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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 Ribbon basket with newspaper weaving - upcycling craft
Do you love recycling crafts , or you just looking for a gorgeous organizing idea which almost costs nothing? Try these beautiful paper woven baskets ! You will be surprised how easy is to make one! Even the kids can create some to organize their toys / stationary. You can can paint the finished woven paper baskets with acrylic paints/varnish for extra durability. Of course you can make the newspaper baskets in any size and shape that fits into your home decor ! Paper weaving is not just perfect because it's usefulness and gorgeousness but it also helps the environment with upcycling some paper trash !
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DIY upcycled aluminium roses
If you like upcycling , and roses this craft idea is perfect for you! If your cat's catfood comes in t iny aluminium bows, ( or you love produducts that comes in aluminium bowls ) you can make these gorgeous aluminium flowers out of them with this great craft tutorial video !
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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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Gorgeous DIY crepe paper rose - paper flower making tutorial
This step-by-step video tutorial by Tsvoric is one of the best tutorials for making crepe paper roses ! These gorgeous, life-like crepe paper roses are pretty simple to make, and with a little practice, you'll be able to make them super fast. And the finished crepe paper roses will make a great Valentine’s day, birthday, Mother’s day or anniversary gift ! Crepe-paper roses capture the essence and beauty of flowers without all the botanical details. They also offer several practical advantages over their natural cousins: paper roses are far more durable and won't wilt or droop. So, watch the tutorial and let's get crafting!
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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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DIY homemade cold porcelain rose bouquet in a pot
We love homemade cold porcelain clay because it can be used to create soo many gorgeous decorations just like this beautiful rose bouquet. Beautiful, isn't it? This rose bouquet can be a nice gift for any ocassion ( birthdays, weddings , anniversaries, Mother's day, Valentine's day etc ) or you can use them to make gorgeous home decors as well! With a little acrylic paint you can color the flowers to any fun or pastell colrs that fits into your home or the ocassion! ( You can find 2 different cold porcelain clay recipes in our site! ) Watch this nice step-by-step polimer clay rose making tutorial and learn how to make this gorgeous rose bouquet !
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DIY paper accordion flowers - paper folding
These gorgeous accordion folded paper flowers are perfect gifts for any ocassion ( mother's day, father's day, birthdays.. ) or you can use them as fancy party decors ( at weddings, dress up parties, birthday parties etc ). With this nice video papercraft tutorial you can create the paper flower rosettes easily from a little colorful ( scrapbook ) paper. You can spice up the paper rosette flowers with other embelishments ( buttons, ribbonts.. ) or simply attach delicious sweets to the flowers centers to create a perfect and fun gift !
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Felt angel christmas ornament with tiny pocket
So there’s a step-by-step instructions to hand sew this lovely little angel with a tiny front pocket for treats. When complete, the angel ornament measures 3″ across and 4.5″ high (without the loop). This tutorial is perfect for beginners.
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DIY round vintage gift box from tape tube - recycling craft
Create a gorgeous round gift or jewelry box from an empty tape ( cardboard ) roll ! Before you throw away those paper-towel or tape rolls , check out this super step-by-step video tutorial on how to make a beautiful vintage style gift box with recycled cardboard and scrapbook papers ! We admit it, we are hoarders when it comes to cardboard tubes. And we bet you also have a huge stash in your storage room! Toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, wrapping paper tubes, food-wrap rolls, poster tubes, mailing tubes all of them can be transformed into gorgeous gift, cookie or jewelry boxes for any occasion !
