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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!
Jewelry orgainzer box from cardboard - upcycling and organizing
You wont believe me if I say this gorgeous and useful jewelry organizer box was made entirelly from paper junks! ( Cardboard and a little wrapping paper ! ) Unbelievable , isn't it? Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to make this beautiful jewelry box for yourself or as a nice present for your friends/family! You can use differen t wrapping papers to personalise the jewelry boxes , it will be beautiful in any form! This useful little jewelry organizer box is perfect to store all of your jewelries ( necklaces, rings, earrings, watches etc ) because all of them has a special space in it!
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Homemade vinegar / tea stain - How to age wood
This homemade vinegar/tea stain is one of our absolute favorite ways to “stain” wood and it’s great for making newer wood appear aged and weathered. It’s also a non-toxic homemade stain that’s super easy to use and doesn’t cost much to make. In fact, you may already have everything you need on hand!
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No-Sew DIY Easter bunny silhouette pillow - rustic Easter decoration
This sweet ( Easter ) bunny pillow by Uncommon Designs just can't be easier to make. You don’t have to sew a thing! This cozy bunny silhouette pillow can be a great addition to your home at spring (or at any time of the year)! You don't need sewing to make one of these Easter throw pillows so you can make one even if you haven't got a sewing machine. You can use fabric scraps in various patterns this cute and cozy bunny pillow will look gorgeous in any color!
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DIY Wood slice photo frame - rustic home decor for fall
Give your home a natural boost with this wood slice craft! This time SustainMyCraftHabit and Lemon Thistle share a step by step tutorial on how to make the perfect home decor for fall: a beautiful, rustic wood slice photo frame! This fall craft is super simple to make, and the outcome is just simply gorgeous! ( Nature crafts are always the best! ) Isn't it fun that simple wood slices add so much charm to almost anything?! There is just something so unique and versatile about these cute little pieces of nature , whether real or faux that are perfect for any home decor project. Wood slices add such warmth and rustic charm to any decor!
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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 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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Tilda style Santa toy (free sewing pattern & tutorial)
Look at this gorgeous & super adorable skandinavian / Tilda style Santa doll ! Hes soo adorable and unique! This Tilda style Santa doll can be a perfect Christmas gift / soft toy for kids, or you can use it to decorate your home at Christmas / winter. In this nice craft website you will find the free Santa toy sewing pattern accompanied with a detailed sewing tutorial - which will help you to create this cute T ilda style Santa and his clothes from scrap fabrics ! This pattern is not really suitable for beginners in sewing ( because of the small details ) .
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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 pallet pumpkin - fall decor from scrap woods
Fall is here so it's time for all the fall festivals and activities! Got a couple of pieces of wood ? Turn them into rustic pumpkins ! This time Little House Of Four will show you how to decorate indoors and outdoors for fall with these lovely little DIY reclaimed w ood pumpkins ! These little rustic, whitewashed pallet pumpkins are just perfect for using up old scrap wood stashes or that pallet in the corner of your shed. So create a pallet pumpkin with Little House Of Four's step-by-step craft tutorial and add a fun vintage vibe to your fall decor with the finished wood block pumpkins !
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Crocheted vintage / shabby chic coasters
This is a very beautiful vintage / sbabby chic style crocheted coaster pattern. Make your home cozier with a blanket out of these or a shabby pillowcase. With a help of a little fabric stiffener you can use them as ornaments or wall art pieces.
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DIY 3D cardboard bear statue (free printable)
Are you looking for a simple but stylish decor idea which doesn't require fancy craft materials and high crafting skills? Do you love cuddly bears & rustic / vintage decors? Try this simple but gorgeous 3D paper bear statue! This dimensional paper bear can be perfect addition to your home decor or you can make some with the kids just for fun! In this nice craft site you will find the free paper bear statue pattern and a few ideas about how to decorate with them! This easy 3D paper craft is super simple,super quick and also super fun so even the smallest crafty hands can create some in no time!
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DIY Paper cut star - easy Christmas decor (free printable)
We love the ambiance that paper lanterns can create! Especially paper star lanterns ! These gorgeous DIY Paper cut stars by Papelisimo can instantly transform a ho-hum space into something truly magical. These DIY paper star lanterns make pretty decorations even without lights inside. You could make a golden star to put on your Christmas tree! At papelisimo.es you will find the free printable paper star template and a nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to make this gorgeous paper-cut star in no time! ( To make the video work, please choose the ORIGINAL LANGUAGE button below! )
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Easy DIY Rustic (vintage) Christmas wreath
This stylish & super easy to make winter wreath by North Story can bring a little piece rustic charm right inside your home! We have to admit, we LOVE this unique Christmas / winter wreath because it's super easy to make and looks so gorgeous! Vintage and natural - who needs more? This rustic wreath is pretty simple but absolutely amazing! This rustic winter wreath can easily spice up your home. Your neighbors will be so jealous! Get more beautiful inspirational photos and the tutorial at northstory.ca:
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Easy DIY vintage burlap spring art with bird
This beautiful, vintage style wall art is not just only a great decor for your home ( at spring ),but it's also can be a great gift for a special occasion! And it's extremely simple to make, so even the smallest children can make it! Creative idea,isn't it? Of course, this simple ,stencil-painted spring decoration can be made with other patterns than a bird. You can also create a templates ( stenciles ) at home: from a self-adhesive sticker or from a thinner cardboard sheet ( from a cereal box ) . For spring template patterns >> click here << ( Put a thin sheet of paper on your monitor and gently copy the lines with a pencil )
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Weathered wood pantry crates from diaper boxes
With this creative craft idea you can make these beautiful low-budget (vintage looking) storage boxes. If you dont want to buy expensive decorational foils or stickers instead of them you can make it with any scrap paper wrapping or with some leftover wallpaper.
