How To: Make Standing, Folded Paper Christmas Trees

By: Diy maven Dec 19, 2014

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How to: DIY Ornament-Shaped Holiday Doormat

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 17, 2014
DIY Ornament Doormat
Photo: Lexy Ward

I wanted to give our front porch a little holiday love, but I wanted to do something other than the traditional wreath on the door. Enter: the vintage ornament doormat. Here's how to make your own!      

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DIY Retry: How to Customize Almost Anything with This DIY Water Slide Decal Technique

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 16, 2014
Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff

A long while back, there was a project here on Curbly, for DIY water slide decals, that I thought was really cool. I had never tried the technique before, so I gave it a go and documented the results for something I've dubbed a DIY Retry. Want to see the results?   

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How to: DIY Contemporary Winter Wreath

By: Faith-towers Dec 15, 2014
Easy DIY Contemporary Winter Wreath

The word "wreath" can have bad connotations, conjuring images of tacky, overly sparkly evergreen monstrosities. But this one is different. It's square. And it's made using birch branches which gives it a bit of a scandinavian feel. Click through to see what I mean!   Continue Reading

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Curbly Ornament Challenge: How to Make Folded Paper Polyhedron Ornaments

By: Diy maven Dec 12, 2014
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I don't usually gush over stuff I make, but I am adoring my entry in Curbly's inaugural Ornament Challenge. Although the resulting polyhedrons might look complicated to fold, they're incredibly easy. And the cherry on top? They require minimal supplies to make. HereContinue Reading

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Curbly Ornament Challenge: DIY Copper + Brass Geometric Ornaments

By: Capreek Dec 10, 2014

Photo: Capree Kimball

I'm not gonna lie. I'm still very much on the copper and brass train and I wanted a way to incorporate these warm metals into my Christmas decor this year. The answer, of course, was right in front of me: simple geometric ornaments! Read on to see how to make these modern Christmas accessories in minutes.     Continue Reading

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Curbly Ornament Challenge: DIY Peppermint Candy Ornaments

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 10, 2014

DIY Peppermint Candy Ornaments

When it comes to do-it-yourself holiday decor, the easier, the better in my opinion. That's the case with the Curbly Ornament Challenge! These peppermint ornaments take about 60 seconds of work and you're all set. So you'd be crazy not to bust these out in your spare time!       

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Curbly Ornaments Challenge: DIY Painted Veneer Ornaments

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 09, 2014

Last time I was at my local wood working store, I picked up some long pieces of maple veneer, thinking I'd use it somehow during the holidays. At the time I had no idea how I'd use it, but once the Curbly Ornament Challenge rolled around, I realized this material would be perfect for making easy holiday ornaments. Here's what I ended up with.   Continue Reading

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Curbly Ornament Challenge: DIY Color-Pop Striped Ornament Trees

By: Alicia Dec 09, 2014
DIY Color-pop tree ornaments


This holiday season, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create a series of DIY ornament projects. We'll be sharing our creations each day this week.   

For the first inaugural Curbly Ornament Challenge we wanted to do something colorful and simple. After seeing these unfinished wood pine trees at a craft store, we were inspired to create a stripey, colorful forest.

Here's what you'll need to make your own:

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Curbly Ornament Challenge: DIY Color Dipped Ornament Bulbs

By: Rachel mae smith Dec 08, 2014

DIY Color Dipped Ornament

This holiday season, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create a series of DIY ornament projects. We'll be sharing our creations each day this week.   

For my contribution to the Curbly Ornament Challenge, I decided to take the festive route. And boy do I mean festive. Because after all, what are the holidays without a little color and sparkle?Continue Reading

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How to: Create Typographic Holiday Gift Toppers with a Shoe Box

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 05, 2014

Looking for a super easy holiday DIY to tackle over the weekend? Try these typographic gift toppers made from the cardboard scraps of a shoe box.   Continue Reading

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How to: Make Easy DIY Metallic Twig Reindeer

By: Faith-towers Dec 04, 2014

Easy DIY Twig Reindeer

Everybody has twigs in their backyard (or nearby, at least) and if you're like me, you probably also have an arsenal of spray paint in the closet. And a glue gun. If so, you're ready to make some festive metallic reindeer to dress up your mantle or bookshelf this holiday season.   

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How to: Clean Your Whole House in 30 Minutes for the Holidays

By: Chrisjob Dec 03, 2014

Have some holiday guests stopping by for a little seasonal cheer and to make your days merry and bright? Good, us too. But, spend your time sharing in some comfort and joy, rather than devoting days to cleaning and making your home look spotless. You can easily make your home "company ready" in a mere half hour.   Continue Reading

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How to: Make Simple Glowing Cloches in Minutes

By: Alicia Dec 02, 2014
DIY lighted cloches are easy to make and affordable.


Tiny twinkly lights on bendable wires may be the best invention ever. They're star-like, and whimsical, and they make everything they touch immediately festive and delightful.

While you can wrap these bendy little strands around everything from branches to ceramic figurines, my favorite use for them is to cloche them, alá Restoration Hardware:

Restoration Hardware's cloched starlights are DIYable.
Photo: Restoration Hardware

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How To: Make a Sweet No-Sew Fabric Gift Box

By: Diy maven Dec 01, 2014

Last week we made a no-sew fabric gift envelope. Today, we're going to make  no-sew gift boxes, and they're super cute too! Supplies for this project are minimal, which we LOVE, and includeContinue Reading

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Before and After: How to Redo a Funky, Vintage Footstool

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 29, 2014

After snagging this footstool from an antique store for $22, I decided to completely overhaul it for a bedroom makeover. I thought it would be the perfect seating option for a vanity, with some updates. The end result is a vibrant piece that brings warmth and personality to the room. Here's how I gave this small piece of furniture a big update.   Continue Reading

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How to: Make a No-Sew Fabric Gift Envelope... of Any Size!

By: Diy maven Nov 25, 2014

Why fabric gift envelopes? Because they're fun and easy to make and anything slim and flat can fit into them. Folded scarves, ties, gift cards, photographs, a DVD, stuff like that. In this tutorial I'm not going to give specific measurements. That's not because I'm trying to be difficult but because you can make the envelopes of any size using whatever you want to put into themContinue Reading

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How to: Make a Paper Ornament Tree Advent Calendar

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 24, 2014

DIY Advent Tree

What do you do when you want a Christmas tree and an advent calendar, but you live in a tiny space? You make an advent calendar out of paper and and it becomes your tree, that's what!      

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After: A Blank Canvas Bathroom Becomes A Modern Gem

By: Faith-towers Nov 20, 2014

Before and After: A Blank Canvas Gets A Modern Makeover

Photo: Faith Towers

Earlier today, we showed you the blank canvas that this bathroom... and look at it now! A unique, modern gem with a focus on both form and function. Continue to see more photos and to read about the makeover.   

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