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This craft category is a huge collection of creative recycling ( repurposing and upcycling ) ideas! Beautiful decorations and useful items out of trash! Besides serving a purpose (again), repurposed items add a lovely touch of creativity and coziness to any space. And most of the time, recycled / upcycled things become even cooler than they originally were! In this DIY tutorial collection you will find tons of creative craft tutorials about recycling, involving paper,metal,plastic and glass.
How to make a memory pillow out of a shirt (sewing tutorial)
A simple shirt makes a great pillow to hold onto your precious memories! Memory shirt pillows remind you of your loved ones when they are far away from you. Even if they are no more in the living world, you can cuddle up to them just by hugging the pillows. It is a brilliant way to recycle old shirts too. You can also give them as gifts in loving memory of a person related to the recipient. This step by step tutorial by SewVeryEasy guides you through the making of memory shirt pillows:
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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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Spring egg carton flowers - easy kids art
If you looking for a gorgeous , easy to make,cheap and fun spring kids craft idea this egg carton flower art is a perfect choice for you! We love upcycling craft ideas where you can create beautifull artworks from junk!   We promise you’ll enjoy making these as much as your littles!
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DIY Cardboard spaceship (UFO) costume - free template
With this fun free DIY Cardboard spaceship ( UFO ) template that ZygoteBrown Designs developed, you can make this DIY Cardboard spaceship ( UFO ) in no time! which is a great addition to any dress-up box or for that next costume for Halloween . Once you have made the base you can decorate it however you like, either using metallic paints, old circuits,foil, or other fun stuff. Read this tutorial to learn how to make your own spaceship costume ! This spaceship costume can be great for both adults and kids even just for play!
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Popsicle stick star ornaments - easy craft stick craft for kids
We love pom poms ! Homemade or shop bought, big or small, pom poms can add a fantastic splash of color and texture to all sorts of kids crafts . Adorable mini pom poms make these craft stick star ornaments by Kids Craft Room come to life with a beautiful and zingy display of shape and color! These colorful pom pom popsicle stick stars will look amazing hanging on your Christmas tree or as a bright and cheery bedroom or nursery display all year round.
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DIY egg carton whale - fun summer craft for kids
We LOVE egg carton crafts ! Egg cartons are great for recycled crafts , and they can also create amazing three dimensional crafts. This time I Heart Crafty Things created this fun egg carton craft for kids : the egg carton whale! Isn't is super adorable? So, don't hesitate: get the step-by-step tutorial and turn your recyclable paper egg cartons into lovely whales that will have your kids cracking up!
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DIY Beach sun chair from craft sticks - summer decor
These mini craft stick Adirondack chairs are the perfect place for any beach-loving fairy to spend her summer day at the beach in! This adorable little sun chair is such a cute way to bring some summer vibe into your house! You can use the miniature popsickle stick / craft stick chairs as a summer party place card holder, set up a few in a summer display on the mantle, or just make them as a fun summer activity with your kids . No matter what you use it for, it’s pretty hard to look at this cute little s un chair without smiling!
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DIY 3D cardboard bear statue (free printable)
Are you looking for a simple but stylish decor idea which doesn't require fancy craft materials and high crafting skills? Do you love cuddly bears & rustic / vintage decors? Try this simple but gorgeous 3D paper bear statue! This dimensional paper bear can be perfect addition to your home decor or you can make some with the kids just for fun! In this nice craft site you will find the free paper bear statue pattern and a few ideas about how to decorate with them! This easy 3D paper craft is super simple,super quick and also super fun so even the smallest crafty hands can create some in no time!
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DIY tassel garland
We just LOVE these Tassel Garlands by Pizzazzerie! If you are looking for a cute and easy DIY project to add some fun to your parties, shower, wedding, or office, then you must try these cute tassel garlands. You can up-cycle almost any kind of paper ( or fabrics ) to make these fabulous tassels. Visit pizzazzerie.com and learn how to make a tassel garland with step-by-step photo instructions ! String your fancy new garland anywhere you like – on a wall, in a doorway, on the banister, in a tree! You kind of can’t go wrong.
