home decor

July 12

Chapters Indigo Canada: 70%+ Off Home Accessories & More

Posted by on July 12, 2015 at 4:00 PM

 

Chapters Indigo Canada: 70%+ Off Home Accessories & More

I thought I would compile a list of especially good deals in the Chapters Indigo sale section as there are so many great opportunities to save money. This post is dedicated to items (not books) that are 70% off or more.

In the decor section, we have a couple frames well worth your attention as they come with mats. This White Wash Frame with Ivory Mat – 5” x 7” was $54.50 and is now on sale for $13.50. Print off a favourite picture and display it in this frame. I think there is a little too much mat for frame, thus I prefer the White Wash with Ivory Mat – Three 4” x 6” Openings also on sale. Originally $59.50, the frame with three openings is now $14.50. While not a frame, this “Exuberance is Beauty” Art Print 11×14 by Cadence Paige Design for Minted counts as wall decor. Originally $46, the print is now discounted to $11.50.

Let us journey in the realm of containers: objects that hold other things. This Floral Bud Vase – Medium was $24.50 and is now on sale for $6.50. Present your dear love with a lovely blossom inside this darling vase. While I have mentioned this Minimus Decorative Pot before, the yellow and the blue colours are still in stock. Originally $39.50, they are now $9.50.

There are few things more delightful than watching a plant grow. This Sunflower Garden In A Pail would make an excellent gift for the at home gardener. You can also purchase the Strawberry Garden In A Pail for edible produce after it blooms. Originally $34.50, these pails are only $9 each.

If you own an iPhone 5/53, then you can pick up a few cases for a song. This is exactly the iPhone I own (that is currently being replaced by Apple). Maybe I will christen my new phone with a new case to match. There are four to choose from:

That permafrost case is pretty wicked.

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it does feature some of the best deals that money can buy at Chapters Indigo right now. Receive free shipping on $25 or more.

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May 18

House and Home Magazine Subscription Was $33 | Now $16 @ Wagjag

Posted by on May 18, 2015 at 12:00 PM

House and Home Magazine Subscription Was $33 | Now $16 @ Wagjag

Wagjag is having a promotion that can save you a bundle on a two-year or one-year subscription to House and Home Magazine. A two-year (24 issues) subscription was $65.90 but is now only $25.  You can also purchase a one-year (12 issues) subscription originally priced $32.95 but now is only $16. Shipping is fully included with this deal.

Many of us have dreams of decorating and redecorating our homes in the same beautiful fashion that home designers do. House and Home magazine will provide you with lots of inspiration, tips and tricks from some of the top designers and renovators. Use the tips in this magazine to keep your home’s look fresh and chic throughout the year or to overhaul a room in your home from top to bottom. Between the glossy pages, you will find ideas to decorate your home, full home makeover features, entertaining tips and even a few recipes.

If you head over to House and Home’s website, you are able to subscribe directly from them to receive your copy. House and Home is currently charging $26.95 for a one-year subscription or $46.95 for a two-year subscription. Rogers Magazine Service is also offering yearly subscriptions of House & Home Magazine for $26.50 per year and only offers a one-year subscription. If you were to purchase this magazine from your local pharmacy or newsstand, it would cost you $5.99 per issue or $71.99 for a year’s worth of editions of this magazine. Over the course of two years, you would spend $143.98. If you are considering picking this magazine up more than once or twice from the newsstand, you may want to consider having it delivered to your door for much less.

While Wagjag does not have reviews available on their site, Roger’s Magazine Service does allow reviews. Over 417 people have reviewed this magazine and it still has a high rating of four and a half stars out of five. Here is one reviewer who feels that this magazine is a great value.

Great inspiration. Love the Source Guide so I can buy what I see here in Canada.

A second reviewer is anxiously awaiting their edition every month.

House and Home is a beautiful magazine with tons of photos and info every month. When it arrives I love to curl up and spend the day with it! There is always something that I can apply to my own home. A great read.

This deal does still have a little bit of time left before it expires. Right now, over 147 people have purchased the deal and it does state there are a limited number of subscriptions available. If you want to snag this deal, you may want to grab it before they sell out of subscriptions. I noticed those two-year subscriptions seem to be going much faster, which may end this deal soon.

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May 14

6 Genius Ways To Upcycle Old Belts

Posted by on May 14, 2015 at 8:00 PM

6 Genius Ways To Upcycle Old Belts

I would never have thought to use old belts in a DIY project. I was wasting time on Pinterest searching for inspiration to frame a picture for my husband. I have several pictures of our family at the lake last summer that should be hanging on our wall. Along the way, I discovered some of the amazing projects you can make out of belts! There is something about a belt as a decoration that makes your project look and feel expensive and yet still a little rugged.

Some of these bloggers used belts they had around the house. Others ordered belts online or collected old belts from family or friends. Belts are an item I personally tend to keep until they fall apart. If you do not have enough extra belts around the house, I would recommend hitting up a thrift store for belts at a fraction of the cost. Check carefully for wear and tear, but chances are good with a trip or two you will have enough belts for your project.

