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This craft category is a huge collection of DIY Gifts ( handmade gifts )! DIY gifts for men /  handmade gifts for boys ( drinkable gifts, food gifts, money gifts, gift cards for men, homemade cosmetics for men, car crafts, football crafts ), DIY gifts for women / handmade gifts for girls ( chocolate flower bouquets, gift cards for women, flower crafts, homemade cosmetics & makeup, DIY beauty and fashion gifts, cute gifts ),  DIY gifts for grandparents ( keepsake crafts & keepsake gifts, family photo gifts ), funny gifts, handmade anniversary presents / romantic breakfast ideas, printable cards / gift boxes for every occasion and holiday .. and many other DIY gift ideas!If you are looking for gifts for a specific Holiday ( for example: Mother's day) please choose the HOLIDAY CRAFTS  menu instead! ( purple gift icon )
Table soccer / football game from a shoe box
With this nice upcycling/recycling video craft tutorial you can learn how to make a table top soccer or football foosball game by recycling a cardboard box ( shoe box ). Trash to toy ! Up-cycle an old Christmas box and some wrapping paper scraps, use some wooden sticks and cloth pegs , and make your own soccer toy. Brilliant idea, and it's also cost nothing! You kids will surely enjoj it!
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DIY Terra cotta pot gingerbread man - Christmas gift
This super adorable DIY terra cotta pot gingerbread man by The Country Chic Cottage is perfect for your home this holiday season ! This lovely little flower pot gingerbread man also doubles as a candy dish so you might want to give these as gifts to those that love candy! It is super easy to make yourself with a couple of clay pots. Gather your supplies , get the tutorial at thecountrychiccottage.net and get started:
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Decoupage tutorial - decorationg candles with napkins easily
This nice step-by-step video tutorial will show you how easily decorate and personalise pillar candles with napkins ! These gorgeous napkin decorated candles can pe perfect gifts and decors for every season, holiday and occasion ! You can use floral motifs for spring/Easter , winter wonderland scenes for Christmas , or simple nonfigurative patterns ( stripes, dots, moroccan flowers, vintage designs ) to spice up your everyday home decor , the personalised pillar candles will look gorgeous in any form! But beware: these candles are just DECORATIONS , because the napkins are flammable, so please keep this in mind and dont light them!
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DIY Bonbon tree - creative gift with Ferrero Rocher chocholate balls
Are you lookig for a gorgeous, unique, delicious but still easy gift that fits into almost every occasion and holiday ? Try this deliciouis Ferrero Rocher chocholate bonbon tree ! Of course you can use any other chocholate ball bonbons or other flavour desserts ( even gum balls ) to make one of these decorative and delicious gifts , it will be gorgeous in any form and color! This bonbon tree can be a nice christmas, birthday or wedding gift or you can make some for your upcoming party as a nice edible party decor.
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Amigurumi cupcake octopus (free amigurumi pattern)
Do you know how to crochet and want to expand your knowledge a little bit? Learn the Japanese art of crocheting lovely stuffed animals and creatures: amigurumi ! With amigurumi , you will be able to crochet lovely, huggable crochet toys such as this super cute amigurumi octopus cupcake by Paint It Colorful ! But be aware: amigurumi is very addictive ( once you start crocheting these lovely toys you won't be able to stop ) ! This lovely amigurumi octopus cupcake is such a great amigurumi project, perfect as a lovely homemade decor piece or as a heartwarming gift for a special occasion. So get the free amigurumi pattern at Paint It Colorful now, and start crocheting :
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DIY Dollar hearts - Valentine's day origami project
Make these dollar hearts and hand them out to your favorite little people ( nephews, nieces, your friends' kids, etc ) . They will 'LOVE' these Valentines ! As an added plus, these won't rot their teeth like delicious candy might. ( Unless they use the dollar to buy candy . . . ) Visit muslinandmerlot.com and learn how to make these fun origami hearts in no time! ( If you would like to see the paper folding process in motion instead you can watch an easy to follow origami heart folding tutorial video >> here << )
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Salt dough mitten ornament with baby handprints - keepsake
Little hands are so sweet! I wish they could stay that little for longer. One way to capture the precious memory of their tiny hand is to make a cute mitten Cristmas ornament keepsake. Every year at Christmas you will be reminded of how little they were. In this post, she will share with us a simple salt dough handprint mitten ornament tutorial plus an easy recipe! Keepsakes are always the best craft projects if you have kids, because this way you can make gorgeous decors and preserve the sweetest memories at the same time! You can use this cute mitten ornament to decorate your tree at Christmas or you can gift it to the family members!
