Mid-Century Modern Christmas: How to Make Starburst Glitter Ornaments

By: Capreek Nov 30, 2012

created at: 11/26/2012

Curbly recently had the great pleasure of creating a series of Mid-Century Modern holiday decorations for DIY Network, including everything from ornaments to stockings to wreaths. We'll be sharing the projects one-by-one. This week's DIY holiday project?Continue Reading

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How to: Make DIY Colorful Geometric Ornaments

By: Chrisjob Nov 29, 2012

created at: 11/28/2012

I love living right across the street from the public library. Sure, it makes checking out and returning things a breeze (and late fees inexcusable), but there's another benefit. Every six weeks or so, when I see the "Friends of Library Book Sale" sign hit the sidewalk, I can scootch right over and snag the best goodies for a cool 25¢ each.     Continue Reading

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Make It: A Giant Knit Blanket

By: Capreek Nov 29, 2012

created at: 11/29/2012

Okay, so I don't know how to knit and I've never tried. But, holy cow, if this giant knit blanket doesn't make me want to learn STAT!     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 14 Modern DIY Advent Calendars and Holiday Countdown Projects

By: Capreek Nov 28, 2012

created at: 11/28/2012

I'll be honest, I prefer that my DIY projects and crafts be heavy on the modern side of things. Sometimes it's hard to find ideas that are easy to make, affordable, and super contemporary. BUT! It can be done! Even the most ubiquitous Christmas craft, the advent calendar, can be turned into an aesthetically pleasing design object. Here are 14 examples that are sure to fit in with modern homes of all types!     

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How To: Washi Wrapped Advent Candles

By: Matt allison Nov 28, 2012

created at: 11/28/2012

I love the Scandinavian duo Dos Family. I stopped by this week and spotted Isabella's wacky advent light post and just had to share it with you.

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How to: Make a Fun and Festive Space-Saving Christmas Tree

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 28, 2012

created at: 11/27/2012

If you live in a smaller home, you know that Christmas trees take up a lot of valuable space during the holidays. Space that you may not have to spare. Right? So why not try this fun and fringy DIY alternative Christmas tree idea, that towers over 6 feet tall, but takes up virtually no space at all. Oh, and by the way, it also makes the perfect holiday photo backdrop. Pretty cool, huh? Here's how to make your own giant wall art Christmas tree at home.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make Pretty Dough Ornaments

By: Craftmel Nov 28, 2012

created at: 11/26/2012

I think the first time I made a dough ornament was way back in first grade, at least, and the result was a yellowed, rough, and very... salty piece of handiwork.  Because I haven't been all too fond of the yellowed and rough look, the salt dough ornaments haven't made their way into my own home.  After seeing these ornaments, however, I think it is time to give dough ornaments another chance- especially since these do NOT include salt or flour, making them a beautiful creamy white canvas.    Continue Reading

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Roundup: 25+ Creative DIY Holiday Wreaths

By: Capreek Nov 27, 2012

created at: 11/27/2012

Christmas is right around the corner which, depending on your degree of seasonal decorating, means it's time to put up a holiday wreath! Ring in the season and add some cheer to your entryway with one of these creative (and oh-so-festive) DIY wreaths!     

1. White Yarn Christmas Wreath

2. Holiday Light Wreath

3. Ornament Wreath

4. Candy Cane Wreath

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DIY Gift Card Holders

By: Craftmel Nov 27, 2012

created at: 11/26/2012

Sometimes finding the perfect gift for someone is hard to do, or maybe all they want is money!  Instead of simply putting money or a gift card in an envelope, try making cute little stocking holders instead!   Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Metal Holiday Cone Trees

By: Capreek Nov 26, 2012

created at: 11/26/2012

I've been slowly transforming my house into a holiday/winter-y wonderland the last few weeks and, now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, I'm kicking the decorating into high gear. I've always loved the look of simple cone trees as a Christmas centerpiece, so when I spotted this easy DIY version, I got pretty excited! Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Advent Calendar

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 23, 2012

created at: 11/20/2012

The days are counting down before December hits. Seven more days until December 1st. Do you have an advent calendar ready to go yet?    Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Postcard Wall Art

By: Capreek Nov 21, 2012

created at: 11/21/2012

This is such a cool wall art idea and easily customizable with what you have on hand! No postcards? Try using greeting cards (there are SO many amazing handmade/letter pressed/screen printed cards these days), gift wrap, patterned scrapbook paper, etc. -- the sky's the limit!     Continue Reading

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Mixed Media Movie Mash-Up

By: Diy maven Nov 21, 2012

Lydia loves movies. And Mod Podge. The coupling makes for some very clever mixed-media art. She used some canvases purchased at Michaels and old Magnetic Poetry movie quotes and her imagination make these memorable mashups. Of course, looking at Lydia's images, it makes Continue Reading

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How To: Make A Mini-Tree Advent Calendar

By: Craftmel Nov 21, 2012

created at: 11/20/2012

You still have a few days to get your advent calendars together for the Holiday season!  Here is one to add to the ideas we rounded up already that doesn't take too much prep work, and is adorable beyond words to boot.   Continue Reading

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Mid-Century Modern Christmas: How to Make Modern DIY Faux Aluminum Ornaments

By: Capreek Nov 20, 2012

created at: 11/20/2012

Curbly recently had the great pleasure of creating a series of Mid-Century Modern holiday decorations for DIY Network, including everything from ornaments to stockings to wreaths. We'll be sharing the projects one-by-one. This week's DIY holiday project? These super awesome faux-aluminum Christmas ornaments! Check them out!

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