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Reduce, Reuse, Rejoice: Part 1

If you’ve read any of my DIY posts before, you know that I love a craft that is equal parts fun, eco-friendly and practical. This particular tutorial just so happens to hit the sweet spot that intersects all three!

Everyone knows that there is a lot of waste associated with gift giving. It includes everything, from excessive packaging, to duplicates, and things we’ll never use. By taking old fabric scraps that would otherwise gather dust, you can make a gift bag that is memorable, customizable AND reusable. It’s the perfect way to be crafty during the holiday season! Click the Read More link to see 3 ways you can make a gift that keeps on giving for the holidays. Continue reading

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Winter is in full swing, so we thought we’d try our hand at a tried-and-true seasonal DIY! Add holiday cheer to your home- indoors or outdoors- with this Rustic Wreath DIY. Festooned with bright berries and earthy pine cones, this pastoral wreath looks like a celebration and smells like a freshly cut evergreen. Plus, 95% of the materials you need to make this craft can be foraged from the forest floor! Click through for the full tutorial.

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Last week we released Part 1 of our Made In Canada gift guide, and explained why supporting companies who manufacture in Canada is important to us. On a larger scale, supporting Canadian-made companies can positively impact everything from market diversity and employment levels, to tax rates and the value of the Canadian dollar. On a more personal level, we are proud to be made in Canada. This includes working with local tradespeople and contractors to strengthen our creative community.

If you’ve already seen Part 1 and are eager to see more Made In Canada goodness, click the Read More link. We’ve assembled an array of Canadian-made gifts for every person on your holiday list in one handy spot, so you can stop searching and start celebrating!

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Being made in Canada is integral to our identity at Jennifer Fukushima. When you invest in one of our pieces, you are getting an item that was made in Toronto- from concept to creation. This is important to us because it expands the options for Canadians to buy domestically-made products. Not only that, it allows us to employ Canadian contractors and tradespeople, which helps keep the local maker communities alive and well.

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