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This craft category is a huge collection life hacks (creative problem solving ideas)! Life hacks around the house ( bathroom & kitchen cleaning solutions - cleaning life hacks, storage life hacks and cheap storage solutions ), creative problem solving and DIY solutions around the house ( how to repair broken items creatively), recycling ideas, cheap product alternatives, quick and easy life hacks for every problem, low cost life hacks, time saver life hacks ... any many more!  By tweaking little things, it can make your life much easier!
DIY Japanese book binding - how to make a sketchbook
In this video tutorial you can learn how to do a 4-hole Japanese binding. This is the basic traditional method of Japanese bookbinding ( or stab binding ). Stab bindings allow you to make books that are not possible with other bindings. For instance, in a pamphlet-stitch book, each leaf, or page, cannot have a different color. But in a stab-bound book , you can use scraps of different weights, textures and colors as long as they are the same size or can be cut to the same size. This is the perfect project for someone looking to try a scrapbook or family memento book!
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How to make your own silicone molds easily
No need to buy expensive silicone molding putty ! With this brilliant life hacking idea now you can make your own homemade silicone molds with a few easy steps! This idea is not just a life saver if you have a missing furniture decor element or a damaged ( barocque ) frame , but it's also very inexpesive and super easy to make! Maybe you already have all ingerdients at home! You will need 1 tube silicon ( the big transparent one is fine too ) , cornstarch , a few drops of baby oil, and a few drops of acrylic paint. Make colorful, reusable silicone molds with easy to find items and cast anything you want!
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Barbie doll hair repair tutorial - easy and quick method
In this nice Barbie doll hair detangling and repair video tutorial Guppy shows you how she transformed this Barbie's hair from AWFUL to AWESOME! You'll never throw away an old Barbie again! Step by step instructions that are so easy to follow, i bet you have all of the materials at hand already! She has a Barbied doll hair curling method for perfectionists and a super easy method for kids as well if you would like to re-design your Barbie dolls repaired hair !
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DIY Eco friendly grocery bag from old T-shirts
When tried to come up with something eco-friendly Deliah decided to create something that's green in more ways than one. She made her reusable grocery bag out of an old knit T-shirt . This a funny, easy to make ( and eco friendly ! ) bag idea which is also great for storage and easy to clean! You can create T-shirt grocery bags in various shapes, colors, and sizes even from a t-shirt sleeve! How fun is that? This DIY Eco friendly grocery bag is really easy and requires very little sewing. You can easily pack them in with your reusable grocery bags so you remember to use them at the store.
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How to make paper easily
Use your old newspapers and magazines to make beautiful handmade paper in any color using acrylic paints and easy to find supplies! It's not just a perfect way to recycle almost every type of paper junks but this beautiful and special, natural looking homemade paper i s a perfect craft material for almost all craft projects ! You won't believe how easy is to make paper at home! You can spice up the papers ( before it dries out completely ) with flower petals or other decorations.
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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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How to paint tiles - tile painting tutorial (bathroom makeover)
Do you ever have a project that ended up being so much easier than you expected that you’re kicking yourself for procrastinating so long to do it? Painting ceramic tiles is one of those projects ! Many people believe that the only way to color a tile is to glaze it in a kiln, but you can actually paint tile yourself at home! If you do the right prep work, it’s a quick, easy task that will let you re-color your flooring or bathroom , or even add a decorative element to your floors, counters, or mantel. Learning how to choose the right supplies, prepare your tile for painting, and paint and seal your tile correctly will help you re-do your home quickly and inexpensively.
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DIY Lavender wands
In this nice video flower craft tutorial you can learn how to make this beautiful, natural moth repellent vintage lavender wand ! It's so easy ! You just need some fresh! lavender ( with long stem ) , a nice satin ribbon and some free time! It's a little bit time consuming, but absolutelly worth it! This gorgeous lavender wand is not just only a perfect ( and low budget ) vintage / shabby chic home decor , you can also gift them in any ocassion! You can use them in your wardrobe to repell moths , or simply decorate you house with them all around the year. Allow the homemade lavender wands to dry completelly, and gently shake or rub it from time to time to renew it's scent.
