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This craft category is a huge collection of DIY party crafts and holiday crafts! Holiday crafts for kids and adults (Christmas crafts and handmade gift ideas, Easter crafts & decors, Halloween party favors and crafts), crafts about occasions (Mother's day crafts, Valentine's day crafts, Wedding decors and handmade wedding presents), party decors and handmade gifts (birthday party decors and gifts, baby shower gifts and decors, graduation party decors)... If you are looking for a specific holiday or occasion (Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter..) please choose a sub-category from the "holiday crafts" main menu ( at the top of the page).
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DIY Pompom bear ( yarn bear)
These pom-pom bears by NataliDoma DIY are one of the cutest yarn crafts we've ever seen! They are so adorable and really easy to make! You don’t need any special tools: just yarn, beads, and a ribbon. This lovely little teddy bear is a great winter/ Christmas kids' craft project for using up any spare balls of yarn in your knitting kit. Try making a whole bunch of these little pom-pom bears in assorted sizes. They'd make perfect Christmas ornaments as well, as you can use them again and again! You could also tie them to a winter wreath , or you could hang your pom-pom bears off a length of yarn , and make an adorable winter garland. They're also great as cute little gifts!
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DIY Sock bear  - soft toy for kids (free sewing tutorial)
Please meet Mama Kass, the sock kangaroo , and Baby Kaden, the felt baby kangaroo ! Craft Passion today share with us a super cute and free sock kangaroo sewing pattern! The pattern on Craft Passion is a little lengthy but it is worth the read till the end. It has all the details you need to know on how to sew Mama Kass sock kangaroo and Baby Kaden felt kangaroo. Follow all the instructions well and you will be able to make one ( or a whole family of ) adorable sock plushies for your kids or for yourself!
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Bottle cap snowman - easy winter craft for kids
Do you love recycling ? Are you looking for a simple, inexpensive and fun Christmas / winter craft which can be easily made by the kids ? Try this fun snowman bottle cap decor ! Isn't it super cute? This bottle cap reindeer Christmas ornament is a very nice recycling craft project and someone needs to drink the beers to produce lots of bottle caps which can be also a very nice thing! And working with recyclable materials is an important contribution to environmental protection. This bottle cap craft can be a great winter craft project in the classroom as well!
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Easy Valentine’s Day crochet heart (free amigurumi pattern)
In this free crochet tutorial by Tarturumies, you can learn how to crochet this adorable heart in amigurumi ! This sweet amigurumi heart is sure to bring a smile to any face! This amigurumi heart is a wonderful seasonal decoration or a soft toy for kids. This amigurumi heart is also perfect as a gift for a newborn. At Tarturumies you will find the free amigurumi pattern as usual . This amigurumi pattern is a fairly easy one, so if you are a beginner in amigurumis this lovely little heart is absolutely perfect to begin with!
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DIY Carousel horse costume for kids
With a little paint and cardboard, a whimsical carousel horse costume can make all your child’s dreams come true! And for under $5, this cute Halloween (or dress up partycostume is a win for parents too. The free templates for the carousel horse can be found in this nice craft blog as well!  Feel free to be creative with the colors and decorations ! And don’t hesitate to make this adorable Halloween or dress up party costume for an adult! It's super easy to size up and carousel horses are NEVER too juvenile :)
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DIY Chocolate bouquet easily with Ferrero Rocher - gift idea
Are you looking for an easy DIY gift idea for a special occasion, which is fully customizable and super easy to make ? This gorgeous chocolate flower bouquet is an easy DIY gift idea that you can give to anyone you want and customize it to any specific occasion! You can use any type of chocolate you want ( Ferrero Rochers matches perfectly with this type of chocolate bouquets ) , and any tissue paper color/colors you want! You can also use other things instead of chocolates, j ust attach it to a stick! Such as nail polish, gift cards, lotto tickets and so much more! Use your imagination or use this technique as a way of "wrapping" up several other gifts your giving to someone!
