Friday, November 30, 2012

Beauti-Tone Holiday Projects

It’s beginning to look a lot like the Holiday season and Home Hardware Stores Limited, through its Beauti-Tone Paint Division, is adding a splash of colour with decorating projects that put the focus squarely on beautiful round holiday ornaments.

“When it comes to ornaments, there is such a variety of beautiful styles and colours, they deserve to steal the show,” says Bev Bell, Creative Director, Beauti-Tone Paint and Home Products Division, Home Hardware Stores Limited.  “Sure they look great on a tree, but, with price points that can be extremely reasonable, you can easily use them to switch up your holiday colour scheme and add a dash of flare throughout your home.”

Each of these holiday projects puts the focus right where you want it – on these little round pops of colour. Go wild or stay subtle. Whatever you choose, it’s bound to be beautiful.

Holiday Centrepiece

This dramatic project is so versatile it’s the perfect place to mix and match for beautiful mantels, centerpieces, and tables. Best of all, it’s simple to make.

Home Hardware Beauti-Tone division 1 via Desire to Decorate

Decide on the length of the tray. The tray pictured is for a small table. However, the longer it is, the more impressive it looks. If you are creating a centrepiece, ideally it should be long enough to cover the usable space on your table!  Even as long as 12 feet if you’ve got the space to do it!

  1. Choose a board 5” longer and 5” wider than the desired “footprint” of your tray. (for example, 1” x 8” x the desired length or 1” x 10” x the desired length board would be ideal.)
  2. From this board cut 2-1/2” wide pieces off each long side (these will be the sides of the tray).
  3. Then cut two 2-1/2 inch pieces from the remaining board (these pieces will form the ends.) The remaining piece of board becomes the bottom of the tray. If you want a wider bottom, start with a wider piece of wood.
  4. Nail the two end pieces to the bottom piece.
  5. Trim the two side pieces to length and nail to the bottom and end pieces.
  6. Cut 2” x 2” or 1” x 1” pieces (you can use the leftover pieces from the sides) for the legs and nail into place. Sand and paint or stain as desired. Hot tip: Paint the tray in a neutral shade and so that what you put in it becomes the focal point. Great choices from Beauti-Tone’s new Simon Chang Oh Canada! Trend Colour Collection are SC061 Inukshuk or SC075 Nickel Black. Go here for more great colour ideas and inspiration.

For the Holidays, load the tray up with greens and beautiful ornaments that tie into your festive colour scheme. But, unlike your live action Rudolph or your collection of Nutcrackers, this d├ęcor piece does not have to go away in January. Change it up as the season changes. Line with pots of spring flowers or fall foliage, or you can even use it to create an edible centrepiece for a buffet table. Line the tray with plastic then wet oasis. Cover that with parsley or mint, then load it up with fresh cut vegetables or fruit speared with tooth picks. So easy, so genius!

CAN It!

Ornamental disguise. Here’s a beautiful way to camouflage gifts or package baked goods with a silver paint can sporting a bow of ornaments. Purchase empty paint cans, lids and paint can openers. Many Home Hardware stores have them in stock, or you can special order and receive them quickly. Place a bike lock or bell for a new bike, or keys to a new car into the can! Fill it with baked goods, jewellery, or tickets to a show. Heck, even socks and underwear look better in a can. Secure the lid and decorate with a colourful array of plastic ornaments attached with hot glue and embellished with ribbon. (Don’t forget to attach a paint can opener for easy access to the treasure.)

Home Hardware Beauti-Tone division Paint Cans vis Desire to Decorate

A Twist on Tradition

Style your stairway with beautifully decorated garland at the base around the spindles instead of the normal railing dressing. The result is stunning and you can actually hold onto the railing while on the stairs – functional and safe!

Home Hardware Beauti-Tone division Garland via Desire to Decorate

Table Charms

Set the mood for the evening with charming table favours crafted from Home Hardware’s selection of gorgeous hand-blown glass ornaments. Simply glue a washer to the bottom, gently remove the top, fill with water, and place a beautiful seasonal flower or delicate greens in the opening. Not naughty, just nice. (Hot tip: Don’t use plastic ornaments as the top is usually glued on.)

Home Hardware Beauti-Tone division Placeholder DIY via Desire to Decorate

Holiday DIY courtesy of Home Hardware Beauti-Tone division Table Charm via Desire to Decorate

For lots of great project ideas, no matter the season, visit the Beauti-Tone page on the Home Hardware website. Manufactured in Canada by Home Hardware, Beauti-Tone paints are available exclusively at Home Hardware, Home Building Centre and Home Hardware Building Centre locations across Canada.

For great ideas and information on Beauti-Tone paint drop in to your local Home Hardware store. Home Hardware Dealers are Canada’s Paint Experts and provide expert advice to help Canadians with their painting projects. Beauti-Tone has earned a reputation for delivering exceptional colours, top quality, innovation, and great value to Canadians for more than 30 years.

Thanks for all the ideas Judy!!!

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Beauti-Tone Paint and Home Products Division

This Division of Home Hardware Stores Limited is headquartered in Burford, Ontario and is one of the most modern paint manufacturing facilities in North America. The Division distributes a full range of private label products, including Beauti-Tone paints and a wide range of aerosol and cleaning products including our most popular and environmentally friendly line of Natura cleaning products. Beauti-Tone is the #1 Canadian-owned and Canadian-made retail paint brand, exclusively sold at Home Hardware, Home Building Centre and Home Hardware Building Centre stores across Canada.  Beauti-Tone is part of a family of both water based and solvent based formulations that includes Designer Series, Signature Series, Natura, Weather Shield, Wood Shield and Professional paint. Beauti-Tone has made top quality paints and home products since 1980, and by providing expert advice and designer results, has earned Home Hardware a reputation as Canada's Paint Experts. 

About Home Hardware Stores Limited

100% Canadian owned and operated, Home Hardware Stores Limited has a presence in every Canadian province and territory and is the country’s largest independent, Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials and furniture cooperative. Founded on January 1, 1964 by 122 independent hardware Dealers, the cooperative now includes more than 1,080 stores, under the Home Hardware, Home Building Centre, Home Hardware Building Centre and Home Furniture banners, with annual collective retail sales of more than $5 billion. Home Hardware’s independent Dealer-Owners, recognized by the North American Retail Hardware Association as Canada’s best-trained Dealer group, have access to 100,000 quality brand name and private label products, a world-class distribution system and draw upon the power of Home Hardware’s network to provide their local communities with top quality products and services at competitive prices.

3 comments:

madeleine said...

I adore the paint can idea and the garland on the bottom of the stairs! Both are really good ways to change up the holidays

Ninah said...

Beautiful ideas!!!

Candace said...

Would to get the how to's of the garland on the bottom of stairs. Great idea when you have kids running up & down stairs all the time.

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