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This craft category is a huge collection of nature crafts ( leather crafts, feather crafts ... ) which doesn't fit in to our other nature crafts categories! Leather crafts (decorations from leather, leather jewelries and leather accessories), feather crafts ( jewelries with feathers, decorations with feathers, feather crafts for kids ), craft ideas with natural ingredients ( salt, flour, fruits, vegetables, spices, oils, pasta crafts ), crafts with eggs and eggshells, Easter egg painting ideas, clay pot crafts and clay crafts ... and many other creative nature craft ideas!
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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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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DIY Little gourd tea candle holder - quick fall decor
This little gourd tea candle holder by Stephanie Rose from Garden Therapy is a super fun and gorgeous last-minute fall decor project that will bring a little garden to your table. These miniature gourd candle holders are elegant, cozy, fun to make, and surprisingly long-lasting. Gourds are a much harder version of pumpkins, making them perfect for decor that can hold its own for the fall season. Gourds can be found in most any grocery store in the fall, but they are also very easy to grow ! Follow Stephanie Rose's tutorial and create your own little pumpkin tea candle holders in no time:
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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 Christmas fruit wreath - healthy Christmas snack
Need a fun fruit platter idea for Christmas morning or a healthier display for a holiday party ? This edible orange cranberry wreath by Mom Endeavors is easy to put together and perfect for any Christmas food spreads ! This Healthy Christmas Snack, made from fruit, will delight your kiddos as well, and you will feel great knowing you are filling their tummies with the good stuff. Fruit is perfect for making Christmas treats. Bright in color and deliciously sweet, they can easily be transformed into something festive with a little bit of creativity.
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Crochet covered easter eggs (with 2 crochet pattern)
Look at these gorgeous and delicate crochet covered Easter eggs! We think they provide a beautiful, natural look for Easter, though you could certainly do them in other colors as well. This crochet project by Flax And Twine doesn't require too much yarn, so it's a perfect project even if you have only a small amount of it. It can be a lovely  Easter gift  or you can use them as a stunning Easter / spring decors.At Flax And Twine you will find 2! different (and free) crochet pattern to create these beauties.
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Easy DIY Leather cord organizer - upcycling craft
Tired of seeing all those cords in a tangled mess? This wonderful DIY leather cord organizer by Sustain My Craft Habit is just the thing to declutter your home and office. This DIY cord organizer , made with upcycled pieces of leather fabric, makes a wonderful gift for every special occasion! This easy DIY leather cord organizer is just perfect for all of your cables and gadgets to stay untangled at school, work, travel/ or life. This DIY cable organizer is also surprisingly easy to make – just double-check that you have all the right tools.
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DIY Minion Easter eggs - Easter egg painting idea for kids
DIY Minion Easter eggs – die dyed Easter eggs with movable eyes and string to resemble Minion goggles! What a wonderful Easter egg painting idea ,isn't it? Easter is quickly approaching and we bet that your kids are getting really excited about decorating Easter eggs .This year start creating super fun and adorable Minion Easter Eggs . This Easter egg craft is super easy and suitable for kids of all ages ( with a little parental help )
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Champagne jello shots - easy fun appetizers with fizzy drinks
Nothing can be better than super quick, easy, yummy desserts and champagne! Especially at a New Years' Eve party! With this nice video and photo tutorial you can make these delicious and fun champagne jello shots literally in minutes in any color and shape that fits into your upcoming party! If you are not a fan of champagne you can use any other fizzy drinks to create these fun desserts/party treats  just follow these easy steps and this nice champagne jello shot recipe!
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DIY Scarecrow - How to make a scarecrow (tutorial)
Whether it's for fall or Halloween decoration, or to chase away birds from your garden, Emily from Burlap Kitchen has instructions on how to build a scarecrow using old clothes and hay. With Emily's easy to follow tutorial, you can transform old unused clothes and toys into the talk of the scarecrow town. The envy of the scarecrow neighborhood. The scarecrow to beat all scarecrows! This DIY scarecrow is super fun to make and it will last year after year. Get the tutorial at burlapkitchen.com and create your very own adorable ( or scary ) scarecrow :
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DIY Giant Easter egg from dried pasta
Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make a decorative Easter egg from dried pasta ! In this video tutorial Natali from NataliDomaDIY shows you how to make a fun, decorative egg out of dried pasta and simple school ( PVA ) glue for Easter! You can use any type of dried pasta to make these colorful Easter eggs . This is a fun project for kids of all ages! This is a wonderful Easter craft project for adults ( big kids ) , as well as the children in your life.
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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 Fruit infused water - cool summer drink
These simple and delicious fruit infused waters by Clean & Delicious make it easy to drink more water and stay hydrated all summer long. Adding in-season summer fruits like strawberries , cantaloupe , blueberries and watermelon into your drinks is a a great way to get them at their tastiest and most nutritious. Enjoy these at the beach, on the run, while gardening or just relaxing after a nice warm summer day:
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DIY Scarecrow ornament - fun fall craft for kids
Fall means scarecrows , and that means a fun fall craft for the kids ! There’s not a project more fun than making an adorable scarecrow ! We are excited to share Craft Klatch's scarecrow ornament with you as it’s a wonderful project to make as well as a lovely homemade fall decor. This little scarecrow ornament will make the most wonderful fall decoration in the classroom or your home.There are many ways you can go about decorating your scarecrow ornament , the possibilities are endless! This lovely scarecrow ornament will brighten up the room it will be placed in, and lift the mood on the gloomiest of days.
