Make It: Kid-Friendly Popsicle Stick Magnets!

By: Capreek Aug 23, 2011

created at: 08/23/2011

Here at Curbly, we love a good magnet, especially if we can make a bunch and make 'em ourselves.  What could possibly be better than that?  Super colorful magnets made from recycled materials that allow for spontaneous creativity and fun in the kitchen!  Sold?  Read on!   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 DIY Kitchen Tables, Islands, and Cupboards You Can Make Yourself

By: Craftmel Aug 23, 2011

For the amount of time we spend in our kitchens (or, if you are like me, should spend in their kitchen), it is likely we have some DIY touches here and there to make it our own unique space.  Today I've rounded up twelve kitchen furnishing staples, all do-it-yourself style.

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How to Make Faux Stone Cabinet Knobs

By: Diy maven Aug 23, 2011

created at: 08/23/2011

A quick search on the Google tells us that one stone cabinet knob can cost upwards to$14 a pop. That is all kinds of crazy expensive, especially when you’re outfitting an entire kitchen. Mine, for example, has 30 knobs. Multiply that by 14 and you’re talking $420 just for knobs. I decided there MUST be a more cost-effective way to get the stone look for less. Continue Reading

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How to Make a Lined Paper Tee

By: Diy maven Aug 22, 2011

My apologies for this diversion from the regular Curbly diet, but I just HAD to post this Lined Paper Tee by Maybe Matilda, aka Rachel. For anyone who loves school supplies in general and paper specifically, it is a MUST make. Here's what we need to make one, all of which we probably already haveContinue Reading

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DIY Idea: Make a Decorative Ampersand!

By: Capreek Aug 22, 2011

created at: 08/22/2011

...or whatever character your heart desires.  Love the letter "C"?  The number "5"?  This easy DIY decor project is customizable, great looking, and practically free!   Continue Reading

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DIYable Book Clock

By: Diy maven Aug 19, 2011

created at: 08/19/2011

The Book Clock is a measly $20, but according to its reviews on Amazon, it doesn't work very well at actually keeping the correct time. A better option for all of us DIY freaks is making one ourselves. Here's another Continue Reading

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Make an Oversized Antique Glass Mirror

By: Kellyb Aug 19, 2011

A worn oversized mirror is something I've been on the market for since I bought my house. They're ridiculously expensive and completely out of my price range. Since it's been three years and one hasn't magically been bestowed upon me for a reasonably price, this is the route I plan on taking.   Continue Reading

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How to Make an Almost FREE Headboard

By: Kellyb Aug 19, 2011

I don't know about you, but when it comes to certain pieces of furniture I can be extremely fickle. For instance, my bed. I see a new headboard I want at least every other day. Could this be the answer to my indecisiveness?   Continue Reading

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Make It: A Scandinavian-Inspired DIY Wall Hanging!

By: Capreek Aug 18, 2011

created at: 08/18/2011

My love for all things Scandinavian knows no bounds.  It's such a clean, warm, and modern aesthetic... with a touch of rustic charm thrown in for good measure.  How could you not like it, right?  If you've found yourself enamored with this style as well, here's a super simple DIY project that's sure to be right up your alley!   Continue Reading

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DIY Kitchen Storage Organization

By: Kellyb Aug 18, 2011

created at: 08/17/2011

Organization plays a big role in a house, but nowhere is it quite as important as in the kitchen. There's just so much stuff in such a small space that it's easy to become overwhelmed. Here are a bevy of project ideas to get your wheels turning and the elbow grease churning! Oh, and to get things in order, too. 

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How to Make String Gardens: 7 DIY Options

By: Diy maven Aug 18, 2011

created at: 08/18/2011

The only thing I love more than when readers share projects they've done inspired by something I've posted is posting the pictures of the projects themselves. Here are three that were sparked by the String Gardens.Continue Reading

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DIY Clock Idea

By: Diy maven Aug 17, 2011

created at: 08/17/2011

This clock, available at The Museum Shop of the Art Institute Chicago, is called the Do-It-Yourself Flower Wall Clock. The DIY thing about it is that you arrange the petals in any way you choose. However, those petals really reminded me of the Continue Reading

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Genius Colorful Fan Makeover

By: Diy maven Aug 17, 2011

created at: 08/17/2011

Okay peeps, alert the media, because this makeover is genius. Genius, I say! (It also makes me wanna smack my head and ask myself why I didn't think of it on my own.) Check it out, a cheap-o Hawaiian Breeze fan went from boring to brilliant with the help of a can of Continue Reading

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Make It: A DIY Geometric Bookmark!

By: Capreek Aug 16, 2011

created at: 08/15/2011

Hey bookworms, paper craft lovers, and people who like free things: here's a DIY bookmark that's got some serious flair!   Continue Reading

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Roundup: Alternative Uses for Old Spice Racks

By: Diy maven Aug 16, 2011

created at: 08/16/2011

Spice racks. They're not just for kitchens. Plus, the ones used in this roundup are those dime-a-dozen kind that you can find at just about any thrift store or rummage sale these days. Clever storage for peanuts...doesn't get much better!

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