the recipe here.

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Tips for Ensuring a Budget-Friendly Holiday Season

If you’re on a diet or on a tight budget, the holiday season can be a testing time. For those who are on the latter, keep reading for our tips and tricks for ensuring your holiday season is a budget-friendly one.   Opt for no gifts Keep in mind, that the whole point behind Christmas […]

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Tips for Hosting a Stress-Free Holiday Party at Home

When it comes to hosting, we’re all about making your experience as smooth and stress-free as possible. True to form, we’ve compiled some holiday-specific tips and tricks to streamline your hosting experience during this particularly demanding time of year.   Make a list With so much going on during the holidays, it can be easy […]

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Tips for Hosting a Holiday Party in a Small Space

Opt for an alternative Christmas tree There’s nothing quite like a real tree to festive-ify your home, but if you’re lacking space, you may want to consider alternative options. Not only is a tree space consuming, but in a party setting lights and delicate ornaments can be bumped off by unsuspecting guests, creating more mess […]

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Creative Ideas for Gift Baskets

Leading up to the month of December, the internet is teaming with gift guides for everyone on your Christmas list: your fashionista best friend, your tech nerd boyfriend, your minimalist mom; but what about all the people in between? What about that neighbor that checked in on your cat when you were away on holidays […]

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Last Minute Ideas to Get Your Family and Your Home Holiday Ready

  Anybody who’s ever hosted family or friends over the holiday season will know that there never seems to be enough minutes in the day to get your home in order for guests. Between food prep, gift wrapping, decorating, not to mention all that cleaning; it’s easy to get overwhelmed and end up not enjoying […]

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Fun and Easy Last Minute Photo Ideas for Your Family Christmas Card

With all the chaos and craziness of the holiday season, it’s easy to forget a thing or two. If sending out your family’s annual Christmas card slipped your mind this year, this DIY roundup is for you! Check out these five super simple, but super creative family Christmas card ideas that you can whip up and […]

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How Long is Your Makeup Good For?

If you’re anything like me, and you don’t wear a whole lot of makeup on a regular basis, you likely don’t replenish your stash too often either. But just like the food in your fridge, makeup can go bad and using products past their expiry can cause skin irritation and eye infections; (so even if […]

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Stencils VS Wallpaper

As if a bare white wall is some sort of crime against décor, homeowners have been infatuated with adorning their walls for centuries. It dates to the era of cavemen when the walls of caves were heavily embellished in primitive sketches. Since then, the realm of wall adornment has vastly expanded, allowing modern homeowners to […]

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4 Tips for Stencilling a Wall

If you love the intricate patterned look of wallpaper, but don’t really like the hefty price tag, you may want to consider stencilling as an alternative means of wall décor. Stencilling is fun, DIY-able and stylish, all you need is a little bit of paint, a little bit of patience, and these four tips.   […]

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6 Tips for Starting a Wine Collection

Raise your hand if you love wine! (Edit: Put down your wine glass and then raise your hand it you love wine.) Well, wine-lovers, you’re not alone. And if you find yourself wanting to take your appreciation for the drink one step further, why not start a collection? Here are a few tips to get […]

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8 Fabulous Christmas Nail Art Tutorials

Christmas is the perfect time to dress up and make merry – from formal dinner parties to casual family get-togethers, this season is always open to a little bit of extra fun! We’ve compiled our favourite YouTube tutorials for fun, Christmas nail art to add a bit of fun to your next holiday party outfit! […]

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LED Centerpiece DIY

I’ve got a great Christmas DIY for you using these really cool LED balls from LED Light Solutions. They run on batteries and they last the whole entire season. Normally you would use these outside hanging in a tree, but we decided to do something very chic indoors by putting them in these beautiful light […]

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Marc’s Budget-Friendly Christmas Tree Decor Tips

When it comes to Christmas trees it’s not just about the way it looks. Well okay, it’s about the way it looks. But why does it have to be green? I love the idea of repurposing an old Christmas tree by spray painting it! On the 2015 Holiday Episode of the Marc & Mandy Show, […]

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7 DIY Eco-Friendly Christmas Wreaths

Have a green Christmas when you make these eco-friendly wreaths from reusable materials you probably have lying around the house. Mixed Greens: This woodsy design, decorated with fruit and plants, mixes the fake and real together. Get a hold of 16-inch grapevine wreaths and artificial Granny Smith apples. Use a glue gun to attach the […]

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How to: Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

When you enter a room in your home, what does it smell like? Does it smell clean? Does it have an odor to it? A pleasant smell is a great way to set the mood in a room and creating the smell of Christmas doesn’t have to be difficult: Pomanders Balls Supply List: • Citrus […]

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