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 accessories.   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 everyone.

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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 facts.   

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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, prettyContinue 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 favorites.   

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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 efforts.       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 matters.

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Clean Your Home as Efficiently As A Maid With Our Free Cheat Sheet Download

By: Bruno Mar 03, 2014

Tips for faster cleaning techniques
Sigh ... cleaning. Sigh. My wife complains that when she asks me to help with cleaning she usually just finds me walking around from room to room with a dustpan in hand, trying to figure out where to start. Though I'll admit this is at least fractionally proscrastinative, it's also due to the overwhelming nature of the job. Where should I start!? What should I do!? 

If you have that problem too (and even if you don't), we have a great cheat sheet to offer today. It's a free, downloadable PDF that will get you cleaning as quickly and thoroughly as a maid. You'll be like the Michael Jordan of cleaning, while I'll still be wandering around like Eeyore. Read on to find out how to get the free PDF!Continue Reading

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Free Download: Should You DIY Or Hire A Professional To Paint Your Walls?

By: Faith-towers Feb 27, 2014

Free Printable: Should You DIY or Hire a Professional?

It's a tough decision. Should you paint your walls yourself, or hire someone to do it for you? It's a lot of work to do on your own, but it's expensive to hire a professional... and there are a lot of other factors to take into consideration. So we're here to help you figure out the best course of action.   

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Everything You Need to Set Up A DIY Photo Booth For Your Next Party

By: Alicia Feb 26, 2014

A roundup of all the components you need to create an awesome DIY photo booth for your next party.
These days, no party is complete without a photo booth. They're not only a fun addition to any shindig, but they're a great way to capture memories and they create the most meaningful party favors in the world.

While renting an old-timey booth or hiring a company to run one are both nice options, they cost a pretty penny. The reality is, creating a custom photo booth using the electronics most of us already have around the house (e.g. your computer, digital camera, printer, phone) isn't very complicated. In fact, it's relatively straightforward. And, when you combine the "photo taking device" with some custom photo props or easy DIY backgrounds, your photo booth becomes the life of the party.

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10 Creative DIY Wedding And Shower Gifts

By: Faith-towers Feb 25, 2014

Roundup of diy wedding and shower gift ideas.

This month has been all about parties, entertaining and celebrations here on Curbly, so I thought we would be remiss to leave out a post on DIY wedding and bridal shower gifts. Wedding season is almost upon us, so you might want to start your DIY projects now! Here are some super creative ideas.   

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9 Clever Tips For Hosting A Fabulous Wine And Cheese Party

By: Faith-towers Feb 13, 2014

Wine and cheese parties are my favorite kind of bash to host, because the clear theme eliminates the need to cook a million different apps and mix drinks all night. But if you don't know much about wine, it could be a little daunting. Well have no fear my friends, because I'm going to share some fool-proof tips and resources with you.   

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Roundup: Our 10 Favorite Free Valentine's Day Printables

By: Matt allison Feb 05, 2014

FREE Valentine's Day PrintablesIn just over a week we'll be celebrating Valentine's Day...This year, we say ditch the generic chocolates and get your craft on using these free printables for making the day just a little more special.

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Free Printable Birthday Calendar

By: Matt allison Jan 08, 2014

Free Printable Birthday Calendar

Continuing with the theme of getting organized in 2014, here's a great free printable birthday calendar. Download and open the PDF, add in your names and print it off, simple! Never forget a birthday or anniversary again.Continue Reading

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