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This craft category is a huge collection of DIY Birthday party decors, birthday gifts & birthday craftsDIY birthday party decorations ( ballon decors, easy and frugal birthday party decors, last minute birthday party decors, outdoor birthday party decors ), handmade birthday gift ideas ( photo albums, photo gifts, chocolate bouquets ), handmade birthday cards, free printable birthday cards, birthday party favors, birthday party games, birthday parties for kids and adults, birthday ideas with themes, birthday crafts for kids and lot more about birthdays!
DIY Quick and easy pompom girland - yarn party decor
Yarn isn't just for knitting! Why not use it for getting into the festive spirit? Knitter or not, you can easily customize your house, office and party with this lovely little pom-pom garland created by Tara Dennis. We love this idea for making pom poms . Instead of the usual circles of cardboard this method uses an ordinary kitchen fork resulting in mini fluffy pompoms. ( But of course you can use toilet paper rolls, or chair legs or even a cardboard cutout to make pompoms! The possibilities are endless! )
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6 Easy DIY paper flower  - origami (paper folding) for beginners
What's better than giving someone a flower ? Give them a flower that doesn't wilt! Learn how to make gorgeous origami flowers with this step-by-step video tutorial by VENTUNO ART. These origami flowers can be used in any situations! You can make a bunch of these to give to your special someone on Valentines or give it to your mom for Mothers' day ! Everybody knows about origami, the Japanese art of paper folding. But what is it that can make origami so magical, so engaging, and so deeply touching? It's because the outcome is timeless and gorgeous and because origami is available for everyone: from adults to kids, from rich to poor, from beginners to masters - everyone can enjoy paper folding !
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DIY Miniature paper straw easel
This picture of cute paper straw easels is instantly caught our eyes. These paper straw easels would look great at a party, wedding, baby shower or at a dinner party. Did you get inspired too? You can make a whole bunch of miniature easels in no time at all and all you need is paper straws, a glue gun and a pair of scissors.  Use your miniature easels to display a menu or your guest’s names at a table setting. You can use the easels at a buffet to inform about which dishes contain nuts/gluten/dairy or anything else the guests need to know. Or you can use them to display family photos or the kids' drawings!
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DIY Honeycomb balls - easy party decor with tissue paper
Learn how to make honeycomb balls with kite paper from this Crafting Hours video. Hanging decorations look fantastic on every occasion. Moreover it is very easy to make such paper ball decorations at home. Just follow the stepwise procedure shown in this video to make honeycomb paper balls. You can use these balls for ceiling decoration as well as in the form of hanging decorations in parties or special occasions. Also known as honeycomb pom poms, such paper balls give a beautiful look to your home decor. You can even use these balls for Christmas decorations by doing it as Christmas crafts activity with your friends and family members. So, do not wait any longer and start making these honeycomb paper balls now!
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DIY Paper rose topiary - creative gift idea
Are you looking for an inexpensive but still gorgeous wedding bouquet, spring decor or mother's day gift ? Try this paper rosette ball bouquet ( or spring topiary ) ! This beautiful paper rose bouquet won't wither so you can preserve a precious memory of a special occasion forever! This paper rosette / rose bouquet ( despite the look ) is a super easy craft project , with this step-by-step paper rose topiary / bouquet video tutorial , making one will be a piece of cake! So watch this nice video tutorial and learn how to make one gorgeous paper rose bouquet or spring decor for yourself or as a precious gift!
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DIY Drinking straw drink coaster - upcycling craft
This time Craft Passion will teach you how to make useful things out of simple drinking straws such as this drink coaster. Amazing, isn't it? Begin the lesson with the drinking straw weaving video tutorial then kick-off the technique and turn those straws into drinking straw coasters ! ( You will need 30 similar sizes of drinking straws to make one drink coaster. ) This drinking straw craft helps you to decorate your kitchen or an upcoming party and also helps the Earth with recycling some plastic waste !
