DIY This! Watercolor Pillowcases that Match your Decor

DIY This! Watercolor Pillowcases that Match your Decor
Photos by Holly Wade

There’s something about the look of watercolors that has always intrigued me, and I’ve been wanting to add that blended colorful look in my home for a long time. Well, I finally found my chance! With a simple tie dye kit, I updated my bedroom pillowcases to look like a watercolor canvas! Not only did it take less than 30 minutes, it came out light and blended just like I wanted for my decor. Continue Reading

You Can Totally Make These: Hand-Painted Scandinavian Stockings

Make These: Hand-painted Scandinavian-inspired stockings

Guess what? Christmas is almost here! I'm super excited, and grateful that I can finally start to decorate my home for the holidays. Last year I went for a Scandinavian-theme with my holiday decor, and this year I'm continuing the motif. I love the care and simplicity of the Nordic patterns that pop up during this season, and I decided I wanted to replicate those patterns on some hand-painted Scandinavian stockings. It was easier than it looks – keep reading to see how it works!                Continue Reading

Print These! Minimal Bathroom Wall Art

Printable bathroom wall art: Scrub-a-dub

Decorating a bathroom can be tricky business. Not only is wall mostly space occupied by unmovable objects (like towel racks, shelving, or the tub) making the space tricky to decorate, but the washroom is also the most humid room in the house! When it comes to hanging wall art, you have to find pieces that are either moisture-resistant (like metal or acrylic), or pieces that don’t need to stand up to the test of time. This is where printable bathroom wall art comes in. Continue Reading

Roundup: 10 Stunning DIY Watercolor Projects

There’s a major trend happening right now, and it’s a user-friendly one… watercolors! They’re popping up everywhere; and I’m about to share ten super easy ideas that you can finish in an afternoon (or less). C’mon, get on board before it becomes the next ombré!    


1. Make one of these colorful garlands to dress up your next party. Check out the tutorial here. [Photo: The Handmade Home]

2. This watercolor “pixel” painting would be a great conversation piece for your living room wall. Continue Reading

Make It: DIY “Label Maker” Typographic Wall Art!

created at: 01/29/2012

We’re big on affordable, do it yourself wall art here at Curbly (check out our top ten projects from 2011), especially art of the typographic variety.  So when we spy a project that covers all those bases (typographic, DIYable, cheap!) we get pretty excited!   


created at: 01/29/2012

This DIY “label maker” art is a quick and easy way to add some interest to your walls as well as a little bit of personality.  Printing off your favorite quote (maybe the same one you used for that typographic stencil pillow project), attaching it to some quality paper, and framing that bad boy is easy as pie.   Continue Reading

DIY Ombré Watercolor Party Streamers

created at: 10/19/2011

If you pay attention to trends of any kind, you probably know that ombré has been kind of a big deal lately. Ombré means a hue is shaded or graduated in intensity, and it can be spotted anywhere from the fashion runway to a birthday party.  

created at: 10/19/2011

These ombré watercolor party streamers are easy to make and pack a serious punch when it comes to decorating! Only a few simple materials are needed, and depending on what other decor you pair the streamers with they can be a perfect fit for either an adult or child’s party. Continue Reading