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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 Clay pot hanging automatic bird feeder
Today Garden Answer will show you how to build a hanging, automatic terracotta pot/clay pot bird feeder. Isn't it wonderful? And the best part is that it isn’t ridiculously hard to make if you have a few DIY tools on hand! With this nice video tutorial, you can get one self-dosing bird feeder that can help your little feathered friends to survive at winter, or this bird feeder can be a perfect gift for anyone in your family who loves to observe birds ( and squirrels ) ! And as an extra, you can upcycle some flowerpots which is nice!
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DIY Wool blanket coat
You can make this super easy blanket coat with a simple wool blanket and a belt you might already have around the house! Do you have some beautiful and warm wool blankets? Make one personalized stylish poncho out of them!  This brilliant craft idea will work well also with fleece and other non-fraying fabrics. This quick winter/autumn sewing fashion project is a perfect choice for beginners because it's really easy to sew! You can use any cozy winter/autumn blankets (even fun colorful IKEA fleece blankets) to create one unique jacket for yourself or for the kids! These quick blanket coats also perfect for camping or going outside to the garden because
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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 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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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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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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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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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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How to carve a pumpkin like a pro - easy Halloween DIY
If you don't know yet how to carve a pumpkin, watch this super step-by-step pumpkin carving video tutorial by Warren Nash! You can find tons of free pumpkin carving patterns here, or you can simply draw a funny/scary face to the pumpkin by your hand. ( Use erasable markers! ) Don't throw away the pumpkin seeds and pumpkin pulp: make delicious roasted pumpkin seeds or a yummy pumpkin pie with them! These carved pumpkins will be a perfect addition to your Halloween party or you can use them as simple fall decors. Go crazy and carve your pumpkin into something funny or darn right scary! Either way, it’s a great DIY project for this time of year.
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DIY Terra cotta pot gingerbread man - Christmas gift
This super adorable DIY terra cotta pot gingerbread man by The Country Chic Cottage is perfect for your home this holiday season ! This lovely little flower pot gingerbread man also doubles as a candy dish so you might want to give these as gifts to those that love candy! It is super easy to make yourself with a couple of clay pots. Gather your supplies , get the tutorial at thecountrychiccottage.net and get started:
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DIY painted watermelon summer hat
It's hard to find the perfect hat for the summer , so take the matter into your own hands and make your own! Sometimes it can be impossible to find a sun hat in the color or style you want. At times like these, painting is a great solution! This DIY Painted watermelon sun hat by Studio DIY is just perfect for those hot summer days! It’s a classic floppy, wide-brim hat but turn it over aand... it's a watermelon ! Surprise! It’s super simple, and we can assure you you’ll get plenty of compliments. Get the tutorial and create your very own watermelon summer hat :
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DIY shelf-cleaning and sharpening garden tool holder
What if rather than having to do a major cleaning of your gardening tools a couple of times a year, you could keep them clean and maintained every day, without even trying? All it takes is a quick and easy DIY project: a DIY shelf-cleaning and sharpening garden tool holder by One Good Thing by Jillee. Fantastic, isn't it? This quick and easy storage idea will keep your garden tools in top shape thorough the year! Get the tutorial at onegoodthingbyjillee.com and create one for yourself:
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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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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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How to make a wire wrapped tree of life pendant
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make a wire wrapped tree of life pendant featuring lovely gemstone chips. You will learn how to make the outer hoop frame as well as how to make the twisted roots, trunk, and branches. Finally you will add gemstone 'leaves.' This gorgeous beaded wire jewelry can be a perfect gift for any occasion, because it will be beautiful in any color and size! Wire jewelry and Life trees is one of our favorites from the palette of jewelry making crafts because it's so unique and also it's easy to make ! ( Or at least it won't require special expensive jewelry making materials to make! )
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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 Clay pot gnome  - adorable garden decor ( gnome craft for kids )
Get the kids interested in gardening by making this adorable DIY clay pot gnome by Ruffles & Rain Boots! When it comes to adding a touch of charm, character, and genuine good humor to your garden , nothing ticks all the right boxes quite like flower pot gnomes ! Bring your outdoor living spaces to life and be the envy of your neighbors in just a few simple steps and with a few basic tools – you won’t’ believe how simple it is!
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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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 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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DIY easy marbled eggs with nail polish
If you looking for something special for this year easter give this nail polish marbling technique a try. She used an indigo nail polish but you can use any color or color combinations. Beware : the marbling technique can get messy ! But the end result is beautiful so it's abyolutelly worth it! She went with a monochromatic effect by using only one polish color. I really love how it turned out!
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DIY Christmas star from cinnamon sticks and twine
In this step-by-step video tutorial Thoughts for Happy Minds will show you an interesting way to make an original Christmas star from cinnamon sticks and twine. Watch the video tutorial to see how to make it at home:
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DIY Margarita body scrub (body scrub recipe)
Homemade body scrubs are super simple to make, cost-efficient, chemical free, effective at exfoliating your skin and leaving you feeling pampered as the scrubs you can buy at fancy beauty stores! This time The Sweetest Occasion will teach you how to make your very own margarita body scrub ! We bet that you have everything you need at home to transform your bathroom into a tropical vacation. ( All of the ingredients are super simple: you can grab them at the grocery store or find in your pantry and you don’t have to be crafty to make a body scrub. ) Get the recipe and make your margarita body scrub today:
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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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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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