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DIY Easy wooden birdhouse (free plan)
This is a free woodworking plan of a super easy DIY birdhouse from Ana-White!  Prepare for the winter / spring season with this super easy to make wooden birdhouse.Today Ana-White is going to share with you a collection of free birdhouse plans that you can make from cedar fence pickets.  Costing less than $2 each and naturally weather resistant, cedar fence pickets are the perfect building material for little birdhouses. This birdhouse is so easy, your little ones can make it.  We suggest kiddos putting it together with glue (try a glue that works on oily wood like Gorilla Glue or a super glue for fast dry times) and then Mom or Dad adding some nails or screws after the glue dries to make sure the birdhouse is plenty sturdy.
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Beautiful giant dahlias from crepe paper
Are you looking for a quick, easy, frugal but still gorgeous spring/easter or wedding decor ? Try this beautiful crepe paper dahlia ! These gorgeous paper flowers can be great decors in your home at spring/easter or you can make them as nice gifts for special occasions ( such as: mother's day, birthdays, graduation or wedding parties etc ). Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make a giant crepe paper or tissue paper dahlia in minutes! You can make the paper flowers in any color and size, they will be gorgeous in any form! This spring craft project is so easy, even the smallest kids can create some!
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DIY Pinecone rose - fun & easy spring decoration
We would love to keep fresh cut flowers in our home every day if we could, who wouldn’t? But since fresh cut flowers are not all that possible, we think we may have found an alternative with these colorful pine cone roses by Sonja & Jane! We’ve simply love paint! It makes everything so classy and awesome, even the simplest craft materials such as pinecones ! This DIY Pine cone rose is a lovely and chic way to decorate your table for spring! While largely intended to jazz up your spring decor ,this pinecone rose would be lovely to use throughout the year.
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DIY Painted spring daisy mason jar vase - recycling craft
We love upcycling especially when it comes to mason jars! I bet that you have a few glass jars already at home, and maybe you have created  many gorgeous crafts with them, but as you will see, there’s still something new under the sun in the mason jar world! This gorgeous daisy painted mason jar is not just only a perfect stylish (spring/Easter) decor for your home, but it's also very easy to paint! With this great step-by step painting tutorial making these gorgeous daisy mason jar vases will be a piece of cake, even if you are a beginner in hand painting!
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Amigurumi schnauzer dog with faux yarn fur (free pattern)
Meet Winchesterton the cutest amigurumi Schnauzer dog  This crocheted doggy wasn’t always this dapper looking, though. He went through an awkward phase while his fur was growing and all the other puppies laughed at him – but more on that later. In this nice amigurumi blog you can learn how to make the amigurumi Schnauzer dog's body from start to finish, without any fur. And of course you will find a free tutorial here as well on how to make and attach your very own handmade doggy fur from simple yarn so keep an eye out for that!
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Lovely white amigurumi bear (free amigurumi pattern)
Do you love crocheting? Create a beautiful and adorable handmade toy: an amigurumi bear ! This cuddly crochet bear by Natalia Androsova is a great amigurumi pattern to work on because it's so easy to crochet and the outcome is so wonderful! This super adorable amigurumi bear can be an excellent gift for your kids or grandkids. This free crochet bear pattern at AmiguroomToys will guide you through the crocheting process of your own wonderful soft amigurumi bear. The difficulty of this free amigurumi bear pattern is easy/intermediate so if you're a beginner crocheter who is looking for a little bit of a challenge, this is a great pattern for you.
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DIY Tin man costume for kids (The wizard of Oz)
Remember the lovely tin man from The wizard of Oz? Try this creative costume idea, and make a tin man costume for your kids! This fun and creative DIY costume can be perfect for the next Halloween or dress up party because surely it will be a great (or not the greatest) hit! You’ve probably figured it out by now, but the shoulder, elbow, and knee joints are covered with dryer vent flexible tubing.  And the fabric? It’s vinyl. So it’s stiff and mimics a “metal” look, while still being really comfortable and not one bit heavy, like real pieces of metal would be.
