Articles by Craftmel

Best of Curbly: Top 10 Room Makeovers of 2012

The year 2012 proved to be very productive when it came to makeover projects, and there are plenty of posts worth mentioning.  Here is a collection of 10 of the best room makeovers of the year, from bathrooms to bedrooms and some projects in between.  Don’t forget to refresh your memory on their humble beginnings!    […]

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DIY Cross-Stitch Sweater

No, we’re not talking granny sweaters… we’re thinking of the modern spin to an old look, with over-sized and bold patterns.  This very simple heart pattern would be easy to duplicate and is perfect for the cooler weather.  

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Roundup: Free Christmas Printables for the Home

Is there anything easier than printable holiday decor?  I love it.  And I’m loving that so many great options are out there these days.  I’ve rounded up 12 of my favorite freebies from around the web that make it easy to decorate for the holidays around the house!  

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Roundup: 25 Free Printable Holiday Gift Tags

One of the most impressive final touches to a handmade or well-though gift is a unique and memorable gift tag.  You can’t put time and thought into a present, and then just write the recipient’s name with a sharpie across the wrapping paper!  Here are 25 FREE printable holiday gift tags to put a grand […]

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DIY Modern Nutcracker Christmas Mantle

Nutcrackers are one of my favorite Christmas motifs, especially when they are modernized to my taste (like these all-white beauties) and for certain, these Nutcracker silhouettes resting on the fireplace mantle will be added to my to-do list this season.   

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Roundup: 15 DIY Paper Holiday Decor Projects

Papier. Papel. Carta. Papper. Paper.  No matter how you say it, it’s our favorite material for turning out some creative and unique Christmas-time decor with a little folding, cutting, or gluing. Here are 15 ideas to get you started!   1. Origami Star, from Home by Linn 2. 6-Point Stars, by Kate’s Creative Space 3. Paper […]

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Make This: DIY Elegant Ornament Garland

Eye-catching and glamorous, this incredible ornament ball garland was the perfect way for Kate to establish her color theme for Christmas this year.  The best part of the whole thing is how easy the project is to DIY!    All Kate needed was ornaments of varying sizes and colors within her sophisticated blue, silver, and green theme, […]

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How to: Make a DIY No-Sew Tree Skirt

Dressing up our Christmas Tree is one of my favorite times of year.  Everyone gets involved, and after hours of stringing lights just perfectly, sentimental ornaments are pulled carefully from their packaging and placed with precision on the tree (or, as much precision as a 3- and 5-year-old can muster).  The last step for our […]

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DIY Gift Card Holders

Sometimes finding the perfect gift for someone is hard to do, or maybe all they want is money!  Instead of simply putting money or a gift card in an envelope, try making cute little stocking holders instead!  

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