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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).
Spiral potato chips easily with a stick - life hack
This brilliant food hack video tutorial will teach you how to make a spiral potato tornado snack in minutes with a single skewer ! It's soo easy, you wont' believe it! Using a potato and a simple kebab skewer you can make a spiral slice all the way along a potato. You could deep fry it, but I oven baked it at 160°C for about 25 minutes. This spiral potato tornado is a perfect party snack to any ocassion. You can suprise your friends or family with this homemade snack on movie nights or birthday parties! ( Plus: this potato snack is much healthier than the pre packed ones! )
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Beautiful and easy DIY yarn flower - yarn flower making tutorial
Freshly cut flowers are always nice, but yarn flowers can be cherished for years to come! With a small piece of cardboard, one skein of yarn and this simple craft trick, you can create a gorgeous eternal bouquet. This beautiful yarn flower by Tallermanualperu is the perfect craft for spring , Mother’s day or a birthday party because these e asy-to-make yarn flowers will look adorable in your room, on a pillow, or even on a jean jacket! Watch this step-by-step yarn flower making tutorial, and let's get crafting:
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Healthy DIY clementine wreath - Christmas gift
This year, why not share the citrus joy with your friends & neighbors? Give a healthy gift this Thanksgiving or Christmas with a festive clementine wreath. This clementine wreath by dreamflight6000 is super simple to put together and will make any lucky recipient thankful for your wonderful creativity! Create one and wish the ones you love a happy & healthy holiday season! To create your own healthy DIY clementine wreath , you'll need clementines ( or other round fruits / sweets ) and a few simple craft supplies you've probably already have at hand.
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Little puppy - amigurumi dog (free crochet pattern)
Nothing's cuter than a stuffed animal, and this little crochet amigurumi puppy is no exception. This lovely dog pattern works up really quickly, and doesn’t take much yarn to make. Crochet a couple for all of the dog -lovers in your life. Besides of it's super adorable, this amigurumi pattern by DIY 100 Ideas is completely free ! One of the nicest things about amigurumi is that the exact size is rarely important, so you don’t need to worry about matching the designer’s gauge. Provided your stitches are compact enough that they won’t gape open to leave large holes between them when you add the stuffing, you have the freedom to experiment with different yarns and hooks to give you a different-sized result. So grab your hooks and create this adorable amigurumi puppy now:
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DIY Upcycled fabric plant pot cover- ( twine planter )
If you're always looking for nifty ways to use your recycled handmade scrap fabric twine this is the perfect craft project for you! Cintia from MyPoppet will show you how to make recycled scrap fabric twine and colorful little plant pot cozies ! No more ugly plant pots or scattered fabric scraps! This upcycled fabric twine covered plant pot is just the perfect size to store pencils and other random craft bits. Or you could use them as planters for your growing succulent collection, ideal to cover up ugly plastic pots and prevent water damage to surfaces. So easy to make , once your twine is prepared, it only takes a few minutes to glue it and you are done!
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Little quick amigurumi bear (free crochet pattern and video tutorial)
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 bear for your little ones to enjoy! Simply follow Ekaterina Nikolaeva's great, easy-to-follow free amigurumi tutorial and create this lovely amigurumi bear in no time! If you need a baby shower gift or want to make your favorite munchkin a handmade toy this amigurumi bear makes a sweet little gift.
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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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Beaded snowflake pendant or cell phone straps
With this beautifully produced beading animation video you can learn how to make this beautiful beaded snowflake cell phone straps. ( It will also work as earrings / pendant or as a christmas tree ornament ).
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DIY easy magic gift card - self coloring magic card
Self coloring gift cards ? True magic ! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make one magic gift card in minutes! This self-coloring magic slider card / magic card can be a perfect gift for almost any occasion and holiday ! Just adjust the magic slider card's frame color and motif to fit the occasion, and create a magical and super quick gift for your friends and family! You won't beleieve how easy is to make one self colouring magic card, and how fun is to use it!
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DIY Small winking amigurumi owl - free crochet owl pattern
Know an owl lover? We've got the perfect gift idea for them: a crochet winking owl keychain! Whether you're gifting it as a toy or as home decor, this free amigurumi pattern will thrill owl fanatics. This cute crochet ( amigurumi ) owl  can be a perfect handmade gift or handmade toy for your kids / grandkids because, this super adorable amigurumi owl is a perfect soft toy for both boys and girls! In this great amigurumi blog you will find a wonderful free  amigurumi owl pattern which will help you to create this adorable crocheted toy! You can use any color and style yarn to crochet your own adorable amigurumi owls , they will look adorable and fun in any form!
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60 different easter activity / coloring page and easter craft printable
In this super website you can find 60+ different easter related printables : coloring book pages, fun easter activity pages for kids, easter kids craft printables and lots of different  easter treat box designs! And the best is: it's absolutelly free! Thank you KROKOTAK! Of course these free easter printables are not just perfect kid's activities but you can use them for other easter craft projects as well (they are also perfect for transfer or decoupage ) Nyomtatáshoz kattints a képre majd a "print" (nyomtatás) gombra.
