How To: Make a DIY Mini Tabletop Grill from Household Items!

By: Capreek Feb 03, 2012

created at: 02/02/2012

It's a strangely warm and sunny winter day today and I've got the itch to get outside and grill something.  A personal-sized mini grill made from items around the house seems like the perfect lunch-making tool to me!  Just throw on some fresh veggies and you've got yourself a tasty treat.   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 flowers!   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Inspiring & DIYable Dresser Makeovers

By: Diy maven Feb 02, 2012

 created at: 02/02/2012

The best furniture makeovers are not necessarily the most over the top. A little paint and some new hardware can make Goodwill and Craigslist finds look like they're straight off the showroom floor. Take for example these 12 makeovers, each is as fresh as a spring day. 

Lexi's dresser makeover (pictured above) was inspired by Benjamin Moore Paint Strips. However, she made her own custom colors with some white and green paint she hadContinue 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 Day.   Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY "Label Maker" Typographic Wall Art!

By: Capreek Feb 01, 2012

created at: 01/29/2012

We're big on affordable, do it yourself wall art here at Curbly (check out our top ten projects from 2011), especially art of the typographic variety.  So when we spy a project that covers all those bases (typographic, DIYable, cheap!) we get pretty excited!   Continue Reading

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Make It: Dollar Store Tiered Planter

By: Diy maven Feb 01, 2012

created at: 02/01/2012

Inspired by a planter spotted at West Elm, Lucy used three bowls snagged at the Dollar Store, two glasses and Gorilla Glue to make her fabulous recreation. A few succulents and the look is complete. For the entire how-to, head on over to Craftberry Bush

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An Out of Sight, Out of Mind DIY

By: Craftmel Feb 01, 2012

created at: 01/31/2012

Unique piece of DIY art, or something more?  Let's see what's behind door #1, shall we?   Continue Reading

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Flowers to Flats: 7 Fun DIY and Crafty Projects Using Newspaper

By: Diy maven Feb 01, 2012
created at: 02/01/2012
Pages from mangled books and newspapers are transformed into lovely items, thanks to the hands of some very clever crafters. If you think the roses pictured above are charming, check out these Mod-Podged flats made by Kate of See Kate Sew: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 delight!   Continue Reading

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Felt Heart Bookmark

By: Craftmel Jan 31, 2012
created at: 01/30/2012

Is it heart-felt, or a felt heart?  Well, all cheesiness aside, it can be both if you are looking for a simple valentine for the bookworm in your life.   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 useful)!   Continue Reading

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Five Fun and Funky Clock Makeovers!

By: Diy maven Jan 30, 2012

 

You may have noticed that there are a lot of goofy and cheap clocks out there. If they're goofy, they're probably outdate and if they're cheap, they probably lack personality. Here are five makeovers that tackle both kinds of problems to GREAT effect.

Above is clock purchased for $4 at Walmart. A dollar for scrapbook paper and we have a cute timepiece with personality. The creator used Continue Reading

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Make It: Nighttime Village

By: Diy maven Jan 27, 2012

I'm totally diggin' this idea. Pictures of interesting buildings cut from magazines, calenders, etc, formed into tubes, with battery-operated tea lights added. So charming. See all the deets at Fellow Fellow.

Spotted at at Shelterness.

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Bake It: Heart-Shaped Macarons for Valentine's Day!

By: Capreek Jan 27, 2012

created at: 01/26/2012

Okay, first, this how-to comes from a blog called "Delectable Deliciousness", which is totally my kind of alliteration.  Secondly, um, HEART-SHAPED MACARONS!   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 reports*?   Continue Reading

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