Roundup: 30+ Inspiring and Festive DIY Gift Wrap Ideas

By: Capreek Dec 06, 2012

created at: 12/06/2012

If store-bought wrapping paper just isn't doing it for you this year, here are over 30 DIY gift wrap ideas to inspire and delight! Happy crafting!     

1. Polka Dot Gift Wrap

2. Studded Gift Wrap

3. Celery Stamp Gift Wrap

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4. Re-purposed Sweater Gift Wrap

5. Stitched Gift Wrap

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6. Fringe Gift Wrap

7. Hand-Lettered Gift Box

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Make It: A Modern Copper Tubing Side Table

By: Capreek Dec 05, 2012

created at: 12/05/2012

A quick trip to the hardware store will yield all the materials you need for this unique, modern side table!     Continue Reading

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Mid-Century Modern Christmas: How to Make an Atomic Age DIY Stocking!

By: Capreek Dec 04, 2012

created at: 12/04/2012

Curbly recently had the great pleasure of creating a series of Mid-Century Modern holiday decorations for DIY Network, including everything from ornaments to stockings to wreaths. We'll be sharing the projects one-by-one. This week's DIY holiday project? Awesome space-age stockings! Check it out!

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Make It: DIY Mini Marquee Lights

By: Capreek Dec 03, 2012

created at: 12/03/2012

Bonjour! Let's make some teeny tiny marquee lights! Maybe in a more season-appropriate "Cheer" or "Christmas" or "Happy Holidays" perhaps? Whatever word you choose to run with, here's how!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Modern Wooden Christmas Tree Set

By: Capreek Dec 03, 2012

created at: 12/02/2012

Things are starting to get real festive around these parts! If you're looking for some fun tabletop trees that lean a bit towards the modern side, I've got just the project for you! These wooden trees are super easy to make and can be left plain or customized to your heart's content. Check 'em out!     

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  • (1) 6x36" sheet of Balsa wood
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Mid-Century Modern Christmas: How to Make Starburst Glitter Ornaments

By: Capreek Nov 30, 2012

created at: 11/26/2012

Curbly recently had the great pleasure of creating a series of Mid-Century Modern holiday decorations for DIY Network, including everything from ornaments to stockings to wreaths. We'll be sharing the projects one-by-one. This week's DIY holiday project?Continue Reading

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Make It: A Giant Knit Blanket

By: Capreek Nov 29, 2012

created at: 11/29/2012

Okay, so I don't know how to knit and I've never tried. But, holy cow, if this giant knit blanket doesn't make me want to learn STAT!     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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How To: Washi Wrapped Advent Candles

By: Matt allison Nov 28, 2012

created at: 11/28/2012

I love the Scandinavian duo Dos Family. I stopped by this week and spotted Isabella's wacky advent light post and just had to share it with you.

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Roundup: 25+ Creative DIY Holiday Wreaths

By: Capreek Nov 27, 2012

created at: 11/27/2012

Christmas is right around the corner which, depending on your degree of seasonal decorating, means it's time to put up a holiday wreath! Ring in the season and add some cheer to your entryway with one of these creative (and oh-so-festive) DIY wreaths!     

1. White Yarn Christmas Wreath

2. Holiday Light Wreath

3. Ornament Wreath

4. Candy Cane Wreath

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Make It: Modern DIY Metal Holiday Cone Trees

By: Capreek Nov 26, 2012

created at: 11/26/2012

I've been slowly transforming my house into a holiday/winter-y wonderland the last few weeks and, now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, I'm kicking the decorating into high gear. I've always loved the look of simple cone trees as a Christmas centerpiece, so when I spotted this easy DIY version, I got pretty excited! Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Rustic-Modern Bed Frame and Headboard

By: Capreek Nov 26, 2012

created at: 11/26/2012

I love this DIY headboard. Why? Because it would look equally amazing in a traditional or modern home!     Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Advent Calendar

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 23, 2012

created at: 11/20/2012

The days are counting down before December hits. Seven more days until December 1st. Do you have an advent calendar ready to go yet?    Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Postcard Wall Art

By: Capreek Nov 21, 2012

created at: 11/21/2012

This is such a cool wall art idea and easily customizable with what you have on hand! No postcards? Try using greeting cards (there are SO many amazing handmade/letter pressed/screen printed cards these days), gift wrap, patterned scrapbook paper, etc. -- the sky's the limit!     Continue Reading

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Mixed Media Movie Mash-Up

By: Diy maven Nov 21, 2012

Lydia loves movies. And Mod Podge. The coupling makes for some very clever mixed-media art. She used some canvases purchased at Michaels and old Magnetic Poetry movie quotes and her imagination make these memorable mashups. Of course, looking at Lydia's images, it makes Continue Reading

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How To: Make A Mini-Tree Advent Calendar

By: Craftmel Nov 21, 2012

created at: 11/20/2012

You still have a few days to get your advent calendars together for the Holiday season!  Here is one to add to the ideas we rounded up already that doesn't take too much prep work, and is adorable beyond words to boot.   Continue Reading

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Mid-Century Modern Christmas: How to Make Modern DIY Faux Aluminum Ornaments

By: Capreek Nov 20, 2012

created at: 11/20/2012

Curbly recently had the great pleasure of creating a series of Mid-Century Modern holiday decorations for DIY Network, including everything from ornaments to stockings to wreaths. We'll be sharing the projects one-by-one. This week's DIY holiday project? These super awesome faux-aluminum Christmas ornaments! Check them out!

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Make It: DIY Dip-Dye Bedding

By: Capreek Nov 19, 2012

created at: 11/19/2012

This is a super cool technique for making your own dip-dyed linens and fabric! I am definitely tempted to grab some discounted white sheets and try my hand at it -- what do you say?      

A bucket, some dye, and fabric are the core essentials for this DIY project from A Merry Mishap. You could also grab some tea towels and napkins to dye while you're at it! There's also a secret ingredient that you add to the dye that IContinue Reading

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Gift Guide: 20+ Hip Design Gifts Under $25

By: Capreek Nov 19, 2012

created at: 11/19/2012

Cool gifts for that design-obsessed friend/family member/special someone that will seriously impress without breaking the bank?? YES! It can happen -- and we've rounded up over 20 gift ideas any aesthetics-loving person on your list will swoon for!     

created at: 11/18/20121. Crop It T-Shirt

2. Jar Tops

3. House Industries Stencil Script Tote

4. Wally Wallet Bottle Opener

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How To: Make a Faceted Paper Vase (Free Template)

By: Capreek Nov 16, 2012

created at: 11/15/2012

I am still not over the faceted/geometric/triangle/OMG-I-LOVE-SHAPES trend. Why? Because, OMG, I love shapes. Plus, when I saw this easy paper craft from Oh Happy Day, my little facet-loving heart started fluttering and I knew I had to share it!     Continue Reading

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