Free Printables from The Open Art Project

By: Matt allison Apr 09, 2014

Free Printables from The Open Art Project

I stumbled across this collaborative Canadian design consortium, Open Art Project dedicated to making quality art posters accessible and FREE to… Continue Reading

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10 Alternative (and Cheap) Ways to Hang Photos and Art

By: Faith-towers Apr 07, 2014

10 alternative ways to hang art, without using frames.

Frames are expensive. Especially if you're buying a lot of them. But there are so many great alternative ways to display artwork and photographs. Here are ten of my favorite affordable… Continue Reading

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Make it: Push-Pin Text/Art

By: Diy maven Apr 02, 2014

To make her text-of-tacks, Jessica simply wrote on the wall and started to push the pins. One thousand pins in all. A very cool and easy project, but if you'd rather not have one thousand tiny holes in your wall, check out this… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Mini Copper & Marble Shelves

By: Matt allison Mar 19, 2014

DIY Mini Copper & Marble Shelves

Try your hand at making these beautiful, useful mini shelves that are great for organizing smalls like jewelery or beauty supplies in the bathroom, best of all they cost under $2 each to make! Instructions and the parts list available at the link below.… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Monogram Vintage Plates

By: Matt allison Mar 12, 2014

DIY Monogram Vintage Plates

What a great use of thrift store plates, gold leaf and a little imagination! Metallics are in and this simple DIY is bound to be a talking point when having guests over. Step-by-step instructions on making your own are available at the link… 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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Everything You Need to Set Up A DIY Photo Booth For Your Next Party

By: Alicia Feb 26, 2014

A roundup of all the components you need to create an awesome DIY photo booth for your next party.
These days, no party is complete without a photo booth. They're not only a fun addition to any shindig, but they're a great way to capture memories and they create the most meaningful party favors in the world.

While renting an old-timey booth or hiring a company to run one are both nice options, they cost a pretty penny. The reality is, creating a custom photo booth using the electronics most of us already have around the house (e.g. your computer, digital camera, printer, phone) isn't very complicated. In fact, it's relatively straightforward. And, when you combine the "photo taking device" with some custom photo props or easy DIY backgrounds, your photo booth becomes the life of the party.

Follow along as we share everything you need to know about creating a custom photo booth for the… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Boring Living Room Wall Gets a Simple Upgrade

By: Meghan and al Feb 25, 2014

Since the beginning of time together, Al and I have always struggled with our living room wall; or as I like to call it, the desolate wasteland of blank space. The gigantic flat screen tv, which was one of the only items that made the cut from Al’s bachelorhood to our new domestic life, was such aneye sore for me that the only thing I could do was to ignore it and pretend it didn’t exist until future inspiration hit. The burden began at our first apartment (which we blamed on our temporary and unowned status of walls), transitioned with us to our new house and has lived with us ever since, in it’s exact same state of… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn any Branch into a DIY Vertical Wall Hook

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 25, 2014

I love projects that repurpose basic household items, like this DIY, that will turn yard work into a scavenger hunt for craft supplies. Check out how you can transform any branch from your backyard, into a unique, vertical  wall… Continue Reading

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10 Creative DIY Wedding And Shower Gifts

By: Faith-towers Feb 25, 2014

Roundup of diy wedding and shower gift ideas.

This month has been all about parties, entertaining and celebrations here on Curbly, so I thought we would be remiss to leave out a post on DIY wedding and bridal shower gifts. Wedding season is almost upon us, so you might want to start your DIY projects now! Here are some super creative… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 11 DIY Ideas for Photobooth Backdrops

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 21, 2014

Photobooth backdrops are quickly becoming the most important decor element for parties and events, thanks to clever DIYers, coming up with amazing backdrop ideas. They look great in photos but also oftentimes double as bold wall art after the event has come and gone. So, even if you're not planning to throw a party anytime soon, you can still tackle a few of these ideas in your home. Here are eleven  photobooth backdrops ideas that are sure to… Continue Reading

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Faux Taxidermy: Yay or Nay? Would You Hang a Fake Deer Head on Your Wall?

By: Faith-towers Feb 20, 2014

Modern living room with deer head mounted on the wall.

Faux taxidermy. It's a trend that has wavered in and out of popularity over the past few years, and always tends to generate a bit of controversy. It is a fake representation of a dead animal - which really bothers some people. Others love its woodsy-chic appeal. And yet another group just feels that the trend is tired and overused. What do you think? Click through for some intriguing… Continue Reading

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Make It: Etched Wood Spoons Decorated With Kid Art

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 19, 2014

ETCHED WOOD SPOONS

It's so refreshing to see a new use for an old skill. Wood etching and burning has been a popular craft for years, but I love seeing how others create something so unique with it! These wooden spoons will be my new go-to gift!  … Continue Reading

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How To: Make Hanging Wall Art Using Live Plants in 15 Minutes or Less

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 18, 2014

If you're short on space, but dying to bring in live plants as part of your home decor, this DIY is perfect for you. These staghorn ferns will hang on the wall, taking up virtually no space at all. You'll just need a few supplies, and the best part is that there are no power tools required. So anyone can make… Continue 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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