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DIY Mason jar fairy garden (terrarium) - woodland home decor
Do you love fairy gardens ? What about mason jars ? Why not combine both of those into a gorgeous fairy garden mason jar terrarium ? This miniature fairy garden by Crafts By Amanda combines fairy gardens with mason jars and the outcome is so adorable! You will need a few simple supplies to make your version of this lovely mason jar fairy garden, and the possibilities are truly endless. You can use different types of moss, plants, rocks, fairy garden accessories, plastic animals, and any natural decorations which fit into your little mason jar fairy garden.
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DIY Paper plate frisbee - fun summer craft for kids
We love all things simple, which might be why love paper plate crafts so much! No need for anything too fancy, expensive or complicated. This paper plate frisbee by Crafts By Amanda is a fun summer project for kids that can be made easily and with little supervision. When the frisbees are done, have fun tossing your new paper plate frisbee around with your friends. This paper plate frisbee craft is great for spring, summer, or as a group project.
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DIY Knitted hat door hanging - winter decoration
The most beautiful DIY decor ideas can be put together with materials you have around your home! That's the case with this creative and beautiful winter hat door hanging by Crafts By Amanda. With Christmas over, much of the lovely decor comes down, but that doesn't have to be the case with this gorgeous wintery DIY door hanging! rrrrrFollow the step-by-step tutorial at craftsbyamanda.com and swap your standard winter wreath out for a one-of-a-kind DIY winter door hanging ! It's the perfect alternative for your seasonal entryway! rrrrr
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DIY Peppermint bath salt - last minute Christmas gift idea
This peppermint bath salt by Crafts by Amanda is super easy to make and it makes a cute gift for anyone on your holiday gift-giving list. Follow Amanda's step-by-step tutorial and create your own peppermint bath salt in just a few minutes! Everyone will love the sweet peppermint scen t when they use these fragrant bath salts. The bath salts themselves have just four ingredients and you may even have the supplies you need on hand. Mixing them together and adding them to the jar takes no more than 10 minutes.
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DIY Rustic clay pot snowman - Christmas decoration
Everyone loves crafts made from clay pots, they are so simple, inexpensive and can be so much fun to make! Add a little antique flair to your Christmas tree this year with Amanda's vintage - inspired snowman ornaments made from clay pots! These adorable clay pot snowmen are so fun to make! They make a perfect afternoon project and the options are endless! This cute little snowman is super easy and so festive when it's finished – and it's also perfect as a Christmas gift! Head to craftsbyamanda.com and create your own little clay pot snowman :
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DIY Felt dress up snowman game - fun winter craft for kids
Who doesn’t love cute snowman crafts ? Kids love them and they are popular long after Christmas is over. This dress-up snowman felt board by Crafts By Amanda is a great way to engage little ones and it encourages imagination.This DIY felt dress up snowman board is so easy to make, and you can easily customize it as well. Just change hats, noses, scarves and the snowman is different. This lovely little felt dress-up game can be a great addition to your quiet book as well! In this step-by-step tutorial Amanda will show you a few of the different ways to dress up the snowman on your felt board :
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Plastic cup crow - easy & fun fall craft for kids
As the temperatures drop and leaves on the treas start changing their colors it's time to share some fall crafts for kids to make! There are plenty of scarecrow crafts for fall, but let’s not forget the crows ! This adorable little plastic cup crow by Crafts by Amanda is a fun fall craft for kids. This plastic cup crow is a great project for a fall or harvest party, for a craft station at your school’s fall carnival or just for a fun afternoon craft for kids.
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DIY Styrofoam cup Easter bunny - easy craft for kids
We simply love Amanda's foam cup animals! They are so cute! Maybe you already saw her foam cup chick and foam cup sheep, so here’s the cute little bunnies you can make too! If you want to make this a little easier for the little ones, you can skip the pipe cleaners on the ears. We love easy,fun &frugal Easter crafts ! And if it is an adorable bunny craft for Easter, then even better! Today, Amanda will teach you how to make these adorable DIY Styrofoam cup Easter bunnies. This Easter bunny decor is so easy to make and look absolutely darling! If you love Easter and are looking for more Easter crafts , Amanda has a whole collection for you!
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DIY Fairy house light (or bird feeder) from plastic bottles - recycling
How much do your kids really know about recycling ? This time Amanda shows you how to make these cute fairy house night lights from simple plastic water bottles! We love to teach recycling through recycle crafts ! There are plenty of ways to encourage recycling ,like turning what would otherwise be garbage into fun craft projects! These cute fairy house night lights used to be empty plastic water bottles .
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Easy DIY prisoner costume - last minute Halloween costume
If you are looking for an easy, last minute Halloween costume, this is it! All you need is some black duct tape and a white shirt and pants. While this prisoner costume will probably be favored by boys this Halloween more than girls, it works for either one! A prisoner costume is one of the most common Halloween costumes . There are lots of ways to dress it up too.Amanda's going to show you how to make a ball and chain ,but you can also paint your child’s face to give them a beard and even a few bruises.
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Reversible wooden scarecrow-snowman sign
You can make your own DIY reversible scarecrow snowman sign, and it’s actually much easier than it looks! Grab your supplies and get professional results with Amanda's tips and tricks. She even has the templates for you so that all you have to do is trace! This reversible pallet scarecrow snowman is one of many adorable fall crafts on her blog for the upcoming fall and winter seasons. Another favorite project are the reversible scrap wood pumpkins, you’ll have the cutest house decor on the block whether you choose to make either one of these fall crafts!