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DIY Paper strip Rudolph reindeer Christmas ornament for kids
It's time for a new fun and easy Christmas project : let’s make a super cute paper ball reindeer craft! What’s wonderful about these lovely reindeer paper balls is that you can turn them into the most adorable Christmas garland ever! Construction paper is one of our favorite crafting material (so many possibilities and quite frugal too!), and we do love all kinds of paper ball creatures! With the festive time of the year approaching, it’s time to look into festive characters, making Rudolph the reindeer is certainly a must. Ready to make your little reindeer? Clink on the link below and create one!
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Easy DIY felt flower bookmarks - felt craft for kids
If you need a pretty DIY Mother’s Day gift or a beautiful ( and easy to make ) bookmark, we've got you covered with this gorgeous felt flower bookmark by Jessica. If you’re constantly loosing regular bookmarks and you still read old school, non-e-reader style books ( just like us ) here's a great, custom way of marking your page which is pretty and won’t fall out or get lost! This felt project is super easy, even the kids can create some. This pretty felt flower bookmark is also a perfect gift for any occasion!
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Adorable sheep purse for kids ( free sewing pattern & tutorial )
This might be your favorite sewing project ever! We are so in love with this free sheep purse sewing pattern by Fleece Fun! Seriously, who can resist this sweet little lamb face ? Custom purses can add to a fun personal fashion statement and this sheep purse is also perfect for stashing little treasures and toys in. Visit fleecefun.com, download the free pattern and learn how to make this super adorable sheep purse :
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DIY Marbled Easter eggs with oil and food coloring
Get marbled Easter eggs by using food coloring and vegetable oil ! If you looking for something special for this year Easter give this vegetable oil and food coloring marbling technique a try. With this nice step-by-step video tutorial marbling some gorgeous Easter eggs will be a piece of cake! This Easter egg painting technique doesn't involves poisonous paints so you can use it on hard boiled eggs as well! This oil marbling technique is suitable for kids of all ages, and it's also super fun! So don't hesitate, grab some hard boiled eggs and turn them into gorgeous marbled Easter eggs !
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Gorgeous ball Christmas ornaments from silk ribbons (kanzashi)
Kanzashi techniue is not just our favourite because the outcome is absolutely gorgeous, but also because it's super easy ( despite the look ) , quick and also inexpensive ! And the finished product looks like an expensive classy store bought Christmas decor ! Isn't it beautiful? All you need to make one is 2 different colour silk ribbon , a few pins and a styrofoam ball ! No-sewing involved! You can use these gorgeous folded silk ribbon / textile ( kanzashi ) Christmas ornament balls to decorate your Christmas tree or you can also gift them to your loves ones!
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DIY Popsicle stick Halloween puppets - Halloween craft for kids
This fun Halloween craft idea by Mommy Moment is perfect for children of all ages! With only a few supplies needed, you and your child can create these fun Halloween stick puppets for hours of fun playtime. These little pipe cleaner puppets ( the mummy, the Frankenstein monster and the Jack'O lantern ) looks super fun, and what’s even more fun is that once your kids make them, they will be able to play with them. This super easy kids craft idea is a perfect indoor Halloween activity.
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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 Ribbon rose - How to make rose buds out of ribbon
If you are looking for how to make silk ribbon roses you will find IdunGoddess's way useful and really beautiful. Her DIY rose s look natural and they are easy to make. What we love in this kind of ribbon roses , that they look like a rosebuds with leaves under a bud. For these silk or satin ribbon roses you will need: 6 pins, thread, scissors, pink ribbon 4 cm width and 50 cm length ( or any color you want to make a rose ) , green ribbon ( 5 cm width, 5 cm length ). Watch her step-by-step silk ribbon rosebud video tutorial and decorate your clothes with these beautiful silk rose buds , use them in crafts , sew them to your bags and purses, or put them on your hair!
