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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 )
DIY Craft stick covered tin can flowerpots - recycling craft for kids
A colorful spring project to make with the kids ,these craft stick flower pots are a no-mess craft and make an adorable homemade gift ! Craft sticks are fairly inexpensive and they are great to use with the kids for projects! And as a bonus: this craft stick craft requires NO glue! Shake your glittery wands in the air and give a little cheer because this craft stick project by Kelly is probably one of the least messiest projects you can make with your kiddos !
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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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Quick Halloween lollypop ghosts with kleenex
Don’t you love a good Halloween craft project that’s super easy to make?! We’ve found the most perfect craft/treat to send to school with your kids! These lollypop ghosts are SO EASY. If you haven't got  much time to create lots of Halloween gifts /treats, try the lollypop ghosts! These are quick, simple, and totally doable! (And the kids will love them!) You will need a yummy lollypop in any flavour,   kleenex tissues, small rubber bands and that's it! You can use fabrics instead of tissue paper but this is much quicker and cheaper!
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Flower shaped tea candle holders from coffee capsules
Do you love recycling crafts or decorating your home in a low budget? Try this brilliant upcycling craft:  the flower shaped tea light holder made with empty coffee capsules. This beautiful flower decoration is very easy to make: you just need some empty coffee capsules and a mason jar lid. You can leave the flower tea candle holders in their natural capsule colors or you can paint them to any vibrant fun color with acrylic paints. If you don't need a candle holder at moment you can use these gorgeous flowers to decorate your home at springtime or your wedding party.
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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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How to make folded  paper (origami) bracelets - craft for kids
We love simple but clever craft ideas which involves gorgeous water color patterns and requires only simple household materials such as a plain sheet of A4 paper! This origami (paper folded) bracelet is a brilliant way to ignite your inner creativity and create gorgeous jewelries from out of almost nothing! To make a folded paper (origami) bracelet you need to begin by cutting lots of strips of paper. The strips need to be 12cms x 3cms (bigger or smaller as long as the size ratio is 1:4).They would make an unusual and one of a kind gift don’t you think!? You can fold a really big one to make a crown as well!
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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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DIY spring centerpiece - plush flowers with pots
These super cute DIY plush flower pots make for a great spring party table centerpiece, home decor or even a party favor or gift (for mother's day, birthdays or almost every ocassion)! Can you imagine the possibilities and theme?! And the best is: you can easily hand sew these cute fabric flowers, even if you are a beginner in sweing! (Or you can find in this nice craft website a no-sew pushie flowers version as an extra!)
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Adorable DIY clay pot pig
This little piggie went to the market.....because he was all dressed up and needed somewhere to go! With a simple small clay pot and a styrofoam ball you can make one little piggy in no time! Kids can create barnyard companions such as cows, horses, sheep, chickens, roosters and goats to accompany him. The same basic craft technique gets used, and only the colors of the bodies and the ears and noses need to be changed, if necessary. You can use this adorable clay pot pig as a cute spring decor or you can gift them to your friends/ family members as a sweet Valentine's day gift!
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Adorable plomer clay Santa with his reindeers (step-by-step tutorial)
These super cute Santa and reindeer figurines can be easily made with any soft, clay materials such as: polimer clays, play-doh, pre colored salt-dough and baking soda clays, or even with fondant! You can make them as cute decors in your Christmas cake, Christmas table or you can gift them as keychains because they're so adorable everyone will love them in any form! In this nice polimer clay blog you can find a free step-by-step picture tutorial on how to make them. This clay/fondant project doesn't require special equipments because the Santa and the reindeers are only consists of simple base shapes!
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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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Hex nut paracord survival bracelet
Are you looking for a perfect gift for him ? Or you just would like to create a nice and easy to make acessory ? If yes, this paracord hex nut survival bracelet is a perfect craft project for you! With this great step-by-step paracord video tutorial you can make this bracelet easily! If you haven't got special paracord rope you can create the bracelet with any other cord you have at hand ( leather stripes, electrical cords, thin curtain ropes.. ).
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Crochet frog bookmark (free amigurumi pattern)
This lovely free crochet frog bookmark pattern by HeartHookHome is a quick project that require just a little bit of yarn and time. Crochet bookmarks are a great easy gift or simple crochet project for yourself. Never lose your place in a book again! At Heart Hook Home's blog you will find the free amigurumi pattern of this super cute frog bookmark accompanied with a nice detailed assembling tutorial. This amigurumi pattern is a quick, beginner pattern, so if you are a beginner in amigurumi this lovely frog bookmark is absolutely perfect to begin with!
