DIY Birch Tree Wall Decals

By: Diy maven Jan 06, 2011

Michelle wanted to dress up the walls of her baby's room, but wanted something a bit less permanent than paint for her rental home. Her solution was creating a wall mural using removable contact paper. How did she make the knotty bark look so realistic? With a sponge! Continue Reading

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Framed Vintage Board Games?

By: Diy maven Jan 04, 2011

First, these classic board games aren't actually real. They're super realistic paintings by Tim Liddy.

Priced at $3,000 to $11,000, they might be out of the budget for some/most of us, but they do provideContinue Reading

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iPhone App to Picture New Furniture in Your Space

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 04, 2011

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Have you ever picked out a piece of furniture that you imagine will look great in your space and then once you get it home and situated, you think to yourself "What the heck was I thinking?"  Well, I've discovered an iPhone app that will give you a good idea of what a piece will look like in your very own space. I chose the above chair, took a photo of the blank space in my office, emailed this to myself so I could show you.  Continue Reading

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The Coolest Midcentury Loft of All Time

By: Brittanymauriss Dec 30, 2010

Bold statement, I know. But if you've been poring over pictures of the brightly simple, meticulously designed East Oakland loft of artist Dee Adams, you'd say the same thing too.

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A full-time painter, graphic designer and blogger (she has awesome giveaways, FYI), Dee takes the meaning of live-work loft to a new level. All those paintings on the walls? Yeah, those are her own. And you won't believe the treasure trove of mid-century findsContinue Reading

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Crocheted Bull Cozy

By: Diy maven Dec 29, 2010

First there were the trees, and then there was the car, now we have the bull. This particular cozy was created by NYC-based artist Olek as a Christmas gift to the city. If the bull looks familiar, itContinue Reading

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Make a Lamp from a Pile of Wooden Spindles

By: Modhomeecteacher Dec 27, 2010

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Jim Healy loves making lamps from junk. They're not your everyday junky lamps, mind you. To prove it, check out the spindle lamp he put together from this bundle of wooden spindles. Continue Reading

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DIY: Photo Lampshades

By: Diy maven Dec 21, 2010

created at: 12/21/2010

Marie Darby tells us how to make these absolutely wonderful photo lampshades. The supplies she uses are really basic and readily available, if we don't have them all onContinue Reading

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How To: Print Your Own DIY Wrapping Paper

By: Chrisjob Dec 15, 2010

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This year, I'm all over making my own wrapping paper. I've made bold, graphic paper using type, drawn a subtle handmade snowflake design, and adorned plain paper with DIY stamps, but I wanted to do a full-on printed pattern over an entire sheet.   I do know how to screen print, but it's a lot of work for a couple sheets, so I turned to another classic printmaking technique: a carved linoleum block. A contemporary update to woodblockContinue Reading

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How to Make Pom Pom Flowers

By: Mrs adventure Dec 10, 2010
What I am about to show you isn't revolutionary but it may change the way you look at yarn. You see I have been making pom poms since I was a kid. Although I did forget about them for the last 15 years or so. That is, until I wanted to make a shadow box with a Dandelion in it. I quickly remembered making pom poms as a kid and how they looked very similar. But like most things once I completed my art I couldn't stop there I loved the effectContinue Reading
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Make Jute JOY Wall Art on The Cheap

By: Modhomeecteacher Dec 08, 2010

I'll admit it, most crafts lose me. However, this craft-ish wall decor is right up my alley. A small  investment of time and money yields an eye popping payoff on your wall or mantel. (Inexpensive way to cover up big nail holes in a blank wall too.) Grace, from Sense and Simplicity, made this this textural joy (ha!), as well as divulging insider tips for not screwing it up.  Look at those letter ends! All you need isContinue Reading

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FREE Christmas Subway Art

By: Diy maven Dec 07, 2010

Craftily Every After has gotten into the spirit of giving this Christmas and is offering up this free high-res Christmas Subway Art. All you have to do is become a public follower of the site, then leave a message Continue Reading

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Curbly Gift Guide: The Ultimate Mid-Century Modern Gift Guide

By: Capreek Dec 06, 2010

created at: 12/04/2010

You guys, I am so stoked about this gift guide!  From art to books to pottery, we've rounded up a collection of gift ideas that are sure to delight the Mid-Century Modern enthusiast on your list.  Get your clicker fingers ready, because this is going to be awesome.   Continue Reading

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Devolve a Chair Into Sculptural Art

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 30, 2010

We've repurposed discarded chairs by stripping, painting and reupholstering, but it never occurred to us to turn a mass-produced, discarded chair into a whittled down piece of sculptural art. Asked to upcycle an unvalued object for an article 'Hack It Better', London artist Karen Ryan continued her Whittle series with Chair No. 3. Here's what she started with before she got busy with her pen knife.  Continue Reading

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Make Textured Artwork out of SHIMS

By: Diy maven Nov 16, 2010

Picture this: You've crossed everything off your list at the diy store; you're about to check out, and there they are. "Do I need shims?" you ask yourself. Whether you do or not, you might grab and package or two, "just in case." You bring them home and you use them or you don't. Either way, they didn't cost much, so no big deal. Sound familiar? Well, now the utilitarian after-thoughts are getting their comeuppance. 

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Curbly Video How To: Make an Accordion Photo Album

By: Chrisjob Nov 11, 2010

This week marks Curbly's fourth birthday! We're pretty excited, and so we're bringing you some of our favorite original DIY projects and how-to posts from the last four years. This one's from Curbly's most established Featured Writer, DIYMaven.

This is a really fun and effective way to make a little photo album--all without using glue or adhesive in its construction. It’s a great way to showcase your photography. It also makes a great ‘brag book’ for images of your favorite children--furry or otherwise.

 


Here’s some of the things you’ll need to make one:

  • Medium weight poster board
  • Card stock, two different colors
  • 1/4” wide elastic or ribbon
  • Small hole punch
  • Decorative brad
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Ruler
  • Flat-bed cutter, optional but very handy  

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