How to Make a Colorful Geometric Quilt

By: Kellyb Jul 01, 2011

I've been wanting to try my hand at a quilting project for a few years now, but the immensity of such an undertaking can be a bit, well, terrifying. When I saw this wedding quilt the Purl Bee gifted her friends, Nicole and Marty, it looked like something simple and geometric that I could both handle and actually like. Right now I'm only in the gather-coordinating-fabrics stage, but read on for the incredibly well laid out tutorial (complete with… Continue Reading

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Stumped? Log Some Inspiration With These DIY Lights!

By: Capreek Jun 30, 2011

created at: 06/29/2011

Oh snap!  Looks like we've got stumps on the brain.  Stump stools, stump tables, and now stump lights!  If you're ready and willing to embrace the stump craze, we have not one but two DIY lighting projects for your… Continue Reading

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Festive Fourth of July Decorations on a Budget!

By: Capreek Jun 29, 2011

created at: 06/29/2011

I'll be the first to admit that the moment I enter a party store, I kind of lose my mind.  SO MUCH STIMULI!  Nearly irresistible stimuli, too.  In a matter of minutes, my cart might be filled to the brim with seemingly "necessary" decorations, my original game plan (and budget) tossed right out the window.  But there's a way around this and it starts with a… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Tree Stump Coffee Table

By: Chrisjob Jun 29, 2011

created at: 06/29/2011

We've seen stumps and branches turned into stools and side tables, as well as accessories like desk organizers, magnets, and napkin rings, but can a hunk o' tree stand it's own as a room-centering piece like a coffee table?

Yep.  … Continue Reading

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July 4th Craft Roundup

By: Diy maven Jun 29, 2011

The 4th of July is just days away, but we still have time to get our patriotic craft on. I scoured the internets for some Curbly-worthy projects and narrowed it down to these five.

The wreath pictured above, is the most ambitious of all the projects featured here, but it does have impact. See how to make it at All You. Via.

These festive straw decorations and matchbook labels are templates, which you can download for free at TwigContinue Reading

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Make a West Elm Inspired Daybed

By: Diy maven Jun 29, 2011

created at: 06/29/2011

One of Ana White's readers made a daybed inspired by one spotted at West Elm. This particular model is no longer available, but based upon the price of a similar-looking daybed they offer, it probably cost around $450.… Continue Reading

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Light It Up: DIY Stir-Stick Pendant Lamp

By: Craftmel Jun 29, 2011

created at: 06/28/2011

Sometimes, and idea can be so easy and so great that I find myself wondering how the rest of us missed doing it ourselves.  Take, for instance, a pendant light that has been spruced up by some simple (and free)… Continue Reading

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Craft It: A Robot Centerpiece for the 4th of July!

By: Capreek Jun 28, 2011

created at: 06/28/2011

PatriBot 3000 is what I'm calling this quirky Fourth of July centerpiece.  With a belly full of cookies and a head full of forks, he'll be the star of the festivities (after the fireworks, of course)!  Ready to make a DIY robot of your own?  Great.  Let's get this freedom party… Continue Reading

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How To: An Easy Solution to Prevent Fly-Away Tablecloths

By: Craftmel Jun 28, 2011

created at: 06/28/2011

I was at an event recently where the pretty outdoor tablecloths were blowing every which way in the wind, knocking over table settings and just being outright annoying.  The solution the hosts used was to tie the tablecloths onto the table, ruining the table staging.  Let's face it, even those tablecloth clips break up the beauty.  I knew there had to be a solution!  So, with a few scrap pieces of fabric, I came up with a rockin'… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a 3D Maze Rug

By: Chrisjob Jun 27, 2011

created at: 06/27/2011

Buddy, check this one out. This is not a purchase rug with a manufactured texture. It's straight-up, everyday home improvement store carpet, with a handmade, labyrinth-like pattern.

Can you guess how they pulled it… Continue Reading

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Make It: Summer-Worthy Citrus Coasters!

By: Capreek Jun 27, 2011

created at: 06/27/2011

Nothing says 'summer' more than a giant glass of ice-cold lemonade!  Capture that feeling now (and all year) with these citrus-inspired felt… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Roundup of Spectacular Garden Makeovers

By: Capreek Jun 27, 2011

created at: 06/27/2011

If you're looking for more outdoor inspiration, here's a collection of garden makeovers that's nothing short of… Continue Reading

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Make: Homemade Bacon Jam!

By: Kellyb Jun 24, 2011

A little sweet, a little tangy, a lot bacon-y. With the bacon trend showing no signs of going away – or even slowing down – it was only a matter of time before the treat made its way even deeper into the foodie realm. This time in a gourmet "jam" that you can make in your own kitchen. If you're thinking this is just going to be a greasy, fatty mess... STOP , because we promise you will be oh so pleasantly… Continue Reading

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Make it: Hip Hemp Pendant Lamps

By: Kellyb Jun 24, 2011

The entryway to my home is small, but I love the idea of having some sort of statement piece present. Every space needs a little interest, but because all the real estate I can offer is in ceiling height I'm mainly limited to a killer light fixture. The second I saw this project for hemp pendant lamps I knew I'd found the one to fit my style. And my champagne tastes can rest easy, knowing that I'll be spending less than on a nice dinner… Continue Reading

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Make: Clever DIY Cork-Covered Vases & Containers

By: Kellyb Jun 23, 2011

I've been obsessed with covering something, anything really, in cork ever since seeing a lamp base in a now defunct shelter magazine a few years ago. Who couldn't use a little extra place to pin an important note or photo? Somehow the material manages to fit into any number of decor styles, making it super versatile and useful. Ready to find out… Continue Reading

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