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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.
Egg carton train - 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 train! Craft Train will teach you how to make this lovely little train in no time, out of a simple egg 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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DIY cardboard box Barbie doll house - recycling craft
Today's tutorial is a beautiful recycling craft , one of those good ideas for gifts at Christmas. This brilliant handmade dollhouse is easy to do and inexpensive , a perfect gift for your kids ! Sometimes handmade toys and presents are brings much more fun and happiness than the store bought versions especially dollhouses, because you can personalize it to your little girls taste as much as you want! You can create an ice castle for Elsa, a pink Barbie house or a cute little forest house or fairy house , the possibilities are endless! With this nice step-by-step cardboard box Barbie doll house video tutorial you can make one easily for your daughter ( or a superhero version for your son ) !
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DIY pallet pumpkin - fall decor from scrap woods
Fall is here so it's time for all the fall festivals and activities! Got a couple of pieces of wood ? Turn them into rustic pumpkins ! This time Little House Of Four will show you how to decorate indoors and outdoors for fall with these lovely little DIY reclaimed w ood pumpkins ! These little rustic, whitewashed pallet pumpkins are just perfect for using up old scrap wood stashes or that pallet in the corner of your shed. So create a pallet pumpkin with Little House Of Four's step-by-step craft tutorial and add a fun vintage vibe to your fall decor with the finished wood block pumpkins !
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DIY kids room tyre seating
If you love upcycling or just need a fun and cheap way to spice up your (car enthusiast) kids room this super upcycled tyre seat / kids room decor is a perfect craft project for you! This tyre seat is relatively easy to make, and it can be used as a nice hidden storage space for cars or small toys. You can paint the tyre seats to any color that you want, so it can be a perfect gir room decor as well! (Imagine a pink tyre with a flower shaped pillow!)
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DIY Easy and frugal vintage style frame lantern
Are you looking for a vintage style living room decor idea to showcase precious family photos & memories? Today you are lucky because here is a video tutorial by Do It On A Dime that will teach you how to make this beautiful vintage style frame lantern. This vintage style frame lantern looks very classy that no one will think that they came from a dollar store. This gorgeous family photo luminary is absolutely perfect for your dining table or mantel or it can be  a great wedding decor as well!  This beautiful picture frame lantern will work wonderfully for events like showers, receptions and holidays! ( Or at any time of the year )
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DIY Paper plate bird puppet - fun spring craft for kids
Spring is the perfect season for learning all about birds and making fun bird crafts with the kids. This paper plate pop up bird craft by I Heart Crafty Things is so quick and easy to make and such fun to play with! This paper plate bird craft is great for toddlers and preschoolers who will love to see the little bird chick hatch from its egg again and again! Pull the bird puppet down to make it hide in its egg and push it up to make it hatch! So much fun! Head to iheartcraftythings.com and learn how to make it:
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DIY scarry Halloween candle holders with a glue gun
Today she will show you how to make a scary Halloween candle lantern to decorate any room in your home ! It's also very easy Halloween craft to make, it will only take a few minutes! This spooky tea candle holder will be the greatest hit in your Halloween party, because it's so scary and gorgeous at the same time! And all you need to create one is a glue gun , a glass and some paint ! Isn't it unbelievable? You can also use mason jars and glass bowls to make other Halloween party accessories like a treat bowl or a drinking straw holder.
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DIY Cardboard cat scratcher - cardboard upcycling craft
Let’s make a DIY cardboard cat scratcher from the boxes you’ve got piling up in the garage! It's a known fact that ALL kitties ( small or big ) LOVE DIY creations, so go to your garage, grab a decent sized box from your cardboard box pile and create this DIY Cat scratcher now ! Dream A Little Bigger will show you how to make this cat scratcher in no time out of a simple cardboard box. This cat scratcher costs almost nothing, and your cat ( s ) will love it!
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DIY Craft stick Santa - fun Christmas craft for kids
Time for another jolly craft by Easy Peasy And Fun! Today Andreja will teach you how to make a super fun craft stick Santa craft. This little craft stick Santa can be a wonderful Christmas decoration for your home, or ( if you add some thread to the back ) this can make a wonderful Christmas tree ornament as well! And they're simple enough for toddlers and preschoolers to make!
