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Here's How to Start Your Gallery Wall Today, Even if Your Art Collection Isn't Complete

by Jennifer Farley

Rustic Eclectic Gallery Wall

I don't know about you, but I swoon over a good, curated art gallery wall. My Pinterest boards are filled with gallery walls created by designers and really talented stylists/bloggers, and these inspire me to display my own pieces. But what do you do when you only have one or two vintage pieces in your collection? Unless you're a designer or stylist who makes a living out of finding treasures, it can take a while to curate a collection of art...

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How To: Make Your Own Picture Frames for $5 a Pop!

by Capree K

How To: Make Your Own Picture Frames for $5 a Pop!

I love art, lovelovelove it.  If I could cover all my walls and even the back of my eyelids in art, I would.  Instead, I have an ever-growing stack of prints and drawings that aren't seeing the light of day.  Why??  Because framing those bad boys is EXPENSIVE.  So, when I spotted this simple DIY framing solution that brings the price to around $5 a piece, I kid you not, I could hear my stack of art rejoicing.  Their time has finally come!  

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Tutorials: Christmas Card Displays

by DIY Maven

Wire Tree Christmas Card Holder

Holiday cards piling up? Here are some cute and clever ways to display them, tutorials included! First up is a  bent wire Christmas tree idea from BHG.

       

Mique's Christmas card frame up is made of, among other things, a big frame, ribbon, rick-rack and clothespins.

And speaking of clothespins, I still love the tutorial I did several years back using clothespins and a wooden embroidery hoop. (Looks better than the picture...

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'Slim' Bookcase Turns Books Into Art

by DIY Maven

 

Slim

As the saying goes, you can't judge a book by its cover, but sometimes the covers are so pretty. For the amount of effort that goes into producing such things, it really is a shame to hide them on traditional book shelves. With the clear acrylic Slim bookcase, available at Yanko Design, we can now flaunt all those covers. Yes, it's a bookcase, but it displays titles in a way that transforms them into wall art.

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How to Make a Magnetic Art/Photo Display

by DIY Maven

How to Make a Magnetic Art/Photo Display

Another installment in the art/photo display gallery here at Curbly is this option from Wendy at Wisdom of the Moon. 

Supplies she used:

a strip of flat metal with holes in it
metal primer
Paint
Clear protective enamel
screws
washers
magnets

What she did:

You can probably figure out, just by the list of materials, what Wendy did. Although she opted to paint the washers and metal strip, leaving them ‘raw’ for an industrial look would be a great-looking...

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My New Craft Room: Art display track and how to make one

by DIY Maven

My New Craft Room: Art display track and how to make one

I’m a paper freak. Primarily, I like to fold it and make greeting cards out of it. The problem is, when I complete a paper project, oftentimes it gets slipped into a drawer, only to be forgotten. When planning my new craft room workspace, I decided I wanted a way to display my recent folds and, more importantly, a place to keep my cards until they’re needed.

Inspired by Alltext’s photo wall, but on a much smaller scale, I had MWT rip a piece of...

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To hang or to prop?

by DIY Maven

To hang or to prop?

AllPosters poses the question of hanging or propping art in their latest newsletter. They point out the flexibility of propping, as it’s easily changed. They also suggest interspersing your propped objects with ‘sculpture, floral-filled vases, or flea market finds’ to add interest. Along with this increasingly popular trend, AllPosters passes along hints for hanging, blocking and framing your pieces as well.

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Holiday Card Round-Up

by DIY Maven

I few years ago, I saw Martha Stewart fashion a greeting card wreath using a wooden embroidery hoop, miniature clothes pins, a glue gun and a bit of ribbon. I tried it, and although it looked lovely, as all of Martha’s creations generally do, it didn’t hold up well. The hoop was too big and the little clothes pins kept falling off as they lacked surface area for proper gluing. Plus, it was a little too genteel. So, taking my cue from Her...

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