Fun Outdoor Games and DIY Entertainment Ideas

Outdoor games for kids, families and adults

It’s finally that time of year when people start to fix up their yards and spend their spare time outside. The grill comes out, the patio furniture emerges, and the neighbors stop by. Which means it’s also time to get creative and find some fun things to do out there in the backyard. Here’s a collection of our favorite outdoor games that are fun and easy to put together.         

 

DIY Giant Jenga Set Tutorials

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How to: Make Your Own DIY Spa-Inspired Pebble Bath Mat

Learn to make a pebble bath mat with simple materials and techniques.  

DIY Pebble Bath Mat  | Bath rug with river stones
Photo: Lidy Dipert

 

For all those stay-at-home moms who have very busy lives, this DIY is for you! Or anyone who loves an excuse to be pampered just a bit every day. 

Unfortunately, going to the spa isn’t a realistic or practical option for many of us. Which is why something as simple as this DIY Pebble Bath Mat can make the world of difference, turning an everyday shower into a treat. Continue Reading

IKEA Hack: Rolling Under Bed Storage Box

IKEA Hack: Rolling Under Bed Storage Box
Photo: Faith Towers

If you've been following along on Curbly, you may have noticed that we're big fans of IKEA hacks. And this week we have another hack for you, something a little different… a handy under bed storage case that rolls right underneath your fram and out of the way. So keep reading to find out how you can make your own under bed storage!

 

IKEA Hack: Rolling Under Bed Storage Box
Photo: Faith Towers

The finished piece is simple, functional and well…. Continue Reading

10 Small Space Container and Herb Garden Ideas

Growing your own herbs is incredibly satisfying. Not only do they take up very little space, they take your cooking to new heights as you start experiment with different flavor profiles, you can even read our guide to choosing your own here.

 

Here are 10 ideas for planting up your own, small space herb garden.

Indoor Herb Garden

1. DIY Indoor Herb Planter via Design Sponge

BBQ Herb Planter

2. How to Turn a Dingy Old BBQ into an Herb Container Garden via Life on the Balcony

HANGING POTS WITH DRAINAGE

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Tried And Tested: Do These 10 Pinterest Organization Hacks Actually Work?

10 Pinterest Organizational Hacks Tried And Tested
Faith Towers Provencher

Pinterest is filled with organizing hacks, promising to help you achieve your wildest organizational dreams. But just how good are they? I set out to test 10 of them, and today I'm sharing the results with you. Click through to compare their versions with mine, and to read my thoughts on the functionality of each one.   

 

 

10 Pinterest Organizational Hacks Tried And Tested
A Bowl Full of Lemons
10 Pinterest Organizational Hacks Tried And Tested
Faith Towers Provencher

1. This hack worked quite well. I'm always struggling to find my rubber gloves in the deep dark depths of the cabinet, so I love that they are now easily procured.  Continue Reading

5 Ways To Wrap Gifts Using Office Supplies

5 Ways To Wrap Gifts Using Office Supplies | For Curbly by Faith Towers Provencher #creative #gift #wrapping #holiday
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

 Sometimes I get sick of using the same old gift wrapping supplies every year – they just never seem to run out! So this year I decided to get a little creative with my Christmas gift wrap by using office supplies to decorate plain brown kraft paper packages. And it was surprisingly easy! Click through to see five different ways to wrap gifts using office supplies.      

 

5 Ways To Wrap Gifts Using Office Supplies | For Curbly by Faith Towers Provencher #creative #gift #wrapping #holiday
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

1. Confetti Ribbon Gift Wrap

For this one I used a small hole punch to create confetti out of different colored post it notes. Continue Reading

Upcycled Glass Bottle Holiday Centerpiece

Upcycled Glass Bottle Holiday Centerpiece | Curbly #holiday #upcycled #centerpiece
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Believe it or not, we’re already halfway through December and if you’re hosting a party this holiday season, it’s high time you picked out a centerpiece idea for your bash! We can help… today we’re sharing a super easy candle centerpiece that uses upcycled bottles and colorful berries. Keep reading to check out the tutorial!      

 

Materials

Upcycled Glass Bottle Holiday Centerpiece | Curbly #holiday #upcycled #centerpiece
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

 

Step

Upcycled Glass Bottle Holiday Centerpiece | Curbly #holiday #upcycled #centerpiece
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Begin by removing the labels from your bottles. Continue Reading

Free Template Generators for Boxes, Bags and More!

Free box template printables

Handy, free and just in time for the holidays! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite resources for box template generators, our favorite tutorials for making your own gift boxes, PLUS some free printable downloads that we’ve created just for you! That’s a lot of gift-wrap magic!      

Ever been in the middle of wrapping gifts and realized you needed a very specifically-sized box or bag? The internet teeming with free box template generators that will create unique containers based on your measurements. Continue Reading

How to: Turn A Storage Basket Into a Christmas Tree Skirt Without Cutting The Basket

Turn a Storage Basket Into a Christmas Tree Basket Stand (Skirt)

I love a Christmas tree basket so much more than a tree skirt. They finish off a tree with clean lines. My house is full of large storage baskets for toys, blankets, and all sorts of stuff. I really wanted to make one of them work, without cutting the basket, so I could use it as a basket again. The only problem was my artificial Christmas tree base was too big. Here is my simple, no-skills needed, DIY solution to make one of my wicker storage baskets work as a Christmas tree basket stand.    Continue Reading

How to Repaint Furniture | The Painted Dresser Project

How to repaint a dresser

Ready for a fun before-and-after project? A boring Craigslist dresser is transformed into a vision of blue beauty, in just 10 steps! There is a right way to to achieve a great finish on a painted dresser, and there is certainly a wrong way, too. Sure, you could just slap on a coat of paint and call it a day, but impatience and rushing through the repainting process means sloppy results. However, we're here to share our careful step-by-step process, and to make sure you get it right the first time around so your Craigslist finds can shine!             Continue Reading