Make It: DIY Paper Flower String Lights

By: Capreek Jul 12, 2012
created at: 07/11/2012
What's an outdoor summer soiree without some fanciful lighting?? Bring the festivities up a notch with some colorful flower string lights!    

These pretty garden lights are made using low-heat LEDs (we don't want your party to take a turn towards Tragic Fire Town) and colorful cupcake liners. Check out how to make different flower and leaf styles over on Oh Happy Day!Continue Reading
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DIY: Summer Lamp Shade Bunting

By: Craftmel Jul 04, 2012

created at: 07/02/2012

Summer party?  This eclectic approach at a light garland will bring a whole new level of interest to any event.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Retro Marquee Sign

By: Craftmel Jul 03, 2012

created at: 07/02/2012

This summer wouldn't be complete without an evening under the stars watching a good oldie with some friends, and a movie party wouldn't be complete without some memorable decorations, like this DIY marquee sign.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 20 Awesome DIY Modern Lighting Projects!

By: Capreek Jun 20, 2012

created at: 06/20/2012

In celebration of Modernism month at Curbly, we rounded up 20 of the best and coolest modern lighting projects on these here Interwebs. Yes, you read that right, TWENTY. So, put on your DIY pants, it's time to get illuminated!    Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Minimal DIY Table Lamp

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 18, 2012
created at: 06/13/2012
We've shown you how to turn wood scraps into modern light fixtures, and now it's time for a lighting idea with a more minimal slant. And look - it even has one of those colorful extension cords.   Continue Reading
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How To: Make a Light Fixture from a Tart Tin

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 14, 2012
created at: 06/11/2012


Looking for a unique spin on DIY lighting that will leave house guests saying  "Why didn't I think of that"? Well good news, you won't need to search much further than your kitchen cabinets for the main ingredient of a project that fits the bill.Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 Mid-Century Modern DIY Projects

By: Capreek Jun 13, 2012

created at: 06/13/2012

It's modernism month here at the Curbs so, naturally, a roundup of our favorite MCM-inspired DIY projects was in order! Happy DIY-ing!   Continue Reading

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How to: DIY Shade Pendant Lamps

By: Diy maven Jun 12, 2012

created at: 06/12/2012

Jen from Tatertots & Jello found the perfect pendant lamps for her kitchen, but at $140 a pop, they were out of the question. So, Jen came up with a fabulous alternative that only set her back $124, and that's for FOUR pendant lights. She started by picking up some $7 shades at Target, which she covered in a pretty print she found online. Conversion kits at Lowes for 20 bucks each helped her convert her recessed lights to pendants, sansContinue Reading

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How to Turn a Drum Into a Pendant Light

By: Diy maven Jun 06, 2012

created at: 05/31/2012

Lindsay bought a used Tom drum off Ebay for 30 bucks and decided to turn it into a pendant light. At 12 inches tall and 10 inches wide, a Tom is a perfect specimen for this project, but I can imagine other drums-types would work too. The process of conversion is pretty simple. Some scrap wood, finish nails, a drill, jigsaw, pendant light kit, scissors or Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Geometric Lampshade

By: Capreek Jun 04, 2012

created at: 06/04/2012

I recently returned home from a trip to ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair), where everything was brass-y, angular goodness. It was a neo-80s explosion. In a good way. So, spying a low-cost, DIY version of all this shiny metallic high-brow design was quite exciting!   Continue Reading

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How To: Turn an Indoor Chandelier into an Outdoor Chandelier

By: Diy maven Jun 04, 2012

created at: 05/31/2012

Diane found a brass chandelier at a thrift store and decided to turn it into an outdoor chandelier for her deck. She removed the candelabra covers, cut all the wires and removed the sockets. A shot of Rust-Oleum primer and ORB Continue Reading

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How to: Make an Ombre Chrysanthemum Chandelier

By: Diy maven Jun 01, 2012

Aunt Peaches gets her floral on with her new chrysanthemum pendant. She used--you guessed it--coffee filters, but what makes this project different than all ththers we've seen is Ms. Peaches dyed the coffee filters first to create an ombre effect. Cutting petals Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Upcycled Water Bottle Chandelier

By: Capreek May 09, 2012

created at: 05/09/2012

Part installation piece, part upcycling genius, this DIY water bottle chandelier is a cinch to make!   Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Use Outdoor Sconces Indoors

By: Craftmel May 01, 2012

created at: 05/01/2012

Jen found some great sconces to fit the nautical inspired theme in her daughter's room, but the sconces were specifically for outdoor use.  While the look was right, they weren't so practical for bed-side reading.  With some additions from the hardware store, Jen made those outdoor lights suitable for their new indoor setting.  

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How To: Make a DIY Wood Cube Pendant Light!

By: Capreek Apr 30, 2012

created at: 04/30/2012

This might be one of the coolest lighting projects I've seen in a while! It's big, bold, modern, and kinda rustic all at once... win-win-win-win in my book!   Continue Reading

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