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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 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 Yarn wrapped glass bottle and mason jar - upcycling craft
It’s fun to upcycle old glass bottles and jars, instead of just throwing them in the glass recycling pile. Wrap twine or colorful yarns around bottles and jars to create small vases and candle holders. As a bonus: if you cover the whole bottle with twine, you don’t even have to remove the label first! Wrap the jars loosely to allow the light from the candles shine through the twine. Because the twine is on the outside of the glass there will be no increased fire risk, but please remember never to leave burning candles unattended.
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Easy DIY pistachio flower (pista shell flower) - frugal home decor
This step-by-step video tutorial by Gifts and Crafts Ideas shows how to make gorgeous flower shaped tea candle holders out of recycled pistachio shells. These pistachio shell flower tea candle holders are simply gorgeous, super easy to make and it costs practically nothing. What a great way to upcycle something that you usually throw out! The finished pistachio shell flower candle holders are the perfect addition to any shabby chic or rustic decor. Glue them on a cute spring or fall sign as a flower or just use them as a tea candle holder to make a great last minute gift for Mother's Day.
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Crochet covered easter eggs (with 2 crochet pattern)
Look at these gorgeous and delicate crochet covered Easter eggs! We think they provide a beautiful, natural look for Easter, though you could certainly do them in other colors as well. This crochet project by Flax And Twine doesn't require too much yarn, so it's a perfect project even if you have only a small amount of it. It can be a lovely  Easter gift  or you can use them as a stunning Easter / spring decors.At Flax And Twine you will find 2! different (and free) crochet pattern to create these beauties.
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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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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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Gorgeous shabby chic loop flowers (brooches) from fabric scraps
These gorgeous vintage / shabby chic flowers are completely made from leftover fabric strips , so this quick fabric flower craft can be a great fabric scrap buster project! You can use these beautiful shabby chic fabric loop flowers as home decors, gifts, jewelries and it also can be a great addition to your upcoming wedding party or you can create unique romantic accessories with them! You can make the flowers from almost every type of fabrics it will be gorgeous and unique in any form and style! At Alittleshabbychic's Youtube channel you will find lots of other gorgeous shabby chic style flower tutorials , so don't forget to check it!
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Tissue paper flowers (with 4 different petal pattern)
Are you looking for a quick, cheap but still gorgeous spring /wedding decor, or a last minute flower bouquet? If yes, this tissue paper flower making technique is a perfect choice for you! All you need is some colored tissue paper and a bunch of green pipe cleaners (or sticks). If you are out of time and you can't buy special multi colored tissue papers just try to make the flowers from  ordinary paper napkins! In this website you will find 4 different petal pattern: dahlia,rose,peony,daisy,poppy
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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 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 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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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 Clothespin stars - easy wooden Christmas ornaments
When you take clothespins apart and put them back together, they are something more: clothespin snowflakes! These clothespin snowflakes by Robin ( All Things Heart And Home) are so beautiful with those intricate cut-outs!  We love sharing easy and fun craft tutorials on mindy and these beautiful clothespin stars are no exception! These rustic / vintage style stars make a beautiful addition to your Christmas decor and are so fun and easy to make. (Even the smallest crafty hands can create some in no time!) You can make these clothespin stars in any size depending on what size of clothespins you decide to use.
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DIY String art star - Christmas yarn craft
It’s DIY string art time! There’s something so therapeutic about string art, we just love them! And when you get a great piece of Christmas decor as an end result, that’s a major bonus. Tatertots And Jello created this step-by-step tutorial to teach you how to make this gorgeous Christmas yarn art in no time. This beautiful string art star can be a great Christmas decor in your home or you can use this fun craft technique to create other motifs as well!
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Tilda style long eared bunny softie (with free sewing pattern)
Look at this super adorable skandinavian / Tilda style bunny softie! Isn't it gorgeous? It's a perfect soft toy for kids, or you can use this adorable Tilda style bunny to decorate your home at spring / easter. In this nice craft website you can find a free sewing pattern and a nicely photo detailed sewing tutorial which will help you to create this cute rabbit and his/her clothes from scrap fabrics! With following the bunny making tutorial (and alternate the pattern sizes) you can sew a whole bunny family!
