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This craft category is a huge collection of nature crafts! Various craft ideas with natural materials: woodworking ( free wood furniture plans - furniture making, wooden decorations & wood crafts), crafts with tree branches / trunks / autumn leaves,  seashells crafts and snail shell crafts, rocks crafts, easy nature crafts for kids ( rock painting, seashell crafts, fall leaf crafts), DIY live flower arrangements / bouquets & flower decorations ( flower crafts ), homemade natural cosmetic recipes, homemade cleaning products .. and many other creative nature craft ideas! If you are looking for specific natural material ( for example: seashells, or wood ) please choose a sub-category from the "paper crafts" main menu ( at the top of the page).
Dye easter eggs with natural ingredients
Look at these gorgeous naturally dyed easter eggs ! You wont believe it, but the orange/red-ish dye was an onion peel , and the blue egg dye was some purple cabbage ! It's true magic! It's also a perfect easter decoration or spring home decor because it's sooo beautiful. With this nice easter egg dying video tutorial you can make them easily!
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DIY Easy upcycled lotus planter  - plastic spoon craft
Plastic spoon crafts are fabulous because they're so inexpensive, and you'll be amazed by what beautiful crafts you can make with disposable utensils ! For example: look at this plastic spoon lotus flower planter by A Magical Mess! Isn't it gorgeous? This beautiful plastic spoon planter would be a really cute gift for your mom ( on Mother’s Day ) , or it can be a lovely teacher appreciation gift , or a perfect home decor ! Read Jen's step by step tutorial and learn the how-tos:
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DIY Needle felt pig in tulle skirt (step-by-step needle felting tutorial)
If you've ever wanted to try your hand at needle felting , this lovely little piggy with tulle skirt by Binc Bonc is the easiest and cutest starting point! Create your own snuffling friend with Binc Bonc's step-by-step needle felting tutorial. Use the felting needles to stab the wool to life. With these detailed step-by-step instructions , even total beginners will be addicted to this unique and fun craft in no time! This lovely little needle felted pig is the perfect gift for your loved ones:
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DIY Popsicle stick bee - fun spring craft for kids
Looking for fun DIY spring crafts your kids can make in under an hour? Create a fun little popsickle stick bumblebee with the kids using materials you already have at home! This time Kids Craft Room will teach you how to make this adorable little popsickle stick bumblebee in no time! ( An hour or less is all you need to get this popsickle stick bumblebee done, so - for your bored little ones - this craft is perfect indeed! ) Get the step-by-step tutorial at Kids Craft Room and let's get started:
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Paw print salt dough ornaments
Are you looking for an easy Christmas craft with pets that can be a gorgeous decoration and a sweet keepsake at the same time? Try these paw print salt dough ornaments! It’s such an awesome keepsake to be able to pull out each year to hang on the Christmas tree! You can make these paw print ornaments in any style you like to match your pup’s colouring and personality! You can make the paw print salt-dough ornaments in any size and with all kind of pets! (Even birds,reptiles and small mammals can help you to create some awsome ornaments and keepsakes just let them walk trough the fresh and soft dough)
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New bar of soap from leftover soap scraps - Rebatching odd ends of soap
If you have a couple soaps at home, you have probably encountered soap scraps. End pieces of soaps tend to build up over time. If you’re like us, you can’t stand to see even the tiniest bit of soap go to waste. Luckily, there are plenty of things you can do with leftover soap ! This DIY soap rebatching project is such a great way to learn the basics of soap making and experiment with additions, such as essential oils. You can delve into the world of soap making ( without be afraid to work with lye ) and salvage those pesky odd ends of soap . Win-win!
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Easy DIY salvaged wood and vintage tweed coasters
This time Sadie Seasongoods shows you how to make these unique, DIY salvaged wood and vintage tweed coasters ! These super easy to make salvaged wood coasters can be perfect fall decors or you can give them as handmade gifts for any special occasions ! It's just the perfect Christmas present for coffee or tea lovers, because this DIY salvaged wood and vintage tweed coaster is just perfect for holding steaming mugs of tea, coffee or hot cider!
