Decorating & Design
From The Archives: Our Best DIY Holiday Decorating Ideas
Add seasonal charm to your home with these DIY projects.
DIY: Colorful Canvas Storage Bins
Senior editor Sally Armstrong shares step-by-step instructions on how to make stylish storage bins. These storage bins can be customized to almost any size or style. Start with a canvas that’s already primed and use marine glue to fasten the seams rather than sewing them together (it’s much easier). This project does require…
DIY Gift Idea: Whimsical Terrarium
This miniature garden makes for a special hostess gift, birthday gift or centerpiece. See how Google Home helped, then enter to win a Google Home from TELUS!
Bring New Life To Windows With This Whimsical DIY
If you want to upgrade the look of your windows and bring life to it, you might want to spruce up a standard roller blind and cover the windows with pretty fabric, and echo the pattern on your drapes. Some statistics suggest saving of energy up to 20%. Whilst…
How To Paint A Checkerboard Floor
This clever paint job creates a classic bistro look underfoot, no renovation required. Materials: Semigloss or latex paint, triangle and straight-edge rulers, chalk or painter’s tape and a small sponge roller. Step 1: Select two complementary shades of paint. We used medium grey and white for an update on classic black and white…
DIY: Wall-Mounted Hat Rack
Joel Bray shares step-by-step instructions for a cottage-ready hat rack made from inexpensive wood and pegs.
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3 Bright Ideas: Easy DIY Paint Projects To Try Now
See how H&H’s Reiko Caron created a two-tone panelled treatment on walls, refurbished an old dresser and gave new life to thrift store accessories.
How To Make The Most Exquisite Paper Flowers
Create paper flowers that look like the real thing with artist Livia Cetti's Eden Rose tutorial.
DIY: Wall-Mounted Plate Rack
Senior editor Morgan Michener creates a tidy wall-mounted rack that corrals platters and plates.
15 DIY Projects That Prove A Little Paint Goes A Long Way
Breathe life into your space with our best paint projects.
DIY Floral Arrangement With Pink Roses, Ranunculus & Tulips
In this floral arrangement tutorial, learn how to make a centrepiece with roses, ranunculus, quince branches, camellia leaves, hellebores and tulips.
DIY Floral Arrangement With Vibrant Orchids, Ranunculus & Daffodils
In this floral arrangement tutorial, see how to make a centrepiece with green orchids, Orange Crush roses, Strong Gold tulips, orange ranunculus and daffodils.
DIY Floral Arrangement With Purple Tulips, Anemones & Lilacs
In this floral arrangement tutorial, Todd Caldwell of Emblem floral design studio in Toronto shows how to make a pretty, romantic bouquet starring salal greenery, camellia leaves and buds, green hydrangea, white roses, purple lilacs, French tulips, pastel anemones, longiflorum lilies and deep purple scabiosa in a short cylinder…
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DIY: Ombré Coffee Table
Annie Sloan, author and creator of Chalk Paint™, shares how to make the Ombré Coffee Table from her new book, Annie Sloan Paints Everything. Ombré means “shaded” in French, and the gradual blending of colors on pieces of furniture seems to be a crossover idea from the world of fashion, where…
DIY: No-Sew Canopy Bed
Senior design editor Stacey Smithers creates a dreamy no-sew canopy bed with curtain rods and fabric.
DIY: Spring Mural Template
Click here to download the template for the DIY Mural in our May 2017 issue on page 118. Print it in your desired size, depending on how large or small you’d like the mural to be (then draw the tulips freehand). Find our Spring Decorating issue with the full tutorial…