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DIY Knit T-shirt headbands (6 quick headband)
Have you made headbands from t-shirts yet? We bet that you will love these super adorable and super easy to make repurposed t-shirt headbands by Sugar Bee Crafts! A knit headband is so easy to make and wear – it’s perfect all year around. In this nice step-by-step DIY knit T-shirt headband making tutorial by Sugar Bee Crafts you can learn how to make the pinched bow headband ,the big bow headband ,the ruffled flower knit headband ,the braided T-shirt headband and the twisted head wrap headbands .
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DIY portable doll house suitcase (with 2 different patterns)
Create a compact, portable doll house in a bag with following along Tara Dennis' step-by-step tutorial ! This little doll house has everything that your kid will need and when you finish playing; you can close it and travel with it wherever you want. Start with one scene or make a few and get the kids involved too.This portable doll house is great for their imagination! You can create a bedroom and a flower shop with following this wonderful tutorial, but you could make a lounge room, play room, craft room, bathroom, any scene you like!
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DIY Stained glass nativity (with printable silhouette)
To get on board with the festivities here's a beautiful and super easy to make stained glass nativity scene! Today Meaningful Mama will show you how to make a faux stained glass nativity scene using our favorite craft material: paperStained glass crafts are so interesting! When there is no light shining through, it’s beautiful and still , but when the light shines through, the colors come to life! Beautiful, bright stained glass is something children are drawn to. The rainbow of broken colors and shapes are like puzzles of light.
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Adorable teddy bear (with sewing pattern)
If you looking for a perfect baby shower gift or you just want to suprise your little one with a great soft toy sew this super cute teddy bear plushie for him/her! ( Note: This project is not really for beginners, if you have never made stuffed animals and are not familiar with patterns /sewing , I would recommend you to start with a more simple sewing project and attempt this teddy bear once you have the skills and patience to put together pattern pieces and are familiar with your sewing machine. ) If you plan to give this teddy bear plushie as a baby gift do not use glass or plastic eyes !
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Beautifull paper napkin ballerinas
We are always amazed at people’s creative minds and skillful hands to make something ordinary become extraordinary. This paper napkin ballerina is such a delicate and beautiful piece of craft! You can use different colors of napkin paper to make the ballerinas. They are definitely lovely decorations for girls’ bedrooms. You can use any water soluble glue (PVA,wallpaper glue) or you can make your own paper mache glue with mixing 5dl (hot) water and 3 tsp flour (just put this mixture back into your microwave for another  1-2 minute till it's not fluid anymore )
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Crocheted ( amigurumi ) baby mouse
We would like to you present “Buttons”, the little crocheted ( amigurumi ) baby mouse!  This soft toy is fairly simple to make as it uses simple crochet stitches and techniques.  The main difficulty that we can see is being able to manipulate the yarn and crochet hook, as the circumference of the body parts are quite small at times! Be patient and you should be just fine!  This cutie baby mouse is a perfect gift for your kids, and the best is: you can create a whole crocheted mouse family with leftover yarn.
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DIY Flower fairy dress up doll (with cnageable outfits)
This fun flower spring (or autumn) fairy craft is not just only a fun and creative activity for kids, but it's also perfect way to spend some time outdoors (to collect flowers and leaves). You can create a whole fairy outfit collection for the different seasons because this cute fairy will look good with flowers and leaves as well! You can glue the flower petals / leaves directly into the free printable flower fairy drawing or you can use transparent films to create a fun dress up doll.
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Baby clothes memory bear (with free sewing pattern)
Look at this super cute and soft teddy bear by PACountryCrafts! It's not just an adorable soft toy  (suitable for small children and babies) but it's made from onesies which is a great way to upcycle old baby clothes into beautiful keepsakes! If you have some more fabrics scraps you can make a cute blanket for the memory bear! At PACountryCrafts you will find the free printable teddy bear pattern and a nice step-by-step sewing tutorial:
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Tilda style long eared bunny softie (with free sewing pattern)
Look at this super adorable skandinavian / Tilda style bunny softie! Isn't it gorgeous? It's a perfect soft toy for kids, or you can use this adorable Tilda style bunny to decorate your home at spring / easter. In this nice craft website you can find a free sewing pattern and a nicely photo detailed sewing tutorial which will help you to create this cute rabbit and his/her clothes from scrap fabrics! With following the bunny making tutorial (and alternate the pattern sizes) you can sew a whole bunny family!
