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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.
DIY Tulip pen - Mother's day gift
Today Muslin&Merlot will show you how to make a beautiful tulip pen ! We simply love wonderful tulip bouquets around the house at spring . However, we don't really like cut flowers because watching them die in a vase makes us really sad. This spring craft is easy, quick and the outcome is so gorgeous! This sweet tulip flower pen can be a great home decor or gifts for a special occasion! You can make the tulip flower pens in vibrant fun spring colors or in stylish sophisticated pastel colors, it will look gorgeous in any form! Give them as wedding party favors, mother's day gifts or just for fun, they will be a great hit!
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Amigurumi toadstool house and cork gnomes (free crochet patterns)
There's nothing like crocheting toys for your kids that they'll love forever! Watch them play with your handmade creations all throughout their childhood. Stitch this lovely crocheted toadstool gnome house and this super adorable, tiny cork gnome family by Annaboo's House for your little ones to enjoy! Simply follow Sarah's great, easy-to-follow free amigurumi patterns and create this lovely amigurumi gnome family toy set in no time! If you want to make your favorite munchkin a super fun handmade toy this amigurumi toadstool gnome house and the little cork gnomes makes a sweet little gift.
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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 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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How to make a rag rug from old t-shirt with a hula hoop
Comfy and soft, pretty and happy, can you believe it’s made from a pile of old t-shirts? If you like weaved fabric rugs but you have never done any weaving, crochet, or knitting before this is the perfect upcycling craft project for you! You will be surprised  how quick is to make one rag rug, and how fun and enjoyable the whole process is! You only need a few simple tools and materials to make a rag rug such as old-t shirts, a hula hoop (or a sturdy cardboard box piece), some yarn and patience. This kids' craft project is a perfect way to decorate your home (or the kids' room) on a budget and also a great way to repurpose old t-shirts!
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Little easter baskets from newspaper - paper weaving
Learn how easy it is to weave a basket using newspaper! These adorable little ( easter ) baskets are made from newspaper using the technique of paper weaving with two tubes and the basic type of edging technique to finish the basket. These colorful, super easy to make, eco-friendly baskets can be wonderful handmade gifts for any occasion, just fill them up with easter treats or delicious cookies! You can weave baskets in any size and shape they will be just perfect! If you need a colorful toybox in the kids' room , or a nice litttle easter or cookie basket this upcycling diy project is a perfect choice for you!
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DIY simple humane mousetrap from a plastic bottle
This is the best and easiest homemade humane mouse trap ! ( And it also very cheap , you just need some "junks" to create one: plastic bottle , wire hangers and a wooden board ! ) Easy to build, easy to bait, easy to release and best of all, it's humane and there's no springs or levers to wind up or load! The mouse cannot escape or chew his way out of this mouse trap. Mice are not harmed in any way during capture. Mice can be released calmly and easily without fear of getting bitten even by the most "fearful of mice" person! !
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DIY Clay pot cake stand
Add a touch of country charm to any table setting with this rustic, easy to make cake stand by Tara Dennis. Baking and decorating a cake is one thing, but what about after you've finished your cake? You’ll need a place to show off your delicious masterpiece! Cake stands are a beautiful way to display what you’ve hand-crafted with love.One reason cake stands are adored by so many people is that they are made in different shapes and sizes. By making your own, you may, in fact, be able to make as many different shapes and sizes as you wish!
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Fishnet wrappet wason jar lanterns
Decorate your home or your summer party with this stylish and low budget fishnet wrapped mason jar craft! You can use the fishnet wrapped mason jars as stylish party lanterns on a summer party , a beach style  vase, or as a nice and practical desk organizer... there are so  many possibilities! You can use any empty glass jars/bottles to create this nice fishnet wrapped macrame lantern, even the most boring ones (just spice them up with different colorful yarns or ribbons! )
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Easy DIY Fabric flower keychain (bag charm) - upcycling craft
Looking for a fabulous fabric flower to add to your fashion accessories ? Create this beautiful little fabric flower keychain ( or bag charm ) from an old flannel shirt ( or any other unused clothes or fabric scraps ) in minutes! Fabric flowers are fun to make and can be used in many different ways. This lovely puffy fabric flower keychain is budget friendly and only takes 5-10 minutes to make. Leave the sewing machine behind, DIY Gifts and Crafts Ideas will show you how to hand sew this gorgeous flower , so it's a perfect beginner sewing project for anyone – even if you’ve never tried sewing before!
