How to: Make a DIY Colorful Chic Ribbon Chandelier

By: Alicia Jul 18, 2012

created at: 07/18/2012

All this week I'm doing a series of DIY projects with colorful ribbon. Today I'm sharing an easy DIY I made for my daughter's closet. Read on to find out how to make this fun, colorful pendant… Continue Reading

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Make It: Plush Strawberry Place Cards for Summer Parties!

By: Capreek Jul 17, 2012
created at: 07/17/2012
How adorable are these strawberry place card holders?? I kinda want to make a million of them and then have a giant party where we all joke and laugh and eat berry pies. Who's in?  … Continue Reading
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How To: Make a Diamond Ribbon Lampshade

By: Alicia Jul 17, 2012

Midori Ribbon DIY Diamond Ribbon LampThis week I'm excited to be sharing a series of DIY projects involving the beautiful color, texture, and flowing shapes of ribbon. I'm thrilled that the folks at Midori Ribbon offered to work with me to let me explore some creative ways to use their gorgeous products. Read on to find out how to make this diamond ribbon lampshade!

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How to: Make a Ruffled Ribbon Lampshade

By: Alicia Jul 16, 2012

created at: 07/16/2012
There's something exquisite about spools of ribbon. They are the final touch on gifts, the last detail at the end of Pippi Longstocking's braids, and the very magic of a may pole. When the people at Midori Ribbon got in touch with us about doing a series of DIY ribbon projects, I jumped. And, when we looked at their web site and the lovely of these ribbons, I jumped a little higher. Read on for the first in a series of step-by-step tutorials.… Continue Reading

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How To: Sun Dye Fabric for Upholstery Projects

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 12, 2012
created at: 07/11/2012

Add a pop of color with a fun printed fabric that you design and create all by your lonesome. I don't think I've ever seen a fabric tutorial easier than this one.   … Continue Reading
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Make It: A DIY Mesh Beach Bag!

By: Capreek Jul 09, 2012
created at: 07/09/2012
Summer is in full swing and whether you're hitting the beach, the lake, or your local swimming pool, we've got the DIY project for you: a stylish mesh beach bag!    

Pascal Mestdagh from the fabulous blog Between the Lines shares this easy-to-follow tutorial for making your own beach bag, including an optional zippered pouch if you're feeling particularly ambitious -- check it out!

(My favorite part of this project? The brilliant and highly clever re-use of window screen material for the mesh!)
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Make It: DIY Patriotic Pillows for the 4th of July

By: Capreek Jul 02, 2012

created at: 07/02/2012

Independence Day is this week! By now you've stocked up on all your legal fireworks and have your favorite potato salad recipe ready to go. But, if you're looking to bring a little of the red, white, and blue into your decor, we've got a simple sewing project for you!… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Wall Art from Old School Keys

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 29, 2012
created at: 06/22/2012
It's amazing how you can transform a gaudy piece of wall art into something cool and kitsch with a little bit of paint and a good color combo. But if you are scratching your head wondering how the creator could paint over an antique set of keys, I have good news.
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Make It: A Simple DIY Picnic Blanket for Summer!

By: Capreek Jun 26, 2012

created at: 06/26/2012

You guys, it's totally picnic weather these days. And picnic weather means picnic blankets! Here's a simple one you can make in an afternoon and be picnicking on by sunset!… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 7 Modern Furniture Makeovers!

By: Capreek Jun 25, 2012

created at: 06/25/2012

We've got some modern makeover madness for you today! Here are 7 awesome furniture face lifts to inspire your own creativity. Enjoy!… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 8 DIY Table Runner Ideas

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 21, 2012

table runner

There are so many options our there for DIY napkins, placemats, and table runners, it's hard not to want to make them all (even for a non-cook like myself). I mean, just because I can't make buffalo chicken mac and cheese doesn't mean I don't like to decorate the table when I have guests come… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 20 Awesome DIY Modern Lighting Projects!

By: Capreek Jun 20, 2012

created at: 06/20/2012

In celebration of Modernism month at Curbly, we rounded up 20 of the best and coolest modern lighting projects on these here Interwebs. Yes, you read that right, TWENTY. So, put on your DIY pants, it's time to get illuminated!… Continue Reading

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How To: Monoprint Fabric for DIY Home Projects

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 19, 2012

created at: 06/19/2012 

If you have been itching to dive into a printmaking project or two, this DIY is perfect for you. Monoprinting is one of the easiest forms of printmaking to get the hang of and the best part is you can use this technique for other projects around your home too, not just wall… Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Pillows -- Three Ways!

By: Capreek Jun 19, 2012

created at: 06/19/2012

I'm what you might call a pillow freak. I have an entire board dedicated to modern cushions on Pinterest. It's called "Pillow Power" because I'm a weirdo. So, spying not one but three awesome pillows that I can make myself, makes me very, very happy!… Continue Reading

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How to: Make DIY Fabric Tape

By: Craftmel Jun 19, 2012

I'm all about adhering fabric on things these days, so it is no wonder I really like the idea of fabric tape.  And the best part is that fabric tape is an excellent DIY… Continue Reading

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