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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!
Painting with wood stain - furniture painting tutorial (furniture makeover)
Look at this gorgeous wood stained flower art table ! Amazing right? You should soooo give this furniture painting technique a try! There’s nothing to lose if you just grab a scrap piece of wood , a can of stain , and a cotton cloth ( or cut up t-shirt! ). You can spice up any old boring ( wooden ) furniture with this painting tip and create unique and beautifull pieces of art! In this nice website you will find a timelapse video and more tips 'n tricks about wood stain furniture painting.
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Crochet mason jar cozy (free crochet pattern)
Repurpose / upcycle empty mason jars and tin cans for flowers, pencil cups, cutlery holders, craft supplies, combs / cosmetics or wherever you want some pretty organization ! This free crochet pattern is very easy ( made with only beginner crochet stitches ). This crocheted jar/can cozy is a very nice ( and low-budget ) way to decorate your home ! These mason jar/tin can cozies are changeable ( and washable ) so you can easily dress up your jars/cans/bottles differently in any season/holidays if you wish! You can use any size and color yarn , the final products will be gorgeous!
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DIY Mason jar Christmas light - easy vintage outdoor decor
We simply love upcycling crafts , especially if the outcome is something useful and gorgeous. Robin ( from All Things Heart And Home ) has made this beautiful Christmas light out of simple mason jars , and she will teach you now how to make it for yourself! This DIY Mason jar Christmas light is perfect in the early morning and at night ( it’s like you are catching fireflies! ) And ( believe it or not ) this mason jar fairy light is super easy to make!
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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 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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Long stemmed fabric roses - fabric flower spring decor
This gorgeous textile rose centerpiece is made from some scrap fabrics and twigs. If you love sewing this easy fabric rose bouquet is a perfect quick spring project for you! It can be a lovely ( shabby chic /vintage style ) spring home decor or you gan gift them as a bouquet in any ocassion ( mother's day, weddings, birthdays... ) You can use this technique with any types of fabrics ( imagine a nice denim or a burlap version! ) This sewing project is a perfect scrapbuster or you can upcycle some old clothes as well!
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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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How to make a rolled newspaper rose wreath
Make rolled roses from newsprint , and turn them into a vintage style gorgeous rose wreath ! Not for outside, but great for anywhere indoors ! You could also lightly spray silver, gold, or any color that fits your decor on the finished wreath ( or use colored wrapping /origami papers to make one ) ! You can use this beautiful and inexpensive newspaper rose wreath to decorate at fall or spring , or you can use this simple paper rose rolling technique to make single rolled roses and decorate other crafts with them. Upcycling crafts are always the bests!
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Easy DIY yarn ball ornament - how to make yarn balls
Looking for a super simple and gorgeous winter/ Christmas decoration? Here's a quick, simple and budget-friendly yarn decor you can try out for this Christmas season! Make festive yarn balls with Hooked On Sharing's simple instructions to add some flash to parties or your home decor. Although this yarn ball ornament takes a day to dry, these colorful yarn balls can be great last-minute Christmas decorations. Or, in vibrant or elegant colors, it can be also a great party decor for any special occasion! ( Yarn balls are colorful, versatile and suitable for so many holidays and occasions. ) Watch the video and learn how to make them:
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DIY Seashell wall art - summer decor
After a trip to the shore, why not turn seaside treasures into keepsakes and accents for your home? Seashells are just too pretty and unique to throw away! This DIY Seashell wall art by Craftideas is an idea of how you can display seashells and have a new decoration for your walls at the same time.This elegant decoration an be a great decor at a beach wedding, beach party or you can decorate beach or ocean themed party favors with this fun technique! ( Or use this beautiful piece of art simply to bring the coastal / beach house feel into your home. )
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Decoupage tutorial - decorationg candles with napkins easily
This nice step-by-step video tutorial will show you how easily decorate and personalise pillar candles with napkins ! These gorgeous napkin decorated candles can pe perfect gifts and decors for every season, holiday and occasion ! You can use floral motifs for spring/Easter , winter wonderland scenes for Christmas , or simple nonfigurative patterns ( stripes, dots, moroccan flowers, vintage designs ) to spice up your everyday home decor , the personalised pillar candles will look gorgeous in any form! But beware: these candles are just DECORATIONS , because the napkins are flammable, so please keep this in mind and dont light them!
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DIY Denim fabric baskets - creative upcycling (free sewing pattern)
Do not throw away your old jeans, you can reuse them doing these cute bags! With this super upcycling craft tutorial you can sew them easily literally in minutes!  This stylish upcycled denim basket can be a perfect low-budget home decor, or a last minute gift. This cute denim basket is also perfect for organizing, or you can cover up ugly flower pots with them! This sewing project is absolutely a great choice if you are a beginner in sewing because its so easy to make! (Even you can create some with hand sewing if you haven't got sewing machine at home.)
