When less becomes more, with a moody winter mantel

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Watch out world… I’m in a colour-less mood. Even more so than normal. 🙂 This can change at any given moment of course! Once the Sleigh Rides Christmas mantel came down, the mantel actually sat bare for awhile. A reset, if you will. I was just done seeing ‘stuff’. What was so attractive about ‘bare?’ Invisible. Didn’t […]

rustic twig Christmas tree ornament on a branch

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Every Christmas, I’m inspired to gather my shopping supplies from the great outdoors, and come up with something different. So today, I’m sharing my newest… a rustic twig Christmas tree on a branch ornament, made in minutes! You may recognize the method. It’s a variation of the original twig garland created HERE. With the tiniest of twists… If […]

A reclaimed wood deer and Christmas tree mantel

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If someone asked me what I was most addicted to in the DIY world, I’d have to say reclaimed wood, old signs… and branches. Interestingly enough, nearly everything I’ve made this Christmas has involved branches of some sort. So why would my Christmas fireplace mantel be any different? 🙂 You actually already caught a glimpse […]

Reclaimed wood deer head with branch antlers

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The last thing I thought I’d do today was show you a new project. The last 12 days have been crazy with a new project each day (see them all below this post), but it sure has been fun! Not to mention, throw in a old sign stencil product launch… Oh. And book a trip.  […]

5 – Wooden bead and cranberry Christmas wreath

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 Do you remember those tiny little beads everyone use to make bracelets and rings with? Or maybe they still do?! 🙂 This wooden bead and cranberry Christmas wreath reminds me of them. It was all about the wire. Threading all those little beads along the twisted wires doing this and that would take a long […]

4 – Kitchen Christmas winter branch valance

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER. CONGRATS TO #39 LISA COOK! YOU HAVE BEEN EMAILED. 🙂   Being that we had kinda sorda planned to go away for Christmas, I’m always on the hopeful lookout for ideas where fresh greens won’t die on me. And that’s when I head outside to do some outdoor shopping, and […]

1 – Branch candle Christmas centrepiece with junk tray

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Glowy candles are a little near and dear to my heart during the holidays. So I felt I needed to make a new branch candle Christmas centrepiece with junk tray for 2014.   Do you remember my log candle centrepiece from last year? This one is done in a similar way. Flickering candles remind me […]

Rustic log candle fall centrepiece … and a cat.

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Today’s post is brought to you by Thanksgiving in Canada, and a cat photo bomber. My son wanted a nice dinner for our Thankgiving, so I got all fancy like, and picked up a ham, whipped up some homemade scalloped potatoes , applesauce, ambrosia, and a few other fun things. But no Thanksgiving table is complete without […]

My little cheater branch and box toolbox

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I was desiring something to put all my cordless drills and palm sanders in for travel. And then it dawned on me… In my little red tray post, I had this grey box. With leftover paint, the box got hit with a little new colour. I didn’t know what to do with the box at first, […]

Make an instant, chunky 2×4 tabletop with firewood coasters

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 With our muggy, summery days of late, it’s been nice to escape to the patio to take in the summer breeze. But I was missing one thing. While I made a handy little crate side table with a tray top, it wasn’t really perfect for say… a laptop. Being that I had two pallet sofas, another table […]