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This craft category is a huge collection of no-sew fabric crafts & kids' fabric crafts! Craft ideas for kids from fabrics (sock puppets, felt finger puppets, easy crafts with textiles), DIY home decors from textiles without sewing ( upcycled home decor from jeans and t-shirts, t-shirt yarn crafts, wall hangers and wall decors from fabrics, garden decorations from fabrics), easy DIY gift ideas with fabrics ( towel folding, fabric scrap crafts, party favors ), holiday & seasonal no-sew fabric decors.. and many more creative craft ideas with textiles (without sewing)!
DIY Easy washcloth snowman Christmas tree ornament
With just a hand (mitt) washcloth and basic sewing and craft supplies, you can craft this cute snowman within an hour. It is is an easy craft project with minimal sewing that will decorate your home at Christmas! Older children who know the basic even sewing stitches and the simple basting stitch can also make these snowmen Christmas tree ornaments / winter decors with no effort. You can add more embellishments to your washcloth snowman to give him your personal touch.
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DIY Felt reindeer Christmas gift bag from a tin can
Let us present you Creative Mamy's super easy and fun winter craft for kids : the adorable tin can reindeer ! There are lots of ways to recycle tin cans , and turning them into adorable reindeer is one of them. These tin can reindeer penguins are SO CUTE and are really easy to make! A perfect Christmas craft for kids that uses simple materials you probably have at home. This project is definitely a winner for your little ones on a cold and dreary day! Plus: this adorable little tin can Rudolph doubles up as a lovely gift bag which makes it even more perfect!
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DIY Pumpkin wreath - fall wreath (wreath making tutorial)
Autumn is the perfect time to try your hand at making a pumpkin wreath for your door. This time Julie from Julie’s Wreaths Boutique and Grillo Designs share a step by step tutorial on how to make the perfect burlap pumpkin wreath for fall , H alloween or Thanksgiving ! Wreaths are a great way to bring the holiday season into your home without going overboard. Wreaths are typically hung on the front door, but you can also hang them from walls ( you can even hang them over a fireplace mantle! ). This amazing pumpkin wreath starts as a plain old wreath base , but ends up looking like a pumpkin instead ( with stems and leaves ) !
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Easy DIY fabric heart - Valentine's day decor (free sewing pattern)
Easy DIY fabric hearts : you can use them on your Christmas tree , and also enjoy them once again for Valentine's ! The idea of making the fabric heart ornaments came from remnants of fabrics Cristina has in her basement. She was organizing, putting stuff away when she saw the fabrics : they were there staring at her and that was the light bulb moment, red fabrics were perfect to make some lovely Valentine's day hearts ! These sweet DIY fabric heart Valentines are perfect for giving to a friend or neighbor! They are filled with fiberfill but you can add lavender to create a great little sachet .
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Shoe makeover with rivets & bows
Want to update your shoes a little bit with a simple but brilliant idea? If you are in love with simple DIY projects you don't need to go out anymore to the local mall to buy a stylish pair of shoes for yourself: you can simply create the styles you long for! It might surprise you, but even a beginner DIY-er can do terrific shoe makeovers that will get praise, compliments and envious looks! Just as this super cute fabric slip-on makeover  by Mom Spark! Grab your boring pair of slip-ons and let's get create:
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Easy DIY Rag rug - upcycling craft (home decor)
Comfy and soft, pretty and happy, can you believe it’s made from a pile of old bedsheets ? This time Grillo-Designs and Gemma Cooper ( from Simply Beautiful Painted Furniture ) will teach you how to make a beautiful rag rug from old bedsheets ( or old unused clothes ) ! If you like fabric rugs, but you have never done any weaving, crochet, or knitting before this is the perfect upcycling craft project for you! You will be surprised by how fun and enjoyable the whole process is! You only need a few simple tools and materials to make a rag rug such as old t-shirts or bedsheets , a slip mat ( or mesh / canvas ) , and patience. Get the step-by-step tutorial at grillo-designs.com and let's get crafting:
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DIY Big wood log Christmas gnome (video tutorial)
This brilliant Christmas craft project by Sarah Nenni-Daher has three of our favorite components to it: it has a Scandinavian theme, it's no-sew and it's super easy to make. This cute little Christmas log gnome can be made literally in seconds, without any special craft or sewing skills! These lovely log gnomes can be perfect Christmas or winter decors on your front porch, or you can give them as gifts, because who doesn't love gnomes ? You can upcycle sweaters, t-shirts, socks and almost any unused old clothes to create the gnomes , with this step-by-step video tutorial it will be a piece of cake!
