How To: Make an Inverted Wine Bottle Oil Lamp

By: Diy maven Mar 31, 2015
Photo: DIY Maven

A while back I reviewed several popular bottle cutters here on Curbly. (Yesterday I added the Kinkajou to the shootout). Today we're going to use one to turn a wine bottle into an inverted oil lamp that burns cooking oil. But first, let's talk about punts.  A punt is theContinue Reading

Before and After: 1-Day Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 30, 2015

Photo: House Beautiful

Jacqueline had been meaning to buy a headboard and add more lighting to her bedroom, but hadn't found the time to do either. Enter NY designer Amanda Nisbet who, in one day, made over the room to suit Jacqueline's style perfectly. Besides not having a headboard and enough lighting, before Jacqueline wasn'tContinue Reading

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Make It: Simple DIY Clay Circle Garland

By: Capreek Mar 26, 2015
Caitlin McGrath

A lot of the DIY garlands we feature are meant for specific celebrations (holidays, birthdays, etc. etc.), but this clay version is stylish and subtle enough to be left up year-round!     Continue Reading

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Make It: Super Fast and Easy Typographic Sharpie Mug

By: Diy maven Mar 11, 2015
Photo: Good and Messy

Bridget used alphabet stickers to make some very sweet Sharpie mugs. The procedure couldn't be easier: place stickers on mug and then use a colorful Sharpie to apply dots creating a cool negative space monogram. She used regular Sharpies for her project, butContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Gold Leaf Cocktail Glasses

By: Capreek Mar 09, 2015
Kelli Hall

Spring is slowly making itself known, which in and of itself is cause for celebration. With warmer weather on the horizon, it's time to start planning some festivities (brunch, dinner parties, maybe even a BBQ?!). Make sure you're fully prepped in the drinkware department with these stylish DIY gold leaf cocktail glasses!     Continue Reading

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Get Crafty: 10 Gorgeous DIY Projects Using Gold Leaf

By: Faith-towers Mar 05, 2015
10 Gorgeous DIY Projects Using Gold Leaf
Photo: Flax & Twine

My obsession with gold only gets more severe as time goes on, and judging by my Pinterest feed, lots of other people feel the same way. I use gold paint quite often, but rarely gold leaf... so I thought I'd highlight some great (and easy) projects using this unique material.   

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Make It: Do-It-Yourself Incense Burners From Clay

By: Lexy.b.ward Mar 05, 2015
DIY Incense Holders
photo: Almost Makes Perfect

Okay, okay. I've never burned incense before, but I'm gonna start! We all should if it's this easy to make your own burner!      

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How-To: Jewelry Cloches with Household Items

By: Rachel mae smith Mar 04, 2015
DIY Jewelry Cloches
by Honestly WTF

Why let your jewelry collect dust when you can make these adorable cloches in no time?! There's a chance you might already have everything on hand you need to make them, but if not, you should be able to find most of the supplies at a thrift store. Even if you're not big on jewelry you can always make these to display other decorative items in your home. So, not only is this project affordable, it's also practical which makes it aContinue Reading

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Decor Disputes: 3 Kitchen Countertop Ideas That Are Sweeping The Nation

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 20, 2015
kitchen countertop debate
photo: Smitten Studio

On the weekends, my husband and I enjoy visiting the building district here in Denver. We like to go to the tile and wood shops and plan our future home and decide what we like and what we don't. We've been on the topic of kitchen countertops for a while now and I just can't make a decision on what I love most! While white marble is a fave, there are two other options that are slowly edging that out of my mind!      

