Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and often times we are all so exhausted from the winter holidays that we neglect the holiday of love. This year I decided to decorate a bit for my kids' sake, but I have to admit I've fully enjoyed having some love-filled reminders around the house. We've kept things simple, like the fuzzy ball garland by Anna at Noodle-head, above, and I've rounded up a few more simple and endearing projects for a sweet Valentine's Day.
Valentine's Day is fast approaching and while hiding treats in super cute mailboxes each day is a swell idea, maybe you'd like to surprise your gift recipients with one big bang of a goodie bag! We've rounded up three of our favorite DIY Valentine package ideas that are easy to make and sure to delight!
I love fun and easy repurposed decor projects and these colorful string-wrapped vases certainly fit that bill! So save up those empty glass bottles, Curbliers. It's time to turn them into something pretty (and useful)!
It's office month, as you know, and what's more office-y than paperclips?? (A stapler, probably...) We realize you can buy paperclips in bulk, but wouldn't it be cooler to have your own custom paperclips to attach to greeting cards, gift toppers, or those pesky TPS reports*?
I wanted to say something about this fleece "hot water bottle" giving you warm fuzzies, but I just couldn't. Or could I? Oh snap, I just did. Now that that terrible pun is purged from my system, let's get on with this heart-warming how-to. (I'm so sorry, I can't stop.)
With this creative DIY idea, Jen Morris may just receive this year's Coolest Mom Award. Going off of her son's doodles and drawings, she created this incredibly unique (and totally awesome) custom "monster" duvet cover!
It seems we can't get enough colored pencil projects these days (hello awesome DIY jewelry)! Heck, you could even say we're... "over the rainbow" for them (har har), especially this clever and easy DIY colored pencil spool rack from Roubidou!
I'm known by some to be a bit of a tea towel hoarder (which is an easy thing to become when there are SO MANY awesome designs out there). But lately I've been itching to make my own, which is why this simple tutorial from Centsational Girl is rocking my world!
Okay, before you think "What could I possibly do with a bunch of twig buttons?!", I have an answer (or five). Ahem. They are: embellish pillows! Embellish gifts and gift tags! Use them on these felt gadget cases! Use them for knitting projects! Turn them into cute magnets! See? There are SO many ways to use them. All jazzed up to make some twig buttons now? Here's how.
This week we're giving ourselves a bit of a break after a hectic and awesome finish to 2011. We've dug out some oldies but goodies from the Curbly archives that you may have missed. Today; check out this fun upcycling idea: making a purse from a secondhand book!
Click here to read the original blog post! And make sure to check back tomorrow for another blast from the past.
Scandinavian-inspired design got some major love from Curbly this year. From creative DIY stool ideas to rustic-modern coat stands, we Oo'd and Ah'd over this distinct aesthetic. Here are our favorite uniquely Scandinavian DIY projects from 2011 (in no particular order, because they're all pretty fabulous)!
We get really, really excited about DIY lighting projects here at Curbly, so narrowing down our HUGE collection of awesome ideas to ten was a tough task. In the end, we chose our favorite high-impact, low-cost projects. Here they are in order of most difficult to easiest (they're all pretty easy, though)! Enjoy!
Holy cow, it's December 22nd and you don't have a gift for that person who has everything!! First, take a deep breath; fret not. And then bust out some basic sewing skills and make them a two-toned gadget case!
This one goes out to all my Star Wars-obsessed friends and family--you know who you are. I'm going out on a limb here and guessing you've got a few in your life, too? Just call it a hunch. Impress them this holiday season (or embrace your own Star Wars geekdom) with these hand-cut snowflakes!
It's a fact: tiny, mini things are completely irresistible. From mini polaroids to mini terrariums to mini balloon vases, it seems no one can suppress their squeals at the sight of pint-sized objects. Mix that elation in with a good dose of vintage charm and you've got yourself the ultimate Mini-Induced Mind Melt. So, if you think you can handle that kind of raw, so-cute-your-brain-just-exploded power, I've got the tutorial for you!
I always stop by the little Christmas village displays in craft stores and look at them for a while, wondering how I could use bits and pieces of it in my holiday decorating without being tacky. It turns out I wasn't thinking creatively enough, because this simple solution is absolutely perfect for me.
So you've decked the halls with handmade wreaths, creative stockings, and DIY ornaments galore. Now it's time to take that same crafty passion to the table! Here are a few of our favorite mini tabletop Christmas trees you can make yourself--happy crafting!
These leather strap cabinet pulls are a gorgeous--not to mention highly clever--DIY alternative to run-of-the-mill, big box hardware. All you need are a few simple materials!