How To: Make A Craft Stick Snowflake

By: Matt allison Dec 05, 2012

created at: 12/05/2012

I'm a father to two little people. Since my eldest is only 2.5 years old, this limits a lot of the craft projects out there that require power tools (though the man in me can't wait till he comes of age to enjoy them!).  This simple project is something we can tackle together and relatively safe (look, no scissors!) and particularly festive.     


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How to: Make a DIY No-Sew Tree Skirt

By: Craftmel Dec 04, 2012

created at: 11/21/2012

Dressing up our Christmas Tree is one of my favorite times of year.  Everyone gets involved, and after hours of stringing lights just perfectly, sentimental ornaments are pulled carefully from their packaging and placed with precision on the tree (or, as much precision as a 3- and 5-year-old can muster).  The last step for our family is tucking the tree skirt under the tree- and this year we needed something new, like a no-sew Snowflake tree skirt!  Read on to see how I easily made this in one nap time.   Continue Reading

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How to: Make DIY Colorful Geometric Ornaments

By: Chrisjob Nov 29, 2012

created at: 11/28/2012

I love living right across the street from the public library. Sure, it makes checking out and returning things a breeze (and late fees inexcusable), but there's another benefit. Every six weeks or so, when I see the "Friends of Library Book Sale" sign hit the sidewalk, I can scootch right over and snag the best goodies for a cool 25¢ each.     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 14 Modern DIY Advent Calendars and Holiday Countdown Projects

By: Capreek Nov 28, 2012

created at: 11/28/2012

I'll be honest, I prefer that my DIY projects and crafts be heavy on the modern side of things. Sometimes it's hard to find ideas that are easy to make, affordable, and super contemporary. BUT! It can be done! Even the most ubiquitous Christmas craft, the advent calendar, can be turned into an aesthetically pleasing design object. Here are 14 examples that are sure to fit in with modern homes of all types!     

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Color 101 with David Bromstad: David's Favorite Inexpensive DIY Decor Tips and Techniques

By: David bromstad Nov 15, 2012

created at: 11/06/2012
This month, Curbly is excited to team up with designer and TV host David Bromstad, of HGTV's Design Star and The White Room Challenge. David is offering his professional tips about one his biggest passions: using color to transform everyday rooms into something extraordinary.  

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How To: Make a DIY Geometric Pipe Pendant Light

By: Capreek Nov 12, 2012

created at: 11/12/2012

We've been seeing brass, gold, and copper making a big splash in home decor for the last few years, but these metallic pieces usually carry a hefty price tag, especially in the lighting department (um, have you seen the prices of Lindsay Adelman chandeliers??). It's always exciting, then, to see people get creative with inexpensive materials and come up with something super stylish and on-trend, like this brass and copper pipe light!      Continue Reading

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Roundup: 15 Awesome Things to Make with Tree Branches and Limbs!

By: Capreek Oct 30, 2012

created at: 10/28/2012

Branches, twigs, and logs -- oh my! Turn this readily available material into stylish decor accessories. Stumped? Here are 15 awesome projects to get the creative juices flowing.     Continue Reading

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How To: Make A DIY Hanger Coat Rack

By: Matt allison Oct 24, 2012

created at: 10/24/2012

I stumbled across this Ready-Made submission that Das rote Paket received for a competition they were running. It's cheap, cheerful and quirky, key ingredients for my kind of DIY.

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Make It: An Easy DIY Photo Display Ledge

By: Capreek Oct 17, 2012

created at: 10/17/2012

I made something similar to this during my photo school days, but it used foamcore and double stick tape and was not nearly as cool (or sturdy). That said, I LOVE this idea for a simple and creative way to display photos, prints, and art -- for cheap!    Continue Reading

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Make It: A Modern DIY Cardboard Pendant Light

By: Capreek Sep 28, 2012

created at: 09/27/2012

Got a cardboard box? Awesome! Turn that sucker into a pendant light!     Continue Reading

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How To: Cover Scratches in Leather Furniture

By: Diy maven Sep 24, 2012

created at: 09/24/2012

Cat or Dog + Leather Furniture = Scratches. It's a fact of life. But Trisha, from Mash Up Chic, found a quick, easy and inexpensive way to cover the offending scratches and with something we all probably have in our Continue Reading

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10 Ways to Reinvent a Lampshade

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 13, 2012

created at: 09/12/2012

If you've ever bought a lampshade you know it isn't exactly the most exciting item to shop for. The shades and drums that are readily available tend to be pretty basic and lack personality, or they cost an arm and a leg. Luckily, there are plenty of DIY options for those inexpensive store bought shades, so you won't have to shell out a ton of cash to get a designer look. Here are ten ways to reinvent a basic lampshade on a budget.   Continue Reading

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How to: Give Boring Closet Doors an Inexpensive, Architectural Makeover

By: Chrisjob Sep 04, 2012

created at: 09/04/2012

When Janet Lee first moved into her tiny studio apartment, it was a blank box of white walls and neutral parquet floors. As a renter, she wasn't able to add any actual architectural details for visual interest, so she faked the look by bringing plenty of depth to her bland folding closet doors, creating an inexpensive and removable solution that anyone can do at home.   Continue Reading

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How To: DIY Recovered Mousepad

By: Craftmel Sep 04, 2012

created at: 09/04/2012

If you give a mouse a mousepad, chances are it it will want something cute and colorful to go with it.  Most of use with a computer mouse have a mousepad, and I'd venture to guess that 80% of those mousepads are plain, boring, or have some huge logo on it since it was a freebie from your neighbor's company.  Well, if you happen to be in that 80%, there is still hope!   Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Tribal-Inspired Painted Baskets

By: Capreek Sep 03, 2012

created at: 09/02/2012

Well, THESE are awesome! I'm not a big basket person usually, but I would definitely make an exception for these DIY beauties.     Continue Reading

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