Curbly Gift Guide: 20 Stylish Gifts for Mother's Day

By: Capreek May 02, 2012

created at: 05/02/2012

It's time to celebrate the hardworking moms (wives, sisters, and even grandmas) in your life! To help you out in the gift-giving department, we've rounded up 20 stylish gift ideas any lady will love. Happy Mother's… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 7 Mini DIY Piñata Ideas for Cinco de Mayo!

By: Capreek May 01, 2012

created at: 05/01/2012

Cinco de Mayo is this weekend and if you're looking to add a little extra pizzazz to the party, here are seven mini piñatas to make, give, or decorate the town… Continue Reading

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How to Turn Lamps into Birdbaths

By: Diy maven Apr 30, 2012

created at: 04/30/2012

Natalie's no-two-alike birdbaths were made out of old lamps. A PERFECT project for thrift store finds, we'll also need a bowl, a drill and… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Party-Worthy Backyard Makeover!

By: Capreek Apr 30, 2012

created at: 04/30/2012

The 'before' looks like so many backyards we've all seen (including my own): a small rectangle of grass, void of personality but full of potential! The potential here is a yard worth celebrating -- check out the 'after'… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Modern, Minimalist Bird Feeder

By: Diy maven Apr 30, 2012

created at: 04/23/2012

As soon as I spotting this bird feeder in Fern Richardson's beautiful, new book Small-Space Container Gardens, I immediately had to ask her publisher, Timber Press, if I could share it with my fellow Curbliers. Okay, yeah, it's a bird feeder and Fern's book is about small space gardening, but she does devote an entire chapter on attracting birds, bees and butterflies to tiny gardens. So there. Now, on to theContinue Reading

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Bookworm: Small-Space Container Gardens

By: Diy maven Apr 27, 2012

 created at: 04/23/2012

 No garden? No problem. Fern Richardson of Life of the Balcony fame shows us how to have an enviable garden without the acreage in her title Small-Space Container Gardens from Timber Press. Organized into 9 tidy sections, we cover everything from flowers to herbs, from shady patios to sunny decks and everything in… Continue Reading

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Roundup: DIY Outdoor Furniture Ideas

By: Mollymc Apr 26, 2012

created at: 04/25/2012

Um, have you tried to buy outdoor furniture lately? It's expensive! So, rather than wait 'til the end-of-season sales roll around, take matters into your own hands. Here are seven awesome DIY ideas for… Continue Reading

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Bookworm: The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables

By: Diy maven Apr 25, 2012

created at: 04/23/2012

Don't let the title of Marie Iannotti's new title from Timber Press fool you. Her guide for growing all that is heirloom is perfect for the beginner and the experienced gardener alike. However, if you are a beginner to this variety of vegetables, you might wonder just what an heirloom vegetable is. According to Ms. Iannotti, there are three requirements that must be… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects

By: Craftmel Apr 25, 2012

created at: 04/25/2012

When the outdoor evening temperatures are too perfect to go inside, you'll need something to keep your outdoor living space lit to enjoy it as long as you can. Something you made yourself.  These DIY lighting… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Colorful DIY Driftwood Coat Rack!

By: Capreek Apr 24, 2012

created at: 04/24/2012

I love the idea of incorporating found objects and elements from nature into your decor and this driftwood coat rack is a perfect (and playful) example of how to do just… Continue Reading

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How to: Homemade Outdoor Fireflies

By: Diy maven Apr 24, 2012

created at: 04/23/2012

If you've ever spent a warm summer night next to a wetland area, you've probably seen lampyridae. Their name might not ring a bell, but their tiny glowing bodies do. Lampyridae are fireflies, those belly-glowing beetles that seem to take people's breath away, especially when seen in multiples. In our second project from Lorene Edwards Forkner's book Handmade Garden Projects we're going to be making our own fireflies.

"Dazzle evening garden party guests with a fanciful flight of homemade fireflies. By day the informal… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Magical Side Yard Makeover!

By: Capreek Apr 23, 2012

created at: 04/23/2012

Our whole backyard is pretty much a side yard so when I see transformations like this it gives me… Continue Reading

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Bookworm: Handmade Garden Projects + BONUS Cocktail Table How-to!

By: Diy maven Apr 23, 2012

Lorene Edwards Forkner’s book Handmade Garden Projects is filled with  step-by-step instructions for over two dozen projects that will keep you busy for this growing season and beyond. Featherweight planters (made of peat and cement), vinyl wall flowers (made of LPs), a vintage-y outdoor chandelier (made of wire edging), a pergola (made of plumbing pipes) and much more, there’s something for every garden and every DIYer. You can snag it right now at Amazon for about $14.

 With the permission of Ms. Forkner’s publisher, Timber Press, we’re pleased as punch to share two original projects from Handmade Garden Projects. The first is this Gabion-Style Cocktail… Continue Reading

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Make It: Mint Tin Garden

By: Diy maven Apr 23, 2012

created at: 04/23/2012

Fern's little mint tin garden made me squeal. She used a tin from Trader Joe's but as we're an Altoid household, that'd be the direction I'd go. Just look how cute her little garden turned… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 6 DIY Garden Trellis Ideas

By: Green couch design Apr 20, 2012

created at: 04/10/2012
created at: 04/10/2012

Gardens are one of the most creative things to do, whether it's blending the colors of annuals in your pots for just that perfect contrast, or developing the perfect layout for your garden path. Gardening is all about creating. So we thought we would finish out the week with a fun creative project that gets those artistic juices… Continue Reading

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