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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 )
DIY holiday crayons - new life of broken small crayons
What a great craft project! If you have a few broken unusable crayons you can give them a new life in any shape and create the perfect chunky, multi-colored crayon for little hands! You can package them in little cellophane bags to drop into stockings and with these fun multi colored crayons you can teach the kids some of the basic drawing techniques. You can use ANY shape of silicon molds that fits into the holiday/season to make special multi colored and fun shaped crayons.
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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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Bear pom pom winter beanie - free crochet bear hat pattern
If you love incredibly adorable winter baby hats you absolutely have to make this one! Rather than placing the usual single pom pom on top of a beanie , this super cute bear beanie hat have TWO pom poms on top to make it look like little fluffy bear ears ! This free bear pom pom beanie pattern is easily adaptable for all different sizes as you will soon see! This beanie is very warm and will be able to fit your kid for a while since it stretches quite a bit and the cuff can be adjusted. We think the light pink pom poms against the cream yarn look sooo sweet. You could make a cream/white base for the hat and change up the colors of the pom poms for all different looks!
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Simple DIY Christmas Santa gnome (video tutorial)
If you're in a hunt for a super fun, easy-to-make, and budget-friendly Christmas decoration - or just want to make a fun Christmas craft with the kids , try these super adorable, Scandinavian style Christmas Gnomes ! Christmas Gnomes are not just super cute decors, but they are also very easy to craft, which makes them perfect for decorating and also for disguising gifts! By following along Sarah Nenni-Daher's step-by-step video tutorial, you will be able to make a set of Christmas gnomes in no time! All you need is a little piece of ( felt ) fabric, yarn, and a wooden bead. Let's get crafting:
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Easy DIY 3D paper star - Christmas decoration
We love the magic that Christmas decorations can create. Especially paper stars ! These easy DIY Paper stars by Elizabeth Joan Designs can instantly transform a ho-hum space into something truly magical. These DIY paper star lanterns make pretty decorations with cut out patterns or even without lights inside. ( You could make a gold star to put on your Christmas tree! ) Elizabeth will teach you how to make these super simple but also super gorgeous paper stars in no time with a few simple steps:
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Adorable snowmen plushies ( free sewing pattern )
Do you love sewing? Are you looking for a super cute soft plush toy for your kids? Try this huggable snowman softie! This adorable snowman plush toy is a perfect Christmas gift or you can give them for any special occasion! In this nice sewing/craft site you will find the free sewing pattern and a nice step-by-step assembilng ad sewing tutorial! You can add extra elements to your snowman plushies, or sew / crochet a few accesories for them! Who can resist this sweet smiling snowman face?
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Quick crochet snow globe ornaments (free crochet pattern)
If you don’t want to think about putting another big crochet project on your hooks this lovely little snow globe ornament by Repeat Crafter Me is just a perfect project for you! You can hook up these super simple crochet snow globe ornaments in just 15 minutes! You can add little Christmas buttons to your finished crochet snow globe ornaments as festive little additions. Get the free crochet snow globe ornament pattern at repeatcrafterme.com and create your own little snow globe ornaments now:
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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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Orange peel Christmas votive - natural winter decor
These orange peel Christmas votives by Handimania are quick and easy to make, elegant, inexpensive, and of course, they smelling heavenly! Use the orange peel tea candle holders on your table or throughout your home. ( For maximum safety, you can use flameless tea candles with them. ) Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make gorgeous and heavenly smelling orange peel votives. These orange peel votives are super inexpensive, their glow is simply beautiful, and they allow you to create a great atmosphere at home during long, dark, and cold evenings. The warmth of the flame activates essential oils from both the peel and cloves and that results in a fabulous scent.
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Fingerless fox gloves - free crochet pattern
Today she's sharing with us her new fox fingerless gloves crochet pattern made with front post single crochet stitches. No matter what crochet hooks you use, you can make these fun and cozy fox fingerless gloves  for yourself in a rainy fall / snowy winter afternoon. You can use this super adorable fox crochet pattern to make fingerless gloves (or  handrwarmers ) for your family as a nice Christmas gift or just to show your love. It's not really an easy / beginner crochet project but absolutely worth to try!
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Quick and easy DIY pompom Christmas trees - (Christmas tree on a car)
We love quick and fun Christmas craft projects , and this adorable pompom Christmas tree by Craft And Creativity is just the perfect one that you can make for Christmas home decoration , gifts , or as a fun activity with your kids. This little pompom Christmas tree also works wonderfully as a fun Christmas gift topper , because who can resist a fluffy little Christmas tree on a car ? Get the step-by-step craft tutorial at craftandcreativity.com, and let's get crafting !
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Upcycled snowman christmas ornaments from keys
Everyone has extra keys lying around that are of no use anymore. Don’t add them to our growing landfills, turn them into festive snowman ornaments to keep or give as gifts!
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DIY Giant dimensional paper stars and snowflakes (with template)
This goreous 3 dimensional paper snowflake and star is not just a gorgeous way to decorate your home or the school at Christmas but it's also a very easy craft project and inexpensive as wel! You just need a little paper and >>>this free template<<<, and a little glue to make one. The dimensional paper snowflakes and stars will look gorgeous in any size and pattern, from small Chistmas tree ornaments to large Christmas party
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DIY Snow covered felt Christmas trees - Christmas decor from felt
Make a wonderful snow covered DIY Felt Christmas tree ! As usual, Craft And Creativity will show you how to make this lovely little Christmas decor from felt scraps, in no time! Begin by cutting felt circles and choosing your favorite felt colors. Too adorable! This cute little felt pine tree ( or Christmas tree ) is just a perfect easy & quick little Christmas craft project to clear that felt scrap stash. This simple felt christmas tree ( in smaller sizes ) also can be a great Christmas tree ornament or you can attach them to your Christmas presents - either way they will be a great hit! The kids will love to make these adorable little felt Christmas trees , and at Craft And Creativity you will find many more lovely felt Christmas crafts to make! Let's get crafty!