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DIY Egg carton tea cup Mother's day card craft with tea bags
This fun egg carton tea cup Mothers day card craft by FrugalCouponLiving is precious activity for the kids or makes a sweet invitation to a tea party ! This tea cup Mother’s day card craft is super easy to make, you can up-cycle some egg cartons with it, and the most important: mothers ( and grandmothers ) will love it! Because who doesn't love tea and relaxing? This egg carton teacup card by Ashley is a simple and fun way up-cycle egg cartons and turn them into something precious.
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Pusheenicorn – amigurumi unicorn Pusheen cat (free amigurumi pattern)
Are you looking for quick, fun and free amigurumi patterns ? Do you love Pusheen the cat ? Crochet this cute little amigurumi Pusheenicorn ! Tarturumies designed this lovely amigurumi Pusheenicorn. 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 Pusheenicorn now!
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DIY Personalized mobile phone cases with a plastic case
Are you looking for a super fun, easy and versatile DIY mobil phone case project ? Try these! With a few printed images and a clear plastic mobile case you can whip up these stylish, adorable and unique phone cases literally in minutes! With this easy to follow step-by-step video tutorial you can create these gorgeous mobile case designs even if you aren't the craftiest girl in the planet! And the best is in this craft idea : you can use the clear plastic mobile phone case over and over again to create more gorgeous mobile phone case designs that's fits perfectly your style/mood or the actual holiday!
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Amigurumi Oreo biscuit (creme filled biscuits) - free crochet pattern
In this free crochet tutorial by Hello Yellow Yarn, you can learn how to crochet this adorable Oreo cookie in amigurumi ! This sweet amigurumi Oreo cookie is sure to bring a smile to any face! This amigurumi Oreo cookie is a wonderful gift for every special occasion. At Hello Yellow Yarn's blog you will find the free amigurumi pattern of this super cute Oreo cookie accompanied with a nice, detailed assembling tutorial. This amigurumi pattern is a fairly easy one, so if you are a beginner in amigurumis this fun little Oreo cookie is absolutely perfect to begin with!
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DIY 3D flower pop-up card -  mother's day gift
We love simple papercrafts especially when it comes to flowers and greeting cards ! This beautiful pop-up flower card can be a great gift for any special occasion or you can use them as frugal wedding / spring party invitations ! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial where Aniko will teach you how to make this beautiful 3D flower pop-up card in no time! All you need is to make one 3D flower pop-up card are: some colorful papers, scissors, and a little glue! This spring craft project is suitable for kids of all ages, because it's super easy ! ( especially if you help them in cutting out the flower petals )
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Boys baby carriage diaper cake - DIY baby shower gift
Diaper cakes are the best gifts for baby showers ! They're cute, practical, and show off your amazing DIY skills. Maybe you've mastered the regular three-tier diaper cake ( or maybe not ) , but if you're ready to take on the challenge of making a baby carriage diaper cake , she's here to help. It's really not as hard as it looks! The diaper cakes makes really great baby shower gifts , because it's not just unique, fun and decorative but also very useful for the parents and their newborn baby ! Here is a nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to make your own boys ( or girls ) baby carriage diaper cake with baby diapers , bibs , soft baby blankets and baby toys !
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DIY Kitty rice heating pad (free sewing pattern)
We are all into craft projects that make us feel cozy and relaxed!  If you haven’t seen or made one rice heating pad before, it’s basically a pouch filled with uncooked rice (and usually something that smells good too), and you can stick them in the microwave for a moist heating pad that lasts a good while. If you are going to make something, why make it regular when it can be a kitty? Much cuter to have around the house and just makes us  smile to look at too.
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DIY sugar cube hearts
This is a really quick, simple craft project for your love. Give to him/her on Valentine's day with a delicious tea or coffe. You can experiment with different sugars, or flavours too.
