Your Home and Garden December 2021

Your Home and Garden shows you how to create a home that reflects your personal style. From decorating tips to easy DIY craft projects and expert gardening advice, it is packed with inspiring and affordable ideas for when you are renovating, building or simply updating your home.

New Zealand
Are Media Pty Limited
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min

So this is Christmas and what have you done? Well, like many, I’ve been in lockdown for much of the year, and my home has become my universe. Has that stopped me getting excited about Christmas? Not a chance. In fact, having got the jump early in the November magazine, just like this issue, my festive preparation is reaching fever pitch. Christmas really is the ultimate mood enhancer. Everything is so much better with baubles, so going all out is a way of defying the sucky year, celebrating family, friends, resilience and our collective humanity. We’ve got plenty of decorating ideas from our cover house’s pretty Yuletide treatment on page 38 to the organic, earthy style of the home on page 52. There’s even an idea for a Christmas tree made of…

1 min
social club

WE LOVE Glass artist Amanda’s painterly pieces are a hit – and her glass baubles are exactly what your Christmas tree is mising. @amanda_dziedzic Hat or lampshade? The latter, but we’re easily fooled, Lana brings a fashionable approach to her handmade lampshades. @shadeslaunay CONNECT WITH US We love seeing images from our #yourhomeandgarden community. @yourhomeandgarden PET OF THE MONTH Despite an initial reluctance to having people in his home, Scottish short-hair Bear relaxed into the shoot after a quick cat-nap. Page 38 TRENDING ONLINE Celebrate the silly season with these eye-catching trees TOP INSTAGRAM POST A mother-daughter team complete an epic reno together @yourhomeandgarden Instagram @yourhomeandgarden Facebook Pinterest…

1 min
fresh finds

House of card Here’s an advent calendar you’ll be tempted to leave up all year – Rifle Paper Co’s Night Before Christmas with 24 windows featuring sweet illustrations. $48, GIRL’S BEST FRIEND If you love a bit of bling, try your hand at some diamond art. It’s like paint-by-numbers but with gems. Sparkle art kit in blue moon, around $51 from SEW FESTIVE While away the hours until Santa arrives with this charming Night Before Christmas embroidery project. $49.90 for the supplies, from Be-leaf it Celebrate Christmas with a festive foliage garland that will last all season. $36, WIRED MAKE WFH A STYLISH AND CORDLESS SPACE WITH LOGITECH’S NEW MINIMALIST WIRELESS KEYBOARD, THE MX KEYS MINI, IN PALE GRAY, GRAPHITE OR ROSE. $199, LOGITECH.COM FULL OF BEANS KICK BACK AND RELAX…

1 min
go green

Rethink your wrapping It’s hard not to fall for wonderful Christmas wrap, but if the mountains of glossy paper left over after the gift-giving extravaganza leaves you wincing, why not wrap your gifts in fabric this year? Either buy your own fabric and hem it so your gift recipient can use it as a tea towel, or wrap it in a reusable bag. Essentially giving them two gifts in one. Lucky them! ANOTHER CRACK If you love the tradition of pulling on Christmas crackers, but hate the waste, you’ll find your sustainable solution at Waste Free Celebrations. Their reusable crackers are filled with plastic-free, locally made gifts, reusable cotton crowns and are designed with a clever inter-locking tube to ensure you’ll get the satisfying ‘crack’ when you reuse them next year.…

1 min
most for $20 and under

1 min
read the room