Diana's Very Cool $1 Pumpkin Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 20, 2014

As soon as Diana spotted this glittery pumpkin in the $1 spot at Target, she knew what she wanted to do with it. Using some white paint,… Continue Reading

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How To: Make an Awesomely Giant Aluminum Marquee Light

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 16, 2014

We've all seen a DIY marquee sign or two, over the years, but a giant one made of metal (not cardboard)? Those are harder to come by. Which is why, when I saw this step by step marquee tutorial for a giant aluminum version, I thought it was worth taking note. Want to make your… Continue Reading

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How To: Make A DIY Enchanted Pumpkin Forest

By: Diy maven Oct 15, 2014

This year, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create a series of DIY decor and entertaining projects using that iconic symbol of the season: the pumpkin. We'll be sharing our creations for the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge each day this week. Happy Fall.

Um, yeah. I think I got a different memo than everybody else for this whole Curbly Pumpkin Challenge, because I went, like, off the rails. But it's not my fault. Really. I was just… Continue Reading

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How to: Make DIY Pumpkin Cups and Mugs for Tasty Fall Beverages

By: Chrisjob Oct 14, 2014

This year, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create an series of DIY decor and entertaining projects using that iconic symbol of the season: the pumpkin. We'll be sharing our creations for the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge each day this week. Happy Fall.

I'll admit it: I don't really like carving pumpkins. I always have grand plans, but by the time you head to the patch, select just the right one, gorge on popcorn balls, look for the carving tools, spread the newspaper, and begin the epic cleanout process...I'm… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Rolling Firewood Cart

By: Capreek Oct 14, 2014

Over the summer, we shared plenty of DIY fire pit ideas. While we're well into October, it's still backyard fire pit season if you ask me. (I kinda feel like fall might even be a better time to enjoy an outdoor fire since it's actually chilly at night!). Of course, to have a fire you need wood -- and a place to store… Continue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Is Dip-Dying (And 9 Other DIY Trends) REALLY Past Its Prime?

By: Diy maven Oct 14, 2014

Has dip-dying overstayed its welcome? Yes, according to Elle Decor. They say its meteoric rise in popularity has put it firmly on the 'cliche' list. If you DO want to do the dip, they suggest keeping the subjects small, like bowls and wooden spoons. (Although they laud the project pictured above as having been 'done properly.') The… Continue Reading

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Weekend Project Idea: How to Make Geometric Bookends with Concrete and Cardboard

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 10, 2014

If you're looking for a fun weekend project to try, this geometric concrete bookends DIY might do the… Continue Reading

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How To: Make an Oversized Mounted Notepad

By: Capreek Oct 09, 2014

If you're the type of person who needs to map out ideas in a visual way (guilty as charged over here!), this DIY idea is for… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 14 Festive Fall and Halloween Garland DIYs to Try This Season

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 09, 2014

As far as decorations go, garlands tend to be the easiest DIYs to recreate and often make a big impact on a room or doorway. So, let's celebrate the fall season and the upcoming spook-tacular holiday of Halloween with 14 fall and Halloween DIY garland ideas that you can make in a pinch. There's a spider garland made of pipe cleaners to try, a creepy 'bone' garland, and some festive fall ideas like preserved leaves and dried apples. Want to see all 14 DIY ideas? Click through to see them… Continue Reading

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Make It: Quick and Easy DIY Tassel Blanket

By: Capreek Oct 08, 2014

The way I see it, you can never have too many blankets. They ALWAYS come in handy and are a great way to switch up accent colors during different… Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern Decoupage Geometric Pumpkin

By: Diy maven Oct 08, 2014

The Kid Made Modern folks decoupaged a real pumpkin for this geometric pumpkin tutorial, but to preserve your work, a foam pumpkin would be the way to go. It would also be a great way to make those faux ones look less, well, foamy.… Continue Reading

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Halloween DIY: Make Weighted Bookends from Dollar Store Skulls

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 07, 2014

With a couple of dollars worth of plastic skulls, some scrap wood, and a few other materials, you can create a pair of weighted bookends that are strong enough to hold up plenty of books on the shelf, while also adding a little Halloween flair. Want to see how these turned out? Click through to see the after photos, along with the step by step… Continue Reading

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10 Understated (and Totally Beautiful) Fall Decor Ideas

By: Faith-towers Oct 06, 2014

10 Understated (And Totally Beautiful) Fall Decor Ideas

When you look up "fall decor" on Pinterest, a lot of over-the-top, cheesy stuff comes up (in my opinion). So today I wanted to share some inspiration that would appeal to those of you who err on the side of simple and sophisticated. Read on for ten gorgeous… Continue Reading

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How-To: Easy Candle Holder Makeover

By: Rachel mae smith Oct 03, 2014

DIY COpper Striped Candle Holders by Homey Oh My!If you're still trying to ease your way into fall (talking to you here summer lovers), then why not start with an simple diy project? Amy of Homey Oh My shows you how to make basic candle holders look modern and chic just by adding copper… Continue Reading

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How To: Sew a Rope Basket Using a Sewing Machine

By: Diy maven Oct 03, 2014

Did you know you can use your sewing machine to sew a rope basket? I didn't until I saw Kiera Coffee do just that. Mind, blown. I guess I always thought you'd need an industrial sewing machine to do such a thing. Anyhoo,Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Diorama

By: Capreek Oct 02, 2014

Before we talk about this awesome diorama (or should I say "die-o-rama"), can we all agree that October is the GREATEST MONTH EVER? I love everything about it. Fall is seriously the best. Anyway, moving on. DIE-O-RAMA… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fun DIY Leaf Crafts For Fall

By: Faith-towers Oct 02, 2014

10 DIY Projects Using Leaves

Over here in Boston, the leaves are starting to to turn pretty colors and fall to the ground. Which got me thinking... there must be some fun craft projects using leaves. Turns out there are tons of them. Keep reading for ten of my… Continue Reading

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It's Finished! A Complete Tour of The Curbly House

By: Alicia Oct 02, 2014

This house tour is a long time coming. We've officially been in our "finished" house for one year, and we thought we'd celebrate with a big old fashioned house tour. So we're going to show you the super-clean, polished, sparkly version of The Curbly House...which looked like this exactly once, before we, you know, started living in it again!

Of course, no tour would be complete without a nod to one's roots, so we're posting… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 7 DIYable Steampunk Decor Projects

By: Diy maven Oct 01, 2014

In addition to holding my favorite holiday, October is also STEAMPUNK MONTH. So in celebration, I thought I'd round up some of our favorite steampunk decor projects.… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Ikea Hacked Plant Stand

By: Matt allison Oct 01, 2014

Make It:  Diy Ikea Hacked Plant Stand

I love this Ikea hack! This delightful little house plant stand was put together using a bookshelf and the legs of an inexpensive Ikea Frösta stool. While the author sprayed it with a ombre finish I think it would look equally nice left raw or sprayed white. Detailed instructions on how to make your own are… Continue Reading

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