While I love the traditional evergreen boxwood look as much as the next person, I've been itching to try my hand at making a more minimal version of the holiday wreath. I've seen a few around lately and they're just so elegant, plus they're super simple to DIY. Want to know how? Read on for all the details!
It's that time of year... when you start getting invitations for holiday parties and get-togethers. Which means you'll need some small gifts to thank the hostess for having you. Here are ten of our favorite easy DIY hostess gifts.
How cool would it be to be a professional LEGO builder? Fun? Probably. Easy? Probably not. That's because companies like Bright Bricks ("THE professional LEGO building company") have to keep topping themselves, building whatever is floating around in a customer's imagination like a full-size Santa, sleigh and reindeer and even a working--yes, working--jet engine. In comparison, a
IKEA is often thought of as solely a furniture retailer, but they have so much more than just furniture... and many of their pieces lend themselves to entertaining. And with the holidays sneaking up on us, I thought I'd share some clever IKEA hacks that would be perfect for your next gathering. Keep reading to check out ten of my favorite hacks for entertaining.
After spotting this idea on random roundups without links to the original project, I decided to go on a how-to hunt. Turns out the Bubble Lampshade tutorial comes form Lydia Pudel and the technique, although easy enough, involves more than just
As a designer and blogger, I have a bit of an obsession with color. So naturally, I love PANTONE swatches. One day I looked over at my sad little white trash can and I realized that it would be the perfect blank slate to use for a project. Thus, my PANTONE trash can was born. Read on to check out the final product.
'Tis the season! It's getting colder and that means you can walk around with a mug in hand filled with a warm beverage every hour of the day. And nobody will judge you. Triple points if your mug looks like one of these!
I don't know what I was doing back in 2011 when this leaf lantern tutorial was posted, but I totally missed it. I mean, seriously...leaves, wax
Sometimes it's just more pleasant to paint pumpkins, rather than scooping out all of those gooey seeds. Not to mention, un-carved pumpkins last way longer. So we decided to round up 25 awesome painted pumpkin DIYs for your to try. Here we go!
One technique I've yet to try is epoxy--the clear kind, not the wood filler and glue kind. I guess I've always thought it was tricky--you know...bubbles. But Beth's tutorial of
Pumpkin Spice Lattes get more and more popular every fall, and the craze will not be be stopping anytime soon. So, obviously, I decided to be one for Halloween. Click through to find out how to make your own PSL costume!
I have to admit that Halloween isn't my favourite holiday - I'm not a big fan of blood, skulls or any of the any of the other motifs that generally come out to play when this time of year rolls around.
But lately I've been spotting plenty of Halloween projects that I'd be more than happy to decorate my home in; ones that are still full of Halloween fun but don't have cobwebs or severed limbs anywhere in sight! Click through to see my favourites...
I recently became an aunt again. I've made baby quilts and mobiles for all three of my brother's kids. The first one was a drift wood and sea shell one and then I made a birch bark and birdy one, but for this third baby I made a brightly colored quilt in triangles, so I wanted to continue that theme with the mobile.
A few supplies from the craft store, a drill and some craft paint, and I had a mobile made in about an hour.
When autumn rolls around, there's nothing I like better than getting out all my chunky knits and soft woollen blankets in preparation for the cooler days ahead. But why stop there when you can add that snug feel to your home as well? Click through for 12 super cosy textile projects for fall and winter.
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 having too much fun
So maybe you don't like to get your hands dirty. Or perhaps you hate how quickly they rot once you cut into them. Whatever the reason, we understand if you prefer not to carve pumpkins. So we've gathered up 16 fabulous no-carve ideas for your viewing pleasure. Continue reading to see the rest.
One of my favourite things about the autumn months is coming home at night and snuggling by the heater under warm blankets with candles or incense burning in the background. The heavenly scents help me to unwind after a long day at work, and incense holders are so easy to make that there's no excuse not to have a stick or two burning away while you cozy up and get stuck into that good book. Click through to learn how to make your own!
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 kinda over it.
You know the kind... the artificial ones that really look fake. But the fact that they can be used year after year can be very appealing - it saves money and cuts back on waste. Well there are plenty of creative ways to transform these foam craft store pumpkins into masterpieces so cool that no one will even notice that they're fake. Here are ten of our favorites.
I love projects that use up a lot of old yarn that's been sitting in my closet for ages. There's something about making something pretty out of discarded materials that makes me happy. But enough about me... it's time to show you how to make this lovely wall hanging. Click through to find out more.