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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!
3D Paper snowflake ornament - easy DIY winter decor
This easy to make 3-Dimensional paper snowflake looks gorgeous hanging on a Christmas tree or in a window, and this beautiful paper ornament is also super fun to make! ( For kids or adults as well! ) This 3D paper snowflake can be a winter-time decor, or if you make it in fun vibrant colors it can be a great flower like spring decor as well! Karin used double-sided paper ( white/silver ) to make it and we think it was a good choice - these two colors make it look even more three-dimensional . If you make this easy paper ornament in small sizes it can be a great addition to your Christmas tree !
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Long stemmed fabric roses - fabric flower spring decor
This gorgeous textile rose centerpiece is made from some scrap fabrics and twigs. If you love sewing this easy fabric rose bouquet is a perfect quick spring project for you! It can be a lovely ( shabby chic /vintage style ) spring home decor or you gan gift them as a bouquet in any ocassion ( mother's day, weddings, birthdays... ) You can use this technique with any types of fabrics ( imagine a nice denim or a burlap version! ) This sewing project is a perfect scrapbuster or you can upcycle some old clothes as well!
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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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Leaf clay bowl - easy fall craft
Are you looking for an easy but still gorgeous ( and usefull ) fal craft for yourself or for the kids ? Try these autumn leaf bowls ! The autumn leaf clay bowl can be a perfect gift for a teacher or a simple but still beautiful fall decor ! You can make the leaf bowls with any air drying clay / polimer clay or even with a homemade salt-dough ! Paint them to a nice fall color or use any vibrant/pastel color, it will be good in any form! ( You can alterate the leaf bowl's shape as well if you don't love mapple leaves )
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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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DIY Clay pot hanging automatic bird feeder
Today Garden Answer will show you how to build a hanging, automatic terracotta pot/clay pot bird feeder. Isn't it wonderful? And the best part is that it isn’t ridiculously hard to make if you have a few DIY tools on hand! With this nice video tutorial, you can get one self-dosing bird feeder that can help your little feathered friends to survive at winter, or this bird feeder can be a perfect gift for anyone in your family who loves to observe birds ( and squirrels ) ! And as an extra, you can upcycle some flowerpots which is nice!
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DIY pansy teacup spring decor or Mother's day gift
Still haven’t DIY’d your spring table decor? You do have gorgeous spring table decors don’t you? What? You didn’t realize you needed some? Well Pinterest says you do, so create one! Pam have a super quick and easy spring table decor idea for you! It's cheap, easy, and springy! If you were going to give these gorgeous teacup flowers as favors and allow the guests to take them home, you really should tell them that at some point soon they will need to take the flowers out of the teacups in order to keep them alive (the cups are not large enough nor do they have proper drainage) OR you can drill a hole to the teacup's bottom!
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DIY flower (jewelry) organizer box from toilet paper tubes
Do you love upcycling ? Would you like to create a gorgeous, unique and super cheap organizer for you buttons/jewelries /beads or other small things? If you ranswers are yes, this super video craft tutorial and the DIY toilet paper tube jewelry / organizer box is a perfect craft project for you! You can personalise these toilet paper roll boxes vary easily: just use any kind of adhesive craft foil or simple leftower wrapping papers to wrap it. Of course, you can simply cover it with paint and decorate with other elements ( decoupage, pressed flowers, mozaics etc )
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DIY Autumn paper owl decorations
This cute "pinata style" frizzle little paper owl decor is so easy and simple to make! Go to A Beautiful Mess's website for clear step-by-step instructions with images to guide you through the tutorial. We love the color combination of paper, wooden beads & twigs used to make these little owls. This paper owl i s just a wonderful fall decor , plus it can be a fun party pinata ( with small modifications ) ! If you are organizing a fall party for kids, then this will be a great project! They'll love to help you make this, too! You could use different types of paper ( such as newspapers, old book pages, crepe paper, brown paper grocery bags.. ) the possibilities are truly endless.
