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This craft category is a huge collection of food crafts, drink crafts & table setting ideas! Food crafts: creative fruit crafts ( fruit carving, fruit desserts ), vegetable crafts ( vegetable carving, decorating with veggies ), creative & fun party desserts ( birthday cake decorating tutorials, cupcake decorating tutorials, DIY fondant figure tutorials, DIY cake toppers, easy party desserts for kids ), holiday desserts ( Halloween party desserts, Christmas party desserts ), creative & fun party snacks and party appetizers ( salty party snacks, and DIY crackers ), creative & fun drink craft ideas (party drink ideas, fun drinks for kids), DIY food packaging ideas and table settings ( holiday table settings, free printable cookie boxes, party favors ) ... and many other creative food craft & drink craft ideas! If you are looking for a specific ingredient / category ( for example: fruits & vegetables ) please choose a sub-category from the "food crafts & drink crafts" main menu ( at the top of the page).
DIY Galaxy jack-o-lantern - Halloween decor
Turn a boring plastic pumpkin ( with a cordless drill and a little bit of paint ) into a gorgeous galaxy jack-o-lantern ! This galaxy pumpkin by Dream A Little Bigger is simply awesome! Plus you can light up the galaxy pumpkins from inside which makes it even more awesome in our opinion! Want to make your own DIY galaxy pumpkin ? Get the step-by-step pumpkin painting tutorial at dreamalittlebigger.com:
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DIY Adorable Easter chick cupcakes
For this little Easter chick cupcake project, you can really use any flavor of cupcake you want and you can flavor the frosting with whatever extract you’d like! These super cute Easter chick cupcakes by The Simple Sweet Life are not just fun to gift but they are also super fun to make! Especially with the help of The Simple Sweet Life's easy-to-follow step-by-step Easter chick cupcake tutorial ! These delicious sweet Easter chick cupcakes can be great hits at your upcoming Easter party or you can give them as delicious Easter treats to your friends!
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Egg snowmans
Start your list of recipes for this holiday season with these cute snowmen made of eggs. I used hard-boiled eggs, a carrot and some peppercorns. These snowmen are a very nice addition to your holiday appetizer platter. Oh and this will make eating eggs more fun for your kids as well ;).
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Beautiful baked pear puff pastry dessert easily
Simplest food "craft" ideas are alwas the best! This is a baked pear in simple puff pastry and look how beautiful is it! You can bake these  pear desserts for fall or for chirstmas, but these gorgeous desserts also perfect gifts for any occasion! Ripe sweat pears and roll on a puff pastry sprinkled with a pinch of sugar! You can experiment with other baked fruits as well! (Imagine with a yummy apple!) This pear dessert is not just super easy to make and bake but it's also healthy and soooo delicious!
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Christmas elf boot napkin - napkin folding tutorial ( origami )
Christmas elves left their boots on your table! At least that's what it will look like when you make these elf boot napkins. Follow along this fun Christmas elf boots napkin folding tutorial by Basteln mit Papier and add a whimsical touch to your Christmas table ! This step-by-step folding tutorial will improve both of your napkin folding and dining etiquette skills! Let's get folding festive Elf boots !
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DIY Easy and natural mosquito repellent candles
Did you know that you can make your own mosquito repellent candles? And it is actually super easy! Just follow the step-by-step instructions on The country chic cottage and use this easy natural mosquito repellent candle recipe all summer long. This mosquito repellent candle is a part of summer in mason jars week where she shares jar ideas all summer long, so don't forget to check out the other brilliant summer mason jar crafts created by Angie! What we love the most in this mosquito repellent candle is :it's natural, frugal and super easy to make. This homemade mosquito repellent candle can be a great addition to your upcoming garden party as well!
