How to Furnish Your Walls at the Thrift Store

Gallery wall made from thrifted items!

I have a hard time spending a lot of money on wall art. I feel horrible saying that. I got my Bachelor’s degree in art, so I – of all people – totally understand the effort and talent that’s required to create good art. Honestly, I’m just cheap. While I might occasionally splurge for a print or photo I really love, my home is hardly a museum. I can’t afford to fill my walls top to bottom with one-of-a-kind art pieces. Continue Reading

60 Unique DIY Hostess Gifts For Every Occasion

60 Unique DIY Hostess Gifts For Every Occasion | By Curbly #diy #hostess #gifts
Photo: Ruffled Blog

Although it's hard to believe, it's almost that time of year when holiday parties start occupying most weekends. Most people's go-to gift for these kinds of events is usually a bottle of wine, but sometimes it's nice to surprise your hostess with something different. Here are 60 fantastic DIY hostess gifts that you can start thinking about ahead of time to avoid excessive holiday stress.   

 

60 Unique DIY Hostess Gifts For Every Occasion | By Curbly #diy #hostess #gifts
Photo:  Faith Towers Provencher

 

When To Bring A Hostess Gift

Any time you are invited to a formal gathering of any kind, you should consider bringing a hostess gift. Continue Reading

Discarded Dumpster Chair Gets a Second Chance

Painting metal chairs - Office chair makeover
This post is sponsored by the Home Depot

I live for a great trash-to-treasure project. And this piece literally came from the trash.

I wasn't intentionally dumpster-diving, but one of our neighbors in the building was moving out, and leaving a lot behind. While taking out the garbage, I found a plastic case that had a lovely blue typewriter inside (immediately snatched that up), a squeaky office chair (I left that behind), and this ratty old seat. Continue Reading

Conquer Clutter with 44 DIY Jewelry Organizers and Displays You Can Make Yourself

Display your jewelry with these DIY jewelry organizers and storage ideas you can make yourself. #DIY #jewelry #jewelrystorage #organization

As fun as jewelry is to collect and wear, it can be tricky to figure out how to store all your pieces. If you're not careful, it can too easily turn into clutter. Home organization stores would love to convince you to run out and spend tons of money on jewelry organizers and storage. But if you're willing to get a bit crafty, you can easily make your own DIY jewelry organizer or holder to store your jewelry in style.                Continue Reading

Mosquito Control: 15 Ways To Prevent Bug Bites This Summer

Mosquito Control: 15 Ways To Prevent Bug Bites This Summer
Photo: Don’t Waste The Crumbs

It’s that time of year when everybody wants to be outside during the day, and then everyone comes running inside in the evening once the mosquitos come out. But it doesn’t have to be like that! Click through to check out 15 clever mosquito control ideas to get rid of those pesky bugs this summer. 

 

What attracts mosquitos?

Simply stated, you! Mosquitos are attracted to heat, carbon dioxide, body odor and lactic acid so make sure you’re squeaky clean before you go out in the backyard. Continue Reading

10 Beautiful & Creative DIY Planter Projects

10 Gorgeous DIY Planters
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Now that summer is in full swing, I can't stop thinking about plants… and my indoor garden needs a bit of sprucing up. So I did a little Pinterest searching, and came up with tons of great DIY ideas to add some character to my succulents, cacti and other greenery. And today I'm sharing them with you. Find out how to dress up your plant babies with these ten gorgeous DIY planter ideas.   

 

10 Gorgeous DIY Planters
Photo: Sugar & Cloth

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Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall: Which is Our Favorite IKEA Hack of them All?

IKEA Mirrors round-up - Hacked!
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Hanging a mirror is a painless way to add depth and interest to a wall. Mirrors reflect light and movement in a room, they’re eye-catching, and they can make a space appear bigger than it is. If you know us here at Curbly, you know we LOVE a good IKEA hack. Today we’re reflecting (sorry!) on some of our favorite IKEA mirror hacks and transformations, all in uniquely awesome ways. Keep reading!         Continue Reading

11 Eco-Friendly DIYs to Help You Create a Zero-Waste Home

11 Eco-Friendly DIYs to Help You Create a Zero-Waste Home
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If you're like me, you want to be more eco-friendly but you're not quite sure what the next step would be after recycling and turning off the lights when you leave the room. Here are 11 DIY projects from around the web that will help you live a more environmentally conscious lifestyle.   

 

11 Eco-Friendly DIYs to Help You Create a Zero-Waste Home
Photo: Sugar and Charm

1. Nix that wasteful plastic wrap and make a set of these oilcloth bowl covers instead. 

 

11 Eco-Friendly DIYs to Help You Create a Zero-Waste Home
Photo: BH&G

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150+ Do-It-Yourself Ornaments You Can Make Before Christmas

A mega roundup of DIY ornaments for your Christmas tree, whatever the theme may be!

Can you believe it? Christmas is coming up quick! The holiday season always seems to whizz right by, doesn't it? If you're feeling like you've missed out on the festivities, don't fret – there's still enough time to make some last-minute baubles and bits. We've rounded up a few (well, not a few – over 150!) of our favorite DIY Christmas ornaments that you can definitely get finished this weekend, and enjoy for Christmases yet to come.        Continue Reading

5 Creative Ways To Wrap Gifts With Kraft Paper

5 Creative Ways To Wrap Gifts With Kraft Paper
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Brown kraft paper is one of those materials that I always keep on hand because it's both cheap and versatile. It can be used for so many different things… including wrapping gifts. Today I'm sharing five creative ways to customize kraft paper to make your gifts look like they came straight from Pinterest. Click through to check them out.   

 

1. Stamp It

5 Creative Ways To Wrap Gifts With Kraft Paper
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

For this first idea, you'll use paint to add a pattern to your kraft paper. Continue Reading