All Articles in Holiday 2013

Handmade Hanukkah

BRIGHTEN A HANUKKAH GATHERING BY MAKING SHINY TABLETOP DÉCORATIONS WITH SIMPLE MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES. THESE SILVERY TABLETOP CREATIONS GENTLY REFLECT THE SURROUNDING LIGHT, GENERATING A WARM, WINTERY GLOW. LET IT SHINE Set the mood for your Hanukkah gathering with festive décor, including a menorah for the fireplace mantel. Adorn candles with foil tape (#135512), flathead […]

Fresh Fare

MAKE HOLIDAY MEALS SPECIAL BY DECKING YOUR DINING ROOM IN STYLE. THESE LIVELY TAKES ON TRADITIONAL DÉCOR ADD FESTIVE FLAVOUR. Set the stage for holiday gatherings by enhancing your dining area in a weekend or less. Build a bench for extra seating, make a corner cabinet for display space, and décorate a tree. Add to […]

Snow Day

Celebrate Winter! Bundle up for old fashioned outdoor family fun—stage a winter getaway in your own backyard. It’s a chance to breathe some fresh air, get a little exercise, and spend quality time with your kids. Use a fire pit (#56121), as a warming station. MAKE SNOW-DAY BOUQUETS Create arrangements from the winter landscape— use […]

Amarylis

Displaying colour and pattern, these popular gift plants gather to show off standout style. Beyond the pretty colour palette, striped, speckled, or ruffled blooms give amaryllis added star power. ON DISPLAY Create an eye-catching arrangement using coral and peach amaryllis as the stars! Accent with elements such as roses, poppies, and eucalyptus seedheads. Hold the […]

New Tricks for Garland

PUT A NEW SPIN  ON A HOLIDAY CLASSIC WITH CREATIVE WAYS TO HANG EVERYONE’S FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS SWAG. Use 3M stick-on hooks and short sections of garland to make a shape. Wrap shrubs, topiaries, or large houseplants Drape around a group of pictures. Adorn a lampshade with shimmery tinsel or elegant greens. Adorn a bookcase with […]

Make It Merry

WELCOME GUESTS AND DELIGHT PASSERSBY WITH A FRONT ENTRY DRESSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS. Cheerful Colours Holiday hues energize the clean lines of this California ranch. Set a cheerful tone by painting the doors bright red (Valspar Signature Art District, #ar226). The colour fits the season and pops year-round against the handleset. For more door colour, […]

Small Wonders

Could your big tree use a little company around the house? Make OR BUY a tabletop tree and add Christmas to any room! A. ENTICING ICING These trees may look good enough to eat, but we don’t recommend it—the “icing” is actually caulk applied to a paper cone! Vary the look by using utensils— such […]

Welcoming Glow

DELIGHT GUESTS AND NEIGHBOURS WITH OUTDOOR LIGHTING THAT CONVEYS THE JOY OF THE SEASON. TURN YOUR HOME AND YARD INTO A WHIMSICAL WONDERLAND WITH LAYERS OF LIGHTS FROM THE ROOFTOP TO THE SIDEWALK. Bright Ideas Want the secret to having the best-lit house on the block? It’s all about getting the right mix. Here’s how: […]

Easy Glamour

Elegant accents and Clever ideas using allen + roth™ décor turn a Living room into a sparkling holiday celebration. Here’s a word we’d like to hear more at Christmas: relax. This room, décorated in the new allen + roth™ holiday collection, embraces a carefree Christmas with an unexpected colour scheme and simple ideas for making […]

Stuffology

1. SAY IT WITH LIGHTS Put a spotlight on your favourite holiday sentiment by building a piece of illuminated art. This bold artwork comes together in an afternoon using a drill, string lights, and dowel frame. Love the wooden trees on the mantel? See Small Wonders. 2. PLAY OFF THE TREE Spread holiday cheer around […]