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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!
Kid fall craft - leaf suncatchers
These gorgeous fall suncatchers are not just super easy to make (even for the smallest crafty hands) but they will bring warmth and love to your home instantly! The end of summer doesn’t mean we have to give up on the sun altogether. These bold and colorful fall leaf suncatchers are just the thing to use the sunlight to welcome autumn with the kiddos. You can use these beautiful leaf shape suncatchers to decorate your home at fall or it can be a perfect fall craft project for the kids in the school /kindergarten as well!
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DIY Christmas tree shelf
Handmade is special, it's sustainable, it's local. Handmade rocks!  Spice up you christmas or everyday home decoration with this rusic christmas tree shelf.
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2016 colorable mandala calendar (mandala coloring pages)
"Don’t you just love this time of year, a time to slow down, savor life, and indulge in our little hobbies? She would like to share with you 12 beautiful and free mandala coloring pages, plus a set of color-your-own mandalas 2016 calendar to download! Mandalas are considered patterns of the cosmos. If we observe closely, we see them in almost everything from a small flower to the infinite galaxy. The activities of drawing and painting mandalas have been used as a meditation for centuries to clear the mind and to connect with our inner peace and happiness."
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Easy DIY wooden hanger frame - quick picture frame alternative
Emma ( from A Beautiful Mess ) decided to try something different with the frames : she used wooden clothes hangers instead of a more traditional picture frame .We absolutely love this idea idea because it's super stylish, super unique and also a super frugal way to display your favorite pictures or family photos ! And as a bonus: you can change the pictures in the DIY wooden hanger frames quickly and easily if the season ( or your mood ) changes! ( This idea is also perfect for displaying your kid's drawings! ) Visit abeautifulmess.com and learn how to make unique picture frames out of simple wooden hangers :
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DIY Herringbone denim pillows - patchwork and recycling
Ashbee Design sharing a new denim pillow tutorial  with us today that combines chevron stripes, ombre color gradation and old jeans all into one! Talk about mixing trends! Photography just doesn't do justice to how rich a fabric these old denim pants became. It is soft yet strong. We just love this herringbone denim pillow! It really adds lots of style to any boring old sofa!  Although the denim pillow looks like it's difficult to piece together, it's really quite easy! Marji will walk you through the steps of crafting your own chevron fabric from scraps so you to can use it for projects! If you are a beginner in patchwork that's absolutely not a problem, read this nice step-by-step herringbone denim pillow tutorial and be a master patcher!
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DIY Country style Halloween bandana pumkins
Aren’t these bandana pumkins adorable and unique? We think the bandana fabric is just divine, and you can get at least 2 pumpkins out of each bandana, which makes this a really affordable DIY fall craft project, as well. You can fill a bowl or small vintage crate with these bandana pumpkins and they’ll look wonderful for autumn and Halloween. Of course you can use other leftover fabrics / unused clothes to create more unique fall/Halloween decorations with this brilliant pumpkin sewing technique.
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Homemade elegant Christmas tree ornaments with yarn, glitter & lace
Transform your old Christmas tree ornaments with this wrapping style that you can play with. You can use yarn , glitter and lace and make your own homemade Christmas decorations. Play Thoughts for Happy Minds' video tutorial to get inspired on how to make your own:
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DIY Ribbon flower with beads - grosgrain flower - kanzashi
In this nice kanzashi video tutorial you will learn how to make twisted flower with sewn in beads ! Gorgeous, isn't it? You can use these beautiful kanzashi ( folded ribbon ) flowers to decorate your christmas tree , you can use them as nice acessories / jewelries , or it can be a perfect gift for any occasion! Despite the look this delicate beaded ribbon flower is very easy to make ( just a little bit time consuming but it absolutely worth the time and effort! ) You can use any colour and patern ribbons to make this gorgeous kanzashi flower , it will look gorgeous in cream/white, pastels and in vibrant colours too!
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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 underwater candles - gorgeous and easy table decor
Look at this gorgeous and magical underwater candle and flower table decor ! Isn't it beautiful? And believe or not it's a super easy craft ! You just need 2 glass containers ( vases ) a larger and a smaller one that fits into the large ( even mason jars will work well! ) and some faux ( or real ) flowers , stones and other optinonal decor elements.This underwater flower and candle composition can be a perfect decor in your wedding party , chirstmas table or you can use it in any holidays/occasions ( the possibilities are truly endless! )
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DIY macrame yarn girland
If you are looking for a quick, cheap but still gorgeous house / kids room or party decor, this DIY macrame yarn garland is a perfect craft project for you! The best thing about this macrame yarn garland is how it adds a lot of color and interest without needing tons of time or materials, which makes it a perfect project for table backdrops at parties or a wedding. The only thing you will need to create this unique macrame wall art is a little amount of yarn ( or other similar materials ). Imagine a nice garland hanging from a branch ( created with sisal rope ) , or one made with nice romantic ( white ) satin ribbon!
