Devolve a Chair Into Sculptural Art

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 30, 2010

We've repurposed discarded chairs by stripping, painting and reupholstering, but it never occurred to us to turn a mass-produced, discarded chair into a whittled down piece of sculptural art. Asked to upcycle an unvalued object for an article 'Hack It Better', London artist Karen Ryan continued her Whittle series with Chair No. 3. Here's what she started with before she got busy with her pen… Continue Reading

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Turn Poker Chip Caddies into Pencil/Pen Organizers

By: Diy maven Nov 30, 2010

I am lovin' this repurpose idea from Cathe of Just Something I Made. She turned a couple of thrift store poker chip holders into stylish pen and pencil holders. Other things she used to transform them included black spray paint, vintage 'Sorry' playing cards and clear acrylic paint.

Check out this "After"… Continue Reading

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Make a Bucket Advent Calendar

By: Diy maven Nov 30, 2010

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Tomorrow may be December 1st, but that doesn't mean we don't have time to make this absolutely delightful bucket advent calendar. Here's the materials list for a quick trip to the… Continue Reading

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Handmade Hanukkah : Awesome DIY Hanukkiah Ideas

By: Creativejewishmom Nov 29, 2010

Hi everyone, I'm so happy to be here at Curbly.com guest blogging about Hanukkah. I'm Sara of creativejewishmom.com, so if I can't tell you about Hanukkah, who can? As I know from my own blogging experience, most of us love the chance to learn about cultures and customs that aren't our own, so I hope that the information and ideas that I will be sharing here will be inspiring for everyone!

Before I get started with the crafty portion… Continue Reading

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DIY Pipe Shelves Round Up

By: Diy maven Nov 29, 2010

Another DIY pipe shelf to put in our pipe shelf idea cache, which also includes thisContinue Reading

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How To: Make Graphic Tree Limb Coasters

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 29, 2010

created at: 11/29/2010This holiday season, I just can't  get limbs, stumps and branches out of my system. I've been out in the wood pile again so I decided to slice up some more tree limbs to create a set of great big graphic number coasters with whitewashed bark. The numbers allow you to keep track of your drink, and add an awesome punch of type. It's so easy to set up the assembly line and start cranking out these always useful handmade coaster sets for… Continue Reading

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5 Crafty Christmas Trees

By: Diy maven Nov 26, 2010

Check out these clever little Christmas… Continue Reading

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Make a Modern Bench Made from Old Fenceposts

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 26, 2010

created at: 11/25/2010

Who would have thought that 4" x 4" rotten fence posts could shape up and look so flippin' great?  This repurposed bench project on ApartmentTherapy instantly snagged my attention. And to think I almost called a guy to haul away our old fence posts that are heaped on the wood… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Super Simple Paper Wreath

By: Capreek Nov 25, 2010

created at: 11/21/2010

It's wreath time, friends!  Are you ready for this?  I think you are.  I think you were born ready, so let's do this!

First things first.  This wreath is freaking awesome.  Also, it's deceptively simple.  Two good things for any DIY project, as far as I'm concerned.  If you agree, let's see what we'll need to bring this colorful creature to… Continue Reading

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DIY a Modern Branch Display Shelf

By: Capreek Nov 24, 2010

created at: 11/21/2010

Fun fact: I've got something of an obsession with branches.  I don't know why, maybe it's their graphic quality, but I love them.  (Love them enough to paint them all over one of my walls, even!)  So, when I spotted this DIY branch shelf, let's just say I sorta lost it (in a good… Continue Reading

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How-To: Mod Cork and Felt Coaster Set

By: Capreek Nov 23, 2010

created at: 11/21/2010

It's my belief that you can never have too many coasters.  Never ever.  A coaster for every drink and every surface; coasters for everybody!  Aside from being the most functional little squares in existence, they also make pretty great gifts.  If you're in need of a DIY gift idea (or just have a coaster habit like me), consider making a set of these mod cork and felt… Continue Reading

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Get Your Sew On: Free iPad and Kindle Cover Tutorials and Patterns

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 23, 2010

Tipnut collected 16 free tutorials and patterns for iPad and Kindle covers to help you get moving on those handmade gifts for your friend and family.  The gadgets are so close in size, you can adapt the patterns to fit just about any similar sized… Continue Reading

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Turn Vintage Forks into Napkin Rings

By: Diy maven Nov 23, 2010

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There are people who turn vintage tableware into clever-tacky stuff, and then there are people who turn it into something clever-lovely. These napkin rings are an example of the latter. To make them ourselves, Brooklyn Limestone says we'll need the… Continue Reading

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DIY Pisa Bookshelf Prototype!!

By: Diy maven Nov 23, 2010

Remember the Pisa bookshelf from awhile back? Well, fellow Curblier, Craig (aka SpyStyle) got all fancy with his tools and made a prototype! Yesterday, he shared his pictures of the process and gave me a quick rundown of how he went about creating it. First, with the help of Photoshop, he made a plan. (Each square equals one inch.)

Using scrap wood--thus the orange stripe!--he used a jigsaw to cut channels that are 'material thickness'… Continue Reading

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How To Build Sawhorses

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 23, 2010



Next time you see sawhorses in a shop, don't take them for granted. It takes more than a little effort to build a pair if you've never done it before. I've tried the store-bought kind. They don't hold a candle to custom sized, good old fashioned handmade wooden sawhorses.  Even if you're just dabbling in some carpentry projects, you need a good pair of these handy helpers.… Continue Reading

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