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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).
How to make beached pinecones
Pinecone is such a versatile seasonal decor. Maybe you've already tried painting them but this time try giving them a softer, weathered look by bleaching them! Bleaching pinecones requires very few supplies and is a super easy craft project.  Stephanie from Garden Therapy will teach you how to successfully bleach pinecones to use in your holiday decor:
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Thanksgiving turkey puppet - Thanksgiving craft for kids
Looking for a rainy day activity ? Here is a super simple and fun turkey craft from The Joy Of Sharing to make with your kids. This cute puppet turkey is made by re-using an empty milk bottle cap , feathers , and a craft stick. Telling stories is a huge part of childhood, and so much more fun and easy with handmade puppets. These turkey puppets allow children to develop creativity in two ways: firstly in the making and then in the playing and storytelling. Get the tutorial and let's get crafting:
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Wooden toy hauler - woodworking  project with free plan
The best toys aren't always the most difficult ones! For example this clever puzzle-ish DIY wooden car hauler truck is made from a single 2x4! Thanks to it's clever cutting design the wasted wood pieces from this project is absolutely minimal. This wooden toy hauler is not just a super fun toy it's also a fun and easy build, perfect for beginner woodworkers! Your  boys will have a lot of fun sanding, painting and assembling it! Also you can use a  wood burner to add extra details to this car set or you could drill holes for windows. Check out the authors other woodworking & toy projects, absolutely worth it!
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Beautiful DIY secret wood rings with epoxy resin
Even the smallest broken wood leftovers can be gorgeous jewelries with a little work! Watch this nice video tutorial on how to make your own secret wood ring , with a little epoxy resin and a few clever woodworking tricks ! Maybe this is not the world's easiest and quickest jewelry making project but the outcome absolutelly worth the time and effort because it's soo gorgeous and unique! If you would like to see more color and shape inspirations on this broken wood ring search for " secret wood ring " in Google's picture search!
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DIY Miniature fairy garden with a rock house ( rock painting for kids)
If you loves anything that has to do with fairies ( just like us ) you are going to adore this simple DIY fairy garden in a jar by Easy Peasy And Fun! This lovely little fairy garden is the easiest DIY fairy garden ( no fail one even ) that you will have ready in no time. You can display this fairy garden outdoors ( just keep it under a roof ) or as a decoration in your house, it will look great as a centerpiece on your dinner table. This rock painting project is suitable both for kids and adults. You can use the painted rock houses for other decorations / craft projects as well: imagine them as a cute fridge magnets, or story telling stones!
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DIY Modern tassel wall hanging - stylish frugal home decor
We love how this monochrome design looks so chic and modernize a simple idea. The texture of the tassels still bring a summer vibe despite the lack of color, and though this DIY project could easily be done with more colors! This gorgeous but still frugal home decor can be made in literally minutes and add so much modern style to and empty wall!  You can make this DIY modern tassel wall hanging in any size and color that fits into your room and personality. (Even the kids can create one to spice up their room!) Sometimes the most stylish home decor ideas are the simplest ones! Just a small skein of yarn, a few wooden beads, a wooden rod and voilá' you have a gorgeous modern stylish decoration!
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Salt dough mitten ornament with baby handprints - keepsake
Little hands are so sweet! I wish they could stay that little for longer. One way to capture the precious memory of their tiny hand is to make a cute mitten Cristmas ornament keepsake. Every year at Christmas you will be reminded of how little they were. In this post, she will share with us a simple salt dough handprint mitten ornament tutorial plus an easy recipe! Keepsakes are always the best craft projects if you have kids, because this way you can make gorgeous decors and preserve the sweetest memories at the same time! You can use this cute mitten ornament to decorate your tree at Christmas or you can gift it to the family members!
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DIY miniature fairy garden in a flower pot ( garden decor )
Do you have a few empty flower pots ? Nikol & Alexandra will show you how to repurpose those boring plastic planters into magical little gardens , making for a fantastic DIY project. Commonly known as fairy gardens , these arrangements fashion any kind 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!