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Gorgeous DIY crepe paper rose - paper flower making tutorial
This step-by-step video tutorial by Tsvoric is one of the best tutorials for making crepe paper roses ! These gorgeous, life-like crepe paper roses are pretty simple to make, and with a little practice, you'll be able to make them super fast. And the finished crepe paper roses will make a great Valentine’s day, birthday, Mother’s day or anniversary gift ! Crepe-paper roses capture the essence and beauty of flowers without all the botanical details. They also offer several practical advantages over their natural cousins: paper roses are far more durable and won't wilt or droop. So, watch the tutorial and let's get crafting!
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DIY pallet pumpkin - fall decor from scrap woods
Fall is here so it's time for all the fall festivals and activities! Got a couple of pieces of wood ? Turn them into rustic pumpkins ! This time Little House Of Four will show you how to decorate indoors and outdoors for fall with these lovely little DIY reclaimed w ood pumpkins ! These little rustic, whitewashed pallet pumpkins are just perfect for using up old scrap wood stashes or that pallet in the corner of your shed. So create a pallet pumpkin with Little House Of Four's step-by-step craft tutorial and add a fun vintage vibe to your fall decor with the finished wood block pumpkins !
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DIY Tissue paper plum flower - spring decor
Spring is finally here! So in order to bring a bit of spring spirit in our houses,create a few gorgeous plum branches with PetitBoutDeChou's tutorial and tissue paper. You will see that this DIY Tissue paper plum flower is fairly simple and quick to do! This sweet paper plum flower can be a perfect decor in your home at springtime/ Easter ,you can decorate your wedding party with them frugally, or you can gift them for any special occasion ( such as mother's day ! ) Of course you can make these easy and quick crepe paper flowers in any other color than pink, they will look gorgeous in any form! You can adapt this nice paper flower making technique and create other gorgeous ( spring ) decorations such as: wreaths, centerpieces,garlands and even accessories!
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DIY Giant plush cactus (free sewing pattern)
Cuddles and cacti are not really a perfect match.. but not this time! This time Studio DIY will teach you how to make a giant plush cactus ! This is a great option for serious plant-killers out there, and it looks so cute in a nursery or any room really. It’s a very forgiving sewing project , so you can make it to whatever size you so choose! Studio DIY made this cactus super giant ( it’s about five feet tall ) but we think a shorter version would be awesome too! Head to studiodiy.com and create your very own cuddly plush cactus! ( Photos by Jeff Mindell )
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DIY kids room tyre seating
If you love upcycling or just need a fun and cheap way to spice up your (car enthusiast) kids room this super upcycled tyre seat / kids room decor is a perfect craft project for you! This tyre seat is relatively easy to make, and it can be used as a nice hidden storage space for cars or small toys. You can paint the tyre seats to any color that you want, so it can be a perfect gir room decor as well! (Imagine a pink tyre with a flower shaped pillow!)
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Special floating Christmas tree from cardboard
If you love upcycling , easy and outstanding Christmas crafts and saving Christmas trees you will love this Christmas tree alternative the floating cardboard box Christmas tree ! This flloating cardboard box Christmas tree will amaze everyone who sees it, and it's also super easy to make ! You just need cardboard boxes , a little paint , and fishing line. You can decorate this floating cardboard box tree with your favourite plastic christmas tree ornaments os you can use it to display the kids' artworks ! With this Christmas tree you can save real pine trees and upcycling old cardboard boxes witch is also a nice thing! And as an extra this Christmas tree can be stored in a tiny space!
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How to make a paper vase sleeve - easy geometric home decor
Do you have an ugly old chipped vase ? Turn it into a gorgeous, modern, stylish home decor piece with a few folds and a single sheet of copy paper ! Brilliant recycling craft idea, isn't it? This geometric paper vase sleeve is super easy to make and its also very addictive! Once you understand the folds , you can't stop making them. You can use regular white copy/printer paper or construction paper to create your own gorgeous modern home decor pieces ! Of course you can recycle other materials to create the vase : such as plastic bottles, glass bottles, mason jars, or tin cans! Cover some mason jars with this paper origami vase cover and voilá' you have a chick and inexpensive office stationary holder !
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How to dry roses and flowers
There's nothing lovelier than fresh cut flowers gracing your kitchen table or brightening a place in your home. But even after the blossoms begin to fade, you can continue to enjoy their beauty by drying them. The papery, vintage look the dried flowers impart their own lasting beauty. Not only roses but almost all flowers can be dried! You can also use this flower drying method  to preserve  your special occassion's bouquets (wedding,valentine's day,mother's day bouquets) as well!
