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This craft category is a huge collection of creative DIY kids room decorations and kids room furniture plans! DIY kids room decors (room decors for kids), teenage room ideas and DIY teenage room decors (room decors for teens), window decorations for every season and holiday (autumn window decors, spring window decors, Christmas window decors..), kids room furniture, toy storage solutions, DIY nursery room decors and nursery room furniture,classroom decorations and school furniture .. and a lot more!
DIY Sand dollar crochet pillow - free crochet pattern
Changing up your throw pillows is a great way to update your living room look. We are really into crocheted home decors and this DIY Sand dollar crochet pillow is one of our recent favorite! It's fun, because a project is done in a few hours, looks cool and feels oh so cozy ! For this DIY Sand dollar crochet pillow Sonja & Jane used wool yarn, but can use simple bulky acrylic yarn as well. This free crochet pattern makes a round throw pillow, approximately 16” in diameter when completed.
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DIY Turtle lamp from newspaper - paper mache lamp
In this video tutorial Creative Mom shows you how to made a thrifty but still gorgeous and unique turtle shaped lamp using a balloon as a base, some cardboard for the paper clay and acrylic colors. This is a creative way to teach children about recycling and also stimulate their imagination. The little turtle is inspired by a cute "Light a Way" character called Turtie. Light a Way is a fairytale-inspired mobile game about a girl who ends the eternal darkness with the light in her heart. Such a sweet story for a super sweet turtle ! So watch this tutorial and create your very own turtle lamp :
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How to make a paper vase sleeve - easy geometric home decor
Do you have an ugly old chipped vase ? Turn it into a gorgeous, modern, stylish home decor piece with a few folds and a single sheet of copy paper ! Brilliant recycling craft idea, isn't it? This geometric paper vase sleeve is super easy to make and its also very addictive! Once you understand the folds , you can't stop making them. You can use regular white copy/printer paper or construction paper to create your own gorgeous modern home decor pieces ! Of course you can recycle other materials to create the vase : such as plastic bottles, glass bottles, mason jars, or tin cans! Cover some mason jars with this paper origami vase cover and voilá' you have a chick and inexpensive office stationary holder !
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DIY Desk organizer (pencil holder) from cardboard
This fun and useful cardboard art supply organizer is not just only a low budget and super fun way to store your coloring stuff but it can be also a perfect gift for any occasion! Watch this nice detailed craft video tutorial and learn how to make one useful cardboard office desk organizer in minutes! To create your own cardboard art supply organizer you will need: sturdy cardboard pieces, some wrapping paper and glue! You can store pencils, sharpies, notebooks, drawing papers, pens and and other things in it, so this little stationery organizer box can be a perfect addition to your office desk !
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DIY fabric Santa advent calendar
We are super excited to share this lovely DIY fabric Santa advent calendar with you! An advent calendar is a wonderful way to extend the fun of Christmas over the whole month. And what better way to introduce the tradition of counting down the days until Christmas than with a super cute homemade Santa advent calendar ! Sewing your own advent calendar is also the perfect way to create a new family heirloom that will last for years and become a firm favorite part of children's’ festive rituals! This free sewing tutorial , designed by Mike , is one of our favorite festive sewing projects from the The Crafty Gentleman archives. Read on to find out how to sew your own DIY Santa advent calendar :
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DIY action figure lamp - upcycling plastic toys
This action figure lamp is a fairly quick and cheap craft project, and we love that the results are so dramatic with so little effort! Plus, it will be nice to have some geeky things around presented in a nicer fashion.  You can use any cheap (and damaged) plastic toys to create this cool and decorative lamp, and you can make it in different themes: just as  cars, plastic animals, dinosaurs, wooden blocks... This superhero action figure lamp is not just only a nice plastic upcycling project but it's a perfect kids room or mancave decor. It's also low budget and easy to make!
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DIY Cardboard pirate ship (step-by-step tutorial) - cardboard craft
For this project, Creative Mom used cardboard from pizza boxes, egg cartons , hot glue, thread, super glue, and paint only. Unbelievable, isn't it? And the best is: in this step-by-step video tutorial she will show you how to make it! This DIY Cardboard Pirate Ship requires patience and time, but the finished ship definitely will make your children smile! Or even you could use it as gorgeous nautical home decor because just look at it! Isn't it stunning? And it was made from simple cardboard , and paint! Truly magical! Follow the tutorial , and create your very own cardboard pirate ship now:
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DIY play kitchen for kids with cardboard boxes
Do you have a few empty cardboard boxes in your garage? Don't throw them out! Luckily, a whole new life awaits them as an adorable play kitchen for kids! This darling cardboard kitchen gives a second life to those old cardboard boxes ! This cardboard box upcycling project is not just a super way to save money but its also a brilliant way to create a unique and fun toy for your kids. You can add to this toy kitchen any extra decorations or utensils that you want from cardboard or simple household " trash " , and of course you can create other play sets with this fun cardboard box recycling idea ( imagine a play garden shed, a work station with tools, or a car repair station! )
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DIY Unicorn planter - unicorn craft for kids
Looking for a fun spring craft for kids ? It's easy to decorate flower pots, and then you can use the finished product to plant beautiful spring flowers! Red Ted Art's gorgeous and easy DIY unicorn planter is a fantastic spring or summer art activity for kids , and makes an excellent gift as well! This fun unicorn planter ( filled with flowers, succulents or sweets ) can be great as a Mother’s day gift , BFF gift or gift for a teacher. Decorating flower pots is always a fun activity that you can do with the kids. These DIY unicorn flower pots are so much fun to create and wow, don't they look so super beautiful?!
