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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).
DIY Eternal terrarium from a light bulb - recycling craft
This DIY eternal terrarium is an absolutely amazing upcycling project which costs almost nothing! Grab and old light bulb, fill it with small rocks, dirt and moss and bring a little bit of nature inside your home! You can recycle old light bulbs ( or other glass containers ) to create your own miniature ecosystem. This miniature eternal terrarium will spice up your room and the best: you don't need to take care of it at all! Add a little water, close it down and voilá' you have an eternal miniature garden in your room! Crafts with nature are always the bests, but with this green upcycling hom decor project you can recycle some glass trash as well, which is also a very nice thing!
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DIY Sunflower painted rocks - fun rock painting project
Add a touch of summer happiness to your day with a set of pretty sunflower painted rocks! Painting beautiful sunflowers ensure you can enjoy their beauty all year long. In this rock painting tutorial Sustain My Craft Habit will show you how to paint beautiful sunflowers in no time, even if you are a beginner in ( rock ) painting. Rock painting is not as difficult as it sounds and is more forgiving than you might expect! Few things look as delicate and gorgeous as flowers and combined with rocks you can cherish them forever as beautiful summer or fall decors ( or paperweights ). Painted sunflowers also make perfect embellishments for many other types of projects.
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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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Painting Rocks with Love: Painted Mandala Hearts – Sustain My Craft Habit
Rock painting rocks! We love rock painting crafts, and we instantly fell in love with Sustain My Craft Habit' s new rock painting design. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, these lovely heart painted rocks give us the inspiration we needed to create fun little valentine's gifts. ( Just "lost" them around the house and wait until someone finds them. Isn't it super fun? ) These easy rock painting ideas , with mandala designs , are also a great way to relax, be artistic and make a perfect craft for Valentine’s Day. Or any day really! Get the tutorial and let's paint a rock:
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Homemade cinnamon stars - Christmas Tree ornaments
These cinnamon Christmas stars will look and smell amazing in your Christmas tree. This homemade apple & cinnamon star is a fun Christmas craft to do with your kids and you could personalize them as you wish. This Youtube video tutorial by Thoughts for Happy Minds explains how these cute Christmas stars are made. We think it's such a lovely thing to hang in your X-Mas Tree !
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DIY Scarecrow pizza pan and clothespin wreath (fall wreath making tutorial)
Did you know that pizza pans can be great wreaths ? There are so many fun pizza pan wreaths around the internet, but this one by The Keeper Of The Cheerios is one of our favorites! This super easy, pizza pan and clothespin scarecrow looks adorable with or without the clothespins, but the clothespins add more detail, size, and color to this lovely scarecrow wreath. Of course, you can use other round materials to create this adorable fall craft: such as mason jar lids, pans, and plates, round boxes or paper plates - the possibilities are endless! Don't forget to check out The Keeper Of The Cheerios' other fun pan wreaths !
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DIY Unicorn planter - unicorn craft for kids
Looking for a fun spring craft for kids ? It's easy to decorate flower pots, and then you can use the finished product to plant beautiful spring flowers! Red Ted Art's gorgeous and easy DIY unicorn planter is a fantastic spring or summer art activity for kids , and makes an excellent gift as well! This fun unicorn planter ( filled with flowers, succulents or sweets ) can be great as a Mother’s day gift , BFF gift or gift for a teacher. Decorating flower pots is always a fun activity that you can do with the kids. These DIY unicorn flower pots are so much fun to create and wow, don't they look so super beautiful?!
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DIY Pallet wood pumpkin - outdoor fall decor
This rustic pallet pumpkin fall craft is a fun and versatile way to add pumpkins to your holiday decor. This time Her Tool Belt will show you how to create this lovely pallet wood fall pumpkin in no time! ( Free cutting patterns are included! as usual! ) All you need are a few wooden pallets to add the perfect DIY touch to your home this fall.The best part of these rustic pumpkins ? You can put them out in September, but won't have to worry about them rotting before Halloween! Pallets are a great material to use to achieve that rustic look, and with fall decor. Pallets are usually inexpensive ( or free! ) so these pumpkins are a great way to decorate on a budget!
