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This craft category is a huge collection of various hobby craft tutorials! Jewelry making tutorials (wire jewelry making, macrame jewelry, leather jewelry, easy accessories from paper, paracord bracelets, easy jewelry making ideas for kids),crafts with fondant, polimer clay and play-doh ( fondant figures / DIY cake toppers , play doh crafts / play doh ideas for kids, play doh-recipes, polimer clay figure tutorials ), beading (beaded jewelries,beaded accessories, bead animals, crafts with bead, bead weaving),pet crafts (DIY dog beds, DIY cat beds, DIY cat furniture, DIY cat toys, DIY dog toys, free sewing patterns of pet clothes and accessories), life hacks (tips &tricks around the house) ... and a lot more! If you are looking for specific craft category ( for example: beadcraft ) please choose a sub-category from the "paper crafts" main menu ( at the top of the page).
DIY stamped salt dough Christmas tree ornament
Say Not Sweet Anne is here to show you a quick and easy Christmas craft idea that can be used in so many ways over the holidays: stamped salt dough Christmas tree ornaments ! Salt dough is a tried and true kid friendly craft that has been reincarnated into hundreds of different projects. And really- it is a dough. So, why not roll and cut it out with cookie cutters? Visit saynotsweetanne.com and learn how to make them unique, and original; not just another salt dough ornament :
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DIY Natural branch coasters - nature craft
Wood slices can be turned into many things, but our all-time favorite is these branch coasters by Stephanie Rose from Garden Therapy ! Instead of burning that old tree in the backyard, reuse it and make it into something awesome! Making a set of branch coasters from a fallen tree will allow the beauty of that wood to live on and tell the story in its rings. These simple but beautiful DIY wood coasters are fast and easy to make using wood slices , and they make the perfect DIY gift for any occasion! ( This homemade coaster set is a great housewarming or hostess gift! )
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Amigurumi bunny macaron keychain (free amigurumi pattern)
Besides being totally adorable, this crochet bunny macaron pattern by Paint It Colorful is completely free so you can experiment with it without blowing your crochet budget. This adorable amigurumi bunny macaron is ready to be gifted for your loved ones. If you're stitching the bunny macaron as a toy for a young child, swap the safety eyes for crocheted or embroidered eyes instead. You can easily customize this amigurumi bunny macaron design to be any color you'd like. Crochet a little bunny macaron as a toy 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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Celtic knot pendant - paracord neclace
This gorgeous celtic knot style necklace ( or pendand ) was made with 5feet cord ( paracord ) but you can use almost every type of ( bendable ) cords/yarns/cables to create one for yourself, and with this nice detailed video celtic knot pendant tutorial it will be an unbelievably easy jewelry making craft project ! ( We made one celtic knot pendant with electric cables, and it also worked! ) You can make one necklace for yourself or it also can be a perfect unique ( last minute and low budget ) gift for any ocassion!
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Lunch money zippered apple pouch with free sewing pattern
Do you love sewing? Are you looking for a fun fabric scrap buster project? Try this super fun and quick zippered apple pouch! This little adorable pouch is perfect for storing small things (money,earphones,mints,mini sewing kits) and can be done in minutes! This pouch is small enough to be a key chain, but you can make bigger versions as well. You can adapt this idea and create other fruit/veggie pouches as well, the possibilities are endless! This little zippered pouch is a perfect gift for any ocassion, or you can sew one for yourself.
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Paper ice cream toys for kids (with printables)
So why do you need paper ice creams? There are many cool reasons! They make great play food to start with. Open an ice cream parlour for pretend play, decorate your ice cream party with them, or just have a fun filled paper craft afternoon recalling the memory of beautiful summer days. Make one as a present for somebody who loves ice cream (most people you know) when you can’t wrap up the ones that melt.