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DIY Paper flower and mason jar wall art ( fall decor )
This gorgeous DIY fall decor by The Craft Patch Blog features a pallet wood sign with a mason jar filled with r olled paper flowers and paper autumn leaves. This beautiful fall decor is super easy to make ( even without a vinyl cutter ) ! All you need is : a bunch of beautiful paper or faux flowers , a wooden base board and some paint! You can simply draw the mason jar with paint, markers or create a fun mason jar string art! ( Jessica will provide you the free cut files if you have a machine cutter or you can find various mason jar patterns >> here << )
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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 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 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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Easy DIY paper fall leaf wreath - stylish fall decor
Fall is in the air and that means it’s time to bust out all the fall crafts ! We love decorating our home for fall and we're always searching for fun new ways to do that. This little DIY paper fall leaf wreath by The Craft Patch Blog is SO pretty and super easy to make! All you need is a few sheets of metallic and glitter scrapbook paper and a cutting machine ( or - of course - you can cut out the leaf shapes with a scissors which makes this paper fall leaf wreath a fun scissor practice activity for the kids ) This step-by-step tutorial by The Craft Patch Blog will teach you how to make a simple fall wreath out of metallic and glitter scrapbook papers:
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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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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 Succulent frame - wooden centerpiece with plants (free plan)
We love succulents and mason jars , so we gladly present this super cute $10 DIY succulent frame ! This woodworking project is super easy , frugal, and it will add lot of style to your home! ( and It also makes a great gift ! ) How fun is that? Once the paint is dry, you can sand the edges a bit to give it a distressed finish and add the succulents and mason jars. ( Of course you can use other flowers/plants as well! Imagine a large garden version of this super hanging succulent planter centerpiece ! This step-by-step video tutorial will teach you how to make your own stylish distressed wooden hanging succulent planter centerpiece !
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DIY Pebble & faux succulent wreath
Do you love simple and unique DIY decorating ideas? With this great craft tutorial by The Shabby Creek Cottage you can learn how to make this pretty pebble and faux succulent wreath! ! This gorgeous pebble & faux succulent wreath can be a great DIY decor in your vintage / rustic style home all year 'round! Besides of it's a perfect home decor even if you aren't the craftiest person int the Earth, you can make this gorgeous pebble & faux succulent wreath in no time, and the outcome is soo gorgeous! It's absolutely worth a try!
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Book angels with magazine hair - recycling origami
What happens to books , when we didn't need them anymore? Some go to the land-fill, some go to the recycle bin... And some become ANGELS ! Join Yoko Komori Olson as she takes you step-by-step through the fun process of transforming books that were destined for the land-fill, or recycle bin, into beautiful decorative Christmas gifts ! These cute book angels are super easy to make and even their hair is repurposed material : magazines! With this nice step-by-step video tutorial making of book angels will be a piece of cake, and you can find >>here << the video instructions on how to make their culry magazine hair
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DIY Vintage teapot pincushion - upcycling craft
If you love sewing and you need a shabby/vintage style (pet-safe) sewing supply storage, you will love this brilliant upcycling craft idea!  This cute, functional (shabby chic /vintage style) teapot pin cushion  has one additional feature: secrecy!( If you have a curious cat, the need to hide sewing notions- such as pins- is a very real thing. ) Sarah came up with this fun upcycling project using a thrifted teapot, fabric from a vintage pillowcase, and fiberfill. Brilliant isn't it? The teapot's lid hold the pins and the teapot itself is great for storage your sewing supplies!
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Easy paper rosette wedding bouquet or topiary (spring decor)
Are you looking for an inexpensive but still gorgeous wedding bouquet, spring decor or mother's day gift ? Try this paper rosette ball bouquet ( or spring topiary ) ! This beautiful paper rose bouquet won't wither so you can preserve a precious memory of a special occasion forever! This paper rosette / rose bouquet ( despite the look ) is a super easy craft project , with this step-by-step paper rose topiary / bouquet video tutorial making one will be a piece of cake! So watch this nice video tutorial and learn how to make one gorgeous paper rose bouquet or spring decor for yourself or as a precious gift!
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DIY Family photo Christmas tree
Looking for easy Christmas decor for your home? This DIY photo Christmas tree is a great way to show off your favorite photos from the year and utilize wall space! This DIY Family photo Christmas tree is a really simple craft project that is so fun to do! This DIY Family photo Christmas tree is so fun - you can look at the photos as you walk by and remember the fun memories from the past year! We bet that you will get lots of comments from visitors about it being a neat way to display photos.
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DIY Post-it note flower - paper rose (video tutorial)
Are you looking for a cheap but still beautiful and easy to make spring home decor or mother's day gift? Try this gorgeous post-it note paper rose! This gorgeous but surprisingly easy paper rose can be a great spring craft project for both kids and adults! These note paper roses / flowers can be perfect flowery gifts for any occasions ( imagine them as a mother's day or a wedding bouquet! ) You can fold the origami flowers from any type of paper ( you don't need to buy special post-it notes , even a simple sheet of gift wrapping paper works well - just cut some squares ) . Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make this beautiful flower for your loved ones!
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