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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!
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 Metallic copper mason jars with blue patina
Read this brilliant written craft tutorial by Suburble and add a bit of antique glam to your mason jarsMason jars are one of our favorite craft materials! They are super cheap and so versatile! So grab your mason jars, and  create a few gorgeous metallic (copper) mason jars for yourself or as a beautiful gift! If you haven't got patinaageing paint you could use dry-brush technique instead to paint your mason jars! And of course this ageing painting technique will work well with other colors as well: imagine an antique gold-brown, or a pearl-white pastel combo!
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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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Crochet snowflakes (free Hungarian crochet pattern)
Add a wintery touch to any craft project: make Eva's beautiful snowflakes using her free crochet snowflake patterns. These crocheted snowflakes are super-easy to make, and super-addictive. They are worked up in three quick rounds, and you can vary the size of them depending on which hook size you choose. Show off these pretty crochet snowflake patterns anywhere in your home, from Christmas trees to windows, tables, walls and more. You can even use them as coasters or part of a centerpiece for festive dinners.
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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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DIY Vintage bar cart (free woodworking plan)
Today's free woodworking plan is a vintage style DIY bar cart provided by Angela Marie Made! This DIY bar cart is a little more time consuming to build, but definitely worth it in the end, especially for the amount of savings! It costs less than $50 in building materials to build, whereas other similar bar carts retail around $150+. In Marie's site you will find the steps on how to built this DIY Bar Cart. This gorgeous DIY bar cart will look gorgeous in a  vintage style interior and it's also super handy at parties! This woodworking project is not as difficult as it seems, so if you are a beginner in woodworking with only basic tools that's fine too!
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DIY Bead covered wine glass - stylish home decor (upcycling craft)
With the holidays upon us, it’s time to decorate the house! Instead of recycling your empty wine bottles , you can reuse them by turning them into beautiful decorations for your home. So if you have spare ( wine ) bottles lying around your house, put them to use by making this bead covered wine glass by Renata Lima Paete ! Isn't this bead covered bottle is the best recycled home decor ever? Just look how gorgeous is it! You could use ( empty ) : wine bottles, mason jars, glass containers and even drinking glasses! Everything will look much more stylish with a few row of beads ! Decorated bottles are a great way to decorate your home or wedding party, personalize gifts and they can also make your drinks more memorable to someone who's just enjoyed a bottle.
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DIY Dahlia flowers with crepe paper - spring decor
Did you know? Dahlia was declared the national flower of Mexico. How to make a gorgeous paper Dahlia flower from twisted paper / crepe paper? Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial an learn how to make this beautiful paper flower. It's easy and fun! ! This paper flower making project is a little bit time consuming, but the finished flower absolutely worth it! ! you can use this beautiful paper dahlia flower as spring decor or as part of a paper flower bouquet.
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DIY Hand embroidered bunny brooch ( step-by-step tutorial )
Want to create a special gift for someone you love? Try this super gorgeous rustic / vintage style hand embroidered rabbit brooch! This lovely hand embroidered bunny brooch is so elegant an unique! You can wear it as a prefect everyday accessory or as a cute Easter accent.With a handy little pin you can attach this fabric bunny brooch to your clothes, or it can be a beautiful pendant as well! If the auto- translation doesn't work please select "russian" as the source language at the top of the masterclass page!
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How to make realistic and easy paper roses - spring decor
Look at this beautiful realistic colorful paper rose ! Isn't it absolutely amazing? Unbelievable, but this gorgeous life-like paper rose is a super easy spring craft project suitable for kids of all ages ! Create gorgeous wedding bouquets , wedding decors , valentine's or mother's day bouquets with these beautiful and super easy to make realistic paper roses! You can decorate the kids' room or your home at spring with these colorful paper roses. This flower craft projec t is absolutely inexpensive , and you can make it in any size, and color which fits into your home or the occasion!
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DIY Craft foam rose - video flower making tutorial
Look at this gorgeous rose ! Unbelievable, but this gorgeous rose was made from a simple sheet of craft foam ( eva foam ) ! And it's also a very easy craft foam flower project, no special equipment or experience needed! It's true magic! With this nice step-by step video tutorial you can create it easily. This craft foam rose is a very fun spring craft project and you can create various gifts out of it for any special occasions ( you can gift the craft foam flowers in bouquets as well ) . Craft foam roses are perfect wedding / mother's day / Valentine's day / or birthday presents & decorations or you can simply add them to your spring home decor .
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Easy crochet lace (granny) square  - video crochet tutorial
This crochet lace ( granny ) square is a delicate and versatile design that can be worked using any thread or yarn and any size crochet hook. You could use this gorgeous and super easy square crochet lace piece to create larger crochet artworks such as vintage/shabby style blankets or pillows but it's also can be a great Christmas ornament or a decorative addition to a small lavender sachet! This crochet project is absolute perfect for beginner crocheters because it's absolutely not as difficult as it seems! This video tutorial will teach you how to crochet your very own gorgeous granny square lace crochet pieces!
