How to Make a Fabric Card Tree

By: Diy maven Dec 14, 2011

 
When I first spotted this card tree on BHG last week, I knew I wanted to make one this year. So on my next craft/fabric store shopping loop, I looked for some appropriate ribbon. Yeah, I couldn't find any that I liked. Either they were too glittery or too cutesy. Then it occurred to me that I could just as easily make my own ribbon using fabric. A quick perusal of the 'Christmas Prints' left me with the same taste in my mouth… Continue Reading
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FREE 3D Christmas Tree Printable

By: Diy maven Dec 14, 2011

Pretty, 3D and free? Doesn't get much better! Group three or more of these little trees for a cheerful and bright centerpiece or mantel decoration. Most of the things we need we need to make them we already have on hand. Except… Continue Reading

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Make It: Mini Wreath Ornaments

By: Craftmel Dec 14, 2011

created at: 12/13/2011

This mini wreath ornament requires few supplies: Yarn.  Ribbon.  And a bathroom decor staple?  … Continue Reading

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How To: Make DIY Mini Gift Box Garland!

By: Capreek Dec 13, 2011

created at: 12/13/2011

It's a fact: tiny, mini things are completely irresistible.  From mini polaroids to mini terrariums to mini balloon vases, it seems no one can suppress their squeals at the sight of pint-sized objects.  Mix that elation in with a good dose of vintage charm and you've got yourself the ultimate Mini-Induced Mind Melt.  So, if you think you can handle that kind of raw, so-cute-your-brain-just-exploded power, I've got the tutorial for… Continue Reading

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Design Blogger Wish List: Jena Coray of Miss Modish

By: Chrisjob Dec 13, 2011
created at: 12/13/2011

created at: 12/13/2011This holiday season, Curbly asked our friends, peers, and favorite design bloggers to stop by, have some hot cocoa, and tell us what gifts they'd like to receive this year. Today, we're excited to welcome Jena Coray of the one of our favorite art and inspiration blogs, Miss Modish!

It seems I'm feeling sentimental these days- I'd love to receive gifts that remind me of the where I grew up, what I love about where I call home now, gifts that will help me make new memories or better treasure the ones I already… Continue Reading
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How to: Make an Apothecary Jar Snow Village

By: Craftmel Dec 13, 2011

created at: 12/13/2011

I always stop by the little Christmas village displays in craft stores and look at them for a while, wondering how I could use bits and pieces of it in my holiday decorating without being tacky.  It turns out I wasn't thinking creatively enough, because this simple solution is absolutely perfect for… Continue Reading

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DIY Holiday Idea: Framed Christmas Ornaments

By: Diy maven Dec 13, 2011

Mike at Shelterness found some great and unique ways to display Christmas ornaments, but these two, which involve frames, caught my eye. The one pictured above is… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy DIY Mini Tabletop Trees!

By: Capreek Dec 12, 2011

created at: 12/12/2011

So you've decked the halls with handmade wreaths, creative stockings, and DIY ornaments galore.  Now it's time to take that same crafty passion to the table!  Here are a few of our favorite mini tabletop Christmas trees you can make yourself--happy… Continue Reading

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Design Blogger Wish List: Lish Dorset of Craftzine

By: Chrisjob Dec 12, 2011
created at: 12/12/2011

created at: 12/12/2011This holiday season, Curbly asked our friends, peers, and favorite design bloggers to stop by, have some hot cocoa, and tell us what gifts they'd like to receive this year. Today, we're excited to welcome Lish Dorset of the amazing modern handmade site, Craft!

Ever since Halloween I’ve been following the no-buying request my family has asked me to observe and it’s been tough! There are so many great holiday kits and treats out this year. Luckily the great team at Curbly asked me to put together a few of my wish-list items - it’s helping hold me over until the big day!… Continue Reading
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Roundup: 15 Semi-Homemade Christmas Cookie/Treats

By: Diy maven Dec 09, 2011

Some of us don't have the time or the inclination to roll out cookie dough come Christmas time. If you fall in to that category I'm here to absolve you of any guilt you might be feeling. Stop it! Not all of us are Just Desserts contestant wannabes. SO, for this Christmas cookie/treat roundup, I found ideas that require MINIMAL work on our part as they start with store bought cookies, snacks and candies. 

Starting at the top is… Continue Reading

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Design Blogger Wish List: Cambria Bold, Managing Editor of Apartment Therapy's Re-Nest

By: Chrisjob Dec 09, 2011

created at: 12/09/2011

created at: 12/09/2011This holiday season, Curbly asked our friends, peers, and favorite design bloggers to stop by, have some hot cocoa, and tell us what gifts they'd like to receive this year. Today, we're excited to welcome Cambria Bold, the managing editor of our favorite green and sustainable design blog, Apartment Therapy's Re-Nest.

As they say, coziness is next to godliness. (Wait? Is that not what they say?) This time of year I like nothing better than a stout evergreen tree (complete with kitschy ornaments and twinkle lights), something toasty sweet baking in the oven, Sufjan Stevens' Christmas album, and a free Saturday to enjoy it all with my… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Geodesic Dome Gingerbread House!

By: Capreek Dec 09, 2011

created at: 12/08/2011

We've shared quite a few architectural gingerbread houses over the years (including a couple modernist ones and even a book titled "The Gingerbread Architect"), so it was only a matter of time before someone pulled out a Buckminster Fuller reference and made a geodesic gingerbread… Continue Reading

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Curbly Essentials: Free Printable Paper Snowflake Garland

By: Bruno Dec 09, 2011

 Curbly Essentials Download: Paper Snowflake Garland

This month, we're giving away a free series of useful PDF tutorials that are perfect for the holiday season. We're calling it "Curbly Essentials", and today's download is a great paper snowflake template and tutorial. You'll be able to make beautiful garlands like the one below in no time at all!

Preview of snowflake garland

Read on to see how to get today's download: Curbly Essentials: Paper Snowflake Garland

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How to: Make Sparkly, Glittery Animal Christmas Ornaments

By: Chrisjob Dec 08, 2011

created at: 12/08/2011

The inspiration for this easy holiday project came to me in a dream. I know, I know...that sounds like an elaborate and somewhat ridiculous setup for a blog post, but it's true, in this case. Sparing you the details, I'll just share the effect- in which I woke up a few days ago, and immediately felt compelled to Google "sparkly OR glitter platypus ornament". No results. Surprised?

At some point that day, I decided I… Continue Reading

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Design Blogger Wish List: Ez Pudewa of Creature Comforts

By: Chrisjob Dec 08, 2011
created at: 12/08/2011

created at: 12/08/2011This holiday season, Curbly asked our friends, peers, and favorite design bloggers to stop by, have some hot cocoa, and tell us what gifts they'd like to receive this year. Today, we're excited to welcome Ez Pudewa, the founder and editor of Creature Comforts, one of our favorite handmade lifestyle and design blogs.

Hi there! My name is Ez (pronounced ee-zee) and I am most often found on my blog Creature Comforts where I write about DIY craftiness, share my photography, and post design inspirations...as well as any other thing that strikes my fancy. For me the holidays are all about the time you spend making memories with your friends and loved ones. It's fun to dream about presents under the tree, but even more than the gifts that will be unwrapped, the laughter and craziness of my huge family squeezed into one small house are what I look forward to most of all this holiday season. (Okay...and an iPhone. I'm hoping someone in my family will grant that one holiday wish for me). ;-)… Continue Reading

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