Best of Curbly: Top Ten Scandinavian-Inspired DIY Ideas of 2011!

By: Capreek Dec 28, 2011

created at: 12/27/2011

Scandinavian-inspired design got some major love from Curbly this year.  From creative DIY stool ideas to rustic-modern coat stands, we Oo'd and Ah'd over this distinct aesthetic.  Here are our favorite uniquely Scandinavian DIY projects from 2011 (in no particular order, because they're all pretty fabulous)!   Continue Reading

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Best of Curbly: Top Ten DIY Lighting Projects of 2011!

By: Capreek Dec 27, 2011

created at: 12/27/2011

We get really, really excited about DIY lighting projects here at Curbly, so narrowing down our HUGE collection of awesome ideas to ten was a tough task.  In the end, we chose our favorite high-impact, low-cost projects.  Here they are in order of most difficult to easiest (they're all pretty easy, though)!  Enjoy!   Continue Reading

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Best of Curbly: Top 10 DIY Wall & Art Projects of 2011

By: Diy maven Dec 26, 2011

created at: 12/26/2011

Starbursts and typography. Two words that were oh-so-hot for artwork in 2011. Another two words that came to mind rounding up our hands-down-favorite art/wall projects were 'unusual uses.' From cupcake liners to shoe polish, the materials used by these creative individuals was nothing less than inspirational. And did we mention that the resulting artwork was outstanding as well?   

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How To: Make DIY 3D Gingerbread Christmas Trees!

By: Capreek Dec 23, 2011

created at: 12/21/2011

If you're looking for a fun Christmas Eve day activity the whole family can enjoy, look no further.  Make these 3D gingerbread trees today and have fun decorating them all weekend!   Continue Reading

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Last-Minute DIY Gift Idea: Two-Toned Felt Gadget Cases!

By: Capreek Dec 22, 2011

created at: 12/21/2011

Holy cow, it's December 22nd and you don't have a gift for that person who has everything!!  First, take a deep breath; fret not.  And then bust out some basic sewing skills and make them a two-toned gadget case!   Continue Reading

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Best of Curbly: Top Ten Bathroom Makeovers of 2011!

By: Capreek Dec 21, 2011

created at: 12/21/2011

From low-budget, quick-fixes to full blown renovations, we're counting down our top ten bathroom makeovers of 2011.  Check out our picks below and let us know which memorable makeover is your favorite!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make and Upholster a Storage Ottoman

By: Capreek Dec 19, 2011

created at: 12/19/2011

Ah, the ubiquitous storage ottoman!  These multi-functional bad boys can be had for cheap, cheap, cheap from just about any discount store, thrift store, yard sale, or "super mega market".  Of course, they're usually covered in some sort of horrible quality, lime green microfiber... maybe even hot pink with sparkly purple piping.  You know what I'm talking about.  Fortunately, there's an easy solution to all this garishly-colored madness!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Christmas Tree Pizza!

By: Capreek Dec 16, 2011

created at: 12/15/2011

Okay, true story: I was invited to a White Elephant party last weekend and, in the spirit of absurdity, I brought a giant cheese ball in the shape of a Christmas tree.  It was rolled in parsley, with almond slivers as garland, and red bell peppers as ornaments.  It was a hit.  It also looked like it was ripped straight out of a Betty Crocker magazine from the 1950s--oddly reproduced (and incredibly unappetizing) colors and all.  THIS Christmas tree-shaped treat looks incredibly delectable on the other hand.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make DIY Star Wars Snowflakes--Free Printables!

By: Capreek Dec 15, 2011

created at: 12/15/2011

This one goes out to all my Star Wars-obsessed friends and family--you know who you are.  I'm going out on a limb here and guessing you've got a few in your life, too?  Just call it a hunch.  Impress them this holiday season (or embrace your own Star Wars geekdom) with these hand-cut snowflakes!   Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy Envelope Clutch

By: Diy maven Dec 15, 2011

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Perfect for that New Year's party: a minimal clutch. Swellmayde was inspired to make one after spotting the item pictured above at style.com. The knockoff, pictured below right, is made using fabric and poster paper and Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Holiday Wooden Slat Doormat!

By: Capreek Dec 14, 2011
created at: 12/12/2011
Merry and bright, indeed!  And easy to boot.  Check out how to make this festive wooden door mat below!   Continue Reading
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How to Make a Fabric Card Tree

By: Diy maven Dec 14, 2011

 
When I first spotted this card tree on BHG last week, I knew I wanted to make one this year. So on my next craft/fabric store shopping loop, I looked for some appropriate ribbon. Yeah, I couldn't find any that I liked. Either they were too glittery or too cutesy. Then it occurred to me that I could just as easily make my own ribbon using fabric. A quick perusal of the 'Christmas Prints' left me with the same taste in my mouthContinue Reading
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Make It: Mini Wreath Ornaments

By: Craftmel Dec 14, 2011

created at: 12/13/2011

This mini wreath ornament requires few supplies: Yarn.  Ribbon.  And a bathroom decor staple?   Continue Reading

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How To: Make DIY Mini Gift Box Garland!

By: Capreek Dec 13, 2011

created at: 12/13/2011

It's a fact: tiny, mini things are completely irresistible.  From mini polaroids to mini terrariums to mini balloon vases, it seems no one can suppress their squeals at the sight of pint-sized objects.  Mix that elation in with a good dose of vintage charm and you've got yourself the ultimate Mini-Induced Mind Melt.  So, if you think you can handle that kind of raw, so-cute-your-brain-just-exploded power, I've got the tutorial for you!   Continue Reading

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How to: Make an Apothecary Jar Snow Village

By: Craftmel Dec 13, 2011

created at: 12/13/2011

I always stop by the little Christmas village displays in craft stores and look at them for a while, wondering how I could use bits and pieces of it in my holiday decorating without being tacky.  It turns out I wasn't thinking creatively enough, because this simple solution is absolutely perfect for me.   Continue Reading

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