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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!
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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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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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 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 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 fabric accent sneakers
We simply love adding personal touch to our outfits! And this shoe makeover project by A Little Craft In Your Day is a super easy ( and frugal ) way to do this! Today Courtney and Tanner will show you how to spice up a pair of old / boring / cheap sneakers with a simple small piece of fabric . We think you are going to adore these DIY Fabric Accent Sneakers ! Of course you can use fabric scraps with various patterns ( imagine a romantic lace-pastel or a fun colorful sneaker with large geometric patterns! ) The variations are endless!
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Grow your vegetables from kitchen scraps - recycle & gardening
In this nice step by-step video "Veggietorial" ( vegetable growing tutorial ) Veggietorials is going to show you how she started her organic container garden from kitchen scraps and cuttings! No green thumb required! Growing your own fruits and veggies helps you to feel more connected to your food. In many cases, we end up wasting a lot of food , which leads into having excessive scraps in the kitchen. This video tutorial will provide you with insights on some of the vegetables and fruits that can be regrown from scraps. These vegetables work like magic as they are given a new life. Some people may call it magic, but we consider their regrowth a gift from nature that we should be all thankful for.
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How to modify a cutting board for more counter space
Remember when you wished for more counter space in your kitchen ? This time Jillee shows you how to create the extra counter space you have been dreaming about! Dealing with limited counter space can be frustrating, especially if you’re preparing two or three things at once. Jillee will show you how some simple modifications to a cutting board can create a safe, functional, and movable work surface that rests right on your stove top! Both you and your landlord will love this project because it doesn’t involve any permanent modifications to the kitchen itself. How brilliant is it? Get the tutorial, and let's get crafting:
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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DIY simple humane mousetrap from a plastic bottle
This is the best and easiest homemade humane mouse trap ! ( And it also very cheap , you just need some "junks" to create one: plastic bottle , wire hangers and a wooden board ! ) Easy to build, easy to bait, easy to release and best of all, it's humane and there's no springs or levers to wind up or load! The mouse cannot escape or chew his way out of this mouse trap. Mice are not harmed in any way during capture. Mice can be released calmly and easily without fear of getting bitten even by the most "fearful of mice" person! !
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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 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 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 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 cold porcelain clay recipe
With the help of this brilliant website you can create your own cold porcelain clay from cheap ingredients. (These beautiful roses has made with cold porcelain too). Cold because it's hardening in air!
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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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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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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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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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New bar of soap from leftover soap scraps - Rebatching odd ends of soap
If you have a couple soaps at home, you have probably encountered soap scraps. End pieces of soaps tend to build up over time. If you’re like us, you can’t stand to see even the tiniest bit of soap go to waste. Luckily, there are plenty of things you can do with leftover soap ! This DIY soap rebatching project is such a great way to learn the basics of soap making and experiment with additions, such as essential oils. You can delve into the world of soap making ( without be afraid to work with lye ) and salvage those pesky odd ends of soap . Win-win!
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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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Life hacks with plastics
Do you have a lot of plastic trash in your house? Do not rush to throw them away - they can be useful! Watch this video and learn genius ideas on how to recycle plastic trash into useful things.
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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 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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