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Easy and quick DIY fall centerpiece with leaves and burlap
We love fall colors! We also love the leaves! So many beautiful natural colors and shapes - and the best: autumn leaves costs nothing! So this gorgeous DIY fall candle centerpiece is not just beautiful, easy to make and quick but also frugal and reusable! (Because if you don't need an autumn decor anymore you can just reuse the candles to decorate for other seasons and holidays as well) In this nice craft tutorial That's What Che Said will teach you how to make this beautiful fall centerpiece in no time!
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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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Easy DIY craft stick Easter basket - Easter craft for kids
There’s just something super adorable about mini things. Don’t you agree? Today make this mini Easter basket craft with your kids! It's so stinking cute! The little basket itself is fun to make but IHeartCraftyThings also has a blast making and decorating the little eggs she puts in the baskets . If you’re looking or a f un Easter kids craft ,this mini Easter basket craft is perfect! You can use jumbo craft sticks to create a full size Easter Baskets as well!
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DIY Clay leaf dish - easy fall craft (for kids)
Fall is the perfect time to do crafts with leaves and nature! This leaf clay dish by The Best Ideas For Kids is one kids can make easily. It would make a beautiful gift they can personalize for a birthday or Christmas. This DIY clay leaf dish is a gorgeous piece that can be used as a ring dish or simply to hold items like keys and coins. You can even turn it into a leaf bowl by using different ( larger ) leaves ! So head to thebestideasforkids.com and learn how to make one gorgeous leaf dish :
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Wooden handmade hedgehog pencil holder
This adorable wooden hedgehog pencil holder is a great handmade gift that you can make yourself, or it's a cute addition to your kids room decor. This cute little hedgehog also teaches the kids to organizing!
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Long stemmed fabric roses - fabric flower spring decor
This gorgeous textile rose centerpiece is made from some scrap fabrics and twigs. If you love sewing this easy fabric rose bouquet is a perfect quick spring project for you! It can be a lovely ( shabby chic /vintage style ) spring home decor or you gan gift them as a bouquet in any ocassion ( mother's day, weddings, birthdays... ) You can use this technique with any types of fabrics ( imagine a nice denim or a burlap version! ) This sewing project is a perfect scrapbuster or you can upcycle some old clothes as well!
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Oversized Christmas tic-tac-toe game (free woodworking plan)
Do you love fun woodworking projects and unique,fun family games?  Try this brilliant , easy and quick woodworking project: the oversized Christmas tic-tac-toe game! This handmade tic-tac-toe game can be a perfect present for any special occasion / holidays,  such as Christmas or Birthdays! You can make the oversized wooden tic tac toe game with any fun (holiday) motifs, if you don't like the traditional O's and X's just like this Christmas version. This fun DIY family game can be a perfect addition to the kids room or you can use them in the garden as well!  Fun family games are always the best craft projects especially when it involves wood!
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Orange peel Christmas votive - natural winter decor
These orange peel Christmas votives by Handimania are quick and easy to make, elegant, inexpensive, and of course, they smelling heavenly! Use the orange peel tea candle holders on your table or throughout your home. ( For maximum safety, you can use flameless tea candles with them. ) Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make gorgeous and heavenly smelling orange peel votives. These orange peel votives are super inexpensive, their glow is simply beautiful, and they allow you to create a great atmosphere at home during long, dark, and cold evenings. The warmth of the flame activates essential oils from both the peel and cloves and that results in a fabulous scent.
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Women's Sunday slippers (free crochet pattern)
Thi s free crochet slippers pattern will satisfy the modern minimalist in you while also making you feel like a gift giving hero. They make the perfect gift for teachers , new moms, a friend who is sick and anyone else you want to wrap up in a little bit of love. This free crochet slippers pattern combines just enough cool factor and genuine functionality that you can give a pair to almost anyone and know that your gift will be enjoyed. The minimalist style can be appreciated by feet young and old and the chunky yarn and leather soles make these house shoes look pretty fancy schmancy.
