How to Make Paper and Felt Succulents

By: Diy maven Mar 13, 2014

Any more perfect and Lucy's and Keri's DIY succulents would be real. They may look it, but they're actually made of paper and felt. First, let's look at Keri's version. With felt, a sharp… 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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DIY Idea: Make a 10 Minute Succulent Windowsill Box

By: Diy maven Mar 07, 2014

Until I saw Sara's window planter box, I had always thought that the domain of such things were outside the house. Thanks to windowsills, they have moved inside. (I love windowsills.) Made with leftoverContinue 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: Make a DIY Hanging Vase Display

By: Capreek Mar 03, 2014

I'm not going to lie: I am completely OBSESSED with this easy and elegant floral display idea. Have a small wall you're not sure what to do with? An entryway that could use some 'oomph'? A room that's just begging for some cheery flora? This project is just what the decor doctor… Continue Reading

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Curbly Bookworm: DIY Furniture 2: A Step-by-Step Guide

By: Diy maven Feb 26, 2014

A few years ago, designer/maker Christopher Stuart hit the ground running with his book DIY Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide. I reviewed it for Curbly, giving it a glowing shout-out. When Christopher's followup book appeared in my mailbox last week, my first thought was, "more of the same?" The answer… 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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Make It: DIY Hanging Concrete Plant Stand

By: Capreek Feb 05, 2014

Hanging planters have taken a lot of different forms as DIY projects, but a hanging plant stand? That's something I haven't seen… 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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How To: Make a DIY Hanging Glass Bottle Vase

By: Capreek Jan 07, 2014

This vintage glass hanging vase looks like something you'd see in the West Elm catalog for $40 -- except it's a DIY project that's practically… 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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