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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 Giant dimensional paper stars and snowflakes (with template)
This goreous 3 dimensional paper snowflake and star is not just a gorgeous way to decorate your home or the school at Christmas but it's also a very easy craft project and inexpensive as wel! You just need a little paper and >>>this free template<<<, and a little glue to make one. The dimensional paper snowflakes and stars will look gorgeous in any size and pattern, from small Chistmas tree ornaments to large Christmas party
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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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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 Farmhouse style serving tray from a cutting board - upcycling craft
Want to create something decorative but also functional for entertaining guests ? Make your own stylish and unique farmhouse style tray from a tired old cutting board by following along Sadie Seasongoods' step-by-step tutorial. Trays are an elegant addition to any living situation. For example: this DIY farmhouse style tray is just the perfect tray to set out on a coffee table for coasters, drinks and snack bowls. And bonus points: it’ll keep your guests from leaving drink glasses on your furniture!
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DIY Sock Christmas gnomes - easy winter decor
his brilliant Christmas craft project has three of our favorite components to it: 1. A Norwegian / Skandinavian theme, 2. It's super easy to make , 3. It's an upcycling project , the main material comes from an old sock ! This cute little gnome can be made literally in seconds, without any special craft or machine sewing skills ! The sweater or sock Christmas gnomes can be perfect decors in your skandinavian/vintage style home or you can give them as gifts, because who doesn't love gnomes ? You can upcycle sweaters, t-shirts , socks and almost any unused old clothes to create the gnomes , with this step-by-step video tutorial it will be a piece of cake!
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DIY stamped salt dough Christmas tree ornament
Say Not Sweet Anne is here to show you a quick and easy Christmas craft idea that can be used in so many ways over the holidays: stamped salt dough Christmas tree ornaments ! Salt dough is a tried and true kid friendly craft that has been reincarnated into hundreds of different projects. And really- it is a dough. So, why not roll and cut it out with cookie cutters? Visit saynotsweetanne.com and learn how to make them unique, and original; not just another salt dough ornament :
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Crochet covered easter eggs (with 2 crochet pattern)
Look at these gorgeous and delicate crochet covered Easter eggs! We think they provide a beautiful, natural look for Easter, though you could certainly do them in other colors as well. This crochet project by Flax And Twine doesn't require too much yarn, so it's a perfect project even if you have only a small amount of it. It can be a lovely  Easter gift  or you can use them as a stunning Easter / spring decors.At Flax And Twine you will find 2! different (and free) crochet pattern to create these beauties.
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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 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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DIY gorgoeous lotus candle holders with air drying clay
Today she will show you how to make a lotus inspired tea candle holder out of oven-bake polymer or air dry clay ! Growing from the mud and blooming towards the sky, a lotus symbolizes purity, spiritual awakening, revival and fortune. This gorgeous vintage/shabby style home decor is not just super easy to make but you can give them as nice gifts for any occasions as well! ( The lotus flower tea candle holder can be a perfect Christmas gift in snow white or a nice Mother's day gift in any pastel color! ) You can use them to decorate your home or your wedding party at any time of the year because these delicate clay flowers are soo beautiful in any color!
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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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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 Seashell candles
Vith this great video craft tutorial you canlearn how to make these awesome seashell candles - all you need are a few tealights, seashells and an aluminium take-out container! It's a great addition for your wedding or summer party , or it's also a nice cheap vintage /shabby chic decoration for your home.
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Gorgeous fall wreath with walnuts pinecones and acorns
Nature's gifts are always the best craft materials because they are beautiful and costs almost nothing! As an extra you can go out to the nature with the kids to collect walnuts,acorns and pinecones which is also a very fun fall activity! This gorgeous fall /winter wreath despite the look is very easy to make (even if you are a beginner in wreath making), with this nice picture documented craft tutorial it will be a piece of cake!
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DIY Fall wreath with homemade wire ribbon - fall decor
Making your own wired ribbon is definitely more complicated than buying some at the craft store BUT it opens up a world of possibility! Especially if you don’t have craft stores to choose from , simply can’t find the perfect design. Follow along Sadie Seasongood's step-by-step craft tutorial and learn how to make your own wire ribbon, and a gorgeous fall wreath ! This quick DIY fall wreath is simple, but absolutely stunning.
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DIY Thumbtacks - bulletin board decoration (office decor)
We love DIY Thumbtacks ! This easy, quick and beautiful craft by Sadie Seasongoods brings more personality to your bulletin board ! Transform your office the easy way! This office decor project couldn’t be easier : it probably took 5 minutes to complete. Wouldn’t these lovely DIY thumbtacks make great gifts ? Because, who doesn’t love a little bling and charm? You can use any small decorations and craft bits to create fun DIY thumbtacks, such as : acrylic decorations, old buttons, wooden scrapbook decorations, plastic rhinestones, pebbles / stones, small seashells.... the possibilities are endless!
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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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3D paper easter bunny statue ( with printable )
Are you looking for a unique, gorgeous but still cheap easter / spring home decor ? If your answer is yes, this beautiful, modern 3D paper rabbit statue is a perfect easter papercraft project for you! The assembling of the 3D paper bunny statue is not as difficult as it seems, plus you can find a nice step-by-step video tutorial in this craft website! You can make the rabbit in any color and style , it will be a perfect addition to yout home decor or easter party !
