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.

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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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DIY Idea: Adding Molding to Windows

By: Mollymc May 10, 2012

 created at: 05/09/2012

(Ignore the Christmas tree.) This dining room was perfectly lovely, but Kari Ann spent $22 on a simple project and took the entire room to new heights.

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How To: Curate a Gallery Wall

By: Mollymc May 10, 2012

created at: 05/08/2012

So you wanna hang a gallery wall. You're not alone! They are an awesome way to fill up a big space with art and photos you love. Here's what you need to keep in mind when planning… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Upcycled Water Bottle Chandelier

By: Capreek May 09, 2012

created at: 05/09/2012

Part installation piece, part upcycling genius, this DIY water bottle chandelier is a cinch to… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Colorful Woven Bench Makeover

By: Capreek May 07, 2012

created at: 05/07/2012

The "before" looks familiar, yes? A discarded bench, sad and lonely without a seat to call its own. Before you pass a similar one by, check out this creative… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Handmade Clay House Pots!

By: Capreek May 07, 2012

created at: 05/06/2012

Even though outdoor/plant/garden projects were so last month*, I had to share this adorable little DIY planter idea. Mostly because it's so simple and awesome, but also because it could make a sweet Mother's Day gift,… Continue Reading

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How To: Make DIY Marbled Glassware

By: Capreek May 04, 2012

created at: 05/03/2012

Hellllloooo! This is one of the coolest ideas I've seen in a long time. In related news, it looks like I better plan a trip to the thrift store STAT (you know... for some glassware I can experiment on just in case something goes horribly… Continue Reading

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DIY Decor Idea: A Spring Antler Centerpiece

By: Capreek May 03, 2012

created at: 05/03/2012

I'm in full support of the painted antler trend that's been floating around for a while, especially if it combines pretty little bud vases and springtime blooms like this… Continue Reading

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Build a Pet Crate Coffee Table

By: Mollymc May 03, 2012

created at: 05/02/2012

I once had a friend who asked if baby toys came in beige because they were so unsightly. You could say the same about dog crates. So Erin Loechner came up with a modern and practical… Continue Reading

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How to: Create This Look - Striped Hallway with Sunburst Mirror

By: Mollymc May 03, 2012

created at: 05/02/2012

Getting a high end look on a budget is totally possible. All you need is a little elbow grease. Let's break down this gorgeous foyer by Muse Interiors to see how you can recreate… Continue Reading

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How to: Paint Upholstery

By: Diy maven May 02, 2012

created at: 05/02/2012

Kristy snagged the wingback chair pictured above* on Craigslist. She was impressed by its condition and quality; what she wasn't impressed with was the color.  She considered having reupholstered, but the $500 to $700 price tag wasn't in the budget. So, what did Kristy do? She painted the chair--fabric and all. The supplies she used weren't anything… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 7 Mini DIY Piñata Ideas for Cinco de Mayo!

By: Capreek May 01, 2012

created at: 05/01/2012

Cinco de Mayo is this weekend and if you're looking to add a little extra pizzazz to the party, here are seven mini piñatas to make, give, or decorate the town… Continue Reading

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