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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 DIY mason jar Easter gift with a chocolate bunny
These mason jar Easter gifts are so cute!  And we love that it’s not overkill for chocolate and candy. You can give them to your own kids, or they’d also make adorable gifts for grandkids, teachers and even coworkers and friends. These mason jar Easter gifts are  so simple to throw together and mason jars seem to make simple things look fancy. And when they’re empty, save the mason jar for the next fun craft project! This mason jar Easter gift  is such a fun idea if you plan to give Easter gifts to your kids! You can make this in jumbo version of you choose bigger jars or imagine a chocolate bunny family in a fish bowl or a glass vase!
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Never tie your shoes again - ribbon fasteners
Really useful and cheap way of DIY Shoe Fasteners ( or DIY Shoe Ties ) that will let you never lace your shoes and never tie them again! It is very popular now to exchange ordinary shoelace for modern designed shoe fasteners. So she tried to make her own design with colorful hair ties ( or scrunchies ) ! You will need to tie them once, and then just slip on your shoes. Because of hair ties are elastic and flexible - it is very comfortable to walk and run in your shoes. And what we like most of all - there are sooo many colors and designs of scrunchies , that you can make your shoes really unique!
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Easy Lego Duplo knobs - fun kids furniture decor
Who hasn't looked at a big Lego Duplo brick and thought: wouldn't that make a great door pull? What? You've never done that? Well, to be honest, we really hadn't . But what a fun way to update the kids' playroom! Took some leftover Duplo bricks, add a bit of DIY magic and voilá' you've got a fun and colorful Lego door pull! For  kids with an obsession with Lego - there really is no other appropriate door handle. Here are the ultra-simple DIY steps:
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DIY unicorn pencil case from socks and felt - back to school
Today's video tutorial is a late back to school theme with a little recycling ! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and make one cute diy unicorn pencil case for yourself or for the kids ! To make an adorable unicorn pencil case you will need: socks, felt, fluffy colorful yarn, zipper and fabric glue ( or you can hand- or machine sew it ). This adorable unicorn can be used as a unique and fun pencil case or a cute soft toy ! It's so fluffy I'm gonna dieeeee! Your little Agnes will love it too!
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DIY Styrofoam egg cactus - fun & quick summer decor
When Easter is over it’s time to start freshening up your summer decor ! If you'd like to add a bit of fun cactus decor to your home, but don't have a greenhouse near you, how about making some adorable DIY Styrofoam egg cacti by The Crafted Sparrow? Those leftover foam eggs from your last Easter decoration are just perfect for this fun cactus decor ! Isn't it super cool? This adorable little DIY Styrofoam egg cactus is just perfect for decorating your home at summer on budget, and it's also an be a fun gift ! You could attach a little faux or paper flower to the top for an adorable blooming cactus !
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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 Tin can Christmas gnome
With just a few supplies turn an ordinary tin can into a super cute Christmas gnome ! You can fill your tin can gnomes with delicious Christmas treats which makes this Christmas craft a perfect little DIY gift for your loved ones! These adorable gnome cans may seem difficult to make, but that's not true! This little tin can gnome craft i s surprisingly easy to make. Watch Creative Mamy's video tutorial, create one, and add a little pinch of whimsy to your winter decor!
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Upcycled snowman christmas ornaments from keys
Everyone has extra keys lying around that are of no use anymore. Don’t add them to our growing landfills, turn them into festive snowman ornaments to keep or give as gifts!
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Yarn wrapped paper plate hegehog - fun fall craft for kids
Today Kids Craft Room will show you how to make an adorable paper plate hedgehog in a really simple and enjoyable way. Your kids can have lots of fun yarn wrapping to make their own unique hedgehog , all the while building their motor skills ! This paper plate hedgie craft is a great evergreen craft for any time of the year ( not just for fall ! ). This hedgehog craft can be a great afternoon craft project after spending some time in the nature, or it can be a great classroom craft as well!
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DIY Clay pot gnome  - adorable garden decor ( gnome craft for kids )
Get the kids interested in gardening by making this adorable DIY clay pot gnome by Ruffles & Rain Boots! When it comes to adding a touch of charm, character, and genuine good humor to your garden , nothing ticks all the right boxes quite like flower pot gnomes ! Bring your outdoor living spaces to life and be the envy of your neighbors in just a few simple steps and with a few basic tools – you won’t’ believe how simple it is!