Belt Hanging Shelves

6 Genius Ways To Upcycle Old Belts

These hanging shelves created by blue i style are an easy upgrade to your basic shelf. She used these shelves in a little boy’s room to give it a little extra style. I also think this project would look especially fantastic in any room that has hardwood floors.  I noticed they used a special tool to make holes in the belt for the screws. If you are ok with the holes not looking manufactured, you could also create a hole with a nail and hammer.

Chair With Woven Belt Seat

6 Genius Ways To Upcycle Old Belts

With spring comes garage-sale season. There always seems to be extra furniture that finds a way to the curb. Why not salvage a chair for next to your front door and create this cool belt seat as featured over at Saved By Love Creations? This project would require multiple belts but would be well worth searching them out for this cool effect. The best part about this project is it looks even cooler if the belts are all different styles. I would probably recommend using this as an occasional chair for decoration, extra seating or setting items on. I would question the long-term durability using this technique on my dining room chairs.

Leather Picture Frame

6 Genius Ways To Upcycle Old Belts

This project inspired this post! I had no idea it was so easy to slice a leather belt and add it to a picture frame. This would surely turn a cheap dollar store frame into a frame that looks much more expensive. I found a couple of great examples, but I love this version from Design Sponge using an old western belt. You can use any belt. Your belt does not need to have a decorative pattern. At she knows, the blogger used a wood burning tool to customize the frame.

Leather Belt Curtain Ties

6 Genius Ways To Upcycle Old Belts

Over at Earnest Home Co., they took a simple leather belt and upcycled it into curtain ties. This project looks like it would not take very much time at all to create. I would use this technique in my bathroom, as I think it would pair nicely with my white linen curtains. This is one of those hacks that looks much more expensive than it really is.

Leather Belt Cuff Bracelet

6 Genius Ways To Upcycle Old Belts

I have seen this leather cuff bracelets at festivals starting at $20 and going for as high as $50 or $60 depending on how intricate it is. They are usually being sold by a vendor who specializes in leather, and has all sorts of intricate products such as belts and fringed bags. Over at The SITS Girls, they are making leather cuff bracelets out of old belts. The snaps and the gadget to attach the snaps (which should come with your snaps) are the only items you would have to purchase to make these cute cuffs. I would make a few for myself or gifts for friends. I love this rustic style. I would wear mine to the Calgary Stampede given the chance to go!

Leather Belt Wrapped Clock

6 Genius Ways To Upcycle Old Belts

Here is another super simple way to give your home a little bit of style. Wrap a belt around a clock, attach and you have an instant conversation piece. Check out the design on Remodelista.  I would use a clock that is sleek looking to contrast with the leather belt. This project looks like it would not take very long to do, which is my kind of project!

Bargainmoosers, how would you upcycle old belts?

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March 31

10 Spring & Easter Free Printables

Posted by on March 31, 2015 at 8:00 PM

10 Spring & Easter Free Printables

As the late Robin Williams once said: Spring is nature’s way of saying let’s party! Goodbye snowmen and fuzzy hats, we will see you next year. Welcome back to the colourful flowers, fuzzy bunnies, birds and spring babies. My home could also use a few simple refreshes for spring. With just a few minutes, a printer,  and some paper or cardstock you can create these amazing projects that will help you welcome spring with open arms. The best part is these projects will cost you very little for a lot of spring cheer. Most of these projects are single sheet images that you could frame in a photo frame, use as the front of a greeting card or make into a quick gift tag. Printables are perfect for both home decoration or parties!

Easter Egg Hunt Party Pack

10 Spring & Easter Free Printables

This party pack from Yellow Bliss Road would be adorable to use for an Easter Egg hunt with family and friends. Print off this party pack that includes a banner, sign and decorative food tags. Cut, glue, and tah dah. Cute decorations faster than you could make it to the dollar store and back.

Bicycle Adventure

10 Spring & Easter Free Printables

Over at The 36th Avenue they created a sweet bicycle print that says Love The Journey. This would be nice in a little kid’s room or playroom. I love the pops of colour on this image, especially on the black chalkboard version

Nest

10 Spring & Easter Free Printables

This printable from Darling Doodles would be so sweet to include framed with a wedding gift, or would look equally cute hanging in your front hallway. This cozy nest will make your house feel warm and light.

With My Peeps

10 Spring & Easter Free Printables

Spunky Junky gets it right with these fun Meet My Peeps and Hippity Hop printables. I love the tongue-in-cheek design. Her bunny pennant also featured in this post is made of free paint chips and is equally adorable.

Here Comes Peter Cottontail

10 Spring & Easter Free Printables

Tatertots and Jello has created a darling set of printables in turquoise, grey and white. Included are several bunny silhouettes, and pretty text quotes that say Happy Spring and Here Comes Peter Cottontail. I like how this blogger filled a slimmer entryway wall space with several of these prints.

Spring Owls

10 Spring & Easter Free Printables

I love the owl trend and these prints with a cartoon feel are no exception. Over at Glued to My Crafts she created two modern springtime owl printables, a third which is welcoming May showers, and a fourth hello spring print. If this is your style, you now have four options that coordinate for your wall or projects.

Antique School Chart- Egg Edition

10 Spring & Easter Free Printables

This is a fun project from Knick of Time. She created a vintage looking bird egg identification chart that looks expensive. When you find that first broken bird egg in your backyard, I bet you will be consulting this chart. Both my girly side and my nerdy side love this print.

