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DIY paper clip love birds
These paper clip love birdies are super cute and also really easy to make! ( and you probably already have all the supplies you need to make them! ) You can use these paper birds as cute spring home decors, or seat cards at a fun party, or you can adapt this technique and create decors for other holidays (imagine a whimsical black crow for halloween or a christmas themed paper bird with wrapping papers and holly leaves/berries !) Of course instead of paper clips you can use any bendable wires, and you can create the paper birds in any size that you want.
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DIY Ribbon flower with beads - grosgrain flower - kanzashi
In this nice kanzashi video tutorial you will learn how to make twisted flower with sewn in beads ! Gorgeous, isn't it? You can use these beautiful kanzashi ( folded ribbon ) flowers to decorate your christmas tree , you can use them as nice acessories / jewelries , or it can be a perfect gift for any occasion! Despite the look this delicate beaded ribbon flower is very easy to make ( just a little bit time consuming but it absolutely worth the time and effort! ) You can use any colour and patern ribbons to make this gorgeous kanzashi flower , it will look gorgeous in cream/white, pastels and in vibrant colours too!
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DIY easy to make origami lotus flower (paper folding)
The lotus flower symbolizes purity and enlightenment. It is also associated with rebirth and divinity. Watch the step-by-step instruction on how to make this beautiful lotus flower. What can be better than an inexpensive , quick , but still gorgeous and colorful spring decor which involves flowers ? These beautiful paper origami ( spring ) flower can be made literally in minutes and they will spice up any boring wall space in your house ! You can use the paper folded flowers to decorate the kids' room at any time of the year, if you are not into spring decors. With this super video paper folding tutorial you can make a few origami flower with your kids from a few sheets of colorful origami paper.
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DIY Blue bird rock fridge magnet - rock painting for kids
Alright it might be true that we may have a slight obsession with rocks. But who doesn't love collecting beautiful rocks and use them for fun craft projects? Just like these blue bird fridge magnets ! For this easy rock painting project the small, lightweight, smooth surfaced and flat rocks are the best. These painted rock magnets would look adorable on the fridge or on a DIY magnetic board. For the full how-to instructions check out Sonja & Jane's post :
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Tea candle holders from wine bottles
With this brilliant diy craft idea you can make these stunning tea candle holders out of wine bottles. With upcycling you doing good to the Earth and with this tea candle holder  you can spice up any boring partys too. ( You can use them in any birthday, new year's eve or wedding party)
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Easter bunny treat jars
These cute Easter bunny treat jars are a sweet way to deliver a little bit of springtime cheer to your loved ones. Fill them with candy, fresh flowers, a candle or homemade sugar scrub for a quick and easy gift idea that’s sure to please.
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Penguin halloween costume (from Mary Poppins)
If you love the Mary Poppins stories make this adorable Penguin costume for your little kid. Even if you aren’t using the Mary Poppins theme, you have got to give this penguin suit a try. It’ll make you smile.  Really big. The costume base needs sewing skill, but if you can't sew you can make the acessories from felt or fleece with a help of a little hot glue.
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Cute Christmas elves with craft foam
Look at this cute Christmas elf face ! Isn't it adorable? You can make one with the kids in minutes with a little craft foam and a styrofoam ball ( or any standard christmas ornament ). These little cuties will look fun in any vibrant color and you can draw personal face expressions to each of them. You can use the Christmas elf craft foam ornaments to decorate your home ( or christmas tree ) at winter or you can give some as nice Christmas gifts for your loved ones!
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DIY Straw blown peacock painting - kids craft idea
If your kids are peacock lovers like we are, you will love this pretty and fun painting project. We love every animals in Earth because their uniqueness, but our absolute favorite of them all are the peacocks. We love peacocks because they are so majestic and beautiful. Seeing these amazing creatures inspired Kim's latest craft project the drinking straw blown peacock watercolor painting! This painting technique is so easy even the smallest artistic hands can create these gorgeous watercolor paintings in minutes! This straw blown peacock craft can be  a great craft at the classroom, at the summer camp or at home!  The kids will love painting these gorgeous peacocks !
