How to Turn an Old Laundry Basket into a New Big Planter

By: Diy maven May 14, 2014

Emily rescued the laundry basket pictured above at the side of the road because she figured she could do something creative with it. It sat in her basement for 6 months, and then inspiration hit: it would make a great outdoor planter. First she patched up… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Turn a Room Divider into a Modern Indoor Herb Garden

By: Capreek May 13, 2014

What do you do with an old room divider that's been sitting around, unused, for the last 5 years? Cut it in half and turn it into a modern wall-mounted herb garden, that's… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Ways To Use Fabric Scraps In Your Home

By: Faith-towers May 13, 2014

10 DIY Home Decor Projects Using Fabric Scraps

I have a huge bag of fabric scraps that has accumulated over the years. And I never know what to do with all of those beautiful (albeit tiny) pieces of fabric. But it seems like such a waste to let them just sit there, taking up valuable closet space. So I did a little research and found ten awesome ideas from around the… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Wood and Brass Welcome Mat

By: Capreek May 12, 2014

We've seen a fair amount of cool DIY doormats around these parts, but this redwood and brass version is downright… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Do-It-Yourself Personal Outdoor Fire Pit

By: Lexy.b.ward May 09, 2014

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We've had a bout of warm weather this week here in Denver and it's given me outdoor fever!!! I'm excited thinking about all my favorite things to do in summer, and that includes making s'mores and hanging out around the fire pit!  … Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Folding Camp Stool from Scratch

By: Capreek May 07, 2014

You guys... it's almost camping season!!! In preparation for the greatest time of year, I'm thinking I might try my hand at one of these DIY folding camp… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Clever New Use for Unfinished Handrails

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 06, 2014

I love strolling down the aisles of home improvement stores trying to come up with alternative DIY uses for X, Y, and Z. So when I saw this clever upcycling idea for  unfinished indoor/ outdoor handrails, I was pretty excited. I'm definitely going to try… Continue Reading

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From Awful to Oasis: A DIY Backyard Transformation

By: Diy maven May 05, 2014

Fine Gardening member nmahanay's back yard wasn't used by humans. Then, about 8 months ago nmahanay & co. decided to build a deck back there, and that was the beginning of the end of the back yard as doggieContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Donut Doormat IKEA Hack

By: Capreek Apr 24, 2014

I don't know about you, but this is probably the cutest IKEA doormat hack I've ever… Continue Reading

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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 DIY Hanging String Garden for Spring

By: Capreek Apr 17, 2014

Trees are flowering, bulbs are blooming, and it's finally feeling like spring! This hanging garden is a great way to bring the season's colors and plants into your home or would make a wonderful gift for any… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Giant Light Up Sign

By: Brittni mehlhoff 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.

Kate provides all the details, including a… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Minimalist Copper Air Plant Holders

By: Capreek Apr 14, 2014

Copper is a huge trend in DIY decor right now, as are those hardy little air plants you see everywhere. But what happens when you combine the two?! These awesomely minimal DIY copper air plant vases, that's… Continue Reading

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