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… 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… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 20 DIY Ideas for Happy Holiday Party Decor

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 30, 2012

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Holiday decor can be a little intimidating, especially holiday party decor, but it doesn't have to be. There are so many ideas out there that you can replicate for your own festive get-together. No need to reinvent the wheel on this one. Just take a peek at these 20 holiday party decor ideas and you'll be decking the halls  faster than you can say 'HoHoHo'.   

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1. Make a statement with a DIY ornament garland.

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

By: Capreek Nov 30, 2012

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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… Continue Reading

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How to: Make DIY Colorful Geometric Ornaments

By: Chrisjob Nov 29, 2012

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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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Gift Guide: 20 Great Gifts for Anyone on your List (under $50)

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 29, 2012

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Need to get someone a gift that you don't know that well? Those can be the toughest of the season. So, we created this gift guide to help you through the land of awesome gifts (under $50) that anyone will love. Pinkie swear.   

magnets set

1. Snug Magnets $19.90

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2. Loop Keychain $16 

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3. Ceramic Squirrel Speaker $49

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4. Sea Salt Caramels $8

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Roundup: 14 Modern DIY Advent Calendars and Holiday Countdown Projects

By: Capreek Nov 28, 2012

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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

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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… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Fun and Festive Space-Saving Christmas Tree

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 28, 2012

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If you live in a smaller home, you know that Christmas trees take up a lot of valuable space during the holidays. Space that you may not have to spare. Right? So why not try this fun and fringy DIY alternative Christmas tree idea, that towers over 6 feet tall, but takes up virtually no space at all. Oh, and by the way, it also makes the perfect holiday photo backdrop. Pretty cool, huh? Here's how to make your own giant wall art Christmas tree at… Continue Reading

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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

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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

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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… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Modern Striped Paper Ornaments

By: Diy maven Nov 27, 2012

Paper (2 different colors), scissors, needle, thread, pencil, ruler and some beads are all you need to make these sweet striped paper ornaments. Jessica from How About Orange uses, of course, orange… Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Metal Holiday Cone Trees

By: Capreek Nov 26, 2012

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I've been slowly transforming my house into a holiday/winter-y wonderland the last few weeks and, now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, I'm kicking the decorating into high gear. I've always loved the look of simple cone trees as a Christmas centerpiece, so when I spotted this easy DIY version, I got pretty… Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: Sweet Stocking Stuffers for Men, Women and Kids (All Under $20)

By: Alicia Nov 26, 2012

2012 Curbly Gift Guides: Stocking Stuffers for Men, Women and Children
Stocking stuffers are my very favorite thing about the holidays. There's something completely magical about the tiny things. Once again, we've compiled our annual collection of stocking stuffers for everyone on your list. Below is a list of the gems we found this year. We followed three simple rules while putting together this collection:

1. Everything must fit into a stocking.
2. Everything must be under $20.
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