It's no secret that I have an on-going love affair with felt. Add my obsession with little boxes and storage containers to the mix, and this DIY project is a no-brainer!
...or wallet, or pencil holder, or mouse pad!
It might just be at our house, but if my husband asks me where his keys are one more time, I might poke my eyes out. And at the rate I lose my phone, we are going to be the blind leading the blind, literally. That's why I liked this clever recycled cardboard catch-all project; solutions like this help me keep my eyesight.
Man-gifts: leather, wood, bacon, and tools for the great outdoors (or life). We've rounded up 20 gifts that would make any dad proud. Happy Father's Day!
Diane found a brass chandelier at a thrift store and decided to turn it into an outdoor chandelier for her deck. She removed the candelabra covers, cut all the wires and removed the sockets. A shot of Rust-Oleum primer and ORB
This might be the most amazing DIY rug I've ever seen. Heck, it might be the most amazing rug period!
Sabine Mescher-Leitner sees beauty in manufactured bottles. When cut and stacked, the bottles create lovely figures. Because the cuts vary, as well as the bottle choice, each of
Last month, we featured ten modern DIY art projects that ranged from bold and graphic to subdued and subtle. We're back at it again with a fresh new roundup of contemporary art inspiration -- and it's all stuff you can make yourself (of course). Enjoy!
Our mail inevitably ends up in a massive pile on the little desk in our kitchen. It grows and grows and, needless to say, we avoid that area like the plague. I wonder if having an adorable mail basket holder like this one would make the chore of sorting through it more enjoyable? Maybe??
Somehow, I maintain an ability to get lost anywhere and a fascination with decorating using maps. Maps can be modern, traditional, eclectic, bold, subtle, any anything else along the decorating spectrum. Here are just a few ideas to give you some decorating direction.
I'm not telling you anything you don't already know when I say frames can be expensive. They're oftentimes more expensive than the stuff we put in them, which doesn't seem fair as it's the art that's the main course, and the frame is just the pretty table setting. Yeah, it can make the meal more appetizing, but still. Wait...are we still talking about frames here? Yes and no because most of these fabulous mounting and hanging ideas don't even involve them. So, on to the roundup!
This first one is actually my own project using supplies
Summer is coming, which means lots of time outdoors, picnics, BBQs, and festivities! All these events? They mean cold beverages better be at-the-ready. Check out this clever upcycled drink carrier!
I'm a sucker for creative DIYs that are simple and fall under the "one afternoon" time frame. So, when I spotted this clever cork pencil holder and office organizer, I immediately perked up and thought "I can DO this!".
How cute is this little wood veneer mobile?? I kind of want to make a million of them... and then, I guess, give them away? I don't know what I'd do with a million adorable mobiles. But, gosh darnit, I want to make 'em!
As a photography enthusiast, my display methods are pretty traditional. A perfectly processed photo (from Aspen Creek Photo), a Nielsen Bainbridge frame and I'm good to go. Of course there are many different ways besides the traditional method for displaying your photography. I've scoured the internet looking for the best of best. Here they are:
This first idea take traditional, small frames but
We're big on typography here at Curbly and when you combined that love with our love of DIY projects and our obsession with art, well... you get a trifecta of awesomeness! Here are ten of our favorite typographic DIY wall art ideas and projects. Feel free to let us know some of your faves in the comments!
I thought these DIY paper pencils would fit in quite nicely with the "art" theme we're rocking this month. The possibilities are as endless and pretty and artsy as you want them to be!
Lorna Watt of Knits for Life is the bomb in the yarn-bomb arena, if you ask me. As a fairly experienced crocheter myself, I was stunned when I saw her crochet-covered Ikea Stefan dining chairs, much like the one pictured above. The fit and design of its new skin looks impeccable, and turns the humble
Part installation piece, part upcycling genius, this DIY water bottle chandelier is a cinch to make!