Hello Spring

10 Spring & Easter Free Printables

Sandy Toes and Popsicles is greeting spring with joy with her Hello Spring printable. I want to hide this one in places my husband would not expect it to make him smile, I may hide a copy of this print in the freezer. This would also look sweet framed in the hallway.

Flying Bird       

10 Spring & Easter Free Printables                                           

If you are a fan of an antique style check out this beautiful bird printable from Laughter and Grace. I love the inspirational quote: She went out on a limb and learned she could fly. This print is motivational without looking like you bought a stock motivational poster.

April Showers Mobile

10 Spring & Easter Free Printables

Craftaholics Anonymous created this sweet April showers mobile that is so very sweet. This one looks quick to make, and would be fun to make with kids. I would hang this one in my window next to my sun catcher.

Need a little more inspiration to get started? Check our Eva’s past post 7 Unique DIY To Refresh Your Home For Spring.

Bargainmoosers, what how do you like to change up your home’s look for spring?

(Image Credit: Pank Seelen)

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February 24

7 Fabulous Ways To Repurpose Tin Cans

Posted by on February 24, 2015 at 8:00 PM

 7 Fabulous Ways To Repurpose Tin Cans

Almost everyone has a tin can or three around the house. Many foods such as soup, beans, tuna, tomatoes, coffee and even maple syrup are more economical to purchase in a can. While I am not a huge fan of purchasing green vegetables in a can, I do always seem to have multiple cans go into my recycling bin every week. Some of the chic ideas below have changed my mind about saving those humble cans. Here are some amazing ideas that you can use to ditch the recycling bin and repurpose those cans to decorate  your home on the cheap.

Homemade Tin Can Clock

 7 Fabulous Ways To Repurpose Tin Cans

I love the pop of colour on this homemade tin can clock. Use these simple instructions from Easy DIY Toys to give your clock a new chic look. Wouldn’t this clock also be amazing in a matte gold for an antique look? Maybe I will take apart my old Ikea clock to make this project for my house. Expect a clock in a fun design and colour to cost you $20-$50 if you were to buy a similar clock at the store.

Tin Can Pedestal Stand

 7 Fabulous Ways To Repurpose Tin Cans

Need a pedestal stand in a snap to display cupcakes or other food for a party? This tin can pedestal stand from Sweet Paul will be super chic for your table. Use any decorative plate on top, some matching paint and some strong epoxy to create this fun look. I could see this project working for a wide variety of parties. This stand would look great at a chic brunch, or coordinate the design to match the decorations for your kid’s birthday party. A super basic cake stand will normally cost you between $25-$60 depending on the size and style of the stand if you were to buy a stand at the store.

Tin Man Family Marionettes

 7 Fabulous Ways To Repurpose Tin Cans

These marionettes are precious from Adventures at Home. Use several tin cans, empty leftover tea light metal wrappers, string and your craft supply stash to create this sweet little family of Tin Man Marionettes. This is a great project to pair with a Wizard of Oz movie night, or even read the classic book with a cup of tea. This is a great project for the whole family, or a super little gift to a child if crafted by an adult.

Tin Can Pendant Light

 7 Fabulous Ways To Repurpose Tin Cans

Need to shed some more light in your home? Shelterness featured these funky tin can pendant lights that will do the trick. This project could either use a bigger coffee can or several smaller cans for a multiple light fixture. Decorate using paint, drawing a bohemian designs with a sharpie, or using Mod Podge to decoupage a decorative paper onto the outside of the can. Ikea, Lowe’s and Home Depot should all have inexpensive pendant light hardware to complete your project. If you are replacing an existing light fixture that is wired into the ceiling, you may want to read over these tips from Do It Yourself first. Pendant lights normally start at around $50 and go up to well over $200 depending on the style.

Cork Covered Tin Can Pencil Cup

 7 Fabulous Ways To Repurpose Tin Cans

You can cover a tin can with almost any fabric, pretty paper or paint and turn it into a pencil cup. For a twist on this idea, I like the modern design of this cork covered pencil cup from The 3 R’s Blog. Using some contact paper and a printer, they were able to create stencils to paint a silhouette onto the cork. I could easily see these same decorative cups selling for $20-$30 in a boutique or gift shop.

Wall-Mounted Tea Light Holders

 7 Fabulous Ways To Repurpose Tin Cans

These chic tea light holders from Practically Functional are made using the smaller cans from wet cat food or tuna. Clean the cans well, then spray paint them with a metallic colored paint for extra shine. Wrap the outside in some pretty scrapbook paper or wallpaper and then mount on the wall. I would make at least three or four and group them together on the wall for effect. While a basic table tea light holder for a tabletop tends to be inexpensive, most wall mounted tealight holders generally ranged from $10-$40 depending on how many candles it holds.

Mosaic Multi-Purpose Decorative Cans

 7 Fabulous Ways To Repurpose Tin Cans

Wow, these decorative mosaic jars are impressive. Check out this Instructable by Creativeman as he turns tin cans and colourful craft foam into decorative mosaic pieces. This idea is so much simpler than cutting glass bits with tile cutters to make glass mosaic pieces. This is also a safer way to lets kids join in with the project, with an impressive end result. Use these cans to hold your kitchen spoons, art supplies, hairbrushes in the bathroom or just to hold miscellaneous items on your dresser.

