Nothing says 'summer' more than a giant glass of ice-cold lemonade! Capture that feeling now (and all year) with these citrus-inspired felt coasters!
For whatever reason, nothing seems to make kids happier than playing with water, especially during the summer! Here's a great DIY activity project that will a) get them outside and b) keep them there (not to mention keep them entertained for hours).
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!
Outdoor dining season is upon us and if your setup is anything like mine (aka nonexistent) or you'd just like to have some fresh outdoor decor, here's a simple DIY project that'll have you hosting summer soirées in no time.
Whether you're looking to add a bit of modern flare to a deck, patio, entryway, or windowsill, you've come to the right place. We've rounded up over 25 hip planters that are sure to add a mod vibe to your living space! If you're ready to get growin' in style, read on!
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?
I had a busy, rainy last couple of days, and so didn't tend much to my garden, knowing the Mother Nature was taking care of watering it for me. When I went out to check it this morning, I found this in my potted miniature lime tree: some sort of mushroom, which grew quite big in just a few days.
What should I do?
Just because school is out for the summer doesn't mean you can't enlighten some minds with science! I mean c'mon, kids of all ages are fascinated by silly putty, add some magnetism to that equation and BAM! You've just blown a few minds. What more coud you ask for?
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.
School's out for the summer and that means lots of time for little ones to grow restless. Encourage some old school imaginative play, indoors and out, with this DIY a-frame tent!
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.
Now that spring cleaning is over, it’s time to focus on the area that gets the most use over the summer months – the patioEvery year around this time, families, neighbors and friends begin making plans for summer parties. Grills are cleaned and lawn mowers are powered up, but what about the patio or deck?
The sun is out, and it is time to bust out your picnic baskets and frisbees. But a picnic wouldn't be complete without a blanket! Impress all your fellow picnic-goers with this practical DIY project.
Who wouldn't want to be able to strip down outside after a hot afternoon in the sun doing yard work? Of course the neighbors might not appreciate it, but still.... If you have the spot and the inclination, this
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
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!
Am I over-generalizing to say the world has two types of people, those who can sleep in dead silence, and those who sleep soundly as long as some air is moving about? I'm the latter, and my fan died in the middle of the night. Tired and desperate, I have to buy a new fan, and fast! Swizz-Style.com has an entire line of air quality controllers that
No one would guess that this cute summery top started out as a man's shirt! CommonThreads keeps the button-up front and adds straps and a bit of elastic to top it off. I particularly like the supplies list