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: Make a DIY Calder-Inspired Mid-Century Modern Mobile (for under $10.00)

DIY Calder mobile sculpture project

Iconic mid-century designer Alexander Calder’s background in engineering and mathematics inspired him to make art that was three-dimensional and kinetic. But you don’t need a degree to make your own DIY Calder mobile! It just takes a little imagination and a lot of balance. In this project, you’ll learn how basic shapes can come together to create a spinning, swaying, stunning work of art for any room. For less than $10.00, you'll have your own version of this sculpture, inspired by the great Alexander Calder. 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

Roundup: 25+ DIY Cloud Decor Projects

Cloud-shaped decor has been a quietly growing trend for the past few years and, considering how easy (and adorable) most of these projects are, it’s no wonder! Check out some of our favorite DIY cloud ideas below!       

DIY CLOUD STORAGE + ACCESSORIES:

1. DIY Cloud Cork Board

2. DIY Cloud Light

3. DIY Cloud Book Bin

4. DIY Upcycled Cloud Shadowbox

5. DIY Cloud Bookshelf

6. DIY Cloud Memoboards

DIY CLOUD PILLOWS:

1. DIY Cloud Cushions

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Make It: DIY Metallic Diamond Mobile

Add a little bling to your decor with this fun and easy mobile you can make yourself!       

I love this (much simpler) take on Finish Himmeli ornaments and mobiles. Of course, if you want to get super fancy and intricate, go for it! For this easy diamond version, though, check out Sugar and Cloth.

Make It: DIY Geometric Mobile

created at: 12/19/2012

I’ve professed my love of mobiles many a time, so when I see a particularly awesome one, I can’t help sharing it!     

created at: 12/19/2012

This version from Ruffled is right up my alley, what with its geometric goodness and black/gold/wood palette. It’s also pretty easy to make (it mostly involves using a craft knife and a ruler). Check out how to make your own right here!

Best of Curbly: Top 10 DIY Art Projects of 2012

created at: 12/17/2012

As 2012 rolls to a close, we’re paying tribute to a year full of awesome DIY ideas with roundups of our most-loved projects and posts! First up, our ten favorite art and art-inspired decor projects. Enjoy!     

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1. DIY Gradient Typographic Wall Art

2. DIY Geometric Wall Art

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created at: 12/17/2012

3. DIY Temporary Fabric Wall Decals

4. DIY Gelatin Leaf Prints

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created at: 12/17/2012

5. DIY Subway Art

6. DIY Back-lit Canvas Art

7. DIY Styrofoam Food Container Prints

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created at: 12/17/2012

8. DIY Modern Geometric Mobile

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Copper Mobile

created at: 12/12/2012

This is by far one of the coolest DIY mobiles I’ve ever seen. It helps that it’s in über-on-trend copper, of course, but it would look awesome in any color or finish! Check out how to make it below.     

created at: 12/12/2012

Loryn from The Crafty Sisters created this mobile from copper discs. It’s really quite simple and the array of shapes you can get from two round pieces is impressive! See her tutorial right here.

What color or finish would you use? Continue Reading

Roundup: 15 Awesome Things to Make with Tree Branches and Limbs!

created at: 10/28/2012

Branches, twigs, and logs — oh my! Turn this readily available material into stylish decor accessories. Stumped? Here are 15 awesome projects to get the creative juices flowing.     

 

1. DIY Wood Pencil Holder

2. DIY Painted Driftwood Coat Rack

3. DIY Typographic Tree Limb Coasters

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4. DIY Log Centerpiece Votive Holder

5. DIY Tree Stump Side Table

6. DIY Tree Branch Napkin Rings

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7. DIY Tree Stump Table Lamp

8. DIY Tree Stump Coffee Table

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How To: Make a Colorful DIY Geometric Paper Mobile

created at: 10/18/2012

I looooooove mobiles. Love ’em. I love the energy they bring into a space, the visual interest, and the fact that they’re not too terribly difficult to make yourself. And this DIY paper version? Easy peasy!     

I mean, heck, the kids at PaperRunway even provide a downloadable template, not to mention detailed instructions for turning colorful paper into a kinetic masterpiece! Check out the full tutorial right here.