All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Christmas’

Chalkboard Painted Wood Snowflake Ornaments

Chalk Painted Wood Ornaments and Gift Tags

I like to include an handmade ornament as embellishment to holiday gifts. I believe that packaging is important to the overall gift giving experience. Wrapping is where the magic begins. The anticipation of what lies beneath sparkly wrap and ribbon adds to the overall joy of receiving the gift. It increases the fun in giving the gift too for those …

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Ornaments And Ribbon Decorate A Tall Skinnt Cedar Tree From Christmas Tree From How To Make A Nine Foot Grinch Tree

How to Make a Nine-Foot Grinch Tree

There are many versions of the Dr. Seuss-inspired Grinch Christmas tree, from Whoville-esque trees adorned with candy-coloured ornaments to snow-covered, oddly-shaped trees that set the scene outdoors. Perhaps the most iconic is a tall, skinny evergreen wound up with wire with a heavy ornament dangling from the curved-over top. These represent the trees that Mr. Grinch robbed of ornaments then …

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100 Handmade Christmas Projects

100 Handmade Christmas Projects!

One hundred projects. Handmade DIYs. All for the holidays? Yep! Go grab yourself an eggnog latte and prepare to be inspired! Twenty-five of some of my very favourite bloggers are each showcasing four of their very best projects for Christmas. First we will start with my fav four:   A Very Merry Holly Wreath   Painted Acorn Ornaments (made with …

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Cute Blue Clay Acorn Ornament From The DIY Ornament Tutorial

Clay Acorn Ornaments

These clay acorn ornaments are made simply with a modeling clay that requires no special equipment to harden (yay!) and found acorn caps. An autumn walk in the woods or even a neighborhood street is all you need to collect the caps, then follow the steps of this DIY tutorial to make your own festive holiday ornaments perfect for Thanksgiving …

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Grand Scale Holiday Lights At VanDusen Garden

Holiday Lights to Dress Up the Winter Garden

Full disclosure: these are NOT photos of my garden. Oh how I wish that it was…well, maybe not. I would have a broken body from the amount of work it takes to manage the 55 acres that makes up the beautiful VanDusen Gardens. Each year VanDusen dresses up their 255,000 plants and surrounding areas with the most amazing holiday displays, some of …

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Candy Cane Lip Balm Recipe Handmade Holiday Gift Medium

Candy Cane Lip Balm

Now here is a case of a moment on the lips means NOTHING on the hips! A completely calorie-free indulgence, that’s lip-smacking good: candy cane scented lip balm. Now this would make a great stocking stuffer wouldn’t it? Here is the recipe: Makes 12 tubes Ingredients & Equipment 4 tbsp caster oil 4 tsp beeswax pellets 1 tsp carnauba wax …

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