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This craft category is a huge collection of various hobby craft tutorials! Jewelry making tutorials (wire jewelry making, macrame jewelry, leather jewelry, easy accessories from paper, paracord bracelets, easy jewelry making ideas for kids),crafts with fondant, polimer clay and play-doh ( fondant figures / DIY cake toppers , play doh crafts / play doh ideas for kids, play doh-recipes, polimer clay figure tutorials ), beading (beaded jewelries,beaded accessories, bead animals, crafts with bead, bead weaving),pet crafts (DIY dog beds, DIY cat beds, DIY cat furniture, DIY cat toys, DIY dog toys, free sewing patterns of pet clothes and accessories), life hacks (tips &tricks around the house) ... and a lot more! If you are looking for specific craft category ( for example: beadcraft ) please choose a sub-category from the "paper crafts" main menu ( at the top of the page).
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DIY Fabric face mask ( free sewing pattern & sewing tutorial )
If you're already sick, need to go outside ( for quick shopping or to visit a doctor ) , and you haven't got face masks at hand, you can use Craft Passion's free face mask sewing pattern to create a mask quickly. For extra protection against viruses , Craft Passion will show you how to add non-woven filters inside your DIY face mask. Unlike surgical masks , these DIY fabric face masks can be washed and used/reused. Please note that this DIY fabric face mask doesn't prevent virus infection , and it also doesn't mean to replace the proper face masks. This fabric face mask is just a contingency plan for those who have no access to masks in the market.
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DIY Fabric journal cover ( free sewing pattern & tutorial )
This lovely fabric journal cover by Christine from Sew, Jahit is designed to have a clean look, be functional, and absolutely machine washable - which adds on to its practicality. It has plenty of compartments: including card slots and a pocket for the smartphone. It fits journals of up to B5 size. This journal cover is easy to sew enough for an advanced beginners, and the materials are easily available in sewing and craft stores. Get the free sewing pattern & sewing tutorial at sewjahit.com, and let the fun begin:
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Molang bunny - amigurumi bunny ornament (free crochet pattern)
Do you love crochet and super adorable handmade decorations ? Crochet this lovely amigurumi Molang rabbit by Paint It Colorful! This adorable amigurumi rabbit ornament can be a wonderful handmade gift for your kids ( or grandkids ) or a festive little Christmas tree ornament. At Paint It Colorful you will find the pattern of this little Molang bunny ornament for free! Isn't it wonderful? This amigurumi rabbit is an absolutely easy crochet toy project: you can create it easily even if you are a beginner in amigurumi. This crocheted rabbit doesn't require too much yarn, and it will look great in any color!
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DIY Christmas gnome advent calendar (free printable)
For us, the countdown to Christmas day is as exciting as the event itself. We just love all the excitement! With this beautiful handmade advent calendar by Pysselbolaget , the excitement starts now! What better way to start the countdown to Christmas than with a super adorable and handmade advent calendar. Homemade advent calendars are always the best, as you get to choose what you put inside them. Pysselbolaget provides us a free printable template , so creating this fun Christmas gnome advent calendar 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! ( To download the free printable please choose the UNTRANSLATED link below, then click on the blue "ladda ner, printa och klippa ut tomtarnas ansikten" link above the assembling photo. )
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Easter bunny ribbon and rhinestone hair clip
This Easter Bunny Ribbon hair clip is not just easy to make and easily customizable but also very cute! You need 3/8ths inch ribbon , a little bling, and a great outfit to pair it with! Place it on an alligator clip, in the center of a big bow, or on a headband and thats it! You can use any type of fabric ( silk ) ribbons or just simple colorful paper strips to create some! It can be a cute easter kid accessory or you can use them as easter home decors / gifts and to create unique easter gift cards as well.
