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 propaneContinue Reading
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 ideas.
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 to buildContinue Reading
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 original table: Continue Reading
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 and budget! Continue Reading
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 own? Continue Reading
Our next door neighbor erected a trampoline in their backyard last summer. It was pretty popular. For two days. Another yard in the neighborhood has one. I've never seen anybody actually use it, but their big black dog loves to lounge on it. Not sure what the 'interest' lifespan of a trampolineContinue Reading
They're free. They're versatile. They're everywhere right now. In my mind, pinecones signal the transition from fall into winter, making them the perfect decorative element for your home this time of year. Click through to see all the clever ways you can utilize pinecones during the upcoming holiday season.
Help to get a fire started on a chilly day with this homemade spice and herb fire starter. Not only will it get your fire going in a pinch, it smells delicious too, and would be perfect to bring along to a bonfire or on a camping trip. Continue Reading
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 own.
Misplaced preposition aside, can you guess what these pumpkins are made out of? Continue Reading
Fall decor isn't necessarily synonymous with Halloween decor; there are many creative ways to add a touch of autumn to your porch or patio without using witches and spider webs. Check out these ten beautiful outdoor spaces that are decorated specifically for this colorful season.
The days of fall are getting shorter and chillier here in New England, signaling the approach of a long, cold winter - and inspiring me to get outside and make stuff! It's amazing what you can do with pinecones, branches, rocks and all the natural materials hiding in plain sight in the backyard.
Pumpkins and gourds are fun to decorate with, but are usually just that - decorations. Why not use them for something at the same time? Here are ten creative ways to use pumpkins and gourds as functional decor in your home.
You'll never guess what material was used for this colorful confetti pumpkin... and once you know, you'll wonder why you didn't think of it yourself! Click through to find out what the secret item is, and how you can make your own vibrant confetti pumpkin.
The minute you carve into a pumpkin it will begin decomposing... and will be in the trash before you know it. So we wanted to share some great no-carve ideas that will last a bit longer. Recently we showed you how to create your own typographic pumpkins, and this week we have ten other great no-carve pumpkin projects to share with you.