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DIY Wood triangle Santa mobile - Christmas decoration
This little wooden Santa , alone makes a cute decoration for your Christmas tree . Or you can add a star to the top and bottom and make a lovely Christmas window decoration or mobile with it. Other than a bit of drying time, he is quickly made. Make a few adorable wooden Santa mobile and then you have a little something to take along as a gift if you are invited somewhere during the holidays. The pattern is simple. It is just one piece to cut out and paint. Embellish your Santa according to your taste or to what you may have. You can add beads, buttons and small decorating elements to his hat or to the front of him.
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Collepsible playhouse from cardboard
If you don't have lots of space in your home, and you are looking for a cheap , fun and eco friendly kids room decoration  this cardboard playhouse is a perfect choice! This playhouse can be easily disassembled and stored behind your big dining room cabinet when not in use. You can make it from thick carboard boxes or  foam boardsFoam board would be the quickest/easiest material to work with. A foam board playhouse certainly won't last forever, but you can use this nice house template for a masonite version that your kid can use outside too.
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DIY geometrical easter bunny yarn art ( with printable )
If you are looking for a unique, gorgeous but still cheap and easy easter / spring craft project , we recommend you this nice geometric easter bunny wall yarn art. In this nice papercraft website you will find the free printable geometric bunny pattern and a nice detailed video assembling tutorial. You just need a little piece of cardboard, paint and some leftover yarn to create this unique rabit yarn painting. You can create the bunny yarn wall art in any style and color , it will be a nice addition to your spring home decor or spring party. ( Of course, you can create the painting with other animals as well! )
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DIY Jewelry organizer box from paper junks
With this super detailed video craft tutorial you can create this gorgeous and practical j ewelry organzer easily in an afternoon! If you love upcycling and organizing this is a perfect craft project for you! This paper tube and cardboard box jewelry organziner is not just only a super cheap jewelry ornaginzing alternative, but it's also a perfect decor for the girls room! You can create the organizers with any craft paper ( or leftower wrapping papers ) , or simply cover it with paint ( and decorate later with decoupage, stickers, blings etc.. )
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DIY fabric covered cardboard storage boxes
She made these storage boxes completely out of old cardboard boxes covered with a little fabric on the front. Absolutelly brilliant! With these super easy, cheap but still gorgeous fabric covered storage boxes you can eliminate any mess in your home in a practical an decorative way! Of course you can use other materials to cover your cardboard storage boxes: leftover wallpapers,craft papers,wrapping papers, contact papers or you can "simply" paint it to a fun color or pattern!
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DIY Tigger organizer from shoe box lids and cardboard
Keep the kids room nice and tidy with this super cool Tigger inspired organizer ! This kids craft/organizing project is also a very nice way to upcycle some paper junk! All you need to create this practical and cute paper organizer is a few shoe box lid and a thick cardboard sheet. You can use any Disney or other cartoon figure to create the cardboard box organizer that fits in to your kids room, or you can simply leave it and use the paper organizer as a nice and low budget office decor.
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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 oreo cookie notebooks
Everyone likes Oreo and other Chocolate Sandwich Cookies ! In this video craft tutorial she will show you how to make small DIY notebooks that look like this amazing dessert ! But of course you can make other food notebooks with this simple but still amazing technique: imagine a macaron, a doughnut, a pizza or other round desserts/foods ! The possibilities are endless! You can use any scrap fabrics to create one for yourself ( or you can gift it ) , plus you can upcycle some paper junks with this nice craft idea which is also very nice!
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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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Adorable fabric no-sew snowman from a cardboard box
If you love recycling and easy Christmas crafts you will love this brillliant craft idea! This super cute snowman was made from a simple cardboard box piece (a fabric bolt) and leftover fabrics. Any non-fraying fabrics will work well with this adorable snowman decor (felt,fleece,t-shirt cottons), and the best is: no sewing involved! You can make this adorable snowman Christmas decor even if you can't sew (or if you haven't got sewing machine ). With this nice canvas technique you can make other Chrismas characters such as a Santa or reindeers it willl look gorgeous and fun in any form, and you can upcycle some paper trash with it too, wich is also a very nice thing!
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DIY paper cut-out lanterns and Christmas houses ( free template )
We love inexpensive , easy, but still gorgeous christmas / winter home decors! These paper lanterns and Christmas houses are one of the most beautiful paper decors we seen so far, and it's almost costs nothing! You just need a sheet of construction paper and a hobby knife to create one. Isn't it gorgeous? You can make these paper cutout decors in any size: it can be a perfect Christmas table / mantle decor and also a nice Christmas tree ornament! You can glue in a colored tissue paper or clear plastic piece and fill the houses and lanterns up with Christmas cookies / treats!
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Christmas tree ball sort game for kids from cardboard
This year make this Christmas tree ball sorting toy for your toddler from a little cardboard and keep him/her busy at Christmas! If you have a toddler who loves to get into the big Christmas tree, try making this to keep him/her occupied and his/her hands away from the real tree. Not only is it super fun, it great for fine motor control (fitting those balls inside the small openings) and color recognition! (And also it's super inexpensive!) You can make a fun tossing game similar to this Christmas tree for older kids (or adults) just cut out larger holes from the cardboard christmas tree!
