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DIY last minute pineapple costume
It's a funny pineapple halloween costume! You may not think it, but this is the PERFECT last minute costume that is easy to make, and brings a whole lot of impact! If you can find yourself some green poster board and a toilet paper roll, you’re all set!
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Fleece knight helmet - winter hat (or knight costume )
Are you looking for a fun and warm winter hat / halloween knight costume accesory? Try this cute and cozy winter fleece knight helmet! In this nice craft blog you will find the free sewing pattern to make this fun fleece knight helmet and a link to a step-by-step fleece hat sewing tutorial! Fleece is a perfect sewing material for beginners as well because it doesn't fray! So even if your are a beginner in costume making/sewing you can make this fun and cozy hat in minutes for the next Halloween party or just for winter ! You little (or big) boys will love it!
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DIY Tin man costume for kids (The wizard of Oz)
Remember the lovely tin man from The wizard of Oz? Try this creative costume idea, and make a tin man costume for your kids! This fun and creative DIY costume can be perfect for the next Halloween or dress up party because surely it will be a great (or not the greatest) hit! You’ve probably figured it out by now, but the shoulder, elbow, and knee joints are covered with dryer vent flexible tubing.  And the fabric? It’s vinyl. So it’s stiff and mimics a “metal” look, while still being really comfortable and not one bit heavy, like real pieces of metal would be.
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Impossible nail-through-wood trick - funny DIY gift
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make this super fun impossible nail-through-wood trick which can be a perfect gift for any occasion ! This fun DIY wooden gift can be a perfect choice for any special occasion whether it be a b irthdays, Christmas or you can gift them just for fun! You will be surprised how easy is to create this magical and fun impossible nail-through-wood trick ! You won't need special w oodworking tools: just a saw, a nail and some boiling water! Amazing isn't it? Make this impossible nail-through-wood trick as a nice home decor piece which can be the greatest hit at your next house party!
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Easy origami money cat - paper folding for beginners
Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to fold an origami money cat ! This super cute origami cat is a perfect paper folding model for beginners as well, so grab a few sheets of colorful paper and fold yourself an adorable sitting cat ! To fold this cute origami cat you will need a 20cm x 20cm paper cut into rectangles of approximate ratio of a dollar bill. Of course you can use a dollar bill to fold this model, so this way this adorable cat can be a great gift for any occasion four your cat lover friends and family members!
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Amigurumi tea set (free amigurumi patterns)
Playing with super cute soft toys are so comforting and fun! The perfect reason to play with lovely toys ( regardless of your age ) is to crochet one for yourself! ( Or to crochet one as a lovely handmade gift for your kids. ) This time create this lovely amigurumi tea set from a skein of yarn by following AmourFou's free crochet pattern. You can make this lovely amigurumi tea set from any color and size yarn , the end result will be wonderful and it will surely bring great joy to the one who gets it.
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DIY phone case and mobile phone holder from milk carton
Do you love upcycling ? Are you looking for an easy, quick, inexpensive but still unique and useful mobile case ? Try this cute mobile phone case& holder made from recycled milk cartons ! This phone case completelly made from milk cartons ! Unbelievable, isn't it? We love m ilk cartons because it's super easy to handle and almost costs nothing! You can easily personalise this beautiful and useful mobile case&phone holder with different color and pattern p apers. Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to create one mobile case & mobile stand for yourself ( or for as a nice gift ) easily in minutes!
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DIY Scrap wood picture frame - Mother's day gift idea
Are you ready to learn how to make a picture frame from scrap wood ? Follow along with The Country Chic Cottage's step-by-step tutorial and create one! Making picture frames has never been easier and you can add them to just about every room of your home. You can actually make your own picture frame or even make up a big batch of these to give as lovely, personalized gifts. So don't hesitate, grab your craft supplies and start turning that pile of scrap wood into something amazing:
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Easy DIY paper party hats
Here’s a fun and quick glitter filled party project : DIY glitter party hats for the holidays ! With tinsel pompoms ! It's so sparkly! These paper party hats are easy peasy and the glitter stays right where it should! Now about all that glitter you accidentally dumped on the floor. Well,we can’t help with that. Long live glitter ! Of course if you haven't got paper cones at hand you can make some from regular paper sheets at no time with following >> this << video tutorial.
