About Me

Although I'm a writer by education and profession, I have a not-so-secret DIY and craft (of almost any kind) addiction. 

I invite you to visit, diymaven.com, where I gather all my original how-tos. 

When I'm not blogging or DIYing, I write fiction and explore photography.

My Friends (143)



benmoore
benmoore

Hello! I'm one of the curbly founders.  Thanks for checking...

bruno
bruno

Hi! My name is Bruno and I'm the founder of...

colinsabby
colinsabby
VintageSwank
VintageSwank

Vintage Swank is one of the largest 1920s-1970s vintage stores on...

jpricemoore
jpricemoore

I design, build, and install custom furniture and cabinetry in...

SEE ALL

My recent comments

DIY Maven
On: Vintage Suitcase Turned Campaign Desk and Crutches Turned Tripod Lamp (Post)

My pleasure, Scott!!

DIY Maven
On: My Favorite How-To Originals Out of 4000 Posts (Post)

Thanks, Chris. Forgot all about the coffee cup tissue deal!...

DIY Maven
On: My Favorite How-To Originals Out of 4000 Posts (Post)

You're very welcome, Bruno! It was my pleasure. 

DIY Maven
On: DIY Acrylic Stamping Blocks--Zero Dollars (Post)

@Juliana--that's what I used to call my DH, Man With...

DIY Maven
On: How to Stencil With Bleach (Post)

Actually, Donna, that's a GREAT idea!!! :)

Photo Comments

9891_4909786829696_954327922_n-1_thumb
DIY Maven says:
@Terrie--check out the comments and links in this accompanying post. 
» View Comment
Icon_missing_thumb
Terrie says:
How are these bottles made?  How are the wires attached?...
» View Comment
Icon_missing_thumb
Chris says:
Love your turquoise pics.  Especially love these pendants.  Do you...
» View Comment
Icon_missing_thumb
megrockstar says:
where oh where is that bathtub from, omg must have...
» View Comment
Icon_missing_thumb
B says:
i like but, i got one short leg, so i...
» View Comment
Avi_thumb
jasimar says:
Your kitchen is fabs!  The colors and finishes, divine.  Would...
» View Comment
Vintageswank1-mini_thumb
VintageSwank says:
Nice phone....if you need it restored you know who to...
» View Comment
Dsc04489_thumb
gregoryjohnson says:
I'm assuming this is a mirror. It almost looks like...
» View Comment

My Photos

Screen_shot_2014-11-25_at_7.48.22_am_thumb Dscn2956_thumb Dscn2955_thumb Dscn2944_thumb Dscn2952_thumb
View all my photos

Recent Blog Posts

How to: Make a No-Sew Fabric Gift Envelope... of Any Size!

By: Diy maven Nov 25, 2014

Why fabric gift envelopes? Because they're fun and easy to make and anything slim and flat can fit into them. Folded scarves, ties, gift cards, photographs, a DVD, stuff like that. In this tutorial I'm not going to give specific measurements. That's not because I'm trying to be difficult but because you can make the envelopes of any size using whatever you want to put intoContinue Reading

600 views | Comments (0)

Experience Gifts Perfect for Do-It-Yourselfers Everywhere

By: Diy maven Nov 24, 2014

When you hear of 'experience gifts' you might think river rafting expeditions and balloon rides and such. Cool, yeah, but maybe a bit too expensive for some to give, or maybe not particularly appealing to everyone on your Christmas list. I'm here to tell you there are a TON of really fun and interesting experience gifts out there for every price point and they're… Continue Reading

500 views | Comments (0)
View my blog

Profile Comments

Add Your Comment!


To help stop SPAM, please follow the directions in the graphic below:


Absolutely adorable.. thank you for sharing this.. 

Hi Maven, I need to site one of your pages for a project at school, do you mind telling me your last name please?

Do you still have a link or instructions for this origami star? http://www.curbly.com/users/diy-maven/posts/3189-how-to-fold-a-3d-four-point-star

Patti--There's a link to a tutorial in the post. At the time, that's the only one I found.

Yes, that is the flooring I am talking about.

Where do I find the instructions on the plywood flooring on the curbly website?

Thanks

No worries, Linda! "Choose File" should be in the upper left of the "insert/edit image". Here's a pic of what it looks like when I open it up:

created at: 01/24/2012

This is what the window should look like after you click "Upload".

created at: 01/24/2012

Then, after you click on the size (thumb, medium or large), then click on insert, which is hidden under the picture. (The arrow is pointing to it.)

created at: 01/24/2012

If your windows don't look exactly like this, then I'm assuming I have different access due to my relationship with the site. If you know what I mean. Hope this helps!!

Linda here again.  Sorry to be so thick!  I am following.................. I think, but now, can't find 'choose file'.  (I do have my glasses on!)  So anyway, I can't follow through, unless I find the pics.

OH My GOD-this is pure genius! Thanks for sharing!

» All comments
» Comments RSS