Deer Wood Slice Ornaments – Rustic Christmas

Deer Wood Slice Ornaments. Adds a beautiful touch to your Rustic Themed Christmas Decor!

A couple of weeks ago Sébastien, the girls, and I went for a walk on my father-in-law’s land. He has a gorgeous piece of property that’s completely wooded, you can imagine how nice it is to walk in. As soon as we got there Sébastien brought us to the huge pile of firewood (my father-in-law cuts firewood for a living) that he had helped his father cut. When I got right up close to it, I saw pieces that hadn’t been split because they were too small. I asked Sébastien if we could take a couple home so that I … {continue reading}

Wooden Christmas Trees with Lights – #‎BehrHolidayHues

Wooden Christmas Trees with Lights

Years ago I made a set of Wooden Christmas Trees (with lights) with my Mom and sister Emily. I think it was back in 1999, I should check under my Mom’s trees, she always writes the year on her projects (such a great idea!). I’ve been wanting to make a new set with a brighter color (my previous set is forest green). When my fellow BEHR DIY Experts asked if I wanted to join them in BEHR Holiday Hues blog hop, I knew this project would be perfect! P.S. There’s also a FABULOUS giveaway at the bottom of this post! … {continue reading}

Rustic Twig Christmas Ornaments – Rustic Christmas Ideas!

Rustic Twig Christmas Ornaments - Super Easy!

I’m really into making simple things for the holidays this year. If you read my Decorative Twig Christmas Tree post, you know that we are on a budget this year so my decorations have to be inexpensive to make. So when my fellow Canadian blogger friends asked me to join in the Rustic Christmas Hop I said yes right away! Rustic doesn’t necessary mean inexpensive, but to me it means going back to using simple things to create beautiful treasures. With that in mind, I created these Rustic Twig Christmas Ornaments: These little guys were absolutely EASY and FUN to put … {continue reading}

Easy Decorative Twig Christmas Tree – Christmas Decor

Decorative Twig Christmas Tree - EASY to make and costs nothing!

With our basement renovations coming up very soon, Sébastien and I decided to keep Christmas expenses as low as possible. As you can imagine, Christmas decorations will be at the very bottom of the list of things to buy this year. New Christmas lights might be on the list of exceptions though, we’d like to get LED lights for our tree. ANYWAYS, like I was saying, we are going to try to keep expenses low so that we can save for things we need in the basement. Luckily, I can still update our Christmas decor with FREE things…. like this: … {continue reading}

Beaded Wrap Bracelet Tutorial – Kid Craft

Beautiful Beaded Wrap Bracelet - Kid Craft! This bracelet was made by a 9 year old. Come check out the tutorial so that you came make some too!

With the Holidays fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about gifts. And that’s exactly what Gabrielle has been doing! This year she wants to make gifts for family members. She decided she should start making things now if she wants to be able to make something for everyone. (Smart thinking!) The first gift she worked on was a beaded wrap bracelet. She asked if I could share a tutorial with you in case you would like to make some too. (Of course she didn’t have to ask me twice! hehe) Beaded Wrap Bracelet – Kid Craft Supplies: – Glass … {continue reading}

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas my sweet friends!! I hope you get to spend some quality time with your family and that you create wonderful memories that will last forever! If you are looking for a last minute very simple but cute gift, how about Christmas Bookmarks? Or perhaps a yummy treat to give a special someone (or even just for you), Peanut Brittle is VERY yummy! Running out of wrapping paper and gift tags? DIY Wrapping Paper Christmas Gift Tags – 25 sets of printables Don’t forget, From Dream To Reality is still running strong and it will continue until the beginning … {continue reading}

Elf Boots – Felt Christmas Ornaments

Elf Boots - Christmas Felt Ornaments - Tutorial

Every year I like to make new Christmas ornaments for our tree. One of my favorite things to use is felt. I find that felt is easy to find and very easy to work with. This year I made cute Elf Boots! They are quite adorable! Elf Boots Ornaments Supplies: – Felt – Binder clips – Sewing Pins – Ribbon – Stuffing – Scissors – Pencil – Paper – Glue Gun Instructions: Step 1: Draw an elf boot onto a piece of paper. Step 2: Once you have the desired boot, cut it out. Step 3: Fold the piece of … {continue reading}

Christmas Bookmarks – Perfect Gift for book lovers

Christmas Bookmarks - Easy Tutorial

Every Christmas I like to get a couple of books for my daughters as gifts. My husband and I love reading to them and watching the excitement in their eyes as the stories unravel. Since Gabrielle reads now, we decided to get her books from a series. Figured this way, she’ll be even more excited about finishing the book and knowing that there’s a second book that follows. Emanuelle will be getting these fun books: Isabella: Star of the Story The Snatchabook Gabrielle will be getting The Templeton Twins Books: The Templeton Twins Have an Idea The Templeton Twins Make … {continue reading}

DIY Wrapping Paper – Created easily with a printer

DIY Wrapping Paper - created easily with a printer

Don’t you hate it when you are wrapping last minute gifts and realize you don’t have any wrapping paper left? Or you just can’t find the perfect gift wrap for a special gift? Well, you are in luck.. I have an EASY and quick solution for you! Use a printer to create beautiful custom gift wrap. Back in October I got a HP Photosmart 7520 printer which can print, copy, scan and fax. I knew it would be the perfect tool to create wrapping paper. To create this gorgeous cedar wrapping paper I placed cedar branches on the printer’s glass scanning … {continue reading}

Handmade Wreaths – Elegant and Simple

Handmade Wreaths - Elegant and Simple

A few weeks ago I put together my very first handmade wreath: Wooden Spool Christmas Wreath. I was quite happy with the result and found it really fun to put together. As I went through the December issue of Martha Stewart Living this weekend, I came across beautiful Handmade Wreaths. I like that they look super fancy and yet they are quite simple to put together (you know how much a like simple projects.). I thought I would share a few of them with you. Photos by Matthew Williams. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living. Copyright © 2013.   Handmade Wreaths … {continue reading}

Holly Jolly Centerpiece – Holiday Decor #12MonthsofMartha

Holly Jolly Centerpiece

My parents have beautiful circle shaped glass that they were uncertain what to do with. They have been saving them because they knew that they could be used for something. When I showed my mother the Martha Stewart Holiday Icons stencil I had, she asked if we could use one of the shapes to decorate one of her glass pieces. Of course I said yes. Holly Jolly Centerpiece Supplies: – Glass (whatever shape you choose) – Wood base to hold the glass upwards – Holly stencil from Martha Stewart Crafts Holiday Icon Stencils. – Glass patterning tape – Daubers – … {continue reading}