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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!
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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DIY Wooden spoon scarecrow puppet - fun fall craft for kids
Do you love simple and super fun fall crafts ? Then you and your little ones will have great fun with this easy no-sew Dingle Dangle Scarecrow Puppet by Kids Craft Room! This lovely wooden spoon scarecrow puppet is double-sided so sleeps and wakes for lots of interactive fun! Kids Craft Room will show you how to make this super adorable wooden spoon puppet from simple craft materials. All you need is a wooden spoon , some crafty bits and pieces and the ability to draw a face and you'll be making a puppet in no time. Try to make several so that you can hold your own puppet show with friends!
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DIY Yarn wrapped glass bottle and mason jar - upcycling craft
It’s fun to upcycle old glass bottles and jars, instead of just throwing them in the glass recycling pile. Wrap twine or colorful yarns around bottles and jars to create small vases and candle holders. As a bonus: if you cover the whole bottle with twine, you don’t even have to remove the label first! Wrap the jars loosely to allow the light from the candles shine through the twine. Because the twine is on the outside of the glass there will be no increased fire risk, but please remember never to leave burning candles unattended.
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DIY Scandinavian Santa gnome Christmas tree ornament
This DIY Scandinavian style Santa Christmas 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 Factory Direct Craft' step-by-step tutorial and create your very own little Scandinavian style Santa gnome Christmas tree ornaments :
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Crocheted amigurumi christmas (pine) trees
Bring holiday spirit with your handmade mini crochet Christmas trees ! These crochet Christmas trees by The Lazy Hobby Hopper will be the most wonderful and creative Christmas crochet projects in your crochet list ! Whether you are creating something as a gift or you want to add some down home country charm to your home this Christmas , crocheting is the perfect solution! With The Lazy Hobby Hopper's crochet tutorial and free pattern , you can make these super adorable little crocheted Christmas / pine trees in no time. These adorable little crochet pine trees are just perfect for celebrating the Christmas season ! Spruce up your desk at the office, cheer up any friend and family or decorate one in every room of the house.
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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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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 Trim the beard paper plate Santa craft
Are you looking for an educational Santa craft idea to enjoy with your toddlers and preschoolers this Christmas ? This DIY t rim the beard paper plate Santa craft by Kids Craft Room is super cute and gives kids lots of opportunity to develop their fine motor cutting skills and have fun ! We simply love this trim the beard paper plate Santa craft , it's so brilliant and simple to make. So grab those inexpensive paper plates and create this super fun DIY Trim the beard paper plate Santa craft by following along Kids Craft Room's step-by-step craft tutorial:
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DIY yarn pumpkins - easy fall decor
Looking for super simple and gorgeous fall decors ? Here's a quick, simple and budget-friendly yarn craft you can try out for this fall. Although it takes a day to dry, these colorful yarn ball pumpkins can be great autumn decorations. With varying their size, these fun yarn pumpkins can be great for a table centerpiece or even a fall mantle, because they’re beautiful on their own, or in a group! Grab your yarn stash and whip up a cute string of festive fall decor or mantelpiece with this yarn pumpkin tutorial that Handmade Treasures created for you:
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DIY Mini pompom worm puppet
Make this super fun and simple worm marionette toy with One Little Project's step-by-step video tutorial! This is fun toy will grant hours of fun to the kids ! It walks and moves with simple controls, small enough for little hands, and also very great for dexterity practice ! These pom pom wiggly worm puppets are so adorable and they’re really easy to make! You can make each one in less than 10 minutes and there’s zero mess. It’s such a fun and simple craft to try with the kids !
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Adorable pompom hedgehog - fun fall yarn craft for kids
Who loves hedgehogs ? We do! Hedgehogs aren't exactly huggable, but not this one! In this video tutorial, MesPetitsBonheurs will show you how to make this super adorable little pompom hedgehog in no time. This hedgehog 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 hedgehog craft , and the finished hedgies are just perfect decorations for fall. ( You could use them as a mantelpiece or just hang them on a string and create the world's cutest fall garland with them )
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DIY Yarn wrapped hearts - Valentine's day decoration
Make this simple and sweet Valentine's Day heart decor with just yarn ! Virginia from Fynes Designs will teach you how to make these adorable little yarn wrapped hearts in no time! You can use the finished yarn wrapped hearts to decorate various craft projects, or you can gift them to your loved ones! This yarn wrapped heart Valentine's day craft is perfect for kids of all ages because it's so simple to make! Get the step-by-step tutorial at fynesdesigns.com and create yours today:
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DIY Pom pom ice cream cones - fun summer decor
Don't let summer go by without making a yarn garland for decoration! And what says summer better than ice cream cones ?This delightful summer party decorating idea is perfect for your ice cream celebration! These pom pom ice cream cones are easy to make and everyone can choose their favorite colors! This time Growing Up Gabel turns pom poms into ice creams ,and then ice creams into a a fun summer garland ! Festive, don’t you think? These cute pom pom ice creams can be perfect decorations at a summer party or the kids can use them as fun pretend to play toys at any time of the year!