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DIY Swan costume with tulle skirt (Bjork swan dress)
Do you remember that time Bjork showed up to the Oscars in that swan dress and everyone on tv and fashion magazines flipped out? We do. And we loved it! At first glance this costume making tutorial may looks crazy, but it’s actually a pretty simple step-by-step .To make this beautiful swan dress you will need white cotton fabric ( or an unused white stocking / yoga pants ),10-15 yards of tulle ,elastic, wire & cutters, stuffing, black and orange fabric scraps ( felt ),tape measure and scissors.
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DIY Giant lawn dominoes - fun family game (woodworking)
If you’re looking for an  amazing game for the backyard or lawn, this super fun (and easy to make) giant garden domino is a perfect craft project for you! You don't need special woodworking skills or tools to create this fun giant yard domino game just a (hand) saw and sandpaper. Not only is this brilliant giant garden party game an affordable foray into the world of power tools, but it's the same simple cut over and over. Beginner woodworkers, you'll love it. You may end up making more than one set of giant garden dominoes because you will got so many requests from friends who want their own. Giant dominoes for everyone!
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Paper stripe pumpkins - easy  fall carft for kids
It’s fall, and this paper pumpkin craft tutorial is the perfect pumpkin craft for kids. Can’t you just imagine a whole classroom filled with these hanging pumpkins? They are beautiful as they twirl in circles! With very few supplies needed, it’s so easy to make these with kids. Working on how to measure can be another component of this easy autumn craft. This cute pumpkin paper craft is so easy, even the smallest crafty hands can make some!
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DIY underwater candles - gorgeous and easy table decor
Look at this gorgeous and magical underwater candle and flower table decor ! Isn't it beautiful? And believe or not it's a super easy craft ! You just need 2 glass containers ( vases ) a larger and a smaller one that fits into the large ( even mason jars will work well! ) and some faux ( or real ) flowers , stones and other optinonal decor elements.This underwater flower and candle composition can be a perfect decor in your wedding party , chirstmas table or you can use it in any holidays/occasions ( the possibilities are truly endless! )
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Felt cactus shape pincushions - needle holders
Look at these cactus shape pincushions! Isn't it super adorable? And because it's made with felt this is a super easy craft or gift project, even if your are not a professional in sewing! You can use these felt cactuses to store your needles and pins or simply decorate your home (or the kids' room) with them at any time of  the year! You can also add small felt flowers to them for a more complex look! (For flower making ideas simply search for "flowers" in our searchbar at the top of this page.)
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Repurposed 5 strand braided headbands from old Tshirts
This little knit fabric headband that was not just braided together... but woven! Plus it could be made with t-shirt scraps, and that means free! (Or upcycling some old unwanted clothes which is also nice!) So there you have it: a nice and easy (kids) craft project to give your "bad-hair-day" head some love! (The trick is the fabric: jersey knit doens't fray, and it will form a nice yarn if you pull it. You can use Tshirt yarn for other craft or jewelry projects as well: imagine  a nice crocheted rug, a keltic knot pendant or an earring!)
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Plue (FairyTail) amigurumi snowman - free crochet pattern
Know an anime lover? We've got the perfect gift idea for him/her: Plue the snowman in crochet version! Whether you're gifting it as a toy or as home decor, this free amigurumi pattern will thrill FairyTail & anime fanatics. This cute crochet ( amigurumi ) snowman can be a perfect handmade gift or handmade toy for your kids / grandkids because, this super adorable amigurumi Plue is a perfect soft toy for both boys and girls! In this great amigurumi blog you will find this wonderful free amigurumi snowman pattern which will help you to create this adorable crocheted toy with lots of interesting details, personality and cuteness!
