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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.
Easy DIY fabric chicken - fun Easter decor from fabric
Do you love super adorable handmade Easter decorations ? Sew this lovely little fabric hen ! This adorable fabric chicken can be a wonderful Easter decor or handmade gift for your kids ( or grandkids ) . This time ( in this step-by-step video tutorial ) CreativeMamy will teach you how to sew these cuddly fabric chickens in no time! This fabric hen is an absolutely easy sewing project: you can stitch one easily even if you are a beginner in sewing. This hen plushie doesn't require too much fabric, and it will look great in any size!
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Pumpkin jars - easy Halloween decor
Can you just imagine all the yummy things you could stuff these mason jar pumkins with? Or leave them plain and use them for Halloween decor!  Either way... they’re just simple and cute. You can use them as adorable Halloween lanterns in your gardenhalloween candy/drinking straw holders in your party OR as treat "bags"! Of course you can paint other Halloween creatures/motifs to the jars with the kids if you dont' like jack-o-lanters.
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Valentine's day paper heart decor from cardboard
This Valentine's day craft project is made within 30 minutes and is fun and easy for kids to do. Not only is this corrugated cardboard heart decoration great as a Valentine’s Day gift for a mother or grandmother, but is just as nice as a Mother’s Day gift. If you omit the bottom stand, the corrugated cardboard Valentines heart can also be used as a cute plant stick. You can add any small decors to your cardboard hearts and make them in any color that fits into the occasion or your house! It can be  a great inexpensive wedding party decor as well just paint them with a stylish romantic and elegant pearl white or pastels!
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DIY tall Christmas gnomes (video tutorial)
Easy and fun DIY Christmas gnomes by Sarah Nenni-Daher for your holiday home decor ! So cute and simple to create! These adorable DIY Christmas gnomes are one of our all time favorite Christmas crafts. These fun Christmas gnomes ( or tomtes ) make adorable winter home decors, or in smaller sizes: Christmas ornaments or gift toppers. Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make Swedish Christmas gnome ( tomte, nisse, or Scandinavian gnome ) in no time at all!
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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 Toilet paper tube rainbow blowers - fun paper craft for kids
These cardboard tube rainbow blowers by Kids Craft Room are a wonderful way to recycle paper tubes  into something colorful and most importantly fun ! Kids will love to huff and puff down their rainbow blowers and see all the colorful streamers blow and billow about. It’s a fabulous rainbow craft to go along with weather learning themes and songs, and as a St Patrick’s Day craft too. These rainbow blowers look wonderful hanging up too and double up as pretty windsocks when the kids have had enough of playing with them!
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DIY Tire seats - garden decor from tires
Got some old tires hanging around? Upcycle them to make these simple yet fun garden seats ! Gather up old tires , paint them, put ropes on them and voila: a cool outdoor seating ! This DIY tire seat by Cottage LIfe is an easy trick to make best out of waste. You can stack your tire chairs to make the taller or use them individually.
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Toilet paper roll flowers - easy tp roll spring craft for kids
Spring is coming fast so switch gears to focus on bright and colorful spring activities! These toilet paper roll flowers are perfect to welcome spring! And we love all the colors and options you can do with these! Which spring flower is your favorite? It’s such a welcoming way to brighten up your space or room to have fresh flowers . Of course, these aren’t fresh flowers but they are fun, bright and colorful and who doesn’t love that?
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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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Sock beaver - sock animal (free sewing pattern and tutorial)
We just can’t stop sharing CraftPassions fun sock animal sewing tutorials ! Look at these sock beavers ! Who can resist them? Meet Bob, the hoodie sock beaver who love music and has a big dream. Similar to the hoodie sock sheep and sock reindeer, this time Bob’s hoodie is detachable ,yes, now the hood can be taken down. Follow the instructions and the free sewing pattern at CraftPassion.com to sew one super cute sock beaver for your kids . They will love them!
