Roundup: Curbly's 2012 Modern Holiday Card Guide

By: Chrisjob Nov 08, 2012

created at: 11/08/2012

We love paper, we love independent designers, and we certainly love getting cool, handmade art in the mail. So for the Curbly crew, cards are not only a given, but one of our favorite parts of the holiday season.

To help find some of the coolest, most stylish holiday greeting cards of 2012, Curbly asked our friend and resident stationery expert Carina Murray of Crow and Canary to share her favorite picks this season.Continue Reading

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Color 101 with David Bromstad: How to Use Bright and Bold Colors in Your Décor

By: David bromstad Nov 08, 2012

created at: 11/06/2012
This month, Curbly is excited to team up with designer and TV host David Bromstad, of HGTV's Design Star and The White Room Challenge. David is offering his professional tips about one his biggest passions: using color to transform everyday rooms into something extraordinary. 

You know I looove me some bright colors! But incorporating them into your home can be tricky.  But it’s not impossible!  My number one recommendation is always to keep the majority of your elementsContinue Reading

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How To: Make an X-Leg Ottoman

By: Diy maven Nov 07, 2012

Jennifer had wanted to try making a couple of X-leg Ottoman's for awhile. Less than a yard of fabric, some hardwood planks, plywood & foam and she was on her way. The outcome is steller. Jennifer shares complete instructions Continue Reading

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How To: Create Easy Fall Flower Arrangements

By: Matt allison Nov 07, 2012

created at: 11/07/2012

There is something rather magical about living a seasonal life, embracing the change as leaves turn from green to brown, orange and rust and what better way to further invite the outdoors in than embracing Fall inspired flower arrangements.  

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Roundup: 10 DIY Advent Calendar and Holiday Countdown Ideas

By: Craftmel Nov 07, 2012

created at: 11/05/2012

It seems as though every year is a foot race, with holidays paced out evenly throughout... until the mad final sprint to the finish line with three major holidays right in a row.  That is why it is never too early to start prepping for that great gift-giving time of year.  Here is a roundup of 10 Advent ideas to help you in all your early preparation!   Continue Reading

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How To: Easy DIY Folding Chair Makeover

By: Alicia Nov 06, 2012

created at: 11/06/2012

Thanksgiving means turkey, cranberries, guests, and extra seats at the table. As we prepare for the holiday, we decided to purchase a set of folding chairs to create additional seating for our guests. The chairs are super sturdy and comfortable, but they're not the most stylish kids on the block, so we decided to spiff them up using rivets, a staple gun, and some extra fabric we had lying around the house. Check out the tutorial below!Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Neon Fabric Coil Bowls

By: Capreek Nov 06, 2012

created at: 11/06/2012

I remember making a coil bowl from scrap fabric as a kid -- it turned out terribly. Now that my dexterity and attention to detail and general craftin' skillz have increased, I really want to give this trendy neon version a go.     Continue Reading

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Color 101 with David Bromstad: How to Choose the Right Colors for Your Home

By: David bromstad Nov 06, 2012

created at: 11/06/2012
This month, Curbly is excited to team up with designer and TV host David Bromstad, of HGTV's Design Star and The White Room Challenge. David is offering his professional tips about one his biggest passions: using color to transform everyday rooms into something extraordinary. 

Whenever people ask me where to start with finding the right colors for their home; I always recommend learning the basics.
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First of all, it is important to think about the psychological effects of the color you are choosing!  For instance, blues, greys and greens have a calm soothing effect; they also help you concentrate and keep you focused.Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy Custom DIY iPhone Case

By: Capreek Nov 05, 2012

created at: 11/05/2012

I had one of those "why didn't I think of that?" moments when I first spotted this project from Crafty Endeavor. I mean, it's ridiculously easy! And 100% customizable! And have I mentioned awesome?       Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Edible Photo Lollipops

By: Capreek Nov 02, 2012

created at: 10/28/2012

Okay, you guys. This is just plain cool! Think of all the different images you could turn into candy. THEN... think of all the different occasions you could use said candy! You've got party favors for your next, oh, ten parties covered with these bad boys.     Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy Faux Stained Glass Votive Holders

By: Capreek Nov 01, 2012

created at: 10/28/2012

Not only are these colorful glass votive holders stunning, they're a cinch to make!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Geoball with Paper

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 01, 2012

created at: 10/30/2012

Now that Halloween is over, you're going to need a place to store that extra candy. Or maybe it's time to reorganize your office and start finding homes for your growing pile of craft supplies? Either way, this tutorial can help, and I bet you have everything you'll need to make one at home already.     Continue Reading

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Clever Storage Idea: DIY Toilet Paper Roll Caddy

By: Capreek Oct 31, 2012

created at: 10/28/2012

We throw so many empty toilet paper tubes away (at least I throw a lot of them away... *shifty eyes*); it seems a downright shame not to do something with them, right? So, when I spotted this simple, 10-minute DIY storage idea on Aunt Peaches, I recognized the pure, crafty genius of it immediately. This! This was the "something"!     

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Inspiration: Make Leaf Art

By: Diy maven Oct 31, 2012

These sweet images created out of nothing but cleverly arranged leaves would be at home in any nursery or children's room. There Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Gold Leopard Print Dish

By: Craftmel Oct 31, 2012

created at: 10/30/2012

Gold details are popping up all over, including DIY projects.  Nothing is safe from the gold reach, especially when something as handy as a gold paint pen is sitting around.    Continue Reading

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