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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.
How to make Coca-Cola, Fanta and Sprite candles DIY
With this brilliant step-by-step video tutorial you can make these incredible Do-It-Yourself candles in the shapes of Cola, Fanta and Sprite bottles.! You will be suprised how easy is to make one of these fun homemade candles ! If you are looking for the best DIY gift idea - you will definitely like this video tutorial. For the soda shaped candles you will need: white candles , crayons ( for coloring ) and and empty plastic soda bottle ( with matching design ). The Coca Cola, Fanta and Sprite candles can be perfect gifts for almost every occasion!
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DIY Knitted hat door hanging - winter decoration
The most beautiful DIY decor ideas can be put together with materials you have around your home! That's the case with this creative and beautiful winter hat door hanging by Crafts By Amanda. With Christmas over, much of the lovely decor comes down, but that doesn't have to be the case with this gorgeous wintery DIY door hanging! rrrrrFollow the step-by-step tutorial at craftsbyamanda.com and swap your standard winter wreath out for a one-of-a-kind DIY winter door hanging ! It's the perfect alternative for your seasonal entryway! rrrrr
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DIY Turtle lamp from newspaper - paper mache lamp
In this video tutorial Creative Mom shows you how to made a thrifty but still gorgeous and unique turtle shaped lamp using a balloon as a base, some cardboard for the paper clay and acrylic colors. This is a creative way to teach children about recycling and also stimulate their imagination. The little turtle is inspired by a cute "Light a Way" character called Turtie. Light a Way is a fairytale-inspired mobile game about a girl who ends the eternal darkness with the light in her heart. Such a sweet story for a super sweet turtle ! So watch this tutorial and create your very own turtle lamp :
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Weathered wood pantry crates from diaper boxes
With this creative craft idea you can make these beautiful low-budget (vintage looking) storage boxes. If you dont want to buy expensive decorational foils or stickers instead of them you can make it with any scrap paper wrapping or with some leftover wallpaper.
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DIY Paper plate chick wreath - fun Easter wreath idea
Do you have a crafty kid ? Nurture his creative spirit with this fun kids craft by Kids Craft Room! This paper plate chick wreath is super easy to make, plus you don't need special tools or skills to make one, which makes this fun Easter craft perfect for kids of all ages ! With just a few inexpensive crafts supplies , you'll be giving your child the tools he needs to spark imagination and creative play. Get the step-by-step wreath making tutorial , grab the supplies and craft on!
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Textile beads from fabric scraps
Are you looking for a (fabric) scrapbuster craft idea? Dou you like unique and gorgeous jewelries? Try the textile beads! You can upcycle any old clothes/leftower fabrics to create these beads and for a more unique look you can combine them with real beads and other decorative elements! This textile bead necklace can be a perfect gift for any ocassion or you can spice up your outfit with this accessory in an inexpensive way (even if you have metal allergy). Of course you can create other accessories with this fun  and easy technique!
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DIY elegant purses / handbags from cereal boxes
You won't believe me, but this elegant and beautiful small purse / handbag is made from.. cereal boxes ! It's true! Watch this super cool craft video tutorial and create one for yourself or for the girls! This cereal box handbag is not just only a perfect and gorgeous ( super low budget ) accessory for a night date or an elegant party but the best is: you can personalise it as much as you want! Release the inner fashion designer in you! : ) This cute upcycled cereal box purse is also perfect for small girls to play or you can make it in doll size.
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DIY Fairy house light (or bird feeder) from plastic bottles - recycling
How much do your kids really know about recycling ? This time Amanda shows you how to make these cute fairy house night lights from simple plastic water bottles! We love to teach recycling through recycle crafts ! There are plenty of ways to encourage recycling ,like turning what would otherwise be garbage into fun craft projects! These cute fairy house night lights used to be empty plastic water bottles .
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DIY Sock pug (sock puppy) - free sewing pattern
With Craft Passion's step-by-step sock plushie sewing tutorial you can learn how to sew this super adorable sock pug ( sock dog ) ! Socks are easy to manipulate due to it’s knitted property that is expandable and flexible. The heel and toe parts are best to be made into bum that could turn into head and butt for the sock toy. With the various types of socks available in the market, you will never get enough surprises of what a pair of socks would turn into! For example: this super cute little sock pug ( sock dog ) ! Get the free pattern and sewing tutorial at craftpassion.com and create your very own adorable little pug:
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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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DIY Boho crochet sandals from flip flops (free crochet pattern)
Learn how to turn cheap foam flip-flops into fabulous boho crochet sandals! Follow Whistle And Ivy's free crochet pattern and make yourself a cute new crochet flip flops in just a few minutes. We bet that this beautiful, boho, breathable cotton crochet sandals will be your favorite summer crochet pattern ! Upgrade your summer style with these boho crochet sandals using simple, cheap flip flops ! So grab some yarn, follow Whistle And Ivy's free crochet pattern and make a brand new pair of boho-inspired crochet sandals. Perfect for the beach , this lovely and comfy crochet sandals might become your favorite summer accessory!
