Roundup: 3 Easy DIY Goodie Bags and Packages for Valentine's Day!

By: Capreek Jan 31, 2012

created at: 01/29/2012

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and while hiding treats in super cute mailboxes each day is a swell idea, maybe you'd like to surprise your gift recipients with one big bang of a goodie bag!  We've rounded up three of our favorite DIY Valentine package ideas that are easy to make and sure to… Continue Reading

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Bake It: Heart-Shaped Macarons for Valentine's Day!

By: Capreek Jan 27, 2012

created at: 01/26/2012

Okay, first, this how-to comes from a blog called "Delectable Deliciousness", which is totally my kind of alliteration.  Secondly, um, HEART-SHAPED… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Waterless Hot Water Bottle (Free Template)!

By: Capreek Jan 24, 2012

created at: 01/24/2012

I wanted to say something about this fleece "hot water bottle" giving you warm fuzzies, but I just couldn't.  Or could I?  Oh snap, I just did.  Now that that terrible pun is purged from my system, let's get on with this heart-warming how-to.  (I'm so sorry, I can't… Continue Reading

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More Typographic String Love

By: Craftmel Jan 24, 2012

created at: 01/23/2012

Now that we all know how to make typographic string art, thanks to Chris, I'm seeing it pop up around the internet more and more.  I had to "ooh" and "aah" over this Love one that caught my… Continue Reading

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Make It: Family-Friendly DIY Valentines Mailboxes (Two Ways)!

By: Capreek Jan 23, 2012

created at: 01/23/2012

As a kid, Valentine's Day was one of my favorite holidays (candy--duh!).  We'd make glitter and puff paint-covered Valentine holders in school from paper plates folded in half (classy), which would inevitably reach "maximum candy capacity" and burst open halfway through my walk home from school.  Sad times.  But this isn't a sad post!  We're talking about Valentine's Day mailboxes, people!  That's some happy… Continue Reading

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How to Make a Candy Bowl...Out of Candy!

By: Diy maven Jan 13, 2012

created at: 01/13/2012

Breanna's attempt to make a candy tray was less then stellar, but, being a clever crafter, she took the resulting lemon and made lemonade. She spent about $3 at the Dollar Store on candy and set to work following the… Continue Reading

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4 Year Old Boy's Christmas Wish: A Dual-Flush Toilet

By: Diy maven Dec 23, 2011

Dustin Kruse isn't your typical 4 year old boy. At least when it comes to his fascination with toilets. And what he asked Santa for Christmas.

Dustin begged his parents to take him to the Kohler Design Center in his hometown of Kohler, Wisconsin earlier this year. After spending 3 hours in the design center and accumulating a stack of product brochures, Dustin announced his wish for Christmas. He said he was going to… Continue Reading

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How To: Make DIY 3D Gingerbread Christmas Trees!

By: Capreek Dec 23, 2011

created at: 12/21/2011

If you're looking for a fun Christmas Eve day activity the whole family can enjoy, look no further.  Make these 3D gingerbread trees today and have fun decorating them all… Continue Reading

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DIY Stocking Holders

By: Craftmel Dec 21, 2011

created at: 12/20/2011

My friend Cami is trying to revamp her Christmas decorating this year to pay homage to Christmases past.  When it came time to switch up her stocking holders, nothing from the store was in her desired price range, nor did it have the aesthetic she was going for.  Solution?  A tree.   She says the conversation between her and her husband (the guy with the power tools) went something like this: "Honey, go get your saw, and that hunk of… Continue Reading

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Design Blogger Wish List: Nicole Balch of Making It Lovely

By: Chrisjob Dec 20, 2011
created at: 12/20/2011


created at: 12/20/2011This 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 design and lifestyle blogger, as well as master home makeover-er, Nicole Balch of Making It Lovely.

This year, I'm hoping for things to make me, my tech devices, and my home look cute. I have all the books I want, all the fun crafty supplies I could use, and all the things I need, so why not wish for a little bit of cute?… Continue Reading
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Free Printables: Feather Holiday Gift Tags

By: Chrisjob Dec 20, 2011

Free? Check. Oh-so-2011-trendy feathers? Check. Loads of color and holiday cheer?… Continue Reading

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How To: Impress Everyone with Perfect Gift Wrapping

By: Craftmel Dec 20, 2011

created at: 12/20/2011My dad used to do grunt work at a hospital, and one of his responsibilities was to make the beds and get them ready for new patients.  He became very good and fast and pretty much expected us kids to have perfectly made beds after imparting upon us the "right way" to make a bed.  So, what does this have to do with wrapping presents, you ask?  … Continue Reading

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Design Blogger Wishlist: Patricia Zapata of A Little Hut

By: Chrisjob Dec 19, 2011
created at: 12/19/2011

created at: 12/19/2011This 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 one of our favorites - crafter, author, and blogger Patricia Zapata.

Happy Holidays everyone! 
I don't know what it is about the last few weeks of the year but I always have a great desire to organize everything in the house. This year I really want to focus on my studio. This list will help me get started with a few things.… Continue Reading

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Hit List: Recapping Our 2011 Holiday Content (Gift Guides, DIYs and more!)

By: Bruno Dec 16, 2011

2011 Holiday Hit List - the best posts of the 2011 holiday season

We've made a real effort this year to ramp up our original content and roundups for the holiday season. Believe it or not, we actually started planning this stuff out in August! As a result, I think we have a collection of gift guides, roundups, and original content that is really superb (I admit, even I was shocked by how many posts it turned out to be).

In case you've missed any of it, or just want an easy way to see it all laid out, I'm going to list it all below! Come… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Christmas Tree Pizza!

By: Capreek Dec 16, 2011

created at: 12/15/2011

Okay, true story: I was invited to a White Elephant party last weekend and, in the spirit of absurdity, I brought a giant cheese ball in the shape of a Christmas tree.  It was rolled in parsley, with almond slivers as garland, and red bell peppers as ornaments.  It was a hit.  It also looked like it was ripped straight out of a Betty Crocker magazine from the 1950s--oddly reproduced (and incredibly unappetizing) colors and all.  THIS Christmas tree-shaped treat looks incredibly delectable on the other… Continue Reading

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