How to Make Paper and Felt Succulents

By: Diy maven Mar 13, 2014

Any more perfect and Lucy's and Keri's DIY succulents would be real. They may look it, but they're actually made of paper and felt. First, let's look at Keri's version. With felt, a sharp… Continue Reading

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How To: Print Fabrics With Crayons

By: Diy maven Mar 12, 2014

Usually, getting wax on fabric is NOT a good thing. You know, like candles that have overflowed onto table linens or, worse yet, onto the carpeting. But in this case, getting wax on fabric is a GOOD thing. The maker originally tried to DIY this EACH x OTHER L'art de Rein' t-shirtContinue Reading

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My Favorite How-To Originals Out of 4000 Posts

By: Diy maven Mar 10, 2014

This, my friends, marks my 4000th post on Curbly. To celebrate, I thought I'd cull through my how-to originals and round up some of my favorites and tell you what became of them.

I turned an old (and heavy) tripod into floor lamp for my office back in 2007. It's still here, and I still love it.… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Ugly Sofa to Amazing Leather Sling Bench

By: Brittnimehlhoff Mar 07, 2014

This sad, leather couch is transformed from a big and bulky mess to a sleek safari sling bench. I seriously cannot believe that the two are related. You'll just have to click through to see what I… Continue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Should We REALLY Never Buy These 4 Things in Neutral?

By: Diy maven Mar 05, 2014

A line has been drawn in the sand. With the help of this month's issue of Domino Magazine, the experts at Refinery29 identify 4 things we should 'NEVER' buy in a neutral color. Never? NEVER?? Kind of a strong word (and in all caps, no less) forContinue Reading

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Roundup: 22 Easy and Stylish DIY Hostess Gifts

By: Capreek Mar 04, 2014

The practice of bringing a hostess gift as a small token of thanks seems to be a (nearly) lost tradition these days. We say it's time to bring it back! Here are 22 simple DIY projects that will make a big impact in showing your party host just how much you appreciate their… Continue Reading

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Curbly Bookworm: DIY Furniture 2: A Step-by-Step Guide

By: Diy maven Feb 26, 2014

A few years ago, designer/maker Christopher Stuart hit the ground running with his book DIY Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide. I reviewed it for Curbly, giving it a glowing shout-out. When Christopher's followup book appeared in my mailbox last week, my first thought was, "more of the same?" The answer… Continue Reading

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10 Creative DIY Wedding And Shower Gifts

By: Faith-towers Feb 25, 2014

Roundup of diy wedding and shower gift ideas.

This month has been all about parties, entertaining and celebrations here on Curbly, so I thought we would be remiss to leave out a post on DIY wedding and bridal shower gifts. Wedding season is almost upon us, so you might want to start your DIY projects now! Here are some super creative… Continue Reading

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In-The-Details Living Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Feb 17, 2014

Starting out with a blank canvas, like this living room, is a great place to begin. What sets its resulting makeover apart from most is that all the furniture and (almost) all the accessories remained. Even the white walls. WhatContinue Reading

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Roundup: 25+ DIY Cloud Decor Projects

By: Capreek Feb 12, 2014

Cloud-shaped decor has been a quietly growing trend for the past few years and, considering how easy (and adorable) most of these projects are, it's no wonder! Check out some of our favorite DIY cloud ideas… Continue Reading

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DIY Pacman & Ghost Couples Valentine's T-shirts

By: Matt allison Feb 12, 2014

DIY: Pacman + Ghost Couple Shirt with free Stencil!

With Valentine's Day only a few short days and it's time to get your inner geek on! Download this FREE template in all its 8-bit glory and use some iron on vinyl or paint your way into your partners… Continue Reading

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Inspiration: 8 Ways to Decorate with Sheepskin Throws

By: Diy maven Feb 06, 2014

Every time I'm at IKEA and I see a pile of those faux sheepskin throws, I invariably have to stop and 'pet' one, which leads me to want to buy one, which leads me to wonder what the heck I'd do with it once I brought it home, which leads me to NOT buy one because I'm not sure WHAT I'd do with it once I brought it home. Before my next trip to IKEA, I decided to go prepared and compile some inspiration to alleviate the turmoil. Surprisingly,… Continue Reading

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How To Turn a Pallet into a Jaw-Dropping Ottoman

By: Diy maven Jan 29, 2014

Friend, fellow blogger, and extraordinarily talented upholsterer, Shelly Lear (aka ModHomeEc Teacher) may describe her pallet turned ottoman as 'jaw-dropping' to grab our attention, but the expression is so very apt, I had to use it too. Yes, she used one of the actual pallets on the pile pictured above and turned it into the item… Continue Reading

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How to Stencil With Bleach

By: Diy maven Jan 28, 2014

This winter seems like it will NEVER end, which is why I'm all over this summery project from Lil Blue Boo. A cotton t-shirt. a $1… Continue Reading

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Make It: Fabric Lid Boxes To Dress Up Your Office Storage

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 23, 2014

Who says storage has to be ugly? These plain boxes got a glam makeover and are a sight to see when storing papers and other odds and ends in the office!  Continue Reading

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