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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 )
Little amigurumi bunny (free amigurumi pattern)
Are you looking for a lovely handmade ( Easter ) gift for your best friends or kids? Do you love to crochet ? Don't look any further! This lovely amigurumi bunny by Maria Bannova at Amiguroom Toys is just perfect for Easter or any 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 pattern and learn the how-tos:
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DIY Magazine gift bow - gift bow making tutorial
Give your holiday gifting a modern spin by opting for magazine gift bows instead of classic ribbons. These handmade ( Christmas ) gift bows by Origami Twist are so easy to personalize! You can use magazines, wrapping paper, patterned paper, or old book pages in colors that coordinate with your wrapping paper. Christmas is the season to wrap thoughtfully chosen gifts , and shouldn't the outside match the gift within? Make your own cool custom gift toppers with your favorite decorative wrapping paper and this easy-to-follow DIY paper gift bow tutorial!
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DIY Gilded insect faux taxidermy
Decorate your home with bugs / insects! Today’s DIY project is a fun wall decor idea: DIY gilded insect faux taxidermy plaques!   Giant plastic insects + liquid gold leaf + wooden plaques = the coolest, glammest, modern insect art you've ever seen! The gilded insects are pretty sweet decorative objects on their own. You could always just call it a day right here and scatter them throughout your home! This  DIY gilded insect faux taxidermy plaque can be a great Halloween decor as well!
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How to whiten salt dough
In this step-by-step tutorial Domestically Blissful will teach you how to make gorgeous salt dough ornaments in snow white with a simple and easy trick! Salt dough ornaments are the sweetest little homemade gift! You can make them for the whole family or classroom with hardly any effort! Salt dough ornaments are quick and easy to make and they last forever. You could make them for your family, the classroom, coworkers .. you name it! And your limitations are only set by the cookie cutters you own. If you want to take it one step further, you can even personalize the ornaments for the recipient!
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Easter egg (chick and bunny) pocket cards
This fun easter card is not just a super cute (and quick) easter gift but it's also very unique, because you can use the bunny , the chick and the easter eggg separatelly thanks to the clever pocket design. It's not just a fun way to greet someone but its also a nice easter home decor! And of course, you can find the free printable easter card template  in this nice craft blog. Happy crafting!
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Chocholate ladybug Valentine's day treat
Are you looking for a super easy, qick and cute Valentine's day gift for your loved ones? Try these adorable  black cardboard ladybugs with chocholate heart wings! Creative idea, isn't it? This Valentine's day treat can be a perfect choice for smaller kids as well because it's really super easy to make! Of course you can use any other sweets (with red wrappings) than chocholate hearts the ladybugs will look nice in any form! You can paint dots to the wings with a black marker, and if you haven't got googly eyes at hand you can simply draw them with a white pancil or corrector pen! You can experiment with other vibrant fun colors as well!
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How to decorate a glass bottle - frugal home decor idea
Look at these gorgeous and unique home decors! And it's just a few glass bottle, paint , yarn and household junks!  Brilliant, isn't it? This upcycling craft project is a perfect way to repurpose empty glass jars and bottles, and a lot of (broken,unused) things around your craft table! You can use:masking tape, buttons,figurines,twines,feathers,craft foam leftovers.. Almost anything! If your arrangement is done just simply paint it with a nice color of acrylic paint, and add a dab of gold paste and voilá' you have and unique, frugal and gorgeous home decor piece!  You can use the champagne bottles as a vase or decorate a mason jar for a cool pencil holder!
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DIY action figure lamp - upcycling plastic toys
This action figure lamp is a fairly quick and cheap craft project, and we love that the results are so dramatic with so little effort! Plus, it will be nice to have some geeky things around presented in a nicer fashion.  You can use any cheap (and damaged) plastic toys to create this cool and decorative lamp, and you can make it in different themes: just as  cars, plastic animals, dinosaurs, wooden blocks... This superhero action figure lamp is not just only a nice plastic upcycling project but it's a perfect kids room or mancave decor. It's also low budget and easy to make!
