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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 put Christmas lights in empty glass (wine) bottles
An LED light string ( Christmas light ) can transform that fancy bottle of wine from a special occasion into a lasting ( and useful! ) memento. Use these bottle lights to brighten up any dark corner, as a night light or as festive decor around the holidays. The trick to recycling a glass bottle into a glowing light is by drilling a hole near the base of the bottle large enough to thread a small string of lights through. With a few specific tools , this can be a simple undertaking.
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DIY Chestnut & acorn hedgehog - cute fall decor
In this step-by-step tutorial, Tsvoric will show you how to make this gorgeous chestnut and acorn hedgehog ! Isn't it super adorable? Nature always gives us the most beautiful craft materials for free, so let's gather a bunch and create wonderful fall decors from them. If you aren't a wreath or pumpkin person, but you still love natural fall decors : this little hedgie is the perfect choice. This chestnut and acorn hedgehog is beautiful all autumn ( and uses dried materials so you can use it year after year ). You can incorporate any colors to your hedgehog decor with a few large beads / tiny baubles or just use what nature gave to you. If you love collecting natural craft materials this autumn decor project is a must!
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Christmas star from vintage book pages
This is a  star shaped christmas decoration made from rolled vintage book pages. So beautiful, and with a smaller size you can use them as christmas ornaments as well.
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DIY Giant Christmas ornaments - Christmas decoration
Bring in the Holidays with these giant Christmas ornaments for your Home! We love other Christmas decorations such as lights, but they only look exciting at night. So if you want to do something really colorful this year that would put great during the daytime create these gorgeous giant Christmas ornaments by One Good Thing By Jillee! This Christmas decor project is also quick, easy, and affordable.
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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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DIY craft foam minion boxes from toilet paper tubes
Do you or your kid love the Gru/Minions movie? Are you looking for something easy, fun and handy? If your answer is yes, this easy and fun minion cardboard tube box is a perfect recycling kids craft project for you! Al you need is a toilet paper roll and some craft foam ! Of course, you can make the minion cardboard tube boxes with colorful construction papers if you haven't got craft foam at hand, and you can create all types of minions with this technique! ( Imagine an evil minion from purple foam and a fluffy yarn hair! )
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DIY Easy and natural mosquito repellent candles
Did you know that you can make your own mosquito repellent candles? And it is actually super easy! Just follow the step-by-step instructions on The country chic cottage and use this easy natural mosquito repellent candle recipe all summer long. This mosquito repellent candle is a part of summer in mason jars week where she shares jar ideas all summer long, so don't forget to check out the other brilliant summer mason jar crafts created by Angie! What we love the most in this mosquito repellent candle is :it's natural, frugal and super easy to make. This homemade mosquito repellent candle can be a great addition to your upcoming garden party as well!
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Snowman/Reindeer/Elf Christmas Hats made from old sweaters
Upcycle some old sweaters and turn them into these adorable christmas themed hats! With the help of this nice website you can create the elf hat, the snowman hat and the Rudolph reindeer hat.
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Baby clothes memory bear (with free sewing pattern)
Look at this super cute and soft teddy bear by PACountryCrafts! It's not just an adorable soft toy  (suitable for small children and babies) but it's made from onesies which is a great way to upcycle old baby clothes into beautiful keepsakes! If you have some more fabrics scraps you can make a cute blanket for the memory bear! At PACountryCrafts you will find the free printable teddy bear pattern and a nice step-by-step sewing tutorial:
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DIY Glass globe terrarium with succulents
Learn how to make your own glass globe succulent terrarium at home! Stephanie Lynn's guide will teach you how to make this glass globe terrarium , pick the best plants for it and care for your greenery under glass. This DIY glass globe terrarium is super simple to make and easy to care for ( and the finished terrarium makes a great gift ) ! A DIY terrarium lets you create an entire garden within the walls of a little glass container. Get the tutorial at http://www.bystephanielynn.com and let's get gardening:
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DIY Christmas gnome ornament - tomte ornament (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 gnome ornaments ! 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 adorning gifts! By following along Sarah Nenni-Daher's step-by-step video tutorial, you will be able to make a set of Christmas gnome ornaments 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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Beautifull paper napkin ballerinas