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DIY no-sew braided rug with t-shirts
If you want to recycle your old t-shirts /clothes  somehow because they weren’t all suitable for charity,  this braided rug by The Wonder Forest seems like an awesome idea and one that could actually give new life to the worn out old shirts. You can use any scrap fabrics or clothes (t-shirts,jeans,bed sheets) even bath towels to make this fun and cozy braided rug.
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No-Sew DIY Easter bunny silhouette pillow - rustic Easter decoration
This sweet ( Easter ) bunny pillow by Uncommon Designs just can't be easier to make. You don’t have to sew a thing! This cozy bunny silhouette pillow can be a great addition to your home at spring (or at any time of the year)! You don't need sewing to make one of these Easter throw pillows so you can make one even if you haven't got a sewing machine. You can use fabric scraps in various patterns this cute and cozy bunny pillow will look gorgeous in any color!
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Adorable DIY Santa elf ornament (video tutorial)
We need to admit that: we LOVE Creative Mamy's lovely little felt ornaments! So much cuteness and personality! This gorgeous little Santa elf ornament is no exception! So cute and simple to create, which make this beautiful little Christmas ornament elf one of our favorite Christmas crafts ! You could make the Christmas bauble elves as lovely festive home decor, Christmas ornaments or gift toppers. These felt Christmas tree ornament elves are incredibly easy to make ( despite the look ). Creative Mamy ( az usual ) included a pattern in her step-by-step video tutorial, so even if you are a beginner in doll making, this little ornament elf will be a piece of cake! ( If you look at the pattern, you can see how it is cut and adapt it to any size. )
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DIY Lace & burlap bunny wall art - vintage Easter decor
In the spirit of spring, here's an easy spring / Easter bunny art project! We think that the burlap & lace combination looks so perfect for spring / Easter! Bunnies always make the cutest Easter decorations ,so Amy came up with this adorable lace bunny canvas Easter craft. The canvas itself is burlap ,and I added the bunny just like you would any other fabric applique. So easy!
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Adorable DIY Styrofoam bird - Christmas decor
Look at this cute winter bird! Isn't it super adorable? You can whip up a Christmas bird with the kids in no time with just a few simple craft materials such as odd socks , felt , and Styrofoam balls ! You can use the finished Christmas birds as ornaments or cute little decorations to decorate your home ( or Christmas tree ) in winter, or you can give them as Christmas gifts for your loved ones! Watch Creative Mamy's tutorial and create your now:
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Easy DIY Halloween wreath with ribbons
This beauty is a Halloween ribbon wreath but that’s just because it's made for Halloween. Using different ribbons would make it a fit for any holiday or decor!  Which is why we love it so much! And easy doesn’t even BEGIN to describe the level of difficulty here. Can you cut ribbon? Can you tie a knot? This wreath is for you! Can’t you see this ribbon wreath as a fun birthday wreath or Christmas or Easter ? But we love orange and black Halloween ribbon combination as well!