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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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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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Shabby chic easter bunnies ( free printable )
There are lots of fun uses for these little Shabby Chic Bunny Silhouettes by Hostess with the Mostess Blog! Jenn's original intention was to create a decorative paper Easter bunny garland – but she also discovered that they look pretty dang cute as gift bottle tags or party favor bag accents ! Especially when decked out with a cute little craft pom cotton tails! Of course you can use this adorable free vintage / shabby chic style cartoon bunny printable to decorate your home or the kids room at Easter / springtime or you can use is as part of other craft projects as well ( Easter gift cards,wall arts, scrapbook pages.. )
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Easy DIY rustic Christmas tree ornament burlap angel
What's a Christmas tree without an angel? Tree topper or ornament, those sweet and happy angels make the sweetest of decorations and are one of our favorite symbols of the season. Combine these heavenly beings with a bit of burlap and you have yourself a joyful & beautiful reminder of our reason for celebrating. Roll up your sleeves and join me in making these vintage-inspired burlap angel ornaments!
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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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Crocheted borders -  spice up your boring tablecloth
With the help of this nice, detailed crocheted border tutorial you can learn how to spice up your boring tablecloth or your clothes! Furthermore you can use this on any boring pillowcase or textiles.
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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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Patchwork stars -  Christmas tree ornaments
If you have tons of leftower fabric pieces at hand because of your larger sewing project, this scrap buster Christmas craft can be a perfect choice to repurpose them and create something gorgeous! These patchwork stars are easy to make and make a huge inpact in any fabric pattern and color . It can be a denim star, a vintage/Tilda style star or even a funky and fun neon color will work well with this quick and easy sewing project! You can decorate your home  or your Christmas tree with these sewn star patchwork Christmas tree ornaments  or you can givce them as nice handmade gifts!
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DIY Chalkboard Christmas tree
Be extremely crafty and minimal: create a chalkboard Christmas tree from your storage closet's door! This craft by Lana Red Studio is very easy and the outcome is so gorgeous and unique! Of course it's not necessary to use an old door , you can also use a big piece of wood. What we love the most in this craft is that it doesn’t take up too much space : this DIY Chalkboard Christmas tree is perfect for tiny apartments! Read this step-by-step DIY tutorial by Lana Red Studio and create your very own gorgeous DIY Chalkboard Christmas tree:
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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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Gorgeous DIY paper napkin flowers in minutes
This nice step-by-step video tutorial will teach you how to make a beautiful flowers out of paper napkins. These gorgeous paper napkin flowers can be perfect decors in your upcoming wedding party , birthday party or you can use them as sweet g ifts for Mother's day , or as cute and long lasting flower home decors at spring ! This craft project is soo easy even the kids can create some colorful gorgeous napkin flowers to decorate their room! You can make the flowers from almost every type and color of napkins they will be beautiful in any form!
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DIY cereal box magazine holder - desk organization
Make a cheap but still gorgeous magazine holder / file organizer from an empty cereal box ! It's not just a super cheap home decor / oragizing craft idea but you also can upcycle some paper "junk" with this nice craft project which is good for our Earth. You can decorate this cereal box magazine holder with any type of paper ( you don't need expensive scrapbooking paper , ordinary gift wrapping paper also works well ). This project is perfect for organizing magazines / files or the kids drawings and also for decorate your office / home on budget.
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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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Upcycled glass lampshade vases
We love thrifting and finding beauty in things that someone else has rejected. At the thrift store she these shelves filled with rows of beautiful vintage glass lampshades. They where all longing for a new home. So she came up with this idea, to make vases out of them. It feels great to bring old things into a new life, by upcycling them a bit. And look, don’t they look happy, shining in their new colorful robes?
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DIY Easy winter paper snowflake window decor
One of our favorite Christmas traditions is cutting out paper snowflakes ! Sit around the dinner table and let's cut gorgeous snowflake designs together! Today It's Always Autumn shares a video tutorial to teach you how to cut your own beautiful snowflakes , as well as 6 templates so you can create the designs you see in the picture. Cutting paper snowflakes is a great indoor activity for kids : it’s quick, inexpensive, and easy enough for kids to do on their own, and the finished snowflakes are beautiful. These are what your snowflakes will look like if you use my printable templates:
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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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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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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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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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