We are always amazed at people’s creative minds and skillful hands to make something ordinary become extraordinary. This paper napkin ballerina is such a delicate and beautiful piece of craft! You can use different colors of napkin paper to make the ballerinas. They are definitely lovely decorations for girls’ bedrooms. You can use any water soluble glue (PVA,wallpaper glue) or you can make your own paper mache glue with mixing 5dl (hot) water and 3 tsp flour (just put this mixture back into your microwave for another  1-2 minute till it's not fluid anymore )
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DIY yarn pumpkins - easy fall decor
Looking for super simple and gorgeous fall decors ? Here's a quick, simple and budget-friendly yarn craft you can try out for this fall. Although it takes a day to dry, these colorful yarn ball pumpkins can be great autumn decorations. With varying their size, these fun yarn pumpkins can be great for a table centerpiece or even a fall mantle, because they’re beautiful on their own, or in a group! Grab your yarn stash and whip up a cute string of festive fall decor or mantelpiece with this yarn pumpkin tutorial that Handmade Treasures created for you:
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DIY Jimmy Choo inspired sneaker with lace
We simply admire designer shoes , especially Jimmy Choo shoes ! But unfortunately not everyone can pay hundreds for a designer pair. But that's not mean you can't have them! Create your own designer ( Jimmy Choo ) shoes with iLoveToCreate's shoe makeover tutorial! With this fun shoe makeover tutorial you can create this gorgeous art piece from a pair of simple ( but comfy ) sneakers. Let's get crafting:
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DIY Plastic bottle Santa gift box with craft foam - Christmas gift
What an amazing idea to recycle plastic bottle into this festive Santa gift box ! It is always a great feeling when we are making the preparation for Christmas , especially if you can recycle something from trash into treasure to make something unique for the whole family. Start with an empty plastic bottle to create this fantastic homemade Christmas craft. A plastic bottle Santa gift box is an inexpensive way to decorate your home for the holidays or create fun gifts for the whole family ! This adorable gift box has been made with craft foam, it's fun to make and eco-friendly.
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DIY Fairy house with attic using two mason jars - recycle
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial Creative Mother shows you how she made a medium size fairy house with attic using two mason jars ( one on top of the other ) , tin foil, hot glue, white air-dry clay and acrylic paint. This super adorable fairy house is very fun to make and you can use it as candy jar for a candy bar, birthday party, thank you gift for a baby shower, kids' room decor , piggy bank, jewelry box, cookie jar or even as a fairy garden decor ! You can turn it into a lamp also adding some battery operated LED candle lights. The finished woodland fairy house containers couldn’t be more adorable!
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DIY heringbone pattern wall art from old wooden floor
If you are in the middle of redecorating a room and desperately need some cheap and big wall art this wooden herringbone wall art is a perfect craft project for you!  You can upcycle old wooden floors and use new wood planks to create this natural looking wall art as well. You can paint or stain the herringbone pattern to any color that fits into your home or leave it in their natural beauty. Of course you can use this herringbone pattern to decorate large walls or other furnitures as well!
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DIY Toilet paper tube flower tea candle holder - spring craft
This DIY paper flower tutorial by The Joy Of Sharing will teach you how to create beautiful flowers that double as ( battery operated ) tea candle holders ! This adorable paper flower craft is perfect for welcoming spring, or you can use them to decorate your house for a special occasion. ( These lovely toilet paper tube flower tea candle holders will look great anywhere in your home! ) Color photos and written instructions will help you shape and assemble this gorgeous flower lamp. Get the tutorial at thejoysharing.com now:
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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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DIY Sock puppet making kit - fun Christmas gift idea for kids
We LOVE making sock puppets and we bet that many children feel the same, so you can’t go wrong with a build a sock puppet kit as a fun Christmas gift idea ! This DIY sock puppet making kit by The Country Chic Cottage will grant hours of fun! This gift in a jar is perfect for the kids on your gift giving list. The kids will love opening this gift then getting creative and building their own sock puppets. You can find hundreds of sock puppet / sock softie ideas around the internet ( even you can find some of them here! ) so choose one, collect the ingredients, stuff them in a big mason jar and voilá' you have the perfect gift for those little creative hands!
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DIY Paper plate bunny mask - fun Easter craft for kids
This cute whiskered paper plate Easter bunny mask by Kids Craft Room is a really easy spring craft and something children of all ages will enjoy having in their dressing up box all year round. This paper plate bunny mask is super easy to make and so much fun to wear! We love the idea of kids dressing up in these adorable bunny masks and all the Easter role play they inspire. Now you can make them too with Kids Craft Room 's step-by-step tutorial. Who wouldn’t enjoy being an Easter bunny at this time of year?
