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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 Giant Christmas ornaments - Christmas decoration
Bring in the Holidays with these giant Christmas ornaments for your Home! We love other Christmas decorations such as lights, but they only look exciting at night. So if you want to do something really colorful this year that would put great during the daytime create these gorgeous giant Christmas ornaments by One Good Thing By Jillee! This Christmas decor project is also quick, easy, and affordable.
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Easy DIY flower basket costume - costume making tutorial
Create a super cute flower basket costume ! All it takes is a clearanced-out basket ( or one you’re not using at home ),some flower stems ,a bit of ribbon for the shoulder straps….and you have a cheery little costume that no one else will be wearing! Of course you can use cardboard and paper weaving for a super cheap and eco -friendly basket alternative ,and also you can create pretty flowers from tissue paper! ( You can find lovely DIY paper flower tutorials in our site! )
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DIY Himmeli drinking straw stars - easy party decor
If you have LOTS of plastic drinking straws , this is the perfect Christmas craft for you! This fun drinking straw dimensional star ornament can be a great Christmas decor, 4th of July decor or birthday party decor both indoors and outdoors so, if you planning to decorate your trees outside this is also a fun way to do it! This drinking straw star ornament is so easy to make , even the smallest crafty hands can create some. Read this step-by-step tutorial by Natalie and create your own drinking straw star ornaments !
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DIY Denim fabric baskets - creative upcycling (free sewing pattern)
Do not throw away your old jeans, you can reuse them doing these cute bags! With this super upcycling craft tutorial you can sew them easily literally in minutes!  This stylish upcycled denim basket can be a perfect low-budget home decor, or a last minute gift. This cute denim basket is also perfect for organizing, or you can cover up ugly flower pots with them! This sewing project is absolutely a great choice if you are a beginner in sewing because its so easy to make! (Even you can create some with hand sewing if you haven't got sewing machine at home.)
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3 adorable handmade plushies (sock toys) - cat,dog and sheep
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make these adorable plushies ( dog, cat and sheep ) completely out of socks ! These sock plushies / soft toys make great DIY presents and are really relaxing and enjoyable to sew. If you already have some experience with sewing , then these sock cat/dog/sheep plushies should be very easy to make. If you're a complete beginner in sewing , then you should get the hang of it after practising with a few plushies. This is a great DIY to do together, especially during the holiday time. You can use any type of socks with different color and pattern they will be super cute in any form!
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Easy yarn wrapped foxes - fin fall craft for kids
Do you like to decorate for fall with the kids frugally? We enjoy making super easy and fun paper decorations, but what we really love is involving kids in the decorating process. Kid-made fall decor is the best decor! Here is a lovely and super easy paper craft project by Kids Craft Room your kids will enjoy trying: a cute yarn wrapped fox. With completing a few simple steps, you can craft a yarn wrapped fox and create a lovely fall garland with them, or you could use the finished foxes as fall ornaments or cute fox puppets!
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DIY Fishing game - fun handmade game for kids
Get ready for the summer with this fun indoor fishing game by Tara Dennis.This simple DIY fishing game is easy to make and the kids will love it! This little fishing game is perfect for a rainy day, letter / alphabet activity or working on hand-eye coordination Get the kids involved, use Tara Dennis' free template and get creative decorating your fish ( or use the printable fish ) . Have fun fishing!
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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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DIY Toilet paper roll seahorse - summer craft  for kids
Today we're sharing a simple and cute seahorse puppet made from (toilet) paper rolls. The tp roll seahorses make a fun DIY toy and will inspire imaginative play in children. There is something magical about seahorses. It’s easy to imagine these delicate creatures being friends with mermaids and they certainly have their place in myths and stories. When she decided to create a seahorse craft she read up on them and discovered a few fascinating real seahorse facts which she will also share with us! This seahorse craft uses paper rolls with a cut and fold technique, and you will need a few other basic craft supplies too. Watch the short video tutorial or read the written instructions on how to make a tp roll seahorse craft.
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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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Picture frame luminaries - sweet memories as decors
We are really excited to share these picture frame luminaries with you today! These gorgeous family photo luminaries are perfect for your dining table or mantel. They work wonderfully for events like showers, receptions and holidays! Really…any time of the year! You can use black frames to remember your loves ones who passed away or fun colors to decorate your home with your kid's happy photos! The trick is super easy: glue together 4 picture frames and put the image outside of the frame (on top of the glass).