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Step-by-step painting tutorials by Cinnamon Cooney
Would you like to learn how to paint beautiful unique acrylic paintings in vibrant fun colors? C innamon Cooney 's art class video channel will teach you how to paint these gorgeous pictures in nice, easy to follow step-by-step video tutorials ! Her acrylic painting videos are very easy to follow even if your are a beginner in painting with acrylics , and the outcome is so beautiful you can gift them to your family members or hang on your wall! ( Not to mention she's has a very unique, fun vibrant style and personality! In her Youtube art channel you can find more than 40! different step-by-step painting tutorial with various magical and landscape themes, seasonal paintings etc.
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DIY Outdoor tic-tac-toe game from pebbles - garden game
Tatertots And Jello created this simple b ut fantastic DIY tic-tac toe game just using scrap wood and rocks from the backyard. This rock Tic-tac-toe game is inexpensive and provides great entertainment for all ages.Get your home ready for summer entertaining and create this fun o utdoor tic-tac-toe game ! Making this DIY tic-tac-toe game takes only seconds and you can customize it in many ways. Paint the stones your favorite color or draw hearts on the stones for Valentine’s Day. There are many variations you can make!
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DIY Handprint flower Mother's day card
If you’re looking for a fun and quick Mother’s day gift for kids to make this year, this Mother’s day handprint flower card by The Best Ideas For Kids can’t be topped. The Best Ideas For Kids' template makes this gorgeous handprint flower card an easy kids craft to make, and mom or grandma will adore the special message hidden inside the pot when she opens it up on her special day! Get the free pattern and tutorial at thebestideasforkids.com and let's get crafting:
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How to whiten salt dough
In this step-by-step tutorial Domestically Blissful will teach you how to make gorgeous salt dough ornaments in snow white with a simple and easy trick! Salt dough ornaments are the sweetest little homemade gift! You can make them for the whole family or classroom with hardly any effort! Salt dough ornaments are quick and easy to make and they last forever. You could make them for your family, the classroom, coworkers .. you name it! And your limitations are only set by the cookie cutters you own. If you want to take it one step further, you can even personalize the ornaments for the recipient!
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DIY portable doll house suitcase (with 2 different patterns)
Create a compact, portable doll house in a bag with following along Tara Dennis' step-by-step tutorial ! This little doll house has everything that your kid will need and when you finish playing; you can close it and travel with it wherever you want. Start with one scene or make a few and get the kids involved too.This portable doll house is great for their imagination! You can create a bedroom and a flower shop with following this wonderful tutorial, but you could make a lounge room, play room, craft room, bathroom, any scene you like!
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DIY mason jar snowman - Christmas gift wrapping idea
This lovely little mason jar snowmen by Red Ted Art is a super cute, quick and easy way to decorate a jar for Christmas , Christmas gifts , school jar decorating competitions or Christmas fairs. This upcycled mason jar snowmen ( filled with various small treats, toys, delicious cookie or hot cocoa ingredients ) makes a great last minute Christmas gift for best friends, teachers or for your family. It also can be a great Christmas / winter decoration because it's so cute! Watch this step-by-step video tutorial by Red Ted Art and learn how to make these fun little mason jar snowmen:
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Dipped strawberry carrot and oreo
We are big fans of themed Easter treats (and to be honest, all delicious desserts, especially it involves chocolate and fruits!) Strawberries are a fruit that can make a natural transition into short, fat carrots with the help of orange candy melts (or white melting chocolate with a dab of food coloring). So goes this delicious little (Easter) snack with yummy strawberry carrots in pudding “dirt.” Oh, and did I mention that the chocolate dirt is actually Oreos? It’s all very tasty, and the look of carrots growing in the dirt is so fun. If you love themed Easter desserts, this idea is for you!
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Textile beads from fabric scraps
Are you looking for a (fabric) scrapbuster craft idea? Dou you like unique and gorgeous jewelries? Try the textile beads! You can upcycle any old clothes/leftower fabrics to create these beads and for a more unique look you can combine them with real beads and other decorative elements! This textile bead necklace can be a perfect gift for any ocassion or you can spice up your outfit with this accessory in an inexpensive way (even if you have metal allergy). Of course you can create other accessories with this fun  and easy technique!
