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DIY sewn fabric storage boxes
The best sewing projects are the multipurpose ones! With this super sewing tutorial and the fabric storage boxes you can decorate and organize your home at the same time! No more mess around the house! These fabrics boxes have side handles and a front window to slide in a content label. You can use any decorative fabric (or even old clothes/jeans) to create these decorative storage boxes, and of course you can make it in any size!
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DIY craft foam minion boxes from toilet paper tubes
Do you or your kid love the Gru/Minions movie? Are you looking for something easy, fun and handy? If your answer is yes, this easy and fun minion cardboard tube box is a perfect recycling kids craft project for you! Al you need is a toilet paper roll and some craft foam ! Of course, you can make the minion cardboard tube boxes with colorful construction papers if you haven't got craft foam at hand, and you can create all types of minions with this technique! ( Imagine an evil minion from purple foam and a fluffy yarn hair! )
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DIY race track from cardboard and newspaper - paper mache
Enjoy the excitement of car racing by creating your very own city race track with upcycling some paper "junks"! To create this fun cardboard car race track you just need some cardboard , small ( paper ) boxes and tubes and newspapers ! Brilliant craf t idea for the kids ! You can make a cheap ( and non toxic ) paper mache glue with flour and water ( search for " paper mache glue " ) or simply use any PVA ( water soluble ) glue. Use your imagination and create a unique car racing track in any shape and color that your kids want, or you can gift this cheap but fun handmade toy for any ocassion, they will love it!
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DIY Suprise exploding box from paper
In this nice papercraft video tutorial she will show you how to make this super fun exploding suprise box in no time! It may look like a box from the outside, but once you open it up, everything inside just jumps open. Whoever you give this fun paper exploding box will be very surprised! This suprise box is a perfect gift for any ocassion ( birthdays, christmas, graduation parties or mother's day ) ! You can put small candies or money inside the box or glue in nice messages/quotes/pictures to make it more personal! You won't believe it how easy is to make it!
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How to make square pillow gift boxes easily with a CD
A personalized gift for a dear one should also be wrapped properly. So in order to make the packaging truly personal, you should make yourself. This will make the whole gift -giving idea more fun and special and you will also be saving some extra dollars, by wrapping the present yourself. This video tutorial , will teach you how to make a small square-shaped gift box in which you can store a little surprise. You will only need: an old CD , triangle, a pair of scissors, paper or cardboard, pencils and a piece of fabric. Just add a cute ribbon to finish the pillow box and you can place your gift inside right away.
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Christmas ornament holders - table decors from cardboard boxes
This gorgeous Christmas ornament holder table decor has made from a simple (sturdy) cardboard box! Brilliant, isn't it? We love recycling craft ideas and so far this is our Christmas favourite! You can combine these Christmas ornament holder trees with your favourite (handmade ) Christmas tree ornaments and use as a gorgeous table decor, or you can gift them  to your loved ones! In this nice craft site you can find the free template and a nice step-by-step assembling and decoupage tutorial! You can create whimsical, funky or even vintage/rustic style decors with this brilliant upcycling craft, it will look gorgeous in any form!
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DIY gingerbread house gift or cake boxes from cardboard
Which can be better to wrap your presents than a gorgeous gift/cake box that costs almost nothing? Thats why we love upcycling! This cute gingerbread house gift box has made from a simple cardboard box with a corrector pen! Brilliant idea, isn't it? You can use these adorable and magical gingerbread boxes to wrap your handmade presents/cakes or you can simply use them as gorgeous winter/christmas decors in your home. The cardboard box gingerbread houses will look good in any size, so you can create a whole winter wonderland village! (You could bake a few gingerbread man as villagers as well!)
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Miniature winter zen garden (sand box) with snowman
We need to confess that we love zen gardens and playing with sand ! This winter zen garden is the Christmas version of the traditional japanese zen gardens and it also grants a very fun and reaxing activity. This easy christmas zen garden craft is a must, because what can be more relaxing than drawing in and playing with "snow" ? You can decorate your miniature winter wonderland zen garden with any christmas figurines and trees, and simple use it as nice winter decor if you doesn't need to relax at moment. OR it can be a fun playset for the kids ( at least for a few hours ).
