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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).
16 Fun no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas ( fall & Halloween decor ideas )
Decorating for fall wouldn't be complete without pumpkins. Carving pumpkins , however, can be messy and dangerous. So why not skip out on the pumpkin clean-up this year and try some no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas ? If you plan to make a no-carve ( Halloween ) pumpkin this year, you’ll love these unique pumpkin painting ideas by Easy Peasy And Fun! From a roaring dinosaur pumpkin to a simple emoji pumpkin you will find lots of cute and scary ideas to make this fall! Browse through Easy Peasy And Fun's pumpkin decorating ideas and pick your favorites! No-carve pumpkin ideas are great for completing with the kids to make decorating for Halloween a fun-filled family activity.
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DIY citrus scent lemon soaps - lemon slices
Are you looking for a fun and useful gift for your citrus lover friends? Try this gorgeous and fun citrus scented lemon shaped soap ! She I will show you how to make cute lemon/lime and orange slice soap that is great as a Christmas or birthday gift for your beauty loving friends and family members and for any other soap making project ! This craft project is not as difficult as it seems, with this nice step-by step video soap making tutorial it will be a piece of cake! You can use different essential oils or even oil combinations to create your own unique fun energising citrus fresh soaps !
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DIY Fall leaf tree - simple fall decor
There are so many reasons to love fall and vibrant foliage, crisp afternoon air, and pumpkin pie are just a few of them. Festive autumn decorations bring the best of the season to both the inside and outside of your home. This time make a beautiful fall leaf tree for your fall decor using real fall leaves and poster board! As usual Made In A Day will show you how to make this gorgeous fall leaf tree out of simple materials. This fall decor is not just only gorgeous, but also budget- and eco-friendly! Get the tutorial and create your fall leaf tree today:
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Crocheted amigurumi snail and mushrooms (free pattern)
Well this amigurumi pincushion (or spring) decor  is not the easiest crochet project in the world but it's so awesome worth every minute! In this nice step-by-step amigurumi (crochet) tutorial you will find a free amigurumi fairy mushroom, a snail and a few flower patterns to create your own miniature crocheted fairy/woodland scene! You can use real varnish covered snail shells to complete the crocheted snails or crochet one shell for them in a fun color! In the top of the tutorial page you will find a link for this amigurumi tutorial's firs part where you can learn how to create amigurumi grass base from a mason jar lid and a toadstool!
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DIY Colorful pumpkin seed tree - fall craft for kids
Dzieciakiwdomu grabbed some paper and glue, along with a bowl full of dyed pumpkin seeds and created this gorgeous and oh-so-simple fall pumpkin seed tree ! It’s a perfect time to celebrate autumn with a pretty and fun fall craft ! This all pumpkin seed tree is vibrant and gorgeous just like real trees . This fall pumpkin seed craft is crazy simple to throw together for an afternoon craft. Visit this step-by-step picture on how to make these pretty fall pumpkin seed trees in no time! Spice up your autumn home decor or the classroom 's decor with the kids , they will surely enjoy creating these colorful pumpkin seed trees !
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Fall pumpkin planter (free crochet pattern)
Repurpose / upcycle ugly pots into super cute fall decors with this fun free crocheted pumpkin flower pot pattern! This free crochet pattern the pumpkin pot cozy is very easy (made with only beginner crochet stitches) so this crochet project is absolute suitable for beginner crocheters as well! This crocheted pumpkin pot cozy is a very nice (and low-budget) way to decorate your home at fall (autumn)! These pumpkin pot cozies are changeable (and washable) so you can easily dress up your pots differently in any season/holidays if you wish! You can use any size and color yarn, the final products will be gorgeous!
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How to tye dye Easter eggs with food colorings - fun egg painting
These tie dye Easter eggs are SO FUN and they’re so simple to make! The colors are bright and beautiful and since it’s just food coloring, the eggs are completely safe to eat! And if you wear rubber gloves and make them over top of a large baking sheet, it’s shockingly easy to clean up too! There has to be something you can do with the beautiful tie dyed paper towels you’re left with at the end so you don’t just throw them away? What if you cut out a square of each paper towel, pinch it together in the middle with a pipe cleaner or clothes pin and turn it into a super simple tie dyed butterfly when you’re done?
