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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.
Easy cardboard box dragon mask - costume for kids
In this step-by-step video tutorial Øistein and Box will teach you how to make a dragon’s head mask from two ordinary cardboard boxes ! You can use this fun cardboard box dragon mask as a Halloween or dress up party costume or simply make one just for fun! This cardboard box dragon costume headpiece is so easy to do, even the kids can make some for themselves! The only things you will need to create this fun cardboard box dragon mask ( head ) are: 2 small cardboard boxes , some ( acrilic ) paint and a little glue, and that's it! This kids craft idea is a perfect way to repurpose some old cardboard boxes and create a fun, inexpensive and last minute costume !
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DIY Easy Christmas mason jar luminary
This is something so fun about a mason jar luminary! It’s a pretty simple Christmas craft, but every one loves the fun glow! We love them because they are fun and easy to make! So easy to customize them too! A Christmas tree mason jar luminary is a great way to decorate for the holidays or seasons, too. You can use any stickers to create the pine tree shapes or you can simply draw the outlines with a marker and freehand paint it! These gorgeous Christmas tree jar luminaries will be a perfect addition to your Christmas decor!
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DIY Fabric pocket embroidery hoop organizer
Look at these fun and useful embroidery hoop wall organizers ( created by Sweet Red Poppy ) ! Brilliant idea, isn't it? And this lovely little pocket organizer is also super easy to make: you just need a little piece of fabric and an embroidery hoop ! ( No sewing, no glue mess, you can make them without any craft skills or supplies ) And the best in this nice upcycling craft project is: you can change the pockets easily so you can change it in every season to different colors /patterns if you would like to! It can be a perfect room decor for teens or for your office , plus you can use them to organize small stationery ( or simply use them as modern wall decors ) .
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DIY upcycled aluminium roses
If you like upcycling , and roses this craft idea is perfect for you! If your cat's catfood comes in t iny aluminium bows, ( or you love produducts that comes in aluminium bowls ) you can make these gorgeous aluminium flowers out of them with this great craft tutorial video !
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DIY Mother's day paper plate puppet craft
This Mother's day, don't forget to give your mother a big hug ! When it comes to giving your mom the perfect gift for Mother's day, it's the thought that counts, which makes this lovely paper plate puppet craft by The Joy Sharing a perfect Mother's day gift! Every mom loves a gift comes from the heart! This paper plate mother-child hug puppet craft is a simple craft , and it will make you smile every time you animate the hug. This paper plate Mother's day puppet craft is just the perfect gift to tell your mom just how special she is!
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DIY Fall wreath with homemade wire ribbon - fall decor
Making your own wired ribbon is definitely more complicated than buying some at the craft store BUT it opens up a world of possibility! Especially if you don’t have craft stores to choose from , simply can’t find the perfect design. Follow along Sadie Seasongood's step-by-step craft tutorial and learn how to make your own wire ribbon, and a gorgeous fall wreath ! This quick DIY fall wreath is simple, but absolutely stunning.
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DIY Craft stick fall bucket list - fun fall family activities
Made a fall bucket list with a bunch of fun indoor and outdoor family activities by following along Our Messy Table's step-by-step tutorial at Craftaholics Anonymous! We love in this idea the most that it's an actual bucket ! With this fall bucket list , you can just pull a random stick out each weekend, and do that activity. This is a super simple fall craft but grants hours of fun family activities and sweet memories for the whole family! We hope you will enjoy making this popsicle stick fall bucket list and enjoy the Fall season.
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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 Egg carton tea cup Mother's day card craft with tea bags
This fun egg carton tea cup Mothers day card craft by FrugalCouponLiving is precious activity for the kids or makes a sweet invitation to a tea party ! This tea cup Mother’s day card craft is super easy to make, you can up-cycle some egg cartons with it, and the most important: mothers ( and grandmothers ) will love it! Because who doesn't love tea and relaxing? This egg carton teacup card by Ashley is a simple and fun way up-cycle egg cartons and turn them into something precious.
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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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Cute miniature DIY School supplies (backpack, notebooks and pen)
Ready for school ? Having the coolest school supplies is one of the best ways to start the school year right Today Nim C will teach you how to make these super cute ( kawaii ) mini school supplies: a slime notebook, a unicorn backpack, an emoji pencil case & an ice cream cone pen! Watch this video tutorial , get creative and personalize your school gear so it's one-of-a-kind, just like you!
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Easy DIY rainbow basket with t-shirt yarn
Little baskets are so handy for corralling small miscellanea that seem to end up all over the house, you can never have too many. She created some lovely rainbow hued ones with a simple coil basket making technique, but instead of weaving she used crochet which makes the process go a lot faster. Because she used t-shirt yarn as the core, they are nice and floppy but if you want a firmer basket consider using thin rope. You can even make them fit around an old jar and hey presto, a new vase!
