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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 Puff stich pineapple doily (free crochet pattern)
This beautiful pineapple doily by CraftPassion is a slight variation from what’s commonly done by others. We simply adore the heirloom look that the pineapple doily gave, it simply brightens up the table gracefully and tastefully. We think it could be a great idea to crochet this pineapple doily into giant doily rug by using clothesline rope, or you can use this delicate pattern decorate your throw pillows in a stylish vintage/shabby way! Visit CraftPassion and get the free puff stich pineapple doily  pattern now:
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Upcycled egg carton flowers / roses
This nice (easter/spring) craft idea is easy to make, uses recyclable materials, and breathes a little Spring into your home. Decorate your house with these gorgeous upcycled egg carton flowers / roses!
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DIY Vintage garden greenhouse from old windows - repurpose
Liz Marie's blog featured Holli's gorgeous garden greenhouse which is entirely made out of antique windows! How wonderful is it? A lot of planning need to create this gorgeous DIY vintage garden greenhouse, but it's absolutely worth the time and effort! And the best: this vintage /rustic greenhouse is absolutely low-budget because you can re-purpose some old thrown out windows! Visit Liz Marie Blog and get inspired to create your own greenhouse in large from windows and doors or in a miniature home decor version with picture frames! If you love gardening, woodworking and recycle this craft project will be your next favorite!
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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 Rustic wood reindeer decor (free woodworking plan)
This year why not build a fun DIY Wood Santa Sleigh for your front porch? But what is a sleigh without a reindeer to pull it? So grab your saw and create a gorgeous wood reindeer Christmas decor with or ( without ) Santa's sleigh! We really like the shape of this DIY wood reindeer , it so beautiful even as a standalone Christmas decoration! This DIY Rustic wood reindeer  can be a great indoor or outdoor Christmas decor. In this nice woodworking blog you will find the free printable reindeer template and a nice step-by-step assembling tutorial!
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Gorgeous silk ribbon snowflakes with kanzashi technique
We love kanzashi ( ribbon folding ) technique becuse with it we can create gorgeous ( Christmas ) decors ( just like these beautiful snowflakes ) in no time, with just a few yard of silk ribbon ! You won't need special craft materials or skills to make these gorgeous winter/Christmas decor snowflakes only a little silk ribbon and a lighter/tea candle and this nice step-by-step video tutorial ! These gorgeous silk ribbon snowflakes can be perfectd decors but you can use them as nice brooches or hairpins as well! The silk ribbon kanzashi snowflakes will look gorgeous in any color, and you can add more small decor elements to them ( beads, some bling or glitter! )
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Color harmonies - the wonder of nature ( color picker )
Design Seeds celebrate colors found in nature and the aesthetic of purposeful living. These gorgeous color palettes inspired by flowers, animals, landscapes, towns, and seasons are perfect for any furniture painting or home renovating projects , or you can simply get inspired for your next craft project by the beautifullness and perfection of nature.
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DIY vintage basket from plastic junks and clothespins
This gorgeous DIY vintage/rustic style basket is made from an empty plastic bucket and some wooden clothespins! Absoilutrelly brilliant and low budget way to decorate your vintage/shabby style home and upcycle some plastic junk at the same time! You can paint the clothespins into any color that fits into your house!  You can use these nice little baskets to organize small things, or it can be a perfect easter basket !(Just fill it with delicious homemade cookies/sweets)
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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 3D paper shoe (free printable template)
Give this beautiful 3D paper shoe to your girl and ask her to be your Cinderella! Or make one for yourself to use as a jewelry box! Or create some as a stylish wedding or bachelorette party decor! Or... - the possibilities are endless! And Just 1 sheet of paper is required. Brilliant, isn't it? As usual, Dreamy Posy's wonderful free template and step by step tutorial will guide you through the process:
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DIY  Vintage book storage box from cardboard ( decoupage )
In today's step-by-step video tutorial Isa will teach you how to make a gorgeous jewelry box/storage box book in shabby chic vintage style! If you love books , vintage/shabby chic style and you have some unused cardboard ( boxes ) you will love this brilliant and stylish craft idea, the cardboard vintage/shabby chic book storage boxes ! This vintage book is a nice way to repurpose cardboard boxes and create a gorgeous and useful decorations at the same time! Of course you can decorate the cardboard books in any other style than shabby/vintage and you can use it to create gorgeous gifts for any occasion!