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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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Paper plate Rudolph reindeer craft - fun Christmas craft for kids
We love reindeer and what time is better for reindeer crafts than Christmas ? With Christmas slowly approaching it's time to create fun reindeer-themed kids crafts ! We just love simple paper crafts here on Mindy and are super excited to show you this fun and easy paper plate Rudolph craft by Easy Peasy And Fun. Aren’t they super adorable? These colorful paper reindeer are so quick to make and so cute! You can hang your finished paper plate Rudolph as an adorable Christmas ornament or stick them onto homemade greeting cards! Get the step-by-step tutorial at www.easypeasyandfun.com and let's get crafting :
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Life hacks with plastics
Do you have a lot of plastic trash in your house? Do not rush to throw them away - they can be useful! Watch this video and learn genius ideas on how to recycle plastic trash into useful things.
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How to put Christmas lights in empty glass (wine) bottles
An LED light string ( Christmas light ) can transform that fancy bottle of wine from a special occasion into a lasting ( and useful! ) memento. Use these bottle lights to brighten up any dark corner, as a night light or as festive decor around the holidays. The trick to recycling a glass bottle into a glowing light is by drilling a hole near the base of the bottle large enough to thread a small string of lights through. With a few specific tools , this can be a simple undertaking.
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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 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 cardboard bunny Easter treat box & chick gift card
This lovely Easter bunny shaped box is perfect for filling with chocolate eggs and sweets. People of all ages will love it! This cardboard bunny shaped Easter favor box is super easy to make, even the kids can create some to gift their teachers and grandparents at Easter ! Simply pack this charming bunny box with cookies or candy for a one-of-a-kind Easter gift, you kids and friends will love it! Follow this easy step-by-step video guide and create a bunch for this Easter ! ( The tutorial starts at 1:29 ) In the video tutorial you will find a super adorable Easter bunny card as well! ( You can find the f ree bunny shape box and bunny Easter card template <a title="bunny box and chick c
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DIY Tigger organizer from shoe box lids and cardboard
Keep the kids room nice and tidy with this super cool Tigger inspired organizer ! This kids craft/organizing project is also a very nice way to upcycle some paper junk! All you need to create this practical and cute paper organizer is a few shoe box lid and a thick cardboard sheet. You can use any Disney or other cartoon figure to create the cardboard box organizer that fits in to your kids room, or you can simply leave it and use the paper organizer as a nice and low budget office decor.
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DIY adorable sock sloth - soft toy from socks
This is a very cute way to convert the basic method of making a sock monkey into an adorable sloth ! Adding velcro to his hands means you can hang him anywhere you want, though I must warn you - he doesn't move anywhere too fast! With this nice detailed video soft sock toy making tutorial you can make one for the kids easily even if you are a beginner in sewing ! This super cute sock sloth is a perfect kids room decor , toy , or a perfect gift for every ocassion and it's also a nice way to repurpose pairless or unwanted ( brown ) socks !
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DIY Mobile race gaming steering wheel from cardboard
Do you love mobile racing games ? You will love this brilliant frugal recycling craft idea ! Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make a racing steering wheel form simple cardboard boxes ! This homemade gaming steering wheel work perfectly with every types of mobile phones and ( car ) racing games ! You can make a stand for the cardboard box steering wheel or just use the wheel itself, it will grant you hours of fun! ( You can watch >> here << a few brilliant upgrades to this cardboard gaming steering wheel , which will make your gameplay more flawless )
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Christmas trees with paper weaving from newspaper
This paper christmas tree is made completelly from newspapers ! Unbelievable, isn't it? Paper weaving is a perfect hobby for you if you love recycling and crafts , because with it you can create gorgeous decors from trash and help create a cleaner and liveable enviroment at the same time! With this super step-by-step video paper weaving tutorial you can learn how to make this gorgeous Christmas tree decor ! This little paper weaved christmas tree will be a perfect decoration in your home at winter/ Christmas , just paint them in any nice color that fits into your home with a little acrylic paint !
