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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 Rustic pallet wood pumpkin - fall decor
Today Make it & Love It is here with another super easy pallet project. Pallets are a great material to use to achieve that rustic look , and with fall decor , we love a little rustic. Pallets are usually inexpensive ( or free! ) so these DIY Rustic pallet wood pumpkins are a great way to decorate on a budget ! This is a relatively easy and fun DIY Fall Decor that you can use every year! This inexpensive DIY project is a fun way to make your own custom vintage home decor , because these pallet wood ( or reclaimed wood ) pumpkins just look great on a mantle or as part of an outdoor ( front door ) fall decor.
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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 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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DIY rustic seashell mobile (or wind chime)
If you have ever been to the beach, we are sure you have looked around for seashells. Maybe you have even collected a bucket full of them with the intention of making some craft with them. Maybe that bucket is still full of those same shells! Looking for shells is one of our favorite things to do at the beach and we are excited to share with you an easy way to decorate with the seashells and have a little piece of the beach with you in your home this summer! So create this gorgeous DIY seashell wall decor piece (which can be a great outdoor wind chime as well!)
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Homemade air dry clay - cold porcelain recipe
If you are not familiar with homemade cold porcelain clay we highly recommend you to watch this super cold porcelain making video tutorial ( recipe ) because cold porcelain ( homemade air drying clay ) is a brilliant craft material! You can make any polimer clay figurines or decorations ( like these gorgeous roses ) with it. The cold porcelain is a superb alternative of the store bought polimer ( fimo ) clays and air drying doughs. You can make gorgeous jewelries, spring decors, small figurines and soo many other fun things with it! And it's also super easy to make !
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DIY Upcycled tissue box storage baskets - easy home decor project
Are you looking for a fun upcycling idea for that empty Kleenex box? If you are always on the look for cheap DIY storage ideas for the home, you will love this fun upcycling project! This tissue box makeover will be your inexpensive DIY fix to your clutter problem. The nice thing about this DIY storage idea is that it’s not only limited to a small tissue box: any size of box could be upcycled ( a shoe box, diaper box, etc ) .
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Easy DIY Styrofoam ball bunny - Easter decoration
Time to get going with Easter craft ideas ! Could there be anything cuter for your Easter table than ball bunnies ? Well, maybe a real live baby bunny would be cuter.. but bunnies are for life kids , not just for Easter ! Start collecting styrofoam balls and make these adorable and easy DIY Styrofoam ball bunnies for Easter decorating . They’d also make sweet Easter gifts or cute spring tree ornaments !
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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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Tilda style little angels (with free sewing pattern)
We love every Tilda ( skandinavian vintage)  style decors because they are so unique and whimsical! Look at these fun little sewn fabric angels! Aren't they cute? If you love sewing and would like to create a lovely winter / Christmas decor, this quick sewing project is a must for you! In this nice craft website you will find the free angel sewing pattern and a nice step-by-step sewing tutorial! These Tilda style fabric angels are perfect Christmas tree ornaments and christmas gifts for your loved ones or you can use them in every season to decorate your home, because they will look good in any color and pattern!
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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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DIY Knitted hat door hanging - winter decoration
The most beautiful DIY decor ideas can be put together with materials you have around your home! That's the case with this creative and beautiful winter hat door hanging by Crafts By Amanda. With Christmas over, much of the lovely decor comes down, but that doesn't have to be the case with this gorgeous wintery DIY door hanging! rrrrrFollow the step-by-step tutorial at craftsbyamanda.com and swap your standard winter wreath out for a one-of-a-kind DIY winter door hanging ! It's the perfect alternative for your seasonal entryway! rrrrr
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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 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 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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Easy DIY vintage paper leaf wreath - frugal fall decor
Are you looking for simple frugal fall or Christmas wreath ideas ? This DIY paper leaf wreath by Craft And Tell is a modern take on the herb leaf wreaths you often see around the holidays.This paper leaf wreath is so easy to make and look how gorgeous it is! We love using paper leaves in all sorts of art and craft projects ( and for homemade decor too! ). Since all you need is a bunch of paper leaves, you can adjust the size and color of the wreath to make it fit in with your fall or Christmas decor perfectly!
