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DIY Bow scrunchies - sewing for beginners
Everyone’s favorite hair accessory from the ’80s is making a major comeback! But you don’t have to spend a lot to indulge in the craze. Follow A Beautiful Mess' tutorial to start your own collection, or to make sweet gifts for your girlfriends. Scrunchies do double duty: you can either wear it in your hair or wear it on your arm as a bracelet, just waiting for that big moment when you might actually need it for your hair! These stylish bow scrunchies by A Beautiful Mess can be made with just about any fabric, from silk to velvet. In just a few steps ( and with some scrap fabric ) you can make an armful of these beautiful hair accessories.
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DIY Star garland advent calendar (star box advent calendar)
With all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays , it's not hard to lose track of time. Before you know it, it's Christmas ! Countdown to Christmas with this gorgeous and super easy to make DIY star box advent calendar by A Beautifull Mess. Whether you want a grown-up or kiddie version, this tiny paper star box advent calendar is just begging to be made. Not only is this a wonderful holiday decor , because of the anticipation it builds, but it's also a great kids' craft too. Not to mention that this Christmas calendar makes great, frugal Christmas decor. This paper box advent calendar will surely brighten up your day every time you see it!
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DIY Watermelon potholder (free sewing tutorial and pattern)
Complete your kitchen decor with A Beautiful Mess' watermelon potholder ! What can be better than taking a beautiful strawberry pie out of the oven with a cute watermelon potholder ? This sewing project doesn't take too much time, and we LOVE how versatile the outcome is ( since it’s a potholder which can be used an oven mitt ). Of course, if you aren't in a watermelon mood, you can use different fabric patterns and designs to make one, since it's a super quick and fun sewing project! Get the tutorial at abeautifulmess.com and let's get sewing !
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DIY Mermaid plush doll (free sewing pattern & tutorial)
Make a super adorable mermaid doll by following along this wonderful tutorial by A Beautiful Mess! As usual, at A Beautiful Mess, you will find the free sewing pattern and an easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorial. Begin by printing the mermaid pattern and choosing your favorite mermaid colors. Beginner seamstresses and sewers need not fear! All you’ll need for whipping up this lovely little mermaid doll is simple basic stitches. This DIY mermaid plushie could even be a great project to learn the fundamentals of sewing. So grab your fabric stash and your favorite kiddo and start planning an afternoon of summer crafting !
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DIY Cardboard box castle - upcycling craft
Today's craft by A Beautiful Mess is a wonderful and oh-so-fun recycling craft! This fun and thrifty handmade cardboard box castle is easy to make, and it's a perfect gift for your kids ! Handmade toys bring much more fun and happiness than the store-bought versions ( especially dollhouses ) because you can personalize it to your little girls or boys' taste as much as you want! You can create an ice castle for Elsa, or a sturdy cobblestone castle for your brave knights, or a pink sparkly castle for your precious little princess - the possibilities are endless! With this nice step-by-step cardboard box castle tutorial, you can make one cardboard box castle in no time:
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DIY Hexagon denim rug - denim upcycling craft
If you just love working with old denim you will love this hexagon denim rug by A Beautiful Mess! We love the different shades of indigo and geometrical patterns. This DIY Hexagon denim rug will really show off the varieties of denim styling! This DIY Hexagon denim rug is also a perfect way to recycle unused clothes and it will add lots of interesting details to your or your teen's room. So grab a few old denim and sew a gorgeous home decor piece with this nice detailed sewing tutorial by A Beautiful Mess:
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Easy DIY wooden hanger frame - quick picture frame alternative
Emma ( from A Beautiful Mess ) decided to try something different with the frames : she used wooden clothes hangers instead of a more traditional picture frame .We absolutely love this idea idea because it's super stylish, super unique and also a super frugal way to display your favorite pictures or family photos ! And as a bonus: you can change the pictures in the DIY wooden hanger frames quickly and easily if the season ( or your mood ) changes! ( This idea is also perfect for displaying your kid's drawings! ) Visit abeautifulmess.com and learn how to make unique picture frames out of simple wooden hangers :
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DIY Swan costume with tulle skirt (Bjork swan dress)
Do you remember that time Bjork showed up to the Oscars in that swan dress and everyone on tv and fashion magazines flipped out? We do. And we loved it! At first glance this costume making tutorial may looks crazy, but it’s actually a pretty simple step-by-step .To make this beautiful swan dress you will need white cotton fabric ( or an unused white stocking / yoga pants ),10-15 yards of tulle ,elastic, wire & cutters, stuffing, black and orange fabric scraps ( felt ),tape measure and scissors.
