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DIY: Painted Wooden Ornaments

Create your own one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments by hand painting wooden ones found at craft stores. What you’ll need: • Wooden ornaments (available at craft stores) • Acrylic paint • Acrylic paint pens • Paintbrush How-to: 1. Paint the ornaments with a base of black or…

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DIY: Waxed Pinecone Name Card Holders

Set your dining table with organic name card holders with pinecones gathered on a snowy winter walk. What you’ll need:  • Dry pinecones • Broken candles or used  candle ends • Thin wire • Stainless steel bowl • Saucepan • String…

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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.

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DIY: Reusable Hanukkah Crackers

What you’ll need: 12″ x 12″ squares of fabric Cardboard tubes Ribbon Treats, paper crowns, etc. Thin corrugated cardboard Utility knife Cutting mat Glue How-to: Start by wrapping a piece of fabric around a cardboard tube and tie off one end with ribbon. Next, fill the roll with treats, such…

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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…

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DIY: Treat Cones

What you’ll need for the treat cones: Two 12″ x 12″ pieces of paper such as cardstock, old calendars or 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,…

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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…

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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…

Decorating & Design

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Decorating & Design

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Our favorite tables for holiday meals!

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See How Florist Alison Westlake Decorates Her P.E.C Farmhouse For The Holidays

There’s nothing better than Christmas in the county!

Decorating & Design

How Designers Decorate Their Homes For The Holidays

Some even shared their most treasured traditions and memories!

Shopping

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The North Vancouver shop sells pieces from around the globe as well as local treasures.

Kitchens

This Petite Kitchen Is Both Fashion-Forward & Functional

Designer Ali McQuaid Mitchell creates a cool, hardworking kitchen without sacrificing character.

Celebrity Style

Tour Kelly Clarkson’s $10M Encino Listing

Take a tour of her spacious family-friendly home!