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This craft category is a huge collection of DIY cheap home decor ideasDecorating on a budget, cheap living room decors, cheap bathroom decors, frugal upcycled home decors, home decors from paper and other cheap materials (cardboard furniture,pallet furniture,paper weaved baskets), decorative DIY paintings (handmade easy artworks), free sewing patterns for various home decors and textiles,free printable templates and seasonal wall decorations, cheap storage ideas, cheap organizing ideas, low-budget home renovation and furniture makeover ideas and many other DIY ideas about cheap home decorating!
DIY Fabric pocket embroidery hoop organizer
Look at these fun and useful embroidery hoop wall organizers ( created by Sweet Red Poppy ) ! Brilliant idea, isn't it? And this lovely little pocket organizer is also super easy to make: you just need a little piece of fabric and an embroidery hoop ! ( No sewing, no glue mess, you can make them without any craft skills or supplies ) And the best in this nice upcycling craft project is: you can change the pockets easily so you can change it in every season to different colors /patterns if you would like to! It can be a perfect room decor for teens or for your office , plus you can use them to organize small stationery ( or simply use them as modern wall decors ) .
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Dot painting easily with a simple pencil eraser
In this nice step-by-step DIY dot painting video tutorial Natalie will show how to decorate a plain notebook cover with a beautiful dot pattern without using brushes or any other special art / craft equipment, with using a simple pencil eraser ! The colorization process brings a lot of fun and this easy painting technique is also a perfect way to relax and create gorgeous artworks ( or gifts ) at the same time! Of course you can decorate other things than a notebook with this brilliant dotting technique as well ( such as: rocks, tote bags, phone cases and canvases to making gorgeous mandala wall arts ! )
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DIY Zinnia flower from printer paper ( free template )
This a gorgeous, frugal and super easy-to-make paper Zinnia flower is made from a simple sheet of printer paper and chalk. This beautiful paper flower is a perfect summer craft for you! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial where Dreamy Posy will teach you how to make your own gorgeous paper zinnia flowers , and as an extra she provides us a free printable zinnia flower template! ( >>here << ) Zinnia is not kind of flower that you will love at the first sight, but if you will definitely love it as you have a close up look, so brilliant. Making beautiful spring/summer decors just from printer paper will definitively be your new hobby!
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DIY Sunburst driftwood mirror - summer home decor
We LOVE driftwood ! And we love to use driftwood many different ways! ( Some things are just meant to be used as decorations! ) There are so many wonderful ways in which you can turn driftwood into amazing decorations for your home. Each piece of driftwood is unique, shaped by nature and the elements. This time make a gorgeous sunburst driftwood mirror with Sustain My Craft Habit's step-by-step tutorial! ( Driftwood projects are often used in coastal themed rooms, but that doesn't have to be the case! )
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DIY Desk organizer (pencil holder) from cardboard
This fun and useful cardboard art supply organizer is not just only a low budget and super fun way to store your coloring stuff but it can be also a perfect gift for any occasion! Watch this nice detailed craft video tutorial and learn how to make one useful cardboard office desk organizer in minutes! To create your own cardboard art supply organizer you will need: sturdy cardboard pieces, some wrapping paper and glue! You can store pencils, sharpies, notebooks, drawing papers, pens and and other things in it, so this little stationery organizer box can be a perfect addition to your office desk !
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Easy origami paper star Christmas tree ornament (paper folding tutorial)
We love making handmade Christmas decorations ! These 5 pointed origami stars by Dreams Factory are easy to fold and make beautiful Christmas decorations. You can make them from magazines, scrapbook papers or sheet music , whatever you happen to have lying around. You can use these gorgeous and easy to fold origami stars to decorate your Christmas tree or they will look beautiful as a Christmas mantelpiece. Dreams Factory used vintage patterns but you could use bright Christmas colors as well! This vintage paper star ornament is a super easy paper craft project so you can whip up some easily even if you are a beginner in origami !
