How To: Bat Craft Crazy

by DIY Maven

Bat chandelier at Pottery Barn Kids

I have bats. Not in my house, thank goodness, but in my yard. We see them flying in their ungainly way amongst the treetops at twilight. They are always welcome, but at this time of year, when the wee beasties become a bit more scarce and hibernation is around the corner, the bats make fewer visits. Good thing there is bat crafts to fill the void. 

The chandelier pictured above was actually a Pottery Barn Kids item. Although it doesn't seem to be available this season, it could be easily knock-offed. Wood embroidery hoops painted black, felt bats, black pom-poms and some black string a you'd be good to go. (Spotted at Posh Posh.)

If PB's chandy is a bit to fussy, here's a simple alternative

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Apple Decor: 6 DIY Projects Using Fall's Favorite Fruit

by DIY Maven

apple bombs

This time of year means one thing and one thing only, as far as produce goes that is. It's the beginning of apple season. Lucky for us, however, it's pretty much apple season all year round. Whether it's New Zealand Braeburns or Minnesota Honeycrisps*, there's always something delicious to choose from. So, in celebration of that dependable--and yummy--fruit, I decided to surf the waves for how-to's using them in decor projects. Here are some of...

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July 4th Craft Roundup

by DIY Maven

The 4th of July is just days away, but we still have time to get our patriotic craft on. I scoured the internets for some Curbly-worthy projects and narrowed it down to these five.

The wreath pictured above, is the most ambitious of all the projects featured here, but it does have impact. See how to make it at All You. Via.

These festive straw decorations and matchbook labels are templates, which you can download for free at Twig & Thistle


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A DIY Shower Curtain for Ruffle Lovers... Or Anyone!

by Craftmel

created at: 05/24/2011

Shower Curtains are all-important when it comes to bathrooms.  I have to admit, I've been through 7 shower curtains in 5 years (and I have another one still in its packaging, waiting for its debut), and my husband thinks I'm crazy.  The problem is, I get antsy for new design quickly, and a new curtain is usually the easiest way to give the room a pick-me-up. 

What happens if you fall in love with a curtain design that is out of your price range?  You DIY it, of course!  

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Embossed Soda Can Snowsicles

by DIY Maven

created at: 12/02/2010

Twinkling icicles are lovely and romantic, but like romance, they can also be downright dangerous! First, they can be a sign that something is very wrong in your attic (like not enough insulation or ventilation) and second, they can poke your eye out, kid. My snowsicle, on the other hand, provides all the twinkling romance of the real thing without the menace. So why not make one for your boo this holiday season? 

First, the materials:

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