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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 )
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Amigurumi cactus hedgehog (free amigurumi pattern)
Are you looking for super adorable free amigurumi patterns ? Do you love hedgehogs & cacti ? Crochet this cute little amigurumi potted cactus hedgehog ! Aleksandra Egorova designed this lovely amigurumi hedgehog. Besides it's super adorable, this amigurumi pattern is completely free ! One of the nice 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 leaving 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 hedgehog now!
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DIY Superhero mum - Mother’s day gift
Moms are the ultimate superheroes! Their strength in the midst of difficulties and their pure, infinite love is the real superpower ! Celebrate your superhero Mom this year with this DIY superhero Mother’s day gift by I Heart Crafty Things! Kids will love customizing their superhero to look just like their mom and will win over their mom ’s heart not only because it’s darling but the delicious chocolate !
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Little crochet lovebirds - free amigurumi pattern
Giving a handmade present to your loved ones on this occasion is more apt and cherished than buying gifts from outside. So why not make these little birdies by Anitha (Paint It Colorful Blog) to express your love. Anitha created a wonderful free pattern  and a quick how-to for you! This amigurumi love bird is an absolutely easy crochet toy project: you can create the valentine birds easily even if you are a beginner in amigurumi . This crochet bird doesn't require too much yarn ,and it will look great in any color!
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Washer necklaces with colorful papers or fabrics
We love love fun necklaces. Especially handmade necklaces! This washer necklace is a super easy craft project even if you aren't the craftiest person in the world! You just need some washers,colorful leftover fabrics or (scrapbook) paper pieces and a little glue. You can decorate the washer necklaces with beads or other materials, or if you would like to create a nice accessory for your boyfriend just use a plain washer or a hexnut on a leather or paracord string! This washer necklace is a perfect (low budget) gift for any ocassion, and it can be done in minutes!
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DIY Handprint lilies - Mother's day craft for kids
These handprint lilies by One Little Project are so gorgeous and surprisingly easy to make! These beautiful handprint lilies make such a thoughtful handmade gift idea for Mother’s Day if you make a small bouquet and tie them together with a ribbon. Or you could make a bouquet of handprint Easter lilies if you use white paper. ? Either way, they’re adorable for spring and they’re a wonderful low mess craft to make with the kids !
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DIY mini notebooks - notebook keychains
Thus cute miniature paper notebook is a surprisingly easy craft project and it can be a perfect gift for any ocassion! Watch this nice video craft tutorial and create one for yourself or for your friends! You can create the miniature notebooks in any color and size! It can be very handy if you have LOTs of phone numbers, adresses or other important informations or you can gift them with personal messages/quotes/images. Of course you can use printed images/messages to create the mini books instead of plain white sheets, the possibilities are endless! ( Imagine a miniature coloring book , or your favourite novel in miniature ! )
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DIY Barbie doll cake (princess cake) - step-by-step tutorial
There is nothing like the look of joy on a Barbie-loving little girl’s face when she is presented with her very own Barbie Doll birthday cake. So delight your princess with a magical cake that's fairy easy to make especially with this nice step-by-step barbie cake video tutorial ! Of course you don't need to decorate your cake as much as Candy-Cake & more do, a simple buttercream frosting with a sprinkle of yummy candy flowers will do the trick for the skirt ! But still this cake decorating video absolute worth watching because you can learn lots of useful Barbie cake shaping and decorating tips from a pro!
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Little fluffy blue amigurumi bear (free amigurumi pattern)
Playing with super cute huggable plushies are so comforting and fun! The perfect reason to play with lovely plush animals ( regardless of your age ) is to crochet one for yourself! ( Or to crochet it as a lovely handmade gift for your friends or family members. ) This time create this lovely amigurumi bear from a skein of yarn by following Mariya Kostychenko's free crochet pattern at AmiguroomToys. You can make this lovely huggable amigurumi bear from any color and size yarn , the end result will be wonderful and it will surely bring great joy to the one who gets it.