Bargainmoosers, what would you make out of the humble tin can?

(Image Credit: Geofy Sowrey)

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February 12

Select Wallpops Zoology Animal Wall Appliques Was $18 | Now $9 & Free Shipping @ Walmart.ca

Posted by on February 12, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Select Wallpops Zoology Animal Wall Appliques Was $18 | Now $9 & Free Shipping @ Walmart.ca

Check out the Wallpops Zoology Animal Appliques on clearance @ Walmart.ca. All three of these applique sets were $17.88 each, but are now only $9 each. Choose between Antoinne the Monkey, Riley the Giraffe and Betty the Lamb. Free shipping with no minimum is always included with Walmart.ca purchases.

I really like these repositionable wall appliques from Wall Pops. Each kit comes with a full page of designs. Each of these three applique sets was $17.88 but is now only $9 per kit. Several of us saw an original price of $24.98 so something glitchy is happening there. Either way the final price is a solid $9 per kit.

These designs easily peel and stick. If you change your mind and decide to put the monkey on the opposite wall, it is simple to remove and your paint will be intact. You can choose between three different animal designs including:

I did a little price comparing with Antoinne the monkey. These appliques will be more pricey if you choose to order them elsewhere. I found this same decal set at Home Depot.ca for $29.99. I also saw a third party seller on Amazon was carrying these decals for $37. Antoinne, you are a much better price at Walmart.ca.

Use one of these sets, or maybe even all three. I could see the monkey and giraffe going well together. For the same price, you would purchase one applique elsewhere, you could purchase all three at Walmart. Then when your toddler suddenly hates anything with lambs for no reasonable reason, you can surprise them with some monkeys.

No one seems to be reviewing this product. I would try it for this inexpensive price. I recently blogged another Wallpops design and someone mentioned the decals were difficult to peel from the paper and to take your time with that part of the project. They also said once the decals were removed from the backing, the decals easily peeled up and down off of the wall for repositioning, which is the more important part to me!

Everyone around me seems to be having babies lately. That means many different rooms are being redecorated. Some are for the new baby arriving, and often a second room for the bigger sibling is freshened up to reflect a big kid status. A fresh change of decorations can really brighten up your mood and make you feel ready for the new arrival in your family. For me it was a big mix of being excited and terrified. You could also easily use these for a playroom or some other type of play space… I know our basement play space could use some freshening up.

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February 5

Lowe’s Canada: Up to 75% Off & $10 off $100 Coupon Code

Posted by on February 5, 2015 at 8:30 PM

Lowes Canada: Up to 75% Off & $10 off $100 Coupon Code

Lowe’s Canada is offering $10 off orders of $100 or more online. With the clearance section full of deals up to 75% off, this is a nice bonus offer.

Click here to shop @ Lowes.ca now

  • Coupon Code: SS10
  • Discount: $10 off $100
  • Expiry: 11th February 2015

We have seen a coupon of this value once before from Lowe’s Canada, and they also tend to have a 5% off $100 coupon every few months. Out of the two coupons, $10 off $100 is better.

The clearance section at Lowe’s is ripe with deals. I found an excellent sale on bathroom / hallway mirrors that will have you drooling. This Style Selections 30-in H x 24-in W Vancleaf Cherry Rectangular Bathroom Mirror was $99.99, and is now on sale $25. You save $74.99 off the original price. There are many other mirrors on clearance for 75% off right now, but most are out of stock already. However, this Style Selections 34-1/2-in H x 28-1/2-in W Liberton Cocoa Rectangular Bathroom Mirror is also still in stock. Originally $99.99, the mirror is on sale for $25. Unfortunately, neither of these mirrors qualifies for parcel shipping. They either require Lowe’s Truck delivery or you can pick up in store for free. I highly recommend the second option. With the above coupon code, you could purchase four mirrors for $90. Availability depends on your local store.

In the lighting section, I found the Harbor Breeze 52-in Barasway Bay Brushed Nickel Indoor Ceiling Fan with Light Kit and Remote Control on sale. Originally $229, the fan and light combo is on clearance for $179. After coupon code, pay just $169. This fan qualifies for parcel shipping so you will receive free shipping to your home. The last reviewer said:

I really am happy with this fan/light. The remote control is wonderful and it is very quite when fan is on. Easy to install.

Other reviewers thought that the fan’s remote control could be a bit better. Sometimes changing settings required multiple button pushing until the unit responded. One reviewer also thought that the unit hung a bit low, but neither of the other reviewers mentioned that issue.

Shop the entire clearance section to combine discounted prices with the $10 off $100 coupon code from Lowe’s Canada.

There has been a recent change to Lowe’s shipping policy. Lowe’s now offers free parcel shipping on eligible orders of $49 or more. There used to be no minimum to qualify for parcel shipping, but with rising postal costs this was an inevitable move.

For this and any future Lowe’s Canada coupon codes, please visit our forum full of deals!

