How To: Make a DIY Modern Wooden Christmas Tree Set

By: Capreek Dec 03, 2012

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

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  • (1) 6x36" sheet of Balsa wood
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How To: Make a Toilet Paper Roll Wreath

By: Diy maven Dec 03, 2012

We've seen wall art made using toilet paper rolls before, but I think this is my favorite application of the technique. A simple, modern wreath. The original post is in Continue Reading

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How To: Bake A Rich Christmas Cake

By: Matt allison Nov 30, 2012

 

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It's hard to believe that we are under a month away from Christmas. If you're anything like me you leave things to the last minute, so if you haven't already, now's the time to get baking that Christmas Cake! 

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

By: Chrisjob Nov 30, 2012

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. Continue Reading

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Mid-Century Modern Christmas: How to Make Starburst Glitter Ornaments

By: Capreek Nov 30, 2012

created at: 11/26/2012

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?Continue Reading

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How to: Make DIY Colorful Geometric Ornaments

By: Chrisjob Nov 29, 2012

created at: 11/28/2012

I love living right across the street from the public library. Sure, it makes checking out and returning things a breeze (and late fees inexcusable), but there's another benefit. Every six weeks or so, when I see the "Friends of Library Book Sale" sign hit the sidewalk, I can scootch right over and snag the best goodies for a cool 25¢ each.     Continue Reading

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Make It: A Giant Knit Blanket

By: Capreek Nov 29, 2012

created at: 11/29/2012

Okay, so I don't know how to knit and I've never tried. But, holy cow, if this giant knit blanket doesn't make me want to learn STAT!     Continue Reading

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

By: Chrisjob Nov 29, 2012

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 bookContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Corner Desk with Framing Wood

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 29, 2012

created at: 11/20/2012

I love the idea of having a corner desk because it is such a great space saver, but I can never find one that I really like. So I was excited when I found a DIY corner desk that doesn't suck. In fact, it's completely awesome. Check it out.   

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Roundup: 14 Modern DIY Advent Calendars and Holiday Countdown Projects

By: Capreek Nov 28, 2012

created at: 11/28/2012

I'll be honest, I prefer that my DIY projects and crafts be heavy on the modern side of things. Sometimes it's hard to find ideas that are easy to make, affordable, and super contemporary. BUT! It can be done! Even the most ubiquitous Christmas craft, the advent calendar, can be turned into an aesthetically pleasing design object. Here are 14 examples that are sure to fit in with modern homes of all types!     

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How To: Washi Wrapped Advent Candles

By: Matt allison Nov 28, 2012

created at: 11/28/2012

I love the Scandinavian duo Dos Family. I stopped by this week and spotted Isabella's wacky advent light post and just had to share it with you.

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How To: Make Pretty Dough Ornaments

By: Craftmel Nov 28, 2012

created at: 11/26/2012

I think the first time I made a dough ornament was way back in first grade, at least, and the result was a yellowed, rough, and very... salty piece of handiwork.  Because I haven't been all too fond of the yellowed and rough look, the salt dough ornaments haven't made their way into my own home.  After seeing these ornaments, however, I think it is time to give dough ornaments another chance- especially since these do NOT include salt or flour, making them a beautiful creamy white canvas.    Continue Reading

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Roundup: 25+ Creative DIY Holiday Wreaths

By: Capreek Nov 27, 2012

created at: 11/27/2012

Christmas is right around the corner which, depending on your degree of seasonal decorating, means it's time to put up a holiday wreath! Ring in the season and add some cheer to your entryway with one of these creative (and oh-so-festive) DIY wreaths!     

1. White Yarn Christmas Wreath

2. Holiday Light Wreath

3. Ornament Wreath

4. Candy Cane Wreath

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DIY Gift Card Holders

By: Craftmel Nov 27, 2012

created at: 11/26/2012

Sometimes finding the perfect gift for someone is hard to do, or maybe all they want is money!  Instead of simply putting money or a gift card in an envelope, try making cute little stocking holders instead!   Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Modern Headboard from One Sheet of Plywood

By: Chrisjob Nov 27, 2012

created at: 11/27/2012

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.
 

Groovy Headboard...as in lots of grooves, see? It was the express intention of the designers of this piece not to have a monolithic hulk of a headboard, so they decorated it with negative space. The grooves also highlight the edge strata of the plywood, adding depth and interest that change with your viewing angle. And if you really want to get groovy, you can install some hidden lighting in the back (letting the glow play through the slats or throwing bars of light onto the ceiling). Continue Reading

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