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 exception!
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 good??
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 spring!
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 time!
If you spend much time in the online DIY/craft sphere (guilty as charged!), chances are you've noticed a whole lot of paper flower love lately. And I'm not talking about those paper flowers you made as a kid that were all scraggly and sad, these are seriously stunning creations that people are posting. Lucky for you, we've rounded up seven of the prettiest and best paper flower tutorials all in one spot -- ENJOY!
First that outdoor deck/daybed makeover and now these outdoor star lanterns... I think it's safe to say we're itching for warmer weather! While sunshine and blue skies are still a few weeks (or months) off, that doesn't mean we can't start perfecting our paper-folding skills. I, for one, am definitely going to try my hand at these paper star lanterns!
Ryan from The Blooming Thread designed this gorgeous felt rose basket and shares the how to with the world. Kinda reminds me of Curbly's own foldable gift box project. For
The paint-dipping craze isn't going anywhere anytime soon, kids. Which is a-okay in my book (I secretly love it... okay it's not really that big of a secret). If you feel compelled to dip everything within a 5 mile radius in paint as well, you'll love this DIY idea!
Hey, when I see an alliteration, I run with it! And to be completely honest, these porcelain plates ARE pretty. They're also extremely easy to make and affordable to boot!
I have an oversized soft spot for simple paper crafts that yield big decor points, like these wallpaper scrap projects, for example. I'm especially excited by projects that are colorful, modern, and budget-friendly. As you can imagine, then, my love for these paper polygon vases is through the roof!
Bad manners? Psh! Playing with your food is art. At least when Massachusetts-based artist Judith Klausner does it. I mean, have you ever seen such an intricately-carved, cookie cream cameo?
You may remember my closet full of wrapping paper (only a small testament to my love of paper goods). Inside that closet is a box full of stationery: greeting cards for all occasions, little handmade notebooks, gifts tags, etc. What it's completely lacking is anything remotely as cool as these handmade string-tie envelopes! I love string-tie envelopes, you guys... and you can never find them in anything other than boring ol' manila. Can you imagine the possibilities if you knew how to make your own??
Hi!! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose, a site where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips, and remodeling endeavors.
I like to re-invent things around my home, offering a fresh look to a room with little to no cost.
So, I had a couple of old sweaters and old pillows that I no longer enjoyed the orangey-ness of. What's a girl to do, but combine the two into one cute product?
I know the words "stylish" and "zip tie" don't often go together, but in the case of this DIY lamp shade I think they work mighty fine! I might even throw "quirky", "artsy", and "totally awesome" into the mix. Just sayin'.
Whether it's because I've got a birthday coming up or I just live life like it's a party, I'm totally feeling this colorful DIY project. I mean, it's a confetti tablecloth, y'all. What's not to like??
I love this project as a quick way to spruce things up for a birthday party or just as a way to add a touch of playful color to your table. It's a simple technique that you could apply to more than a tablecloth, though...
After under-ordering the wallpaper for our little half bath a few years ago, I was super paranoid about not having enough when we put up this bold, colorful pattern in our guest room. Turns out, I completely over-ordered and now we have practically a whole roll sitting unused in a closet somewhere. I've been itching to put it to use in a fun and creative way--and I think I may have hit the jackpot with these five DIY ideas!
Oh snap! It's February 14th and you're scrambling for a Valentine's Day card. Don't worry, we've got your back. Here are fourteen totally free, totally awesome printable cards--no one will even know you waited until the last minute! Happy printing!
As you all know, my favorite plants in all the world are succulents. I love 'em in big, statement-piece hanging gardens and I especially love them in tiny, magnetized terrarium form. But these candlesticks-turned-planters might be my favorite DIY succulent containers yet!
There's an old saying in the art world, "If you can't make it good, make it big". While that rings true some of the time, it's definitely possible to make it good AND make it big. Case in point: these giant paper flowers!
Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and often times we are all so exhausted from the winter holidays that we neglect the holiday of love. This year I decided to decorate a bit for my kids' sake, but I have to admit I've fully enjoyed having some love-filled reminders around the house. We've kept things simple, like the fuzzy ball garland by Anna at Noodle-head, above, and I've rounded up a few more simple and endearing projects for a sweet Valentine's Day.