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January 29

Habitat Wall Art Applique By Wallpops Was $28 Now $19 & Free Shipping @ Walmart.ca (EXPIRED)

Posted by on January 29, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Habitat Wall Art Applique By Wallpops Was $28 Now $19 & Free Shipping @ Walmart.ca (EXPIRED)

I love to give a little pop of colour to my home. Check out these Wallpops repositionable appliques @ Walmart.ca. These appliques were $28.72 but is now only $19. Free shipping with no minimum is included when you shop at Walmart.

Decorating your house with giant repositionable appliques is a great way to add a pop of colour in unexpected places. This decorating concept has been very popular for several years now. The idea seemed to pop up on the market first for kid’s rooms as a fun way to make a playful room. This concept has now expanded into designs that are great for any room in your home. I love how most companies refer to these as appliques. To me they will always be giant stickers, though perhaps more fashionable then the smiley face stickers I picked up at the dollar store. As my daughter proved by sticking smiley face sticker all over the floor, those stickers are not repositionable.

My favourite part about this applique kits is that it is repositionable if I change my mind. If any of you have ever remodeled a home, you may have encountered the tedious task of removing old wallpaper. I hope you have knuckles left on your fingers after attempting that horrible job. I never want to repeat that job. Though I really like some of the more modern wallpaper prints I have seen friends put in their homes, after attempting to remove wallpaper I do not think I could apply it to my walls in good conscious.

These new giant appliques do not leave a residue or stick permanently. I think these are a great idea whether you are renting or own your home. An applique is a great way to change up your home’s look without committing to something permanent on the wall. This particular set has 14 individual pieces which gives you lots of different options of how to hang them. They come in a nice palette of colours including grey, green, turquoise and brown. The great news is if you do not like how they look, peel them off gently and put them up a different way.

After price snooping around a bit here is what I found for the same applique kit at other stores.

  • $23.83 @ Amazon.ca
  • $34.99 @ Staples.ca
  • $38.99 @ Deserres

Those prices above vary quite a bit. Your white wall will thank you for the colour. I would snag this deal at Walmart.

The one reviewer on Walmart’s site seems happy with the purchase and the design. She mentions the stickers take patience to remove from the packaging, which another reviewer mentioned on Amazon.ca also. Plan a little extra time when you are ready to apply these appliques.

This was quite a pretty decal. It stuck on the wall great and I moved it a few times with no loss of “stickiness”. The only thing was that it ripped quite easily, so be careful when you’re peeling them off the sheet or the wall.

Grab this applique and brighten up your room in time for spring. Your knuckles will thank you for choosing something repositionable. I know my knuckles will thank me too.

Bargainmoosers, what is your favourite accent item you included in your home décor?

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January 22

7 Easy Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas For Your Home

Posted by on January 22, 2015 at 8:00 PM

7 Easy Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas For Your Home

Mi amore! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner including all of the hearts, sparkles and kisses that goes with it. The stores are already starting to tempt us with candy hearts and giant stuffed dogs professing their love. I like to spruce up my house with a few decorations for the holiday. While you can find plenty of shiny heart tinsel, I prefer to spend my cash on treating my sweetie instead of elaborate decor. Here is a great roundup of cute and easy ideas that you can put together to spruce up your holiday decor for Valentine’s Day while still keeping things cheap and chic.

1. Valentine’s Day Heart From Wine Corks

7 Easy Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas For Your Home

This cute upcycled craft will not cost you anything if you are already a wine drinker. This cork heart from Sand and Sisal looks amazing and is super simple. Grab a hot glue gun and some leftover wine corks and you are ready to create. Draw a heart on a piece of paper as your guide. Then place corks along the line making sure they touch. Once you have enough to create the edge of your heart you can start gluing. Another alternative would be to fill in the entire heart with corks on the inside also. You could then hang the filled heart on the wall and use thumbtacks to stick little love notes into it for your sweetie. I love that this craft looks expensive without very much effort.

2. Free Valentine’s Day Printable

7 Easy Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas For Your Home

I love free printable pictures to change up the look in my house for any holiday. All you need is a picture frame and a printer. Check out these free printable pictures from Soho Sonnet. Included are 7 cutesy printable pages with lots of hearts, flowers and modern prints and one cheeky one that says “I love you like a fat kid loves cake.” Add these to a picture frames with multiple slots and see if your friends notice the cheeky one. These freebies are available in three different sizes so they should fit whatever frame you already have in your house.

3. Melted Crayon Word Art

7 Easy Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas For Your Home

I really like this cute word art from Pieces By Polly. This blogger used trivets for the decoration above but you could use canvas, wood or even cardboard as your base. Paint a base coat if necessary on your chosen canvas. Then cut out the letters and trace around it on to your canvas. You can choose to spell love, another word or even pick shape such as a heart. I would keep my shape or letters somewhat simple to keep the piece looking clean and modern. Melt the tip of the crayons in a candle then press the melted wax onto your surface around the outside of your shape. Repeat the process until your entire surface except for the letter or shape is covered. I like that this technique can be created on pretty much whatever you have already laying around the house. This would be so sweet for a little kid’s playroom spelling out their name also.

4. Candy Filled Vase

7 Easy Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas For Your Home

It is time to raid the candy section at the bulk store for this sweet craft. I love how simple this conversation heart vase is from A Day In My Life. All you need is two vases, one large that is clear and one small in any colour plus any small Valentine’s Day candy. Place the smaller vase inside the larger vase. Fill the space in between the two vases with candy. Viola!

