Free Download: How to Clean Like a Maid Cheat Sheet

By: Bruno Mar 13, 2013

How to clean like a maid (free PDF download)
I know it doesn't feel like spring yet (at least not here in Minnesota), but it's coming soon (really, I promise!). So to get your spring cleaning projects kick started, we're offering a free, downloadable cheat sheet to help you clean as quickly and thoroughly as a maid. Read on to find out to get the free PDF!

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The Curbly House: Ayla's Cozy Room Reveal

By: Alicia Feb 22, 2013

Ayla's bedroom reveal
Last year was full of changes for our family, and in particular for my daughter. A new house, a new brother, and a new pre-school. That's why, when I started thinking about how to design her new room in the Curbly House, I wanted it to be perfect, inspiring, cozy, and hers. The day we moved in, Ayla's room was the most done room in the house, and to date, it's the only done room in the house. This room was my baby, and it's for my baby, so today I'm going to show you more pictures than a proud grandma stores in her wallet. Let's… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 FREE Valentine's Day Printables

By: Matt allison Feb 06, 2013

created at: 02/06/2013

I'm constantly in awe of the quality of creative printables that amazing people choose to giveaway, FREE!

Here's my round up of a few of my favorite Valentine's Day themed items, from tongue and cheek whoopee cushions through to adorable geometric heart sharped boxes, there is something for everyone!… Continue Reading

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Highlights from Altitude Summit: Where Design Bloggers Unite!

By: Alicia Jan 29, 2013

Alt Summit Brochure
Last week I went to my first
Altitude Design Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah. For those of you who've never heard of it, it's basically a 3-day love-fest for bloggers. It's a conference where on-line personalities from all walks of creativity - interior designers, food lovers, photographers, writers, and fashionistas - gather to chat and play. It's like living three days in an on-line world; in a really good way. In addition to spending some quality time with some fellow Curbliers, I met some amazing people. Below is a roundup of sorts of some of the people whose creativity and advice blew me away. (Oh, and there was even a movie star involved!). Read on for all the details...

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Roundup: 10 DIY Desk Calendars, Wall Calendars, and Memo Boards

By: Matt allison Jan 27, 2013

created at: 01/23/2013

I'm ALWAYS forgetting dates, meetings and to do's! I NEED to write them down and while it's easy enough to jot them down in iCal, there is something special and tactile about having a physical calendar adore your wall or… Continue Reading

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Our Daughter's DIY Princess Party (Not in a Pack), Part II

By: Alicia Jan 22, 2013

DIY Rapunzel Party
Last week, I wrote about some of our inspiration and preparation for our daughter's Rapunzel-themed birthday party. To recap, we wanted to give our four-year-old the party of her dreams without purchasing everything from a princess party pack. So, we enlisted the help of Pinterest and our Silhouette Cameo cutting machine and made it magical. Read on to see what we… Continue Reading

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Planning a DIY Princess Party (Not in a Package)

By: Alicia Jan 15, 2013

A DIY Rapunzel Birthday Party
Our little girl is turning four next week, and we're in full party planning mode. This year's planning is especially interesting since we're living in a house with no kitchen, and in various but consistent states of complete chaos. Nevertheless, it's our four-year-old's birthday, and there will be a rockin' little kids' birthday... in, um, an octogenarian par-tay… Continue Reading

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10 New Year's DIY Photo Booth and Party Craft Ideas

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 28, 2012

created at: 12/25/2012

Christmas may have come and gone, but the holidays aren't over yet. There is still one more day to celebrate before 2013 - December 31st. Are you ready for it? If you're planning a party at home for New Year's Eve, you'll definitely want to check out these DIY ideas for festive ways to… 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… Continue Reading

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Roundup: Free Christmas Printables for the Home

By: Craftmel Dec 19, 2012

15 Free Holiday Printables

Is there anything easier than printable holiday decor?  I love it.  And I'm loving that so many great options are out there these days.  I've rounded up 12 of my favorite freebies from around the web that make it easy to decorate for the holidays around the… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 25 Free Printable Holiday Gift Tags

By: Craftmel Dec 18, 2012

created at: 12/17/2012

One of the most impressive final touches to a handmade or well-though gift is a unique and memorable gift tag.  You can't put time and thought into a present, and then just write the recipient's name with a sharpie across the wrapping paper!  Here are 25 FREE printable holiday gift tags to put a grand finale on the art of gift-giving.… Continue 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. 

So, here's how to make a whole forrest of tabletop winter… Continue Reading

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Free Download: 50+ Free Gift Tag Printables

By: Diy maven Dec 10, 2012

created at: 12/10/2012

Fine Craft Guild has put together 10 sets of free gift tag printables. With this selection, we'll never have to by gift tags… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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