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Sweater Stockings

By: Lilybee Dec 16, 2008

We've had upcycled sweater cushion covers here on Curbly before, and very fabulous they were too. These Christmas stockings from Martha may be their second cousins.created on: 12/16/08

To make them you need

  • A sweater (cardigans or Henley tops seem to be simplest)
  • Thread
  • The downloadable stocking template included in the instructions.

Head over for the full skinny. You could felt the sweater before you made the stocking, IContinue Reading

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Holiday Party at My Place! (Everyone's invited!)

By: Diy maven Dec 15, 2008

created on: 12/15/08

Announcing my new home away from Curbly home! It's called Maven's Haven* and it's a gathering of all my original how-to's. I thought the best way to entice you over for a visit was to throw a holiday party. Just click 'Holiday Party!' on the home page or follow this link and you'll find some very festive ideas to make your holidays a little brighter. If you're a Curbly die-hard, you've probably seen some before, but you'll also see myContinue Reading

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How to make ice candles.

By: Diy maven Dec 15, 2008

These ice candles are super simple to make and the outcome is gorgeous. To make one, you'll need:

  • a clean juice or milk carton
  • candle wax
  • melting pot
  • candle thermometer
  • wick or taper candle (the taper candle really the way to go)
  • wax coloring and scent
  • ice

To read the entire tutorial--as well as watch a video of the process, visit (The link to the video in at the bottom right side ofContinue Reading

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How to beat the holiday blues the Curbly way.

By: Diy maven Dec 15, 2008

created on: 12/15/08

The internets are replete with articles on how to beat the winter blues, but I noticed the series of tubes are lacking the beat-the-blues Curbly slant. So here it is, a few ways to make your pad make you feel better.

1. Skip the gingerbread smells and try aromatherapy. Here’s a handy list of those that can raise your spirits.

2. Do NOT fill your home with sappy Christmas music! As a matter of fact, go anti-holiday with your musicContinue Reading

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Curbly Video Podcast: How to Make Hand-Printed Fleece Scarves.

By: Chrisjob Dec 15, 2008

created on: 12/14/08

This easy no-sew, no-knit hand-printed scarf project makes a perfect and perfectly easy gift for everyone on your list. And since they cost under $2.00 to make, you can create one to match every coat and outfit in their closet.

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New Lives For Plastic Bottles

By: Lilybee Dec 14, 2008

Recycline is a Swiss company that does pretty funky things with plastic bottles, like this,created on: 12/14/08

And this,

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You can buy them, (provided you speak German) here,Continue Reading

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Mod No-Sew Quilt Ornament

By: Modhomeecteacher Dec 14, 2008

created on: 12/14/08

Tie a little extra LOVE onto the gifts you're giving this year. If you have scrap fabric piled up, pull out some bright, happy prints and go to town. You can design and create one-of-a-kind, no sew, modern quilt ornaments in no time flat by following these quick and easy steps posted over on Whip Up....Continue Reading

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Stocking Stuffer: Safety Glasses You'll Want to Wear Everywhere

By: Modhomeecteacher Dec 13, 2008

created on: 12/13/08

Gone are the days of face-encompassing safety goggles. No need to look nerdy while buzzing through a 4 x 8 piece of plywood anymore. Safety glasses have gone cool.  Hardly resembling their frumpy older sister, safety goggles, hip safety glasses have their own market, and they're hot.  Check out some of the latest looks after the jump...Continue Reading

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Felt Snowflakes

By: Lilybee Dec 12, 2008

Snowflakes that are fuzzy and soft are so much better than the real thing. Look how pretty these Two Sided Felt Snowflakes are:

created on: 12/12/08

Their creator, Molly at The Purl Bee says that you can 'You can create your own blizzard in a snap!' A pretty felt blizzard sounds lovely and way better than the real kind that stops you wearing your brand new boots and makes your nose do that dribbly snot thing.

Here's what you'llContinue Reading

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Fancy Thank Yous

By: Lilybee Dec 12, 2008

Etiquette books and grandma's seem to agree 'Score presents... Send thank you card'. It's just nice. Now I love me some stationary, and these fellows right here, from Linda & Harriet are rather swoonsome.

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With their elegant letterpressed simplicity and their vintage wall paper lined envelopes, but there's a catch. A $490 catch. Which is, let's see, about half a flat-screen t.v., Continue Reading

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