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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 Packaging tape transfer - easy gifts in minutes
With this super video craft tutorial you can learn how to use Packaging ( packing ) Tape to Transfer images ! ( With this transfer tecnique you will get a non-reversed image ). You can use these homemade , super simple and low budget personalised stickers to decorate almost anything from ceramic/glass ( spice ) containers to cars, the possibilities are endless! And this image transferring method is really a super easy one: you will need a scotch tape, a LASER JET print , some water and thet's it! We love this quick and easy technique for a non reversed image transfer that yields super detailed results!
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DIY Clothespin angel - Christmas craft for kids
This beautiful DIY clothespin angel by Project Kid easily hangs on the Christmas tree or where ever an angel needs to be. Whether functional or from the craft store, a clothespin and a few other fun craft materials make a pretty angel. These DY clothespin angels are darling and very fun to make. We think kids would love to try this Christmas craft project. Visit projectkid.com and get the step-by-step tutorial on how to make his lovely clothespin angel :
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Easy DIY Plaid Christmas tree ornaments (free template)
Thinking about creating some homemade holiday ornaments ? DIY ornaments really can be simple and these DIY plaid ornaments are proof. These plaid Christmas tree ornaments by The Country Chic Cottage are super easy to make ( which makes it a perfect Christmas craft for kids ) , but the coolest part about these DIY ornaments is that they are actually Christmas tree scent. Visit thecountrychiccottage.net and learn how to make them:
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DIY Hexagon denim rug - denim upcycling craft
If you just love working with old denim you will love this hexagon denim rug by A Beautiful Mess! We love the different shades of indigo and geometrical patterns. This DIY Hexagon denim rug will really show off the varieties of denim styling! This DIY Hexagon denim rug is also a perfect way to recycle unused clothes and it will add lots of interesting details to your or your teen's room. So grab a few old denim and sew a gorgeous home decor piece with this nice detailed sewing tutorial by A Beautiful Mess:
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DIY Easy beautiful magical roses from satin fabric
You wont believe it, but this gorgeous magical rose is made from a simple p iece of satin fabric , and you can create it literally in minutes with a simple, but very clever trick : pulling out some threads from the ( satin ) fabric ! Unbelievable, isn't it? Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make gorgeous satin rose ! You can use these beautiful satin fabric roses to decorate your home at Spring/ Easter , or your wedding , and they also can be great gifts for almost every occasions ( such as Mother's day, birthdays, Valentine's day.. ) These gorgeous satin textile roses will look nice in any color and size, and they will never wither, so it's perfect for preserve precious memories!
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DIY Cardboard box which house - recycling craft
A cardboard house ( doll size or bigger one ) is a wonderful place for creative play. Building one is a great DIY project that everyone will enjoy participating in. Follow along Kreatív Anya's step-by-step tutorial and create one! Whether you're helping a child or younger sibling with a school project or just trying to keep yourself amused on a rainy day, a cardboard house is a fun and easy craft project. You can make a simple model house, a dollhouse, or even a large cardboard playhouse. These houses can be made from materials you likely already have around your house, although you might need to visit an art supply store if you want to decorate it.
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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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Easy paper plate snowflake yarn art for kids
The end result of this paper plate snowflake yarn art is so gorgeous on the back of the paper plate. We loved how both the multi-colored snowflake turned out and the blue ones. You can make several and thread them together to make a fun winter themed banner to hang in your home. Or decorate your snowflakes even further with sequins, glitter glue and craft gems. Not only is this a perfect activity for the winter months but it’s great for beginning sewing and fine motor skills.
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DIY Personalized Valentine's puzzle - fun Valentine's day gift
There's nothing more thoughtful than a DIY Valentine gift ! Making your own puzzle is even more fun, and adds a whole new dimension to the activity! This time Little House Of Four shows you how to make one! H omemade puzzles make heartfelt gifts that you can customize and personalize for the unique people in your life. Depending on the materials you have at your disposal, you can make a new puzzle from an old unused one, or you can make a simpler puzzle with cardboard. Either way, friends and family will love putting together your handcrafted puzzles !
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Colorful fall mason jar luminaries
This is something so fun about a mason jar luminary! It’s a pretty simple craft, but every one loves the fun glow! We love mason jars luminaries because they are fun and easy to make, and also very easy to customize. A fall leaf mason jar luminary is a great way to decorate for the holidays or seasons, too. You can use any stickers to create the leaf shapes or you can simply draw the outlines with a marker and freehand paint it. These gorgeous fall leaf mason jar luminaries by Sugar Bee Crafts will be a perfect addition to your autumn/ thanksgiving decor:
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Santa hats with paper weaving from newspapers
This fun and whimsical Santa hat is made only from simple newspapers. Unbelievable, isn't it? Paper weaving is a perfect way to repurpose old paper junks and create gorgeous Christmas / winter decors at the same time! And this decor is almost cost's nothing to make! You can stuff this paper weaved Santa hat with numerous amount of different sweets/ treats ( like a cornucopia ) or simply use them as cute Christmas decors ! In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make one easily! This recycling craft project is a little bit time consuming but absolutely worth it!