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DIY Easter - spring look and find sensory bottle (I spy bottle)
Just when it seems like spring will never come, we realize that it’s right around the corner. To help celebrate this beautiful and amazing season, create a fun craft that Kim (730 Sage Street ) calls a "look and find spring sensory bottle" ( I spy bottle ). You can turn this I spy bottle easily into a game: use 15 completely different items in the bottle then create a list of the things and make it a game to find all of them. So fun! Visit 730 Sage Street and create one fun spring I spy bottle with the kids:
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Rose bouquet from fresh autumn leaves
The changes of color in the trees are the first clue that autumn is coming. You can capture the beauty of those moments by using fresh fallen leaves to make a beautiful fall decoration for your home. Combine several leaves and make a gorgeous rose bouquet! Use some twine or wire to keep the bouquet together. You can display them using a large leaf as a background. This fall leaf rose bouquet is perfect and low budget way to create something beautiful and decorate your home at a same time, or you can gift this special "flowerbouquet to your loved ones!
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DIY Match house - How to make a matchstick house without glue
In this step-by-step video tutorial The Q will show you how to make a house from matches. This lovely little matchstick house is fairly simple to make and requires no tools. It can be made without using any glue or tape. This match house is a fun project when you are bored and can be used as a gift or just for fun. ( although this matchstick house will require a lot of matches and time ). WARNING: do not play with fire! If you would like to lit it up, be careful and prepare the area appropriately. ( Be sure that plenty of water is always available if anything goes wrong )
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Adorable wooden spoon snowmen - easy winter decor
These super cute snowmen are made from simple woden spoons with a little acrylic paint and a small piece of fabric (or ribbon)! Aren't they adorable? With this birlliant and super simple  Christmas craft idea you can upcycle old (broken) wooden spoons and create gorgeous (primitive) winter/ Christmas decors at the same time. You can decorate the wooden spoon snowmen as much as you wish, and make a whole wooden spoon snowman family with the kids!
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DIY Chick Easter eggs - fun egg painting idea
Are you looking for a not-so-traditional Easter egg painting idea? Spice up this year's Easter with this super funny (last-minute) chick Easter egg craft! This is definitely something you can whip together on the Saturday before Easter. It's not just a super fun Easter party or home decor but also can be a perfect Easter gift for you friends / family members. Well, it's not really a traditional Easter egg painting technique but it's very funny, so absolutely worth a try! You can use any type of acrylic paint to paint the chick egg's and instead of construction paper you can simply use markers to create the beak and eyes. Attach a little feather to the chick Easter egg's  top for a more funnier look!
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DIY Fall wreath with homemade wire ribbon - fall decor
Making your own wired ribbon is definitely more complicated than buying some at the craft store BUT it opens up a world of possibility! Especially if you don’t have craft stores to choose from , simply can’t find the perfect design. Follow along Sadie Seasongood's step-by-step craft tutorial and learn how to make your own wire ribbon, and a gorgeous fall wreath ! This quick DIY fall wreath is simple, but absolutely stunning.
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Pumpkin rocks - easy fall rock painting project for kids
To satisfy my autumn crave, paint a bunch of pumpkin rocks! (After all, plump and round little rocks are very much like miniature pumpkins. ) Autumn is the perfect season for rock hunting! In this rock painting tutorial you can learn how to make sweet little painted rock pumpkins. This rock craft is perfect for kids of all agesRock hunting is a fun way to get outside into nature, spend time with family, spread kindness, and unite communities. Don’t hide the rocks & pebbles in your mother’s kitchen cabinet: create cute painted rock pumpkins from them!
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DIY Pistachio shell tea candle holder - thrifty home decor
This step-by-step video tutorial by Gifts and Crafts Ideas shows how to make gorgeous flower shaped tea candle holders out of recycled pistachio shells. These pistachio shell flower tea candle holders are simply gorgeous, super easy to make and it costs practically nothing. What a great way to upcycle something that you usually throw out! The finished pistachio shell flower candle holders are the perfect addition to any shabby chic or rustic decor. Glue them on a cute spring or fall sign as a flower or just use them as a tea candle holder to make a great last minute gift for Mother's Day.
