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This craft category is a huge collection of back to school crafts
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 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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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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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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DIY miniature notebooks (4 different design)
We love cute ( kawaii ) miniture crafts that can be made in minutes and creates huge impact! And this adorable miniture notebook is one of them! You can make one miniature book literally in minutes from a little craft foam and a few sheets of plain white paper ! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to create your own cute miniture book keychain ! You can make these miniture notebooks as cute gifts for your friends and family as well, they will love them! You can write in cute messages about them or just leave it empty.
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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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DIY Mermaid school supplies - back to school summer craft
Ready for school ? Maybe you are, maybe you aren't, but having the coolest school supplies is one of the best ways to start the school year right. These DIY mermaid school supplies created by Projects With Kids are so fun and sparkly, everyone will love them! ( Who doesn't love mermaids?! ) In this fun craft tutorial Projects With Kids will showing you how to make these beautiful and easy DIY School Supplies to fill up those last few days of the summer
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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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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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