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This craft category is a huge collection of back to school crafts
Pencil holder bookmarks (free sewing pattern)
An another quick and easy pencil holder bookmark sewing tutorial by Sew Can She! We simply LOVE this idea! Sew a fun journal pen holder to make sure there is always one pen there when you need it! Besides of it's usefulness this sewing project is also perfect to clear your scrap fabric stash ! And of course this pencil holder bookmarks also makes a super lovely last-minute gift! Get the step-by-step sewing tutorial at Sew Can She:
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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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DIY Cupcake Pouch - How To Make A Cupcake Bag
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial she will show you how to make a cupcake bag ! You can use this cute bag as a cupcake pencil case , a cupcake makeup bag , a cupcake jewelry bag or use this cute DIY pouch as you like. This adorable cupcake bag is absolutelly easy to sew, even if you haven't got a sewing machine. With this nice tutorial you can make one cupcake pouch easily which can be a perfect gift for almost every ocassion for your daughter and friends ! This easy sewing idea uses felt and cotton fabrics with a few hand stitches.
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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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DIY cereal box magazine holder - desk organization
Make a cheap but still gorgeous magazine holder / file organizer from an empty cereal box ! It's not just a super cheap home decor / oragizing craft idea but you also can upcycle some paper "junk" with this nice craft project which is good for our Earth. You can decorate this cereal box magazine holder with any type of paper ( you don't need expensive scrapbooking paper , ordinary gift wrapping paper also works well ). This project is perfect for organizing magazines / files or the kids drawings and also for decorate your office / home on budget.
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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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Dot painting easily with a simple pencil eraser
In this nice step-by-step DIY dot painting video tutorial Natalie will show how to decorate a plain notebook cover with a beautiful dot pattern without using brushes or any other special art / craft equipment, with using a simple pencil eraser ! The colorization process brings a lot of fun and this easy painting technique is also a perfect way to relax and create gorgeous artworks ( or gifts ) at the same time! Of course you can decorate other things than a notebook with this brilliant dotting technique as well ( such as: rocks, tote bags, phone cases and canvases to making gorgeous mandala wall arts ! )
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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 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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DIY Desk organizer (pencil holder) from cardboard
This fun and useful cardboard art supply organizer is not just only a low budget and super fun way to store your coloring stuff but it can be also a perfect gift for any occasion! Watch this nice detailed craft video tutorial and learn how to make one useful cardboard office desk organizer in minutes! To create your own cardboard art supply organizer you will need: sturdy cardboard pieces, some wrapping paper and glue! You can store pencils, sharpies, notebooks, drawing papers, pens and and other things in it, so this little stationery organizer box can be a perfect addition to your office desk !
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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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Mon & daughter crochet bunny bag charm - free crochet pattern
Thanks to Craft Passion, your bag and your keys are not going to feel lonely this Easter! With this cute little mommy and daughter crochet bunny keychain ( or bag charm ) hanging on them, they go everywhere together with you. Crochet these lovely Easter pendants today and bringing them along to welcome the Spring ! ( This lovely crochet bunny keychain also can be a great crochet project to learn the basics of amigurumi, because it's super quick and super easy to make. )
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Amigurumi pineapple drawstring bag (free crochet bag pattern)
We love how versatile crochet is as one day you can be making a sweater, and the next day you can be making a fun pineapple bag ! All About Ami designed and crocheted this lovely little pineapple purse. Isn't it super adorable? And it’s practical too! ( Your little ones will love storing their treasure in such a cute purse , and grown-ups can use them to store essentials like sunglasses, sunscreen, cell phone and some cash at the beach! ) Get the free pineapple drawstring bag ( pineapple purse ) pattern at allaboutami.com and let's get crocheting :
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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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Drawstring bag from plastic bottles - recycling & organizing
This brilliant recycling craft project, the plastic bottle and fabric drawstring bag is not just brilliant because you can repurprose a lot of plastic trash with it, but it's also a great way to store all kinds of things ( toys, sewing accessories, legos, stationary etc ). If you love sewing and upcycling this is the perfect craft project for you! It's super easy to make , and you can easily customize it with various fabrics and plastic bottles. You can use large plastic bottles/containers to store huge amounts of stuffs ( such as a large lego collection ) or you can use the small plastic bottles to organize tiny items ( pins, crayon chunks etc )
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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Quick fabric pencil case pattern & sewing tutorial
Looking for a stylish way to keep those pens and pencils organized? Your kids will love it when you use this cute pencil case pattern by Crazy Little Projects to make them a fun pencil pouch for their school supplies. This is an easy sewing pattern to follow and it works great for kids ( and adults ) of all ages ! This DIY fabric pencil case is a snap to sew, and since any style or color of fabric can be used, you can make this fit your own unique personality! This pencil pouch requires just a small amount of fabric , which makes it a great project to make to use some of your stash of scraps, too! Continue reading for the complete step-by-step sewing tutorial for how to make a DIY Zipper pencil case of your own!
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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 No-sew T-shirt tote bag
We are sharing an awesome upcycling craft with you today: Jessi's upcycled T-shirt tote bag ! Gorgeous isn't it? If you have a bunch of old t-shirts from college that you just don’t wear anymore, but they still have sentimental value turn them into tote bags ! It’s so easy to turn a t-shirt into a tote bag , and the best part is, there’s no sewing required! All you need is scissors and an old t-shirt , you can make a super awesome tote bag !
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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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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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DIY transforming caterpillar - butterfly pencil case
With this funny kids craft video tutorial you can learn how to make this super cute "magical" and fun transforming caterpillar / butterfly pencil case ! All you need is some paper tubes ( toile paper rolls ) and paint! Your kids will love this cute and practical paper tube pencil case and you can upcycle some paper junk with this brilliant craft idea which is also very nice. This pencil case is perfect for fun learning and it's also a perfect spring craft project for the kids in a rainy afternoon.
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DIY Fun magic notebook - easy back to school craft
Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make a magic notebook ! This DIY back to school project is super fun and also very easy to make! ( You will be surprised how easy is to create one, with simply household items and a little acrylic paint ! ) Spice up your boring notebooks with this easy magical craft idea , and create gorgeous unique artworks in minutes! This magic notebook can be a great gift for your friends/family members for any special occasion! And of course it can be a great boredom buster at school !
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