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Snowman Christmas gift tags from denim jeans - repurpose
Do you love repurposing ? Are you looking for a super fun, easy and inexpensive winter / Christmas craft which can be a great addition to your ( handmade ) Christmas gifts ? Try this adorable snowman denim jeans gift tag ! Cute, isn't it? All you need is to make some is an old unusable denim and a little acyrilic paint ! This upcycling craft project is super quick, easy and can be a nice creative activity at winter for the smallest kids as well! If you make these cute denim jeans snowmen gift tags in larger sizes you can use them as winter wall arts ( just put them into a nice frame that fits into your home! )
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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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Christmas ornament holders - table decors from cardboard boxes
This gorgeous Christmas ornament holder table decor has made from a simple (sturdy) cardboard box! Brilliant, isn't it? We love recycling craft ideas and so far this is our Christmas favourite! You can combine these Christmas ornament holder trees with your favourite (handmade ) Christmas tree ornaments and use as a gorgeous table decor, or you can gift them  to your loved ones! In this nice craft site you can find the free template and a nice step-by-step assembling and decoupage tutorial! You can create whimsical, funky or even vintage/rustic style decors with this brilliant upcycling craft, it will look gorgeous in any form!
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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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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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DIY Galaxy shoes - fun Sharpie craft
Are you looking for a fun Sharpie craft for you and the kids ? Then you’ll be over the moon with this DIY galaxy shoe craft by Kids Craft Room! These colorful homemade galaxy shoes are super easy to make using Sharpie pens and rubbing alcohol. This is a great Sharpie craft for kids of all ages and adults as well! How about galaxy shoes for the whole family? Get the tutorial at kidscraftroom.com and let's get painting :
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Egg carton goldfish craft for kids
For a super fun summer project, try this egg carton goldfish craft by The Craft Train! In this summer , instead of throwing those egg cartons away, use them for a fun summer egg carton craft : create egg carton goldfishes ! They are all super simple and so much fun to make with your children! And don't they look super adorable?! Egg carton crafts are a great way to let kids have a little fun while expressing them creatively.
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How to make a memory pillow out of a shirt (sewing tutorial)
A simple shirt makes a great pillow to hold onto your precious memories! Memory shirt pillows remind you of your loved ones when they are far away from you. Even if they are no more in the living world, you can cuddle up to them just by hugging the pillows. It is a brilliant way to recycle old shirts too. You can also give them as gifts in loving memory of a person related to the recipient. This step by step tutorial by SewVeryEasy guides you through the making of memory shirt pillows:
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Crochet wine cork ornament - snowman,mushroom, elf & Christmas tree
We’re getting so close to Christmas now and we are finally starting get into the festive mood, helped along splendidly by this little troop of winter wine cork cozies!DIY wine cork figures are one of those classic craft projects that will always be a great Christmas craft,especially if it involves crocheting! Here is MojiMoji's crochet spin on this timeless DIY! Crochet wine cork Christmas trees, snowmen and elves are something that you can do to really get in the Christmas mood! You can display these cute crocheted wine cork ornaments as a part of your winter / Christmas decor. This Christmas crochet project is also great for clearing your yarn scrap stash.
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Collepsible playhouse from cardboard
If you don't have lots of space in your home, and you are looking for a cheap , fun and eco friendly kids room decoration  this cardboard playhouse is a perfect choice! This playhouse can be easily disassembled and stored behind your big dining room cabinet when not in use. You can make it from thick carboard boxes or  foam boardsFoam board would be the quickest/easiest material to work with. A foam board playhouse certainly won't last forever, but you can use this nice house template for a masonite version that your kid can use outside too.
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DIY kids room tyre seating
If you love upcycling or just need a fun and cheap way to spice up your (car enthusiast) kids room this super upcycled tyre seat / kids room decor is a perfect craft project for you! This tyre seat is relatively easy to make, and it can be used as a nice hidden storage space for cars or small toys. You can paint the tyre seats to any color that you want, so it can be a perfect gir room decor as well! (Imagine a pink tyre with a flower shaped pillow!)
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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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Paper mache easter bowls (bunny and chicken) - easter kids craft
Are you looking for a cheap but fun easter kids craft idea? Try this one! These adorable chicken and bunny easter paper bowls are made with the brilliant paper mache technique! paper mache is a very easy , kid friendly technique based on a non toxic homemade water and flour paper mache glue. To make this gorgeous easter bowls you just need some newspaper, a little water and flour, and a nice balloon! You can create any other paper animal /creature bowls with this technique if you need one for your kids next party. (This paper bowl is perfect for candies, small treats, gifts or snacks)
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DIY Unicorn school supplies - back to school crafts
Customize and personalize all of your favorite must-haves for back-to-school season! In this video aPasos Crafts DIY will teach you how to make these unique, unicorn themed DIY School supplies : a pencil case from a Pringles can, a pencil , a pencil sharpener and an amazing rainbow notebook! These back to school crafts are perfect to personalize your school supplies and to spark your creativity! Having the coolest school supplies is one of the best ways to start the school year ! Watch the video and let's get crafting:
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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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Toilet paper roll bats - Halloween craft for kids
These hanging bat party favors are a great Halloween craft. Kids can make these hanging bats to decorate for Halloween or fill them full of treats for party favors. The supplies are inexpensive and they come together quickly. This toilet paper tube hanging bat  is great party favor that also makes a great party decoration! And it almost cost's nothing to make!  This toilet paper tube craft is very easy, even the smallest crafty hands can make some to decorate the  classroom or the kindergarten at Halloween! This bat also can be a perfect halloween gift if you fill them up with small candies/treats!
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