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Valentine's day vintage yarn wrapped heart banner
Make this simple and sweet Valentine's Day heart decor by Love Our Real Life with yarn ! This time April will teach you how to make these adorable little yarn wrapped hearts in no time! You can use the finished yarn wrapped hearts to decorate various craft projects, create fabulous garlands, or you can gift them to your loved ones! This yarn wrapped heart Valentine's day craft is perfect for kids of all ages because it's so simple to make! Get the step-by-step tutorial and create yours today:
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DIY Sock elephant soft toy - upcycling craft idea
With this nice step-by-step sock plushie sewing tutorial you can learn how to sew this super adorable sock elephant!  This is the perfect sewing project for recycle some old (half-pair) socks! The color of the socks brings personality to the sock elephant, at times you will be surprised and get amused by how the sock elephant turns out. This free sock elephant pattern comes in 2 options, short legs sock elephant and long legs sock elephant. The short legs sock elephant is sewn from a pair of ankle socks while the the long legs sock elephant is sewn from a pair of crew socks.
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DIY Santa and reindeer stick puppet - fun Christmas craft for kids
Looking for simple, fun and adorable crafts to do with your kids this Christmas ? Get into the Christmas spirit by making these adorable and fun p aper puppets with your kids. These paper puppets by I Heart Crafty Things are not only adorable but really fun to make and perfect for a cold winter day. These lovely Santa and reindeer puppets even make perfect Christmas decorations for your Christmas tree ( just leave out the craft stick and attach a string to it's back! ) Head to iheartcraftythings.com and learn how to make them:
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DIY Gilded insect faux taxidermy
Decorate your home with bugs / insects! Today’s DIY project is a fun wall decor idea: DIY gilded insect faux taxidermy plaques!   Giant plastic insects + liquid gold leaf + wooden plaques = the coolest, glammest, modern insect art you've ever seen! The gilded insects are pretty sweet decorative objects on their own. You could always just call it a day right here and scatter them throughout your home! This  DIY gilded insect faux taxidermy plaque can be a great Halloween decor as well!
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DIY Scandinavian nisse gnomes  - tomte (video tutorial)
This brilliant Christmas craft project has two of our favorite components to it: 1. A Norwegian / Skandinavian theme, 2. It's super easy to make ! This cute little gnome can be made literally in seconds, without any special craft or machine sewing skills ! The Christmas gnomes can be perfect decors in your skandinavian / vintage style home or you can give them as gifts, because who doesn't love gnomes ? If you haven't got felt at hand you can upcycle sweaters, t-shirts , socks and almost any unused old clothes to create the gnomes , with this step-by-step video tutorial it will be a piece of cake!
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Easy DIY Concrete pumpkin - fall decor
It's time to start decorating for fall with pumpkins ! Concrete pumpkins are the perfect, long-lasting fall decorations for your home & garden ! This time Fashionblonde will show you a super easy and quick way to make them with very little supplies or expense and without any plastic mold. You will be surprised how easy is to make one with a few simple tricks! This little fall craft project is pretty much the do-it-yourself-ers dream! Cement pumpkins are a fun and easy project to do that will stand the test of time, and assure that your pumpkins don't get kicked over on Halloween. Watch the video tutorial and learn how to make your very own cute concrete fall decorations
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Quick and easy bubblegum costume (costume making tutorial)
Everything is more fun with balloons , especially Halloween costumes ! What can you do with a bunch of pink balloons and a dress? Make yourself a super fun bubblegum costume for Halloween this year! This costume by Studio DIY hits hard on the nostalgia factor ( because who didn’t love bubblegum as a kid? ) , plus it’s super easy to put together and oh-so-fun to wear! We love how this DIY balloon costume takes only minutes to make and it guarantees your little one will be the brightest and most festive kid on the block! Get the tutorial at studiodiy.com and create your bubblegum costume today:
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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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DIY Fashion pins from a simple foil tray - recycling craft
Have you gotten caught up in the pin craze yet? Make your own fashion pins out of simple foil trays by following along Fancylooks' step-by-step video tutorial ! These DIY foil tray pins are easy to make and a whole lot of fun to wear! Pick your favorite emoji or symbol to wear or give them as gifts! DIY pins might not sound like something you can craft yourself easily, but they're actually much simpler to make than they sound! Watch the video and learn how to make cool fashion pins out of simple foil trays ( or tin soda cans ) !