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Easy DIY fabric Easter egg with bow (free sewing pattern)
This super adorable and unique fabric Easter egg with large bow comes with a free sewing pattern and nice step-by-step sewing tutorial by Miss Daisy. Lovely isn't it? If you have mastered the making o f fabric Easter eggs already you can make a fun little Snuggle Bunny as an extra which is also a free pattern available at Miss Daisy's blog. So grab your fabric scrap stash and sew a few fun fabric Easter eggs and super adorable snuggle bunnies! ( This sewing project is suitable for absolute beginners )
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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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Valentine's day hearts - crochet pattern
Whit the help of this detailed crochet pattern , you can make these adorable crocheted Valentine's day hearts. It's a perfect gift to the loved ones or it just can be a perfect shabby chic / vintage decoration.
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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 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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DIY Light bulb hot air balloon - recycling craft
Create something really special out of simple light bulbs ! These hot air balloons are perfect examples of creating something beautiful and delicate out of simple trash just as old light bulbs . Creative isn't it? Making the light bulb hot air balloons is very simple, and you can recycle a few light bulbs with it, which is also a very nice thing! Of course, with this painting technique hot air balloon light bulbs can be made in any other color, if black is not your color. The light bulb hot-air balloon can be a great frugal decoration in the classroom ( in the spirit of recycling ) as well! But because it's glass, this craft project is not suitable with small children.
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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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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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Amigurumi craft granny - crochet granny organizer (free pattern)
Are you looking for versatile and super cute storage for your crochet stuff ? Why don’t you try this super cute crochet granny organizer ? This amigurumi granny doll designed by Zhaya Designs Amigurumis is everything you need for organizing your craft tools . It is a scissors pocket, pin cushion and hook divider all in one! Plus it has a bunch more useful nooks and crannies.Visit Zhaya's site and get the amigurumi craft granny pattern for free !
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Easy DIY Rag rug - upcycling craft (home decor)
Comfy and soft, pretty and happy, can you believe it’s made from a pile of old bedsheets ? This time Grillo-Designs and Gemma Cooper ( from Simply Beautiful Painted Furniture ) will teach you how to make a beautiful rag rug from old bedsheets ( or old unused clothes ) ! If you like fabric rugs, but you have never done any weaving, crochet, or knitting before this is the perfect upcycling craft project for you! You will be surprised by how fun and enjoyable the whole process is! You only need a few simple tools and materials to make a rag rug such as old t-shirts or bedsheets , a slip mat ( or mesh / canvas ) , and patience. Get the step-by-step tutorial at grillo-designs.com and let's get crafting:
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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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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 Beach in a glass ( coastal ornament ) - summer decor
If you're looking for a fun and unique piece to add to your summer decor, look no further! What better way to make sure you change your mindset to summer than to add some summery touches to your home decor. But if you, like us, are looking to refresh your home for less, this simple but genius DIY summer decor idea by My Pinterventures will have you feeling summer vibes, minus the buyers' remorse. Get the plastic Christmas baubles ,fill them with small summery decor elements and boom - you have a beautiful and reusable summer decor !
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DIY vintage fabric pumpkins - quick and simple fall decor
Fabric pumpkins are such an easy craft project that's perfect for fall! From various fabrics to embellishments, they can make the perfect fall addition for any style. By following along Little House Of Four's step-by-step tutorial you can learn how to make these quick and easy stuffed fabric pumpkins, perfect for the autumn season. This little fabric craft is suitable for those without a sewing machine. You can use any kind of fabric to match your home AND they only take 15 minutes! You can find the step-by-step here:
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Super easy DIY paper flower wreath - fun spring craft for kids
It's time for another fun kids spring flower craft project! Today - by following tsuku cafe's video tutorial - make super simple paper circle flowers with the kids for some pretty fantastical results. This spring flower wreath is so simple to make from supplies you have around your house. Grab some paper in pastels, a stapler and create gorgeous flowers for paper flower wreaths , paper flower bouquets or other beautiful spring decorations ! Bring your children into the process and let them feel the sense of accomplishment form their paper flowers .
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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 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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Valentine's day vintage yarn wrapped heart banner
Make this simple and sweet Valentine's Day heart decor by Love Our Real Life with yarn ! This time April will teach you how to make these adorable little yarn wrapped hearts in no time! You can use the finished yarn wrapped hearts to decorate various craft projects, create fabulous garlands, or you can gift them to your loved ones! This yarn wrapped heart Valentine's day craft is perfect for kids of all ages because it's so simple to make! Get the step-by-step tutorial and create yours today:
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