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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 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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Adorable little amigurumi mouse (free amigurumi pattern)
The best things in life are free - like this lovely amigurumi mouse pattern by Maria Bannova at AmiguroomToys ! Like most of the people, you are likely to ask what exactly amigurumi is until you see the beautiful patterns and you instantly fall in love with it. Amigurumi is a Japanese crocheting technique of creating fun and beautiful stuffed animals using yarns , just like this lovely little mouse. So grab some yarn , make this lovely amigurumi mouse today and create a darling gift for your loved one.
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DIY Apple love-bugs ( ladybugs ) - Valentine's day food id
In this step-by-step tutorial , East Amazing will show you how to make apple love bugs ( ladybug apples ) with just a few healthy ingredients. This adorable apple love-bug is just a cute edible ( and healthy ! ) gift that kids will love this Valentine's Day ! This adorable apple ladybug is also perfect for couples who love fresh, healthy fruits almost as much as each other. Get those apples , watch this video tutorial, and create a few adorable apple bugs for the upcoming Valentine's day ( or anniversary ) or just for fun!
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Amigurumi snowman bear keychain (free crochet pattern)
Projects like these make us love the art of crochet so much! Just look at this cute snowman bear ( keychain ) ! Who can resist this cute little polar bear face? By following along Petit Cutie's free amigurumi pattern at Amigurumi Space you will be able to create this super cute crochet snowman bear in no time! But before you start learning the basics of amigurumi we must warn you: amigurumi is a very addictive hobby ( once you start you won't be able to stop making these lovely amigurumi toys ! ) Create a lovely little amigurumi snowman bear for your friends or family members, they will love it!
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7 Easy elegant holiday hairstyle (for long hair)
This 7 easy holiday hairstyles tutorial is here to get you through this Christmas season ! In this nice step-by-step video tutorial she will show you how to get these easy but cute styles perfect for any party ! We've got braids , updos, buns, curls, even a tacky sweater look.You can easily make these cute and elegant hairstyles even if you haven't got special hairdresser skill s with a help of a simple mirror! These easy, unique and elegant hairstyles will fits into any special occasion and party or you can use them to spice up your everyday hair ! These hairstyles works best with long/medium hair.
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DIY Mixed media jewelry box
In this step-by-step craft tutorial , Erinnia Design will show you how to make a beautiful mixed media jewelry box out of a simple plywood box. With combining different hobby craft techniques ( such as decoupage , 3D painting, aging, or dry-brush ) you can create gorgeous decorations and trinkets. Follow Erinnia's tutorial, learn fun new craft techniques and create a gorgeous jewelry box.
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DIY Seashell terracotta pot - seashell planter with faux stone spray paint
With the summer rolling add a few beach-themed elements to your spaces! After you’ve had a relaxing day at the beach and your bikini is drying, we suggest you buckle down and dive into this wonderful DIY by Confessions Of A Serial Do-It-Yourselfer. This beautiful, simple and beach-worthy seashell planter will help you bring the beach back home. Seashell planters are a creative and unique way to show off your indoor or outdoor plants.Get the tutorial and let's get started:
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DIY round vintage gift box from tape tube - recycling craft
Create a gorgeous round gift or jewelry box from an empty tape ( cardboard ) roll ! Before you throw away those paper-towel or tape rolls , check out this super step-by-step video tutorial on how to make a beautiful vintage style gift box with recycled cardboard and scrapbook papers ! We admit it, we are hoarders when it comes to cardboard tubes. And we bet you also have a huge stash in your storage room! Toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, wrapping paper tubes, food-wrap rolls, poster tubes, mailing tubes all of them can be transformed into gorgeous gift, cookie or jewelry boxes for any occasion !
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DIY simple humane mousetrap from a plastic bottle
This is the best and easiest homemade humane mouse trap ! ( And it also very cheap , you just need some "junks" to create one: plastic bottle , wire hangers and a wooden board ! ) Easy to build, easy to bait, easy to release and best of all, it's humane and there's no springs or levers to wind up or load! The mouse cannot escape or chew his way out of this mouse trap. Mice are not harmed in any way during capture. Mice can be released calmly and easily without fear of getting bitten even by the most "fearful of mice" person! !
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Santa hats with paper weaving from newspapers
This fun and whimsical Santa hat is made only from simple newspapers. Unbelievable, isn't it? Paper weaving is a perfect way to repurpose old paper junks and create gorgeous Christmas / winter decors at the same time! And this decor is almost cost's nothing to make! You can stuff this paper weaved Santa hat with numerous amount of different sweets/ treats ( like a cornucopia ) or simply use them as cute Christmas decors ! In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make one easily! This recycling craft project is a little bit time consuming but absolutely worth it!
