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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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Clothespin reindeer - easy Christmas craft for kids
Add a nice little detail to your Christmas cards or gifts by making a fun looking clothespin reindeer craft. Handmade gifts are the best and we do like to top them with sweet little details such as these clothespin reindeer . These DIY clothespin reindeer are a fun C hristmas crafty activity both for kids and grownups to make. This little clothespin craft is a super easy and quick one, perfect for an afternoon. Use the finished clothespin reindee r to decorate your Christmas tree, Christmas gifts, Christmas cards or just create some with the kids for fun in the classroom!
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DIY Scented fabric Christmas tree ornament - free sewing pattern
Each season is typically associated with a certain smell: spring with fresh blooms, summer with the ocean, autumn with pumpkin spice, and Christmastime with cinnamon, pine and gingerbread . These scents can evoke memories and even influence your mood. Not only will these aromatic fabric Christmas tree ornaments look beautiful on your Christmas tree, but they'll fill the room with that familiar scent of the holidays and, hopefully, bring back beautiful memories of Christmases past.
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Cookie necklace (cookie lei) - fun edible gift idea
Make a cookie lei necklace ! This super easy to make cookie necklace ( cookie lei ) is a fun gift for a birthday, graduation or back to school surprise . Just visit the bakery section of your grocery store, find some yummy treats ( muffins, cinnamon rolls, pastries, cookies, frosted cookies, cakes... ) - all would work for this cute necklace! Of course you can use any other small ( edible ) gift s to create this fun lei: imagine a fruit lei with healthy citruses, a salty party snack lei, or a small toy lei! What a fun way to gift someone special! This fun party gift is easily customizable therefore it's perfect for both him and her!
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Gingerbread men cookies - fun Christmas gift idea
With this super easy cookie packaging idea you can turn boring store bought cookies into fun homemade Christmas treats in minutes! Brilliant isn't it? To create these super cute snowman cookies you will need a little cellophane ( or pre-packaged cookies ),a few buttons, and a cute ribbon! You can create the c ookie snowmen with sugar cookies or you can create other Christmas figures with brown ones ( imagine a cute gingerbread man from a chocolate chip cookies or an adorable reindeer from a gingerbread cookie )! This easy dessert packaging idea can be perfect for almost everyone at Christmas from family members, to teachers everyone will love them!
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Easy DIY Nutella Christmas tree cake - party food
People come up with so many creative ideas and for sure the braided Nutella Christmas tree bread is one of them! Imagine how great would this look on the Christmas table when all your family and friends come around for holidays. A true feast of delicious food with awesome visual effects. This brilliant step-by-step baking video will give you the recipe for this easy DIY Nutella Christmas tree cake and you have to try it! You will be amazed, how easy s to make this gorgeous and oh so delicious Nutella Christmas tree cake !
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Easy bead snowflake ornament - free beading pattern
We are so happy now, because we simply LOVE beading , especially when a pattern is so easy, quick and free ! This gorgeous beaded snowflake by SimpleBeads is absolutely one of our favorites! If you have some beautiful bugle beads that you've been wanting to use, but you have nothing else in your stash that coordinates with the unusual color, this snowflake pattern is perfect to use them up! And you can use the finished bead snowflakes as Christmas or winter ornaments! By making different kinds of snowflakes and also by using different colors of beads and bugles , you can create a truly fabulous beaded blizzard!
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DIY gingerbread man garland - edible Christmas decor & gift
Do you love the heavenly scent of fresh gingerbread cookies ? Here’s a wonderful holiday project for your DIY pleasure using a basic gingerbread man recipe : a lovely and fun gingerbread men garland by Celebrate Creativity! If you’re not up for the challenge of building houses out of gingerbread ,this recipe is for you. All you need is a gingerbread man cookie cutter to make the shapes and use a straw to create the holes. String some bright ribbon and you’ve got a festive garland just waiting to be strung on your Christmas tree .
