How to: Make an Easy Modern + Minimal Pendant Light

By: Hellolidy Oct 07, 2015
DIY Minimal Pendant Light | Hello Lidy for Curbly

We are big on lighting in our home. It's a necessity, sure, but that doesn't mean it has to be dull. We're always keen on creating our own lighting when we get the chance, and it's a great way to add personality. Many might think dealing with electricity and wiring is too complicated or even expensive, but this DIY pendant light project is so simple to make and minimal in design, anyone can do it. Did I mention this light only costs about $25? 

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Make It: Clay Paint Splatter Incense Holder

By: Stephanie lee Oct 05, 2015
DIY clay incense holder

One of my favourite things about the autumn months is coming home at night and snuggling by the heater under warm blankets with candles or incense burning in the background. The heavenly scents help me to unwind after a long day at work, and incense holders are so easy to make that there's no excuse not to have a stick or two burning away while you cozy up and get stuck into that good book. Click through to learn how to make your own!Continue Reading

How to: DIY Typographic Concrete Garden Art

By: Jeran Sep 29, 2015

I am having so much fun playing with cement. It's such an inexpensive material and there are so many possibilities for projects. I also love the durable, rough nature of cement. Something about it's raw look and feel adds a cool, relaxed feeling to your decor. It's definitely not a pretentious material.  

I love having a little splash of decor outside my home to give folks an idea of what might be going on inside. These fun BOO garden stakes add just a hint of fright to my yard for Halloween. I'm not big of the gory and super scary this time of year, so these playful letters are just right for me.

Click through to see the full how-to, so you can create some custom cement garden stakes for your yard.                  

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How To: Make Ceramic Hand Dishes

By: Diy maven Sep 16, 2015
Photo: My Poppet Makes

Although the maker of these MCM hand dishes (Cintia) identifies them as a "kids craft," the idea and technique is appropriate for any age. Although, preserving the size and shape of a kid's hand in such a way is about the coolest childhood memento ever. I've just started experimenting with air dry clay, which this project utilizes, andContinue Reading

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Crazy For Clay: 15 Awesome DIY Projects For The Home

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 11, 2015
Crazy For Clay: 15 Awesome DIY Projects For The Home

Clay! Who doesn't love it? The air-dry stuff is so easy to work with and dries a beautiful white. It's just begging to be manipulated into something great! Here are 15 of my favorite projects for the home and they're all made with clay! Those marbled dishes? They're calling to me!      

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9 DIY Techniques That Look Expensive, But Aren't

By: Stephanie lee Sep 03, 2015
9 Ways to DIY High-End Finishes
Photos: Homey Oh My and The Lovely Drawer

If you’re anything like me, you may have spent the last few months drooling over the luxurious materials that have been so popular on Pinterest lately. Sadly these high-end looks come with a high-end price tag and I've never been able to justify splurging on a marble side table or shiny gold accessories.

Until now, that is! As it turns out, with a few hacks you can easily get that luxe look for less - click through for nine clever ways to bring a little chic to your decor.

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How To: Cheap Mirrors Get A Glam Gilded Update

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 03, 2015
diy octagon mirror
photo: A Joyful Riot

Mirrors are an easy trick to opening up a room and giving the illusion of more space. But it's tough to find mirrors for your space. This simple update takes boring and cheap mirrors from plain to insane with a few coats of paint and some chain! Such a difference!      

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Make It: Hexi Concrete Candle Holders

By: Diy maven Aug 26, 2015

Even without the handy "translate" button, we can easily decipher the technique used to create these delightful hexi concrete candle holders. Plasticware--one of the cylindrical 'shot' variety andContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Concrete Wall Art

By: Diy maven Aug 12, 2015
Photo: DIY My Homes

Don't you just LOVE using up project leftovers??? I do, which is just one reason I'm diggin' this DIY concrete art project. Some scrap 1/4" material--like plywood or backer board or etc, concrete mix, someContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Tropical Leaf Magnets

By: Jeran Jul 28, 2015

It's probably the kid in me that loves playing with clay. I takes me back to all those hours spend creating shapes and master pieces with play dough.  If you are a maker and love working with your hands, you are going to want to make a set of these simple tropical leaf magnets for your fridge.               Continue Reading

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Curbly Headquarters Grows Up: Our New Office and Studio Space

By: Alicia Jul 21, 2015
The Curbly HQ makeover is done. Here's the tour!

Working from home is the greatest thing in the world, except when it's not. Our little Curbly unit had a great thing going for a long time, but then Bruno and I had children, and they made working from home more like working-in-10-minute-increments-from-home-all-the-live-long-day.

So, we found a little space a few blocks from our house and set out to make it our own. It has been an adventure and we've been going full tilt for the last six weeks. The space is complete and we're excited to share it with you - come have a look!
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Make It: DIY Concrete Succulent Planter

By: Diy maven Jul 15, 2015
Photo: homedit

If you've never mixed up concrete, poured it into a mold, let it cure, and popped it out of said mold, you haven't lived. Well, you haven't lived life as a self-actualized DIY fanatic yet. Cuz working with concrete is fun, son. And it reallyContinue Reading

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Make It: Eye-Shaped Trinket Dishes

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 09, 2015
Make It: Eye-Shaped Trinket Dishes
photo: Make and Tell

If you've been paying attention, you may have noticed that eyes are on the trend-horizon. Hor-EYE-zon? I couldn't help myself. These trinket dishes are the perfect way to ease into the trend.      

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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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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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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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How to: Indoor Herb Garden IKEA Hack

By: Faith-towers Jun 18, 2015

Don't ask me how I came up with this's a long story. Basically, my dog Charlie can jump really high and will eat anything, so I needed to make a wall-mounted planter that I could place out of his reach. So the Vurm herb planter was born.  

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Art in the Garden: DIY Mosaic Mannequin

By: Diy maven Jun 02, 2015
Photo: Flea Market Gardening

A glittering torso with a skirt made of blooming roses might not be everyone's cuppa, but if you're a gardener who also happens to be a mosaic artist, then you'll want to join the party. It all started when Becky bought a hard-shell styrofoam mannequin at anContinue Reading

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