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DIY cat tent from old T-shirt and wire hangers
We love cats and upcycling! This upcycled t-shirt and wire coat hanger cat tent is super easy to make - you really just need a t-shirt, some wire hangers and a piece of cardboard. As a bonus, it really only takes five minutes, so if your cat ignores it you didn't put too much effort in. Our cats love to sleep in small cozy hideouts and this tent is absolutely their favourite! You can make this t-shirt cat tent in any color that fits into your home or to your cat's taste, you can even experiment with other clothes (wide neck sweaters for example)or sew a washable tent cover from any fabrics that you have at hand.
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DIY Beach in a glass ( coastal ornament ) - summer decor
If you're looking for a fun and unique piece to add to your summer decor, look no further! What better way to make sure you change your mindset to summer than to add some summery touches to your home decor. But if you, like us, are looking to refresh your home for less, this simple but genius DIY summer decor idea by My Pinterventures will have you feeling summer vibes, minus the buyers' remorse. Get the plastic Christmas baubles ,fill them with small summery decor elements and boom - you have a beautiful and reusable summer decor !
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Crochet mason jar cozy (free crochet pattern)
Repurpose / upcycle empty mason jars and tin cans for flowers, pencil cups, cutlery holders, craft supplies, combs / cosmetics or wherever you want some pretty organization ! This free crochet pattern is very easy ( made with only beginner crochet stitches ). This crocheted jar/can cozy is a very nice ( and low-budget ) way to decorate your home ! 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! You can use any size and color yarn , the final products will be gorgeous!
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DIY Repurposed jeans bag (denim bag) - step-by-step bag sewing tutorial
Jeans are both comfortable and fashionable and more importantly: jeans can be worn in all kinds of weather. ( They are in-style year round! ) But because we love jeans so much, we often wear them out quickly and purchase new ones relatively frequently. This means most of us have a pair of old, unused jeans stored in our closets somewhere. Rather than toss them, sew your own jeans bag ! Sewing your own denim bag is actually quite fun! In this step-by-step sewing tutorial DIY Crafts TV will show you an easy way to make a denim bag out of those old , unused jeans.
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DIY Mason jar fairy garden (terrarium) - woodland home decor
Do you love fairy gardens ? What about mason jars ? Why not combine both of those into a gorgeous fairy garden mason jar terrarium ? This miniature fairy garden by Crafts By Amanda combines fairy gardens with mason jars and the outcome is so adorable! You will need a few simple supplies to make your version of this lovely mason jar fairy garden, and the possibilities are truly endless. You can use different types of moss, plants, rocks, fairy garden accessories, plastic animals, and any natural decorations which fit into your little mason jar fairy garden.
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DIY Minion Bob sock plushie (with free pattern)
This Minion sock plushie making project is a nice way to upcycle old socks and it's also a great activity to do during your summer holiday! To create this adorable Bob ( Minion ) sock soft toy you will need : 2 socks ( yellow and gray ) , 2 pingpong ball, and some felt. Making Bob isn't as hard as it seems, if you are a beginner in hand sewing that's absolutely not a problem! In this nice video craft tutorial you can watch a step-by-step explanation of how can you make one for yourself or for the kids.
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DIY Recycled jeans e-book (or tablet) cover
If you want to make sure your e-book reader or tablet is protected this DIY recycled denim e-reader cover is a must! ( Especially if you are a professional dropper of gadgets just like us ! -haha ) What I love about this DIY e-reader cover is that it’s upcycled from old jeans, and it includes a jean pocket, on the front, to store the charger cable. The books we read are such a personal choice, and it makes sense to make an e-reader cover that matches your personality. It makes for a really individualised gift during the holiday season.