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Hands holding a heart - DIY Mother's day card
This hands holding a heart Mothers day card by Easy Peasy And Fun is one of the simplest and cutest Mother's day craft ideas for kids to make ! For all mothers , seeing their child's artworks created with love by far the most beautiful and rewarding gift they can enjoy. A homemade card can make Mother's Day extra special, and adding your own personal touch is easy.
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Toilet paper roll gnomes - fun fall craft for kids
We LOVE gnomes ! And only one thing is better than gnomes : gnome crafts ! Here's in one fun gnome craft from Repeat Crafter Me: a toilet paper roll gnome ! Isn't it super adorable? This toilet paper roll gnome is a quick little fall craft you can do with your kids. Use the finished toilet paper roll gnomes for imaginative play or tie a string to the hat and make them into an adorable gnome ornament ( or garland ) ! ( These toilet paper roll gnomes are also perfect as Christmas decors! ). So don't hesitate, grab those toilet paper rolls ( or paper towel rolls ) and let's get crafting:
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DIY bubble paint flower hydrangeas
This may just be one of the easiest and most fun “painting” to make, because you don’t even have to “paint”! Love blowing bubbles? This bubble painting craft project is a perfect choice for you (and for the kids)! This gorgeous hydrangea flower picture is a perfect spring decor for your home or you can give them as lovely cards on mother's day. You can paint other motifs (animals,flowers,landscapes) with this fun painting technique as well!
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DIY popom octopus Easter egg - egg painting idea for kids
We love traditions and we LOVE painting Easter eggs! This year paint your Easter eggs with watercolor and turn them into cute octopuses . Pysselbolaget will show you how to paint and make your own super cute octopus Easter eggs . This octopus Easter egg craft is suitable for kids of all ages because it's fun, quick and super easy to make!
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DIY Tree stump pumpkin - log pumpkin
The sad thing about pumpkins is that they need to be tossed out at the end of the season. But not this one! With these DIY log pumpkins by Her Tool Belt, you don’t have to worry about them standing the test of time and weather! They can be used year after year! This DIY stump pumpkin or log pumpkin makes a cheap and cute fall or Halloween decor. Stump pumpkins are pretty simple and require minimal supplies, but for the shaped ones you will need a chain saw.
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Easy DIY spider Halloween treat bowl
We are SO excited to share That's What Che Said's fun Halloween craft tutorial with you! It’s a spooky DIY Halloween treat bowl that is really fun to make, and even more fun to grab candy from. This easy spider Halloween treat bowl could not be easier and cuter! A plastic bowl and a few simple craft materials get you a super fun way to serve Halloween treats at your next party, get together or just for your kids after school!
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Amigurumi chick and Easter egg (free crochet patterns)
Do you love crocheting? Create a beautiful and adorable handmade toy: an amigurumi Easter chick! This cuddly crochet Easter chick is a great amigurumi pattern to work on because it's so easy to crochet and the outcome is so wonderful! This super adorable amigurumi Easter chick can be an excellent Easter gift for your kids or grandkids. This free Easter chick crochet pattern by Tatyana Kostochenkova at Amiguroom Toys will guide you to make your own wonderful soft amigurumi toy. The difficulty of this free Easter chick amigurumi pattern is easy, so you can crochet one easily even if you are a beginner in amigurumi!
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DIY Owl Easter eggs ( step-by-step egg painting tutorial)
If you like decorating eggs for Easter ,this craft tutorial will show you how to paint eggs as a couple of cute owls! Owls simply possess a talent of looking so good in any form and shape! An Easter egg ,for instance – in its round curvy form, it just asks for an owl to be painted on it. Wouldn’t you say so? Adventure-in-a-box has successfully combined cute with sass, to create a gorgeous Easter egg craft that will be a joy to make and since they’re made out of wood, they can be enjoyed year after year!
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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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Easy DIY Reading pillow (free sewing pattern & tutorial)
We simply love reading and fun, quick sewing projects , so why not combine the two? This reading pillow by Polka Dot Chair is one of our favorite tutorials ! This reading pillow is a simplified version of Polka Dot Chair's reading pillow. ( No zippers, piping or special techniques are required. It’s literally just a bunch of straight lines. SO EASY! ) This sewing tutorial is beginner friendly and is also great for kids who are learning how to sew.
