All Articles in Holiday 2012

Christmas Décor for Any Room

Before you haul out the holly and put up the tree, check out these easy, colourful ways to add a little Christmas — or a lot — to your home’s most visible rooms.   Energetic Entry   Fill guests with holiday spirit as soon as they walk in. It’s easy when you drape a dazzling [...]

Decorations for Your Entryway

  Welcome friends and family during the holiday season by dressing up your entryway with warmth and color. Find tips and decorating ideas to give your home a festive holiday theme. Decorate Your Doorway   Use natural elements to enhance your front door, like hanging tree branches from the eaves above your porch. Hang a [...]

Outdoor Holiday Lighting Ideas

Delight guests and neighbours with outdoor lighting that conveys the joy of the season. Bright Ideas   Want the secret to having the best-lit house on the block? It’s all about getting the right mix. Here’s how: Start with path lights. Work your way from the ground up, illuminating bushes, trees, windows, doors, and the [...]

Holiday 2012 Flipbook

Prep Your Home for the Holidays

With easy holiday decorating ideas, lighting tips, and more, we’ll help ensure your home is set for the season. 1. Dress the Table Give old vases a stunning new look. Wrap round vases with natural red oak; make 3 or 4 for about $19. Get step-by-step instructions. 2. Be Safe The season of light is [...]

Tiny Treasures

Delicate paperwhite blooms add charm and fragrance to any holiday setting.   Hardware, Soft Blossoms Paperwhites arranged in a bowl or an antique jar set with a handful of hardware make a surprising — and eye-catching — centrepiece. Tuck the cut stems in the nuts and washers and add water. The blooms will last 4 [...]

Night Lights

Brighten long winter nights with the twinkle and glow of luminaries. Perfect for parties or everyday enchantment, these simple luminaries warm a winter landscape — and your spirit.   Make Your Garland Glow Old-fashioned canning jars hang out with prelit artificial garlands (#205665) to add some swag to a plain fence line or deck. Make [...]

Christmas Lights

Take your Christmas decorations outside, and create sparkling scenes with these easy projects. Wreath Chandelier Select an artificial battery-operated Christmas wreath (#267523) with a timer. Measure the wire frame on the back of the wreath, and then attach five cup hooks (#99936) to your porch ceiling in a circle the size of the frame. Hang [...]

Front and Festive

Welcome guests with a holiday wreath that reflects your style. Winter White Get a first-frost look with a simple paint treatment. Step 1: Choose a Fruit with pinecone wreath (#155798) with no attached lighting, or update a wreath that you have on hand from past holidays. Step 2: Spray the wreath with one coat of [...]