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This craft category is a huge collection of DIY Vintage and shabby chic ( rustic ) crafts and rustic home decorating ideas! DIY vintage home decor, DIY shabby chic home decor, DIY rustic home decor, DIY vintage furniture ( free furniture plans ), furniture painting tips &tricks (chalk paint, distressed furniture), upcycled furniture, vintage garden decors, industrial home decors, country style home decors, Tilda sewing patterns, vintage gifts, decorating on a budget .. and many more about rustic,vintage and shabby chic!
DIY plastic spoon lotus lamps
Check out this easy way on how to make a gorgeous lotus lamp using only plastic spoons ! This lotus lamp is not just only a gorgeous and inexpensive home decor but it's also a perfect way to repurpose some plastic spoon leftovers from your last party ! This lotus lamp can be a perfect wedding decor as well! Use a glass or a small jar to form the center of the lotus ( instead of an upside down plastic cup ) and this way you can create a gorgeous tea candle holder !
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DIY Lace & burlap bunny wall art - vintage Easter decor
In the spirit of spring, here's an easy spring / Easter bunny art project! We think that the burlap & lace combination looks so perfect for spring / Easter! Bunnies always make the cutest Easter decorations ,so Amy came up with this adorable lace bunny canvas Easter craft. The canvas itself is burlap ,and I added the bunny just like you would any other fabric applique. So easy!
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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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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 rustic bathtub tray (with free plan)
Do you love woodworking projects? Try this quick Rustic Wood Bathtub Tray so you can lock the bathroom door and soak in a warm bathtub. You can prop a book and a glass of wine on your tray. Or maybe some tea and the iPad so you can binge watch some Netflix. You can make this rusctic/vintage look wooden bathtub  tray in minutes (even if you are a beginner in furniture making ) because it's so easy, and it can be a perfect gift for any occasion as well! (Because who doesn't love relaxing and pampering things?) You can protect your woonden bathtub tray from water with any color waterproof stains and varnishes it will look gorgeous in any form!
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DIY Easy Popom Easter bunny garland (free printable)
Looking for an easy and quick Easter craft for the kids? Or a super cute spring/Easter decoration? This adorable paper bunny garland by Minidrops will look sweet adorning your mantel throughout the spring! These cute paper bunnies with pompom tails are really easy to make: you just need a little colorful yarn and this super free printable Easter bunny template!  Even the smallest crafty hands can create some for the upcoming Easter party! Of course you can use these adorable little bunnies with yarn tails to create other gorgeous Spring decors /artworks as well! For a working download link please choose the original ( untranslated ) link below
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DIY kitchen utensil holder from tin cans
With the help of this detailed craft tutorial you can make this nice diy desktop organizer or kitchen utensil holder. Brilliant idea, easy to make, and you can upcycle some tin cans which is good for Earth too!
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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 Dimensional crochet flower artwork - free crochet patterns
Give the gift of flowers that will last! These crochet flowers glued to canvas are perfect for Mother’s Day or as a Teacher Appreciation gift! And the bonus is that this project really doesn’t take more than 1-2 hours! Sarah used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream 100% cotton yarn because of the rich, bright colors and smooth texture. This yarn doesn’t fuzz up like the acrylic tends to do. If you can't find mason jar zipper bags don't panic, just download one mason jar pattern from >> here <<, print it out and glue on your canvas!
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DIY Beach in a glass ( coastal ornament ) - summer decor
If you're looking for a fun and unique piece to add to your summer decor, look no further! What better way to make sure you change your mindset to summer than to add some summery touches to your home decor. But if you, like us, are looking to refresh your home for less, this simple but genius DIY summer decor idea by My Pinterventures will have you feeling summer vibes, minus the buyers' remorse. Get the plastic Christmas baubles ,fill them with small summery decor elements and boom - you have a beautiful and reusable summer decor !
