Summer Fun: Make a DIY Waterfall Sprinkler!

By: Capreek Jul 28, 2011

created at: 07/28/2011

We've shared a few great summer kids projects recently (hot rocks, water walls, and tents - oh my!), but this one might be my favorite!  If you have $10 and a little bit of time, a DIY waterfall sprinkler should be at the top of your… Continue Reading

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DIY Colorful Swirled Clay Bangles

By: Kellyb Jul 28, 2011

It seems like every which way we turn this summer there's another great do-it-yourself jewelry project using polymer clay. This one is no different, learn how to make these colorful swirled bangle bracelets perfect for back-to-school, gifts, or decorating your own… Continue Reading

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Geek Chic: Make Your Own DIY Floppy Disk Planters!

By: Capreek Jul 26, 2011

created at: 07/25/2011

Ah, yes, "ye olde floppy disk".  If you happen to have some floating around or, per chance, were hoarding them for use as some sort of futuristic currency, it's time to turn them into something of actual value: indoor planters.  I'm even going to go out on a limb here and say that were you to sport a few of these on your desk at work, you'd have the coolest cubicle in… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Complete Master Bath Makeover for $500!

By: Capreek Jul 25, 2011

created at: 07/25/2011

Bathroom renovations are one of those projects that can quickly blow any semblance of a budget straight out of the water.  The fact that this makeover cost a little over $500 is absolutely mind boggling - and just goes to show the impact ingenuity and the DIY spirit can have on your space and your… Continue Reading

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From Lumpy to Fabulous: A Bed Pillow Makeover and How-to!

By: Capreek Jul 25, 2011

created at: 07/25/2011

We all have them: old lumpy pillows that have seen better days but, for whatever reason, we can't bring ourselves to get rid of.  They hide in chests or closets "just in case", waiting for an unsuspecting overnight guest or even, perhaps, the perfect DIY project.  If you have a few of these forgotten pillows, we have the solution for transforming them into something better!  Read… Continue Reading

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DIY: Turn Your Plain Glass into Mercury Glass

By: Kellyb Jul 22, 2011

For the past few years I've been amassing my own personal collection of mercy glass. I love how it feels classic, yet modern and can fit in with virtually any color scheme. So I was really excited when Krylon came out with their own do-it-yourself… Continue Reading

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Make These Pretty Picasso Lollipops

By: Kellyb Jul 22, 2011

Homemade lollipops – actually homemade anything! – are just so much better than store-bought. Sure there's a recipe to follow, but there's also room to let your creativity flow and make something really yours with personal touches and adjustments. So, can you guess the main ingredient in these Picasso-inspired… Continue Reading

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DIY Roundup: 10 Stylish, Budget-Friendly Lights to Make This Weekend!

By: Capreek Jul 21, 2011

created at: 07/21/2011

Well, you probably can't make all ten this weekend (if you somehow manage to actually accomplish that feat, well, let's say I owe you a lollipop).  But, if you're itchin' for a new light fixture that's both stylish and easy on the wallet, here are ten separate weekend projects for your consideration!  (Pick and choose, people.  We don't want anyone getting… Continue Reading

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Make: Cocktail Umbrella Lantern

By: Diy maven Jul 21, 2011

created at: 07/21/2011

The wizards at Etsy Labs show us how to EASILY make a cocktail umbrella lantern for our next 'outdoor soiree', BUT it's so cute, you'll want to hang it INSIDE. The project is… Continue Reading

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Make It: Colorful Paint Swatch Boxes

By: Kellyb Jul 21, 2011

Some would say I have a bit of a "problem" with paint swatches. When I walk into a home improvement store I've got to get my hands on them... with no real plan of painting. When I get home they go into a box in my studio and there they remain. Until now that is, because I just came across these boxes that are perfect for little gifts or organizing office… Continue Reading

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How to Make a Backyard Movie Screen

By: Diy maven Jul 20, 2011

The folks at Pottery Barn give us all the deets on how to transform our backyards into an outdoor theater, including how to make a movie screen. Supplies are minimal and… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn Logs into a Natural Raised Garden Bed!

By: Capreek Jul 20, 2011

created at: 07/20/2011

So... let's say you just finished up an epic weekend of tree pruning and yard clearing, or just happen to have a pile of sticks and logs hanging around.  If you're a resourceful Curblier, you know there's something to be done with all that yard waste besides tossing it or turning it into a giant bonfire.  But what?  We have the answer… Continue Reading

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From This to That: More Clever Repurposing DIY Projects

By: Bruno Jul 20, 2011

This July, we're focusing on all things thrifty, recycle-y, and makeover-y. Last week, I rounded up a bunch of cool repurposed projects, and this week, well, I'm doing it again (notice a trend?).

First up: DIY-Maven's craft room arty abacus uses spools of thread in a creative way:

Art abacus using spools of thread

Have a spare wine barrel lying around? How about turning it into a delicious-smelling coffee table (or, better yet, a wine table, if thatContinue Reading

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Make: Custom DIY Rubber Stamps

By: Craftmel Jul 20, 2011

created at: 07/19/2011

All right, how many of us have a few pink erasers stashed away from our school days?  Time to break them out and give them a new purpose... personalized… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Perpetual Calendar/Memo Board

By: Diy maven Jul 19, 2011


Such a clever idea this is! Six steel bars painted wikth punchy colors, numbered magnets, plus seven days of the week and twelve months combine to make a perpetual calendar, which also serves as a memo board. The magnet sheets can be… Continue Reading

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