Craft celebrity Mark Montano shows his brilliance with this drinking straw lamp. It's made of about 500 drinking straws, 1 plug-in light fixture with a chandelier-bulb-sized socket, and (get this)
Any Star Wars fan worth their salt who has laid eyes on a white garbage can like the one pictured above ($4.99 at The Container Store) is reminded of R2-D2. It's inevitable that a crafter took that relationship one step further and turned one into a
Add a festive, joyous touch to your home with this fun, temporary door makeover idea!
I have a new blog crush. His name is Michael, and he's the soul of Inspired by Charm. Michael's eye (and voice) puts a fresh spin on just about everything in the creative-living department. Case in point are these very
This charming little DIY project can be completed in less than an hour, and the final product is colorful and festive... perfect for holding Halloween treats, or even as a centerpiece for the coffee table.
I LOVE how these simple wood grain self accents add visual interest to these floating shelves. Best of all anyone can recreate them a roll of $2 contact paper! For more ideas and images visit the link below.
Add a little bling to your decor with this fun and easy mobile you can make yourself!
Usually we think of using a pipe for plumbing... but there are so many other ways to use this sturdy material that don't have anything to do with sinks. Here are ten of my favorite DIY projects using copper, galvanized and even PVC pipe.
I love tools that do double-duty. This week, we're giving away a Dremel Moto-Saw; a handheld or bench-mounted precision scroll-saw/coping-saw! It's perfect for all sorts of detailed craft and woodworking projects, like this cool bathroom towel tree we posted about last week (keep reading to find out how to enter to win):
This month, we’re happy to partner with DremelWeekends, a new DIY website from Dremel featuring step-by-step guides to...
I'm seeing a lot of fruit-shaped projects lately for summer and am kind of loving them. None more than this pineapple lamp DIY though. I am definitely fond of home decor items that don't take themselves too seriously. What about you?
Spruce up your Fourth of July spread with this subtly festive DIY tablecloth! It's a cinch to make and fun, too!
That lengthy title says it all. An empty "wipe" container turned into a very handy pop-up plastic bag holder.
After seeing this quirky little DIY project, I kinda want to dip everything in colorful plastic! C'mon, admit it, you want to go dip-crazy, too. If you're on board for some colorful customization of totally mundane objects, read on!
June is kids and pets month here at Curbly which, as a self-proclaimed "Crazy Dog Lady" makes me really happy! While I love all animals and pets, today I'm focusing on the furry kind: cats and dogs. Check out my top ten picks for each and give your four-legged friends something to really bark (or purr) about!
Father's Day is right around the corner (June 16th, mark your calendars!). If you're planning on making your old man a gift this year, here are 25 DIY gift ideas that are sure to make the occasion a memorable one!
This spring, I had a chance to tour the manufacturing facility at Andersen Windows Corporation in Bayport, Minnesota. Bayport is a small town (about an hour from Minneapolis) on the banks of the scenic St. Croix river. It's a beautiful setting, and one Andersen has enjoyed for a hundred years. Preserving the river is really important to the company, and one reason they take great care to produce their windows and doors in an environmentally-conscious way. Read on to see what I learned about how windows get made, and watch my video tour!
With spring in full force (and summer only a month away -- YAY!), it seems like every bird in the neighborhood is out and about and enjoying the sunshine. Give them something more to chirp about with one of these easy DIY birdhouses or feeders!
I don't know if you noticed, but... IT'S MAY! May brings a handful of rainy days, sure, but also the promise of summer and warm evenings spent outside with friends, some good food, and a cold drink or two. Get your outdoor space entertainment-ready with these stylish and affordable seating options!
Ah, the ubiquitous IKEA Malm Dresser. This simple piece of furniture is the perfect blank canvas for a colorful and quirky makeover!