Inspiration: DIY Pallet Covered Bridge

By: Diy maven Apr 23, 2014

The poster of this image calls it a 'playhouse', but it's really a pint-sized covered bridge. Could be a sweet focal point in the garden or a shady interlude onContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Giant Light Up Sign

By: Bwoodart@gmail.com Apr 17, 2014

I've been seeing neon signs popping up all over the place on Pinterest lately, indoors as wall art especially, but they can be pricey to get custom made. So, when I found this DIY version, that you can make pretty easily on your now, I thought I better… Continue Reading

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Kicking Off Our Spring Gardening Plans (Plus a $200 Cash Giveaway!)

By: Alicia Apr 17, 2014

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We've spent the last two years working on the inside of the Curbly House, and it's high time we started focusing some of our energy on the outside. Specifically, the yard - a space that's in shabby shape after months of construction and damage from heavy machinery. We needed a kick in the pants to get going on the landscaping, and are starting small with a vegetable garden project with the help of Duluth Trading Co. 

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Folded Paper Candle Holder Cuffs

By: Diy maven Apr 16, 2014

Before we start,a NOTE: If using these paper holders with traditional flamed candles, use them as CUFFS around glass jars ONLY with NO paper hanging over the top of the jars. To be completely safe, it would be best to use them with flameless candles.

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How To: Make a Reclaimed Wood Beam Planter Bench

By: Capreek Apr 02, 2014

Looking for an easy weekend project that will make a big impact on your outdoor living space? Give this DIY reclaimed wood bench a… Continue Reading

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Creating Our Tidy Urban Deck Garden

By: Meghan and al Apr 01, 2014

Garden Planters on DeckWhat is it about getting older that makes you just want to grow things? I'm not sure when it happened for us, exactly, but it hit one day and we couldn't ignore the longing. We had the itch: to make something with our hands, to live off the land, and to go back to a simpler time. The feeling also conveniently coincided with spring so we knew it was time to give it a shot!

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Make It: Slouchy Leather Sling Planter

By: Matt allison Mar 26, 2014

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There is no doubt that hanging planters, macrame and terrariums are back en vogue. There is something quite nostalgic and familiar about them and they prove to be perfect way to add a bit more serenity in our homes by bringing the outdoors… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Metallic Geometric Planters in 5 Minutes

By: Bwoodart@gmail.com Mar 25, 2014

Save money on expensive pots and planters with this quick and easy project that will conceal any ugly plastic container in about five minutes, for less than $1 a… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy DIY Planter Projects

By: Faith-towers Mar 25, 2014

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I don't know about you, but I'm ready for spring. In protest of these unseasonably cold temperatures, I'm making new planters for all of my succulents and houseplants. I've found tons of inspiration on the web, so today I'm going to share my ten favorite DIY planter projects with… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Stylish Outdoor Bench from Cinder Block!

By: Capreek Mar 11, 2014

Spring is (finally) in the air, bringing a nearly insatiable desire to get outside and start sprucing up my outdoor living space. The first project on my list? Making one of these awesome cinder block and wood slat… Continue Reading

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My Favorite How-To Originals Out of 4000 Posts

By: Diy maven Mar 10, 2014

This, my friends, marks my 4000th post on Curbly. To celebrate, I thought I'd cull through my how-to originals and round up some of my favorites and tell you what became of them.

I turned an old (and heavy) tripod into floor lamp for my office back in 2007. It's still here, and I still love it.… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Kid's DIY Backyard Retreat

By: Brittnimehlhoff Mar 04, 2014

Believe it or not, this two-story backyard playhouse is a DIY project, built from scratch. Which means, you can make one… Continue Reading

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How to: Turn an Unsightly Propane Tank into a LEGO Head

By: Diy maven Feb 20, 2014

We put so much into our backyards–greenery, pots, cushions, umbrellas, furniture–and yet, those of us with gas barbecues are forced to live with nasty-looking… Continue Reading

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Make It: Modular Planters from Scratch

By: Brittnimehlhoff Feb 20, 2014

I've seen a lot of planter DIYs over the last few months, but never one that I felt like I needed to drop everything for and make right away. That is, until I found this modular planter… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Clever DIY Ideas for Your Next Party or Event

By: Faith-towers Feb 04, 2014

This month on Curbly we're focusing on parties and entertaining... so I wanted to share some of my favorite "why didn't I think of that?" ideas that I've run across lately. Click through to check out these super genius (and easy) DIY party… Continue Reading

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How to Build a Swedish Fire Torch

By: Diy maven Jan 22, 2014


Whether it's for camping or enjoying in the back yard, a Swedish Fire Torch is a lovely way to enjoy a flame and maybe make a S'more or two. The editors of Smart Bushcraft explain that it only takes a small of space and, because of its vertical construction, it's a great fire… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Reclaimed Wood Card Table Makeover

By: Capreek Jan 06, 2014

When you're expecting guests, an extra table or two always comes in handy. The go-to solution is typically a card table, which can easily be folded and stored away, but sometimes (okay, most of the time) they're just plain ugly.

Check out what this clever DIYer did to up the style ante while still maintaining all the functionality of the… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Stylish and Thrifty Back Patio Makeover

By: Capreek Dec 09, 2013

Sure, it's cold and snowy and completely freezing right about now, so featuring a patio makeover might seem a little weird. But I say, think of this as something to look forward to while you're bundled up and shivering: a warm, outdoor entertaining space that's easy on the eyes andContinue Reading

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How to: Make a Natural Wreath for the Holidays

By: Brittnimehlhoff Dec 03, 2013

I've seen my fair share of wreath tutorials over the years, but this one is definitely my new favorite. It's the perfect (asymmetrical) holiday wreath for a front door or over the fireplace. Want to make your… Continue Reading

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How To Make an Ornament Christmas Tree

By: Diy maven Nov 26, 2013

With the help of an old framed screen, Melissa crafted an ornament Christmas tree that will be adorning her porch this holiday season. She used a star ornament for the top, 35 or so plasticContinue Reading

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