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This craft category is a huge collection of creative DIY home decors, DIY garden decors and furniture makeover ideas! DIY home decors and frugal home decorating ideas, pallet furniture, vintage and shabby chic style home decors, rustic home decors, DIY garden decors, handmade garden furniture, garden toys, furniture painting, furniture remodeling / furniture makeovers, free DIY furniture plans, home makeover ideas and everything about creative home decorating and garden decorating!
How to decorate a glass bottle - frugal home decor idea
Look at these gorgeous and unique home decors! And it's just a few glass bottle, paint , yarn and household junks!  Brilliant, isn't it? This upcycling craft project is a perfect way to repurpose empty glass jars and bottles, and a lot of (broken,unused) things around your craft table! You can use:masking tape, buttons,figurines,twines,feathers,craft foam leftovers.. Almost anything! If your arrangement is done just simply paint it with a nice color of acrylic paint, and add a dab of gold paste and voilá' you have and unique, frugal and gorgeous home decor piece!  You can use the champagne bottles as a vase or decorate a mason jar for a cool pencil holder!
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DIY Faux boxwood topiary trees - garden decor
Love the look of topiary trees , but don't want to pay the high price tag? Here's a way to make DIY topiary trees from Dollar Store supplies! This time Homemade Lovely will teach you how to make these gorgeous faux boxwood ball topiary. Get the step-by-step topiary making tutorial at homemadelovely.com and whip up a little faux greenery for your kitchen in the form of some gorgeous DIY Topiary Trees:
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DIY Vegetable garden markers - stone painting idea
These rock garden markers are easy to make and look so fun in the garden ! Follow the step-by-step rock painting instructions written by adventure-in-a-box.com to make some, then use your rock garden markers to identify herbs, vegetables and flower s! It’s kind of like planting forever flowers to add a splash of color to an all green herb garden . We know that many people like to leave their markers out so they know where their perennials will come up each spring and these gorgeous and fun rock garden markers are perfect for this! We recommend sealing them for extra protection. To make these garden markers you will need some smooth stones, a black marker, and acrylic paint.
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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 Sunburst driftwood mirror - summer home decor
We LOVE driftwood ! And we love to use driftwood many different ways! ( Some things are just meant to be used as decorations! ) There are so many wonderful ways in which you can turn driftwood into amazing decorations for your home. Each piece of driftwood is unique, shaped by nature and the elements. This time make a gorgeous sunburst driftwood mirror with Sustain My Craft Habit's step-by-step tutorial! ( Driftwood projects are often used in coastal themed rooms, but that doesn't have to be the case! )
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How to modify a cutting board for more counter space
Remember when you wished for more counter space in your kitchen ? This time Jillee shows you how to create the extra counter space you have been dreaming about! Dealing with limited counter space can be frustrating, especially if you’re preparing two or three things at once. Jillee will show you how some simple modifications to a cutting board can create a safe, functional, and movable work surface that rests right on your stove top! Both you and your landlord will love this project because it doesn’t involve any permanent modifications to the kitchen itself. How brilliant is it? Get the tutorial, and let's get crafting:
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DIY Round fruit slice pillows - fun summer decor
Want to add some fun to your summer decor ? One of the quickest ( and most inexpensive ) ways is to change the pillows. Pillows are eye-catching and something that everyone notices & appreciates. These fun fruit slice pillows by Studio DIY can be created in an afternoon, and they will add some fresh summer vibe and a pinch of whimsy to your living room, the kids’ playroom, the sun porch or other rooms in your home. Happy Crafting!
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DIY no-sew braided rug with t-shirts
If you want to recycle your old t-shirts /clothes  somehow because they weren’t all suitable for charity,  this braided rug by The Wonder Forest seems like an awesome idea and one that could actually give new life to the worn out old shirts. You can use any scrap fabrics or clothes (t-shirts,jeans,bed sheets) even bath towels to make this fun and cozy braided rug.
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Wire angels - Christmas ornaments with wires
This cute and easy  wire angel Christmas ornament is not just only a perfect decor in your rusctic / vintage style christmas tree but it's also super easy to make! ( Even if your are not the craftiest person in the word!) You can make these wire angel ornaments from any type of wire (copper , aluminium or pipe cleaners ..) even the sturdier threads will work well with this brilliant angel making technique! If you love upcycling you can use old electrical cables as well! (This way you can make colored wire angels!)
