Roundup: Cool Backyard Projects Using Cinder Blocks, Pavers, and Concrete

By: Diy maven Jul 28, 2015

In our on-going effort to help concrete and it's cousins pavers and cinder blocks maintain their incredible popularity, we've put together 10 projectsContinue Reading

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How To: Make an Embroidery Hoop Plant Hanger

By: Diy maven Jul 08, 2015
Photo: Northstory

Alex has an admitted embroidery hoop addiction. But she doesn't embroider. What's a crafty maven to do? Use the hoops to make stuff. In this case, a hanging planter. Putting one together couldn'tContinue Reading

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How To: Faux Aged Copper Planter

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 02, 2015
faux copper finish planter
photo: Where The Smiles Have Been

Copper is getting its 15 minutes of fame right now. I see it everywhere. Actual copper items can be pricey, especially copper planters. This tutorial shares some great tips for getting a faux aged copper look to anything!      

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8 Amazing Backyard Makeovers that are Perfect for Entertaining

By: Faith-towers Jun 29, 2015

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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5 Easy Ways To Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal

By: Faith-towers Jun 22, 2015

First impressions are important. The exterior of your home is the first thing a person sees when they visit your home, and the last thing they see when they leave. These 5 easy tips will have the outside of your home in excellent shape in no time.   

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How to: Indoor Herb Garden IKEA Hack

By: Faith-towers Jun 18, 2015

Don't ask me how I came up with this project...it's a long story. Basically, my dog Charlie can jump really high and will eat anything, so I needed to make a wall-mounted planter that I could place out of his reach. So the Vurm herb planter was born.  

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Eye Candy: 12 Well-Designed Gardens We Love

By: Lexy.b.ward Jun 17, 2015

Eye Candy: 12 Well-Designed Gardens We Love

Who doesn't love a good garden? I can't think of anywhere I'd rather spend more time (especially in the Summer!) than in a well-planned out garden. These 12 are setting the standard extremely high!      

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10 Tips For Landscaping On A Budget

By: Faith-towers Jun 16, 2015
10 Tips For Landscaping On A Budget
Photo: Repo Studio

Landscaping can be pricey, but there are ways to lessen the expense if you exert a bit of extra effort and some ingenuity. Click through for ten ways to landscape on a budget.   

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Before and After: An Unbelievable Front Yard Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jun 11, 2015
Before: An Unbelievable Front Yard Makeover
Photo: HGTV

We've been talking a lot about curb appeal lately here on Curbly, so by now it's probably clear that even a few small changes can go a long way. But there was nothing small about this makeover; click through to see the barely recognizable front yard after the makeover.   

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How To: Make a Bike Tire Trellis

By: Diy maven Jun 10, 2015
Photo: For the Love of Skinny

A couple of old bike tires (courtesy of a garage sale), five feet of threaded rod, some gardening string and we have a cheeky-cool round trellisContinue Reading

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How To: Turn an Old Sweatshirt into New Garden Gloves in 10 Minutes

By: Diy maven Jun 02, 2015
Photo: Lately Reconstructed

Honestly, if this how-to took longer, I probably wouldn't do it. BUT, because it takes only 10 minutes, I'm totally in. Plus it's a great use for the sleeves and cuffs; the rest of the sweatshirt can still be used for earth-friendly, reusable Swiffer cloths. As for making the garden gloves, thatContinue Reading

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What's the Best Garden Planner? We Find Out!

By: Diy maven May 19, 2015
Garden Planners Comparison - Which one is best?

Memorial Day is in sight and, here in the Midwest, that means the start of gardening season. To turn your brown thumb green – or your greener thumb greener – we've assembled 4 popular garden/landscape planners and put them through their paces. The victims today are Small Blue Printer, Plan Garden, Mother Earth News Garden Planner, and Better Homes and Gardens Garden Planner. Are the free versions as good as the paid-for route? Maybe, maybeContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Favorite IKEA Hacks and Makeovers

By: Capreek Apr 28, 2015

I went to IKEA over the weekend (along with everyone else in my city, apparently), and my little DIY blogger brain couldn't help but start 'hacking' everything in the store. Fortunately, there are others out there with a similar mindset and they've already done a lot of the legwork! Here are 10 of our favorite IKEA hacks we've come across recently. Enjoy!     Continue Reading

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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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