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DIY Crepe paper tulip ( crepe paper flower )
A vase with tulips is a wonderful way to bring some light into your home decor. This time Góc nhỏ Handmade is showing you how to make these beautiful blooms out of crepe paper. These gorgeous realistic paper tulips / paper flowers would make a wonderful project for a teen or grown-up this spring / summer or Mother’s Day. They would also make fantastic Teacher’s Gifts at year-end. So get a few rolls of crepe paper in pastels, create this gorgeous crepe paper tulip and decorate your home with them or give it as a meaningful gift for your loved ones!
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Crochet Christmas gnomes - free amigurumi pattern
We are so in love with these little crocheted gnomes by Miss Neriss! You can crochet a regular gnome , a slightly taller one, and even a lady gnome in minutes! This free pattern is really simple, and it’s definitely possible to whip out one or two of these in an evening. They make great Christmas ornaments , or you could even attach a loop to the top of the hat and hang it in your Christmas tree. So, what will you need? A couple of shades of red, a grey, a brown, white and this free amigurumi pattern by Miss Neriss:
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DIY Family weather costume (sun,rainbow and rain costume)
Today, Studio DIY will teach you how to make a super fun, last-minute weather costume for the whole family out of simple clothes and household materials. There are so many options for expanding this DIY family weather costume : just add a lightning bolt, a sky, a cute tornado, a snowflake or even a blizzard! So if you got more kids ( or friends ) , you’ve got options. But to start, Studio DIY will show you how to make these three: the sun costume , the rainbow costume , and the rain costume:
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Easy DIY spring cupcake liner flower wreath
Need something quick and inexpensive to decorate your front door, wall, or mantel? Try making this gorgeous spring cupcake liner flower wreath! Follow along with My Pinterventures' step-by-step wreath-making tutorial and learn how to make this beautiful cupcake liner flower wreath. This paper flower wreath is just perfect for the spring season! You could use any kind of paper to create the flowers if you haven't got cupcake liners at hand ( the possibilities are endless! ). Get the step-by-step wreath making tutorial and let's get crafting:
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DIY Chicken (Easter) egg cozy - free sewing pattern
This time Miss Daisy teaches you how to make a cute scrap busting chicken egg cozy! This little egg cozy will cover one or two Kinder eggs ,perfect for hiding the little eggs away for the big Easter hunt or as table decoration . It can then double up as an egg cozy for the rest of the year. This make a cute little Easter gift or Easter home / table decoration and It's super easy to sew even as a beginner .
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Adorable lying amigurumi bear (free amigurumi pattern)
The best things in life are free - like this lovely lying amigurumi bear pattern by @mauvepony at Amiguroom Toys ! Like most of the people, you are likely to ask what exactly amigurumi is until you see the beautiful patterns and you instantly fall in love with it. Amigurumi is a Japanese crocheting technique of creating fun and beautiful stuffed animals using yarns , just like this lovely little lying bear. So grab a few skeins of yarn , make this lovely lying amigurumi bear today and create a darling new stuffed animal for your loved one.
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DIY braided rug from upcycled clothes
Are you looking for a unique and cheap rug for your home? Do you love upcycling? Try this recycling craft idea: the DIY braided rug! You can make this nice rug from any old / well-worn clothes or leftower fabrics , it will look nice in any color and size! You can use sturdier textiles (denims,trousers) to create a nice door mat, or soft fabrics (t-shirts,towels) to make a soft and cozy rag rug for the kids room! Or you can use this rug making technique to experiment with alternative versions (imagine a rope rug, or a cable/bycicle tyre mud rug!)
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DIY Paper aspen tree art - fall craft for kids
Have you ever had crafty inspiration when you are out enjoying nature ? We just love those gorgeous aspen trees with their bright yellow fall colored leaves. Those beautiful aspen trees inspired I Heart Crafty Things to create this paper aspen tree art project that is perfect for the fall season. The way the aspen trees pop off the blue background gives this art project some fabulous dimension. These are sure to look gorgeous hung up on display for a fall art project. Get the step-by-step tutorial at iheartcraftythings.com and let's get crafting !