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Adorable scarecrow paper plate craft for kids
We couldn’t be more excited about sharing this adorable paper bowl scarecrow craft with you today because we love everything about the fall season ! Apples and pumpkins and Halloween and scarecrowsFall time is the best! If you are looking for a fabulous fall craft to make at home or in the classroom this scarecrow craft is perfect. This cute little paper plate scarecrow would be perfect hung up on a harvest themed bulletin board!
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DIY Unique ice dyed fabric sneakers
We simply love tie dyeing clothes and accessories, its so much fun! Even if you’re not into the hippy kind of tie dye, Mom Spark has got a method that you might totally love: i ce dyeing! It’s so easy and it’s so gorgeous and that makes it so much fun to make! Look at these beautiful colors! Like all tie dye methods there is some patience required as you have to wait for the dye to set and take hold in your fabric but we promise these gorgeous DIY shoes you can make are so worth it! Create your very own ice-dyed shoes with Mom Spark's step-by-step craft tutorial :
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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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Bottle cap snowman - easy winter craft for kids
Do you love recycling ? Are you looking for a simple, inexpensive and fun Christmas / winter craft which can be easily made by the kids ? Try this fun snowman bottle cap decor ! Isn't it super cute? This bottle cap reindeer Christmas ornament is a very nice recycling craft project and someone needs to drink the beers to produce lots of bottle caps which can be also a very nice thing! And working with recyclable materials is an important contribution to environmental protection. This bottle cap craft can be a great winter craft project in the classroom as well!
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Paper plate Santa - easy Christmas craft for kids
Simplest craft ideas which involves recycling are alwas the best! These cute paper plate Santas are not just only a very easy and fun kids craft but it also can be a nice Christmas decor in your home/classroom/nursery! In this nice craft site you will find a step-by-step assembling tutorial in pictures and also in video format!  All you need is to create one of these fun smiling Santas is a few paper plates (with "ruffled" borders) and construction paper. The kids will love this easy winter craft project  and they can gift the Santas for the family members if they wish, because this is also a great present/card if you write in a nice message!
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Tin watering can redo - autumn decor with decoupage
If you love decoupage and old rusty metal garden decors redo's you will love this brilliant craft idea! This stylish vintage- antique decoupage watering can combines the helping aspect of recycling and gorgeous appearance of decoupage technique. If you have an old watering cans (or other metal housewares) this is the perfect chance to make something beautiful from them for fall! This lovely hand painted metal watering can with autumn-ish decoupage design will be a wonderful accent piece for your room's decoration. Remember that if you’re going to put this gorgeous decoupage watering can outside, you will need to use waterproof varnish!
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19 Food hacks that will blow your mind
There are a few video tutorials in life which are a must to watch! This brilliant food life hack compilation is absolutely one of them! These 19 food hacking ideas will blow your mind , you won't be the same parson after watching this! Save burnt cookies with a grater, make pancake /ketchup/chocolate dispenser from plastic bottles and cups, prepare fruits and vegetables in minutes with simple household items, make a hot sandwich with an iron, delicious ice creams from yogurt , and much much more!
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DIY plastic spoon lotus lamps
Check out this easy way on how to make a gorgeous lotus lamp using only plastic spoons ! This lotus lamp is not just only a gorgeous and inexpensive home decor but it's also a perfect way to repurpose some plastic spoon leftovers from your last party ! This lotus lamp can be a perfect wedding decor as well! Use a glass or a small jar to form the center of the lotus ( instead of an upside down plastic cup ) and this way you can create a gorgeous tea candle holder !
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DIY Fishing game - fun handmade game for kids
Get ready for the summer with this fun indoor fishing game by Tara Dennis.This simple DIY fishing game is easy to make and the kids will love it! This little fishing game is perfect for a rainy day, letter / alphabet activity or working on hand-eye coordination Get the kids involved, use Tara Dennis' free template and get creative decorating your fish ( or use the printable fish ) . Have fun fishing!
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Fall leaf luminaries from plastic bottles
We are so in love with these leaf luminaries by Kids Craft Room, they’re so pretty and so easy! These lanterns make use of all the gorgeous colors and shapes of leaves around us, so are just perfect for f all / autumn. They’re made using upcycled plastic milk jugs so they really are a fantastic way to get kids interacting with nature and caring for the environment too. An added bonus to this luminary craft is that it is glue-free which means pretty much mess-free too! How great is that! So whether you have tiny tots or big kids this fabulous no-glue, no-mess family fall craft is a must.
