Make It: Repurposed DIY Button Thumbtacks!

by Capree K

created at: 08/21/2012

Buttons. I have a small drawer full of them, because "you never know when you might need them -- that cardigan could lose a button one day". Sound familiar? Some of them are even for clothing items I no longer own! That's just crazy. I figure it's time to do something with these little shiny baubles and this simple DIY project is just the thing!    

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The HP Designer Matchup Challenge Week 2: Vote for Your Favorite Design!

by Capree K

created at: 08/20/2012

Last week, we introduced you to Goil and Tom from TUG Studio, who will be creating a one-of-a-kind product -- based entirely on your votes -- for the HP Designer Matchup Challenge. Our first round of voting was to determine the type of product and material. Well, your votes have been tallied and the results are in!     

 Admittedly, as a crazy dog lady, I was hoping "something for my dog/cat" would win. Alas, it wasn't in the cards. I'm still pretty stoked about the results, though! Are you curious? Yes? Okay, drum roll...   

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How to: Choosing Wall Art with Meaning

by Alicia Lacy

Finding Art with meaning on Art.com

Last month I explored ways to add color and pattern to the Curbly House (check here if you missed it). But sometimes color and pattern aren't enough; art should also have meaning. You want to look at your walls and see a story in every picture. So today, I'm going to show you some tricks I've used to help inspire my search for art that's beautiful and personally significant. Read on to see what I mean (get it?)

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Make It: DIY Gold-Leaf Polka Dot Ceramics

by Capree K

created at: 08/14/2012

It's playful and stylish, chic and cheery all rolled into a big ball of upcycled goodness: DIY gold-leaf polka dot ceramics! Let's make some, shall we?    

Casey from Vitamini Handmade shares this awesome tutorial for turning plain, old ceramics into stylish, gold-spotted dishes. All you need is a gold leafing kit (which run around $8-ish), your ceramic bowls of choice (good excuse for a thrift store run), and a soft, wide paint brush....

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