Kicking Off Our Spring Gardening Plans (Plus a $200 Cash Giveaway!)

By: Alicia Apr 17, 2014

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We've spent the last two years working on the inside of the Curbly House, and it's high time we started focusing some of our energy on the outside. Specifically, the yard - a space that's in shabby shape after months of construction and damage from heavy machinery. We needed a kick in the pants to get going on the landscaping, and are starting small with a vegetable garden project with the help of Duluth Trading Co. 

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Make It: DIY Minimalist Copper Air Plant Holders

By: Capreek Apr 14, 2014

Copper is a huge trend in DIY decor right now, as are those hardy little air plants you see everywhere. But what happens when you combine the two?! These awesomely minimal DIY copper air plant vases, that's… Continue Reading

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Inspired by Spring: Easy DIY Tea Cup Planter Party Favors

By: Lovelola Apr 09, 2014

Whether you are throwing a spring brunch, bridal shower, or birthday party, these little succulents are the perfect party favor. With the weather changing, I love to bring in more plants and greenery to my home. It really brightens up a space and brings life to a room.… Continue Reading

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Make It: Do-It-Yourself Seed Bombs

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 04, 2014

DIY seed bombsHow do you get the kids (and adults!) excited about gardening? By spending an afternoon making seed bombs! I smell a weekend project coming on...      

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Plant It: A Sensational Succulent Garden in Five Minutes

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 02, 2014

succulent gardenSucculents. The hottest plant out there. We know this and we can't get enough of them. I love seeing the different combinations and I love seeing the stylish ways they're planted. Like this easy 5 minute garden!      

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Creating Our Tidy Urban Deck Garden

By: Meghan and al Apr 01, 2014

Garden Planters on DeckWhat is it about getting older that makes you just want to grow things? I'm not sure when it happened for us, exactly, but it hit one day and we couldn't ignore the longing. We had the itch: to make something with our hands, to live off the land, and to go back to a simpler time. The feeling also conveniently coincided with spring so we knew it was time to give it a shot!

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Take a Tour: My Fairy Garden Adventure

By: Diy maven Mar 17, 2014

This weekend I took a tour of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum fairy garden exhibit. With camera in hand, I gleefully entered a wee, magical land. Although there were no Leprechauns to be seen, sharing my photos seemed like the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. 

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DIY Idea: Make a 10 Minute Succulent Windowsill Box

By: Diy maven Mar 07, 2014

Until I saw Sara's window planter box, I had always thought that the domain of such things were outside the house. Thanks to windowsills, they have moved inside. (I love windowsills.) Made with leftoverContinue Reading

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Make It: Faux-Dipped Colorful Planter For Spring

By: Lexy.b.ward Mar 06, 2014

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Oh, spring! I'm so glad you're almost here! I've been aching to incorporate bright colors into my home decor. I've also been searching for ways to get little plants in my kitchen. Boom. This settles it. How cute are these little pots? And can you tell what they were used for before they became planters?  … Continue Reading

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Make It: Modular Planters from Scratch

By: Brittnimehlhoff Feb 20, 2014

I've seen a lot of planter DIYs over the last few months, but never one that I felt like I needed to drop everything for and make right away. That is, until I found this modular planter… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Hanging Wall Art Using Live Plants in 15 Minutes or Less

By: Brittnimehlhoff Feb 18, 2014

If you're short on space, but dying to bring in live plants as part of your home decor, this DIY is perfect for you. These staghorn ferns will hang on the wall, taking up virtually no space at all. You'll just need a few supplies, and the best part is that there are no power tools required. So anyone can make… Continue Reading

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5 Healthy Home Habits To Start In 2014

By: Matt allison Jan 15, 2014

5 Healthy Home Habits To Start In 2014

It’s hard to believe we are half way through the first month of the year. Resolutions are tough and they require effort in order to maintain them...you know, working out more, eating healthier, cleaning your home. All of these are only achieved through hard work… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: Attractive Outdoor Decor For Fall

By: Faith-towers Oct 23, 2013

Fall decor isn't necessarily synonymous with Halloween decor; there are many creative ways to add a touch of autumn to your porch or patio without using witches and spider webs. Check out these ten beautiful outdoor spaces that are decorated specifically for this colorful… Continue Reading

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20 Fall Container Garden 'Recipes'

By: Diy maven Oct 10, 2013

Black Rhino Property Services takes all the guesswork out of creating the perfect fall container gardens. They give us 20 'recipes' complete with bulleted lists of beautifully -staged arrangements. Whether you wantContinue Reading

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How to: Make a Flower Vase Using Branches from Your Backyard

By: Faith-towers Sep 30, 2013

I like to have a vase of flowers on my kitchen table, especially this time of year when a long cold winter is only a few short months away (eek!). This super easy wood chip vase uses materials that you probably already have at home, and will add some serious style to your… Continue Reading

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How to Use a Color Wheel to Make Gorgeous Floral Arrangements

By: Diy maven Sep 18, 2013

I have no problem choosing paint and fabric color combos, but, for some weird reason, picking the right flower color combos for bouquets and in pot arrangements outside intimidates me. Because of this, I think my arrangements are generally boring. Next planting season, I'm going to refer to Debra Prinzing's new video "Flower Color Theory with Debra Prinzing" (see below). The author and floral designerContinue Reading

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Petunia and Bistro Table Update--One Hailstorm Later

By: Diy maven Aug 14, 2013

Time to update some summer projects. First is the leggy petunia problem. As you might remember, when we last left them, they were shorn down to about 2" stalks. After three weeks andContinue Reading

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Roundup: Lovely Pressed Flower Crafts and Art

By: Diy maven Aug 07, 2013

The way I prolong summer blossoms is by taking pictures of them. (I'm a sucker for a perfect flower.) But another fabulous way to make them last longer is by pressing/drying them and then turning them into crafts and decor. Here are some super easy projects any of us can do. None require any fancy equipment, but if you're an overachiever and want toContinue Reading

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How to: Make DIY Colorful Dip-Dyed Wooden Vases

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 30, 2013

Inspired by the dip-dye trend, I've been dipping all sorts of items around our house. From curtains to tea towels, we've been dipping up a storm around here, and I started to look at what else could use a burst of color. I had an excess supply of pine from building our dining room table, so I decided to dip the boards in the dye and build some custom vase covers. To see how to make your own, view more photos after the… Continue Reading

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Petunias Looking Leggy? Do This to Make Them Beautiful Again

By: Diy maven Jul 24, 2013

Around this time of year, my petunias used to start to look a bit leggy. A few years back I discovered the secret to prolonging the life and beauty of my petunias by employing a little tough love. 

This is… Continue Reading

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