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How to: Make Halloween Candy Cocoa

By: Diy maven Oct 31, 2014

Today is the day. My favorite holiday. I have my Halloween candy (chocolate bars only, thank you very much) in a basket and ready for my first trick-or-treater. We get less of them these days as the kids in the neighborhood are getting older, which means we'll probably have leftovers. AndContinue Reading

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How To: Make Glow in the Dark Pumpkins

By: Diy maven Oct 29, 2014

Jade's glow in the dark pumpkins look cute when the lights are on, but they're crazy-cute when the lights are off.Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Colorful Earphone Cover with Loom Elastics

By: Diy maven Oct 28, 2014

The tween girl inside me started eyeing Rainbow Looms as soon as they hit the aisles of the craft store. The much older girl in me told me that that particular craft train has left the station. But after seeing JoyJonne's colorful earphone cover made with those same elastic bands utilized in Rainbow Looming, I'm thinking I may have rushed to judgement. Of course,Continue Reading

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Before and After: Colorful Laundry Room Makeover with Pegboard

By: Diy maven Oct 27, 2014

Becky's laundry room looked like a lot of basement laundry rooms. Exposed cinderblock, pipes and wiring. Oh, my. But she and her hubby got all fancy with the pegboard and made her laundry space look amazing. She started the project by stenciling a piece of pegboard with (a mix of) leftover… Continue Reading

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Dead Simple Bloody Halloween Cupcakes

By: Diy maven Oct 24, 2014

Kimbo shows us how to put together cute and creepy Halloween cupcakes that are guaranteed to turn out PERFECT every time. Perfection is possible because she used store bought everything, including the… Continue Reading

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How To: Put Together 8 Simple Halloween Costumes in Less than a Minute

By: Diy maven Oct 22, 2014

There's nothing complicated about these movie-fan-centric Halloween costumes, but they are clever in an eye roll sort of way. A red shirt, glasses and an iPhone is all you need to transform yourself into Theodore from "Her." Others on the list include a "You've Got Mail" idea that involves taping envelopes to your person. As for the Steve Zissou costume, all that takes is a blue shirt, sunglasses and red beanie. If you skip the blade startingContinue Reading

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How To: Make Enchanting Halloween Lanterns

By: Diy maven Oct 21, 2014

Liska used random pickle and jam jars, some gloss purple spray paint, and a paint marker to make these incredible enchanting lanterns. To make it even easier for us, she… Continue Reading

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Diana's Very Cool $1 Pumpkin Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 20, 2014

As soon as Diana spotted this glittery pumpkin in the $1 spot at Target, she knew what she wanted to do with it. Using some white paint,… Continue Reading

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A Non-White, Real Life 50's Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 17, 2014

Stop the presses, people. We have a kitchen makeover that isn't white! As a matter of fact, Wendy didn't even change the color of her gray cabinets. New powder blue walls tone them… Continue Reading

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How To: Make A DIY Enchanted Pumpkin Forest

By: Diy maven Oct 15, 2014

This year, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create a series of DIY decor and entertaining projects using that iconic symbol of the season: the pumpkin. We'll be sharing our creations for the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge each day this week. Happy Fall.

Um, yeah. I think I got a different memo than everybody else for this whole Curbly Pumpkin Challenge, because I went, like, off the rails. But it's not my fault. Really. I was just… Continue Reading

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