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Christmas cake amigurumi keychain (free crochet pattern)
Tiny Christmas puddings:little gifts for family and friends! We've always found that hand-crafted crochet ornaments have such a beautiful charm about them. There are so many possibilities: from delicate crocheted angels and snowflakes, colorful crocheted baubles, rustic trees and stars, to cute and fun little Christmas cake / Christmas pudding ! For this Christmas, crochet this super adorable and quick little Christmas cake ornament by Double Treble Trinkets. This is a very easy and quick crochet project that can be done in an afternoon. This free pattern will be your guide thorough the process:
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DIY Felt reindeer Christmas gift bag from a tin can
Let us present you Creative Mamy's super easy and fun winter craft for kids : the adorable tin can reindeer ! There are lots of ways to recycle tin cans , and turning them into adorable reindeer is one of them. These tin can reindeer penguins are SO CUTE and are really easy to make! A perfect Christmas craft for kids that uses simple materials you probably have at home. This project is definitely a winner for your little ones on a cold and dreary day! Plus: this adorable little tin can Rudolph doubles up as a lovely gift bag which makes it even more perfect!
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DIY Felt dog keychain (free sewing pattern)
We are huge fans of stuffed animals , and felt ! We adore felt as a craft material because it does't fray so it's very easy to work with, and it's so versatile! This cute felt dog can be made under an afternoon with simple hand sewing ( blanket stitch ) . Cute, isn't it? At Craftideas.info you will find the felt dog's sewing pattern for free! With Craftideas' free pattern creating one super cute felt puppy ( as an adorable baby mobile piece, soft toy, keychain or cat toy ) will be a piece of cake! This felt dog may be your favorite felt craft you have made in a while!
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DIY Folding cardboard box doll house - upcycling craft
Making a cardboard doll house for your kids is a fun craft idea, but it will be much better if it's foldable to be able to save a little storage space . You can easily adapt this great cardboard doll house idea to create a large cardboard box playhouse for your kids and their friends to play with. The problem with basic cardboard box doll or playhouses is that they take up a lot of space and in the end they will end up in the trash for being a nuisance. But if you make them foldable this won't be a problem anymore! (To watch the video tutorial click on the "original language" link, and for written instructions / cardboard box dollhouse pattern go for the translated one!)
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DIY painted snowman mugs - easy Christmas gift
These adorable snowman face mugs make the perfect holiday gift for friends and family and are so fun to make! You can get creative with different snowman face styles and mug colors. The possibilities are endless! You can give the snowman face mugs as cute (last minute) Christmas gifts by itself or you can stuff it with declicious hot cocoa variations orchocholate spoons. If you use porcelain pens to draw the message and the snowman face the mug will be machine washable and microwaveable too!
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Dot painting easily with a simple pencil eraser
In this nice step-by-step DIY dot painting video tutorial Natalie will show how to decorate a plain notebook cover with a beautiful dot pattern without using brushes or any other special art / craft equipment, with using a simple pencil eraser ! The colorization process brings a lot of fun and this easy painting technique is also a perfect way to relax and create gorgeous artworks ( or gifts ) at the same time! Of course you can decorate other things than a notebook with this brilliant dotting technique as well ( such as: rocks, tote bags, phone cases and canvases to making gorgeous mandala wall arts ! )
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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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DIY Adorable Easter chick cupcakes
For this little Easter chick cupcake project, you can really use any flavor of cupcake you want and you can flavor the frosting with whatever extract you’d like! These super cute Easter chick cupcakes by The Simple Sweet Life are not just fun to gift but they are also super fun to make! Especially with the help of The Simple Sweet Life's easy-to-follow step-by-step Easter chick cupcake tutorial ! These delicious sweet Easter chick cupcakes can be great hits at your upcoming Easter party or you can give them as delicious Easter treats to your friends!
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Crepe paper succulents
If you are also that type of person who cant handle properly a living houseplant ( just like us ) these cute crepe paper succulents are perfect for you! Or you can decorate your wedding with them! This time Ash And Crafts shows you how to make gorgeous and lasting crepe paper succulents using our favorite craft material: crepe paper. These crepe paper succulents are not only a feast for the eyes, but they are easy to make for even those who haven't yet dabbled in paper craft.