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DIY Vintage wine crate coffee table - woodworking
In this nice step-by-step tutorial Becca shows you how to do build this awesome movable coffee table! You can build this vintage wine crate coffee table for under 100 dollars, but looks like you paid big for it. Only really takes an afternoon, tools, stain, and some screws! Without wines, empty wine crates are completely useless! Okay, maybe not completely, but still, four of these make for one sweet vintage coffee table. You can buy sturdy wooden crates at your local craft store or get some from a grocery nearby.
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Upcycled glass lampshade vases
We love thrifting and finding beauty in things that someone else has rejected. At the thrift store she these shelves filled with rows of beautiful vintage glass lampshades. They where all longing for a new home. So she came up with this idea, to make vases out of them. It feels great to bring old things into a new life, by upcycling them a bit. And look, don’t they look happy, shining in their new colorful robes?
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DIY Fabric Christmas ornament pillows (free sewing pattern)
DIY Ornament pillows! Can you tell how excited we are? These pillows can be made with basic sewing skills, and you can use a variety of materials to show you that you could really use anything! These DIY Fabric Christmas ornament pillows  are great “keep it forever” kinda DIY that you can pull out each holiday season. And that makes our heart super happy!
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DIY Clay footprint bowl keepsake
Children grow far too quickly, so it is always nice to make a few DIY keepsakes along the way! We totally love today's craft:this lovely clay footprint bowl keepsake by Messy Little Monster ! You can treasure how small your babies or toddlers feet are with this cute keepsake ,which also doubles up as a beautiful kid made gift for family. These DIY clay bowls  would make the perfect homemade gift idea for parents or grandparents.
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Easy DIY 3D paper star - Christmas decoration
We love the magic that Christmas decorations can create. Especially paper stars ! These easy DIY Paper stars by Elizabeth Joan Designs can instantly transform a ho-hum space into something truly magical. These DIY paper star lanterns make pretty decorations with cut out patterns or even without lights inside. ( You could make a gold star to put on your Christmas tree! ) Elizabeth will teach you how to make these super simple but also super gorgeous paper stars in no time with a few simple steps:
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Fat quarter fold up basket (free sewing pattern)
This fabric storage basket tutorial by Sew Can She will get you organized in style! Plus these adorable little fabric baskets are reversible and fold up when not in use! How brilliant is this? The size of these lovely little fabric baskets is easy to handle, fast to make, and wouldn't waste fabric because the fat quarter size is perfect! And they are perfect for holding patterns, pieces of a project in progress, and other small things:
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Acrylic painting techniques - step by step video tutorials
Would you like to learn how to paint beautiful unique acrylic paintings in vibrant fun colors? Acrylic Painting Techniques 's art class video channel will teach you how to paint these gorgeous pictures in nice, easy to follow step-by-step video tutorials ! Her acrylic painting videos are very easy to follow even if your are a beginner in painting with acrylics , and the outcome is so beautiful you can gift them to your family members or hang on your wall! In this Youtube art channel you can find more than 40! different step-by-step painting tutorial with various landscape themes, seasonal paintings, flowers etc.
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DIY Green paper leaf garland - easy paper decor
Frame your furniture or spice up your party with this beautiful creative paper leaf garland ! This DIY paper leaf garland by The House That Lars Built is a beautiful home decor but also perfect for summer gatherings or even winter gatherings as it has that holiday air. Plus: this paper garland is easy-peasy to make! Add a punch of color with striking colored paper garlands that make ideal backdrops for any decor. With a wide variety of papers available, you can make countless hanging decorative crafts, setting the right mood inside the house just before a party.
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DIY Easy Halloween pumpkin wicker basket fall decor
I we find a simple upcycling fall craft project that relies on thrift store items, we get an extra charge of satisfaction!  And this Halloween-themed project is no exception! Get a few wicker basket / rattan paper plate holders  and create this super cute and oh-so-easy wicker basket jack-o-lantern Halloween decor! Brilliant, isn't it? Sadie Seasongoods will show you how to make your very own adorable fall /  halloween decor from a simple upcycled wicker basket in no time!
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DIY rustic bathtub tray (with free plan)
Do you love woodworking projects? Try this quick Rustic Wood Bathtub Tray so you can lock the bathroom door and soak in a warm bathtub. You can prop a book and a glass of wine on your tray. Or maybe some tea and the iPad so you can binge watch some Netflix. You can make this rusctic/vintage look wooden bathtub  tray in minutes (even if you are a beginner in furniture making ) because it's so easy, and it can be a perfect gift for any occasion as well! (Because who doesn't love relaxing and pampering things?) You can protect your woonden bathtub tray from water with any color waterproof stains and varnishes it will look gorgeous in any form!
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