Share your Creations + Rustic Features – FDTR #144

From Dream To Reality

I’ve been super busy creating a bunch of Christmas decorations! I’m quite proud of myself, especially since we are on a budget.. which means that whatever I make has to cost very little. And guess what? Most of what I created is either free or very inexpensive to make. YAY! What to see what I’ve made? Decorative Twig Christmas Tree Twig Christmas Ornaments – Stars and Snowflakes   Wooden Christmas Trees with Lights – Marquee Christmas Trees   Want even more Rustic Christmas Ideas? Check these out:   Rustic Creations – From Dream To Reality Features! From Dream To Reality #143   Christmas … {continue reading}

Create a Wall Art Gallery with Canon PIXMA PRO printer

Creat your own Wall Art Gallery

I love wall art galleries, like REALLY LOVE them! However I’ve always been intimidated to actually create one myself. Just hanging a couple of picture frames takes me a few days before I actually hang them. I’m always worried that I won’t place them nicely. And because of this photo frame hanging intimidation, I also end up opting for frames where I can insert a bunch of photos in them. I let the frame do all the “wall art gallery” work, but it still takes me a couple of days to hang it up. haha This is the extent of my wall … {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}

GIFTS MADE EASY thanks to Shoppers Drug Mart!

Gifts Made Easy - Shoppers Drug Mart

As many of you know, I had surgery last week. I will be basically doing nothing for 4 to 8 weeks! Not cool, right… especially with the holidays coming! HOWEVER, I know that Shoppers Drug Mart has GIFTS MADE EASY, which means I can ask Sébastien to go to Shoppers Drug Mart and buy our holiday gifts there. He’s not so much into running around, going from one store to the other (I must say we are quite similar in that department), so he’ll be very happy when I tell him that Shoppers Drug Mart has GIFTS MADE EASY for … {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}

Share your Fabulous Creations – From Dream To Reality #143

From Dream To Reality

I’m so HAPPY to be back with features this week! YAY!! What a pleasure it was to go through all your FABULOUS creations! Seriously, you guys ROCK with talent! Can I share with you one of Gabrielle’s latest creations? She made a Beaded Wrap Bracelet as a gift for a family member. I think it’s soooo PRETTY!! She asked that I share it on here in case you might want to make some as a gift too, isn’t she sweet?! Beaded Wrap Bracelet – Kid Craft What do you think? Isn’t it FABULOUS?! Oh, before we get to the features… … {continue reading}

Can I dare you to do something? #DareYou

I dare you - Dare2Give

Many Canadians give to their communities with their time, talent, and/or money. Do you know why they give? Simply because someone asked them to, it’s as simple as that! Ok, that might not be the only reason, but research shows that it’s one of the main reasons. That’s why Dare2Give was created! It’s the latest in the My Giving Moment Campaign, inspired by the Governor General of Canada. Basically, we Canadians are being dared to give! Not just asked, but dared! Dare2Give was created to encourage Canadian ‘givers’ to dare others (friends, family, co-workers, etc..) to donate and/or volunteer with … {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}

Share your Fabulous Creations – From Dream To Reality #142

From Dream To Reality

A big THANK YOU to everyone for sending me sweet messages and comments regarding my surgery last week. It went very well. I’m not moving around too much yet, I’m hoping to be more mobile by next week. Since I’ve been resting, I do not have any features to share this week… but I promise to have some next week.. thanks your understanding. :) I’d love it if you come by and see how I transformed this vintage nightstand: Quick and Easy Vintage Nightstand Makeover – Vibrant New Look! Make sure to follow The DIY Dreamer on Pinterest: How about we … {continue reading}

Quick and Easy Vintage Nightstand Makeover – Vibrant New Look!

Quick and Easy Vintage Nightstand Makeover – Vibrant New Look!

About 15 years ago I picked up the most unique three drawer nightstand ever. It belonged to my great-grand-mother. I remember seeing it in her bedroom years ago, however it wasn’t a nightstand at that time, it was actually part of a vanity. I’m not sure why it was removed from the vanity and where the other side went, but I’m happy to at least have part of it. I love its details and rounded corners. It was white when I got it, I worked really hard to remove all the paint from it. I varnished it and used it as … {continue reading}