The smaller vase in the center allows you to put water in for real flowers that your sweetie gives you. You could also throw in fake flowers for effect. If you are trying to give a hint you want flowers for Valentine’s Day, this might be a way to do it subtly. My husband is overall observant but I would probably throw a few flowers in it myself to finish the look. This craft also tastes as delicious as it looks.

5. Coffee Filter Valentine’s Day Wreath

7 Easy Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas For Your Home

Check out this beautiful heart wreath from Soccer Mom Style. I always seem to have cardboard laying around the house so that makes this project super easy. You can buy coffee filters for only a buck or two if you do not already have some. Simply create your shape out of cardboard and cut it out. You can poke holes to put in the coffee filters as this blogger has done or you could hot glue the coffee filters to the cardboard. I like how she painted the tips of the coffee filters red but you could really choose any colour. I will probably add a layer of glitter to mine with some leftover spray adhesive.

6. Paper Heart Garlands

7 Easy Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas For Your Home

If you can staple and cut, you can make this sweet heart garlands from Posed Perfection. This is another versatile idea because you can use any kind of paper and string you already have handy. Solid red, pink and white paper looks great in this garland, but you could easily jazz this up with pages from an old book or leftover scrapbooking paper. For an alternative version of this garland, check out this curlier version at How About Orange that is strung on clear thread.

7. Valentine’s Day Countdown

7 Easy Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas For Your Home

Add a little suspense and excitement to the holiday with a countdown. This decoration idea serves double duty as treats and decoration, my kind of home decor! Click on over to this easy advent calendar style countdown from The House of Smiths. Paper bags, doilies and glitter are all inexpensive to pick up if you do not already have them on hand. The countdown numbers on the bags are made of vinyl, but you could easily write the numbers on yourself with a marker or some glue and more glitter. Fill the bags with whatever treats will excite your favourite sweetie.

Skip the flimsy cartoon hearts this time. Instead use these ideas to create your own decorations. Without a ton of extra effort you can have fun decorations that will look chic in your home.

Photo credit: Photophilde

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January 6

(50% Off) New Additions to the Christmas Clearance Sale & Free Shipping @ Walmart.ca

Posted by on January 6, 2015 at 7:00 AM

(50% Off) New Additions to the Christmas Clearance Sale & Free Shipping @ Walmart.ca

It is that time of year again. The time where retailers put their Christmas items on sale at crazy discounts. Right now Walmart.ca has quite a variety of Christmas decor items on clearance sale. Shop at Walmart Canada and you can take up to 50% off Christmas trees, inflatable decor, lights, and other items. Walmart always has free shipping too.

Eva had previously mentioned the Walmart Canada Holiday Clearance sale, but with these new additions I just couldn’t pass up writing another post. While you may have just finished putting all of your Christmas decor away, it is never too late (or too early) to enjoy deep discounts on Christmas items.

If you’re in college or off to university this year, your dorm probably won’t have much room for a large Christmas tree. This 3.5-ft Canadian Pine Tree is perfect for small spaces or offices too. It was priced at $20, but during this Christmas clearance event, you will pay just $9.50. You may prefer larger Christmas trees, though. The 6.5-ft Spanish Quick Set and Perfect Shape Spruce was $199 but now you will pay just $99.50. This Christmas tree from Walmart.ca is already equipped with LED multicolour lights.

If you do purchase a Christmas tree that is not pre-lit, you might as well use this Walmart.ca clearance sale to get yourself some lights as well. The 150 Garland Light Set was $12 and is now $6. I find that 150 lights is more than enough for the average Christmas tree.

I can’t even count how many Christmas ornaments were broken in my house this year. Our new kitten just loved climbing all through the Christmas tree. I put the 50 Piece Shatterproof Ornaments in my shopping cart. Hopefully they hold true to their shatterproof title, or hopefully the cat is not so energetic next year. These ornaments would have cost you $29, but since it is after Christmas you can get them on clearance sale for only $14.50. 

There are quite a few of the airblown inflatable Christmas characters on sale for 50% off during this clearance sale at Walmart. I personally prefer the smaller ones (between 5- 6 feet), but that is mostly because I have a smaller front yard. The Airblown 5FT Inflatable Polar Bear is super adorable with his Santa hat, Christmas sweater and candy cane. While the original price was $90 (and too steep for me), during this sale you will pay just $45. The Airblown 6FT Inflatable Penguin and the Airblown FT Inflatable Snowman are the same price.

There are 189 items on clearance sale during this Walmart.ca offer, so be sure to take a look for yourself. Also be sure to check that your local store price is not less than the Walmart.ca price. Sometimes individual stores will offer greater discounts during these sales. Keep in mind that Walmart.ca does offer free shipping on all orders, with no minimum purchase. This is great because the free shipping even applies to larger items like the Christmas trees.

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January 2

(Save 75%) Glade 4 Pack Holiday Candles Only $3 & Free Shipping @ Walmart.ca (EXPIRED)

Posted by on January 2, 2015 at 3:36 PM

(Save 75%) Glade 4 Pack Holiday Candles Only $3 & Free Shipping @ Walmart.ca (EXPIRED)

Walmart has their holiday scented Glade Candles on clearance today. They were $12 earlier this season but now are discounted down to $2.99. With free shipping and no minimum you can have these delivered to your door easy as 1, 2, 3.

