Make It: Modern DIY Wooden Dolls Inspired by Alexander Girard

By: Capreek Dec 18, 2013

I've long coveted the wooden dolls designed by Alexander Girard, but at $180 a pop, they remain firmly on my wishlist. This DIY version, though, follows a similarly whimsical aesthetic, but at a fraction of the cost is better suited for actual play (rather than as precious objects displayed out of hand's… Continue Reading

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How-To: Geometric Numbered Cork Coaster Tutorial (With A Free Printable)

By: Faith-towers Dec 18, 2013

Coasters make great gifts. Always have, always will. But these coasters are especially fun because they are numbered - and each one has a different geometric design. Click through to download the free printable… Continue Reading

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From Painful to Pretty: Milk Bottle Vase Makeover

By: Diy maven Dec 18, 2013

Why does the 'after' come first? Because I couldn't subject Curbly's homepage to the 'before'. The vase in question caught my attention at my local Goodwill for two reasons. One: I liked the classic milk bottle shape. Two: because it was nothing less than hideous. So I… Continue Reading

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How to Turn Your Favorite Songs into Colors

By: Diy maven Dec 13, 2013

Think of your favorite song. Now think of it in color. Can't imagine what color/s it might be? Then you you'll want to check out Dutchboy's new app, paintlist. You choose the song (via your device's library… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 of Our Favorite DIY Tabletop and Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas

By: Capreek Dec 11, 2013

We're big fans of the ol' alternative Christmas tree around here, including the tabletop variety (it's perfect for small spaces!), so we've rounded up our favorite DIY tree projects from the Curbly archives. Check 'em out and let us know which project is your… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 24 Modern and Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments

By: Capreek Dec 09, 2013

Ornaments are a fun, easy way to get into the DIY holiday spirit. We've rounded up 24 of our faves, which can double as gift toppers if your tree is already full! Check 'em out… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Stylish Hanging Christmas Tree Mobile

By: Confettipop Dec 03, 2013

DIY Giant Christmas Tree Mobile by Confetti Pop

Christmas trees are great, but floating, abstract Christmas trees? All kinds of amazing. Round up some unused paint stir sticks, a bit of green craft paint, and some fishing line and you're just a few steps away from some showstopping seasonal… Continue Reading

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How-to: Make A Beautiful Snowflake From A Toilet Paper Roll

By: Faith-towers Nov 28, 2013

I don't know about you, but I spend most of my budget on gifts this time of year... which means that I don't have much to spend on ornaments and decorations. So a toilet paper roll snowflake sounds pretty good to me! Check out the surprisingly beautiful result after the… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Faceted Gemstone Ornaments

By: Matt allison Nov 27, 2013

DIY Faceted Gemstone Ornaments

While it's Thanksgiving week, there is no denying that Christmas is almost upon us, pumpkins are being replaced by lawn deer and lights and shopping malls spinning yuletide classics.

So if you're looking for a quick craft project in between cooking up a culinary storm why not try your hand at these simple… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Brilliant Last Minute Thanksgiving Ideas

By: Faith-towers Nov 26, 2013

Turkey Day is two days away, and if you're hosting a big thanksgiving dinner, you probably have all the major things covered already. But you may not have thought of some of these genius little details... things that you didn't know you couldn't live… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Modern Wooden Christmas Tree Display Shelf

By: Brittnimehlhoff Nov 19, 2013

When the holidays roll around, I usually break out my glue gun and come up with a few easy winter projects to tackle. Today though, I'm branching out from the materials I almost always use and picking up a hand saw instead. With a bit of careful measuring and a handful of cuts, I made this hanging wood Christmas tree shelf perfect for storing small gifts and holiday odds and… Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 15 Awesome DIY Stocking Stuffers and Small Gift Projects

By: Faith-towers Nov 19, 2013

I've always been the type who gives lots of smaller gifts instead of one big one - I don't like to put all my eggs in one basket. So obviously I love stocking stuffers. And I love DIY stocking stuffers even more. Here are 15 of my… Continue Reading

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DIY Abstract Black and White Wall Art

By: Diy maven Nov 19, 2013

Kirstin fell in love with the abstract black & white West Elm art collection pictured above the first time she saw it. So much so, in fact, that she decided to make a knockoff with the help of her two young sons. They made… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Ways To Use Pinecones in Your Holiday Decor

By: Faith-towers Nov 18, 2013

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… Continue Reading

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How to: Make DIY Colorful Holiday Votive Candles with Hot Glue!

By: Faith-towers Nov 14, 2013

I came up with this idea one night while watching Project Runway. Designer Justin LeBlanc created a hot glue embellished dress, and I wanted to turn that technique into a decorative holiday project for the home. The process was super simple, super affordable, and I totally love how they turned out. Let's make… Continue Reading

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