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Spring (yarn) Easter egg tutorial - fun Easter decor
In this video tutorial Donna Wolfe from Naztazia shows you how to make a fun, decorative egg out of string and simple school ( PVA ) glue for Easter , Spring , or any time of the year! You can use regular string, twine, crochet thread, yarn, or embroidery floss to make these colorful Easter eggs. This is a fun project for kids of all ages! Instead of thin crochet thread, she used embroidery floss to make these fun yarn Easter eggs. Embroidery floss comes in such beautiful and vibrant solid colors as well as multi-colors these days. This is a wonderful Easter craft project for adults ( big kids ) , as well as the children in your life.
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Snuggles the amigurumi penguin - free crochet pattern
Who can resist Snuggles the penguin with his sweet face all bundled up in his removable scarf? Crochet your very own and he’ll make a great friend every season of the year! Snuggles the amigurumi penguin is all ready for his snowball fight! If you are making this cute crochet penguin as a gift, try making a matching knotted headband with the left-over yarn from the scarf! (In this nice craft blog you will find the free crochet pattern of both the amigurumi penguin and the headband! )
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Pirate finger puppet - fun summer craft for kids
Are you ready for some pirate fun ? This pirate finger puppet by Red Ted Art is such a fun interactive summer craft for kids and a great way to encourage imaginative play and storytelling. ( They are super simple to create and provide hours of fun pretend play at home, at school or even at summer camp! ) Create several different pirate puppets and have fun putting on a puppet show ! ( They would also make a great activity for a pirate theme party. )
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DIY easy fabric spring flowers
Even if you think you can't sew, these fabric flowers by Pink Paper Peppermints are super-duper easy! You just have to try one! If you don't have any fabric lying around you could use an old sheet, clothes that the kids have outgrown, little baby things that you love ( imagine giving grandma a flower brooch made from pieces of fabric from all her grandkids favorite clothes! ) , dishcloth or anything else made from fabric. This quick fabric flower can be perfect as a beautiful spring flower bouquet , you can gift it for any special occasion, you can wear it as an accessory or simply use this fun technique to create unique jewelry.
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DIY Tree stump pumpkin - log pumpkin
The sad thing about pumpkins is that they need to be tossed out at the end of the season. But not this one! With these DIY log pumpkins by Her Tool Belt, you don’t have to worry about them standing the test of time and weather! They can be used year after year! This DIY stump pumpkin or log pumpkin makes a cheap and cute fall or Halloween decor. Stump pumpkins are pretty simple and require minimal supplies, but for the shaped ones you will need a chain saw.
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Little pink amigurumi elephant - free crochet pattern
Know an elephant lover? We've got the perfect gift idea for them: a crochet baby elephant! Whether you're gifting it as a toy or as home decor, this free amigurumi pattern will thrill elephant fanatics. This cute crochet ( amigurumi ) elephant can be a perfect handmade gift or handmade toy for your kids / grandkids because, this super adorable amigurumi elephant is a perfect soft toy for both boys and girls! In this great amigurumi blog you will find a wonderful free  amigurumi baby elephant pattern which will help you to create this adorable crocheted toy with lots of interesting details, personality and cuteness!
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Soft sleeping amigurumi fox (free crochet pattern)
Nothing's cuter than a stuffed animal, and this little crochet amigurumi fox is no exception. This lovely fox pattern by Morcekirdek at AmiguroomToys works up really quickly and doesn’t take much yarn to make. So grab your yarn basket and crochet a lovely fox for all of the fox -lovers in your life. ( Kids really love handmade toys , especially when they are cuddly and colorful, which makes this amigurumi fox a great gift for any special occasion! )
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Easy DIY dimensional paper bird - spring decoration (free printable)
We hope you will enjoy these simple-to-make paper birds which will to brighten up any house or work desk. The paper bird printable is available at instructables.com for free ! Print out the parts, score the dotted and dashed lines and cut along the solid lines before carefully cutting out the parts. To make the bird extra colorful, print it out and use it as a folding and cutting template in a colorful patterned paper. Cut out both sets of parts then use the legs, feet and beak from one color and the remaining parts from the other color. Once you are done you can make a matching, complementary bird with the remaining set of parts.
