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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Make It: DIY Upcycled Leather and Wood Shelf

By: Capreek Aug 28, 2012

created at: 08/26/2012

Still have a few ill-fitting belts left over from that drawer pull project? Put 'em to work as part of a reclaimed wood bookshelf!    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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How To: Make a DIY Scrap Wood Bathtub Caddy from "Recycled Home"

By: Diy maven Aug 27, 2012

created at: 08/27/2012

Here it is, as promised! The instructions for how you too can make a scrap-wood bathtub caddy, courtesy of RECYCLED HOME: Transform Your Home Using Salvaged Materials by Rebecca Proctor and published by Laurence King. Rebecca's tutorial is straight out of the pages of her book, but I'll add notes in brackets as to how we modified ours (pictured below)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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Make It: DIY Striped Neon Vases

By: Capreek Aug 23, 2012

created at: 08/23/2012

I love this DIY project! It's easy, quick, and -- like I'm always saying -- a great way to give thrifted glassware a kick in the pants!    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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7 DIY Kitchen Organization Ideas

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 23, 2012

created at: 08/22/2012

The kitchen can be a messy place, especially when you are cooking. So any ideas for keeping one of the most used rooms in the house organized are worth taking a look at. Right? Here are seven ideas for keeping your kitchen organized and clutter-free.   Continue Reading

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How To: Hack an iPad Into Your Kitchen Cabinet

By: Diy maven Aug 23, 2012

IKEA hacker, Dirk, installed his iPad in his APPLAD kitchen cabinets (although any cabinet with flush door will work) using some 'T' profile aluminum, glue, four corner brackets, a handsaw (I'd use a jigsaw to make it easier) and a chisel. The inside installation Continue Reading

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Before and After: Crate and Barrel Rug Hack

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 23, 2012

created at: 08/21/2012

I don't know about you, but I tend to get pretty excited about a makeover project when I actually like the 'before' picture. I mean how could you go wrong with this rug hack?   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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Make It: Repurposed DIY Button Thumbtacks!

By: Capreek Aug 21, 2012

created at: 08/21/2012

Buttons. I have a small drawer full of them, because "you never know when you might need them -- that cardigan could lose a button one day". Sound familiar? Some of them are even for clothing items I no longer own! That's just crazy. I figure it's time to do something with these little shiny baubles and this simple DIY project is just the thing!    Continue Reading

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