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Shopping Guide: 20 Cool Office and Desktop Accessories

By: Capreek Feb 18, 2015

This month, we've been sharing tons of office and workspace inspiration with everything from awesome DIY projects to makeovers to incredible spaces. Of course, no office is complete without a few fun and functional accessories! Here are 20 office products we love.      Continue Reading

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How to Use Colored Mylar to Create Custom Storage Containers

By: Capreek Feb 17, 2015
Brittni Mehlhoff

I don't know about you, but I can always use more storage containers! If this sounds like your situation, check out this easy and colorful DIY container idea.     Continue Reading

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Review: The Best Bottle Cutter Money Can Buy

By: Diy maven Feb 16, 2015

Photo: DIY Maven

Four years ago, I threw out the question: "What is the best bottle cutter on the market?" A lot of readers weighed in. Some gave recommendations, others just wanted a definitive answer, which is what I wanted. Finally, FINALLY, we decided to get to the bottom of the bottle cutter question and have a product shoot out between four popular models. Our competition has not been without a little drama, as one of the bottle cutter makers has, apparently, gone out of business since the inception of this review. That being the Bindu Studio's Bottle Cutter. We've decided to leave the Bindu in the review just in case some of you stumble upon one secondhand. That being said, it's time to introduce each of our competitorsContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Last Minute DIY Gifts Perfect For Valentine's Day

By: Faith-towers Feb 12, 2015
10 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
Photo: Thistlewood Farms

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, but have no fear my fellow procrastinators - there's still time to make something fantastic for your loved ones. Keep reading to check out ten of our favorite last minute DIY Valentine's Day gift ideas.   

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How To: Create Fun Little Typographic Boxes For All Your Knick-Knacks

By: Faith-towers Jan 28, 2015
DIY Clay Letterform Storage Boxes
Photo: Faith Towers

There's something so fun about a functional letterform, isn't there? Or maybe it's just the typography nerd in me. But nonetheless, you have to admit that storing cotton balls inside of an ampersand is more fun than storing them in a plain old glass jar.

I was inspired to make typographic storage containers after seeing ones made from cookie cutters on Pinterest (from Willowday). Instead of using cookie cutters, I simply used clay, a favorite font, and a steady hand! 

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Make It: Ombre Nested Clay Bowls

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 22, 2015
Photo: This Heart of Mine

Make your own gorgeous nested bowls! From clay! In an afternoon! You could even do it with the kids!      

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Make It: Create Your Own DIY Antiqued Wall Mirror

By: Meghan and al Jan 19, 2015

Antiqued MirrorOur house has a good amount of blank walls, so one unassuming Saturday, we got to work on one of them. We fell in love with this mirror from Restoration Hardware, but yikes, $895 was not going to happen. Not even on a good day. So we decided to make our own. One short weekend and roughly $50 later, and we have this new beauty to grace our housing presence.

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Roundup: 10 Clever and Unique DIY Wall Hook Projects

By: Capreek Jan 14, 2015
Photo: Kara Paslay Designs

Between all the coats, scarves, bags, and who knows what else, it seems like this time of year I'm always running out of space to hang stuff. If you've found yourself in a similar predicament, or just want some wall-mounted storage in your entryway, check out these 10 creative DIY wall hook ideas!     Continue Reading

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This DIY Marble-Dipped Vase is Fun and Easy to Make. Try it!

By: Faith-towers Jan 08, 2015
Easy DIY Marble-Dipped Vase
Faith Towers

I have about a million plain glass vases. And a ton of old nail polish. If you browse Pinterest long enough, you're bound to run into a million different marbled glass tutorials using nail polish (like this beauty Rachel did for Poppytalk) ... so I decided to give it a go! Click through to find out how to do this super easy project.   

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Roundup: 10 Festive DIY Ideas For Your New Year's Eve Party

By: Faith-towers Dec 29, 2014
10 Festive DIY Ideas For Your New Year's Eve Party

Can you believe that it's almost 2015? Whether you're hosting a huge bash, or a small get-together with a few friends, these festive ideas are sure to help you ring in the new year in style.   

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Roundup: 14 Handmade Holiday Projects Using Candles

By: Rachel mae smith Dec 12, 2014
14 DIY Holiday Candle Projects

With winter storms on their way, it's always a good idea to have extra candles on hand in case of a power outage. But of course, nobody said those candles have to be plain or boring! Here are 14 DIY candle projects that you can make for part of your holiday decor :

1. Cookie Cutter Candles via Pop Sugar

2. Clay Gingerbread House by La chica de a casa del Caramelo (tutorial in Spanish)

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