Roundup: 10 MORE Affordable DIY Modern Wall Art Projects!

By: Capreek May 24, 2012

created at: 05/24/2012

Last month, we featured ten modern DIY art projects that ranged from bold and graphic to subdued and subtle. We're back at it again with a fresh new roundup of contemporary art inspiration -- and it's all stuff you can make yourself (of course). Enjoy!… Continue Reading

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DIY Hand Painted Summer Party

By: Mollymc May 24, 2012

created at: 05/21/2012

When the weather is nice, I'll take any excuse to dine al fresco. Kristen went the extra mile and created a hand-painted dinner party, complete with paint-dipped glasses and ikat… Continue Reading

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Make It: A DIY Leather and Wood Mail Basket

By: Capreek May 22, 2012

created at: 05/17/2012

Our mail inevitably ends up in a massive pile on the little desk in our kitchen. It grows and grows and, needless to say, we avoid that area like the plague. I wonder if having an adorable mail basket holder like this one would make the chore of sorting through it more enjoyable?… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 6 DIY Wall Art Ideas Using Maps

By: Craftmel May 22, 2012
created at: 05/21/2012

Somehow, I maintain an ability to get lost anywhere and a fascination with decorating using maps.  Maps can be modern, traditional, eclectic, bold, subtle, any anything else along the decorating spectrum.  Here are just a few ideas to give you some decorating direction.… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Wall Art Mounting and Hanging Ideas

By: Diy maven May 22, 2012

created at: 05/22/2012

I'm not telling you anything you don't already know when I say frames can be expensive. They're oftentimes more expensive than the stuff we put in them, which doesn't seem fair as it's the art that's the main course, and the frame is just the pretty table setting. Yeah, it can make the meal more appetizing, but still. Wait...are we still talking about frames here? Yes and no because most of these fabulous mounting and hanging ideas don't even involve them. So, on to the roundup!

This first one is actually my own project using… Continue Reading

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How To: Make an Upcycled DIY Reusable Drink Carrier

By: Capreek May 21, 2012

created at: 05/14/2012

Summer is coming, which means lots of time outdoors, picnics, BBQs, and festivities! All these events? They mean cold beverages better be at-the-ready. Check out this clever upcycled drink… Continue Reading

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How to: Deal with Summertime Bugs and Pests

By: Diy maven May 21, 2012

created at: 05/21/2012

The good people over at The Family Handyman are talking about bugs and pests in their June 2012 issue. Specifically, how to rid and repel them from our homes. They were kind enough to send along these GREAT tips on how to do just that.

Repel ants with mint or bay leaves. Discourage ants from… Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Cork Pencil Holder and Organizer

By: Capreek May 17, 2012

created at: 05/14/2012

I'm a sucker for creative DIYs that are simple and fall under the "one afternoon" time frame. So, when I spotted this clever cork pencil holder and office organizer, I immediately perked up and thought "I can DO… Continue Reading

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DIY Chinoiserie Panels

By: Mollymc May 17, 2012

created at: 05/16/2012

Inspired by expensive, hand-painted, framed Chinoiserie wallpaper panels, Elizabeth took matters into her own hands and created her own charming version for under… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Simple Wood Veneer Mobile

By: Capreek May 16, 2012

created at: 05/14/2012

How cute is this little wood veneer mobile?? I kind of want to make a million of them... and then, I guess, give them away? I don't know what I'd do with a million adorable mobiles. But, gosh darnit, I want to make… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Photography Wall Art Projects

By: Diy maven May 16, 2012

created at: 05/16/2012

As a photography enthusiast, my display methods are pretty traditional. A perfectly processed photo (from Aspen Creek Photo), a Nielsen Bainbridge frame and I'm good to go. Of course there are many different ways besides the traditional method for displaying your photography. I've scoured the internet looking for the best of best. Here they are:

This first idea take traditional, small… Continue Reading

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Sew It: Easy Scarf Blouse

By: Craftmel May 16, 2012

created at: 05/14/2012

You're walking around in your local thrift store and you catch sight of two awesome silk scarves... they even coordinate with each other!  What do to with them?  Well, make a cool summer blouse, of course!   spanspanMixed-media artist Rachael of Talk2TheTrees shows how to take two scarves and sew only 4 seams- no cutting needed- to get a pretty new top!  Half the work is done for you, since no hemming is required. The tutorial is on her blog.

Sometimes a DIYer needs to wear… Continue Reading

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DIY Painted Bead Necklace

By: Craftmel May 15, 2012

created at: 05/14/2012With everything being partially dipped in paint these days, it was only a matter of time before we started wearing such creations.  Those who are big fans of the trend (Capree!) can welcome this easy and colorful DIY with open arms!    … Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Typographic Wall Art Ideas!

By: Capreek May 14, 2012

created at: 05/13/2012

We're big on typography here at Curbly and when you combined that love with our love of DIY projects and our obsession with art, well... you get a trifecta of awesomeness! Here are ten of our favorite typographic DIY wall art ideas and projects. Feel free to let us know some of your faves in the… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Paper Pencils

By: Capreek May 10, 2012

created at: 05/10/2012

I thought these DIY paper pencils would fit in quite nicely with the "art" theme we're rocking this month. The possibilities are as endless and pretty and artsy as you want them to… Continue Reading

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