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Adorable teddy bear gift from a small towel (washcloth)
Are you looking for a cheap but still fun and useful homemade gift ? Try this super cute teddy bear washcloth ! This craft project is soo easy , you can make one in minutes even if you aren't the craftiest person in the world! The only things you will need is a small towel ( or washcloth ) and a few rubber bands ! This special teddy bear shaped towel gift is perfect for any ocassion and any age! It can be a perfect fathers day gift, a baby shower gift or a chirstmas present! Of course you can use any color to make the teddy bears that fits! ( Imagine a cute baby pink or blue teddy or a vivid color "gummy" bear ! )
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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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Paper cone dolls with Halloween costumes
Mr.Printables' popular free printable paper dolls set 'Cone Girls' get to dress up in spooky fashion for Halloween - Yay! They've created a few Halloween costumes for them so they don't miss out on this fun day! If your kids had fun playing with the original cone girl printable paper dolls, surprise them with these cool new outfits on Halloween day and help the cone girls boo everyone! = ) (You can find the original base cone shaped paper dolls >>>here<<< )
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Skandinavian style winter dolls from logs (no-sew)
You will be surprised how easy is to make one of these gorgeous  cute skandinavian / russian winter dolls! Almost no-sewing involved in this quick winter craft project (only a few hand stitches for the hair and the skirt ruffles )!  In this nice craft site you can learn how can you make this adorable traditional winter doll with a simple log and some leftover fabrics.  The pictures of the different finished skandinavian / russian vintage doll designs in the site's comment section is also very interesting  (and inspirational) so don't forget to check it out!
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Salt dough mitten ornament with baby handprints - keepsake
Little hands are so sweet! I wish they could stay that little for longer. One way to capture the precious memory of their tiny hand is to make a cute mitten Cristmas ornament keepsake. Every year at Christmas you will be reminded of how little they were. In this post, she will share with us a simple salt dough handprint mitten ornament tutorial plus an easy recipe! Keepsakes are always the best craft projects if you have kids, because this way you can make gorgeous decors and preserve the sweetest memories at the same time! You can use this cute mitten ornament to decorate your tree at Christmas or you can gift it to the family members!
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Handmade cardboard box dollhouse
Today's tutorial is a beautiful recycling craft , one of those good ideas for gifts at Christmas. This brilliant handmade dollhouse is easy to do and inexpensive , a perfect gift for your kids ! Sometimes handmade toys and presents are brings much more fun and happiness than the store bought versions especially dollhouses, because you can personalise it to your little girls taste as much you want! You can create an ice castle for Elsa, a pink Barbie house or a cute little forest house or fairy house , the possibilities are endless! With this nice step-by-step cardboard box doll house video tutorial you can make one easily for your daughter ( or a superhero version for your son )
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DIY baby sock Christmas tree ornaments with sleepy mice
Oh those adorable tiny little first socks! If you would like to keep them forever but not in some dark corner of a drawer, give them a new life as cute decors that always helps you to remember those tiny baby feet!  This brilliant Christmas craft idea the DIY baby sock sleepy mouse is not just super adorable as a Christmas decor and a keepsake but also very easy to sew, especially because of this nice step-by-step tutorrial! Used baby sock ornaments sounds weird, I know, but it turned out so beautiful and adorable!  I’m really wishing that I saved all of the other kids’ socks now!
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Adorable dolls from socks and pantihose - toys with upcycling
Do you have a large drawer full with half pair socks and pantyhoses with holes? Upcycle them into one of these super adorable sock and pantyhose dolls ! These super cute softies/dolls are unbelievably easy to make! Watch this nice step-by-step sock doll making video tutorial and create one for your kids ! These sock and pantyhose dolls/plushies doesn't require special craft skills or materials, you can make them even without sewing machine! ( with just a few hand stitch ) Socks and pantyhoses ere really easy to handle craft materials because they don't fray so you can cut them any shape that you would like to!
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Barbie doll hair repair tutorial - easy and quick method
In this nice Barbie doll hair detangling and repair video tutorial Guppy shows you how she transformed this Barbie's hair from AWFUL to AWESOME! You'll never throw away an old Barbie again! Step by step instructions that are so easy to follow, i bet you have all of the materials at hand already! She has a Barbied doll hair curling method for perfectionists and a super easy method for kids as well if you would like to re-design your Barbie dolls repaired hair !