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DIY vintage spring egg decor with papermache and flowers
If you love vintage/skandinavian style gorgeous spring/Easter home decors you will love this super easy and inexpeansive craft project ! This papermache egg flower basket is super easy to make , and also very inexpensive, because you can use old newspapers and homemade papermache glue to make it ( flour+water ) ! If you would like to use a real flower arrangement or a potted flower to decorate you papermache egg, simply put a mason jar inside: this way water won't ruin the paper and you can enjoy your gorgeous spring decor for a long time! You can paint or decorate the papermache eggs as much as you want and use any kind of colorful spring flowers you love the most!
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DIY crochet color block placemat ( free crochet pattern )
Thanks for Rebecca from Little Monke'y Crochet for this  lovely free & easy  crochet placemat pattern! This free placemat crochet pattern  is absolutely an easy one so if you are beginner in crochet this project is a perfect choice for you as well! Spice up your table settings with fun colors or simply create a gorgeous pastel vintage style placemat for your country/vintage style home! You can even create crochet placemats with special holiday related colors! (Imagine a nice black-orange halloween placemat or an easter egg-pastel placemat. How fun it will be?)
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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 White fabric ( felt ) winter wreath
We love this felt winter wreath not only because of its soft fluffiness, because it was really easy to make. No fancy sewing, pinning, tucking, hot gluing, chain sawing or other dangerous activities needed. We've been obsessed lately with felted wool sweater crafting, and this would be a great use for those scraps. Plus you wouldn’t have to cut half as many squares because a felted sweater is usually several times thicker than store bought felt. Of course to create a similar fluffy winter wreath you can experiment with other fabrics and even with paper as well!
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DIY skandinavian felt cone gnomes
These playful and easy Nordic/Skandinavian felt cone gnomes would make a great addition to almost any winter/Christmas decor and the colors can be changed to match your own holiday palette. For this quick and cute winter craft project you will need cardboard cone shapes , felt, embroidery floss, cotton balls, wood beads and a hot glue gun. We think it would be fun to make skandinavian felt cone gnomes of varying sizes for each member of your family. If you don’t have cardboard cones on hand, you might want to try making some from leftover cardboard or alternatively you could use a styrofoam cone to make the felt Christmas gnomes.
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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 Acorn wreath - easy DIY fall wreath
If the squirrels in your garden seem to be satisfied with the amount of collected acorns , you can collect a bunch as well and create a gorgeous fall wreath from them! This time the fall decorating experts at Craft Ideas share how to capture the beauty of fall with this versatile woodland wreath complete with acorns This DIY fall wreath is super simple, it's practically free and the outcome is so unique and beautiful! ( The whole wreath making project takes about 90 minutes to complete it. ) This DIY acorn wreath is the perfect fall decor for your front door or to display on your fall mantel.
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DIY Gorgeous easy paper hexagonal gift box
Watch this nice step-by-step video tutoria l and learn how to make this gorgeous origami style paper gift box easily with simple household materials and colorful construction papers ! This beautiful hexagonal floral treat box can be a perfect way to wrap small presents/sweets for mothers's day ( or other occasions ) in a stylish and gorgeous way! This paper gift box is a surprisingly easy paper folding project : you just need a piece of s crapbook or construction paper , a ruler, a can lid and that's it! With this step-by-step video tutorial creating your own beautiful DIY paper gift box will be a piece of cake! ( Even the kids can fold some to surprise their friends - or f
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DIY Heart shaped painted tree branch art
"Whether beach-combing, hiking in the forest or walking along a riverbank, dried branches can be easily found in many places. With a little imagination, you can transform those branches into beautiful and low budget wall art /home decor using a few simple supplies. The heart shaped painted branch wall art adds a textural and colorful feature to your walls that can be used seasonally (on Valentine's day for ex.) or year-round. With different paint colors (or no paint at all), this natural tree branch art piece can work in a variety of rooms and design aesthetics."
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Skandinavian style winter dolls from logs (no-sew)
You will be surprised how easy is to make one of these gorgeous  cute skandinavian / russian winter dolls! Almost no-sewing involved in this quick winter craft project (only a few hand stitches for the hair and the skirt ruffles )!  In this nice craft site you can learn how can you make this adorable traditional winter doll with a simple log and some leftover fabrics.  The pictures of the different finished skandinavian / russian vintage doll designs in the site's comment section is also very interesting  (and inspirational) so don't forget to check it out!
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DIY Wooden beer caddy - free woodworking plan
Ditch the cardboard six-pack and customize your own wood beer caddy to tow your brews in style. This six-pack carrier is complete with a wall-mounted bottle opener so you can enjoy a cold beer as soon as you reach your destination. Pick up some beer from your local bottle shop and enjoy your DIY wood beer caddy! If you've mastered the art of making DIY wooden beer caddies, make one for a friend. This easy woodworking project can be a perfect choice for beginners. Surprise you beloved husband / boyfriend or yourself on a hot summer day with this rustic wood beer caddy filled up with ice cold beer (or you can  fill it up with other drinks)
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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 Seashell bouquet - summer decor
This seashell bouquet is one of the most beautiful DIY summer projects. Summer is just a great moment that you can easily get the natural decorations from the sea and begin your beach theme decor. Everyone of us love the beach , and we all want to have a part of it in our homes! Learn how to make your own pretty and beachy DIY shell bouquet in just minutes! ( You only need a few supplies! ) This time in this step-by-step video tutorial Bargain Bethany will show you how to make this gorgeous seashell bouquet. So pull out your stash of seashells and start creating and decorating your home, beach themed party or wedding !
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