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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.
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DIY Aluminum foil and acorn cap owl (step-by-step tutorial)
Autumn isn’t just about skulls and ghosts! If you are in the mood for a more sweet, less spooky fall craft, here you go! These owls by artstudio.club are super easy to make with recycled supplies and SO cute! Construct a cute little owl in brown or white using aluminum foil, acorn caps, and store-bought structure paste or DIY paper mache paste. ( Paper mache is a crafting method that involves three inexpensive common ingredients to produce a long-lasting, rock-hard structure: newspaper, water, and PVA glue or "flour glue". ) Make an owl to add to your fall or Christmas decor. If you have an owl-loving friend, fashion an owl to give as a gift , complete with a personalized name tag collar.
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DIY Autumn paper owl decorations
This cute "pinata style" frizzle little paper owl decor is so easy and simple to make! Go to A Beautiful Mess's website for clear step-by-step instructions with images to guide you through the tutorial. We love the color combination of paper, wooden beads & twigs used to make these little owls. This paper owl i s just a wonderful fall decor , plus it can be a fun party pinata ( with small modifications ) ! If you are organizing a fall party for kids, then this will be a great project! They'll love to help you make this, too! You could use different types of paper ( such as newspapers, old book pages, crepe paper, brown paper grocery bags.. ) the possibilities are truly endless.
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Never tie your shoes again - ribbon fasteners
Really useful and cheap way of DIY Shoe Fasteners ( or DIY Shoe Ties ) that will let you never lace your shoes and never tie them again! It is very popular now to exchange ordinary shoelace for modern designed shoe fasteners. So she tried to make her own design with colorful hair ties ( or scrunchies ) ! You will need to tie them once, and then just slip on your shoes. Because of hair ties are elastic and flexible - it is very comfortable to walk and run in your shoes. And what we like most of all - there are sooo many colors and designs of scrunchies , that you can make your shoes really unique!
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DIY recycled jeans bag
Do not throw away your old jeans , you can reuse them doing these cute bags ! With this super upcycling craft video you can make them very easily! It's a perfect low-budget home decor , or a l ast minute gift. Perfect for organizing, or you can cover ugly flower pots with them.
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Woven star christmas ornament
This beautiful christmas star ornament is made from vintage book pages.  Traditionally, this type of ornament would be made from reed, or birch bark, or wood veneer, though some crafters like to use cardboard or paper.
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DIY Boho crochet sandals from flip flops (free crochet pattern)
Learn how to turn cheap foam flip-flops into fabulous boho crochet sandals! Follow Whistle And Ivy's free crochet pattern and make yourself a cute new crochet flip flops in just a few minutes. We bet that this beautiful, boho, breathable cotton crochet sandals will be your favorite summer crochet pattern ! Upgrade your summer style with these boho crochet sandals using simple, cheap flip flops ! So grab some yarn, follow Whistle And Ivy's free crochet pattern and make a brand new pair of boho-inspired crochet sandals. Perfect for the beach , this lovely and comfy crochet sandals might become your favorite summer accessory!
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DIY Interactive paper sailboat - summer craft for kids
This time I Heart Crafty Things and Artsy Craftsy Kids share this super fun and simple summer paper craft with you! This paper plate sailboat craft is super simple to make and is perfect as a playful summer craft. You could also make this fun interactive paper plate sailboat craft any time of the year after learning about sailing or to go along with a favorite ocean adventure themed children’s book. Preschooler s might also enjoy playing with this craft while singing row row row your boat. ( Just swap the sailboat to a boat ) So many fun possibilities!
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Adorable reindeers - paperweaving
With this nice christmas / winter craft tutorial you can make these adorable paper weaved reindeers. With paper weaving you can not just only create cheap home decorations but you can upcycle magazines and newspapers. If you new in paper weaving for the basic materials and technique look at this >>>basket weaving tutorial<<<.
