How To: Turn a Man's Dress Shirt into an Apron

By: Diy maven Mar 21, 2014

A man's button down from Goodwill turned into a ruffly apron? I absofreakinlutely love it. Sugar Bean's version was inspired by this tutorial. But it was Liz who posted all the nittyContinue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Woven Footstool

By: Capreek Mar 20, 2014

Footstools are a great way to introduce pops of color or pattern into a space, not to mention that they're just handy to have around. If you're in the market for one, check out this awesome tutorial for weaving your… Continue Reading

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How To: Dip-Dye Sneakers

By: Diy maven Mar 19, 2014

My Grams used to wear white sneakers just like these with her staple, everyday 'house dresses.' I think they were the only things she could wear as she had some of the most messed-up feet I've ever seen. LikeContinue Reading

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Eye-Popping Victorian Sofa Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 18, 2014

Before seeing these pictures, I don't think I could have looked past this sofa's tufted back, curvy lines, and exposed wood and thought "makeover!" The vision came from the… Continue Reading

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How to: Clever DIY Embroidery Hoop Storage Bins

By: Faith-towers Mar 17, 2014

DIY embroidery hoop storage project.

Living in a small apartment, I'm always on the hunt for clever organizational ideas... so I was excited to find this wall mounted embroidery hoop storage project. Make a few of these for your home office, your closet, or even the… Continue Reading

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Weekend Project: Marbled Seating Makeover

By: Brittnimehlhoff Mar 14, 2014

I'm sure you've seen plenty of makeover projects that involve a marbling technique, but this one is different, I promise. This DIY doesn't use the nail polish trick or contact paper to create the marbling effect, but it's still pretty easy to tackle in a long… Continue Reading

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7 Easy (And Free) Organizational Sewing Tutorials

By: Faith-towers Mar 13, 2014

Handmade fabric coupon organizer.

March is a great time of year to get organized. It's not quite spring yet, but it's not exactly winter anymore either. So why not grab your bag of fabric scraps and sew a couple of these handy organizational… Continue Reading

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How to Make Paper and Felt Succulents

By: Diy maven Mar 13, 2014

Any more perfect and Lucy's and Keri's DIY succulents would be real. They may look it, but they're actually made of paper and felt. First, let's look at Keri's version. With felt, a sharp… Continue Reading

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How To: Print Fabrics With Crayons

By: Diy maven Mar 12, 2014

Usually, getting wax on fabric is NOT a good thing. You know, like candles that have overflowed onto table linens or, worse yet, onto the carpeting. But in this case, getting wax on fabric is a GOOD thing. The maker originally tried to DIY this EACH x OTHER L'art de Rein' t-shirtContinue Reading

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My Favorite How-To Originals Out of 4000 Posts

By: Diy maven Mar 10, 2014

This, my friends, marks my 4000th post on Curbly. To celebrate, I thought I'd cull through my how-to originals and round up some of my favorites and tell you what became of them.

I turned an old (and heavy) tripod into floor lamp for my office back in 2007. It's still here, and I still love it.… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Ugly Sofa to Amazing Leather Sling Bench

By: Brittnimehlhoff Mar 07, 2014

This sad, leather couch is transformed from a big and bulky mess to a sleek safari sling bench. I seriously cannot believe that the two are related. You'll just have to click through to see what I… Continue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Should We REALLY Never Buy These 4 Things in Neutral?

By: Diy maven Mar 05, 2014

A line has been drawn in the sand. With the help of this month's issue of Domino Magazine, the experts at Refinery29 identify 4 things we should 'NEVER' buy in a neutral color. Never? NEVER?? Kind of a strong word (and in all caps, no less) forContinue Reading

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Roundup: 22 Easy and Stylish DIY Hostess Gifts

By: Capreek Mar 04, 2014

The practice of bringing a hostess gift as a small token of thanks seems to be a (nearly) lost tradition these days. We say it's time to bring it back! Here are 22 simple DIY projects that will make a big impact in showing your party host just how much you appreciate their… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Hanging Vase Display

By: Capreek Mar 03, 2014

I'm not going to lie: I am completely OBSESSED with this easy and elegant floral display idea. Have a small wall you're not sure what to do with? An entryway that could use some 'oomph'? A room that's just begging for some cheery flora? This project is just what the decor doctor… Continue Reading

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How To: Build Modular Geometric Lamps From Paper

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 27, 2014

It's amazing the things you can create with paper and these modular lamps are no exception. Each one is uniquely different and definitely makes a statement.  … Continue Reading

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