How to: Easy Geometric Solar Lights for Your Porch or Patio

By: Faith-towers Jul 14, 2015
How-To: Easy Geometric Solar Lights For Your Porch or Patio
Photo: Faith Towers

Solar lights are functional and great for the environment, but not always attractive. I'm here to change that - today I have a super easy project that will transform generic solar pathway lights into lanterns pretty enough to be the centerpiece on your outdoor dining table. Keep reading to check out the full photo tutorial.   

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Clever DIY Ways To Keep Bugs Away From Your Outdoor Party

By: Faith-towers Jul 13, 2015
Clever DIY Ways To Keep Bugs Away From Your Outdoor Party
Photo: Gardenista

This is the season of outdoor parties, barbecues and get-togethers... but it's also bug season. Don't let them get you down though! Here are ten clever ways to DIY your way to bug-free entertaining.   

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How to: DIY Hanging Planter Shelf

By: Hellolidy Jul 09, 2015
DIY Hanging Planter Shelf

I love summer - it's my favorite season! Says everyone, I'm sure.  But here in Canada, I really mean it!! When you come from a country that has winter almost eight  months out of the year, you don't take one second of summer for granted. Which is why I'm obsessed with filling my house with fresh plants to bring that summery vibe indoors and to also carry me through those cold winters! And this DIY hanging shelf project is a really fun way to display those plants! Continue 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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Make It: Do-It-Yourself Colorful Concrete Stool

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 08, 2015
Make It: Do-It-Yourself Colorful Concrete Stool
photo: The Casual Craftlete

Concrete furniture is here to stay. The trend is sticking around and the furniture itself can last a long, long time! These DIY stools look so easy to make and I'm envisioning an army of them in my backyard for extra seating!      

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How to: DIY Geometric Patterned Napkins...with Bleach!

By: Jeran Jul 07, 2015

Summer is the perfect time to host a backyard get together or party, and the warm weather pairs perfectly with bright colorful patterns to bring on the fun.  I love cloth napkins.  When you set the table for guests and add a fun napkin,  the meal instantly feels like a special occasion.

I've been itching to play with bleach pens for a while now. I love dip dying and tie dying looks, so this seemed like a project that was right up my alley. These very easy to make napkins cost under $10 to make a set of 4.  They have a fun handmade look to them without the mess of dying.                 

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Roundup: 10 DIY Projects For Maximum Summer Fun!

By: Faith-towers Jul 07, 2015
Roundup: 10 DIY Projects For Maximum Summer Fun!
Photo: The Merry Thought

Believe it or not, we're already almost halfway through the summer... but there's still plenty of time to take advantage of the sunny weather! We've rounded up ten DIY projects to help you do just that. Keep reading to find out how to craft your way to the best summer ever.   

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How To: Make Tissue Tassel String Lights

By: Diy maven Jul 07, 2015
Photo: Persia Lou

The string light projects we usually see around here involve covering the light source. Alexis had a different idea: adding a decorative element between the bulbs. It's really a clever idea in that not only is it festive, it also fills that voidContinue Reading

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Round Up: 10 Perfectly Delightful DIY Fire Pits

By: Diy maven Jul 06, 2015

There's something about sitting around a campfire that makes everything better. The ever-changing flames, the smell of the rising smoke, the crackling of wood. It's no wonder people--even environmentalists--have a soft spot for them. It's also no wonder that the Internet is replete with DIY backyardContinue Reading

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Weekend Project: DIY Ring Toss Yard Game

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 03, 2015
Photo: Sugar & Cloth

Before you head out to celebrate the long weekend, there's one last DIY that you may want to try. Make a DIY ring toss yard game for this weekend's BBQ get-together.

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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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Before and After: The Perfect Patio Umbrella Update for the Long Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 02, 2015
Photo: AllModern

Thinking toward the long 4th of July weekend, I wanted to share a cool makeover that would be the perfect project to get your backyard or patio ready for this weekend's BBQ. Transform a plain canopy umbrella, like this one, with a little bit of paint and a fun pattern.

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Curbly's Best Projects for the 4th of July!

By: Diy maven Jul 01, 2015

The pinnacle of summer fun is upon us, which means we turn to red, white, and blue. And sparklers. Lots and lots of sparklers. It's also a great time to look back in the Curbly archives to find our most belovedContinue Reading

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Easy DIY Leather And Brass Hanging Planter

By: Faith-towers Jun 30, 2015
Make your own leather and brass hanging planter!
Photo: Vintage Revivals

Hanging plants from the ceiling can be a great solution for those of us without a ton of space, but sometimes it can be difficult to find a stylish planter. Well search no more, because we've found a super chic one that you can make yourself.   

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How To: Make a Magical Gazing Ball Spinner

By: Diy maven Jun 30, 2015
Photo: Garden Ornaments and Accessories

Last week while visiting my all-time favorite garden shop, I spotted a captivating hybrid gazing ball/spinner, much like the one pictured above. Upon further examination of the spinner, I decided it was totally DIY-able. Luckily, theContinue Reading

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