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How to make realistic and easy paper roses - spring decor
Look at this beautiful realistic colorful paper rose ! Isn't it absolutely amazing? Unbelievable, but this gorgeous life-like paper rose is a super easy spring craft project suitable for kids of all ages ! Create gorgeous wedding bouquets , wedding decors , valentine's or mother's day bouquets with these beautiful and super easy to make realistic paper roses! You can decorate the kids' room or your home at spring with these colorful paper roses. This flower craft projec t is absolutely inexpensive , and you can make it in any size, and color which fits into your home or the occasion!
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Easy DIY salvaged wood and vintage tweed coasters
This time Sadie Seasongoods shows you how to make these unique, DIY salvaged wood and vintage tweed coasters ! These super easy to make salvaged wood coasters can be perfect fall decors or you can give them as handmade gifts for any special occasions ! It's just the perfect Christmas present for coffee or tea lovers, because this DIY salvaged wood and vintage tweed coaster is just perfect for holding steaming mugs of tea, coffee or hot cider!
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DIY candy dot earrings with glue gun - jewelry making
If you love stud jewelries and simple craft ideas we're sure you will love these DIY candy dot earrings!  With a few easy steps, you’ll be able to whip up a pair of gorgeous candy dot stud earring ! No clay, no fancy craft equipment, only  glue gun, nail polish and a metallic stud earring base. This funky candy stud earring can be great accessory at your wedding ,or at any other elegant occasions OR you can create a few glue gun stud earrings as  gifts for your friends and family members!  It's such a fun and easy way to make colored stud earrings for the spring and summer seasons. You could make a pair of glue gun dot earrings  for each color of nail polish you own!
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Advent calendar with forest animals (with printable pattern)
With this beautiful printable christmas advent calendar you can spice up your christmas decoration easily! (And its fun to open them, if you hide small gifts for your kids inside the boxes). You can use them as gift wrappers for small gifts for easter too, because there are so many bunnies in the printable.
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DIY Rock photo holders
These DIY rock photo holders are super easy and relatively inexpensive to make. You can find a bag of smooth river rocks at the craft store and some copper wire at the hardware store, or pretty much anywhere! Paint the rocks solid colors or mix it up with patterns. You could even just keep them unpainted for a more rustic feel. These little photo holders would be such a cute gift for dad or Grandpa for Father’s day. Wouldn’t they look adorable sitting on an office desk? The DIY rock photo holders can be customized for any decor. We think they would also look really classy if you just painted them white or gray!
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Quick and easy felt tulips - free sewing pattern  & tutorial
Tulips are among our favorite flowers , and we think it will be very nice to have a few wonderful tulip bouquets around the house at spring . However, we don't really like cut flowers because watching them die in a vase makes us really sad.The solution? None other than some super-soft ( and everlasting ) felt tulips , of course! This felt craft is easy, quick and the outcome is soo gorgeous! This sweet felt tulip flower can be a great home decor or classroom decor at spring ! ( You can even use these beautiful tulips as a wedding party decoration /centerpiece ! ) You can make the felt tulip flowers in vibrant fun spring colors or in stylish sophisticated pastel colors, it will look gorgeous in any form!
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Quick and cheap spring butterfly decor with noodle
Butterflies made from noodles. Isn't it  smart?! This inexpensive , quick but still beautiful spring decor is perfect for sitting in your kitchen window stile, brightening up your space and making you feel all springy inside even though it’s seriously still cold outside. Bust out a box of bow tie pasta and spaghetti noodles and created a little bit of spring decor for your home with the kids! (Or you can gift them as nice easter/spring party favors, just stuff them with small candies. ) Here’s a nice step-by-step tutorial on how create this bow tie pasta butterfly springiness in your own home.