The smell of the holidays is still lingering in my house. Luckily, unlike the smell of teenage boys or wet boots, the holidays bring all kinds of good smells into my house. The smells of the holidays are distinct and delicious. Grab this deal and you can either stock up for next year or keep that yummy smell from the holidays going just a little longer. Use that smell to help you beat the January winter blues.

For this deal, that is less than $1 per candle for a candle that is bigger than a votive. Each set includes 4 jar candles that each are in their own glass jar. I much prefer buying smaller candles like these in a glass jar so I do not have to worry about wax dripping everywhere. This size is perfect to put on the bathroom counter next to your sink, for when your bathroom needs freshening. In my house thanks mostly to my husband, the bathroom needs freshened a lot. According to Glade’s website this size candle should burn for about 28 hours.

First up is the Glade Holiday Candle 4-pack in Apple Cinnamon. Apple Cinnamon is a scent that I like having around much longer than the November and December holiday period. I usually start busting out apple cinnamon scented candles and air fresheners in September and can still be found using them up until about February or March. March or so, I start switching to more springtime scents. You still have a good run on these candles before they are really starting to be out of season. Plus Apple Cinnamon is just a pleasing homey scent that makes any house smell lovely.

The other option for sale is the Glade Holiday Candle 4 pack- Mixed. The pack includes one of each of the following.

  • Apple Cinnamon Cheer
  • Sparkling Spruce
  • Gingerbread Jingle
  • Holiday Citrus Medley

Walmart does not list the scents out on their website for the mixed pack but I compared it on Glade’s website yet again. As this is a Walmart exclusive pack, I was able to locate the matching holiday scents based on the icons on the package on Glade’s site. That citrus one might be iffy but it seems to be the best match when comparing it to this year’s selection of holiday scents. If it were me, I would burn the Apple Cinnamon and Citrus Medley candles now and keep the Spruce and Gingerbread for next holiday. It will be just like opening up a Christmas present next holiday season when you unwrap these candles.

Bargainmoosers, how long do you keep the holiday scents burning after the holiday? Do you consider Apple Cinnamon a Christmas scent or an all fall, winter, or even year round scent?

(Image Credit: twbuckner)

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November 9

Chapters Indigo Canada: 30% Off 4+ Holiday Ornaments

Posted by on November 9, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Chapters Indigo Canada: 30% Off 4+ Holiday Ornaments

Got the holidays on your mind? Christmas is right around the corner and right now, you can save on the purchase of ornaments at Chapters Indigo. During the next couple of days, you can save 30% off the purchase of four or more ornaments.

The available ornaments for purchase fall under the three main categories below. From these, I have selected just a couple that stood out to me the most, but there are more to choose from. I also listed the regular prices along with the price you can expect to pay if you add four or more ornaments to your cart.

Snow & Ice Collection

The Woodland Collection

The Monogram Collection

Although I very much like all of the snowflake ornaments from the snow & ice collection, the monogram ornaments are the ones that caught my eye the most. These ornaments feature a letter of the alphabet of your choice with an opaque background in the back. In fact, here’s a review of the letters ornament:

I purchased a few of these ornaments to give as stocking stuffers. When placed on the tree with a light behind it, it illuminates the whole ornament beautifully. Very happy with the size too.

Giving them as gift is definitely a fantastic idea, but I would totally get one for the first letter in my own name, my hubby’s and my daughters to then hang on the Christmas tree. We like to get a new ornament every year, so this one would make the traditional even more special.

Plus, if your order reaches a minimum threshold of $50, you can get the luxe cozy throw for just $35 instead of its regular price of $80. Available in either ivory, stone, chocolate or castlerock, it’s a plush throw that would be perfect to use in the upcoming cold months. The promotion on the luxe throw expires on November 26th 2014.

(Image Credit: JD Hancock)

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October 19

Snapfish Canada Promo Code: 60% Off Canvas Prints

Posted by on October 19, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Snapfish Canada Promo Code: 60% Off Canvas Prints

It’s not too late! If you hurry, you can save 60% off canvas prints at Snapfish Canada right now, but only when you enter the code below at checkout!

Click here to customize your own canvas print @ Snapfish.ca now

  • Coupon Code: CANVASOCTCA
  • Discount: 60% off canvas prints
  • Expiry: 20th October 2014

Every day, I take dozens of pictures on my phone and I’m certain that many of you Moosers are the exact same way because of how much smart phones have simplified this task. But have you even printed any of your pictures? I haven’t. They’re all still in my phone, with the exception of the odd couple of times that I have had to transfer them onto my computer in order to make room for even more picture taking.

As such, I’ll be taking advantage of Snapfish Canada’s promotion to create a small collage of my baby’s pictures. I plan on creating a couple of canvases of varying sizes to then either hang in my own hallway or perhaps even give as gifts to the grandparents! Snapfish Canada Promo Code: 60% Off Canvas Prints

Here are the prices that you can expect to see once you apply the code at checkout:

  • 8″ x 10″: reg. $59/ now $23.60
  • 11″ x 14″: reg. $79/ now $31.60
  • 16″ x 20″: reg. $99/ now $39.60
  • 20″ x 24″: reg. $119/ now $47.60

The canvases at Snapfish Canada are professionally printed onto conservation-grade canvases and are finished with a satin top coat. The great part about them is that they portray a gallery-feel as the fact that they’re 1.5″ in depth helps the picture to really stand out. Each canvas is also wrapped around the edges for an even more professional look.

