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DIY Popcorn garland - fun & edible Christmas decor
A favorite childhood memory of many is stringing popcorn to create a garland for a Christmas tree, even though it meant withstanding pricks and pokes from the needle. The perk was getting to secretly munch on the popcorn stash as you worked. From this, a tradition of stringing popcorn into a garland that wrapped around the Christmas tree was born. So, don't hesitate: get a bag of popcorn and add some nostalgic homemade charm to your Christmas tree this year with a DIY old-fashioned popcorn garland ! ( If you won't succeed, at least you will have popcorn to eat! )
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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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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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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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Homemade geode (crystal) - Cool DIY room decor project
We can’t believe how incredibly cool and amazing this craft project is. So easy , but the results are absolutely breathtaking. Check out the step by step tutorial for these awesome DIY crystals you can make at home. All you need to make these gorgeous homemade geodes/crystals is borax, food coloring, pipe cleaners and paint! Unbelievably , isn't it? You can make these really fun and cool teen room decors in any color you like, too, so I recommend making lots of them. Use your geodes as accents on other room accessories , and even DIY gifts. Watch this step-by-step video tutorial on how to make homemade crystals ! Once you see how easy this is, you are going to want to make some for your room right now.
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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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Easy DIY Clay garden markers - garden decoration
Take the guesswork out of gardening with these super cute and easy DIY garden markers by Oh, The Things We'll Make! Setting seeds and waiting for them to grow into full-fledged plants, flowers or fruits is much like seeing your child grow. It is natural for you to want to clearly identify all of your plants and species, so that you don’t mix them up and end up ruining all your hard work. With these super cute and easy DIY garden markers your plants also will be clearly identified when you want to show them off to your friends and family. Best of all, these DIY plant markers are super easy to make and they're pretty unique too!
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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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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 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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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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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 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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Adorable love cat necklace from clay
With a simple heart shape cookie cutter you can make these super adorable heart shape cat necklaces in minutes! Creative idea, isn't it? You can gift them on Valentine's day or Mother's day, or you can simply gift them to your friends/family members just to show your love with a simple but fun handmade jewelry! (These cute heart shape clay cat necklaces can be great accessories as well! ) With this nice step-by-step video and picture tutorial making one of these cute heart shape love cats will be a piece of cake! You can use any type air drying clay and also you can paint them to any fun color that fits into your taste!
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DIY Mason jar fairy garden (terrarium) - woodland home decor
Do you love fairy gardens ? What about mason jars ? Why not combine both of those into a gorgeous fairy garden mason jar terrarium ? This miniature fairy garden by Crafts By Amanda combines fairy gardens with mason jars and the outcome is so adorable! You will need a few simple supplies to make your version of this lovely mason jar fairy garden, and the possibilities are truly endless. You can use different types of moss, plants, rocks, fairy garden accessories, plastic animals, and any natural decorations which fit into your little mason jar fairy garden.
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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 Easy homemade crystal soap - soap making
Are you looking for a fun and useful gift for your crystal/gemstone lover friends ( or for yourself ) ? Try this gorgeous, super easy to make and fun crystal soap with clear glycerin soap base ! Nifty will shows you how to make a cute crystal shape glicerin soap that is great as a Christmas or birthday gift for your beauty loving friends and family members and for any other soap making project ! This craft project is not as difficult as it seems, with this nice step-by step video soap making tutorial making a few gorgeous crystal soap will be a piece of cake! You can use different essential oils or even oil combinations to create your own unique fun gemstone soaps !
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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 Easy and natural mosquito repellent candles
Did you know that you can make your own mosquito repellent candles? And it is actually super easy! Just follow the step-by-step instructions on The country chic cottage and use this easy natural mosquito repellent candle recipe all summer long. This mosquito repellent candle is a part of summer in mason jars week where she shares jar ideas all summer long, so don't forget to check out the other brilliant summer mason jar crafts created by Angie! What we love the most in this mosquito repellent candle is :it's natural, frugal and super easy to make. This homemade mosquito repellent candle can be a great addition to your upcoming garden party as well!
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Easy DIY handprint owl craft - fun fall craft for kids
With the weather starting to get cooler, it’s a perfect time to make fun indoor fall crafts! This lovely little owl handprint by The Best Ideas For Kids is the perfect autumn craft ! Just look at these whimsical paper owls! Aren't they super adorable? And we love that this owl craft can double as a keepsake! This owl craft is such a fun paper craft to make! Kids will love making the owls from their handprint and adding feathers to them.
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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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Adorable DIY ladybug potato stamp - stamping for kids
Did you enjoy stamping with potatoes when you were a child? This time Melissa & Camille shows you how to make handmade potato ladybug stamps so you can share this fun activity with your kids Crafting with stamps is a fun way to keep kids active, and these adorable ladybug stamps are here just in time for the spring season. You can make your own stamps using a staple that can be found in just about every kitchen: potatoes! A potato and a little paint are really all you need to make your own handmade potato ladybug stamps for kids ,and in no time your kids can stamp their own adorable little ladybugs all over the place. Here is how you can get started making your own:
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Paw print salt dough ornaments
Are you looking for an easy Christmas craft with pets that can be a gorgeous decoration and a sweet keepsake at the same time? Try these paw print salt dough ornaments! It’s such an awesome keepsake to be able to pull out each year to hang on the Christmas tree! You can make these paw print ornaments in any style you like to match your pup’s colouring and personality! You can make the paw print salt-dough ornaments in any size and with all kind of pets! (Even birds,reptiles and small mammals can help you to create some awsome ornaments and keepsakes just let them walk trough the fresh and soft dough)
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Delicious fruit hedgehogs - quick healthy party food and decor
Are you looking for a fun, delicious, healthy and super fast/easy to make party food ? If your answer is yes, this cute fruit hedgehog is a perfect party food ( or decor ) project for you! Choose a nice sweet pear as the base of the hedgehog and attach various fruits with wooden skewers to it. You can spice up any ( kids ' ) party ( birthdays , dress up parties .. ) with this delicious fruit appetizer, or you can upgrade this cute idea with any delicious additions if you wish ( imagine a cheese-fruit appetizer with a glass of fine wine, or a veggie appetizer, combinations are endless! )
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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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DIY Unicorn pumpkin - fun Halloween decor
The mess of pumpkin carving can be overwhelming, so make a fun unicorn decorated pumpkin this Halloween instead! This adorable DIY unicorn pumpkin by Confettidea is the perfect solution for those who want all the Jack-o-lanterns but none of the clean-up of a real pumpkin. Complete with felt ears, a sparkly horn, and rainbow mane, these glam pumpkins are perfect for the unicorn- lover in your life. Get ready to have the most magical Halloween ever!
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DIY Dreamcatcher  - boho room decor
If you love the delicate, boho style of a dreamcatcher ,here is a fun DIY dreamcatcher tutorial for you by FollowFashion to make your own! Making a dreamcatcher is a fun project you can do by yourself or with friends. In Native American cultures, a dreamcatcher is a handmade willow hoop with woven net. Traditionally they are hung over cradles as protection against nightmares, but of course you can use these beautiful dreamcatchers simply to decorate your room. Add a pinch of personal touch to your dreamcatcher by decorating it with your favorite accessories.
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