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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)!
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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How to make a rag rug from old t-shirt with a hula hoop
Comfy and soft, pretty and happy, can you believe it’s made from a pile of old t-shirts? If you like weaved 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  how quick is to make one rag rug, and 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, a hula hoop (or a sturdy cardboard box piece), some yarn and patience. This kids' craft project is a perfect way to decorate your home (or the kids' room) on a budget and also a great way to repurpose old t-shirts!
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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 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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DIY Easy beautiful magical roses from satin fabric
You wont believe it, but this gorgeous magical rose is made from a simple p iece of satin fabric , and you can create it literally in minutes with a simple, but very clever trick : pulling out some threads from the ( satin ) fabric ! Unbelievable, isn't it? Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make gorgeous satin rose ! You can use these beautiful satin fabric roses to decorate your home at Spring/ Easter , or your wedding , and they also can be great gifts for almost every occasions ( such as Mother's day, birthdays, Valentine's day.. ) These gorgeous satin textile roses will look nice in any color and size, and they will never wither, so it's perfect for preserve precious memories!
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Fabric pompons from old clothes
With this nice detailed upcycling tutorial, you can create these funky little fabric pom poms easily. You can use any old tees to make them (or other stretch fabrics). It can be a perfect christmas tree ornament or you can create pom pom animals with it.
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DIY Shoe organizer advent calendar
The lead-up to Christmas is half the fun of the holiday. Advent calendars help you count down the days, and sometimes reward you with a sweet treat! Instead of buying the same, store-bought version every year, try out this DIY Shoe organizer advent calendar by Elizabeth Joan Designs. You can reuse DIY Shoe organizer advent calendar over the years, and you'll be surprised at how creative you can get with it. Whether you want something totally Christmassy, or something a little more chic, this shoe organizer advent calendar is just the perfect way to make it.
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DIY Giant concrete garden orbs - garden decor
Orbs are everywhere and for a very good reason: they are gorgeous! These are Barb's DIY concrete garden orbs inspired by the famous draping methods but in her own original exclusive design.These DIY Giant concrete garden orbs are not solid, don’t require fancy molds and they are so easy to make! Concrete is a brilliant long lasting material that can be used for a wide variety of gorgeous and stylish DIY projects.  Follow Barb's step-by-step orb making tutorial and create one to spice up your garden:
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DIY Round fruit slice pillows - fun summer decor
Want to add some fun to your summer decor ? One of the quickest ( and most inexpensive ) ways is to change the pillows. Pillows are eye-catching and something that everyone notices & appreciates. These fun fruit slice pillows by Studio DIY can be created in an afternoon, and they will add some fresh summer vibe and a pinch of whimsy to your living room, the kids’ playroom, the sun porch or other rooms in your home. Happy Crafting!
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Gorgeous silk ribbon snowflakes with kanzashi technique
We love kanzashi ( ribbon folding ) technique becuse with it we can create gorgeous ( Christmas ) decors ( just like these beautiful snowflakes ) in no time, with just a few yard of silk ribbon ! You won't need special craft materials or skills to make these gorgeous winter/Christmas decor snowflakes only a little silk ribbon and a lighter/tea candle and this nice step-by-step video tutorial ! These gorgeous silk ribbon snowflakes can be perfectd decors but you can use them as nice brooches or hairpins as well! The silk ribbon kanzashi snowflakes will look gorgeous in any color, and you can add more small decor elements to them ( beads, some bling or glitter! )
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Short Christmas gnome in winter hat (video tutorial)
Easy and fun DIY Christmas gnomes by Sarah Nenni-Daher for your holiday home decor ! So cute and simple to create! These adorable DIY Christmas gnomes are one of our all time favorite Christmas crafts. These fun Christmas gnomes ( or tomtes ) make adorable winter home decors, or in smaller sizes: Christmas ornaments or gift toppers. Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make Swedish Christmas gnome ( tomte, nisse, or Scandinavian gnome ) in no time at all!
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DIY Rainbow shoes - fabric painting with the easy method (no dip tie-dye)
This easy tutorial by Fantasvale Art Lab will teach you how to make fabulous rainbow shoes ( without tie-dye ) . All you need is a pair of plain white canvas shoes, a water pray bottle, textile paint and a small sponge. Watch the tutorial and create a pair ( or two ) now:
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DIY Sock Santa - easy Christmas craft for kids (no-sew)
If you’re looking for a fun DIY gift idea AND an idea on what to do with all your odd sock the no-sew sock Santa craft just might be for you. We love this cute little sock Santa toy and if you create you can proudly displayed him in your home during the Christmas holidays.  You can make this DIY sock Santa out of all different sizes and patterns of socks, and he will look marvelous as a neat Christmas decoration! Your kids will love them and will enjoy the making process! If you create the sock Santa in different colors than red you can create an adorable winter/ Christmas gnome with this fun no-sew sock toy making technique!
