Halloween DIY: Make Weighted Bookends from Dollar Store Skulls

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 07, 2014

With a couple of dollars worth of plastic skulls, some scrap wood, and a few other materials, you can create a pair of weighted bookends that are strong enough to hold up plenty of books on the shelf, while also adding a little Halloween flair. Want to see how these turned out? Click through to see the after photos, along with the step by step tutorial.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Fall And Halloween Wreath Projects

By: Faith-towers Oct 07, 2014

10 DIY Fall & Halloween Wreath Projects

It's hard to believe, but fall is upon us and it's time to start switching over from lighter summer decor to darker reds, oranges and golds. One of the easiest ways to incorporate seasonal decor is on your front door - so here are ten inspiring fall and Halloween inspired wreath projects.   

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7 DIY Project Ideas for Your Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 03, 2014

Ready for another round of weekend DIYs to try? This week, there are a couple of smaller projects, like those felt pennants you see above, that would be super easy to tackle. But if you're looking for something a bit more hearty in the project department, there are tutorial links for you as well, like that geo tile backsplash. Something for everyone. Click through to check out all 7 weekend DIY projects.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fun DIY Leaf Crafts For Fall

By: Faith-towers Oct 02, 2014

10 DIY Projects Using Leaves

Over here in Boston, the leaves are starting to to turn pretty colors and fall to the ground. Which got me thinking... there must be some fun craft projects using leaves. Turns out there are tons of them. Keep reading for ten of my favorites.   

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Roundup: 7 DIYable Steampunk Decor Projects

By: Diy maven Oct 01, 2014

In addition to holding my favorite holiday, October is also STEAMPUNK MONTH. So in celebration, I thought I'd round up some of our favorite steampunk decor projects. All areContinue Reading

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Ikea Hack: Make a Hinged World Globe from Wood Serving Bowls

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 30, 2014

Most of the Ikea hacks we share on Curbly are for larger furniture pieces, but smaller accessories are just as fun and easier to make. Right? So, here's a cool hack for turning the BLANDA MATT wood serving bowls from Ikea, into a world globe with just two extra supplies.   Continue Reading

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Remarkable Art Made of Suspended Buttons

By: Diy maven Sep 30, 2014

It would be hard enough trying to replicate the Mona Lisa in buttons on a static sub-straight, but suspending them on monofilament? That's nothing less than remarkable. The artist behind these creationsContinue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Round Hanging Shelf from a Steamer Basket

By: Capreek Sep 29, 2014

Some people have an uncanny ability to look at a totally mundane object, like a dim sum steamer basket for example, and see extraordinarily clever ways to use it. In this case, by turning said steamer basket into a circular shelf!     Continue Reading

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How To: Turn One Stool Into TWO Stools

By: Diy maven Sep 29, 2014

I'd been looking around for a small stool to help our arthritic fur-child get on and off the bed at night. (If you're used to sleeping with a cat on the foot of the bed, you'll understand.) The problem was, I couldn't find a stool that I liked that was the appropriate size and height. Before sketching up a design to make one from scratch, I thought a trip to the thrift store might be in order. Hey, you never know, right? When I spottedContinue Reading

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Ikea Hack: SNILLE Swivel Chair Goes from Mod to Feminine

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 25, 2014

This basic SNILLE task chair from Ikea just got an upgrade. The new look is much more grown up and feminine.   Continue Reading

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Before and After: Headboard Turned DIY Storage Bench

By: Capreek Sep 24, 2014

What do you do when you find a couple of old twin-sized headboards for super cheap? Turn them into a Pottery Barn-inspired storage bench, obviously!     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 13 Wood DIY Accessories to Get You Inspired in the Kitchen

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 18, 2014

I always think of the fall season as the season for cooking and baking. And since fall is just a handful of days away, it might be time to get a few kitchen related things in order, before the holidays start to creep in. Maybe even complete a DIY project or two? So, I've rounded up 13 DIY kitchen accessories, and just for fun, they're all made of wood. Click through to see the full list of kitchen projects to tackle.   

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Astounding $83 Bathroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 17, 2014

Forget $100. Ursula spent only $83 on her walk-though bathroom makeover, but the reveal certainly doesn't look like it. Everything came from Target, Habitat for Humanity Restore, Goodwill, Walmart, Kohls and Lowes. What she didn't snag secondhand, Ursula found on sale, or she usedContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: 11 Totally Unique DIY Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

By: Capreek Sep 15, 2014

Ceramic, stone, and glass tiles are the go-to materials of choice for most kitchen backsplashes. If you're looking for something a little more unique than your typical white subway tile, though, take a peek at these 11 DIYable backsplash ideas!      Continue Reading

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How To: Dress up Ugly Plastic Starter Pots with Fabric

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 12, 2014

Do you still have a few indoor plants sitting in their ugly plastic starer pots, instead of a decorative planter? Me too. I think it's happened to us all at one point or another. But you can easily conceal those plastic eye soars until you're ready to repot with a little bit of fabric. Bonus: You won't even need a sewing machine.   Continue Reading

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