Make It: A DIY Mesh Beach Bag!

By: Capreek Jul 09, 2012
created at: 07/09/2012
Summer is in full swing and whether you're hitting the beach, the lake, or your local swimming pool, we've got the DIY project for you: a stylish mesh beach bag!    

Pascal Mestdagh from the fabulous blog Between the Lines shares this easy-to-follow tutorial for making your own beach bag, including an optional zippered pouch if you're feeling particularly ambitious -- check it out!

(My favorite part of this project? The brilliant and highly clever re-use of window screen material for the mesh!)
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Make It: DIY Wooden Gradient Blocks

By: Capreek Jul 05, 2012

created at: 07/05/2012

Whether used as a learning tool for kids or simply as a decorative coffee table or bookshelf object, these DIY wooden gradient blocks are easy to make -- and gorgeous!… Continue Reading

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How To: Decorate Housewares in Minutes with Neon Stickers

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 05, 2012
created at: 07/01/2012
I've had a stack of neon circle stickers sitting in my junk drawer for months now, but now that I've found this quick DIY idea, I'll be putting those stickers to good use.… Continue Reading
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Make It: A Free Printable Jigsaw Puzzle of the U.S.

By: Capreek Jul 03, 2012

created at: 07/03/2012

Puzzles are fun, learning is fun, and hey, it's the Fourth of July: why not make a jigsaw puzzle of the U.S.??… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Retro Marquee Sign

By: Craftmel Jul 03, 2012

created at: 07/02/2012

This summer wouldn't be complete without an evening under the stars watching a good oldie with some friends, and a movie party wouldn't be complete without some memorable decorations, like this DIY marquee… Continue Reading

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How To: Printing With Polystyrene

By: Diy maven Jul 03, 2012

created at: 07/02/2012

Total Art Soul has a GREAT idea for putting polystyrene containers to good use after you've emptied them of your takeout. Use them for printing. The super-simple process could be used to make art, greeting cards or even t-shirts. Besides the canvas/paper/fabric of your… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Decorative Plaster Letters

By: Capreek Jul 02, 2012

created at: 07/02/2012

We've shown you how to make your own faux-zinc letters, but here's a unique twist on the classic decorative monogram that we think is pretty cool!… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Patriotic Pillows for the 4th of July

By: Capreek Jul 02, 2012

created at: 07/02/2012

Independence Day is this week! By now you've stocked up on all your legal fireworks and have your favorite potato salad recipe ready to go. But, if you're looking to bring a little of the red, white, and blue into your decor, we've got a simple sewing project for you!… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Wall Art from Old School Keys

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 29, 2012
created at: 06/22/2012
It's amazing how you can transform a gaudy piece of wall art into something cool and kitsch with a little bit of paint and a good color combo. But if you are scratching your head wondering how the creator could paint over an antique set of keys, I have good news.
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Make It: Typographic "Home Sweet Home" DIY Yarn Art!

By: Capreek Jun 28, 2012

created at: 06/28/2012

We're all about string art these days. I particularly love this simplified, playful approach from Jen Lula!… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Simple DIY Picnic Blanket for Summer!

By: Capreek Jun 26, 2012

created at: 06/26/2012

You guys, it's totally picnic weather these days. And picnic weather means picnic blankets! Here's a simple one you can make in an afternoon and be picnicking on by sunset!… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 7 Modern Furniture Makeovers!

By: Capreek Jun 25, 2012

created at: 06/25/2012

We've got some modern makeover madness for you today! Here are 7 awesome furniture face lifts to inspire your own creativity. Enjoy!… Continue Reading

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Make It: Lacy DIY Cement Candle Holders

By: Capreek Jun 25, 2012

created at: 06/25/2012

I know, I know. Cement and lace? These aren't exactly materials you normally associate together, which makes this cool DIY project that much more intriguing (and a great jumping off point)!… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 8 DIY Table Runner Ideas

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 21, 2012

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There are so many options our there for DIY napkins, placemats, and table runners, it's hard not to want to make them all (even for a non-cook like myself). I mean, just because I can't make buffalo chicken mac and cheese doesn't mean I don't like to decorate the table when I have guests come… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 20 Awesome DIY Modern Lighting Projects!

By: Capreek Jun 20, 2012

created at: 06/20/2012

In celebration of Modernism month at Curbly, we rounded up 20 of the best and coolest modern lighting projects on these here Interwebs. Yes, you read that right, TWENTY. So, put on your DIY pants, it's time to get illuminated!… Continue Reading

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