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DIY Thumbtacks - bulletin board decoration (office decor)
We love DIY Thumbtacks ! This easy, quick and beautiful craft by Sadie Seasongoods brings more personality to your bulletin board ! Transform your office the easy way! This office decor project couldn’t be easier : it probably took 5 minutes to complete. Wouldn’t these lovely DIY thumbtacks make great gifts ? Because, who doesn’t love a little bling and charm? You can use any small decorations and craft bits to create fun DIY thumbtacks, such as : acrylic decorations, old buttons, wooden scrapbook decorations, plastic rhinestones, pebbles / stones, small seashells.... the possibilities are endless!
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Beautiful easy to crochet rose - free crochet pattern
A crochet rose ! It blooms all round the year in every color you want, and you made it all by yourself! Here’s how you are going to do it, in 10 easy steps. You can make the crocheted flowers with or without stem and leaves. These crocheted roses can be gorgeous wedding decorations , fashion accessories, seasonal flower decorations in a vase, or embellishments in your hat, scarf, blanket, purse, dress, skirt, top and more! You can give the crocheted roses as nice gifts for Mother's day or decorate your home with them at spring ! Watch this nice step-by-step beginner crochet tutorial and create your own gorgeous spring flowers !
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Adorable DIY macaron coin purse
Look at these sweet little macaron coin purses! Aren't they super adorable? The space inside the macaron coin purses is quite limited but good enough to place some small jewelries like ear rings, rings; may be to keep some small coins, folded money; a place to keep small piece of note that wrote your shopping list and reminder etc. Or, simply use it as a key chain or hanging ornament. If you can find a small circle mirror of about 1″ to 1 1/4″, glue it on the back plate and turn this macaron coin purse into a small cosmetic mirror. In this nice step-by-step sewing tutorial you can learn how to sew one cute macaron purse for yourself or for your friends!
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Tilda style Santa toy (free sewing pattern & tutorial)
Look at this gorgeous & super adorable skandinavian / Tilda style Santa doll ! Hes soo adorable and unique! This Tilda style Santa doll can be a perfect Christmas gift / soft toy for kids, or you can use it to decorate your home at Christmas / winter. In this nice craft website you will find the free Santa toy sewing pattern accompanied with a detailed sewing tutorial - which will help you to create this cute T ilda style Santa and his clothes from scrap fabrics ! This pattern is not really suitable for beginners in sewing ( because of the small details ) .
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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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Gorgeous silk ribbon rose flower - elegant brooch
This gorgeous silk ribbon flower ( peony or rose ) is made from simple silk ribbon ribbon pieces! This gorgeous silk ribbon flower is absolutely not as difficult as it seems: you just need to melt the petals with a lighter ( or a lit tea candle ) to shape them and then simply glue them together. With this nice step-by-step video craft tutorial you can make this gorgeous silk ribbon rose ( or peony flower ) easily to decorate your home at springtime, or as a beautiful gift for your mother on Mother's day ! Of course this ribbon rose can be a perfect gift or decor for other special occasions as well, such as your wedding party ! )
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Snowman Christmas gift tags from denim jeans - repurpose
Do you love repurposing ? Are you looking for a super fun, easy and inexpensive winter / Christmas craft which can be a great addition to your ( handmade ) Christmas gifts ? Try this adorable snowman denim jeans gift tag ! Cute, isn't it? All you need is to make some is an old unusable denim and a little acyrilic paint ! This upcycling craft project is super quick, easy and can be a nice creative activity at winter for the smallest kids as well! If you make these cute denim jeans snowmen gift tags in larger sizes you can use them as winter wall arts ( just put them into a nice frame that fits into your home! )
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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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3D paper easter bunny statue ( with printable )
Are you looking for a unique, gorgeous but still cheap easter / spring home decor ? If your answer is yes, this beautiful, modern 3D paper rabbit statue is a perfect easter papercraft project for you! The assembling of the 3D paper bunny statue is not as difficult as it seems, plus you can find a nice step-by-step video tutorial in this craft website! You can make the rabbit in any color and style , it will be a perfect addition to yout home decor or easter party !
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DIY kanzashi satin ribbon roses
This gorgeous silk ribbon rose is made with kanzashi tecnique ! It's not as difficult as it seems: you just need to fold the petals and sew ( or glue ) them together. With this nice step-by-step video craft tutorial you can make the rose easily! You can create the roses from any silk /satin ribbons , textiles or anything foldable material that you have at hand. It's a perfect spring decoration, or an accessory.
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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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