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DIY Flower wall art from toilet paper tubes
Are you looking for a cheap but gorgeous ( spring ) home or kids room decor ? Try this toilet tube flower wall art project! You can upcycle lots of toilet paper tubes with this nice and easy craft project , and it's also perfect for decorationg your home ( not just onyl at springtime ). Paint the finished pictures to any color that fits in to your home and no one will be able to tell it's made from toilet paper rolls ! Beautiful, isn't it? You can use this method to decorate complete walls with flowers, or simply create a family tree with framed family portraits and toilet paper tube leaves.
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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 Packaging tape transfer - easy gifts in minutes
With this super video craft tutorial you can learn how to use Packaging ( packing ) Tape to Transfer images ! ( With this transfer tecnique you will get a non-reversed image ). You can use these homemade , super simple and low budget personalised stickers to decorate almost anything from ceramic/glass ( spice ) containers to cars, the possibilities are endless! And this image transferring method is really a super easy one: you will need a scotch tape, a LASER JET print , some water and thet's it! We love this quick and easy technique for a non reversed image transfer that yields super detailed results!
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DIY Knight costume with dragon hobby horse
A dragon hobby horse ! Can you believe he’s made from an old cereal box and a plastic rubbish bag ? Kids Craft Room has also made a knight armor and a shield from an old cardboard box too. We love it when you can create something with so much play value out of nothing! Children will have great fun bringing their dragon to life and developing its personality. Dressing up and puppet props are a great way for children to develop their imaginative story telling and improvisation. They promote language and communication and offer a safe way to explore a huge range of emotions and scenarios!
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DIY Pinecone rose - fun & easy spring decoration
We would love to keep fresh cut flowers in our home every day if we could, who wouldn’t? But since fresh cut flowers are not all that possible, we think we may have found an alternative with these colorful pine cone roses by Sonja & Jane! We’ve simply love paint! It makes everything so classy and awesome, even the simplest craft materials such as pinecones ! This DIY Pine cone rose is a lovely and chic way to decorate your table for spring! While largely intended to jazz up your spring decor ,this pinecone rose would be lovely to use throughout the year.
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DIY Halloween magic potion bottle decor - upcycling craft
This is one of those halloween upcycling craft projects that is truly fun to make! You simply don’t know how your magic potion bottles will come out, which is part of the fun! Aren’t these DIY Halloween magic potion bottles are divine? And it’s fun to create something for Halloween that is less frightful and more fantastical. It’s like having all my Merlin-Dumbledore-Gandalf dreams come true, right before your eyes!  Sadie Seasongoods will show you in this nice craft tutorial how to make your own magic potion bottles from simple glass bottles or spice rack bottles!
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DIY Stackable box snowman - Christmas gift box & decor
Get some stackable boxes and create a lovely Christmas snowman decor with Cindy deRosier's step-by-step craft tutorial ! This stackable box snowman doubles up as a great Christmas present because you can fill it up with various sweets and gifts! ( And in the meantime it will look lovely in the middle of your Christmas decor ! ) Of course you can use various shapes and materials to create your snowman : this fun craft idea will work well with square boxes, mason jars, glass bowls and many more!
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DIY Scarecrow ornament - fun fall craft for kids
Fall means scarecrows , and that means a fun fall craft for the kids ! There’s not a project more fun than making an adorable scarecrow ! We are excited to share Craft Klatch's scarecrow ornament with you as it’s a wonderful project to make as well as a lovely homemade fall decor. This little scarecrow ornament will make the most wonderful fall decoration in the classroom or your home.There are many ways you can go about decorating your scarecrow ornament , the possibilities are endless! This lovely scarecrow ornament will brighten up the room it will be placed in, and lift the mood on the gloomiest of days.
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DIY baby sock Christmas tree ornaments with sleepy mice
Oh those adorable tiny little first socks! If you would like to keep them forever but not in some dark corner of a drawer, give them a new life as cute decors that always helps you to remember those tiny baby feet!  This brilliant Christmas craft idea the DIY baby sock sleepy mouse is not just super adorable as a Christmas decor and a keepsake but also very easy to sew, especially because of this nice step-by-step tutorrial! Used baby sock ornaments sounds weird, I know, but it turned out so beautiful and adorable!  I’m really wishing that I saved all of the other kids’ socks now!
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