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Crochet Santa mason jar cozy (free crochet pattern)
This cute and easy crocheted Santa mason jar cozy takes about an hour to work up and is super festive! Repurpose / upcycle empty mason jars and create fun Christmas gifts for the kids or your friends/family! This free crochet Santa mason jar cozy pattern is very easy ( made with only beginner crochet stitches ). This crocheted Santa jar cozy is a very fun ( and low-budget ) way to decorate your home at Christmas as well! These mason jar/tin can cozies are changeable ( and washable ) so you can easily dress up your jars/cans/bottles differently in any season/holidays if you wish!
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DIY Halloween magic potion bottle decor - upcycling craft
This is one of those halloween upcycling craft projects that is truly fun to make! You simply don’t know how your magic potion bottles will come out, which is part of the fun! Aren’t these DIY Halloween magic potion bottles are divine? And it’s fun to create something for Halloween that is less frightful and more fantastical. It’s like having all my Merlin-Dumbledore-Gandalf dreams come true, right before your eyes!  Sadie Seasongoods will show you in this nice craft tutorial how to make your own magic potion bottles from simple glass bottles or spice rack bottles!
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Cute sock doll with baby bottle ( sock doll sewing tutorial)
We simply love adorable sock creations ! Here is another wonderful free sock toy pattern by Moth Art which is a bit challenging to sew , but oh so cute! If you have mastered the sock toy sewing skill from the previous sock toy patterns , then probably you will find this not as tough as it looks. The color of the socks brings personality to this adorable little doll. Try different patterns & colors, and create your own super adorable doll collection!
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Upcycled plastic bottle catch game
This is a very easy to make, cheap but great kids craft / kids game idea with upcycled plastic bottles: a catching game! The aim of the game is to put the fish into the shark’s mouth, or to put the bee into the flower. The simpler variant is with a ball tied with a thread. You will need empty plastic bottles (they used white milk bottle for the shark and a Coca-Cola bottle for the flower) and permanent markers. Make the small fish and the bee from the yellow toy case of the chocolate egg.
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DIY Family weather costume (sun,rainbow and rain costume)
Today, Studio DIY will teach you how to make a super fun, last-minute weather costume for the whole family out of simple clothes and household materials. There are so many options for expanding this DIY family weather costume : just add a lightning bolt, a sky, a cute tornado, a snowflake or even a blizzard! So if you got more kids ( or friends ) , you’ve got options. But to start, Studio DIY will show you how to make these three: the sun costume , the rainbow costume , and the rain costume:
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Foam cup snowmen - winter kids craft idea
How adorable are these snowmen made from foam (or plastic) cups? These foam cup snowmen are a great example and they are a fun christmas activity for the kids on a snowy afternoon when it’s too cold to play outside
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Short Christmas gnome in winter hat (video tutorial)
Easy and fun DIY Christmas gnomes by Sarah Nenni-Daher for your holiday home decor ! So cute and simple to create! These adorable DIY Christmas gnomes are one of our all time favorite Christmas crafts. These fun Christmas gnomes ( or tomtes ) make adorable winter home decors, or in smaller sizes: Christmas ornaments or gift toppers. Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make Swedish Christmas gnome ( tomte, nisse, or Scandinavian gnome ) in no time at all!
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DIY curtain holder sock monkey (sewing tutorial) - sock plushie
With Moth Art's step-by-step sock plushie sewing tutorial you can learn how to sew this super adorable curtain holder sock monkey ! This is the perfect sewing project for recycle some old ( half-pair ) socks ! The color of the socks brings personality to the sock monkey , at times you will be surprised and get amused by how the sock monkey turns out. Watch the video tutorial and let's start sewing!
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DIY Easy garden bird bath with clay pots
Are you looking for a frugal, fun and functional garden decoration? If the answer is yes, this cute terracotta (clay) pot bird bath and the milk carton bird feeder by The Chirping Moms are the perfect garden craft projects for you! The clay pot birdbath is super easy to make , and your feathered little garden friends will absolutely love it! (The birds will enjoy the DIY birdbath not just in summer but all year around!) And the little milk carton bird feeder is also an absolute superb craft to try with the kids, because it's super easy to make, and provides a great supply of food for the birds at winter:
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