Roundup: 3 Easy DIY Goodie Bags and Packages for Valentine's Day!

By: Capreek Jan 31, 2012

created at: 01/29/2012

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and while hiding treats in super cute mailboxes each day is a swell idea, maybe you'd like to surprise your gift recipients with one big bang of a goodie bag!  We've rounded up three of our favorite DIY Valentine package ideas that are easy to make and sure to… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Easy DIY String-Wrapped Bottle Vases!

By: Capreek Jan 30, 2012

created at: 01/29/2012

I love fun and easy repurposed decor projects and these colorful string-wrapped vases certainly fit that bill!  So save up those empty glass bottles, Curbliers.  It's time to turn them into something pretty (and… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own DIY Custom-Shaped Paperclips!

By: Capreek Jan 26, 2012

created at: 01/26/2012

It's office month, as you know, and what's more office-y than paperclips??  (A stapler, probably...) We realize you can buy paperclips in bulk, but wouldn't it be cooler to have your own custom paperclips to attach to greeting cards, gift toppers, or those pesky TPS… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Typographic DIY Stencil Pillow!

By: Capreek Jan 25, 2012

created at: 01/25/2012

Stencils, linen, and a good quote might be the ultimate throw pillow… Continue Reading

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DIY No-Sew Bunting

By: Craftmel Jan 25, 2012

created at: 01/25/2012

It is my daughter's birthday on Friday, and I'm in party mode.  Since I do parties as simply as possible- usually with only a few balloons as decorations- this super easy DIY made me consider stepping out of my "If-I-Decorate-I'll-Have-To-Clean-It" self and branch out a little more this time around.  The good news is, you can just fold it up and put it away for the next celebration that comes around.   That's my kind of… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Waterless Hot Water Bottle (Free Template)!

By: Capreek Jan 24, 2012

created at: 01/24/2012

I wanted to say something about this fleece "hot water bottle" giving you warm fuzzies, but I just couldn't.  Or could I?  Oh snap, I just did.  Now that that terrible pun is purged from my system, let's get on with this heart-warming how-to.  (I'm so sorry, I can't… Continue Reading

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Coolest Idea Ever: Create a DIY Duvet Cover From Doodles!

By: Capreek Jan 19, 2012

created at: 01/16/2012

With this creative DIY idea, Jen Morris may just receive this year's Coolest Mom Award.  Going off of her son's doodles and drawings, she created this incredibly unique (and totally awesome) custom "monster" duvet cover!… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Turn Jeans into Textural, Recycled Wall Art!

By: Capreek Jan 18, 2012

created at: 01/16/2012

We've made bowls and bins from jeans, but now it's time to make a little somethin' somethin' for those bare walls: highly textural and striking recycled denim wall… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Colored Pencil Spool Rack!

By: Capreek Jan 16, 2012

created at: 01/16/2012

It seems we can't get enough colored pencil projects these days (hello awesome DIY jewelry)!  Heck, you could even say we're... "over the rainbow" for them (har har), especially this clever and easy DIY colored pencil spool rack from… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own DIY Stamped Tea Towels!

By: Capreek Jan 11, 2012

created at: 01/11/2012

I'm known by some to be a bit of a tea towel hoarder (which is an easy thing to become when there are SO MANY awesome designs out there).  But lately I've been itching to make my own, which is why this simple tutorial from Centsational Girl is rocking my world!   

Using fabric paint and regular old stamps, Kate Riley of Centsational Girl fame created these pretty and durable DIY tea towels.  Aren't they lovely?… Continue Reading

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Organize Your Space: DIY Craft Table

By: Craftmel Jan 11, 2012

created at: 01/10/2012

One of my main challenges as a creative person (I like to think of myself as such!) is the mess that comes along with it.  It seems to me like a good solution to the constant moving of project piles would be a good storage solution, like this DIY… Continue Reading

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How To: Make DIY Twig Buttons!

By: Capreek Jan 05, 2012

created at: 01/05/2012

Okay, before you think "What could I possibly do with a bunch of twig buttons?!", I have an answer (or five).  Ahem.  They are: embellish pillows! Embellish gifts and gift tags! Use them on these felt gadget cases! Use them for knitting projects! Turn them into cute magnets!  See?  There are SO many ways to use them.  All jazzed up to make some twig buttons now?  Here's… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Handbag from a Book

By: Chrisjob Jan 04, 2012

created at: 12/28/2011

This week we're giving ourselves a bit of a break after a hectic and awesome finish to 2011. We've dug out some oldies but goodies from the Curbly archives that you may have missed. Today; check out this fun upcycling idea: making a purse from a secondhand book!

Click here to read the original blog post! And make sure to check back tomorrow for another blast from the past.

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How to Make a Coffee Filter Light

By: Diy maven Jan 04, 2012
Yes, those are coffee filters on that paper pendant. The soft, ruffly effect gives the modest globe presence. It couldn't be simpler… Continue Reading
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6 No-Sew Fabric Display Ideas

By: Craftmel Jan 04, 2012

created at: 01/03/2012

Who says fabric is only for sewing?  I, a self-proclaimed fabric hoarder, have lots that I don't see myself cutting into any time soon since I am waiting for the perfect project for it.  In the meantime, that beloved print can still make a statement in my home!  Framing fabric, like the photo above from Cape 27, is a great way to use fabric as art.  How about more easy… Continue Reading

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