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This craft category is a huge collection of DIY yarn decorations & easy yarn crafts! Easy yarn crafts for kids, easy-quick and frugal yarn decorations ( yarn paintings / yarn images / yarn art, yarn wrapped home decors, Christmas ornaments from yarn ), gift cards with yarn, pompom crafts (easy pompom making methods, pompom animals, pompom decorations), easy craft ideas with strings / ribbons and other string like materials.. and many more fun crafts with yarn!
Paper plate yarn hearts - Valentine's day craft for kids
Today rachel from I Heart Crafty Things will teach you how to make these gorgeous and fun paper plate Valentines hearts. This wonderful heart paper plate sewing craft makes a perfect Valentine craft for preschoolers and it's also a lovely Valentine's day decoration or gift! All you need is some paper plates, scissors, a hole punch and some yarn and you are all set to make this simple heart sewing craft. The best part is the craft is adaptable for kids of all ages so you can make this one together as family. After everyone is finished making their heart, add some holes at the top, lace all of your paper plates together and you have a colorful and darling Valentine’s Day heart banner.
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DIY cardboard pom pom maker
Are you looking for a super easy, super inexpensive way to make perfect yarn pom poms? Try this brilliant homemade cardboard pom pom maker!  The best thing about this pom pom making technique is that is SO quick you can churn pom poms out in no time at all – no more cumbersome round disc. If your kids struggle with the part where a knot needs to be tied very tightly (that is the trickiest thing about this pom pom making method ),  help them in that area but overall this brilliant pom pom making method is really super easy! And as an extra ( because you will need only a little piece of sturdy cardboard to create the pompom maker) it's also a super frugal way to create pompoms in any size!
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Adorable pom pom sheep - fun yarn craft for kids
Aren’t these pom pom sheep by One Little Project super adorable! ? These pom pom sheep are so easy to make, and they are such a fun little craft for springtime ! You don’t need any special tools to make the DIY pom poms. Just a ball of yarn and your own hands! This cute yarn sheep is just a perfect little E aster decoration or your little ones can create them as adorable small Easter gifts:
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Easy DIY (no-sew) fabric doll - fun fabric craft for kids
One of the first things we learned how to make was a no-sew fabric doll. This was exciting to us because we got to make ourselves a new toy that we could keep playing with afterward! So learning how to make a charming and traditional fabric doll could be a lot of fun. This little doll by Krokotak is just perfect for kids of all ages. Plus it's super easy to make ( no sewing required! ). Instead of relying on a pattern, this doll comes together with a few measured out pieces and a bit of simple shaping with a rubber band. Try different patterns and make different types of dolls!
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DIY Nautical rope orb (monkey fist knot) - home decor
Today Sonja and Jane will show you how to make a monkey fist with rope. These decorative nautical knots look great assembled in groupings as part of a coastal styled centerpiece or just on their own. They’d even look beautiful as a summer, coastal or beach-themed wedding idea! Add a trendy nautical touch to your home decor with these decorative rope orbs or monkeys fis t. Grab some 1/4" sisal rope and and learn how to make a monkey fist for your DIY coastal wedding or home decor !
