Category: Home Decor

Creative Giving: How to Give a Gift Card

THE PERFECT GIFT IDEA Gift cards are the perfect choice for those hard to shop for individuals on your list. Pick a gift card from a store with multiple departments so they have plenty of choices! – Giant Tiger, www.gianttiger.com SEW IT UP Crochet a cute gift card ornament that will also become a keepsake […]

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Marc & Mandy’s Home & Decor Gift Ideas

A FRESH COAT Update your home before guests arrive with colors from Simon Chang’s 2019 Trend Collection! – Beauti-tone, www.beauti-tone.ca QUALITY DIY Create DIY tabletops, artwork, jewelry and more. Low odor formulation allows for indoor use, with no ventilation required! – Ecopoxy, www.ecopoxy.com PHOTO ART Turn your photos into affordable, stunning wall art that is […]

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8 DIY Halloween Treat Bags

Looking for a last minute way to dress up your Halloween treats? We’ve got a few great ideas for you.

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4 Creative Ways to Use Leftover Halloween Candy

  Freeze it.  Candy can last anywhere from two weeks to a year, depending on how you store it. Check the labels or do a quick Google search to find out which treats will and won’t keep. For the ones that will, freeze and unthaw throughout the year to make sundaes, milkshakes, cakes, brownies, or […]

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Melissa Maker’s Thanksgiving Cleaning Tips

Cooking can be messy business, especially when it comes to a big event like Thanksgiving dinner. That said, there are a few things you can do to set yourself up for success with minimal mess. Melissa Maker, from the YouTube channel Clean My Space, shares some tips on how to safeguard your kitchen from typical […]

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Fireplace Mantel Decor Ideas for Thanksgiving

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DIY Centerpiece Ideas for Thanksgiving

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Creative Hacks for Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner

Cooking a big meal, especially for a high pressure occasion like Thanksgiving, can be a intimidating and overwhelming. Chef Rob shares some of his tried and true hacks for getting through this big day. For your turkey: The best way to cook a turkey is overnight, slowly and on a low temperature. Chef Rob suggests […]

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Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas for Father’s Day

Dad, You Are Dynamite!! ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 6 What an explosive idea! Try this dynamite wrapping paper, it's the bomb! Source jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('d68673c3172551155fa365c0658b36a5', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

Homemade Father’s Day Gifts You Can Make With Your Kids

Building Memories with Dad ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 8 This great little project is a wonderful way to keep some memories alive with your child. It means spending time together and really bonding. Source jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('c0f9195892206d7074ff29c3c5f82f53', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

Father’s Day DIY Ideas for Grown Ups!

A DIY gift is meaningful and memorable, not matter what age you are! Here are some great DIY gift ideas that aren’t meant for kids!

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How To Simplify Your Next Renovation Project

Expensive and stressful; two words often used to describe the home renovation process. If you’re planning a home renovation project, project delays, household disruptions and overspending can all lead to a lot of frustration. To avoid this, it is important to plan ahead, get organized and set realistic expectation. These three tips below will ensure […]

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Transform Your Basement into a Rental Suite

If you live in a desirable area and you’ve been thinking about transforming your basement to attract renters, now may be the perfect time. In today’s housing economy, converting your basement into a rental suite is an excellent way to help pay off your mortgage, while providing affordable living accommodations for low-income renters. Not only […]

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DIY Spring Garden Party Ideas

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Creative Ideas for Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed

Caprese Quiche ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 7 If you want to serve mom something a little fancier then PB&J; try these caprese quiches. Tasty! Source jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('7c1442f2c0233ffbf7b0b8573dea7321', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

10 Fun Ways to Use a Fireplace in Spring

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Refinishing an Old Bedroom Dresser

Dear Marc: Do you have ideas for refinishing an old bedroom dresser? It’s a low, two-drawer dresser with a honey wood finish. I like the piece of furniture, but I want to “glam it up”. Help! Darlene Dear Darlene: The other day, I was sitting with friends and family in my sister’s dining room when […]

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DIY Faux Fur Chair Project

Dear Marc: I found a faux fur chair with natural stained wood at a flea market and I want to refinish it. I went to a fabric store to replace the existing faux fur with a more muted colour only to realize that this type of fabric is pricey! Do you have any ideas how […]

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DIY Repurposed Weathered Wood Sign

“I’m from the country and I like it that way” – Tracy Byrd, #1 Billboard Hit Country Music Artist Dear Marc: I have two eight foot lengths of 1 x 6 inch weathered wood. We had an old fence dismantled and these pieces were left behind by the contractor. I thought of throwing them out […]

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How to Create a Multi-functional Basement for the Whole Family

The finished basement is a space in the house where the whole family can come together to enjoy some communal time. If you’re looking to renovate your basement to make it more usable, consider that this space is often expected to take on many functions such as being a living room, a guest space, and […]

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Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

A Cozy Christmas Gift Wrap ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 9 Easy peasy lemon squeezy! Photo Source and Details jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('9c48267575153d9029444afb6157d7fd', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

Halloween Stain Removal Tips

Halloween is a scary time, in more ways than one. Think: ghosts, goblins, haunted houses, and miscellaneous STAINS. Speaking to the latter is Melissa Maker of Clean My Space. Keep reading for two common stain types and Melissa’s expert tips on how to treat them. Type 1: Chocolate, Pumpkin and Caramel The first step is to remove as […]

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Five Tips for Creating an Appealing Dressing Room at Home

A large master bedroom usually has a dressing room. A dressing room serves as the place where a woman dresses, puts on her makeup, brushes her hair and finishes getting ready. The best thing about decorating a dressing room is you can let your creativity run wild. Look at five tips for creating an appealing […]

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Expert Advice: Is a Tub Necessary?

Q: I’m in the middle of remodeling and my husband and I can’t agree. Neither of us ever uses the tub, we both prefer showers. I feel like a tub would just waste space in the room that we could have used for storage or a larger shower but he is worried that we’ll regret […]

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Expert Advice: How Much Paint do I Need?

Q. How much paint do I need to paint my room? A: In generally, a medium size room (12’ by 12’ with 8’ high ceilings) will usually take about ¾ of a gallon per coat for the walls. It is important to choose a good quality paint to ensure proper coverage with two coats. My […]

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