Roundup: 10 Gift Wrapping Ideas and Tutorials

By: Diy maven Dec 11, 2013

By the time we're done with our holiday shopping, it's understandable that we're tempted to slap some wrapping paper around the presents, stick on a bow and tag and call it done, but, really, the wrapping part is a great time to let our creative side run amok. To help usContinue 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 below.     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 DIY Gift Topper and Gift Tag Projects

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 05, 2013

If you're a DIYer at heart, chances are you spend almost as much time thinking about how you're going to package your holiday presents as you do determining the actual gifts. Right? So, to make things a little easier for you, here are 12 DIY ideas for gift tags and toppers for all those holiday presents you'll be wrapping this year.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 24+ DIY Christmas Stockings

By: Diy maven Dec 04, 2013

Christmas stockings have made their footprints all over Curbly since our very first Christmas together back in oh-six. Those early projects are still as fresh as ever, which is why we're giving them a shout out in this roundup in addition to a bunch more tutorials new toContinue Reading

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How to: Make a Colorful Christmas Light Garland

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 02, 2013

Nothing says holidays like a festive garland. Hung over the mantle, taped to the wall, draped over shelves... they're a seasonal must. So, grab a bit of colored paper and create this Christmas light garland. Let's go!

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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 jump.   

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Free Template Generator for Boxes, Bags and More

By: Diy maven Nov 27, 2013

Handy and free and just in time for the holidays—or any gift-giving occasion—is this sweet template generator. You simply enter the dimensions you'd like and a template is generated PDF style. Choose from boxes, envelopes, bagsContinue 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 without!   

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Before and After: A Glam Copper Lampshade Makeover

By: Capreek Nov 25, 2013

I love this makeover idea for transforming a ho-hum plastic lamp shade into some statement lighting!       Continue Reading

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How to: Handmade Christmas Tree Card (Free Printable)

By: Faith-towers Nov 21, 2013

As the holidays continue to grow near, it's time to start thinking about holiday cards. So this year, I offer this festive watercolor card. It combines the best of both worlds: some hand painted and customized goodness, and the fact that it only takes minutes to make, so you don't have to cut your list short. Click through to find out what it looks like on the inside - and how to make one yourself.   

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Free Download: 40+ Paper Snowflake Templates

By: Diy maven Nov 18, 2013

Half the fun of cutting paper snowflakes is being surprised by the outcome. No two should be alike, right? But if you want to stretch your cutting techniques and designer's eye, check out these gorgeousContinue Reading

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How to Turn a Trashcan into R2-D2

By: Diy maven Nov 18, 2013

Any Star Wars fan worth their salt who has laid eyes on a white garbage can like the one pictured above ($4.99 at The Container Store) is reminded of R2-D2. It's inevitable that a crafter took that relationship one step further and turned one into aContinue Reading

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Roundup: 11 DIY and Handmade Christmas Card Ideas

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 15, 2013

Greeting cards can get pricey, especially during the holidays when you have 20+ cards to buy, stamp, and send to loved ones. Ouch. So instead of buying cards this year, make your own with this list of 11 DIY holiday greeting cards.   Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Hidden Bookshelf Storage

By: Capreek Nov 14, 2013

A secret, perfectly concealed, spy-like storage spot: how awesome is that?! I would have loved something like this as a kid--it was always a battle to hide my Halloween candy from my thieving siblings--and now that I'm an adult, heck, why shouldn't I make one?      Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Homemade Extracts -- Plus Free Printable Labels!

By: Capreek Nov 12, 2013

Lemon, cinnamon, grapefruit -- how delicious do these homemade extracts sound?? Turns out, they're pretty easy to make!      Continue Reading

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