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DIY Gift card bouquet - fun and quick gift idea
If you are in need of a last minute ( teacher appreciation ) gift create this fun gift card bouquet by Cutesy Crafts. You can group up with other parents and create a whole gift card flower bouquet, or simply create one flower. Cutesy Crafts has made a free printable template to cut with scissors and a cut file for your electronic die cutting machine. This DIY Gift card bouquet is also a really great group gift idea for a coworker or friend . A much more creative way to give gift cards ( and money ) than just handing them over in an envelope.
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DIY Boho perler bead elastic bracelets - jewelry making trick
Nothing is better than getting crafty and finding new ways to use ordinary craft materials a little differently. These DIY boho-inspired Perler bead elastic bracelets by The Crafted Sparrow are the perfect example. Yes, these gorgeous bracelets were made with perler beads , but with a little twist. Follow The Crafted Sparrow's step-by-step tutorial and learn how to transform a favorite kid crafting item into fun jewelry perfect for anyone of any age:
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Heart teddy toy - free amigurumi pattern & video tutorial
This super adorable crocheted little bear with small heart patches is absolutely in the right size to be a perfect huggable doll for kids. This free written & step-by-step video amigurumi bear pattern and the assembling tutorial will teach you how to crochet your own cute little amigurumi teddy bear! This super cute (and easy to crochet) amigurumi teddy bear can be great gift for your friends and family members at Valentine's day or Christmas (or you can crochet it just for fun)! This pattern is rated an intermediate level not because it uses complex stitches but because we will be crocheting small pieces in a spiral fashion which can sometimes be difficult for beginners.
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DIY cardboard pom pom maker
Are you looking for a super easy, super inexpensive way to make perfect yarn pom poms? Try this brilliant homemade cardboard pom pom maker!  The best thing about this pom pom making technique is that is SO quick you can churn pom poms out in no time at all – no more cumbersome round disc. If your kids struggle with the part where a knot needs to be tied very tightly (that is the trickiest thing about this pom pom making method ),  help them in that area but overall this brilliant pom pom making method is really super easy! And as an extra ( because you will need only a little piece of sturdy cardboard to create the pompom maker) it's also a super frugal way to create pompoms in any size!
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Make the Cetus Trilobite Paracord Survival Bracelet DIYg - BoredParacord.com
In this nice step-by-step video knotting tutorial BoredParacord will teach you how to make this stylish cetus trilobite paracord bracelet ! Watch this nice step-by-step paracord tutorial and make one gorgeous and stylish paracord bracelet for yourself ( or for your friends ) in no time with parachute rope ( or any kind of strings ) ! The base material doesn't need to be a special paracord rope : you can use cords , thick yarn or even leather stripes to create one!
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Beautiful DIY origami rose - paper flower (paper folding)
Are you looking for a cheap but still beautiful and easy to make spring home decor or mother's day gif t? Try these cute origami ( paper folded ) rose ! This gorgeous but surprisingly easy origami rose consists of 6 simple modules. These origami roses /flowers can be perfect flowery gifts for any occasions ( imagine them as a mother's day or a wedding bouquet! ) You can fold the origami flowers from any type of paper ( you don't need to buy special origami paper , even a simple sheet of gift wrapping paper works well ). Despite the look this paper folding project is also suitable for kids ! Watch this step-by-step video tutorial on how to fold
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DIY hot glue gun mobile phone case
This brilliant video craft tutorial will teach you how to make a customised unique silicone mobile case with a simple glue gun ( and a little baking paper ) . You can make phone cases with this nice craft technique for any types of mobile phones , and you can easily customise it with different drawing patterns, colors or you can even add some blings to it! Before you draw the whole glue gun pattern it may be useful to try the hot glue in just a small spot of your phone ( WITH baking paper ) to test its suitability. The hot glue gun phone cases are not just fun and unique acessories but also helps protect your phone !
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Quick & easy DIY fabric flowers ( video tutorial )
Even if you think you can't sew , these fabric flowers are super-duper easy! You just have to try one! In this step-by-step video tutorial Treasurie will teach you how to make one in no time. If you don't have any fabric lying around you could use an old sheet, clothes that the kids have outgrown, little baby things that you love ( imagine giving grandma a flower brooch made from pieces of fabric from all her grandkids favorite clothes! ) , dishcloths that have outlived their usefulness and anything else made from fabric.
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DIY Magazine gift bow - gift bow making tutorial
Give your holiday gifting a modern spin by opting for magazine gift bows instead of classic ribbons. These handmade ( Christmas ) gift bows by Origami Twist are so easy to personalize! You can use magazines, wrapping paper, patterned paper, or old book pages in colors that coordinate with your wrapping paper. Christmas is the season to wrap thoughtfully chosen gifts , and shouldn't the outside match the gift within? Make your own cool custom gift toppers with your favorite decorative wrapping paper and this easy-to-follow DIY paper gift bow tutorial!