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Egg carton helicopter - fun egg carton craft for kids
When it comes to crafting with kids, there's one magical material that always comes through: paper. Repurpose your recyclable paper egg cartons into a wonderful craft that will have your kids cracking up: create this lovely little egg carton helicopter ! Craft Train will teach you how to make this lovely little helicopter in no time, out of a simple e gg carton . Isn't it wonderful? You may need to help the kids with the small fiddly bits, but the boys ( or girls ) can help out plenty, and the kids will love playing with these fun DIY toys once you’re done! Get the step-by-step tutorial at thecrafttrain.com and let's get crafting :
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Easy DIY flower petal candle holder - spring homer decor
Preserve some of your spring / summer memories in the form of dried flower petals and create a gorgeous flower petal candle holder ! Looking at all those beautiful flowers in the garden make us want to turn them into something pretty and useful. And then we found this fun and easy DIY flower petal candle holder tutorial by Adventure In A Box, Gorgeous, isn't it? This mason jar craft is so simple, even the smallest crafty hands can create some in no time. This DIY mason jar luminary can be great spring or wedding party decor or you can give them as lovely Valentine's day gifts !
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DIY Christmas sock mouse (no-sew)
If you loved the no-sew sock snowmen craft you’re going to LOVE this no-sew sock mouse craft too! This little sock ouse will fit nicely with it’s snow made friend so grab that odd sock we know you have and let’s get crafty! This cute little sock mouse is a perfect winter / Christmas craft for the kids because it doesn't involves sewing or other special craft skills/techniques. Just 2 odd socks and a little glue! With this nice step-by-step craft video tutorial you can learn how to make your own sock Christmas mouse.
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DIY Fall metal ribbon wreath - wreath making tutorial
Fall is such a fun time of the year and wreaths and pumpkins are such a perfect way to start the season! If you still haven’t made or bought a fall wreath Made In A Day has an interesting craft tutorial for you! ! In this tutorial you can learn how to make a unique ribbon wreath using pieces of ribbon in only an hour or so. This fall ribbon wreath is so easy to make it's suitable for kids of all ages! So get the tutorial at madeinaday.com and make a gorgeous metallic layered wreath adorned with the perfect pop of fall foliage to welcome your guests this year:
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DIY Mobile phone holder (beach chair) from popsicle sticks
In this nice video craft tutorial you can learn how to make a cute beach chair phone holder from ice cream sticks ! This craft project is not just easy, but you can upcycle some junks with it which is also very nice! If you haven't got craft foam at hand you can use any scrap fabrics to create the mobile phone holder beach chairs. These popsicple stick mobile holders can be perfect gifts for any ocassion, or you can use it to decorate your office or the kids room on a budget!
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Beautiful winder decoration from plastic bottles
This gorgeous snowflake / flower mobile (or curtain) is made from upcycled plastic bottles! Beautiful, isn't it? It's a perfect winter decoration or you can use it as an everyday home decoration too.
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DIY Floating teacup - gorgeous spring decor
This floating teacup by Beckys craftsandgoodies is a gorgeous ( spring ) decoration for your home or garden that actually looks like a teacup that is floating above a saucer. This DIY floating teacup actually looks like the cup is pouring out beautiful spring flowers , and it’s simply gorgeous when you get it finished. Creating a floating teacup is an excellent opportunity for you to put those cracked teacups to good use. To make this gorgeous indoor or outdoor garden decoration , you need a teacup , a saucer , some artificial flowers and greenery, heavy wire or a fork , and a strong glue. Watch the step-by-step video tutorial and learn the how-tos:
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DIY Doughnut advent calendar from a tin baking mold (upcycling craft)
Creating your DIY advent wreath at home is a lovely way to pause, reflect and create meaning during this busy Christmas season! Surprise your friends and family this year and create a fun, whimsical Christmas decoration with the traditional warmth, by making a craft of a doughnut advent wreath with candles, which will beautify your home at Christmas. This simple tutorial by Pyyselbolaget will show you how to make an adorable and fun donut advent wreath to celebrate the Christmas season. Don't forget to customize the colors to fit your style!
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DIY Mason jar cup - fun summer mason jar craft
From fun crafts to do with your kids to stylish ways to refresh your home , mason jars serve a variety of purposes. If you need a cool DIY project to make with your mason jars in under an hour, this DIY mason jar cup by Pysselbolaget will be your favorite! Glass is way much better than plastic, and it makes every beverage sparkle! Personalized Mason jar cups look beautiful as party decorations, and though they are made with simple ingredients, they speak volumes about your creativity! Get the step-by-step tutorial at pysselbolaget.se and let's get crafting!
