Roundup: 10 of Our Favorite DIY Tabletop and Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas

By: Capreek Dec 11, 2013

We're big fans of the ol' alternative Christmas tree around here, including the tabletop variety (it's perfect for small spaces!), so we've rounded up our favorite DIY tree projects from the Curbly archives. Check 'em out and let us know which project is your… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 24 Modern and Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments

By: Capreek Dec 09, 2013

Ornaments are a fun, easy way to get into the DIY holiday spirit. We've rounded up 24 of our faves, which can double as gift toppers if your tree is already full! Check 'em out… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 24+ DIY Christmas Stockings

By: Diy maven Dec 04, 2013

Christmas stockings have made their footprints all over Curbly since our very first Christmas together back in oh-six. Those early projects are still as fresh as ever, which is why we're giving them a shout out in this roundup in addition to a bunch moreContinue Reading

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How to: Make a Stylish Hanging Christmas Tree Mobile

By: Confettipop Dec 03, 2013

DIY Giant Christmas Tree Mobile by Confetti Pop

Christmas trees are great, but floating, abstract Christmas trees? All kinds of amazing. Round up some unused paint stir sticks, a bit of green craft paint, and some fishing line and you're just a few steps away from some showstopping seasonal… Continue Reading

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Brilliant: How to Make a Starburst Drinking Straw Lamp

By: Diy maven Nov 19, 2013

Craft celebrity Mark Montano shows his brilliance with this drinking straw lamp. It's made of about 500 drinking straws, 1 plug-in light fixture with a chandelier-bulb-sized socket, and… Continue Reading

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DIY Abstract Black and White Wall Art

By: Diy maven Nov 19, 2013

Kirstin fell in love with the abstract black & white West Elm art collection pictured above the first time she saw it. So much so, in fact, that she decided to make a knockoff with the help of her two young sons. They made… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Mod Kitchen Gets an Overhaul

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 14, 2013

This before and after is an interesting one because, to be honest, I kind of like the way the kitchen looked before. Sure it's a little out there, but there was something special about it's mid-century vibe. That said, it probably wasn't the most practical option for the homeowners and the remodel looks great too. I'm curious to know which version you like better though. The before or the… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Entertaining Ideas for the Holidays

By: Faith-towers Nov 12, 2013

'Tis the season for parties and get-togethers, which means all of our DIY projects can go to very good use! Here are ten fabulous entertaining projects that will have your guests talking for… Continue Reading

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How to Make a Modern Succulent Planter for $2 or Less

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 05, 2013

Using plumbing pieces in unique shapes, you can create inexpensive planters and vases just in time for the holidays. Great for centerpieces on a dining room table, sitting on a decorative shelf, or as hostess’ gifts for holiday parties and alike. The best part of this DIY though, is the cost, with each finished planter coming in under $2 (or around $5 if you include the succulent in the cost), this easy craft project won’t break the bank. Click through to find out how to make your… Continue Reading

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Make 'em: DIY Telephone Bookends

By: Diy maven Oct 21, 2013

FINALLY, something super-clever to do with those old telephone handsets! Turn 'em into bookends!! Cool in funky, retro colors and white, but I can see thisContinue Reading

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From Beige to Blue: MCM Desk Gets Colorful Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 21, 2013

The midcentury modern desk Lindsay found on Craigslist looked to be in great condition. The before picture is more pinkish beige than the blonde we're used to when considering such pieces,Continue Reading

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Play Guess the Gadget: The VINTAGE Edition

By: Diy maven Oct 18, 2013

Thought it was about time to play another guess-the-gadget game. But to make things interesting, this time we're going back in time to kitchens of yesteryear. As always, hints along

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Would You Pay $62,500 for This Table Lamp?

By: Diy maven Oct 17, 2013

This 1928 Jacques Le Chevallier table lamp recently sold at Los Angeles Modern Auctions for a cool $62,500. It was estimated to go for $20k. (Still a chunk of change!) Why the high price tag? Because it is considered to be a 'noted piece in the evolution of Modernism.'

That wasn't the only big ticket at the auction. These Billy Haines Brentwood lounge… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Geometric Trivet from Scrap Wood

By: Diy maven Oct 16, 2013

The third of our scrap wood projects is, again, super easy with the right equipment. In this case, a table saw with a dado blade. The slick thing about our design is that it only takes 2 setups to get all the fancy dados cut. If you're new to using dado blades, this project is the… Continue Reading

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How To: Repair and Restore a Thrift Store Chair

By: Capreek Oct 15, 2013

Thrift stores, garage sales, Craigslist... They're great sources for finding furniture. Sometimes (re: 95% of the time), though, this furniture has seen better days and is in need of some TLC.         

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