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Gorgeous DIY paper sunflower - simple fun paper flower craft
Sunflower arts and crafts are fun! Is there a happier flower than the sunflower ?We don't think so. We really love all kinds of paper flowers and this fun sunflower craft project by The Inspiration Edit is no exception. Nothing says summer or fall like beautiful fields of sunflowers. Their golden smiles and mysterious eyes make these flowers so captivating. With only a few basic supplies you can create your own beautiful paper sunflowers in no time. Get the free template and step-by-step tutorial at.theinspirationedit.com and let's get crafting:
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DIY Miniature fairy garden with a rock house ( rock painting for kids)
If you loves anything that has to do with fairies ( just like us ) you are going to adore this simple DIY fairy garden in a jar by Easy Peasy And Fun! This lovely little fairy garden is the easiest DIY fairy garden ( no fail one even ) that you will have ready in no time. You can display this fairy garden outdoors ( just keep it under a roof ) or as a decoration in your house, it will look great as a centerpiece on your dinner table. This rock painting project is suitable both for kids and adults. You can use the painted rock houses for other decorations / craft projects as well: imagine them as a cute fridge magnets, or story telling stones!
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DIY chocholate & bonbon heart cake - romantic gift
Valentine's Day - is the best day to show your endless love. But what do you do if your loved one loves ( and wants only ) ordinary store bought chocolate bonbons ? Dont be upset, still there is an easy & quick handmade Valentine's day gift option! Try this brilliant craft idea, and turn the store bought chocolates into a unique and fun chocolate bonbon "cake" ! This way you can use the boring chocolate bonbons/ bars and create something fun and special from your heart which can be a great hit whether it be a Valentine's day or an anniversary ! With this nice step-by-step video tutorial making a chocolate bonbon bouquet will be a piece of cake !
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DIY Koala arm phone holder – phone case for arm
This brilliant step-by-step video craft tutorial will show you an easy way to make a sports armband phone case that looks like koala ! If you don't have pockets to put your phone in and you don't want to take your bag – this cute Koala arm phone holder will help you for sure! This adorable DIY armband phone cas e is perfect for running, cycling, jogging, riding, skating etc. So let this fluffy DIY koala hug your arm and carry your phone! Important tip about measurements: Measure the circumference of your upper arm ( biceps ) – it will be the length of the elastic ribbon. Add 3 cm to the circumference – and that will be the length of the case for the elastic.
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Little plush amigurumi bear (free crochet pattern)
Projects like this make us love the art of crochet so much! Just look at this cute little bear ! Who can resist him? By following along Julia Deinega's free amigurumi pattern, you will be able to create this super cute crochet bear in no time! But before you start learning the basics of amigurumi, we must warn you: amigurumi is a very addictive hobby ( you won't be able to stop making these lovely amigurumi toys ! ) So grab your hooks, head to Amiguroom and create a lovely little amigurumi bear for your friends or family members, they will love it!
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Amigurumi cherry keychain (free crochet pattern)
Besides being totally adorable, this crochet cherry keychain pattern by Double Treble Trinkets is completely free ,so you can experiment with it without blowing your crochet budget. Grab some scrap yarn and start stitching! Crochet a little c herry as a pretend to play toy or as a cute little keychain . This free miniature amigurumi cherry is designed to fit perfectly on your ears ( Such sweet childhood memories! ) If you're a beginner crocheter who is looking for a little bit of a challenge, this is a great summer pattern for you.
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Adorable handprint flamingo - summer craft for kids
If you’re looking for a fun and quick summer craft for kids to make this summer , this flamingo handprint card by The Chirping Moms can’t be topped. The Chirping Moms' easy to follow tutorial makes this gorgeous handprint flamingo card a super easy and fun kids craft to make. This flamingo craft is perfect for kids of all ages, and it's a creative and adorable way to send out best wishes to all your friends! This adorable little flamingo card also doubles as a keepsake, which makes it a perfect gift for every special occasion.
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Gorgeous silk ribbon snowflakes with kanzashi technique
We love kanzashi ( ribbon folding ) technique becuse with it we can create gorgeous ( Christmas ) decors ( just like these beautiful snowflakes ) in no time, with just a few yard of silk ribbon ! You won't need special craft materials or skills to make these gorgeous winter/Christmas decor snowflakes only a little silk ribbon and a lighter/tea candle and this nice step-by-step video tutorial ! These gorgeous silk ribbon snowflakes can be perfectd decors but you can use them as nice brooches or hairpins as well! The silk ribbon kanzashi snowflakes will look gorgeous in any color, and you can add more small decor elements to them ( beads, some bling or glitter! )
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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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Little amigurumi panda (free amigurumi pattern)
Besides being totally adorable, this small crochet panda pattern by Paint It Colorful is completely free so you can experiment with it without blowing your crochet budget. Crochet a little panda as a toy, a keychain or as a cute little display on the shelf. If you're a beginner crocheter who is looking for a little bit of a challenge, this is a great pattern for you. Grab some yarn and start stitching!