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DIY Kitty rice heating pad (free sewing pattern)
We are all into craft projects that make us feel cozy and relaxed!  If you haven’t seen or made one rice heating pad before, it’s basically a pouch filled with uncooked rice (and usually something that smells good too), and you can stick them in the microwave for a moist heating pad that lasts a good while. If you are going to make something, why make it regular when it can be a kitty? Much cuter to have around the house and just makes us  smile to look at too.
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4 different Halloween and fall garlands
Garlands are not just only beautiful decors to your home but these are also very inexpensive and easy to create! Even the smallest kids can help you in the making process! She whipped up 4 garlands that are perfect for draping across mantels, over door frames, or just taping onto a wall at fall or Halloween, but you also can use these simple ideas to create garlands for other holidays/seasons as well! (Imagine a nice paper flower garland, or a happy birthday bunting!) They add such a festive flair for the season!
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DIY macrame yarn girland
If you are looking for a quick, cheap but still gorgeous house / kids room or party decor, this DIY macrame yarn garland is a perfect craft project for you! The best thing about this macrame yarn garland is how it adds a lot of color and interest without needing tons of time or materials, which makes it a perfect project for table backdrops at parties or a wedding. The only thing you will need to create this unique macrame wall art is a little amount of yarn ( or other similar materials ). Imagine a nice garland hanging from a branch ( created with sisal rope ) , or one made with nice romantic ( white ) satin ribbon!
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DIY braided rug from upcycled clothes
Are you looking for a unique and cheap rug for your home? Do you love upcycling? Try this recycling craft idea: the DIY braided rug! You can make this nice rug from any old / well-worn clothes or leftower fabrics , it will look nice in any color and size! You can use sturdier textiles (denims,trousers) to create a nice door mat, or soft fabrics (t-shirts,towels) to make a soft and cozy rag rug for the kids room! Or you can use this rug making technique to experiment with alternative versions (imagine a rope rug, or a cable/bycicle tyre mud rug!)
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DIY felt toy garden with felt fruits and vegetables
This fun felt toy garden is a great way for little ones to learn about gardening. (Without dirt and mess!) You can use any old pantihose to form the soil (instead of brown felt) and use any type of felt fruits / vegetables to plant in , even plastic fruits and vegetables works well with this fun felt garden! You can upgrade this felt garden into a fun learning toy: just create little paper tables with the names /numbers / pictures of the fruits and vegetables! This way the kids can learn and play at a same time ( or learn foreign languages in an easy way ).
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Collepsible playhouse from cardboard
If you don't have lots of space in your home, and you are looking for a cheap , fun and eco friendly kids room decoration  this cardboard playhouse is a perfect choice! This playhouse can be easily disassembled and stored behind your big dining room cabinet when not in use. You can make it from thick carboard boxes or  foam boardsFoam board would be the quickest/easiest material to work with. A foam board playhouse certainly won't last forever, but you can use this nice house template for a masonite version that your kid can use outside too.
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Confetti paper-mache bowl
For the upcoming New years eve party make this easy DIY project , the confetti bowl with some leftover christmas wrapping paper or confetti. It's really easy to make and I can assure that you're gonna have fun! You'll need: confetti, one balloon, Mod Podge, a sponge and a small vase.
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