Your Last Chance to Win Every Art Lover's Dream

by Grisha Bornsztein

You may not know this, but we LOVE Minted. And, more importantly, we love YOU, our readers. That's why we've teamed up with Minted to give away an incredible $1,000 in Minted goodies to one lucky winner! That's $1,000 you could use to finish up all your holiday gift giving, to decorate your home, or to just get some much needed retail therapy. 

There's just one itsy, bitsy little catch... the giveaway ends tonight at 11:59 Pacific...

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Inspiration: Amazing Melt Bead Art

by DIY Maven
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Melt beads to the right; future melt bead masterpiece to the left.

 

I've always had a soft spot in my heart for melt beads, often known by brand names Perler, Hama, Fuse, Melty, Nabbi & Pyssla beads. But after seeing a darling greeting card made with melt beads, that soft spot turned into a bit of an obsession. Their inherent pixilated, cartoon-y effect would be perfect for kiddos' birthdays and baby shower cards, right?? Since realizing this, I've been binging on Pinterest ever since. In addition

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How To: DIY Ink Crosshatch Art

by Jennifer Farley

DIY Ink Crosshatch Art

I really love simple art and I have been looking for something I could DIY for my guest bedroom. I am drawn to the movement of ink crosshatch. Artists do some seriously cool things with crosshatch, but my experience with it is what I doodled on my paper in college when I should have been taking notes. I decided to make a simple piece of art drawing lots of lines. Here is how I did it.   

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Join the 31 Day Flower Drawing Challenge!

by DIY Maven
The House That Lars Built Rose
Photo: The House That Lars Built

I absolutely LOVE this! And you will too...especially if you yearn (like I do) to hone your drawing skills. Check it out, Brittany Jepsen from The House That Lars Built is presenting an outstanding 31-day flower drawing challenge via instructional videos on YouTube. She started with How to Draw a Poppy (video below) on May 1st, and

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Roundup: My Top 5 All-Time Favorite Designers

by Stephanie Lee
My top 5 favourite inspiring designers - Leah Bartholomew
Photo: Leah Bartholomew

There was a time in my life where if you'd asked me who my favourite artist or designer was, I wouldn't have been able to name a single one. Which is so odd, because nowadays I have a list of favourites as long as my arm whose styles influence me in so many ways, from how I craft, to the way I decorate for parties to how I envisage my dream home will look.

Regardless of whether your not you design or create art yourself, having a list of people whose aesthetics you admire can really help to inspire you at times when you find yourself in a creative rut. Read on to see some of my favourites! 

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15 Cool Ways to Display Photography and Family Photos

by Brittni Mehlhoff

We all have a stack of family photos hidden away somewhere, or tucked inside an album or two. Perhaps you have a pile of photography prints, in plain sight, still waiting to be hung on the walls. I know I am guilty of this one. Maybe, like me though, you just haven't figured out the best way to display those piled up photos yet. Let's face it, the fridge just isn't what it used to be. So, it's time to give those photos the proper home they deserve, with this Curbly original roundup: 15 cool ways to display photography and family photos in your home.   

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Make It: DIY Mounted Animal Mask Art

by Capree K

I tend to like a bit of humor or quirkiness in my decor, which probably stems from my belief in not taking anything too seriously. I want to surround myself with things that make me smile, you know? So when I spotted this DIY animal mask art, which struck me as weird (in a good way) and immediately made me laugh, I knew I had to share it!     

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