You may be wondering who has time to hand-paint a bunch of thumbtacks. I don't... but after seeing how awesome these look (and being a sucker for adding color and pattern everywhere I possibly can), I think I just might make time for this little project!
How to: Make a DIY Faceted Wooden Gem Paperweight...or Decorative Object...or Whatever This Is
I do as much as I can to stay paperless in my office. With online bill pay, shared online documents, lots of apps and software, and a general goal of wasting less, I can get pretty close, save for my trusty notebook and craft supplies. I've even moved my multi-tiered tray off my desk to create more working room.
But, no matter how I try, there's always a small pile of 8 1/2x11"s that I just can't seem to shake. And without an inbox/outbox setup, they just won't stay still. So, I decided I needed a paperweight. You know, to weigh down actual papers.
My facet-loving heart nearly exploded when these wall hooks showed up on my doorstep a few weeks ago. Always up to a DIY challenge, my good friend (and Curbly Editor-in-Chief) Chris was kind enough to create these from scratch when I asked him if he thought it was something he could pull off. Not only did he rise to the challenge, but he did it in a way that anyone with some basic woodworking skills could re-create for themselves!
I've professed my love of mobiles many a time, so when I see a particularly awesome one, I can't help sharing it!
A quick trip to the hardware store will yield all the materials you need for this unique, modern side table!
Things are starting to get real festive around these parts! If you're looking for some fun tabletop trees that lean a bit towards the modern side, I've got just the project for you! These wooden trees are super easy to make and can be left plain or customized to your heart's content. Check 'em out!
- (1) 6x36" sheet of Balsa wood
- tree templates (create and print out a big triangle and a little triangle)
I am still not over the faceted/geometric/triangle/OMG-I-LOVE-SHAPES trend. Why? Because, OMG, I love shapes. Plus, when I saw this easy paper craft from Oh Happy Day, my little facet-loving heart started fluttering and I knew I had to share it!
We've been seeing brass, gold, and copper making a big splash in home decor for the last few years, but these metallic pieces usually carry a hefty price tag, especially in the lighting department (um, have you seen the prices of Lindsay Adelman chandeliers??). It's always exciting, then, to see people get creative with inexpensive materials and come up with something super stylish and on-trend, like this brass and copper pipe light!
I looooooove mobiles. Love 'em. I love the energy they bring into a space, the visual interest, and the fact that they're not too terribly difficult to make yourself. And this DIY paper version? Easy peasy!
Geometric faceted goodness, oh my! How could you not want to make a few of these DIY paper weights? They're easy and, quite frankly, as chic as can be.
Making your own printed textiles couldn't be easier (or more fun)! So, grab a potato or two and let's start stampin'.
Just like with that awesome potato print wall art, this project involves carving the desired shape into a potato and then stamping to your heart's content. But this time, you'll use acrylic craft paint on a clean tea towel. Easy, right?
I love the simple geometric pattern Lexy from The Proper Pinwheel used here. What shape...
You guys, it's totally picnic weather these days. And picnic weather means picnic blankets! Here's a simple one you can make in an afternoon and be picnicking on by sunset!
I recently returned home from a trip to ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair), where everything was brass-y, angular goodness. It was a neo-80s explosion. In a good way. So, spying a low-cost, DIY version of all this shiny metallic high-brow design was quite exciting!
This painted table is all kinds of hot geometric goodness! The real kicker, of course, is that it's super affordable. Oh, and completely customizable!
Last month, we featured ten modern DIY art projects that ranged from bold and graphic to subdued and subtle. We're back at it again with a fresh new roundup of contemporary art inspiration -- and it's all stuff you can make yourself (of course). Enjoy!
This might be one of the coolest lighting projects I've seen in a while! It's big, bold, modern, and kinda rustic all at once... win-win-win-win in my book!
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably noticed the wool felt craze that's been going on the last year or two. People are using it to make pretty much everything imaginable, from simple circular coasters to laser-cut rugs and now: geometric wall tiles!
Did you hear that? That was the sound of my mind exploding at the awesomeness of these upholstery designs by Eleanor Young. This UK-based textile artist and upholsterer creates striking contemporary pieces inspired by architecture and fragmented shapes. I love her bold patterns and color combos, especially!
Chances are there's at least one hip mama in your life. Why not celebrate that fact with a perfectly suitable - and stylish - gift this Mother's Day? To help you out, we've rounded up 20 gift ideas that we're sure any mod mom would love!
So, let's say you collected a ton of paint chips for that Easter Egg Garland, but a) never made it or b) got greedy at the paint store and have a bunch of "left overs"... What do you do now? Why, make some cool, mod, geometric wall art, that's what!