Decorate with “Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal” Bunting

Photo: Holly Wade

Home Alone will forever be one of my favorite Christmas movies because it was an important piece of my childhood! Of course, we can’t forget the iconic line from the fictional movie Kevin watches in the sequel when the character says “Merry Christmas ya filthy animal” after shooting someone. If you’re looking for a quirky addition to your Christmas decor this year that will fulfill your 90s nostalgia, this colorful “Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal” bunting printable is for you! Continue Reading

How to: DIY Typographic No-Sew Holiday Banner

Yep, the season is here and I'm ready to deck. those. halls. Each year, I lean more and more towards minimal Christmas decorations and I love simple black and white with splashes of metallics. I'm a huge fan of a banner or pendent. They are easy to hang and roll up small and compact to pack away for the rest of the year. Banners add a relaxed, informal vibe to a space. This no-sew, narrow NOEL banner is perfect for a tight space. Continue Reading

Learn How to Use Punch Needle Embroidery to Make DIY Art

Learn How to Use Punch Needle Embroidery to Make DIY Art
Photo:  Faith Towers Provencher

If you love crafting (and I'm guessing you do, if you're looking at Curbly right now!) then perhaps you've heard of an embroidery tool called a punch needle. I hadn't heard of it until recently, but I'm now a convert. It produces a raised texture using small loops, and it goes quite quickly thanks to the ingenious design of the needle. Today I'm sharing what I've learned about punch needle embroidery so you can get started with this fun needle art process!    Continue Reading

Make This Leather Coffee Sleeve to Keep Your Hands Cool and Your Drink Hot

DIY Personalized Leather Coffee Sleeve
Sponsored by the Home Depot

My wife and I will be buying a house somewhere in the near future. Whenever she asks me what kind of neighborhood I want to live in, I just say, “One within walking distance of a coffee shop.” That's my only criteria, because that's how much I love coffee. Right now we live in an apartment in a busier part of the city, so most of my coffee is to-go, and grabbed on foot. Continue Reading

How to: DIY Typographic Easter Eggs

DIY Spray Painted Symbol Easter Eggs
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Before we know it, Easter will be upon us… which means that it’s high time to get some Easter eggs in a basket! (Or in this case, a white tray). Today we’re sharing a quick and easy way to decorate eggs using spray paint and few adhesive stickers. Click through to check out the full tutorial.   

 

DIY Spray Painted Symbol Easter Eggs
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Materials

  • Spray paint in a couple of colors
  • Adhesive alphabet stickers with symbols
  • Room temperature white eggs
DIY Spray Painted Symbol Easter Eggs
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Step

Begin by laying an egg out on a paper towel and spray painting the top surface. Continue Reading

XOXO Valentine’s Day Decor for Your Mantel (Or Anywhere!)

XOXO Valentine's Day Mantel Setup
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, which means we have another great excuse to decorate our mantels (as if we even need an excuse!). Today I'm sharing an easy mantel setup using x's and o's… and lots of 'em. Click through to find out how to make the different elements of this fun display.   

 

XOXO Valentine's Day Mantel Setup
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Some pieces of this mantel setup are store-bought, and some are handmade. Here's what you'll need:

Materials

 

  • x's and o's from the craft store (be sure to raid the sale bin, keeping in mind that you can paint them a different color)
  • Spray paint
  • Scissors
  • Metallic cardstock
  • Large xoxo computer printout in your favorite font
  • Alphabet stickers
  • White chalk marker
  • Scrap wood
  • Sharpie (not pictured)
  • Gold votives
  • Flowers with clear vases 
XOXO Valentine's Day Mantel Setup
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

For the pink xoxo board, place large alphabet stickers on a piece of scrap wood and spread them out evenly across the board. Continue Reading

Add a Pop of Color with DIY Typographic Confetti Art

DIY Graphic Confetti Art

Sometimes wall art just needs to be fun. To celebrate the little moments, I made this DIY graphic confetti art with the saying “Make Life a Party” and it’s sitting on my desk as a reminder to see the positive side of things. It’s really easy to make, and I’ll even share how to make your own confetti if you want something specific.

 Personally, cutting this out with my Cricut Explore Air was much easier, but you can use a craft knife to cut out your letters too! Continue Reading

DIY Place Cards With Faux Calligraphy

DIY Place Cards With Faux Calligraphy
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

So you love the look of calligraphy, but you don't have the time to learn how to do it? Or the patience, or the steady hand? Well there's an easy way to fake it 'til you make it… today I'm going to show you how to make your own faux calligraphy place cards for Thanksgiving, Christmas or your next dinner party.   

 

DIY Place Cards With Faux Calligraphy
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

The end result is totally elegant and surprisingly easy to achieve. Continue Reading

How to Easily Personalize Any Pillow with Your Own Design

How to Easily Personalize Any Pillow with Your Own Design

I'm a pillow hoarder, so it's probably no surprise that I always have extra pillow covers in the house. I swap out my pillows every time I get sick of something, and because purchasing new pillows all the time is an expensive hobby, I've found a surefire way to personalize any pillow with my own designs using inexpensive IKEA pillow covers! The secret: sticker paper and paint. 

 In previous pillow DIYs, I've shared the wonders of iron-on vinyl, but the easiest and longest lasting way to personalize a pillow is still with good 'ol fabric paint. Continue Reading

Our National Painting Week Project: A Kids’ Art Crawl Extravaganza

 

This year for Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week, we tackled a community-based art project that exceeded all our expectations. We combined our favorite paint colors, our favorite community, and our favorite group of kids to create a Kids’ Art Crawl! We wanted to get kids thinking about the role of art in their community, and make them feel special by putting their artwork up in a real gallery setting. It was sweet and moving, and we can’t wait to tell you all about it.  Continue Reading