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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What's the Best Bottle Cutter on the Market? We Find Out

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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Curbly Ornament Challenge: DIY Color Dipped Ornament Bulbs

By: Rachel mae smith Dec 08, 2014

DIY Color Dipped Ornament

This holiday season, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create a series of DIY ornament projects. We'll be sharing our creations each day this week.   

For my contribution to the Curbly Ornament Challenge, I decided to take the festive route. And boy do I mean festive. Because after all, what are the holidays without a little color and sparkle?Continue Reading

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How to: Make Simple Glowing Cloches in Minutes

By: Alicia Dec 02, 2014
DIY lighted cloches are easy to make and affordable.


Tiny twinkly lights on bendable wires may be the best invention ever. They're star-like, and whimsical, and they make everything they touch immediately festive and delightful.

While you can wrap these bendy little strands around everything from branches to ceramic figurines, my favorite use for them is to cloche them, alá Restoration Hardware:

Restoration Hardware's cloched starlights are DIYable.
Photo: Restoration Hardware

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How to: Make a Modern Advent Village

By: Alicia Nov 15, 2014
DIY Wood Block & Test Tube Advent Village
Photo: Bruno Bornsztein

It's advent calendar time! As I write this post, the Midwest is being walloped by a snow storm. Nothing inspires holiday decorating like many inches of snow, and to stave off decking all the halls, I created a little advent village for our children. Read on for the full tutorial.

Using blocks of wood and test tubes, I assembled a village full of tiny treasures to help our family celebrate the season. The greatContinue Reading

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Halloween How To: Modern DIY Ghost Figurines

By: Capreek Oct 23, 2014

If you're looking for some subtle (but oh-so-cute) DIY Halloween decor this year, look no further! These modern ghost figurines are an easy project and a fun way to celebrate the season.     Continue Reading

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Make It: Dia De Los Muertos Terracotta Cactus Pots

By: Matt allison Oct 22, 2014

Dia De Los Muertos Terracotta Cactus Pots

How adorable are these little Dia De Los Muertos terracotta cactus pots! With a handful of supplies and a bit of creativity you can bring your own creation into being. Full instructions at the link below.

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How To: Make Enchanting Halloween Lanterns

By: Diy maven Oct 21, 2014

Liska used random pickle and jam jars, some gloss purple spray paint, and a paint marker to make these incredible enchanting lanterns. To make it even easier for us, she providesContinue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Is Dip-Dying (And 9 Other DIY Trends) REALLY Past Its Prime?

By: Diy maven Oct 14, 2014

Has dip-dying overstayed its welcome? Yes, according to Elle Decor. They say its meteoric rise in popularity has put it firmly on the 'cliche' list. If you DO want to do the dip, they suggest keeping the subjects small, like bowls and wooden spoons. (Although they laud the project pictured above as having been 'done properly.') The other 9 DIYContinue Reading

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Make It: Repurposed DIY Lightbulb Star Lamp

By: Capreek Oct 07, 2014

Oh, snap. Did a light bulb just burn out? Before you toss it, take a look at this statement piece lighting project!      Continue Reading

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