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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 Terra cotta pot gingerbread man - Christmas gift
This super adorable DIY terra cotta pot gingerbread man by The Country Chic Cottage is perfect for your home this holiday season ! This lovely little flower pot gingerbread man also doubles as a candy dish so you might want to give these as gifts to those that love candy! It is super easy to make yourself with a couple of clay pots. Gather your supplies , get the tutorial at thecountrychiccottage.net and get started:
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Paper baskets from newspapers - paper weaving
Do you love recycling , or you just looking for a gorgeous organizing idea which almost costs nothing? Try these beautiful paper woven baskets ! You will be surprised how easy is to make one! Even the kids can create some to organize their toys /stationaries. You can leave the paper baskets in their original newspaper look or you can paint it with acrylic paints/varnish for a more fun look. Of course you can make the paper newspaper baskets in any size and shape that fits into your home decor ! Paper weaving is not just perfect because it's usefulness and gorgeousness but it also helps the Earth with upcycling some paper trash !
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DIY Fun toilet paper roll coiled snakes - recycling kids craft
Sometimes the easiest kids craft ideas are the best! Take these fun cardboard (toilet paper roll) snakes as an example. Adorable isn't it?  Today Amanda will show you how to make cute little colorful snakes with the kids from toilet paper rolls ( with a help of a little acrylic paint and googly eyes) . You can use any colors you like, these fun tp tube snakes will look adorable in any form! Paint the inside and outside of the cardboard tubes, attach the googly eyes and the tongue, and its's done! This easy kids craft idea can be a perfect craft project for the kids at boring afternoons or you can decorate a jungle themed party with them frugally!
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DIY braided basket out of plastic bags - creative recycling
No knitting or crochet required, just some sewing and braiding to create this useful basket completely out of plastic trash! Well, this braided plastic bag basket is not the quickest recycling craft project - it'll probably take you a couple days to make one, but the results are well worth it! This useful braided basket is a perfect way to recycle some plastic bags and create an useful & gorgeous home decor at the same time! This basket can be a perfect addition to your bathroom as a laundry basket or as an organizer! Save the Earth and turn some plastic trash into a woven basket with this nice recycling craft project ! Don't have extra plastic bags laying around? You can use
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DIY Pallet wood pumpkin - outdoor fall decor
This rustic pallet pumpkin fall craft is a fun and versatile way to add pumpkins to your holiday decor. This time Her Tool Belt will show you how to create this lovely pallet wood fall pumpkin in no time! ( Free cutting patterns are included! as usual! ) All you need are a few wooden pallets to add the perfect DIY touch to your home this fall.The best part of these rustic pumpkins ? You can put them out in September, but won't have to worry about them rotting before Halloween! Pallets are a great material to use to achieve that rustic look, and with fall decor. Pallets are usually inexpensive ( or free! ) so these pumpkins are a great way to decorate on a budget!
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Easy DIY cup and ball game - plastic cup craft for kids
We LOVE simple DIY toys, so it's time for a super simple cup and ball game craft ! DIY Toys encourage creative thinking. Not only do you end up with something fun to play with at the end of the process, but you learn about design and problem solving as you make them! These cup and ball toys by One Little Project are so easy to make and fun for kids to play with.
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Paper tulip bouguet gift box from a tin can
With the help of this nice, detailed spring craft video tutorial you can create this "magical" paper tulip bouquet easily! Why is it "magical"? Because it's not just only a simple paper flower bouquet it also has a gift box/jar inside! You can "hide" any kind of gift inside the bouquet it or simply fill it with delicious sweets/cookies. This crepe paper tulip bouquet treat box can be a perfect gift for any ocassion ( mother's day, birthdays, weddings ) or you can simply use it as a nice addition to your spring decor.
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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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Kids Christmas Crafts | Canada DIY | Fynes Designs
Grab some unused wooden spoons and create a super adorable wooden spoon Santa or snowman ! You can help but smile at these little wooden spoon guys , and as an extra: this wooden spoon Christmas craft by Fynes Designs will keep your kids busy for hours! Have your child write their name and year on the back of the wooden spoon , and voilá' : you've got a wonderful keepsake to cherish forever!
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DIY music instruments from junks - drums and castanet
Feeling musical ? You won't beat todays Art Attack as Lloyd teaches you how to make a funky music set ! And the best is in this fun kids craft idea is: it's almost consists of only household "junks"! With these fun homemade instruments your kids can develop their musical skills and learn rhythm in a playful and fun form! You can use mason jar /glass lids or beer caps to create a castanet with more metallic sound, and make a bigger drum set with more tones ( or by adding larger buckets ).
