Outdoor Decor: 5 Beautiful DIY Paper Lantern Projects

by Craftmel

Outdoor Decor: 5 Beautiful DIY Paper Lantern Projects

I know what you are thinking: paper and outdoors?? Well, perhaps not permanantly, but for those non-rainy summer gatherings, you will want your outdoors do be as fun and welcoming as your indoors. Paper is inexpensive, comes in a bazillion varieties, and makes a big impact! Here's a big tip: start with a ready-made paper lantern and gussy it up a bit!     

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Print It: Free Summer Fruit Labels!

by Capree K

Print It: Free Summer Fruit Labels!

The other day I ate an entire package of raspberries in one sitting (which I suppose is better than a whole can of Pringles, right?).  If you have a little more patience and, you know, actually plan to can, freeze, or gift your garden's fruit, may I suggest printing out these very cute, very FREE downloadable labels and gift tags?  

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Make It: A Sleek Outdoor Fire Pit on the Cheap!

by Capree K

Make It: A Sleek Outdoor Fire Pit on the Cheap!

Well, I don't know about you, but I think I just found my next project!  But, first things first...  

...are y'all reading The Art of Doing Stuff??  Now, I'm not one to tell people what to do, but this is one site you don't want to miss.  So, bookmark it, add it to your RSS feed, whatever you have to do, but READ IT.  Daily.

Update: Chris, Curbly's own editor-in-chief, came up with this great DIY concrete fire pit design using about $40 in materials. Get the full how-to here.

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Curbly Roundup: Hip Father's Day Cards for Totally Awesome Dads

by Chris Gardner

Curbly Roundup: Hip Father's Day Cards for Totally Awesome Dads

Here at Curbly, we think Father's Day should get a little more play. Mother's Day is full of commercials, sections at the grocery store, fresh flowers, elementary school craft projects, and the like. But, for Father's Day? Maybe a sale at the hardware store? Some jokes about ties and cologne.

But not this year, at least not on Curbly. Yesterday, we kicked off the season with our gift guide for stylish dads, and today, we're sharing a roundup of handmade and independently printed cards from our friend and stationery professional, Carina Murray of Crow and Canary. 

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DIY Sandals!

by DIY Maven

Summer Sandals Tutorial

And now for something really different, DIY sandals! Okay, not our usual Curbly fare, but c'mon...these are outstanding! The tute comes to us from Annekata who used a pair of used flip-flops to make them. Here's her entire

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How To: Make Your Own Freeze Pops at Home

by Chris Gardner

How To: Make Your Own Freeze Pops at Home

Growing up, I heard these things called everything - tubepops, freeze pops, freezesicles, those long plastic popsicles in the plastic things...for some reason, we even called them "fatties." But no one ever called them "healthy," and understandably so: traditional recipes are nothing more than sugar, water, faux flavoring, and lots of chemical coloring.

But, if you've access to a vacuum food sealer - we've been drooling over this one for years - you can make your own with any fruit juice or popsicle recipe you please. The Kitchn has come up with this cool "pre-divide then fill with straws" recipe that we think is brilliant!

created at: 07/20/2010
   

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