- Poetic wrappings
- Heart-shaped soap
- Keepsake envelopes
- Heart bookmark
- Cockscomb wreath
- Heart-shaped tea bag
- Mini gift bags
- Berriboned boquet
- Sea-shell valentines
If anyone reads ApartmentTherapy online, please be sure to look for my two entries of furniture re-dos and vote. Here are my two Before and After entries. Let me know what you think.
Don't be intimidated by the prospect of reupholstering an ugly or stained office chair with seemingly complicated mechanics. This office chair was purchased at my FAVORITE furniture store-Goodwill, for a whopping $6.99. I had oodles of a fabric remnant I purchased for $5.99 a yard. This chair took approximately one yard of fabric. I am waiting for a website adjustment to post the remainder of the pictures.
Splatgirl shares her totally amazing and DIY'd bathroom on Apartment Therapy:
Hello! I would love to share my bathroom. I designed and DIY'd this room from scratch. It includes a poured concrete Japanese soaking tub, concrete countertops and a 9 1/2 foot tall tile mosaic shower wall. It has his and hers vanities and a double shower with ceiling mount rain heads...
As far as bathrooms go, it was done very inexpensively and incorporates some… Continue Reading
You may even have your own little collection of interesting little containers in the form of left-over little boxes of candy from Halloween. What can you do with all… Continue Reading
Did Santa leave a shiny new 48" LCD under your tree this year? Still meaning to hang your plasma that's been on the stand for a year or so now. Then free up some floor space and hang it on the wall in four easy steps.
Your DIYness spills over into every aspect of your life, including your holiday wishlist. So let us know! What sort of DIY, design, crafty, or other Curbly-related gifts did you recieve or give this year?
So, share your swag! What did you get!? How will you use it?
[Photo from subversiveinfluence.com]
I first saw this mod white wreath on someone's Curbly clippings over the summer, and I vowed to make a DIY version this holiday season. Yet, I neglected to borrow the circle cutter from my sister, and I kept putting it off, and somehow I don't think I'll be able to create one this holiday season. Luckily, another clever cat, Mirtha the Antibride, had the same idea and offers this how-to.
-illustration board (bread… Continue Reading
This is a very simple craft, requiring no artistic skill, that looks elegant and professional when completed. It's perfect for attaching to gifts or hanging up for a little winter sparkle of your own.
1.Cut the piece of string into three 3-inch (7.5cm) pieces, one 4-inch (10cm) piece, one 8-inch (20cm) piece and six 1.5-inch (3.8cm) pieces.
2. Lay out two pieces of wax paper. Squeeze a few… Continue Reading
Don't let the availability of ornaments at Hallmark determine what you can put on your tree. Want a komodo dragon or headless gingerbread man dripping from your boughs? Make one! (Note: this project was a lesson in the whip-stitch for my young friend. We worked on this project together, and she did all the handstitching on the edges.)
Okay, so this worked better yesterday (when the article was published), as there were eleven days and eleven gifts to make. Still, if you step it up a notch, you could get all eleven done in the next ten days, for sure.
1. Bejeweled Domino Magnets
2. Good Dog Bowl and Bones
3. Hand-colored oven mitts
4. Button Hair Ornaments
5. Printed Memo Blocks
6. Decorative tacks
7. Candy-filled gifts
8. Salt Shaker Ornaments
9. Tasty trio
10. Walnut shells… Continue Reading
Recently, I received a promotional package in the mail from Dow Chemical with all the supplies needed to make modular wall decor.
The box included:
four 12" x 12" x 15/16" pieces of Styrofoam,
four 12" x 12" sheets of black and white scrapbook paper,
several yards of 7/8" wide black grosgrain ribbon,
a bottle of Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue,
a bottle of Tombo Mono Aqua Liquid Glue,
and… Continue Reading
Available through Scandinavian Design Center is the Gladsax Nightstand designed by Hildurs hus. Sold in a set of two for $435.15, the stands are made of solid oak and measure 48 cm high, by 32 cm wide, by 28 cm deep. For the back, you could use one large board or, if you have a jointer and planer, you could glue up several smaller boards. Attaching the shelves would be a snap with a biscuit (plate) joiner.