Holiday decorating

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It’s that time of year when the holiday decorating happens.  I like a classic holiday look incorporating lots of natural elements like boughs and branches.  Here are a few snaps of some of my own holiday decor!

Fall decor ideas: DIY a Halloween wreath

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The fall provides some fun options for adding some unique decor to your home, either inside or out. And more people are decorating for Halloween then ever before.  This is a very simple wreath (above) that I made as Halloween front door decor, you can add more unique Halloween ribbon, or tie it up with an orange ribbon.  I liked …

DIY: repurpose a sweater to a stocking

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I made these cute holiday stockings from repurposing sweaters; it was very easy to do and if you have sweaters you’re ready to part with, consider this project. I preferred red sweaters with a festive feel, here’s the process I used, and these were featured in Chatelaine magazine. Step 1 – decide what sweaters to use I didn’t use a …

Simple Holiday DIY ideas

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I try to incorporate a few simple, DIY holiday items around this time of year. Here are a couple of my favourites from my own house – very easy ideas and some you can leave up all winter.  The sled above is an antique luge that I love leaving out all winter. Vases filled with inexpensive red balls just add …

Simple holiday decor with branches

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I like the look of large branches in vases through all seasons, but during the holidays you can easily create a festive centrepiece or display using a few decorations. The image above from House & Home magazine shows how easy it can be. You can DIY a simple display by getting some branches (maybe even in your own backyard like …

Holiday ideas from Etsy

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If you don’t have time to make your own holiday handmade items, Etsy can be a good resource  – or a place to get some ideas and inspiration to make your own items.  All the items shown here are from Etsy, so whether it’s stockings, wreaths, tea towels or tree skirts – there are many cute holiday themed homemade items …