Sharpies + Alcohol + Ceramic Tiles = DIY Coasters

By: Diy maven Nov 15, 2013

If you're into paper crafts, you've probably heard of alcohol inks. They're very cool and not inexpensive for what you get (tiny bottles/big price). Caitlin, on The Sharpie Blog, shows us how to use good old SharpiesContinue Reading

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10 Paper Projects To Decorate Your Home This Holiday Season

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 14, 2013

Who DOESN'T love to decorate their home for the holidays? You don't have to spend an arm-and-a-leg on decor this year. We've rounded up ten projects that can be made using paper!      

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How to: Brilliant Wax Paper Lantern Project

By: Faith-towers Nov 11, 2013

My mouth dropped open when I ran across this project; it's pretty darn genius. There is a certain wintery elegance about these lanterns, and they give off the perfect amount of warm cozy light when the candles are lit inside. These would make the perfect gift. Click through to find out more about these elegant little beauties.   

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From Rocky to Arresting: A Ranch's Den Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 11, 2013

Liz loves to flip houses. She flipped over a 1960's ranch back in '08 so much, she decided to keep it for herself. The entire home has been made-over, but for this post, we're featuring the den. Before it was rocky (literally)Continue Reading

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2014 Spring Color THROWDOWN

By: Diy maven Nov 07, 2013

       

Did you hear? Recently, Pantone announced its spring 2014 color and PPG picked its fav for the entire year. First Pantone's pick: Dazzling Blue, which is described as

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Roundup: 10 Thanksgiving DIY Projects For Kids (And The Young At Heart)

By: Faith-towers Nov 07, 2013

Up here in Boston, the weather has gotten cold and drizzly... not exactly conducive to sending the kids outside to play. Instead, grab the feathers and the glue and try out these fun Thanksgiving DIY projects, crafts and games that will have them busy for hours. And you might just have fun too.   

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How To: Make Stylish DIY Ombre Candles

By: Capreek Nov 06, 2013

This simple DIY project is an easy way to add some style to your holiday decor this year!       Continue Reading

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How to Make a Modern Succulent Planter for $2 or Less

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 05, 2013

Using plumbing pieces in unique shapes, you can create inexpensive planters and vases just in time for the holidays. Great for centerpieces on a dining room table, sitting on a decorative shelf, or as hostess’ gifts for holiday parties and alike. The best part of this DIY though, is the cost, with each finished planter coming in under $2 (or around $5 if you include the succulent in the cost), this easy craft project won’t break the bank. Click through to find out how to make your own.

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Gift Guide: 10 Memorable DIY Hostess Gifts

By: Faith-towers Nov 05, 2013

Although it's hard to believe, it's almost that time of year when holiday parties start occupying most Saturday nights. My go-to gift for these kinds of events is usually a bottle of wine, but sometimes it's nice to surprise your hostess with something different. Here are some wonderfully affordable DIY ideas that you can start thinking about ahead of time to avoid excessive holiday stress.   

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Decorating Your Dining Room for the Upcoming Holidays

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 01, 2013

Last week, I had an opportunity to fly to New York with Gabriel, who writes for Curbly's brother site, ManMade, to decorate a room for an event put together by Lowe's called Deck the Halls. Gab and I created a dining room space completely from scratch, that would easily transition from Thanksgiving into Christmas (and the other winter holidays). All in about six hours.    Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Scrapbook Photo Block Frame from Scrap Wood

By: Diy maven Nov 01, 2013

This quick and fun project is a great way to use up not only scrap wood but also scrapbook paper, ribbon, fabric, buttons and other various leftover embellishments from past craft projects. (Who doesn't have some/a lot of those on hand?)NOTE: This photo block frame is suited for a 4" x 6" photo.

Supplies we used:

  • a length of 2" x 6" lumber at least 7 and 1/2 inches long'
  • 180 grit sand paper
  • paint brush
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The Curbly House: Our Kitchen Revealed!

By: Alicia Oct 31, 2013

In the whole history of the Curbly House, I don't think I have ever been more excited or proud to share a room with you. Because friends, our kitchen journey has been long and ugly. When we first set eyes on the house, the kitchen looked like this:

And, it remained like this for far too long, fifteen long months, to be exact (though, to be fair, we actually only lived with it this way for nine months). TheContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Inventive Inspiration Wall Ideas

By: Faith-towers Oct 31, 2013

Pinterest has become the go-to virtual inspiration wall, but I think it's still fun to have a physical inspiration board with meaningful clippings and photos. And why not make the board itself interesting? Check out these ten inventive ideas.   

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Make It: Color Block Clock

By: Matt allison Oct 30, 2013

Color Block Clock

Can you believe this stunning DIY clock costs less than $10 to put together? A simple decor element that is both striking and functional and inspired by the David Weatherhead's 'Primary Clock'.

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7 Ways To Use Droolworthy Walk-Ins As Inspiration For Your Own Closet

By: Faith-towers Oct 30, 2013

Living in a 525 square foot condo, I am constantly struggling to find extra storage space. Sometimes I drool on my computer when I stumble upon one of those images captioned "dream closet" on Pinterest. But then it hit me - maybe we can learn a few things from those beautiful walk-ins. So here are seven tips for reinventing your closet, no matter what size it is.   

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