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DIY Word building activity travel kit - learning toy for kids
If your family loves long summer road trips let’s face it… the kids often get bored! Create a quick and fun learning activity to keep them entertained and busy for the upcoming long drive. This word building activity travel kit is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers for those long car rides and you can customize it with sight words, color words, word families, or whatever your child is currently learning. This word building travel kit is super quick learning activity craft, you can whip up one literally in minutes, and the kids will love it (not to mention its not just fun to play but also perfect for learning words and colors which is always a very nice addition)
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Simple DIY Christmas Santa gnome (video tutorial)
If you're in a hunt for a super fun, easy-to-make, and budget-friendly Christmas decoration - or just want to make a fun Christmas craft with the kids , try these super adorable, Scandinavian style Christmas Gnomes ! Christmas Gnomes are not just super cute decors, but they are also very easy to craft, which makes them perfect for decorating and also for disguising gifts! By following along Sarah Nenni-Daher's step-by-step video tutorial, you will be able to make a set of Christmas gnomes in no time! All you need is a little piece of ( felt ) fabric, yarn, and a wooden bead. Let's get crafting:
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How to make pompoms - DIY cardboard pom pom maker
In this step-by-step video tutorial Red Ted Art will teach you how to make a pom pom maker out of cardboard, and use it to create pom poms in various sizes and colors. Yarn pom poms are great fun for making your own decorations or unique accessories: turn the pom poms into keychains, zipper pulls, pencil toppers, pom pom bookmarks, pom pom mats, pom pom ornaments.. the possibilities are truly endless! watch this video and learn how to make your own cardboard pom pom maker:
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DIY Match house - How to make a matchstick house without glue
In this step-by-step video tutorial The Q will show you how to make a house from matches. This lovely little matchstick house is fairly simple to make and requires no tools. It can be made without using any glue or tape. This match house is a fun project when you are bored and can be used as a gift or just for fun. ( although this matchstick house will require a lot of matches and time ). WARNING: do not play with fire! If you would like to lit it up, be careful and prepare the area appropriately. ( Be sure that plenty of water is always available if anything goes wrong )
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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 Super easy turtle glove puppet
Who loves turtles ? This time Pink Stripey Socks will show you how to turn an old glove into a cute turtle puppet ! Glove puppets are a great way to use lone gloves left over from winter. So don't pack away those winter gloves ! All it takes is some felt and a little glue to turn ordinary gloves into a world of imaginary play. Turtle glove puppets are a fun, wearable craft, sure to keep the kids entertained and their hands busy! Your kids will enjoy coming up with creating own turtles as well as using their imagination to create stories to tell!
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DIY Repurposed wood tray fall pumpkin decor - autumn craft
Monkey pod wood trays as fun fall decors ? Why not? This time Sadie Seasongoods will teach you how to create these lovely little fall pumpkins out of simple wooden trays. How creative is it? Of course you can use any other pumpkin shaped objects to spice up you fall decor: c hopping boards, coasters, bottles... the possibilities are truly endless! A little bit of paint, a green ribbon and boom you have the most creative handmade autumn decor of all time! So get the tutorial at sadieseasongoods.com and let's get crafting :
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Bunny Easter egg gift box with air drying clay (or paper clay)
Use this step-by-step video tutorial to make super adorable bunny figures in several scales using basic sculpting techniques and polymer clay, play-doh or air dry clay. This cute bunny can be made from all kinds of clay which makes it useful as handmade gift , seasonal / holiday decoration or as delicious cake decoration / cake topper ! This polimer clay bunny treat box is a surprisingly easy polimer clay project so you can create one easily for yourself or for your friends, even is you are a beginner in polimer clay or fondant sculpting ! Let's sculpture a cute Easter bunny!
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DIY unicorn pencil case from socks and felt - back to school
Today's video tutorial is a late back to school theme with a little recycling ! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and make one cute diy unicorn pencil case for yourself or for the kids ! To make an adorable unicorn pencil case you will need: socks, felt, fluffy colorful yarn, zipper and fabric glue ( or you can hand- or machine sew it ). This adorable unicorn can be used as a unique and fun pencil case or a cute soft toy ! It's so fluffy I'm gonna dieeeee! Your little Agnes will love it too!
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Heart house - christmas ornament from greeting cards
This is a very easy to make chirstmas craft idea and also a very good way to upcycle your old greeting cards!  Make this beautiful  heart - house christmas ornament out of them, or you can make it with tissue / cereal boxes too. It can be a perfect (cheap) valentine's day gift, or a decorative garland in your little girl's room ( if you paint them into pink )
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DIY cereal box magazine holder - desk organization
Make a cheap but still gorgeous magazine holder / file organizer from an empty cereal box ! It's not just a super cheap home decor / oragizing craft idea but you also can upcycle some paper "junk" with this nice craft project which is good for our Earth. You can decorate this cereal box magazine holder with any type of paper ( you don't need expensive scrapbooking paper , ordinary gift wrapping paper also works well ). This project is perfect for organizing magazines / files or the kids drawings and also for decorate your office / home on budget.
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DIY yo-yo made from plastic bottle caps
In this upcycling video craft tutorial she will show you how to make a DIY Yo-yo , a really relaxable antistress toy ! This way to make a yoyo is really easy - you'll need just 2 plastic bottle caps , a screw, a screwdriver and 1 metre ( 40 inches ) cotton yarn. You can decorate your yo-yo with plastic cap from Pringles tube and pictures from magazine. So make yoyos with different color caps , stick any images you like to yo-yo 's sides and have fun! You can learn tons of yo-yo tricks online ( for example in this nice >>>yo-yo trick youtube channel<<< )
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Wine cork penguin Christmas tree ornament - kids craft
Today we have a super quick but oh so cute DIY Christmas ornament for you – more specifically DIY Christmas cork ornaments! It may be early for some of you to start thinking  about Christmas, but these little wine cork penguin Christmas tree ornaments  make great fund raisers at school fairs and similar. If you have a production line set up, you can make them quickly, easily and cheaply! And you do need to start collecting those corks now! So, today RedTedArt shows you how to make an adorable  cork penguin ornament!
