As Earth Day approaches (mark your calendars! April 22nd!), I've been thinking about ways to reduce and reuse the things I don't need in my life anymore. I'm pretty good about recycling what I can - cardboard, papers, and bottles go in the curbside recycling, and compost I take to the local natural foods store. Plastic bags go to grocery stores with those plastic bag bins up front, along with other random thinner plastics like cereal bags, plastic wrap, and bread bags. If you don't have access to a plastic bag recycling bin, you can reuse your plastic bags by fusing them together to create a waterproof, flexible fabric!
I love a good bargain! With Easter coming up, it's time to start shopping for Easter gifts and treats to fill Easter eggs, but that can get expensive fast. My family hosts an Easter egg hunt every year, and I think these simple dollar DIY Easter baskets made from Dollar Store plastic pots are the perfect way to get a homemade touch without a lot of money or work. Use them to hunt for eggs or fill with grass and goodies for a homemade...
This holiday season, a group of the Curbly writers decided to team up and each of us created a simple and stylish new Christmas ornament. We're calling it the "Curbly Ornament Challenge" but there's not much competition involved...just a lot of fun, seasonal crafting. See all of the ornaments here.
I've been iffy about the longevity of geometric everything for awhile now, but it doesn't seem like it's going anywhere. Uncle, I cry! The simple lines and representative shapes are fairly easy to recreate and the result looks clean and crisp, especially at a small size. So, I decided to embrace the trend by marrying it with the classic look of fused glass and a holiday
When it comes to stylish Christmas decor, I always love the classic and elegant look of Scandinavian simplicity. I'm especially into the Finnish Himmeli craft, and dig all the ornaments, stars, and wreathes made from them. So, I wanted to add to that trend by making a Himmeli tabletop Christmas tree design to use as decor around my house and in my Christmas tablescapes.
Sometimes, Himmeli projects are known for getting a little complicated. Believe me, I know. I have tried and failed at many. So, I made these Himmeli trees to be easy, modern, and adaptable to create a variety of tree designs. To pull off the look, you only need to know how to make one simple Himmeli triangle.
I've always had a soft spot in my heart for melt beads, often known by brand names Perler, Hama, Fuse, Melty, Nabbi & Pyssla beads. But after seeing a darling greeting card made with melt beads, that soft spot turned into a bit of an obsession. Their inherent pixilated, cartoon-y effect would be perfect for kiddos' birthdays and baby shower cards, right?? Since realizing this, I've been binging on Pinterest ever since. In addition
I love living right across the street from the public library. Sure, it makes checking out and returning things a breeze (and late fees inexcusable), but there's another benefit. Every six weeks or so, when I see the "Friends of Library Book Sale" sign hit the sidewalk, I can scootch right over and snag the best goodies for a cool 25¢ each.
Our oldest daughter begins school after Labor Day, and at the moment there is much anticipation buzzing around our house because their teacher and class placements will be mailed in the coming weeks.
This year, our girl wanted to come up with a gift she could share with her friends to celebrate the start of school. After a walk through the 'Back to School' section of Target, we came up with a simple DIY pencil case embellishment that she's excited to share with her friends. Read on to find out what we did!
If you've got a backyard, or even a patio or deck, you deserve to be able to make the most out of it! I feel like I'll go to the grave loving IKEA. Have you taken an online stroll through their online collection? Let's talk about these 10 IKEA outdoor pieces and how awesome they could make your patio or backyard space!
Sniffing around for interesting makeovers this morning, I stumbled upon a video from a place called Room for Improvements. In it, the presenter explains how to transform an outdoor space into a secluded oasis using free-standing curtain rods. Honestly, I'd never
I love minimal, simple frames, so when I saw this set of frames from Anthropologies, I absolutely I fell in love. I was actually going to purchase a few, but then I realized that they were no longer available. So I figured I could attempt to DIY a similar version. And guess what? I did! Read on to find out how...
We entertain year-round, but more often in the summer. Those warm summer nights are perfect for cocktails with friends. And these brass Himmeli stirrers would look great in any glass!
As you may have noticed, we have a bit of a thing for typography over here at Curbly. Whether it's the simple use of a monogram, or an entire wall of font-focused art - we appreaciate it all. So today we're sharing ten of our favorite typography themed home decor DIY projects. Keep reading to check 'em out!
Plastic Easter eggs are abundant this time of year. You can find them in a variety of colors and sizes, and with a medley of super-heroes and princesses plastered across their round bellies. But when you strip Batman and Cinderella away, you're left with a beautiful shape - the incredible egg. And, it turns out, it's the perfect vessel for lovely arrangements of spring flowers!
Here's everything you need to know about how...
String lights are my favorite things to make anything magical. This DIY project adds a little Valentine's flare to the common discount store light using ping pong balls. Whether you string these up in your home or use them as a centerpiece on your table, these string lights might be the easiest, and loveliest, DIY you'll ever do.
I've been looking for a fun graphic piece for our home that has some sort of cute little holiday message or countdown to Christmas day, but I'm finding it hard to find one that suits our style and aesthetic. So, I created a modern and sleek Chrismas sign that is versatile, functional and one-of-a-kind!
- 1/4" Birch Plywood (ours was 8 1/2" x 10 1/2")
- Plexi glass (8" x 10"...
How cool would it be to be a professional LEGO builder? Fun? Probably. Easy? Probably not. That's because companies like Bright Bricks ("THE professional LEGO building company") have to keep topping themselves, building whatever is floating around in a customer's imagination like a full-size Santa, sleigh and reindeer and even a working--yes, working--jet engine. In comparison, a
Pipes are one of those versatile materials that can be used in so many different ways... for lighting, furniture and even jewelry storage! Click through to check out ten of our favorite DIY projects using the hardware store classic.
The DIY movement will never go out of style. There's something so satisfying when you create something yourself. Even the littlest project can boost our pride! Here are 11 Do-It-Yourself projects, big and small, to make your home even lovelier!
Can you guess what this planter used to be? The shape coupled with the fall mums tucked inside should give it away. Have a guess?
Taylor combined fabric scraps, a strand of twinkle lights, Mod Podge, and clear plastic 9 ounce drinking cups to create a most charming punch of color and light. These mini fabric lamps are so charming, in fact, I'd be