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This craft category is a huge collection of back to school crafts
Origami desk organizer boxes
We love simple but fun craft ideas which involves colorful papers and requires only basic craft skills to make! This origami ( paper folded ) desk organizer is a brilliant way to ignite your inne r creativity and create a useful office decor from out of almost nothing! To make a folded paper ( origami ) desk organizer you need to begin by collecting a few sheets of paper ( origami paper, wrapping paper or book pages ) .This origami desk organizer would make an unusual and one of a kind gift don’t you think! ? The kids will enjoy this fun & frugal paper craft !
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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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DIY Bunny coin purse (free sewing pattern & tutorial)
Cherry Bunny is a cute little rabbit with a pair of long lop eared in cherry red color, she is a cheerful bunny who loves to hop around playing in the bush. This bunny coin purse is about a palm sized 3.5″ x 3.5″ ( without the ears ) & 4.5″ x 4.5″ ( with ears ) coin purse with zipper closure, suitable for keeping loose coins and some cash notes. However, if you prefer a larger size purse , you can always enlarge CraftPassion's free bunny purse template during printing and adjust the materials accordingly.
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Adorable crochet fox bag - free crochet pattern
Do you love crocheting and fun fall crafts ? Whip up this fun autumn-ish crochet fox bags ! Do you know the song What Does the Fox Say? This was the inspiration behind this super adorable crochet fox purse! Know a fox lover? This cute crochet fox bag is a perfect gift idea for them as well! This cute crochet fox bag can be a perfect handmade gift or handmade accessory for your kids because, this super adorable amigurumi owl is a perfect both boys and girls! In this great amigurumi blog you will find a wonderful free crochet fox bag pattern which will help you to create this adorable crocheted messenger bag ( or purse ) ! This lovely fox bag is guaranteed to be a conversation piece.
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DIY Little deer pouch (sewing pattern & tutorial)
DiDi the baby deer coin purse by Craft Passion is here to greet you all to be happy always, in which ever season, be it hunting of Easter eggs, or watching leaves falling, or sunbathing under the hot sun, or clearing snow in front of your porch. If you love sewing and a have a few nice but small fabric piece this baby deer coin purse is the perfect sewing project for you! This super cute ( kawaii ) DIY deer shape coin purse is a nice way to use up fabric scraps and create a beautiful and useful wallet for you or your friends/family! With this step-by-step tutorial , sewing one patchwork deer coin purse will be a piece of cake! ( Well, it's not the easiest sewing project because of it's small size, but absolutely not as difficult as it seems! )
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School monsters - alien pencil toppers from polimer clay
Today's step-by-step video tutorial is a super cute polimer clay alien / moster pencil topper ! In this video tutorial you can learn how to make this super cute alien & monster pencil topper out of polimer clay! Of course you can use these cute alien/monster figurines to create other fun gifts, such as birthday cakes ( from fondant or marzipan ) , earrings, or keychains ! This polimer craft project i s absolutely suitable for kids and adults as well. ( It could be a great teacher appreciation gift or back to school craft ! )
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DIY unicorn pencil case from socks and felt - back to school
Today's video tutorial is a late back to school theme with a little recycling ! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and make one cute diy unicorn pencil case for yourself or for the kids ! To make an adorable unicorn pencil case you will need: socks, felt, fluffy colorful yarn, zipper and fabric glue ( or you can hand- or machine sew it ). This adorable unicorn can be used as a unique and fun pencil case or a cute soft toy ! It's so fluffy I'm gonna dieeeee! Your little Agnes will love it too!
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No-sew zipper cases from plastic bottles
She put together a few Zipper Cases for all her kids supplies — made from some old soda bottles , a few zippers, and some hot glue. Seriously, easy as that! Brilliant craft idea !
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Office chair makeover
Do you have an ordinary and boring office chair ? It's time to give it a new life! A nice fabric can always make a big difference! With only 2 yards of textile ( and without any special experience in furniture upholstery ) you can turn your boring office chair into a piece of art! You can use any thick colorful fabrics to re-upholster your office chair or experiment with other materials ( imagine a nice denim chair or one from a knitted sweater ! ) With this nice idea you can easily decorate your office or the kids room without spending too much money on it!
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DIY Silly pumpkin face flip book ( fun fall craft for kids )
Oh, those sweet childhood memories! We just loved those flip books where you could mix different faces with different bodies and costumes to make silly characters. Did you have one of those? I Heart Crafty Things created this awesome silly pumpkin faces flip book for Halloween. This fun, silly pumpkin face flip book will grant hours of giggly good time between you and your children. Your kids will have a blast deciding which is their favorite silly pumpkin face combinations! Of course, this technique is just perfect for creating other flip books with different themes: create a silly face flip book, or a monster flip book with different creature parts.. the combinations are really endless!