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How to make pompoms - DIY cardboard pom pom maker
In this step-by-step video tutorial Red Ted Art will teach you how to make a pom pom maker out of cardboard, and use it to create pom poms in various sizes and colors. Yarn pom poms are great fun for making your own decorations or unique accessories: turn the pom poms into keychains, zipper pulls, pencil toppers, pom pom bookmarks, pom pom mats, pom pom ornaments.. the possibilities are truly endless! watch this video and learn how to make your own cardboard pom pom maker:
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DIY Flower fairy witch doll - Halloween craft for kids
In this step-by-step tutorial Emilie Lefler will teach you how to make a beautiful "flower fairy" witch doll , using floral wire, a wooden bead, embroidery floss, a silk flower, and felt. Isn't it wonderful? The supplies for this beautiful flower fairy witch doll are inexpensive, plus once you have mastered the basic flower fairy doll, there are a lot of fun options and variations. You can use these beautiful flower fairy witches to decorate the kid's room, the classroom or your home at Halloween ! ( Or you can create a whole fairy doll playset for the kids as a gift ! ) ( You can find the basic doll body tutorial here )
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Simple DIY Christmas gnome yarn ornaments with felt
This DIY Scandinavian tomte style Christmas gnome ornament is so cute and so easy to make: you could whip out a bunch of them as lovely gift toppers or as cute Christmas ornaments under an afternoon. Kids love to craft with yarn and felt, so this would be a fun one to do with them too. With this fun technique you can make little Christmas gnomes similar to Santa , just use colorful felt pieces instead of red. Follow along Manualidades Para Todos's step-by-step tutorial and create your very own little Scandinavian style gnome Christmas tree ornaments :
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DIY pumpkin fairy (flower fairy) doll - fun fall craft for kids
It's pumpkin season! Watch Emilie Lefler's step-by-step doll making tutorial and learn how to make a gorgeous pumpkin fairy doll out of simple craft materials. This lovely little yarn and faux flower pumpkin fairy doll is a fun decoration for all of autumn , Halloween, and Thanksgiving. Once you have mastered making a basic flower doll, there are a lot of fun options and variations, so let's get crafting! ( You can find the basic doll body tutorial here )
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DIY Pompom bunny ( step-by-step pompom animal making tutorial )
Pompoms seem so perfect for bunnies ! Aren’t they simply fluffy pompoms hopping around in the Spring ? This time Pom Maker will teach how to make cute pompom bunnies with your pom maker. ( This tutorial video does not mention exact wrap counts, as a variety of wrap counts all work equally well and are more fun to try. ) If you prefer written instructions visit Pom Maker and learn how to make this lovely fluffy little pompom bunny .
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Fishnet wrappet wason jar lanterns
Decorate your home or your summer party with this stylish and low budget fishnet wrapped mason jar craft! You can use the fishnet wrapped mason jars as stylish party lanterns on a summer party , a beach style  vase, or as a nice and practical desk organizer... there are so  many possibilities! You can use any empty glass jars/bottles to create this nice fishnet wrapped macrame lantern, even the most boring ones (just spice them up with different colorful yarns or ribbons! )
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Pompom sheep - Shaun the sheep
Shaun the sheep ( or at least his pom pom version ) has arrived to us by CraftPassion! We totally fell in love to this funny looking black face sheep when it was shown in the Disney Channel. Shaun is a curious but resourceful sheep among the flock of its kind, it is funny and adventurous and often a trouble maker. This craft is an advanced level in pompom making but afraid not! At CraftPassion.com you will find numerous pompom making tutorials witch will help you to create this adorable little pompom Shaun sheep .
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DIY Clothespin monsters - fun Halloween craft for kids
Who loves Halloween crafts ? Halloween is in the air, and that means doing fun, seasonal crafts with your kids! This time The Craft Train will show you how to make cute little monsters out of a few simple craft materials. This clothespin craft is super easy, inexpensive and fun, so we bet that the kids will love it! This little clothespin monster craft can be a great addition to your Halloween cards, Halloween treat bags, or you could turn them into magnets for the fridge... either way, kids will love transforming flat clothespins into friendly Halloween monsters !
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DIY macrame yarn girland
If you are looking for a quick, cheap but still gorgeous house / kids room or party decor, this DIY macrame yarn garland is a perfect craft project for you! The best thing about this macrame yarn garland is how it adds a lot of color and interest without needing tons of time or materials, which makes it a perfect project for table backdrops at parties or a wedding. The only thing you will need to create this unique macrame wall art is a little amount of yarn ( or other similar materials ). Imagine a nice garland hanging from a branch ( created with sisal rope ) , or one made with nice romantic ( white ) satin ribbon!
