Weeknight Meal Recipe: Beetroot, Ginger & Orange Risotto with Chevin & Walnuts

By: Matt allison Dec 06, 2013

Beetroot, Ginger & Orange Risotto with Chevin & Walnuts

Risotto can take a bit of work if you are not all that experienced with it, but that shouldn't stop you from trying. The trick is getting the rice to the point of being al dente: soft, with just a little bit of bite and firmness. Too early and the rice will be as hard as rock, too late and it will be all mushy, much the same way pasta can be.

But the efforts are worth it and this simple beet risotto is a perfect starting… Continue Reading

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Nine Ways to Decorate Your Bell Jar for Christmas

By: Diy maven Dec 06, 2013

Do you have a bell jar or two? Are you looking for ways to decorate them for Christmas? My answer to both these questions is, "yes." I figured I can't be the only one, so I decided to… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Modern Wooden Tabletop Christmas Tree

By: Faith-towers Dec 05, 2013

Make this simple Make a Modern Wooden Tabletop Christmas Tree

If you live in a small space, it can be tough to find a spot for a Christmas tree. In my urban apartment, it's impossible to display one, let alone make space to store it the other eleven months of the year. But this year, I was determined to find a small tabletop solution, and while I was at the craft store, it hit me: a reusable dowel rod tree that could be folded up and easily packed away flat. So, I grabbed my Dremel tools, and I… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Work Desk Made From Plywood

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 05, 2013

There's something so satisfying about building your own furniture. It saves you money (most of the time!), and you can tweak it to fit your personal aesthetic. I've been searching for a unique desk when I happened upon this tutorial for a desk made from plywood! I'm on board. 

This desk spotted on Always Rooney is cheap but it doesn't look cheap! The plywood gives it the perfect rustic touch. Visit Always RooneyContinue Reading

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Roundup: 24+ DIY Christmas Stockings

By: Diy maven Dec 04, 2013

Christmas stockings have made their footprints all over Curbly since our very first Christmas together back in oh-six. Those early projects are still as fresh as ever, which is why we're giving them a shout out in this roundup in addition to a bunch moreContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Christmas Hanging Terrariums

By: Matt allison Dec 04, 2013

DIY Christmas Hanging Terrariums

If you're looking to hang something a little different this Christmas why not try your hand at these adorable, no fuss, Christmas terrariums using vintage miniatures and a little… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Playful, Spotted Sofa Makeover

By: Capreek Dec 03, 2013

This old Craigslist sofa had great bones, but its yellow velvet upholstery was in pretty sad shape. Knowing that it would need to be reupholstered soon, Jordan kept her eyes open for the perfect fabric until, one fortunate spring day, she found it. And now? Now this sofa looks like… Continue Reading

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How to: Turn an Outdoor Light Fixture into an Indoor Holiday Lantern

By: Diy maven Dec 03, 2013

 

I had this old outdoor light fixture taking up space in the garage just waiting to be converted into an indoor, decorative lantern. So simple, the project took about an hour to finish, not including drying time for the spray paint. To start a conversion like this, a little reverse engineering is in order.… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY String Art Alternative Christmas Tree

By: Capreek Dec 02, 2013

We've seen typographic string art, abstract string art, and now: Christmas tree string art! If you've got the patience and the wall space (and don't want to take up any floor space), this project's for… Continue Reading

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How-to: Make A Beautiful Snowflake From A Toilet Paper Roll

By: Faith-towers Nov 28, 2013

I don't know about you, but I spend most of my budget on gifts this time of year... which means that I don't have much to spend on ornaments and decorations. So a toilet paper roll snowflake sounds pretty good to me! Check out the surprisingly beautiful result after the… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Faceted Gemstone Ornaments

By: Matt allison Nov 27, 2013

DIY Faceted Gemstone Ornaments

While it's Thanksgiving week, there is no denying that Christmas is almost upon us, pumpkins are being replaced by lawn deer and lights and shopping malls spinning yuletide classics.

So if you're looking for a quick craft project in between cooking up a culinary storm why not try your hand at these simple… Continue Reading

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IKEA Hack: DIY Leather-Embellished Cutting Boards

By: Capreek Nov 26, 2013

IKEA has a collection of rather beautiful wooden cutting boards right now that are just perfect for adding some stylish embellishments, like this DIY idea from Livet… Continue Reading

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How To Make an Ornament Christmas Tree

By: Diy maven Nov 26, 2013

With the help of an old framed screen, Melissa crafted an ornament Christmas tree that will be adorning her porch this holiday season. She used a star ornament for the top, 35 or so plasticContinue Reading

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Last Minute Thanksgiving DIY: Gold Geo Napkin Rings in 5 Minutes

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 26, 2013

If you're looking for a good last-minute Thanksgiving project, make these gold geo napkin rings. They will only take a few minutes to make and all you need are the materials above. You may be skeptical considering the materials but I promise you they look really cool. Click through to see for… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Brilliant Last Minute Thanksgiving Ideas

By: Faith-towers Nov 26, 2013

Turkey Day is two days away, and if you're hosting a big thanksgiving dinner, you probably have all the major things covered already. But you may not have thought of some of these genius little details... things that you didn't know you couldn't live… Continue Reading

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