Although the maker of these MCM hand dishes (Cintia) identifies them as a "kids craft," the idea and technique is appropriate for any age. Although, preserving the size and shape of a kid's hand in such a way is about the coolest childhood memento ever. I've just started experimenting with air dry clay, which this project utilizes, and
Clay! Who doesn't love it? The air-dry stuff is so easy to work with and dries a beautiful white. It's just begging to be manipulated into something great! Here are 15 of my favorite projects for the home and they're all made with clay! Those marbled dishes? They're calling to me!
Leaf bowls via Urban Comfort
Can't forget these clay houses for plants via Say Yes
Gold-dipped bowls via Curbly
Faceted tealights via Gathering Beauty
Gold knobs via Delineate Your Dwelling
Stamped succulent pots via Damask Love
Hanging planters via A Beautiful Mess
Painted coasters via The Lovely Drawer
Emoji trinket dishes via Studio DIY
Colorful clay animal heads via Delineate Your Dwelling
DIY cat trinket dish via Sugar & Cloth
Marbled clay dish via A Beautiful Mess
Clay-wrapped pots via Makery
Clay platter via Design*Sponge
What do you think? Did any of these make your "must-make" list?
If you’re anything like me, you may have spent the last few months drooling over the luxurious materials that have been so popular on Pinterest lately. Sadly these high-end looks come with a high-end price tag and I've never been able to justify splurging on a marble side table or shiny gold accessories.
Until now, that is! As it turns out, with a few hacks you can easily get that luxe look for less - click through for nine clever ways to bring a little chic to your decor.
Mirrors are an easy trick to opening up a room and giving the illusion of more space. But it's tough to find mirrors for your space. This simple update takes boring and cheap mirrors from plain to insane with a few coats of paint and some chain! Such a difference!
Even without the handy "translate" button, we can easily decipher the technique used to create these delightful hexi concrete candle holders. Plasticware--one of the cylindrical 'shot' variety and
Don't you just LOVE using up project leftovers??? I do, which is just one reason I'm diggin' this DIY concrete art project. Some scrap 1/4" material--like plywood or backer board or etc, concrete mix, some
It's probably the kid in me that loves playing with clay. I takes me back to all those hours spend creating shapes and master pieces with play dough. If you are a maker and love working with your hands, you are going to want to make a set of these simple tropical leaf magnets for your fridge.
Working from home is the greatest thing in the world, except when it's not. Our little Curbly unit had a great thing going for a long time, but then Bruno and I had children, and they made working from home more like working-in-10-minute-increments-from-home-all-the-live-long-day.
So, we found a little space a few blocks from our house and set out to make it our own. It has been an adventure and we've been going full tilt for the last six weeks. The space is complete and we're excited to share it with you - come have a look!
If you've never mixed up concrete, poured it into a mold, let it cure, and popped it out of said mold, you haven't lived. Well, you haven't lived life as a self-actualized DIY fanatic yet. Cuz working with concrete is fun, son. And it really
Alex has an admitted embroidery hoop addiction. But she doesn't embroider. What's a crafty maven to do? Use the hoops to make stuff. In this case, a hanging planter. Putting one together couldn't
There's something about sitting around a campfire that makes everything better. The ever-changing flames, the smell of the rising smoke, the crackling of wood. It's no wonder people--even environmentalists--have a soft spot for them. It's also no wonder that the Internet is replete with DIY backyard
The pinnacle of summer fun is upon us, which means we turn to red, white, and blue. And sparklers. Lots and lots of sparklers. It's also a great time to look back in the Curbly archives to find our most beloved
A glittering torso with a skirt made of blooming roses might not be everyone's cuppa, but if you're a gardener who also happens to be a mosaic artist, then you'll want to join the party. It all started when Becky bought a hard-shell styrofoam mannequin at an
After a few weeks of hard work and creative DIYs, David is finally ready to share his completed kitchen with us. In case you missed the earlier parts of this series, here's the before post, and here's the step-by-step process post. David teamed up with Frigidaire to put some brand new professional-grade appliances into the space, and combined that with a few fairly simple DIY upgrades that completely transformed the space. Read on for all the pretty pics...
From David via ManMadeDIY:
The kitchen is the center of the home. It's arguably the most important room in the house, and, for many of us, it's the room that gets the most use. Unfortunately, my kitchen was kind of a bummer. Like the weird roommate you got stuck with your freshman year of college - you know, the one who never left the room and sort of started to blend into the beige cinderblock walls after awhile - that was my kitchen.
So, after years of living with the basic and boring, I decided I'd had enough. So, I set out to upgrade the room with new Frigidaire Professional appliances and a bunch of DIY projects and repairs to transform it into something dramatically different.
