DIY Idea: Embroidered Screen Door

By: Craftmel Apr 10, 2012

created at: 04/09/2012

What? She embroidered a screen door?  Um, yes.  And it is mighty welcoming.   Continue Reading

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How to: Pretty Crochet-Covered Eggs

By: Diy maven Apr 04, 2012

These Easter eggs are the prettiest I've seen in a very long time. Delicate yet humble, they're a snap to make, thanks to Anne's detailed tutorials. As she says, they'd look lovelyContinue Reading

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Roundup: 7 T-Shirt Re-Vamps

By: Diy maven Mar 29, 2012

 created at: 03/26/2012

I am a hands down t-shirt and jeans kinda gal. Always have been; always will be. I'm also the kind of person that, when she finds t-shirts that she likes, she buys 6 of all the same style in 6 different colors. The problem with that is it can lead to boredom. The answer to such boredom, of course, is t-shirt reconstruction. The internets are full of such projects, but these caught my eye in particular. Check 'em out.

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Decor Disputes: How long should your curtains be?

By: Mollymc Mar 29, 2012
created at: 03/27/2012


Is there a "right" length for curtains? The long and short of it is, it's up to you. In this edition of Decor Disputes, we take look at curtains, tall and small. What side are you on?

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How To Make a West Elm Knotted Felt Pillow

By: Diy maven Mar 26, 2012

created at: 03/26/2012

Ever since I saw West Elm's Knotted Felt Pillow, I've had a hankering to try to know one off, but, as happens when you procrastinate such things, some other clever DIYer beats you to it. That Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Confetti-Sprinkled Linen Napkins!

By: Capreek Mar 21, 2012

created at: 03/21/2012

Okay, you guys.  Here's my plan.  We're going to make a bunch of those twine garden lights (in lots of pretty, spring-y colors), and then we're going to make a bunch of these awesome confetti napkins.  And then?  Then we're going to throw ourselves a big ol' garden party!  Sound good??  Continue Reading

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Make It: Confetti Curtains

By: Diy maven Mar 21, 2012

Confetti curtains

Not all of us have enough Kodachrome slides to make a window treatment, but we can all get our hands on enough paper to make confetti curtains. The squares are cut or punched out of paper of differing weights Continue Reading

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Handmade Thread Sketches

By: Craftmel Mar 20, 2012

created at: 03/20/2012

On first glance, this trio of European landmarks looks like quick sketches on aged paper.  But look again a little closer and you'll see that they are made from something much different.   Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Dress in 20 Minutes!

By: Faith-towers Mar 19, 2012

created at: 03/16/2012

A little while back I shared instructions on how to make a convertible dress from scratch in 15 minutes. Well now I'm back with a tutorial on how to make a v-neck style dress in 20 minutes! This little frock is very versatile - it can be worn over leggings, or if you leave the hem a bit longer it makes a wonderful everyday dress. 

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Coasters and Trivets: The Magic of Modular

By: Craftmel Mar 14, 2012

created at: 03/13/2012

When I was a little girl, my grandpa would keep us spell-bound by inexplicably pulling off his thumb and putting it back on again.  I remember when he revealed the secret that his thumb was simply bent and hiding behind his other fingers.  I suddenly could see the illusion (and realized that's why his actual stump of a ring finger could never be put back together!) and it was easy to replicate his little trick.  

When I saw these modular coasters from How About Orange, it made me think of good ol' grandpa and his finger trick- except this time, it is all in felt.   Continue Reading

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How To: Turn Button-Up Shirts into Throw Pillows!

By: Capreek Mar 13, 2012

created at: 03/12/2012

Curbly reader Chrissann sent me a link to her awesome DIY pillow idea recently and I am SO glad she did!  It is the single most creative (and cute) repurposing project I have ever seen.  Also?  Her "before and after" photos totally cracked me up:   Continue Reading

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How to: Make a No-Sew Felt Storage Basket

By: Diy maven Mar 06, 2012
created at: 03/06/2012

Ryan from The Blooming Thread designed this gorgeous felt rose basket and shares the how to with the world. Kinda reminds me of Curbly's own foldable gift box project. ForContinue Reading

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Roundup: 6 Great Uses of Long Throw Pillows

By: Mollymc Feb 23, 2012

Me oh My Long Throw Pillow

Throw pillows can be a point of contention in the bedroom. Do you really need more pillows to decorate the bed than you do to actually sleep in it? Well, if you're a pillow minimalist or live with someone who is, the long throw pillow may be the great compromise you're looking for. 

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How to: Make Decorative Throw Pillows from Recycled Sweaters

By: Rebekah-greiman Feb 21, 2012

created at: 02/20/2012

Hi!! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose, a site where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips, and remodeling endeavors. 

I like to re-invent things around my home, offering a fresh look to a room with little to no cost.

So, I had a couple of old sweaters and old pillows that I no longer enjoyed the orangey-ness of. What's a girl to do, but combine the two into one cute product?     Continue Reading

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