Roundup: 10 Rope Projects

By: Diy maven Aug 08, 2012
created at: 08/08/2012
Have you noticed an influx of projects using rope these days? I have. So many, in fact, I felt I need to cull through them and put together a roundup of some that caught my eye. The cool thing is most require very little to make. For some, rope (or twine), a glue gun and something to cover. Others are a bit more complicated, but not much. A hole here and there and a… Continue Reading
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How To: DIY Faux Metal Fridge Magnets

By: Craftmel Aug 08, 2012
created at: 08/07/2012

I'm a mother of young children, which for me means kids underfoot while I'm trying to get some semblance of dinner together every day.  That's why I perked up at the idea of alphabet magnets to entertain the kiddos that don't strain your eyes or your design taste- especially this inexpensive DIY version.  … Continue Reading
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How To: Make a Stylish All-Purpose DIY Leather Bag

By: Capreek Aug 07, 2012
created at: 08/06/2012
Whether you're a re-usable grocery bag kind of person, a fashionista, or someone who likes a bit of style with their functionality, this DIY leather bag project is for you!  … Continue Reading
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Roundup: 15 Simple and Clever DIY Kitchen Projects

By: Capreek Aug 06, 2012
created at: 08/06/2012
It's kitchen and bath month here at Curbly, so of course we had to round up some of our favorite kitchen-related DIY projects! Check them out below and let us know which ones you'd be interested in trying!  … Continue Reading
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Before and After: A Cool Classroom Makeover

By: Capreek Aug 06, 2012
created at: 08/06/2012
In the spirit of back-to-school season (sorry, kiddos; cheers, parents!), we're sharing this cool and colorful classroom makeover!  … Continue Reading
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Incredible Macramé Food Sculptures by Ed Bing Lee

By: Capreek Aug 03, 2012

created at: 08/02/2012
I've long associated macramé, the process of making textiles by knotting rather than weaving or knitting, with kitschy owl-shaped wall hangings from the 1970s. (My grandma was quite fond of them, bless her heart.) So, to see the technique used to create intricate works of art is not only unexpected, but completely fascinating!  … Continue Reading
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Make It: DIY Potato Print Textiles

By: Capreek Aug 02, 2012

created at: 08/02/2012
Making your own printed textiles couldn't be easier (or more fun)! So, grab a potato or two and let's start stampin'.  … Continue Reading

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Decades of Craft Fads: Which Was Your Favorite?

By: Diy maven Aug 02, 2012
created at: 08/02/2012

Craft fads certainly have come and gone over the last 60 years. The early ones, like paint by number, are even making a kitschy comeback. Really, all are still practiced but perhaps with less enthusiasm than back in their heyday. From painting on velvet to… Continue Reading
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How To: Make a Paint By Numbers Pillow

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 01, 2012
created at: 08/01/2012
Remember those paint by numbers you loved to do when you were a kid? Well, now you can make a paint by numbers pillow, thanks to this DIY.… Continue Reading
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How to: Make a Miniature Geometric Planter

By: Chrisjob Aug 01, 2012
created at: 08/01/2012
Rachel, a Portland, Oregon-based artist who runs a mean Etsy shop (nebulas!) came up with this quick and easy way to make these charming little faceted plant pots.… Continue Reading
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How To: Sew A Grocery Bag Holder

By: Craftmel Aug 01, 2012

created at: 08/01/2012

Do you grocery shop with a reusable bag?  Here's my dirty secret: I don't.  I'm lucky if I get into the store with my purse and 3 children, let alone the 20 bags I'd need to carry out my groceries.  But I still want to do my part at reusing those plastic bags from the grocers!  Here's how I keep them handy for a million (okay, maybe not that many) different… Continue Reading
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How To: Make Soda Can Flower Lights

By: Diy maven Jul 31, 2012
created at: 07/31/2012
Last week I showed you how to make a mini window Japanese garden using 3M's Command Brand Medium Caddy. Today we're going to reach back into the 3M goodie bag and make soda can flower lights, which we'll install using their oh-so-handy Clear Decorating Clips

To start our project, we'll need to gather up… Continue Reading
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Cheerful Camper Van Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 30, 2012

created at: 07/30/2012

Nick Smith and Emma Allard's escape from the humdrum includes traveling the UK in a camper Van. The old yellow VW was dark and funky when the couple first acquired it. Because they're also DIYers, they jumped right and began making the vee-dub into a bright and cheerful place to call their home on wheels. They went with an ocean-front,… Continue Reading
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How to: Make a DIY Typographic Rug

By: Capreek Jul 26, 2012
created at: 07/26/2012
The perfect decor accessory for design lovers, this DIY rug spells out "type" in the fanciest of ways!  … Continue Reading
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Before and After: Vinyl Ottoman to High Style Seating

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 26, 2012
created at: 07/25/2012
If you've ever wanted to know how to do upholstery on your own, you have to check this out. The 'after' alone is definitely worth clicking through.… Continue Reading
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