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Crochet Christmas gnomes - free amigurumi pattern
We are so in love with these little crocheted gnomes by Miss Neriss! You can crochet a regular gnome , a slightly taller one, and even a lady gnome in minutes! This free pattern is really simple, and it’s definitely possible to whip out one or two of these in an evening. They make great Christmas ornaments , or you could even attach a loop to the top of the hat and hang it in your Christmas tree. So, what will you need? A couple of shades of red, a grey, a brown, white and this free amigurumi pattern by Miss Neriss:
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DIY Concrete pumpkin tea light candle holder
These awesome concrete pumpkin tea light candle holders by Lily Ardor are the perfect, long-lasting fall decorations for your home & garden ! This time Lily 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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DIY gingerbread house gift or cake boxes from cardboard
Which can be better to wrap your presents than a gorgeous gift/cake box that costs almost nothing? Thats why we love upcycling! This cute gingerbread house gift box has made from a simple cardboard box with a corrector pen! Brilliant idea, isn't it? You can use these adorable and magical gingerbread boxes to wrap your handmade presents/cakes or you can simply use them as gorgeous winter/christmas decors in your home. The cardboard box gingerbread houses will look good in any size, so you can create a whole winter wonderland village! (You could bake a few gingerbread man as villagers as well!)
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Gorgeous DIY crepe paper rose - paper flower making tutorial
This step-by-step video tutorial by Tsvoric is one of the best tutorials for making crepe paper roses ! These gorgeous, life-like crepe paper roses are pretty simple to make, and with a little practice, you'll be able to make them super fast. And the finished crepe paper roses will make a great Valentine’s day, birthday, Mother’s day or anniversary gift ! Crepe-paper roses capture the essence and beauty of flowers without all the botanical details. They also offer several practical advantages over their natural cousins: paper roses are far more durable and won't wilt or droop. So, watch the tutorial and let's get crafting!
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Easy DIY ribbon wreath (how to make a ribbon wreath)
If you still haven’t made ( or bought ) a Christmas wreath yet, we have a super fun craft tutorial for you! While the most popular wreaths are made using artificial flowers or evergreen, ribbon wreaths are quite appealing too. They are surprisingly cheap, easy to make, and the possibilities are endless. Ribbon wreaths are a great option if flowers are not your thing. In this step-by-step tutorial, Uncommon Designs will teach you how to make a unique ribbon wreath , using pieces of ribbon and a wire wreath form. ( This ribbon wreath also can be a great fabric scrap buster project because this will work with any kind of fabric , not just ribbons ! )
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How to crochet a simple flower coaster - crochet for beginners
In this nice video tutorial you can learn how to crochet this gorgeous flower coaster in minutes! This crochet project is a perfect choice for absolute beginners because it's so easy and quick! ( And the outcome is soo gorgeous! ) You can use a bunch of floral coasters to create pillows or blankets as well! Crochet some gorgeous flower coasters as a nice gift for your family members or friends they will love it! Or create some crochet flower coasters in fun colors and decorate the kids' room with them! If you crochet the coasters in beige or white it can be a great addition to your shabby/vintage style home decor !
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Crochet pumpkins that look knit (free crochet pattern)
If you love knitted patterns but only know crochet you will love these adorable pumpkins by Malloo Knits! These crochet pumpkins look like they are knitted but they are not! They are actually crocheted pumpkins. Fun, isn't it? These crochet pumpkins are small but they are easily customizable and you can make a bunch in no time to decorate your Halloween table or spread them around the house at autumn. Get the free crochet pumpkin pattern at mallooknits.com and let's get crafting:
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How to make a memory pillow out of a shirt (sewing tutorial)
A simple shirt makes a great pillow to hold onto your precious memories! Memory shirt pillows remind you of your loved ones when they are far away from you. Even if they are no more in the living world, you can cuddle up to them just by hugging the pillows. It is a brilliant way to recycle old shirts too. You can also give them as gifts in loving memory of a person related to the recipient. This step by step tutorial by SewVeryEasy guides you through the making of memory shirt pillows:
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DIY Felt pumpkins - fall decor
Felt 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 FumikaSaku's great step-by-step video tutorial, you can learn how to make these quick and easy stuffed felt 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! Watch the video and let's get crafting:
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Easy spring paper flower garland (free template)
Paper flower garlands add whimsy and color to an empty wall , and you can custom design the colors for birthday parties, bridal showers, weddings or any other special occasions that call for festive decor. Hang them horizontally as bunting, or hang several garlands vertically side-by-side, and you have an instant photo booth backdrop. Of course you can use this super quick and inexpensive paper flower garland to decorate your home ast spring / Easter as well! In this nice site you will find a step-by-step assembling tutorial and a free printable template to create your own paper flower spring garland !