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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 Sunflower paper flower from crepe paper
The sunflowe r’s message is : stand tall and follow your dreams. Focus on what’s positive in your life and don’t let anyone get you down. In Chinese symbolism, the sunflower means long life, good luck and is considered very auspicious. It's yellow color signifies vitality and intelligence. It's a symbol of happiness too. In esoteric Christianity, the sunflower is a symbol of God's love. So get a few rolls of crepe paper and create this gorgeous crepe paper sunflower to decorate your home frugally at summer or give it as a meaningful gift for your loved ones! Of course you can create sunflowers in other colors and call them g erbera daisies since these flowers are very similar.
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Spring flowers - beginner watercolor painting tutorials by Jay Lee
Today Jay Lee will to teach you how to paint gorgeous sophisticated watercolor spring flowers ! You can use this painting technique to make your own note cards, birthday cards, place settings, wedding paper goods, or art to hang in your home ! Jay Lee is a very talented, creative person who can knit up a storm and wield a watercolor-saturated brush like nobody’s business. In accordance with her watercolor know-how , she has created a whole bunch of watercolor painting tutorials for us to learn how to create gorgeous watercolor flowers. Watercolor is our favorite painting medium to work with because it’s so fluid and organic!
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DIY heringbone pattern wall art from old wooden floor
If you are in the middle of redecorating a room and desperately need some cheap and big wall art this wooden herringbone wall art is a perfect craft project for you!  You can upcycle old wooden floors and use new wood planks to create this natural looking wall art as well. You can paint or stain the herringbone pattern to any color that fits into your home or leave it in their natural beauty. Of course you can use this herringbone pattern to decorate large walls or other furnitures as well!
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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 gingerbread house gift or cake boxes from cardboard
Which can be better to wrap your presents than a gorgeous gift/cake box that costs almost nothing? Thats why we love upcycling! This cute gingerbread house gift box has made from a simple cardboard box with a corrector pen! Brilliant idea, isn't it? You can use these adorable and magical gingerbread boxes to wrap your handmade presents/cakes or you can simply use them as gorgeous winter/christmas decors in your home. The cardboard box gingerbread houses will look good in any size, so you can create a whole winter wonderland village! (You could bake a few gingerbread man as villagers as well!)
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DIY No sew felt flowers with twigs - 3 different felt flower pattern
These beautiful DIY no sew felt flowers by Mommy Moment are the perfect homemade Mother’s Day gift – and the best part is, is that they’ll never 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 ! Mommy Moment put them on twig stems , but you can use them for all sorts of spring crafts. These felt flowers are super easy and fun to make! ( And only a few pennies to make )
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Little crochet pumpkins (free crochet pattern)
We simply LOVE cute and quick crochet patterns! Just look at this lovely little crochet pumpkin ! Isn't it super adorable? Get your hook and yarn out and let’s hook up these adorable pumpkins ! Autumn is our favorite time of the year. Every fall we like to decorate with pumpkins and of course we love crocheting so why not combine these two passions together! Eva would like to share this wonderful free crochet pumpkin pattern with you, so you can decorate and welcome in autumn. Get the pattern at horgolom.blogspot.com and create your very own adorable little crochet pumpkins !
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Colorful plastic bottle spring flowers
If you love upcycling and eco friendly craft ideas, you will love these beautiful plastic bottle spring flowers by The Chilly Dog! These flowers make cute decorations for your garden in any time of the year. You could even enlist the help of your young crafters! This is a very easy spring craft project and you can make them in any size, and any color. Of course it's not just a nice garden decor, you can decorate your home or the kids room with these colorful and fun flowers.
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DIY Pumpkin fairy house  - fall fairy garden
An adorable pumpkin fairy house ! This time Esther Straub will show you how to repurpose those boring plastic pumpkins into a magical little fairy garden. Isn't it beautiful? Use a ( plastic ) pumpkin , natural elements such as twigs and moss to create this beautiful fall themed fairy garden with a giant pumpkin fairy house. You can attach led fairy lights to your pumpkin fairy house to add a little bit extra magical ambient to it. This pumpkin fairy house can be a darling fall decor in your garden or you can make it as a lovely fall themed doll house for your kids and all of their toys to play with.