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DIY Bonbon tree - creative gift with Ferrero Rocher chocholate balls
Are you lookig for a gorgeous, unique, delicious but still easy gift that fits into almost every occasion and holiday ? Try this deliciouis Ferrero Rocher chocholate bonbon tree ! Of course you can use any other chocholate ball bonbons or other flavour desserts ( even gum balls ) to make one of these decorative and delicious gifts , it will be gorgeous in any form and color! This bonbon tree can be a nice christmas, birthday or wedding gift or you can make some for your upcoming party as a nice edible party decor.
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DIY Hug in a mug - fun Valentine's gift idea
Are you looking for a fun and quick Valentine’s gift? Fun Squared has this hug in a mug Valentines gift idea for kids that is super simple and sweet. This mug is one of the easiest DIY gifts you can make plus: you can personalize as much as you want! This hug in a mug gift idea is a fun and simple present to put together, and is the perfect way to wish your loved ones a Happy Valentine’s Day ! Get the tutorial at fun-squared.com and create this sweet, budget-friendly gift ( and don't forget to print the free printable gift tags which makes this lovely mug gift very special! )
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Giant silver starburst ball - easy DIY New Year's decoration
If we had to pick a favorite kind of DIY , it would of course be the ones that involve minimal difficulty but provide maximum wow factor. View this step-by-step video tutorial by DekoKitchen and learn how to make a gorgeous starburst ball literally in minutes! This starburst ball party decor can be a nice addition to your New Year's party, birthday party or it can be a great Christmas ornament ( in a smaller size ) . You can cut your skewers to make smaller starbursts , or buy extra long thicker skewers or use larger styrofoam balls. ( A larger ball will give you a denser starburst with more skewers ) Have fun!
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DIY Suprise exploding box from paper
In this nice papercraft video tutorial she will show you how to make this super fun exploding suprise box in no time! It may look like a box from the outside, but once you open it up, everything inside just jumps open. Whoever you give this fun paper exploding box will be very surprised! This suprise box is a perfect gift for any ocassion ( birthdays, christmas, graduation parties or mother's day ) ! You can put small candies or money inside the box or glue in nice messages/quotes/pictures to make it more personal! You won't believe it how easy is to make it!
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Paper handprint and footprint flowers - fun gift or keepsake idea
Which mom doesn’t love receiving a bouquet of flowers made by their children?  That’s why this handprint and footprint flower craft that’s complete with a vase is perfect for anyone planning on making mom smile, maybe even cry a little on Mother’s Day.  If you aren’t used to crafting with the kids don’t worry because you totally got this! She even share craft tips along the way so making this craft is super easy!  Don’t forget to make one for grand-MOTHER too!
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Easy DIY yarn ball ornament - how to make yarn balls
Looking for a super simple and gorgeous winter/ Christmas decoration? Here's a quick, simple and budget-friendly yarn decor you can try out for this Christmas season! Make festive yarn balls with Hooked On Sharing's simple instructions to add some flash to parties or your home decor. Although this yarn ball ornament takes a day to dry, these colorful yarn balls can be great last-minute Christmas decorations. Or, in vibrant or elegant colors, it can be also a great party decor for any special occasion! ( Yarn balls are colorful, versatile and suitable for so many holidays and occasions. ) Watch the video and learn how to make them:
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Beautiful DIY secret wood rings with epoxy resin
Even the smallest broken wood leftovers can be gorgeous jewelries with a little work! Watch this nice video tutorial on how to make your own secret wood ring , with a little epoxy resin and a few clever woodworking tricks ! Maybe this is not the world's easiest and quickest jewelry making project but the outcome absolutelly worth the time and effort because it's soo gorgeous and unique! If you would like to see more color and shape inspirations on this broken wood ring search for " secret wood ring " in Google's picture search!
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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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Easy DIY 3D paper star - Christmas decoration
We love the magic that Christmas decorations can create. Especially paper stars ! These easy DIY Paper stars by Elizabeth Joan Designs can instantly transform a ho-hum space into something truly magical. These DIY paper star lanterns make pretty decorations with cut out patterns or even without lights inside. ( You could make a gold star to put on your Christmas tree! ) Elizabeth will teach you how to make these super simple but also super gorgeous paper stars in no time with a few simple steps:
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Soft big amigurumi bear (free crochet pattern)
Do you love crocheting and adorable soft toys ? Crochet this crocheted / amigurumi bear which can be a wonderful handmade gift for your kids ( or grandkids ) . At AmiguroomToys you will find the free amigurumi bear pattern which will be your guide through the creation of this lovely little amigurumi bear. Crochet a little bear as a toy or as a cute little display on the shelf. If you're a beginner crocheter who is looking for a little bit of a challenge, this amigurumi bear by Marina Grigorevskaya is a great pattern for you. Grab some yarn and start stitching!