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Special floating Christmas tree from cardboard
If you love upcycling , easy and outstanding Christmas crafts and saving Christmas trees you will love this Christmas tree alternative the floating cardboard box Christmas tree ! This flloating cardboard box Christmas tree will amaze everyone who sees it, and it's also super easy to make ! You just need cardboard boxes , a little paint , and fishing line. You can decorate this floating cardboard box tree with your favourite plastic christmas tree ornaments os you can use it to display the kids' artworks ! With this Christmas tree you can save real pine trees and upcycling old cardboard boxes witch is also a nice thing! And as an extra this Christmas tree can be stored in a tiny space!
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Portable sandmine -  fun toys for boys
With this quick and easy git/toy tutorial you can easily suprise the dirt loving kids in your life! If your son or nephew obsessed with construction vehicles, tools and dirt this portable sandmine is a perfect gift for him! This great miniature sandbox set is not just a perfect gift for boys  but also a very easy craft project because you just need a (wooden) box , a little sand, pebbles, and a few toy construction vehincles (in a matching size) to whip up one. This portable sandmine set can be a perfect gift for the boys at Christmas or in his birthday!
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DIY vintage suitcase from cardboard - cardboard box storage
If you love suitcases and vintage/shabby chic style and if you have some unused cardboard ( boxes ) you will love this brilliant and stylish craft idea, the cardboard box vintage/shabby chic suitcases ! This suitcase is a nice way to repurpose cardboard boxes and create a gorgeous and useful decorations at the same time! With this nice video step-by-step tutorial the making of vintage cardboard suitcases will be a piece of cake! Of course you can decorate the cardboartd suitcases to any other style than shabby/vintage and you can use it to create gorgeous gifts for any ocassion! ( Just stuff them with sweets, toys or create a portable dollhouse with them! )
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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 cardboard fireplace - gorgeous winter or Christmas decor
This video is a step by step tutorial on how to make a fireplace with recycled cardboard. This cardboard box fireplace is a good idea to decorate your home at Christmas , but you can have it all year, because it's so gorgeous and useful to display small decors . This cardboard box fireplace was made as if it were a cardboard furniture , so it is very strong, just like wood. Whith is super video craft tutorial making one gorgeous cardboard box fireplace will be a piece of cake, and everyone will be jelaous to your new Christmas /winter decor creativity!
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Christmas cookie containers from empty Pringles cans
There’s not much better than Christmas cookies right?! ( Big cookie fans here. ) You can make them even better by packaging them up cute and taking them to a friend and this is a super fun way to do it. Make a cookie container from a Pringles can. It’s easy, it’s creative , it looks amazing and it’s a perfect fit for cookies ! Your friends and neighbors will love this gift ! How perfect and pretty does that Pringles cookie container look? And won’t your firends be surprised when they open it up and there’s cookies inside! ? And you can make this useful container in any style you want! You can use any other cardboard tubes to make a cookie container if you haven't got Pringles cans at hand.
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Gingerbread house Christmas treat boxes (free printables)
One of our favorite parts of the Christmas season is the giving and receiving of yummy gifts. This year, she's sharing two versions with us of the cutest gingerbread house treat boxes and a yummy snack to fill them with. This gingerbread houise cookie box filled with delicious store bought or homemade cookies is really a perfect gift idea for co-workers, neighbors or teachers at Christmas because who doesn't love delicious swets packaged in an adorable gingerbread house box? In this ice craft blog you will find the free gingerbread house printables: a colorful version and a plain cut file to decorate!
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Christmas tree gift boxes (with free printable)
These gorgeous Christmas tree shaped treat boxes can be perfect to wrap small presents/sweets for Christmas in a stylish and gorgeous way! This paper gift box is  a suprisingly easy Christmas craft project: you just need a piece of cardstock , a little fun Christmas wrapping paper, and of course this free christmas shaped gift box template! In this nice craft site you will find a nice step-by-step photo tutorial on how to make one Christmas tree gift box in minutes as well!
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DIY personalised keychains from plastic food cotainers
We love simple upcycling/recycling ideas especially when it comes to plastic ! Watch this nice video step-by-step tutorial and learn how to make cute personalised keychains from siple ( clear ) plastic takeaway boxes ! The only important thing is: ONLY plastic boxes with mark 6 will work with this oven shrinking method ! ) Instead of clear resin you can use simple clear nail polish to finish your work ( or a glittery one for a more unique look ). You can use any cartoon characters to create these cute keychains / charms and give them as nice gifts/accesories for any occasion!
