How to: Create Easy Artwork with a Cork Plant Mat

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 21, 2015
Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff

I recently came across cork mats at the hardware store, when I was walking through the plant aisle. Each one was only a couple of dollars, so I grabbed a big pile and took them home to experiment. Want to see what I came up with? Click through to find out.

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How to Recycle Plastic Bottles into Beautiful Flowers

By: Diy maven Apr 21, 2015
Photo: Reciclado Creativo

Artist Rosa Montesa recycles plastic bottles into beautiful objects. One in particular that caught my eye is this red flower. At a glance, you really can't tell it's made of a recycled plastic bottle. The trick to getting the plastic to take that organic petal shape is....wait for it....aContinue Reading

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10 Virtually Free DIY Home Decor Projects

By: Faith-towers Apr 20, 2015
10 Virtually Free DIY Home Decor Projects
Photo: Redbook

So maybe you spent a bit too much on fixtures and flooring. Or maybe you're renting and you're on a tight budget. Whatever the case may be, it's always advantageous to save a few dollars where ever possible. Here are ten creative decor ideas that won't break the bank.   

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10 Affordable Everyday Centerpieces That You Can Make Yourself

By: Faith-towers Apr 16, 2015
DIY Everyday Centerpieces
Photo: Willard & May

I find that adding a pretty centerpiece to the dining room table is an easy way to give a home that "finished" feel, like you've paid attention to every detail. But fresh flowers can be quite an investment every week. So we've rounded up ten unique everyday centerpiece ideas that won't break the bank.   

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How To: Turn a Stool into a Modern, Quirky 'Table' Lamp

By: Capreek Apr 15, 2015
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I can't quite pinpoint what it is I love about this project; it's kinda quirky, unexpected, modern, and totally clever all at once! If you're as in love with this weird little "table" lamp as I am, read on.      Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Boring Stairwell Gets A Fun Fabric Makeover

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 15, 2015
fabric covered stairs
photo: Plaster & Disaster

There are tons of ways to update a set of stairs. There's paint, wood stain, carpet, and my new favorite, strips of fabric! Check out the finished product for this stairwell makeover!      

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How to: DIY Typographic Wall Art Using Leftover Fabric And Yarn

By: Faith-towers Apr 14, 2015
DIY Typography Wall Art Using Fabric and Yarn Scraps
Photo: Faith Towers

I have a ton of scrap fabric. And a huge bag full of leftover yarn. So the other day, I got to thinking... why not use up some of these extras to create a colorful piece of art? So I found an inspirational quote and got to work. Keep reading to find out how to make your own wall art using your favorite quote.   

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Before and After: Unrecognizable IKEA Console Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 13, 2015

Photo: Sawdust 2 Stitches

Corey flipped the genius switch when she transformed the random IKEA console pictured above into a rustic apothecary chest suitable for a Pottery Barn showroom. Although she started with an IKEA piece, any basic cubbyhole-typeContinue Reading

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10 Affordable Furniture Makeovers

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 10, 2015

10 affordable furniture makeovers
photo: The Hunted Interior

I like to buy new furniture pieces, but I can't always afford it! Here are a few inspirational makeovers of already-owned furniture!      

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6 Clever Ways To Use Common Household Items To Organize Your Home

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 09, 2015
alternative uses for household items
photo: Oleander and Palm

I have a collection of vases from random flower arrangements that have been given to me over the years. I can't bring the inner hoarder in myself to throw them out. I have all sorts of little items around the house like that and wanted to find ways to use them for organization and other purposes! Let's talk this out!       

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Roundup: 10 Easy (And Affordable) DIY Light Fixtures

By: Faith-towers Apr 07, 2015
10 DIY LIght Fixtures
Photo: Poppytalk

Lighting can be pricey. And if you want a really unique piece, it can be prohibitively expensive. So why not get crafty and make one yourself? Here are ten gorgeous, easy, affordable DIY light fixtures.   

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Roundup: 10 Great Ways to Reuse Glass Bottles and Jars

By: Rachel mae smith Apr 03, 2015

Chances are that you could get up from your computer and grab a glass bottle or jar in your house right now. Instead of tossing them out with the recycling this weekend, why not upcycle them into something useful? Plus, hello, free craft supply. Here are ten great ways to recycle glass bottles and jars into your home decor, though the possibilities are endless!Continue Reading

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How To: Make Easy Geo Plant Hangers that Double as Wall Art

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 02, 2015
Photo: Homey Oh My!

Using square basswood dowels, that you can pick up at the craft supply store, you can make a set of these geometric air planter hangers. Curious to see how these are made?

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Budget Decor Month + A New Instagram Challenge

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 01, 2015
Photo: Sarahdipity Photos for Curbly

This month is budget decor and makeover month here on Curbly. And we'd love for you to join us in sharing your own thrifted projects and budget-friendly decor DIYs by using the hashtag #CurblyThriftUp on social media. What kind of projects are we looking for? It can be as simple as a thrift store vase that you spray painted to give a bold new look, as large as a vintage furniture makeover, and everything in between. Sound good?   

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How To: Make an Inverted Wine Bottle Oil Lamp

By: Diy maven Mar 31, 2015
Photo: DIY Maven

A while back I reviewed several popular bottle cutters here on Curbly. (Yesterday I added the Kinkajou to the shootout). Today we're going to use one to turn a wine bottle into an inverted oil lamp that burns cooking oil. But first, let's talk about punts.  A punt is theContinue Reading

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7 DIY Project Ideas for Your Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Mar 27, 2015

Wind down the week with these quick and easy projects for the weekend. All you'll need is about an hour (or less) to complete any of these 7 DIY projects. There's a simple concrete vase DIY, a copper candlesticks project, and more. Click through to see all 7 DIYs. 

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Make It: DIY Curtain Rods With Leather

By: Lexy.b.ward Mar 27, 2015
diy curtain rods
Photo: via Remodelista

I'm currently searching for window treatments for our new house and stumbled upon this genius way to hang curtains! Those aren't regular rods, my friends!      

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How to: Make This Easy DIY Refrigerator Organizer

By: Faith-towers Mar 24, 2015
How-To: Easy DIY Refrigerator Organizer
Photo: Faith Towers

I don't know about you, but I'll take all the help I can get in the organization department. And the refrigerator seemed like the perfect place for an organizational hub - the kitchen is where people tend to congregate, so it's the most logical place to keep lists, cards, etc. Click through to check out my full tutorial.   

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Before and After: A Bedroom Dresser Turned Rolling Kitchen Island

By: Brittni mehlhoff Mar 20, 2015
Photo: Yellow Brick Home

I love seeing DIY projects that involve remixing a piece of furniture for an entirely new purpose. And this dresser DIY definitely fits that category. Not only does the 'after' version look completely different, it also serves a brand new use, as a kitchen island (complete with butcher block and all). Curious to see how it turned out?   

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Roundup: 10 Fantastic DIY Storage Boxes, Baskets And Containers

By: Faith-towers Mar 17, 2015
Roundup: 10 Fantastic DIY Storage Boxes, Baskets And Containers
Photo: Hometalk

Store-bought boxes and bins can be prohibitively expensive if you're trying to get organized on a budget, but that's no excuse - there are plenty of DIY storage container projects that won't break the bank (and they're pretty, too!). Here are ten of my favorites.   

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