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DIY Fabric journal cover ( free sewing pattern & tutorial )
This lovely fabric journal cover by Christine from Sew, Jahit is designed to have a clean look, be functional, and absolutely machine washable - which adds on to its practicality. It has plenty of compartments: including card slots and a pocket for the smartphone. It fits journals of up to B5 size. This journal cover is easy to sew enough for an advanced beginners, and the materials are easily available in sewing and craft stores. Get the free sewing pattern & sewing tutorial at sewjahit.com, and let the fun begin:
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Oliver's favorite things -  lovely DIY applique quilt kids blanket
Christine from Sew, Jahit made this adorable applique quilt for her son, and in this step-by-step tutorial, she will teach you how to make one four your little ones using the raw edge applique technique. This applique quilt blanket features some of Oliver's favorite things as a preschooler: adorable animals, vehicles, robots, and fruits - but you can customize your blanket with any other fun motives. ( Free applique SVG cut files included! )
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DIY Tire seats - garden decor from tires
Got some old tires hanging around? Upcycle them to make these simple yet fun garden seats ! Gather up old tires , paint them, put ropes on them and voila: a cool outdoor seating ! This DIY tire seat by Cottage LIfe is an easy trick to make best out of waste. You can stack your tire chairs to make the taller or use them individually.
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DIY Bee box - how to make a bug hotel (insect hotel)
Everyone knows that bees are in trouble. Habitat loss is largely to blame. So why not give our little pollinator friends a leg up with this simple bee box project by Cottage Life ? Your garden is home to hundreds of species of bees , including solitary mason bees , which pollinate up to threetimes more than their honey-producing relatives. They love to nest in dark, narrow tunnels, such as the bamboo tubes used in this design. Paint your bee boxes in bright, floral colors, and you’ve got a cozy home base for the local pollinators to nest in when they’re not sampling nearby flowers.
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DIY Clay pot gnome  - adorable garden decor ( gnome craft for kids )
Get the kids interested in gardening by making this adorable DIY clay pot gnome by Ruffles & Rain Boots! When it comes to adding a touch of charm, character, and genuine good humor to your garden , nothing ticks all the right boxes quite like flower pot gnomes ! Bring your outdoor living spaces to life and be the envy of your neighbors in just a few simple steps and with a few basic tools – you won’t’ believe how simple it is!
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DIY Wood bead floral wreath ( wood bead spring wreath )
Spring is the perfect time to try your hand at making gorgeous floral wreaths for your door. This time Kelli and Kristi from Lolly Jane share a step by step tutorial on how to make a gorgeous wood bead floral wreath for spring or a precious day ( such as your upcoming wedding ) ! Wreaths are a great way to bring the season into your home without going overboard. Wreaths are typically hung on the front door, but you can also hang them from walls ( you can even hang them over a fireplace mantle! ). Don't forget to customize the colors to fit your style!
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DIY Rock purse (rock wallet)
Instead of always having to replace your wallet by buying a new one, have you ever thought of making your own? Well, this rock purse by TheQ will literally last forever! Ok...Maybe this rock purse ( rock wallet ) isn't really your everyday shopping purse , but it can be a great conversation starter decoration in your room! Get the tools, watch the step-by-step video tutorial and create your own rock purse now:
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DIY Matchstick truck - How to make a matchstick truck without glue
This matchstick truck is such a fun DIY to do and we love the result! Crafting things from unconventional materials is always fun. Whether the project you are making is decorative, practical, or even just for fun in its final product, you will have more fun making things if the materials are ones that people wouldn’t necessarily think to transform into something else. Matchstick is such a great material to try because it's cheap and easy to handle. In this video tutorial, The Q will show you how to build a matchstick truck without glue.
