How To: Make Felted Ball Window Curtains

By: Diy maven Nov 29, 2011
 
Felted balls never looked so modern! Pickles made the balls, but after doing so suggests that we buy pre-made balls, as the process is quiteContinue Reading
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How To: Make Easy DIY Tree Branch Wall Hooks!

By: Capreek Nov 28, 2011

created at: 11/28/2011

Classy, rustic, and modern (they're white!) all at once, these DIY branch wall hooks will have you dreaming of Scandinavian cabins in no time.   Continue Reading

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How To: Turn Cardboard Boxes into Colorful DIY Shelving!

By: Capreek Nov 28, 2011

created at: 11/28/2011

After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, chances are your cardboard box collection has grown exponentially.  Before you start tossing boxes out (or recycling them, hopefully), consider this clever reuse project: colorful DIY shelves!   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 DIY Christmas Tree Ideas You Should Make This Year

By: Diy maven Nov 28, 2011

created at: 11/28/2011

We love DIY Christmas trees here on Curbly for lots of reasons: for one thing, they're incredibly creative, and, for another thing, they can cost very little to nothing to make. They also make great alternatives for apartment dwellers and other small space-rs. So, to share our favorite ideas and inspiration this holiday season, here's our 2011 guide to DIYable and other handmade Christmas trees. We'll start with small options and endContinue Reading

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How To: Make Glittering Sandwich Cookies!

By: Capreek Nov 25, 2011

created at: 11/23/2011

It's been a regular ol' glitter fest up in here recently, so I thought it only appropriate to extend our new obsession into Foodie Fridays!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make Awesome Paper Cut Coasters!

By: Capreek Nov 24, 2011

created at: 11/23/2011

At Curbly, we've got a little thing for paper cutting and coasters. But a project that combines two of our loves in one??  Well, that's what I like to call a 'craftgasm'.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Colorful String-Wrapped Branch Wreath!

By: Capreek Nov 23, 2011

created at: 11/23/2011

Simple, easy, and a bit like a friendship bracelet for your door, this DIY branch wreath from Duo Fiberworks is my new favorite thing.  Ye Olde Twig Wreath just got an awesome and colorful update, y'all!     Continue Reading

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How to Make Faux Mercury Glass Ornaments

By: Diy maven Nov 23, 2011

I'm sure you've seen them: inexpensive silvery glass ornaments whose finish is starting to look a little peaked. Maybe the color is fading or even peeling off the inside of the glass. Well....Stephanie Lynn tells us how to turn those old has-beens into new faux mercury glass. And because the Continue Reading

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How To: Make DIY Liquid Watercolors!

By: Capreek Nov 22, 2011

created at: 11/21/2011

Three simple ingredients, folks, that's all you need... then you'll be on your way to custom watercolor heaven!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make Felt Holiday Trees!

By: Capreek Nov 21, 2011

created at: 11/21/2011

These felt trees are crafty, kitschy, quirky, and fun.  Also?  They're easy as pie--you'll have your own mini forest in no time!   Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Fun and Quirky Bathroom Makeover

By: Capreek Nov 21, 2011

created at: 11/21/2011

The 'before'?  Not too terrible.  The 'after'?  All I'm going to say is that it involves a paper-mâché horse named Harold.   Continue Reading

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How To: Bake a Brownie Inside an Eggshell!

By: Capreek Nov 18, 2011

created at: 11/17/2011

I don't know why you would ever need to bake a brownie inside an eggshell, but goshdarnit, you CAN!  Here's how.   Continue Reading

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How to: Turn a Tacky Glitter Reindeer into an AWESOME Glitter Reindeer

By: Chrisjob Nov 16, 2011

created at: 11/16/2011

I'll be honest. I'm not really into glitter. Maybe it's because I'm a guy, or perhaps because my taste lean towards the clean and contemporary. Mostly, it's cause, as my memories of summer camp and Sunday school taught me, it's messy to deal with. Open that bottle, and it's on you for life. It is, as  Demetri Martin remarks, "the herpes of craft supplies."

But this holiday season...I don't know...I'm kinda feeling it. Perhaps it's sparkles will match my beloved aluminum Christmas tree, or maybe cause the holidays always allow for going a little over the top, but they're feeling festive this year. Continue Reading

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How to: Easy Hand-Drawn Gift Wrap!

By: Capreek Nov 16, 2011

created at: 11/16/2011

While brown paper packages tied up with string are classic and timeless, we love this modernized, hand-crafted approach!   

Kate Lilley of Mini-Eco created these stunning and simple gift wrap designs using silver pens and, well, her imagination!  The metallic ink and brown paper combo keeps things looking classy, while the faceted designs keep everything up-to-the-minute fresh.  Check out more over on Mini-Eco!

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Roundup: 5 Button Christmas Ornament Projects

By: Diy maven Nov 16, 2011

Buttons. So sweet and colorful, they're just aching to be turned into Christmas ornaments. The one pictured above is from Leslie Ashe. There isn't a tutorial, but it looks like the maker used a styrofoam ball and white ball head stick pins. I particularly like the layering of the buttons. 

These next ones are perfect for a table top tree.    

See:

This snowflake ornament is madeContinue Reading

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