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Make a Folded Felt Gift Box

by DIY Maven

Make a Folded Felt Gift Box

So a few months ago I spotted these DARLING felt, flatpack breadbaskets from Teroforma, and I thought, "Dude, you can totally make that." My idea, however, was not a breadbasket, but a little gift basket. So I grabbed paper and pencil and came up with plan.

First, the supplies:

  • one 8" x 11" piece of heavy felt from the craft store, NOT the flimsy kind
  • a scissors
  • craft knife and cutting mat, optional but helpful
  • doo-dads to...

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Ultimate Thanksgiving: Seriously Awesome Centerpiece Ideas

by Alicia Lacy

Ultimate Thanksgiving: Seriously Awesome Centerpiece Ideas

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love the food, the people, the chill in the air, the song "Over the River and Through the Woods", and the sentiment. There are few things more wonderful than gathering around a table to share a meal with your favorite people in the world. 

Because the dining room table is a focal point for the holiday, I've been thinking a lot about how to dress it up. Below is a collection of inspirations for the...

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Ultimate Thanksgiving: Stuffing and Dressing Recipes

by Chris Gardner

Ultimate Thanksgiving: Stuffing and Dressing Recipes

Some people refer to it as stuffing, others dressing. Some folks roast it inside the turkey, and many in a dish to get a crisp top (and to avoid any food safety issues). But whatever you call it, and however it makes its way to the table, it has become a quintessential part of the Thanksgiving meal, and it's totally delicious. Here's a collection of tantalizing recipes that can match any menu or palate. We'll keep this post updated with new...

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How To: Green Thanksgiving Clean Up Tips

by Jill W

How To: Green Thanksgiving Clean Up Tips

Thanksgiving is all about being grateful for everything we have. And this year, we hope the resources of our ecosystem are at the top of everyone's list. In order to celebrate these good gifts, check out these sustainable cleanup tips, which are easy to apply to everyone's feast.

  • Your dishwasher uses about half the energy, 1/6 of the water, and way less soap than you might use during hand dishwashing. If you have lots of dishes to wash, load your dishwasher with an eco-friendly detergent and air-dry the dishes rather than heat drying them.

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Curbly Giveaway: Win a $100 Gift Card to Pier 1 Imports!

by Chris Gardner
Curbly Giveaway: Win a $100 Gift Card to Pier 1 Imports!

Hello, hello! To kick off this season of sharing and good cheer properly, Curbly is super excited to give a $100 gift card to Pier 1 Imports to one of our awesome readers.

created at: 11/01/2010

We think this is a super timely giveaway, as we know we're all beginning to think about our holiday decor, entertaining ideas, and Thanksgiving tablescapes. We hope this extra $100 will help you and your closest get into the holiday spirit completely!

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Power Carving

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Power Carving

The banner ad for Dremel up there at the top of Curbly got me longing to pull out my underused Dremel. Now there's a tool that's full of all sorts of DIY design potential, but not fired up very often. Pumpkin carving came right to mind, and before I knew it, I was face to face with the Dremel Pumpkin Carving Kit.

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Make a DIY Modern Holiday Charm Hanger

by Holidaymagazine
Today, guest blogger and nationally known style expert Matthew Mead shows you how to create this DIY Modern Charm Hanger (directions after the jump):

Make a DIY Modern Holiday Charm Hanger

"Holiday with Matthew Mead" is a "book-azine" offering inspiration and DIY/how-to projects for the Christmas holiday season. It'll be available in early November via online orders only, and in limited quantities (click here to purchase it).

Here is today's project:

Holiday Charm Hanger

created at: 10/24/2010

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Make a Mid-Century-Inspired Dove Wreath

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Make a Mid-Century-Inspired Dove Wreath

Breaking my own "No Christmas before Thanksgiving" rule, I had to resurrect this mod wreath project from from the archives. Not my archives, but a project by Mid Century Modern Utah. As any fan of modern design knows, it can be a challenge to come up with a mod wreath. Maybe because wreaths just drip "traditional?"  But it is the season, and it seems timely to share this fantastic DIY, unusual, MCM design. Here's what I need from Michael's: (Don't forget the coupon.)

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