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DIY Egg carton tea cup Mother's day card craft with tea bags
This fun egg carton tea cup Mothers day card craft by FrugalCouponLiving is precious activity for the kids or makes a sweet invitation to a tea party ! This tea cup Mother’s day card craft is super easy to make, you can up-cycle some egg cartons with it, and the most important: mothers ( and grandmothers ) will love it! Because who doesn't love tea and relaxing? This egg carton teacup card by Ashley is a simple and fun way up-cycle egg cartons and turn them into something precious.
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Long stemmed fabric roses - fabric flower spring decor
This gorgeous textile rose centerpiece is made from some scrap fabrics and twigs. If you love sewing this easy fabric rose bouquet is a perfect quick spring project for you! It can be a lovely ( shabby chic /vintage style ) spring home decor or you gan gift them as a bouquet in any ocassion ( mother's day, weddings, birthdays... ) You can use this technique with any types of fabrics ( imagine a nice denim or a burlap version! ) This sewing project is a perfect scrapbuster or you can upcycle some old clothes as well!
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DIY paper accordion flowers - paper folding
These gorgeous accordion folded paper flowers are perfect gifts for any ocassion ( mother's day, father's day, birthdays.. ) or you can use them as fancy party decors ( at weddings, dress up parties, birthday parties etc ). With this nice video papercraft tutorial you can create the paper flower rosettes easily from a little colorful ( scrapbook ) paper. You can spice up the paper rosette flowers with other embelishments ( buttons, ribbonts.. ) or simply attach delicious sweets to the flowers centers to create a perfect and fun gift !
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Gorgeous ribbon rose bouquet with kanzashi technique
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make this gorgeous colorful round bouquet of satin roses ! We love kanzashi ( ribbon folding ) technique because it's super easy and the outcome is always soo beautiful and unique! You can use this round ribbon rose bouquet at your wedding , or you can make one as a beautiful gift for any special occassions! This kanzashi ribbon flower bouquet will look gorgeous in any color, you can even use it as a nice spring/easter decor ! You can use th is clever and easy ribbon rose folding technique to create other accesories/jewelrie s as well!
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DIY Chocolate graduation lei ( party necklace )
Chocolate made into a lei for graduation . How brilliant is it? A lei is a neck garland given as a gift in the Hawaiian and Polynesian cultures to show affection or mark important occasions. This DIY Chocolate graduation lei by Fun Squared is stuffed full with a variety of chocolate to please anyone's taste buds. DIY Chocolate ( or candy ) leis would make great necklaces for birthdays, graduations, or celebrating any other holiday or accomplishment . Chocolate ( or candy ) leis are so easy to make ( and also super delicious ) !
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DIY Spinning Pusheen toy with a fidget spinners
Lots of people have requested more clay tutorials so here's a fun room decor or Christmas gift idea ! This funny DIY Spinning Pusheen toy re-uses a fidget spinner, which most people probably have at home already. Fidget spinners are on sale everywhere now so even you don't have one, you can definitely buy one pretty cheaply. Maqaroon has simply made a clay Pusheen to sit on top which turned out to be surprisingly fun to play with . We think this makes a lovely, touching gift for parents since they can keep this on on their desk at work.
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DIY Diet Coke cake (or beer cake) -  birthday gift idea
We would gladly trade in a baked cake for this awesome Diet Coke cake by Fun Squared any day of the week. Don’t get us wrong, we love birthday cakes, but we think this Diet Coke Cake is such a fun twist on a classic birthday cake. If you are celebratingbirthday week this Diet Coke cake is the perfect addition to the party! (Or of course you can use this brilliant and fun fizzy drink cake as a gift for other occasions as well! Or better: imagine a beer cake for your dad on Father's day!)  So, if you know someone celebrating a birthday soon, find out their favorite drink and start making them a “cake.”