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DIY Apple love-bugs ( ladybugs ) - Valentine's day food id
In this step-by-step tutorial , East Amazing will show you how to make apple love bugs ( ladybug apples ) with just a few healthy ingredients. This adorable apple love-bug is just a cute edible ( and healthy ! ) gift that kids will love this Valentine's Day ! This adorable apple ladybug is also perfect for couples who love fresh, healthy fruits almost as much as each other. Get those apples , watch this video tutorial, and create a few adorable apple bugs for the upcoming Valentine's day ( or anniversary ) or just for fun!
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Homemade easy water candle - gorgeous home decor
Look at this gorgeous and magical burning "water" candle ! Isn't it beautiful? This step-by-step video tutorial will show you how to make a beautiful water candle in a very cheap way, with super simple ingredients such as: water, lamp oil , and a little piece of transparent plastic ! This gorgeous water candle will work with any small decor elements such as: faux ( or real ) flowers , stones and miniature holiday figurines. This burning water candle can be a perfect decor in your wedding party , Christmas table or you can use it in any holidays/occasions ( the possibilities are truly endless! )
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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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DIY Bath tea - all natural skin care (bath tea recipe)
DIY Bath tea will be your evening soak's new best friend because homemade bath tea is the easiest way to transform your evening bath into an all-natural spa situation. More glamorous than your regular bathwater, and even better for your skin & health than your daily dose of tea! Bath tea is pretty much what its name says: a cotton cloth bag filled with various herbs, flowers, salts, powdered milk, and many other skin soothing natural ingredients. Simply fill a bag with your bath tea, tie it, and hook over your hot tap while you run your bath, as usual, letting the water flow through the tea bag to create an indulgent bespoke soak.
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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 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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Gorgeous DIY pistachio shell necklace (jewelry making tutorial)
Use pistachio shells to make this gorgeous necklace ! Not only is this idea perfect for upcycling empty shells , but it also looks natural and unique ( especially when don’t put any color on the shells ). By adding some paint, pistachio shells turn into such beautiful ornaments for creating jewelry. CraftyFingers decided to go with the ombrè gradient look, but you can get creative and explore different colors! And if you love your pistachio shell necklace , take it a step further and make a matching bracelet, earrings or anklet!
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Easy DIY Marbled pumpkin - unique fall decor
With Halloween around the corner, there are all sorts of ways to decorate your home , but nothing beats unique and colorful pumpkins. When it came time to start decorating pumpkins this year, give them the indigo treatment! This step-by-step pumpkin painting tutorial by Alice & Lois will guide thorough the process.These gorgeous indigo painted pumpkins make the messy business of pumpkin carving a thing of the past! Head to aliceandlois.com and create your own little indigo pumpkins ! ( Photo:Sara Albers )
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DIY Straw snowflake - rustic Christmas tree ornament
Use this easy DIY Christmas ornament idea in your holiday arts and crafts time! With it's natural color, this DIY Straw snowflake ornament by Соломоградcan be a great DIY Christmas decoration that you can reuse year after year.To create these gorgeous straw snowflake ornaments you won't need special craft equipment just a simple comb. This nature craft is easy to make, cheap and the outcome still gorgeous! This straw snowflake will add a little bit of rustic touch to your Christmas decoration. Read this step-by-step tutorial and create a set of straw ornaments !
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Easy DIY Fall bouquet - fall decor & gift idea
When the leaves begin to change, we know it’s time to start breaking out our favorite fall decor to get us in the spirit and give a warm welcome to the season. A DIY fall bouquet can look way better than a store-bought one when you explore your creative side! With this gorgeous ( and super easy to make ) DIY fall bouquet by Golden Hands, you can make your home cozy and bursting with everything fall, plus it can be a wonderful gift ( you can put small gifts in its tin can "vase" ). Follow along with Golden Hands' step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make one:
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DIY stamped salt dough Christmas tree ornament
Say Not Sweet Anne is here to show you a quick and easy Christmas craft idea that can be used in so many ways over the holidays: stamped salt dough Christmas tree ornaments ! Salt dough is a tried and true kid friendly craft that has been reincarnated into hundreds of different projects. And really- it is a dough. So, why not roll and cut it out with cookie cutters? Visit saynotsweetanne.com and learn how to make them unique, and original; not just another salt dough ornament :
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Easter decoration with animals out of Easter egg shells
Spice up this years Easter with this super funny farm animal egg shell craft by Look What I Made! It's not just a super fun Easter  home decor but also a perfect Easter gift for you friends / family members. Well, it's not really a traditional Easter egg  but it very funny so absolutely worth a try! Your kids will love to make them (and use them)!  You can use any type of acrylic paint to paint the egg shell farm animals (pig,bunny,chick,chicken and sheep) if you would like to, but  the egg shells will look gorgeous in their natural beauty as well!  This Easter craft idea - the egg shell farm animals are a perfect ways to use up empty egg shells after baking, and it's a brilliant natural, frugal and cute way to decorate at Easter!
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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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Amigurumi toadstool house and cork gnomes (free crochet patterns)
There's nothing like crocheting toys for your kids that they'll love forever! Watch them play with your handmade creations all throughout their childhood. Stitch this lovely crocheted toadstool gnome house and this super adorable, tiny cork gnome family by Annaboo's House for your little ones to enjoy! Simply follow Sarah's great, easy-to-follow free amigurumi patterns and create this lovely amigurumi gnome family toy set in no time! If you want to make your favorite munchkin a super fun handmade toy this amigurumi toadstool gnome house and the little cork gnomes makes a sweet little gift.
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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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