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This craft category is a huge collection of winter crafts & DIY winter decors! Easy winter crafts for kids ( snowflake crafts, snow crafts, snowman crafts, polar bear crafts, penguin crafts ), DIY winter home decors ( pine cone crafts, pine tree crafts, decorating with snow and snowflakes, winter window decors ), winter classroom decors, winter nursery room decors, snowman building tips & tricks, winter related crafts ( cozy warm winter clothes & winter accessories with free patterns: sewing / crochet & knitting), DIY garden winter decors ( DIY winter lights, snowmen, bird feeders, winter wreaths, winter porch decors) ... any many more creative winter craft and DIY winter decor ideas!WINTER HOLIDAYS ( Christmas, New year's eve ) have their OWN category! Please choose, the "Holiday crafts" menu instead! ( purple gift icon )
Cuddly amigurumi bear - free crochet pattern
Are you looking for a lovely handmade gift for your best friends or kids ? Do you love to crochet ? Don't look any further! This lovely amigurumi bear by Ekaterina Nikolaeva and Amiguroom is just perfect for every special occasion! Amigurumi is an easy to learn crochet technique from Japan, that allows you to create lovely toys and gifts. So don't hesitate: quickly grab this wonderful free pattern and learn the how-tos. This cuddly amigurumi bear is an absolutely easy crochet toy project: you can create it easily even if you are a beginner in amigurumi. This crocheted bear also doesn't require too much yarn , and it will look great in any color!
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DIY Easy crochet baby sneakers (free crochet pattern)
Do you love simple (beginner) crochet projects and super adorable baby clothes? Crochet cute simple baby shoes suitable for boys and girls! Nothing fancy, no flowers, no bows or colorful buttons. Even if you are a beginner in crocheting you will love this step-by-step crochet video tutorial, the free crochet baby boots pattern and the finished baby sneakers! These adorable little cozy shoes can be great gifts for a baby shower party, or you can crochet some as an extra winter protection for your little one.
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Easy origami paper star Christmas tree ornament (paper folding tutorial)
We love making handmade Christmas decorations ! These 5 pointed origami stars by Dreams Factory are easy to fold and make beautiful Christmas decorations. You can make them from magazines, scrapbook papers or sheet music , whatever you happen to have lying around. You can use these gorgeous and easy to fold origami stars to decorate your Christmas tree or they will look beautiful as a Christmas mantelpiece. Dreams Factory used vintage patterns but you could use bright Christmas colors as well! This vintage paper star ornament is a super easy paper craft project so you can whip up some easily even if you are a beginner in origami !
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Miniature winter zen garden (sand box) with snowman
We need to confess that we love zen gardens and playing with sand ! This winter zen garden is the Christmas version of the traditional japanese zen gardens and it also grants a very fun and reaxing activity. This easy christmas zen garden craft is a must, because what can be more relaxing than drawing in and playing with "snow" ? You can decorate your miniature winter wonderland zen garden with any christmas figurines and trees, and simple use it as nice winter decor if you doesn't need to relax at moment. OR it can be a fun playset for the kids ( at least for a few hours ).
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DIY Plastic bottle penguins - winter craft for kids
Let us present you One Little Project's super easy and fun winter craft for kids : the adorable, felt plastic bottle penguin ! There are lots of ways to recycle plastic soda bottles , and turning them into adorable penguins is one of them. These water bottle penguins are SO CUTE and are really easy to make! A perfect winter craft for kids that uses simple materials you probably have at home. This project is definitely a winner for your little ones on a cold and dreary day! Plus: this adorable little plastic bottle penguin doubles up as a lovely gift bag ( if you switch the cotton balls with small candy or gifts ) which makes it even more perfect!
