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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 kanzashi satin ribbon roses
This gorgeous silk ribbon rose is made with kanzashi tecnique ! It's not as difficult as it seems: you just need to fold the petals and sew ( or glue ) them together. With this nice step-by-step video craft tutorial you can make the rose easily! You can create the roses from any silk /satin ribbons , textiles or anything foldable material that you have at hand. It's a perfect spring decoration, or an accessory.
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DIY easy geometric paper vase sleeve - modern home decor
Do you have an ugly old chipped vase ? Turn it into a gorgeous, modern, stylish home decor piece with a few folds and a single sheet of copy paper ! Brilliant recycling craft idea, isn't it? This geometric paper vase sleeve is super easy to make and its also very addictive! Once you understand the folds , you can't stop making them. You can use regular white copy/printer paper or construction paper to create your own gorgeous modern home decor pieces ! Of course you can recycle other materials to create the vase : such as plastic bottles, glass bottles, mason jars, or tin cans! Cover some mason jars with this paper origami vase cover and voilá' you have a chick and inexpensive office stationary holder !
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Easy DIY vintage paper leaf wreath - frugal fall decor
Are you looking for simple frugal fall or Christmas wreath ideas ? This DIY paper leaf wreath by Craft And Tell is a modern take on the herb leaf wreaths you often see around the holidays.This paper leaf wreath is so easy to make and look how gorgeous it is! We love using paper leaves in all sorts of art and craft projects ( and for homemade decor too! ). Since all you need is a bunch of paper leaves, you can adjust the size and color of the wreath to make it fit in with your fall or Christmas decor perfectly!
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DIY Scrap wood picture frame - Mother's day gift idea
Are you ready to learn how to make a picture frame from scrap wood ? Follow along with The Country Chic Cottage's step-by-step tutorial and create one! Making picture frames has never been easier and you can add them to just about every room of your home. You can actually make your own picture frame or even make up a big batch of these to give as lovely, personalized gifts. So don't hesitate, grab your craft supplies and start turning that pile of scrap wood into something amazing:
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DIY Sunflower painted rocks - fun rock painting project
Add a touch of summer happiness to your day with a set of pretty sunflower painted rocks! Painting beautiful sunflowers ensure you can enjoy their beauty all year long. In this rock painting tutorial Sustain My Craft Habit will show you how to paint beautiful sunflowers in no time, even if you are a beginner in ( rock ) painting. Rock painting is not as difficult as it sounds and is more forgiving than you might expect! Few things look as delicate and gorgeous as flowers and combined with rocks you can cherish them forever as beautiful summer or fall decors ( or paperweights ). Painted sunflowers also make perfect embellishments for many other types of projects.
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DIY Large glowing yarn orbs - holiday decoration
Want to give your home a trendy look but don’t know how? Create these simple, yet gorgeous DIY twine orbs and place them on the floor during holidays. To create these yarn orbs , you will need twine, clear liquid glue, water, and a big balloon. Watch the video tutorial to see how to make these sisal rope orbs.
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DIY vintage suitcase from cardboard - cardboard box storage
If you love suitcases and vintage/shabby chic style and if you have some unused cardboard ( boxes ) you will love this brilliant and stylish craft idea, the cardboard box vintage/shabby chic suitcases ! This suitcase is a nice way to repurpose cardboard boxes and create a gorgeous and useful decorations at the same time! With this nice video step-by-step tutorial the making of vintage cardboard suitcases will be a piece of cake! Of course you can decorate the cardboartd suitcases to any other style than shabby/vintage and you can use it to create gorgeous gifts for any ocassion! ( Just stuff them with sweets, toys or create a portable dollhouse with them! )
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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 upcycled aluminium roses
If you like upcycling , and roses this craft idea is perfect for you! If your cat's catfood comes in t iny aluminium bows, ( or you love produducts that comes in aluminium bowls ) you can make these gorgeous aluminium flowers out of them with this great craft tutorial video !
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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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Kid fall craft - leaf suncatchers
These gorgeous fall suncatchers are not just super easy to make (even for the smallest crafty hands) but they will bring warmth and love to your home instantly! The end of summer doesn’t mean we have to give up on the sun altogether. These bold and colorful fall leaf suncatchers are just the thing to use the sunlight to welcome autumn with the kiddos. You can use these beautiful leaf shape suncatchers to decorate your home at fall or it can be a perfect fall craft project for the kids in the school /kindergarten as well!