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DIY Rustic pallet wood Christmas tree
We have seen many Christmas trees that were made from reclaimed wood and old pallets but this fun vintage style Christmas tree is our favorite! Follow this nice step-by-step pallet Christmas tree tutorial and create your own unique and gorgeous Christmas decor piece from a pallet, mod podge, napkins, buttons and some milk paint ! This gorgeous decoupaged DIY Christmas tree can be a great addition to your winter/ Christmas decor both inside and outside!
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Crocheted stars - christmas tree ornaments
These simple Christmas crochet stars are a free pattern that makes a fun and easy holiday project! Use them as Christmas ornaments on your tree or as decorations and appliques any time of year. We love to crochet, and we simply adore quick and simple crochet projects, which is why these little crochet stars are the best. This pattern is incredibly easy to make – just two short rounds and your star is done! You can make some to hang on your Christmas tree, attach them to special gifts, or work up a whole constellation and string them onto a starry garland.
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DIY Chunky knit tin can planter - winter decor
A tin can. Such a simple material and so many fun possibilities! With a pack of clay , you can transform an ordinary tin can into a gorgeous winter wonderland home decor piece! ( But of course, you can add a chunky knit to any surface that's oven safe. No knitting experience required! ) As usual, Lily Ardor will show you how to make this knitted tin can planter from scratch. Watch the video tutorial, and let's get crafting!
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Crocheted borders -  spice up your boring tablecloth
With the help of this nice, detailed crocheted border tutorial you can learn how to spice up your boring tablecloth or your clothes! Furthermore you can use this on any boring pillowcase or textiles.
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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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Free crocheted flower medallion stool cover pattern
This crocheted flower medallion stool cover by Creative Jewish Mom is so beautiful and it's oh so simple to crochet! This crocheted flower medallion stool will look gorgeous in your vintage/shabby style home, or you can use fun, colorful yarns to crochet it , and use as a nice flower fairy stool in the kids' room. At creativejewishmom.com you will find the free crocheted flower medallion stool cover pattern in 2 different version! The only thing now we need is to find a great wooden stool to cover with this gorgeous flower medallion pattern !
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DIY Easy fall felt leaf wreath (winter-autumn decor)
If you are not an experienced fancy DIY wreath maker and feel like less is more – you will love this simple but still gorgeous felt leaf wreath by The Shabby Creek Cottage! Felt is one of our favorite craft material, because it’s so easy to work with, cheap as can be and you can make almost anything from it. This wreath is seriously simple and super cheap – like about $2 to make. Want to make your own felt leaf wreath ? Gina will show you how:
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DIY mason storage jars with furniture knobs
This DIY Mason storage jar by Haute & Healthy Living is an attractive way to organize items like Q-tips, cotton balls, and bath salts. Plus they’re simple and affordable to make! The mason storage jars are perfect bathroom or kitchen decors and they are also very useful in organizing almost everything!  You can decorate your (shabby chic / vintage style) home with these gorgeous storage jars or gift them to your friends or family.
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DIY Easy and frugal vintage style frame lantern
Are you looking for a vintage style living room decor idea to showcase precious family photos & memories? Today you are lucky because here is a video tutorial by Do It On A Dime that will teach you how to make this beautiful vintage style frame lantern. This vintage style frame lantern looks very classy that no one will think that they came from a dollar store. This gorgeous family photo luminary is absolutely perfect for your dining table or mantel or it can be  a great wedding decor as well!  This beautiful picture frame lantern will work wonderfully for events like showers, receptions and holidays! ( Or at any time of the year )
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Spring decor with fresh flowers, branch tree and nest
Branches can be used to create beautiful ( skandinavian/vintage style ) spring decorations with a touch of nature ! In a combination with living hyacinths, bell-flowers and a small fake bird's nest, a few painted & dried tree branches will become a pretty and long lasting stylish Easter decoration. With small colorful fake birds / butterflies or ceramic bunnies you can make it excellent Easter /spring decoration but this flower and branch arrangement can be a fabulous centerpiece at you upcoming wedding party as well! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make this gorgeous spring decor in no time!
