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DIY Gorgeous easy paper hexagonal gift box
Watch this nice step-by-step video tutoria l and learn how to make this gorgeous origami style paper gift box easily with simple household materials and colorful construction papers ! This beautiful hexagonal floral treat box can be a perfect way to wrap small presents/sweets for mothers's day ( or other occasions ) in a stylish and gorgeous way! This paper gift box is a surprisingly easy paper folding project : you just need a piece of s crapbook or construction paper , a ruler, a can lid and that's it! With this step-by-step video tutorial creating your own beautiful DIY paper gift box will be a piece of cake! ( Even the kids can fold some to surprise their friends - or f
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DIY Pallet wood hose holder with planter (woodworking plan)
This DIY Pallet wood hose holder with planter is perfect for holding a hose, and when it’s not in use, it looks so pretty! As with any woodworking project, the supplies and instructions might seem complicated, but they really aren’t! Especially with the help of Diy Candy's nice step-by-step written tutorial! You can use any colorful spring flowers and plants to decorate your DIY Pallet wood hose holder box, or you can add an extra wood panel to the top and use it as a useful garden table!  This DIY pallet garden hose caddy is great way to hide a hose, but still have it accessible for when you are gardening.
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3D Spring flowers in a box pop-up card  ( Mother's day gift )
We love simple papercrafts especially when it comes to flowers and greeting cards ! This beautiful 3D flower card can be a great gift for any special occasion or you can use them as frugal wedding / spring party invitations ! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial where SweetBioDesign will teach you how to make this beautiful 3D flower pop-up card in no time! All you need is to make one 3D flower pop-up card are: some colorful papers, scissors, and a little glue! This spring craft project is suitable for kids of all ages, because it's super easy ! ( especially if you help them in cutting out the flowers ) >>Download the template here <<
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DIY Easy hinged origami gift box - paper folding
Watch this great step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make a modular origami hinged box with lids that open to the sides, this origami gift box would make a very neat wedding ring box ! Although this origami model requires a bit of measuring and marking thirds, it’s very simple when you’ve got the hang of it. The best paper to use would be thicker paper like construction paper , thin card maybe, but not really thin origami paper.
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DIY easy geometric paper vase sleeve - modern home decor
Do you have an ugly old chipped vase ? Turn it into a gorgeous, modern, stylish home decor piece with a few folds and a single sheet of copy paper ! Brilliant recycling craft idea, isn't it? This geometric paper vase sleeve is super easy to make and its also very addictive! Once you understand the folds , you can't stop making them. You can use regular white copy/printer paper or construction paper to create your own gorgeous modern home decor pieces ! Of course you can recycle other materials to create the vase : such as plastic bottles, glass bottles, mason jars, or tin cans! Cover some mason jars with this paper origami vase cover and voilá' you have a chick and inexpensive office stationary holder !
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DIY Fairy house with attic using two mason jars - recycle
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial Creative Mother shows you how she made a medium size fairy house with attic using two mason jars ( one on top of the other ) , tin foil, hot glue, white air-dry clay and acrylic paint. This super adorable fairy house is very fun to make and you can use it as candy jar for a candy bar, birthday party, thank you gift for a baby shower, kids' room decor , piggy bank, jewelry box, cookie jar or even as a fairy garden decor ! You can turn it into a lamp also adding some battery operated LED candle lights. The finished woodland fairy house containers couldn’t be more adorable!
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DIY Flower wall art with aluminum cans - recycling craft
We are obsessed with spring flowers and inexpensive but still gorgeous home decor ideas ! Why not combine them together? We love how easy is this gorgeous tin can flower artwork and how gorgeous is the outcome! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and you will see this tin can flower wall art is so easy to make and if you wish you can color them with spray paint ( which takes about 1 min ). These tin flowers, created from your empty soda cans, are the perfect way to dress up your living room or your garden at this spring. This instructional craft video shows you how to turn your empty cans into cool, beautiful artworks! Recycle cans and make a fun flower design for your home!
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DIY Heart cardboard shelf - teen room decor (recycling craft)
Watch this super, detailed, step-by-step video craft tutorial , and learn how to make this gorgeous and useful heart shaped shelf ( or organizer ) easily from simple household materials such as cardboard boxes ! If you love upcycling and organizing this little heart shaped cardboard shelf a perfect craft project for you! This cardboard box ( jewelry ) organizer is not just only a super cheap s helf alternative, but it's also a perfect room decor for a teen ! You can wrap the heart cupboard with any craft paper ( or leftover wrapping papers ) , or simply cover it with paint ( and decorate later with decoupage, stickers, blings etc.. )
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DIY Desk organizer (pencil holder) from cardboard
This fun and useful cardboard art supply organizer is not just only a low budget and super fun way to store your coloring stuff but it can be also a perfect gift for any occasion! Watch this nice detailed craft video tutorial and learn how to make one useful cardboard office desk organizer in minutes! To create your own cardboard art supply organizer you will need: sturdy cardboard pieces, some wrapping paper and glue! You can store pencils, sharpies, notebooks, drawing papers, pens and and other things in it, so this little stationery organizer box can be a perfect addition to your office desk !