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DIY phone case and mobile phone holder from milk carton
Do you love upcycling ? Are you looking for an easy, quick, inexpensive but still unique and useful mobile case ? Try this cute mobile phone case& holder made from recycled milk cartons ! This phone case completelly made from milk cartons ! Unbelievable, isn't it? We love m ilk cartons because it's super easy to handle and almost costs nothing! You can easily personalise this beautiful and useful mobile case&phone holder with different color and pattern p apers. Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to create one mobile case & mobile stand for yourself ( or for as a nice gift ) easily in minutes!
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Easy quick last-minute lego halloween costume for kids
Sometimes the easiest costume ideas are the best! Not just because they are super quick, easy and inexpensive but because they're also super fun!  This funny lego costume can be made literally in minutes with a cardboard box and some plastic containers. This fun Halloween or dress up party lego costume is also a nice way to repurpose some plastic and paper trash which is also a great thing! This lego costume can be  a great family or group costume as well because you can make small and large lego blocks in lots of different colors from shoe and cardboard boxes easily!
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DIY Carousel horse costume for kids
With a little paint and cardboard, a whimsical carousel horse costume can make all your child’s dreams come true! And for under $5, this cute Halloween (or dress up partycostume is a win for parents too. The free templates for the carousel horse can be found in this nice craft blog as well!  Feel free to be creative with the colors and decorations ! And don’t hesitate to make this adorable Halloween or dress up party costume for an adult! It's super easy to size up and carousel horses are NEVER too juvenile :)
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Easy cardboard box dragon mask - costume for kids
In this step-by-step video tutorial Øistein and Box will teach you how to make a dragon’s head mask from two ordinary cardboard boxes ! You can use this fun cardboard box dragon mask as a Halloween or dress up party costume or simply make one just for fun! This cardboard box dragon costume headpiece is so easy to do, even the kids can make some for themselves! The only things you will need to create this fun cardboard box dragon mask ( head ) are: 2 small cardboard boxes , some ( acrilic ) paint and a little glue, and that's it! This kids craft idea is a perfect way to repurpose some old cardboard boxes and create a fun, inexpensive and last minute costume !
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DIY Folding cardboard box doll house - upcycling craft
Making a cardboard doll house for your kids is a fun craft idea, but it will be much better if it's foldable to be able to save a little storage space . You can easily adapt this great cardboard doll house idea to create a large cardboard box playhouse for your kids and their friends to play with. The problem with basic cardboard box doll or playhouses is that they take up a lot of space and in the end they will end up in the trash for being a nuisance. But if you make them foldable this won't be a problem anymore! (To watch the video tutorial click on the "original language" link, and for written instructions / cardboard box dollhouse pattern go for the translated one!)
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Cute Easter pillow boxes - gift boxes (free printable)
It’s getting pretty close to Easter! That can only mean one thing…time for candy! Amber created cute little pastel polka dot Easter favor boxes that can be filled with candy and have  pictures of cute Easter animals on them. Making these darling little polka dot Easter pillow boxes can be a great fun and they are perfect for wrapping small Easter gifts (candies and toys as well!) This super quick paper Easter favor box filled with treats will be a great hit in your upcoming Easter party! In this nice craft site you will find 5! different free printable template to choose from!
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DIY concrete vase with plastic yogurt bottle - modern home decor idea
We love stylish and modern home decor ideas especially when they involves playing with instant c oncrete ! This beautiful chalk painted concrete vase by Hallo-Piepmatz ( despite it's look ) is a super easy home decor DIY project , which can be made literally in minutes! ( Plus a few days of drying time. ) To make one stylish beton vase you will need instant concrete mix , water and a little patience. You can make other modern home decor elements with concrete and various plastic containers as well, for example: imagine a nice tea candle holder with small round plastic containers or with some fun plastic cake forms!