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How to make a cobra paracord bracelet - video tutorial
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make a basic 4 strand bracelet with square knots, also known as the cobra pattern , using nylon parachute cord ( paracord ) and plastic buckles. This paracord bracelet design is fairly easy to make but the outcome is so gorgeous and unique! This DIY cobra style paracord bracalet can be a great gift for your riends/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 fun cording technique&style !
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Little amigurumi flamingo keychain (free amigurumi pattern)
Are you looking for free amigurumi ( keychain ) patterns ? Do you love flamingos ? Crochet this cute little amigurumi flamingo ! @dzyhartoys designed this lovely amigurumi flamingo pattern. 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 flamingo now!
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Cute Christmas gift tags ( free printable Christmas gift tags)
Look at these gift tags ! Aren't the super adorable? These designs by Clementine Creative are North Pole inspired and feature characters and elements like a polar bear, penguin, mittens, Christmas stockings , and a cup of hot chocolate. All of these cute gift tags were hand-drawn by Carmia and designed with love. ( The gift tag template is free to download and print! ) These adorable gift tags will give your gift the finishing touch that shows you care.
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Cute cat couple - polymer clay tutorial
Today's step-by-step video tutorial is a super cute polimer clay cat ! In this video tutorial you can learn how to make this super cute sitting cat out of polimer clay! Of course you can use other materials to create the sitting cat figurines : in can be a lovely Valentine's day or wedding cake topper / cake decoration from fondant , you can create cute home decors with them from air drying clay, or even you can use simple play-doh / plasticine / salt-dough to create some cute sitting cat with the kids just for fun !
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DIY Clay footprint bowl keepsake
Children grow far too quickly, so it is always nice to make a few DIY keepsakes along the way! We totally love today's craft:this lovely clay footprint bowl keepsake by Messy Little Monster ! You can treasure how small your babies or toddlers feet are with this cute keepsake ,which also doubles up as a beautiful kid made gift for family. These DIY clay bowls  would make the perfect homemade gift idea for parents or grandparents.
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DIY Mother's day flower pot tulip card - Mother's day gift idea
If you’re looking for a gorgeous Mother’s day gift for kids to make this year, this Mother’s day flower pot card by I Heart Crafty Things can’t be topped. Her template makes this gorgeous flower pot card an easy kids craft to make and mom or grandma will adore the special message hidden inside the pot when she opens it up on her special day! Get the free pattern and tutorial at iheartcraftythings.com and let's get crafting:
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DIY Chain bar paracord survival bracelet
Are you looking for a perfect gift for him ? Or you are just on a hunt for a stylish and easy to make accessory for men ? Try paracord ! This paracord Chain bar survival bracelet is a super easy jewelry making project with a gorgeous outcome! Watch this great step-by-step paracord bracelet video tutorial and make a stylish bracelet easily out of simple ( parachute ) cord ! If you haven't got parachute rope at hand that's not a problem , you can create this paracord bracelet easily with any kind of ropes/cords ( leather stripes, electrical cords, yarn etc. ).
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Tiny amigurumi bear and bunny (free amigurumi patterns)
Crochet your very own adorable, tiny amigurumi bear or bunny toy with following along @scandistyle_dolls's nice free amigurumi patterns ! This super adorable amigurumi bear and bunny is such a cute ( dollhouse ) toy for kids as well as a beautiful handmade gift for grownups. If you'd like to make this adorable crochet / amigurumi bear or bunny bigger ( for a normal size bear or bunny ) simply use a thicker, heavier weight yarn. You can also make this tiny amigurumi bear or tiny amigurumi bunny 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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Adorable needle felt kitties
Needle felting : a technique to create the world cutest decorations and gifts from cheap materials in minutes! With this nice needle felting video tutorial you can learn how to make adorable kitties in no time! Meow! They look so small and delicate. With needle felting no sewing is required. It's fun and easy, you can teach it for your kids as well! Make a bunch of needle felt kitties for yourself or make them as cute gifts!
