10 Minute Makeover with Murals Your Way

By: Diy maven Feb 22, 2012

created at: 02/22/2012

Wall murals have come a long way since the 1970s. Back then they were basically flimsy sheets of wall paper applied with glue. Flash forward to the 20 double digits. Now we can find them made of heavy-duty vinyl with peel & stick repostionable backings like those from Murals Your Way. 

First, let's take care of a little business. Murals Your Way has a HUGE collection of murals from which to choose. They have countless pre-made images you can customizeContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY "Label Maker" Typographic Wall Art!

By: Capreek Feb 01, 2012

created at: 01/29/2012

We're big on affordable, do it yourself wall art here at Curbly (check out our top ten projects from 2011), especially art of the typographic variety.  So when we spy a project that covers all those bases (typographic, DIYable, cheap!) we get pretty excited!   Continue Reading

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Make It: Valentine's Day Countdown

By: Diy maven Jan 24, 2012

valentine's day countdown

Advent calenders are sooo last season. Beckie used her Silhouette machine to create the lettering for her Valentine's Day Countdown project, BUT Say it on the Wall now offers the vinyl for a schmeezily $8.50. Perfect for those sans Silhouette. Now, I bet you're wondering what's behind those 14 Continue Reading

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More Typographic String Love

By: Craftmel Jan 24, 2012

created at: 01/23/2012

Now that we all know how to make typographic string art, thanks to Chris, I'm seeing it pop up around the internet more and more.  I had to "ooh" and "aah" over this Love one that caught my eye.   Continue Reading

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How to Make Comic Book Art

By: Diy maven Jan 24, 2012

Megan successfully reproduced Lichtenstein's 'Crying Girl' with nothing but foam board, graphite transfer paper, fat markers, a ball point pen and Picnick. Visit Polish the Stars to see how to make some comic book art for yourself. For comparison's sake, here's Continue Reading

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Eat This: Modern Art Sandwiches

By: Diy maven Jan 20, 2012

Brittany Powell and Tea Kitakata replicate high art out of humble sandwiches. A tasty way to introduce art to the kiddos, no? To see more of their creations, check out this article on HuffPo. FIY, the above sammy is nod to Jasper Johns's Target.

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DIY Idea: Turn Jeans into Textural, Recycled Wall Art!

By: Capreek Jan 18, 2012

created at: 01/16/2012

We've made bowls and bins from jeans, but now it's time to make a little somethin' somethin' for those bare walls: highly textural and striking recycled denim wall art!   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 5 Images of Protest

By: Diy maven Jan 18, 2012

Man Being Arrested Protesting at the Democratic National Convention Photographic Print

In solidarity with SOPA and PIPA protesters today, I thought I'd round up some classic images of protest. These black and white photographs couldn't have much better composition if they had been planned. As it was, they weren't. That spontaneity adds to their story. (All prints are available in a variety of sizes and prices, as well as on stretched canvas, at All Posters.) 

The image pictured above of a man being arrested is from the LIFE archives. It was captured at the Continue Reading

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DIY: Biggie Size Photos for Under $20

By: Craftmel Jan 17, 2012

created at: 01/16/2012
We all know how cute miniature photos are, but let's talk about how awesome BIG can be.  If you want to really make a visual impact with your photos, but don't want to pay beaucoup bucks for a 48" x 36" print (plus the cost of a frame), this is the way to go.   Continue Reading

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

By: Alicia Jan 05, 2012

In the spirit of the new year, we're taking a look back at some of some favorites from the archives. Because old acquaintance should not be forgotten, we're bringing some inspired projects back to mind. Today, take a look at a DIY photo booth that is sure to be a hit at any 2012 bash!

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6 No-Sew Fabric Display Ideas

By: Craftmel Jan 04, 2012

created at: 01/03/2012

Who says fabric is only for sewing?  I, a self-proclaimed fabric hoarder, have lots that I don't see myself cutting into any time soon since I am waiting for the perfect project for it.  In the meantime, that beloved print can still make a statement in my home!  Framing fabric, like the photo above from Cape 27, is a great way to use fabric as art.  How about more easy ideas?   Continue Reading

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Eclectic Starburst Mirror

By: Craftmel Jan 03, 2012

created at: 01/02/2012

I have a starburst mirror hanging in my bedroom above the bed, and my husband is always making some comment on how he is sure he will die from being impaled by one of the "rays" in the middle of the night.  He's so supportive of my home decorating.  I also love utensil art, as we've seen in my kitchen before.  You can imagine, then, that I'd appreciate this DIY utensil starburst mirror!   Continue Reading

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How to Make a GIGANTIC Pencil

By: Diy maven Dec 30, 2011

 created at: 12/30/2011

Perfect for an office with a sense of humor or a kid's room, this gigantic pencil is a snap to DIY. Michell fell in love with the idea when she saw one in a Pottery Barns Kids catalog and Continue Reading

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Painting on Water

By: Diy maven Dec 28, 2011

created at: 12/28/2011

Call it marbling; call it painting on water. Either way the outcome makes for some very interesting art. Some examples remind me of the sky in Van Gogh's Starry Night. The unnamed artist in the video below makes Continue Reading

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How To: Make New Year's Resolutions Subway Art

By: Craftmel Dec 27, 2011
created at: 12/26/2011
Whether it is spending more time at the gym to get rid of that last bit of baby weight (hey, it is a little harder after the third baby!) or organizing your photos, we all tend to make resolutions at this time of year.  But how good are we at keeping them?   Here's an idea to help us in the making and KEEPING of our resolutions.    Continue Reading
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