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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 Vintage bar cart (free woodworking plan)
Today's free woodworking plan is a vintage style DIY bar cart provided by Angela Marie Made! This DIY bar cart is a little more time consuming to build, but definitely worth it in the end, especially for the amount of savings! It costs less than $50 in building materials to build, whereas other similar bar carts retail around $150+. In Marie's site you will find the steps on how to built this DIY Bar Cart. This gorgeous DIY bar cart will look gorgeous in a  vintage style interior and it's also super handy at parties! This woodworking project is not as difficult as it seems, so if you are a beginner in woodworking with only basic tools that's fine too!
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DIY 5 minute natural lip balm - homemade lip gloss
Did you know that you can make homemade lip balm in 5 minutes?! Plus you can customize your color and scent, I will never buy from a store again! If you are re-using your old EOS container add any leftover EOS balm in the DIY lip balm mixture and it will have an even silkier texture. Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to make your own lip balm/lip gloss in minutes from natural ingredients ! This recipe makes a firm balm so use less beeswax if you want to make a lip gloss
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DIY Outdoor scrap wood planter
This easy DIY outdoor planter project by The Inspired Workshop will give you more plating space ( we ALL need that! ) and more style at the same time. Stylishly cure a lifetime of scrap wood hoarding by building this easy DIY scrap wood planter this weekend. This DIY wood planter is such a great & stylish addition to your garden or home! Read the step-by-step building tutorial and let get crafting:
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Fall leaf potato stamp - fall craft for kids
Oh the good old potato stamp ! The potato is not just only a yummy veggie but it also can be easily transformed into a fun seasonal stamp ! You can carve in any motifs that fits into the current season/holiday! This time The Best Ideas For Kids used a leaf shape potato stamp, carved with a cookie cutter to create gorgeous fall decors with the kids ! You can create beautiful artworks to hang in the wall, or even a handmade wrapping paper with this easy stamping technique ! If you don't like wasting food you can use any other easy to shape material to create fun stamps ( such as a few - thick -layer of cardboard , flower foam, Styrofoam or hobby foam ).
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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 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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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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Harvest wheat bundle - simple DIY fall decor
Need a way to decorate your Thanksgiving table this season? This beautiful wheat bundle by Made In A Day is an easy way to add a harvest feel to your decor for the holidays. This gorgeous wheat bundle is super simple to put together and you can use it for years to come. You can make the wheat bouquets large or small depending on the size of the foam cone and the length of your wheat stems. Get the step-by-step tutorial at madeinaday.com and let’s make a bundle:
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DIY Wood block pumpkins - fall decor
Do you love fall decors ? Try these super cute wood block pumpkins by Ribbons And Glue! You are going to love how easy the wood block pumpkins are to make! These would be really fun to make in a group , as a gift , or for your own house at autumn or Halloween ! You can ask your local wood supply market assistants to slice the wood beams up, this way you don't need expensive machines to make one! You can create a spooky Halloween or a Christmas themed version on the pumpkins back side, and boom you have a multipurpose home decor for different holidays !
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DIY happy acorn necklaces
Look at these acorn necklaces by WhiMSy Love! Aren't they super adorable? These fun acorn faces are not just only perfect fall/winter crafts for kids but it's also a perfect reason to go to outside, and take a nice walk! Nature's gifts are always the best ( and the cheapest ) craft materials! The kids will love these cute acorn face necklaces ,but it's not just only a nice kids jewelry you can use them to decorate your home at fall ! ( Imagine a fun acorn tree from an acorn family hanged in a nice dried branch in a a vase! )
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How to make DIY Slime stress balls (video tutorial)
Feeling a little stressed out lately? Not to worry: we've got you covered. Meet your new best friend, mr. squishy stress ball! Make Oobleck Slime from simple cornflour or cornstarch , and use marble balloons to make really cool stress balls. Perfect if you're stressed at work or school! Stress balls are easy to make from easily available materials. All you need is a few balloons and the right material to put in them. watch this easy-peasy demonstration video and create your own slime filled stress balls!
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DIY Craft stick covered tin can flowerpots - recycling craft for kids
A colorful spring project to make with the kids ,these craft stick flower pots are a no-mess craft and make an adorable homemade gift ! Craft sticks are fairly inexpensive and they are great to use with the kids for projects! And as a bonus: this craft stick craft requires NO glue! Shake your glittery wands in the air and give a little cheer because this craft stick project by Kelly is probably one of the least messiest projects you can make with your kiddos !
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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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DIY Walnut bear ornament - nature craft for kids
We simply adore walnut DIYs ! We have a huge stash of walnuts from our garden and it's time to create something adorable from them! This cute little winter bear is a perfect easy & quick little Christmas craft project to clear that stash, because who can resist a super cute bear ? This walnut bear can be a great Christmas tree ornament or you can attach them to your Christmas presents - either way they will be a great hit! The kids will love to make these adorable little walnut bear ornaments ,and at RedTedArt you will find many more lovely walnut Christmas tree ornament animals to make! Let's get crafty!
