How To: Make Your Own Block Prints!

by Capree K

How To: Make Your Own Block Prints!

Block printing, a printing method that involves carving an image in relief, has been around since the dawn of time (okay, not quite that long, but almost).  You're probably most familiar with woodcut or woodblock printing, but today we're going to show you a common variant called linocut!  So, are you ready to learn a new skill?  Let's go!  

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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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How To: Make Your Own Solar-Powered "Sun Jars"!

by Capree K

How To: Make Your Own Solar-Powered "Sun Jars"!

We've shared quite a few mason jar projects here on Curbly (did you see our roundup of 15 awesome uses for mason jars?) and we've even highlighted a purchasable sun jar, too.  Of course, it couldn't be too long before we found a DIYable version, right?  Well, at least not if the industrious people of the Internet have their way.  So, if you haven't yet exhausted your supply of jars from all those other rad projects and are looking for a fun, eco-friendly lighting solution, read on!  

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From Lumpy to Fabulous: A Bed Pillow Makeover and How-to!

by Capree K

DIY throw pillows from old lumpy pillows

We all have them: old lumpy pillows that have seen better days but, for whatever reason, we can't bring ourselves to get rid of.  They hide in chests or closets "just in case", waiting for an unsuspecting overnight guest or even, perhaps, the perfect DIY project.  If you have a few of these forgotten pillows, we have the solution for transforming them into something better!  Read on!  

created at: 07/25/2011

Katy from KdBuggie Boutique and Designs offers up...

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How To: Make Your Own Colorful Baker's Twine for Cheap!

by Capree K

How To: Make Your Own Colorful Baker's Twine for Cheap!

It's no secret that I'm obsessed with wrapping paper and ribbon (Remember my closet? And yes, it still looks the same, only now it has even more wrapping paper... and about three times as much ribbon!).  One of my favorite go-to, wrap-it-in-a-pinch, easy peasy gift wrapping strategies is the no-fail "brown paper package tied up with string" approach.  The best string to use in such a case?  Baker's twine.  It's got just enough pizazz to keep things looking pulled together and charming.  There's only one problem: it can get pretty dang expensive.  So, what's a crafty gift wrapping fiend to do?  Make her own!  

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4 Design Secrets to Conquer the Tall Wall Challenge

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

4 Design Secrets to Conquer the Tall Wall Challenge

When so many people are challenged with decorating small spaces, it seems odd that there are those who struggle with decorating their great big tall walls. Luckily, there are more ways to capture and utilize that space than hanging a giant quilt way up there.(Don't you love those three poufs?)

1. Shelve it and use your collections as art. Functional, decorative and it pulls the wall into the coziness of the room.

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