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Capturing Memories: Cork Memory Box Decor

by Holly Wade

Capturing Memories: Cork Memory Box Decor

Years ago, my boyfriend and I decided to begin collecting corks from special moments in our lives and writing short notes on them to remember the occasions. There came a point when we realized we had to actually DO something with all of the corks we were collecting, so I started moving them to a plain shadow box that has (until now) remained untouched. Finally, it was time to show off these memories we'd made! Our DIY cork memory box contains corks from big milestones, special occasions and holidays over the past few years and sits proudly on a bookshelf to remind us of the things we've celebrated together. Best of all, it's easy to make yourself! 

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Print These! Minimal Bathroom Wall Art

by M.E. Russell

Printable bathroom wall art: Scrub-a-dub

Decorating a bathroom can be tricky business. Not only is wall mostly space occupied by unmovable objects (like towel racks, shelving, or the tub) making the space tricky to decorate, but the washroom is also the most humid room in the house! When it comes to hanging wall art, you have to find pieces that are either moisture-resistant (like metal or acrylic), or pieces that don't need to stand up to the test of time. This is where printable bathroom wall art comes in. Talk about non-committal decor! Here are two, free designs to choose from, or to hang as a pair.         

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How To: DIY Frames for Panorama Pics

by Con Modern Diy

How To: DIY Frames for Panorama Pics

I have far too many would-be-awesome-if-they-were-pieced-together panorama photos.  I’ve done a few great treks and when I’m standing in front of an amazing vista, I can’t help myself - despite knowing that these have always ended up hidden away, not put together, and unappreciated.  They’re difficult to frame and not terribly attractive due to the odd shape of the final product.

After some contemplation and planning, I framed these panoramic...

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How To: Create Wall Art Using a Vintage Flag

by Alicia Di Rago

How To: Create Wall Art Using a Vintage Flag

When my husband and I moved from Chicago to Houston last year one of the things we looked forward to was trading our small condo for a larger home. Now we have double the space and lots of rooms to decorate. In the living room I really wanted to find a piece that was original, interesting and would make a big statement. Ultimately I was inspired by photo I found of designer (and HGTV Design Star winner) Emily Henderson’s home  on Apartment Therapy that featured a large flag stretched on a wooden frame.

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Hardware Store Decor: DIY Frame Project for Posters and Art

by Chris Gardner

To celebrate the release of Make It! Hardware Store Decor, we decided to look back into the Curbly archives to find some great hardware store-inspired posts. First stop, this Curbly video showing you how to make an easy and inexpensive custom poster frame.

Hardware Store Decor: DIY Frame Project for Posters and Art

An attractive frame for artwork always beats thumbtacks or the sticky stuff, but custom jobs at the framing shop come with sky-high prices, often more than you paid for that wonderful screen print from Etsy or the perfect vintage concert tour poster. So, skip the frame shop altogether, and head to the hardware store for this easy and customizable DIY to protect and showcase your favorite pieces.

Don't dig on the industrial look of the exposed plywood? No worries. Just cut your substrate to the same size as your art, and you're as clean and contemporary as can be.

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A Table that Folds Up into Picture Frame when Not in Use.

by Chris Gardner

When living in a small space, it can be tough to give up valuable floor real estate for a dining table, especially when you can just eat on the floor. Or the couch. Or in bed. Or, admit it, over the kitchen sink.

Picture table lets you hide your kitchen table in plain sight

But don't give up so quickly:

"For private habitations, hotel rooms, coffeehouses, lounges, multifunctional spaces,...A usually space consuming, functional piece of furniture can be turned easily into a decorative, space saving object...

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How To: Paper Silhouette Art

by Chris Gardner

From TimeOut New York, these lively framed paper silhouette in series interact with each other and the wall. A perfect use for a collection of thrifted frames (paint 'em black), and a great way to honor your friends that hate to be photographed, just print 'em, trace 'em, cut and frame!

How To: Paper Silhouette Art

Materials

• Old photographs or a camera and printer to make new ones
• Black construction paper
• Scissors
• Tape
• An assortment of picture frames

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How to: Make an Easy and Inexpensive DIY Frame for Posters and Art (Video Tutorial)

by Chris Gardner

An attractive frame for artwork always beats thumbtacks or the sticky stuff, but custom jobs at the framing shop come with sky-high prices, often more than you paid for that wonderful screen print from Etsy or the perfect vintage concert tour poster.

So, skip the frame shop altogether, and head to the hardware store for this easy and customizable DIY to protect and showcase your favorite pieces.

How to: Make an Easy and Inexpensive DIY Frame for Posters and Art (Video Tutorial)

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Curbly Video Podcast: How to Create a Photo Frame from a Recycled Circuit Board

by Chris Gardner

Curbly Video Podcast: How to Create a Photo Frame from a Recycled Circuit Board

Upon visiting my local FreeGeek space, I noted the bubbling pile of e-scrap...techno goodies that will never be much use for a frankensteined personal computer. Did I see a potential resource of microchips, LEDs, and switches? Of course, but I wouldn't know what to do with 'em. So, instead, I started slicing, and came up with this very easy, customizable, and essentially cost-free picture frame.

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How to make reused glass frames.

by DIY Maven

How to make reused glass frames.

Shannon Quimby was ruminating over some windowpanes leftover from a French door and came up with this slick framing project, the cost of which set her back about a dollar.

What you'll need:

  • Two pieces of leftover glass--either from an old French door, windowpane or even from unloved picture frames.
  • 4 heavy-duty rubber bands (!)
  • Something to frame.
  • Epoxy glue.
  • An eyelet picture frame hook.

The proceedure is so simple, you can...

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