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How to: Make a Fun and Festive Space-Saving Christmas Tree

by Brittni Mehlhoff

How to: Make a Fun and Festive Space-Saving Christmas Tree

If you live in a smaller home, you know that Christmas trees take up a lot of valuable space during the holidays. Space that you may not have to spare. Right? So why not try this fun and fringy DIY alternative Christmas tree idea, that towers over 6 feet tall, but takes up virtually no space at all. Oh, and by the way, it also makes the perfect holiday photo backdrop. Pretty cool, huh? Here's how to make your own giant wall art Christmas tree...

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Roundup: 25+ Creative DIY Holiday Wreaths

by Capree K

Roundup: 25+ Creative DIY Holiday Wreaths

Christmas is right around the corner which, depending on your degree of seasonal decorating, means it's time to put up a holiday wreath! Ring in the season and add some cheer to your entryway with one of these creative (and oh-so-festive) DIY wreaths!     

1. White Yarn Christmas Wreath

2. Holiday Light Wreath

3. Ornament Wreath

4. Candy Cane Wreath

created at: 11/27/2012

5. Jingle Bells Wreath

6. Gift Box Wreath

7. Wooden Snowflake Wreath

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Make It: DIY Postcard Wall Art

by Capree K

Make It: DIY Postcard Wall Art

This is such a cool wall art idea and easily customizable with what you have on hand! No postcards? Try using greeting cards (there are SO many amazing handmade/letter pressed/screen printed cards these days), gift wrap, patterned scrapbook paper, etc. -- the sky's the limit!     

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Mixed Media Movie Mash-Up

by DIY Maven

Mixed Media Movie Mash-Up

Lydia loves movies. And Mod Podge. The coupling makes for some very clever mixed-media art. She used some canvases purchased at Michaels and old Magnetic Poetry movie quotes and her imagination make these memorable mashups. Of course, looking at Lydia's images, it makes

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DIY-able Geometric Garland

by Craftmel

DIY-able Geometric Garland

As I was winding lights around my tree this week (Yes, we have the tree up already) I was thinking of fun garlands I could have my kids help me with.  Or that I could mindlessly make while watching a movie and thinking of all the million things I should be doing instead.  I am thinking something like this fits the bill perfectly, wouldn't you say?   

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Make It: DIY Dip-Dye Bedding

by Capree K

Make It: DIY Dip-Dye Bedding

This is a super cool technique for making your own dip-dyed linens and fabric! I am definitely tempted to grab some discounted white sheets and try my hand at it -- what do you say?      

A bucket, some dye, and fabric are the core essentials for this DIY project from A Merry Mishap. You could also grab some tea towels and napkins to dye while you're at it! There's also a secret ingredient that you add to the dye that I didn't even know...

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Make It: A DIY Latch Hook Rug

by Capree K

Make It: A DIY Latch Hook Rug

Many of the projects we feature are quick, done-in-an-afternoon endeavors (which is awesome). But, sometimes you want something that you can pick up and work on over a period of time (like, say, the entire winter because what else is there to do*?). If you're looking for a project to keep you occupied while you hibernate this season, I've got just the thing for you: a DIY latch hook rug!     

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Color 101 with David Bromstad: David's Favorite Inexpensive DIY Decor Tips and Techniques

by David Bromstad

Color 101 with David Bromstad: David's Favorite Inexpensive DIY Decor Tips and Techniques

This month, Curbly is excited to team up with designer and TV host David Bromstad, of HGTV's Design Star and The White Room Challenge. David is offering his professional tips about one his biggest passions: using color to transform everyday rooms into something extraordinary.  

I love DIY projects! Bringing a little something special and interesting into your home décor can be easy. One of my favorite décor elements

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Color 101 with David Bromstad: How to Decorate with Neutral Colors without Making Your Space Totally Boring

by David Bromstad

Color 101 with David Bromstad: How to Decorate with Neutral Colors without Making Your Space Totally Boring

This month, Curbly is excited to team up with designer and TV host David Bromstad, of HGTV's Design Star and The White Room Challenge. David is offering his professional tips about one his biggest passions: using color to transform everyday rooms into something extraordinary.  


In case you haven't heard, neutrals don't have to be boring. Not even beige. You can still bring interest and depth of color in your home without adding brights or anything crazy…   

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