Before & After: A DIY Upholstered Bed Frame

By: Capreek Jul 23, 2012
created at: 07/23/2012
This cheap, plain wooden bed frame gets a classy and masculine update for a fraction of the cost of similar beds. Intrigued? Check out the 'after' and the full DIY scoop below!    Continue Reading
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How To: Make your Ice Cream Cones even Cooler with a Decorative Wrappers DIY

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 20, 2012

created at: 07/18/2012
Cool down in style on a hot summer day or at the next ice cream party, with these kid-friendly (and adult-friendly) ice cream cone wrappers.   Continue Reading
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Make It: Easy No-Sew Roman Shades

By: Capreek Jul 19, 2012
created at: 07/19/2012
I'm on a quest to find new window treatments that are affordable and stylish and, well, affordable. What we have now are some discolored, plastic "wood" blinds that have ceased to open properly. I love the look of Roman shades, but hate the typical expense associated with having them custom made. So, what's a girl to do? Make her own! Without sewing a single stitch!    Continue Reading
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8 Outdoor DIY Projects for Summer

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 19, 2012
created at: 07/18/2012

Break out your gardening gloves, sewing kit, and maybe even a drill or two! It's time to soak up the sun with these outdoor DIY projects for summer. Oh, and, you might want to make yourself a cold drink too. It's hot out there!   Continue Reading
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How to: Make Silk Ribbon Rosettes

By: Alicia Jul 19, 2012

created at: 07/19/2012
This week I'm sharing a series of DIY projects using ribbon from the nice folks at Midori Ribbon. You can check out the first three projects here. A today, I'm embellishing a chevron pillow cover with beautiful pink ribbon! Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern Paper Mache Lamp

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 19, 2012
created at: 07/18/2012

Remember back in the day when you made those paper mache masks and impressed all your elementary school friends? Well, paper mache is growing up (in a big way) with today's DIY lamp idea.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make Cross-Stitch Office Supplies

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 18, 2012
created at: 07/18/2012
What better way to bring color into your home for Color Month here at Curbly than with this clever (and colorful) twist on standard office supplies.   Continue Reading
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How to: Make a DIY Colorful Chic Ribbon Chandelier

By: Alicia Jul 18, 2012

created at: 07/18/2012

All this week I'm doing a series of DIY projects with colorful ribbon. Today I'm sharing an easy DIY I made for my daughter's closet. Read on to find out how to make this fun, colorful pendant lamp!
The lights in all our closets consist of bare exposed bulbs, with nothing more; they're plain-jane. I wanted to create something with a touch of whimsy for Ayla's closet, because even at 3-years-old, she spends quite a bit of time inContinue Reading

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Make It: Plush Strawberry Place Cards for Summer Parties!

By: Capreek Jul 17, 2012
created at: 07/17/2012
How adorable are these strawberry place card holders?? I kinda want to make a million of them and then have a giant party where we all joke and laugh and eat berry pies. Who's in?    Continue Reading
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How To: Make a Diamond Ribbon Lampshade

By: Alicia Jul 17, 2012

Midori Ribbon DIY Diamond Ribbon LampThis week I'm excited to be sharing a series of DIY projects involving the beautiful color, texture, and flowing shapes of ribbon. I'm thrilled that the folks at Midori Ribbon offered to work with me to let me explore some creative ways to use their gorgeous products. Read on to find out how to make this diamond ribbon lampshade!

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Make It: Graphic and Modern Tissue Paper Collage!

By: Capreek Jul 16, 2012
created at: 07/16/2012
When a DIY project idea comes from two sisters who run a modern stationery company, you know it's going to be awesome!    Continue Reading
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How To: Make Your Own Mason Jar Candles!

By: Capreek Jul 16, 2012

created at: 07/16/2012
Add this to the list of clever ways to use a mason jar: DIY hand-poured candles. You can make them in any color or scent you want - and - they make great gifts! You can buy the wax here, and various scents here.    
created at: 07/16/2012
Jen from Something Turquoise has an incredibly detailed (and beautifully photographed) tutorial that explains everything you could possibly want to know about making your own poured candles. She even covers the best way toContinue Reading

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How to: Make a Ruffled Ribbon Lampshade

By: Alicia Jul 16, 2012

created at: 07/16/2012
There's something exquisite about spools of ribbon. They are the final touch on gifts, the last detail at the end of Pippi Longstocking's braids, and the very magic of a may pole. When the people at Midori Ribbon got in touch with us about doing a series of DIY ribbon projects, I jumped. And, when we looked at their web site and the lovely of these ribbons, I jumped a little higher. Read on for the first in a series of step-by-step tutorials.Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Paper Flower String Lights

By: Capreek Jul 12, 2012
created at: 07/11/2012
What's an outdoor summer soiree without some fanciful lighting?? Bring the festivities up a notch with some colorful flower string lights!    

These pretty garden lights are made using low-heat LEDs (we don't want your party to take a turn towards Tragic Fire Town) and colorful cupcake liners. Check out how to make different flower and leaf styles over on Oh Happy Day!Continue Reading
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How To: Sun Dye Fabric for Upholstery Projects

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 12, 2012
created at: 07/11/2012

Add a pop of color with a fun printed fabric that you design and create all by your lonesome. I don't think I've ever seen a fabric tutorial easier than this one.   
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