Roundup: Spring Organization Ideas for the Garage and Basement That ADD Space

By: Diy maven Mar 17, 2015

It's springtime, and that means it's time to sweep out and organize the garage and basement. The sweeping part is easy. The organizing part? That can be a little tricky when you lack space. In this roundup of organization ideas we've put together ideas and how-tos that will actually add space to ourContinue Reading

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Roundup: 6 DIY Desert Plant Projects For The Home

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 27, 2015
6 DIY Desert Plant Projects For The Home
photo: Calypte Collection

February is basically over. And once that happens, I tend to have what I call "Summer Tunnel Vision". All things Summer. All the time. With the warmth, comes all sorts of fun plant projects. Desert plants like Succulents, Air Plants, and Cacti are the mascots of Summer. Here are a few DIY projects that I think would be fun to make!     

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How to: Make DIY Pumpkin Cups and Mugs for Tasty Fall Beverages

By: Chrisjob Oct 14, 2014

This year, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create an series of DIY decor and entertaining projects using that iconic symbol of the season: the pumpkin. We'll be sharing our creations for the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge each day this week. Happy Fall.

I'll admit it: I don't really like carving pumpkins. I always have grand plans, but by the time you head to the patch, select just the right one, gorge on popcorn balls, look for the carving tools, spread the newspaper, and begin the epic cleanout process...I'm kinda over it.    Continue Reading

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Make It: A Leather Pocket Pouch To Hold Air Plants

By: Lexy.b.ward Oct 09, 2014

diy leather air plant pouch

I can admit that I'm not the most gifted gardener. I somehow was skipped over when they were passing out the "green thumb" gene. But I haven't given up on air plants. These little guys need little to no care, so naturally, I have a bunch in my home. Before I saw this, I thought that your only option for displaying them was by hanging them from the ceiling. I was wrong. So wrong.      

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Makeover Tour: A Crowded Backyard Gets a Modern Deck Makeover

By: Capreek Oct 06, 2014

This gigantic deck took up most of the space in this narrow Minneapolis backyard and, rising above the fence line, provided little privacy for the homeowners. But with some hard work (and a jackhammer or two), they built the deck of their minimalist dreams! Read on to see the new space and get the scoop on this DIY backyard makeover in this month's Makeover Tour.     Continue Reading

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Make It: Old Lantern Becomes New Greenhouse

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 26, 2014

diy lantern greenhouse

Just because Summer is over doesn't mean that you can't still plant to your heart's content. Bring the garden inside with this simple DIY!      

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Plant Stand

By: Capreek Aug 05, 2014

Chances are, you've seen a Case Study planter before -- it's the quintessential modern planter that's been in magazines and stylish entryways since the end of WWII. Nowadays, though, it goes to the tune of $150 -- and up (way up) depending on the style and size. If you like the look but not the price, here's a DIY version you can make for a fraction of the cost.     Continue Reading

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Pictorial: How To Make a Moss Bathmat

By: Diy maven Jul 30, 2014

I'm not entirely sure about the efficacy of a moss bathmat. I mean, seriously, how long would moss (or grass) set in a foam substrate live in indoors in a bathroom? But be that as it may, it looks really cool. The process seemsContinue Reading

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Roundup: 20 DIY Planter Ideas to Try This Summer

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 08, 2014

This year, I feel like I've been collecting plants, succulents, and cacti like nobody's business. Far more plants than I care to mention, however, are still in the plastic containers that I bought them in though. Whoops. Are you in the same boat as me? If so, I have you covered with this DIY planter roundup, that includes everything from dip dyed planters to clever recycled containers and more.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Stylish Fabric Planters

By: Capreek Jun 30, 2014

Just when I thought I'd seen every DIY planter project that could possibly exist, the kids at A Beautiful Mess go and knock it out of the park with these fabric beauties!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make Mod Solar Lamps for the Garden

By: Diy maven Jun 25, 2014

My girl Shelly never ceases to amaze me. Usually my amazement stems from her fabulous upholstery projects, but, in this case, it comes from inflatable balls and string. This particular project started with DIY salvageContinue Reading

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8 Amazing Backyard Makeovers that are Perfect for Entertaining

By: Faith-towers Jun 23, 2014

8 Amazing Backyard Makeovers Perfect For Entertaining

The backyard is the perfect place for entertaining, but sometimes it's the last part of the home that gets any attention. If that's the case for you, here's some beautiful inspiration that will help motivate you to spruce up your outdoor space.   

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How To Make A Cedar Window Box For Plants

By: Lexy.b.ward Jun 18, 2014

diy window boxIt's a fact that flowers make a person happier. I'm always a more pleasant person when I'm around them. I'd like to have a large garden, but we're renting and are currently garden plot-less. So a window box seems like it would be just the ticket!      

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Make It: 15 Minute Neon String and Straw Hanging Planters

By: Diy maven Jun 11, 2014

A hanging planter made of neon cord? Cool. But a hanging planter made of neon cord and drinking straws? Very cool. The pearlescent qualityContinue Reading

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How To: Create A Tin Can Fence Garden

By: Lexy.b.ward Jun 05, 2014

DIy Tin can garden

Plants make any area a more peaceful one. I love gardening, but don't exactly have a gigantic backyard with a garden plot. Solution: a tin can garden!      

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Make It: DIY Succulent Wall Art

By: Matt allison Jun 04, 2014

DIY Succulent Wall Art

I'm a sucker for succulents and air plants. They are largely inexpensive, come in all shapes, sizes, colors and easy to grow, always a winning combination!

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How To: Build a Copper Water Feature

By: Diy maven Jun 03, 2014

Take your love of copper to a new level with this gorgeous copper water feature. It is NOT for the beginner. And, it's not inexpensive (approximately $500-$1000), but what a feat if you can pull it off! As featured on the the DIY Network's Yard CrashersContinue Reading

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How To: Grow a Moss Lawn

By: Diy maven May 27, 2014

I've decided to fill in the shady parts parts of my yard with moss. Ideally, I'd love to have an entire moss lawn, but until I move into a forrest, that's probably not going to happen. Until then, I'll be happy with oases of lush stuff. OfContinue Reading

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How To: Turn a Wine Bottle into a Self-Watering Device

By: Diy maven May 20, 2014

Have you seen those "As Seen on TV" Aqua Globes? If not, here's a thumbnail: they're glass bulb stakes that you fill with water and then insert into the dirt next to a plant which 'self-waters' the plant for, they say, up to 2 weeks. They're not terribly expensive, (you can buy a pack of 2 on Amazon for about $13), but the DIY version is really the way to go. Because they're madeContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Raised Bed Boulevard Garden Using the Square Foot Method

By: Alicia May 16, 2014

How to make a raised-bed boulevard garden
Last month we told you all about our raised bed garden plans, and today we're back with all the juicy details. In a nutshell, this was a huge project in terms of the research and planning, and the easiest when it came time to actually do it. It was a great lesson in "preparation is everything". We're so grateful to Duluth Trading Co. for giving us a motivational kick in the pants to get this project done.

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