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3D Paper snowflake ornament - easy DIY winter decor
This easy to make 3-Dimensional paper snowflake looks gorgeous hanging on a Christmas tree or in a window, and this beautiful paper ornament is also super fun to make! ( For kids or adults as well! ) This 3D paper snowflake can be a winter-time decor, or if you make it in fun vibrant colors it can be a great flower like spring decor as well! Karin used double-sided paper ( white/silver ) to make it and we think it was a good choice - these two colors make it look even more three-dimensional . If you make this easy paper ornament in small sizes it can be a great addition to your Christmas tree !
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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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Crochet amigurumi dog in sweater (free crochet pattern)
Besides being totally adorable, this crochet dog pattern is completely free ,so you can experiment with it without blowing your crochet budget. Grab some yarn and start stitching! If you're stitching this cute little winter puppy as a toy for a young child, swap the safety eyes and nose for crocheted or embroidered parts instead. You can easily customize this amigurumi dog design to be any color you'd like. Crochet a little dog as a toy or as a cute little Christmas decor ! If you're a crocheter who is looking for a little bit of a challenge, this is a great pattern for you.  Pattern designer: Tatyana Kostochenkova and Barberry Store (Instagram @barberry_store)
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Cute crochet chicken hat with yarn hair (free crochet pattern)
Celebrate Easter in adorable style with this baby chick crochet hat pattern! My Merry Messy Life was inspired by adorable little real baby chicks to make a super adorable hat that looks like them in sizes toddler through adult . Isn’t this crocheted chick hat with yarn hair is just adorable? The crazy hair really brings this chick together. At mymerrymessylife.com you will find the free chick hat crochet pattern in three sizes: toddler, child ,and adult. This is a very simple & quick crochet project  which is absolutely suitable for beginner crocheters:
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3D paper christmas tree - easy paper craft for kids (video tutorial)
Learn how to make a gorgeous 3D Paper Christmas tree with Hattifant's step-by-step video tutorial, and free printable Christmas tree template! If you love paper snowflakes and fancy the next challenge, these beautiful dimensional paper Christmas trees are super easy to make and look great both with and without an electric tea light! What a fantastic paper craft for Christmas ! You can get the free printable template here
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DIY Toilet paper tube snowman bowling - fun winter game for kids
A few fun winter activities stashed in your back pocket for a snowy day can end up being a lifesaver. This fun toilet paper tube bowling game by From ABCs To ACTs is just the perfect winter craft for the kids! It's super easy to make, almost costs nothing and also super fun to play with! Head to fromabcstoacts.com learn how to make this fun toilet paper tube snowman winter game and voilá': you’ve got yourself a fun winter game for kids that will make you forget all about the fact that you’re stuck indoors!
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Crochet Christmas gnomes - free amigurumi pattern
We are so in love with these little crocheted gnomes by Miss Neriss! You can crochet a regular gnome , a slightly taller one, and even a lady gnome in minutes! This free pattern is really simple, and it’s definitely possible to whip out one or two of these in an evening. They make great Christmas ornaments , or you could even attach a loop to the top of the hat and hang it in your Christmas tree. So, what will you need? A couple of shades of red, a grey, a brown, white and this free amigurumi pattern by Miss Neriss:
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DIY Mason jar Christmas light - easy vintage outdoor decor
We simply love upcycling crafts , especially if the outcome is something useful and gorgeous. Robin ( from All Things Heart And Home ) has made this beautiful Christmas light out of simple mason jars , and she will teach you now how to make it for yourself! This DIY Mason jar Christmas light is perfect in the early morning and at night ( it’s like you are catching fireflies! ) And ( believe it or not ) this mason jar fairy light is super easy to make!
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Easy kawaii crochet polar bear - free amigurumi pattern
Snuggle up to winter with this cute bubblegum polar bear amigurumi! This polar bear is a super cute (kawaii) and cuddly, nice to hug bear which is very easy to crochet from your favorite yarn. In this free crochet tutorial, you can learn how to crochet this adorable polar bear. This sweet amigurumi bear is sure to bring a smile to any face! This amigurumi cutie is a wonderful seasonal (winterdecoration or soft toy for kids. This amigurumi bear soft toy is also perfect as a gift for a newborn if you create it's eyes with hand embroidery.  At this nice crochet blog you will find the amigurumi pattern of this cute crochet bear for free!
