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… Continue 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… 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… 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… 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
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How To: Set Up a DIY Photo Booth Using Your Computer (Free Software Download Included)

By: Bruno Nov 09, 2010

A DIY MacBook photo booth (use a colorful shower curtain or table cloth as a backdrop)

If you have a computer and a printer, then you also have a DIY photo booth just waiting awesome-ize the next birthday party, wedding, or celebration you attend. Some people think photo booths are lame or cheesy; I assure you, they are not. They're a ton of fun, help guests get to know each other, and make guestbooks great. 

Some friends of ours just got married (read about our DIY wedding gift for them here), and I wanted… Continue Reading

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Hyper-Realistic Paintings

By: Bruno Oct 20, 2010

Quick quiz, is the image below a photo or a painting?

Paintings by Justin Allen

Answer after the… Continue Reading

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See your art framed and hanging on your wall BEFORE you buy it

By: Diy maven Oct 20, 2010

So you have a photograph you'd like to have enlarged and framed, but you're not sure if it's quite right for the wall/room you have in mind in which to display it. Or perhaps you've found what you think might be the perfect print for that bare wall in your digs. These familiar situations are no longer… Continue Reading

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DIY Door Frame Art Piece

By: Diy maven Oct 13, 2010

What to do with a bunch of toilet paper and paper towel cardboard tubes? Make door frame decor out the them, of course. Other items Lindsay used in its creation… Continue Reading

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Bed Spring Wall Art

By: Diy maven Oct 11, 2010

Paul at Dudecraft spotted this most excellent idea over at The Lettered Cottage. It's an old bed spring (twin or perhaps even crib-size?) that was simply hung on the wall to… Continue Reading

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Give an Ugly Metal TV Tray a Modern Makeover

By: Modhomeecteacher Sep 30, 2010

First of all, I absolutely love this redone metal TV tray. I'll be honest, I snub those old sets of metal tv trays at GW or SA. I've never been a big fan of that whole tv tray concept. But this easy tutorial on Design Sponge has me rethinking my old mindset. Besides, tv trays are the perfect double for handy side tables at a… Continue Reading

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Make a Torka Back-Lit Frame

By: Diy maven Sep 29, 2010

Michael's apartment needed two things: more light and more art. He solved both problems by getting all clever with a couple of IKEA Ribba… Continue Reading

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How To Cut Your Own Art Mats

By: Modhomeecteacher Sep 27, 2010

A custom mat and frame job can do wonders for a mediocre piece of wall art. Unfortunately, the cost can be prohibitive unless you start matting and framing your own collection.  ApartmentTherapy posted a tutorial that will give you the… Continue Reading

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Hardware Store Fittings Chandelier

By: Modhomeecteacher Sep 21, 2010

Since we're talking about making cool stuff from hardware store bits and pieces, how about this tight little chandelier design by artist Helmut Smits?  See if you can figure out what he used. (One thing he should have used was some spray… Continue Reading

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