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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 Melted crayon arts
This time Tara Dennis will teach you how to make gorgeous crayon arts! Crayon art is fun, fast to do and there are so many different patterns you can create. Crayon art is also a super easy, straightforward project that delivers a lot of graphic impact for not very much effort. Limit the shades for a unique effect or splash out and use every color of the rainbow. Creating a crayon art may be a little messy but it's fun and visually appealing. And as a bonus: crayon art is a great way to use broken crayons !
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DIY Beach inspired pallet art with a seahorse - summer decor
Bring the feel of the beach to your home! This colorful seahorse beach pallet art by Darice will be a fun addition to your summer patio decor. Visit blog.darice.com and learn how easy it is to turn a pallet into a beautiful DIY beach art for summer! This simple and stylish artwork will help you bring the beach back home with you so that you can spend the whole season surrounded by waves and nautical goodness!
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Popsicle stick spider webs with yarn - Halloween craft for kids
Are you looking for a quick, and super easy Halloween kids craft? These spooky pospicle stick (craft stick spiderwebs) are easy to make and really inexpensive!  Kids are always proud of their handiwork, and you can hang these spatula & yarn spiderwebs, or place them in vignettes for easy Halloween decor. The base materils are super cheap: you will need some popsicle sticks (spatulas), a little white yarn, and a plastic spider. (But this is optional, the spatula and yarn spiderwebs will look without spiders as well!)
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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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DIY Glowing watering can made with fairy lights - garden decor
Today we have a beautiful garden DIY project to share with you. This glowing watering can with fairy lights is so beautiful and SO easy to make ! Pick a special spot in your garden or yard ( maybe even your fairy garden ) where you’d like to hang these glowing lights pouring from a watering can. It’s gorgeous and unique! To make a glowing watering can with lights that look like they are pouring water, you will need the following supplies: w atering can, ( outdoor ) fairy lights, s hepard’s hook and a screwdriver. This magical DIY light pouring watering can may look difficult to make but it's a very easy and quick garden decor project with gorgeous outcome!
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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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Little button snowman ( button snowman lapel pin )
Building a snowman is always fun! This time The Joy Of Sharing will show you how to make this lovely little snowman lapel pin with the kids. This little button snowman is just a perfect Christmas gift or you can use them as a lovely holiday gift tag ( or gift card ) embellishments. This little button snowman is also a perfect craft project for using up those one-of-a-kind old buttons creatively. So grab a few white buttons and let's get crafting:
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Easy DIY wooden hanger frame - quick picture frame alternative
Emma ( from A Beautiful Mess ) decided to try something different with the frames : she used wooden clothes hangers instead of a more traditional picture frame .We absolutely love this idea idea because it's super stylish, super unique and also a super frugal way to display your favorite pictures or family photos ! And as a bonus: you can change the pictures in the DIY wooden hanger frames quickly and easily if the season ( or your mood ) changes! ( This idea is also perfect for displaying your kid's drawings! ) Visit abeautifulmess.com and learn how to make unique picture frames out of simple wooden hangers :
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DIY toilet paper roll sheep - fun Easter craft for kids
We love toilet paper roll crafts because they are so easy to do and it’s a great way to recycle materials that you already have on hand! These paper roll sheep by One Little Project are just the cutest and they are so easy to make. This lovely sheep craft is a great way to celebrate Easter , even if you are doing this craft to pass the time on a rainy spring day! Get the step-by-step tutorial at onelittleproject.com and let's get crafting:
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Gingerbread houses from milk cartons
This is a very creative christmas craft idea: gingerbread houses out of milk cartons! If you woul'd like to upcycle some "junk", this craft idea is absolutelly perfect for you! Your kids will also enjoy the making of this village, but it they don't like gingerbread, it can be a "robot creator station" (with some foil and straws) or a cute princess tower (with pink paint and some bling).
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39 New uses of everyday items - frugal tips&tricks
In this video compilation you can find 39! different frugal life hacking ideas with simple household items such as a toothpick, a clothespin, or a rubber band ! This video absolute worth the time of viewing, because it will change your life! Stucked screws? Lost zipper handles? Soggy oily fried potatoes? They wont be a problem anymore! With these super easy, inexpensive, fun and clever life hacking ideas your whole life will be much easier and most of your everyday problems will be solved in a glance! Inexpensive everyday items such as wooden clothespins, wooden toothpicks, rubber bands, thread and clicps can be great tools for solving many annoying problems.