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Short Christmas gnome in winter hat (video tutorial)
Easy and fun DIY Christmas gnomes by Sarah Nenni-Daher for your holiday home decor ! So cute and simple to create! These adorable DIY Christmas gnomes are one of our all time favorite Christmas crafts. These fun Christmas gnomes ( or tomtes ) make adorable winter home decors, or in smaller sizes: Christmas ornaments or gift toppers. Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make Swedish Christmas gnome ( tomte, nisse, or Scandinavian gnome ) in no time at all!
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Soft little amigurumi snowman ( free crochet pattern )
By following along Yuliya Chebanova's free amigurumi pattern at AmiguroomToys, you will be able to crochet this adorable snowman in no time! This sweet amigurumi snowman is sure to bring a smile to any face! This amigurumi cutie is a wonderful seasonal decoration or a soft toy for kids. This amigurumi snowman also can be a lovely little cuddle buddy for a newborn baby ( just swap the plastic eyes with hand embroidery ). So, if you need a lovely Christmas gift or want to make your favorite munchkin a handmade toy, this amigurumi snowman is a perfect choice!
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Tiny amigurumi giraffe with scarf (free amigurumi pattern)
Are you looking for a lovely handmade gift for your best friends or kids? Do you love to crochet ? Don't look any further! This lovely amigurumi giraffe by Olga Lukoshkina at Amiguroom Toys is just perfect for every special occasion! Amigurumi is an easy to learn crochet technique from Japan that allows you to create lovely toys and gifts , so quickly grab this wonderful free pattern and learn the how-tos. Amigurumi toys are great gifts for any special occasion such as Christmas or birthdays.
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Elegant white wedding bouquet
There is a misconception that learning how to make a DIY wedding bouquet is hard, which it’s absolutely not. It's easy and affordable! Put a very personal touch on your wedding day by creating your own bouquet. With this step-by-step tutorial by Tara Dennis it will be a piece of cake! While there are tons of colors to focus on in your wedding bouquet, most of the brides opt to carry white for their weddings. The choice may be anchored in tradition ,but that's not the only reason of it's popularity. White bouquets complement any wedding dress, and never draw attention away from the bride herself. Even better, they go with nearly any color scheme and will fit in with your celebration's style no matter the formality of the day.
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Winter wine bottle bird feeders (with free plan)
Today,she's sharing a How To Build A Wine Bottle Bird Feeder tutorial with us! And the best part is that it isn’t ridiculously hard to make if you have a few DIY tools on hand! With this nice free woodworking plan you can get one self-dosing bird feeder that can help your little feathered friends to survive at winter, or this glass bottle bird feeder  can be a perfect gift for anyone in your family who loves to observe birds (and squirrels)! And as an extra you can upcycle some glass bottles with this wooden bird feeder wich is also nice!
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Amigurumi pig in red stripey sweater (free crochet pattern)
There's nothing like crocheting toys for your kids that they'll love forever! Watch them play with your handmade creations all throughout their childhood. Stitch this lovely crocheted pig by Julia Kuzmova and Amiguroom Toys for your little ones to enjoy! Simply follow Julia's great, easy-to-follow free amigurumi pattern and create this lovely amigurumi pig in no time! If you need a lovely Christmas gift or want to make your favorite munchkin a handmade toy this amigurumi pig makes a sweet little gift. You can create various accessories for your little piggy by using up your scrap yarns as well.