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DIY Felt reindeer Christmas gift bag from a tin can
Let us present you Creative Mamy's super easy and fun winter craft for kids : the adorable tin can reindeer ! There are lots of ways to recycle tin cans , and turning them into adorable reindeer is one of them. These tin can reindeer penguins are SO CUTE and are really easy to make! A perfect Christmas 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 tin can Rudolph doubles up as a lovely gift bag which makes it even more perfect!
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Adorable DIY Polimer clay owl (step-by-step tutorial)
For nature and animal lovers here's a wonderful step-by-step polimer clay tutorial from Анастасия Астафьева: an adorable owl! This little polymer clay owl is so cute, and it's such a great DIY jewelry craft that is perfect for older kids and teens. You could use the finished owls as adorable necklaces, brooches, keychains or just create some as a lovely fall decor ! These polymer clay owls would also make great handmade gifts that kids could make for their friends. Watch the step-by-step tutorial and create yours now:
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DIY Heart bath bombs - easy & quick Valentine's gift
Today The Best Ideas For Kids will show you how to make your own heart shaped bath bombs ! These homemade heart bath bombs are actually really easy to make, they make such lovely Valentine's gifts and as a bonus: you will save a fortune with them. These DIY bath bombs are shaped into little hearts ( with a heart shape mold ) , but you could use any shape you want or have at hand! ( Imagine a festive Christmas tree variation, or fun cake shaped bath bombs , artistic discs or cubes, or you can use a simple plastic bauble to create round " classic" ones ) !
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DIY Egg carton Easter carrot treat bag with felt bunnies
Easter is right around the corner so now is a great time to hop into some spring crafting ! Today CreativeMamy will show you how to transform an ordinary egg carton into a super cute carrot treat bag. This egg carton Easter treat bag is just 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 craft project for beginners, b ut they are still big enough to hold plenty of treats ! You can make a few or make a whole bushel.
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Gingerbread girls - creative cookie packaging
With this super easy cookie packaging idea you can turn boring store bought cookies into fun homemade Christmas treats in minutes! Brilliant isn't it? To create these super cute gingerbread girl faces you will need a little celophane (or pre-packaged cookies), a white  (or any lighter color) sharpie, and a cute ribbon! You can create the gingerbread girls with almost every chocholate (chip) cookies or you can create other Christmas figures with vanilla ones (imagine a cute snowman from a sugar cookie or an adorable reindeer from a gingerbread cookie)! This easy dessert packagind idea can be perfect for almost everyone at Christmas from family members, to teachers everyone will love them!
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DIY Chocolate covered wafer cookie bunny - Easter party snack
These super cute Easter treats by HungryHappenings look adorable at your holiday parties, and no baking is involved! The bunny is made out of a wafer cookie covered with yummy chocolate. Kids will love helping put the chocolate covered wafer cookie bunnies in their Easter baskets and also they will love them to eat!  Beth used dark chocolate to cover the waffle cookie bunnies but you can use white chocolate as well! These adorable chocolate covered bunny cookies will be perfect gifts for Easter to almost everyone because who doesn't love chocolate and bunnies? (Especially combined in one!) Follow Beth's tutorial and create a bunch of cute bunnies:
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DIY Simple sliding knot bracelet
Ready for something quick and easy? In this nice detailed craft tutorial, we will make a simple sliding knot bracelet with an antique african coin. (But of course you can use other coin shaped materials with holes: such as washers and buttons!) This super easy DIY macrame bracelet is totally adjustable and can fit just about every wrist, depending on how much cord or string you use. If you finished your very own sliding knot macrame bracelet it's time to give it to someone you have a crush on cause it's totally gender neutral and anyone who is anyone would want to wear something you made !
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DIY AfterSun sunburn relief gel with aloe
Spending time outside and enjoying summer is a good thing, but forgetting to wear sunscreen can result in a painful sunburn . It's almost as if nature gifted us the aloe-gel is just perfect for soothing our lobster-like skin. The gel inside the aloe plants leaves has cooling properties, plus it's an antiseptic that accelerates healing. You can go ahead and purchase pre-bottled aloe gel, but there's definitely some fun in extracting the gel from the leaf yourself ( if you have an aloe plant at home ) . This natural DIY After sun sunburn relief gel by Busy Creating Memories is affordable, easy, and don’t contain potentially harmful chemicals or other questionable ingredients.