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DIY Valentine's salt dough heart ornament
These salt dough heart ornaments by The Best Ides For Kids is just a perfect Valentine’s day or Mother’s day gift. You can even save them to give as lovely Christmas gifts. If you don't want to make hearts for Valentine's day you can turn them into pretty fridge magnets or just create a few darling paperweights. The kids will love painting and decorating their own salt dough hearts. This salt dough craft is suitable for kids of all ages and the finished photo ornaments make such darling keepsake gifts for every special occasion!
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DIY Easter bunny card - simple & fun easter craft for kids
If you’re looking for a fun and quick Easter craft for kids to make this spring , this Easter bunny card by The Best Ideas For Kids can’t be topped. Best Ideas For Kids' easy to follow tutorial makes this lovely bunny card a super easy and fun ( kids ) craft to make. This bunny craft is perfect for kids of all ages, and it's a creative and adorable way to send out best wishes to all your loved ones! Get the step-by-step tutorial and create a bunch of super cute Easter bunny cards for your loved ones!
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DIY Magic zen meditation jars - relax snow globes
We thought we’d share a little meditation activity today for anyone looking for their moment of calm. These magic jars are so mesmerizing! The idea is that after you shake the jar, you just watch and wait…by the time all the glitter reaches the bottom ( about 1 minute) you will have found your happy place. The great magic of these “magic” medfitational jars is that your kids will be be teaching themselves the practice before you even get started in on an explanation.
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DIY cardboard bunny Easter treat box & chick gift card
This lovely Easter bunny shaped box is perfect for filling with chocolate eggs and sweets. People of all ages will love it! This cardboard bunny shaped Easter favor box is super easy to make, even the kids can create some to gift their teachers and grandparents at Easter ! Simply pack this charming bunny box with cookies or candy for a one-of-a-kind Easter gift, you kids and friends will love it! Follow this easy step-by-step video guide and create a bunch for this Easter ! ( The tutorial starts at 1:29 ) In the video tutorial you will find a super adorable Easter bunny card as well! ( You can find the f ree bunny shape box and bunny Easter card template <a title="bunny box and chick c
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Painting Rocks with Love: Painted Mandala Hearts – Sustain My Craft Habit
Rock painting rocks! We love rock painting crafts, and we instantly fell in love with Sustain My Craft Habit' s new rock painting design. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, these lovely heart painted rocks give us the inspiration we needed to create fun little valentine's gifts. ( Just "lost" them around the house and wait until someone finds them. Isn't it super fun? ) These easy rock painting ideas , with mandala designs , are also a great way to relax, be artistic and make a perfect craft for Valentine’s Day. Or any day really! Get the tutorial and let's paint a rock:
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Free crochet cupcake keychain pattern
These sweet little crochet cupcake keychains are quick to make and fun accessory! Could also be used as an ornament, party favor, or zipper pull on a backpack. Be sure look at the picture tutorials as well as the free written crochet cupcake pattern to see where to join the top and bottom pieces. We love handmade crochet toys so much! You can create these adorable crochet cupcakes as cute crochet toys for the kids or just crochet some as nice gifts for your sweet tooth friends, they will love it! By the way: who doesn't love super cute miniature cupcakes?
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DIY Galaxy rock magnets - rock painting
Let the kids paint rocks as if they were pieces of the night sky and make space rock fridge magnets! These gorgeous galaxy rock magnets can be great Father's day gifts for the best dad in the universe, or if you have a grandmother or an aunt who loves the cosmos or if you simply want a bunch of out-of-this-world magnets, it works any time! We love how the rocks look as if they were shards that fell off the night sky. That is, if the sky was rock hard, as some ancient cultures believed. Create some super easy to paint galaxy rocks and amaze your friends and family members with your amazing rock painting skills!
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Rudolph reindeer cupcake - Christmas cupcake recipe
Christmas is such a great time to get baking with kids, and this reindeer cupcake recipe by Kids Craft Room is sure to capture their interest! Cute little r eindeer cupcakes are the perfect treat for little Christmas helpers ! These reindeer cupcakes are surprisingly easy and quick to make, taste oh-so-delicious and the result looks super adorable and stunning! Just a few simple supplies and yummy ( homemade ) cupcakes are all you need. Head to Kids Craft Room and learn how to make your own super cute and delicious Rudolph reindeer cupcakes now:
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