How-To: Colorful Clay Coasters

By: Rachel mae smith Dec 29, 2014
DIY Colorful Coasters
via Oh Joy!

If you didn't know it by now, you can do amazing things with clay, and these colorful coasters by Oh Joy are proof! In less than an hour you can have a bright new addition to your coffee/dinner tables that would look great all year long. And if you've never worked with clay before, don't sweat it-- this project is the perfect place to start. 

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Do It Sparkly: DIYable Sequin-lined Lampshade

By: Diy maven Dec 29, 2014

This sequin-lined lampshade from DaWanda is like a perpetual celebration of New Year's Eve. Available in a variety of sequin colors, the lampshade clocks in at 86.90 Euros (about $106 US), but it looks like the maker doesn't ship to the US. What's a Yankee to do? Make one, of course. A black lampshade is easy to find, ($49 on Amazon), and justContinue Reading

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Can You Guess the Medium of These Masterpiece Recreations?

By: Diy maven Dec 23, 2014
Nasa Funahara [http://news.distractify.com/pinar/nasa-funahara-masking-tape-paintings/]

Artist Nasa Funahara's recreations of the old masters is nothing less than astounding. Especially when considering her medium. Can you guess what it is? If you said paper & decoupage, you'd be wrong. Here's a hint, it'sContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Inspiring Christmas Tablescape Ideas

By: Faith-towers Dec 23, 2014
Eye Candy: 10 Inspiring Christmas Tablescape Ideas

Christmas is only two days away, and if you're hosting, odds are you've already planned out the meal... but one thing I always leave until the end is the table decor. So here are ten beautiful ideas to inspire you.   

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Roundup: 30 Holiday Wrapping Paper and Gift Box Printables

By: Capreek Dec 17, 2014

Earlier this week, we shared some of our favorite printable gift tags for the holidays. But gifts need more than just tags! So, we've rounded up 30 awesome and totally free wrapping paper and gift box printables for you to enjoy. Happy gift giving!       Continue Reading

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How to: DIY Ornament-Shaped Holiday Doormat

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 17, 2014
DIY Ornament Doormat
Photo: Lexy Ward

I wanted to give our front porch a little holiday love, but I wanted to do something other than the traditional wreath on the door. Enter: the vintage ornament doormat. Here's how to make your own!      

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Roundup: 20 Free Holiday Gift Tag Printables

By: Capreek Dec 15, 2014

Christmas is right around the corner, which means it's time to start wrapping all those presents! Here are 20 unique gift tags that you can print -- for free -- right at home!       Continue Reading

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How to: DIY Contemporary Winter Wreath

By: Faith-towers Dec 15, 2014
Easy DIY Contemporary Winter Wreath

The word "wreath" can have bad connotations, conjuring images of tacky, overly sparkly evergreen monstrosities. But this one is different. It's square. And it's made using birch branches which gives it a bit of a scandinavian feel. Click through to see what I mean!   Continue Reading

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Before and After: Two Grandfather Clock Makeovers

By: Diy maven Dec 15, 2014

Generally, grandfather clocks are not topics of conversation in the Curbly neighborhood. However, because we all enjoy a makeover, here are two that might make you consider how a staple in the traditional 1970's homeContinue Reading

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Curbly Ornament Challenge: How to Make Folded Paper Polyhedron Ornaments

By: Diy maven Dec 12, 2014
DIY Maven

I don't usually gush over stuff I make, but I am adoring my entry in Curbly's inaugural Ornament Challenge. Although the resulting polyhedrons might look complicated to fold, they're incredibly easy. And the cherry on top? They require minimal supplies to make. HereContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Creative Ways To Use Burlap This Holiday Season

By: Faith-towers Dec 11, 2014

10 Creative Holiday Projects Using Burlap

Burlap is one of those materials that I always forget about, but it's really quite versatile. And it's especially prevalent this time of year. Here are ten super creative ways to decorate your home with burlap this holiday season.   

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Roundup: 12 Ways To Update Your Home For The Holidays

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 11, 2014
12 holiday home improvements

Looking for ways to fix up your home this holiday season? You don't have to go crazy, but here are 12 holiday improvements that will help any home feel more merry this December.      

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Curbly Ornaments Challenge: DIY Painted Veneer Ornaments

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 09, 2014

Last time I was at my local wood working store, I picked up some long pieces of maple veneer, thinking I'd use it somehow during the holidays. At the time I had no idea how I'd use it, but once the Curbly Ornament Challenge rolled around, I realized this material would be perfect for making easy holiday ornaments. Here's what I ended up with.   Continue Reading

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How To: Create Color Blocked Stair Risers without Paint

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 09, 2014

I love a good stair DIY, especially when it's colorful, but for renters, this kind of DIY is typically not an option. Until now. This color blocked stair riser project doesn't involve any paint and can be removed before your lease is up. Renters rejoice!   Continue Reading

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