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!… Continue Reading

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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.

For being 60+ years old, it's in pretty good shape, and, thanks to box nails, it's still super sturdy. All it needed was some… Continue Reading

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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… 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… 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… 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,… 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… 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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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Make It: Vintage Fans Turned DIY Succulent Planters

By: Capreek Jun 03, 2013

Old wire-cage fans seem to lurk in every corner of every consignment shop/thrift store/estate sale on the planet. If you've wondered what to do with them, here's a clever DIY project to… Continue Reading

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Cool to Creepy: 6 Toys Turned Planters

By: Diy maven May 31, 2013

On your next garage sale excursion, you might want to keep an eye out for old toys. It doesn't matter if they're broken, because you won't be playing with them; you'll be planting in them. From cool to downright creepy, these 6 toys-turned-planters are sure to inspire.

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Roundup: 5 DIY Composting Techniques For Creating Your Own Rich, Organic Fertilizer

By: Matt allison May 29, 2013

DIY Composting MethodsAs a gardener and urban farmer you come to appreciate and treasure compost, or as I affectionately call it, “Black Gold”.

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How to: Keep Out Garden Pests with DIY Row Protectors

By: Rebekah-greiman May 28, 2013

As with all gardens, protecting your seedlings and plants from evil predators is a top priority. Evil predators like this:

Look at this devilish little nibbler. He must be stopped.  Continue Reading

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How to: Easy DIY Chalkboard Pennant Banner

By: Faith-towers May 28, 2013

This stylish all-occasion chalkboard banner will add a little pizzazz to your wall, whether it be for a party or just for everyday use. Write a celebratory message on the pennants, or draw stripes on them... the possibilities are… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Garden Tool Totes and Benches

By: Diy maven May 28, 2013

One of the most irritating things about gardening can be getting all your gardening tools to the spot where they're needed. It's cumbersome, and it oftentimes involves multiple trips to the garage or garden shed because you've forgotten something. By the time all your equipment is assembled, you just might be too tired to actually garden! And then, when you're finished, you have to haul all… Continue Reading

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