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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 Elf on a Shelf - Christmas sock doll  (no-sew)
Oh, look how sweet is this sitting Christmas elf gir l ! With this nice step-by-step sock doll making video tutorial you can create this adorable sock Christmas elf girl easily with a little scrap yarn and a pair of socks. Make some C hristmas elves today with your kids , they will enjoy the making process and also the finished sock doll ! This Christmas sock doll is a no-sew one so you can make one even if you haven't got sewing machine or any skill in hand sewing.
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DIY Super easy turtle glove puppet
Who loves turtles ? This time Pink Stripey Socks will show you how to turn an old glove into a cute turtle puppet ! Glove puppets are a great way to use lone gloves left over from winter. So don't pack away those winter gloves ! All it takes is some felt and a little glue to turn ordinary gloves into a world of imaginary play. Turtle glove puppets are a fun, wearable craft, sure to keep the kids entertained and their hands busy! Your kids will enjoy coming up with creating own turtles as well as using their imagination to create stories to tell!
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DIY Clay pot angel - adorable Christmas decoration
Clay flowerpots are a great starting place for many crafts! Thrifty Fun's step-by-step craft tutorial will teach you how to make this lovely clay pot angel . By following this tutorial you can create this wonderful Christmas ornament / Christmas decor in no time! Even the kids can create their own adorable clay pot angels because this is a fun and easy Christmas craft project! Use this adorable clay pot angel as a cute Christmas decor or you can gift it to your friends/ family members as a lovely handmade Christmas gift!
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DIY Monster puppet gloves - hand puppets for kids
Monster puppet gloves are a fun, wearable craft, sure to keep the kids entertained and their hands toasty! This time HelloGlow will show you how to turn an old glove into a fun monster puppet ! Glove puppets are a great way to use lone gloves left over from winter. So don't pack away those winter gloves ! All it takes is some felt and a little glue to turn ordinary gloves into a world of imaginary play. Your kids will enjoy coming up with creating own monsters as well as using their imagination to create stories to tell!
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Easy DIY fabric chicken - fun Easter decor from fabric
Do you love super adorable handmade Easter decorations ? Sew this lovely little fabric hen ! This adorable fabric chicken can be a wonderful Easter decor or handmade gift for your kids ( or grandkids ) . This time ( in this step-by-step video tutorial ) CreativeMamy will teach you how to sew these cuddly fabric chickens in no time! This fabric hen is an absolutely easy sewing project: you can stitch one easily even if you are a beginner in sewing. This hen plushie doesn't require too much fabric, and it will look great in any size!
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Gorgeous silk ribbon rose flower - elegant brooch
This gorgeous silk ribbon flower ( peony or rose ) is made from simple silk ribbon ribbon pieces! This gorgeous silk ribbon flower is absolutely not as difficult as it seems: you just need to melt the petals with a lighter ( or a lit tea candle ) to shape them and then simply glue them together. With this nice step-by-step video craft tutorial you can make this gorgeous silk ribbon rose ( or peony flower ) easily to decorate your home at springtime, or as a beautiful gift for your mother on Mother's day ! Of course this ribbon rose can be a perfect gift or decor for other special occasions as well, such as your wedding party ! )
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DIY Ribbon flower with beads - grosgrain flower - kanzashi
In this nice kanzashi video tutorial you will learn how to make twisted flower with sewn in beads ! Gorgeous, isn't it? You can use these beautiful kanzashi ( folded ribbon ) flowers to decorate your christmas tree , you can use them as nice acessories / jewelries , or it can be a perfect gift for any occasion! Despite the look this delicate beaded ribbon flower is very easy to make ( just a little bit time consuming but it absolutely worth the time and effort! ) You can use any colour and patern ribbons to make this gorgeous kanzashi flower , it will look gorgeous in cream/white, pastels and in vibrant colours too!
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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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Ghost in a jar - adorable Halloween decor
Ghosts in a Jar! Aren’t they so cute?  It’s like you caught a ghost and keeping it in jar like you might a bug.  Nevermind that ghosts can go through walls. Apparently they can’t get through mason jars.  Mason jars are inexpensive and perfect craft materials especially for Halloween! If you’d like to make your own little captive haunters, you will need : a mason jar, a little piece of cheesecloth, wooden skevers and a few wooden bead. Alternativelly you can  hang the ghosts from the lid of the jar with a little piece of thread. This way they can move like the real ghost!
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DIY Lace heels ( shoe makeover tutorial )
Have you got a worn out but very comfy heels? Fix it up with this easy and brilliant makeover idea by Mom Spark! Or of course you can sacrifice a par of brand new heels 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 a chic lace slip-on or a cute lace ballerina) . This lace heels will be a great hit in any party!
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DIY Tin can & socks pencil holders - fun upcycling craft
If you're looking for Completely Genius Trash-to-Treasure Crafts AND an idea on what to do with all your odd sock the sock and tin can pencil holders just might be for you. There can be a lot of stories behind your old socks and maybe you really don’t want to just throw them away. You don’t have to! because you can make different sock crafts from them: for example, this genius pencil holder which doesn't require any fancy craft materials just an ordinary tin can and a sock. You can customize this pencil holder as much as you wish ( in color or size ) either way: the outcome will be outstanding. You can use these sock and tin can pencil holders in your office or at home, it can be made by both kids of all ages or adults and it won't cost you a dime.
