Diamonds Are Forever... And Foldable!

By: Craftmel Apr 17, 2012

created at: 04/17/2012

If diamonds really did come in such vivid colors, I think I'd be tempted to get one in every color.  Especially if they were as inexpensive as FREE, like this fascinatingly faceted assortment.   Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Painted Teacup Planters

By: Capreek Apr 16, 2012

created at: 04/16/2012

These teacup planters would look absolutely adorable on a kitchen windowsill or even on your desk in a sunny office!   Continue Reading

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A Little Spring Fun: How to Make a DIY Modern Pillar Planter

By: Alexandrahedin Apr 06, 2012

created at: 04/03/2012

Hi!  I’m Alexandra Hedin – a lifestyle and entertaining expert from the Pacific Northwest.  I provide inspiration, recipes, and crafts for creating a lovely life.  It doesn’t take much to make everyday lovely – or to have fun.  And isn’t that what life is about? All week I’ll be here showing you how I threw together a little springtime affair that takes only a little thought and some good friends. 

All week I have shown you how to hostContinue Reading

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A Little Spring Fun: How to Make Kissing Coasters

By: Alexandrahedin Apr 04, 2012

created at: 03/25/2012Hi!  I’m Alexandra Hedin – a lifestyle and entertaining expert from the Pacific Northwest.  I provide inspiration, recipes, and crafts for creating a lovely life.  It doesn’t take much to make everyday lovely – or to have fun.  And isn’t that what life is about? All week I’ll be here showing you how I threw together a little springtime affair that takes only a little thought and some good friends. 

The last two days I showed you a fabulousContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Affordable DIY Modern Wall Art Projects!

By: Capreek Apr 02, 2012

created at: 04/01/2012

Bare walls are the pits.  Liven those bad boys up with some affordable modern art -- that you made yourself!  Here are ten of our favorite DIY wall art projects to make this week.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Leather Bowl from Scraps!

By: Capreek Mar 29, 2012

created at: 03/29/2012

If you've seen those leather scrap bundles at your local craft store and have wondered what to do with them, wonder no more!  We've got a simple afternoon DIY project that will add a touch of rustic charm to your decor -- for cheap!   Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 12 Brilliant Craft Room Organization and Storage Ideas!

By: Capreek Mar 26, 2012

created at: 03/26/2012

I don't know about you, but my craft supplies tend to find themselves shoved into boxes and bins without any rhyme or reason.  One of the items on my ever-growing list of things to do is to tackle this organizational mess.  I mean, it's utter chaos!  Applying a few (or all) of these brilliant craft room storage ideas would definitely be a step in the right direction.  If your craft supply situation is similar, read on!   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 8 Clever DIY Ways to Organize Your Recycling

By: Diy maven Mar 09, 2012

created at: 03/12/2012Around here, we take recycling very seriously.  My sweetie even takes things to work that can be recycled there that can't go in our weekly curbside pick-up. With so much to recycle--and to know what goes where--we need to have a recycling system. A few months back we did treat ourselves to Simple Human's Rectangular Recycler. (Which, BTW, if you're going to buy one, buy it at Bed Bath and Beyond and use their 20% off coupon because, otherwise...ouch.) But that's for INSIDE. Now we need to tackle the outside. Oh, well. One step at a time. With these ideas, I'm sure we'll get there eventually. Now, on to the roundup!   Continue Reading

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Make It: Pretty Painted Porcelain Plates!

By: Capreek Mar 01, 2012

created at: 03/01/2012

Hey, when I see an alliteration, I run with it!  And to be completely honest, these porcelain plates ARE pretty.  They're also extremely easy to make and affordable to boot!   Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Dining Room Table from Reclaimed Wood (for $50!)

By: Rebekah-greiman Feb 24, 2012

created at: 02/24/2012

HI! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors. 

I like to re-invent and create things around my home and I also love to fill up a person’s belly until they are beyond full...and then heap a dessert on top. A large dining room table, with the ability to seat twelve, was a dream of mine. So, I decided to make it a reality -a beautiful, unique and inexpensive reality. Like, for fifty bucks.Continue Reading

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How to: Make Simple, Organic DIY Lip Balm for 25¢

By: Rebekah-greiman Feb 23, 2012

created at: 02/22/2012

Hi! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors.

I like to re-invent and create things around my home. And I like to do so inexpensively and with my own little flair. So today, I have a low cost, simple and organic recipe for DIY Lip Balm.  

 My hubby and I go through inordinate amount of lip balm. And at $3 a tube, it was beginning to add up. I wanted to find a way that I could circumvent the cost, the unnecessary added chemicals and the need for store-bought lip balm. For approximately $.25 a tube, I had my very own lip balm without the chemicals.     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Inspiring Budget-Friendly Bedroom Makeovers!

By: Capreek Feb 13, 2012

created at: 02/13/2012

Sure, you can toss thousands of dollars at a bedroom makeover and it'll probably look pretty great.  But today we're celebrating the unique creativity of DIYers who make their spaces look like a million bucks on a budget.  Check out our ten favorite budget-friendly bedroom makeovers from the Curbly archives--they're full of thrifty inspiration and clever DIY projects!   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Bedroom Projects to Improve Everything From Your Style to Your Sleep!

By: Capreek Feb 07, 2012

created at: 02/07/2012

It's bedroom month here and we're kicking things off in full Curbly fashion with a roundup of our favorite DIY bedroom projects!  From headboards to lighting, we've got ten ideas to help make your life easier, more stylish, and even more restful.  Ready?  Let's go!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Mini Tabletop Grill from Household Items!

By: Capreek Feb 03, 2012

created at: 02/02/2012

It's a strangely warm and sunny winter day today and I've got the itch to get outside and grill something.  A personal-sized mini grill made from items around the house seems like the perfect lunch-making tool to me!  Just throw on some fresh veggies and you've got yourself a tasty treat.   Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY "Label Maker" Typographic Wall Art!

By: Capreek Feb 01, 2012

created at: 01/29/2012

We're big on affordable, do it yourself wall art here at Curbly (check out our top ten projects from 2011), especially art of the typographic variety.  So when we spy a project that covers all those bases (typographic, DIYable, cheap!) we get pretty excited!   Continue Reading

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