Roundup: 10 DIY Wooden Lampshade Tutorials!

By: Capreek Sep 04, 2012

created at: 09/03/2012

We're kicking off the new fall season with a whole month dedicated to illuminating ways to light your space. First up: a roundup of 10 awesome DIY wooden lampshades. Ready, set, MAKE!     Continue Reading

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How To: DIY Recovered Mousepad

By: Craftmel Sep 04, 2012

created at: 09/04/2012

If you give a mouse a mousepad, chances are it it will want something cute and colorful to go with it.  Most of use with a computer mouse have a mousepad, and I'd venture to guess that 80% of those mousepads are plain, boring, or have some huge logo on it since it was a freebie from your neighbor's company.  Well, if you happen to be in that 80%, there is still hope!   Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Tribal-Inspired Painted Baskets

By: Capreek Sep 03, 2012

created at: 09/02/2012

Well, THESE are awesome! I'm not a big basket person usually, but I would definitely make an exception for these DIY beauties.     Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Paper Scrap Tray

By: Capreek Aug 30, 2012

created at: 08/26/2012

Got paper scraps? Put 'em to work sprucing up a plain wooden tray!    Continue Reading

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How To: Make Custom DIY Pet Pillows

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 30, 2012

created at: 08/29/2012

I realize that making a pillow with your pet's photo on it might sound a little crazy, but I can assure you that this project is one part quirky and two parts awesome. Check it out.   Continue Reading

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Kitty Litter Cartons Turned Tote Bags

By: Diy maven Aug 29, 2012

created at: 08/29/2012

Pixie Dust Originals turns kitty litter cartons into the cutest tote bags. They also say that any similarly-shaped carton will do (like a detergent box). They're currently for sale on their Etsy Shop, but PDO says Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Recipe and Cookbook Storage Ideas

By: Craftmel Aug 29, 2012

created at: 08/28/2012

Whether your recipes are in tidy cookbooks or slapped together haphazardly in a file folder, there is always room for improvement and fresh, new ideas.  Here are 10 DIY projects to keep your recipes in order!   Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Modern and Colorful Geometric Mobile

By: Chrisjob Aug 28, 2012

 created at: 08/23/2012

I'll admit it: I'm an excitable guy. I get really energized by surrounding myself with inspiring things. And this DIY geometric mobile project combines three of my favorites: the combination of natural wood grain and solid color, kinetic, evolving art, and really inexpensive materials that come together to look like something I'd paid bundles for.   Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Embroidery Hoop Cork Message Boards!

By: Capreek Aug 27, 2012

created at: 08/26/2012

These DIY memo board hoops are perfect for craft rooms, home offices, or kids' rooms! Bonus? They're super easy to make and completely customizable!    Continue Reading

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Make It: No-Fall Dishtowels

By: Diy maven Aug 24, 2012

Ashley suffers from "dishtowel on the floor" syndrome. Her way to combate this pesky problem is not only creative, but cute too. To make one--or several--ourselves, we'll need a dishtowel (this would be great for Continue Reading

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How To: Dye Table Linens with Vegetables

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 24, 2012

created at: 08/21/2012

If you're heading out to the farmer's market this weekend, or even to the grocery store, you might want to pick up some extra vegetables for today's Foodie Friday DIY. Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Origami Business Card Holders

By: Capreek Aug 24, 2012

created at: 08/23/2012

Sooo... this is pretty cool, right? Origami business card holders? In any awesome paper and pattern my heart desires? I am all over this simple DIY project from How About Orange!    Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Chalkboard Wall Organizer

By: Chrisjob Aug 23, 2012

created at: 08/23/2012

Curbly reader and all around creative guy Matt sent in this great original DIY project he just completed. And the best part? The only tool needed build your own is a handheld drill.   Continue Reading

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How To: 5 Fast and Inexpensive Ways to Refresh Your Kitchen Cabinets

By: Diy maven Aug 22, 2012

created at: 08/21/2012

Painting kitchen cabinets is great for a budget update, but not everyone relishes doing it, and for good reason. When you have 30+ door and drawer fronts laying all over your garage floor, you'll understand why. It's a lot of work, if you're going to do it right. To make life easier, here are five easy, fast and inexpensive ways to refreshen your kitchen cabinets without all the bother and commitment to the painting process.

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How to: Make a DIY Magnetic Notepad...with Free Downloads!

By: Craftmel Aug 22, 2012

 created at: 08/21/2012

 You know the how the story goes: you are at the grocery store lugging around that gallon of milk, but you have this tingling in the back of your brain that there was something else you needed to get as well.  After walking down every single aisle waiting for your memory to trigger, you give up and just go home- only to remember you are completely out of cereal.  This is where a fridge-mounted notepad comes in handy to jot down those needed items as they run out.  Better still is a mod notepad that you've made yourself.    Continue Reading

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