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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 Rock purse (rock wallet)
Instead of always having to replace your wallet by buying a new one, have you ever thought of making your own? Well, this rock purse by TheQ will literally last forever! Ok...Maybe this rock purse ( rock wallet ) isn't really your everyday shopping purse , but it can be a great conversation starter decoration in your room! Get the tools, watch the step-by-step video tutorial and create your own rock purse now:
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DIY Fabric covered  vintage style wooden pumpkin
Do you have scrap pieces of wood and fabric just taking up space? Create your own rustic pumpkin decor to decorate your home with this fall! This inexpensive DIY project by The Turquoise Home is such a fun way to make your own custom home decor! Show your love for fall by revamping wood scraps and materials you probably have laying around in your house and turning them into beautiful farmhouse wooden pumpkins ! These wood block pumpkins would look great on a mantle or as part of a centerpiece. Get the step-by-step tutorial at theturquoisehome.com and let's get crafting!
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Gold glided pinecone christmas tree ornaments
This gorgeous and simple gold gilded pine cone ornament is very easy to make and can quickly be replicated to fill an entire tree. If you like natural ornaments its a perfect choice for you!
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DIY Seashell candles - summer decor
Are you on a hunt for a fun summer seashell craft which can turn your collected seaside treasures into beautiful summer decorations ? Turn seashells into beautiful candles with this easy DIY by HandmadeHome! These homemade seashell candles can add a beach-inspired touch to your home. They are perfect for summer table settings and add a whimsical, romantic element to your home. They’re super easy to make and only take about 15 minutes! Watch the video tutorial and learn the how-tos:
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Bottle cap reindeer Christmas tree ornaments - kids craft
Do you love recycling? Are you looking for a simple, inexpensive and fun Christmas craft  which can be easily made by the kids? Try this fun reindeer Rudolph bottle cap Christmas tree ornament! Isn't it super cute? This bottle cap reindeer Christmas ornament is a very nice recycling craft project and someone needs to drink the beers to produce lots of bottle caps wich can be also a very nice thing!
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DIY kitchen utensil holder from tin cans
With the help of this detailed craft tutorial you can make this nice diy desktop organizer or kitchen utensil holder. Brilliant idea, easy to make, and you can upcycle some tin cans which is good for Earth too!
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Peacock feather wreath - easy DIY home decor
With this great craft tutorial by The Shabby Creek Cottage you can create a pretty, peacock feather wreath ! This gorgeous peacock feather wreath can be a great DIY decor in your vintage / rustic style home all year 'round! Besides of it's a perfect home decor even if you aren't the craftiest person int the Earth, you can make this gorgeous peacock feather wreath under 10$ witch is also a very nice thing!
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DIY Wooden bead Christmas carolers - fun Christmas craft for kids
If you're looking for a quick and easy Christmas craft, look no further! It's always fun to craft from trash! It’s a great way to encourage kids to care for the environment and it makes the crafting session thrifty too. This time turn egg cartons into adorable Christmas carolers by following along Pysselbolaget's step-by-step tutorial. This adorable egg carton angel ( or Christmas caroler ) is not only a great way to recycle some leftover egg cartons , but it’s a really fun project and it’s fast and simple to put together! Read the tutorial and learn how to make them:
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How to whiten salt dough
In this step-by-step tutorial Domestically Blissful will teach you how to make gorgeous salt dough ornaments in snow white with a simple and easy trick! Salt dough ornaments are the sweetest little homemade gift! You can make them for the whole family or classroom with hardly any effort! Salt dough ornaments are quick and easy to make and they last forever. You could make them for your family, the classroom, coworkers .. you name it! And your limitations are only set by the cookie cutters you own. If you want to take it one step further, you can even personalize the ornaments for the recipient!
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DIY Wooden beer caddy - free woodworking plan
Ditch the cardboard six-pack and customize your own wood beer caddy to tow your brews in style. This six-pack carrier is complete with a wall-mounted bottle opener so you can enjoy a cold beer as soon as you reach your destination. Pick up some beer from your local bottle shop and enjoy your DIY wood beer caddy! If you've mastered the art of making DIY wooden beer caddies, make one for a friend. This easy woodworking project can be a perfect choice for beginners. Surprise you beloved husband / boyfriend or yourself on a hot summer day with this rustic wood beer caddy filled up with ice cold beer (or you can  fill it up with other drinks)
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Painted wood slice pumpkins - fall garden decor
And this month it’s time to get ready for fall and that means all things pumpkin, right?  Create one of these super cute and decorative pumpkin chalkboards! This beautiful fall garden or halloweeen decoration is very easy to make: you just need some (medium or larger size) wood slice, a little glue and some orange (chalkboard) paint. We love how they look as pumpkins!  You can  make your own (low budget) homemade chalkboard paint with our tutorials just search for "chalkboard paint" in our search bar!
