Home Improvement

Who better to provide home improvement tips than HGTV Canada stars like Bryan Baeumler, Sarah Richardson and Brian Gluckstein? Whether you’re investing in a major reno or a light makeover, these do-it-yourself home improvement hacks will ensure you get the best return on investment.

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Vine napkin rings

To fashion unique napkin rings for special dinner parties, gather sections of deciduous vines in the fall. Good choices...


Rosemary Pomanders

These fragrant, topiary-like decorations last for years, and they aren't difficult to make. The ends of the rosemary sprigs stick...


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Helping-Hand Spoon Rest

Everyone needs a spoon rest beside the stove, and this one is as much fun to make as it...


Rose and Hydrangea Arrangement

Stunning yet simple, this lush arrangement looks great surrounded by groups of glowing candles. Use it on a mantel or...


Holiday Card Display

Turn your Christmas cards into a decorative focal point by pinning them to lengths of pretty ribbon attached to a...


Dog-Leash Holder

This adorable -- and helpful -- gift is easy to create with some paint, photos, and biscuits.


Quick Holiday Centerpiece

For a super-fast centerpiece, try making this gorgeous one created just for us by New York City prop stylist Jo...


Pillar Candle Centerpiece

This two-minute centerpiece will suffuse the room with a buttery glow, especially beautiful in front of a mirror. Take...

Ribbon Ball Ornament

These gorgeous balls are nothing more than beautiful ribbons wrapped around a Styrofoam base. Make several for your tree...


Sticker Decoupage Ornament

Search out Victorian-style stickers for these beautiful balls. Gold size and leaf (found at art- or craft-supply stores) add...


Frosted Fruit Arrangement

It's a lot easier to create this gorgeous centerpiece than it looks. For food-safety reasons, make frosted fruit the...


Christmas Ball And Candle Centerpiece

This arrangement looks particularly elegant on a silver tray, but any kind of tray -- or even a shallow bowl...


Homemade Beads

The vividly colored dough yields uncommonly beautiful beads. Plan on making several batches of different colors.


Kid’s Advent Calendar

Our homemade Advent calendar, with a treat behind each door, is a delightful way to count down the days till...


Ribbon Pinecone Ornament

Creating these ornaments takes time and patience, but the stunning results are worth it.


How to Hang a Mirror

Hanging a mirror doesn't present any particular difficulties, apart from the fragility and weight of the object. Make it an...

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How to Choose the Best Backup Tools

Follow these simple tips to protect your files so you never have to worry about losing important information. 


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5 Tips for Buying from Catalogues & Online

Some people love shopping, but for others it's a chore. If you're in the latter group, you'll be happy to...


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What Are Environmental Weeds & How To Use Them

An environmental weed is a plant that is capable of invading, out-competing and preventing the regeneration of native vegetation. 


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Six Guidelines for Organic Gardening

Going organic is as much an attitude as a practice. The idea is to respect life in all its forms,...