I love fun and easy repurposed decor projects and these colorful string-wrapped vases certainly fit that bill! So save up those empty glass bottles, Curbliers. It's time to turn them into something pretty (and useful)!
You may have noticed that there are a lot of goofy and cheap clocks out there. If they're goofy, they're probably outdate and if they're cheap, they probably lack personality. Here are five makeovers that tackle both kinds of problems to GREAT effect.
Above is clock purchased for $4 at Walmart. A dollar for scrapbook paper and we have a cute timepiece with personality. The creator used
I'm totally diggin' this idea. Pictures of interesting buildings cut from magazines, calenders, etc, formed into tubes, with battery-operated tea lights added. So charming. See all the deets at Fellow Fellow.
It's office month, as you know, and what's more office-y than paperclips?? (A stapler, probably...) We realize you can buy paperclips in bulk, but wouldn't it be cooler to have your own custom paperclips to attach to greeting cards, gift toppers, or those pesky TPS reports*?
Stencils, linen, and a good quote might be the ultimate throw pillow trifecta!
This, my friends, is one of the craziest/coolest things I've seen in a very long time. The delicate rose pictured above looks like it's made of porcelain, right? Of course it's NOT porcelain. Can you guess what it IS made of?
It is my daughter's birthday on Friday, and I'm in party mode. Since I do parties as simply as possible- usually with only a few balloons as decorations- this super easy DIY made me consider stepping out of my "If-I-Decorate-I'll-Have-To-Clean-It" self and branch out a little more this time around. The good news is, you can just fold it up and put it away for the next celebration that comes around. That's my kind of party.
I wanted to say something about this fleece "hot water bottle" giving you warm fuzzies, but I just couldn't. Or could I? Oh snap, I just did. Now that that terrible pun is purged from my system, let's get on with this heart-warming how-to. (I'm so sorry, I can't stop.)
Advent calenders are sooo last season. Beckie used her Silhouette machine to create the lettering for her Valentine's Day Countdown project, BUT Say it on the Wall now offers the vinyl for a schmeezily $8.50. Perfect for those sans Silhouette. Now, I bet you're wondering what's behind those 14
Now that we all know how to make typographic string art, thanks to Chris, I'm seeing it pop up around the internet more and more. I had to "ooh" and "aah" over this Love one that caught my eye.
Megan successfully reproduced Lichtenstein's 'Crying Girl' with nothing but foam board, graphite transfer paper, fat markers, a ball point pen and Picnick. Visit Polish the Stars to see how to make some comic book art for yourself. For comparison's sake, here's
Nothing like a little skin pampering mid-winter, I say! At least in these parts--surely I'm not the only one whose hands appear a bit, um, "mummy-like" this time of year, right? Best treat those puppies right with a nice homemade, all-natural citrus scrub!
With this creative DIY idea, Jen Morris may just receive this year's Coolest Mom Award. Going off of her son's doodles and drawings, she created this incredibly unique (and totally awesome) custom "monster" duvet cover!
The closet in our spare bedroom is huge- it takes up an entire wall (which is terrible for furniture arranging, let me tell ya)! Unfortunately, it only has one dinky wire shelf inside, which means all my c-r-a-p is simply piled on top of itself and lacks any rhyme or reason at all. I'm thinking a simple DIY shelving system would be the answer.
Whether you're crafting, blogging, drawing, or drafting, we've got the DIY desk for you. Check out ten of our faves below and let us know which worktop has you worked up!
We all know how cute miniature photos are, but let's talk about how awesome BIG can be. If you want to really make a visual impact with your photos, but don't want to pay beaucoup bucks for a 48" x 36" print (plus the cost of a frame), this is the way to go.
It seems we can't get enough colored pencil projects these days (hello awesome DIY jewelry)! Heck, you could even say we're... "over the rainbow" for them (har har), especially this clever and easy DIY colored pencil spool rack from Roubidou!
As this is office month here on the Curb, we've decided it was time to subdue the wire & cable beast. We're not using swords, whips or potions to do it either. Nope, we're using our smarts. Our DIY smarts, that is.
Along with cheese moats and slides in houses, one of my dream home features would be an airy, light-filled sun room. I'd spend my days blogging in sunshine yet protected from the elements--it would be heavenly! Until my perfect plan can come to fruition, I'll just have to bask in the warmth of this inviting painted sun room makeover instead!