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Crochet stocking advent calendar
What can be more fun that finding little surpises every day till Chritmas? With this gorgeous vintage/rustis style crocheted advent calendar you can decorate your home at winter and suprise your kids with little gifts at the same time! If you are a beginner in crocheting that's not a problem because in this nice crochet blog you can find a complete, step-by step , picture documented free crochet tutorial&pattern for every! little crocheted stocking, plus as an extra you can also find here the base board's assembling tutorial.
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DIY Beautiful easy to make spring balloon flower from crepe paper
Are you looking for a quick, easy, frugal but still gorgeous spring/Easter or wedding decor ? Try this beautiful crepe paper balloon flower ! These gorgeous paper balloon flowers can be great decors in your home at spring/ Easter or you can make 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 beautiful balloon flower in minutes! You can make the paper flowers in any color and size, they will be gorgeous in any form! This spring craft project is so easy, even the smallest kids can create some!
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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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Easy DIY Concrete pumpkin - fall decor
It's time to start decorating for fall with pumpkins ! Concrete pumpkins are the perfect, long-lasting fall decorations for your home & garden ! This time Fashionblonde will show you a super easy and quick way to make them with very little supplies or expense and without any plastic mold. You will be surprised how easy is to make one with a few simple tricks! This little fall craft project is pretty much the do-it-yourself-ers dream! Cement pumpkins are a fun and easy project to do that will stand the test of time, and assure that your pumpkins don't get kicked over on Halloween. Watch the video tutorial and learn how to make your very own cute concrete fall decorations
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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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DIY easy to make origami lotus flower (paper folding)
The lotus flower symbolizes purity and enlightenment. It is also associated with rebirth and divinity. Watch the step-by-step instruction on how to make this beautiful lotus flower. What can be better than an inexpensive , quick , but still gorgeous and colorful spring decor which involves flowers ? These beautiful paper origami ( spring ) flower can be made literally in minutes and they will spice up any boring wall space in your house ! You can use the paper folded flowers to decorate the kids' room at any time of the year, if you are not into spring decors. With this super video paper folding tutorial you can make a few origami flower with your kids from a few sheets of colorful origami paper.
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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 Woven denim jeans seam coasters - recycling craft
Denim is totally having a moment right now, both in fashion and in home decor. Here’s what you need to turn your family’s old jeans into a stylish new woven denim coaster! Something old and unused turned into something totally new, useful and gorgeous! We love finding simple and inexpensive ways to do little things that can make a big impact for the environment. What about you? Grab a pair of jeans and recycle them into a set of stylish woven denim coasters. These unique fabric coasters can be great gifts for anyone, because who doesn't loves useful and stylish home decor pieces?
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DIY Yarn wrapped hearts - Valentine's day decoration
Make this simple and sweet Valentine's Day heart decor with just yarn ! Virginia from Fynes Designs 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, 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 at fynesdesigns.com and create yours today:
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Origami swallowtail butterfly ( paper folding )
We love origami ! The origami decorations not just only super cheap alternatives of the expensive home decors , but they are also looking gorgeous and unique! These colorful origami butterflies are made with a little piece of paper. It's an easy paper folding project ( especially with this nice and detailed close up paper folding video tutorial ) , you can make them easily even if you are not familiar with origami. You can use these gorgeous paper butterflies to brighten up your spring decor or just spice up the kids room with a colorful and fun butterfly mobile.
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DIY dog food station with storage
Are you looking for a practical and decorative wooden furniture for your (messy eater) pet? If your answer is yes, this brilliant wooden DIY dog food station and storage box is a perfect woodcraft project for you! This easy to make dog food station keeps your dogs water and food dishes from being tossed around, and you can store a whole bag of dog food (or other dog acessories) in it. You can find a free plan in this nice website to make this stylish furniture, and of course you can adjust the sizes for your dog's size as much as you want! (If you have a very small dog or a cat you can create a small box or completelly leave out the storage part and build a fancy dog or cat feeder tray with legs!)
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Painted summer fruit planters - easy DIY summer decor
Create an vibrant summer mood by using a watermelon, dragonfruit or pineapple pot for your greenery. Regular terracotta pots are great and all, but these watermelon, dragonfruit & pineapple planters by The Crafted Sparrow are definite statement-makers. This craft tutorial offers step-by-step instructions and visual guidance on how to make these fun fruit planters. Fun, vibrant colors like red and pink provide that sharp contrast for an exciting piece. Want to get creative with flower pots ? This creative painting technique and the fruit pots will be your next favorite craft project!
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