Roundup: 7 Stunning DIY Paper Flower Tutorials!

By: Capreek Mar 08, 2012

created at: 03/07/2012

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 --… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Folded Paper Star Lantern!

By: Capreek Mar 06, 2012

created at: 03/05/2012

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… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a No-Sew Felt Storage Basket

By: Diy maven Mar 06, 2012
created at: 03/06/2012

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.Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Paint-Dipped Wooden Utensils!

By: Capreek Mar 02, 2012

created at: 03/01/2012

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!   

Wooden spatulas and utensils can be found here.  After that, all you need is some craft paint in your color(s) of choice and some food-safeContinue Reading

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Make It: Pretty Painted Porcelain Plates!

By: Capreek Mar 01, 2012

created at: 03/01/2012

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… Continue Reading

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Make It: Super Cool DIY Paper Polygon Vases!

By: Capreek Feb 29, 2012

created at: 02/29/2012

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!  … Continue Reading

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Oreo Art: Hand-Carved Cookie Cameos!

By: Capreek Feb 24, 2012

created at: 02/23/2012

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… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own DIY String-Tie Envelopes!

By: Capreek Feb 23, 2012

created at: 02/23/2012

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… Continue Reading

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How to: Make Decorative Throw Pillows from Recycled Sweaters

By: Rebekah-greiman Feb 21, 2012

created at: 02/20/2012

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… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Stylish DIY Zip Tie Lamp Shade!

By: Capreek Feb 20, 2012

created at: 02/18/2012

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… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Festive DIY Confetti Tablecloth!

By: Capreek Feb 16, 2012

created at: 02/16/2012

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.… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 5 Totally Awesome Leftover Wallpaper Projects!

By: Capreek Feb 15, 2012

created at: 02/15/2012

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… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 14 Last-Minute Printable Valentine's Day Cards (Free Downloads)!

By: Capreek Feb 14, 2012

created at: 02/14/2012

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… Continue Reading

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From Candlestick to Succulent Garden: How to Make Mini Color-Dipped Planters!

By: Capreek Feb 06, 2012

created at: 02/06/2012

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… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Giant DIY Paper Flower for Valentine's Day!

By: Capreek Feb 02, 2012

created at: 02/02/2012

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… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 8 Easy DIY Projects to Make Valentine's Day Special

By: Craftmel Feb 02, 2012

created at: 02/01/2012

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… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 3 Easy DIY Goodie Bags and Packages for Valentine's Day!

By: Capreek Jan 31, 2012

created at: 01/29/2012

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and while hiding treats in super cute mailboxes each day is a swell idea, maybe you'd like to surprise your gift recipients with one big bang of a goodie bag!  We've rounded up three of our favorite DIY Valentine package ideas that are easy to make and sure to… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Easy DIY String-Wrapped Bottle Vases!

By: Capreek Jan 30, 2012

created at: 01/29/2012

I love fun and easy repurposed decor projects and these colorful string-wrapped vases certainly fit that bill!  So save up those empty glass bottles, Curbliers.  It's time to turn them into something pretty (and… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own DIY Custom-Shaped Paperclips!

By: Capreek Jan 26, 2012

created at: 01/26/2012

It's office month, as you know, and what's more office-y than paperclips??  (A stapler, probably...) We realize you can buy paperclips in bulk, but wouldn't it be cooler to have your own custom paperclips to attach to greeting cards, gift toppers, or those pesky TPS… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Waterless Hot Water Bottle (Free Template)!

By: Capreek Jan 24, 2012

created at: 01/24/2012

I wanted to say something about this fleece "hot water bottle" giving you warm fuzzies, but I just couldn't.  Or could I?  Oh snap, I just did.  Now that that terrible pun is purged from my system, let's get on with this heart-warming how-to.  (I'm so sorry, I can't… Continue Reading

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