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DIY Clay pot reindeer - cute Christmas gift
Are you looking for a lovely handmade Christmas gift that doesn't cost you a fortune? Create these adorable clay pot reindeer with the kids! This lovely clay pot reindeer craft by Bargain Moose is such a perfect little Christmas craft project! You can fill them with chocolate or other treats and give them as gifts or you can use them as adorable Christmas decors. This DIY Clay pot reindeer is super inexpensive and easy to make. Plus they turn out so adorable that you may end up keeping one for yourself. Read Bargain Moose's step-by-step craft tutorial and get started with making your very own clay pot reindeer:
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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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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 Rudolph (reindeer) advent calendar from brown paper bags
With all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays , it's not hard to lose track of time. Before you know it, it's Christmas ! Countdown to Christmas with this super adorable and super easy to make DIY Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer advent calendar by Craft And Creativity. Whether you want a grown-up or kiddie version, this advent calendar is just begging to be made. Not only is this a wonderful holiday decor , because of the anticipation it builds, but it's also a great kids' craft too. Not to mention that this Christmas calendar makes great, frugal Christmas decor. This paper bag advent calendar will brighten up your day every time you see it, because who can resist this cute little reindeer face ?
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Crocheted plastic Easter egg covers (free amigurumi pattern)
Today we are sharing another fun Easter crochet project with you! Since Easter is just around the corner we wanted to share something that can be a great Easter gift for your kids or grandkids, so here's an easy Easter Crochet pattern! These adorable little crochet Easter egg covers ( bunny,chick and lamb ) are a really quick and easy amigurumi project and a fun addition to any Easter basket! The plastic Easter egg covers fit over a regular sized plastic egg, the kind you can buy a whole bunch of for a dollar or two. She thought it would be a fun way to make cheap plastic eggs a little cuter, and what a wonderful idea! (You can adjust the free plastic egg cover animals' amigurumi pattern if needed)
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DIY hugging birds mother's day card
Every Mom and Dad appreciates handmade cards, so create one of these adorable hugging /cuddling bird cards for them for mother's day or father's day! (Or you can simply gift it to thank their hard work and unlimited love. ) These cute paper cuddling bird cards are super easy to make: you just need some colorful (scrapbooking or wrapping) paper to create it which is nice because you don't need to buy lots of craft supplies.  (You will be able to download 2 different free card templates from this nice craft website! )
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Mini chocholate Valentines mailboxes - romantic gift idea
With Valentine’s Day coming up, two of our favorite things collide: adorable paper crafts and chocolate! Here’s a fun way to give the gift of chocolate in a creative way, with these adorable mini chocolate mailboxes. The best part is that you can use paper scraps and you don’t need a bunch of paper crafting tools to make them. And who doesn’t love a little extra chocolate? She made a fun little video tutorial to show you how simple the miniature valentine mailboxes are to make. You’ll have to try making them, they’re so simple and cute!
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Pumpkin handprint and photo keepsake with salt dough
We love keepsakes! What's better than a super inexpensive but still cute salt dough handprint keepsake, to preserve the sweet memories? This month’s handprint and photo keepsake is a pumpkin one by Teach Me Mommy! This super cute pumpkin keepsake is not just only easy to make but almost costs nothing! Because salt-dough is made from simple household items: salt, flour and water! And that's it! The salt-dough is safe for very small children: you can create baby hand and footprint keepsakes as well. Get the recipe and tutorial at teach-me-mommy.com:
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Tiny amigurumi bear (free amigurumi pattern)
Besides being totally adorable, this crochet bear pattern by @wasilenatoys at Amigurumi Space is completely free so you can experiment with it without blowing your crochet budget. You can easily customize this amigurumi bear design to be any color you'd like. Crochet a little bear 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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Snowball blowing fight - fun indoor winter family game
We love super fun, unbelievably easy and inexpensive (winter)craft ideas and this brilliant family game by All For The Boys is one of them! This blowing cotton snowball fight is a super fun game anyone in the family can play using simple objects you probably already have at home. This fun winter family game will grant hours of fun for the entire family! You can create an easy and inexpensive gift with this idea: just put the straws, the cotton snowballs and game instructions in a jar and violá' you get a "game in a jar" gift.