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Lollypop spiders - easy and fun halloween treats for kids
These super cute lollipop spiders are not just only fun present fro Halloween but also very easy to make! You just need some pipe cleaners, googly eyes and a yummy lollipop! If you don't want to use sugar filled lollipops you can use homemade caramelised apple balls or coconut balls sticked into a wooden stick and wrapped in seren wrap as a mutch healthier alternative! Make adorable lollipop spiders as cute halloween treats or make some to spice up the ordinary days.
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DIY Felt & plastic bottle penguin - Christmas gift wrapping idea
Let us present you Creative Mamy's super easy and fun winter craft for kids : the adorable, felt plastic bottle penguin ! There are lots of ways to recycle plastic soda bottles , and turning them into adorable penguins is one of them. These water bottle penguins are SO CUTE and are really easy to make! A perfect winter 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 plastic bottle penguin doubles up as a lovely gift bag which makes it even more perfect!
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DIY coffee pod angels with Nespresso capsules - recycling
This video craft tutorial shows you how to make a ( christmas ) angel out of Nespresso coffee capsules. We hope you like this tutorial and are able to use it for your own creations! This coffee capsule angel can be a perfect accessory/jewelry a nice Chirtmas ornament or a perfect gift for any occasion! Recycling is not just a good thing because empty coffee capsules costs nothing but because it's also helps the Earth to be much cleaner and liveable which is a very nice thing! Make some gorgeous angel ornaments / jewelries out of coffee pods and suprise everyone with your creativity !
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Cookie necklace (cookie lei) - fun edible gift idea
Make a cookie lei necklace ! This super easy to make cookie necklace ( cookie lei ) is a fun gift for a birthday, graduation or back to school surprise . Just visit the bakery section of your grocery store, find some yummy treats ( muffins, cinnamon rolls, pastries, cookies, frosted cookies, cakes... ) - all would work for this cute necklace! Of course you can use any other small ( edible ) gift s to create this fun lei: imagine a fruit lei with healthy citruses, a salty party snack lei, or a small toy lei! What a fun way to gift someone special! This fun party gift is easily customizable therefore it's perfect for both him and her!
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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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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 Margarita body scrub (body scrub recipe)
Homemade body scrubs are super simple to make, cost-efficient, chemical free, effective at exfoliating your skin and leaving you feeling pampered as the scrubs you can buy at fancy beauty stores! This time The Sweetest Occasion will teach you how to make your very own margarita body scrub ! We bet that you have everything you need at home to transform your bathroom into a tropical vacation. ( All of the ingredients are super simple: you can grab them at the grocery store or find in your pantry and you don’t have to be crafty to make a body scrub. ) Get the recipe and make your margarita body scrub today:
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DIY no fuss amigurumi aquarium - free crochet fish pattern
This no fuss amigurumi aquarium by Eden Reborn is so unique,fun adorable and also super  quick to crochet!  This no fuss amigurumi aquarium with this super adorable crochet goldfish and seaweed can be a great gift for kids and adults both! It can be  also a great kids room decor, or you can gift his cute miniature amigurumi goldfish for a friend as a pet! Who can resist a super cute (kawaii) and fun gift? Especially if its crocheted? Alongside the free written crochet pattern you will find and extra pictorial tutorial on how to assemble your very own adorable amigurumi aquarium (goldfish and seaweed). This super cute crochet fish is easy-to-create and perfect to start with:
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Adorable DIY Polimer clay owl (step-by-step tutorial)
For nature and animal lovers here's a wonderful step-by-step polimer clay tutorial from Анастасия Астафьева: an adorable owl! This little polymer clay owl is so cute, and it's such a great DIY jewelry craft that is perfect for older kids and teens. You could use the finished owls as adorable necklaces, brooches, keychains or just create some as a lovely fall decor ! These polymer clay owls would also make great handmade gifts that kids could make for their friends. Watch the step-by-step tutorial and create yours now:
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Printable lollipop butterflies and flowers
Here is a free printable Valentine if you need a quick and easy Valentine's day gift. Download the Butterfly or the flower Valentine print on colored card-stock, cut out, make slits for sucker, add some decorations (cut out shapes of paper, stickers, glitter, etc.), insert sucker and then add some wiggly eyes to the top of the sucker. Add a piece of tape to the back to keep the sucker securely in place. You can make it from any decorative srcapbook paper or you can upcycle leftower christmas wrapping papers to decorate it.