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Funny faces with magazine cutouts ( free printable )
This magazine face art by Le Dada De L'Enfant Terrible is a perfect fun and frugal craft for kids of all ages! This funny magazine face art is so easy even the smallest crafty hands can create their own! Moreover, it is a great way to learn the parts of the face and the corresponding vocabulary. The biggest ones will have fun to search and cut face part pictures from old magazines . At the end of this nice magazine face art tutorial you will find all of the faces as free printables ! You can use the printed faces as a base for this fun magazine face activity but if you like to draw, nothing prevents you from making fun faces yourself!
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Plastic spoon angel - easy Christmas craft for kids
It's time time to make a beloved icon of Christmas . And it's none other than the beautiful angel . Angels are believed to be messengers of God. The lore is that an angel appeared to Virgin Mary to announce the birth of Christ and proclaimed him the savior of all people. Here is our adorable spoon angel ornament to adorn Christmas tree ! These little plastic spoon angels are super sweet and simple to make - this is a perfect afternoon Christmas craft for the kids.
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Adorable DIY lop eared sock bunny
It's an another adorable sock bunny softie from Craft Passion! If you love upcycling, it's  a perfect craft idea for you! Sock dolls aren’t hard to sew as you might think of. With the knit property of the sock, it is easy to manipulate. The biggest motivation you will have at the very moment you’ve just finished a sock doll with your full effort, you will feel proud of yourself as you know someone will love it because it is handmade by you and they can’t find the second piece that looks the same as this!!! Don’t hesitate, pick some socks and start sewing!
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DIY Styrofoam ball sock snowman
Look at this cute snowman ! Isn't it adorable? You can whip up an adorable Styrofoam ball snowman with the kids in no time! You can use the Christmas snowman ornaments to decorate your home ( or Christmas tree ) at winter or you can give them as nice Christmas gifts for your loved ones! These adorable little Styrofoam ball snowmen are so happy that winter is here and are so fun to make. This easy to make & frugal Christmas snowman decoration is great for small spaces as well!
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DIY magical glowing mason jar lanterns
These gorgeous and magical lanters are super easy to make: you just need a few mason jars and some glow in the dark paints! You can use these glowing magical mason jar lanterns to decorate the kids room or to spice up your halloween party! You can create the glowing mason jar lanterns in any color and size that you want ( and even experiment with tinted / stained glasses ). We imagined it as a nice pixie dust like decoration in  fairy dress up party.. True magic!
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DYI Autumn fairy garden - fall garden decor
Just because a giant plastic pumpkin is broken or faded that doesn't mean that you have to throw it out! Jen from Tatertots & Jello will show you how to repurpose those boring plastic pumpkins into magical little gardens , making for a fantastic DIY project. Commonly known as fairy gardens , these arrangements fashion any kinds of containers and pots into beautiful and unique garden decor pieces. This DIY project idea invites you to use your imagination and create something unique. The process involves collecting all kinds of ( seasonal ) containers, filling them with soil, and then positioning the fragments accordingly. Remember, there's no wrong way to create a fairy garden! Check out the fun variations at tatertotsandjello.com:
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DIY action figure lamp - upcycling plastic toys
This action figure lamp is a fairly quick and cheap craft project, and we love that the results are so dramatic with so little effort! Plus, it will be nice to have some geeky things around presented in a nicer fashion.  You can use any cheap (and damaged) plastic toys to create this cool and decorative lamp, and you can make it in different themes: just as  cars, plastic animals, dinosaurs, wooden blocks... This superhero action figure lamp is not just only a nice plastic upcycling project but it's a perfect kids room or mancave decor. It's also low budget and easy to make!
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DIY Keyboard clock - office decor
Computers do become obsolete very quickly and keyboards & CDs are no exception to that. MR.J5 came up with this cool office clock which would make a great DIY project for all ages. This is an easy tutorial for a DIY keyboard clock that is perfect for any office. ( Changing the color of the frame would make it work for anyone's decor. ) Check out MR.J5's channel for other great ideas: DIY and life hacks, science experiments, tricks & tips, hydro dipping, crafts & how to make tutorials, origami and other creative ideas & simple inventions.
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DIY magic carpet cat hammock from a towel
Are you looking for a super cozy & frugal cat bed for your small apartment? Try this cozy magic carpet cat hammock which can be placed  right under your coffee table! In this nice craft blog and their step-by-step tutorial you can learn how to make your own DIY magic carpet cat hammock from a simple towel and  t-shirt yarn (or rope). You cat will love this super cozy cat bed and the best of it: you can wash it easily, and you can make it in any color or style that fits into your home! You can use old towels but this DIY magic carpet style cat hammock will work well with other cozy fabrics: such as minky, faux furs etc. as well!
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Adorable kitchen grater owls - upcycling fall craft
We love upcycling crafts because it's inexpensive, helps the environment and also good for us! This super adorable fall decor owl was made with a few metal trash! Isn't it super cute? And it's (despite the look) also super easy to make! You just need and old grater, some jar lids, a spring and that's all! This cute grater owl can be the greatest hit in your fall decor, everyone will love it! You can use the owls indoor or outdoor, a little rust won't hurt them!
