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Curbly Ornament Challenge: DIY Copper + Brass Geometric Ornaments

By: Capreek Dec 10, 2014

Photo: Capree Kimball

I'm not gonna lie. I'm still very much on the copper and brass train and I wanted a way to incorporate these warm metals into my Christmas decor this year. The answer, of course, was right in front of me: simple geometric ornaments! Read on to see how to make these modern Christmas accessories in minutes.     Continue Reading

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How To: Turn an IKEA Dining Chair Into a Fornasetti Work of Art

By: Diy maven Dec 10, 2014

Even if you're not a fan of Fornasetti, the technique Mark Montano uses to turn an inexpensive IKEA dining chair into a work of art is more than kinda brilliant. First, he shot the chair withContinue Reading

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Curbly Ornament Challenge: DIY Peppermint Candy Ornaments

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 10, 2014

DIY Peppermint Candy Ornaments

When it comes to do-it-yourself holiday decor, the easier, the better in my opinion. That's the case with the Curbly Ornament Challenge! These peppermint ornaments take about 60 seconds of work and you're all set. So you'd be crazy not to bust these out in your spare time!       

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Roundup: Alternative Christmas Tree Projects to Make This Holiday

By: Rachel mae smith Dec 10, 2014

13 DIY Alternative Christmas TreesAlright folks, it's December 10th already. If you haven't put up a tree yet, or if you don't have the space, you may want to consider making your own. Here are 13 alternative DIY Christmas trees that are sure to make your house feel festive!Continue Reading

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Curbly Ornaments Challenge: DIY Painted Veneer Ornaments

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 09, 2014

Last time I was at my local wood working store, I picked up some long pieces of maple veneer, thinking I'd use it somehow during the holidays. At the time I had no idea how I'd use it, but once the Curbly Ornament Challenge rolled around, I realized this material would be perfect for making easy holiday ornaments. Here's what I ended up with.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make Modern Door Stoppers with Concrete and Rope

By: Capreek Dec 09, 2014

Rope, concrete, and an empty milk carton or two are all you need to make your own version of these modern door stoppers!    Continue Reading

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How To: Make A Table Runner From Wooden Paint Sticks

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 09, 2014
DIY Paint Stick Table Runner
Lexy Ward

Sometimes I take advantage of the freebies at the hardware store. There are just so many uses for so many of the products! Paint sticks are free for customers to take and I have used leftovers for many projects. This table runner is an easy project that you can whip up in an afternoon. And all of the supplies can be found at the hardware store. Win win.      

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How To: Create Color Blocked Stair Risers without Paint

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 09, 2014

I love a good stair DIY, especially when it's colorful, but for renters, this kind of DIY is typically not an option. Until now. This color blocked stair riser project doesn't involve any paint and can be removed before your lease is up. Renters rejoice!   Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: Super Stylish Handmade Home Decor Gift Ideas

By: Faith-towers Dec 09, 2014

Gift Guide: Super Stylish Handmade Home Decor Gift Ideas

I find that items for the home often make the best gifts. And handmade? Even better! Here's a list of ten of my very favorite handmade gifts from a variety of Etsy sellers.   

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Curbly Ornament Challenge: DIY Color-Pop Striped Ornament Trees

By: Alicia Dec 09, 2014
DIY Color-pop tree ornaments


This holiday season, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create a series of DIY ornament projects. We'll be sharing our creations each day this week.   

For the first inaugural Curbly Ornament Challenge we wanted to do something colorful and simple. After seeing these unfinished wood pine trees at a craft store, we were inspired to create a stripey, colorful forest.

Here's what you'll need to make your own:

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