Best of Curbly: Top 40 Design Trend Projects of 2012

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 21, 2012

created at: 12/20/2012

The year is beginning to wind down, with New Year's just ten days away. It's been a great 12 months, filled with plenty of DIYs and no shortage of trends, from neon and color blocked to polka dots and ombre. To celebrate the trends of the year, here's a top 40 list focused on the best design trend projects of 2012.   Continue Reading

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Best of Curbly: Top 10 Original How-Tos of 2012

By: Bruno Dec 20, 2012

Best of Curbly: Top 10 How To Projects from 2012
We're wrapping up the year with our favorite DIY ideas from 2012. Here are the original how-to projects I liked best this year. Starting with dog treats and cabinet makeovers, all the way through to DIY household cleansers and organization ideas. Enjoy! (All links open in new tabs for your browsing pleasure)Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Geometric Mobile

By: Capreek Dec 20, 2012

created at: 12/19/2012

I've professed my love of mobiles many a time, so when I see a particularly awesome one, I can't help sharing it!     Continue Reading

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Best of Curbly: Top 10 DIY Art Projects of 2012

By: Capreek Dec 17, 2012

created at: 12/17/2012

As 2012 rolls to a close, we're paying tribute to a year full of awesome DIY ideas with roundups of our most-loved projects and posts! First up, our ten favorite art and art-inspired decor projects. Enjoy!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Tube Light

By: Capreek Dec 17, 2012

created at: 12/17/2012

This minimalist DIY light reminds me a little bit of the (much, much more expensive) Pipe Light by Tom Dixon. While his version is made from powder coated aluminum, this clever interpretation is crafted from -- wait for it -- a discarded cardboard poster tube!     Continue Reading

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How to: Give a Gaudy Glitter Reindeer a Classy Papier-Mache Makeover

By: Chrisjob Dec 13, 2012

created at: 12/13/2012

'Twas a few weeks before Christmas 2011, when I discovered the might glory of the craft store glitter reindeer. I had so much fun hacking these glam-covered beasts into something a little less insane, that I wanted to rescue this elegant species from their harsh coats of coarse, uneven glitz again this year. Last year, I came up with a trick for removing the factory glitter and replacing it with something more refined. This year, IContinue Reading

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How to: Make Easy DIY Tabletop Christmas Trees

By: Chrisjob Dec 11, 2012

created at: 12/11/2012

Last holiday season, I had so much fun experimenting with sprayable glitter (see: here, and here, here, & here), that this year, it nearly didn't feel like Christmas unless I busted out the glitz again. But then, when a friend asked if I had any ideas to make some super easy, small woodland-style Christmas trees for a centerpiece, I knew exactly what to do. 

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Roundup: 15 DIY Paper Holiday Decor Projects

By: Craftmel Dec 11, 2012

Paper Holiday Decor

Papier. Papel. Carta. Papper. Paper.  No matter how you say it, its our favorite material for turning out some creative and unique Christmastime decor with a little folding, cutting, or gluing. Here are 15 ideas to get you started!  

1. Origami Star, from Home by Linn.

2. 6-Point Stars, by Kate's Creative Space.

3. Paper Star Wreath, by Sinnenrausch

Paper Holiday Decor

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Roundup: 35 DIY Holiday Gift Tag and Topper Ideas

By: Capreek Dec 07, 2012

created at: 12/06/2012

Yesterday, I shared a few of my favorite DIY gift wrap ideas. Well, you can't leave those gifts undressed and naked! Here are 35 gift tag and gift topper ideas that are sure to offer the perfect finishing touch to your holiday gifts this year. Enjoy!     

1. Fabric Poppy Gift Topper

2. Pyramid Box with Tissue Paper Pom Pom

3. Modern Paper Gift Tags

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4. Felt Monogram Ornament Tag

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Roundup: 30+ Inspiring and Festive DIY Gift Wrap Ideas

By: Capreek Dec 06, 2012

created at: 12/06/2012

If store-bought wrapping paper just isn't doing it for you this year, here are over 30 DIY gift wrap ideas to inspire and delight! Happy crafting!     

1. Polka Dot Gift Wrap

2. Studded Gift Wrap

3. Celery Stamp Gift Wrap

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4. Re-purposed Sweater Gift Wrap

5. Stitched Gift Wrap

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6. Fringe Gift Wrap

7. Hand-Lettered Gift Box

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Make It: Tiny Packages Tied up with String

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 06, 2012

created at: 11/20/2012

They say good things come in small packages. So I can only imagine what's hiding inside this tiny present. It must be pretty awesome. And you can make your own version of these little guys, without the help of a magnifying glass.   Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Mini Marquee Lights

By: Capreek Dec 03, 2012

created at: 12/03/2012

Bonjour! Let's make some teeny tiny marquee lights! Maybe in a more season-appropriate "Cheer" or "Christmas" or "Happy Holidays" perhaps? Whatever word you choose to run with, here's how!     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 14 Modern DIY Advent Calendars and Holiday Countdown Projects

By: Capreek Nov 28, 2012

created at: 11/28/2012

I'll be honest, I prefer that my DIY projects and crafts be heavy on the modern side of things. Sometimes it's hard to find ideas that are easy to make, affordable, and super contemporary. BUT! It can be done! Even the most ubiquitous Christmas craft, the advent calendar, can be turned into an aesthetically pleasing design object. Here are 14 examples that are sure to fit in with modern homes of all types!     

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How To: Washi Wrapped Advent Candles

By: Matt allison Nov 28, 2012

created at: 11/28/2012

I love the Scandinavian duo Dos Family. I stopped by this week and spotted Isabella's wacky advent light post and just had to share it with you.

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Make It: DIY Postcard Wall Art

By: Capreek Nov 21, 2012

created at: 11/21/2012

This is such a cool wall art idea and easily customizable with what you have on hand! No postcards? Try using greeting cards (there are SO many amazing handmade/letter pressed/screen printed cards these days), gift wrap, patterned scrapbook paper, etc. -- the sky's the limit!     Continue Reading

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