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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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Homemade elegant Christmas tree ornaments with yarn, glitter & lace
Transform your old Christmas tree ornaments with this wrapping style that you can play with. You can use yarn , glitter and lace and make your own homemade Christmas decorations. Play Thoughts for Happy Minds' video tutorial to get inspired on how to make your own:
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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 Scrap wood picture frame - Mother's day gift idea
Are you ready to learn how to make a picture frame from scrap wood ? Follow along with The Country Chic Cottage's step-by-step tutorial and create one! Making picture frames has never been easier and you can add them to just about every room of your home. You can actually make your own picture frame or even make up a big batch of these to give as lovely, personalized gifts. So don't hesitate, grab your craft supplies and start turning that pile of scrap wood into something amazing:
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DIY Craft stick covered tin can flowerpots - recycling craft for kids
A colorful spring project to make with the kids ,these craft stick flower pots are a no-mess craft and make an adorable homemade gift ! Craft sticks are fairly inexpensive and they are great to use with the kids for projects! And as a bonus: this craft stick craft requires NO glue! Shake your glittery wands in the air and give a little cheer because this craft stick project by Kelly is probably one of the least messiest projects you can make with your kiddos !
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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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Kids craft - popsicle stick crocodiles with pipe cleaners
Bring out your craft sticks /popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners as we’re making a craft stick crocodile craft today! These little pipe cleaner crocodiles look super fun, and what’s even more fun is that once your kids make them, they will be able to play with them.You can create a whole swamp with a single cardboard base and some paint, or add more crocodile family members with alter the spatulas size. This super easy kids craft idea is a perfect indoor activity, or you can go out with them and play in the outside "jungle".
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Plastic spoon snowmen - cute christmas decoration
She decided to use plastic spoons as her snowman base, and put them into wintery clay pots that are fun as a christmas decoration or place holder.
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DIY Clothespin stars - easy wooden Christmas ornaments
When you take clothespins apart and put them back together, they are something more: clothespin snowflakes! These clothespin snowflakes by Robin ( All Things Heart And Home) are so beautiful with those intricate cut-outs!  We love sharing easy and fun craft tutorials on mindy and these beautiful clothespin stars are no exception! These rustic / vintage style stars make a beautiful addition to your Christmas decor and are so fun and easy to make. (Even the smallest crafty hands can create some in no time!) You can make these clothespin stars in any size depending on what size of clothespins you decide to use.
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Gorgeous DIY pistachio shell necklace (jewelry making tutorial)
Use pistachio shells to make this gorgeous necklace ! Not only is this idea perfect for upcycling empty shells , but it also looks natural and unique ( especially when don’t put any color on the shells ). By adding some paint, pistachio shells turn into such beautiful ornaments for creating jewelry. CraftyFingers decided to go with the ombrè gradient look, but you can get creative and explore different colors! And if you love your pistachio shell necklace , take it a step further and make a matching bracelet, earrings or anklet!
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DIY Peanut Christmas ornaments (Santa, reindeer, penguin and snowman)
These peanut Christmas ornaments are another one of those classic Christmas crafts that you’ve probably forgotten about. It's sad because these peanut Christmas ornaments are so adorable and they're really easy to make! They're such a fun and simple Christmas craft to make! Add something special to the Christmas tree for your favorite little peanut. These charming holiday peanut ornaments will be memorable and beautiful additions to the holiday decor. Get the tutorial at onelittleproject.com and create your own little peanut Santa, reindeer, snowman and penguin ornaments :
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DIY Tire seats - garden decor from tires
Got some old tires hanging around? Upcycle them to make these simple yet fun garden seats ! Gather up old tires , paint them, put ropes on them and voila: a cool outdoor seating ! This DIY tire seat by Cottage LIfe is an easy trick to make best out of waste. You can stack your tire chairs to make the taller or use them individually.
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DIY Popsicle stick Halloween puppets - Halloween craft for kids
This fun Halloween craft idea by Mommy Moment is perfect for children of all ages! With only a few supplies needed, you and your child can create these fun Halloween stick puppets for hours of fun playtime. These little pipe cleaner puppets ( the mummy, the Frankenstein monster and the Jack'O lantern ) looks super fun, and what’s even more fun is that once your kids make them, they will be able to play with them. This super easy kids craft idea is a perfect indoor Halloween activity.
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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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Picture frame luminaries - sweet memories as decors
We are really excited to share these picture frame luminaries with you today! These gorgeous family photo luminaries are perfect for your dining table or mantel. They work wonderfully for events like showers, receptions and holidays! Really…any time of the year! You can use black frames to remember your loves ones who passed away or fun colors to decorate your home with your kid's happy photos! The trick is super easy: glue together 4 picture frames and put the image outside of the frame (on top of the glass).
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DIY Miniature paper straw easel
This picture of cute paper straw easels is instantly caught our eyes. These paper straw easels would look great at a party, wedding, baby shower or at a dinner party. Did you get inspired too? You can make a whole bunch of miniature easels in no time at all and all you need is paper straws, a glue gun and a pair of scissors.  Use your miniature easels to display a menu or your guest’s names at a table setting. You can use the easels at a buffet to inform about which dishes contain nuts/gluten/dairy or anything else the guests need to know. Or you can use them to display family photos or the kids' drawings!
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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 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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