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Chocolate covered hedgehog cookies - fun fall snack
Unlike the real woodland creatures , these chocolate-coated hedgehogs by Cuplovecake dwell on snack plates and cookie trays. The little guys are fun to make and eat. These adorable hedgehog cookies are covered in dark chocolate and topped with chocolate sprinkler spines. The finished adorable and delicious hedgehog cookies will be sure to delight kids and adults alike and will brighten up your fall. This hedgehog cookie is super easy to make, and equally adorable, they're just perfect for your family. Get the hedgehog cookie recipe at cuplovecake.de and let's bake a bunch:
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DIY Balloon garland - quick party decor
Do you love those gorgeous and fun balloon garland party decorations ? This time Pretty Providence will teach you how to make this fun party balloon garland with mixed size balloons. This quick party garland is just perfect for baby showers , birthday parties or wedding parties ! And the best: this balloon garland is so much easier to make than it looks! Head to prettyprovidence.com, follow the step-by-step instructions and make yours today!
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DIY Valentine's candy wreath - Valentine's day gift idea
This cute Valentine’s wreath by Crazy Little Projects is a big twist on the classics: it’s made of candy ! Nothing says “Happy Valentine’s Day ” more than chocolate and candy , and this wreath is a fun and creative Valentine’s Day gift ide a that is great for kids or your partner! So, get the step-by-step tutorial at crazylittleprojects.com and surprise your loved ones with a sweet homemade gift.
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Paper easter cupcake baskets - wrappers  ( with free printable )
Spring is peaking through and it’s time to think about Easter. These adorable free Easter Basket Printables are yours today to download and enjoy! You can fill these cute paper  baskets with delicious (easter) cupcakes and gift them for your loved ones. Of course you can use these printable baskets to wrap cupcakes for any other ocassions ( mother's day, kids parties, birthdays ,weddings ..) as well! And you can also use the base basket template to create cupcake wrappers in other colors / styles for other holidays (halloween,christmas..), or fill it with a nice big chocholate egg instead of a cupcake!
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16 Fun no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas ( fall & Halloween decor ideas )
Decorating for fall wouldn't be complete without pumpkins. Carving pumpkins , however, can be messy and dangerous. So why not skip out on the pumpkin clean-up this year and try some no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas ? If you plan to make a no-carve ( Halloween ) pumpkin this year, you’ll love these unique pumpkin painting ideas by Easy Peasy And Fun! From a roaring dinosaur pumpkin to a simple emoji pumpkin you will find lots of cute and scary ideas to make this fall! Browse through Easy Peasy And Fun's pumpkin decorating ideas and pick your favorites! No-carve pumpkin ideas are great for completing with the kids to make decorating for Halloween a fun-filled family activity.
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DIY Thumbprint butterfly mugs
We love Mother’s Day crafts that are keepsakes Mom or Grandma will treasure and be able to enjoy on a daily basis. These thumbprint butterfly mugs by thebestideasforkids.com are the perfect gift for your little one to create! They are such a sweet keepsake and thumbprints easily make the cutest little butterflies you’ve ever seen! You won’t believe how easy this mug painting tutorial is and it makes a great DIY gift.
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DIY paper bunny Easter egg holder (free printable template)
We love to decorate Easter eggs, and every pretty egg deserves a fun display!  These adorable bunny Easter egg holders was made with simple construction paper in various colors, mini pompoms and a black marker. Cute isn't it? This Easter egg holder craft is suitable for kids of all ages because it's so easy, and I bet you've already have all ingredients at hand! (Instead of pompoms you can simply draw a cute pink bunny nose!)  Simply print  out the free Easter bunny egg holder template, cut it out from a colorful sheet of construction paper, draw a cute bunny face with a marker and glue on a mini pompon as a nose.
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DIY easy chocholate butterfly cake decoration
Chocolate butterflies sound kind of dreamy and magical. Paper thin chocolate wings fluttering by, landing on your cupcake to adorn it to perfection. Or hiding in the garden to surprise and delight your kids. Butterflies are dainty, so the chocolate equivalent needs to be delicate, elegant and delicious. To achieve this you can use tempered chocolate so that they are crisp at room temperature. These gorgeous chocholate butterflies are perfect decorations to cakes and cupcakes baked for any cocassion, or you can simply gift them in a cute box as they are. Yummy!
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DIY Diet Coke cake (or beer cake) -  birthday gift idea
We would gladly trade in a baked cake for this awesome Diet Coke cake by Fun Squared any day of the week. Don’t get us wrong, we love birthday cakes, but we think this Diet Coke Cake is such a fun twist on a classic birthday cake. If you are celebratingbirthday week this Diet Coke cake is the perfect addition to the party! (Or of course you can use this brilliant and fun fizzy drink cake as a gift for other occasions as well! Or better: imagine a beer cake for your dad on Father's day!)  So, if you know someone celebrating a birthday soon, find out their favorite drink and start making them a “cake.”
