Make It: A Cozy DIY Felted Patchwork Throw!

By: Capreek Oct 31, 2011

created at: 10/31/2011

A spectrum of soft, felted wool offers up a quick, easy, and absolutely stunning patchwork throw!   Continue Reading

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Make a Compost Bin from Shipping Pallets!

By: Bruno Oct 28, 2011

created at: 10/28/2011

Remember my DIY paver stone patio and walkway project from the summer? Well, those paver stones came to us stacked on (what else?) wood shipping pallets ... 'lotsodem. For a couple months, those pallets sat out behind our garage while I mulled over what to do with them. Neighborhood bonfire? Wild turkey shelter (yes, we have dozens of wild turkeys around)? Skate ramp (wait, I don't skateboard)? 

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Make It: DIY Tree Stump Coasters

By: Capreek Oct 27, 2011

created at: 10/27/2011

Sure, we've shown you how to make actual tree stump coasters, but isn't everything better in cozy cutesy felt form??  At the very least, this won't require a saw or have any potential for serious bodily injuries (unless accidentally poking your finger with a fat embroidery needle counts).  So, ready to get the faux tree stump party started?  Read on!   Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Vintage-y Button Pillow

By: Diy maven Oct 27, 2011

created at: 10/26/2011

This fall, FabricDirect.com is sponsoring a series of fabric-based DIY projects on Curbly!

This summer, while my boo and I were exploring one of our state's many charming and historic little towns, we happened to stop in at an antique and consignment shop. My 'pass' radar went up fairly quickly, but I did the cursory scan just to be polite. I was just about to turn tail and head out the door when my very observant boo said, "Look at this." He pointed to something I hadn't seen before and can only describe as a sack-like, vintage-y button pillow. I replied in a whisper--because that's what you do when you discuss knocking something off you see in a store--"I can totally make that!" Thus, the seed for this project was planted. I didn't have any specific fabrics in mind...until I scanned the selection at Fabric Direct. It was within their inventory that I found the perfect textiles for the job. So, how do we make one of these babies, and how can you get a 20% discount on the supplies? Read on!

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10 Creative Ways to Display Art and Photos

By: Chrisjob Oct 27, 2011

Don't get us wrong. Frames are great. Bulldog clips work just fine. But sometimes, you just need that extra detail to really make your photos or wall art something special.

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Easy Peasy Halloween Garland

By: Diy maven Oct 27, 2011

Four Super Easy Halloween Decor Crafts

You know those how-to's that are so easy, they wanna make you smack your forehead? Yeah, this is one of them. It's a festive garland made of wrapped fall-colored candies. Of course it could work for any holiday or occasion; we'd just need Continue Reading

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Free Download: Mix-n-Match Pumpkin Carving Template Book!

By: Capreek Oct 26, 2011

created at: 10/26/2011

It's about time to rock and roll with some pumpkin carving shenanigans!  If you're hard up for ideas, don't fret.  We found the perfect tool to get your creative juices flowing--and it's free!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Block Prints!

By: Capreek Oct 25, 2011

created at: 10/25/2011

Block printing, a printing method that involves carving an image in relief, has been around since the dawn of time (okay, not quite that long, but almost).  You're probably most familiar with woodcut or woodblock printing, but today we're going to show you a common variant called linocut!  So, are you ready to learn a new skill?  Let's go!   Continue Reading

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Pallet Craft: Rustic Baby Nursery

By: Craftmel Oct 25, 2011

created at: 10/24/2011

Instead of the run-of-the-mill baby nurseries that are in every catalog out there, this mom-to-be wanted her little guy's nursery to have something extra that would stand out and grow up with the baby.  That called for something a little more masculine than Winnie the Pooh.   Continue Reading

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Before & After: A High Style, Low Cost Living Room Makeover!

By: Capreek Oct 24, 2011

created at: 10/24/2011

Big brown rooms: they happen to the best of us.  But with a little elbow grease, creativity, and inspiration (see below!), you can banish those boring browns for good*!   Continue Reading

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Make It: Painted Patterned Pumpkins!

By: Capreek Oct 24, 2011

created at: 10/24/2011

These pretty painted patterned pumpkins (say that ten times fast!) are inspired by bold textiles like Suzani fabrics, Missoni, and traditional Indonesian Ikat.  While the source material may be classic, these pumpkins are anything but!   Continue Reading

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DIY Festive Paint Chip Garland

By: Kellyb Oct 21, 2011

created at: 10/19/2011

All hail the versatile paint chip! It seems as though its limits know no bounds, well, at least in our minds. What's not to love about pre-cut, pre-colored pieces of paper? Not a whole lot.   Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Dress from Scratch in 15 Minutes!

By: Faith-towers Oct 21, 2011

created at: 10/20/2011

Today I'm going to teach you how to make a stylish convertible dress in just fifteen minutes. Really. It requires only four seams, and looks deceptively simple before you put it on; the success of the dress lies in the way you wrap the ribbon around your body. This project is easy enough for almost anyone to do - all you need to know is how to sew in a straight line.   Continue Reading

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How to: Make DIY Caramel Apple Kits

By: Kellyb Oct 21, 2011

created at: 10/19/2011I love sweets as much as the next person, but the months of October through Decemeber can be a little heavy on the bad stuff (even for me). This DIY is the perfect little munchy gift to give to your favorites while keeping a little bit healthfulness in mind.  

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DIY Idea: A Bold Dart Board Coat Rack!

By: Capreek Oct 20, 2011

created at: 10/20/2011

Okay, hold on while I have a big ol' "DUH!" moment...

...phew, that was intense.  Thanks for waiting.  But really, how obvious of an awesome coat rack idea is this??!  Seriously, guys.  Using a bold, graphic dart board as a coat hanger is straight brilliant.   Continue Reading

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