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Tree of life pendant with a big stone - wire jewerly
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make a wire wrapped tree of life pendant featuring a beautiful large stone. You will learn how to wire wrap a stone elegantly, as well as how to make the twisted tree of life roots, trunk, and branches. This gorgeous beaded wire jewelry can be a perfect gift for any occasion, because it will look gorgeous in any color and size! Wire jewelry and Life trees are one of our favorites from the palette of jewelry making crafts because it's so unique and also it's easy to make ! ( Or at least it won't require special expensive jewelry making materials to make! )
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Free printable bunny gift wrapping paper
Do you have ordinary, boring sweets or fruit drinks? Make unique, fun gifts out of them with Early Learning Ideas' super fun Easter bunny gift wrapper printable. This is a super easy Easter/spring craft and it can be very handy when you need to wrap your freshly bought but not-so-pretty Easter gifts. You can use the bunny wrappers to wrap Easter presents or you can create various Easter decors with this cute little free printable wrapper. ( For ex. use them in empty mason jars to create a fun Easter bunny vase ! )
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DIY sewn knot pillows - stylish home decor
Make your space your own and instantly freshen up your couch or bed with this fun, do-it-yourself knot pillow! This gorgeous Celtic knot pillow is soo comfortable and also very easy to sew! No advanced sewing skills required! All you need is to be able to sew a straight line, and you, too, can make this unique pillow in minutes! Of course you can use another celtic knot pattern if you don't like this one, because this DIY cozy knot pillow will look good in any form! Use the finished knot pillows to decorate your home at any time of the year or give them as nice homemade gifts for a special occasion!
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DIY Mother and child heart necklace - Mother's day gift
Today we want to share with you MumInTheMadHouse's super fun video tutorial on how to make a matching mother and child heart necklace with polymer clay! A mother and child necklace is the perfect gift as it remind children that they are always in your heart and you love them no matter what. They had a piece of your heart and that is what the necklace represents. This heart necklace can be a great gift for Mother's day, Valentine's day or at any time of the year! Give it to your kids , to your mom/dad , to your best friends or for your loved ones, either way it will be a big hit!
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DIY holiday crayons - new life of broken small crayons
What a great craft project! If you have a few broken unusable crayons you can give them a new life in any shape and create the perfect chunky, multi-colored crayon for little hands! You can package them in little cellophane bags to drop into stockings and with these fun multi colored crayons you can teach the kids some of the basic drawing techniques. You can use ANY shape of silicon molds that fits into the holiday/season to make special multi colored and fun shaped crayons.
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Paper easter cupcake baskets - wrappers  ( with free printable )
Spring is peaking through and it’s time to think about Easter. These adorable free Easter Basket Printables are yours today to download and enjoy! You can fill these cute paper  baskets with delicious (easter) cupcakes and gift them for your loved ones. Of course you can use these printable baskets to wrap cupcakes for any other ocassions ( mother's day, kids parties, birthdays ,weddings ..) as well! And you can also use the base basket template to create cupcake wrappers in other colors / styles for other holidays (halloween,christmas..), or fill it with a nice big chocholate egg instead of a cupcake!
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Rudolph reindeer gift box (with printable)
A little free printables treat from Mollymoo for the beginning of all things festive! A sweet reindeer gift box, or treat box, depending on what special surprise you want to hide inside.
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Small amigurumi bear (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 bear by Olga Lukoshkina ! But be aware: amigurumi is very addictive ( once you start crocheting these lovely toys you won't be able to stop ) ! This lovely amigurumi bear 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 Amigurumi Space now, and start crocheting :
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Amigurumi watermelon & pineapple (free crochet patterns & video tutorials)
Are you looking for a lovely handmade gifts for your best friends or kids? Do you love to crochet ? Don't look any further! This lovely amigurumi melon and pineapple by Anna Skorohodova at Amigurumi Space is just perfect for every special occasion! Amigurumi is an easy to learn crochet technique from Japan that allows you to create lovely toys and gifts , so quickly grab this wonderful free written and video pattern and learn the how-tos. Amigurumi toys are great gifts for anyone you love!
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Rose bouquet from fresh autumn leaves
The changes of color in the trees are the first clue that autumn is coming. You can capture the beauty of those moments by using fresh fallen leaves to make a beautiful fall decoration for your home. Combine several leaves and make a gorgeous rose bouquet! Use some twine or wire to keep the bouquet together. You can display them using a large leaf as a background. This fall leaf rose bouquet is perfect and low budget way to create something beautiful and decorate your home at a same time, or you can gift this special "flowerbouquet to your loved ones!
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DIY Zigzag trilobite paracord survival bracelet
This time CbyS Paracord & More presents you a design based on a Trilobite knot : the king crown zigzag trilobite paracord bracelet. In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make this beautiful zigzag paracord bracelet with t rilobite knots using nylon parachute cord ( paracord ) without plastic buckles. This paracord bracelet design is fairly easy to make but the outcome is so gorgeous and unique! This DIY trilobite paracord bracelet can be a great gift for your friends/family members , but of course you can create one for yourself as well. This parachute cord cobra bracelet will look gorgeous in any color and size, even you can make stylish and unique paracord belts with this knotting technique!
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DIY 6 pocket treat holder - scrapbook
Everyone’s looking for a sweet treat that’s easy to make. Or thinking about wedding favors ? Also a great idea! This 6 pocket treat holder is a perfect fit. Just grab some 6″x 6″ squares of Designer Series paper ( you pick the theme ) and get ready to start folding. This project is simple and fun , and the pockets are perfect for chocolate squares, tea bags or other little treats.