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DIY white crocheted flower boots (free crochet pattern)
Do you love crocheting and stylish cozy boots? Try this! Wearing these gorgeous cozy crocheted boots/slippers is like a yarn dream come true! You can create the crocheted boots with sturdy insoles or simply use an old flip-flop as sole!  They will look like expensive crochet UGG boots you can buy in a store, but you still don't need to rob a bank to crochet it! In fact this is a very easy crochet project with simple granny hexagons. (Free pattern can be found in the linked site.) Whether you wear them outside as spring/winter/autumn boots or inside as slippers, you’re going to have some incredibly warm, stylish and happy toes.
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Snowman marshmallows - easy and delicious Christmas gifts
Look at these fun marshmallow snowman faces!  We couldn’t get over how cute they came out! And they are even cuter after you  melt them a bit in cups of hot chocolate. So delicious! Of course, if you don’t have the time to make marshmallows from scratch, you can go ahead and cut up some store-bought marshmallows with a pair of scissors, dip the sticky sides into a bit of icing sugar, and then pipe on the faces. Regardless of how you do this, I hope you will because you need a little snowman face peeking out of your hot chocolate!
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DIY Halloween wall art with 3D paper bats - fun art project for kids
A full moon, spooky Halloween sky and flying bats come together to make this awesomely spooky Halloween art project by Projects With Kids ! We just love how the bats pop off the paper in this gorgeous painting to give it a 3D element. This 3D flying paper bat halloween art is such a fun craft project for kids to create and can be done with just a few simple supplies. Kids can experiment with blending different colors of blue together and adding in white and black to create the full moon and Halloween sky. Get the step-by-step art tutorial and create one now:
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Amigurumi gnome (free amigurumi pattern)
Playing with super cute huggable plushies are so comforting and fun! The perfect reason to play with lovely plush animals ( regardless of your age ) is to crochet one for yourself! ( Or to crochet one as a lovely handmade gift for your friends / family members. ) This time create this lovely amigurumi gnome from a skein of yarn by following Tatyana Lysenko's free crochet pattern. You can make this lovely huggable amigurumi gnome from any color and size yarn , the end result will be wonderful and it will surely bring great joy to the one who gets it.
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DIY Matchstick truck - How to make a matchstick truck without glue
This matchstick truck is such a fun DIY to do and we love the result! Crafting things from unconventional materials is always fun. Whether the project you are making is decorative, practical, or even just for fun in its final product, you will have more fun making things if the materials are ones that people wouldn’t necessarily think to transform into something else. Matchstick is such a great material to try because it's cheap and easy to handle. In this video tutorial, The Q will show you how to build a matchstick truck without glue.
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Cute crocheted (amigurumi) dragon - with crochet patern
Do you like dragons? Do you like crocheting? If your answers are yes, this amigurumi / crochet project is absolutelly perfect for you ! Crochet your own fire-breathing cuties in a rainbow of colours for yourself or for your friends!  Have fun making these legendary creatures!  They would make extra special gifts for kids born int the year of the dragon (2012) or  for dragon enthusiast.  Happy crocheting!
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Adorable bunny easter egg holders (with template)
With this super free easter printable and craft tutorial you  can make a parade of easter bunnies for the breakfast table on easter morning, or just create some for a cute easter gift for your loved ones! This easter egg holder paper bunny is a super cute (low-budget) easter home decor and you can add a (sweet chocholate) easter egg to their backsides which makes it a perfect gift too! You can choose to make your paper bunnies as colorful as you like like these six bunnies or just in one color for a quieter, more pulled together look.
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Easy DIY cardboard box dinosaur costume for kids
With this fun free DIY Cardboard dinosaur costume tutorial, you can make this super cute DIY Cardboard dinosaur in no time! This DIY Cardboard dinosaur can be a great addition to any dress-up box or for that next costume for Halloween . Once you have made the base you can decorate it however you like, either using paints,felt, paper scales,and other fun stuff. Read this tutorial to learn how to make your own cardboard dinosaur costume ! This Cardboard dinosaur costume can be great for kids even just for play!
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Fleece knight helmet - winter hat (or knight costume )
Are you looking for a fun and warm winter hat / halloween knight costume accesory? Try this cute and cozy winter fleece knight helmet! In this nice craft blog you will find the free sewing pattern to make this fun fleece knight helmet and a link to a step-by-step fleece hat sewing tutorial! Fleece is a perfect sewing material for beginners as well because it doesn't fray! So even if your are a beginner in costume making/sewing you can make this fun and cozy hat in minutes for the next Halloween party or just for winter ! You little (or big) boys will love it!