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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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Adorable scarecrow paper plate craft for kids
We couldn’t be more excited about sharing this adorable paper bowl scarecrow craft with you today because we love everything about the fall season ! Apples and pumpkins and Halloween and scarecrowsFall time is the best! If you are looking for a fabulous fall craft to make at home or in the classroom this scarecrow craft is perfect. This cute little paper plate scarecrow would be perfect hung up on a harvest themed bulletin board!
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DIY Pom pom Santa Christmas ornament - yarn ornament
This DIY Pom pom Santa Christmas 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 make pom poms , so this would be a fun one to do with them too. You can use a dinner fork or a homemade cardboard pom pom maker to create the pom poms ( if you haven't got a pom pom maker at hand. ) With this fun technique you can make little Christmas gnomes similar to Santa , just use colorful felt pieces instead of red.
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Yarn wrapped cardboard hearts - Valentine's day craft
Love is in the air! Today we are going to show you how to make yarn wrapped hearts. This craft idea is great both for kids and grown ups, making it the one of the coolest Valentine’s day crafts ever! You can make the yarn wrapped hearts in any color and size that fits into your home and style, so it can be a nice inexpensive home decor as well! (Imagine them in pastell/white vintage style!) For this Valentine's day craft you will need: a little piece of cardboard, a heart template, and a little yarn in the color of your choice. The kids will love this easy, fun , inexpensive and quick valentine's day craft!
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Beautiful and easy DIY yarn flower - yarn flower making tutorial
Freshly cut flowers are always nice, but yarn flowers can be cherished for years to come! With a small piece of cardboard, one skein of yarn and this simple craft trick, you can create a gorgeous eternal bouquet. This beautiful yarn flower by Tallermanualperu is the perfect craft for spring , Mother’s day or a birthday party because these e asy-to-make yarn flowers will look adorable in your room, on a pillow, or even on a jean jacket! Watch this step-by-step yarn flower making tutorial, and let's get crafting:
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DIY Natural style woven baskets
We simply love Tilda-vintage style gorgeous and inexpensive home decor projects!  This natural style unique and useful little woven basket is a perfect craft project for you if you love simple stylish storage solutions and sewing! You can wrap your old mason jars, plastic containers, and almost anything with this brilliant basket making technique. If you need a visual help on how to weave a basket you can watch >>> this <<< nice video tutorial as a guide. (It's not the same natural style woven basket but it uses the same weaving technique)
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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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DIY Upcycled fabric plant pot cover- ( twine planter )
If you're always looking for nifty ways to use your recycled handmade scrap fabric twine this is the perfect craft project for you! Cintia from MyPoppet will show you how to make recycled scrap fabric twine and colorful little plant pot cozies ! No more ugly plant pots or scattered fabric scraps! This upcycled fabric twine covered plant pot is just the perfect size to store pencils and other random craft bits. Or you could use them as planters for your growing succulent collection, ideal to cover up ugly plastic pots and prevent water damage to surfaces. So easy to make , once your twine is prepared, it only takes a few minutes to glue it and you are done!
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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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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 Christmas yarn star ornament - easy Christmas yarn craft
Have you ever crafted yarn ornaments ? They are simple and so beautiful! This gorgeous, decorative, and frugal Christmas star ornament by Decora Recicla Imagina is so easy to make, you won't believe your eyes! Using yarn, glue, sewing pins and styrofoam trays, you can make unique and beautiful homemade Christmas ornaments in minutes! Of course, you can use any other shapes than stars : imagine a gorgeous yarn Christmas tree, a snowflake, or a snowman... the possibilities are endless!
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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 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 Handprint acorn lacing cards - fun fall craft for kids
This handprint acorn lacing craft by Kids Craft Room is such a fantastic activity for fall ! If you’re anything like us then you and the kids probably love collecting real acorns. This handprint acorn craft is great for a rainy autumn afternoon in after you’ve been out on an acorn hunt! We think this handprint craft for kids is just perfect because it’s a lacing craft too! Kids can make an acorn that has a lovely textured cap just like real ones and they’ll be building their fine motor skills too! Get the tutorial at kidscraftroom.com and let the fun begin!
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Easy yarn wrapped foxes - fin fall craft for kids
Do you like to decorate for fall with the kids frugally? We enjoy making super easy and fun paper decorations, but what we really love is involving kids in the decorating process. Kid-made fall decor is the best decor! Here is a lovely and super easy paper craft project by Kids Craft Room your kids will enjoy trying: a cute yarn wrapped fox. With completing a few simple steps, you can craft a yarn wrapped fox and create a lovely fall garland with them, or you could use the finished foxes as fall ornaments or cute fox puppets!
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