How to: DIY Ampersand Accent Pillow + Free Printable Pattern

By: Faith-towers May 22, 2014

DIY Ampersand Pillow Tutorial

Being a typography nerd, I'm a big fan of the ampersand. It's a beautiful letterform. And being fabric and textile month here at Curbly, I thought that combining sewing and typography could be the perfect project. I mean... who wouldn't want an ampersand accent pillow on their couch? Keep reading to get your free printable pattern and the full photo tutorial.… Continue Reading

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GENIUS: How to Turn a Paper Plate into a Basket

By: Diy maven May 16, 2014

This is another one of those smack-my-forehead, why-didn't-I-think-of-that deals. A paper plate turned basket?? Yeah, it's perfect for when we take treats into the office or give them as a thank-you gift to teacher, but they would also be great for backyard BBQs for… Continue Reading

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Free Download: 10 Tips For Keeping A Clean Home With Pets

By: Faith-towers May 06, 2014

Pets can be messy. Stains, smells, fur... sometimes it feels like a losing battle. But today we have a list of invaluable tips for keeping your house clean with pets. You won't want to miss this one! Click through to get your free… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 22 Mother's Day DIY Gift Ideas She Will Love

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 05, 2014

You've been DIYing gifts for Mother's Day since you were in elementary school, writing cards on construction paper and pressing your hand into a concrete stone with the date on it. Now that you're all grown up though, it's time for some more adult DIY ideas for Mom - ones that she is sure to love. So, I've rounded up 22 awesome DIY gift ideas for Mother's Day to get your creativity… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Must-See Free Printables For Spring

By: Faith-towers Apr 29, 2014

Free printable dessert flags.

May is the best month of the year, in my opinion. First there's Cinco de Mayo, then Mother's Day, and Memorial Day too. And spring cleaning is another good activity for this time of year. So I've rounded up ten festive, colorful (and free!) printables to brighten things up this spring.… Continue Reading

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7 DIY Project Ideas for Your Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 25, 2014

If you're ready to roll up your sleeves and tackle a DIY project or two, I have a handful of suggestions for you. With weekend projects ranging from dip dyed placemats to stenciled doormats, you're bound to find something that tickles your fancy. Here are seven DIY project ideas to kick off your… Continue Reading

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Print It: Simple & "Clean" Labels

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 25, 2014

Printable Cleaning Label

I love to clean. It's therapeutic for me. While I love it, I am not really a fan of some of the cleaning products I use. They're not the prettiest, and as a fan of pretty packaging, it's important to have aesthetically appealingContinue Reading

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Roundup: 13 Budget-Friendly DIY Ideas for a Stylish Kitchen

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 17, 2014

There are so many cool kitchen accessories out there right now, but as someone who doesn't cook very much, or spend a ton of time in the kitchen, it's difficult for me to warrant buying them nine times out of ten. DIYing them, however? That's a whole other story. If you're looking to DIY a few kitchen accessories on a budget, this is the roundup for you. Here are 13 budget friendly DIY kitchen… Continue Reading

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Free Printables from The Open Art Project

By: Matt allison Apr 09, 2014

Free Printables from The Open Art Project

I stumbled across this collaborative Canadian design consortium, Open Art Project dedicated to making quality art posters accessible and FREE to… Continue Reading

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Free Download: A Visual Glossary of Home Decor Patterns

By: Faith-towers Apr 08, 2014

Free Home Decorating Terminology Download

Today, we're sharing a super special resource... this is something that I always wished I had, so I decided to make one and give it away. Not sure what "ogee" looks like? Ikat vs. kilim? Download the free glossary and then you'll know! There are 30 patterns to learn about, complete with definitions, images and easy-to-remember… Continue Reading

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Stop Wasting Money on Cleaning Products: Make 4 Simple DIY Cleaning Solutions (with Free Printable Labels!)

By: Alicia Mar 14, 2014

DIY cleaning solution recipes with free printable labels (PDF download)
Over the last month I've been experimenting with making my own cleaning solutions. I was skeptical about the effectiveness of a homemade, natural-ish cleaner, but given the amount we were spending each month on 'green' cleaning products, I thought it was worth a go. 

The good news is that I've discovered four recipes that are easy to put together and good at getting the job done. Below are a collection of recipes. And, pretty… Continue Reading

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Free Download: Curbly's Alternative Uses Cheat Sheet Bundle

By: Alicia Mar 10, 2014

Alternative Uses Cheat Sheet

March is here and in our neck of the woods, Spring arrived like a lion. If you're anything like me, the extra sunlight and climbing temperatures make you want to scrub your house from head to toe.

To help you feed your spring fever, we've compiled a set of PDFs to help you tend your house using items you have around the house (vinegar, coffee grounds, baking soda, and olive oil). Read on to find out how to download the set!

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Roundup: 10 Easy, Affordable (and Natural) DIY Cleaning Products You Should Try

By: Faith-towers Mar 06, 2014

DIY natural cleaning mixture.

Cleaning products can be expensive. And let's face it - many store bought varieties have toxic chemicals in them. So why not make your own natural cleaners at home? They're super simple to make and you probably already have most of the ingredients right in your pantry or under the sink. To take the guesswork out of it, we've rounded up ten of our… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 22 Easy and Stylish DIY Hostess Gifts

By: Capreek Mar 04, 2014

The practice of bringing a hostess gift as a small token of thanks seems to be a (nearly) lost tradition these days. We say it's time to bring it back! Here are 22 simple DIY projects that will make a big impact in showing your party host just how much you appreciate their… Continue Reading

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Free Download: How to Clean Your Whole House in 30 Minutes

By: Faith-towers Mar 04, 2014

Free printable: how to clean and organize your home fast.

There isn't always time to clean your house from top to bottom. In fact, there's hardly ever time for that. But recently, we've been using this system - it's fast and it works.  It's the perfect way to prep for guests or company, or to put your life back in order so you can focus on what really… Continue Reading

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