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Soft big amigurumi bear (free crochet pattern)
Do you love crocheting and adorable soft toys ? Crochet this crocheted / amigurumi bear which can be a wonderful handmade gift for your kids ( or grandkids ) . At AmiguroomToys you will find the free amigurumi bear pattern which will be your guide through the creation of this lovely little amigurumi bear. Crochet a little bear as a toy or as a cute little display on the shelf. If you're a beginner crocheter who is looking for a little bit of a challenge, this amigurumi bear by Marina Grigorevskaya is a great pattern for you. Grab some yarn and start stitching!
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DIY Painted rock pumpkin ( rock painting tutorial )
Looking for some fun rock painting ideas ? Turn ordinary stones into adorable little pumpkins by following along Sustain My Craft Habit's step-by-step rock painting tutorial! These watercolor-inspired painted rock pumpkins are a fun and versatile fall decor idea: use them as tablecloth weights, garden decors or simply scatter the around the house! Rock hunting is a fun way to get outside into nature , spend time with family, spread kindness, and unite communities. But this time don't hide the collected rocks & pebbles in your mother’s kitchen cabinet: create cute painted rock pumpkins from them!
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Washer necklaces with colorful papers or fabrics
We love love fun necklaces. Especially handmade necklaces! This washer necklace is a super easy craft project even if you aren't the craftiest person in the world! You just need some washers,colorful leftover fabrics or (scrapbook) paper pieces and a little glue. You can decorate the washer necklaces with beads or other materials, or if you would like to create a nice accessory for your boyfriend just use a plain washer or a hexnut on a leather or paracord string! This washer necklace is a perfect (low budget) gift for any ocassion, and it can be done in minutes!
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DIY Toilet paper roll parrots - fun parrot craft for kids
Are you looking for a fabulous and fun summer craft for the kids ? Try this toilet paper tube parrot craft by Kids Craft Room! This lovely , colorful toilet paper roll parrot is a perfect summer craft for the kids in the classroom or at home , plus it can be a great fine motor scissor skill project for them as well! Make a whole flock of toilet paper roll parrots and turn your home or garden into a tropical paradise!
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Easy DIY Halloween wreath with ribbons
This beauty is a Halloween ribbon wreath but that’s just because it's made for Halloween. Using different ribbons would make it a fit for any holiday or decor!  Which is why we love it so much! And easy doesn’t even BEGIN to describe the level of difficulty here. Can you cut ribbon? Can you tie a knot? This wreath is for you! Can’t you see this ribbon wreath as a fun birthday wreath or Christmas or Easter ? But we love orange and black Halloween ribbon combination as well!
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Little purple amigurumi owl - free crochet pattern
Are you looking for lovely ( free ) amigurumi patterns ? Do you love owls ? Crochet this cute little amigurumi owl by Elena Klimova ! Besides of it's super adorable, this amigurumi pattern is completely free ! One of the nicest 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 leave 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 owl now:
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DIY Draped hypertufa planters - creative garden decor
Concrete is a brilliant long lasting material that can be used for a wide variety of gorgeous and stylish DIY projects! We also love concrete because the finished products can be used outdoor which is also very nice thing! Today, in this step-by-step video tutorial , Diane Urbans from Urbans Greenhouse in Rudolph Wisconsin shows you how to create a draped hypertufa planter from a simple cotton towel! These beautiful and stylish concrete draped planters can be great home or garden decors at any time of the year! ( Or it can be also a great handmade gift for any occasion! )
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Little crocheted egg baskets with flower
These little crocheted easter egg baskets are a fun project that can hold a single easter egg or perhaps a treat. It's an easy to crochet basket which finished with a beautiful one round flower and a cheery button center. This cute basket accompanied with a delicious chocholate egg is a perfect easter gift for your loved ones or you can use it as a cute spring table decor as well. In this super crochet website you will find a free basket crochet pattern and a video crochet tutorial to create these fun and gorgeous easter egg baskets! It's a nice crocheting project even if you haven't got too much yarn because it doesn't need many.