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DIY paper puppet polar bear - fun winter craft for kids
This fun paper polar bear puppet by Kids Craft Room It is totally the cutest winter craft project we've ever seen! It's super fun to play with and it's also super easy to make! We also love that this puppet polar bear craft is made from just one sheet of paper. As a bonus: Kids Craft Room has created a free printable pattern for you, so you can start to enjoy all the fun and games right away! All you need to do to make these adorable polar bear puppets is: print the template, cut it out and then follow Kids Craft Room's instructions:
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Amigurumi climate change polar bear (free crochet pattern)
We have a very special new free pattern for you : a cute amigurumi climate change fight polar bear! This amigurumi bear is a super cute huggable soft toy with a very special and important message,  and it's super easy to crochet from your favorite yarn.  In this free crochet tutorial, you can learn how to crochet this adorable polar bear with a tiny Earth ball.  This amigurumi cutie also can be a wonderful seasonal (winterdecoration or soft toy for kids. ( Or you can crochet some as donation to fight against climate change! )
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Little crochet snowman Christmas ornament  - free crochet pattern
We've always found that hand-crafted crochet ornaments have such a beautiful charm about them. There are so many possibilities: from delicate crocheted angels and snowflakes, colorful crocheted baubles, rustic trees and stars, to cute and cheerful little snowmen! For this Christmas, crochet this super adorable and quick little snowman ornament by Spin A Yarn Crochet! He’s wearing a scarf and earmuffs to keep out that winter chill, which also makes this guy super customizable. You can make him as bright and cheerful or festive as you want by changing up the color of his accessories.
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Crochet black cat slouch hat (free crochet pattern)
This black cat slouch hat has chunky ribbing and cute cat ears. This simple and free crochet cat hat pattern works up quickly and makes a great gift! If you want to crochet your own cat hat, Alexis has written up the pattern for you! Winter is the perfect time to cuddle up with your yarn and crochet hooks and make something cozy. This crochet cat hat pattern is great for beginners, and simple enough that a more experienced crocheter could whip up a hat in just a couple of hours. You can crochet this easy cat hat in any color and size which mean you can customize and personalize this crochet hat pattern pretty easily – perfect for the  holiday gift giving!
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DIY Easy wooden birdhouse (free plan)
This is a free woodworking plan of a super easy DIY birdhouse from Ana-White!  Prepare for the winter / spring season with this super easy to make wooden birdhouse.Today Ana-White is going to share with you a collection of free birdhouse plans that you can make from cedar fence pickets.  Costing less than $2 each and naturally weather resistant, cedar fence pickets are the perfect building material for little birdhouses. This birdhouse is so easy, your little ones can make it.  We suggest kiddos putting it together with glue (try a glue that works on oily wood like Gorilla Glue or a super glue for fast dry times) and then Mom or Dad adding some nails or screws after the glue dries to make sure the birdhouse is plenty sturdy.
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Potato stamp snowman - easy Christmas card idea
What better way to kick off this year’s festive crafting than with some potato printed DIY Christmas card:  a chubby lovesick snowman! This super cute potato stamp snowman craft is suitable for kids of all ages and it can be a great winter decor or a lovely handmade Christmas card! You could even fashion your own stamps from potato - make shapes, numbers, alphabet letters or any other design you like. This versatile vegetable creates interesting prints on paper or fabric. This is a fun project for kids. It’s a great alternative to regular painting or using regular stamps. Kids really enjoy using a potato as a stamp. It's like they are given permission to play with their food!
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Colorful shell wrist warmers - free crochet pattern
Learn how to crochet a cozy pair of beautiful, bohemian fingerless gloves with this free crochet pattern and tutorial from Lulu Loves! Crochet fingerless gloves provide warmth, simplicity and the convenience of being able to use your fingers when you need to like searching through your pockets or purse. They also add a little bit of color and style to your wardrobe, and let’s not forget that crochet fingerless gloves also make great gifts! ( Not only are they useful, but they’re also an easy crochet project when you’re looking to come up with a gift quickly! ) Get the free pattern at www.lululoves.co.uk and let's get crocheting :
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