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Cuddly koala baby lovely (free crochet pattern)
Make this lovely crochet koala lovey by Make And Do Crew for your favorite little one! This adorable koala lovely works up quickly using only one skein and some scrap yarn, which makes it a perfect baby shower gift. As long as they’re soft and safe , handcrafted baby gifts are a perfect way to welcome new ones to the world! Making this crochet amigurumi koala baby blankey is a fun little crocheting project. This is a quick and easy amigurumi baby toy project which is suitable for beginners with some experience in making amigurumi. When crafting for babies , please be sure to avoid the use of buttons or small parts that could cause choking if the baby puts it in her mouth! To get the free written amigurumi koala baby lovely click here:
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Quick and easy bubblegum costume (costume making tutorial)
Everything is more fun with balloons , especially Halloween costumes ! What can you do with a bunch of pink balloons and a dress? Make yourself a super fun bubblegum costume for Halloween this year! This costume by Studio DIY hits hard on the nostalgia factor ( because who didn’t love bubblegum as a kid? ) , plus it’s super easy to put together and oh-so-fun to wear! We love how this DIY balloon costume takes only minutes to make and it guarantees your little one will be the brightest and most festive kid on the block! Get the tutorial at studiodiy.com and create your bubblegum costume today:
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Felt angel christmas ornament with tiny pocket
So there’s a step-by-step instructions to hand sew this lovely little angel with a tiny front pocket for treats. When complete, the angel ornament measures 3″ across and 4.5″ high (without the loop). This tutorial is perfect for beginners.
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Minigurumi sheep (miniature amigurumi) - free crochet pattern
Do you know minigurumi ( micro amigurumi ) ? It's the super adorable tiny version of amigurumi ! As a first step to create your first minigurumi figure you can follow this adorable free minigurumi sheep pattern by Double Treble Trinkets! Of course,you can crochet normal size amigurumi figures with following this sheep pattern as well, just use thicker yarn and larger hooks. If you're a crocheter who is looking for a little bit of a challenge, this is a great pattern for you!
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DIY Ragdoll spring bunny - free amigurumi Pattern
Do you love crocheting? Create a beautiful and adorable handmade toy: an amigurumi ragdoll spring bunny ! This cuddly crochet bunny by Spin A Yarn Crochet is a great amigurumi pattern to work on, because it's so easy to crochet and the outcome is so wonderful! This super adorable amigurumi bunny can be an excellent gift for your kids or grandkids. This free spring bunny crochet pattern will guide you to make your own wonderful soft amigurumi toy . The difficulty of this free rabbit amigurumi pattern is easy, so you can crochet one easily even if you are a beginner in amigurumi !
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Piwi the amigurumi penguin (free amigurumi pattern)
Do you love crocheting and adorable soft toys ? Crochet this crocheted / amigurumi Piwi penguin which can be a wonderful handmade gift for your kids ( or grandkids ) . At Tarturumies you will find the free amigurumi penguin pattern which will be your guide through the creation of this lovely little amigurumi penguin. Crochet a little penguin as a toy or as a cute little display on the shelf. If you're a beginner crocheter who is looking for a little bit of a challenge, this amigurumi penguin by Tarturumies is a great pattern for you. Grab some yarn and start stitching!
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DIY Big wood log Christmas gnome (video tutorial)
This brilliant Christmas craft project by Sarah Nenni-Daher has three of our favorite components to it: it has a Scandinavian theme, it's no-sew and it's super easy to make. This cute little Christmas log gnome can be made literally in seconds, without any special craft or sewing skills! These lovely log gnomes can be perfect Christmas or winter decors on your front porch, or you can give them as gifts, because who doesn't love gnomes ? You can upcycle sweaters, t-shirts, socks and almost any unused old clothes to create the gnomes , with this step-by-step video tutorial it will be a piece of cake!
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DIY Cardboard fireplace
With this nice craft video tutorial you can make this cardboard fireplace easily. If you need a quick and cheap christmas decoration, this is the perfect idea for you!
