Make It: DIY Stitched Constellation 2014 Wall Calendar

By: Capreek Dec 16, 2013

This DIY calendar is a fun project (or gift) for the crafty stargazer that can be hung and admired all year long!… Continue Reading

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Before and After: DIY Dollhouse IKEA Hack

By: Capreek Dec 16, 2013

This DIY dollhouse would make a fun (and affordable) gift idea for the little ones in your life! All you need is a nightstand from IKEA...  … Continue Reading

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10 Alternative Places To Hang Your Christmas Stockings

By: Faith-towers Dec 16, 2013

Not everyone has a mantle. And even if you do, it doesn't mean that you're required to hang your Christmas stockings on it. Here are ten super creative alternative places to hang your stockings.… Continue Reading

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Grilled Salmon & Lemon Zested Cottage Cheese on Baked Potatoes

By: Matt allison Dec 13, 2013

Grilled Salmon & Lemon Zested Cottage Cheese Baked Potatoes

This simple dish is a real winner that can be made from fresh, left over or even smoked salmon.

To speed things up you can par-cook the potatoes in the microwave, just make sure you pierce them a few times before you do for 8-10 minutes. Fire up for oven, set it to grill and brown up the skins and you'll have a delicious, healthy meal… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy Christmas Decorations Using Goods From The Grocery Store

By: Faith-towers Dec 12, 2013

Sometimes there just isn't enough time to make a special trip to the craft store to find all the materials for the perfect Christmas decorations. But most of us make a trip to the grocery store every week or two anyways, right? So why not get creative and make your decorations from things you can find right in the produce aisle? Or the candy aisle? Here are ten easy (and… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Porcelain Holiday Luminaries

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 12, 2013

I'm almost done decorating around the house for the holidays, but I need one more thing that I can put on the mantle before I call it 'done'. As usual, I'm looking for something minimal and not overly Christmas-y, and I think I found the perfect project to fit that description - DIY porcelain tree… Continue Reading

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Make It: Colorful DIY Stuffed Elf Plush Ornaments -- Free Download!

By: Capreek Dec 11, 2013

We're excited to welcome Sibylle Roessler from Funkytime on the blog today! She's sharing a tutorial and free download for making your own stuffed elf Christmas ornaments.

These Elf Christmas ornaments will add a little bit of magic and color to any Christmas Tree this year. They are so easy to make, even adults can do them, but only with kids supervision of course! They're a perfect little project for a snowy Sunday… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 of Our Favorite DIY Tabletop and Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas

By: Capreek Dec 11, 2013

We're big fans of the ol' alternative Christmas tree around here, including the tabletop variety (it's perfect for small spaces!), so we've rounded up our favorite DIY tree projects from the Curbly archives. Check 'em out and let us know which project is your… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Festive Christmas Printables For Your Home

By: Faith-towers Dec 10, 2013

Doesn't the holiday season seem rushed this year? With Thanksgiving falling so late, we a missed out on a whole precious week of decorating and shopping... so quick and easy is the name of the game. Here are ten festive (and free!) printables that will have your home looking fantastic in no… Continue Reading

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Christmas Home Makeover in a Day

By: Diy maven Dec 09, 2013

Still haven't decorated for Christmas? Think you don't have time? Check this out: it took designer Stephen Saint-Onge just one day to decorate the living… Continue Reading

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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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