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DIY Coca Cola style grill (BBQ) from a keg
Don’t have a barbecue in your backyard but want one? Of course, you can always buy one but if you’re looking for a conversation starter then DIY-ing is the way to go: turn an old barrel or keg into the perfect grill with this super easy DIY project! This is one DIY BBQ beer project worth finishing the keg for! Watch The Q's step-by-step grill making tutorial and create your keg grill today! ( WARNING: do not use barrels which were used to store chemicals, and please double-check the pressure inside your barrel or keg before cutting! )
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DIY Match house - How to make a matchstick house without glue
In this step-by-step video tutorial The Q will show you how to make a house from matches. This lovely little matchstick house is fairly simple to make and requires no tools. It can be made without using any glue or tape. This match house is a fun project when you are bored and can be used as a gift or just for fun. ( although this matchstick house will require a lot of matches and time ). WARNING: do not play with fire! If you would like to lit it up, be careful and prepare the area appropriately. ( Be sure that plenty of water is always available if anything goes wrong )
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DIY Matchstick fairy house ( step-by-step fairy house making tutorial )
In this step-by-step video tutorial Creative Mom shows you how to build a lovely miniature fairy house entirely out of wooden matchsticks. Isn't it wonderful? If you love unique and beautiful wooden decors you will love this little matchstick house! You can paint or varnish the finished match houses if you like, to add a little pinch of extra personality.
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DIY Cardboard mushroom fairy house
A cardboard house ( doll size or bigger one ) is a wonderful place for creative play. Building one is a great DIY project that everyone will enjoy participating in. Follow along Kreatív Anya's step-by-step tutorial and create one! Whether you're helping a child or younger sibling with a school project or just trying to keep yourself amused on a rainy day, a cardboard house is a fun craft project. You can make a simple model house, a dollhouse, or even a large cardboard playhouse. These houses can be made from materials you likely already have around your house, although you might need to visit an art supply store if you want to decorate it.
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New bar of soap from leftover soap scraps - Rebatching odd ends of soap
If you have a couple soaps at home, you have probably encountered soap scraps. End pieces of soaps tend to build up over time. If you’re like us, you can’t stand to see even the tiniest bit of soap go to waste. Luckily, there are plenty of things you can do with leftover soap ! This DIY soap rebatching project is such a great way to learn the basics of soap making and experiment with additions, such as essential oils. You can delve into the world of soap making ( without be afraid to work with lye ) and salvage those pesky odd ends of soap . Win-win!
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DIY Noodle board & stove top cover - woodworking tutorial
Learn how to build a DIY noodle board / stove top cover using Addicted 2 diy's easy to follow tutorial. This noodle board can be built using scrap wood you have on hand, or purchase the wood of your choice and customize it any way you like! If you have shortage of counter space, or just want to add some extra you will definitely love this stove top cover! The warm tones of the wood will add a touch of country coziness to your kitchen. This DIY wooden noddle board / stove top cover can also be handy as a large tray to carry things outside when you are entertaining outdoors as well! Get the free plans and let's get crafting:
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DIY Simple & quick miniature wire bonsai tree
A bundle of copper wire can be something else: a beautiful bonsai. These miniature trees are just like the real ones that so many people have fallen in love with, but these wire bonsai can last forever. T wist, coil, and curl metal wires into gorgeous bonsai sculptures. Master different techniques to ensure that every branch, leaf, and root comes out looking like the real thing, and with a bit of practice you will be the master of wire bonsai!
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DIY Quick & simple natural air freshener
Maintaining the indoor fresh air is as important as house cleaning. Sometimes achieving a pleasant and cozy aroma is a challenge. Common household air fresheners are full of toxic chemicals. Their active ingredients that can irritate skin, eyes, and so much more. To help your house stay smelling fresh and clean without the harmful additives, BornToDIY will show you how to make the world's quickest, easiest and cheapest all-natural air freshener to use instead. Mix 2 super simple and cheap ingredient, and your air freshener is ready to go! Get the recipe and create your homemade air freshener now:
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Crochet succulents (or crochet flowers) - free crochet pattern
Are you looking for free ( scrap yarn buster ) crochet patterns ? Do you love succulents ? Crochet cute little succulents ! Paint It Colorful designed this lovely crochet succulent. Besides it's super easy and quick , this crochet pattern is completely free ! One of the nice things about crocheting is that the exact size is rarely important, so you don’t need to worry about matching the designer’s gauge. You have the freedom to experiment with different yarns and hooks to give you a different-sized result. So grab your hooks and create a bunch of adorable succulents now!
