I was thinking long and hard about how to work a Wizard of Oz/Lollipop Guild pun into this post, but I gave up. Instead, I'll throw out a lazy "Tra la la la la la la", hope you make the connection, and follow it up with this exclamation: making your own swirly lollipops is fun and awesome! Here's how.
Whether it's because I've got a birthday coming up or I just live life like it's a party, I'm totally feeling this colorful DIY project. I mean, it's a confetti tablecloth, y'all. What's not to like??
I love this project as a quick way to spruce things up for a birthday party or just as a way to add a touch of playful color to your table. It's a simple technique that you could apply to more than a tablecloth, though...
After under-ordering the wallpaper for our little half bath a few years ago, I was super paranoid about not having enough when we put up this bold, colorful pattern in our guest room. Turns out, I completely over-ordered and now we have practically a whole roll sitting unused in a closet somewhere. I've been itching to put it to use in a fun and creative way--and I think I may have hit the jackpot with these five DIY ideas!
All right, now that Valentine's Day is over, we can look ahead to the next holiday. Do you do anything for President's Day? If you feel like participating in some festivity, here's a wearable celebration.
Oh snap! It's February 14th and you're scrambling for a Valentine's Day card. Don't worry, we've got your back. Here are fourteen totally free, totally awesome printable cards--no one will even know you waited until the last minute! Happy printing!
When one thinks of a bedroom, it is safe to guess the first thing that comes to mind is the bed. It is only fair that the all-important bed gets some love and attention now and again with the addition of a good throw pillow or two- and we all like a good DIY, right?
Sure, you can toss thousands of dollars at a bedroom makeover and it'll probably look pretty great. But today we're celebrating the unique creativity of DIYers who make their spaces look like a million bucks on a budget. Check out our ten favorite budget-friendly bedroom makeovers from the Curbly archives--they're full of thrifty inspiration and clever DIY projects!
Ah, the old Volkswagen Bus. This iconic vehicle holds a special place in my heart--some of my earliest memories of family vacations and road trips are attached to this trusty hunk of metal (ours was a brilliant turquoise color)! Needless to say, I would have loved this VW Bus bunk bed/playhouse combo as a kid. Heck, I'd love it now!
These heart-shaped hard boiled eggs have been floating around the Internet for a while now, but I was saving them for this very special time of year when going out of your way to make heart-shaped foodstuffs is normal. Aren't you glad I did??
Going along with our basement and sleeping themes today (because you sleep in clothes/pajamas and washers and dryers are often in basements? I know, it's a stretch...), I thought I'd share this lovely laundry room* makeover from Curbly fave Charles & Hudson!
I love this DIY chevron rug for two reasons*: it combines the artistic and colorful effect of this gorgeous if not impractical rope rug with the ease and eco-friendliness of this recycled rag rug. It's the best of both worlds, people!
Remember the plastic spoon rose? Turns out that is just the tip of the iceberg as far as spoon-crafting is concerned. Take for example these (dare I say?) gorgeous spoon pendent lights.
Holes in spoons negate their intent, but they also take artist's Daisuke Hirawa creation (pictured above) into
Roundup: 10 DIY Bedroom Projects to Improve Everything From Your Style to Your Sleep!
It's bedroom month here and we're kicking things off in full Curbly fashion with a roundup of our favorite DIY bedroom projects! From headboards to lighting, we've got ten ideas to help make your life easier, more stylish, and even more restful. Ready? Let's go!
Whenever my husband gets one of those "Scratch and Win!" things, he's all over it with his loose change, and if he doesn't win, he scratches off everything anyway. That's why I can totally see him loving this DIY valentine idea.
Oh, hey! It's a comically small kitchen island floating awkwardly in the middle of the room! If this predicament sounds (or looks) familiar, we've got just the makeover for you.
As you all know, my favorite plants in all the world are succulents. I love 'em in big, statement-piece hanging gardens and I especially love them in tiny, magnetized terrarium form. But these candlesticks-turned-planters might be my favorite DIY succulent containers yet!
There's no cheesiness in this food-inspired Valentine- it is all fruit.
It's a strangely warm and sunny winter day today and I've got the itch to get outside and grill something. A personal-sized mini grill made from items around the house seems like the perfect lunch-making tool to me! Just throw on some fresh veggies and you've got yourself a tasty treat.
There's an old saying in the art world, "If you can't make it good, make it big". While that rings true some of the time, it's definitely possible to make it good AND make it big. Case in point: these giant paper flowers!