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This craft category is a huge collection of creative repurposing / upcycling / recycling crafts which doesn't fit in our other repurposing / upcycling DIY categories. Repurposing used tyres ( toys from tyres ), upcycled broken and unused household items, upcycling crafts with broken china, chipped teacups and teapots, creative crafts for kids with popsicle sticks (crafts with craft sticks),crafts with wine corks, furniture remodeling and a lot more!
DIY framed lace tray - upcycling picture frames
This gorgeous DIY lace tray is made from an (old) wooden photo frame (with glass plate) and a lace! Brilliant idea! It's a perfect (and practical) way to decorate your vintage /shabby home and it's also an easy / low budget home decor project. You can put anything inside the frame (old photos, pressed flowers, nice scrapbook papers /napkins...) therefore it's also a perfect present to any ocassion! If you would like to use the photo frame as a real serve tray  glue in the glass and the bottom of the frame tray to make it more sturdier.(Or you can use silicone to make the inside waterproof).
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DIY Giant plastic ball ornaments with textiles in seconds
These BIG plastic ball ornaments for Christmas are unbelievably cool and incredibly easy ( and inexpensive ) to make. They are so pretty too! Best of all, they are unbreakable and the supplies are fully reusable year after year. You’re going to love this Christmas craft tutorial ! The only things you will need to make one of these gorgeous giant Christmas tree ornament balls are: a plastic ball , and a nice fabric ( even a Christmas themed tablecloth will work well ) ! Brilliant, isn't it? In this nice video tutorial you can learn how to make one in seconds!
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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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DIY Little gourd tea candle holder - quick fall decor
This little gourd tea candle holder by Stephanie Rose from Garden Therapy is a super fun and gorgeous last-minute fall decor project that will bring a little garden to your table. These miniature gourd candle holders are elegant, cozy, fun to make, and surprisingly long-lasting. Gourds are a much harder version of pumpkins, making them perfect for decor that can hold its own for the fall season. Gourds can be found in most any grocery store in the fall, but they are also very easy to grow ! Follow Stephanie Rose's tutorial and create your own little pumpkin tea candle holders in no time:
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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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Clothespin snowmen - fun winter kids craft idea
If you think your clothespins look boring, why not give them a quirky makeover? This clothespin snwoman craft is super cute and these little fellows will look great pretty much everywhere, holding your favourite notes, holding gift tags or as cute Chirtmas tree decors! This clothespin snowman craft is so easy even the smallest kids can create some! Gift the finished whimsical clothespin snowmen to your loved ones they will surely love them! You can use any leftover fabrics/yarns/wrappig papers to decorate thesse little wooden clothespin snowmen they will look fun in any form!
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DIY easy geometric paper vase sleeve - modern home decor
Do you have an ugly old chipped vase ? Turn it into a gorgeous, modern, stylish home decor piece with a few folds and a single sheet of copy paper ! Brilliant recycling craft idea, isn't it? This geometric paper vase sleeve is super easy to make and its also very addictive! Once you understand the folds , you can't stop making them. You can use regular white copy/printer paper or construction paper to create your own gorgeous modern home decor pieces ! Of course you can recycle other materials to create the vase : such as plastic bottles, glass bottles, mason jars, or tin cans! Cover some mason jars with this paper origami vase cover and voilá' you have a chick and inexpensive office stationary holder !
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DIY Wine cork elf - Christmas craft for kids
With the help of Project Kid's Christmas ( kids ) craft tutorial you can create this funny, lovely and whimsical wine cork elf in no time. This wine cork elf i s a super fun Christmas craft which doubles up as a lovely Christmas decoration. ( If you make more than one you can create a whole Santa's factory with them! ) This Christmas craft only requires simple craft materials , it's also super easy to make, and the outcome is sooo lovely - just look at his cheerful posture! Seriously, who can restist it?
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Clothespin bat - Halloween craft for kids
Halloween is in the air, and that means doing fun, seasonal crafts with your kids ! This time The Kindergarten Connection will show you how to make cute little bats out of a few simple craft materials. This clothespin craft is super easy, inexpensive and fun, the kids will love it! This little clothespin bat can be a great addition of you Halloween cards , Halloween treat bags , or you could turn them into magnets for the fridge... either way kids will love transforming flat clothespins into friendly Halloween bats !
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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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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 Vintage teapot pincushion - upcycling craft
If you love sewing and you need a shabby/vintage style (pet-safe) sewing supply storage, you will love this brilliant upcycling craft idea!  This cute, functional (shabby chic /vintage style) teapot pin cushion  has one additional feature: secrecy!( If you have a curious cat, the need to hide sewing notions- such as pins- is a very real thing. ) Sarah came up with this fun upcycling project using a thrifted teapot, fabric from a vintage pillowcase, and fiberfill. Brilliant isn't it? The teapot's lid hold the pins and the teapot itself is great for storage your sewing supplies!
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Beautiful DIY secret wood rings with epoxy resin
Even the smallest broken wood leftovers can be gorgeous jewelries with a little work! Watch this nice video tutorial on how to make your own secret wood ring , with a little epoxy resin and a few clever woodworking tricks ! Maybe this is not the world's easiest and quickest jewelry making project but the outcome absolutelly worth the time and effort because it's soo gorgeous and unique! If you would like to see more color and shape inspirations on this broken wood ring search for " secret wood ring " in Google's picture search!