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DIY Japanese book binding - how to make a sketchbook
In this video tutorial you can learn how to do a 4-hole Japanese binding. This is the basic traditional method of Japanese bookbinding ( or stab binding ). Stab bindings allow you to make books that are not possible with other bindings. For instance, in a pamphlet-stitch book, each leaf, or page, cannot have a different color. But in a stab-bound book , you can use scraps of different weights, textures and colors as long as they are the same size or can be cut to the same size. This is the perfect project for someone looking to try a scrapbook or family memento book!
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Pineapple dawstring backpack for kids - sewing pattern
This super cute drawstring pineapple backpack is really fun for little ones, but it really works for anyone. You could even make the straps longer and keep it for yourself! And it is so much fun to make! Wouldn’t a pineapple sack make a fun gift for giving too? In this nice craft website you will find a full photo sewing tutorial and a free sewing pattern ! This pineapple bag isn't that difficult to sew as it seems, you can make one in minutes even if you are a beginner in sewing ! You can create other fruit and veggie drawstring bags with this nice technique as well ( imagine a strawberry, or a carrot bag ! )
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Kawaii amigurumi pencils (free crochet pattern)
Do you love crocheting and adorable soft toys ? Crochet this crocheted / amigurumi pencil which can be a wonderful handmade gift for your kids ( or grandkids ) or it can be a great teacher appreciation gift as well! In this nice crochet /amigurumi blog you will find the free amigurumi pencil pattern and a nice detailed written crochet tutorial ! This amigurumi pencil is an absolutely easy crochet toy project: you can create the pencil easily even if you are a beginner in amigurumi. This crocheted pencil doesn't require too much yarn , and it will look great in any color!
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Cute miniature DIY School supplies (backpack, notebooks and pen)
Ready for school ? Having the coolest school supplies is one of the best ways to start the school year right Today Nim C will teach you how to make these super cute ( kawaii ) mini school supplies: a slime notebook, a unicorn backpack, an emoji pencil case & an ice cream cone pen! Watch this video tutorial , get creative and personalize your school gear so it's one-of-a-kind, just like you!
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Wooden handmade hedgehog pencil holder
This adorable wooden hedgehog pencil holder is a great handmade gift that you can make yourself, or it's a cute addition to your kids room decor. This cute little hedgehog also teaches the kids to organizing!
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DIY Tigger organizer from shoe box lids and cardboard
Keep the kids room nice and tidy with this super cool Tigger inspired organizer ! This kids craft/organizing project is also a very nice way to upcycle some paper junk! All you need to create this practical and cute paper organizer is a few shoe box lid and a thick cardboard sheet. You can use any Disney or other cartoon figure to create the cardboard box organizer that fits in to your kids room, or you can simply leave it and use the paper organizer as a nice and low budget office decor.
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10 DIY super cute (kawaii) recycling ideas
Are you looking for a super fun, super cute ( kawaii ) DIY craft project ? Try one of these! With upcycling a few simple household material ( such as mason jars, toilet paper tubes, shoe boxes etc ) you can create an ultra kawaii and useful ( kids ) room decor in minutes! In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make an adorable ultra kawaii trash can from a shoe box , a puppy/dog pencil holder from a mason jar, a stationary organizer from toilet paper tubes , and unicorn decor from a simple tin can , and a kawaii chocolate bonbon box from cardboard pieces! This DIY kawaii craft video is absolutely worth the time if your are a kawaii fanatics just like us!
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DIY Dog coin purse - Jack Russell Terrier (free sewing pattern)
Hope you have enjoyed sewing the previous dog themed sewing projects, now get ready to sew an another one: a super adorable Jack Russell terrier inspired dog coin purse. This adorable Jack Russell dog coin purse has 2 big round black eyes, a black round nose and a little tongue stick out from the mouth. Just too cute to handle! It is a palm sized cute little dog coin purse with zipper closure, suitable for keeping loose coins and some cash notes. However, if you prefer a larger size dog purse , you can always enlarge the template during printing and adjust the materials accordingly.
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Adorable crochet owl bag (free crochet pattern)
Whoo loves owls ? We sure do! Crochet your very own adorable owl bag with OlyaT's easy-to-follow free crochet pattern ! We love making crochet bags ( especially if they are super cute ) because they are fun, quick to make and you can never have too many. Plus crochet owls always look adorable ( maybe that’s why anyone loves them ) , so why not crochet your owl bag ? This crochet owl purse is just perfect for little and grown-up ladies alike.
