How to: Make DIY Cathrineholm Candle Holders

By: Craftmel Dec 07, 2011

created at: 12/05/2011

I don't know about you, but whenever I go thrifting, I keep my eyes open for a Cathrineholm enamelware ANYTHING.  I love it, but sadly have never scored such a find.  That's why I had a "DUH" moment when I saw this DIY project with the coveted Lotus… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Simple DIY Leather Journal

By: Capreek Dec 05, 2011

created at: 12/05/2011

These simple leather journals or sketchbooks would make great holiday gifts for the writers, doodlers, list-makers, or note-takers in your life.  I don't know about you but I want to make a hundred of these and give them to everyone I… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 15 Festive DIY Holiday Wreaths to Make This Year!

By: Capreek Dec 05, 2011

created at: 12/04/2011

With materials ranging from paper straws to actual living plants, we've rounded up 15 of our favorite festive DIY wreaths!  Happy hand-crafted holidays!   

created at: 12/04/2011

1. Ruffled Felt Poinsettia Wreath

2. Felt Ball Wreath

3. Felt Rosette Wreath

4. Paper Circle Wreath

5. Felt Flower Wreath

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6. Vintage Ornament Wreath

7. Holiday LightContinue Reading

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Make It: Colorful Double-Sided Felt Snowflake Ornaments!

By: Capreek Dec 01, 2011

created at: 12/01/2011

Those kids over at The Purl Bee never cease to get my creative juices flowing!  This DIY project is a super easy and super awesome and involves everyone's favorite material:… Continue Reading

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Curbly Essentials: How to Make A Paper Holiday Garland (Free Download!)

By: Bruno Dec 01, 2011

 Curbly Essentials: Holiday Paper Garland

This month, we're giving away a free series of useful PDF tutorials that are perfect for the holiday season. We're calling it "Curbly Essentials", and today's download is a quick, easy DIY project that can add a lot of cheer to your home in no time at all: a paper garland!

Read on to see how to get today's download: Curbly Essentials: Holiday PaperContinue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Modern, Minimalist Nutcracker

By: Chrisjob Nov 29, 2011

created at: 11/29/2011

I feel sorta bad for the nutcracker as an object... I mean, people like to eat nuts during other, non-holiday times of the year, right? But then, some German Romantic fantasy writer decided it made a pretty good gift from a crazy, creepy uncle, and then good old Pyotr Ilyich thought that adventure made a mostly awesome subject for a ballet, and now, any glimpse of those wide-jawed wooden soldiers simply screams, "It's Christmas! It's Christmas!"

Or, perhaps, I feel bad for most actual nutcrackers...cause they're, well, kinda tacky. I mean, I know there are really quality, beautiful, carved wooden ones, especially the handcrafted ones from the German forrest tradition. But the ones sold nowadays in discount stores are low-quality, poorly sanded and hastily glued pieces of mass-produced junk.

Which means they're perfect, inexpensive opportunity for a modern, minimalist makeover.… Continue Reading

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DIY String-Wrapped Lamp: The Easiest Lighting Makeover Project Ever!

By: Capreek Nov 29, 2011

created at: 11/29/2011

It's no secret, we love a good DIY lighting project here at Curbly.  Whether that's building your own from scratch or simply giving that old shade a makeover, we love lamps.  This particular project, though, is hands down the easiest one we've ever seen!  If you can tie a knot, you can make this (feathers… Continue Reading

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Curbly Essentials: How to Make Modern Paper Ornaments (Free Download!)

By: Bruno Nov 29, 2011

 Curbly Essentials: Modern Paper Ornaments

This month, we're giving away a free series of useful PDF tutorials that are perfect for the holiday season. We're calling it "Curbly Essentials", and the first one is a sweet little how-to from our editor-in-chief Chris Gardner on making simple, stylish modern paper ornaments. You can download the PDF and print it out to use with family, friends, or as a project with kids. 

Read on to see how to get today's download: Curbly Essentials: Modern PaperContinue Reading

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How To: Turn Cardboard Boxes into Colorful DIY Shelving!

By: Capreek Nov 28, 2011

created at: 11/28/2011

After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, chances are your cardboard box collection has grown exponentially.  Before you start tossing boxes out (or recycling them, hopefully), consider this clever reuse project: colorful DIY… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Awesome Paper Cut Coasters!

By: Capreek Nov 24, 2011

created at: 11/23/2011

At Curbly, we've got a little thing for paper cutting and coasters. But a project that combines two of our loves in one??  Well, that's what I like to call a… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Colorful String-Wrapped Branch Wreath!

By: Capreek Nov 23, 2011

created at: 11/23/2011

Simple, easy, and a bit like a friendship bracelet for your door, this DIY branch wreath from Duo Fiberworks is my new favorite thing.  Ye Olde Twig Wreath just got an awesome and colorful update, y'all!… Continue Reading

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How To: Make DIY Liquid Watercolors!

By: Capreek Nov 22, 2011

created at: 11/21/2011

Three simple ingredients, folks, that's all you need... then you'll be on your way to custom watercolor… Continue Reading

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How to: Make Sparkly Christmas Trees

By: Craftmel Nov 22, 2011

created at: 11/21/2011

Since Chris' reindeer has me thinking in glitter recently, my eyes were drawn to these simple-and-sparkly trees that could probably double as a photo-op backdrop for that reindeer when it isn't relaxing at the Aluminum Arbre.  This easy glitter tree project involves 4 supply items and won't leave glittery messes… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Felt Holiday Trees!

By: Capreek Nov 21, 2011

created at: 11/21/2011

These felt trees are crafty, kitschy, quirky, and fun.  Also?  They're easy as pie--you'll have your own mini forest in no… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 Stylish Modern Holiday Greeting Cards

By: Chrisjob Nov 18, 2011

created at: 11/18/2011

Sure, it's the era of electronic invites, and online parties, and hashtag events, but, there's simply no replacement for sending a holiday greeting - on paper, in the mail - to your friends and family to let them know you care, and if you'd like, what you've been up to this year.
To help find some of the coolest, most stylish holiday greeting cards of 2011, Curbly asked our friend and resident stationery expert… Continue Reading
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