A few years back, I posted an article highlighting 36 easy handmade Christmas cards. Little did we know that four years later, it would generate close to a quarter of a million views. The post's popularity told us that people are clamoring for easy and beautiful handmade Christmas card tutorials. It also told us that we needed to scrounge the internets for even MORE ideas. After doing just that, here's some for this holiday season.Continue Reading
If you're like me, you probably have a few DIYers, crafters and/or artists on your Christmas list this year. You might also be running out of ideas for gifts to give these creative individuals, especially if they've been on your nice list for awhile. I mean, seriously, how many bar clamps does one person need? (More on this later.) In an effort Continue Reading
Every year, I vow to make gifts for my friends for the holidays, but then life happens and I usually don't end up getting around to it. This year is going to be different though because I'm starting early. I put together a list of the gifts I want to make and am getting started this weekend. Wanna join me? Here are 15 do-it-yourself gifts to make this Christmas for your friends and family.
We love paper, we love independent designers, and we certainly love getting cool, handmade art in the mail. So for the Curbly crew, cards are not only a given, but one of our favorite parts of the holiday season.
To help find some of the coolest, most stylish holiday greeting cards of 2012, Curbly asked our friend and resident stationery expert Carina Murray of Crow and Canary to share her favorite picks this season.Continue Reading
The way I see it, there's a geek in all of us. Maybe you're crazy about robots (ahem), photography, coffee, or even your iPhone -- and chances are you know someone just as geeky, too. Celebrate their nerdy obsessions with a gift they'll truly love! Continue Reading
It seems as though every year is a foot race, with holidays paced out evenly throughout... until the mad final sprint to the finish line with three major holidays right in a row. That is why it is never too early to start prepping for that great gift-giving time of year. Here is a roundup of 10 Advent ideas to help you in all your early preparation! Continue Reading
Thanksgiving means turkey, cranberries, guests, and extra seats at the table. As we prepare for the holiday, we decided to purchase a set of folding chairs to create additional seating for our guests. The chairs are super sturdy and comfortable, but they're not the most stylish kids on the block, so we decided to spiff them up using rivets, a staple gun, and some extra fabric we had lying around the house. Check out the tutorial below!Continue Reading
Every year, the holidays seem to creep up faster and faster than the one before. Did you notice that? So, let's get a head start this year. Here are 15 handmade Etsy gifts that even your coolest and most-difficult friends to buy for will love. Continue Reading
Restaurant chefs began having tasting parties as a means to showcase their best dishes. The practice soon spilled over into kitchens everywhere. This year, I decided to see how one might extrapolate the tasting party into a Thanksgiving dinner.
Why, you may ask, would you want to pare down a holiday menu known to embrace surfeit into something that consists of bite-sized servings? I can think of several very good reasons. One, eating yourself into a coma Continue Reading
While kids are in a candy-induced coma, take inventory of their haul and see if they have what it takes to make these delicious post-Halloween treats that everyone can enjoy. Continue Reading
Kimberly had a glass pumpkin-shaped cookie jar, much like the one pictured above, and decided to give it the mercury glass treatment a la Pottery Barn. She used Krylon's Looking Glass spray paint. Here's what her cookie jar looksContinue Reading