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How To: Tips For Properly Cutting Photo Mats

By: Lexy.b.ward Oct 17, 2014

properly cutting photo matsIf there is an area of home decor that I need help with, it's cutting photo mats for improperly-sized art and frames. Seriously. My mats look awful. I get so impatient and just kind of "wing it". And it totally shows. Thank heavens someone is showing the rest of us how to do it right!     

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A Non-White, Real Life 50's Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 17, 2014

Stop the presses, people. We have a kitchen makeover that isn't white! As a matter of fact, Wendy didn't even change the color of her gray cabinets. New powder blue walls tone them… Continue Reading

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Curbly Pumpkin Challenge: A DIY Pumpkin Project Inspired by an Iconic Pendant Light Design

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 16, 2014

I thought it would be fun to concoct a DIY pumpkin project that was inspired by a classic design from the past, as a part of the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge. So after thinking about it for a little bit, I came up with a pumpkin DIY inspired by Poul Henningsen, who designed some of the iconic light fixtures that you have seen copied by many a company. Want to see what I made?   

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10 Cozy DIY Knitting & Crochet Home Decor Projects

By: Faith-towers Oct 16, 2014

10 Cozy DIY Knitting And Crochet Home Decor Projects

If you're into fiber arts, then you'll probably be as excited as I was to find these fun projects for your home. If you're not so good at knitting or crocheting, WAIT! Some of these projects are super easy, and you can always look up the basic stitches on YouTube (that's how I learn almost every new skill!). Keep reading to check out ten of my favorite yarn-based home decor… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 Unique Ways To Decorate With Pumpkins This Fall

By: Lexy.b.ward Oct 16, 2014

unique ways to decorate with pumpkinsBy now, you've probably catalogued over one hundred ideas for decorating your pumpkins this Halloween. Traditionally, they sit on the porch to light the way for trick-or-treaters. Why don't we switch things up this year? Here are twelve unique ways to decorate WITH and use pumpkins in and around your home!  Continue Reading

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How To: Make an Awesomely Giant Aluminum Marquee Light

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 16, 2014

We've all seen a DIY marquee sign or two, over the years, but a giant one made of metal (not cardboard)? Those are harder to come by. Which is why, when I saw this step by step marquee tutorial for a giant aluminum version, I thought it was worth taking note. Want to make your… Continue Reading

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How To: Make A DIY Enchanted Pumpkin Forest

By: Diy maven Oct 15, 2014

This year, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create a series of DIY decor and entertaining projects using that iconic symbol of the season: the pumpkin. We'll be sharing our creations for the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge each day this week. Happy Fall.

Um, yeah. I think I got a different memo than everybody else for this whole Curbly Pumpkin Challenge, because I went, like, off the rails. But it's not my fault. Really. I was just… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 13 "No Carve" Pumpkins for Halloween

By: Rachel mae smith Oct 15, 2014

13 No Carve Pumpkin DIYSWhile I'm not a huge fan of Halloween DIYS, I will say that pumpkin projects are the exception. What can I say, I'm a sucker for all the creative ideas there are out there. Instead of carving your pumpkin this year, consider viewing the outside as blank canvas where anything is possible. Here are 13 creative no-carve projects to help you brainstorm turning your pumpkins into works of… Continue Reading

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Make It: Do It Yourself Wooden Triangle Storage Shelf

By: Lexy.b.ward Oct 15, 2014

diy triangle shelf

I rent. While our end goal is to be in a house of our own, the timing isn't right at the moment. So we have to make our rented space feel likes it's ours. I'm sure you've been there! Maybe you're there right now? Let's all get together and make these pretty pretty triangle wall shelves for our empty… Continue Reading

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How to: Make DIY Pumpkin Cups and Mugs for Tasty Fall Beverages

By: Chrisjob Oct 14, 2014

This year, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create an series of DIY decor and entertaining projects using that iconic symbol of the season: the pumpkin. We'll be sharing our creations for the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge each day this week. Happy Fall.

I'll admit it: I don't really like carving pumpkins. I always have grand plans, but by the time you head to the patch, select just the right one, gorge on popcorn balls, look for the carving tools, spread the newspaper, and begin the epic cleanout process...I'm… Continue Reading

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