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Silicone bracelets with hot glue gun
Did you know that you can use your hot glue gun to make unique jewelries/accessories ? Watch this video jewelry making tutorial and make some for yourself or gift it to your friends/ family members for a special ocassion! You can decorate the silcicone like glue bracelets as much as you want, the possibilities are unlimited! ( Imagine a nice bracelet with blings, beads, glitter in different colors! ) Plus: this hot glue gun bracelet and its faux "beads" are very flexible, so you can use them to other craft projects as well! ( Make some keychains, bookmarks, or decorate a box with them! )
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DIY Needle felt pig in tulle skirt (step-by-step needle felting tutorial)
If you've ever wanted to try your hand at needle felting , this lovely little piggy with tulle skirt by Binc Bonc is the easiest and cutest starting point! Create your own snuffling friend with Binc Bonc's step-by-step needle felting tutorial. Use the felting needles to stab the wool to life. With these detailed step-by-step instructions , even total beginners will be addicted to this unique and fun craft in no time! This lovely little needle felted pig is the perfect gift for your loved ones:
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Easy and quick DIY bath bombs - last minute spa gift idea
There is something incredibly relaxing about a warm bath, and these homemade bath bombs take the relaxation up a notch! Interested in learning how to make DIY bath bombs ? Read this step-by-step bath bomb making tutorial by BornToDIY and learn the how-tos ! This easy step-by-step DIY tutorial makes bath bombs easy to make at home. We love making bath bombs in various scents when it comes to DIY gift giving ideas or easy crafts for teens to make and sell. Bath bombs are such a fun luxury and so simple ( and frugal ) to make! Made from nourishing epsom salt, alkalizing baking soda, and fizzing citric acid with nourishing coconut oil and essential oils. Get the diy bath bomb recipe and let's get crafting:
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Heart teddy toy - free amigurumi pattern & video tutorial
This super adorable crocheted little bear with small heart patches is absolutely in the right size to be a perfect huggable doll for kids. This free written & step-by-step video amigurumi bear pattern and the assembling tutorial will teach you how to crochet your own cute little amigurumi teddy bear! This super cute (and easy to crochet) amigurumi teddy bear can be great gift for your friends and family members at Valentine's day or Christmas (or you can crochet it just for fun)! This pattern is rated an intermediate level not because it uses complex stitches but because we will be crocheting small pieces in a spiral fashion which can sometimes be difficult for beginners.
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DIY Spinning Pusheen toy with a fidget spinners
Lots of people have requested more clay tutorials so here's a fun room decor or Christmas gift idea ! This funny DIY Spinning Pusheen toy re-uses a fidget spinner, which most people probably have at home already. Fidget spinners are on sale everywhere now so even you don't have one, you can definitely buy one pretty cheaply. Maqaroon has simply made a clay Pusheen to sit on top which turned out to be surprisingly fun to play with . We think this makes a lovely, touching gift for parents since they can keep this on on their desk at work.
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Adorable amigurumi cat with a heart (free amigurumi 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 cat by Victoria Makarevich at Amiguroom Toys 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, just as this lovely little cat. So don't hesitate: quickly grab this wonderful free amigurumi pattern and learn the how-tos! Amigurumi toys are such great gifts for any special occasion!
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Gorgeous DIY spring ribbon flower headband - kanzashi
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make this gorgeous colorful spring satin rose / satin flower headband ! We love kanzashi ( ribbon folding ) technique because it's super easy and the outcome is always soo beautiful and unique! You can use this ribbon flower headband / braid at your wedding , or you can make one as a beautiful gift for a special occasion! This kanzashi ribbon flower headband will look gorgeous in any color, you can even use it as a nice spring/Easter decor ! You can use this clever and easy ribbon rose folding technique to create other accessories/jewelrie s as well!
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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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DIY Pop-up love birds card ( Valentine\'s day card )
If you’re looking for a fun and quick Valentine's craft for kids to make this winter , this lovebirds card by I Heart Crafty Things can’t be topped. I Heart Crafty Things' easy to follow tutorial makes this lovely lovebird Valentine's card a super easy and fun ( kids ) craft to make. This lovebird 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! This adorable little lovebird card also doubles as a keepsake, which makes it a perfect gift for every special occasion.
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DIY Fairy house with attic using two mason jars - recycle
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial Creative Mother shows you how she made a medium size fairy house with attic using two mason jars ( one on top of the other ) , tin foil, hot glue, white air-dry clay and acrylic paint. This super adorable fairy house is very fun to make and you can use it as candy jar for a candy bar, birthday party, thank you gift for a baby shower, kids' room decor , piggy bank, jewelry box, cookie jar or even as a fairy garden decor ! You can turn it into a lamp also adding some battery operated LED candle lights. The finished woodland fairy house containers couldn’t be more adorable!
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