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Rustic DIY cactus sign - boho summer decor (free template)
This DIY Cactus Sign by The Crafted Sparrow is such a gorgeous, fun, and easy foam project ! Yes, we said foam ! Looks like real wood right? If you LOVE those rustic wooden signs , but don't want to spend the money, this wonderful tutorial is just perfect for you! This darling faux wood ( foam ) cactus sign is a super easy project, it comes with a free downloadable/printable template , and it will add some boho summer vibe to your living room!
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DIY Plastic bottle bells (Christmas decor from plastic bottles)
Are you looking for an easy Christmas / winter kids craft idea which involves recycling ? Try this brilliant craft idea by Creative Mamy: the plastic bottle Christmas bells ! These cute little winter/Christmas decors are so easy to make even the smallest crafty hands can make some! And which can be better than creating beautiful winter/Christmas decors and recycling some plastic junk at the same time? This plastic bottle Christmas decor can also be a wonderful, low-budget group craft project !
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DIY Scarecrow pizza pan and clothespin wreath (fall wreath making tutorial)
Did you know that pizza pans can be great wreaths ? There are so many fun pizza pan wreaths around the internet, but this one by The Keeper Of The Cheerios is one of our favorites! This super easy, pizza pan and clothespin scarecrow looks adorable with or without the clothespins, but the clothespins add more detail, size, and color to this lovely scarecrow wreath. Of course, you can use other round materials to create this adorable fall craft: such as mason jar lids, pans, and plates, round boxes or paper plates - the possibilities are endless! Don't forget to check out The Keeper Of The Cheerios' other fun pan wreaths !
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Mushroom fairy house from an old jar - creative upcycling
Air drying clay + mason jar = an adorable fairy house ! Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and you’ll see the amazing process as an ordinary glass majon jar is magically transformed into a mushroom fairy house ! This is a fun, easy spring craft project you can customize to your heart’s content. The finished fairy house containers couldn’t be more adorable! You can use the mushroom fairy houses as cute kids room decors or it can be a great centerpiece in you miniature fairy garden ! ( If you would like to put it outside don't forget to use some kind of varnish! ) You can slow down the video's speed: just click on the cog icon and choose "speed" option. )
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Toilet paper roll fox craft - fun fall craft for kids
Sometimes the simplest kids craft ideas are the best! Take this fun cardboard ( toilet paper ) roll fox by Easy Peasy And Fun as an example. Charming isn't it? Today Andreja will show you how to make cute little foxes with the kids from toilet paper rolls ( with the help of a little acrylic paint, craft paper , and a pencil ). Paint the outside of the cardboard tubes, attach the tail, and that's it! This easy kids craft idea can be a perfect craft project for the kids on a rainy fall afternoon, or you can decorate a woodland themed party with them frugally! ( This paper roll fox can be a perfect gift box: just shape it as a pillow box! )
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Book angels with magazine hair - recycling origami
What happens to books , when we didn't need them anymore? Some go to the land-fill, some go to the recycle bin... And some become ANGELS ! Join Yoko Komori Olson as she takes you step-by-step through the fun process of transforming books that were destined for the land-fill, or recycle bin, into beautiful decorative Christmas gifts ! These cute book angels are super easy to make and even their hair is repurposed material : magazines! With this nice step-by-step video tutorial making of book angels will be a piece of cake, and you can find >>here << the video instructions on how to make their culry magazine hair
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Gorgeous Christmas tree ornaments from CDs with decoupage
If you love decoupage and recycling Christmas crafts you will love this brilliant craft idea! The decoupage CD Christmas tree ornamens combines the helping aspect of recycling and gorgeous appearance of decoupage technique. If you have some old CDs this is the perfect chance to make something beautiful from them for Christmas! You can add any other dimensional elements to your CD Christmas tree ornaments sutch as Santa hats, faux snow, beads.. etc,this upcycled ornament will look beautiful in any form and pattern!
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How to make a whirligig (cardboard circle spinner)
You might have heard of whirligigs (cardboard circle spinners) before, they are a classic craft that has been around for generations. Apparently even the Native Americans had their own version of this easy cardboard toy as early as 500BC, and they were also popular back in the great depression using old buttons or similar as the centre piece when kids didn’t have many toys. These whirligigs (cardboard circle spinners)  are very easy to make, almost too easy, and kids will love to watch the patterns twirl and whirl around. Her free printable spinner template gives you a few different patterns as well as a blank one so kids can get creative and design their own.