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DIY Chunky knit tin can planter - winter decor
A tin can. Such a simple material and so many fun possibilities! With a pack of clay , you can transform an ordinary tin can into a gorgeous winter wonderland home decor piece! ( But of course, you can add a chunky knit to any surface that's oven safe. No knitting experience required! ) As usual, Lily Ardor will show you how to make this knitted tin can planter from scratch. Watch the video tutorial, and let's get crafting!
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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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How to make a stencil at home easily
How to make a custom stencil for your DIY furniture painting project without costly gadgets or costly craft materials! believe us: you will love this DIY stencil making method! Its frugal and fairly easy to make in any size! You can create small stencils for small DIY craft projects with plastic sheets from the front of chocolate bonbon boxes or other product packages , so you could try this stencil making method without spending any money on it!  With this method you can choose your dream's stencil  pattern without spending tons of money on it and start to customize old boring furniture right now!
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DIY Disney Tsum-tsum sock plushies (Pluto,Donald,Mickey,Goofy)
Look at these super cute tsum-tsum style Disney plushies ! ( Pluto, Donald, Mickey and Goofy ) They are made from socks ! This soft toy making project is a perfect way to repurpose pairless socks , with a help of a little piece of felt, and hand sewing ! Sock knit is a very easy beginner sewing material because it doesn't fray at the edges and it's soo stretchy which make these Disney plushies reallyyyy squishy. ( And socks are also inexpensive and easy to get! ) Create some tsum-tsum soft toys for your kids with this nice step-by-step video hand sewing and plushie making tutorial !
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DIY Paper plate frisbee - fun summer craft for kids
We love all things simple, which might be why love paper plate crafts so much! No need for anything too fancy, expensive or complicated. This paper plate frisbee by Crafts By Amanda is a fun summer project for kids that can be made easily and with little supervision. When the frisbees are done, have fun tossing your new paper plate frisbee around with your friends. This paper plate frisbee craft is great for spring, summer, or as a group project.
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Paper napkin bunny favors
These paper napkin bunny favors by One Little Project are so easy to make. And aren’t they adorable?! They’d be super cute to give to the kids, grandkids, or even to the kids in the classroom at school this Easter. Each one takes less than 5 minutes to put together. Oh boy, we love easy crafts! Get the tutorial and create your paper napkin bunnies now:
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DIY Rocking paper plate crab  - summer craft for kids
These adorable paper plate crabs by Kids Craft Room can be gently rocked backwards and forwards and they also have pincers that actually open and close too. Hours of fun nip, nip, nipping the whole household! Paper plates make a great base for a lots of easy summer kids' crafts especially this adorable crab craft! We hope you will have lots fun with making this paper plate crab craft with your kids or class! These super cute rocking paper plate crabs provide lots of fun to play with and so easy to make you could craft your own cast of crabs in no time! This paper plate crab can  be  a great addition to your ocean/summer theme classroom decor!
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Easy DIY ribbon wreath (how to make a ribbon wreath)
If you still haven’t made ( or bought ) a Christmas wreath yet, we have a super fun craft tutorial for you! While the most popular wreaths are made using artificial flowers or evergreen, ribbon wreaths are quite appealing too. They are surprisingly cheap, easy to make, and the possibilities are endless. Ribbon wreaths are a great option if flowers are not your thing. In this step-by-step tutorial, Uncommon Designs will teach you how to make a unique ribbon wreath , using pieces of ribbon and a wire wreath form. ( This ribbon wreath also can be a great fabric scrap buster project because this will work with any kind of fabric , not just ribbons ! )
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Snowdrop tissue paper flowers - with plastic straws
With the help of this nice spring flower kids craft tutorial by Kids Craft Room, you can create with the kids this gorgeous snowdrop flower arrangement , and you’ll be able to enjoy these delicate flowers all year round. We love the simplicity of this flower - straw craft and think they look just like bigger versions of real snowdrops! They found it really easy to make tissue paper flowers using a drinking straw for the stem and I’m sure you’ll experiment with this method to make other varieties of tissue paper flowers in the future too!  Do you have a favorite flower you’d like to try to make?
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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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DIY transforming caterpillar - butterfly pencil case
With this funny kids craft video tutorial you can learn how to make this super cute "magical" and fun transforming caterpillar / butterfly pencil case ! All you need is some paper tubes ( toile paper rolls ) and paint! Your kids will love this cute and practical paper tube pencil case and you can upcycle some paper junk with this brilliant craft idea which is also very nice. This pencil case is perfect for fun learning and it's also a perfect spring craft project for the kids in a rainy afternoon.
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DIY play kitchen for kids with cardboard boxes
Do you have a few empty cardboard boxes in your garage? Don't throw them out! Luckily, a whole new life awaits them as an adorable play kitchen for kids! This darling cardboard kitchen gives a second life to those old cardboard boxes ! This cardboard box upcycling project is not just a super way to save money but its also a brilliant way to create a unique and fun toy for your kids. You can add to this toy kitchen any extra decorations or utensils that you want from cardboard or simple household " trash " , and of course you can create other play sets with this fun cardboard box recycling idea ( imagine a play garden shed, a work station with tools, or a car repair station! )
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