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DIY Lace ballerina flats - shoe makeover idea
Your comfy balerina flats are a little bit worn out? Fix it up with this easy and brilliant shoe makeover idea by Mom Spark! Or of course you can sacrifice a par of brand new ballerinas on the altar of crafts to create gorgeous unique shoes to wear on you wedding day or any other special occasion! This shoe makeover idea is very quick, easy and also budget friendly. You can use this brilliant lace-decoupage technique on other shoes as well (imagine chic lace slip-ons or  gorgeous lace heels) . Visit Mom Spark and create your very own lovely lace ballerina:
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DIY Fabric flower dolls - adorable spring decoration (video tutorial)
To celebrate spring, check out this video tutorial on how to make a gorgeous and super adorable DIY spring flower doll! You will be surprised how easy is to create one! Atelier Coração de Pano will teach you how to make a basic flower doll using some leftover fabric, a styrofoam ball, yarn, some paint, and a silk flower. The supplies for this tutorial are inexpensive but the outcome is so wonderful! Once you have mastered making a basic flower doll there are a lot of fun options and variations.
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DIY Burlap daisy wreath - easy spring or summer decor
In this nice craft blog you will find this super easy to make and gorgeous burlap  flower wreath tutorial for free! Isn't it amazing? This beautiful burlap flower wreath is incredibly easy to make , even if you are a beginner in wreath making! To create your own beautiful burlap flower wreath you will need a metal wreath frame and burlap ribbons in different colors. instead of burlap ribbons you can experiment with other fun DIY materials such as cloth stripes, fabric leftovers ore even paper! Use the burlap flower wreaths to decorate your home at spring/summer, or create other holiday/season variations with this super easy wreath making tutorial!
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DIY Wood block snowman - adorable winter decor
Bring new life to scrap wood by making this super adorable wood block snowman craft by following along Easy Peasy And Fun's step-by-step wood block snowman making tutorial ! This adorable little winter craft will make a wonderful decoration for your home, and it’s really easy to make! You only need a few supplies to create your own adorable DIY wood block snowman. They're super simple to make & the kids will love decorating their own. If you haven't got wood blocks at hand you can use empty milk cartons or paper boxes as well!
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Whimsical Santa ornaments and decorations easily - winter gnomes
If you are in need of an easy and fun Christmas craft to do with the kids - or just want to make a fun decor for your home at Christmas try these super adorable christmas Gnomes / Santas ! They are not just super cute and fun decors but it's also a very easy craft project thats perfect for decorating and also for disguising gifts and gift bags ! With this nice creative idea you can make a set of christmas tree ornaments or simply decorate your home in a fun stylish scandinavian style ! All you need is a styrofoam ball , some yarn , a little piece of ( felt ) fabric and a big wooden bead.
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DIY Sparkly clothespin dragonfly - summer craft idea for kids
Do you and your kids love to sit and observe insects outside during the summer? One of our favorites to observe is dragonflies. They are absolutely gorgeous don’t you think? If you are big fans of them like me you are going to love this sparkly clothespin dragonfly craft. It makes a fabulous insect craft for kids and summer kids craft. You can turn this darling clothespin dragonfly craft into fridge magnets by gluing magnets onto the back of the clothespins. Now you can display kids’ artwork, your to-do list, or important papers in style on your fridge.
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DIY Vintage teapot pincushion - upcycling craft
If you love sewing and you need a shabby/vintage style (pet-safe) sewing supply storage, you will love this brilliant upcycling craft idea!  This cute, functional (shabby chic /vintage style) teapot pin cushion  has one additional feature: secrecy!( If you have a curious cat, the need to hide sewing notions- such as pins- is a very real thing. ) Sarah came up with this fun upcycling project using a thrifted teapot, fabric from a vintage pillowcase, and fiberfill. Brilliant isn't it? The teapot's lid hold the pins and the teapot itself is great for storage your sewing supplies!
