Curbly Bookworm: Crafting with Wood Pallets

by DIY Maven
Crafting with Wood Pallets cover shot
Photo: Ulysess Press

Becky Lamb gets it: no matter what some people may say, crafting stuff out of wood pallets will continue to be popular. Her love of the humble shipping staple started a long time ago with a DIY shelf. Her love affair has culminated into a complete book packed with 25+ rustic projects using them, and they just might be the inspiration you need to finally start making stuff out of those pallets you've...

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How to: Make a Modern Advent Village

by Alicia Lacy
DIY Wood Block & Test Tube Advent Village
Photo: Bruno Bornsztein

It's advent calendar time! As I write this post, the Midwest is being walloped by a snow storm. Nothing inspires holiday decorating like many inches of snow, and to stave off decking all the halls, I created a little advent village for our children. Read on for the full tutorial.

Using blocks of wood and test tubes, I assembled a village full of tiny treasures to help our family celebrate...

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Extreme Makeover: IKEA Tarva Dresser Turned Bar Cabinet

by DIY Maven
Photo: Addicted 2 DIY

The lovely thing about IKEA's Tarva dressers--besides their low sticker price--is their blank-canvas quality. They can easily be painted and stained to make them one of a kind creations. Katie, from Addicted 2 DIY can attest to this, as she not only (eventually) painted and stained her Tarva 3-drawer dresser, she took its makeover to the extreme by breaking out the power tools and turning it into a bar cabinet, complete

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13 DIY Ways to Use Wooden Dowel Rods

by Brittni Mehlhoff

There have been quite a few cool DIY projects popping up lately with one material in common: dowel rods. They're such a versatile item for craft projects, with DIYs ranging from expandable trivets and minimal coat racks to Eames-inspired mobiles and unique wall art. So, grab some dowel rods and let's get to it. Here are 13 DIY ways to use dowel rods in your home.

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Make It: Pine and Balsa Wood Tealight Holders

by Stephanie Lee
DIY wood tea light holders

I don't know about you, but the change in seasons always inspires me to pull out my candles for a little outdoor entertaining. In Australia it's now spring, but I'm just the same come autumn - I love being outside in the evenings during the milder months when the weather isn't too hot or cold; the night air is fresh and the sun goes down at just the right time for us to enjoy a candlelit dinner (ha, I'm such a romantic). If you love candles as much as I do, click through to make some tealight holders of your own!

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