How to: Make Easy DIY Branch Coat Hangers

By: Craftmel Feb 21, 2012

created at: 02/21/2012

Although coat season is going to be winding down soon (or is it?), purse and accessory season has no end!  Ideas for clever coat/purse hangers are in season, and this one is no exception.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Stylish DIY Zip Tie Lamp Shade!

By: Capreek Feb 20, 2012

created at: 02/18/2012

I know the words "stylish" and "zip tie" don't often go together, but in the case of this DIY lamp shade I think they work mighty fine!  I might even throw "quirky", "artsy", and "totally awesome" into the mix.  Just sayin'.   Continue Reading

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How to: Make Easy, Tasty Sushi at Home... No Raw Fish Required

By: Rebekah-greiman Feb 20, 2012

created at: 02/20/2012

Hi! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose, a site where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips, and remodeling endeavors.   

Today, I'm sharing one of my favorite weeknight meals: an in-depth how-to for easy, tasty sushi... without the raw fish. 

Making sushi at home can sound overwhelming, but it's really rather easy once you get the hang of it.Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Swirled Lollipops!

By: Capreek Feb 17, 2012

created at: 02/16/2012

I was thinking long and hard about how to work a Wizard of Oz/Lollipop Guild pun into this post, but I gave up.  Instead, I'll throw out a lazy "Tra la la la la la la", hope you make the connection, and follow it up with this exclamation: making your own swirly lollipops is fun and awesome!  Here's how.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Festive DIY Confetti Tablecloth!

By: Capreek Feb 16, 2012

created at: 02/16/2012

Whether it's because I've got a birthday coming up or I just live life like it's a party, I'm totally feeling this colorful DIY project.  I mean, it's a confetti tablecloth, y'all.  What's not to like??   

I love this project as a quick way to spruce things up for a birthday party or just as a way to add a touch of playful color to your table.  It's a simple technique that you could apply to more than a tablecloth, though.Continue Reading

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Roundup: 5 Totally Awesome Leftover Wallpaper Projects!

By: Capreek Feb 15, 2012

created at: 02/15/2012

After under-ordering the wallpaper for our little half bath a few years ago, I was super paranoid about not having enough when we put up this bold, colorful pattern in our guest room.  Turns out, I completely over-ordered and now we have practically a whole roll sitting unused in a closet somewhere.  I've been itching to put it to use in a fun and creative way--and I think I may have hit the jackpot with these five DIY ideas!   Continue Reading

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How to: Print Your Own President's Day T-Shirt

By: Craftmel Feb 15, 2012

created at: 02/14/2012

All right, now that Valentine's Day is over, we can look ahead to the next holiday.  Do you do anything for President's Day?  If you feel like participating in some festivity, here's a wearable celebration.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 14 Last-Minute Printable Valentine's Day Cards (Free Downloads)!

By: Capreek Feb 14, 2012

created at: 02/14/2012

Oh snap!  It's February 14th and you're scrambling for a Valentine's Day card.  Don't worry, we've got your back.  Here are fourteen totally free, totally awesome printable cards--no one will even know you waited until the last minute!  Happy printing!   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 8 DIY Throw Pillow Projects to Improve Any Bedroom

By: Craftmel Feb 14, 2012

created at: 02/13/2012

When one thinks of a bedroom, it is safe to guess the first thing that comes to mind is the bed.  It is only fair that the all-important bed gets some love and attention now and again with the addition of a good throw pillow or two- and we all like a good DIY, right?   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Inspiring Budget-Friendly Bedroom Makeovers!

By: Capreek Feb 13, 2012

created at: 02/13/2012

Sure, you can toss thousands of dollars at a bedroom makeover and it'll probably look pretty great.  But today we're celebrating the unique creativity of DIYers who make their spaces look like a million bucks on a budget.  Check out our ten favorite budget-friendly bedroom makeovers from the Curbly archives--they're full of thrifty inspiration and clever DIY projects!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Volkswagen Bus-Inspired Bunk Bed and Playhouse!

By: Capreek Feb 13, 2012

created at: 02/13/2012

Ah, the old Volkswagen Bus.  This iconic vehicle holds a special place in my heart--some of my earliest memories of family vacations and road trips are attached to this trusty hunk of metal (ours was a brilliant turquoise color)!  Needless to say, I would have loved this VW Bus bunk bed/playhouse combo as a kid.  Heck, I'd love it now!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make Heart-Shaped Hard Boiled Eggs!

By: Capreek Feb 10, 2012

created at: 02/09/2012

These heart-shaped hard boiled eggs have been floating around the Internet for a while now, but I was saving them for this very special time of year when going out of your way to make heart-shaped foodstuffs is normal.  Aren't you glad I did??   Continue Reading

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A Fresh and Clean Scandinavian-Inspired Laundry Room Makeover!

By: Capreek Feb 09, 2012

created at: 02/09/2012

Going along with our basement and sleeping themes today (because you sleep in clothes/pajamas and washers and dryers are often in basements?  I know, it's a stretch...), I thought I'd share this lovely laundry room* makeover from Curbly fave Charles & Hudson!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Braided Chevron Rug!

By: Capreek Feb 08, 2012

created at: 02/08/2012

I love this DIY chevron rug for two reasons*: it combines the artistic and colorful effect of this gorgeous if not impractical rope rug with the ease and eco-friendliness of this recycled rag rug.  It's the best of both worlds, people!   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 5 Plastic Spoon Pendant Lights

By: Diy maven Feb 08, 2012

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Remember the plastic spoon rose? Turns out that is just the tip of the iceberg as far as spoon-crafting is concerned. Take for example these (dare I say?) gorgeous spoon pendent lights. 

Holes in spoons negate their intent, but they also take artist's Daisuke Hirawa creation (pictured above) into Continue Reading

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