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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 Wine cork snowman - easy Christmas craft for kids
We love Christmas ! And all that Christmas brings. One of our favorite crafty activities at this time of year is making Christmas tree ornaments we also rather adore easy snowman crafts ! We also think that homemade Christmas ornaments make for lovely little gifts to friends and family and look gorgeous as part of your gift wrap. So grab a few wine cork and create this cute little snowmen cork ornament with the kids. Perfect to add some color to the season!
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32 Simple & fun DIY paper toys for kids ( paper crafts for kids)
Looking for cool paper toys to keep your kids busy and creatively engaged? Then we have the perfect collection of paper crafts for kids that will be an absolute hit at home! Try these super simple paper toys created by 5 Minute Crafts and explore the versatility of paper! These paper toys are just perfect for kids of all ages. This time 5 Minute Crafts collected 32 easy to make paper toys for you and your kids: from simple no-prep crafts that take minutes to make ( and are perfect for the classroom ) , to engaging paper crafts that both you and your kids or students will fall in love with. Let the fun begin!
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How to modify a cutting board for more counter space
Remember when you wished for more counter space in your kitchen ? This time Jillee shows you how to create the extra counter space you have been dreaming about! Dealing with limited counter space can be frustrating, especially if you’re preparing two or three things at once. Jillee will show you how some simple modifications to a cutting board can create a safe, functional, and movable work surface that rests right on your stove top! Both you and your landlord will love this project because it doesn’t involve any permanent modifications to the kitchen itself. How brilliant is it? Get the tutorial, and let's get crafting:
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DIY Terra cotta pot gingerbread man - Christmas gift
This super adorable DIY terra cotta pot gingerbread man by The Country Chic Cottage is perfect for your home this holiday season ! This lovely little flower pot gingerbread man also doubles as a candy dish so you might want to give these as gifts to those that love candy! It is super easy to make yourself with a couple of clay pots. Gather your supplies , get the tutorial at thecountrychiccottage.net and get started:
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DIY Succulent planters from rotten tree trunk pieces
We're so excited to share this super easy any stylish DIY rotten tree trunk succulent planter with you! If you have some leftover pieces of your dead tree this recycling/repurposing craft project is a perfect choice for you! What can be better than a natural and gorgeous planter which gives a new life to a dead tree? Save a few rotten tree trunk pieces and make this beautiful and natural flower/succulent planter with them! Creative, isn't it? These log planters make great edges to raised garden beds. Gives the garden an extra boost of color, a whole lot of fancy and pop, and fun to be outside period!!
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Q-tip sheep - easy Easter craft for kids
Are you looking for a cute craft to celebrate that Easter is almost here? This adorable q-tip lamb craft is such a cute way to bring some festive spring energy into your house! You can use the lamb as a place card holder, set up a few in a spring display on the mantle or just make them as a fun Easter activity with your kids . No matter what you use it for, it’s pretty hard to look at this cute little q-tip lamb without smiling!
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Fingerprint art glass magnets - Mother's day gift idea
Are you looking for a lovely keepsake gift ( for Mother's day ) ? Create fun little fridge magnets with fingerprints ! This fingerprint magnet by Rhythms Of Play is an easy craft idea that kids and adults can make in no time, and it's super fun to paint too! Invite your children to use their tiny fingerprints to make various lovely fingerprint art magnets. The finished fingerprint magnets can be a great homemade gift for Mother's day , Father's day , birthdays or even Christmas! Get the tutorial at rhythmsofplay.com and let's paint:
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DIY Nautical rope anchor wall art - summer decor
You can easily make your own nautical DIY anchor art with Darice's step-by-step tutorial. Angie created an anchor but you can actually do any nautical or ocean themed shape that you love. The rope gives this wall art a beachy feel that will look great in a bathroom or even at a beach house. Take 30 minutes or so and make your own version for your home today!
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DIY hexagon (honeycomb) shelves from popsicle sticks
"Our favorite craft projects are those that take something mundane, utilitarian or used up and transform it into something beautiful. Well, it doesn’t get much more ordinary than popsicle sticks! I’m guessing most of us haven’t given them much thought since about third grade. But that is going to change today with these DIY popsicle stick (hexagon) honeycomb shelves! It’s super affordable–like less than $10 for the entire set of honeycomb shelves. It’s very doable, and most of all, it just looks freaking awesome and oh so mid-century-modern-Mad-Men-ish up on the wall."
