GENIUS: Deceptively Simple DIY Birch Tree Art

By: Diy maven Jul 14, 2015
Photo: Persia Lou

The secret behind creating this collection of birch trees is...what for it....an old credit card. When you see how Alexis uses the credit card you just might agree that it's kinda genius. Not only is the project deceptively simpleContinue Reading

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Clever DIY Ways To Keep Bugs Away From Your Outdoor Party

By: Faith-towers Jul 13, 2015
Clever DIY Ways To Keep Bugs Away From Your Outdoor Party
Photo: Gardenista

This is the season of outdoor parties, barbecues and get-togethers... but it's also bug season. Don't let them get you down though! Here are ten clever ways to DIY your way to bug-free entertaining.   

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Before and After: Pop-of-Color Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 13, 2015

Photo: In Pursuit of Style

Lindsay's clients wanted the master bedroom in their DC condo to be "the perfect balance of masculine and feminine" in an effort to reflect both their personalities. But that's not all. They wanted toContinue Reading

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Trend Alert: 10 Can't Miss Pineapple DIY Tutorials

By: Faith-towers Jul 09, 2015
10 DIY Pineapple Projects
Photo: Poppytalk

If you've made your way around Pinterest lately, you've probably noticed a trend... pineapples! They're everywhere it seems these days - so we thought we'd share some fun DIY pineapple-themed projects with you.   

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Make It: Eye-Shaped Trinket Dishes

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 09, 2015
Make It: Eye-Shaped Trinket Dishes
photo: Make and Tell

If you've been paying attention, you may have noticed that eyes are on the trend-horizon. Hor-EYE-zon? I couldn't help myself. These trinket dishes are the perfect way to ease into the trend.      

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How To: Make an Embroidery Hoop Plant Hanger

By: Diy maven Jul 08, 2015
Photo: Northstory

Alex has an admitted embroidery hoop addiction. But she doesn't embroider. What's a crafty maven to do? Use the hoops to make stuff. In this case, a hanging planter. Putting one together couldn'tContinue Reading

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How to: DIY Geometric Patterned Napkins...with Bleach!

By: Jeran Jul 07, 2015

Summer is the perfect time to host a backyard get together or party, and the warm weather pairs perfectly with bright colorful patterns to bring on the fun.  I love cloth napkins.  When you set the table for guests and add a fun napkin,  the meal instantly feels like a special occasion.

I've been itching to play with bleach pens for a while now. I love dip dying and tie dying looks, so this seemed like a project that was right up my alley. These very easy to make napkins cost under $10 to make a set of 4.  They have a fun handmade look to them without the mess of dying.                 

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Roundup: 10 DIY Projects For Maximum Summer Fun!

By: Faith-towers Jul 07, 2015
Roundup: 10 DIY Projects For Maximum Summer Fun!
Photo: The Merry Thought

Believe it or not, we're already almost halfway through the summer... but there's still plenty of time to take advantage of the sunny weather! We've rounded up ten DIY projects to help you do just that. Keep reading to find out how to craft your way to the best summer ever.   

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How To: Make Tissue Tassel String Lights

By: Diy maven Jul 07, 2015
Photo: Persia Lou

The string light projects we usually see around here involve covering the light source. Alexis had a different idea: adding a decorative element between the bulbs. It's really a clever idea in that not only is it festive, it also fills that voidContinue Reading

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Round Up: 10 Perfectly Delightful DIY Fire Pits

By: Diy maven Jul 06, 2015

There's something about sitting around a campfire that makes everything better. The ever-changing flames, the smell of the rising smoke, the crackling of wood. It's no wonder people--even environmentalists--have a soft spot for them. It's also no wonder that the Internet is replete with DIY backyardContinue Reading

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Before and After: The Perfect Patio Umbrella Update for the Long Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 02, 2015
Photo: AllModern

Thinking toward the long 4th of July weekend, I wanted to share a cool makeover that would be the perfect project to get your backyard or patio ready for this weekend's BBQ. Transform a plain canopy umbrella, like this one, with a little bit of paint and a fun pattern.

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Curbly's Best Projects for the 4th of July!

By: Diy maven Jul 01, 2015

The pinnacle of summer fun is upon us, which means we turn to red, white, and blue. And sparklers. Lots and lots of sparklers. It's also a great time to look back in the Curbly archives to find our most belovedContinue Reading

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Easy DIY Leather And Brass Hanging Planter

By: Faith-towers Jun 30, 2015
Make your own leather and brass hanging planter!
Photo: Vintage Revivals

Hanging plants from the ceiling can be a great solution for those of us without a ton of space, but sometimes it can be difficult to find a stylish planter. Well search no more, because we've found a super chic one that you can make yourself.   

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10 Gorgeous DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects

By: Faith-towers Jun 29, 2015
10 Gorgeous DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
Photo: Running With Scissors

Outdoor lighting can be pricey, whether you're shopping at discount stores or not... so why not get creative and make some pieces yourself? You'll save a little cash and have the most original lighting on the block. Keep reading to check out ten of our favorite DIY outdoor lighting projects.   

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Before and After: Bright + Colorful Teen Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 29, 2015

Photo: Decorist

Lauren, one of the decorating wizards behind Decorist, was able to completely change the vibe of this teen bedroom without replacing "a single piece of furniture," which kept the transformation affordable. Before, the space was a bit lifeless, but with additions of new art, bedding, pillows, draperies, a (DIYable) headboard, and a lavender (!) inlay mirror, the room is fresh, contemporary, and joyful. Take a look:   Continue Reading

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