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DIY Troll mason jar planter - Trolls craft
The Trolls movie has been a huge hit with kids . We have seen so many fun trolls crafts including this amazing troll mason jar planter! If you’re planning a Trolls party or simply just have a Trolls fan in your house, then these princess poppy Trolls mason jars will surely be a hit! We also love the version of Princess Poppy mason jar planter which has paint on the outside and smaller googly eyes. And as a bonus: any pink plant will look great with this super cute mason jar planter! ( Of course you can create trolls with other colors as well! )
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DIY Glass globe terrarium with succulents
Learn how to make your own glass globe succulent terrarium at home! Stephanie Lynn's guide will teach you how to make this glass globe terrarium , pick the best plants for it and care for your greenery under glass. This DIY glass globe terrarium is super simple to make and easy to care for ( and the finished terrarium makes a great gift ) ! A DIY terrarium lets you create an entire garden within the walls of a little glass container. Get the tutorial at http://www.bystephanielynn.com and let's get gardening:
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Halloween garage door decor from cardboard with led lights
We love cheap but still gorgeous outdoor Halloween decors! This eerie Halloween scene covering your garage door will have a lot of impact! Rather than cutting it out of wood board you can use simple cheap cardboard as a substitute! Add some extra spook factor by lighting it from behind.This outdoor halloween decor took some work, but the result is well worth it. It will be a traffic stopper on your street! You could use this gorgeous cardboard or wooden board Halloween decor mounted on a large wall, or staked into your yard with lights behind it - it will be a great hit in any form!
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DIY Draft stopper - how to make a draft stopper out of socks
Data shows that draft can waste a lot of your energy use! It's terrible to think about how much heat and money has gone out the window ( or under the door ) on a cold winter day. Maybe draft cost you a lot of money, but that can be solved easily: Jillee will show you how to make a super simple, super thrifty draft stopper out of socks ! Yes, socks ! And this is a brilliant bonus because you can also use those odd socks again! Of course, you can use ( or recycle ) other clothing than odd socks: warm winter leggings, thick tights, t-shirt or sweater sleeves, scarfs, fabric scraps... there are so many possibilities to experiment with!
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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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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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Adorable aluminium foil spiders - fun Halloween craft for kids
These foil spiders by The Joy Of Sharing can be made in just minutes and are a fun way to decorate the house or classroom for Halloween when you’re short on time. If you need a fun kids craft to do with a whole class of children without breaking the bank, this aluminium foil spider craft is the perfect choice for you! In this step-by-step tutorial ( as usual ) The Joy Of Sharing will teach you how to make this adorable foil spider in no time:
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DIY Sock puppet making kit - fun Christmas gift idea for kids
We LOVE making sock puppets and we bet that many children feel the same, so you can’t go wrong with a build a sock puppet kit as a fun Christmas gift idea ! This DIY sock puppet making kit by The Country Chic Cottage will grant hours of fun! This gift in a jar is perfect for the kids on your gift giving list. The kids will love opening this gift then getting creative and building their own sock puppets. You can find hundreds of sock puppet / sock softie ideas around the internet ( even you can find some of them here! ) so choose one, collect the ingredients, stuff them in a big mason jar and voilá' you have the perfect gift for those little creative hands!
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DIY heart lanterns with glass jars and fall leaves
These DIY heart leaf lanterns make beautiful gifts that even kids can make. These sweet little luminaries can be filled with treats and a candle or two and given as gifts. They are perfect for Christmas, Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion. (Or you can use them as fall decors!) You can experiment with other motifs as well, this mason jar lantern will be gorgeous in any form! (Imagine a nice butterfly or flower pattern for spring, or a christmas snowflake jar!)
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DIY vintage fabric pumpkins - quick and simple fall decor
Fabric pumpkins are such an easy craft project that's perfect for fall! From various fabrics to embellishments, they can make the perfect fall addition for any style. By following along Little House Of Four's step-by-step tutorial you can learn how to make these quick and easy stuffed fabric pumpkins, perfect for the autumn season. This little fabric craft is suitable for those without a sewing machine. You can use any kind of fabric to match your home AND they only take 15 minutes! You can find the step-by-step here:
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