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DIY Christmas cracker - new year's edition
We love crackers ! These super fun New Year's crackers are based on simple, traditional Christmas crackers . If you're not familiar with Christmas crackers , they're basically a paper-based bon-bon that two people pull apart, making a bang and revealing small gifts , jokes and paper crowns. Crackers are a lot of fun to make, and you can personalize them with handmade gifts for your friends. In this step-by-step video tutorial , you'll learn how to create your own New Year's crackers from scratch.
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Mini bundt cake pumpkins - yummy halloween dessert
Pumpkins from 2 mini bundt cakes? It's soo cute to not to bake some! We're not sure if they are Halloween themed, or Thanksgiving themed, or just autumn themed, but we think they are just plain cute! You can decorate the bundt cake pumpkins with chocholate  and sprinkle it different candies, it will be delicious in every form! You can give the mini cake pumkins as Halloween desserts in a fun  party or simply bake some for your kids at fall!
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DIY Rudolph reindeer EOS gift card - Christmas gift idea
You can add a personal touch to your gift by combining a lovely Christmas card with a handy little EOS lip balm!  These super cute Rudolph reindeer EOS cards by The Crafting Chicks are perfect for the holiday seasons, plus they are super easy to make! You will find the free Rudolph reindeer EOS card printable at thecraftingchicks.com. Follow along the tutorial, cut out the cute Reindeer card and then you’ll have an adorable Christmas gift. Happy crafting!
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DIY Neon mason jar mummies - fun Halloween decor
Halloween isn’t Halloween without a mummy or two! These neon mason jar mummies by Kids Craft Room are perfect for adding a splash of color and spooky fun to your Halloween decorations. We just love that these mummy mason jars look good both day and night. During the day their vibrant neon colors are a real crowd pleaser and they’re perfect for using as a simple table decoration or for filling with Halloween candy. At night time you can pop a battery tea light inside for a spooky neon glowing mummy mason jar lantern! What fun!
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DIY 6 pocket treat holder - scrapbook
Everyone’s looking for a sweet treat that’s easy to make. Or thinking about wedding favors ? Also a great idea! This 6 pocket treat holder is a perfect fit. Just grab some 6″x 6″ squares of Designer Series paper ( you pick the theme ) and get ready to start folding. This project is simple and fun , and the pockets are perfect for chocolate squares, tea bags or other little treats.
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Tin can coffee advent calendar (advent calendar for adults)
One of our favorite traditions around Christmas is the advent calendar ! If you love coffee , you will LOVE this advent calendar idea by Sarah ( from Look What I Made ). Turn your coffee addiction into a festive Christmas decoration : make a coffee advent calendar ! For a coffee enthusiast this tin can coffee advent calendar is simply the most delicious way to pass the days until Christmas. Of course this fun idea absolutely works well with other things: you can use you empty ( tin ) boxes or even empty tin cans to create festive advent calendars filed with various sweets / toys or other fun or delicious treats.
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Marshmallow shooters DIY kids craft
This marshmallow shooter DIY is a childhood must do! It’s a simple kids activity that doubles as a science project and is so much fun you will end up playing with it even after the kids are asleep. This version of the marshmallow shooter is made with a cake pop container so the next time you have one at a party make sure to save it–you can turn it into hours of fun for your kiddos!
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Origami Easter bunny baskets (paper folding)
Are you looking for an adorable and decorative little Easter treat box that almost cost nothing? If yes, this origami bunny Easter treat box by Minidrops is a perfect paper craft project for you! This nice step-by-step origami tutorial will help you to fold these cute rabbit baskets ! You can use various types of paper to fold it, it will look gorgeous from normal white printer papers or leftover wrapping papers as well as origami papers . This paper bunny basket can be a cute addition to your spring decor or Easter table, or you can give them as sweet gifts stuffed with delicious Easter treats ! For a working download link please choose the original ( untranslated ) link below
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Mini chocholate Valentines mailboxes - romantic gift idea
With Valentine’s Day coming up, two of our favorite things collide: adorable paper crafts and chocolate! Here’s a fun way to give the gift of chocolate in a creative way, with these adorable mini chocolate mailboxes. The best part is that you can use paper scraps and you don’t need a bunch of paper crafting tools to make them. And who doesn’t love a little extra chocolate? She made a fun little video tutorial to show you how simple the miniature valentine mailboxes are to make. You’ll have to try making them, they’re so simple and cute!
