GENIUS: Deceptively Simple DIY Birch Tree Art

By: Diy maven Jul 14, 2015
Photo: Persia Lou

The secret behind creating this collection of birch trees is...what for it....an old credit card. When you see how Alexis uses the credit card you just might agree that it's kinda genius. Not only is the project deceptively simpleContinue Reading

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Before and After: Pop-of-Color Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 13, 2015

Photo: In Pursuit of Style

Lindsay's clients wanted the master bedroom in their DC condo to be "the perfect balance of masculine and feminine" in an effort to reflect both their personalities. But that's not all. They wanted toContinue Reading

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Trend Alert: 10 Can't Miss Pineapple DIY Tutorials

By: Faith-towers Jul 09, 2015
10 DIY Pineapple Projects
Photo: Poppytalk

If you've made your way around Pinterest lately, you've probably noticed a trend... pineapples! They're everywhere it seems these days - so we thought we'd share some fun DIY pineapple-themed projects with you.   

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Make It: Eye-Shaped Trinket Dishes

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 09, 2015
Make It: Eye-Shaped Trinket Dishes
photo: Make and Tell

If you've been paying attention, you may have noticed that eyes are on the trend-horizon. Hor-EYE-zon? I couldn't help myself. These trinket dishes are the perfect way to ease into the trend.      

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Make It: Do-It-Yourself Colorful Concrete Stool

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 08, 2015
Make It: Do-It-Yourself Colorful Concrete Stool
photo: The Casual Craftlete

Concrete furniture is here to stay. The trend is sticking around and the furniture itself can last a long, long time! These DIY stools look so easy to make and I'm envisioning an army of them in my backyard for extra seating!      

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How to: DIY Geometric Patterned Napkins...with Bleach!

By: Jeran Jul 07, 2015

Summer is the perfect time to host a backyard get together or party, and the warm weather pairs perfectly with bright colorful patterns to bring on the fun.  I love cloth napkins.  When you set the table for guests and add a fun napkin,  the meal instantly feels like a special occasion.

I've been itching to play with bleach pens for a while now. I love dip dying and tie dying looks, so this seemed like a project that was right up my alley. These very easy to make napkins cost under $10 to make a set of 4.  They have a fun handmade look to them without the mess of dying.                 

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Roundup: 10 DIY Projects For Maximum Summer Fun!

By: Faith-towers Jul 07, 2015
Roundup: 10 DIY Projects For Maximum Summer Fun!
Photo: The Merry Thought

Believe it or not, we're already almost halfway through the summer... but there's still plenty of time to take advantage of the sunny weather! We've rounded up ten DIY projects to help you do just that. Keep reading to find out how to craft your way to the best summer ever.   

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How To: Make Tissue Tassel String Lights

By: Diy maven Jul 07, 2015
Photo: Persia Lou

The string light projects we usually see around here involve covering the light source. Alexis had a different idea: adding a decorative element between the bulbs. It's really a clever idea in that not only is it festive, it also fills that voidContinue Reading

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Shopping Guide: Affordable + Modern Patio Furniture You'll Actually Want In Your Backyard

By: Faith-towers Jul 02, 2015
Shopping Guide: Affordable + Modern Patio Furniture You'll Actually Want In Your Backyard
Photo: IKEA

It's easy to find cool patio furniture - but it will usually cost you a pretty penny. And most of the affordable pieces are just plain ugly. But we were sure that there must be some chic and affordable dining sets out there, so we set out to find them. And now we're sharing our findings with you!   

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How To: Faux Aged Copper Planter

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 02, 2015
faux copper finish planter
photo: Where The Smiles Have Been

Copper is getting its 15 minutes of fame right now. I see it everywhere. Actual copper items can be pricey, especially copper planters. This tutorial shares some great tips for getting a faux aged copper look to anything!      

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Before and After: The Perfect Patio Umbrella Update for the Long Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 02, 2015
Photo: AllModern

Thinking toward the long 4th of July weekend, I wanted to share a cool makeover that would be the perfect project to get your backyard or patio ready for this weekend's BBQ. Transform a plain canopy umbrella, like this one, with a little bit of paint and a fun pattern.

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How to: Super Simple Painted Stool Makeover

By: Hellolidy Jul 01, 2015
DIY Simple Stool Makeover

We have a lot of thrift store finds in our home - how about you? Firstly because we can't walk  away from a good deal when we see one! And secondly, I just love a simple challenge to see what I can do to breath new life into an old and neglected piece. Take for example this hot pink stool I found for $3! I actually didn't mind the color too much, but what I really loved about it was how solid it was and the fact that you don't see a lot of stools with only 3 legs. So, I had to have it! I decided to convert it to a small side table for our daughters room, but she can still use it as a stool if need be. Continue Reading

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Curbly's Best Projects for the 4th of July!

By: Diy maven Jul 01, 2015

The pinnacle of summer fun is upon us, which means we turn to red, white, and blue. And sparklers. Lots and lots of sparklers. It's also a great time to look back in the Curbly archives to find our most belovedContinue Reading

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12 Fantastic Dinner Party Ideas We Love

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 01, 2015
12 Fantastic Dinner Party Ideas We Love
photo: 1art beauty life

When I think of Summer, I think of warm weather and outdoor dinner parties. Ohh, the parties! It's always the most fun to gather friends and family around for some grub and good conversation. Here are 12 fun ideas to help guarantee a good time!      

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How To: Make a Magical Gazing Ball Spinner

By: Diy maven Jun 30, 2015
Photo: Garden Ornaments and Accessories

Last week while visiting my all-time favorite garden shop, I spotted a captivating hybrid gazing ball/spinner, much like the one pictured above. Upon further examination of the spinner, I decided it was totally DIY-able. Luckily, theContinue Reading

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