It's time to celebrate the hardworking moms (wives, sisters, and even grandmas) in your life! To help you out in the gift-giving department, we've rounded up 20 stylish gift ideas any lady will love. Happy Mother's Day!
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.
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!
I love the idea of incorporating found objects and elements from nature into your decor and this driftwood coat rack is a perfect (and playful) example of how to do just that!
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.
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.
On the off chance that you actually find a vintage card filing cabinet in decent condition, it's probably going to be pretty pricey. (Gotta love the up-charge at those sweet consignment shops!) If you care more about the look than the vintage street cred, this DIY version is big on style and low on cost!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
If you're short on outdoor space, you can still enjoy some greenery indoors with a terrarium! Read on to learn how to make your own tiny garden.
I'm guessing these wine bottle planters would be easy to replicate. First we'd have to cut off the bottom of the bottles. We wouldn't be able to use potting soil as our planting medium. From the look of the pictures, it seems
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.
I'm no coffee drinker, but I do love grabbing a few of those teeny tiny straws when they are out for the taking just because everything tastes better through a little straw. Who knew they also served the purpose of making up a modern, geometric mobile?
Hello, slightly-abstracted chevron pattern! You're my new favorite thing. Also, that metallic gold flair you've got going on really suits you. I have a feeling we're going to be BEST. FRIENDS.
If you've seen those leather scrap bundles at your local craft store and have wondered what to do with them, wonder no more! We've got a simple afternoon DIY project that will add a touch of rustic charm to your decor -- for cheap!
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!
If your DIY skills aren't quite up to snuff, but you're still wanting to give handmade gifts to loved ones and friends, you're in luck! We've rounded up 23 fabulous hand-crafted items from talented artists, craftsmen, and creators across the Internet. Enjoy!
Curbliers, I promise, these are the easiest pillows you'll ever make! I mean, you've got five minutes, right? Let's do this!
I had a good chuckle when I first spotted this "DIY" iPhone case. It's a little bit kitschy, a little bit genius, and a whole lot of random. But what I really want to know is, what do you guys think?
From 3D maze rugs to eco-friendly bathmats to room-sized chevron rugs, we've shared quite a few DIY flooring projects here on Curbly. But this rope and pompom rug definitely takes the cake when it comes to originality and, well, straight up pizazz!
From modern tea towels to tassels to tie dye, we've shared some of our favorite kitchen textiles and related DIY projects. Now it's time to take that passion to the dining table with a roundup of some of the most colorful and unique table linens out there!