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Spooky Hallowen pinata mummies with tp tube
One of our favorite things about Halloween is using recycled materials for decorations and gifts! This time she will show you how to take something you throw away almost every day and turn it into a super fun DIY Halloween mummy pinata! This quick and adorable mummy pinata is not just only a super inexpensive and great way to recycle some junk but it's also a super fun Halloween party favor! If you make some of these toilet paper roll mummy pinatas the fun will be granted in your Halloween party for kids and adults as well!
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Easter carrot treat bag - free sewing pattern
Easter is right around the corner so now is a great time to hop into some spring sewing! Today we are sharing a tutorial to make a carrot treat bag, a perfect addition to your little one’s Easter basket! These little carrot treat bags hold lots of goodies.  They make a really fun alternative to those little plastic eggs!  And they will last, so you can fill them year after year! These carrot Easter treat bags are small and easy, making them a great sewing project for beginners & to use up some fabric scraps. But they are still big enough to hold plenty of treats! And they sew up quick, too, so you can make a few or make a whole bushel!
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Mummy milano cookie - creative Halloween dessert for kids
We're so in love with these wickedly good, incredibly tempting, party-ready chocolate covered mummies!  For this year's Halloween, just whip up this fun and sweet dessert: the triple-chocolate mummy milano cookie by Chelsea's Messy Apron! These mummy cookies are the perfect treat to bring to a Halloween partyKids and adults alike will love these adorable little treats. This Halloween dessert is easy, fun,delicious and covered in 3 layers of chocolate! Who needs more?
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DIY Paper mache ghost Halloween bowl
Gustamonton has instructions on how to create a fun Halloween bowl out of simple newspaper , perfect for all the treats your little tricksters will bring home. In this video tutorial Gustamonton will show you how to make a fun container for those yummy Halloween candies ! This little paper mache ghost bowl is super easy to make and the best: it's almost costs nothing! It's really just a bunch of newspaper and a little glue! So, watch this craft tutorial and create your own paper mache Halloween treat bowl:
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DIY flannel coasters - how to upcycle old clothes
These flannel coasters are not just perfect ways to repurpose some of your old flannel shirts but they are also perfect for your hot apple cider, pumpkin spice lattes, or hot chocolate!  They also help soften up your coffee table, side table, or wherever else you decide to throw ’em.  These useful flannel coasters are really do add that comfy, fall-into-winter feeling to your home  in an easy and low budget way! And the best is: they're washable! Of course you can experiment with other fabrics and colors as well!
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How to carve a pumpkin like a pro - easy Halloween DIY
If you don't know yet how to carve a pumpkin, watch this super step-by-step pumpkin carving video tutorial by Warren Nash! You can find tons of free pumpkin carving patterns here, or you can simply draw a funny/scary face to the pumpkin by your hand. ( Use erasable markers! ) Don't throw away the pumpkin seeds and pumpkin pulp: make delicious roasted pumpkin seeds or a yummy pumpkin pie with them! These carved pumpkins will be a perfect addition to your Halloween party or you can use them as simple fall decors. Go crazy and carve your pumpkin into something funny or darn right scary! Either way, it’s a great DIY project for this time of year.
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Deviled egg chicken family (chicks and hen) - fun easter dish
Are you looking for Easter dishes that are easy and fun to make? If yes, then these “newly hatched chicks” made from hard-boiled eggs are perfect for you (along with chicken mommy, of course). You can offer them as a snack or use them to garnish a salad. Or how about an Easter picnic? Simply pack them in the egg carton you bought them in. Safe transportation and a cute way to serve. You can make the chicks and the hen with flavored egg cream if you don't like the look of the whole boiled egg yolks.
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