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DIY magic carpet cat hammock from a towel
Are you looking for a super cozy & frugal cat bed for your small apartment? Try this cozy magic carpet cat hammock which can be placed  right under your coffee table! In this nice craft blog and their step-by-step tutorial you can learn how to make your own DIY magic carpet cat hammock from a simple towel and  t-shirt yarn (or rope). You cat will love this super cozy cat bed and the best of it: you can wash it easily, and you can make it in any color or style that fits into your home! You can use old towels but this DIY magic carpet style cat hammock will work well with other cozy fabrics: such as minky, faux furs etc. as well!
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DIY Ribbon flower with beads - grosgrain flower - kanzashi
In this nice kanzashi video tutorial you will learn how to make twisted flower with sewn in beads ! Gorgeous, isn't it? You can use these beautiful kanzashi ( folded ribbon ) flowers to decorate your christmas tree , you can use them as nice acessories / jewelries , or it can be a perfect gift for any occasion! Despite the look this delicate beaded ribbon flower is very easy to make ( just a little bit time consuming but it absolutely worth the time and effort! ) You can use any colour and patern ribbons to make this gorgeous kanzashi flower , it will look gorgeous in cream/white, pastels and in vibrant colours too!
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DIY Fashion pins from a simple foil tray - recycling craft
Have you gotten caught up in the pin craze yet? Make your own fashion pins out of simple foil trays by following along Fancylooks' step-by-step video tutorial ! These DIY foil tray pins are easy to make and a whole lot of fun to wear! Pick your favorite emoji or symbol to wear or give them as gifts! DIY pins might not sound like something you can craft yourself easily, but they're actually much simpler to make than they sound! Watch the video and learn how to make cool fashion pins out of simple foil trays ( or tin soda cans ) !
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Soft amigurumi bear ( free amigurumi pattern )
Do you love crocheting? Create a beautiful and adorable handmade toy: an amigurumi bear ! This cuddly crochet bear by Dariya Baysh is a great amigurumi pattern to work on because it's so easy to crochet and the outcome is so wonderful! This super adorable amigurumi bear can be an excellent gift for your kids or grandkids. This free bear crochet pattern at Amigurumi Space will guide you through the crocheting process of your own wonderful soft amigurumi bear. The difficulty of this free bear amigurumi pattern is easy/intermediate so if you're a beginner crocheter who is looking for a little bit of a challenge, this is a great pattern for you.
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Christmas tree ball sort game for kids from cardboard
This year make this Christmas tree ball sorting toy for your toddler from a little cardboard and keep him/her busy at Christmas! If you have a toddler who loves to get into the big Christmas tree, try making this to keep him/her occupied and his/her hands away from the real tree. Not only is it super fun, it great for fine motor control (fitting those balls inside the small openings) and color recognition! (And also it's super inexpensive!) You can make a fun tossing game similar to this Christmas tree for older kids (or adults) just cut out larger holes from the cardboard christmas tree!
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Paper island - paper toys and boxes for kids (with printables)
These ultra cute paper island boxes are a real treat. They look so fun simply as room decoration, a paper diorama of a little island (or a group of islands – there’re 6!) with its landscape and add-on inhabitants.  You can also store small things & the little add-on creatures or small gifts inside,  they are clever little boxes.
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Santa hat brownie bites with strawberries
These Santa hat brownies by Erica's Sweet Tooth are so cute, and so so easy to make! We highly recommend you to bring these to any Christmas party because your friends and family will go crazy for them! (Who doesn't love chocolate and strawberries together? It's pure heaven! ) Did we mention how easy is to make this chocolate brownie and strawberry cake? This beautiful, delicious and impressive Christmas cupcake is a must do for this year!
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