DIY Moon Phase Wind Chime

DIY clay lunar wind chime

I think we can all agree that moon phases continue to be all the rage. Not wanting to pass up on this bohemian trend, I brought moon symbols into my home with a lunar wind chime – keep reading to see how!          

Materials

What you'll need to make a moon phase wind chime

 

Step

Lay down some parchment paper over your workspace. Continue Reading

How To: Modern Mountain Clay Ornaments

How To: Modern Mountain Clay Ornaments

This holiday season, a group of the Curbly writers decided to team up and each of us created a simple and stylish new Christmas ornament. We're calling it the “Curbly Ornament Challenge” but there's not much competition involved…just a lot of fun, seasonal crafting. See all of the ornaments here.

This year, I am really leaning toward simple and minimal Christmas decor. I purposely went through our boxes and boxes of decorations and intentionally brought out a few select pieces we loved and had a purpose for. Continue Reading

Make This: DIY Palo Santo Holder

Palo santo holder

As winter approaches, so does more required time indoors. All that time inside makes my home feel stuffy, cramped, and stale. In essence, my house feels like it's full of bad energy. I recently discovered palo santo, and I'm really enjoying the way it seems to cleanse the spaces around me, and even purify my own energies. Keep reading to find out more about this holy wood, and how to make a minimal palo santo holder.           Continue Reading

Make This: DIY Incense Holder, Plus the Lowdown on Aromatherapy

DIY clay incense holder

One of my favorite things about the autumn months is coming home at night and snuggling by the heater under warm blankets with candles or incense burning in the background. The heavenly scents help me to unwind after a long day at work, and incense holders are so easy to make that there's no excuse not to have a stick or two burning away while you cozy up and get stuck into that good book. Click through to learn how to make your own DIY incense holder, and head to the bottom of the post for more information about the benefits of incense!        Continue Reading

Make A Statement: DIY Clay Pendant Tassel Necklace

DIY Clay Pendant Tassel Necklace
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Every now and then we like to share a necklace tutorial over here at Curbly… and today is one of those days! This is no ordinary necklace tutorial though – this clay pendant tassel necklace is a bold, in-your-face statement piece that will surely garner compliments over and over again. And it’s really quite easy to make! So let’s get started.    

 

Materials

Materials
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

 

Step

Step 1: pendant tassel necklace
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Begin by rolling out a small piece of your first clay color. Continue Reading

Make This: Easy Wall-Mounted Air Plant Holder

Make This!: Wall-mounted air plant holder

One of the things I love about air plants – also known as tillandsia – is that they can be displayed in virtually unlimited ways. With soil out of the picture, an air plant can live in any container, on any ledge, in any opening, on any surface; they are one of the most versatile plants in terms of home decor. Which, for someone like me who loves crafting things, is the gift that keeps on giving. Continue Reading

Easy DIY: Wall-Mounted Plant Pocket

DIY Wall-Mounted Polymer Clay Plant Pocket
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

There are no two ways about it… I'm a plant person. And my obsession has gotten so bad that I'm running out of places to put my greenery. So today I'm sharing a fun project that will give you another spot to display your beloved succulents – on the wall!   

 

DIY Wall-Mounted Polymer Clay Plant Pocket
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Materials

  • Polymer clay in three colors
  • Rolling pin
  • Plate (the size you want the back of your plant pocket to be)
  • 3 feet of cotton rope
  • Scissors
  • Knife
  • Rock (not pictured… should be the size you want your pocket to be)
DIY Wall-Mounted Polymer Clay Plant Pocket
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Step

Begin by rolling out a large piece of clay to create the back of your plant pocket. Continue Reading

Make a Clay Mountain Photo Holder to Display your Favorite Photos

Make a Clay Mountain Photo Holder to Display your Favorite Photos

Air dry clay is such a fun, versatile craft supply. You can use it to make just about anything and paint it whatever colors you want once it’s dry. Plus, since you don’t have to bake it, I think it’s great for dorm DIY projects! It’s dorm decor season, and this simple clay mountain photo holder is the perfect way to display your favorite photos in your dorm or in your home. 

 

Make a Clay Mountain Photo Holder to Display your Favorite Photos

The project itself is quick, but you’ll need to allow time for the clay to dry out and harden. Continue Reading

DIY This: Planetary Mobile for a Minimal Nursery

Minimal Nursery decor: Make this planetary mobile

As nursery trends change, the traditional pinks and blues are slowly being pushed out in favor of current, updated looks. Parents are experimenting more and more with bolder hues, playful patterns, or simply less of it all. It's easy to see why the minimal nursery look is gaining in popularity. There are fewer elements to worry about, there aren't any color-related gender-indicators (which makes styling ahead of time a breeze), and the color palette is almost non-existent.  Continue Reading

Upgrade Furniture with Bold DIY Faceted Handles

DIY Clay Faceted Drawer Handles

I don’t know about you, but I can’t afford expensive furniture. I’ve grown accustomed to cheaper options like IKEA and Target, where I’ve found pieces that I absolutely love with one problem – the hardware is very plain. After my latest furniture purchase of a new media unit with two cabinet doors, I decided to upgrade the hardware myself and make DIY faceted handles out of clay. 

 Things like furniture hardware make a huge impact and can dramatically change a piece of furniture, so this really simple DIY adds some homemade flair and character to an otherwise cookie cutter piece of furniture. Continue Reading