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Emoji balls - fun Christmas tree ornaments
Bring your favorite emojis to life… on the tree as a fun whimsical Christmas ornament ball! Using clear ball ornaments and a bit of paint creates the best little faces for adorning Christmas in every mood imaginable. These emoji faces make an awesome gift idea as well. Package a box of emoji Christmas ornaments to a friend of her most used emojis and be ready to take the gold ribbon at the secret Santa gift exchange this year. (Photography + styling : A Subtle Revelry by Sam Ushiro )
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Pear shelf,star money bank and swan basket from cardboard
In this nice step-by-step video craft tutorial you can learn how to make these super adorable and inexpensive kids' room decors completely out from cardboard ! Unbelievably , inst't it? In this video tutorial you will find an adorable pear shape miniature shelf , a super cute ( kawaii ) star shape coin-bank and a gorgeous swan organizer. All of these fun kids' room decors are super easy to make! You can find the free pattern for the pear shelf >>here <<, the star money-bank pattern >>here<< and the swan organizer's free pattern >>here<<
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DIY Fabric Christmas ornament pillows (free sewing pattern)
DIY Ornament pillows! Can you tell how excited we are? These pillows can be made with basic sewing skills, and you can use a variety of materials to show you that you could really use anything! These DIY Fabric Christmas ornament pillows  are great “keep it forever” kinda DIY that you can pull out each holiday season. And that makes our heart super happy!
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DIY Dimensional feather art - boho summer decor
Custom artworks represent you and your personality, and it is something fun and a bit different than what you might find in a retail store. This DIY feather art by The Crafted Sparrow is just that! Super easy to make, fun, and it will definitely make you happy every time when you see it! This art tutorial will teach you how to make this gorgeous boho style artwork , which can add a little bit of boho summer vibe to your living room! ( You can find various feather patterns as inspirations >> here << )
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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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Adorable butterfly mobile from paper
With this detailed craft tutorial you can learn how to make this beautiful butterfly mobile. If you don't like butterflies it can be made with any kind of motifs, just use google image search on "silhouettes" :)
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How mo make a spring flower fairy doll - doll making tutorial
Watch this step-by-step tutorial and learn how to make gorgeous ( spring ) flower fairy dolls ! This easy DIY doll making tutorial will teach you how to make a fun and easy doll with the kids using a basic flower fairy doll technique. This includes using floral wire, a wooden bead , embroidery floss, and a silk flower. The supplies for this beautiful flower fairy dol l are absolutely inexpensive! Once you have mastered making a basic flower fairy there are a lot fun options and variations. You can use these beautiful fairies to decorate the kid's room , your home at spring or the classroom ! ( Or you can create a whole fairy doll play set for the kids as a gift ! )
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DIY Fairy house with attic using two mason jars - recycle
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial Creative Mother shows you how she made a medium size fairy house with attic using two mason jars ( one on top of the other ) , tin foil, hot glue, white air-dry clay and acrylic paint. This super adorable fairy house is very fun to make and you can use it as candy jar for a candy bar, birthday party, thank you gift for a baby shower, kids' room decor , piggy bank, jewelry box, cookie jar or even as a fairy garden decor ! You can turn it into a lamp also adding some battery operated LED candle lights. The finished woodland fairy house containers couldn’t be more adorable!
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DIY sewn fabric storage boxes
The best sewing projects are the multipurpose ones! With this super sewing tutorial and the fabric storage boxes you can decorate and organize your home at the same time! No more mess around the house! These fabrics boxes have side handles and a front window to slide in a content label. You can use any decorative fabric (or even old clothes/jeans) to create these decorative storage boxes, and of course you can make it in any size!