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Rainbow craft stick explosion - fun experiment for kids
Do you think science is boring? Try this fun and easy science craft project ! Use a few craft sticks ( or popsicle sticks ) to create the funniest and cheapest game ever: the exploding sticks! Cool, isn't it? This upcycling project is not just only a fun way to learn physics and recycle some popsicle sticks , but it's also a very fun toy for kids and adults as well! Build you own exploding craft stick line, and watch it exploding to the sky! You can create it over and over again! Your kids will love this simple exploding craft stick game and it doesn't cost much which is also great!
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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 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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DIY Crystal pouring watering can - creative recycling
We love upcycling crafts because it's inexpensive, helps the environment and also good for us! This super watering can spring decor was made with a rusty metal watering can and a few crystals from and old chandelier ! Isn't it super creative? And this crystal pouring watering can decor is ( despite the look ) also super easy to make! This gorgeous crystal pouring watering can can be the greatest hit in your garden decor , everyone will love it! Grab an old watering can , some plastic or glass crystals and upcycle them into this beautiful, unique garden decor !
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DIY pansy teacup spring decor or Mother's day gift
Still haven’t DIY’d your spring table decor? You do have gorgeous spring table decors don’t you? What? You didn’t realize you needed some? Well Pinterest says you do, so create one! Pam have a super quick and easy spring table decor idea for you! It's cheap, easy, and springy! If you were going to give these gorgeous teacup flowers as favors and allow the guests to take them home, you really should tell them that at some point soon they will need to take the flowers out of the teacups in order to keep them alive (the cups are not large enough nor do they have proper drainage) OR you can drill a hole to the teacup's bottom!
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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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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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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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DIY Tree stump pumpkin - log pumpkin
The sad thing about pumpkins is that they need to be tossed out at the end of the season. But not this one! With these DIY log pumpkins by Her Tool Belt, you don’t have to worry about them standing the test of time and weather! They can be used year after year! This DIY stump pumpkin or log pumpkin makes a cheap and cute fall or Halloween decor. Stump pumpkins are pretty simple and require minimal supplies, but for the shaped ones you will need a chain saw.
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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 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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Easy DIY crayon ornaments - fun Christmas craft
Crayon drip glass ornaments ! We absolutely love how colorful is this beautiful ornament and they are SO easy and fun to make. All you need is a few clear Christmas ornaments , crayon leftovers and a simple hairdryer ! In this step-by-step video tutorial Alexa a.k.a. Swelldesigner shows you how to make easy melted crayon glass ornament with the kids in no time! What a fun way to use up your crayon stash! Decorate your Christmas three with these fun, quick and easy to make bauble ornaments.
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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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DIY Kids play suitcase
Recycle an old suitcase into a marvelous playhouse ! Create a compact, portable bag of fun for your kids with Tara Dennis' cool craft idea: the kids play suitcase Start with one scene or make a few and get the kids involved too, it's great for their imagination! We love upcycling projects for kids and this suitcase play set is one of the bests! What could be more unique and fun than building a suitcase play set? Also they are easy to store if they need to be put away like ordinary luggage. These unique houses will be a great talking point and provide hours of entertainment with the right amount of imagination.
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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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DIY Sparkly clothespin dragonfly - summer craft idea for kids
Do you and your kids love to sit and observe insects outside during the summer? One of our favorites to observe is dragonflies. They are absolutely gorgeous don’t you think? If you are big fans of them like me you are going to love this sparkly clothespin dragonfly craft. It makes a fabulous insect craft for kids and summer kids craft. You can turn this darling clothespin dragonfly craft into fridge magnets by gluing magnets onto the back of the clothespins. Now you can display kids’ artwork, your to-do list, or important papers in style on your fridge.
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DIY Heart shaped painted tree branch art
"Whether beach-combing, hiking in the forest or walking along a riverbank, dried branches can be easily found in many places. With a little imagination, you can transform those branches into beautiful and low budget wall art /home decor using a few simple supplies. The heart shaped painted branch wall art adds a textural and colorful feature to your walls that can be used seasonally (on Valentine's day for ex.) or year-round. With different paint colors (or no paint at all), this natural tree branch art piece can work in a variety of rooms and design aesthetics."
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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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