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DIY Make a tea advent calendar ( envelope advent calendar )
With all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays , it's not hard to lose track of time. Before you know it, it's Christmas ! Countdown to Christmas with this elegant DIY "make a tea" advent calendar by Craft And Creativity. Whether you want a grown-up or kiddie version, this envelope advent calendar is just begging to be made. Not only is this a handy and exciting holiday decor , because of the anticipation it builds, but it's also a great kids' craft too. Not to mention that this Christmas calendar makes great Christmas decor you can use year after year. If you aren't a tea type person you could maker an envelope advent calendar with lovely little love notes or even fun activity or product coupons !
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Easy DIY Dried hydrangea wreath - wreath making tutorial
Oh, those pretty hydrangea flowers ! They may be pink, purple, blue, or white on the shrub, but as they dry, they take on the muted romantic hues that will grace your front door. This time Stephanie Rose from Garden Therapy will show you how to make this easy hydrangea wreath with just 2 simple materials ( and a couple of tricks to make it last ). This DIY dried hydrangea flower wreath is super easy to make and it will bring beautiful color to your front door in less than 30 minutes. Get the tutorial at gardentherapy.com and create your very own hydrangea wreath :
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DIY Paper towel roses - fun paper craft for kids
Kids can make these gorgeous colorful paper towel roses literally in minutes from simple household materials such as paper towels ! These pretty paper towel roses by Happy Hooligans are super easy to make and they look just like real roses. Tie them together with a ribbon, or display them in a vase. Either way, they’re a fun way for kids to give roses that will last forever for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day and birthdays :
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DIY cereal box magazine holder - desk organization
Make a cheap but still gorgeous magazine holder / file organizer from an empty cereal box ! It's not just a super cheap home decor / oragizing craft idea but you also can upcycle some paper "junk" with this nice craft project which is good for our Earth. You can decorate this cereal box magazine holder with any type of paper ( you don't need expensive scrapbooking paper , ordinary gift wrapping paper also works well ). This project is perfect for organizing magazines / files or the kids drawings and also for decorate your office / home on budget.
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DIY rustic sailboat from a tree branch
This rustic style branch and textile sailboat is not just only a perfect house ( or kids room ) decor , but you can bring in some nature , which is always good! With this branch sailboat you can also add a little nostalgic feel to your ( or the kids ) room. This craft project is very easy, quick and low budget - simple but beautiful! You just need a sturdy brach piece ( or driftwood ) and some leftover fabrics. You can use your hot glue gun ( or any strong glue ) to fix the twig , and simply pin the fabric piece with nails ( if you haven't got eyelet screws at hand )
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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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3D Paper snowflake ornament - easy DIY winter decor
This easy to make 3-Dimensional paper snowflake looks gorgeous hanging on a Christmas tree or in a window, and this beautiful paper ornament is also super fun to make! ( For kids or adults as well! ) This 3D paper snowflake can be a winter-time decor, or if you make it in fun vibrant colors it can be a great flower like spring decor as well! Karin used double-sided paper ( white/silver ) to make it and we think it was a good choice - these two colors make it look even more three-dimensional . If you make this easy paper ornament in small sizes it can be a great addition to your Christmas tree !
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DIY Paper Christmas village advent calendar (free printable template)
For us, the countdown to Christmas day is as exciting as the event itself. We just love all the excitement! With this beautiful handmade a dvent calendar by Confettidea, the excitement starts now! What better way to start the countdown to Christmas than with a gorgeous handmade advent calendar. Homemade advent calendars are always the best, as you get to choose what you put inside them. Confettidea provides us a free printable template , so creating this gorgeous advent calendar village will be a piece of cake! You can use plain craft paper, upcycled Christmas wrapping paper, old book pages and even maps to make yours. So many possibilities!
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