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DIY Heart shape grapevine wreath with pretty flowers
Look at this DIY Valentine’s day grapevine wreath ( created by A Pumpkin And A Princess ) ! Isn't it gorgeous? This heart wreath is super easy to make with faux flowers and a petty pink ribbon. With much of its twiggy form showing, this grapevine wreath is a pretty chic decoration for your front door at Valentine's day. It's perfect if you want a natural, beautiful wreath with pretty flowers. This wreath is also doubling up as a beautiful spring decor which is just perfect! Get the step-by-step wreath making tutorial at apumpkinandaprincess.com and create yours now:
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Outdoor winter decoration easily - pine cone topiary
If you like natural materials, or love rustic /vintage style this pine cone topiary is a perfect winter decoration for you! It's easy to make! Ok, maybe a little bit time consuming , but absolutelly worth it!
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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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DIY Painted spring daisy mason jar vase - recycling craft
We love upcycling especially when it comes to mason jars! I bet that you have a few glass jars already at home, and maybe you have created  many gorgeous crafts with them, but as you will see, there’s still something new under the sun in the mason jar world! This gorgeous daisy painted mason jar is not just only a perfect stylish (spring/Easter) decor for your home, but it's also very easy to paint! With this great step-by step painting tutorial making these gorgeous daisy mason jar vases will be a piece of cake, even if you are a beginner in hand painting!
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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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DIY Outdoor tic-tac-toe game from pebbles - garden game
Tatertots And Jello created this simple b ut fantastic DIY tic-tac toe game just using scrap wood and rocks from the backyard. This rock Tic-tac-toe game is inexpensive and provides great entertainment for all ages.Get your home ready for summer entertaining and create this fun o utdoor tic-tac-toe game ! Making this DIY tic-tac-toe game takes only seconds and you can customize it in many ways. Paint the stones your favorite color or draw hearts on the stones for Valentine’s Day. There are many variations you can make!
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Adorable pom pom sheep - simple & frugal Easter home decor
Whether you're looking to make a cute Easter decoration or just a fun craft to do with your kids , a pom pom sheep fits the bill. Aren’t these pom pom sheep super adorable! ? They’re so easy to make, and they’re such a fun little craft for springtime! You don’t need any special tools or skills to make the DIY pom poms , which is also great! Just a ball of yarn and a little piece of cardboard! In this video tutorial CreativeMamy will show you how to make this adorable pom pom sheep in no time, from simple craft materials. Let's get crafting!
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DIY Rustic pallet wood Christmas tree
We have seen many Christmas trees that were made from reclaimed wood and old pallets but this fun vintage style Christmas tree is our favorite! Follow this nice step-by-step pallet Christmas tree tutorial and create your own unique and gorgeous Christmas decor piece from a pallet, mod podge, napkins, buttons and some milk paint ! This gorgeous decoupaged DIY Christmas tree can be a great addition to your winter/ Christmas decor both inside and outside!
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DIY Spring flower artwork - easy spring kids craft project
This fun spring flower artwork is not just a super fun, frugal and easy creative springtime activity for kids , creating this spring decoration is also a perfect way to spend some time outdoors with the kids ( to collect flowers and leaves ) ! To create this beautiful pressed spring flower artwork you will need: fresh ( or dried and pressed ) flowers , transparent foil, cardboard and a little glue ! This gorgeous and easy spring flower craft project is suitable for kids of all ages ( with parental supervision ).Of course you can create autumn artworks as well with this simple but brilliant craft technique as well! This DIY kids craft project also can be a great craft
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Grinch tree - whimsical Whoville Grinchmas ( Christmas ) tree
May I present you everyone's recent favorite christmas craft the : Grinch tree ( aka Grinchmas tree ) ! This whimsical christmas tree came directly from Whoville to bring smile on our faces! Isn't it soo fun and gorgeous? You will be surprised how easy is to make one! You can use pine tree branches or real living trees in your garden , it will look gorgeous in any form! You can use this Grinchmas tree ( Grinch tree ) to decorate your home at Christmas , or give miniature versions as cute whimsical Christmas gifts to your loved ones! You can decorate these alternative Christmas trees with any color ornaments that fits into your home!
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