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Adorable fabric owls with button eyes ( free sewing pattern )
Do you love sewing? Are you looking for an easy , quick but still adorable fall decor / gift for your owl enthusiast friend? Try this scrap buster sewing project - the super cute button eyed fabric owl! These cute owls are soo simple to make, you can sew them in minutes! (Even if you are a beginner in sewing!) In this nice craft blog you will find a free sewing pattern to make them. Use these adorable fabric owls to decorate your home at fall or gift them to your loved ones . Alternatively instead of poliester filling you can use lavender to create a cute owl shape lavender sachet!
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Easy DIY pistachio flower (pista shell flower) - frugal home decor
This step-by-step video tutorial by Gifts and Crafts Ideas shows how to make gorgeous flower shaped tea candle holders out of recycled pistachio shells. These pistachio shell flower tea candle holders are simply gorgeous, super easy to make and it costs practically nothing. What a great way to upcycle something that you usually throw out! The finished pistachio shell flower candle holders are the perfect addition to any shabby chic or rustic decor. Glue them on a cute spring or fall sign as a flower or just use them as a tea candle holder to make a great last minute gift for Mother's Day.
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DIY Spring pumpkin seed flower card - kid craft idea
Sometimes the simplest household items can be the greatest craft materials! This time create gorgeous crocuses with pumpkin seeds! The kids will love creating this fun spring picture, which at the end can be inserted into a frame and you can decorate your home with it at springtime. (Or you can make sweet spring gift cards with them! ) You will need to make one pumpkin seed flower artwork: pumpkin seeds, food coloring, glue and green craft foam. This spring craft project is a great way to create something nice out of simple items with the kids. (And we simply love the bulk coloring idea with food coloring! This way you can prepare the seeds easily especially if you working with smaller kids)
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How to make a 2 ingredient super easy homemade slime
This is how to make laundry detergent slime at home with only 2 ingredients! Easy goo recipe that is made with glue, detergent and any color you like. If you didn’t have any borax at home to create fun slimes just use laundry detergent instead and glue which seems like the key ingredient in all slime recipes. If you are looking for a borax free slime here is a super easy way to make it! It’s quite easy to do and it has a good consistency that is not too icky, sticky, or tough. Just glue and laundry detergent slime is just a matter of mixing slowly until you get the consistency you desire.
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Traveling tic-tac-toe with buttons (free sewing pattern)
Are you planning any fun trips this year? Today Katie from Made to be a Momma is here with a fun sewing tutorial that will be fun for any trips you’re taking this year. It’s a little traveling tic-tac-toe game! How cute is this? Fun family games can make any trip much more enjoyable!  This on the go tic-tac-toe game is perfect for summer vacation travel, waiting in the doctors office or at restaurants, and just a fun game for your kids to play!  It’s not only the “game board” but it also stores the tic-tac-toe pieces in the pouch. This sewing project is absolutely suitable for beginners in sewing and this traveling board game will be a great DIY gift for any occasion!
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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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Magical fairy lanterns from mason jars
Fairy lanterns ! Now, anyone who has experience with real fairies knows that it is not a good idea to stuff them into mason jars. They will pinch and nip and basically make your life unpleasant if you treat them rudely. These jar luminaries are absolutely fairy friendly alternatives. Perfectly dreamy as a little nightlight, or magical accent. You can use pre cutted fairy silhouettes or make one yourself with a hobby knife ( >>> click here for lots of fairy silhouettes <<< ). You can even use another silhouettes if your aren't a fairy lover type ( Imagine a nice dragon or flower lantern! )
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Gorgeous DIY crepe paper rose - paper flower making tutorial
This step-by-step video tutorial by Tsvoric is one of the best tutorials for making crepe paper roses ! These gorgeous, life-like crepe paper roses are pretty simple to make, and with a little practice, you'll be able to make them super fast. And the finished crepe paper roses will make a great Valentine’s day, birthday, Mother’s day or anniversary gift ! Crepe-paper roses capture the essence and beauty of flowers without all the botanical details. They also offer several practical advantages over their natural cousins: paper roses are far more durable and won't wilt or droop. So, watch the tutorial and let's get crafting!
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