Sharpies + Alcohol + Ceramic Tiles = DIY Coasters

By: Diy maven Nov 15, 2013

If you're into paper crafts, you've probably heard of alcohol inks. They're very cool and not inexpensive for what you get (tiny bottles/big price). Caitlin, on The Sharpie Blog, shows us how to use good oldContinue Reading

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How to: Make DIY Colorful Holiday Votive Candles with Hot Glue!

By: Faith-towers Nov 14, 2013

I came up with this idea one night while watching Project Runway. Designer Justin LeBlanc created a hot glue embellished dress, and I wanted to turn that technique into a decorative holiday project for the home. The process was super simple, super affordable, and I totally love how they turned out. Let's make… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Rope Chargers from Scratch

By: Brittnimehlhoff Nov 12, 2013

Get your dinner table ready for the holidays and beyond with these DIY sewn rope chargers. They'll protect your table from scratches and accidental… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Entertaining Ideas for the Holidays

By: Faith-towers Nov 12, 2013

'Tis the season for parties and get-togethers, which means all of our DIY projects can go to very good use! Here are ten fabulous entertaining projects that will have your guests talking for… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Thanksgiving Place Card Tutorials

By: Diy maven Nov 12, 2013

Whether you want to force co-mingling, keep the conversation lively or keep the peace, assigning seats around the dinner table this holiday season is a must. These 10 DIY place card projects not only direct people to the right spot,… Continue Reading

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2014 Spring Color THROWDOWN

By: Diy maven Nov 07, 2013

       

Did you hear? Recently, Pantone announced its spring 2014 color and PPG picked its fav for the entire year. First Pantone's pick: Dazzling Blue, which is… Continue Reading

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Roundup: Our Favorite FREE Thanksgiving Printables & Downloads

By: Matt allison Nov 06, 2013

Top 10 Thanksgiving Printables & Downloads

Put the 'thanks' back into thanksgiving this year with our curated round-up of FREE printables. We've got everything from printable wall art through thanksgiving 'thank you' note and… Continue Reading

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How to Make a Modern Succulent Planter for $2 or Less

By: Brittnimehlhoff Nov 05, 2013

Using plumbing pieces in unique shapes, you can create inexpensive planters and vases just in time for the holidays. Great for centerpieces on a dining room table, sitting on a decorative shelf, or as hostess’ gifts for holiday parties and alike. The best part of this DIY though, is the cost, with each finished planter coming in under $2 (or around $5 if you include the succulent in the cost), this easy craft project won’t break the bank. Click through to find out how to make your… Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 10 Memorable DIY Hostess Gifts

By: Faith-towers Nov 05, 2013

Although it's hard to believe, it's almost that time of year when holiday parties start occupying most Saturday nights. My go-to gift for these kinds of events is usually a bottle of wine, but sometimes it's nice to surprise your hostess with something different. Here are some wonderfully affordable DIY ideas that you can start thinking about ahead of time to avoid excessive holiday… Continue Reading

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A New Way to Make Crayon Art

By: Diy maven Nov 05, 2013

Remember when people glued crayons to canvas and melted them with a blow-dryer to make art? Jenna did, but she came up with a new way to make crayon art that… Continue Reading

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Decorating Your Dining Room for the Upcoming Holidays

By: Brittnimehlhoff Nov 01, 2013

Last week, I had an opportunity to fly to New York with Gabriel, who writes for Curbly's brother site, ManMade, to decorate a room for an event put together by Lowe's called Deck the Halls. Gab and I created a dining room space completely from scratch, that would easily transition from Thanksgiving into Christmas (and the other winter holidays). All in about six… Continue Reading

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How-to: A Nesting Kitchen Island IKEA "Super" Hack

By: Faith-towers Oct 31, 2013

This ingenious IKEA hack is really a combination of two great ideas... a kitchen island for seating with a rolling storage cart that fits perfectly underneath. My jaw dropped even further when I saw the built-in garbage bin. Click through to find out how to make your own nesting kitchen… Continue Reading

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Make It: Color Block Clock

By: Matt allison Oct 30, 2013

Color Block Clock

Can you believe this stunning DIY clock costs less than $10 to put together? A simple decor element that is both striking and functional and inspired by the David Weatherhead's 'Primary… Continue Reading

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The Curbly House: Our Dining Room Revealed!

By: Bruno Oct 29, 2013


A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to have Emily Henderson and Orlando Soria come out to Minneapolis to help makeover four rooms in our house. It was, as my daughter might say, the most amazingest thing and even better than bread with honey! Which is the kind of thing she says. 

If you didn't catch all the lead-up, here's the blog post explaining what we were planning to do with the dining room makeover. But for the real good… Continue Reading

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Magical Bridge Home

By: Diy maven Oct 29, 2013

This Vancouver residence takes advantage of its surroundings in a dramatic way. Called the 'Ravine House', the home consists of two structures connected by a steelContinue Reading

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