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Scandinavian crochet Santa gnome (free crochet pattern)
It’s almost December so it's time to start your holiday crocheting! This Scandinavian crochet Santa gnome is soo adorable and Chi Wei will share a free crochet pattern of him with us - so you won't need to rob a bank to crochet this year's Christmas decoration! This free amigurumi Santa ( or amigurumi Christmas gnome ) pattern is fairly simple, and it’s definitely possible to whip out one in an evening. They make great Christmas decorations , or this year make a little Santa amigurumi as a lovely gift for the kids ! We really love this cute little fella, the pattern is easy to follow and you will have a bunch of adorable amigurumi Santa ready in no time!
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Crochet Easter egg bunny and chick (free amigurumi patterns)
Chirp chirp! Hop hop! Make these adorable little hatchling and bunny for this coming Easter. They are super cute and very easy to make. They can be made as a decorative piece or add them to an Easter basket full of chocolate eggs!   This is a very simple crochet  pattern. It technically uses simple basic stiches, that makes it a perfect Easter crochet project for beginners in amigurumi! . There are free patterns and instructions for both the chick and the Easter bunny. Get the details at helloyellowyarn.com:
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DIY Valenslime - easy Valentine slime recipe
Get creative with slime ! This Valenslime or Valentine slime by The Best Ides For Kids can be a great non-candy gift idea for Valentine’s Day. Making slime has become such a sensation with a wide variety of customizable elements. Kids can have fun helping you to make the slime and printing off these cute slime gift tags. This Valentine slime by The Best Ideas For Kids will make a great gift this Valentine’s day ! Get the recipe and let's get crafting:
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Adorable paper plate bunny craft - easy Easter craft for kids
Boing, boing! Easter is round the corner and this paper plate rabbit craft by Kids Craft Room is so adorable! We just love its simplicity and those cute little whiskers, paws and bob tails are irresistible! Each bunny rabbit craft uses just one paper plate so it’s a super easy Easter craft to enjoy at home and perfect if you need a frugal rabbit craft idea to do make with a large group of children this Spring. Paper plates are such a great resource to have in your craft supplies aren’t they?
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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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Miniature Rudolph reindeer toy (free amigurumi pattern)
Let us present you this super adorable little amigurumi reindeer: Rudolph! This free amigurumi reindeer pattern by Dendennis is really simple, and it’s definitely possible to whip out one or two of these in an evening. They make great Christmas decorations, or you could even attach a loop to the top of the hat and hang it in your Christmas tree OR this year make a little Rudolph amigurumi reindeer as a lovely gift for the kids! We really love this cute little fella, the pattern is really easy and you will have a bunch of adorable amigurumi Rudolph' ready in no time!
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DIY fabric Santa advent calendar
We are super excited to share this lovely DIY fabric Santa advent calendar with you! An advent calendar is a wonderful way to extend the fun of Christmas over the whole month. And what better way to introduce the tradition of counting down the days until Christmas than with a super cute homemade Santa advent calendar ! Sewing your own advent calendar is also the perfect way to create a new family heirloom that will last for years and become a firm favorite part of children's’ festive rituals! This free sewing tutorial , designed by Mike , is one of our favorite festive sewing projects from the The Crafty Gentleman archives. Read on to find out how to sew your own DIY Santa advent calendar :
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DIY Christmas tree sweater with lights - funny Christmas party outfit
By following along The Country Chic Cottage's step-by-step tutorial you can make a super funny and unique Christmas sweater with lights for any ugly Christmas sweater party that you are attending. This DIY Christmas tree sweater is actually a really quick and easy craft idea and you will absolutely love the results. You can even add battery operated Christmas lights to really light up the night. Are you ready to get started? Read the tutorial and make your own not-so-ugly Christmas sweater:
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