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DIY White macrame angel ornament (video tutorial)
Create a gorgeous macrame angel as a lovely gift! Watch this nice step-by-step video macrame tutorial and learn how to create this gorgeous k notted angel in minutes! This macrame angel is not just an easy jewelry project to make with some leftover yarn, but this pattern also has so many possibilities! ( Because this macrame angel will look stunning in any size and color! ) So grab one skein of ( embroidery ) yarn and create a gorgeous macrame angel for yourself or surprise your friends / family members with one!
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DIY Bunny (Easter) Treat Bags with Free Pattern
Are you looking for a funny and adorable Easter treat bag? If yes, this super cute Easter bunny treat bag tutorial is a perfect choice for you! Just fill the bunnies up with your favorite Easter treat and tie their little ears in a knot. They are small so they are a great way to use up some scrap fabric you may have laying around.  These little guys are quick to make so you probably won't be able to stop at just one. Then on Easter they can be tucked in their Easter basket, or hidden with the eggs.
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DIY Bubblegum machine Halloween costume - sewing tutorial
This DIY Bubblegum machine Halloween costume can be tackled by just about anyone. It doesn’t require much sewing at all (only a tiny bit on the skirt) and is a perfect costume for the tween/teen age who don’t know what to be for Halloween. But let’s be real, adults will love this too.The skirt is made with felt, which is nice and stiff and stays in place really well. Go to makeit-loveit.com and learn how to make your very own pretty DIY gumball machine costume!
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DIY rustic felt Christmas trees - easy Christmas decor
These little rustic/skandinavian style felt pine trees are super easy to make and cost next to nothing, thanks to mother nature. You can use these gorgeous felt pine trees to decorate your home at winter / Christmas, or you can make alternative versions (withous sticks and stands) and create felt Christmas tree ornaments with this brilliant technique! You can make the dimensional felt Christmas trees in any size and color that fits into your Christmas/winter home decor, they will look gorgeous in any form!
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DIY Toilet paper tube rainbow blowers - fun paper craft for kids
These cardboard tube rainbow blowers by Kids Craft Room are a wonderful way to recycle paper tubes  into something colorful and most importantly fun ! Kids will love to huff and puff down their rainbow blowers and see all the colorful streamers blow and billow about. It’s a fabulous rainbow craft to go along with weather learning themes and songs, and as a St Patrick’s Day craft too. These rainbow blowers look wonderful hanging up too and double up as pretty windsocks when the kids have had enough of playing with them!
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Interchargeable lego ( Star Wars ) clock
With this nice photo documented kids craft tutorial you can make this cool interchargeable star wars  lego clock easily. Your kid will love it, and you can create other themes than Star Wars : It can be a fire department, a police station, a Lord of the rings scene, a space shuttle , princess castle or anything else.
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DIY 3D Beach canvas wall decor ideas
Not everyone is able to go to a place with a beach that's why Makkocino decided to show you 3 easy 3D canvas wall decor ideas that will bring the summer feeling straight into your home! She will show you how to make a heart that is painted into sand , and how to make a beach and shell canvas ! These summer decor ideas are super easy to make, you will only need some canvases, acrylic paint, a brush, sand, polymer clay and some sea shells ! This canvas art is a perfect summer decor project for you even if you are a beginner in painting ! Watch this nice video tutorial and learn how to paint these gorgeous summer /beach style mixed-media artworks!
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Easy DIY tin can pumpkins – fall decor
We are so excited to share these easy DIY tin can pumpkins! Their super easy to make and cute, and a great way to keep tin cans out of the landfill, and a fun and inexpensive way to decorate for fall! We love repurposing and this pumpkin craft is absolutely one of our  fall favorites!  What we love the most is the earthy colors Linda chose and the pretty details to complete the pumpkins. This fall tin can pumpkin craft would be a really great upcycling / recycling project to do with children.
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Easy DIY fall leaf wreath - fall decor
Today’s fall craft is a 10 minute autumn leaf wreath ! This gorgeous faux fall leaf wreath is a no-fail, easy-peasy DIY that adds a pretty punch of autumn color to your decor! This faux fall leaf wreath is so fast and easy and we love that you can use the garland for a centerpiece or other decoration and then use it for this gorgeous wreath as well! Sometimes there is nothing better than a fall craft project that is easy and simple and that you love in the end. That is the case with this beautiful all leaf wreath!
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