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DIY Word building activity travel kit - learning toy for kids
If your family loves long summer road trips let’s face it… the kids often get bored! Create a quick and fun learning activity to keep them entertained and busy for the upcoming long drive. This word building activity travel kit is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers for those long car rides and you can customize it with sight words, color words, word families, or whatever your child is currently learning. This word building travel kit is super quick learning activity craft, you can whip up one literally in minutes, and the kids will love it (not to mention its not just fun to play but also perfect for learning words and colors which is always a very nice addition)
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DIY Accordion family photo box - creative gift idea
We just love family photo crafts, and this accordion photo box is no exception. This fun accordion family photo box is a perfect gift – think Father’s Day, or Grandparent’s day, or mom’s birthday – and it can also be a perfect memento to make after a fun summer trip. Or maybe fill it with pictures of baby’s first year. Really the reasons for making an accordion photo box are endless! By reading Sugar Bee Crafts's tutorial you not only will learn how to make the paper accordion photo box, but you’ll also learn a fun feature of Sugar Bee Crafts's favorite photo editing software:
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DIY Road trip lego box - summer toy idea for kids
Road trips with kids can be exhausting, but these little Lego boxes by Housewife Eclectic are easy to whip up and provide hours of entertainment, without worrying about losing the pieces. When the kids are done playing, all of the Lego pieces can be stored safely inside the box. You could add a printed miniature brochure of different building instructions to keep them busy. Get the tutorial at housewifeeclectic.com and create a fun traveling lego kit for your kids:
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Fat quarter fold up basket (free sewing pattern)
This fabric storage basket tutorial by Sew Can She will get you organized in style! Plus these adorable little fabric baskets are reversible and fold up when not in use! How brilliant is this? The size of these lovely little fabric baskets is easy to handle, fast to make, and wouldn't waste fabric because the fat quarter size is perfect! And they are perfect for holding patterns, pieces of a project in progress, and other small things:
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5 Easy DIY Halloween party decorations from paper
Watch this fun Halloween craft video tutorial and learn how to make 5 DIY Halloween party hacks and crafts from simple household materials such as cardboard boxes, paper cups, paper plates, toilet paper rolls and other cheap materials! These fun halloween party crafts makes horrific decorations and treats for your Halloween Party ! And the kids will love to make them as well! Create a fun pumpkin candy monster, an ice cream brain witch, zombi puppets, bat utensil holders and paper plate UFO's with Box Yourself and Øistein Kristiansen
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DIY Stackable box snowman - Christmas gift box & decor
Get some stackable boxes and create a lovely Christmas snowman decor with Cindy deRosier's step-by-step craft tutorial ! This stackable box snowman doubles up as a great Christmas present because you can fill it up with various sweets and gifts! ( And in the meantime it will look lovely in the middle of your Christmas decor ! ) Of course you can use various shapes and materials to create your snowman : this fun craft idea will work well with square boxes, mason jars, glass bowls and many more!
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DIY Easy dice costume for kids - costume from cardboard box
Are you looking for a cute, fun ( or last minute ) Hallowen costume for couples / twins ? Try this super cute dice costume ! Everyone who see this in your neighborhood will love it! And we bet that you will be the only one around that have such a unique and adorable costume. Sugar Bee Crafts will teach you how to make this quick, frugal and adorable little boxtume ( box costume ) in no time from simple household materials such as cardboard boxes :
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DIY Triangle box advent calendar
All you need to make this easy advent calendar is this free triangle box template, cardstock, glue and a marker.  We recommend a fine felt tip pen since you can create much more detailed work, but a regular Sharpie works fine too.  This DIY Triangle box advent calendar project is really fun because it's quick and ends up looking really good and you can let loose with your  doodling creativity  Lastly, we think the kids will enjoy the treats I’ll be hiding in these boxes! 
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Easy DIY paper Christmas star gift box (free printable template)
Watch this nice step-by-step video tutoria l and learn how to make this gorgeous paper star gift box easily with simple household materials and colorful construction papers ! This beautiful star treat box can be a perfect way to wrap small presents/sweets for Christmas ( or other occasions ) in a stylish and gorgeous way! This paper gift box is a surprisingly easy paper folding project : you just need a piece of s crapbook or construction paper ,a ruler, the free template and that's it! With this step-by-step video tutorial creating your own beautiful DIY paper gift box will be a piece of cake! ( To make the video and template download button work please choose the ORIGINAL LANGUAGE button below! )
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DIY Cardboard box Minecraft (Creeper) mask - easy costume
Making masks is fun, especially if they are pixelated! Today, you can learn how to make a Minecraft mask out of a regular paper bag (or cardboard box) and colorful paper. To create your very own Minecraft (Creeper) mask you will need: a paper bag, green paper in different shades, glue and a pair of scissors. ( Do not forget to leave a few blank spaces for the eyes! ) Of course this fun mask making technique is perfect for creating another pixelated (Minecraft) characters as well! This DIY mask is a perfect last minute costume  for Halloween or Minecraft parties!
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Cardboard box viking helmet (free template & video tutorial)
With this fun free downloadable wing template that ZygoteBrown Designs developed, you can make this winged viking helmet as well as the horned version! All which are great additions to any dress-up box or for that next costume for Halloween. Once you have made the base cardboard viking hat you can decorate it however you like, either using wings or even horns. Watch the video at the end of the tutorial to learn how to decorate it with fun wings! If you want to add horns you can find them in Zygote's site with many other fun cardboard costume ideas!
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DIY Cardboard spaceship (UFO) costume - free template
With this fun free DIY Cardboard spaceship ( UFO ) template that ZygoteBrown Designs developed, you can make this DIY Cardboard spaceship ( UFO ) in no time! which is a great addition to any dress-up box or for that next costume for Halloween . Once you have made the base you can decorate it however you like, either using metallic paints, old circuits,foil, or other fun stuff. Read this tutorial to learn how to make your own spaceship costume ! This spaceship costume can be great for both adults and kids even just for play!
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