My facet-loving heart nearly exploded when these wall hooks showed up on my doorstep a few weeks ago. Always up to a DIY challenge, my good friend (and Curbly Editor-in-Chief) Chris was kind enough to create these from scratch when I asked him if he thought it was something he could pull off. Not only did he rise to the challenge, but he did it in a way that anyone with some basic woodworking skills could re-create for themselves!
If puppy and kitten calendars aren't quite your thing, we've got a sweet DIY project that's sure to tickle your modern-aesthetic-loving fancy!
I love that this calendar can be used year after year, not to mention the fact that it's just plain awesome to look at. To recreate the look, all you need is some chalkboard paint and a bit of painter's tape. Check out Stylizimo for tips and a tutorial on getting...
I love a good desk DIY, especially when it involves recycled materials, and this tutorial is definitely a good one. There is even a storage shelf for books, pencils, etc. Check it out.
If you're searching for a clever way to bring in the new year, take a look at this colorful, concrete DIY project. It will have your guests seeing lights as they countdown to 2013.
This is my patio fence post-Hang-A-Pot. Up top are the cold weather-loving violas I bought last weekend. Below are the foxtail fern and jade plants I divided. Fancy, huh? Let me back up a little...
So my first floor patio is enclosed by a wooden fence. A very boring wooden fence. However boring, this fence affords me the opportunity to save on precious gardening space. I can attach hanging planter hooks to it, for instance, or install...
No, we're not talking granny sweaters... we're thinking of the modern spin to an old look, with over-sized and bold patterns. This very simple heart pattern would be easy to duplicate and is perfect for the cooler weather.
The year is beginning to wind down, with New Year's just ten days away. It's been a great 12 months, filled with plenty of DIYs and no shortage of trends, from neon and color blocked to polka dots and ombre. To celebrate the trends of the year, here's a top 40 list focused on the best design trend projects of 2012.
Still looking for a quick and easy gift idea for all those friendly acquaintances in your life? Whip up a batch of these homemade lollipops, tie them up in a fancy bow, and you're set!
We're wrapping up the year with our favorite DIY ideas from 2012. Here are the original how-to projects I liked best this year. Starting with dog treats and cabinet makeovers, all the way through to DIY household cleansers and organization ideas. Enjoy! (All links open in new tabs for your browsing pleasure)
I've professed my love of mobiles many a time, so when I see a particularly awesome one, I can't help sharing it!
This colorful coatrack DIY is completely customizable and would make for an awesome holiday gift idea for the little ones in your life. Heck, this project is so cool, I might have to make one for myself.
I swear, I never get tired of seeing what a few cans of paint and a little decorating can do for a space. It's a budget-conscience option and nearly anyone can do it. So if you're hoping to tackle a makeover project over the holiday break, use this before and after as inspiration to get you started.
Whether you're looking for a last-minute gift idea or just want to spruce up some older drinkware for the holidays, this easy project is for you!
These are a quick, inexpensive and festive way to dress up a holiday table. I used foam sheets that I picked up from Michaels a couple years ago for a costume project. They're an almost perfect size for a placemat, and I'm thinking other materials such as poster board, cardboard, or foam board would make a nice wrapping base if they're handy.
Check the full tutorial at The Happy Heathen.
I have lots of great holiday memories from when I was a kid: listening to the Merry Christmas from Sesame Street cassette while driving downtown to pick up the ham with my dad, waking my parents up with my sister after totally having scoped the presents, and warming the handheld candles to make funny shapes with my cousins and uncle during Christmas Eve service. But nothing stands out more than this silly little wooden nativity set I...