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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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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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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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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-able Geometric Garland

As I was winding lights around my tree this week (Yes, we have the tree up already) I was thinking of fun garlands I could have my kids help me with.  Or that I could mindlessly make while watching a movie and thinking of all the million things I should be doing instead.  I am […]

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Roundup: 10 DIY Advent Calendar and Holiday Countdown Ideas

It seems as though every year is a foot race, with holidays paced out evenly throughout… until the mad final sprint to the finish line with three major holidays right in a row.  That is why it is never too early to start prepping for that great gift-giving time of year.  Here is a roundup […]

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DIY Apothecary Bell Jars

Ah, Halloween.  The time to show off all sorts of creepy things in various apothecary jars.  Which, if done with actual glass jars, can become quite costly- unless, of course, you discover a clever and inexpensive way to fake it.  Can you guess what these bell jars were in their former life?   

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Roundup: 10 DIY Halloween Countdown Crafts

I am almost tired of my girls asking me when it will be Halloween… except that I can hardly wait for it to come too.  Since it seems we all need a little help in the patience department, we might as well instigate an advent for Halloween.  I rounded up a few of my favorites […]

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How to: DIY Carved Rock Art

Rock carvings aren’t just for the ancient Mayans- we have a Dremel!  My girls are rock-collectors (meaning, if we exit the house for 5 seconds they have pockets full of rocks and leaves and little sticks too), so I’m particularly smitten with this rock-carving tutorial.  

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DIY Bunting Lantern

In today’s CraftyLand, bunting is big.  But no one ever said the bunting itself had to be large- take, for instance, this mini bunting strung around a paper lantern.   

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How to: Make a DIY Magnetic Notepad…with Free Downloads!

   You know the how the story goes: you are at the grocery store lugging around that gallon of milk, but you have this tingling in the back of your brain that there was something else you needed to get as well.  After walking down every single aisle waiting for your memory to trigger, you […]

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Roundup:12 DIY Pot Holder and Hot Pad Projects

Let’s just ignore the fact that it is still 113 degrees where I live and pretend that I am gearing up for heavy use of my oven and stove in the cooler months ahead (please, please say there are cooler months ahead…).  It would stand to reason that with all that baking and pot-stirring, I’ll […]

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