How To: Make a Shibori-Dyed Table Runner in Time for Easter

By: Brittnimehlhoff Apr 18, 2014

Easter is this Sunday, and if you're celebrating with friends or family, this DIY would be a great addition to the dinner table: a DIY shibori-dyed table runner. This vibrant pop of blue is a perfect backdrop for the traditional pastel colors of this holiday. What I love most about it, though, is the subtle pattern that this technique… Continue Reading

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10 Tips for Decorating Your Living Room on a Budget

By: Faith-towers Apr 17, 2014

How to decorate your living room on a budget.

I'm one of those people who takes budget decorating to the extreme. Because every little bit counts, right? Today I'm going to share some budget decorating tips with you, using a real living room (my own) as the model. Here are ten affordable ways to make your living room the most attractive one on the… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fabric Decor Projects (That Don't Require A Sewing Machine)

By: Faith-towers Apr 15, 2014

10 Decor Projects Using Fabric

Fabric can be a very affordable material to work with, especially if you're using scraps that you already have. You can also purchase cheap fabric at discount stores, thrift stores and yard sales. Here are ten inspiring fabric decor projects that don't require a sewing… Continue Reading

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Inspiration: DIY Sharpie-Embellished Cloth Napkins

By: Diy maven Apr 04, 2014

Another fun use for our beloved Sharpies include tarting up cloth, in this case cloth-turned napkins. Their creator made the napkins (17" square with a half-inch seam allowance) double-sided, with one side being a colorful print and the other a simple off white. On theContinue Reading

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7 Easy (And Free) Organizational Sewing Tutorials

By: Faith-towers Mar 13, 2014

Handmade fabric coupon organizer.

March is a great time of year to get organized. It's not quite spring yet, but it's not exactly winter anymore either. So why not grab your bag of fabric scraps and sew a couple of these handy organizational… Continue 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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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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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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How To: Make DIY Macrame Curtains

By: Capreek Feb 10, 2014

Add a touch of bohemian chic to your decor with these DIY macrame curtains! They're a great addition to door-less closets, hallways, or even just hung as wall… 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 Make a Chevron and Chenille Blanket

By: Diy maven Jan 14, 2014

Anneliese used a pre-printed chevron fabric to make this absolutely delightful baby blanket. As she admits, this is not a 'quick' project, but it isn't terribly complicated, thanks to her great tutorial. For those of you wonderingContinue Reading

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Winter Warmth: 15 Stylish and Cozy Throw Blankets We Love

By: Capreek Jan 08, 2014

It's January, the coldest and dreariest month of the year. To combat the chill, we've rounded up 15 of our favorite throw blankets that are sure to keep you warm and cozy -- and stylish! So, pour yourself a nice cup of tea, grab your favorite book, and check out our top… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy Ways To Make Your Home Feel More Cozy

By: Faith-towers Jan 07, 2014

There is a windchill of -4 degrees fahrenheit right now here in Boston, and the temperature throughout much of the rest of the U.S. has plummeted to record lows. And we're only part way through the winter! So I thought today would be the perfect day to share some easy ways to make your home more cozy and inviting this… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Brilliant Last Minute DIY Gift Basket Ideas

By: Faith-towers Dec 17, 2013

Gift baskets make great presents for coworkers. Or friends. Or those impossible-to-buy-for people on your list. Okay, they're great for pretty much everyone. Here are ten beautiful, easy and affordable DIY gift baskets with clever themes that are sure to impress their… 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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Gift Guide: 10 Handmade Home Decor Gifts

By: Capreek Dec 04, 2013

We've scoured Etsy to find ten of our favorite handmade home decor gift ideas! Check out our picks below and let us know some of your favorite Etsy shops in the… 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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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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2014 Spring Color THROWDOWN

By: Diy maven Nov 07, 2013

       

Did you hear? Recently, Pantone announced its spring 2014 color and PPG picked its fav for the entire year. First Pantone's pick: Dazzling Blue, which is… Continue Reading

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