Decorating & Design
50+ Beautiful Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas
It's time to break out the scissors and tape.
Designers Erin Feasby & Cindy Bleeks Share Their Holiday Decorating Tips
Discover Erin and Cindy's top tips for decorating mantels, tabletops, and open-shelves during the holidays!
Designer Kate Lester Shares Her West Coast Christmas Style
Los Angeles-based designer Kate Lester has given us a sneak peek of her laid-back holiday style. When decorating her home for the holidays, she takes cues from nature with hints of fresh greenery and organic accents. “I like the aesthetics to feel natural rather than fancy or formal,” say Kate.
6 Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas You Can Make Yourself
Give gifts a personal touch with six creative holiday wrapping projects.
75+ Sweet Treats To Bake This Holiday Season!
Find the best recipes from our archives.
DIY Holiday Paint Projects From Annie Sloan To Try This Weekend
We can always count on the paint maven for some festive crafts!
Designer Aly Velji Shares His Tips For Holiday Decorating
This modern Calgary bungalow was a renovation project by designer Aly Velji back in 2019. “We removed walls, changed the layout of the space and introduced a fresh scheme,” he says. “The clients’ love of color really drove the design concept.” After the successful redo, Aly and his team at…
Step Inside Kimberly and David Jones’ Magical Christmas Home In North Vancouver
Kimberly and David have a lot to celebrate. Onetime high school sweethearts in North Vancouver, the couple set out on a years-long journey that took them to Denver, where David first played in the NHL for the Colorado Avalanche, Calgary and, finally, Minnesota. Along the way, they married, had three…
Bring An Artful Look To Your Holiday Table Settings
Make this year's celebrations extra special with artistic and layered table settings.
8 Menorahs For The Festival Of Lights
We've rounded up 8 unique menorahs for this 8-night holiday!
DIY: Pinecone Swag
What you’ll need for the pinecone swag: Twine Scissors Approx. 12–14 dry pinecones How-to: Start by attaching a long piece of twine to the ends of three pinecones, varying the length of the twine. Do the same thing with three more pinecones and make twine lengths a bit shorter.
DIY: Felt Napkin Holder
What you’ll need: Christmas tree template (choose your favorite online!) Scissors Approx. 12″ x 12″ piece of 3 mm–thick felt Pencil Sewing needle and thread How-to: Start by downloading and printing a Christmas tree template that fills an 8 1⁄2″ x 11″ page. Take your piece of felt and…
DIY: Treat Cones
What you’ll need for the treat cones: Two 12″ x 12″ pieces of paper such as cardstock, old calendars, wallpaper ends Scissors Glue Narrow double-sided tape Hole punch Ribbon Tassels Treats How-to: Cut two sheets of 12″ x 12″ paper on the diagonal and glue them together, back-to-back, to…
DIY: Nut Garland
What You’ll Need: Nuts (walnuts, almonds, chestnuts and hazelnuts) Dremel drill with 1⁄8″ bit Waxed string How-to: Gather a bowl of mixed nuts with the shells on. Using a Dremel, drill a hole through one of each variety of nut Cut the waxed string to the desired length and…
DIY: Holiday Simmers
What You’ll Need: 3–5 dried orange slices 2–3 dried apple slices Fresh cranberries Cinnamon sticks Star anise Rosemary Pine sprigs How-to: To a heat-safe bowl add dried orange and apple slices, and a handful of fresh cranberries. Then, add cinnamon sticks, star anise, rosemary and pine sprigs. Pour…
See How Florist Alison Westlake Decorates Her P.E.C Farmhouse For The Holidays
There’s nothing better than Christmas in the county!