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DIY Oil and vinegar furniture scratch removal
Most people don’t want to go through the trouble of repainting or refinishing and old scratchy furniture.  If they only knew this very simple DIY oil and vinegar furniture scratch removal trick before they decided to part with old furniture.
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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 holiday crayons - new life of broken small crayons
What a great craft project! If you have a few broken unusable crayons you can give them a new life in any shape and create the perfect chunky, multi-colored crayon for little hands! You can package them in little cellophane bags to drop into stockings and with these fun multi colored crayons you can teach the kids some of the basic drawing techniques. You can use ANY shape of silicon molds that fits into the holiday/season to make special multi colored and fun shaped crayons.
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DIY Driftwood clock - rustic home decor
If you've already got a perfectly water-worn, sun-bleached piece of driftwood turn it into a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind, rustic driftwood clock with Sustain My Craft Habit's step-by-step craft tutorial ! Clock kits are readily available and come in a variety of sizes and styles, so you can easily choose the perfect one for your driftwood piece. ( Make sure to consider the size of your driftwood to ensure they’ll fit well together. ) You can mark the numbers with little gold dots on the clock face if you miss them, or be creative! Get the tutorial at sustainmycrafthabit.com and create your very own rustic driftwood clock today:
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DIY Upholstered storage crate bench
This easy DIY storage bench project by Esther Straub will give you more seating , ( we ALL need that! ) and more storage space at the same time. Stylishly cure a lifetime of clutter by building this easy and inexpensive DIY storage bench this weekend. A storage bench is of great utility, in storing your extra baggage that lies all over the place, making your house look shabby and untidy. This stylish upholstered crate bench seat will not only give you somewhere to sit, it also provides some handy storage space.
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Clothespin snowmen - fun winter kids craft idea
If you think your clothespins look boring, why not give them a quirky makeover? This clothespin snwoman craft is super cute and these little fellows will look great pretty much everywhere, holding your favourite notes, holding gift tags or as cute Chirtmas tree decors! This clothespin snowman craft is so easy even the smallest kids can create some! Gift the finished whimsical clothespin snowmen to your loved ones they will surely love them! You can use any leftover fabrics/yarns/wrappig papers to decorate thesse little wooden clothespin snowmen they will look fun in any form!
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Easy DIY pipe cleaner bunny - Easter craft for kids
Today Maggy from RedTedArt gives an another super cute little Easter craft to you! We can’t resist making some fun little pipe cleaner bunnies! These adorable little pipe cleaner bunnies are quick and easy to make. We can imagine a whole set of these pipe cleaner bunnies bouncing around your house. It is probably one of the simplest pipe cleaner bunny crafts that you can make, so watch this video tutorial and let us know what you think!
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Easy DIY popsickle stick Easter basket - Easter craft for kids
Are you looking for fun ways to recycle empty paper roll tubes ? This time, for Easter, make these super cute baskets by The Joy Of Sharing using paper roll tube and craft sticks. This lovely little popsickle stick Easter basket is a super quick and easy Easter craft idea for toddlers and preschoolers. Fill the finished craft stick Easter baskets with candies for Easter gifts or fill them with mini eggs for a fun Easter egg hunt. Get the tutorial at thejoysharing.com and let's get crafting:
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DIY Clay pot gnome  - adorable garden decor ( gnome craft for kids )
Get the kids interested in gardening by making this adorable DIY clay pot gnome by Ruffles & Rain Boots! When it comes to adding a touch of charm, character, and genuine good humor to your garden , nothing ticks all the right boxes quite like flower pot gnomes ! Bring your outdoor living spaces to life and be the envy of your neighbors in just a few simple steps and with a few basic tools – you won’t’ believe how simple it is!
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DIY rustic seashell mobile (or wind chime)
If you have ever been to the beach, we are sure you have looked around for seashells. Maybe you have even collected a bucket full of them with the intention of making some craft with them. Maybe that bucket is still full of those same shells! Looking for shells is one of our favorite things to do at the beach and we are excited to share with you an easy way to decorate with the seashells and have a little piece of the beach with you in your home this summer! So create this gorgeous DIY seashell wall decor piece (which can be a great outdoor wind chime as well!)
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DIY Candy cane sugar scrub - Christmas gift idea
This DIY Candy cane sugar scrub by The Idea Room makes a sweet gift for the holidays, and they’re super easy to make at home! Sugar scrubs are a great way to add some moisture and soften up winter-dry skin. And who doesn’t need that this time of year? This DIY Candy cane sugar scrub is also a great way to relax during the Christmas season.Read this step-by-step tutorial by The Idea Room and create your very own DIY Candy cane sugar scrub today:
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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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Potato stamp snowman - easy Christmas card idea
What better way to kick off this year’s festive crafting than with some potato printed DIY Christmas card:  a chubby lovesick snowman! This super cute potato stamp snowman craft is suitable for kids of all ages and it can be a great winter decor or a lovely handmade Christmas card! You could even fashion your own stamps from potato - make shapes, numbers, alphabet letters or any other design you like. This versatile vegetable creates interesting prints on paper or fabric. This is a fun project for kids. It’s a great alternative to regular painting or using regular stamps. Kids really enjoy using a potato as a stamp. It's like they are given permission to play with their food!
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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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