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DIY Vintage garden greenhouse from old windows - repurpose
Liz Marie's blog featured Holli's gorgeous garden greenhouse which is entirely made out of antique windows! How wonderful is it? A lot of planning need to create this gorgeous DIY vintage garden greenhouse, but it's absolutely worth the time and effort! And the best: this vintage /rustic greenhouse is absolutely low-budget because you can re-purpose some old thrown out windows! Visit Liz Marie Blog and get inspired to create your own greenhouse in large from windows and doors or in a miniature home decor version with picture frames! If you love gardening, woodworking and recycle this craft project will be your next favorite!
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How to make your own silicone molds easily
No need to buy expensive silicone molding putty ! With this brilliant life hacking idea now you can make your own homemade silicone molds with a few easy steps! This idea is not just a life saver if you have a missing furniture decor element or a damaged ( barocque ) frame , but it's also very inexpesive and super easy to make! Maybe you already have all ingerdients at home! You will need 1 tube silicon ( the big transparent one is fine too ) , cornstarch , a few drops of baby oil, and a few drops of acrylic paint. Make colorful, reusable silicone molds with easy to find items and cast anything you want!
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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 Cupcake liner fish - fun summer craft for kids
Did you know cupcake liners make the perfect base for a fish kids craft ? With following along I Heart Crafty Things' step-by-step tutorial you can create the most adorable ocean fish scene out of cupcake liners ! This adorable fish kids craft is a great craft for any time of the year but especially on those hot summer afternoons when you need to take a break inside. Fish crafts are always a delight to create with children ! These cupcake liner fish are simple enough to do in kindergarten and still fun for older kids too.
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DIY Concrete pumpkin tea light candle holder
These awesome concrete pumpkin tea light candle holders by Lily Ardor are the perfect, long-lasting fall decorations for your home & garden ! This time Lily will show you a super easy and quick way to make them with very little supplies or expense and without any plastic mold. You will be surprised how easy is to make one with a few simple tricks! This little fall craft project is pretty much the do-it-yourself-ers dream! Cement pumpkins are a fun and easy project to do that will stand the test of time, and assure that your pumpkins don't get kicked over on Halloween. Watch the video tutorial and learn how to make your very own cute concrete fall decorations:
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DIY twig and cereal box heart decoration
This gorgeous little twig heart spring or Valentines day decoration  was inspired by the beautiful, the wondrous, the plentiful twig hearts that beat in the world. You can make it with christmas tree wigs, or any bendable little twigs you can find. Its cheap and very easy to make but still beautiful! It's a great addition to your spring or autumn home decor or it's perfect as a wedding table centerpiece.
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DIY Draft stopper - how to make a draft stopper out of socks
Data shows that draft can waste a lot of your energy use! It's terrible to think about how much heat and money has gone out the window ( or under the door ) on a cold winter day. Maybe draft cost you a lot of money, but that can be solved easily: Jillee will show you how to make a super simple, super thrifty draft stopper out of socks ! Yes, socks ! And this is a brilliant bonus because you can also use those odd socks again! Of course, you can use ( or recycle ) other clothing than odd socks: warm winter leggings, thick tights, t-shirt or sweater sleeves, scarfs, fabric scraps... there are so many possibilities to experiment with!
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DIY Knit T-shirt headbands (6 quick headband)
Have you made headbands from t-shirts yet? We bet that you will love these super adorable and super easy to make repurposed t-shirt headbands by Sugar Bee Crafts! A knit headband is so easy to make and wear – it’s perfect all year around. In this nice step-by-step DIY knit T-shirt headband making tutorial by Sugar Bee Crafts you can learn how to make the pinched bow headband ,the big bow headband ,the ruffled flower knit headband ,the braided T-shirt headband and the twisted head wrap headbands .
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DIY Floating teacup flower topiary
Do you have a gorgeous but chipped / broken teacup? Don't throw it away! Make this gorgeous and unique spring /easter flower arrangement with it! This floating teacup flower topiary  is a very easy spring home decor project and it's sooooo beautiful! You can create an easter version of the topiary with plastic easter eggs instead of (faux) flowers, or a halloween version with little bugs and some fake spiderweb! There are so many possibilities!
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How to make paper easily
Use your old newspapers and magazines to make beautiful handmade paper in any color using acrylic paints and easy to find supplies! It's not just a perfect way to recycle almost every type of paper junks but this beautiful and special, natural looking homemade paper i s a perfect craft material for almost all craft projects ! You won't believe how easy is to make paper at home! You can spice up the papers ( before it dries out completely ) with flower petals or other decorations.
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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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