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Drawstring bag from plastic bottles - recycling & organizing
This brilliant recycling craft project, the plastic bottle and fabric drawstring bag is not just brilliant because you can repurprose a lot of plastic trash with it, but it's also a great way to store all kinds of things ( toys, sewing accessories, legos, stationary etc ). If you love sewing and upcycling this is the perfect craft project for you! It's super easy to make , and you can easily customize it with various fabrics and plastic bottles. You can use large plastic bottles/containers to store huge amounts of stuffs ( such as a large lego collection ) or you can use the small plastic bottles to organize tiny items ( pins, crayon chunks etc )
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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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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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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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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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DIY Folded book Christmas tree - Christmas decoration from an old book
If you're in love with book pages and love making easy do-able homemade gifts and Christmas decor : this paperback book Christmas tree tutorial is for you. Upcycle your unwanted books ( or magazines ) into lovely rustic Christmas trees with DIY by Jane' step-by-step tutorial. You can make a small forest of these DIY folded book trees in different sizes, keep them simple or decorate how you wish. ( Magazines, with their colorful print make for attractive decorations without added baubles, glitter, or paint. )
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DIY Tigger tsum-tsum sock plush - sock toy making (video tutorial)
Look at this super cute tsum-tsum style Disney plushie! In this video tutorial PinkSugarCotton will show you how to make a Tigger tsum tsum plush from a sock! This soft toy making project is a perfect way to re-purpose 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 so stretchy which make these Disney plushies really 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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DIY phone case and mobile phone holder from milk carton
Do you love upcycling ? Are you looking for an easy, quick, inexpensive but still unique and useful mobile case ? Try this cute mobile phone case& holder made from recycled milk cartons ! This phone case completelly made from milk cartons ! Unbelievable, isn't it? We love m ilk cartons because it's super easy to handle and almost costs nothing! You can easily personalise this beautiful and useful mobile case&phone holder with different color and pattern p apers. Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to create one mobile case & mobile stand for yourself ( or for as a nice gift ) easily in minutes!
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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 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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DIY Mason jar mermaid lantern (free printable)
We love mason jars ! You will be startled to know about the variety of creative crafts that can be made using mason jars! Rather than disposing them off, you can showcase your creativity by making magnificent mermaid lanterns out of them, to brighten up your home. This time Red Ted Art and Adventure In a Box will show you how to make these gorgeous mermaid lanterns out of simple mason jars ! These DIY mason jar mermaid lanterns are surprisingly easy to make ( you can make it under minutes if you have Cricut Machine or a Silhouette Cameo! )
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DIY Sock sheep - free pattern & sewing tutorial
In this step-by-step sock plushie sewing tutorial by Craft Passion, you can learn how to sew this super adorable sock sheep ! Socks are easy to manipulate and fun to craft with. 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. Start shopping and collect beautiful socks that you come across, you will sew up a storm and regretted that you have no enough socks to make. For your ease of sewing , along with the details of the instruction, Craft Passion has also included the free template in the tutorial page:
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Easy DIY mobil phone stands from toilet paper rolls
If you love simple & fun upcycling crafts this toilet paper roll mobile phone holder by The Seaman Mom is just a perfect craft project for you (and the kids)! These adorable mobile phone holders are really super easy to make (and also very inexpensive) because you just need simple household materials to make one! This little handmade mobile stand can be a perfect craft project for your kids/teens or for yourself at any time of the year because this little toilet paper roll mobile phone holder can be really handy in so many situations:
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DIY Gnome Easter eggs - fun Easter egg painting idea for kids
If you’re looking for a fun and unusual way to decorate your Easter eggs this year then this gnome Easter egg craft could be just what you’re looking for! Gnome Easter eggs are very easy to make and you can use plastic eggs, wooden eggs or even real blown or hard boiled eggs. This Easter craft project makes us happy because you know we are mad about gnomes ! Plus it’s happy, colorful, fast and inexpensive!
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Rudolph reindeer - christmas ornament with puzzle pieces
Are you looking for a super easy to make and fun Christmas craft idea? Upcycle old  puzzle pieces into adorable Rudolph reindeer Christmas tree ornaments with Cindy deRosier's step-by-step craft tutorial ! You can also make snowflakes or Christmas trees out of the puzzle pieces (  depends on the painting ),  the possibilities are really endless! Visit Cindy's wonderful inspiring site and learn how to make this super adorable puzzle reindeer ornament with the kids:
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DIY easy fabric spring flowers
Even if you think you can't sew, these fabric flowers by Pink Paper Peppermints are super-duper easy! You just have to try one! If you don't have any fabric lying around you could use an old sheet, clothes that the kids have outgrown, little baby things that you love ( imagine giving grandma a flower brooch made from pieces of fabric from all her grandkids favorite clothes! ) , dishcloth or anything else made from fabric. This quick fabric flower can be perfect as a beautiful spring flower bouquet , you can gift it for any special occasion, you can wear it as an accessory or simply use this fun technique to create unique jewelry.
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DIY Ocean in a jar - summer craft idea for kids
Make mini aquarium sensory bottles so kids can tap on the aquarium wall without getting in trouble as they shake up some ocean animals, make some waves, and learn about the creatures of the sea. As kids shake up their miniature mason jar aquariums they can find and name ocean animals. Her kid’s picked out a variety of ocean animals like sea horses, fish, crabs, stingrays, sharks, and jellyfish to add to their mini aquariums. They love flipping the jar aquariums over and watching the waves crash and the animals swim. They helped make their own aquarium sensory bottle but you could always make one on your own so your kid could discover the sea animals inside.
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Plastic spoon snowmen - cute christmas decoration
She decided to use plastic spoons as her snowman base, and put them into wintery clay pots that are fun as a christmas decoration or place holder.
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