Roundup: 10 Gift Wrapping Ideas and Tutorials

By: Diy maven Dec 11, 2013

By the time we're done with our holiday shopping, it's understandable that we're tempted to slap some wrapping paper around the presents, stick on a bow and tag and call it done, but, really, the wrapping part is a great time to let our creative side run amok. To… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 24 Modern and Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments

By: Capreek Dec 09, 2013

Ornaments are a fun, easy way to get into the DIY holiday spirit. We've rounded up 24 of our faves, which can double as gift toppers if your tree is already full! Check 'em out… 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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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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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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Roundup: 10 Alternative Ways To Display Christmas Lights

By: Faith-towers Nov 25, 2013

I've always loved the pretty warm glow of white christmas lights. They're festive without being over-the-top. And it turns out that you can use them in all kinds of different ways. Check out my ten favorite alternative string light display ideas after the… Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 15 Awesome DIY Stocking Stuffers and Small Gift Projects

By: Faith-towers Nov 19, 2013

I've always been the type who gives lots of smaller gifts instead of one big one - I don't like to put all my eggs in one basket. So obviously I love stocking stuffers. And I love DIY stocking stuffers even more. Here are 15 of my… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Entertaining Ideas for the Holidays

By: Faith-towers Nov 12, 2013

'Tis the season for parties and get-togethers, which means all of our DIY projects can go to very good use! Here are ten fabulous entertaining projects that will have your guests talking for… Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 10 Memorable DIY Hostess Gifts

By: Faith-towers Nov 05, 2013

Although it's hard to believe, it's almost that time of year when holiday parties start occupying most Saturday nights. My go-to gift for these kinds of events is usually a bottle of wine, but sometimes it's nice to surprise your hostess with something different. Here are some wonderfully affordable DIY ideas that you can start thinking about ahead of time to avoid excessive holiday… Continue Reading

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Ugly-No-More Bamboo Chair Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 04, 2013

When Lisa's husband saw this chair 'handed down' by his parents, he had just one word to say about it. Actually, one word repeated 5 times: No, no, no, no, no. But Lisa, having vision and a great eye, was not deterred. She had the… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Scrapbook Photo Block Frame from Scrap Wood

By: Diy maven Nov 01, 2013

This quick and fun project is a great way to use up not only scrap wood but also scrapbook paper, ribbon, fabric, buttons and other various leftover embellishments from past craft projects. (Who doesn't have some/a lot of those on hand?)NOTE: This photo block frame is suited for a 4" x 6" photo.

Supplies we used:

  • a length of 2" x 6" lumber at least 7 and 1/2 inches long'
  • 180 grit sand paper
  • paint brush
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5 Contemporary Sewing Projects For Your Home

By: Faith-towers Oct 29, 2013

Dust off your sewing machines my friends, because there are lots of great new sewing tutorials floating around the web since the last time I posted a roundup on the topic. Here are five super easy, modern sewing projects you won't want to… Continue Reading

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How To: Repair and Restore a Thrift Store Chair

By: Capreek Oct 15, 2013

Thrift stores, garage sales, Craigslist... They're great sources for finding furniture. Sometimes (re: 95% of the time), though, this furniture has seen better days and is in need of some TLC.         

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Before and After: An Extreme Ottoman Makeover

By: Capreek Oct 14, 2013

This makeover gets the "extreme" label because, well, you'll… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Clever No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

By: Faith-towers Oct 14, 2013

The minute you carve into a pumpkin it will begin decomposing... and will be in the trash before you know it. So we wanted to share some great no-carve ideas that will last a bit longer. Recently we showed you how to create your own typographic pumpkins, and this week we have ten other great no-carve pumpkin projects to share with… Continue Reading

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