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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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Winter hat art project for kids with DIY pom poms
This winter hat art project by One Little Project is so much fun! We love experimenting with all sorts of "magic" and this fun little craft project is no exception. Your kids will have lots of fun hiding secret patterns on the paper and having them magically appear when you paint over them with watercolor. This winter hat art project for kids is such a fun winter craft idea! Use One Little Project's free printable winter hat template to have a fun day of crafting at home or in the classroom!
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DIY Yarn ball pumpkins - fall yarn craft
Have you seen those gorgeous multi colored yarn balls ? We love them! So why not make some in the beautiful colors of autumn ? Or even better: turn those little yarn balls into pumpkins by following along One Little Project's step-by-step yarn ball making tutorial! These yarn pumpkins are such a gorgeous little fall craft project – great for a table centerpiece or even a fall mantle. They’re beautiful on their own, or in a group! So grab a skein of yarn and make festive yarn ball pumpkins with One Little Project's simple instructions to add some flash to parties or your home decor.
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DIY Pom pom penguin - cute and easy winter craft for kids
These pom-pom penguins by One Little Project are one of the cutest winter crafts we've ever seen! They are so adorable and really easy to make! You don’t need any special tools: just yarn , felt , scissors and glue. This lovely little penguin is a great winter/ Christmas kids' craft project for using up any spare balls of yarn in your knitting kit. Try making a whole bunch of these little pom-pom penguins in assorted sizes. They'd make perfect Christmas ornaments as well, as you can use them again and again! You could also tie them to a winter wreath , or you could hang your pom-pom penguins off a length of yarn , and make an adorable winter garland.
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Easy DIY yarn wrapped tree - fall craft for kids
This yarn wrapped fall tree craft by I Heart CraftyThings is not only gorgeous, but it is also awesome for toddlers and preschoolers for working on strengthening fine motor muscles. You could also prep the activity beforehand and have it ready as an afternoon busy bag activity. These little yarn wrapped trees are simple to craft and even more fun to decorate with! Imagine them hanged on dried branches accompanied with other simple DIY fall decorations ( such as walnut owls or pompom pumpkins! )
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DIY String art star - Christmas yarn craft
It’s DIY string art time! There’s something so therapeutic about string art, we just love them! And when you get a great piece of Christmas decor as an end result, that’s a major bonus. Tatertots And Jello created this step-by-step tutorial to teach you how to make this gorgeous Christmas yarn art in no time. This beautiful string art star can be a great Christmas decor in your home or you can use this fun craft technique to create other motifs as well!
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DIY pompom flower fairies
These super cute pompom (yarn) dolls are not just super cute (spring) kids room decorations or toys but they are very easy to make,even for the smallest crafty hands! (And also very inexpensive, because you just need a little yarn and a few nice beads). You can create the flower pompom fairies in any color and style! If you haven't got enough yarn you can use fabric scraps or faux flowers to create the fairies' clothes and acessories.
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Colorful christmas bell ornaments
Make these creative and colorful bell shaped chritmas ornaments with your kids, they will surely enjoy it! If you dont have a bell base, you can make one from a normal piece of paper : twirled and glued into a cone shape.
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Pom pom ice cream garland
We love pom pom crafts! It’s easy and everyone can choose their favorite colors! With pieces of an egg carton she will turn the pom poms into to ice creams, and the ice creams into a garland ! Festive, don’t you think? It's a super easy and cheap  kids summer craft idea (and also perfect for repurposing some paper junk). You just need a little leftover yarn, scissors, egg cartons, acrylic paint and a brush. These cute pom pom ice creams are perfect decorations in any summer (kids') party or the kids can use them as fun toys in the boring summer days.