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DIY Unique ice dyed fabric sneakers
We simply love tie dyeing clothes and accessories, its so much fun! Even if you’re not into the hippy kind of tie dye, Mom Spark has got a method that you might totally love: i ce dyeing! It’s so easy and it’s so gorgeous and that makes it so much fun to make! Look at these beautiful colors! Like all tie dye methods there is some patience required as you have to wait for the dye to set and take hold in your fabric but we promise these gorgeous DIY shoes you can make are so worth it! Create your very own ice-dyed shoes with Mom Spark's step-by-step craft tutorial :
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DIY Vintage wine cork star - easy & frugal Christmas decor
Wondering what to do with all those spare corks you have hanging around? Why not make a gorgeous vintage style star to celebrate winter / Christmas? You only need about 30 minutes and a few supplies and the result is an adorable winter mantel decoration you can enjoy year after year. This winter / Christmas craft is super easy to make,and you can repurpose some old wine cork with it, which is also a very nice thing! You can paint the wine cork stars to vintage white or leave it in it's natural color, this frugal Christmas decor will look good in any form!
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DIY Bird memory Christmas tree ornament
To us, Christmas is a time of reflecting on the past and making family traditions. This DIY Bird memory Christmas tree ornament is a fabulous way to remember a loved one and create gorgeous decorations at the same time. This Christmas , sew one of these little fabric bird Christmas tree ornaments for everyone in your family. Of course you don't have to sew birds , you can make whatever you like ! ( A heart, a cat, a car, or even just a circle. ) What a lovely way to preserve precious clothes ! Isn't it?
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Snowman/Reindeer/Elf Christmas Hats made from old sweaters
Upcycle some old sweaters and turn them into these adorable christmas themed hats! With the help of this nice website you can create the elf hat, the snowman hat and the Rudolph reindeer hat.
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DIY Easy washcloth snowman Christmas tree ornament
With just a hand (mitt) washcloth and basic sewing and craft supplies, you can craft this cute snowman within an hour. It is is an easy craft project with minimal sewing that will decorate your home at Christmas! Older children who know the basic even sewing stitches and the simple basting stitch can also make these snowmen Christmas tree ornaments / winter decors with no effort. You can add more embellishments to your washcloth snowman to give him your personal touch.
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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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DIY Tin can & socks pencil holders - fun upcycling craft
If you're looking for Completely Genius Trash-to-Treasure Crafts AND an idea on what to do with all your odd sock the sock and tin can pencil holders just might be for you. There can be a lot of stories behind your old socks and maybe you really don’t want to just throw them away. You don’t have to! because you can make different sock crafts from them: for example, this genius pencil holder which doesn't require any fancy craft materials just an ordinary tin can and a sock. You can customize this pencil holder as much as you wish ( in color or size ) either way: the outcome will be outstanding. You can use these sock and tin can pencil holders in your office or at home, it can be made by both kids of all ages or adults and it won't cost you a dime.
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DIY Wine cork pumpkin - easy fall decor
Wondering what to do with all those spare corks you have hanging around? Make this lovely little DIY wine cork pumpkin by Love Our Real Life to celebrate fall! You'll only need about 30 minutes, a few supplies and the result is an adorable table decoration you can enjoy year after year. This fall craft is super easy to make, and you can re-purpose a bunch of old wine corks with it, which is also very nice! You can paint the wine cork pumpkins orange or leave them in their natural wine-ish color, this autumn decor will look good in size and shade!
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DIY Giant plastic ball ornaments with textiles in seconds
These BIG plastic ball ornaments for Christmas are unbelievably cool and incredibly easy ( and inexpensive ) to make. They are so pretty too! Best of all, they are unbreakable and the supplies are fully reusable year after year. You’re going to love this Christmas craft tutorial ! The only things you will need to make one of these gorgeous giant Christmas tree ornament balls are: a plastic ball , and a nice fabric ( even a Christmas themed tablecloth will work well ) ! Brilliant, isn't it? In this nice video tutorial you can learn how to make one in seconds!
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Easy DIY salvaged wood and vintage tweed coasters
This time Sadie Seasongoods shows you how to make these unique, DIY salvaged wood and vintage tweed coasters ! These super easy to make salvaged wood coasters can be perfect fall decors or you can give them as handmade gifts for any special occasions ! It's just the perfect Christmas present for coffee or tea lovers, because this DIY salvaged wood and vintage tweed coaster is just perfect for holding steaming mugs of tea, coffee or hot cider!
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Wine cork mouse with yarn
With this nice photo documented craft tutorial you can create this adorable wine cork mouse! If you make more than one it can be a whole family! You can create a small house for them with upcycling milk cartons or match boxes and some leftover fabrics.
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