Roundup: 5 Plastic Spoon Pendant Lights

By: Diy maven Feb 08, 2012

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Remember the plastic spoon rose? Turns out that is just the tip of the iceberg as far as spoon-crafting is concerned. Take for example these (dare I say?) gorgeous spoon pendent lights. 

Holes in spoons negate their intent, but they also take artist's Daisuke Hirawa creation (pictured… Continue Reading

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More Than Just Paint: 5 Inspiring DIY Dresser Makeover Ideas

By: Craftmel Feb 08, 2012

created at: 02/07/2012A coat of fresh paint can change a worn piece of furniture into something new altogether, and has served as a tool in every DIY design fan's arsenal. And sometimes, the piece is just right to create even more impact with texture...giving a piece a custom, hand-designed look. Here are five DIY ideas to give your dresser a full-on, next-level makeover.

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Flowers to Flats: 7 Fun DIY and Crafty Projects Using Newspaper

By: Diy maven Feb 01, 2012
created at: 02/01/2012
Pages from mangled books and newspapers are transformed into lovely items, thanks to the hands of some very clever crafters. If you think the roses pictured above are charming, check out these Mod-Podged flats made by Kate of See Kate Sew:sp… Continue Reading
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How To: Make Easy DIY String-Wrapped Bottle Vases!

By: Capreek Jan 30, 2012

created at: 01/29/2012

I love fun and easy repurposed decor projects and these colorful string-wrapped vases certainly fit that bill!  So save up those empty glass bottles, Curbliers.  It's time to turn them into something pretty (and… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Faux Porcelain Rose (Guess How It's Made!)

By: Diy maven Jan 25, 2012

created at: 01/25/2012

This, my friends, is one of the craziest/coolest things I've seen in a very long time. The delicate rose pictured above looks like it's made of porcelain, right? Of course it's NOT porcelain. Can you guess what it IS made… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Turn Jeans into Textural, Recycled Wall Art!

By: Capreek Jan 18, 2012

created at: 01/16/2012

We've made bowls and bins from jeans, but now it's time to make a little somethin' somethin' for those bare walls: highly textural and striking recycled denim wall… Continue Reading

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Organize Your Space: DIY Craft Table

By: Craftmel Jan 11, 2012

created at: 01/10/2012

One of my main challenges as a creative person (I like to think of myself as such!) is the mess that comes along with it.  It seems to me like a good solution to the constant moving of project piles would be a good storage solution, like this DIY… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Upcycled Coat and Purse Hanging Station

By: Craftmel Jan 10, 2012

created at: 01/10/2012

With our warm winters, we don't have a need for a coat rack.  In fact, the coat closet in our condo is home to our camping gear because the very idea of having designated square footage for coats is silly when it is 72 degrees outside (which did make for an awkward situation when we had people over for dinner and they handed me their light jackets... I just stood there like an idiot holding them instead).  Even so, this fun idea doesn't take up storage space, and is pretty fun to look at… Continue Reading

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How To: Cuttin' Glass and Taking Names

By: Alicia Jan 06, 2012

This week we're taking a moment to catch our breath after a big, beautiful finish to 2011. We've jumped back in time and found some treasures from the Curbly archive that are too good to be forgotten. Today, take a look at how you can turn those empty bottles of bubbly into decorative sandblasted glasses or candle holders.

 

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How to: Make a Handbag from a Book

By: Chrisjob Jan 04, 2012

created at: 12/28/2011

This week we're giving ourselves a bit of a break after a hectic and awesome finish to 2011. We've dug out some oldies but goodies from the Curbly archives that you may have missed. Today; check out this fun upcycling idea: making a purse from a secondhand book!

Click here to read the original blog post! And make sure to check back tomorrow for another blast from the past.

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How to Turn a Pair of Jeans into Storage Bins

By: Diy maven Jan 03, 2012

A great up-cycle project that results in cute storage bins? Perfection! Betz White is the mastermind behind the project, which includes instruction on how to make a large,… Continue Reading

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Eclectic Starburst Mirror

By: Craftmel Jan 03, 2012

created at: 01/02/2012

I have a starburst mirror hanging in my bedroom above the bed, and my husband is always making some comment on how he is sure he will die from being impaled by one of the "rays" in the middle of the night.  He's so supportive of my home decorating.  I also love utensil art, as we've seen in my kitchen before.  You can imagine, then, that I'd appreciate this DIY utensil starburst mirror!  … Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Holiday Wooden Slat Doormat!

By: Capreek Dec 14, 2011
created at: 12/12/2011
Merry and bright, indeed!  And easy to boot.  Check out how to make this festive wooden door mat below!… Continue Reading
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Typographic Walls

By: Diy maven Dec 12, 2011

created at: 12/12/2011

Located at the James Hotel in NYC, the permanent installation pictured above was created by artist Sarah Frost. Can you tell what she used to created it? Here's a picture… Continue Reading

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How to Turn a Pair of Jeans into a Bowl

By: Diy maven Dec 02, 2011

created at: 12/02/2011
 
As soon as I'm done with my Christmas gift knitting, I'm definitely going to do this project. It starts with a pair of jeans or some other sturdy, denim-like pants like the ones pictured above. A few fancy moves with a… Continue Reading
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