DIY Idea: Use Outdoor Sconces Indoors

by Craftmel

DIY Idea: Use Outdoor Sconces Indoors

Jen found some great sconces to fit the nautical inspired theme in her daughter's room, but the sconces were specifically for outdoor use.  While the look was right, they weren't so practical for bed-side reading.  With some additions from the hardware store, Jen made those outdoor lights suitable for their new indoor setting.  

   

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How to: Make a Modern, Minimalist Bird Feeder

by DIY Maven

How to: Make a Modern, Minimalist Bird Feeder

As soon as I spotting this bird feeder in Fern Richardson's beautiful, new book Small-Space Container Gardens, I immediately had to ask her publisher, Timber Press, if I could share it with my fellow Curbliers. Okay, yeah, it's a bird feeder and Fern's book is about small space gardening, but she does devote an entire chapter on attracting birds, bees and butterflies to tiny gardens. So there. Now, on to the tutorial!

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Make It: Egg Candles

by DIY Maven

Make It: Egg Candles

These sweet little egg candles are a snap to make. Heidi says 1/3 pounds of beeswax filled six hollowed out eggshells to complete her project. The candlelight through the shells is particularly lovely, no? For the entire how-to, visit Mom's Crafty Space.

 

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Roundup: 6 DIY Garden Trellis Ideas

by Green Couch Design

Roundup: 6 DIY Garden Trellis Ideas

created at: 04/10/2012

Gardens are one of the most creative things to do, whether it's blending the colors of annuals in your pots for just that perfect contrast, or developing the perfect layout for your garden path. Gardening is all about creating. So we thought we would finish out the week with a fun creative project that gets those artistic juices flowing.

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Roundup: 7 Creative Upcycled Planter Ideas

by Molly Mc

Roundup: 7 Creative Upcycled Planter Ideas

One thing I learned while researching this blog post? You can make a planter out of anything. Seriously, anything. I left the toilets out (you're welcome), but take a peek at seven other charming ways to give your green thumb a workout.

wine bottle planters

After you host a few get-togethers on your lovely front porch, you may have a few empty soldiers with which to craft these pretty hanging wine bottle planters

colander planter

Not much of a cook? Turn your dusty kitchen colander into a hanging planter with a little chain. Best part? The drainage holes are built in! 

Croc Planter

Do you have a partner who wears Crocs? Make them disappear by putting them to work in the yard. (The shoes, I mean.) I think Crocs are much cuter on a tree, don't you? From Green Upgrader

Paver Planter boxes

Kelly built these modern concrete planters with paver stones and landscape-block adhesive. I love how simple and clean they are. I think her method would also work with older, worn pavers for a different look. 

Cinderblock Planter Wall

Annette at Potted buit this amazing cinderblock succulent garden wall with liquid nails and a really sweet doggie. She says you can also paint the blocks if you want a brighter look. 

created at: 04/16/2012

Giant tires mounted to the side of a house ordinarily would not strike me as something I would like, but these are downright adorable! Like the cinderblock wall, I think these tire planters could be cute painted, too.

dinosaur planters

How fierce are these dinosaur planters? They are made out of rubber toys! And, if the T. Rex isn't your thing, there are a host of other species to choose from and a safari collection, too!

Have you come up with your own creative idea for a planter? Share it with everyone in the comments!

 

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DIY Letter Pendant

by DIY Maven

letter lighting

My penchant for letters and punctuation make me squeal for this idea. A white paper lantern filled to the gills with sticky-back vinyl lettering purchased at Michaels. Picture the letters less random, spelling out words and names. Perfect for a kid's room or even decorations at a party or wedding! A tutorial's probably not really necessary, but to show your love, visit The Swell Life.

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How To: Make a DIY Gold Paint-Dipped, Faux-Porcelain Bowl (from Scratch!)

by Capree K

How To: Make a DIY Gold Paint-Dipped, Faux-Porcelain Bowl (from Scratch!)

Metallics have been all the rage for the last few years, but 2011 was the year they really shined (heh).  So, like any dutiful design blogger, I decided to apply the trend to a simple DIY project and even mixed in some paint dipping shenanigans to boot!  It's a regular ol' trend explosion up in this joint--but classy, of course.  Always classy.   

This faux-porcelain, (faux) gold-dipped bowl (well, it's more of a dish, really), is capital E-A-S-Y.  My clay molding skills haven't been put to much use since I was about the age of 7, and even I could pull this off.  If you're ready to dive in and start DIYing your way to trend heaven, here's what you'll need!

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