Free Plans to Make Your Own Modern Gingerbread House

By: Capreek Dec 08, 2010

created at: 12/07/2010

Looking to mix things up in the gingerbread house department?  You're in luck!  The fine folks at Hometta are offering up free downloadable plans to create a gingerbread version of their dramatic Wedge HouseContinue Reading

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Make Jute JOY Wall Art on The Cheap

By: Modhomeecteacher Dec 08, 2010

I'll admit it, most crafts lose me. However, this craft-ish wall decor is right up my alley. A small  investment of time and money yields an eye popping payoff on your wall or mantel. (Inexpensive way to cover up big nail holes in a blank wall too.) Grace, from Sense and Simplicity, made this this textural joy (ha!), as well as divulging insider tips for not screwing it up.  Look at those letter ends! All you… Continue Reading

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Easy Personalized Gift-Wrap

By: Bruno Dec 08, 2010

Easy personalized named gift-wrap

Check out Swelldesigner's cool post on how to make really cool, personalized wrapping paper for your gift-giving adventures this season.

Looking for more seasonal DIY projects and ideas?

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How-To: Make Your Own Modern Gift Tags

By: Capreek Dec 07, 2010

created at: 12/07/2010

You found the ultimate gift, it's deserving of some special treatment, right?  Handmade, modern, and easy, these gifts tags will be just the right touch to top things off and show how much you care.  A well-wrapped gift is a thoughtful gift, so let's see what we'll need to take our presentation to the next… Continue Reading

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Modern Paper Ornament

By: Diy maven Dec 07, 2010


This gorgeous spiky paper ornament comes to us from Jessica of How About Orange. Best thing? We have all the supplies on hand to… Continue Reading

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Curbly Gift Guide: The Ultimate Stocking Stuffer Round-Up

By: Alicia Dec 07, 2010

Curbly's Stocking Stuffers Gift GuideIf Christmas gifts consisted only of stockings and the goodies therein, I'd be one very happy gal. While I absolutely adore the tradition of gift-giving, I find gathering the little things most exciting.

Below is my list of favorite "stocking stuffer" gifts (and yes, Julie Andrews' "My Favorite Things" ran through my head as I put it together). For a gift to make it on this list, it had to be wonderful, and it had to cost under $20.

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FREE Christmas Subway Art

By: Diy maven Dec 07, 2010

Craftily Every After has gotten into the spirit of giving this Christmas and is offering up this free high-res Christmas Subway Art. All you have to do is become a public follower of the site, then leave a… Continue Reading

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Christmas Trees Made of Books

By: Diy maven Dec 06, 2010

They wouldn't necessarily have to be green, but it helps in the case above! Of course, replicating its size and girth exactly would take a lot of books, but the little stacked numberContinue Reading

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The 12 Days of CRAFTSmas!

By: Diy maven Dec 06, 2010

created at: 12/02/2010

The 12 Days of Christmas has gotten the Curbly treatment. It's now known as The 12 Days of CRAFTSmas! That's right, I'm going to post crafty how-tos every day for 12 days straight. Forget about laying geese and swimming swans, for my 12 Days of Christmas we're talking yarns a' felting and guns a' gluing! Because they're quick and easy projects, you'll still have time to make any or all of them as gifts. Or, even better, make them for… Continue Reading

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How To Make Recyclable Sheet Metal Gift Bows

By: Modhomeecteacher Dec 06, 2010

Positively Splendid shows you how to make blossoms out of sheet metal. These little flowers are magnets, but I'm thinking metal gift bows, or even Christmas tree ornaments.  A little creative metal may offer a welcome relief as I come down off my cheap-white-twinkly-lights from hell decorating… Continue Reading

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Curbly Gift Guide: The Ultimate Mid-Century Modern Gift Guide

By: Capreek Dec 06, 2010

created at: 12/04/2010

You guys, I am so stoked about this gift guide!  From art to books to pottery, we've rounded up a collection of gift ideas that are sure to delight the Mid-Century Modern enthusiast on your list.  Get your clicker fingers ready, because this is going to be… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Modern Paper Ornaments

By: Chrisjob Dec 03, 2010

created at: 11/30/2010

Having completed yards of modern paper holiday garland, I wanted to create some more paper decorations to maintain the look and colors throughout my home. I tried making paper snowflakes from the colored cardstock, but they didn't really work. Then I recalled an old trick I learned in Sunday school as a kid which we called "onion bulbs" and put them all over the Chrismon trees. They used paper strips to create the shape of teardrops… Continue Reading

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Make a 'Cozy Cocoa Gift Basket'

By: Diy maven Dec 03, 2010


'Tis the season of cocoa and gift baskets, so there couldn't be anything more appropriate to combine them. The marriage? Dee-light-ful! The folks at Fiskars tell us how they did it, using Fiskars products, of course, but a bit of free hand cutting could produce equally cute results if you don't have all the suggested tools on hand. Here's a few things you'll need to start construction:

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Curbly Gift Guide: Best Crafty Gifts for Fabric and Yarn Junkies

By: Diy maven Dec 03, 2010

created at: 12/02/2010

Crafts. There are SO many to choose from, it would be virtually IMPOSSIBLE to put together a gift guide to cover them all. So, for the sake of space (and my sanity), we've pared 'crafts' down to the big three: Knitting, crocheting and sewing. 

Now, gift cards for yarn shops, craft stores and fabric boutiques make great gifts for knitters, crocheters and seamsters, but for something a bit more personal, check out these ideas we've amassed for the fiber junkies on your Christmas… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Modern Paper Holiday Garland (on the Cheap!)

By: Chrisjob Dec 02, 2010

created at: 11/30/2010

When I first saw David Stark's holiday line for West Elm this year, it immediately put me into the holiday spirit. It's got a papercraft-y look that jives with my absolute love of Christmas and all things handmade. I even made the trip across town to the awful outdoor yuppie shopping center to check it out in person, resulting in my first visit to an actual West Elm retail store. (It's actually pretty cool; glad to know about it). I… Continue Reading

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