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Outdoor winter decoration easily - pine cone topiary
If you like natural materials, or love rustic /vintage style this pine cone topiary is a perfect winter decoration for you! It's easy to make! Ok, maybe a little bit time consuming , but absolutelly worth it!
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Crocheted stars - christmas tree ornaments
These simple Christmas crochet stars are a free pattern that makes a fun and easy holiday project! Use them as Christmas ornaments on your tree or as decorations and appliques any time of year. We love to crochet, and we simply adore quick and simple crochet projects, which is why these little crochet stars are the best. This pattern is incredibly easy to make – just two short rounds and your star is done! You can make some to hang on your Christmas tree, attach them to special gifts, or work up a whole constellation and string them onto a starry garland.
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DIY Paper Christmas village advent calendar (free printable template)
For us, the countdown to Christmas day is as exciting as the event itself. We just love all the excitement! With this beautiful handmade a dvent calendar by Confettidea, the excitement starts now! What better way to start the countdown to Christmas than with a gorgeous handmade advent calendar. Homemade advent calendars are always the best, as you get to choose what you put inside them. Confettidea provides us a free printable template , so creating this gorgeous advent calendar village will be a piece of cake! You can use plain craft paper, upcycled Christmas wrapping paper, old book pages and even maps to make yours. So many possibilities!
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Hatching paper plate pingvin chick puppet - fun winter craft for kids
These hatching paper plate penguin chick puppets by Kids Craft Room are so quick and easy to make and super fun to play with! This paper plate penguin craft is great for toddlers and preschoolers who will love to see the penguin chick hatch from its egg again and again! Pull the penguin puppet down to make it hide in its egg and push it up to make it hatch! So much fun! Penguin crafts like this are great for Christmas, winter or if you’re planning a polar study theme. Head to kidscraftroom.com and learn how to make them:
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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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Adorable wood block penguin - winter craft for kids
We L-O-V-E penguins! This time Easy Peasy And Fun will show you how to transform a simple wood block into adorable wood block penguins! Make those boring old wood blocks fun again! This wood block penguin craft is super easy to make and will look lovely on your porch ( or balcony ) , no matter if it’s made by you or by your kids. This adorable wood block penguin craft is great for winter decoration or you can give it as a homemade gift. Don't forget to check out Andreja's other lovely wood block creations at easypeasyandfun.com!
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Easy crochet snowman Christmas tree ornament (free pattern)
Winter is finally here! The temperature outside is starting to drop and before long, we may be seeing snow on the ground. We decided to get in the winter / Christmas mood by sharing this cute crochet snowman Christmas ornament with you created by Devon. This little crochet snowman ornament would also work for an applique as well. Just don’t add a hanging string and you can use it for something else. You can use small beads or buttons for the eyes and nose. Change out the colors of the hat and/or scarves to customize your  little crochet snowman Christmas ornament.
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DIY Christmas gnome with eyes (video tutorial)
This lovely little DIY Christmas gnome with its tiny, beady eyes is so cute, and so easy to make: you could whip out a bunch of them as lovely gift toppers, or as cute Christmas decors under an afternoon. Kids love to craft with fabric and felt, so this would be a fun one to do with them too. You could make a little Santa gnome , just use red fabric pieces instead of blue. Follow along with Sarah Nenni-Daher' step-by-step gnome making tutorial, and create your very own little Scandinavian style Christmas gnome decoration:
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DIY wooden clock advent calendar - Christmas decoration
We never got into advent calendars until we had children, but now we just love them! Advent calendars gives the kids a great way to visualize how close Christmas is! For this year create something different and special: make a DIY rustic wooden clock advent calendar!  Look how gorgeous and unique is this wooden calendar! And it's super cheap and simple to make! Visit this great DIY blog , follow along the tutorial and create your own gorgeous vintage style DIY wooden clock advent calendar.
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Skandinavian style winter dolls from logs (no-sew)
You will be surprised how easy is to make one of these gorgeous  cute skandinavian / russian winter dolls! Almost no-sewing involved in this quick winter craft project (only a few hand stitches for the hair and the skirt ruffles )!  In this nice craft site you can learn how can you make this adorable traditional winter doll with a simple log and some leftover fabrics.  The pictures of the different finished skandinavian / russian vintage doll designs in the site's comment section is also very interesting  (and inspirational) so don't forget to check it out!
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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 white crocheted flower boots (free crochet pattern)
Do you love crocheting and stylish cozy boots? Try this! Wearing these gorgeous cozy crocheted boots/slippers is like a yarn dream come true! You can create the crocheted boots with sturdy insoles or simply use an old flip-flop as sole!  They will look like expensive crochet UGG boots you can buy in a store, but you still don't need to rob a bank to crochet it! In fact this is a very easy crochet project with simple granny hexagons. (Free pattern can be found in the linked site.) Whether you wear them outside as spring/winter/autumn boots or inside as slippers, you’re going to have some incredibly warm, stylish and happy toes.
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Crocheted snowflake garland - free crochet pattern
Christmas is just around the corner and we would like to share with you something special for your Christmas tree: a free gorgeous crochet snowflake garland! What's fits better to your home at Christmas / winter than beautiful delicate snowflakes ! With this detailed crochet tutorial you can crochet this beautiful crochet snowflake garland easily, even if you are a beginner in crocheting!
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