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?

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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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Roundup: 10 Other Places to Hang Your Christmas Stockings

By: Diy maven Dec 08, 2011

Okay, so you have TONS of  Christmas stocking tutorials that you could tackle between now and Christmas, but you don't have a mantel on which to hang them. Not to worry! Santa doesn't really care where the stockings are hung. (He has an uncanny ability to find them wherever they are.) What I've heard, is that he actually LIKES to find them hanging in less prosaic places. If true, these 10 ideas will surely please him.

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How to: Make Modern Perforated Tabletop Christmas Trees

By: Chrisjob Dec 07, 2011

created at: 12/07/2011

It's not surprising that I spend quite a bit of time at the craft store. As a full-time craft, design, and art blogger, I've grown quite familiar with my looped route of hardware store/craft store/art supply shop/other craft store/supermarket...in that order.

So, it's always a pleasant surprise when I find some new material or media I've never seen before, and to think of all kinds of cool stuff to do with it.… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Space-Saving DIY Twig Christmas Tree!

By: Capreek Dec 07, 2011

created at: 12/07/2011

The always awesome and incredibly clever Karen Bertelsen from The Art of Doing Stuff came up with one of the best alternative Christmas tree ideas I've seen in a long time: a space-saving, wall-mounted twig tree!  Want to make one yourself?  Here's what you'll need!… Continue Reading

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Design Blogger Wish List: Tyler Goodro of Plastolux

By: Chrisjob Dec 07, 2011
created at: 12/07/2011

created at: 12/07/2011This 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 Tyler Goodro, an excellent graphic designer and founder of the awesome design blog, Plastolux.

To me a wish list is just that, a wish. In my mind it would be items that most likely, I would not be able to afford, but maybe some day. On that note my list is sort of a "go big or go home". if anyone is feeling frisky with your wallet I would love for one of these to show up at my doorstep!… Continue Reading
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Curbly Essentials: Free Printable Vintage Holiday Ephemera

By: Bruno Dec 07, 2011

 Vintage Holiday Ephemera Download

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 5 pages of unique printable vintage graphical elements (ok, fine, call it 'clip art' if you must).

Can't picture what I'm talking about? Here's a preview (the download contains the full-size images):

Ephemera preview

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Roundup: How to Make 15+ Christmas Stockings for the Holidays

By: Diy maven Dec 07, 2011

created at: 12/06/2011

Young, old, cat, dog, everybody enjoys a discovering a filled stocking on Christmas morning. The BEST stockings have always been and will ever be homemade. From machine sewn to no-sew, from knit to crochet, in this round up, we've amassed hundreds--yes hundreds--of stocking tutorials to help you make this Christmas joyful and bright!

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Design Blogger Wish List: Jaime Derringer of Design Milk

By: Chrisjob Dec 06, 2011
created at: 12/06/2011

created at: 12/06/2011This 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 Jaime Derringer, the founder and editor of one of our favorite modern design blogs, Design Milk.

Having moved into a new home and had a baby, I don't know that I can ask for anything more this year, but I've rounded up a few items that I… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Holiday Door Mat

By: Craftmel Dec 06, 2011

created at: 12/05/2011Outdoor holiday decorations aren't limited to just lights and wreaths- sometimes the festivities are found right below your feet!  … Continue Reading

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Design Blogger Wish List: Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

By: Chrisjob Dec 05, 2011
created at: 12/05/2011

created at: 12/05/2011This 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 interior stylist, furniture builder, and wonderful design blogger, Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove. 

Every year I get more and more excited for Christmas.  I thought that the older you got, the less excitement came with the holidays. Not me!  I am right there with my kids, staring at the Christmas tree, watching White Christmas, drinking cocoa and singing carols at the top of my lungs.  I heart Christmas.… Continue Reading
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Roundup: 15 Festive DIY Holiday Wreaths to Make This Year!

By: Capreek Dec 05, 2011

created at: 12/04/2011

With materials ranging from paper straws to actual living plants, we've rounded up 15 of our favorite festive DIY wreaths!  Happy hand-crafted holidays!   

created at: 12/04/2011

1. Ruffled Felt Poinsettia Wreath

2. Felt Ball Wreath

3. Felt Rosette Wreath

4. Paper Circle Wreath

5. Felt Flower Wreath

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Roundup: 18 DIY Christmas Ornaments to Make This Season

By: Craftmel Dec 02, 2011

18 DIY Ornaments Roundup

Growing up, we had a tradition in my family where every member of the family received a new ornament on Christmas Eve, usually based on something eventful from the past year.  When I moved out and got married, I had 19 years worth (yes, I married young!) of ornaments.  My husband's family had the same tradition, so our sad Charlie Brown-esque tree was quickly full and made us feel right at home for our first Christmas together.

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Make It, Dip It, Eat It: Santa Hat Party Mix!

By: Capreek Dec 02, 2011

created at: 12/01/2011

Who doesn't want to eat a party mix filled with adorable Santa hats??  That is, if you aren't making one of these edible Santa bread heads... which isn't to say you can't do both, because you totally can.  The more Santas the merrier, yes?  Anyway, party mixes--filled with Santa… Continue Reading

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