It's the time of year when you load up in the car and head out for a fun family vacation. Here are 10 activities your kids can do in the car that don't involve screen time.
Wallpaper is a fun way to dress up a wall... but it's not always the right solution for every situation. It's expensive and time-consuming to apply. But there are tons of great alternatives out there - everything from decals to stencils to creative painting techniques. Keep reading to check out ten of our favorite unique wallpaper alternatives.
Zakkiya, the talented illustrator behind Inkstruck Studio, recently released to the world a watercolor cactus tutorial that can make even a beginner look like a pro. If you feel her creation is a bit of a reach for your abilities, not to worry. Zakkiya has an entire
Using just a few materials and a very cool pencil holder--YES, a pencil holder--we too can make a cool cake stand. Granted, it's not your usual pencil holder, which might make you think it comes from some high-end retailer. It doesn't! It comes from Target for only $7.99.
Other stuff we'll need to make one include a round piece of wood...
I know I say this a lot (I think I've mentioned it at least two times on Curbly before), but that's only because it's true; wall art is SO easy to DIY that there's really no excuse not to have a go at making your own.
It is my personal belief that a wreath makes any door a more beautiful one. We've always had wreaths on our doors and change them out with the seasons or to match an upcoming holiday. This simple wreath can be hung year-round and can be made in seconds!
Bar carts are super trendy right now, but they can also be super expensive. If you're looking for a cheap and minimal option, this easy DIY is definitely for you. And who doesn't like taking pre-existing pieces and transforming them into something new? Simply turn an outdated and bland TV tray into a minimalistic bar cart!
Once again, I'm super psyched to be able to share the second of two projects from my recently released book, MASON JAR NATION (Cool Springs Press, 2016)! (For the first project, click here.) Like the hanging air plant planter, this project can also be found in the "Crafts" section of the book. UN-like the last how-to, this one ranks easy on the easy...
I love the look of woven wall hangings. They're on trend, but there are a million and one looks, so they're all different! I actually tried my hand at weaving two summers ago, but I'm ashamed to admit that the yarn is still on the loom, and my project was never complete. However, this genius hack can help you create your own woven wall hanging in an afternoon! You won't believe it!
Whether you spell it "donut" or "doughnut", this beach umbrella is just about the sweetest thing you'll see next to the surf this summer. Would you believe the umbrella started out looking like this
I really love simple art and I have been looking for something I could DIY for my guest bedroom. I am drawn to the movement of ink crosshatch. Artists do some seriously cool things with crosshatch, but my experience with it is what I doodled on my paper in college when I should have been taking notes. I decided to make a simple piece of art drawing lots of lines. Here is how I did it.
I'm a big collector of costume jewelry, so I'm always trying to find great ways to store it. A while back, I did this project so I have plenty of space for my necklaces and most of my dangly earrings. But I was still left wondering where to put all of my stud earrings, bracelets and other accessories. Until now. Keep reading to check out my incredibly easy, functional solution.
It's a common problem... you get back from a big trip with a ton of gorgeous photos, but you don't know what to do them. Well, there's good news - there are lots of things you can do with them! Here are ten of our favorite ways to use those travel photos once you get home.
Have you seen the mini stepstools that you can buy at the store? No offense, but they're not that glamorous. Even the ones from IKEA are a bit cheap-looking. This simple DIY stool is small enough to tuck away, but lovely enough to keep out all the time!
So psyched to be able to share the first of two projects from my recently released book, MASON JAR NATION (Cool Springs Press, 2016)! This DIY hanging air plant (tillandsia) planter is found in the "Crafts" section of the book and it's one of my favorites. (Although, to be honest, there are a lot of favorites in the book--as it should be, otherwise they wouldn't have made it into the book!) This project ranks medium on the