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Rustic twig leaf - easy fall decor from twigs
This gorgeous rustic twig fall decor is not just super easy to make but it's almost free! Because you just need some nice twigs from your garden or the nearby forest , a little glue and that's all! You can create other shapes than leaves with twigs and branches (imagine a nice angel or bell shape decor for christmas, isn't it brilliant?) This mapple leaf shaped autumn decoration is a perfect way to bring the nature into your home, and decorate at fall in low budget. For a more unique look you can paint the finished twig creation to any color that fits into your home! (It will look good in any metallic or  vintage style color!)
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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 cactus Easter eggs - fun Easter 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 cactus Easter egg craft! 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 very funny, so absolutely worth a try! You can use any type of acrylic paint to paint the cactus egg's green color an and instead of black paint you can simply use a black marker to create it's spikes. Attach a fun paper flower to the cactus Easter egg's  top for a funnier real-life look!
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Easy DIY Cork Pirate ship - fun summer craft for kids
We L-O-V-E super fun kids crafts and this lovely little pirate ship by Red Ted Art is no exception! These D IY corks boats are ridiculously easy quick to do and yet are so cute and fun and really float well. All you need are a few wine corks , some paper and toothpicks. This little DIY pirate ship is not only fun to play with, but will also look lovely sitting on your windowsill or as centerpiece at your child’s next birthday. You could even make a fleet of tiny cork sailboats for a bath time regatta. Get the step-by-step tutorial at redtedart.com and start creating some:
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DIY Rustic wood coasters - gift idea
We've got a fun little DIY (Christmas) gift idea for your today! These DIY wood coasters are the perfect, easy DIY gift and today Marie is going to show you how to make them! Sometimes simple DIY projects turns out to be the best! This woodworking project is absolutely suitable for beginners, because it doesn't require fancy woodworking tools or special skills. Only a simple saw, sandpaper and a little stain. Visit this great DIY blog and learn from Marie how to make your very own set of DIY wooden coasters!
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DIY rustic wooden wheelbarrow garden planter (free plan)
This is a decorative rustic DIY wooden wheelbarrow planter for the garden made out of pallet wood ! It's a super easy woodworking project you can make in a day or so using basic woodworking tools. The advantage to rustic garden planter projects is that you really don’t need to stress out about any of this. If parts are a little off, don’t sweat it: it’s a rustic project! Got any rusty nails lying around? Use them! This DIY rustic wooden wheelbarrow garden planter is an another project that anyone can build with very little woodworking experience and limited tools. He used his miter saw, but you could just as easily use a circular saw or a jig saw. >> free plan can be found here <<
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DIY Reversible fall / Christmas wood slice decor (snowman-pumpkin)
Make a reversible wood slice porch decoration with pumpkins on one side and a snowman on the other. This cute holiday craft can be used for both the fall and winter seasons! Decorations that are reversible for more than one season are our favorites. It's just so fun that you get a two-for-one. This wood slice porch decoration features pretty fall pumpkins on one side and a cheerful snowman on the other side, which means you can leave it on your porch from September until January!
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Homemade air dry clay - cold porcelain recipe
If you are not familiar with homemade cold porcelain clay we highly recommend you to watch this super cold porcelain making video tutorial ( recipe ) because cold porcelain ( homemade air drying clay ) is a brilliant craft material! You can make any polimer clay figurines or decorations ( like these gorgeous roses ) with it. The cold porcelain is a superb alternative of the store bought polimer ( fimo ) clays and air drying doughs. You can make gorgeous jewelries, spring decors, small figurines and soo many other fun things with it! And it's also super easy to make !
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DIY Glowing watering can made with fairy lights - garden decor
Today we have a beautiful garden DIY project to share with you. This glowing watering can with fairy lights is so beautiful and SO easy to make ! Pick a special spot in your garden or yard ( maybe even your fairy garden ) where you’d like to hang these glowing lights pouring from a watering can. It’s gorgeous and unique! To make a glowing watering can with lights that look like they are pouring water, you will need the following supplies: w atering can, ( outdoor ) fairy lights, s hepard’s hook and a screwdriver. This magical DIY light pouring watering can may look difficult to make but it's a very easy and quick garden decor project with gorgeous outcome!
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Easy DIY flower petal candle holder - spring homer decor
Preserve some of your spring / summer memories in the form of dried flower petals and create a gorgeous flower petal candle holder ! Looking at all those beautiful flowers in the garden make us want to turn them into something pretty and useful. And then we found this fun and easy DIY flower petal candle holder tutorial by Adventure In A Box, Gorgeous, isn't it? This mason jar craft is so simple, even the smallest crafty hands can create some in no time. This DIY mason jar luminary can be great spring or wedding party decor or you can give them as lovely Valentine's day gifts !