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How to make fantasy dragon eggs - kids craft idea
What would dragon eggs look like? Adventure in a box decided that they must be encrusted with jewels and precious stones from dragon’s treasury. Of course,you need to make dragon eggs with the kids, just in case a baby dragon might hatch out of one! You can use air dry clay to create the dragon eggs or simply use it's super cheap alternative: the salt-dough! These dragon eggs can be perfect art projects for the kids in the classroom! Put your dragon eggs in a basket and voilá' you have a fun Easter decor! (Or gift!)
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Easy DIY painted seashell necklace - summer craft
Not sure what to do with all those shells you collected from vacation ? Make beautiful seashell necklaces out of them with Pink Stripey Socks' tutorial ! Seashell necklaces make beautiful pieces of jewelry , and they can serve as lovely reminders of a great time you spent at the beach or on vacation. You can also give them away as heartfelt gifts, or even sell them at a local craft fair or market. Because there are so many different kinds of shells , each necklace will be unique, and will have a personal touch.
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DIY Clay pot hanging automatic bird feeder
Today Garden Answer will show you how to build a hanging, automatic terracotta pot/clay pot bird feeder. Isn't it wonderful? And the best part is that it isn’t ridiculously hard to make if you have a few DIY tools on hand! With this nice video tutorial, you can get one self-dosing bird feeder that can help your little feathered friends to survive at winter, or this bird feeder can be a perfect gift for anyone in your family who loves to observe birds ( and squirrels ) ! And as an extra, you can upcycle some flowerpots which is nice!
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DIY garden herb - vegetable spiral
If you looking for a practical and beautiful garden decoration, create a small vegetable (or herb) spiral garden  using  rocks! It's a big spring must do project!  It is pretty to look at as well as functional.
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DIY Clay footprint bowl keepsake
Children grow far too quickly, so it is always nice to make a few DIY keepsakes along the way! We totally love today's craft:this lovely clay footprint bowl keepsake by Messy Little Monster ! You can treasure how small your babies or toddlers feet are with this cute keepsake ,which also doubles up as a beautiful kid made gift for family. These DIY clay bowls  would make the perfect homemade gift idea for parents or grandparents.
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Easy DIY Christmas decor ( candle holder) from mason jar & salt
One of or favorite holiday decorating projects is this super easy to make and budget friendly DIY snowy mason jar luminary. These are perfect for decorating your Winter / Christmas mantle, dining table or front porch.Crystal decorated her snowy jars with a piece of faux greenery with tiny berries and a twine bow. Then added a battery-operated tea light inside. We love the way they glow! Besides of this winter luminary is super gorgeous it's also super inexpensive and easy to make! This winter craft project is suitable for kids of all ages.
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DIY dog food station with storage
Are you looking for a practical and decorative wooden furniture for your (messy eater) pet? If your answer is yes, this brilliant wooden DIY dog food station and storage box is a perfect woodcraft project for you! This easy to make dog food station keeps your dogs water and food dishes from being tossed around, and you can store a whole bag of dog food (or other dog acessories) in it. You can find a free plan in this nice website to make this stylish furniture, and of course you can adjust the sizes for your dog's size as much as you want! (If you have a very small dog or a cat you can create a small box or completelly leave out the storage part and build a fancy dog or cat feeder tray with legs!)
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DIY Pumpkin fairy house  - fall fairy garden
An adorable pumpkin fairy house ! This time Esther Straub will show you how to repurpose those boring plastic pumpkins into a magical little fairy garden. Isn't it beautiful? Use a ( plastic ) pumpkin , natural elements such as twigs and moss to create this beautiful fall themed fairy garden with a giant pumpkin fairy house. You can attach led fairy lights to your pumpkin fairy house to add a little bit extra magical ambient to it. This pumpkin fairy house can be a darling fall decor in your garden or you can make it as a lovely fall themed doll house for your kids and all of their toys to play with.
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