How to: Turn a Sewing Basket into a Playful Planter

By: Hellolidy Jul 30, 2015
Turn a Sewing Basket into a Playful Planter | Hello Lidy for Curbly

I love those cute and quirky vintage pieces that are truly unique, but sadly no longer serve a purpose that they once did. Take for example this darling sewing basket that was given to me. I couldn't say no, it had way too much potential - but I don't sew and I had no actual use for it. So, I decided to turn this sewing basket into a 4-legged llama planter. Yes, llama planter. Just bare with me for a minute! 

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Roundup: Easy DIY Outdoor Entertaining Lighting Ideas

By: Faith-towers Jul 21, 2015
Roundup: Easy DIY Outdoor Entertaining Lighting Ideas
Photo: Ruffled Blog

The dog days of summer are here, and it's the perfect time to relax with family and friends in the backyard. Don't forget to shed some light on your party! Here are ten super easy outdoor lighting ideas for your next outdoor party or barbecue.   

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Before and After: A Glamorous IKEA Tarva Dresser Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jul 20, 2015

Before and After: A Glamorous IKEA Tarva Dresser Makeover

It's almost as if IKEA designed the Tarva dresser specifically for creative DIY types to transform. It's made of raw wood and has very little personality. But just wait until you see how Ashley transformed the Tarva into an unbelievably glamorous piece.   

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Before and After: A $91 Bathroom Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jul 16, 2015
Before and After: A $91 Bathroom Makeover
Photo: Curb To Refurb

This bathroom looked like so many others - builder's grade cabinets and cheap shelving. But just wait until you see the transformation that the owner was able to do for $91. Yes, you read that right.   

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How to: Easy Geometric Solar Lights for Your Porch or Patio

By: Faith-towers Jul 14, 2015
How-To: Easy Geometric Solar Lights For Your Porch or Patio
Photo: Faith Towers

Solar lights are functional and great for the environment, but not always attractive. I'm here to change that - today I have a super easy project that will transform generic solar pathway lights into lanterns pretty enough to be the centerpiece on your outdoor dining table. Keep reading to check out the full photo tutorial.   

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Clever DIY Ways To Keep Bugs Away From Your Outdoor Party

By: Faith-towers Jul 13, 2015
Clever DIY Ways To Keep Bugs Away From Your Outdoor Party
Photo: Gardenista

This is the season of outdoor parties, barbecues and get-togethers... but it's also bug season. Don't let them get you down though! Here are ten clever ways to DIY your way to bug-free entertaining.   

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How To: Make an Embroidery Hoop Plant Hanger

By: Diy maven Jul 08, 2015
Photo: Northstory

Alex has an admitted embroidery hoop addiction. But she doesn't embroider. What's a crafty maven to do? Use the hoops to make stuff. In this case, a hanging planter. Putting one together couldn'tContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Projects For Maximum Summer Fun!

By: Faith-towers Jul 07, 2015
Roundup: 10 DIY Projects For Maximum Summer Fun!
Photo: The Merry Thought

Believe it or not, we're already almost halfway through the summer... but there's still plenty of time to take advantage of the sunny weather! We've rounded up ten DIY projects to help you do just that. Keep reading to find out how to craft your way to the best summer ever.   

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Round Up: 10 Perfectly Delightful DIY Fire Pits

By: Diy maven Jul 06, 2015

There's something about sitting around a campfire that makes everything better. The ever-changing flames, the smell of the rising smoke, the crackling of wood. It's no wonder people--even environmentalists--have a soft spot for them. It's also no wonder that the Internet is replete with DIY backyardContinue Reading

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Easy DIY Leather And Brass Hanging Planter

By: Faith-towers Jun 30, 2015
Make your own leather and brass hanging planter!
Photo: Vintage Revivals

Hanging plants from the ceiling can be a great solution for those of us without a ton of space, but sometimes it can be difficult to find a stylish planter. Well search no more, because we've found a super chic one that you can make yourself.   

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10 Tips For Landscaping On A Budget

By: Faith-towers Jun 16, 2015
10 Tips For Landscaping On A Budget
Photo: Repo Studio

Landscaping can be pricey, but there are ways to lessen the expense if you exert a bit of extra effort and some ingenuity. Click through for ten ways to landscape on a budget.   

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Turn a Wooden Bowl Into a Modern Plant Stand

By: Hellolidy Jun 10, 2015
DIY Modern Plant Stand

With all the plants I've been adding to our home, it's getting a little expensive to obtain all these pots and planters I've been eyeing. So,  I decided to transform a typical wooden bowl from the discount store into a modern plant stand to give these guys a home with style.Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Bike Tire Trellis

By: Diy maven Jun 10, 2015
Photo: For the Love of Skinny

A couple of old bike tires (courtesy of a garage sale), five feet of threaded rod, some gardening string and we have a cheeky-cool round trellisContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fantastic IKEA Hacks You Won't Want To Miss

By: Faith-towers Jun 09, 2015
10 Fantastic IKEA Hacks
Photo: Infarrantly Creative

IKEA hacks are always a hit here on Curbly, and it's easy to see why. They're creative, affordable and completely customizable for your own home. So here are ten fantastic ones that I've been ogling recently.   

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Brilliant Doormat-Stamped DIY Stepping Stones

By: Diy maven Jun 09, 2015
Photo: Nancy Mizelle

This is one of those projects that I wish I'd thought of first. Not only are these stepping stones' construction brilliant, but so are their respective outcomes. Materials to make them are easily found at any big box store andContinue Reading

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Art in the Garden: DIY Mosaic Mannequin

By: Diy maven Jun 02, 2015
Photo: Flea Market Gardening

A glittering torso with a skirt made of blooming roses might not be everyone's cuppa, but if you're a gardener who also happens to be a mosaic artist, then you'll want to join the party. It all started when Becky bought a hard-shell styrofoam mannequin at anContinue Reading

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Roundup: Our All-Time Most Memorable Painted Furniture Makeovers (So Far!)

By: Diy maven May 27, 2015

Over the years, we've seen countless furniture makeovers done with nothing but paint and a lot of creativity. Today we give you the ones that top our all-time most memorable list...for good and, yes, some for ill too, based upon the collective conscious of ourContinue Reading

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How To: Make Mini Fabric Lamps

By: Diy maven May 26, 2015
Photo: Taylormade

Taylor combined fabric scraps, a strand of twinkle lights, Mod Podge, and clear plastic 9 ounce drinking cups to create a most charming punch of color and light. These mini fabric lamps are so charming, in fact, I'd beContinue Reading

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How to: A Neglected to Nifty Chair Makeover

By: Hellolidy May 21, 2015
A Neglected To Nifty Chair Makeover

So, I'll admit it. I have a really hard time throwing things away or letting things go. I'm not quite "hoarder" status, but I'm sure if I don't start getting rid of unused pieces in my home soon, my friends and family will start to talk. Am I the only one? (Please say no!!).

Take, for example, my neglected chair. It was my very first furniture purchase that I scored in the As-Is section of IKEA when I first moved out for college TWELVE years ago! And I almost gathered the courage to get rid of it until a light bulb went on in my head. This guy didn't need to get ditched, it just needed a makeover. So, I decided to go all out and have a little fun.

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Roundup: 10 Fun DIY Backyard Entertainment Ideas

By: Faith-towers May 13, 2015

Up here in the northeast, it's finally that time of year when people start to fix up their yards and spend their spare time outside. The grill comes out, the patio furniture emerges, and the neighbors stop by. Which means it's also time to get creative and find some fun things to do out there in the backyard.  

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