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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!
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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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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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 transformable leather sculpted earrings
These gorgeous transformable leather sculpted earrings are easy to make and can be repeatedly sculpted in various ways to suit your taste each time you wear them! The only thing you will need to create this unique homemade jewelry is a little piece of ( thick and genuine ) leather ! But of course, you can experiment with other thicker materials as well! ( Imageine one from plastic sheets or with stiffened fabrics or denim! ) This beautiful leather earring can be a perfect gift for any ocassion!
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DIY Terracotta pot gingerbread house ornament
Transform mini terra cotta pots into absolutely adorable gingerbread house ornaments with Projects With Kids' easy to follow craft tutorial. This lovely little terra cotta pot gingerbread house ornament is just a great Christmas craft for older kids and teens. These little DIY gingerbread house ornaments are so fun to make! The clay pot act as a canvas to create a colorful gingerbread house scene that kids can customize any way they like. ( You can use extra-fine point paint pens, which will help you with drawing the details. ) Head to projectswithkids.com and create your own miniature gingerbread house terra cotta pot ornaments :
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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 Bow tie pasta garland - easy Christmas craft for kids
If you're looking for a last-minute holiday DIY , look no further than your own pantry ! This DIY bow tie pasta garland by The Gold Jellybean is a super easy Christmas decor project, which doesn't require tons of expensive craft materials only a handful of ( expired ) bow tie pasta. ( This Christmas craft is such a super fun way to use up old or expired pasta around the house! ) Give your Christmas tree a heartfelt touch of homemade with this fun and easy pasta garland :
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DIY Rustic clay pot snowman - Christmas decoration
Everyone loves crafts made from clay pots, they are so simple, inexpensive and can be so much fun to make! Add a little antique flair to your Christmas tree this year with Amanda's vintage - inspired snowman ornaments made from clay pots! These adorable clay pot snowmen are so fun to make! They make a perfect afternoon project and the options are endless! This cute little snowman is super easy and so festive when it's finished – and it's also perfect as a Christmas gift! Head to craftsbyamanda.com and create your own little clay pot snowman :
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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 Vintage decoupage  Easter eggs (mod-podge craft)
If egg painting is not your thing or let’s say it is, but your skills are secret yet to the world, you might want to try this technique to decorate eggs this Easter : lend a personal touch to your decor by dressing your eggs in a paper napkin pattern that catches your eye! Helena has made beautiful Easter decorations with blown eggs and decoupage paper in pretty springlike patterns, but you can also use the top layer of patterned napkins . Let's get decorating!
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DIY Wine cork bath mat - upcycling craft
We just found this fun & frugal craft idea: a DIY bath mat using wine corks ! If you’re no stranger to using wine corks in your projects and want to create something that is earthy and rustic : this wine cork bath math is the perfect craft project for you! We came across this wine cork bathmat tutorial at sustainmycrafthabit.com and decided to share it with you as a perfect project for a frugal bathroom makeover . Check out her DIY for plenty of great information and helpful tips:
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DIY Teen titan Easter eggs - Easter egg painting idea for kids
APumpkinAndAPrincess blog is back with another Easter egg decorating idea . This project is one of the easiest eggs dyeing idea kids can make. These Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Easter eggs are perfect for kids of all ages and only require a handful of supplies. This year make eggs decorated with the kids favorite characters: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles . Follow this easy step-by-step tutorial and learn how to create them:
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Decoupage tutorial - decorationg candles with napkins easily
This nice step-by-step video tutorial will show you how easily decorate and personalise pillar candles with napkins ! These gorgeous napkin decorated candles can pe perfect gifts and decors for every season, holiday and occasion ! You can use floral motifs for spring/Easter , winter wonderland scenes for Christmas , or simple nonfigurative patterns ( stripes, dots, moroccan flowers, vintage designs ) to spice up your everyday home decor , the personalised pillar candles will look gorgeous in any form! But beware: these candles are just DECORATIONS , because the napkins are flammable, so please keep this in mind and dont light them!