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How mo make a spring flower fairy doll - doll making tutorial
Watch this step-by-step tutorial and learn how to make gorgeous ( spring ) flower fairy dolls ! This easy DIY doll making tutorial will teach you how to make a fun and easy doll with the kids using a basic flower fairy doll technique. This includes using floral wire, a wooden bead , embroidery floss, and a silk flower. The supplies for this beautiful flower fairy dol l are absolutely inexpensive! Once you have mastered making a basic flower fairy there are a lot fun options and variations. You can use these beautiful fairies to decorate the kid's room , your home at spring or the classroom ! ( Or you can create a whole fairy doll play set for the kids as a gift ! )
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DIY Yarn rainbow - simple yarn craft for kids
In this step-by-step video tutorial, NataliDoma DIY will show you how to make a gorgeous yarn rainbow in 10 minutes. This little rainbow craft is so simple you will master it in no time! This macrame rainbow is just perfect as a home decor , or you could use them as cute accessories ( as pendants, earrings, keychains, etc ) Play the video and learn the how-tos:
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DIY Pom-pom Christmas cat ornament - fun Christmas craft for kids
Who loves cats ? We do! Cats are already super adorable and fluffy, which makes them perfect models for various cute crafts ! In this video tutorial Creative Mamy will show you how to make this super adorable little pompom cat ornament in no time. This cat craft ( with a little help ) is suitable for kids of all ages , and the outcome is so unbelievably cute! The kids will enjoy creating this super fluffy, easy and fun pompom cat ornament craft , and the finished cats are just perfect decorations for Christmas. ( You could use them as a mantelpiece or just hang them on a string and create the world's cutest Christmas garland with them )
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DIY Neon mason jar mummies - fun Halloween decor
Halloween isn’t Halloween without a mummy or two! These neon mason jar mummies by Kids Craft Room are perfect for adding a splash of color and spooky fun to your Halloween decorations. We just love that these mummy mason jars look good both day and night. During the day their vibrant neon colors are a real crowd pleaser and they’re perfect for using as a simple table decoration or for filling with Halloween candy. At night time you can pop a battery tea light inside for a spooky neon glowing mummy mason jar lantern! What fun!
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Pom pom christmas ornaments with plastic bottle caps
Pom Pom ornaments are not only nice to look at, they are also very durable and super easy to make! And as an extra , with this brilliant christmas craft idea you can recycle some plastic bottle caps which is also very nice! You can make these fun colorful christmas tree ornaments in minutes even with the smallest kids, because it's soo easy to make! You can use a pom pom maker, or simply use the "old fashioned" cardboard pompom making  way to create some. Decorating your christmas tree or home in a special color code won't be a hard task anymore!
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DIY Finger knit rope trivet tutorial - Scandinavian kitchen
Trivets are so handy to have around! We think this quick DIY finger knit rope trivet by Flax And Twine would hit the spot for an easy, yet beautiful project for the kids to make OR just make one for yourself! This DIY Finger knit rope trivet is fast and simple to make. ( And it makes a great gift! ) We so in love with the finger knitted trivet’s simplicity and natural feel that the rope lends this project. Get the tutorial at flaxandtwine.com and create your very own DIY Finger knit rope trivet:
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Easy DIY pompom Halloween garland ( yarn ghost, spider & pumpkin)
Dress up your mantle, or any part of your home, with this easy Halloween garland by Growing Up Gabel.  This no sew project is made with yarn and a few other craft supplies for an inexpensive craft project easy enough for kids. We are in love with this Halloween garland! Not only is it super easy to make, looking lovely and fun, but it's also crazy inexpensive. This Halloween yarn craft is also easy enough for preschoolers.
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DIY Giant yarn wrapped heart - wedding decoration
Want to learn how to make a designer decoration for your ceremony or reception ? Brooke from Weddlinkwill teaches you how to make this gorgeous, giant, yarn wrapped heart decor ! Beautiful isn't it? And the best is: this gorgeous decor costs way less than a store-bought one, and it's super easy to make! You can even re-use the heart-shaped balloon base to create a bunch of yarn wrapped hearts ! This gorgeous, giant yarn wrapped heart is just perfect as Valentine's day or wedding decor !
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