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DIY Bird memory Christmas tree ornament
To us, Christmas is a time of reflecting on the past and making family traditions. This DIY Bird memory Christmas tree ornament is a fabulous way to remember a loved one and create gorgeous decorations at the same time. This Christmas , sew one of these little fabric bird Christmas tree ornaments for everyone in your family. Of course you don't have to sew birds , you can make whatever you like ! ( A heart, a cat, a car, or even just a circle. ) What a lovely way to preserve precious clothes ! Isn't it?
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DIY snowman winter decor with decoupage from an old suitcase
If you love decoupage and renovating old unused things you will love this brilliant craft idea! This stylish winter snowman toy storage suitcase combines the helping aspect of recycling and gorgeous appearance of decoupage technique. If you have an old suitcase (or a briefcase) this is the perfect chance to make something beautiful from them for winter / Christmas ! This lovely snowman suitcase with it's winter-ish  paint and decoupage design will be a wonderful accent piece for your Christmas decoration.
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DIY Upholstered tufted headboard tutorial
Today's craft video is a Tumblr inspired DIY Tufted headboard ! In this DIY video , Nia Nicole will teach you how to make a gorgeous stylish tufted headboard & how to get the look for less. This DIY tufted headboard tutorial is helpful for the person who doesn't want to spend a ton of money on room decor ! She will showing you how to make a tufted headboard at home easily. You can use this fun upholstering technique to spice up your other upholstered furniture as well, tufting will look gorgeous on poufs, chairs, armchairs and of course headboards !
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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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DIY Natural branch coasters - nature craft
Wood slices can be turned into many things, but our all-time favorite is these branch coasters by Stephanie Rose from Garden Therapy ! Instead of burning that old tree in the backyard, reuse it and make it into something awesome! Making a set of branch coasters from a fallen tree will allow the beauty of that wood to live on and tell the story in its rings. These simple but beautiful DIY wood coasters are fast and easy to make using wood slices , and they make the perfect DIY gift for any occasion! ( This homemade coaster set is a great housewarming or hostess gift! )
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Gorgeous lilac with cold porcelain ( clay flower )
Will you believe me if i say that this gorgeous lilac flower is made from air drying clay / homemade cold porcelain? Unbelievable, isn't it? To make this gorgeous life-like lilac flower you will need air drying clay / modelling clay or homemade cold porcelain and acrylic paints. With this nice step-by-step photo tutorial you can learn how to make this gorgeous clay flower! Well, it's not the easiest and quickest craft project in our collection ( because the small details ) but absolutely worth the time and effort! This gorgeous flower won't wither which makes it  a perfect spring home decor  or a gorgeous gift for any occasion!
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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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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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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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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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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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DIY Painted rose mason jars - step-by-step painting tutorial (spring decor)
We love upcycling especially when it comes to mason jars ! I bet that you have a few glass jars already at home, and maybe you have created many gorgeous crafts with them, but as you will see, there’s still something new under the sun in the mason jar world ! This gorgeous rose painted mason jar is not just only a perfect stylish ( spring/Easter ) decors for your home, but it's also very easy to paint ! With this great step-by step painting tutorial making these gorgeous rose mason jar vases will be a piece of cake, even if you are a beginner in hand painting !
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DIY sewn knot pillows - stylish home decor
Make your space your own and instantly freshen up your couch or bed with this fun, do-it-yourself knot pillow! This gorgeous Celtic knot pillow is soo comfortable and also very easy to sew! No advanced sewing skills required! All you need is to be able to sew a straight line, and you, too, can make this unique pillow in minutes! Of course you can use another celtic knot pattern if you don't like this one, because this DIY cozy knot pillow will look good in any form! Use the finished knot pillows to decorate your home at any time of the year or give them as nice homemade gifts for a special occasion!
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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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Adorable wooden spoon snowmen - easy winter decor
These super cute snowmen are made from simple woden spoons with a little acrylic paint and a small piece of fabric (or ribbon)! Aren't they adorable? With this birlliant and super simple  Christmas craft idea you can upcycle old (broken) wooden spoons and create gorgeous (primitive) winter/ Christmas decors at the same time. You can decorate the wooden spoon snowmen as much as you wish, and make a whole wooden spoon snowman family with the kids!
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