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DIY braided rug from upcycled clothes
Are you looking for a unique and cheap rug for your home? Do you love upcycling? Try this recycling craft idea: the DIY braided rug! You can make this nice rug from any old / well-worn clothes or leftower fabrics , it will look nice in any color and size! You can use sturdier textiles (denims,trousers) to create a nice door mat, or soft fabrics (t-shirts,towels) to make a soft and cozy rag rug for the kids room! Or you can use this rug making technique to experiment with alternative versions (imagine a rope rug, or a cable/bycicle tyre mud rug!)
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Simple DIY Disco ball - stylish party decoration from paper
With At Charlotte's House's step-by-step tutorial ( and a sturdy hole puncher ) you can enhance any party decoration with this gorgeous paper-wrapped styrofoam ball. If you love making DIY party decor, you have to check out this one! We love the way it's easy to make, but also how you can customize it with any color of paper you'd prefer! Just use a color that fits into your party ! ( Imagine one giant ball in silver, beautiful pearl-white or rose-gold or even in mermaid colors! Isn't it super fun? ) This disco ball style party decor is so simple to make, and the outcome is so gorgeous and sparkling!
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DIY Wine cork kitchen utensil holder - wine cork craft
Wine corks are hot and with good reason: you will love how versatile they are! You can do so much with them, like making this unique & handy kitchen utensil holder ! Crafts with wine corks are fun to make and an excellent way to upcycle. We’ve seen many variations of DIY utensil holders but this one by A Magical Mess is outstanding! If you love wine ( just as much as we do ) , this craft is a must! Read this step-by-step upcycling tutorial and make your very own vintage utensil holder from a few empty tin cans and a handful of wine corks:
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Easy DIY Crepe paper rose (paper flower making - video tutorial)
These crepe paper roses by Essy Jae are pretty simple to make and the outcome is soo gorgeous! Watch the step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make them in no time. The finished crepe paper flowers will make great Valentine’s Day, birthday, Mother’s day or anniversary gift ! Essy Jae used two colors of crepe paper to make these gorgeous roses look realistic, but you can use any color you want ( or which suits the occasion more ). If you like this video tutorial don't forget to visit Essy Jae's website where you can find more fantastic crafts : http://essyjae.com
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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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Easy DIY 3D paper pumpkins - fall decor from paper
These little paper pumpkins by Golden Hands are so much fun to make, and it's just the perfect f all or Halloween craft you can do with your kids ( and its also perfect for sprucing up your mantel or fall table decor ) ! You can try to create some adorable paper pumpkins with different colored papers in different patterns as well. Watch Golden Hands' step by step tutorial on how to make these lovely little dimensional paper pumpkins for fall and open a paper pumpkin factory!
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Crochet cacti ( free amigurumi cactus patterns )
Finally, a houseplant we can’t kill! This lovely little crocheted prickly pear cactus and classic cactus by Repeat Crafter Me are super easy amigurumi patterns and can be made easily in an hour or less - which makes this lovely crochet cactus a perfect gift for any special occasion! ( Who won't love a super cute carefree houseplant ? ) You can crochet a few amigurumi cacti for yourself and use them to brighten up your plantless rooms. Get the free patterns and let get started:
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DIY Rustic ribbon star wall art - Christmas decoration
Are you on a hunt for a super easy, budget-friendly but still gorgeous ( farmhouse style ) Christmas decor ? Try this DIY Rustic ribbon star wall art by Beyond The Picket Fence! This DIY Rustic ribbon star wall art is such a fun, easy, and a great way to add Christmas cheer. This ribbon star is simple yet rich! What a great idea and really great in its simplicity of design and execution. Anyone can create this gorgeous Christmas decor and have something to be proud of when they are finished!
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DIY Floating teacup - gorgeous spring decor
This floating teacup by Beckys craftsandgoodies is a gorgeous ( spring ) decoration for your home or garden that actually looks like a teacup that is floating above a saucer. This DIY floating teacup actually looks like the cup is pouring out beautiful spring flowers , and it’s simply gorgeous when you get it finished. Creating a floating teacup is an excellent opportunity for you to put those cracked teacups to good use. To make this gorgeous indoor or outdoor garden decoration , you need a teacup , a saucer , some artificial flowers and greenery, heavy wire or a fork , and a strong glue. Watch the step-by-step video tutorial and learn the how-tos:
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DIY Tigger organizer from shoe box lids and cardboard
Keep the kids room nice and tidy with this super cool Tigger inspired organizer ! This kids craft/organizing project is also a very nice way to upcycle some paper junk! All you need to create this practical and cute paper organizer is a few shoe box lid and a thick cardboard sheet. You can use any Disney or other cartoon figure to create the cardboard box organizer that fits in to your kids room, or you can simply leave it and use the paper organizer as a nice and low budget office decor.
