How To: Make a Woven Gift-Wrap Topper

by DIY Maven

Woven gift topper

A beautiful and deceptively simple way to make your holiday gifts stand out in a crowd is by dressing them up with a woven topper. The one pictured above gives the recycled newsprint under it new life. Christmas or Hanukkah colors would be my pick for this time of year, but Roy G. Biv looks cool too. (I guess that would be Roy G. Bv in this case.) For complete instructions do the click here to visit Minieco. 

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How To: Make A Craft Stick Snowflake

by Matt Allison

created at: 12/05/2012

I'm a father to two little people. Since my eldest is only 2.5 years old, this limits a lot of the craft projects out there that require power tools (though the man in me can't wait till he comes of age to enjoy them!).  This simple project is something we can tackle together and relatively safe (look, no scissors!) and particularly festive.     


It's suggested that you use a hotglue gun, but you can...

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Mid-Century Modern Christmas: How to Make an Atomic Age DIY Stocking!

by Capree K

created at: 12/04/2012

Curbly recently had the great pleasure of creating a series of Mid-Century Modern holiday decorations for DIY Network, including everything from ornaments to stockings to wreaths. We'll be sharing the projects one-by-one. This week's DIY holiday project? Awesome space-age stockings! Check it out!

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How to: Make a DIY No-Sew Tree Skirt

by Craftmel

created at: 11/21/2012

Dressing up our Christmas Tree is one of my favorite times of year.  Everyone gets involved, and after hours of stringing lights just perfectly, sentimental ornaments are pulled carefully from their packaging and placed with precision on the tree (or, as much precision as a 3- and 5-year-old can muster).  The last step for our family is tucking the tree skirt under the tree- and this year we needed something new, like a no-sew Snowflake tree skirt!  Read on to see how I easily made this in one nap time.  

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How To: Make a DIY Modern Wooden Christmas Tree Set

by Capree K

created at: 12/02/2012

Things are starting to get real festive around these parts! If you're looking for some fun tabletop trees that lean a bit towards the modern side, I've got just the project for you! These wooden trees are super easy to make and can be left plain or customized to your heart's content. Check 'em out!     

created at: 12/02/2012

Materials:

  • (1) 6x36" sheet of Balsa wood
  • tree templates (create and print out a big...

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How to: Make a DIY Mid-Century Modern Sofa Table

by Chris Gardner

created at: 11/29/2012

This week, Curbly is excited to be teaming up with Storey Publishing to share original how-to projects from the newly released PlyDesign: 73 Distinct Projects in Plywood (and Other Sheet Goods) by Phillip Schmidt.

 

The sofa table exists primarily because no one wants to look at the back of a couch. And granted, it’s a handy place for reading lamps and perhaps some photos or display-worthy books. But the problem, for some of us at least, is that a sofa table feels a little too traditional and grown-up, sort of like joining a country club or driving an automatic.

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How to: Build a DIY Modern Toy Box or Storage Unit from Plywood

by Chris Gardner

created at: 11/29/2012

If you’ve ever dreamed of getting your house into Metropolitan Home or Architectural Digest but then screwed it all up by having kids, modBOX 2010 might just be your salvation. It is, in the words of its designer, “a modernist toy box for the hipster tyke.” Yet as cool as it looks on the outside, modBOX is all about the kid experience. It has a big catchall chest (perfect for emergency cleanups), plus two drawers that pull out, two book...

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