iPad Block Dock

By: Diy maven Nov 17, 2010


First, some personal questions. For those of you who have iPads, do I need one? I mean, what do you use them for, primarily? Have they taken the place of your laptop? Are they just glorified e-readers? I'd like… Continue Reading

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Make an Anthropologie Inspired Deerhead Pillow

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 17, 2010

What's not to love about this deerhead pillow? There are so many things I adore about this project, where do I begin?  Here are the top four. 1) The Anthropologie inspiration pillow costs $88.00, a bit steep for a holiday throw pillow, so you're saving about $78.00 by making it… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Tree Branch Napkin Rings

By: Chrisjob Nov 16, 2010

created at: 11/16/2010

This year, I wanted to bring some natural, but still contemporary, elements to my Thanksgiving table. I figured out how to create these adorable little place card holders from a small fallen branch, and I wanted something else round and wooden to coordinate. Coasters? No, not necessary. Wine glass charm indicators? Not quite. Serving utensils? Cool, but time consuming. And then...of course! Napkin rings. They're round, and just the right… Continue Reading

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Get Nested: Meg Answers Your Questions, Round #2

By: Megallancole Nov 16, 2010
created at: 11/16/2010

Hi everyone, and welcome to round two of our question and answer series on Get Nested. Thank you to everyone who sent in questions, I hope my answers are helpful! Stay tuned tomorrow, as we'll have one more round of answers coming up!

Luisa asked: I have recently moved out the flat I used to share with my uni mates to my first very own tiny flat! I'm quite happy with most of the things in the new house although there's still someContinue Reading

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How-To: Autumn-Inspired Yarn & Twig Wreath

By: Capreek Nov 16, 2010

created at: 11/16/2010

I love this wreath for two reasons.  One, it's pretty dang cute.  Two, it's seasonal without being Holiday-specific so you get more bang for your buck.  I'll even throw in a third BONUS reason: it's a great jumping off point if you do want to make it holiday specific.  It's all about the accessories, baby.  Oh, and your color… Continue Reading

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Recover a Chair in 5 Minutes

By: Diy maven Nov 16, 2010

An abandoned chair goes from sad to sensational in just five minutes. Wanna guess how this was… Continue Reading

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Make Textured Artwork out of SHIMS

By: Diy maven Nov 16, 2010

Picture this: You've crossed everything off your list at the diy store; you're about to check out, and there they are. "Do I need shims?" you ask yourself. Whether you do or not, you might grab and package or two, "just in case." You bring them home and you use them or you don't. Either way, they didn't cost much, so no big deal. Sound familiar? Well, now the utilitarian after-thoughts are getting their comeuppance. 

HGTV shows us… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Easy, Natural Place Card Stands from Twigs (Free Printables Included)

By: Chrisjob Nov 15, 2010

created at: 11/15/2010

I love the idea of bringing in found, natural elements for Thanksgiving decor; maybe some drift wood, or smooth river rocks. But where I live, all I can find are dead, brown oak leaves, some leftover dried corn stalks at the nursery, and twigs that get knocked down during windstorms. Crunchy foliage doesn't do much for me, but I like some of the branches and twigs that get blown into the corners of my block, and figured there must be… Continue Reading

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Craigslist Sideboard to Vanity Conversion

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 15, 2010

This conversion deserves some applause. New England homeowners wouldn't settle for less than a 7' buffet/sideboard to convert into their master bedroom dual sink… Continue Reading

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How To: Bind eBooks or Your Own Printed Documents

By: Chrisjob Nov 12, 2010

This week marks Curbly's fourth birthday! We're pretty excited, and so we're bringing you some of our favorite original DIY projects and how-to posts from the last four years. This one's from Curbly's most established Featured Writer, DIYMaven.

So you've downloaded an eBook. Now what? Well, if you're a bibliophile like me, you might want to print out the ones you love. Like Curbly's Make It! series, for example. I'm lucky enough have the new edition to the Curbly Library in perfect-bound, so I'm set for hard copy. However, I had a copy of David duChemin's wonderful photography book '10' on my hard drive that needed to be birthed onto paper. 


Now, I could have printed it at home and rammed a staple into one of its corners, but that would have been barbaric. I could have taken it to my local Kinkos and had them print and bind it, but that would have been uninspired. Instead, I printed it at home, bound it myself and included its own beaded bookmark into the binding. Here's how I did it:       

First, the supplies

  • 2 pieces of card stock, the same size as the format in which you'll be printing your eBook and as heavy as your printer can handle
  • string or pearl cotton
  • a few beads, large and small to coordinate with your string/cotton
  • a ruler
  • an awl or nail
  • an embroidery needle 
  • Dremel/roto tool or drill and a… Continue Reading
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Curbly Video How To: Make an Accordion Photo Album

By: Chrisjob Nov 11, 2010

This week marks Curbly's fourth birthday! We're pretty excited, and so we're bringing you some of our favorite original DIY projects and how-to posts from the last four years. This one's from Curbly's most established Featured Writer, DIYMaven.

This is a really fun and effective way to make a little photo album--all without using glue or adhesive in its construction. It’s a great way to showcase your photography. It also makes a great ‘brag book’ for images of your favorite children--furry or otherwise.


Here’s some of the things you’ll need to make one:

  • Medium weight poster board
  • Card stock, two different colors
  • 1/4” wide elastic or ribbon
  • Small hole punch
  • Decorative brad
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat
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Reclaimed Gym Floor Wall Hooks

By: Capreek Nov 11, 2010

created at: 11/10/2010Reclaimed gym floor wall hooks??  How clever!  Before you grab your wallet and get to ordering though, check out how to create a reclaimed wood wall treatment.  Totally adaptable to a wall hook feature, right?  If you're itching for some color, mask off a similar design and grab your favorite spray paint.  Easy.  Done.

For instant gratification, you can purchase the above pictured wall hook from UncommonGoodsContinue Reading

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DIY Chess Set

By: Diy maven Nov 11, 2010

Oh my heavens, how I DO love these DIY chess pieces. Instructions are pretty much self-explanatory on j suits' photostream. As… Continue Reading

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Make Leaf Skeletons

By: Diy maven Nov 11, 2010

This is one of the most interesting techniques I've come across in a very long time. Heather figured out a way to turn leaves into skeletons of their former selves. Perfect for display in floating… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Wooden Designer Key Rack

By: Chrisjob Nov 10, 2010

This week marks Curbly's fourth birthday! We're pretty excited, and so we're bringing you some of our favorite original DIY projects and how-to posts from the last four years. This one's from Curbly's most established Featured Writer, DIYMaven.

So last week I was searching for cool things to post on Curbly, when I came across the Marvelous Key Rack by Tomke Biallas and Grisella Kreiterling. The designer version is made out of a slab of oak (15" x 2.3" x 2") that has a cavity the width of a key plunged down the middle. A quick measurement of my keys told me most are about 1/16" to 1/8" thick, about the same thickness as a saw blade. You know what that meant....to the… Continue Reading

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