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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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3D printable and colorable Christmas ornaments
Ready to take your coloring hobby to a new level? Make it pop in 3D? They’re sharing these printable Christmas ornaments with us today, so you can really have a unique Christmas tree this year, or you can color these and gift them to your friends and family. Even the smallest crafty hands can color and decorate some, so it's a perfect choice for your next group project in kidenrgarten or school as well. This gorgeous free printable and colorable christmas tree ornament will look good in any style Christmas tree from rustic whites to extreme neon pinks!
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Easy elegant bead flowers (beading pattern)
This gorgeous beaded (spring) flower is a very easy beading project which makes it excellent choice for beginners! It's not just super easy to bead, but also very decorative and elegant! This beaded flower can be a gorgeous brooch, hairpin, earring... or you can use it in many other ways! This elegant beaded flower can be a great accessory or decor element at your wedding as well. Read this detailed step-by-step written tutorial and learn how to bead one gorgeous elegant beaded flower! In the external site you will find a free beading pattern as well, so even if you are a beginner in beading it can be a great starting project for you!
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DIY Heart shape grapevine wreath with pretty flowers
Look at this DIY Valentine’s day grapevine wreath ( created by A Pumpkin And A Princess ) ! Isn't it gorgeous? This heart wreath is super easy to make with faux flowers and a petty pink ribbon. With much of its twiggy form showing, this grapevine wreath is a pretty chic decoration for your front door at Valentine's day. It's perfect if you want a natural, beautiful wreath with pretty flowers. This wreath is also doubling up as a beautiful spring decor which is just perfect! Get the step-by-step wreath making tutorial at apumpkinandaprincess.com and create yours now:
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Crochet chibi cat doll (free amigurumi pattern)
This beautiful crocheted chibi doll can be an excellent gift for a girl! This free little chibi cat amigurumi doll pattern contains written instructions on how to make your very own gorgeous cuddly amigurumi chibi cat dol l. Easy loops! You can gift this amigurumi doll as a cute gift for any occasion or you can make some for your kids just for fun! This adorable amigurumi cat doll toy should be easy peasy to crochet since it uses only basic crochet loops.
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DIY Gilded insect faux taxidermy
Decorate your home with bugs / insects! Today’s DIY project is a fun wall decor idea: DIY gilded insect faux taxidermy plaques!   Giant plastic insects + liquid gold leaf + wooden plaques = the coolest, glammest, modern insect art you've ever seen! The gilded insects are pretty sweet decorative objects on their own. You could always just call it a day right here and scatter them throughout your home! This  DIY gilded insect faux taxidermy plaque can be a great Halloween decor as well!
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DIY Paper circle hen and chick - quick and fun Easter card
We love Easy Peasy And Fun's crafts because they are so wonderful and easy to make! And this lovely Easter card is no exception! This paper circle hen and chick craft is the simplest Easter card or craft you can make with your kids. If making this craft in larger groups we really recommend you get two circle punches, one big and one small to make the process faster ( and more fun as kids love punching circles ). Get the step-by-step tutorial at easypeasyandfun.com and let's get crafting:
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DIY Spring dollar store ombre vase - upcycling craft
If you like to paint, we have a really fun project to share today! Here is a fantastic way to make gorgeous vases in ombre colors using old bottles or unused glass vases and some paint. In this DIY tutorial Living Well Spending Less will show you how to take simple clear vases and make them into any color to fit your decor needs. So don't hesitate: get the tutorial at livingwellspendingless.com and freshen up your plain vases with paint in a range of gorgeous tones. The results are positively smashing!
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Cuddly amigurumi bear - free crochet pattern
Are you looking for a lovely handmade gift for your best friends or kids ? Do you love to crochet ? Don't look any further! This lovely amigurumi bear by Ekaterina Nikolaeva and Amiguroom is just perfect for every special occasion! Amigurumi is an easy to learn crochet technique from Japan, that allows you to create lovely toys and gifts. So don't hesitate: quickly grab this wonderful free pattern and learn the how-tos. This cuddly amigurumi bear is an absolutely easy crochet toy project: you can create it easily even if you are a beginner in amigurumi. This crocheted bear also doesn't require too much yarn , and it will look great in any color!
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