Maven's Top 5 How-To's of Christmas Past

by DIY Maven

The holidays are all about tradition, which means we end up doing the same stuff every year. Including decorating and crafting. As I perused my posts from the last Christmas season, I picked my top 5 favorites. If you weren’t a member of Curbly then or if you were but need a refresher, here they are.

5) Greeting card gift 'pillows'.

4) Newspaper wrapping paper + pinwheel bow.

3) Clothespin...

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Make your own personal color fan deck.

by DIY Maven

Paint manufacturers sell color fan decks to interior designers. The decks will generally include the entire color palette of that individual manufacturer. Making a simple personal color fan deck is a very helpful–if not imperative–in DIY decorating.

First, accumulate all the paint chip strips of all the paint colors used in your pad. If you don’t have the original colors, you can always find similar colors at your local paint store.

Then, using a...

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