Roundup: 12 Swoon-Worthy DIY Jewelry Organizers

By: Mollymc Mar 21, 2012
created at: 03/19/2012
Is your jewelry shoved in a drawer somewhere? Do you wear the same pair of earrings day after day because you forget that you own others? Am I the only one saying, "yes"? Well I hope not, because there are some amazing solutions out there for storing and displaying your baubles. Here are 12 ways sure to inspire you to wear more of your collection.

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Make It: Confetti Curtains

By: Diy maven Mar 21, 2012

Confetti curtains

Not all of us have enough Kodachrome slides to make a window treatment, but we can all get our hands on enough paper to make confetti curtains. The squares are cut or punched out of paper of differing weights Continue Reading

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5 Inspiring Trash-to-Treasure Rooms

By: Craftmel Mar 21, 2012

created at: 03/20/2012

We're all busy cleaning and sprucing and organizing this month, and one of the side effects from the Spring-Cleaning bug is we tend to notice that things need a little... updating.  Well, these rooms needed a little more than updating... they needed a complete overhaul and some much needed decorative ingenuity.  Want to take a peek?   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern Leaning Shelf!

By: Capreek Mar 20, 2012

created at: 03/20/2012

Before you spring for the (hollow laminate) version of this leaning shelf from one of those pricey catalogs, consider making a quick trip to your hardware store instead!  You'll save money AND get a better quality product: win-win!   Continue Reading

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Make It: Twine-Ball Garden Lights

By: Diy maven Mar 20, 2012
Craft, DIY, Featured on Rock n Roll Bride, How-To, Light Garland, North West Wedding Planner, Party Decor, Pocketful of Dreams, Tutorial, Twine Ball, Wedding Craft Project, Wedding Decor, Wedding DIY, Wedding Stylist Michelle Kelly (3)

Garden light season is right around the corner, and I spotted a great DIY project to kick this off. Michelle made her string of lights using twine, but to give them variety in the color department, she shot them with Rustoleum. To check out the entire tutorial, head on over to Pocketful of Dreams.

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Handmade Thread Sketches

By: Craftmel Mar 20, 2012

created at: 03/20/2012

On first glance, this trio of European landmarks looks like quick sketches on aged paper.  But look again a little closer and you'll see that they are made from something much different.   Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Neon String-Wrapped Vases!

By: Capreek Mar 19, 2012

created at: 03/19/2012

In case you hadn't noticed, I am totally into DIY vase projects lately!  From paper polygons to faux milk glass, I can't get enough of 'em.  So, of course I was excited when I spotted this easy string-wrapped vase project -- the pops of neon are perfect for spring!   Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Dress in 20 Minutes!

By: Faith-towers Mar 19, 2012

created at: 03/16/2012

A little while back I shared instructions on how to make a convertible dress from scratch in 15 minutes. Well now I'm back with a tutorial on how to make a v-neck style dress in 20 minutes! This little frock is very versatile - it can be worn over leggings, or if you leave the hem a bit longer it makes a wonderful everyday dress. 

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Roundup: 8 DIY Laundry Room Hacks, Tips, & Ideas

By: Diy maven Mar 19, 2012

created at: 03/19/2012

Getting the laundry room ship-shape for spring will be a SNAP with these very clever hacks. There's something for everyone too. Woodworkers can go all out with Ana White's Laundry Basket Dresser plan, pictured above.

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Before & After: A Dresser-Turned-Succulent Garden!

By: Capreek Mar 19, 2012

created at: 03/19/2012

It's an old dumpy dresser, the kind we've seen a million times on Curbly.  But this time, this time it's getting a whole different kind of makeover!   Continue Reading

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How to Frost Cupcakes Like a Pro!

By: Diy maven Mar 16, 2012

created at: 03/12/2012

It's hard not to love a beautifully decorated cupcake. Gloria from Glorious Treats shows us how we can do just that. She explains the four most popular frosting tips that are used and includes links to her favorite frosting recipes. As a 'grand finale', she evenContinue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own DIY Dog Treats!

By: Capreek Mar 16, 2012

created at: 03/15/2012

I'm known around these parts as "the crazy Schnauzer lady", but in truth, I'm crazy about ALL dogs... and think they deserve some tasty, homemade treats every now and then!  This simple, two-ingredient recipe can be customized like nobody's business, so get creative and have a little fun (while pampering your pooch)!   

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How To: Make Your Own DIY Faux Milk Glass!

By: Capreek Mar 15, 2012

created at: 03/15/2012

You can find real milk glass pretty easily at thrift stores or estate sales, but if your aesthetic swings more towards the modern and/or contemporary realm the pickings are slim (or non-existent).  With this simple DIY technique, though, you can turn any sleek, glass vase into modern milk glass in no time!   Continue Reading

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Sweet Little Rug Mod

By: Diy maven Mar 15, 2012

created at: 03/12/2012

A plain rug or carpet remnant, a big darning needle, nylon thread and some yarn. That's all it takes to make this oh-so-sweet rug mod. Matsutake gives us all the details and takes us through the entire processes picture by picture. Check it out.

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Totally DIY-able Outdoor Flip-Down Sideboard

By: Diy maven Mar 15, 2012

created at: 03/12/2012

I am loving this flip-down sideboard from Plow & Hearth. It would be perfect for small outdoor living spaces, and, best yet, it's totally DIYable. A couple of lengths of chain, some hinges and a latch is all we'd need for hardware. I'd shoot the moon and Continue Reading

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