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Kuma’s amigurumi bear family (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 kawaii amigurumi bear by Tarturumies 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 baby shower parties , Christmas or birthdays.
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Cute cat couple - polymer clay tutorial
Today's step-by-step video tutorial is a super cute polimer clay cat ! In this video tutorial you can learn how to make this super cute sitting cat out of polimer clay! Of course you can use other materials to create the sitting cat figurines : in can be a lovely Valentine's day or wedding cake topper / cake decoration from fondant , you can create cute home decors with them from air drying clay, or even you can use simple play-doh / plasticine / salt-dough to create some cute sitting cat with the kids just for fun !
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Gorgeous ribbon rose bouquet with kanzashi technique
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make this gorgeous colorful round bouquet of satin roses ! We love kanzashi ( ribbon folding ) technique because it's super easy and the outcome is always soo beautiful and unique! You can use this round ribbon rose bouquet at your wedding , or you can make one as a beautiful gift for any special occassions! This kanzashi ribbon flower bouquet will look gorgeous in any color, you can even use it as a nice spring/easter decor ! You can use th is clever and easy ribbon rose folding technique to create other accesories/jewelrie s as well!
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DIY kanzashi silk ribbon flower
Are you looking for a beautiful spring decoration or a gorgeous accessory ? This step-by-step video tutorial teaches you how to fold this gorgeous kanzashi flower from simple silk ribbons. Kanzashi is the Japanese art of folding delicate squares of silk into three-dimensional flower petals. ( Think about ribbon kanzashi flowers as a beautiful fabric interpretation of origami pieces. ) The finished silk ribbon flowers can be attached to a purse, a shirt, a barrette or any other fashion accessory of your choice. They are easy to make and look so pretty!
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Little sleeping amigurumi pig (free crochet pattern)
We simply love adorable amigurumi toys ! This free, sleeping amigurumi pig pattern by Amiguroom and Katushka Morozova is such a perfect crochet project for everyone who loves cute piggies! Seriously, who can resist this cuteness? Katushka Morozova created this lovely free crochet pattern to teach you how to make this lovely sleeping amigurumi pig. This amigurumi pig pattern is easy to read and quick to crochet. This little piggy can be a lovely toy or you can make them as cute keychains. Pattern designer: Katushka Morozova
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DIY Mystery braid leather bracelet tutorial
Today we are sharing with you our latest crafty obsession: mystery braid bracelets by A Pumpkin And A Princess! Maybe you asking now what the mystery is. The mystery behind this leather bracelet is that the braid is made without any loose ends. Still confused? Don’t worry she has pictures to show you exactly what we talking about. This mystery braid bracelet tutorial is easy to follow and you can find the supplies at your local craft store or on Amazon. Let's get crafty!
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DIY Natural branch coasters - nature craft
Wood slices can be turned into many things, but our all-time favorite is these branch coasters by Stephanie Rose from Garden Therapy ! Instead of burning that old tree in the backyard, reuse it and make it into something awesome! Making a set of branch coasters from a fallen tree will allow the beauty of that wood to live on and tell the story in its rings. These simple but beautiful DIY wood coasters are fast and easy to make using wood slices , and they make the perfect DIY gift for any occasion! ( This homemade coaster set is a great housewarming or hostess gift! )
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DIY story telling stones
Do you love creative,fun learning toys made out of (frugal) natural materials? Try Happy Hooligans' story stones!  Story telling stones can be used in many ways: You can use them as story tell aides: the children choose a stone from the bag, and start a story based on the picture on the stone that they’ve chosen. Another stone is drawn from the basket, and the story continues, incorporating this next picture into it.  Each story stone has a picture of a character or animal or object on it. You can make the stones by painting a picture on it, or use stickers,or even with simple magazine cutouts . Visit happyhooligans.ca and learn hot to make your own set:
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