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DIY Narwhal Easter eggs - Easter egg painting idea for kids
Narwhals like unicorns mixed with whales and they actually exist! Malissa & Machelle used these magical creatures as inspiration for cute little creature eggs this Easter. Now your eggs can be magical just like real narwhals ! We love it! Or you could leave the horns off and have whale eggs for a nautical themed party! These narwhal Easter eggs are perfect for kids of all ages and only require a handful of supplies. Follow this easy step-by-step tutorial and learn how to create them:
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Rustic DIY cactus sign - boho summer decor (free template)
This DIY Cactus Sign by The Crafted Sparrow is such a gorgeous, fun, and easy foam project ! Yes, we said foam ! Looks like real wood right? If you LOVE those rustic wooden signs , but don't want to spend the money, this wonderful tutorial is just perfect for you! This darling faux wood ( foam ) cactus sign is a super easy project, it comes with a free downloadable/printable template , and it will add some boho summer vibe to your living room!
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DIY Clothespin stars - easy wooden Christmas ornaments
When you take clothespins apart and put them back together, they are something more: clothespin snowflakes! These clothespin snowflakes by Robin ( All Things Heart And Home) are so beautiful with those intricate cut-outs!  We love sharing easy and fun craft tutorials on mindy and these beautiful clothespin stars are no exception! These rustic / vintage style stars make a beautiful addition to your Christmas decor and are so fun and easy to make. (Even the smallest crafty hands can create some in no time!) You can make these clothespin stars in any size depending on what size of clothespins you decide to use.
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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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DIY Paper flower and mason jar wall art ( fall decor )
This gorgeous DIY fall decor by The Craft Patch Blog features a pallet wood sign with a mason jar filled with r olled paper flowers and paper autumn leaves. This beautiful fall decor is super easy to make ( even without a vinyl cutter ) ! All you need is : a bunch of beautiful paper or faux flowers , a wooden base board and some paint! You can simply draw the mason jar with paint, markers or create a fun mason jar string art! ( Jessica will provide you the free cut files if you have a machine cutter or you can find various mason jar patterns >> here << )
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Quick and cheap spring butterfly decor with noodle
Butterflies made from noodles. Isn't it  smart?! This inexpensive , quick but still beautiful spring decor is perfect for sitting in your kitchen window stile, brightening up your space and making you feel all springy inside even though it’s seriously still cold outside. Bust out a box of bow tie pasta and spaghetti noodles and created a little bit of spring decor for your home with the kids! (Or you can gift them as nice easter/spring party favors, just stuff them with small candies. ) Here’s a nice step-by-step tutorial on how create this bow tie pasta butterfly springiness in your own home.
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Autumn hairstyles - fun fall leaf craft for kids
Fall is here and with it comes the changing of the leaves. Fall colors are so beautiful, it makes you want to hang on to the season as long as you can! This time Krokotak shows you how to hang on to those colors with a fun fall craft: the autumn hairstyles ! Krokotak will give you the free printable face template , which will be a great help to create these whimsical little elf faces with their gorgeous fall leaf hairstyles. It's time to make some silly faces and give them some wacky and fun hair. So let's turn those fun shaped leaves into creative crafts and activities for your kids to enjoy:
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Homemade birdseed Christmas ornaments - bird feeding
This adorable birdseed ornament by By Mavis Butterfield at eHow is an inexpensive activity the whole family can enjoy making on a lazy weekend afternoon. The kids will have a blast making them, and the birds will enjoy eating them. The first version offered on EHow produces cookie-shaped ornaments kids especially love, but they really only work in cold climates where the birdseed ornaments remain frozen. In warmer climates, you can use the second version involves adorable pinecones ! Get the tutorial at ehow.com and let the fun begin:
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DIY Acorn wreath - easy DIY fall wreath
If the squirrels in your garden seem to be satisfied with the amount of collected acorns , you can collect a bunch as well and create a gorgeous fall wreath from them! This time the fall decorating experts at Craft Ideas share how to capture the beauty of fall with this versatile woodland wreath complete with acorns This DIY fall wreath is super simple, it's practically free and the outcome is so unique and beautiful! ( The whole wreath making project takes about 90 minutes to complete it. ) This DIY acorn wreath is the perfect fall decor for your front door or to display on your fall mantel.
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DIY easy stylish succulent planter from cinder blocks
Gotta love succulents ! Especially when there is a clever way to hold and arrange them. Cinder blocks cost only about $1.50 USD each, so this has to be one of the cheapest and easiest ways to create your own modern succulent planter ! This cinder block planter / planter wall is also great for separate places or you can use it to hold raised platforms and raised flowerbeds. This modern cinder block succulent planter gives the garden an extra boost of style, a whole lot of fancy and pop, and fun to be outside period! With this step-by-step video tutorial making your own cinder block planter will be a piece of cake!