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DIY Cardboard box Volkswagen bus cat house (video tutorial)
Surf's up, cat lovers! Here's an adorable summer DIY project that is purrfect for your feline friends. With eHow's step-by-step video tutorial you will be able to transform a simple, ordinary cardboard box into a vintage-style VW bus where kitties can jump and play and nap all day! Isn't is super fun? Cats love lounging around in boxes , especially cute car-shaped ones, so get a little paint, a sturdy cardboard box and make your own DIY cardboard cat house!
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DIY floral heart wreaths - spring decoration
This floral heart wreath is so simple and gorgeous, you HAVE to make one! Make these beautiful hearth shaped wreaths by following along Design Improvised's step-by-step tutorial and add a little Valentine's touch to your home. It's also a great spring / Easter decoration! Give guests a warm, cheery welcome this season with this beautiful heart wreath. This handmade wreath comes together quickly using inexpensive materials. Thus beauty is sure to add a breath of fresh air to your front door or wall.
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DIY Geometric painting with masking tape (tape resist painting)
In this nice art tutorial Katie will teach you how to create a gorgeous geometrical paintings without any artistic skills!  Tape resist watercolor painting is a very classic art project for young kids Tape resist paintings are a great standby art project for kinds to approach in different ways with different materials over time.  To create gorgeous tape resist paintings you can use masking tape, painters’ tape, contact paper shapes and initials, washi tape, and stationery store stickers. There’s so much potential with tape resist art! So many ways you can do this. I hope you and your kids give tape resist painting a try sometime and experiment with the general technique
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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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Christmas ornament holders - table decors from cardboard boxes
This gorgeous Christmas ornament holder table decor has made from a simple (sturdy) cardboard box! Brilliant, isn't it? We love recycling craft ideas and so far this is our Christmas favourite! You can combine these Christmas ornament holder trees with your favourite (handmade ) Christmas tree ornaments and use as a gorgeous table decor, or you can gift them  to your loved ones! In this nice craft site you can find the free template and a nice step-by-step assembling and decoupage tutorial! You can create whimsical, funky or even vintage/rustic style decors with this brilliant upcycling craft, it will look gorgeous in any form!
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Stacked ombre Valentine's day heart candles
Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to celebrate by making a set of romantic and unique candles like these gorgeous stacked ombre heart candles. But watch out – this is an addictive project!
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Shabby chic style crocheted coaster
With the help of this very nice detailed crochet pattern , you can make this beautiful crocheted shabby chic / japanese style coasters. They are beautiful as coasters, but you can make a blanket with them, or a cozy pillowcase.
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Adorable cat pot holder from plastic bottles
With the help ot this cute (kids) craft idea, you can make these adorable cat pot holders out of some upcycled plastic bottles. Absolutelly stunning, and there is a downloadable printable template for the cat faces (no drawing involved). Easy-peasy!
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Crocheted vintage / shabby chic coasters
This is a very beautiful vintage / sbabby chic style crocheted coaster pattern. Make your home cozier with a blanket out of these or a shabby pillowcase. With a help of a little fabric stiffener you can use them as ornaments or wall art pieces.
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Magical fairy lanterns from mason jars
Fairy lanterns ! Now, anyone who has experience with real fairies knows that it is not a good idea to stuff them into mason jars. They will pinch and nip and basically make your life unpleasant if you treat them rudely. These jar luminaries are absolutely fairy friendly alternatives. Perfectly dreamy as a little nightlight, or magical accent. You can use pre cutted fairy silhouettes or make one yourself with a hobby knife ( >>> click here for lots of fairy silhouettes <<< ). You can even use another silhouettes if your aren't a fairy lover type ( Imagine a nice dragon or flower lantern! )
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DIY Beach sun chair from craft sticks - summer decor
These mini craft stick Adirondack chairs are the perfect place for any beach-loving fairy to spend her summer day at the beach in! This adorable little sun chair is such a cute way to bring some summer vibe into your house! You can use the miniature popsickle stick / craft stick chairs as a summer party place card holder, set up a few in a summer display on the mantle, or just make them as a fun summer activity with your kids . No matter what you use it for, it’s pretty hard to look at this cute little s un chair without smiling!