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DIY Recycled jeans e-book (or tablet) cover
If you want to make sure your e-book reader or tablet is protected this DIY recycled denim e-reader cover is a must! ( Especially if you are a professional dropper of gadgets just like us ! -haha ) What I love about this DIY e-reader cover is that it’s upcycled from old jeans, and it includes a jean pocket, on the front, to store the charger cable. The books we read are such a personal choice, and it makes sense to make an e-reader cover that matches your personality. It makes for a really individualised gift during the holiday season.
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Toy kitchen from and old Tv cabinet
You love your old TV cabinet, but it's been sadly obsolete since you bought a flat-screen TV? Luckily, a whole new life awaits it as an adorable play kitchen for kids! This darling furniture transformation gives you a second chance to use a beloved item, because sometimes once just isn't enough. This furniture upcycling project is not a super way to save money but its also a brilliant way to create a unique long lasting toy for your kids. You can add to this toy kitchen any decorations and utensils that you want , and you can also create other play sets with this brilliant idea (imagine a play garden shed, a work station with tools, or a car repair station  )
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Mushroom fairy house from an old jar - creative upcycling
Air drying clay + mason jar = an adorable fairy house ! Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and you’ll see the amazing process as an ordinary glass majon jar is magically transformed into a mushroom fairy house ! This is a fun, easy spring craft project you can customize to your heart’s content. The finished fairy house containers couldn’t be more adorable! You can use the mushroom fairy houses as cute kids room decors or it can be a great centerpiece in you miniature fairy garden ! ( If you would like to put it outside don't forget to use some kind of varnish! ) You can slow down the video's speed: just click on the cog icon and choose "speed" option. )
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Easy bunny finger puppets
Make some easy toilet paper tube bunny finger puppets with kids and use them for all kinds of early literacy fun. Check out the bottom of the page for bunny poems, stories, and songs that preschoolers can use to make their bunny puppets come alive and practice important literacy skills at the same time. You can use pompoms to create the rabbits facial features or simply paint or draw it,in any form it will be perfect! You can add other animals / characters with this upcycled toilet paper roll finger puppet technique and make a finger puppet theatre from an old shoe/ cardboard box as well!
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DIY transforming caterpillar - butterfly pencil case
With this funny kids craft video tutorial you can learn how to make this super cute "magical" and fun transforming caterpillar / butterfly pencil case ! All you need is some paper tubes ( toile paper rolls ) and paint! Your kids will love this cute and practical paper tube pencil case and you can upcycle some paper junk with this brilliant craft idea which is also very nice. This pencil case is perfect for fun learning and it's also a perfect spring craft project for the kids in a rainy afternoon.
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DIY Cute sock doll - sock upcycling craft
As a follow on to Tina's No sew Sock Penguin she has this cute sock doll. Adorable, sin't it? This sock doll does require some hand sewing , but it's an absolutely easy sock craft! You can whip up an adorable sock doll with the kids in no time! You can use the finished sock dolls to decorate your home at winter or you can give them as nice Christmas gifts for your loved ones! This adorable little sock dolls is so lovely and so fun to make. Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make this adorable sock doll in no time!
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Easy DIY salvaged wood and vintage tweed coasters
This time Sadie Seasongoods shows you how to make these unique, DIY salvaged wood and vintage tweed coasters ! These super easy to make salvaged wood coasters can be perfect fall decors or you can give them as handmade gifts for any special occasions ! It's just the perfect Christmas present for coffee or tea lovers, because this DIY salvaged wood and vintage tweed coaster is just perfect for holding steaming mugs of tea, coffee or hot cider!
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DIY Miss Valerie Frizzle costume ( The Magic School Bus )
Did you love the Magic School Bus when you were little? Then dressing up as Miss Frizzle is the perfect idea for you! This DIY Miss Valerie Frizzle costume by Angie from The Country Chic Cottage is super easy to make and will really wow your friends! And the best part is: this DIY Miss Frizzle costume is perfect for adults as well as kids! Angie will show you how to make this fun and quick Miss Frizzle costume in no time, so head to thecountrychiccottage.net and let the fun begin:
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DIY Tin can snowmen pencil holders - winter craft for kids
If you're looking for a quick and easy winter craft , look no further! It's always fun to craft from trash ! It’s a great way to encourage kids to care for the environment and it makes the crafting session really thrifty too. This time turn old tin cans into fun pencil holders ( or a fun winter bowling game! ) with this cute and easy tin can snowman craft by Kids Craft Room! This adorable tin can snowman is not only a great way to recycle some leftover tin cans , but it’s a really fun project and it’s fast and simple to put together! Head to kidscraftroom.com and learn how to make them:
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