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How to give your secret Santa gift some character!

The snow has fallen, the roads are getting icy, but there is something else that is weighing on the minds of Vancouverites. Secret Santa gift ideas – a fun practice in many work places and social circles! This jovial transaction of gifts can be quite the challenge of our gift giving abilities. In the lead […]

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Get stuffed! Locally crafted stocking stuffer ideas

Stockings have become an essential part of the modern day Christmas. There are many families, couples and friends who have replaced larger gifts with the friendly and affordable gesture that is the Christmas stocking. Appropriate for all ages, even your pets. The Christmas stocking provides you with a creative license when you are putting them […]

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Five Ingenious Vancouver Made Gifts For Him

The gift-giving season is well and truly upon us! While some people are easy to buy for, there are some who are a little harder to crack. Unfortunately it is usually the men in our lives who seem to have everything they want and need already. I say this as a man myself! That is […]

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Bird On A Wire Spotlight Artist: 5enses

Bringing local art and the community together has been our goal since the store was established almost six years ago. It is a goal that we work day in and day out to achieve, both inside and outside of our store walls. Curating the art for the local Bean Around the World coffee shop has provided […]

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The 5 Best Handmade And Craft Markets In Vancouver This Holiday Season

As much as we LOVE farmer’s markets in the summer – all those fresh fruits & veggies & great handmade art – I think we can all agree that the Holiday season has  the best craft markets of the entire year. At Bird On A Wire, we operate as a kind of ‘best-of’ market all […]

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5 Accessories You NEED To Survive The Vancouver Winter

Let’s face facts. Vancouver doesn’t get cold. Well, not cold cold anyhow. Those of us who have spent some time in the prairies know what REAL cold is like, and west coast weather doesn’t come close. While most of us won’t be needing a Northface jacket that’s rated to withstand temperatures of -20C, we DO […]

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Bird On A Wire Spotlight Artist: Tout de Sweet Confections

Visions of marshmallows danced in their heads. You know that famous poem, right? “The children were nestled, all snug in their beds; while visions of marshmallows danced in their heads;” Oh wait, that’s supposed to be “sugar plums”. Well, who likes sugar plums? I’d much rather have gourmet marshmallows, or caramels, or popcorn, or lollipops! […]

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Get Out There! 3 Cool Vancouver Art Exhibits You Need To See

The rain has come, and we’re all wondering whether to give in to our bunker mentality, closing the curtains and shutting out the stormy world, or make plans to do something FUN (that won’t involve us getting too wet, of course). I’ve been the bunker kind of girl for a long time, but in the […]

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Easy DIY Halloween Costumes

We KNOW you’ve been thinking about it. You’ve seen the decorations in the stores, and the posts on Facebook. It’s undeniable. Halloween is almost here. So what are YOU going to dress up as? Those of you who look forward to Halloween as a way to stretch your creative DIY muscles don’t really need to […]