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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 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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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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How to fold a fitted sheet (with elastic) properly (step-by-step)
Folding fitted sheets instead of simply scrunching them up is a handy way to both keep your linens organized and to conserve as much storage area as possible. Whether you're a neat freak or just somebody who likes to save space, you can gain plenty from learning how to effectively fold a fitted sheet. It's a simple process and once you get the hang of it, you'll soon be folding fitted sheets left and right!
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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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Color harmonies - the wonder of nature ( color picker )
Design Seeds celebrate colors found in nature and the aesthetic of purposeful living. These gorgeous color palettes inspired by flowers,animals,landscapes,towns,and seasons are perfect for any furniture painting or home renovating projects, or you can simply get inspired for your next craft project by the beautifullness and perfection of nature.
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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 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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DIY Purse organizer ( free sewing pattern )
Can't find what you are looking for inside your bag ? You need a purse organizer! In this nice sewing tutorial Sew Can She will teach you how to make a DIY purse organizer with handles ( also called a "moving bag", aka a bag that holds all essentials to make it easy to move them from one bag to another ) . Keep all your essential items from getting lost in your handbag with this easy DIY purse organizer tutorial:
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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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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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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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DIY Fabric surgical face mask (with filter pocket) - sewing tutorial
If you haven't got face masks at hand, but you need one, you can use Maker's Habitat KL's free face mask sewing pattern to create a mask quickly. While wearing a homemade face mask will not prevent someone from catching viruses, it can decrease the spread of large particles when someone sneezes. It can be used in cases of the flu, cold and other airborne illnesses. Just a reminder that these masks should only be worn if you are sick or caring for someone who is sick. All face masks should be washed and sterilized before use and cleaned again after becoming damp or moist.
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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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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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DIY Montessori sugar writing tray - fun learning toy for kids
If your toddler is really into learning and drawing letters, and loves to practice them over and over you will love this super easy , inexpensive DIY Montessori learning toy! She decided to use an old toy packaging box to make a tray to write their letters in sugar. This DIY Montessori toy allows your child to practice writing, improve their fine motor coordination, while having a tactile sensory experience. The writing tray is so easy to put together, and most likely you have all of the supplies already.
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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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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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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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The fastest and easiest way to make a Christmas wreath
I know what you're thinking: "Oh great, another Christmas ornament wreath tutorial". BUT this tutorial comes with a twist: this is the easiest and fastest way to make a festive Christmas wreath!  Thirty minutes, approximately $9.00 and voila! You've got yourself a pretty wreath!  These wreaths are SO easy and inexpensive to make.  All you'll need is a wire coat hanger, a glue gun, a Christmas garland, and some ornaments. You won't believe how easy this is to make! This would be a great project for a Christmas craft party. Seriously, no Martha Stewart level skills required, I imagine both avid and non-crafters would enjoy it.
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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 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 a tablet holder from cardboard
Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make stylish unique tablet cases /tablet holders from simple craft materials such as cardboard, colorful ( construction ) paper, transparent self-adhesive foil and a rubber band ! This tablet case/ tablet holder is not just very useful if you often watch movies or videos in your tablet but also can be a brilliant unique personalized tablet accessory that fits perfectly, because you can make it in any size! ( It can be a great case for mobile phones as well! ) The 2 larger cardboard panel is your tablet 's size ( width&height ) , the 2 thin piece is 1-1- cm wide, and the last piece is a half of your tablet 's size.
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Homemade vinegar / tea stain - How to age wood
This homemade vinegar/tea stain is one of our absolute favorite ways to “stain” wood and it’s great for making newer wood appear aged and weathered. It’s also a non-toxic homemade stain that’s super easy to use and doesn’t cost much to make. In fact, you may already have everything you need on hand!
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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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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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DIY homemade chalkboard paint
Chalkboard Paint has thousand of usage ( from pretty herb pots to whole fridge or furniture paint projects ) but can be pretty expensive. This homemade chalkboard paint recipe is super easy and only requires two ingredients : paint ( of any color or type - she use acrylic paints ) and some Non-Sanded Tile Grout! Absolutelly brilliant! make some and you will be able to create vintage / shabby chic message boards or creative drawing tables for your kids in any size!
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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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Homemade play-doh (play-dough) recipes
Have you ever tried a new play-doh recipe? Was it everything you hoped it would be or was it an experience you never want to repeat? In this site you can find 10 homemade play doh recipe with pros and cons.
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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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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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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 Oil and vinegar furniture scratch removal
Most people don’t want to go through the trouble of repainting or refinishing and old scratchy furniture.  If they only knew this very simple DIY oil and vinegar furniture scratch removal trick before they decided to part with old furniture.
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