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DIY Easy hanging storage baskets ( free sewing pattern )
Looking for a quick to sew fabric storage basket pattern ? Here is a superb free sewing pattern from Sew Can She! Looking at these neat little storage baskets feels like there’s a dimension where life could really be completely clean and and organized all the time. A place where you can always find everything and your kids neatly put away one toy before playing with another. So get the free sewing pattern and tutorial from Sew Can She and make your life more organized:
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DIY Little gourd tea candle holder - quick fall decor
This little gourd tea candle holder by Stephanie Rose from Garden Therapy is a super fun and gorgeous last-minute fall decor project that will bring a little garden to your table. These miniature gourd candle holders are elegant, cozy, fun to make, and surprisingly long-lasting. Gourds are a much harder version of pumpkins, making them perfect for decor that can hold its own for the fall season. Gourds can be found in most any grocery store in the fall, but they are also very easy to grow ! Follow Stephanie Rose's tutorial and create your own little pumpkin tea candle holders in no time:
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DIY Bourbon bottle pumpkins - fall upcycling craft
Bourbon bottle pumpkins / gourds! Don’t they look terrific? It really pays to hand-paint them to get those gorgeous pumpkin like colors, but of course you can spray paint them if you want to.Read this brilliant written craft tutorial by Sarah and add a bit of pumpkin fun to your jars and glass bottles!Glass bottles are not only cheap, but they’re super easy to personalize and slip into decor. So grab your glass bottles,acrylic paints and create a few gorgeous lass pumpkins as a part of your autumn / fall decor! Pumpkin crafts are always fun to make , so grab a few bourbon bottles and start creating yours!
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Adorable DIY beehive kids room decor from toilet paper rolls
With this brilliant recycling craft idea / kids' room decor project you can upcycle some plastic and paper junk ( toilet paper rolls and Kinder Surprise plastic eggs ) , and decorate the kids room in a fun way at spring ! This adorable plastic egg and toilet paper roll beehive craft can be also a perfect toy to learn numbers! In this nice craft blog you will find a nice step-by-step tutorial on how to make a fun beehive kids' room decor from almost nothing! This tp roll beehive and plastic kinder suprise egg bee craft is so easy, even the smallest crafty hands can create one!
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DIY Painted rock pumpkin ( rock painting tutorial )
Looking for some fun rock painting ideas ? Turn ordinary stones into adorable little pumpkins by following along Sustain My Craft Habit's step-by-step rock painting tutorial! These watercolor-inspired painted rock pumpkins are a fun and versatile fall decor idea: use them as tablecloth weights, garden decors or simply scatter the around the house! Rock hunting is a fun way to get outside into nature , spend time with family, spread kindness, and unite communities. But this time don't hide the collected rocks & pebbles in your mother’s kitchen cabinet: create cute painted rock pumpkins from them!
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Gorgeous and easy crepe paper peonies - spring decor
Are you looking for a quick, easy, frugal but still gorgeous spring/Easter or wedding decor ? Try this beautiful crepe paper peony ! These gorgeous paper flowers can be great decors in your home at spring/ Easter or you can give them as nice gifts for special occasions ( such as: mother's day, birthdays, graduation or wedding parties etc ). Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make a gorgeous crepe paper or tissue paper peony in minutes! You can make the paper peonies in any color and size, they will be gorgeous in any form! This spring craft project is so easy, even the kids can create a few flowers for their mommies!
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DIY Macrame Angel ( step-by-step macrame tutorial )
In this video tutorial Rox Shana will show you how to make a gorgeous macrame angel in 10 min from cotton yarn. This yarn angel pattern is a super easy one, you will master it in no time! This macrame Christmas angel is just a perfect home decor for the upcoming holidays. Play the video and learn the how tos:
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DIY Yarn wrapped glass bottle and mason jar - upcycling craft
It’s fun to upcycle old glass bottles and jars, instead of just throwing them in the glass recycling pile. Wrap twine or colorful yarns around bottles and jars to create small vases and candle holders. As a bonus: if you cover the whole bottle with twine, you don’t even have to remove the label first! Wrap the jars loosely to allow the light from the candles shine through the twine. Because the twine is on the outside of the glass there will be no increased fire risk, but please remember never to leave burning candles unattended.
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