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Cozy crochet bunny hat with button eyes (free pattern)
This free crochet bunny hat pattern is easier than it looks and makes a darling Easter accessory for your favorite baby or toddler. Of course you can crochet this super adorable accessory as a cozy winter hat as well! If you’re looking for a sweet, handmade, non-candy Easter gift or you just know a baby that would look adorable as a little bunny rabbit, this free bunny hat pattern is perfect for you. It’s quite quick to whip up and the only stitches used on the main body of the hat and ears are a half double crochet, half double crochet decrease and a chain. The scalloped edging uses a slip stitch , single crochet, double crochet and a triple crochet.
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DIY baby nest ( free sewing pattern )
This handmade baby nest was designed to make life easier for new parents and their babies! Sew a baby nest and use anywhere your baby is resting. Having their own nest, will help your baby settle easier especially in new environments as they will quickly recognize the smell and feel of their nest.  You can use your baby nest virtually anywhere around the house, or bring it with you wherever you go! This soft and cozy DIY baby nest is perfect for travelling as your little one can sleep anywhere stress free! If you intend to use for co-sleeping the baby nest provides a safe barrier between you and your baby. In this site you will find a free baby nest sewing pattern as well as a nice tutorial on how to sew it!
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DIY easy wooden bead girls with fabric skirts
If you love easy craft ideas, super cute dolls and you have tons of small leftover fabric pieces you will love this adorable craft idea: the wooden bead dolls!  You can use these cute fabric dolls as fun kids' toys, keychains or just decorate your home with them at springtime! This  doll making project is super easy, quick and also inexpensive! You won't need sewing machine or expert sewing skills to make these little wooden bead dolls just a few hand stitch, a wooden bead and a little piece of fabric. This project is a perfect fabric scrap buster project for sewing enthusiasts and also a great way to create gifts for any special occasions!
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Adorable soft doll with crocheted basket (sewing & crochet pattern)
This little Waldorf style soft doll is so adorable, we cant resist it! In this nice craft website you will find a free step-by-step doll making tutorial, a free sewing pattern and a free crochet pattern for the baby's basket as an extra! The fabric doll (and also the crocheted basket) is super easy to sew, you can make them in minutes from a little leftover fabric or from old unused clothes! Your kids will love this adorable little soft doll!  Handmade toys are always better than the store bought ones, because they has soo much personality, and you can choose the materials to sew from which is also a very nice thing!
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DIY Easy fabric dolls with yarn hair
Do you love handmade toys and sewing ? Try this brilliant ( fabric scrap buster ) project: the fabric dolls ! To make these adorable dolls you will need: some leftover fabrics , yarn and a few hand stiches ! With this nice step-by-step video doll making tutorial creating one cute toy for your little girl will be a piece of cake! These adorable dolls will look gorgeous in any color and pattern, and you can use them as nice kids' room decors or even as Christmas angel ornaments ! This is a beginner sewing project so you can whip up some easily even if you haven't got a sewing machine at hand!
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How to make a diaper cake (nappy cake) - baby shower gift
Learn how to make a diaper cake : a baby shower gift that doubles as a decor element. If you have been invited to a baby shower and want to bring a creative and useful gift , bring a diaper cake ! In this nice step-by-step video tutorial Evite's in-house party stylist, Jessica Bailey, shows you how to make one nappy cake easily in minutes with using simple household items ( and of course diapers ). She used size 1 diapers , just in case the newborn turned out to weigh a little more. It's a safer bet to buy size 1 for new moms. You can decorate your homemade diaper cake with other useful gifts as well : such as cute soft baby toys, baby clothes and accessories.
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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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Crocheted baby boots (free crochet pattern)
Oh those cute baby feet! They deserve an adorable cozy little boots, right? Try this crochet project and make one cozy baby boots for your kids or grandkids! In the outer craft site you will find a free crochet (picture) pattern and a nice assembling tutorial on how to make crocheted baby boots. This adorable little baby boots will look gorgeous in any color and size! And if you don't use wool yarn it will be washable which can be really handy! This crocheted baby boots can be a great indoor boots at all around the year not just at winter!
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