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Take a Tour of Trenton + Cambria's Minimalist Home and Learn Some Amazing Tips for Staying Organized

by Lidy Dipert

A Minimalist Home Tour and Tips For Staying Organized

Today is an exciting day! Let's take a peek inside the charming townhouse of an equally charming Canadian couple, Trenton and Cambria. Located in a quaint town just 20 minutes outside of Calgary, Alberta, you will find this darling and minimal home, full of bright light, airy spaces and crisp white walls that really allow their handmade furniture pieces to shine. Plus, they share some tips and tricks into how they live this perfectly simple and minimal life. Enjoy!    

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Gifts You Need to Start Making Right Now to Stay On Top of Your Holiday Schedule

by M.E. Gray

Attention crafters! Here's your reminder to start DIYing for Christmas now!

That's right, folks. 2017 is coming to a close, and the holidays are upon us once again! Chances are if you're reading this, you have interest in the craftier side of life. Me too, and every year for Christmas I always promise myself I'll make a few of the gifts I plan on giving. This intention is all well and good, but useless unless I plan ahead. So crafters, here's your reminder: it's time to start making stuff! I've put together this roundup of projects that Curbly has made in the past in the hopes of jump-starting your creative process for a holly and jolly DIY Christmas.     

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Design Blogger Wish List: Ez Pudewa of Creature Comforts

by Chris Gardner
Design Blogger Wish List: Ez Pudewa of Creature Comforts

created at: 12/08/2011
This holiday season, Curbly asked our friends, peers, and favorite design bloggers to stop by, have some hot cocoa, and tell us what gifts they'd like to receive this year. Today, we're excited to welcome Ez Pudewa, the founder and editor of Creature Comforts, one of our favorite handmade lifestyle and design blogs.

Hi there! My name is Ez (pronounced ee-zee) and I am most often found on my blog Creature Comforts where I write about DIY craftiness, share my photography, and post design inspirations...as well as any other thing that strikes my fancy. For me the holidays are all about the time you spend making memories with your friends and loved ones. It's fun to dream about presents under the tree, but even more than the gifts that will be unwrapped, the laughter and craziness of my huge family squeezed into one small house are what I look forward to most of all this holiday season. (Okay...and an iPhone. I'm hoping someone in my family will grant that one holiday wish for me). ;-)   

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Roundup: 8 Paint Chip Holiday Card & Gift Tag Ideas

by DIY Maven

Roundup: 8 Paint Chip Holiday Card & Gift Tag Ideas

The very colorful nature of paint chips make them a perfect medium to make handmade Christmas cards.

The first example, pictured above, is a simple design using traditional Christmas colors along with a stamped message. Go here to see what else was used in its construction.

Although not technically very Christmas-y, in the appropriate colors these paint chip place cards will brighten any holiday table. See the tute at Itsy Bitsy Paper...

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MORE Easy Handmade Christmas Card Ideas

by DIY Maven

Stitched Christmas Cards

Our first post about easy, handmade Christmas Card Ideas (link) was a hit, so it seemed like a good time to infuse the Curbly coffers with even MORE easy handmade Christmas card ideas. 

I adore Fern's stitched Christmas cards (pictured above), and even though they might look a little tricky, they aren't. All you need is some blank cards (or cardstock), some pretty scrapbook papers and a sewing machine. Head on over to Craft Blog for all...

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How To: DIY Frames for Panorama Pics

by Con Modern Diy

How To: DIY Frames for Panorama Pics

I have far too many would-be-awesome-if-they-were-pieced-together panorama photos.  I’ve done a few great treks and when I’m standing in front of an amazing vista, I can’t help myself - despite knowing that these have always ended up hidden away, not put together, and unappreciated.  They’re difficult to frame and not terribly attractive due to the odd shape of the final product.

After some contemplation and planning, I framed these panoramic...

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How-To: Mod Cork and Felt Coaster Set

by Capree K

How-To: Mod Cork and Felt Coaster Set

It's my belief that you can never have too many coasters.  Never ever.  A coaster for every drink and every surface; coasters for everybody!  Aside from being the most functional little squares in existence, they also make pretty great gifts.  If you're in need of a DIY gift idea (or just have a coaster habit like me), consider making a set of these mod cork and felt coasters.  

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6 DIY Coaster Gift Sets

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

6 DIY Coaster Gift Sets

Only if you live in a house full of laminated tabletops do you not need coasters. I've been known to pull a hamstring while darting over to slide a coaster under a guest's drink. It's not that I'm a big old fuss budget with my house, I just can't stand to see those white circles left by watery drink glasses.

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