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DIY Shelf from an old drawer ( drawer shelf ) - vintage home decor
Turning an old, unused item into a pretty, functional piece is our favorite pastime! Creating a designer look on a limited budget can seem like an impossible task, but it doesn't have to be! For example, this beautiful drawer shelf DIY by Confessions Of A Serial Do-It-Yourselfer is the ultimate repurpose that is inexpensive, handy, stylish, and will add a little vintage touch to your home. This DIY drawer shelf is perfectly functional enough to hold necessities, or pretty enough to display your treasures. Get the tutorial at confessionsofaserialdiyer.com and create one drawer shelf today:
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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 Finger knit rope trivet tutorial - Scandinavian kitchen
Trivets are so handy to have around! We think this quick DIY finger knit rope trivet by Flax And Twine would hit the spot for an easy, yet beautiful project for the kids to make OR just make one for yourself! This DIY Finger knit rope trivet is fast and simple to make. ( And it makes a great gift! ) We so in love with the finger knitted trivet’s simplicity and natural feel that the rope lends this project. Get the tutorial at flaxandtwine.com and create your very own DIY Finger knit rope trivet:
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DIY Vintage (Tilda style) Easter hen decoration - free sewing pattern
Isn’t this vintage hen plush is super pretty? This Tilda style chicken plushie can be a great soft toy for kids or Easter shabby decor and a superb sewing project for beginner plushie makers! The hen toy 's body pars are different soft vintage cotton floral Tilda style fabric pieces, so you can create them with small leftover fabric pieces as well! This little fabric chicken is completely machine stitched ( apart from closing her stuffing gap and attaching wings and eyes ) so is surprisingly fast and easy to make – only took a couple of hours to sew . This makes her a great sewing project for newbie softie stitchers !
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DIY Seashell terracotta pot - seashell planter with faux stone spray paint
With the summer rolling add a few beach-themed elements to your spaces! After you’ve had a relaxing day at the beach and your bikini is drying, we suggest you buckle down and dive into this wonderful DIY by Confessions Of A Serial Do-It-Yourselfer. This beautiful, simple and beach-worthy seashell planter will help you bring the beach back home. Seashell planters are a creative and unique way to show off your indoor or outdoor plants.Get the tutorial and let's get started:
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Easy DIY dimensional paper bird - spring decoration (free printable)
We hope you will enjoy these simple-to-make paper birds which will to brighten up any house or work desk. The paper bird printable is available at instructables.com for free ! Print out the parts, score the dotted and dashed lines and cut along the solid lines before carefully cutting out the parts. To make the bird extra colorful, print it out and use it as a folding and cutting template in a colorful patterned paper. Cut out both sets of parts then use the legs, feet and beak from one color and the remaining parts from the other color. Once you are done you can make a matching, complementary bird with the remaining set of parts.
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DIY Easy wine cork spring - summer wreath
We simply love this wine cork wreath by Make It Yours! If you are a wino from way back and have tons of wine corks this super adorable wine cork summer-spring wreath is a perfect craft project for you! Melissa's instructions on this wreath are excellent and this cute home decor looks relatively easy ( and inexpensive ) to do. The best part? This can be a brilliant recycling ( FREE ) home decor project for you if you have all of the supplies lying around in your stash! So lets's drink wine and create a gorgeous summer-spring wine cork flower wreath - it's a win-win situation, isn't it?
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Gorgeous silk ribbon snowflakes with kanzashi technique
We love kanzashi ( ribbon folding ) technique becuse with it we can create gorgeous ( Christmas ) decors ( just like these beautiful snowflakes ) in no time, with just a few yard of silk ribbon ! You won't need special craft materials or skills to make these gorgeous winter/Christmas decor snowflakes only a little silk ribbon and a lighter/tea candle and this nice step-by-step video tutorial ! These gorgeous silk ribbon snowflakes can be perfectd decors but you can use them as nice brooches or hairpins as well! The silk ribbon kanzashi snowflakes will look gorgeous in any color, and you can add more small decor elements to them ( beads, some bling or glitter! )
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Adorable DIY macaron coin purse
Look at these sweet little macaron coin purses! Aren't they super adorable? The space inside the macaron coin purses is quite limited but good enough to place some small jewelries like ear rings, rings; may be to keep some small coins, folded money; a place to keep small piece of note that wrote your shopping list and reminder etc. Or, simply use it as a key chain or hanging ornament. If you can find a small circle mirror of about 1″ to 1 1/4″, glue it on the back plate and turn this macaron coin purse into a small cosmetic mirror. In this nice step-by-step sewing tutorial you can learn how to sew one cute macaron purse for yourself or for your friends!
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DIY Rustic advent calendar with driftwood ( fabric bag 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 beautiful, rustic, DIY advent calendar by Craft And Creativity. Whether you want a grown-up or kiddie version, this 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. This version has a nostalgic feel, and the fabric bags are just brilliant, because bags are super versatile ( you can use any size, any color and any pattern to create your handmade advent calendar ).
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DIY white crocheted flower boots (free crochet pattern)
Do you love crocheting and stylish cozy boots? Try this! Wearing these gorgeous cozy crocheted boots/slippers is like a yarn dream come true! You can create the crocheted boots with sturdy insoles or simply use an old flip-flop as sole!  They will look like expensive crochet UGG boots you can buy in a store, but you still don't need to rob a bank to crochet it! In fact this is a very easy crochet project with simple granny hexagons. (Free pattern can be found in the linked site.) Whether you wear them outside as spring/winter/autumn boots or inside as slippers, you’re going to have some incredibly warm, stylish and happy toes.
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Easy DIY rustic scrap wood wreath - woodworking
Christmas is right around the corner, and this year, we're craving the feeling of a rustic country cottage! We love the feeling of coming home to a cozy atmosphere filled with woodland elements and natural holiday smells! For this year make this gorgeous wood wreath!  To give it a Christmas feel, you can attach a burlap bow to the bottom, then hang it on your mantel! We love the way it looks! You can use any size wood scraps to make one, and if you prefer paint to stain, it would look beautiful painted as well!
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