DIY-able Geometric Garland

by Craftmel

created at: 11/19/2012

As I was winding lights around my tree this week (Yes, we have the tree up already) I was thinking of fun garlands I could have my kids help me with.  Or that I could mindlessly make while watching a movie and thinking of all the million things I should be doing instead.  I am thinking something like this fits the bill perfectly, wouldn't you say?   

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Make It: DIY Dip-Dye Bedding

by Capree K

created at: 11/19/2012

This is a super cool technique for making your own dip-dyed linens and fabric! I am definitely tempted to grab some discounted white sheets and try my hand at it -- what do you say?      

A bucket, some dye, and fabric are the core essentials for this DIY project from A Merry Mishap. You could also grab some tea towels and napkins to dye while you're at it! There's also a secret ingredient that you add to the dye that I...

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Make It: A DIY Latch Hook Rug

by Capree K

created at: 11/15/2012

Many of the projects we feature are quick, done-in-an-afternoon endeavors (which is awesome). But, sometimes you want something that you can pick up and work on over a period of time (like, say, the entire winter because what else is there to do*?). If you're looking for a project to keep you occupied while you hibernate this season, I've got just the thing for you: a DIY latch hook rug!     

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Color 101 with David Bromstad: David's Favorite Inexpensive DIY Decor Tips and Techniques

by David Bromstad

created at: 11/06/2012

This month, Curbly is excited to team up with designer and TV host David Bromstad, of HGTV's Design Star and The White Room Challenge. David is offering his professional tips about one his biggest passions: using color to transform everyday rooms into something extraordinary.  

I love DIY projects! Bringing a little something special and interesting into your home décor can be easy. One of my favorite décor elements

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How to: Make a DIY Image Projector Using a Light Bulb and a Cardboard Box

by Craftmel

created at: 11/14/2012

Remember those overhead projectors from your K-12 days that allowed you to watch the teacher work as they droned on about math equations or verb tenses?  Yeah, I had stuffed it to the recesses of my mind as well.  Still, since my student days have come and gone, there are other uses for projectors that are more applicable to my current child-rearing, home-sprucing, DIY-ing life.  But those projectors can be hard to come by if you aren't pals with a 3rd grade teacher.  That's why a DIY version can be so handy!  

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How To: Make a DIY Geometric Pipe Pendant Light

by Capree K

created at: 11/12/2012

We've been seeing brass, gold, and copper making a big splash in home decor for the last few years, but these metallic pieces usually carry a hefty price tag, especially in the lighting department (um, have you seen the prices of Lindsay Adelman chandeliers??). It's always exciting, then, to see people get creative with inexpensive materials and come up with something super stylish and on-trend, like this brass and copper pipe light!      

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Roundup: 15 DIY Gift Ideas for the Holidays

by Brittni Mehlhoff

created at: 11/08/2012

Every year, I vow to make gifts for my friends for the holidays, but then life happens and I usually don't end up getting around to it. This year is going to be different though because I'm starting early. I put together a list of the gifts I want to make and am getting started this weekend. Wanna join me? Here are 15 do-it-yourself gifts to make this Christmas for your friends and family.   

homemade beeswax candles

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