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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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Easy DIY spiral paper flower heart - Valentine's day craft
You can easily make the most beautiful decoration for Valentine's day by following along Canary Street Crafts' step-by-step DIY spiral paper flower heart tutorial. It’s super crazy how small details like the yarn accent and the “Love” stencil add so much to the finished project! This gorgeous Valentine's day art is the best example of fun paper crafts to do at home, with such a gorgeous outcome. An easy paper craft to create a heart shape floral bloom with a few sheets of simple colorful paper. Head to canarystreetcrafts.com and learn how to make them now:
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Gingerbread men cookies - fun Christmas gift idea
With this super easy cookie packaging idea you can turn boring store bought cookies into fun homemade Christmas treats in minutes! Brilliant isn't it? To create these super cute snowman cookies you will need a little cellophane ( or pre-packaged cookies ),a few buttons, and a cute ribbon! You can create the c ookie snowmen with sugar cookies or you can create other Christmas figures with brown ones ( imagine a cute gingerbread man from a chocolate chip cookies or an adorable reindeer from a gingerbread cookie )! This easy dessert packaging idea can be perfect for almost everyone at Christmas from family members, to teachers everyone will love them!
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DIY Pompom bear ( yarn bear)
These pom-pom bears by NataliDoma DIY are one of the cutest yarn crafts we've ever seen! They are so adorable and really easy to make! You don’t need any special tools: just yarn, beads, and a ribbon. This lovely little teddy bear is a great winter/ Christmas kids' craft project for using up any spare balls of yarn in your knitting kit. Try making a whole bunch of these little pom-pom bears in assorted sizes. They'd make perfect Christmas ornaments as well, as you can use them again and again! You could also tie them to a winter wreath , or you could hang your pom-pom bears off a length of yarn , and make an adorable winter garland. They're also great as cute little gifts!
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Little crochet s'mores bunny keychain (free amigurumi pattern)
With spring finally here, that means Easter is just around the corner! Do you decorate an Easter tree at this time of year? If so, this little amigurumi s’mores bunny by Spin A Yarn Crochet would make such a sweet decoration! These amigurumi s'mores bunny keychains are so adorable,fun and quick! These little crochet s'mores bunny key chains would be so cute on a little back pack or bag, too! This amigurumi s'mores bunny keychain is a perfect project for scrap yarn or those half skeins ! If you love this crochet s'mores bunny amigurumi pattern ,don't forget to check out Spin A Yarn Crochet's other amazing free amigurumi and crochet patterns:
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DIY Bead covered wine glass - stylish home decor (upcycling craft)
With the holidays upon us, it’s time to decorate the house! Instead of recycling your empty wine bottles , you can reuse them by turning them into beautiful decorations for your home. So if you have spare ( wine ) bottles lying around your house, put them to use by making this bead covered wine glass by Renata Lima Paete ! Isn't this bead covered bottle is the best recycled home decor ever? Just look how gorgeous is it! You could use ( empty ) : wine bottles, mason jars, glass containers and even drinking glasses! Everything will look much more stylish with a few row of beads ! Decorated bottles are a great way to decorate your home or wedding party, personalize gifts and they can also make your drinks more memorable to someone who's just enjoyed a bottle.
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DIY Shooting star party pinata -  fun party decor
With New Year's eve comes parties! And what says party more than a piñata ? This DIY shooting star piñata is great for new year's eve ,summer or really for any time of year. It’s a shooting star ,so it can easily be adapted for celebrating summer nights, graduations, birthdays, or make it in patriotic colors for Fourth of July. It’s a pull piñata ,so it’s great for indoors as well as out. Kids take turns choosing a curling ribbon to pull. So, you still get the element of anticipation to see who is going to be the lucky one to crack it open and you save dad from having to whack the thing to death to finally get it to open.Plus! You can keep the piñata and use it as decor later, or reuse it for another party. Just reattach more ribbon to the bottom and you’re gold.
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Cuddly brown amigurumi bear (free amigurumi pattern)
Are you looking for free amigurumi patterns ? Do you love cuddly teddy bears ? Crochet this cute little amigurumi bear ! Angelina Vostrykh designed this lovely amigurumi bear. 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 bear now!
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DIY heart shape pendant with hot glue gun
This nice, detailed craft tutorial video shows you how to make a heart shape rhinestone pendant using hot glue. It`s very, very easy, you won't believe it! You just need some colorful paper, a shape, a few piece of rhinestone and a hot glue gun. It's a perfect ( and quick ) Valentine's day gift, or just use this technique to make unique and gorgeous jewelries. ( You can create pendants, earrings and other accessories with hot glue as well )
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Beaded snowflake pendant or cell phone straps
With this beautifully produced beading animation video you can learn how to make this beautiful beaded snowflake cell phone straps. ( It will also work as earrings / pendant or as a christmas tree ornament ).
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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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