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How to carve pumpkins easily with a drill - halloween decor
With this brilliant clever idea you can carve pumpkins for the upcoming halloween event or for  your outdoor garden fall decor easily without any talent in pumpkin carving! The trick is a simple drill! This fall craft idea is perfect way to involve your  "not-soo-crafty" type husband into decorating your house, because which man doesn't love messy manly crafting projects with lots of crazyness? :) You can create your own gorgeous pumpkin patterns with changing the drill's sizes or simply follow the given pumpkin designs.
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DIY Mobile race gaming steering wheel from cardboard
Do you love mobile racing games ? You will love this brilliant frugal recycling craft idea ! Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make a racing steering wheel form simple cardboard boxes ! This homemade gaming steering wheel work perfectly with every types of mobile phones and ( car ) racing games ! You can make a stand for the cardboard box steering wheel or just use the wheel itself, it will grant you hours of fun! ( You can watch >> here << a few brilliant upgrades to this cardboard gaming steering wheel , which will make your gameplay more flawless )
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Easy DIY wooden hanger frame - quick picture frame alternative
Emma ( from A Beautiful Mess ) decided to try something different with the frames : she used wooden clothes hangers instead of a more traditional picture frame .We absolutely love this idea idea because it's super stylish, super unique and also a super frugal way to display your favorite pictures or family photos ! And as a bonus: you can change the pictures in the DIY wooden hanger frames quickly and easily if the season ( or your mood ) changes! ( This idea is also perfect for displaying your kid's drawings! ) Visit abeautifulmess.com and learn how to make unique picture frames out of simple wooden hangers :
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How to make a cardboard T-shirt folding machine - life hack
In this video he will show you a brilliant idea about how to make a clothes folding board at home! A hand made falding device is made to fold any clothes ( including shirts, T-shirts, sweaters, trousers, linen and towels ) f ast and carefully. I really don't like to fold clothes , however, folding isn't as bad when you use a magic tool to help you get the fold right! In fact, it can actually be fun and the end result is a beautiful drawer of perfectly folded t-shirts ! This life hack is absolutelly genious! You just need some cardboard to make one t-shirt folding machine for yourself or for the kids and teach them how to fold t-shirts in the quickest anf funniest way!
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Easy DIY Leather cord organizer - upcycling craft
Tired of seeing all those cords in a tangled mess? This wonderful DIY leather cord organizer by Sustain My Craft Habit is just the thing to declutter your home and office. This DIY cord organizer , made with upcycled pieces of leather fabric, makes a wonderful gift for every special occasion! This easy DIY leather cord organizer is just perfect for all of your cables and gadgets to stay untangled at school, work, travel/ or life. This DIY cable organizer is also surprisingly easy to make – just double-check that you have all the right tools.
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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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DIY holder for charging cell phone - from a lotion bottle
Do you hate the "mess" comes with charging cellphones? All the cords and mobile phones laying in the ground or in your perfectly organized table? With this quick, easy and cheap upcycling craft idea you can create  the perfect little holder for your cell phone while it’s being charged with a single (empty) plastic body lotion bottle! Simple, but brilliant! You can decorate your cell phone holder as much as you want: with fabrics , colorful papers / contact papers or paint! This cellphone charging station is not just only practical (because you can hang it on the plug) but its also keeps your cell phone cables organized in a decorative eco-friendly way!
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DIY Lace ballerina flats - shoe makeover idea
Your comfy balerina flats are a little bit worn out? Fix it up with this easy and brilliant shoe makeover idea by Mom Spark! Or of course you can sacrifice a par of brand new ballerinas on the altar of crafts to create gorgeous unique shoes to wear on you wedding day or any other special occasion! This shoe makeover idea is very quick, easy and also budget friendly. You can use this brilliant lace-decoupage technique on other shoes as well (imagine chic lace slip-ons or  gorgeous lace heels) . Visit Mom Spark and create your very own lovely lace ballerina:
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DIY Lace heels ( shoe makeover tutorial )
Have you got a worn out but very comfy heels? Fix it up with this easy and brilliant makeover idea by Mom Spark! Or of course you can sacrifice a par of brand new heels on the altar of crafts  to create gorgeous unique shoes to wear on you wedding day or any other special occasion! This shoe makeover idea is very quick, easy and also budget friendly. You can use this brilliant lace-decoupage technique on other shoes as well (imagine a chic lace slip-on or a cute lace ballerina) . This lace heels will be a great hit in any party!