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DIY Personalized Valentine's puzzle - fun Valentine's day gift
There's nothing more thoughtful than a DIY Valentine gift ! Making your own puzzle is even more fun, and adds a whole new dimension to the activity! This time Little House Of Four shows you how to make one! H omemade puzzles make heartfelt gifts that you can customize and personalize for the unique people in your life. Depending on the materials you have at your disposal, you can make a new puzzle from an old unused one, or you can make a simpler puzzle with cardboard. Either way, friends and family will love putting together your handcrafted puzzles !
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DIY Valentine's day button heart card
Are you on the hunt for Valentine's day decor ideas? Create a pretty artwork with a bunch of red buttons ! Button crafts are perfect for kids and adults as well! In this step-by-step tutorial The Best Ideas For Kids will show you how to use buttons and beads to create this beautiful and simple heart button art. You can inject your personality easily to this artwork with different sizes and styles ( for example you can use painted backgrounds, fabric, wallpaper or even burlap as a background instead of paper. You can also make your button art to suit other holiday themes. )
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DIY Paper flower Mother's day card
This little 3D paper flower Mothers day card by Easy Peasy And Fun is a perfect classroom Mother’s day craft for kids to make. Her template ( as usual ) makes it easy-peasy and you can be sure the parents will love receiving one of these cards. Not only does this flower card hold a special message inside, with a child’s photo on the center of the flower this one takes “personal” to a whole new level.
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Little amigurumi dog keychain (free crochet pattern)
Are you looking for a lovely handmade gift for your best friends or kids? Do you love to crochet ? Don't look any further! This lovely amigurumi dog keychain ( translated by Amiguroom and designed by Amylie Freeman ) is just perfect for every special occasion! Amigurumi is an easy to learn crochet technique from Japan, that allows you to create lovely toys and gifts. So don't hesitate: quickly grab this wonderful free pattern and learn the how-tos. Create a lovely little amigurumi dog keychain for your friends or family members, they will love it!
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How to make a shamballa style bracelet - jewelry making
This very nice video knotting / beading tutorial shows you how to make a unique and gorgeous Shamballa style bracelet ! This is an unbelievably easy jewelry making project with a great outcome! You will need 3x1m cord ( or jarn ) some big ( rhinestone ) beads and a little time! : ) This gorgeous bracelet is not just a perfect accessory for the everydays but it's also a perfect gift for any ocassion! You can create this Shamballa bracelet easily even if your are new in knotting / jewelry making ! This craft project is also suitable for kids/teens !
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DIY Painted spring daisy mason jar vase - recycling craft
We love upcycling especially when it comes to mason jars! I bet that you have a few glass jars already at home, and maybe you have created  many gorgeous crafts with them, but as you will see, there’s still something new under the sun in the mason jar world! This gorgeous daisy painted mason jar is not just only a perfect stylish (spring/Easter) decor for your home, but it's also very easy to paint! With this great step-by step painting tutorial making these gorgeous daisy mason jar vases will be a piece of cake, even if you are a beginner in hand painting!
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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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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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DIY Mad Max style sanctified paracord bracelet
This time CbyS Paracord And More will teach you how to make this stylish Mad Max style paracord bracelet without buckle ! With this nice step-by-step paracord bracelet video tutorial you can make one gorgeous and stylish paracord bracelet for yourself ( or for your friends ) easily with parachute rope or any kind of strings ! The base material doesn't need to be a special paracord rope : you can use electrical cords , thick yarn or even leather stripes to create one! This paracord bracelet may seems difficult but it's an easy paracord project ( suitable for beginners ) ! Instead of a plastic buckle CbyS will show you how to use a kobra knot as a closure.
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DIY Deck post cap faux cactus - summer decor (upcycling craft)
Did you know that even wooden deck post caps ( and furniture legs ) can be fun, boho summer decors ? This time Sadie Seasongoods will teach you how to upcycle those old wood pieces into a wonderful summer decor: a faux cactus ! We know that these faux wooden cacti don’t truly replace real living plants , but they’re awfully cute and a cinch to maintain. If real cactus plants are a no-go in your house, ( because of the kids or overly curious animals ) fake cactus is just perfect!
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DIY fabric wrapped mobile phone case with extra pockets
Do you love upcycling ? Are you looking for an easy, quick, inexpensive but still unique and useful mobile case ? Try this cute fabric covered mobile phone case ! This phone case completelly made from cardboard ! Unbelievable, isn't it? We love cardboard because it's super easy to handle and almost costs nothing! You can easily personalise this beautiful and useful mobile case with different color and pattern fabrics. Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to create one fabric covered cardboard mobile case for yourself ( or for as a nice gift ) easily in minutes!
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