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DIY winter apple feeder for birds (woodworking)
Make an easy, stylish and useful DIY apple feeder for your garden's little feathered friends! This woodworking project is super easy, easily customisable,  using recycled materials and a fairly basic selection of tools, so you can make one in minutes even if you're  a beginner in woodworking! You can use apple, other fruits and bird suet as well with this simple but brilliant bird feeder! You can cut out any shape from the wood that fits into your style, not just only circles but other fun shapes such as: heart,rectangle,star,bird silhouette will work well with this type of birdfeeders if they have a fairly large empty space at the center.
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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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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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DIY Message in a bottle - summer beach decor
We all know how important it is to recycle bottles ,but chucking your old glass bottles in the recycling bin isn’t your only option! Create this DIY Message in a bottle summer beach decor with Sadie Seasongoods! Besides of that it's a lovely summer decor, upcycling your old glass bottles can be an enjoyable, thrifty and rewarding eco-conscious activity. get the tutorial at sadieseasongoods.com and create your very own message in a bottle! ( You can age paper with coffee if you haven't got old book pages at hand )
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Jewelry orgainzer box from cardboard - upcycling and organizing
You wont believe me if I say this gorgeous and useful jewelry organizer box was made entirelly from paper junks! ( Cardboard and a little wrapping paper ! ) Unbelievable , isn't it? Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to make this beautiful jewelry box for yourself or as a nice present for your friends/family! You can use differen t wrapping papers to personalise the jewelry boxes , it will be beautiful in any form! This useful little jewelry organizer box is perfect to store all of your jewelries ( necklaces, rings, earrings, watches etc ) because all of them has a special space in it!
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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 paw pillow from T-shirts
Watch this easy step-by-step video craft tutorial to learn how to make this super cute ( and comfy ) Paw Pillow ! This paw shape pillow is not only a cute decoration for your ( or the kids' ) room , but it is also a really nice way to repurpose old clothes ! If you want to feel yourself as a tiny fairy sleeping in the paw of giant tender pet – here you go! : ) For this cozy homemade pillow you will need 2 T-shirts ( 1 grey sweatshirt and 1 pink T-shirt ) , pillow stuffing and this nice video tutorial. : ) Everything is very clear and really easy!
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DIY Ocean in a jar - summer craft idea for kids
Make mini aquarium sensory bottles so kids can tap on the aquarium wall without getting in trouble as they shake up some ocean animals, make some waves, and learn about the creatures of the sea. As kids shake up their miniature mason jar aquariums they can find and name ocean animals. Her kid’s picked out a variety of ocean animals like sea horses, fish, crabs, stingrays, sharks, and jellyfish to add to their mini aquariums. They love flipping the jar aquariums over and watching the waves crash and the animals swim. They helped make their own aquarium sensory bottle but you could always make one on your own so your kid could discover the sea animals inside.
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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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DIY Painted rock garden markers
These rock garden markers are easy to make  and look so beautiful in the garden! Follow the step-by-step rock painting instructions written by Amanda to make some, then use your rock garden markers to identify herbs, vegetables and flowers! 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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Fall window art - leaf suncatchers
Make gorgeous fall leaf suncatchers with your kids this week in gorgeous autumn-ish colors! This fall window decor is an easy and impressive art project that will add some gorgeous autumn color to your windows as you celebrate the season. This fall art project is absolutely inexpensive, and soo easy to make (even the smallest kids can create some to decorate the classroom!) You can use autumn colors to make the coffee filter  leaf sun catchers or alternate the shape and create a winter or a spring version with other colors!
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