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DIY Rustic pallet wood pumpkin - fall decor
Today Make it & Love It is here with another super easy pallet project. Pallets are a great material to use to achieve that rustic look , and with fall decor , we love a little rustic. Pallets are usually inexpensive ( or free! ) so these DIY Rustic pallet wood pumpkins are a great way to decorate on a budget ! This is a relatively easy and fun DIY Fall Decor that you can use every year! This inexpensive DIY project is a fun way to make your own custom vintage home decor , because these pallet wood ( or reclaimed wood ) pumpkins just look great on a mantle or as part of an outdoor ( front door ) fall decor.
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DIY wooden folding sling chair - beach chair
Folding adult sized wood sling chair, also known as wood beach chairs or deck chairs. Folds flat for storage, opens up for easy relaxation! Adjusts to three positions for customized reclining. This DIY folding wooden garden chair is unbelievably comfy!  If you've ever sat in a sling chair, all you have to do is close your eyes and you are at the beach.  The way the sling works, you almost feel weightless. In this nice woodworking website can find a free plan and the step-by-step building instructions!
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DIY wood slice & chalkboard paint Christmas ornaments
If you still have some wood slices from your previous  wood slice project, use them up with making these super simple & super quick wood slice ornaments! Even if you do not know how to draw at all, you can still create these lovely and natural looking ornaments within no time! Just follow Ginger's step-by-step tutorial on how to make these gorgeous DIY wood slice & chalkboard paint Chrristmas ornaments, and it will be a piece of cake! Let's get crafting!
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How to carve pumpkins easily with a drill - halloween decor
With this brilliant clever idea you can carve pumpkins for the upcoming halloween event or for  your outdoor garden fall decor easily without any talent in pumpkin carving! The trick is a simple drill! This fall craft idea is perfect way to involve your  "not-soo-crafty" type husband into decorating your house, because which man doesn't love messy manly crafting projects with lots of crazyness? :) You can create your own gorgeous pumpkin patterns with changing the drill's sizes or simply follow the given pumpkin designs.
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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 Bunny and chick easter egg - Easter egg painting idea
We simply LOVE these Easter egg bunnies and chicks by Kids Craft Room! By following along this fun egg painting tutorial you can learn how to decorate your own real blown or hard boiled eggs, wooden eggs, paper mache eggs and even plastic eggs. If you are in a need of a fun Easter craft idea for a classroom these are your thing as you can easily showcase them on an Easter egg tree and make a fantastic Easter decoration. You wouldn’t even need to limit yourself ( well the kids ) to sticking to white or brown color for this project. Use pastels and have a nice variety of Easter bunnies and chicks. ( This is also a wonderful project to do with your kids at home! )
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DIY Natural branch coasters - nature craft
Wood slices can be turned into many things, but our all-time favorite is these branch coasters by Stephanie Rose from Garden Therapy ! Instead of burning that old tree in the backyard, reuse it and make it into something awesome! Making a set of branch coasters from a fallen tree will allow the beauty of that wood to live on and tell the story in its rings. These simple but beautiful DIY wood coasters are fast and easy to make using wood slices , and they make the perfect DIY gift for any occasion! ( This homemade coaster set is a great housewarming or hostess gift! )
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DIY Boho antique bottle decor with feathers & old buttons
This time use flattened metal buttons and feathers to make a gorgeous, bohemian summer decor ! Sadie Seasongoods will teach you how to make these beautiful decorations out of nothing. Of course ( If you haven't got antique bottles at hand ) you can use any empty glass bottles spiced up with a little glossy/transparent stain paint ( or you can create your own paint with a transparent PVA glue and a few drops of food coloring ). We love the finished bottles exotic look!
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Rudolph the red nose rock reindeer - rock painting for kids
This time Projects With Kids shares with us an easy and fun winter rock painting tutorial : the reindeer rocks ! We love stone painting and we LOVE Rudolph so this lovely winter decor is a must. In this kids craft tutorial you can learn how to make adorable little reindeer rocks , literally in minutes! This rock craft is suitable for kids of all ages because it's so easy to make! Rock 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 reindeer & pebble games with them!
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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 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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