How to: Turn an Unsightly Propane Tank into a LEGO Head

By: Diy maven Feb 20, 2014

We put so much into our backyards–greenery, pots, cushions, umbrellas, furniture–and yet, those of us with gas barbecues are forced to live with nasty-looking… 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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Make It: DIY Hanging Concrete Plant Stand

By: Capreek Feb 05, 2014

Hanging planters have taken a lot of different forms as DIY projects, but a hanging plant stand? That's something I haven't seen… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Clever DIY Ideas for Your Next Party or Event

By: Faith-towers Feb 04, 2014

This month on Curbly we're focusing on parties and entertaining... so I wanted to share some of my favorite "why didn't I think of that?" ideas that I've run across lately. Click through to check out these super genius (and easy) DIY party… Continue Reading

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How to Build a Swedish Fire Torch

By: Diy maven Jan 22, 2014


Whether it's for camping or enjoying in the back yard, a Swedish Fire Torch is a lovely way to enjoy a flame and maybe make a S'more or two. The editors of Smart Bushcraft explain that it only takes a small of space and, because of its vertical construction, it's a great fire… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Hanging Glass Bottle Vase

By: Capreek Jan 07, 2014

This vintage glass hanging vase looks like something you'd see in the West Elm catalog for $40 -- except it's a DIY project that's practically… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Natural Wreath for the Holidays

By: Brittnimehlhoff Dec 03, 2013

I've seen my fair share of wreath tutorials over the years, but this one is definitely my new favorite. It's the perfect (asymmetrical) holiday wreath for a front door or over the fireplace. Want to make your… Continue Reading

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How To Make an Ornament Christmas Tree

By: Diy maven Nov 26, 2013

With the help of an old framed screen, Melissa crafted an ornament Christmas tree that will be adorning her porch this holiday season. She used a star ornament for the top, 35 or so plasticContinue Reading

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How To: Turn Old Trampolines Into New Suspended Beds

By: Diy maven Nov 26, 2013

Our next door neighbor erected a trampoline in their backyard last summer. It was pretty popular. For two days. Another yard in the neighborhood has one. I've never seen anybody actually use it, but their big black dog loves to lounge on it. Not sure what the 'interest' lifespan of a… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Ways To Use Pinecones in Your Holiday Decor

By: Faith-towers Nov 18, 2013

They're free. They're versatile. They're everywhere right now. In my mind, pinecones signal the transition from fall into winter, making them the perfect decorative element for your home this time of year. Click through to see all the clever ways you can utilize pinecones during the upcoming holiday… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Homemade Fire Starters with Household Items

By: Brittnimehlhoff Nov 08, 2013

Help to get a fire started on a chilly day with this homemade spice and herb fire starter. Not only will it get your fire going in a pinch, it smells delicious too, and would be perfect to bring along to a bonfire or on a camping… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Hanging Mason Jar Planters

By: Capreek Oct 30, 2013

Just when I thought I'd seen every possible mason jar craft, I stumbled across this sweet and simple… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Typographic Welcome Mat

By: Capreek Oct 29, 2013

Give a plain welcome mat a colorful makeover with this easy idea from A Beautiful… Continue Reading

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Can You Guess What These Pumpkins Are Made Out Of?

By: Diy maven Oct 28, 2013

Misplaced preposition aside, can you guess what these pumpkins are made… Continue Reading

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Roundup: Budget Fall Decor From The Backyard

By: Faith-towers Oct 17, 2013

The days of fall are getting shorter and chillier here in New England, signaling the approach of a long, cold winter - and inspiring me to get outside and make stuff! It's amazing what you can do with pinecones, branches, rocks and all the natural materials hiding in plain sight in the… Continue Reading

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