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 project...it'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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Make It: DIY Neon Mosaic Tile Trivet

By: Lexy.b.ward May 20, 2015
diy neon mosaic tile trivet
photo: Shrimp Salad Circus

Neon is still around, my friends. And it's still on trend! These fun neon mosaic trivets are kind of a genius idea!      

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How To: Colorful DIY Wall Mounted Votive Set

By: Faith-towers May 14, 2015
Photo: Faith Towers

I live in a small 525 square foot condo, so free space is always hard to find. But one thing I do have a lot of is wall space. So I decided to create a small wall mounted shelf with a set of colorful votives on top. And now I'm sharing the super easy tutorial with you! Click through for instructions.   

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Make It: Modern & Colorful Trinket Dishes

By: Lexy.b.ward May 14, 2015

diy trinket dishes
photo: Jeff Mindell

If there was ever a time to break out your childhood crafting skills, it's now. These trinket dishes are fun, colorful, and anything but childish!      

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Make It: Kid-Made Marbleized Bowls For Mother's Day

By: Lexy.b.ward May 07, 2015
diy marbled bowls
photo: hello, Wonderful

If you're searching for the perfect handmade (and last minute!) gift for mom, this is it. I'd want these beautiful bowls as a gift even if it weren't Mother's Day! Bonus: the kids can help!      

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How-To: Easy DIY Stamped Clay Bowls

By: Faith-towers May 05, 2015
Easy DIY Stamped Clay Bowls
Photo: Gathering Beauty

Little bowls are a handy thing to have around the house. They're great for holding jewelry, keys or even office supplies. And what's better than a small bowl? A brightly colored small bowl with a pretty pattern! Click through to find out what these lovely pieces look like when they're finished.   

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How-To: Dishwasher Safe Decorated Mugs

By: Rachel mae smith Apr 27, 2015
by Rachel Mae Smith

If you're looking for a budget friendly project for Mother's Day, or just want something new for your own home, then you'll want to make these dishwasher safe painted mugs! The project really only takes 20 minutes (plus bake time), and you can even find plain mugs at the dollar store. Here's how:Continue Reading

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Make It: Simple & Stylish Torn Clay Vases

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 16, 2015

diy torn clay vases
photo: Makery

I love air dry clay and the endless possibilities it gives. You can make just about anything! And while painting it is always fun, leaving it simple and white is my favorite option. These torn clay vases are easier (and cheaper!) to make than you would believe!      

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Roundup: 10 Great Ways to Reuse Glass Bottles and Jars

By: Rachel mae smith Apr 03, 2015

Chances are that you could get up from your computer and grab a glass bottle or jar in your house right now. Instead of tossing them out with the recycling this weekend, why not upcycle them into something useful? Plus, hello, free craft supply. Here are ten great ways to recycle glass bottles and jars into your home decor, though the possibilities are endless!Continue Reading

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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

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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
Photo: 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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