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The four season mantle

As the nights get colder, we tend to spend more time in our living room enjoying the fire.  While of course the fire is beautiful to watch, I love seeing our holiday mantle sparkle above.  I opted for a simple fresh cedar mantle this year with candles and simple gold accents, including nutcrackers I spray painted. Christmas mantle season is definitely my favourite ‘mantle’ season of the year.

Christmas Holiday mantle by @heathernheels The four season mantle

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new-use tuesday: pillowcase

As the work day winds down on this frigid day, all I can seem to think about is snuggling in my bed. My sheets aren’t quite as stylish as these Marimekko Kullervo ones from Crate and Barrel, but that doesn’t stop me from daydreaming about laying my head on my feathery pillow. There is only one use in my sights for my pillowcase, but here are three alternate uses that might surprise you.

 

kullervo grey sheet sets new use tuesday: pillowcase

Queen Marimekko Kullervo sheet set in Grey, $180, Crate and Barrel.

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new-use tuesdays: oranges

I don’t know about you, but I adore oranges. They’re so refreshing in summer, yet have enough substance to make a filling winter snack. And breakfast – who eats that meal without some OJ? So this week, I’m putting the new-use spotlight on the citrusy fruit. If you don’t have a fridge-full already, here are three out-of-the-box uses that might convince you to load up next time you’re at the grocery store.

oranges new use tuesdays: oranges

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diy christmas: holiday decor hacks

We had Halloween and then BAM! Christmas is everywhere.  Every year we are surrounded by amazing decorations and I for one am always inspired.  What doesn’t inspire me is the though of opening my wallet to pay for something I could easily make myself.  All I need is a little know-how.  And for that I look no further than my fellow Canadian inspirational content creators (aka bloggers).

Here are ten bright ideas to help make your Christmas a little brighter, lighter on the pocket book, and unique.

dd318 scouring pad mini trees redo2rs diy christmas: holiday decor hacks

 

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diy: upholstered headboard

I did it. I finally made my upholstered headboard – and (surprisingly) it was easy! For anyone needing to add a little ‘umph’ to their bedroom decor, I highly suggest you give a DIY headboard a go. Here’s mine – it really makes the bed more of a focal point in my farmhouse room. Click to read my steps for how I crafted this together. The room is almost complete – now it’s just desperate for artwork!! So close to calling this project a wrap!

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diy projects: 5 things to spray paint gold

As a DIYer, part of the beauty of ‘doing it yourself’ is seeing something transform before your eyes.  Often times that transformation requires days or weeks, and sometimes months.  On the other hand, sometimes a transformation happens right before your eyes thanks to a can of spray paint.

Spray paint is the closest thing to magic I’ve found.  There is a huge array of colours to choose from, matte or glossy finishes, and even metallic.  My personal favourite is gold.  A little gold spray paint goes a long way to dress things up.

If you’ve got a few minutes, here are five fun items to whip out the spray paint for.  In a few quick coats and not much effort you’ll witness a  magical transformation right in front of your eyes.

Style at Home Heather In Heels DIY spray paint Rustoleum diy projects: 5 things to spray paint gold

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5 easy no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas

Put down those carving tools, there’s a new way to decorate pumpkins and it’s taking the internet by storm! Gone are the days of scooping, carving and candles. Say hello to paint, glitter and googly eyes!

sah blog pumpkin decorating 5 easy no carve pumpkin decorating ideas

If you’re thinking of spending the weekend decorating pumpkins for Halloween (but want to skip the mess), why not check out these five creative no-carve pumpkins.

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behind the scenes: diy wrapping paper

It’s getting to be that time of year again…the holidays. Which means presents. Which means wrapping! Last year, the Design Team created 4 different styles of DIY wrapping. This year, I looked to some of my favourite wallpapers for wrapping inspiration. And since our November issue is now available, I thought I’d share some behind the scenes pictures from my crafting. It was a ton of fun and not that hard to do (I promise). These would be great crafts to do with kids! Read on to learn more about the steps and to see some progress shots from the shoot!

Wrapping Front behind the scenes: diy wrapping paper photography Ryan Brook

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3 easy diy decor ideas: budget hack edition

Fall is most definitely upon us.  Thanksgiving is just two short weeks away and the fall colours are in full force.  There is no denying what’s next.  And I won’t say it…saying the W word right now feels way too soon.

Where summer is all about bare feet, flip flops, and cold drinks, fall is thick socks, cozy blankets, and warm drinks.  It’s also a time to make the house a bit cozier too.  Article after article, beautiful pin after beautiful pin, show homes with throw pillows and rugs to make the house feel hibernation-worthy. It’s just the price tags that send a shiver down my back.

If you want to warm your house up without breaking the bank, here are three easy DIY projects to help save you money.

Heather In Heels DIY roman blinds via @StyleatHome 3 easy diy decor ideas: budget hack edition

 

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new-use tuesdays: paperclips

It would appear that people can be divided into one of two groups: Paper clipper or stapler. I am the latter (there’s something so satisfyingly final about punching your documents together), but I’ve recently learned a few alternate uses for paperclips that threaten to sway me in the other direction. Here are three applications for the little metal fasteners you may not have considered before.

paper clips new use tuesdays: paperclips

 

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