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DIY Thumbtacks - bulletin board decoration (office decor)
We love DIY Thumbtacks ! This easy, quick and beautiful craft by Sadie Seasongoods brings more personality to your bulletin board ! Transform your office the easy way! This office decor project couldn’t be easier : it probably took 5 minutes to complete. Wouldn’t these lovely DIY thumbtacks make great gifts ? Because, who doesn’t love a little bling and charm? You can use any small decorations and craft bits to create fun DIY thumbtacks, such as : acrylic decorations, old buttons, wooden scrapbook decorations, plastic rhinestones, pebbles / stones, small seashells.... the possibilities are endless!
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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 Expandable desktop organizer from cardboard (back to school craft)
In this video aPasos Crafts DIY will teach you how to make this A-M-A-Z-I-N-G expandable desk organizer out of simple cardboard. With this expandable desk organizer you will be able to store all of your school supplies in an organized way, because it has 4! different parts where you can store your pencils, pens, papers, clips, erasers, sharpener, notes, washi tapes, scissors, rulers... and many more. Amazing isn't it? And it's just cardboard !
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DIY Repurposed jeans bag (denim bag) - step-by-step bag sewing tutorial
Jeans are both comfortable and fashionable and more importantly: jeans can be worn in all kinds of weather. ( They are in-style year round! ) But because we love jeans so much, we often wear them out quickly and purchase new ones relatively frequently. This means most of us have a pair of old, unused jeans stored in our closets somewhere. Rather than toss them, sew your own jeans bag ! Sewing your own denim bag is actually quite fun! In this step-by-step sewing tutorial DIY Crafts TV will show you an easy way to make a denim bag out of those old , unused jeans.
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DIY Unicorn school supplies - back to school crafts
Customize and personalize all of your favorite must-haves for back-to-school season! In this video aPasos Crafts DIY will teach you how to make these unique, unicorn themed DIY School supplies : a pencil case from a Pringles can, a pencil , a pencil sharpener and an amazing rainbow notebook! These back to school crafts are perfect to personalize your school supplies and to spark your creativity! Having the coolest school supplies is one of the best ways to start the school year ! Watch the video and let's get crafting:
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DIY Crochet snowman gift sack - free crochet pattern
If you are looking for ways to create fun and lovely Christmas gifts this little snowman sack by Repeat Crafter Me is just the perfect project for you! This adorable small crochet snowman gift sack can hold all the goodies and will give each of your kids a sack to open on Christmas! As usual, Repeat Crafter Me shares with us the crochet snowman gift sack pattern for free, so get your skeins and let's get crochet:
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DIY Purse organizer ( free sewing pattern )
Can't find what you are looking for inside your bag ? You need a purse organizer! In this nice sewing tutorial Sew Can She will teach you how to make a DIY purse organizer with handles ( also called a "moving bag", aka a bag that holds all essentials to make it easy to move them from one bag to another ) . Keep all your essential items from getting lost in your handbag with this easy DIY purse organizer tutorial:
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DIY Tin can snowmen pencil holders - winter craft for kids
If you're looking for a quick and easy winter craft , look no further! It's always fun to craft from trash ! It’s a great way to encourage kids to care for the environment and it makes the crafting session really thrifty too. This time turn old tin cans into fun pencil holders ( or a fun winter bowling game! ) with this cute and easy tin can snowman craft by Kids Craft Room! This adorable tin can snowman is not only a great way to recycle some leftover tin cans , but it’s a really fun project and it’s fast and simple to put together! Head to kidscraftroom.com and learn how to make them:
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5 Retro DIY school supplies - back to school crafts
Customize and personalize all of your favorite must-haves for back-to-school season! In this video aPasos Crafts DIY will teach you how to make these unique DIY School supplies in retro style: a pencil case from a simple cereal box, fun pencil decorations , a post-it storage box and an amazing magic notebook! These back to school crafts are perfect to personalize your school supplies and to spark your creativity! Having the coolest school supplies is one of the best ways to start the school year ! Watch the video and let's get crafting:
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Amigurumi fox bag charm (free crochet pattern)
In this free crochet tutorial by Svetlana Budarina at AmiguroomToys, you can learn how to crochet this adorable fox bag charm in amigurumi ! This sweet amigurumi fox bag charm is sure to bring a smile to any face! This amigurumi fox bag charm also can be a wonderful seasonal decoration or a chewing/rattle toy for babies ( without beads ). At AmiguroomToys you will find the free amigurumi pattern of this super cute fox bag charm accompanied with a nice, detailed assembling tutorial. This amigurumi pattern is a fairly easy one, so if you are a beginner in amigurumis this lovely little fox bag charm is absolutely perfect to begin with!
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