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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 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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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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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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Easy & quick DIY rockstar costume - Halloween costume idea
We are so excited to share with you this super cool costume idea by 30 Minute Crafts !  For this year's Halloween (or dress up party) create a super fun and easy rock star costume! Seriously, how cute is he? And this costume is SO easy to make! This easy & quick DIY rock star costume is perfect for every  Halloween lovers looking for a unique , fun and super quick, last minute costume idea.( You don’t see many rock stars walking around, do you? ) You can create a guitar from cardboard if you haven't got a real one. Get the tutorial at 30minutecrafts.com:
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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 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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Kanzashi  ( or TsuNami ) fold christmas trees
This beautiful Christmas Tree is made from 2 types of Kanzashi fold (or TsuNami) petals, round tip and pointy tip. Watch these 2 videos which they made to show you how to fold it. Perhaps you need to practice first before you can get a perfect fold for a start. Trust me, it is not as difficult as you see and think!
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DIY Felt & plastic bottle penguin - Christmas gift wrapping idea
Let us present you Creative Mamy's super easy and fun winter craft for kids : the adorable, felt plastic bottle penguin ! There are lots of ways to recycle plastic soda bottles , and turning them into adorable penguins is one of them. These water bottle penguins are SO CUTE and are really easy to make! A perfect winter 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 plastic bottle penguin doubles up as a lovely gift bag which makes it even more perfect!
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DIY Jimmy Choo inspired sneaker with lace
We simply admire designer shoes , especially Jimmy Choo shoes ! But unfortunately not everyone can pay hundreds for a designer pair. But that's not mean you can't have them! Create your own designer ( Jimmy Choo ) shoes with iLoveToCreate's shoe makeover tutorial! With this fun shoe makeover tutorial you can create this gorgeous art piece from a pair of simple ( but comfy ) sneakers. Let's get crafting:
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Quick & easy DIY fabric flowers ( video tutorial )
Even if you think you can't sew , these fabric flowers are super-duper easy! You just have to try one! In this step-by-step video tutorial Treasurie will teach you how to make one in no time. If you don't have any fabric lying around you could use an old sheet, clothes that the kids have outgrown, little baby things that you love ( imagine giving grandma a flower brooch made from pieces of fabric from all her grandkids favorite clothes! ) , dishcloths that have outlived their usefulness and anything else made from fabric.
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DIY cat tent from old T-shirt and wire hangers
We love cats and upcycling! This upcycled t-shirt and wire coat hanger cat tent is super easy to make - you really just need a t-shirt, some wire hangers and a piece of cardboard. As a bonus, it really only takes five minutes, so if your cat ignores it you didn't put too much effort in. Our cats love to sleep in small cozy hideouts and this tent is absolutely their favourite! You can make this t-shirt cat tent in any color that fits into your home or to your cat's taste, you can even experiment with other clothes (wide neck sweaters for example)or sew a washable tent cover from any fabrics that you have at hand.
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DIY Satin ribbon strawberry bouquet - ribbon craft (video tutorial)
Almost everyone has extra rolls of ribbon in their home. Although the first thing that people associate ribbon with is gift wrapping, there are many other ways to repurpose those leftover bits and pieces of fabric. For example: check out this step-by-step tutorial for creating a beautiful and unique satin ribbon strawberry ! You can use the finished ribbon strawberries and flowers to bring color and texture to your table decor with a fun twist.
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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 Easy Celtic knot headband from an old T-shirt
Celtic knots represent infinity and eternity because they don't contain beginnings or ends. In ancient times, if a gift was adorned with a Celtic knot, it was thought to give the recipient longevity or good luck in new adventures. This no-sew headband is made with a Shannon knot, which symbolizes balanced creativity, a fitting emblem because it makes creative use of old T-shirts.
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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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DIY Balloon animal costume - funny no-sew costume
If you love unique and funny ( Halloween or party ) costumes , you will LOVE this balloon animal costume by StudioDIY! How FUN would it be to create this balloon animal costume for your kiddo ( s ) ? If you felt really ambitious you could do a whole zoo’s worth of balloon animals too! But of course, you could make the classic balloon dog as Studio DIY did. This costume is not just super funny, but also super easy to make and cost-effective! This no-sew costume is just perfect for kids and adults as well, even in the last-minutes! You could use this google search as an inspiration for various balloon animals and be super creative!
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No-sew sock turkey plushie - easy& fun fall craft for kids
You will love this little sock toy making project Easy Peasy And Fun shares with you today! This no-sew sock turkey craft makes a wonderful DIY gift or a decoration for your home during the fall season. And this lovely little, sock turkey plushie is a perfect solution to use up the odd socks we know you have. So grab those odd socks and let's get started making the most adorable sock turkey you've ever seen:
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