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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 Dancing Christmas elf - newspaper craft for kids
It’s that time of year when our minds turn to Christmas crafts - isn’t it? We just adore the opportunities the festive holidays brings for all sorts of colorful and jolly arts and crafts for kids . This year kick off the season with an adorable dancing newspaper elf craft by Kids Craft Room! You can of course make this cheeky elf from ordinary paper or card but we love the recycled element! Not only does this newspaper dancing elf craft look super cute but you can play with it too and make it dance ! It has long legs that are folded in a way that allows them to move freely as if the elf was dancing a jolly Christmas jig!
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DIY Paper plate scarecrow - fun fall craft for kids
Fall means scarecrows , and that means a fun fall craft for the kids ! We couldn’t be more excited about sharing this adorable paper plate scarecrow craft by The Keeper Of The Cheerios with you today, because we love everything about the fall season ! Pumpkins and Halloween and scarecrows ... fall time is the best! If you are looking for a fabulous fall craft to make at home or in the classroom this scarecrow craft is perfect. This cute little paper plate scarecrow would be perfect hung up on a harvest themed bulletin board:
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32 Simple & fun DIY paper toys for kids ( paper crafts for kids)
Looking for cool paper toys to keep your kids busy and creatively engaged? Then we have the perfect collection of paper crafts for kids that will be an absolute hit at home! Try these super simple paper toys created by 5 Minute Crafts and explore the versatility of paper! These paper toys are just perfect for kids of all ages. This time 5 Minute Crafts collected 32 easy to make paper toys for you and your kids: from simple no-prep crafts that take minutes to make ( and are perfect for the classroom ) , to engaging paper crafts that both you and your kids or students will fall in love with. Let the fun begin!
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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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DIY Upcycled tissue box storage baskets - easy home decor project
Are you looking for a fun upcycling idea for that empty Kleenex box? If you are always on the look for cheap DIY storage ideas for the home, you will love this fun upcycling project! This tissue box makeover will be your inexpensive DIY fix to your clutter problem. The nice thing about this DIY storage idea is that it’s not only limited to a small tissue box: any size of box could be upcycled ( a shoe box, diaper box, etc ) .
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Easy DIY snowflake mason jars - Christmas upcycling craft
Capture the magic of winter / Christmas in with this brilliant winter craft idea: the snowflake jar! This Christmas decor project packs a big impact but it takes little effort! If you have kids or grandkids they will also love this easy mason jar upcycling project! You can use any size mason jars to make this gorgeous snowy winter  / mason jar decor, and add extra decorations as you wish. You can use this frugal folk art winter decor to decorate your home at Christmas or gift them to your loved ones, either way it will bring happiness and joy !
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How to make magazine beads (paper beads)
Make magazine beads ! Magazine beads are a popular craft amongst children and teens but in fact they originated in Africa, where people make them for a living . Magazine ( paper ) beads are fun, easy and frugal! And also colorful and above all provide a bit of much needed upcycling. She made her magazine beads child friendly with a nice wide opening so that your children can manage the beading. ( but you can make them as neat as you like – using a toothpick as a centre. ) Watch the how to make paper beads video and create your very own magazine beads ready to bead a gorgeous eco-friendly necklace ! ( This method is similar to the base technique of quilling ! )
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DIY Wood block snowman - adorable winter decor
Bring new life to scrap wood by making this super adorable wood block snowman craft by following along Easy Peasy And Fun's step-by-step wood block snowman making tutorial ! This adorable little winter craft will make a wonderful decoration for your home, and it’s really easy to make! You only need a few supplies to create your own adorable DIY wood block snowman. They're super simple to make & the kids will love decorating their own. If you haven't got wood blocks at hand you can use empty milk cartons or paper boxes as well!
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Fall pumpkin yarn sewing craft for kids from plastic lids
Start saving up those plastic lids from containers like sour cream, yogurt or cottage cheese and turn them into a beautiful yarn craft for the fall season. This plastic lid pumpkin sewing craft is a perfect way for kids to practice beginning sewing skills this fall and it makes a festive decoration to display all season long. This fall pumpkin yarn sewing craft  is crazy simple to throw together for an afternoon craft.  Whip up a few fun fall pumpkin yarn art piece to spice up your autumn home decor or the classroom's decor with the kids, they will surely enjoy creating these fun little pumpkins!
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DIY framed lace tray - upcycling picture frames
This gorgeous DIY lace tray is made from an (old) wooden photo frame (with glass plate) and a lace! Brilliant idea! It's a perfect (and practical) way to decorate your vintage /shabby home and it's also an easy / low budget home decor project. You can put anything inside the frame (old photos, pressed flowers, nice scrapbook papers /napkins...) therefore it's also a perfect present to any ocassion! If you would like to use the photo frame as a real serve tray  glue in the glass and the bottom of the frame tray to make it more sturdier.(Or you can use silicone to make the inside waterproof).