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DIY Paste Costume - last minute costume idea
Turn yourself into a bow-tie pasta or a cute ravioli by following along Studio DIY's easy-to-follow costume making tutorial ! These DIY pasta costumes are great show-stopper costumes , because, well.. just look at them! Who doesn't love pasta ? And look at that tiny ravioli ! Isn't it super adorable? This pasta costume is such a great group costume because you could be all sorts of pasta. Plus this costume is super simple and doesn’t take much time at all, too. Head to studiodiy.com and learn how to make them:
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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 T-Shirt decorations made with hot glue (glue gun stick)
In this video craft tutoria l IdunnGoddess shows you how to decorate T-shirts and denims with pieces of hot melt glue sticks for glue gun using microwave and an iron. If you love repurposing old clothes you will love this brilliant craft idea! These hot glue gun stick bead decoration is one of the easiest homemade t-shirt decor we've ever seen! You can use this brilliant hot glue gun stick bead craft to upcycle your old clothes ! Just create a few hot glue gun stick beads and put it on your t-shirt ( or other clothes ) and voilá it's done!
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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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Easy DIY Cement gnomes - adorable Christmas decor
We LOVE working with cement for several reasons: it’s inexpensive, it’s fun playing with mud, and the results are always unique. And there is only one thing we love much more than playing with cement : gnomes ! Whether you call them nisse, tomte or gnomes, these sweet little guys are simply adorable. This time will show you how to make this super adorable cement gnome in no time, out of old, unused clothes ( a pantyhose and a sock ) and cement. Isn't it wonderful? This cement gnome is so cute and surprisingly simple to create! Follow these instructions and make your own DIY Christmas gnome :
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30 Last-minute couple costume ideas ( Halloween costume ideas )
Dressing up for Halloween or a dress-up party can be a little tedious when you have no idea what to dress up as. If your partner is also struggling to find a Halloween costume , why not try a couple's costume ? In this video, Cloe will show you 30 last-minute bur still brilliant couples costumes. You could either pay homage to some of the greatest love stories, like Romeo and Juliet, or try a funny costume, like the Netflix & Chill costume - there are so many fun possibilities! Watch the video and create the best couples costume ever!
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DIY pantyhose (nylon stocking) roses - nylon flowers
Look at this gorgeous rose ! Im sure you wont believe me but you just need an old ( colorful ) nylon pantyhose /stocking , a little wire and some ( nylon ) thread to make it. And it's also a very easy project, no special equipments or experience needed! It's true magic! With this nice step-by step video tutorial you can create it easily. It's a very nice spring craft / upcycling project and you can create various gifts for any ocassions with this technique ( you can gift the nylon flowers in bouquets as well ). Pantyhose roses are perfect wedding / mother's day / Valentine's day / or birthday presents / decorations or you can simply add them to your spring home decor.
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DIY Mummy candy bowl from a fish bowl (Halloween decor)
If you love decorating for Halloween , you're going to LOVE this DIY Halloween decoration ! This time Craftaholics Anonymous will teach you how to make this super cute and super easy DIY Halloween mummy candy bowl. This lovely DIY Halloween mummy candy bowl is a great way to decorate your home for the holiday. We love cute, simple, frugal and easy-to-make Halloween decors , and this little mummy bowl definitely fits in that category. Get the tutorial at craftaholicsanonymous.net and let's get crafting :
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No-sew sock penguin - easy winter craft idea for kids
If you loved the no-sew sock snowmen you’re going to love her no-sew sock penguin craft too! This little sock penguin will fit nicely with it’s snow made friend so grab that odd sock we know you have and let’s get crafty! This cute little sock penguin is a perfect winter / christmas craft for the kids because it doesn't involves sewing or other special craft skills/techniques. Just 2 odd socks and a little glue! In this nice craft website you can find other sock softie ideas such as the snowman and Santa!
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Easy DIY fall scarf wreath - autumn decor
Looking for an easy and fun way to put together a fall wreath ? Use one of your old large blanket scarfs to add color to your front door ! Sometimes using something you already own like a scarf as the fabric can make a great statement piece for your home. We love creating cozy wreaths and this simple scarf wreath only takes minutes to make yourself and is a great way to re-use a scarf you are sick of wearing. Kim, from Made In A Day, will show you how to make this warm and fuzzy little wreath for your home this fall :
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DIY No sew felt flowers with twigs - 3 different felt flower pattern
These beautiful DIY no sew felt flowers by Mommy Moment are the perfect homemade Mother’s Day gift – and the best part is, is that they’ll never wilt or die! This super simple colorful spring felt flower tutorial will add some much needed color to any home! In this nice step-by-step tutorial you can learn how to make these easy and colorful spring felt flowers ! Mommy Moment put them on twig stems , but you can use them for all sorts of spring crafts. These felt flowers are super easy and fun to make! ( And only a few pennies to make )
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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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Simple DIY Christmas gnome ornaments (video tutorial)
This lovely little DIY Christmas gnome ornament by Sarah Nenni-Daher is soooo cute, and so easy to make: you could whip out a bunch of them as lovely gift toppers, or as cute Christmas decors under an afternoon. Kids love to craft with fabric and felt, so this would be a fun one to do with them too. ( This craft is just perfect to upcycle those old unused clothes or socks! ) You could make a little Christmas gnome ornament out of almost every type of fabric, just a little glue, and a few clever tricks. Follow along with Sarah Nenni-Daher' step-by-step gnome ornament making tutorial, and create your very own little Scandinavian style Christmas gnome ornaments :
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Easy DIY vintage burlap spring art with bird
This beautiful, vintage style wall art is not just only a great decor for your home ( at spring ),but it's also can be a great gift for a special occasion! And it's extremely simple to make, so even the smallest children can make it! Creative idea,isn't it? Of course, this simple ,stencil-painted spring decoration can be made with other patterns than a bird. You can also create a templates ( stenciles ) at home: from a self-adhesive sticker or from a thinner cardboard sheet ( from a cereal box ) . For spring template patterns >> click here << ( Put a thin sheet of paper on your monitor and gently copy the lines with a pencil )
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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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