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DIY Origami spring flower (tulip) greeting card - paper folding
Are you looking for a f rugal but still beautiful and easy to make spring home decor or mother's day gif t? Try these gorgeous origami ( paper folded ) tulip greeting cards ! They can be perfect flowery gifts for Mother's day or other special occasions! You can make the origami tulip flower cards with any type of colorful paper ( you don't need special origami paper , even simple ( Christmas ) wrapping paper works well ). Thi s spring tulip flower gift card is also a easy and fun spring kids craft project. You can use the paper origami tulips ( and their parts ) to make other spring decorations just as wreaths, bouquets or a flower garlands!
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Little white amigurumi bunny (free crochet pattern)
Are you looking for free amigurumi patterns for Easter ? Do you love bunnies ? Crochet this cute little amigurumi rabbit ! Olga Lukoshkina designed this lovely amigurumi rabbit. Besides it's super adorable, this amigurumi pattern is completely free ! One of the nice things about amigurumi is that the exact size is rarely important, so you don’t need to worry about matching the designer’s gauge. Provided your stitches are compact enough that they won’t gape open to leaving large holes between them when you add the stuffing, you have the freedom to experiment with different yarns and hooks to give you a different-sized result. So grab your hooks and create this adorable amigurumi bunny now!
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Winter wonderland cardboard toy set (with printable)
It’s icy cold outside so for more indoor fun to survive the winter without boredom, their DIY peg dolls and cardboard slotted animals are ready to take you on a winter adventure! They have a lovely deer and a big moose from a winter forest, plus a polar bear and huskies visiting from the arctic.
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Homemade rosewater ( DIY rosewater face toner recipe )
Watch this nice video and learn all of the benefits of r osewater , including a step-by-step tutorial on how to make it ! Not only will you learn how to make homemade rosewater , but you’ll get a DIY rosewater face toner recipe too! Rosewater is exactly as simple as it sounds, roses + water! It gives you all the benefits of water plus the bonus of the anti-inflammatory and hydrating advantages of rose. Plus it smells awesome. Rosewater is used in some cuisines, but you can use it in your skincare routine.
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Adorable tiny reindeer (free amigurumi pattern)
Crochet your very own adorable cuddly amigurumi reindeer toy with following along @inna_chi_hm's nice free amigurumi pattern at Amiguroom Toys ! This super adorable amigurumi reindeer is such a cute friend for toddlers as well as a beautiful handmade Christmas gift for grownups. If you'd like to make this adorable crochet / amigurumi reindeer bigger ( for an absolutely giant reindeer ) simply use a thicker, heavier weight yarn. You can also make this lovely huggable amigurumi reindeer from any color and size yarn , the end result will be wonderful and it will surely bring great joy to the one who gets it.
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DIY heart shaped gift boxes - free printable template
This video shows how to create these heart shaped gift boxes out of paper ! These DIY heart shaped gift boxes are perfect to fill with candy, jewelry or other small gifts for Valentine's day, birthdays, party favors or any other occasion! The finished heart shape gift box is just under 4 inches in height and width. This paper craft project works best with construction paper or card stock - paper that is a little thicker/heavier than regular paper. You can find the free pattern >> here at essyjae.com <<
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Boys baby carriage diaper cake - DIY baby shower gift
Diaper cakes are the best gifts for baby showers ! They're cute, practical, and show off your amazing DIY skills. Maybe you've mastered the regular three-tier diaper cake ( or maybe not ) , but if you're ready to take on the challenge of making a baby carriage diaper cake , she's here to help. It's really not as hard as it looks! The diaper cakes makes really great baby shower gifts , because it's not just unique, fun and decorative but also very useful for the parents and their newborn baby ! Here is a nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to make your own boys ( or girls ) baby carriage diaper cake with baby diapers , bibs , soft baby blankets and baby toys !
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DIY Fall leaf mason jar luminaries - fall home decor
If you are looking for a quick and easy fall craft to spruce up the patio, look no further! This fall leaf mason jar luminar y by Practically Functional at Craftaholics Anonymous is a pretty simple craft , but everyone will love its gorgeous glow! We love mason jar luminaries because they are super easy to make, and also very easy to customize. A fall leaf mason jar luminary is a great way to decorate for the holidays or seasons, too. You can use any stickers to create the leaf shapes, or you can simply draw the outlines with a marker and freehand paint it. DIY Mason jar luminaries make awesome mason jar lights for your porch or driveway.
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