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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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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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DIY skandinavian felt cone gnomes
These playful and easy Nordic/Skandinavian felt cone gnomes would make a great addition to almost any winter/Christmas decor and the colors can be changed to match your own holiday palette. For this quick and cute winter craft project you will need cardboard cone shapes , felt, embroidery floss, cotton balls, wood beads and a hot glue gun. We think it would be fun to make skandinavian felt cone gnomes of varying sizes for each member of your family. If you don’t have cardboard cones on hand, you might want to try making some from leftover cardboard or alternatively you could use a styrofoam cone to make the felt Christmas gnomes.
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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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Jewelry orgainzer box from cardboard - upcycling and organizing
You wont believe me if I say this gorgeous and useful jewelry organizer box was made entirelly from paper junks! ( Cardboard and a little wrapping paper ! ) Unbelievable , isn't it? Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to make this beautiful jewelry box for yourself or as a nice present for your friends/family! You can use differen t wrapping papers to personalise the jewelry boxes , it will be beautiful in any form! This useful little jewelry organizer box is perfect to store all of your jewelries ( necklaces, rings, earrings, watches etc ) because all of them has a special space in it!
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DIY Optimus Prime costume from cardboard (Transformers)
Are you looking for  the most AWESOME Halloween (or dress up party) kids' costume that ever created? Try this Optimus Prime costume!  Probably you won't believe me but it's completely made from cardboard! It's truly amazing, isn't it?  Of course you can create a simplier version, just use this nice step-by step tutorial on how to make an amazing Optimus prime (Transformers) costume from cardboard with a few clever trick! Cardboard is perfect for sharp geometrical shapes like Optimus's body and head (and also for other Transformers or car characters). I bet this gorgeous Optimus Prime costume is every (little and big) boy's dream costume!
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DIY fabric wrapped mobile phone case with extra pockets
Do you love upcycling ? Are you looking for an easy, quick, inexpensive but still unique and useful mobile case ? Try this cute fabric covered mobile phone case ! This phone case completelly made from cardboard ! Unbelievable, isn't it? We love cardboard because it's super easy to handle and almost costs nothing! You can easily personalise this beautiful and useful mobile case with different color and pattern fabrics. Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to create one fabric covered cardboard mobile case for yourself ( or for as a nice gift ) easily in minutes!
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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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How to make a cardboard T-shirt folding machine - life hack
In this video he will show you a brilliant idea about how to make a clothes folding board at home! A hand made falding device is made to fold any clothes ( including shirts, T-shirts, sweaters, trousers, linen and towels ) f ast and carefully. I really don't like to fold clothes , however, folding isn't as bad when you use a magic tool to help you get the fold right! In fact, it can actually be fun and the end result is a beautiful drawer of perfectly folded t-shirts ! This life hack is absolutelly genious! You just need some cardboard to make one t-shirt folding machine for yourself or for the kids and teach them how to fold t-shirts in the quickest anf funniest way!
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Yarn wrapped cardboard hearts - Valentine's day craft
Love is in the air! Today we are going to show you how to make yarn wrapped hearts. This craft idea is great both for kids and grown ups, making it the one of the coolest Valentine’s day crafts ever! You can make the yarn wrapped hearts in any color and size that fits into your home and style, so it can be a nice inexpensive home decor as well! (Imagine them in pastell/white vintage style!) For this Valentine's day craft you will need: a little piece of cardboard, a heart template, and a little yarn in the color of your choice. The kids will love this easy, fun , inexpensive and quick valentine's day craft!
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Chocholate ladybug Valentine's day treat
Are you looking for a super easy, qick and cute Valentine's day gift for your loved ones? Try these adorable  black cardboard ladybugs with chocholate heart wings! Creative idea, isn't it? This Valentine's day treat can be a perfect choice for smaller kids as well because it's really super easy to make! Of course you can use any other sweets (with red wrappings) than chocholate hearts the ladybugs will look nice in any form! You can paint dots to the wings with a black marker, and if you haven't got googly eyes at hand you can simply draw them with a white pancil or corrector pen! You can experiment with other vibrant fun colors as well!
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Valentine's day paper heart decor from cardboard
This Valentine's day craft project is made within 30 minutes and is fun and easy for kids to do. Not only is this corrugated cardboard heart decoration great as a Valentine’s Day gift for a mother or grandmother, but is just as nice as a Mother’s Day gift. If you omit the bottom stand, the corrugated cardboard Valentines heart can also be used as a cute plant stick. You can add any small decors to your cardboard hearts and make them in any color that fits into the occasion or your house! It can be  a great inexpensive wedding party decor as well just paint them with a stylish romantic and elegant pearl white or pastels!
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Pear shelf,star money bank and swan basket from cardboard
In this nice step-by-step video craft tutorial you can learn how to make these super adorable and inexpensive kids' room decors completely out from cardboard ! Unbelievably , inst't it? In this video tutorial you will find an adorable pear shape miniature shelf , a super cute ( kawaii ) star shape coin-bank and a gorgeous swan organizer. All of these fun kids' room decors are super easy to make! You can find the free pattern for the pear shelf >>here <<, the star money-bank pattern >>here<< and the swan organizer's free pattern >>here<<
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