Category: Holiday DIY

Easy Hair Tutorials for Valentine’s Day

We want to look great for Valentine’s Day but there’s no need to spend a fortune! Try one of these gorgeous styles at home! 2 EASY Romantic Hair Styles: Cute Valentines Day Hair – Easy Braid Idea: Valentine’s Day Hairstyle: How to Create a Perfect Love Bun: Lady Gaga Hair Bow: 2 Minute Romantic Hairstyle […]

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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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Valentine`s Day Recipes To Make With Your Kids

If you have a family, you’ll know that the Valentine’s Day festivities are never limited to just mom and dad, and rightly so. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be limited to love in the romantic sense, but love in general.  Getting your kids involved in your Valentine’s festivities is a great way to spark family […]

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Tips to Throw a New Year’s Eve Party on a Budget

Hosting a New Years Eve party can be equal parts exciting and expensive. Between food, drinks, decorations, not to mention unforeseen expenses, it can be hard to not only set a budget but stick to it. But that doesn’t have to be the case. With a little creativity and a lot of planning, you can […]

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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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DIY Gift Ideas for Coffee Lovers

Find the perfect gift for the coffee lover on your list!  

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7 Ways to Relax During the Holidays

 We all need to take time to relax and breathe during the busy holiday season. We’ve compiled 7 ideas to help you de-stress this Christmas! DIY Spa Night: Even if it’s only for 20 minutes, take time to spoil yourself. Give yourself a pedicure or try a facial; put some cucumbers and mint over your […]

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Tips for Hosting a Holiday Wine Tasting

If there were ever a month to eat, drink and be merry, this would be it. And while we can’t necessarily gift your merriment this holiday season, let us at least help you with the drink part with these tips for hosting a fabulously festive wine tasting for your family and friends.   Get out the good glassware It’s […]

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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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Creative Ideas for Tree Toppers

One of the most eagerly anticipated Christmas traditions families have is decorating the tree. Decorating your tree as a family can be an important bonding experience and the custom is a fun and nostalgic way to kick off the holiday festivities. But just because this is a tradition, doesn’t mean that how you decorate has […]

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Think Outside the Box for Thoughtful Last-Minute Gifts

Although it’s the time of year to make a list and check it twice, a recent poll found that on average, three in 10 gift purchases during the holidays are done at the last minute or within a day of giving the gift. We all understandably want our holiday shopping experience to be more convenient […]

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Chic DIY Pipe Christmas Tree

Supplies Needed: Various sizes of ABS pipes Clear silicone 1/4 inch plywood (ours is 5.5 feet by 3 feet) Various ornaments Krylon ColorMaster white spray paint Glue gun Instructions: 1. Cut and paint plywood with desired color. For a small fee the plywood can be cut to your desired size at the lumber yard and […]

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7 Holiday Decor Ideas for Your Dining Room

Decorating for the holidays can be fun but it can also be a challenge. Using the same decor year after year means that your gorgeous dining table may be old and boring within just a year or two because everyone’s already seen it! Here are a few great ideas to change up your dining room […]

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5 Healthy Christmas-Themed Treats

The Christmas season is all about family, festivities and of course, food. Though it’s hard to ignore the inevitable weight gain we tend to experience around the holidays, there are ways to combat it that don’t involve buying bigger pants. Instead, encourage your loved ones to eat healthy by providing healthy alternatives to treats and […]

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How to Create That Wow Factor This Holiday Season

The in-laws are staying over… the annual corporate Christmas party is next week… you have to bring appetizers to the luncheon… and your brother is bringing his dog this year. Now the real question is: ‘Are you ready to wow your friends and family this holiday season?’ We’ve put together some tips from the experts […]

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Evelyn’s Holiday Double Take

For our Holiday Double Take, we’ve created a dining table with two different looks. Evelyn was inspired to create a Mother/Daughter theme, with a traditional look for mom and a more contemporary look for daughter. She choose a gorgeous Huppe table from Modo North America as the centerpiece for her double take. This beautiful table […]

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DIY Cookie Tin Christmas Tree

Supplies Needed: Assorted shapes and sizes of cookie tins Krylon ColorMaster Metallic Gold & Silver Spray Paint Silicon Glue Gold wire ribbon Red Silk Poinsettia Flower Instructions: 1. Stack assorted cookie cans in the form of a Christmas tree, starting with the wider ones on the bottom. Play around with the shapes and sizes until […]

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DIY Frosted Holiday Mirror

Materials Needed: Large mirror Krylon Frosted Glass Finish spray paint Scalloped ShapeTape from FrogTape Wave ShapeTape from FrogTape Mirror letter stickers Mirror snow flake stickers Instructions: 1. Clean the mirror well. 2. Use the scalloped ShapeTape to form a Christmas tree, leaving 1-2 inches between each row. 3. Use the wave ShapeTape to mask off […]

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DIY Designer Christmas Wreath Ideas

 

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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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How to Create a Holiday Tablescape

  Dear Marc: I’ve always wanted to learn how to make those amazing Tablescapes I see in magazines and department stores. I can never seem to get the right look. Help! Megan Dear Megan: The holiday season is upon us and Christmas is just around the corner. While we reminisce of wonderful past Christmases spent […]

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How to Safely Package and Ship Holiday Gifts

As the holiday season approaches, many of us will send our family and friends special gifts. To ensure your carefully picked out present reaches its destination in one piece, it’s important you use the proper packaging. Proper packaging includes using proper box size, taping, and filling,” explains Michelle Konashewych, manager of operations at The UPS […]

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Video Tutorials: 12 Creative Ways to Wrap Presents

There are some of us who couldn’t wrap a present if Santa’s life depended on it. If you’re one of these wrap-challenged individuals, here are 12 creative ideas with video tutorials to help make it easier! How to Wrap a Present! DIY 8 Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas: 7 Creative Gift Wrapping Hacks – Super Easy: […]

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How to Personalize Charitable Gifts

Among the endless gift choices for the holidays, many of us are thinking about giving a charitable gift this year. According to a recent survey, six in 10 Canadians agree that charitable giving is a great way to get someone a memorable present. And the best way to make it unforgettable is to pick a […]

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Halloween Stain Removal Tips

Halloween is a scary time and not just for the regular things, ghosts, goblins, haunted houses but because of laundry stains. Melissa Maker gives us a few tips and tricks on how to get stains out of your little ones’ Halloween costumes. Chocolate, pumpkin and caramel stains The first step is to remove as much of the […]

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