Make It: Colorful Painted Chair Cushions!

By: Capreek Sep 26, 2011

created at: 09/26/2011

After honing your painting skills fixing all those thrift store paintings, you should be more than ready to take on this project!  Learn how to turn plain canvas seat cushions into functional works of art--for… Continue Reading

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Make It: Mod Paper Pumpkins for Fall

By: Kellyb Sep 23, 2011

created at: 09/18/2011

As soon as Labor Day has passed fall decorations are fair game! These paper pumpkins can be as classic or as funky as you'd like and take about five minutes each to whip… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Picture Frames for $5 a Pop!

By: Capreek Sep 21, 2011

created at: 09/20/2011

I love art, lovelovelove it.  If I could cover all my walls and even the back of my eyelids in art, I would.  Instead, I have an ever-growing stack of prints and drawings that aren't seeing the light of day.  Why??  Because framing those bad boys is EXPENSIVE.  So, when I spotted this simple DIY framing solution that brings the price to around $5 a piece, I kid you not, I could hear my stack of art rejoicing.  Their time has finally… Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Silhouette Wall Art!

By: Capreek Sep 19, 2011

created at: 09/19/2011

While cameos and silhouettes of loved ones have been found in homes for, well, a long long time, they have recently made a comeback in more modernized forms - like this easy DIY plywood version!… Continue Reading

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Make It: Colorful DIY Treat Stands!

By: Capreek Sep 13, 2011

created at: 09/12/2011

Ready to party?  Cool.  Ready to put some tasty treats out on display on a colorful and easy stand you made yourself??  Right on!… Continue Reading

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Apple Decor: 6 DIY Projects Using Fall's Favorite Fruit

By: Diy maven Sep 12, 2011

apple bombs

This time of year means one thing and one thing only, as far as produce goes that is. It's the beginning of apple season. Lucky for us, however, it's pretty much apple season all year round. Whether it's New Zealand Braeburns or Minnesota Honeycrisps*, there's always something delicious to choose from. So, in celebration of that dependable--and yummy--fruit, I decided to surf the waves for how-to's using them in decor projects. Here are… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Colorful DIY Ruffle Pendant Light - For Cheap!

By: Capreek Sep 08, 2011

created at: 09/06/2011

Colors, glorious colors, oh how I love you!  I especially love when you show up in unexpected places and blow my mind with your brilliance.  Because seriously, what you're doing for this DIY pendant light is OUT. OF. CONTROL.… Continue Reading

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How to: Create Your Own Graphic "Wallpaper" with Patterned Fabric

By: Chrisjob Sep 08, 2011

Friend o' Curbly Jessica Jones says, "I couldn't stand our boring white door anymore. Something had to be done. So over the weekend, we wallpapered it with a big, fun piece of fabric. I love it. And it's useful, too. There are four white doors in this corner of the apartment—bedroom, bathroom, coat closet, and outer door—and sometimes departing guests get confused about which one they came through. Now we'll just tell them to exit through the… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Natural Dyes from Common Food Items!

By: Capreek Sep 07, 2011

created at: 09/06/2011

I learned a long time ago how to dye fabric using fruits and vegetables (thanks to my mom and her degree in "3D textiles": she would dye all her own materials and make sculptures from resin-saturated fabrics... I know, right!?).  Alas, the wisdom she bestowed upon me escaped my "vault of knowledge" along with a great many other things over the years.  Fortunately, the Internet exists.  And extra fortunately, someone decided to show us all how it's done!  Ready to start putting those groceries to new… Continue Reading

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Yay or Nay: DIY Cross Stitch iPhone Case

By: Capreek Sep 06, 2011

created at: 09/06/2011

I had a good chuckle when I first spotted this "DIY" iPhone case.  It's a little bit kitschy, a little bit genius, and a whole lot of random.  But what I really want to know is, what do you guys… Continue Reading

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How To: Fix Ugly Thrift Store Paintings!

By: Capreek Sep 01, 2011

created at: 08/31/2011

We've all seen them: hideous paintings that look to have come from a dentist's office circa 1991.  Thrift store specialties!  But before you pass by these massive works of, um, art, consider their inherent value.  A new canvas is expensive.  A sad thrift store painting is not.  Are you thinking what I'm thinking?  Let's fix this thing with some DIY… Continue Reading

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How to Make Your Summer Vacation Memories Last Longer

By: Diy maven Aug 31, 2011

Are you lamenting the end of summer vacation too? Memory jars are a sweet and lovely way to preserve those sun-filled memories we've amassed over the last few months. A PERFECT project for the… Continue Reading

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Make It: A DIY Paper Popsicle Memory Game!

By: Capreek Aug 31, 2011

created at: 08/31/2011

Kids of all ages (and even kids at heart - I'm lookin' at you!) will get a kick out of this colorful DIY memory… Continue Reading

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How To: Cereal Specimen Art

By: Craftmel Aug 31, 2011

created at: 08/30/2011

Cereal Specimen Art.  Need I say more?  Since this month on Curbly we've been concentrating on the kitchen, I just could not pass up the opportunity to share this hilarious idea for the dry cereal connoisseur in your… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Stunning DIY Rope Rug!

By: Capreek Aug 30, 2011

created at: 08/29/2011

From 3D maze rugs to eco-friendly bathmats to room-sized chevron rugs, we've shared quite a few DIY flooring projects here on Curbly.  But this rope and pompom rug definitely takes the cake when it comes to originality and, well, straight up… Continue Reading

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