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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 craft foam minion boxes from toilet paper tubes
Do you or your kid love the Gru/Minions movie? Are you looking for something easy, fun and handy? If your answer is yes, this easy and fun minion cardboard tube box is a perfect recycling kids craft project for you! Al you need is a toilet paper roll and some craft foam ! Of course, you can make the minion cardboard tube boxes with colorful construction papers if you haven't got craft foam at hand, and you can create all types of minions with this technique! ( Imagine an evil minion from purple foam and a fluffy yarn hair! )
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DIY Natural wood & fabric bunny ear teething ring (free sewing pattern)
With a baby coming, you may start thinking what would be fun to add to your baby' s stash. Because babies tend to be chewers ( especially while teething ),instead of chewing on their hands, socks, or corners of blankets… made these Natural Wood & Bunny Ear Teething Rings ! These are so great as a baby shower gift or for your own babies ….but are just as fun to make in bulk and keep on hand for baby gifts ! Unique handmade baby gifts are always a hit….especially when they only take minutes to make!!!
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Plastic spoon bat - fun Halloween craft for kids
Halloween is around the corner, so its time for some fun bat crafts ! Spooky is fine, but who said bats can't also be cute? By following along The Joy Of Sharing's step-by-step tutorial, kids can learn how to make an adorable plastic spoon bat at school or home. Kids of all ages will love this easy and fun bat craft! You can use the finished plastic spoon bats to decorate your home or the classroom at Halloween. Get the step-by-step tutorial at thejoysharing.com and let's get crafting:
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Toilet paper roll crocodile - fun tp roll craft for kids
Sometimes the simplest kids craft ideas are the best! Take this fun cardboard ( toilet paper ) roll crocodile by Craft And Creativity as an example. Charming isn't it? Today Helena will show you how to make cute little crocodiles with the kids from toilet paper rolls ( with the help of a little acrylic paint and googly eyes ). Paint the inside and outside of the cardboard tubes, attach the googly eyes, and it's done! This easy kids craft idea can be a perfect craft project for the kids in a rainy afternoon, or you can decorate a jungle-themed party with them frugally !
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DIY Knit T-shirt headbands (6 quick headband)
Have you made headbands from t-shirts yet? We bet that you will love these super adorable and super easy to make repurposed t-shirt headbands by Sugar Bee Crafts! A knit headband is so easy to make and wear – it’s perfect all year around. In this nice step-by-step DIY knit T-shirt headband making tutorial by Sugar Bee Crafts you can learn how to make the pinched bow headband ,the big bow headband ,the ruffled flower knit headband ,the braided T-shirt headband and the twisted head wrap headbands .
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Simple DIY Gift box advent calendar (matchbox advent calendar)
With all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays , it's not hard to lose track of time. Before you know it, it's Christmas ! Countdown to Christmas with this super adorable and super easy to make DIY matchbox advent calendar by Craft And Creativity. Whether you want a grown-up or kiddie version, this tiny paper box advent calendar is just begging to be made. Not only is this a wonderful holiday decor , because of the anticipation it builds, but it's also a great kids' craft too. Not to mention that this Christmas calendar makes great, frugal Christmas decor. This paper box advent calendar will brighten up your day every time you see it
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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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DIY Christmas sock mouse (no-sew)
If you loved the no-sew sock snowmen craft you’re going to LOVE this no-sew sock mouse craft too! This little sock ouse will fit nicely with it’s snow made friend so grab that odd sock we know you have and let’s get crafty! This cute little sock mouse is a perfect winter / Christmas craft for the kids because it doesn't involves sewing or other special craft skills/techniques. Just 2 odd socks and a little glue! With this nice step-by-step craft video tutorial you can learn how to make your own sock Christmas mouse.
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