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DIY skeleton rock puzzle - halloween craft for kids
Do you have a huge collection of rocks?  Let the kids make a fun Halloween skeleton with them for this simple mix 'n match stone skeleton activity! You can create different games if you don' t like skeletons:  you can easily create  a train, or a caterpillar mix 'n mach game! Activities that involve using nature’s finds for creating are brilliant for keeping kids busy. Not only do spend time crafting but they also spend time outdoors finding items.With a few rocks /pebbles you can make this cute rock skeleton in no time! This rock skeleton is a fun Halloween craft for the kids.
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DYI Autumn fairy garden - fall garden decor
Just because a giant plastic pumpkin is broken or faded that doesn't mean that you have to throw it out! Jen from Tatertots & Jello will show you how to repurpose those boring plastic pumpkins into magical little gardens , making for a fantastic DIY project. Commonly known as fairy gardens , these arrangements fashion any kinds of containers and pots into beautiful and unique garden decor pieces. This DIY project idea invites you to use your imagination and create something unique. The process involves collecting all kinds of ( seasonal ) containers, filling them with soil, and then positioning the fragments accordingly. Remember, there's no wrong way to create a fairy garden! Check out the fun variations at tatertotsandjello.com:
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DIY Tree stump pumpkin - log pumpkin
The sad thing about pumpkins is that they need to be tossed out at the end of the season. But not this one! With these DIY log pumpkins by Her Tool Belt, you don’t have to worry about them standing the test of time and weather! They can be used year after year! This DIY stump pumpkin or log pumpkin makes a cheap and cute fall or Halloween decor. Stump pumpkins are pretty simple and require minimal supplies, but for the shaped ones you will need a chain saw.
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Zinnia flowers from pinecones
These are pine cones pretending to be zinnias. Pine cone bottoms that is! It's a perfect easter or spring decoration, and very easy to make! All you need is standard acrylic craft paint of your choice, a medium to large brush and you'll be well on your way to a perfect bouquet of zinnias. Great for gifts for any occasion and the things you could make are ever so many: from centerpieces to wreaths and beyond. You can sparkle them up if you want too, the options are endless!
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DIY Valenslime - easy Valentine slime recipe
Get creative with slime ! This Valenslime or Valentine slime by The Best Ides For Kids can be a great non-candy gift idea for Valentine’s Day. Making slime has become such a sensation with a wide variety of customizable elements. Kids can have fun helping you to make the slime and printing off these cute slime gift tags. This Valentine slime by The Best Ideas For Kids will make a great gift this Valentine’s day ! Get the recipe and let's get crafting:
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DIY S'more pot - mini grill (fire pit) from a terracotta pot
Sometimes the weather isn't on board, and you found yourselves snuggled up for most of the weekend listening to the thunder and watching the lightning through the windows. But when you’re set on having s’mores, nothing will quite satisfy that need for a roasted marshmallow. So, between storms make these incredibly easy s’more pots! Grab a terracotta pot, fill with charcoal to create this super fun mini (garden) grill or DIY marshmallow roaster. These terracotta pots are less than a dollar and you can use it again and again ! totally worth it! This DIY s'more pot can be a great addition to you garden party, birthday party or a fun way to set up a mini fire pit at a campsite.
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DIY Barn wood herringbone wall treatment
What do you get when you combine 2 sisters, 4 hours and some beautiful reclaimed barn wood ? A gorgeous DIY Barn wood herringbone accent wall ! Today Shanty2Chic will showing you how she transformed a boring blank wall into this awesome reclaimed wood herringbone accent wall. Gorgeous isn't it? This beautiful, rustic reclaimed barn wood accent wall was 4 hours work! Unbelievable isn't it? Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to create your own beautiful , stylish vintage wall decor with barn wood! ( Of course you can use this clever herringbone pattern to decorate other things as well : imagine a framed wooden herringbone pattern or a table with herringbone top! )
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DIY Marbled Easter eggs with oil and food coloring
Get marbled Easter eggs by using food coloring and vegetable oil ! If you looking for something special for this year Easter give this vegetable oil and food coloring marbling technique a try. With this nice step-by-step video tutorial marbling some gorgeous Easter eggs will be a piece of cake! This Easter egg painting technique doesn't involves poisonous paints so you can use it on hard boiled eggs as well! This oil marbling technique is suitable for kids of all ages, and it's also super fun! So don't hesitate, grab some hard boiled eggs and turn them into gorgeous marbled Easter eggs !
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DIY Quick and easy bow bracelets
Bows are so pretty and bows as bracelets look even prettier! Pysselbolaget created these lovely bow bracelets and we simply LOVE THEM! It is a beautiful bow , but as a bracelet... how unexpected, beautiful and fun! You'll make a statement with this bow bracelet and because this is such an easy and fun DIY you can make one for a friend too. It's the perfect bracelet to wear during special occasions such as weddings, christmas or new years eve. DIY it today!
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