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Crochet stocking advent calendar
What can be more fun that finding little surpises every day till Chritmas? With this gorgeous vintage/rustis style crocheted advent calendar you can decorate your home at winter and suprise your kids with little gifts at the same time! If you are a beginner in crocheting that's not a problem because in this nice crochet blog you can find a complete, step-by step , picture documented free crochet tutorial&pattern for every! little crocheted stocking, plus as an extra you can also find here the base board's assembling tutorial.
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DIY String art star - Christmas yarn craft
It’s DIY string art time! There’s something so therapeutic about string art, we just love them! And when you get a great piece of Christmas decor as an end result, that’s a major bonus. Tatertots And Jello created this step-by-step tutorial to teach you how to make this gorgeous Christmas yarn art in no time. This beautiful string art star can be a great Christmas decor in your home or you can use this fun craft technique to create other motifs as well!
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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 Vintage wine crate coffee table - woodworking
In this nice step-by-step tutorial Becca shows you how to do build this awesome movable coffee table! You can build this vintage wine crate coffee table for under 100 dollars, but looks like you paid big for it. Only really takes an afternoon, tools, stain, and some screws! Without wines, empty wine crates are completely useless! Okay, maybe not completely, but still, four of these make for one sweet vintage coffee table. You can buy sturdy wooden crates at your local craft store or get some from a grocery nearby.
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Gorgeous silk ribbon rose flower - elegant brooch
This gorgeous silk ribbon flower ( peony or rose ) is made from simple silk ribbon ribbon pieces! This gorgeous silk ribbon flower is absolutely not as difficult as it seems: you just need to melt the petals with a lighter ( or a lit tea candle ) to shape them and then simply glue them together. With this nice step-by-step video craft tutorial you can make this gorgeous silk ribbon rose ( or peony flower ) easily to decorate your home at springtime, or as a beautiful gift for your mother on Mother's day ! Of course this ribbon rose can be a perfect gift or decor for other special occasions as well, such as your wedding party ! )
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Simple DIY barn door tutorial ( with free plan )
Today Anissa from House Seven will teach you how to make this gorgeous,stylish DIY vintage barn style sliding door! Believe or not, this sliding vintage/rustic style barn door is an easy woodworking project, you can create it easily even if your are a beginner in woodworking! You will need only basic tools to create the barn style wooden door (+ the sliding barn door hardware which can be found in your local hardware store or you can build your own). This nice DIY blog has a detailed barn style sliding door tutorial and a free downloadable and printable PDF plan!
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DIY kanzashi silk ribbon flower
Are you looking for a beautiful spring decoration or a gorgeous accessory ? This step-by-step video tutorial teaches you how to fold this gorgeous kanzashi flower from simple silk ribbons. Kanzashi is the Japanese art of folding delicate squares of silk into three-dimensional flower petals. ( Think about ribbon kanzashi flowers as a beautiful fabric interpretation of origami pieces. ) The finished silk ribbon flowers can be attached to a purse, a shirt, a barrette or any other fashion accessory of your choice. They are easy to make and look so pretty!
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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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DIY Christmas tree shelf
Handmade is special, it's sustainable, it's local. Handmade rocks!  Spice up you christmas or everyday home decoration with this rusic christmas tree shelf.
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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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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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Tilda style long eared bunny softie (with free sewing pattern)
Look at this super adorable skandinavian / Tilda style bunny softie! Isn't it gorgeous? It's a perfect soft toy for kids, or you can use this adorable Tilda style bunny to decorate your home at spring / easter. In this nice craft website you can find a free sewing pattern and a nicely photo detailed sewing tutorial which will help you to create this cute rabbit and his/her clothes from scrap fabrics! With following the bunny making tutorial (and alternate the pattern sizes) you can sew a whole bunny family!
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Tissue paper flowers (with 4 different petal pattern)
Are you looking for a quick, cheap but still gorgeous spring /wedding decor, or a last minute flower bouquet? If yes, this tissue paper flower making technique is a perfect choice for you! All you need is some colored tissue paper and a bunch of green pipe cleaners (or sticks). If you are out of time and you can't buy special multi colored tissue papers just try to make the flowers from  ordinary paper napkins! In this website you will find 4 different petal pattern: dahlia,rose,peony,daisy,poppy
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