How to Make Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes

By: Diy maven Jan 06, 2012


Home baked bread was a staple in my childhood home. For Mom, it was an all-day process. Mixing, rising, kneading, rising, kneading, shaping, kneading some more.  After doing it a few times over the years myself, I decided to spring for a bread maker. My particular machineContinue Reading

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How To: Cuttin' Glass and Taking Names

By: Alicia Jan 06, 2012

This week we're taking a moment to catch our breath after a big, beautiful finish to 2011. We've jumped back in time and found some treasures from the Curbly archive that are too good to be forgotten. Today, take a look at how you can turn those empty bottles of bubbly into decorative sandblasted glasses or candle holders.


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How To: Make DIY Twig Buttons!

By: Capreek Jan 05, 2012

created at: 01/05/2012

Okay, before you think "What could I possibly do with a bunch of twig buttons?!", I have an answer (or five).  Ahem.  They are: embellish pillows! Embellish gifts and gift tags! Use them on these felt gadget cases! Use them for knitting projects! Turn them into cute magnets!  See?  There are SO many ways to use them.  All jazzed up to make some twig buttons now?  Here's how.   Continue Reading

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How To: Set Up a DIY Photo Booth Using Your Computer (Free Software Download Included)

By: Alicia Jan 05, 2012

In the spirit of the new year, we're taking a look back at some of some favorites from the archives. Because old acquaintance should not be forgotten, we're bringing some inspired projects back to mind. Today, take a look at a DIY photo booth that is sure to be a hit at any 2012 bash!

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Random But Cool: How to Make Bouncy Balls from Common Household Items!

By: Capreek Jan 04, 2012

created at: 01/04/2012

I realize that this how-to strays a bit from our normal fare, but goshdarnit, it's too cool not to share!  Maybe it's the overgrown kid inside me or my love of science (have I told y'all I was in the science club in high school??  Geek to the max.), but the idea of making bouncy balls--from scratch--out of regular ol' household items totally intrigues me.  If you're equally intrigued, or just want to impress your five-year-old, check out what you'll need below!   Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Handbag from a Book

By: Chrisjob Jan 04, 2012

created at: 12/28/2011

This week we're giving ourselves a bit of a break after a hectic and awesome finish to 2011. We've dug out some oldies but goodies from the Curbly archives that you may have missed. Today; check out this fun upcycling idea: making a purse from a secondhand book!

Click here to read the original blog post! And make sure to check back tomorrow for another blast from the past.

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How to Make a Coffee Filter Light

By: Diy maven Jan 04, 2012
Yes, those are coffee filters on that paper pendant. The soft, ruffly effect gives the modest globe presence. It couldn't be simpler toContinue Reading
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How To: Turn a Vintage Camera into a DIY Nightlight!

By: Capreek Jan 03, 2012

created at: 01/03/2012

Along with tin robots, I have a vintage camera collection (or had--I've given many of them away to people who love them even more).  I would have never, ever in a million years thought it was possible to turn them into nightlights, though.  I mean, how brilliant is that??   Continue Reading

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How To: Salvage and Season Cast Iron Cookware

By: Chrisjob Jan 03, 2012

created at: 12/28/2011

This week we're giving ourselves a bit of a break after a hectic and awesome finish to 2011. We've dug out some oldies but goodies from the Curbly archives that you may have missed. Today - check out this original how-to for giving new life to the world's best cookware: cast iron.   

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How to Turn a Pair of Jeans into Storage Bins

By: Diy maven Jan 03, 2012

A great up-cycle project that results in cute storage bins? Perfection! Betz White is the mastermind behind the project, which includes instruction on how to make a large, medium Continue Reading

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How to Make a Handy Closet Organizer

By: Diy maven Jan 03, 2012
Today is January 3rd. That can only mean one thing: organization season has begun. We're starting it off with this very clever and easy DIY closet organizer that's made out of a chunk of plywood and Continue Reading
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How To: Make a DIY Circular Rug from Carpet Tiles!

By: Capreek Jan 02, 2012

created at: 01/02/2012

Carpet tiles have been around for a while now, but there's always been one limitation: they're square!  If you love the idea of utilizing this flexible floor covering in your home but want a playful dot instead of the standard square, you're in luck.  Check out how to make your own circular carpet tile rug below!   Continue Reading

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How to Make a GIGANTIC Pencil

By: Diy maven Dec 30, 2011

 created at: 12/30/2011

Perfect for an office with a sense of humor or a kid's room, this gigantic pencil is a snap to DIY. Michell fell in love with the idea when she saw one in a Pottery Barns Kids catalog and Continue Reading

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Before & After: Faith's Footstool Makeover

By: Faith-towers Dec 29, 2011

created at: 12/28/2011

I recently found a (somewhat ugly) little footstool at an estate sale, but I saw its potential the moment I laid eyes upon it. With a little paint and some new fabric, I had a bright new piece of furniture in my living room!    Continue Reading

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Best of Curbly: Top Ten Scandinavian-Inspired DIY Ideas of 2011!

By: Capreek Dec 28, 2011

created at: 12/27/2011

Scandinavian-inspired design got some major love from Curbly this year.  From creative DIY stool ideas to rustic-modern coat stands, we Oo'd and Ah'd over this distinct aesthetic.  Here are our favorite uniquely Scandinavian DIY projects from 2011 (in no particular order, because they're all pretty fabulous)!   Continue Reading

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