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Adorable wooden spoon snowmen - easy winter decor
These super cute snowmen are made from simple woden spoons with a little acrylic paint and a small piece of fabric (or ribbon)! Aren't they adorable? With this birlliant and super simple  Christmas craft idea you can upcycle old (broken) wooden spoons and create gorgeous (primitive) winter/ Christmas decors at the same time. You can decorate the wooden spoon snowmen as much as you wish, and make a whole wooden spoon snowman family with the kids!
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DIY Pallet wood pumpkin - outdoor fall decor
This rustic pallet pumpkin fall craft is a fun and versatile way to add pumpkins to your holiday decor. This time Her Tool Belt will show you how to create this lovely pallet wood fall pumpkin in no time! ( Free cutting patterns are included! as usual! ) All you need are a few wooden pallets to add the perfect DIY touch to your home this fall.The best part of these rustic pumpkins ? You can put them out in September, but won't have to worry about them rotting before Halloween! Pallets are a great material to use to achieve that rustic look, and with fall decor. Pallets are usually inexpensive ( or free! ) so these pumpkins are a great way to decorate on a budget!
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DIY Popsicle stick house - winter wonderland village (winter decor)
Make a festive winter village with adorable craft stick houses ! So easy! Finished with a sprinkling of glitter "snow, " this little popsicle stick house is ready to join its neighbors in a shimmering holiday village. NumaVIG will show you how to make the basic popsicle stick house , but later on, you will be able to make your unique creations too. ( The best bit about this DIY is that you can add as much detail, or as little, as you wish! Just have fun! ) This little popsicle stick house is just perfect for brightening up your home, not just at Christmas , but throughout January and February too! You can also add some snow and glitter to these with a little bit of glue.
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DIY Rustic ribbon star wall art - Christmas decoration
Are you on a hunt for a super easy, budget-friendly but still gorgeous ( farmhouse style ) Christmas decor ? Try this DIY Rustic ribbon star wall art by Beyond The Picket Fence! This DIY Rustic ribbon star wall art is such a fun, easy, and a great way to add Christmas cheer. This ribbon star is simple yet rich! What a great idea and really great in its simplicity of design and execution. Anyone can create this gorgeous Christmas decor and have something to be proud of when they are finished!
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Easy DIY popsickle stick Easter basket - Easter craft for kids
Are you looking for fun ways to recycle empty paper roll tubes ? This time, for Easter, make these super cute baskets by The Joy Of Sharing using paper roll tube and craft sticks. This lovely little popsickle stick Easter basket is a super quick and easy Easter craft idea for toddlers and preschoolers. Fill the finished craft stick Easter baskets with candies for Easter gifts or fill them with mini eggs for a fun Easter egg hunt. Get the tutorial at thejoysharing.com and let's get crafting:
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DIY Pumpkin fairy house  - fall fairy garden
An adorable pumpkin fairy house ! This time Esther Straub will show you how to repurpose those boring plastic pumpkins into a magical little fairy garden. Isn't it beautiful? Use a ( plastic ) pumpkin , natural elements such as twigs and moss to create this beautiful fall themed fairy garden with a giant pumpkin fairy house. You can attach led fairy lights to your pumpkin fairy house to add a little bit extra magical ambient to it. This pumpkin fairy house can be a darling fall decor in your garden or you can make it as a lovely fall themed doll house for your kids and all of their toys to play with.
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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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How to make a homemade butterfly feeder ( 2 different ways)
Besides bringing a magical beauty to any garden, butterflies help promote growth by pollinating flowers. You can attract more butterflies to your yard with these super easy to make and frugal DIY butterfly feeders – one made with a ceramic plate and one made with a mason jar – that also serve as attractive garden ornaments. Mother Nature would definitely approve. Dont forget to hot glue some colorful silk flowers on your butterfly feeders to help attract butterflies.  Fill the feeders with the sugar water butterfly food, and watch your beautiful garden butterflies as they enjoying it!
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DIY Wood block snowman - adorable winter decor
Bring new life to scrap wood by making this super adorable wood block snowman craft by following along Easy Peasy And Fun's step-by-step wood block snowman making tutorial ! This adorable little winter craft will make a wonderful decoration for your home, and it’s really easy to make! You only need a few supplies to create your own adorable DIY wood block snowman. They're super simple to make & the kids will love decorating their own. If you haven't got wood blocks at hand you can use empty milk cartons or paper boxes as well!
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Simple DIY cotton pad angel ornament - frugal Christmas decoration
Add a heavenly touch to your Christmas decorations with this cute little cotton pad angel Christmas ornament. Make them in different colors to gift or keep! We’re feeling all angelic today, and you’ll feel the same, when you see Easy Peasy And Fun's cute little cotton pad angel Christmas ornament craft ! This is such a pretty handmade ornament that you could show it to someone and they wouldn’t believe that you made it with simple cotton pads!
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DIY holiday crayons - new life of broken small crayons
What a great craft project! If you have a few broken unusable crayons you can give them a new life in any shape and create the perfect chunky, multi-colored crayon for little hands! You can package them in little cellophane bags to drop into stockings and with these fun multi colored crayons you can teach the kids some of the basic drawing techniques. You can use ANY shape of silicon molds that fits into the holiday/season to make special multi colored and fun shaped crayons.
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DIY Blue bird rock fridge magnet - rock painting for kids
Alright it might be true that we may have a slight obsession with rocks. But who doesn't love collecting beautiful rocks and use them for fun craft projects? Just like these blue bird fridge magnets ! For this easy rock painting project the small, lightweight, smooth surfaced and flat rocks are the best. These painted rock magnets would look adorable on the fridge or on a DIY magnetic board. For the full how-to instructions check out Sonja & Jane's post :
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