Roundup: 10 Easy DIY Worktops and Desks You Can Make Yourself!

By: Capreek Jan 17, 2012

 created at: 01/16/2012

Whether you're crafting, blogging, drawing, or drafting, we've got the DIY desk for you.  Check out ten of our faves below and let us know which worktop has you worked up!   

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DIY: Biggie Size Photos for Under $20

By: Craftmel Jan 17, 2012

created at: 01/16/2012
We all know how cute miniature photos are, but let's talk about how awesome BIG can be.  If you want to really make a visual impact with your photos, but don't want to pay beaucoup bucks for a 48" x 36" print (plus the cost of a frame), this is the way to go.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Colored Pencil Spool Rack!

By: Capreek Jan 16, 2012

created at: 01/16/2012

It seems we can't get enough colored pencil projects these days (hello awesome DIY jewelry)!  Heck, you could even say we're... "over the rainbow" for them (har har), especially this clever and easy DIY colored pencil spool rack from Roubidou!   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 8 Stylish DIY Wire & Cable Organization Ideas

By: Diy maven Jan 16, 2012

created at: 01/16/2012

As this is office month here on the Curb, we've decided it was time to subdue the wire & cable beast.  We're not using swords, whips or potions to do it either. Nope, we're using our smarts. Our DIY smarts, that is. Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Painted Sun Room Makeover!

By: Capreek Jan 16, 2012

created at: 01/16/2012

Along with cheese moats and slides in houses, one of my dream home features would be an airy, light-filled sun room.  I'd spend my days blogging in sunshine yet protected from the elements--it would be heavenly!  Until my perfect plan can come to fruition, I'll just have to bask in the warmth of this inviting painted sun room makeover instead!   Continue Reading

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How to Make a Candy Bowl...Out of Candy!

By: Diy maven Jan 13, 2012

created at: 01/13/2012

Breanna's attempt to make a candy tray was less then stellar, but, being a clever crafter, she took the resulting lemon and made lemonade. She spent about $3 at the Dollar Store on candy and set to work following the instructions Continue Reading

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Make It: Colored Pencil Jewelry

By: Diy maven Jan 13, 2012

I'm guessing my fellow Curbliers love colored pencils as much as I do. So why not show our love by wearing them? Granted, the original how-to was a back-to-school project challenge, but those beads are so cute, they really shouldn't be limited to the classroom. Also, what a great way to use up 'nubs?!' To see how to make each of these itemsContinue Reading

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Roundup: Five Fruit "Dishes" You Can Eat Out Of!

By: Capreek Jan 13, 2012

created at: 01/12/2012

What do kegs, cups, bowls, and shot glasses all have in common?  You can make them out of fruit of course!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own DIY Stamped Tea Towels!

By: Capreek Jan 11, 2012

created at: 01/11/2012

I'm known by some to be a bit of a tea towel hoarder (which is an easy thing to become when there are SO MANY awesome designs out there).  But lately I've been itching to make my own, which is why this simple tutorial from Centsational Girl is rocking my world!   

Using fabric paint and regular old stamps, Kate Riley of Centsational Girl fame created these pretty and durable DIY tea towels.  Aren't they lovely?Continue Reading

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Make It: A Delightful Flowered Pillow Cover

By: Diy maven Jan 11, 2012
Ashley made this flowered pillow cover using a fancy fabric cutting machine called Go! Cutter, but she assures us that it's not necessary in its construction. Stacks of circles cut out of orange fabric scraps and some clever folding techniques give the flowers dimension. The overall outcome is nothing less than delightful! You can check out the entire tutorial at make it and love it.
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How To: Make a Colorful DIY Rolling Clothes Rack for Cheap!

By: Capreek Jan 10, 2012
created at: 01/10/2012
Great for small spaces, big entryways, studios, or even guest rooms, this rolling coat rack is the perfect pop of color for any space.  Also?  It's totally DIYable and costs less than dinner and a movie!   Continue Reading
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Groovy Gradients: An Ombré Stained Dresser Makeover!

By: Capreek Jan 09, 2012

created at: 01/09/2012

Ombré was a big, huge deal last year, but this makeover takes a unique spin on the DIY decor trend!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make an All-Natural Hanging Succulent Garden!

By: Capreek Jan 09, 2012

created at: 01/09/2012

Succulents are my favorite plants in all the world; I am in love and intrigued by their sculptural qualities and other-worldly shapes.  So when I saw this artful hanging succulent garden made from palm tree fragments, well, I had to know how it was done!   Continue Reading

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The Right (and Wrong) Way to Hang Drapery Panels

By: Diy maven Jan 06, 2012
Want to know how to make your windows appear bigger quickly and cheaply? All it takes is knowing how to hang your drapery panels. SAS Interiors explains the whys and the hows.
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How to Make Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes

By: Diy maven Jan 06, 2012


Home baked bread was a staple in my childhood home. For Mom, it was an all-day process. Mixing, rising, kneading, rising, kneading, shaping, kneading some more.  After doing it a few times over the years myself, I decided to spring for a bread maker. My particular machineContinue Reading

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