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DIY boho flower wall hanging from egg cartons
If you’re looking for a cheap and easy DIY home decor, this recycling (spring/Easter) craft project is for you!! Seriously this DIY boho flower wall hanging  she created using egg cartons is one to take the cake! It's soo gorgeous but still super easy (and fun) to make and also inexpensive!  You can use this gorgeous hanging flower wall decoration to decorate your home at spring/easter and this brilliant craft project is also a great way to repurpose some egg cartons which is also a very nice thing! You can make this fun egg carton spring flower wall decor with the kids at spring, they will love it!
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DIY Barn wood herringbone wall treatment
What do you get when you combine 2 sisters, 4 hours and some beautiful reclaimed barn wood ? A gorgeous DIY Barn wood herringbone accent wall ! Today Shanty2Chic will showing you how she transformed a boring blank wall into this awesome reclaimed wood herringbone accent wall. Gorgeous isn't it? This beautiful, rustic reclaimed barn wood accent wall was 4 hours work! Unbelievable isn't it? Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to create your own beautiful , stylish vintage wall decor with barn wood! ( Of course you can use this clever herringbone pattern to decorate other things as well : imagine a framed wooden herringbone pattern or a table with herringbone top! )
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DIY earasable message board from old photo frame
This diy erasable message board is a super quick, low budget and easily customisable craft/decor project, perfect for any home or for the kids room! You can change the colorful papers inside of the message board to any pattern/color (for different holidays/seasons), or you can put in funny family photos and use this table as a "doodle" board! (Draw mustaches, clothes or funny accessories for the family members!) If you would like to create this erasable message board fol small chidren, do not use photo frames with glass planes! (Use clear plastic instead of glass, dry erase pens will work well on it ! )
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DIY Floating teacup flower topiary
Do you have a gorgeous but chipped / broken teacup? Don't throw it away! Make this gorgeous and unique spring /easter flower arrangement with it! This floating teacup flower topiary  is a very easy spring home decor project and it's sooooo beautiful! You can create an easter version of the topiary with plastic easter eggs instead of (faux) flowers, or a halloween version with little bugs and some fake spiderweb! There are so many possibilities!
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DIY sweater snowmen - (no-sew) easy winter decor
We are being completely honest,we think these little DIY snowmen made from sweaters might even be cuter than sock snowman! You can decide for yourself by swinging by to see our other upcycling Christmas craft projects but these cheeky little snowmen are absolutely our favorites! Each one has its own personality, and they are simply charming in a trio!  Let us show you how easy it is to make them: (Bonus: no sewing is involved! )
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Spring flowers - beginner watercolor painting tutorials by Jay Lee
Today Jay Lee will to teach you how to paint gorgeous sophisticated watercolor spring flowers ! You can use this painting technique to make your own note cards, birthday cards, place settings, wedding paper goods, or art to hang in your home ! Jay Lee is a very talented, creative person who can knit up a storm and wield a watercolor-saturated brush like nobody’s business. In accordance with her watercolor know-how , she has created a whole bunch of watercolor painting tutorials for us to learn how to create gorgeous watercolor flowers. Watercolor is our favorite painting medium to work with because it’s so fluid and organic!
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Upcycled glass lampshade vases
We love thrifting and finding beauty in things that someone else has rejected. At the thrift store she these shelves filled with rows of beautiful vintage glass lampshades. They where all longing for a new home. So she came up with this idea, to make vases out of them. It feels great to bring old things into a new life, by upcycling them a bit. And look, don’t they look happy, shining in their new colorful robes?
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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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Shabby chic style crocheted coaster
With the help of this very nice detailed crochet pattern , you can make this beautiful crocheted shabby chic / japanese style coasters. They are beautiful as coasters, but you can make a blanket with them, or a cozy pillowcase.
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DIY wooden clock advent calendar - Christmas decoration
We never got into advent calendars until we had children, but now we just love them! Advent calendars gives the kids a great way to visualize how close Christmas is! For this year create something different and special: make a DIY rustic wooden clock advent calendar!  Look how gorgeous and unique is this wooden calendar! And it's super cheap and simple to make! Visit this great DIY blog , follow along the tutorial and create your own gorgeous vintage style DIY wooden clock advent calendar.
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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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