Register now

NEWS

4 Tips To Care For Your Plants All Winter Long

Plants are more than just beautiful décor pieces. Our leafy green friends purify the air we breathe, boost our mood, help us sleep and certain plants are even delicious to eat. However, keeping indoor plants alive during the coldest months of the year can be tricky. When sun exposure is limited, the atmosphere is dry and temperatures fall, your plants are at risk and it’s important to exercise extra caution when caring for them during wintertime. Exercise winter plant care by using these helpful tips to keep your greenery alive and well when it’s cold outside.

Your Main Source Of Information As We Reopen Our Presentation Centre

Here’s what you need to know about our Presentation Centre’s reopening during the coronavirus pandemic. We are committed to protecting your health and safety.

St. Andrews School For Girls Coming To Shining Hill

As Shining Hill prepares families to start a new chapter of their lives, homeowners can feel assured that there are two ideal educational options steps away from home.

Make Your Own Holiday Decorations

This holiday season, why not spend some time at home making the holidays more personal and fun with some DIY holiday crafts you can do with your kids? Store-bought decorations are beautiful, of course, but you can’t beat the personal, crafty fun of having decorations you and your family have made by hand. Creating a few decorations of your own is also a great way to celebrate the holiday by making memories you can look back on every holiday season!

 

There are a lot of different holiday craft ideas out there. To help you choose the best activity for your family we’ve put together a list of holiday crafts and we’ve sorted them based on how easy or difficult they will be for you and your family. We’ve made sure to include a whole range of ideas for every level of craftiness and time commitment, so pick your favourites, make a list of all the craft supplies you’ll need, and jump right in to getting into the holiday spirit! Depending on how well-stocked your craft supplies are, you might even be able to start right away!

 

Easy

https://thefarmgirlgabs.com/free-merry-christmas-printable/

This is a great starter craft idea for the holidays if you’re looking for a simple, easy way to add a bit of DIY holiday decorations to your home. All you need for this one is a printer and a picture frame, or some other way to display the image. Nice and simple.

 

https://eastcoastmommyblog.blogspot.com/2015/12/spare-sock-snowman.html

This holiday craft is easy-peasy, and a lot of fun. Plus, it doesn’t require more than some white socks, stuffing, and some felt or other soft decorative items to make your snowman unique. Using what you have at home will make your snowman creations even more special, so don’t be afraid to get experimental and creative!

 

https://onelittleproject.com/glitter-ball-yarn-ornaments/

Glitter, glue, yarn and balloons. Who knew you could make such beautiful christmas tree decorations with such simple ingredients? This is a fun and simple craft idea for the holidays, and it doesn’t take almost any specialized supplies at all! You might want some gloves to keep all that glitter and glue off your fingers, but hey, it’s 2020 – we’re all way more likely to have gloves at home this year, and if not then we’ve at least got plenty of practice in washing our hands.

 


 

Medium

https://www.nestofposies-blog.com/2014/11/christmas-jar-mulling-spices/

This one is super easy to put together, but we’ve included it as a medium-difficulty craft because of the amount of specialized ingredients required. Don’t be intimidated, though – the only really difficult part is buying the right spice mix, and choosing your favourite extras to make it unique. Our top recommendation for this holiday craft? Make sure you test out your mulling spices before you gift a jar of it to your friends and family. That way, you can be certain it’s as delicious as you want it to be, and you can enjoy the taste of the holidays for yourself as well.

 

https://www.honeyandlime.co/holiday-cranberry-orange-stove-top-potpourri/

If you like the idea of mulling spices you’ll love this stove-top potpourri recipe as well. It’s a similar type of recipe. Just collect the ingredients, pop them in a mason jar and wrap it in a nice, holiday-themed ribbon to make it nice and festive before you gift it.

 

https://blog.createandcraft.tv/paper-cutting-templates-christmas/

Don’t be intimidated by how elegant these ornaments look, they’re not as hard as they seem. There are free templates included, so you don’t need to draw the winter-themed paper cutout designs yourself, and the instructions for assembling the scenes are nice and clear. Plus, since this is paper-craft, the supply list is short and simple.


 

Hard

https://thefarmgirlgabs.com/let-snow-shadow-box/

This isn’t too hard when it comes to artistic ability, but it does require a lot of supplies most people aren’t likely to have at home. But if you can get to a craft store and want to make something that looks elegant and makes your guests ask you where you bought it then this is the one for you

 

https://inspiredbycharm.com/holiday-centerpiece-ideas/

These centerpieces aren’t a part of a tutorial so much as a collection of inspiration and guidelines to follow when creating a centerpiece of your own, so it’s been classified as one of the harder ideas, but don’t be afraid to give it a try. They make use of a lot of the kind of common holiday decorations that you can pick up at most craft stores, and there aren’t any crafty skills needed to put together your own finds into something pretty and decorative for your dining room table or sideboard. 


