Stitch It: Easy Fall Garland

By: Craftmel Sep 28, 2011

created at: 09/27/2011

With the start of the new season, it seems like simple Fall decorating ideas are starting to pop up all over.  And it seems like cold weather and felt sort of mesh together, especially in projects like this simple fall… Continue Reading

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Make It: Colorful Painted Chair Cushions!

By: Capreek Sep 26, 2011

created at: 09/26/2011

After honing your painting skills fixing all those thrift store paintings, you should be more than ready to take on this project!  Learn how to turn plain canvas seat cushions into functional works of art--for… Continue Reading

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How to: Create Your Own Graphic "Wallpaper" with Patterned Fabric

By: Chrisjob Sep 08, 2011

Friend o' Curbly Jessica Jones says, "I couldn't stand our boring white door anymore. Something had to be done. So over the weekend, we wallpapered it with a big, fun piece of fabric. I love it. And it's useful, too. There are four white doors in this corner of the apartment—bedroom, bathroom, coat closet, and outer door—and sometimes departing guests get confused about which one they came through. Now we'll just tell them to exit through the… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Natural Dyes from Common Food Items!

By: Capreek Sep 07, 2011

created at: 09/06/2011

I learned a long time ago how to dye fabric using fruits and vegetables (thanks to my mom and her degree in "3D textiles": she would dye all her own materials and make sculptures from resin-saturated fabrics... I know, right!?).  Alas, the wisdom she bestowed upon me escaped my "vault of knowledge" along with a great many other things over the years.  Fortunately, the Internet exists.  And extra fortunately, someone decided to show us all how it's done!  Ready to start putting those groceries to new… Continue Reading

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DIY Paint Chip Matchbook Notepads

By: Craftmel Aug 30, 2011

Photo: Capital B [http://ssbuffat.blogspot.com/2011/08/paint-chip-matchbooks.html]

We've established an infatuation with paint chips on Curbly, it just can't be avoided!  Here's another great idea for paint chips: little matchbook-style… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Durable, Adjustable Kitchen Apron

By: Kellyb Aug 26, 2011

created at: 08/20/2011

Every time I see someone wearing an apron I always stop and think how skilled they look. Like wearing one automatically makes you that much better of a chef or baker. You know what they say, fake it 'til you make… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Vintage-Nautical Shower Curtain

By: Kellyb Aug 12, 2011

created at: 08/12/2011

Shower curtains are pricey and a big part of the decor in your bathroom. Why not take a imple white one and create something uniquely… Continue Reading

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T-cycle: T-shirt to Produce Tote

By: Craftmel Aug 09, 2011

created at: 08/04/2011

We are all doing our best to avoid the plastic bags at grocery stores, right?  Instead of buying a reuseable bag at the check-out line, how about thumbing through the closet to bring new purpose to an old wardrobe… Continue Reading

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How to Make a Blue Plate Special Pillow

By: Diy maven Aug 04, 2011

No, it's not just a comment on its color or pattern. This pillow was ACTUALLY made using a plate, AND, I might add, Curbly's favorite spray paint: Krylon. Here's the shopping… Continue Reading

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Tufted Love: A DIY Upholstered Ottoman

By: Craftmel Aug 02, 2011

created at: 08/01/2011

When the ottoman of her dreams was snatched away from beneath her nose, one DIY-er put her abilities to work to make one bland coffee table (above) the reincarnation of The One That Got… Continue Reading

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From Lumpy to Fabulous: A Bed Pillow Makeover and How-to!

By: Capreek Jul 25, 2011

created at: 07/25/2011

We all have them: old lumpy pillows that have seen better days but, for whatever reason, we can't bring ourselves to get rid of.  They hide in chests or closets "just in case", waiting for an unsuspecting overnight guest or even, perhaps, the perfect DIY project.  If you have a few of these forgotten pillows, we have the solution for transforming them into something better!  Read… Continue Reading

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Two Crocheted Rose Pillow Patterns

By: Diy maven Jul 13, 2011

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You know those rose pillows that are hugely popular these days? The look really was made for re-creation in crochet as evidenced by these two lovely patterns. The first one (pictured above) comes to… Continue Reading

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Make It: An Easy DIY Crisscross Ribbon Lampshade!

By: Capreek Jul 12, 2011
Images removed at the request of MidwestLiving. Sorry, everyone!

Last week, we showed you how to give a thrift store lamp base a quick and easy update but what if it's not the base that needs help?  If you have a lamp with a shade that's seen better days consider treating it to this easy no-sew… Continue Reading

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How to Make a Colorful Geometric Quilt

By: Kellyb Jul 01, 2011

I've been wanting to try my hand at a quilting project for a few years now, but the immensity of such an undertaking can be a bit, well, terrifying. When I saw this wedding quilt the Purl Bee gifted her friends, Nicole and Marty, it looked like something simple and geometric that I could both handle and actually like. Right now I'm only in the gather-coordinating-fabrics stage, but read on for the incredibly well laid out tutorial (complete with… Continue Reading

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How To: An Easy Solution to Prevent Fly-Away Tablecloths

By: Craftmel Jun 28, 2011

created at: 06/28/2011

I was at an event recently where the pretty outdoor tablecloths were blowing every which way in the wind, knocking over table settings and just being outright annoying.  The solution the hosts used was to tie the tablecloths onto the table, ruining the table staging.  Let's face it, even those tablecloth clips break up the beauty.  I knew there had to be a solution!  So, with a few scrap pieces of fabric, I came up with a rockin'… Continue Reading

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