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DIY potted felt flower ( felt cyclamen ) - spring decor
Whether you simply lack a green thumb or are looking for an easy way to bring the outdoors in, creating felt flowers is a simple, fun process. These beautiful DIY no sew, potted felt flower ( felt cyclamen ) by CreativeMamy is just the perfect homemade Mother’s Day gift ( or spring decor ) , and the best part is: these gorgeous felt flowers won't wilt or die! This super simple colorful spring felt flower tutorial will add some much needed color to any home! In this nice step-by-step tutorial you can learn how to make these easy and colorful spring felt flowers ! CreativeMamy put them on wire stems , but you can use them for all sorts of spring crafts. Let's get crafting!
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DIY Floating teacup - gorgeous spring decor
This floating teacup by Beckys craftsandgoodies is a gorgeous ( spring ) decoration for your home or garden that actually looks like a teacup that is floating above a saucer. This DIY floating teacup actually looks like the cup is pouring out beautiful spring flowers , and it’s simply gorgeous when you get it finished. Creating a floating teacup is an excellent opportunity for you to put those cracked teacups to good use. To make this gorgeous indoor or outdoor garden decoration , you need a teacup , a saucer , some artificial flowers and greenery, heavy wire or a fork , and a strong glue. Watch the step-by-step video tutorial and learn the how-tos:
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DIY miniature fairy garden in a flower pot ( garden decor )
Do you have a few empty flower pots ? Nikol & Alexandra will show you how to repurpose those boring plastic planters into magical little gardens , making for a fantastic DIY project. Commonly known as fairy gardens , these arrangements fashion any kind of containers and pots into beautiful and unique garden decor pieces. This DIY project idea invites you to use your imagination and create something unique. The process involves collecting all kinds of ( seasonal ) containers, filling them with soil, and then positioning the fragments accordingly. Remember, there's no wrong way to create a fairy garden!
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Simple DIY Disco ball - stylish party decoration from paper
With At Charlotte's House's step-by-step tutorial ( and a sturdy hole puncher ) you can enhance any party decoration with this gorgeous paper-wrapped styrofoam ball. If you love making DIY party decor, you have to check out this one! We love the way it's easy to make, but also how you can customize it with any color of paper you'd prefer! Just use a color that fits into your party ! ( Imagine one giant ball in silver, beautiful pearl-white or rose-gold or even in mermaid colors! Isn't it super fun? ) This disco ball style party decor is so simple to make, and the outcome is so gorgeous and sparkling!
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DIY Wood wall paneling makeover in country style
Wood paneling can make a room feel a little dark and reminiscent of the '70s, but it can also be seriously stylish when done right! Whether you want to add wood paneling to your house, or need a few ideas to update your existing walls, this step-by-step wood wall paneling makeover tutorial by BornToDIY Blog will be a huge help! Get inspired by the before and after photos, and learn how this outdated wood-paneled dining room was turned into a cozy country-style interior! This makeover project took a little time and elbow grease, but it made a world of difference.
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How to paint tiles - tile painting tutorial (bathroom makeover)
Do you ever have a project that ended up being so much easier than you expected that you’re kicking yourself for procrastinating so long to do it? Painting ceramic tiles is one of those projects ! Many people believe that the only way to color a tile is to glaze it in a kiln, but you can actually paint tile yourself at home! If you do the right prep work, it’s a quick, easy task that will let you re-color your flooring or bathroom , or even add a decorative element to your floors, counters, or mantel. Learning how to choose the right supplies, prepare your tile for painting, and paint and seal your tile correctly will help you re-do your home quickly and inexpensively.
