Roundup: 10 DIY Projects For Your Summer Picnic

By: Faith-towers Jul 09, 2013

Celebrate summer with your friends and family by packing up a picnic basket and heading to the park! Check out these fun DIY projects that will have you picnicking in style in no time.    

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How To: Make a Terra Cotta Pot Wreath

By: Diy maven Jul 09, 2013

A local nursery, Bachman's, sponsors an 'Idea House' every spring, fall and 'holiday', providing onlookers with a wealth of design inspiration. In 2011, their Spring Idea House featured the most darling wreath ever made of tiny terra cottaContinue Reading

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How to: A Wooden Welcome Mat IKEA Hack

By: Faith-towers Jul 08, 2013

Is your front yard looking a little ragged after all this hot weather? Liven up your entryway with one of these easy DIY wooden door mats. And the best part about this project is that it uses materials from IKEA!   

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Roundup: 10 Colorful DIY Summer Wreaths

By: Faith-towers Jul 04, 2013

I'll admit it, the wreath on my front door is leftover from last winter. So I decided that it was high time to make a colorful new summer one to freshen up the entryway. Here are ten pretty ideas that I'm using as my inspiration.   

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Make It: DIY Bubble Wrap Printed Tablecloth

By: Capreek Jul 02, 2013

Spruce up your Fourth of July spread with this subtly festive DIY tablecloth! It's a cinch to make and fun, too!     Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Summer Tree Swing

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 02, 2013

This DIY tree swing is perfect for summer and all you will need are the above materials to make your own. So, who is ready to start swinging?   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Kids Craft Projects Using Recycled Materials

By: Faith-towers Jun 24, 2013

School's out, and the dog days of summer are here... don't let the kids even have the chance to get bored. Try out these fun craft projects using recycled materials that you probably have laying around the house. And you'll be doing our earth a favor while you're at it!    

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Rustic Bench Gets Modern Moroccan-Inspired Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 21, 2013



(HEY! We're giving away a $200 Home Depot gift card at the bottom of this post! Read on to find out how to win!)

My dad was a jack of all trades as far as DIY was concerned. Plumbing, heating, engine repair. He did just about everything. The one thing he rarely did was make furniture. Only two such projects come to mind: a coffee table that was long gone by the time I came around, and there is the bench you see above. Dad's bench, as we refer to it, was never meant to be a 'beauty' piece, but rather a workbench of sorts for my mother. 

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It went on the auction block when they downsized about 6 years ago. As I stood watching the auctioneer offer up the bench, I decided I couldn't part with it and entered into a heated bidding war with a total stranger. I paid five bucks for it.

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Roundup: 9 Summertime Activities For The Kids

By: Faith-towers Jun 18, 2013

Summer break is always fun at first, but sometimes as the novelty wears off and the days get hotter, the kids need some help finding things to do. Make sure they don't utter the phrase "I'm bored" ever again with these enjoyable games and activities. Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Hanging Daybed

By: Diy maven Jun 06, 2013

In a screened-in porch on a day bed. I can't imagine a more lovely place to spend a summer afternoon curled up with a good book. But, as of now, there is no screened-in porch in sight, so this how-to will have to be bookmarked for later reference. Unless, of course, I petition to put one Continue Reading

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How to: Make Your DIY Own Garden Markers

By: Lexy.b.ward Jun 05, 2013

Are you a big gardener? It's fun to plant, but it can be even more fun to customize your garden! Create simple and clean garden markers using a few simple items!       Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Mini Macrame Eggshell Planters

By: Capreek Jun 04, 2013

I swear, succulents and cacti get all the good DIY planters these days! (Probably because they're cute and sculptural and hardy as all get out.) They certainly look great in these hanging macrame eggshell pots, though!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Pallet Playhouse for the Kiddos in Time for Summer

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 04, 2013

The internet has been home to plenty of DIY projects that involve pallets. In fact, we've featured quite a few here on Curbly as well. I don't think I've ever seen one used to create a playhouse for the kiddos though. Until now. Check out this clever way to build a cozy fort-like oasis for kids.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy DIY Projects For Your Pets and Furry Friends

By: Faith-towers Jun 04, 2013

When I adopted my puggle, Charlie, two years ago, one of the biggest surprises was how much stuff I needed to get for him...and how expensive everything was. So of course, the logical solution was to start making things... and you can too! Here are ten of my favorite projects.   

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Father's Day Roundup: 25 Awesome DIY Gifts to Make for Dad!

By: Capreek Jun 03, 2013

Father's Day is right around the corner (June 16th, mark your calendars!). If you're planning on making your old man a gift this year, here are 25 DIY gift ideas that are sure to make the occasion a memorable one!     Continue Reading

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