Canvases are great and all, but if you don’t have enough room on your walls for those and would prefer to get any other photo item, then make sure to use our Bargainmoose exclusive Snapfish Canada promo code that Eva recently blogged about instead as it will allow you to save 30% off everything. At Snapfish Canada, you can customize your own photo mugs, books, cards, posters, calendars, puzzle and even hockey pucks, along with a whole slew of other cool items.

Shipping is at a flat rate of $9.99 per canvas and $2.99 for each additional one that you add to your cart. Keep in mind that it will take a couple of days for your order to be processed and printed, but it should be shipped within 7-10 days.

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October 14

Canvas Pop Promo Code: 35% Off Everything + $5 Starbucks Gift Card

Posted by on October 14, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Canvas Pop Promo Code: 35% Off Everything + $5 Starbucks Gift Card

Make your walls pop with colour and save 35% off at Canvas Pop! Sweetening the deal even more, they are also throwing in a $5 gourmet coffee card but only on orders over $100.

Click here to shop @ CanvasPop.com now

  • Coupon Code: FALL35
  • Discount: 35% off $75+ (bonus $5 Starbucks gift card)
  • Expiry: 20th October 2014

Customized canvas prints can sure end up costing quite a fortune, especially if you end up getting the larger sizes, so promotions like these are definitely well appreciated. And as if you needed an additional incentive to take advantage of the Canvas Pop discount code, the $5 gourmet coffee card is certainly a much welcome addition as well. In fact, it’s not just any gourmet coffee coffee card; it’s a Starbucks gift card. Keep in mind that you won’t get it right away but it will instead be delivered by October 23rd 2014 via e-mail.

I have actually been meaning to give Canvas Pop a try for some time now because there are plenty of really cool products to choose from and it looks very easy to create them as well. Some of the ones that have stood out to me are the photo mosaic, the Instagram prints and the panoramic photo prints but you can also choose to use Facebook prints, mobile printing or even create a photo collage. Prices vary depending on the products and the size, but you can check all of these out by clicking on “pricing” at the top of any Canvas Pop page.

In fact, the photo mosaic is a newly added feature and one that I’m thinking of ordering it as a birthday gift for my hubby. Having recently moved, our walls are still devoid of decoration and I’m sure that a mosaic with all of our pictures would mean a lot to him. I’m thinking of hanging it in the hallway as I have yet to see any of our friends or family members with the same kind of decoration on their own walls.

The photo mosaic at Canvas Pop can actually display between 9 and 200 pictures and you can even upload them directly from Instagram. It’s super easy to add all of the pictures as you just need to click on each square to then upload the picture.

Shipping varies per order. Regularly added, all Canvas Pop coupon codes and promotions may all be found on the Bargainmoose forum.

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September 30

Art.com Promo Code: 50% Off Photos To Canvas

Posted by on September 30, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Art.com Promo Code: 50% Off Photos To CanvasIt’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! Turn your photos into works of art for 50% less at Art.com right now.

Click here to turn your photos to art @ Art.com now

  • Coupon Code: NXC966
  • Discount: 50% off photos to canvas
  • Expiry: 3rd October 2014

My baby is only a couple of months old and without counting, I can tell you with absolute certainty that I already have hundreds of pictures. It’s just so easy to take loads of pictures with a smartphone, especially one as awesome as the iPhone (yes, I’m totally iPhone obsessed) but what’s not so easy, is figuring out what to do with them after.

One of the best things is to turn them into your very own canvas prints. I have been meaning to just that with my own pictures because all of my walls are still bare from having moved last summer. I know it’s been a couple of months and I should have had plenty of time to hang something up but… with a baby, everything just takes ten times longer.

And so, I have actually been meaning to do a really fun project with pictures of my baby. I plan on taking zoomed in pictures representing each letter of the word “LOVE”. So for example, I might take a picture of my baby’s hand as she forms the letter “L”, then another picture of her mouth as she tried to talk and shapes it in the form of the letter “O” and so on. From the hundred of pictures I already have, chances are I already have all of these but it’s also just as fun to take new ones. I then plan on framing each picture individually and so considering that I need to do this 4 times, Art.com’s promotion couldn’t have come at a better time.

All in all, the possiblities are endless and you can create anything you want but if you’re stuck for ideas, then you can also check out Art.com’s idea section. As for prices, these highly depend on the size of the canvas. Since an 8″ x 10″ is normally $34.99, then you would be looking at paying just $17.50. You can also check out all sizes and prices before starting the process of adding your pictures, but make sure to mentally slash these in half.

Shipping varies per order and although they are a US-based company and there is a chance that you might get charge duty and customs fees, there is also a really high chance that you won’t. I have ordered from Art.com in the past and have never been hit with any such fees. If you would prefer to get ready-made art, then you can also use one of our other Art.com coupon codes to save up to 35% off your entire order.

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