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Homemade air dry clay - cold porcelain recipe
If you are not familiar with homemade cold porcelain clay we highly recommend you to watch this super cold porcelain making video tutorial ( recipe ) because cold porcelain ( homemade air drying clay ) is a brilliant craft material! You can make any polimer clay figurines or decorations ( like these gorgeous roses ) with it. The cold porcelain is a superb alternative of the store bought polimer ( fimo ) clays and air drying doughs. You can make gorgeous jewelries, spring decors, small figurines and soo many other fun things with it! And it's also super easy to make !
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Christmas cookie containers from empty Pringles cans
There’s not much better than Christmas cookies right?! ( Big cookie fans here. ) You can make them even better by packaging them up cute and taking them to a friend and this is a super fun way to do it. Make a cookie container from a Pringles can. It’s easy, it’s creative , it looks amazing and it’s a perfect fit for cookies ! Your friends and neighbors will love this gift ! How perfect and pretty does that Pringles cookie container look? And won’t your firends be surprised when they open it up and there’s cookies inside! ? And you can make this useful container in any style you want! You can use any other cardboard tubes to make a cookie container if you haven't got Pringles cans at hand.
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DIY Gift card bouquet - fun and quick gift idea
If you are in need of a last minute ( teacher appreciation ) gift create this fun gift card bouquet by Cutesy Crafts. You can group up with other parents and create a whole gift card flower bouquet, or simply create one flower. Cutesy Crafts has made a free printable template to cut with scissors and a cut file for your electronic die cutting machine. This DIY Gift card bouquet is also a really great group gift idea for a coworker or friend . A much more creative way to give gift cards ( and money ) than just handing them over in an envelope.
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DIY easy paper tulip chocolate bouquet (free printable)
If Mother’s Day is fast approaching, it’s about time to come up with a thoughtful handmade gift. A gift that’s handcrafted and from the heart is always well received. Even more so if it involves flowers and chocolate. Give mom flowers and chocolate in one pretty handmade bunch for a special occasion with this paper tulip bouquet by Frog Prince Paperie  which is stuffed with delicious dark chocolate! This isn’t a super quick project, but the finished chocolate bouquet is  so pretty we think they’re absolutely worth the time.
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Easy DIY Crepe paper rose (paper flower making - video tutorial)
These crepe paper roses by Essy Jae are pretty simple to make and the outcome is soo gorgeous! Watch the step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make them in no time. The finished crepe paper flowers will make great Valentine’s Day, birthday, Mother’s day or anniversary gift ! Essy Jae used two colors of crepe paper to make these gorgeous roses look realistic, but you can use any color you want ( or which suits the occasion more ). If you like this video tutorial don't forget to visit Essy Jae's website where you can find more fantastic crafts : http://essyjae.com
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DIY Golden sunburst wall art from drinking straws (upcycling craft)
Do you believe me if i say that this gorgeous piece of decor was made from simple plastic straws ? Unbelievable isn't it? Be it an empty entryway wall or a bedroom that could use a bit of emboldening, this eye-catching DIY sunburst wall art by Elyssa's Cubby provides a chic, eclectic element to any room and is sure to spruce up your space. This sunburst wall art is such perfect to use those old drinking straws you've collected from your favorite fast-food restaurants over the years OR you can use any environment friendly materials to create this gorgeous piece of art: such as: paper strips ( search for paper weaving! ) , tree branches and twigs, wood sticks - the possibilities are endless!
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DIY Clay pot cake stand
Add a touch of country charm to any table setting with this rustic, easy to make cake stand by Tara Dennis. Baking and decorating a cake is one thing, but what about after you've finished your cake? You’ll need a place to show off your delicious masterpiece! Cake stands are a beautiful way to display what you’ve hand-crafted with love.One reason cake stands are adored by so many people is that they are made in different shapes and sizes. By making your own, you may, in fact, be able to make as many different shapes and sizes as you wish!
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