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DIY Poseidon costume (Greek god costume)
Make It & Love It created a great picture tutorial for you on how to make your own Poseidon ( Greek god ) costume ! Isn't it wonderful? Poseidon is the mighty god of the sea , water, earthquakes, and horses. Just imagine yourself walking into the party wearing this super cool DIY Poseidon costume ! You'll look like you've just finished winning the battle of gods and now you're ready to celebrate! This super cool costume is absolutely a perfect choice for both kids and adults as well! ( It's also perfect as a part of a group mythology costume )
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DIY Scented fabric Christmas tree ornament - free sewing pattern
Each season is typically associated with a certain smell: spring with fresh blooms, summer with the ocean, autumn with pumpkin spice, and Christmastime with cinnamon, pine and gingerbread . These scents can evoke memories and even influence your mood. Not only will these aromatic fabric Christmas tree ornaments look beautiful on your Christmas tree, but they'll fill the room with that familiar scent of the holidays and, hopefully, bring back beautiful memories of Christmases past.
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Easy DIY Button tree shirt - sewing tutorial
Today, we are super exited to share this project with you inspired by our favorite season – fall ! This fall button tree shirt by My Own Road and T atertots & Jello is a really easy sew , perfect for beginners. You just have to have lots of patience to sit and hand sew all the button leaves on. We all have those old boring tee's, bags and other plain white accessories and clothes we just don't use anymore. But with this lovely idea you can create wonderful, unique fashion pieces from them! So grab your button box and create this button tree t-shirt with Jen's step-by-step sewing tutorial :
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10 Minute scarf wreath
To make this brilliant winter / christmas scarf wreath all you’re going to need is a wreath base form and a scarf long enough to go around it. The longer the scarf, the larger the wreath you can make. You could even try pinning a few coordinating scarves together to cover a really large form.
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DIY Draped hypertufa planters - creative garden decor
Concrete is a brilliant long lasting material that can be used for a wide variety of gorgeous and stylish DIY projects! We also love concrete because the finished products can be used outdoor which is also very nice thing! Today, in this step-by-step video tutorial , Diane Urbans from Urbans Greenhouse in Rudolph Wisconsin shows you how to create a draped hypertufa planter from a simple cotton towel! These beautiful and stylish concrete draped planters can be great home or garden decors at any time of the year! ( Or it can be also a great handmade gift for any occasion! )
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Easy DIY rainbow basket with t-shirt yarn
Little baskets are so handy for corralling small miscellanea that seem to end up all over the house, you can never have too many. She created some lovely rainbow hued ones with a simple coil basket making technique, but instead of weaving she used crochet which makes the process go a lot faster. Because she used t-shirt yarn as the core, they are nice and floppy but if you want a firmer basket consider using thin rope. You can even make them fit around an old jar and hey presto, a new vase!
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DIY braided rug from upcycled clothes
Are you looking for a unique and cheap rug for your home? Do you love upcycling? Try this recycling craft idea: the DIY braided rug! You can make this nice rug from any old / well-worn clothes or leftower fabrics , it will look nice in any color and size! You can use sturdier textiles (denims,trousers) to create a nice door mat, or soft fabrics (t-shirts,towels) to make a soft and cozy rag rug for the kids room! Or you can use this rug making technique to experiment with alternative versions (imagine a rope rug, or a cable/bycicle tyre mud rug!)
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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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DIY Marie Antoinette costume ( dress -up costume for girls )
Today The House That Lars Built is sharing a gorgeous ( last minute ) Marie Antoinette costume that you can make from your craft closets, which is good for all of you who don’t want to put that much time or money into your costumes. Get the step-by-step tutorial at thehousethatlarsbuilt.com and create this beautiful DIY Marie Antoinette costume from easy-peasy materials such as drinking straws, batting, balloons, and house paint.
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Easy DIY ribbon wreath (how to make a ribbon wreath)
If you still haven’t made ( or bought ) a Christmas wreath yet, we have a super fun craft tutorial for you! While the most popular wreaths are made using artificial flowers or evergreen, ribbon wreaths are quite appealing too. They are surprisingly cheap, easy to make, and the possibilities are endless. Ribbon wreaths are a great option if flowers are not your thing. In this step-by-step tutorial, Uncommon Designs will teach you how to make a unique ribbon wreath , using pieces of ribbon and a wire wreath form. ( This ribbon wreath also can be a great fabric scrap buster project because this will work with any kind of fabric , not just ribbons ! )
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