How To: Make Standing, Folded Paper Christmas Trees

By: Diy maven Dec 19, 2014

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Make It: Modern 3D Geometric Paper Christmas Tree

By: Capreek Dec 18, 2014

Christmas is right around the corner! If you still don't have a tree (or the floor space) or you simply want to add a modern, festive touch to an empty wall, check out this easy DIY idea!      Continue Reading

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How To: Create New Year's Eve Decorations with Plastic Drinking Straws

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 18, 2014

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Tim Gibson for Oh Happy Day

With New Year's Day just two weeks from today, you may want to tackle a quick DIY or two for New Year's Eve. And this one is perfect because you probably already have the main material lying around your house: plastic drinking straws.   Continue Reading

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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: Make Your Own Modern Sled for Under $60

By: Capreek Dec 16, 2014
HomeMade Modern [http://homemade-modern.com/ep51-modern-toboggan/]

When it comes to snow, I'm firmly in the "No thank you, lady Nature" camp. It looks pretty in photos and that's about as close as I want to get to the stuff. But I do enjoy a good thrill as much as the next person, so the idea of shooting down the side of a snow-covered hill on nothing but a tiny piece of wood or plastic is undeniably appealing. If you also enjoy a good sled ride, check out this ridiculously cool one you can make yourself!      Continue Reading

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DIY Retry: How to Customize Almost Anything with This DIY Water Slide Decal Technique

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 16, 2014
Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff

A long while back, there was a project here on Curbly, for DIY water slide decals, that I thought was really cool. I had never tried the technique before, so I gave it a go and documented the results for something I've dubbed a DIY Retry. Want to see the results?   

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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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Curbly Ornament Challenge: How to Make Folded Paper Polyhedron Ornaments

By: Diy maven Dec 12, 2014
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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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Curbly Ornament Challenge: DIY Copper + Brass Geometric Ornaments

By: Capreek Dec 10, 2014

Photo: Capree Kimball

I'm not gonna lie. I'm still very much on the copper and brass train and I wanted a way to incorporate these warm metals into my Christmas decor this year. The answer, of course, was right in front of me: simple geometric ornaments! Read on to see how to make these modern Christmas accessories in minutes.     Continue Reading

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How To: Turn an IKEA Dining Chair Into a Fornasetti Work of Art

By: Diy maven Dec 10, 2014

Even if you're not a fan of Fornasetti, the technique Mark Montano uses to turn an inexpensive IKEA dining chair into a work of art is more than kinda brilliant. First, he shot the chair withContinue Reading

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How To: Make Modern Door Stoppers with Concrete and Rope

By: Capreek Dec 09, 2014

Rope, concrete, and an empty milk carton or two are all you need to make your own version of these modern door stoppers!    Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: Super Stylish Handmade Home Decor Gift Ideas

By: Faith-towers Dec 09, 2014

Gift Guide: Super Stylish Handmade Home Decor Gift Ideas

I find that items for the home often make the best gifts. And handmade? Even better! Here's a list of ten of my very favorite handmade gifts from a variety of Etsy sellers.   

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Make It: DIY Modern Wooden Christmas Tree

By: Capreek Dec 08, 2014

See that sheet of plywood? It's about to become one of the coolest modern Christmas trees you've ever seen!     Continue Reading

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Astounding Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Dec 08, 2014

Mandi's 16-year-old sister-in-law had an enviable bedroom before its recent makeover because of its size. (There's space enough for a sitting/dressing area and a sleeping area.) After its makeover, that envy just might have turned to covet. In addition to fresh paint and thrifted items, Mandi went all DIY over it. There are a lot of highlights here, including a vintageContinue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Pantone v. Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year Smackdown!

By: Diy maven Dec 05, 2014

We knew this was coming.... Pantone announced its color of the year just days after Sherwin-Williams unveiled their pick. We explored S-W's choice, Coral Reef, earlier this week that included images that proved it lived up to its descriptors "versatile, carefree, and cheerful." Now enter into the ring Pantone's pick: Marsala. It's described by Pantone asContinue Reading

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Want Your Presents to Look Amazing this Year? Try One of these Creative, Budget-Friendly Gift Wrap Ideas

By: Capreek Dec 04, 2014

It's time to ditch the store-bought bag! We've rounded up 40 unique and stylish gift wrap ideas that will bring your present-giving game up a notch -- without breaking the bank!        Continue Reading

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How to: Make Easy DIY Metallic Twig Reindeer

By: Faith-towers Dec 04, 2014

Easy DIY Twig Reindeer

Everybody has twigs in their backyard (or nearby, at least) and if you're like me, you probably also have an arsenal of spray paint in the closet. And a glue gun. If so, you're ready to make some festive metallic reindeer to dress up your mantle or bookshelf this holiday season.   

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Make It: Modern DIY Pegboard Christmas Tree

By: Capreek Dec 02, 2014

If your Christmas decorating style is a bit more on the minimalist/subdued side, take a peek at this easy DIY tree project!    Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Unique DIY Holiday Gift Tag Ideas

By: Faith-towers Dec 02, 2014

10 Unique DIY Holiday Gift Tag Ideas

When wrapping Christmas gifts, many of us consider the wrapping paper and ribbon but forget to think about the gift tags. If you put some effort in, however, they can be a gift in and of themselves! Here are ten unique ideas.   

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Coral Reef...The IT Color of 2015?

By: Diy maven Dec 02, 2014

Whether we like it or not, 2015 is just around the corner. And Sherwin-Williams just jumped into the Color of the Year Game with...wait for it...Coral Reef. Before you judge the color, keep in mind S-W's description of it, which includes adjectives such as versatile, carefree, and cheerful. Sounds lovely, right? Now let's see how it looksContinue Reading

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