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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 Bee box - how to make a bug hotel (insect hotel)
Everyone knows that bees are in trouble. Habitat loss is largely to blame. So why not give our little pollinator friends a leg up with this simple bee box project by Cottage Life ? Your garden is home to hundreds of species of bees , including solitary mason bees , which pollinate up to threetimes more than their honey-producing relatives. They love to nest in dark, narrow tunnels, such as the bamboo tubes used in this design. Paint your bee boxes in bright, floral colors, and you’ve got a cozy home base for the local pollinators to nest in when they’re not sampling nearby flowers.
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DIY Crepe paper Easter egg wreath - Easter decoration
Naturally dyed eggs have such pretty colors! But did you know that you can recreate those gorgeous colors with simple crepe paper ? If you are in hurry or just want to create something special for Easter try The House That Lars Built's crepe paper egg wrapping method instead of dyeing Easter eggs ! ( This will also eliminate the mess and allow your wreath to keep for years to come! ) Get the step-by-step tutorial at and create your easter egg wreath now:
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Miniature winter zen garden (sand box) with snowman
We need to confess that we love zen gardens and playing with sand ! This winter zen garden is the Christmas version of the traditional japanese zen gardens and it also grants a very fun and reaxing activity. This easy christmas zen garden craft is a must, because what can be more relaxing than drawing in and playing with "snow" ? You can decorate your miniature winter wonderland zen garden with any christmas figurines and trees, and simple use it as nice winter decor if you doesn't need to relax at moment. OR it can be a fun playset for the kids ( at least for a few hours ).
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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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DIY Pumpkin fairy house  - fall fairy garden
An adorable pumpkin fairy house ! This time Esther Straub will show you how to repurpose those boring plastic pumpkins into a magical little fairy garden. Isn't it beautiful? Use a ( plastic ) pumpkin , natural elements such as twigs and moss to create this beautiful fall themed fairy garden with a giant pumpkin fairy house. You can attach led fairy lights to your pumpkin fairy house to add a little bit extra magical ambient to it. This pumpkin fairy house can be a darling fall decor in your garden or you can make it as a lovely fall themed doll house for your kids and all of their toys to play with.
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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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Adorable felt bird with hat - needle felting tutorial
Needle felting is the perfect hobby craft a technique to create the world cutest decorations and gifts from cheap materials in minutes! With this nice needle felting tutorial you can learn how to make this super adorable little bird in no time!  This little needle felted bird looks so small and delicate! This little felt birdie can be a great autumn (fall) or winter decor or even a cute unique gift for a special occasion! Creating one needle felt bird is fun and relatively easy, so you can teach the technique of needle felting for your kids as well! Make a bunch of needle felt birdies and create a super kawaii (cute) fall (or spring) nest decor!
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Pumpkin handprint and photo keepsake with salt dough
We love keepsakes! What's better than a super inexpensive but still cute salt dough handprint keepsake, to preserve the sweet memories? This month’s handprint and photo keepsake is a pumpkin one by Teach Me Mommy! This super cute pumpkin keepsake is not just only easy to make but almost costs nothing! Because salt-dough is made from simple household items: salt, flour and water! And that's it! The salt-dough is safe for very small children: you can create baby hand and footprint keepsakes as well. Get the recipe and tutorial at teach-me-mommy.com:
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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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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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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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Adorable needle felt kitties
Needle felting : a technique to create the world cutest decorations and gifts from cheap materials in minutes! With this nice needle felting video tutorial you can learn how to make adorable kitties in no time! Meow! They look so small and delicate. With needle felting no sewing is required. It's fun and easy, you can teach it for your kids as well! Make a bunch of needle felt kitties for yourself or make them as cute gifts!
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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 Scarecrow mason jar craft - fall craft for kids
We are really excited to share this lovely scarecrow mason jar craft by Easy Peasy And Fun with you as it’s a super fun and easy mason jar craft project to make as well as a fancy homemade fall decor. A simple craft to add autumn charm to your home, do it yourself style. This little fellow will make the most wonderful fall decoration , either in the classroom as a pencil holder, sitting in your home with your other fall decor or on your front porch.This would be fun also for kids to make! There are many ways you can go about decorating your scarecrow mason jar craft the possibilities are endless! ( You can find tons of scarecrow face patterns by clicking >> here << )
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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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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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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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