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Fun popsicle stick Christmas crafts for kids (Santa, snowman & Christmas tree)
If you’re looking for easy & fun Christmas crafts for kids then you’ll love these popsicle stick Christmas crafts by The Best Ideas For Kids ! We bet that you have tons of popsicle sticks in your craft box, so It's time to make something out of them for Christmas! This time The Best Ideas For Kids will show you how to make these super adorable little craft stick ornaments in no time. And the best part is: you can hang them on the Christmas tree when you are done. ( Or you can give them as a Christmas gift or add them on top of presents as decoration. )
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DIY Bourbon bottle pumpkins - fall upcycling craft
Bourbon bottle pumpkins / gourds! Don’t they look terrific? It really pays to hand-paint them to get those gorgeous pumpkin like colors, but of course you can spray paint them if you want to.Read this brilliant written craft tutorial by Sarah and add a bit of pumpkin fun to your jars and glass bottles!Glass bottles are not only cheap, but they’re super easy to personalize and slip into decor. So grab your glass bottles,acrylic paints and create a few gorgeous lass pumpkins as a part of your autumn / fall decor! Pumpkin crafts are always fun to make , so grab a few bourbon bottles and start creating yours!
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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 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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TP roll Christmas coundtdown calendar  ( advent calendar )
This toilet paper roll advent calendar is the perfect Christmas countdown! (Or countdown for any other occasion!) Not just only because it's super inexpensive (because you just need some tp rolls and a little colorful wrapping paper to make them), but also because it's perfect to suprise your kids with small lovely gifts! They will love to punch the pockets to get the small toys and sweets you put inside! You can tape the toliet paper rolls into any fun shape (imagine a nice house or Christmas tree calendar). You can adapt this great idea and make a "reward box": when your kid cleans up or helps you in housework you can reward him / her with one of these small suprises.
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DIY Clothespin monsters - fun Halloween craft for kids
Who loves Halloween crafts ? Halloween is in the air, and that means doing fun, seasonal crafts with your kids! This time The Craft Train will show you how to make cute little monsters out of a few simple craft materials. This clothespin craft is super easy, inexpensive and fun, so we bet that the kids will love it! This little clothespin monster craft can be a great addition to your Halloween cards, Halloween treat bags, or you could turn them into magnets for the fridge... either way, kids will love transforming flat clothespins into friendly Halloween monsters !
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Fire breathing toilet paper roll dragon - kids craft
This fire breathing, paper roll dragon craft is so fun! The crepe paper flames coming out of the dragon’s mouth when you blow into the paper tube! We just love it! Save this fire breathing paper tube dragon for your crafty bucket list, because it’s SO MUCH FUN to make!(And it's also a super easy kids craft project, even for the smallest crafty hands!) You can make fun  wind toys with this technique as well: just use larger paper tubes, tie a string to it's back and run with it!
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Pom pom ice cream garland
We love pom pom crafts! It’s easy and everyone can choose their favorite colors! With pieces of an egg carton she will turn the pom poms into to ice creams, and the ice creams into a garland ! Festive, don’t you think? It's a super easy and cheap  kids summer craft idea (and also perfect for repurposing some paper junk). You just need a little leftover yarn, scissors, egg cartons, acrylic paint and a brush. These cute pom pom ice creams are perfect decorations in any summer (kids') party or the kids can use them as fun toys in the boring summer days.
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DIY Elf on a Shelf - Christmas sock doll  (no-sew)
Oh, look how sweet is this sitting Christmas elf gir l ! With this nice step-by-step sock doll making video tutorial you can create this adorable sock Christmas elf girl easily with a little scrap yarn and a pair of socks. Make some C hristmas elves today with your kids , they will enjoy the making process and also the finished sock doll ! This Christmas sock doll is a no-sew one so you can make one even if you haven't got sewing machine or any skill in hand sewing.
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Hatching paper plate pingvin chick puppet - fun winter craft for kids
These hatching paper plate penguin chick puppets by Kids Craft Room are so quick and easy to make and super fun to play with! This paper plate penguin craft is great for toddlers and preschoolers who will love to see the penguin chick hatch from its egg again and again! Pull the penguin puppet down to make it hide in its egg and push it up to make it hatch! So much fun! Penguin crafts like this are great for Christmas, winter or if you’re planning a polar study theme. Head to kidscraftroom.com and learn how to make them:
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