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19 Food hacks that will blow your mind
There are a few video tutorials in life which are a must to watch! This brilliant food life hack compilation is absolutely one of them! These 19 food hacking ideas will blow your mind , you won't be the same parson after watching this! Save burnt cookies with a grater, make pancake /ketchup/chocolate dispenser from plastic bottles and cups, prepare fruits and vegetables in minutes with simple household items, make a hot sandwich with an iron, delicious ice creams from yogurt , and much much more!
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Inexpensive wreath base with toilet paper rolls - recycling
With this brilliant lifehacking craft idea you can create a sturdy wreath base from nothing! You just need some toilet paper rolls and a little tape to make this inexpensive wreath base. Unbelievably creative, yet simple and easy! This tp roll werath base can be a perfect addition to your christmas or easter decoration just decorate it with different decor elements such as: ribbons, pine branches, toys, faux grass or a fluffy scarf! This super cheap wreath base is a great way to repurpose some paper junk and made a gorgeous handmade decor at the same time!
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How to make a stencil at home easily
How to make a custom stencil for your DIY furniture painting project without costly gadgets or costly craft materials! believe us: you will love this DIY stencil making method! Its frugal and fairly easy to make in any size! You can create small stencils for small DIY craft projects with plastic sheets from the front of chocolate bonbon boxes or other product packages , so you could try this stencil making method without spending any money on it!  With this method you can choose your dream's stencil  pattern without spending tons of money on it and start to customize old boring furniture right now!
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Never tie your shoes again - ribbon fasteners
Really useful and cheap way of DIY Shoe Fasteners ( or DIY Shoe Ties ) that will let you never lace your shoes and never tie them again! It is very popular now to exchange ordinary shoelace for modern designed shoe fasteners. So she tried to make her own design with colorful hair ties ( or scrunchies ) ! You will need to tie them once, and then just slip on your shoes. Because of hair ties are elastic and flexible - it is very comfortable to walk and run in your shoes. And what we like most of all - there are sooo many colors and designs of scrunchies , that you can make your shoes really unique!
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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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DIY Packaging tape transfer - easy gifts in minutes
With this super video craft tutorial you can learn how to use Packaging ( packing ) Tape to Transfer images ! ( With this transfer tecnique you will get a non-reversed image ). You can use these homemade , super simple and low budget personalised stickers to decorate almost anything from ceramic/glass ( spice ) containers to cars, the possibilities are endless! And this image transferring method is really a super easy one: you will need a scotch tape, a LASER JET print , some water and thet's it! We love this quick and easy technique for a non reversed image transfer that yields super detailed results!
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DIY shelf-cleaning and sharpening garden tool holder
What if rather than having to do a major cleaning of your gardening tools a couple of times a year, you could keep them clean and maintained every day, without even trying? All it takes is a quick and easy DIY project: a DIY shelf-cleaning and sharpening garden tool holder by One Good Thing by Jillee. Fantastic, isn't it? This quick and easy storage idea will keep your garden tools in top shape thorough the year! Get the tutorial at onegoodthingbyjillee.com and create one for yourself:
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DIY Upcycled shirt pocket sachet - Father's day gift idea
Dads are maybe a little bit difficult to shop for, but there's no way he won't appreciate a homemade Father's day gift. Make this lovely shirt pocket herbal sachet with Sadie Seasongoods' step-by-step tutorial and create a wonderful gift that Dad will not only like, but also use! Dried flowers and herbs tucked into flannel shirt pockets have a fragrance that will let him travel back in time.Whether it’s tucked in a drawer or a linen closet, or nestled in a car, this sweet shirt pocket herbal sachet just makes stuff smell better!
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