(Don't tell Chris, but I've determined this week to be "succulent" week here on Curbly.) Yesterday I highlighted a very cool DIY watercolor cactus wall art project. Today we're checking out Rebecca's clever re-use of a gumball machine, which she turned into a succulent planter. She found the gumball machine
Zakkiya, the talented illustrator behind Inkstruck Studio, recently released to the world a watercolor cactus tutorial that can make even a beginner look like a pro. If you feel her creation is a bit of a reach for your abilities, not to worry. Zakkiya has an entire
It is my personal belief that a wreath makes any door a more beautiful one. We've always had wreaths on our doors and change them out with the seasons or to match an upcoming holiday. This simple wreath can be hung year-round and can be made in seconds!
So psyched to be able to share the first of two projects from my recently released book, MASON JAR NATION (Cool Springs Press, 2016)! This DIY hanging air plant (tillandsia) planter is found in the "Crafts" section of the book and it's one of my favorites. (Although, to be honest, there are a lot of favorites in the book--as it should be, otherwise they wouldn't have made it into the book!) This project ranks medium on the
I've seen several options for boot trays, but this one looks easy to make from start to finish! And the final touch with rocks is a great way to clean off your heels before walking through that door! Check it out!
Alexis's DIY embroidered canvas art is about the sweetest art DIY art project I've seen in ages. Not only is it a snap to make, it's fool-proof. To replicate her creation, all we need is some stretched canvas, embroidery floss or craft thread, a needle, scissors, ruler and a pencil and eraser. To see how Alexis put it all together, please visit Persia Lou....
Erin used humble brass macrame rings to make this striking wall art. Although she used 12 - 8" rings for a rectangular effect, it could be adapted to different configurations to fit just about any
I don't know about your favorite thrift store, buy mine is LOADED with wooden bowls and canisters and stuff. Honestly, I don't spend much time in that aisle. After seeing Amy's wooden bowl makeover I just might be making a beeline for that particular aisle on my next visit. Some inexpensive gold leaf, glue, Martha's patterning tape, and a soft-bristle brush is all you need. And...
Come on...how cool is this: A pendant light made out of a lighting cord, a big light bulb, glue, craft paint, and wooden curtain rings?? Agata is the genius behind the idea that cost her
I guess I'm just full of IKEA hacks this week! We have a mirror hanging in our bathroom that is totally plain and totally blah. I might take a minute or two to change things up like this cool hanging mirror hack!
Ever see a project using wood slices and wonder how the maker gets them all so evenly sliced? (If you've ever tried to get an even cut on a round tree limb, you know what I'm talking about.) In the case of this project, their uniformity has everything to do
Our friends over at Dremel Weekends feature this absolutely lovely trio of uplights made of PVC. They look great with white interiors, but I'm wondering what they might've looked like sprayed on the inside, perhaps with something metallic like gold.
Besides the PVC pipe and a roto tool and bits (preferably Dremel, of course), other things we'll need to make them include spotlights, clamps...
Spring will be here eventually, and when it arrives, I'll be ready and waiting with my pretty floral rope wreath IKEA hack. This is one of the easiest hacks I've shared yet - and you'll never guess what IKEA product I used. Keep reading to find out.
As my new office space started coming together, I realized I had a very large blank wall that needed some major artwork. On the opposing wall, I have a small trio of frames, so I didn't want to do the same on the big wall. But I didn't want just one big image either. So I did what we all do, I searched the internets for some inspiration. One product popped up from Umbra (pictured above) that caught my attention immediately. The 30" x 26 1/2" configuration would be perfect photographs that hold a special place in my heart but have yet found a special place enlarged on my walls.
The store-bought version costs a very reasonable $20, but I knew I could make one for next to nothing. Which I did. Actually, I made two
Embracing Simplicity: DIY Ceiling Light Fixture Revamp Using Earth Magnets and a Barrel Shade
There are just a few incidentals left to complete, and then my home office will be finished. (I get a little giddy just thinking about it.) The hard stuff-building, painting, staining, and sanding is done. Now it's just a matter of making things look pretty.
One of those things is the room's ceiling fixture. I haven't seen any (excuse the expression, but it fits) boob light revamps on the interweb that hides their appearance.
Although I did see one project that suggested making a pretty bra (made of beads) for the thing. Yeah, that wasn't going to happen. It still looked like a boob light--just ready for some action. Okay, I'm getting off track.
So! I had also seen a bunch of projects where the makers removed the glass part of the fixture and wired up a barrel shade to the original flange of the old fixture through which they drilled holes.
The outcome looked okay, but, because they had to leave room for their fingers to do the wire-twisting, the shades couldn't be flush to the ceiling--something I wanted. However, if the makers
Do you have a place you would like to put a light fixture but there is no electrical box to install one? If installing a light fixture is not an option here are some creative solutions that might work for you.
Driftwood is one of those wonderful things that suits just about any decor, and it came be used as effortlessly inside as outside. To celebrate our favorite "found" wood, we've gathered together 15 ways to use them in our homes. We hope you love them as much as
Simply elegant and simply easy to construct, Nick's plant stand looks fabulous in single mode, but I can imagine it would look like a statement vignette in a trio of staggering height. Some copper pipe, some elbow joints, braces
The coat rack dilemma! It's a real problem and this one is kind of the ultimate solution! It takes up hardly any space and has a huge impact that is oh so sleek. See for yourself!
Jen fell in love the moment she first saw Restoration Hardware's wood and steel console, which is pictured above. Employing simple metal connectors used in the construction trade, Jen was able to recreate the console at a fraction of the cost. (I'm guessing here, because Jen doesn't actually mention how much the project cost, but the RH inspiration clocks in at between $1195 and