 

No matter what holiday DIY ideas you decide to try, we hope you have a fun and creative holiday season at home with your family! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Make Your Own Holiday Decorations

This holiday season, why not spend some time at home making the holidays more personal and fun with some DIY holiday crafts you can do with your kids? Store-bought decorations are beautiful, of course, but you can’t beat the personal, crafty fun of having decorations you and your family have made by hand. Creating a few decorations of your own is also a great way to celebrate the holiday by making memories you can look back on every holiday season!

 

There are a lot of different holiday craft ideas out there. To help you choose the best activity for your family we’ve put together a list of holiday crafts and we’ve sorted them based on how easy or difficult they will be for you and your family. We’ve made sure to include a whole range of ideas for every level of craftiness and time commitment, so pick your favourites, make a list of all the craft supplies you’ll need, and jump right in to getting into the holiday spirit! Depending on how well-stocked your craft supplies are, you might even be able to start right away!

 

Easy

https://thefarmgirlgabs.com/free-merry-christmas-printable/

This is a great starter craft idea for the holidays if you’re looking for a simple, easy way to add a bit of DIY holiday decorations to your home. All you need for this one is a printer and a picture frame, or some other way to display the image. Nice and simple.

 

https://eastcoastmommyblog.blogspot.com/2015/12/spare-sock-snowman.html

This holiday craft is easy-peasy, and a lot of fun. Plus, it doesn’t require more than some white socks, stuffing, and some felt or other soft decorative items to make your snowman unique. Using what you have at home will make your snowman creations even more special, so don’t be afraid to get experimental and creative!

 

https://onelittleproject.com/glitter-ball-yarn-ornaments/

Glitter, glue, yarn and balloons. Who knew you could make such beautiful christmas tree decorations with such simple ingredients? This is a fun and simple craft idea for the holidays, and it doesn’t take almost any specialized supplies at all! You might want some gloves to keep all that glitter and glue off your fingers, but hey, it’s 2020 – we’re all way more likely to have gloves at home this year, and if not then we’ve at least got plenty of practice in washing our hands.

 


 

Medium

https://www.nestofposies-blog.com/2014/11/christmas-jar-mulling-spices/

This one is super easy to put together, but we’ve included it as a medium-difficulty craft because of the amount of specialized ingredients required. Don’t be intimidated, though – the only really difficult part is buying the right spice mix, and choosing your favourite extras to make it unique. Our top recommendation for this holiday craft? Make sure you test out your mulling spices before you gift a jar of it to your friends and family. That way, you can be certain it’s as delicious as you want it to be, and you can enjoy the taste of the holidays for yourself as well.

 

https://www.honeyandlime.co/holiday-cranberry-orange-stove-top-potpourri/

If you like the idea of mulling spices you’ll love this stove-top potpourri recipe as well. It’s a similar type of recipe. Just collect the ingredients, pop them in a mason jar and wrap it in a nice, holiday-themed ribbon to make it nice and festive before you gift it.

 

https://blog.createandcraft.tv/paper-cutting-templates-christmas/

Don’t be intimidated by how elegant these ornaments look, they’re not as hard as they seem. There are free templates included, so you don’t need to draw the winter-themed paper cutout designs yourself, and the instructions for assembling the scenes are nice and clear. Plus, since this is paper-craft, the supply list is short and simple.


 

Hard

https://thefarmgirlgabs.com/let-snow-shadow-box/

This isn’t too hard when it comes to artistic ability, but it does require a lot of supplies most people aren’t likely to have at home. But if you can get to a craft store and want to make something that looks elegant and makes your guests ask you where you bought it then this is the one for you

 

https://inspiredbycharm.com/holiday-centerpiece-ideas/

These centerpieces aren’t a part of a tutorial so much as a collection of inspiration and guidelines to follow when creating a centerpiece of your own, so it’s been classified as one of the harder ideas, but don’t be afraid to give it a try. They make use of a lot of the kind of common holiday decorations that you can pick up at most craft stores, and there aren’t any crafty skills needed to put together your own finds into something pretty and decorative for your dining room table or sideboard. 


 

No matter what holiday DIY ideas you decide to try, we hope you have a fun and creative holiday season at home with your family! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

4 Tips To Care For Your Plants All Winter Long

Plants are more than just beautiful décor pieces. Our leafy green friends purify the air we breathe, boost our mood, help us sleep and certain plants are even delicious to eat. However, keeping indoor plants alive during the coldest months of the year can be tricky. When sun exposure is limited, the atmosphere is dry and temperatures fall, your plants are at risk and it’s important to exercise extra caution when caring for them during wintertime. Exercise winter plant care by using these helpful tips to keep your greenery alive and well when it’s cold outside.

Your Main Source Of Information As We Reopen Our Presentation Centre

Here’s what you need to know about our Presentation Centre’s reopening during the coronavirus pandemic. We are committed to protecting your health and safety.

St. Andrews School For Girls Coming To Shining Hill

As Shining Hill prepares families to start a new chapter of their lives, homeowners can feel assured that there are two ideal educational options steps away from home.

Shining Hill