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DIY Printable Easter bunny boxes
This Easter craft project is a great one to make for (or with) the littles in your life – they can have a nice, chilled out craft session before they take their bunny boxes and rampage through the garden in search of chocolate eggs. These Easter favor bunny boxes also make great packaging for little Easter treats for your friends, workmates or anyone you’d like to spoil with sugar. If you’re a bunny fan like us, grab some cardboard and a pair of scissors and let’s get crafting! ( In this nice craft blog you will find the free printable Easter bunny box templates in 4 different color! )
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DIY cardboard bunny Easter treat box & chick gift card
This lovely Easter bunny shaped box is perfect for filling with chocolate eggs and sweets. People of all ages will love it! This cardboard bunny shaped Easter favor box is super easy to make, even the kids can create some to gift their teachers and grandparents at Easter ! Simply pack this charming bunny box with cookies or candy for a one-of-a-kind Easter gift, you kids and friends will love it! Follow this easy step-by-step video guide and create a bunch for this Easter ! ( The tutorial starts at 1:29 ) In the video tutorial you will find a super adorable Easter bunny card as well! ( You can find the f ree bunny shape box and bunny Easter card template <a title="bunny box and chick c
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DIY play kitchen for kids with cardboard boxes
Do you have a few empty cardboard boxes in your garage? Don't throw them out! Luckily, a whole new life awaits them as an adorable play kitchen for kids! This darling cardboard kitchen gives a second life to those old cardboard boxes ! This cardboard box upcycling project is not just a super way to save money but its also a brilliant way to create a unique and fun toy for your kids. You can add to this toy kitchen any extra decorations or utensils that you want from cardboard or simple household " trash " , and of course you can create other play sets with this fun cardboard box recycling idea ( imagine a play garden shed, a work station with tools, or a car repair station! )
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DIY Shadow theater from a cardboard box - recycling kids craft
Today's tutorial is a wonderful recycling craft , one of those fun craft ideas for kids! This brilliant handmade shadow theater 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 shadow theaters, because you can make it with every fairy tale characters that your kids loves most!  You can create an ice castle tale with the characters of Frozen, a woodland theme with different animals.. The possibilities are endless!  With this nice step-by-step cardboard box shadow theater  tutorial you can make one easily for your kids and thew will love it!
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DIY  Vintage book storage box from cardboard ( decoupage )
In today's step-by-step video tutorial Isa will teach you how to make a gorgeous jewelry box/storage box book in shabby chic vintage style! If you love books , vintage/shabby chic style and you have some unused cardboard ( boxes ) you will love this brilliant and stylish craft idea, the cardboard vintage/shabby chic book storage boxes ! This vintage book is a nice way to repurpose cardboard boxes and create a gorgeous and useful decorations at the same time! Of course you can decorate the cardboard books in any other style than shabby/vintage and you can use it to create gorgeous gifts for any occasion!
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DIY Board game marble labyrinth from cardboard
Board game fans, today The Q will shows you how to make a marble labyrinth game easily from cardboard ! This cardboard box marble labyrinth game is extremely fun to play and also super fun to make! You can change the level in your marble labyrinth board game and play again and again. ( Or you can create your own cardboard box labyrinth designs from super easy to extremely hard difficulties ) This frugal and easy to make board game will be your kids ( and your ) favorite game we guarantee it! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make your own marble maze with a few sheets of cardboard !
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DIY round vintage gift box from tape tube - recycling craft
Create a gorgeous round gift or jewelry box from an empty tape ( cardboard ) roll ! Before you throw away those paper-towel or tape rolls , check out this super step-by-step video tutorial on how to make a beautiful vintage style gift box with recycled cardboard and scrapbook papers ! We admit it, we are hoarders when it comes to cardboard tubes. And we bet you also have a huge stash in your storage room! Toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, wrapping paper tubes, food-wrap rolls, poster tubes, mailing tubes all of them can be transformed into gorgeous gift, cookie or jewelry boxes for any occasion !
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10 DIY super cute (kawaii) recycling ideas
Are you looking for a super fun, super cute ( kawaii ) DIY craft project ? Try one of these! With upcycling a few simple household material ( such as mason jars, toilet paper tubes, shoe boxes etc ) you can create an ultra kawaii and useful ( kids ) room decor in minutes! In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make an adorable ultra kawaii trash can from a shoe box , a puppy/dog pencil holder from a mason jar, a stationary organizer from toilet paper tubes , and unicorn decor from a simple tin can , and a kawaii chocolate bonbon box from cardboard pieces! This DIY kawaii craft video is absolutely worth the time if your are a kawaii fanatics just like us!
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