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DIY Reversible scrap wood fall-winter decor (pumpkin and snowman)
Add these reversible scrap wood pumpkins to your fall decor and you can leave them up all the way through winter. You see Amanda added pumpkins on one side but snowmen on the other.We love every simple DIY decor that can last multiple seasons and that is easy to make as well!  Grab a few wooden boards from your scrap wood pile and  create something rustic yet cute for your home for autumn. Then make them reversible, so you will have a cute item for your winter decor / Christmas decor as well.
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DIY Oz paper bag scarecrow - fun fall craft for kids
Fall means scarecrows, and that means a fun fall craft for the kids! Amanda created this adorable paper bag scarecrow to celebrate the Lost In Oz series, but it also can be a great fall decor in your porch! Create this super cute  DIY paper bag scarecrow with the kids , they will love to make it and also to play with it! Kids can play with this lovely scarecrow puppet until you’re ready to watch the next episode of Lost In Oz! Or accompany this cute scarecrow with a few pumpkins and create a gorgeous fall garden porch decor with him! ( You can use old clothes instead of fabric, to make your DIY scarecrow more weatherproof!) This scarecrow craft is perfect for preschoolers and kids of all ages!
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DIY Four season button tree canvas wall art
Amanda has a really simple DIY four season button tree art for you today which includes a free tree template and a detailed step-by-step painting tutorial! This pretty framed DIY button four season tree is easy to make and will look so cute as part of your home decor all year round! This DIY Four season button tree canvas wall art is so gorgeous and unbelievably easy to make! We love the soft colors of it and this  four season craft is such a great way to recycle buttons. Whether  you will create the whole four season button canvas art or just 1 piece of it (depends on the actual season), it will look gorgeous in your wall!
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DIY fun light bulb birds with feathers - recycle craft
We bet you never throw away light bulbs and always waiting for inspiration to use them up .. like today, when we  decided to share this brilliant recycling craft idea with you! So grab a few old light bulbs and create these lovely light bulb birds. These beautiful light bulb birds are so colorful and look great hanging from the ceiling! Learn to decoupage light bulb birds with tissue paper with the help of Crafts by Amanda's written tutorial. The light bulb birds are not just only perfect ways to upcycle some household trash, but they also  can be gorgeous decors in your home or garden at springtime! The kids will love to create a few fun colorful light bulb birds with you!
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DIY Fun mason jar lid owls - recycling craft for kids
Create this recycled craft using jar lids,acrylic paints and simple round sponge applicators. That’s it! Fun huh? These mason jar lid owls are adorable as actual lids for your jars. Maybe for holding toys or trinkets. We could see these in a child’s bathroom filled with cotton balls too! Or you might like the jar lid owls as refrigerator magnets or just a cute display for your child’s wall. (It can be a great outdoor garden decor as well!) Hope you have fun with them! You can create the owls with any fun or pastel colors they will be gorgeous! This painting project is much easier than it seems, you can easily create some with the kids as well!
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DIY Painted rock garden markers
These rock garden markers are easy to make  and look so beautiful in the garden! Follow the step-by-step rock painting instructions written by Amanda to make some, then use your rock garden markers to identify herbs, vegetables and flowers! It’s kind of like planting forever flowers to add a splash of color to an all green herb garden. We know that many people like to leave their markers out so they know where their perennials will come up each spring and these gorgeous and fun rock garden markers are perfect for this! We recommend sealing them for extra protection. To make these garden markers you will need some smooth stones, a black marker, and acrylic paint.
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DIY Fun toilet paper roll coiled snakes - recycling kids craft
Sometimes the easiest kids craft ideas are the best! Take these fun cardboard (toilet paper roll) snakes as an example. Adorable isn't it?  Today Amanda will show you how to make cute little colorful snakes with the kids from toilet paper rolls ( with a help of a little acrylic paint and googly eyes) . You can use any colors you like, these fun tp tube snakes will look adorable in any form! Paint the inside and outside of the cardboard tubes, attach the googly eyes and the tongue, and its's done! This easy kids craft idea can be a perfect craft project for the kids at boring afternoons or you can decorate a jungle themed party with them frugally!
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Corrugated cardboard snowmen - easy Christmas ornaments
These cute smiling snowmen are made from simple corrugated cardboard sheets with a little acrylic paint. Aren't they adorable? Corrugated cardboard snowmen can be a perfect quick and inexpensive winter/chirtsmas decor in your home or a fun craft project for the kids in boring winter afternons. This happy cardboard snowman also can be a perfect group craft project in the school (or kindergarten) because it's super easy to make! You can use any other paper leftovers and decos to create a few snowmen, they will look gorgeous in any form!
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Santa chimney - funny and easy Christmas decor
Look at this super funny whimsical Santa chimney Christmas decor! Isn't it adorable? This "poor" stucked Santa is not just super fun to make but it's also a very easy craft project, so you can make some with the kids as well! You can make small Santa chimneys for your upcoming Christmas party as cute table decors / gifts OR you can adapt this brilliant Christmas craft idea and make huge winter / Christmas garden decors too!
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DIY Cardboard roll Christmas gnomes - fun winter craft for kids
We LOVE gnomes ! And only one thing is better than gnomes : gnome crafts ! Here's in one fun gnome craft from Crafts By Amanda: a toilet paper roll gnome ! Isn't it super adorable? This toilet paper roll gnome is a quick little Christmas craft you can do with your kids. Use the finished toilet paper roll gnomes for imaginative play or tie a string to the hat and make them into an adorable gnome ornament ( or garland ) ! ( These toilet paper roll gnomes are also perfect as fall or spring decors! ). So don't hesitate, grab those toilet paper rolls ( or paper towel rolls ) and let's get crafting:
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