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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!
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 Heart bath bombs - easy & quick Valentine's gift
Today The Best Ideas For Kids will show you how to make your own heart shaped bath bombs ! These homemade heart bath bombs are actually really easy to make, they make such lovely Valentine's gifts and as a bonus: you will save a fortune with them. These DIY bath bombs are shaped into little hearts ( with a heart shape mold ) , but you could use any shape you want or have at hand! ( Imagine a festive Christmas tree variation, or fun cake shaped bath bombs , artistic discs or cubes, or you can use a simple plastic bauble to create round " classic" ones ) !
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DIY Oz paper bag scarecrow - fun fall craft for kids
Fall means scarecrows, and that means a fun fall craft for the kids! Amanda created this adorable paper bag scarecrow to celebrate the Lost In Oz series, but it also can be a great fall decor in your porch! Create this super cute  DIY paper bag scarecrow with the kids , they will love to make it and also to play with it! Kids can play with this lovely scarecrow puppet until you’re ready to watch the next episode of Lost In Oz! Or accompany this cute scarecrow with a few pumpkins and create a gorgeous fall garden porch decor with him! ( You can use old clothes instead of fabric, to make your DIY scarecrow more weatherproof!) This scarecrow craft is perfect for preschoolers and kids of all ages!
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Easy DIY Christmas decor ( candle holder) from mason jar & salt
One of or favorite holiday decorating projects is this super easy to make and budget friendly DIY snowy mason jar luminary. These are perfect for decorating your Winter / Christmas mantle, dining table or front porch.Crystal decorated her snowy jars with a piece of faux greenery with tiny berries and a twine bow. Then added a battery-operated tea light inside. We love the way they glow! Besides of this winter luminary is super gorgeous it's also super inexpensive and easy to make! This winter craft project is suitable for kids of all ages.
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How to build a fish tower ( DIY observation tower) for fish pond
In this step-by-step video tutorial Luxusburger shares his creative idea to build a koi observation tower in his koi pond. By placing a pillar shaped glass aquarium upside down in the koi pond , he creates a fantastic vertical observation tower for the fish. The fish can swim up and down as they please because the tank is completely open at the bottom. And they seem to enjoy in their own observation tower because they can have a better view of the world around them. This unique garden featur e is so stunning to look at and will for sure add to the beauty of your garden. Check out the video and learn more details.
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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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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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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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Homemade fun edible sugar bowls - party decor (dessert)
Make edible sugar bowls for ice cream and more with this easy to make edible sugar party bowl recipe ! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to create a gorgeous edible sugar bowl for your upcoming party or just for fun! You can use these edible sugar bowls with any delicious sweet desserts such as ice creams, fruit salads, creamy-crispy chocolate cake or you can use them as a "simple" candy bowl or decoration. You can experiment with heat resistant glass bowls, globes or even bottles to create other gorgeous and unique party food containers ( instead of a toxically questionable rubber ) ! Imagine a nice cup of ice cream with a sugar cup formed with a wine bottle!
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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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How to tye dye Easter eggs with food colorings - fun egg painting
These tie dye Easter eggs are SO FUN and they’re so simple to make! The colors are bright and beautiful and since it’s just food coloring, the eggs are completely safe to eat! And if you wear rubber gloves and make them over top of a large baking sheet, it’s shockingly easy to clean up too! There has to be something you can do with the beautiful tie dyed paper towels you’re left with at the end so you don’t just throw them away? What if you cut out a square of each paper towel, pinch it together in the middle with a pipe cleaner or clothes pin and turn it into a super simple tie dyed butterfly when you’re done?
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DIY Easy Halloween pumpkin wicker basket fall decor
I we find a simple upcycling fall craft project that relies on thrift store items, we get an extra charge of satisfaction!  And this Halloween-themed project is no exception! Get a few wicker basket / rattan paper plate holders  and create this super cute and oh-so-easy wicker basket jack-o-lantern Halloween decor! Brilliant, isn't it? Sadie Seasongoods will show you how to make your very own adorable fall /  halloween decor from a simple upcycled wicker basket in no time!
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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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DIY Vanilla pumpkin spice sugar scrub - quick spa gift idea
This all-natural DIY vanilla pumpkin spice sugar scrub can actually be made in about FIVE minutes (which means it also makes a fantastic last-minute gift idea!). We simply love, LOVE, LOVE pumpkin spice! If you love great smelling exfoliators you will love this DIY vanilla pumpkin spice sugar scrub! This is seriously one of the best homemade sugar scrubs we've ever used and it makes for an awesome last minute gift for your friends or family at Christmas! The best part about this homemade pumpkin spice body scrub recipe? There’s no need for any crazy essential oils or pesky chemicals everything you need is right in your pantry!
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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 Kitty rice heating pad (free sewing pattern)
We are all into craft projects that make us feel cozy and relaxed!  If you haven’t seen or made one rice heating pad before, it’s basically a pouch filled with uncooked rice (and usually something that smells good too), and you can stick them in the microwave for a moist heating pad that lasts a good while. If you are going to make something, why make it regular when it can be a kitty? Much cuter to have around the house and just makes us  smile to look at too.
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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 Chick Easter eggs - fun 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 (last-minute) chick Easter egg craft! This is definitely something you can whip together on the Saturday before Easter. 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's very funny, so absolutely worth a try! You can use any type of acrylic paint to paint the chick egg's and instead of construction paper you can simply use markers to create the beak and eyes. Attach a little feather to the chick Easter egg's  top for a more funnier look!
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DIY Chestnut & acorn hedgehog - cute fall decor
In this step-by-step tutorial, Tsvoric will show you how to make this gorgeous chestnut and acorn hedgehog ! Isn't it super adorable? Nature always gives us the most beautiful craft materials for free, so let's gather a bunch and create wonderful fall decors from them. If you aren't a wreath or pumpkin person, but you still love natural fall decors : this little hedgie is the perfect choice. This chestnut and acorn hedgehog is beautiful all autumn ( and uses dried materials so you can use it year after year ). You can incorporate any colors to your hedgehog decor with a few large beads / tiny baubles or just use what nature gave to you. If you love collecting natural craft materials this autumn decor project is a must!
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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 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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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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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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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 Gnome Easter eggs - fun Easter egg painting idea for kids
If you’re looking for a fun and unusual way to decorate your Easter eggs this year then this gnome Easter egg craft could be just what you’re looking for! Gnome Easter eggs are very easy to make and you can use plastic eggs, wooden eggs or even real blown or hard boiled eggs. This Easter craft project makes us happy because you know we are mad about gnomes ! Plus it’s happy, colorful, fast and inexpensive!
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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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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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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 popom octopus Easter egg - egg painting idea for kids
We love traditions and we LOVE painting Easter eggs! This year paint your Easter eggs with watercolor and turn them into cute octopuses . Pysselbolaget will show you how to paint and make your own super cute octopus Easter eggs . This octopus Easter egg craft is suitable for kids of all ages because it's fun, quick and super easy to make!
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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 Galaxy jack-o-lantern - Halloween decor
Turn a boring plastic pumpkin ( with a cordless drill and a little bit of paint ) into a gorgeous galaxy jack-o-lantern ! This galaxy pumpkin by Dream A Little Bigger is simply awesome! Plus you can light up the galaxy pumpkins from inside which makes it even more awesome in our opinion! Want to make your own DIY galaxy pumpkin ? Get the step-by-step pumpkin painting tutorial at dreamalittlebigger.com:
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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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