After several busy weeks of work, I'm thrilled to share the final reveal with you today. Here we go! (To catch up on everything we did, check out the first two posts: the planning, and the process)
The great thing about the appliance upgrade was that it only involved delivery and a simple switch-out. The new appliances took up the same footprint as the old ones, so once that Lowe's truck showed up, it was a fast transformation to the new, shiny Frigidaire Professional collection.
This project was interesting, because once we started upgrading, it materialized quickly. Painting the cabinetry consumed the bulk of our time, but the other DIY projects happened quickly and made a substantial impact on the look and feel of the room.
The skylight was an easy and impressive improvement, and brought tons of natural light into the space.
A simple faucet switch-out made the whole sink look new.
With the painted cabinets installed, we were so excited to see the new stainless steel show up. Lowe's delivered everything to the front door, and within a few hours it was set up and we were cooking our first meal.
The difference professional-quality appliances make on both ease of cooking and the tasty results is hard to describe; cooking with them was, seriously and honestly, a completely different experience. Not only was it simpler to get great results, but the ease of use and cleanup made dinnertime fun again in our house (and all the appliances have a Smudge-Proof Stainless Steel feature that resists fingerprints and makes them really easy to clean).
The most impressive upgrades were the stove and refrigerator. The stove replaced a glass-top electric range and the switch to gas was a major change. Pans heat up fast and evenly, and the control is exceptional. The Frigidaire Professional range has great burners, cleanly laid out controls, heavy-duty control knobs, and it just feels like high quality tool.
The refrigerator has so much storage, adjustable shelves, and makes a substantial amount of ice quickly, which is perfect for when guests come over. The two large ice makers filled up over the course of a day, and kept up with demand easily.
The new microwave hood added a feature we didn’t know we needed until it came along: a convection oven mode. This allows the microwave to become a small electric convection oven that works well for small jobs that don’t justify heating up the large gas oven. We cooked sweet potatoes and chocolate chip cookies in it the first night and both turned out perfectly in about the same amount of time as the larger oven. This is a great feature to use as a warming area while prepping a meal for guests to keep everything an even temperature.
The soft LED lights on all the appliances are a huge upgrade from the old yellow bulbs, and even though it may seem like a small change, the crisp white glow makes everything easier to see. Another great feature we didn’t expect were the audio alerts on the appliances. No more obnoxious timer noises, now there are soft beeps that do the trick just fine, and without the rancorous 80s electric blams.
The dishwasher upgrades we most enjoy are the clean front with hidden top touch buttons, adjustable racks, and 30 minute quick cycle.
Full Product List:
- Refrigerator - Frigidaire Professional® French Door Bottom Mount Refrigerator with Smudge-Proof Stainless Steel
- Range: Frigidaire Professional® Freestanding Back Control Range with convection and temperature probe
- Microwave: Frigidaire Professional® Over-The-Range Microwave
- Dishwasher: Frigidaire Professional® Dishwasher
- Cabinet Hardware: allen + roth pewter cabinet pulls
- Paint: HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams paint and primer (Snowbound SW 7004 & Web Gray SW 7075)
- Backsplash Tile: American Olean Starting Line White Subway Tile
- Faucet: Giagni Fresco Stainless 1-Handle Pull-Down Faucet
- Skylight: VELUX Sun Tunnel
This project was a big undertaking, but we totally love it. It’s brighter, more functional, and when we're in there, it just feels like a great kitchen should feel. It’s such a great space where family gathers, friends are fed, and life is lived. And, that's what a kitchen is all about.
This post is sponsored by Frigidaire Professional, but all opinions are mine alone. Thanks for supporting the brands that support ManMade and Curbly.
Neon is still around, my friends. And it's still on trend! These fun neon mosaic trivets are kind of a genius idea!
I live in a small 525 square foot condo, so free space is always hard to find. But one thing I do have a lot of is wall space. So I decided to create a small wall mounted shelf with a set of colorful votives on top. And now I'm sharing the super easy tutorial with you! Click through for instructions.
If there was ever a time to break out your childhood crafting skills, it's now. These trinket dishes are fun, colorful, and anything but childish!
If you're searching for the perfect handmade (and last minute!) gift for mom, this is it. I'd want these beautiful bowls as a gift even if it weren't Mother's Day! Bonus: the kids can help!
Little bowls are a handy thing to have around the house. They're great for holding jewelry, keys or even office supplies. And what's better than a small bowl? A brightly colored small bowl with a pretty pattern! Click through to find out what these lovely pieces look like when they're finished.
If you're looking for a budget friendly project for Mother's Day, or just want something new for your own home, then you'll want to make these dishwasher safe painted mugs! The project really only takes 20 minutes (plus bake time), and you can even find plain mugs at the dollar store. Here's how: