This Easter season, head to the produce aisle and dye your eggs with nature. Materials Free-range eggs Alum powder (available at the supermarket in the spice aisle) White Vinegar Vegetables and spices, see step one Cooktop Saucepan Measuring spoons Wooden spoon and slotted spoon Vegetable oil, wax, electrical tape, leaves, stickers, etc (optional) […]
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Bruno and I have some big news brewing – we’re having a baby! Our first, Ayla, was born in 2009, and has been our greatest joy. So we’re ridiculously excited to add to the family. Of course, a new baby means a new nursery, so for the last few months I’ve been dreaming up color schemes […]
This month, Krylon is sponsoring a series of thrifty, creative DIY projects: Over the last month, we’ve been giving some love to our favorite room in the house … our porch. Earlier this month we spruced up our porch coffee tables and a rocking chair. Then we kept the momentum going and re-did some candle-holders. This week’s […]
This week marks Curbly’s fourth birthday! We’re pretty excited, and so we’re bringing you some of our favorite original DIY projects and how-to posts from the last four years. This one’s from Curbly’s most established Featured Writer, DIYMaven. This is a really fun and effective way to make a little photo album–all without using glue or adhesive in […]
For many, books, as physical objects, can be central to one’s home decor. While some store their collections in spare rooms, offices, and spaces out of sight for company; many of us proudly display our libraries as focal points, providing the opportunity to start conversations with guests, family, and friends. Often, looking at […]
This holiday season, go one step beyond giving handmade gifts. Give the gift of creativity and empower the recipients with these five DIY Gift Kits. It’s like handmade-squared!
An attractive frame for artwork always beats thumbtacks or the sticky stuff, but custom jobs at the framing shop come with sky-high prices, often more than you paid for that wonderful screen print from Etsy or the perfect vintage concert tour poster. So, skip the frame shop altogether, and head to the hardware store for […]
This is a really fun and effective way to make a little photo album–all without using glue or adhesive in its construction. It’s a great way to showcase your photography. It also makes a great ‘brag book’ for images of your favorite children–furry or otherwise.
Upon visiting my local FreeGeek space, I noted the bubbling pile of e-scrap…techno goodies that will never be much use for a frankensteined personal computer. Did I see a potential resource of microchips, LEDs, and switches? Of course, but I wouldn’t know what to do with ’em. So, instead, I started slicing, and came up […]