Make It: A Simple DIY Picnic Blanket for Summer!

By: Capreek Jun 26, 2012

created at: 06/26/2012

You guys, it's totally picnic weather these days. And picnic weather means picnic blankets! Here's a simple one you can make in an afternoon and be picnicking on by sunset!… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Color-Blocked Coasters!

By: Capreek Jun 15, 2012

created at: 06/14/2012

I can't quite put my finger on it, but for some reason I'm a total sucker for coasters. Maybe because they're small, cute, and functional?? Who knows... But I do know that these DIY color-blocked coasters are just too fantastic not to share!… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Colorful DIY Felt Storage Boxes

By: Capreek Jun 07, 2012

created at: 06/07/2012

It's no secret that I have an on-going love affair with felt. Add my obsession with little boxes and storage containers to the mix, and this DIY project is a… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Stitched Leather Gadget Case

By: Capreek Jun 06, 2012

created at: 06/06/2012

...or wallet, or pencil holder, or mouse… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Serving Tray!

By: Capreek Apr 17, 2012

created at: 04/17/2012

Hello, slightly-abstracted chevron pattern! You're my new favorite thing. Also, that metallic gold flair you've got going on really suits you. I have a feeling we're going to be BEST.… Continue Reading

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Diamonds Are Forever... And Foldable!

By: Craftmel Apr 17, 2012

created at: 04/17/2012

If diamonds really did come in such vivid colors, I think I'd be tempted to get one in every color.  Especially if they were as inexpensive as FREE, like this fascinatingly faceted assortment.   spanspanI can't get over the awesomeness of this PAPER project! We all have paper lying around, right? Anyone coming up on their one year wedding anniversary?  I may have missed that Paper Anniversary opportunity by 6 years, but… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Painted Teacup Planters

By: Capreek Apr 16, 2012

created at: 04/16/2012

These teacup planters would look absolutely adorable on a kitchen windowsill or even on your desk in a sunny… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Disco Ball Helmet!

By: Capreek Apr 13, 2012

created at: 04/12/2012

Instead of "Foodie Friday", I thought I'd have some fun today and go with what I'm calling "Fabulous Friday" because, hey, it's the weekend! Why not? And also, this disco ball helmet is pretty much the most amazing thing I've seen all week; I simply had to… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Painted Glass Tumblers!

By: Capreek Apr 12, 2012

created at: 04/12/2012

As you know, I love any and all DIY projects that make use of thrifted glassware (hello, mod dot drinking glasses!). This is a really fun idea you can apply not only to tumblers but any kind of glass dish -- bowls and vases would look awesome, too! So, hit up your favorite thrift store and let's make some pretty… Continue Reading

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A Little Spring Fun: How to Make a DIY Modern Pillar Planter

By: Alexandrahedin Apr 06, 2012

created at: 04/03/2012

Hi!  I’m Alexandra Hedin – a lifestyle and entertaining expert from the Pacific Northwest.  I provide inspiration, recipes, and crafts for creating a lovely life.  It doesn’t take much to make everyday lovely – or to have fun.  And isn’t that what life is about? All week I’ll be here showing you how I threw together a little springtime affair that takes only a little thought andContinue Reading

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Freebie Alert: 12 Printable Easter Crafts and Goodies!

By: Capreek Apr 03, 2012

created at: 04/02/2012

Downloads, templates, and printables -- oh my!  We've rounded up some of the best free-for-the-printing Easter crafts all in one spot.… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Affordable DIY Modern Wall Art Projects!

By: Capreek Apr 02, 2012

created at: 04/01/2012

Bare walls are the pits.  Liven those bad boys up with some affordable modern art -- that you made yourself!  Here are ten of our favorite DIY wall art projects to make this… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 5 Ways to Decorate with Washi Tape!

By: Capreek Mar 30, 2012

created at: 03/30/2012

Ahh, washi tape.  The craft-o-sphere's wunderkind!  This seemingly all-purpose material can be found gracing the surfaces of everything from Easter eggs to vases and now... walls!  Check out a few of our favorite unexpected decorative uses for this craft supply… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Leather Bowl from Scraps!

By: Capreek Mar 29, 2012

created at: 03/29/2012

If you've seen those leather scrap bundles at your local craft store and have wondered what to do with them, wonder no more!  We've got a simple afternoon DIY project that will add a touch of rustic charm to your decor -- for… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 Unique and Modern DIY Easter Egg Ideas!

By: Capreek Mar 28, 2012

created at: 03/28/2012

Fluffy pastel bunnies and plastic grass be gone!  We're celebrating Easter with some modern flair this year, starting with everyone's favorite activity: dyeing Easter eggs!  Here are 12 totally unique techniques that will have you foregoing the grocery store kits and celebrating the season with egg-streme… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 12 Brilliant Craft Room Organization and Storage Ideas!

By: Capreek Mar 26, 2012

created at: 03/26/2012

I don't know about you, but my craft supplies tend to find themselves shoved into boxes and bins without any rhyme or reason.  One of the items on my ever-growing list of things to do is to tackle this organizational mess.  I mean, it's utter chaos!  Applying a few (or all) of these brilliant craft room storage ideas would definitely be a step in the right direction.  If your craft supply situation is similar, read… Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy Hand-Printed DIY Tea Towels!

By: Capreek Mar 26, 2012

created at: 03/26/2012

Tea towels get a lot of love here on Curbly and for good reason: they're awesome.  From modern to hand-stamped to tasseled, we've never seen a tea towel we didn't like... and these hand-printed polka dot towels are no… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Confetti-Sprinkled Linen Napkins!

By: Capreek Mar 21, 2012

created at: 03/21/2012

Okay, you guys.  Here's my plan.  We're going to make a bunch of those twine garden lights (in lots of pretty, spring-y colors), and then we're going to make a bunch of these awesome confetti napkins.  And then?  Then we're going to throw ourselves a big ol' garden party!  Sound… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Neon String-Wrapped Vases!

By: Capreek Mar 19, 2012

created at: 03/19/2012

In case you hadn't noticed, I am totally into DIY vase projects lately!  From paper polygons to faux milk glass, I can't get enough of 'em.  So, of course I was excited when I spotted this easy string-wrapped vase project -- the pops of neon are perfect for… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own DIY Faux Milk Glass!

By: Capreek Mar 15, 2012

created at: 03/15/2012

You can find real milk glass pretty easily at thrift stores or estate sales, but if your aesthetic swings more towards the modern and/or contemporary realm the pickings are slim (or non-existent).  With this simple DIY technique, though, you can turn any sleek, glass vase into modern milk glass in no… Continue Reading

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