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Amigurumi cow brooch pattern (free amigurumi pattern)
Nothing's cuter than a crocheted accessory, and this little crochet amigurumi cow brooch is no exception. This lovely cow brooch pattern by Olga Lukoshkina at Amigurumi Space works up really quickly and doesn’t take much yarn to make. So grab your yarn basket and crochet a lovely cow brooch for all of the cow -lovers in your life. ( Kids really love handmade accessories , especially when they are cuddly and colorful, which makes this amigurumi cow brooch a great gift for any special occasion! )
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DIY rustic bathtub tray (with free plan)
Do you love woodworking projects? Try this quick Rustic Wood Bathtub Tray so you can lock the bathroom door and soak in a warm bathtub. You can prop a book and a glass of wine on your tray. Or maybe some tea and the iPad so you can binge watch some Netflix. You can make this rusctic/vintage look wooden bathtub  tray in minutes (even if you are a beginner in furniture making ) because it's so easy, and it can be a perfect gift for any occasion as well! (Because who doesn't love relaxing and pampering things?) You can protect your woonden bathtub tray from water with any color waterproof stains and varnishes it will look gorgeous in any form!
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Easy DIY beaded clothespin butterfly - fun spring craft for kids
These beaded pipe cleaner butterflies by One Little Project are so pretty and so sparkly, and best of all, they’re really easy to make! ! You can make the beaded pipe cleaner butterflies in whatever colors you have on hand. There are lots of options! This pretty beaded pipe cleaner butterfly is super easy to make, and it’s likely you have all the materials required sitting in your craft cupboard already. This lovely beaded butterfly is just a perfect spring or Easter decoration or you can decorate your kid's room with these pretty butterflies.
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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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DIY Apple love-bugs ( ladybugs ) - Valentine's day food id
In this step-by-step tutorial , East Amazing will show you how to make apple love bugs ( ladybug apples ) with just a few healthy ingredients. This adorable apple love-bug is just a cute edible ( and healthy ! ) gift that kids will love this Valentine's Day ! This adorable apple ladybug is also perfect for couples who love fresh, healthy fruits almost as much as each other. Get those apples , watch this video tutorial, and create a few adorable apple bugs for the upcoming Valentine's day ( or anniversary ) or just for fun!
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Gingerbread men cookies - fun Christmas gift idea
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 snowman cookies you will need a little cellophane ( or pre-packaged cookies ),a few buttons, and a cute ribbon! You can create the c ookie snowmen with sugar cookies or you can create other Christmas figures with brown ones ( imagine a cute gingerbread man from a chocolate chip cookies or an adorable reindeer from a gingerbread cookie )! This easy dessert packaging idea can be perfect for almost everyone at Christmas from family members, to teachers everyone will love them!
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Handmade cupcake EOS lip balm
In this nice video tutorial Gillian Bower will show you how to make a DIY EOS Cupcake Lip Balm! Today's video is a super fun and easy DIY, don't mention it it's all natural and good for your skin as well! ! If you're going back to school everyone will be super jealous of your new EOS lip balm ! If you love cupcakes then you definitely have to try making this. This homemade lip balm is perfect for sensitive skin as well ( just leave out the vanilla flavor ).The homemade cupcake eos lip balm can be a great gift for ( teen ) girls !
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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 coffee pot terrarium with succulents
It's  an absolutely amazing upcycling project: a DIY coffee pot terrarium! You can plant in them any air plants / succulents and it's easily spice up any boring interior.
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Quick and easy little crochet butterfly - free pattern
We absolutely love tiny crochet projects because they are so quick and easy to make and they can be used in so many ways. That's why we thought that it would be nice to share with you Todolwen's free little crochet butterfly pattern. Spring is the perfect time to chase butterflies, but if that's not your style, use this crochet butterfly pattern to bring them to you instead! With several size and color options, the possibilities are endless. For crochet regulars, this will take about three minutes to make. Even for beginners ,however, this is a super easy pattern with tutorials . These little crochet butterflies can adorn hair clips, home decorations, and scrapbook pages, or you can stick it on your dashboard to celebrate nature on your drive to work
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DIY Woven denim jeans seam coasters - recycling craft
Denim is totally having a moment right now, both in fashion and in home decor. Here’s what you need to turn your family’s old jeans into a stylish new woven denim coaster! Something old and unused turned into something totally new, useful and gorgeous! We love finding simple and inexpensive ways to do little things that can make a big impact for the environment. What about you? Grab a pair of jeans and recycle them into a set of stylish woven denim coasters. These unique fabric coasters can be great gifts for anyone, because who doesn't loves useful and stylish home decor pieces?
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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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