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Glue Gun Shootout: What's the Best Glue Gun on the Market? We Find Out.

by DIY Maven
Glue Gun Shoot Out Feature Image
Photo: JoAnn Moser

 

Sure, your glue gun melts glue sticks, but does it drip glue all over the place when sitting on its "kickstand"? Does it seem to spontaneously tip over when sitting on said kickstand? Does it take forever to reach maximum heat? 

If your glue gun does any or all of these things, it might be time to break up with it and find a new model. After hours and hours of testing 6 models—4 corded and 2 cordless—of wildly varying prices, we've pinned down our favorites. Let's introduce our contenders (and our recommendations): 

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How to: Make a DIY Tabletop S'Mores Grill Centerpiece

by Kayla Domeyer
DIY S'mores Centerpiece
Photo: Kayla Domeyer

 

Today is the last day of my Curbly guest posting spree. I'm so happy I got to share my Curiosity Bone Vase, Printable Watercolor Art and DIY Coasters with you all. For my last post, I'm really excited to share this DIY S'mores atio "grill." S'mores are one of my favorite parts of summer - but city ordinances in my hometown don't allow patio fireplaces. 

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How to: DIY Sharpie "Painted" Coasters

by Kayla Domeyer
Easy DIY Home Decor Coasters made from Permanent Markers!
Photo: Kayla Domeyer

 

It's day three of my whirlwind adventures in guest blogging here on Curbly. Today, it's all in the details...of home decor, that is. Sometimes in DIY home accents, it isn't about the big, striking pieces. Often, it's the lovely, custom details that add up to make a space. Like these DIY coasters. They can be any color, and the watercolor effect is both elegant and whimsical.

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Kid-Friendly DIY Project: Back to School Pencil Cases

by Alicia Lacy

DIY back to school pencil case

Our oldest daughter begins school after Labor Day, and at the moment there is much anticipation buzzing around our house because their teacher and class placements will be mailed in the coming weeks.

This year, our girl wanted to come up with a gift she could share with her friends to celebrate the start of school. After a walk through the 'Back to School' section of Target, we came up with a simple DIY pencil case embellishment that she's excited to share with her friends. Read on to find out what we did!

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Curiousity Planter: How to Make a Simple DIY "Bone" Vase

by Kayla Domeyer

Hello everyone in Curbly world! My name is Kayla and I can't really say just how excited I am to be guest posting for Curbly. I've been a fan for a long time, and just recently reached out in hopes of being able to share something beautiful with you. The response was more than I asked for, and I'm going to be sharing FOUR posts with you all this week.

DIY Bone Vase using Air Dry Clay
Photo: Kayla Domeyer

One of my favorite things to work on when in art class in high school was clay projects, and this DIY Bone Vase takes me back to those days. It's got the vibe of one of those old "curiousity shoppes," but you don't have to source any unusual animal parts.

 There is something really satisfying about the weight and cold feeling of wet clay as you manipulate it into shapes and textures. It is just like a squishy stress ball that you can eventually turn into something beautiful. I've toyed a lot with making salt dough projects (like DIY baby hand dish), but it just isn't the same as wet clay.

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How To: DIY Hanging Clay Planter

by Lidy Dipert

DIY Hanging Clay Planter

Plants are everywhere these day it seems- don't you think? Just browse Pinterest and before long, you will see the influx of images where plants are the star of the show. Bringing plants into the home, big or small, are a sure way to add warmth and interest into any space. And this simple DIY Hanging Clay Planter is a fun option for displaying small plants! 

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How To: Make a Child's Play Tent in 5 Minutes!

by DIY Maven

 

5 minute child's tent feature image
Photo: Happy Serendipity

If you have a couple of bored kiddos on your hands who are "over" their usual summer activities, then this 5 minute DIY tent is the answer to your prayers. Not only is it as cute as a button, it's foldable and can be easily stored or brought in the house when the weather turns. And it only takes 5 minutes to make--per the maker, who, by the way is German so you'll have to do the...

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