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DIY Fruit infused water - cool summer drink
These simple and delicious fruit infused waters by Clean & Delicious make it easy to drink more water and stay hydrated all summer long. Adding in-season summer fruits like strawberries , cantaloupe , blueberries and watermelon into your drinks is a a great way to get them at their tastiest and most nutritious. Enjoy these at the beach, on the run, while gardening or just relaxing after a nice warm summer day:
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DIY Wine cork snowman - easy Christmas craft for kids
We love Christmas ! And all that Christmas brings. One of our favorite crafty activities at this time of year is making Christmas tree ornaments we also rather adore easy snowman crafts ! We also think that homemade Christmas ornaments make for lovely little gifts to friends and family and look gorgeous as part of your gift wrap. So grab a few wine cork and create this cute little snowmen cork ornament with the kids. Perfect to add some color to the season!
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DIY Easy garden bird bath with clay pots
Are you looking for a frugal, fun and functional garden decoration? If the answer is yes, this cute terracotta (clay) pot bird bath and the milk carton bird feeder by The Chirping Moms are the perfect garden craft projects for you! The clay pot birdbath is super easy to make , and your feathered little garden friends will absolutely love it! (The birds will enjoy the DIY birdbath not just in summer but all year around!) And the little milk carton bird feeder is also an absolute superb craft to try with the kids, because it's super easy to make, and provides a great supply of food for the birds at winter:
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DIY unicorn pencil case from socks and felt - back to school
Today's video tutorial is a late back to school theme with a little recycling ! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and make one cute diy unicorn pencil case for yourself or for the kids ! To make an adorable unicorn pencil case you will need: socks, felt, fluffy colorful yarn, zipper and fabric glue ( or you can hand- or machine sew it ). This adorable unicorn can be used as a unique and fun pencil case or a cute soft toy ! It's so fluffy I'm gonna dieeeee! Your little Agnes will love it too!
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Easy DIY toilet paper roll bunny - fun Easter craft for kids
These paper roll bunnies by One little Project are so adorable! They look like mischievous little rabbits getting ready to jump. We simply LOVE their adorable, fuzzy little cotton tails! Seriously.. who car resist it? So cute! If you are up for a fun little Easter project , get the tutorial at onelittleproject.com and paint a few toilet paper roll bunnies with the kids :
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DIY pallet pumpkin - fall decor from scrap woods
Fall is here so it's time for all the fall festivals and activities! Got a couple of pieces of wood ? Turn them into rustic pumpkins ! This time Little House Of Four will show you how to decorate indoors and outdoors for fall with these lovely little DIY reclaimed w ood pumpkins ! These little rustic, whitewashed pallet pumpkins are just perfect for using up old scrap wood stashes or that pallet in the corner of your shed. So create a pallet pumpkin with Little House Of Four's step-by-step craft tutorial and add a fun vintage vibe to your fall decor with the finished wood block pumpkins !
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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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Crochet cozy for jars and cans
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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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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Winter wine bottle bird feeders (with free plan)
Today,she's sharing a How To Build A Wine Bottle Bird Feeder tutorial with us! And the best part is that it isn’t ridiculously hard to make if you have a few DIY tools on hand! With this nice free woodworking plan you can get one self-dosing bird feeder that can help your little feathered friends to survive at winter, or this glass bottle bird feeder  can be a perfect gift for anyone in your family who loves to observe birds (and squirrels)! And as an extra you can upcycle some glass bottles with this wooden bird feeder wich is also nice!
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DIY Paper plate shark puppet - fun summer craft for kids
Are your kids shark fans? Then they’ll LOVE this interactive paper plate shark puppet by Kids Craft Room! This paper plate shark puppet has movable jaws so kids can have great fun biting, chomping and munching with it! This p aper plate shark puppet is so easy to make using Kids Craft Room's free printable template and such a fun summer craft to play with! Get the tutorial and the free template , and let the fun begin:
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DIY Word building activity travel kit - learning toy for kids
If your family loves long summer road trips let’s face it… the kids often get bored! Create a quick and fun learning activity to keep them entertained and busy for the upcoming long drive. This word building activity travel kit is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers for those long car rides and you can customize it with sight words, color words, word families, or whatever your child is currently learning. This word building travel kit is super quick learning activity craft, you can whip up one literally in minutes, and the kids will love it (not to mention its not just fun to play but also perfect for learning words and colors which is always a very nice addition)
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Upcycled knotted baby hat
I don’t know about you, but one can never have too many simple cotton baby hats. I love this tutorial as it is easy and you don’t have to buy any fabric! You can use old cotton t-shirts right from your closet! This DIY for our Baby Love Series is perfect for your baby or perfect for baby gifts.
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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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New bar of soap from leftover soap scraps - Rebatching odd ends of soap
If you have a couple soaps at home, you have probably encountered soap scraps. End pieces of soaps tend to build up over time. If you’re like us, you can’t stand to see even the tiniest bit of soap go to waste. Luckily, there are plenty of things you can do with leftover soap ! This DIY soap rebatching project is such a great way to learn the basics of soap making and experiment with additions, such as essential oils. You can delve into the world of soap making ( without be afraid to work with lye ) and salvage those pesky odd ends of soap . Win-win!
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