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This craft category is a huge collection of back to school crafts
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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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Cardboard art supply orgainzer
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 ocassion! Watch this nice detailed craft video tutorial and learn how to make one in minutes! To create your own cardboard art supply organizer you will need: sturdy cardboard pieces, some wrapping paper and rubber bands. You can store pencils, sharpies, notebooks, drawing papers, pens and and other art supplies in it!
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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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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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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 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 funny face flip book - craft idea for kids
Have you heard the “I’m bored” phrase too much already this summer ? Put together this DIY Funny Face Flip Book with your kids ! This super fun and frugal paper face flip book is simple to put together, but it will keep your kids creatively entertained for an entire afternoon. Believe us when we tell you this funny faces flip book is amazingly fun because we could hardly keep ourself away from it. Ha! It’s a great activity for the whole family to participate in and enjoy. You can use this creative flip book ide a to create other fun flip books as well: imagine a book with girls and boys ( with different head-body-leg parts ) , or monsters ! Fun isn't it? The possibilities are endless!
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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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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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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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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 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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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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