Mixed Media Movie Mash-Up

By: Diy maven Nov 21, 2012

Lydia loves movies. And Mod Podge. The coupling makes for some very clever mixed-media art. She used some canvases purchased at Michaels and old Magnetic Poetry movie quotes and her imagination make these memorable mashups. Of course, looking at Lydia's images, it makes Continue Reading

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How To: Make A Mini-Tree Advent Calendar

By: Craftmel Nov 21, 2012

created at: 11/20/2012

You still have a few days to get your advent calendars together for the Holiday season!  Here is one to add to the ideas we rounded up already that doesn't take too much prep work, and is adorable beyond words to boot.   Continue Reading

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Mid-Century Modern Christmas: How to Make Modern DIY Faux Aluminum Ornaments

By: Capreek Nov 20, 2012

created at: 11/20/2012

Curbly recently had the great pleasure of creating a series of Mid-Century Modern holiday decorations for DIY Network, including everything from ornaments to stockings to wreaths. We'll be sharing the projects one-by-one. This week's DIY holiday project? These super awesome faux-aluminum Christmas ornaments! Check them out!

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DIY-able Geometric Garland

By: Craftmel Nov 20, 2012

created at: 11/19/2012

As I was winding lights around my tree this week (Yes, we have the tree up already) I was thinking of fun garlands I could have my kids help me with.  Or that I could mindlessly make while watching a movie and thinking of all the million things I should be doing instead.  I am thinking something like this fits the bill perfectly, wouldn't you say?    Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Dip-Dye Bedding

By: Capreek Nov 19, 2012

created at: 11/19/2012

This is a super cool technique for making your own dip-dyed linens and fabric! I am definitely tempted to grab some discounted white sheets and try my hand at it -- what do you say?      

A bucket, some dye, and fabric are the core essentials for this DIY project from A Merry Mishap. You could also grab some tea towels and napkins to dye while you're at it! There's also a secret ingredient that you add to the dye that IContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Faceted Paper Vase (Free Template)

By: Capreek Nov 16, 2012

created at: 11/15/2012

I am still not over the faceted/geometric/triangle/OMG-I-LOVE-SHAPES trend. Why? Because, OMG, I love shapes. Plus, when I saw this easy paper craft from Oh Happy Day, my little facet-loving heart started fluttering and I knew I had to share it!     Continue Reading

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Make It: A DIY Latch Hook Rug

By: Capreek Nov 15, 2012

created at: 11/15/2012

Many of the projects we feature are quick, done-in-an-afternoon endeavors (which is awesome). But, sometimes you want something that you can pick up and work on over a period of time (like, say, the entire winter because what else is there to do*?). If you're looking for a project to keep you occupied while you hibernate this season, I've got just the thing for you: a DIY latch hook rug!     Continue Reading

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Color 101 with David Bromstad: David's Favorite Inexpensive DIY Decor Tips and Techniques

By: David bromstad Nov 15, 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.  

I love DIY projects! Bringing a little something special and interesting into your home décor can be easy. One of my favorite décor elementsContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Minimal Thanksgiving Flatware Pocket

By: Diy maven Nov 14, 2012

How cute is this?? And so easy, you'll be doing that palm smack to the forehead thing. The girl in lipstick and a white tee tells us how she did it. Basically, it's a folded piece of paper with a few lines printed on it. She used Continue Reading

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Color 101 with David Bromstad: How to Decorate with Neutral Colors without Making Your Space Totally Boring

By: David bromstad Nov 13, 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.  


In case you haven't heard, neutrals don't have to be boring. Not even beige. You can still bring interest and depth of color in your home without adding brights or anything crazy…   Continue Reading

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How To: Make Awesome DIY Photo Transfer Furniture

By: Capreek Nov 13, 2012

created at: 11/13/2012

First photo lollipops and now photo furniture?? It's a regular ol' photo transfer love fest up in here! And I'm totally diggin' it.     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Free Thanksgiving Printables and Downloads

By: Craftmel Nov 13, 2012

created at: 11/12/2012

It is the time to give thanks 'round here, and during the holiday craziness that is about to ensue, it would be nice to have little reminders up and around the house that there is always something to be thankful for.  I've rounded up ten FREE printable ways to be thankful and to share those thanks with others.   Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Upholstered Stool Makeover -- Two Ways!

By: Capreek Nov 12, 2012

created at: 11/12/2012

It's always fun to see how someone transforms a piece of furniture, but it's especially interesting to see how that same piece is reinvented multiple times throughout its life. Take this little stool, for instance!     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 15 DIY Gift Ideas for the Holidays

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 09, 2012

created at: 11/08/2012

Every year, I vow to make gifts for my friends for the holidays, but then life happens and I usually don't end up getting around to it. This year is going to be different though because I'm starting early. I put together a list of the gifts I want to make and am getting started this weekend. Wanna join me? Here are 15 do-it-yourself gifts to make this Christmas for your friends and family.   

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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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