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DIY Coffee filter Christmas tree - beautiful & frugal Christmas decoration
Take a look at Tutti Guardano Le Nuvole's tutorial and turn coffee filters into gorgeous DIY coffee filter Christmas trees that will last for years to come! What’s great is that even the kids can indulge in this coffee filter Christmas decor project , giving much more productivity to the holidays. Each of these DIY Coffee filter Christmas trees come up with breathtakingly pretty results that are not just engaging to craft , but also are wonderful choices to present to your friends and family. Get the step-by-step tutorial at tuttiguardanolenuvole.blogspot.com and create your own beautiful, coffee filter Christmas trees:
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DIY  Modern matchbox 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 super adorable and super easy to make DIY matchbox advent calendar by The Merrythought. This lovely little Christmas countdown advent calendar can brighten up a loved one’s day each day of the month with some good, old fashioned snail mail! Whether you want a grown-up or kiddie version, this tiny paper box advent calendar is just begging to be made. Not only is this a wonderful 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, frugal Christmas decor.
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DIY Make a tea advent calendar ( envelope 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 elegant DIY "make a tea" advent calendar by Craft And Creativity. Whether you want a grown-up or kiddie version, this envelope 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. If you aren't a tea type person you could maker an envelope advent calendar with lovely little love notes or even fun activity or product coupons !
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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 Snow covered felt Christmas trees - Christmas decor from felt
Make a wonderful snow covered DIY Felt Christmas tree ! As usual, Craft And Creativity will show you how to make this lovely little Christmas decor from felt scraps, in no time! Begin by cutting felt circles and choosing your favorite felt colors. Too adorable! This cute little felt pine tree ( or Christmas tree ) is just a perfect easy & quick little Christmas craft project to clear that felt scrap stash. This simple felt christmas tree ( in smaller sizes ) also can be a great Christmas tree ornament or you can attach them to your Christmas presents - either way they will be a great hit! The kids will love to make these adorable little felt Christmas trees , and at Craft And Creativity you will find many more lovely felt Christmas crafts to make! Let's get crafty!
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DIY Fabric Christmas tree ( free sewing pattern & tutorial )
These adorable little fabric Christmas trees by Miss Daisy Patterns are super easy to sew and just perfect as a fabric scrap buster project ! You could use the finished fabric Christmas trees to decorate your home for Christmas or you could give them as handmade gifts. ( This fabric Christmas tree is also perfect as a Christmas tree ornament, if you leave out the stand and adjust the size a little bit. ) Get the free sewing pattern at missdaisypatterns.com and let's get crafting:
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DIY Chunky knit tin can planter - winter decor
A tin can. Such a simple material and so many fun possibilities! With a pack of clay , you can transform an ordinary tin can into a gorgeous winter wonderland home decor piece! ( But of course, you can add a chunky knit to any surface that's oven safe. No knitting experience required! ) As usual, Lily Ardor will show you how to make this knitted tin can planter from scratch. Watch the video tutorial, and let's get crafting!
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DIY Tin can & socks pencil holders - fun upcycling craft
If you're looking for Completely Genius Trash-to-Treasure Crafts AND an idea on what to do with all your odd sock the sock and tin can pencil holders just might be for you. There can be a lot of stories behind your old socks and maybe you really don’t want to just throw them away. You don’t have to! because you can make different sock crafts from them: for example, this genius pencil holder which doesn't require any fancy craft materials just an ordinary tin can and a sock. You can customize this pencil holder as much as you wish ( in color or size ) either way: the outcome will be outstanding. You can use these sock and tin can pencil holders in your office or at home, it can be made by both kids of all ages or adults and it won't cost you a dime.
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DIY Chestnut & acorn hedgehog - cute fall decor
In this step-by-step tutorial, Tsvoric will show you how to make this gorgeous chestnut and acorn hedgehog ! Isn't it super adorable? Nature always gives us the most beautiful craft materials for free, so let's gather a bunch and create wonderful fall decors from them. If you aren't a wreath or pumpkin person, but you still love natural fall decors : this little hedgie is the perfect choice. This chestnut and acorn hedgehog is beautiful all autumn ( and uses dried materials so you can use it year after year ). You can incorporate any colors to your hedgehog decor with a few large beads / tiny baubles or just use what nature gave to you. If you love collecting natural craft materials this autumn decor project is a must!
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