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Quick and easy bubblegum costume (costume making tutorial)
Everything is more fun with balloons , especially Halloween costumes ! What can you do with a bunch of pink balloons and a dress? Make yourself a super fun bubblegum costume for Halloween this year! This costume by Studio DIY hits hard on the nostalgia factor ( because who didn’t love bubblegum as a kid? ) , plus it’s super easy to put together and oh-so-fun to wear! We love how this DIY balloon costume takes only minutes to make and it guarantees your little one will be the brightest and most festive kid on the block! Get the tutorial at studiodiy.com and create your bubblegum costume today:
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DIY Drinking straw drink coaster - upcycling craft
This time Craft Passion will teach you how to make useful things out of simple drinking straws such as this drink coaster. Amazing, isn't it? Begin the lesson with the drinking straw weaving video tutorial then kick-off the technique and turn those straws into drinking straw coasters ! ( You will need 30 similar sizes of drinking straws to make one drink coaster. ) This drinking straw craft helps you to decorate your kitchen or an upcoming party and also helps the Earth with recycling some plastic waste !
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DIY Styrofoam ball sock snowman
Look at this cute snowman ! Isn't it adorable? You can whip up an adorable Styrofoam ball snowman with the kids in no time! You can use the Christmas snowman ornaments to decorate your home ( or Christmas tree ) at winter or you can give them as nice Christmas gifts for your loved ones! These adorable little Styrofoam ball snowmen are so happy that winter is here and are so fun to make. This easy to make & frugal Christmas snowman decoration is great for small spaces as well!
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Valentine's day vintage yarn wrapped heart banner
Make this simple and sweet Valentine's Day heart decor by Love Our Real Life with yarn ! This time April will teach you how to make these adorable little yarn wrapped hearts in no time! You can use the finished yarn wrapped hearts to decorate various craft projects, create fabulous garlands, or you can gift them to your loved ones! This yarn wrapped heart Valentine's day craft is perfect for kids of all ages because it's so simple to make! Get the step-by-step tutorial and create yours today:
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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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Creative science - DIY CD hovercraft
Do you think science is boring? Try this fun and easy science craft project ! Using a CD , a balloon , and a few other household items you can create a working hovercraft ! Cool, isn't it? This upcycling hovercraft project is not just only a fun way to learn physics and recycle some junk , but it's also a very fun toy ! You can decorate the CD and balloon hovercraft as much as you want, and start a fun race game with them! The kids will love it!
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Adorable and easy to sew polar bear plush (free sewing pattern)
If you’re looking for the perfect DIY gift for kids , that special someone, or even yourself, look no further! Fluffmonger's latest free sewing pattern : Mr. Foofs the polar bear comes in two sizes and can be sewn by hand or on the machine. You can customize his adorable self by adding a cowl to keep his neck warm, or a heart for him to hold in his hands. Follow Fluffmonger's free step-by-step sewing tutorial and pattern to make a super adorable polar bear stuffie today! ( Heaps of tips and tricks included! )
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DIY Scandinavian nisse gnomes  - tomte (video tutorial)
This brilliant Christmas craft project has two of our favorite components to it: 1. A Norwegian / Skandinavian theme, 2. It's super easy to make ! This cute little gnome can be made literally in seconds, without any special craft or machine sewing skills ! The Christmas gnomes can be perfect decors in your skandinavian / vintage style home or you can give them as gifts, because who doesn't love gnomes ? If you haven't got felt at hand you can upcycle sweaters, t-shirts , socks and almost any unused old clothes to create the gnomes , with this step-by-step video tutorial it will be a piece of cake!
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DIY Craft stick bird feeder -  popsickle stick craft for kids
Kids of all ages can make this lovely craft stick bird feeder by tCraft ! With a little preparation on saving some popsicle sticks from all of those delicious summer popsicles , you can make fun bird feeders in no time! With this great fall craft project, you can recycle popsicle sticks and help your garden's little feathered helpers at the same time! Also watching birds and squirrels eat is a very fun activity! With this recycled popsicle stick bird feeder, you can teach your kids how important is to protect and help nature at a very early age!
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Special floating Christmas tree from cardboard
If you love upcycling , easy and outstanding Christmas crafts and saving Christmas trees you will love this Christmas tree alternative the floating cardboard box Christmas tree ! This flloating cardboard box Christmas tree will amaze everyone who sees it, and it's also super easy to make ! You just need cardboard boxes , a little paint , and fishing line. You can decorate this floating cardboard box tree with your favourite plastic christmas tree ornaments os you can use it to display the kids' artworks ! With this Christmas tree you can save real pine trees and upcycling old cardboard boxes witch is also a nice thing! And as an extra this Christmas tree can be stored in a tiny space!
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