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Soft braided baby nest (sewing tutorial + free pattern)
This handmade braided baby nest was designed to make life easier for new parents and their babies! Sew a baby nest and use anywhere your baby is resting. Having their own nest will help your baby settle easier especially in new environments as they will quickly recognize the smell and feel of their nest. You can use your baby nest virtually anywhere around the house, or bring it with you wherever you go! This soft and cozy DIY baby nest is perfect for traveling as your little one can sleep anywhere stress-free! If you intend to use for co-sleeping the baby nest provides a safe barrier between you and your baby. Watch the video tutorial and create yours now! ( For sizes in English please visit the youtube page - and read the description! )
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Easy DIY plastic pumpkin lamp - fall home decor
The lighting in your home doesn't have to be boring, even if you haven't got tons of money to invest in fall decor. For example, you could beautify your home with this easy DIY Plastic pumpkin lamp by Dream A Little Bigger! The light of this gorgeous pumpkin lamp probably isn’t enough to read by, but it is definitely an awesome little lamp that is stronger than a typical nightlight. ( Plus it's a fabulous mood lighting ! ) This plastic pumpkin lamp is sleek and simple enough to add a modern touch to your fall decor, and easy enough for even beginner DIY-ers.
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Toby the PJ turte - cute plushie pillow (free sewing pattern)
As one of the animal kingdom's oldest species, turtles deserve a lot of respect. We're proud to introduce our favorite turtle, Toby. He's not only as cute as they come with his shy smile (made with darts!), he also has a job: holding his owner's PJs in a hidden pocket on his bottom shell. Thanks, Toby! Unlike his real-life counterparts, Sew4Home's turtle is cuddly soft from top to bottom. He's meant to be a little pillow pal but you can use him to decorate the kids room or just sew one as super cute cuddly soft toy for the kids. This nice written step-by-step sewing tutorial comes with a free turtle pillow sewing pattern!
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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 Geometric painting with masking tape (tape resist painting)
In this nice art tutorial Katie will teach you how to create a gorgeous geometrical paintings without any artistic skills!  Tape resist watercolor painting is a very classic art project for young kids Tape resist paintings are a great standby art project for kinds to approach in different ways with different materials over time.  To create gorgeous tape resist paintings you can use masking tape, painters’ tape, contact paper shapes and initials, washi tape, and stationery store stickers. There’s so much potential with tape resist art! So many ways you can do this. I hope you and your kids give tape resist painting a try sometime and experiment with the general technique
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DIY dreamcatchers from recycled newspapers
Look at these gorgeous dreamcatchers ! Believe or not, the only thing you will need to create one for yourself is newspaper ! This brilliant craft idea is a perfect and easy way to decorate your home , the kids' room or a fun party , and it's also super cheap! In this nice craft video tutorial you can learn how to make them in 6! different ways! You can paint the newspaper dreamcatchers to any fun color, or add extra elements if you wish.
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DIY Fun magic notebook - easy back to school craft
Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make a magic notebook ! This DIY back to school project is super fun and also very easy to make! ( You will be surprised how easy is to create one, with simply household items and a little acrylic paint ! ) Spice up your boring notebooks with this easy magical craft idea , and create gorgeous unique artworks in minutes! This magic notebook can be a great gift for your friends/family members for any special occasion! And of course it can be a great boredom buster at school !
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Flying amigurumi whale with balloons (free amigurumi pattern)
The best things in life are free - like this lovely amigurumi whale pattern by @natura_crochet at Amigurumi Space ! Like most of the people, you are likely to ask what exactly amigurumi is until you see the beautiful patterns and you instantly fall in love with it. ( Amigurumi is a Japanese crocheting technique of creating fun and beautiful stuffed animals using yarns , just like this lovely little flying whale. ) So grab a few skeins of yarn and create your very own, super adorable flying whale:
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DIY Eternal terrarium from a light bulb - recycling craft
This DIY eternal terrarium is an absolutely amazing upcycling project which costs almost nothing! Grab and old light bulb, fill it with small rocks, dirt and moss and bring a little bit of nature inside your home! You can recycle old light bulbs ( or other glass containers ) to create your own miniature ecosystem. This miniature eternal terrarium will spice up your room and the best: you don't need to take care of it at all! Add a little water, close it down and voilá' you have an eternal miniature garden in your room! Crafts with nature are always the bests, but with this green upcycling hom decor project you can recycle some glass trash as well, which is also a very nice thing!
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DIY rug with old denims
Upcycle your wel-worn denims into a piece of art! Create an easily washable and undestroyable denim rug with them! If you love upcycling and sewing  this sewing project is a perfect choice for you! This denim rug is easy to sew (  it does take time to cut out and sew the fabric pieces together but The result totally worth the time!) This denim rug can survive almost everything from groups of kids to big playful dogs, and it's washable! You can use this nice sewing pattern to create other denim items (dog pillows and beds, door mats ..)as well
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Baby elephant with a bird (free crochet pattern)
The sweetest snuggle is the elephant snuggle! Crochet this absolutely adorable baby elephant with Spin A Yarn Crochet's brilliant ragdoll crochet technique ! This free elephant pattern will help you to create a darling, cuddly elephant plushie for your little ones. We think this lovely baby elephant would make an absolutely darling nursery decor item, either as a wall hanging or even as a sweet cushion in a rocking chair.
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