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DIY Polimer clay girl keychain in knitted sweater
Today's step-by-step polimer clay tutorial is a lovely polimer clay girl in knitted sweater ! In this pictorial tutorial you can learn how to make this super cute little girl keychain out of polimer clay! This adorable girl figurine can be a great Christmas decor ( Christmas ornament ) ,or you can create some as a lovely Christmas gift for your friends and family members! If you attach little angel wings to it's back it can be a super adorable angel ornament as well!
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DIY Fabric grocery bag with reindeer pattern - fun potato stamp craft
Did you enjoyed stamping with potatoes when you were a child? This time use potato stamps to make lovely fabric bags for your Christmas goodies! Crafting with stamps is a fun way to create simple patterns, and this bag is just perfect for the Christmas season . You can make your own stamps using a staple that can be found in just about every kitchen: potatoes! A potato and a little fabric paint are really all you need to make your own beautiful Christmas grocery bag. In this nice tutorial Sarah will show you how to make one:
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DIY Plastic bottle penguins - winter craft for kids
Let us present you One Little Project's super easy and fun winter craft for kids : the adorable, felt plastic bottle penguin ! There are lots of ways to recycle plastic soda bottles , and turning them into adorable penguins is one of them. These water bottle penguins are SO CUTE and are really easy to make! A perfect winter craft for kids that uses simple materials you probably have at home. This project is definitely a winner for your little ones on a cold and dreary day! Plus: this adorable little plastic bottle penguin doubles up as a lovely gift bag ( if you switch the cotton balls with small candy or gifts ) which makes it even more perfect!
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Miniature amigurumi Santa owl (free crochet pattern)
Know an owl lover? We've got the perfect gift idea for them: a crochet Santa owl keychain ! Whether you're gifting it as a toy or as home decor, this free amigurumi pattern by Double Treble Trinkets will thrill owl fanatics. This cute crochet ( amigurumi ) owl can be a perfect handmade gift for your kids / grandkids because, this super adorable amigurumi owl is a perfect for both boys and girls! In this great amigurumi blog you will find a wonderful free amigurumi Santa owl pattern which will help you to create this adorable crocheted toy ! You can use any color and style yarn to crochet your own adorable amigurumi owls ,they will look adorable and fun in any form!
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Christmas cake amigurumi keychain (free crochet pattern)
Tiny Christmas puddings:little gifts for family and friends! We've always found that hand-crafted crochet ornaments have such a beautiful charm about them. There are so many possibilities: from delicate crocheted angels and snowflakes, colorful crocheted baubles, rustic trees and stars, to cute and fun little Christmas cake / Christmas pudding ! For this Christmas, crochet this super adorable and quick little Christmas cake ornament by Double Treble Trinkets. This is a very easy and quick crochet project that can be done in an afternoon. This free pattern will be your guide thorough the process:
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Adorable crochet marshmallow keychain (free pattern)
Winter is the most wonderful time of the year and coffee shops are making it even sweeter with their assortment of holiday beverages ! Between the hustle and bustle take time to enjoy a cup of coffee ( or hot cocoa ) and do a little crocheting: lets crochet some cute marshmallow keychains to pair with your delicious beverage! This crochet project is super easy and quick ,it can be a perfect choice if you haven't got too much time or skill in crochet ! This cute marshmallow keychain can be a great ( Christmas ) gift for your coffee or hot cocoa lover friends ( paired with a bag of coffee or hot cocoa ) .
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DIY 6 pocket treat holder - scrapbook
Everyone’s looking for a sweet treat that’s easy to make. Or thinking about wedding favors ? Also a great idea! This 6 pocket treat holder is a perfect fit. Just grab some 6″x 6″ squares of Designer Series paper ( you pick the theme ) and get ready to start folding. This project is simple and fun , and the pockets are perfect for chocolate squares, tea bags or other little treats.
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Easy DIY confetti painted heart mug - Valentine's day gift
If you love easy to make and quick gift ideas you will adore these DIY confetti painted heart mugs  by Today's Creative Life. These DIY confetti painted heart mugs are perfect for Valentines day or maybe to show your love of coffee. This craft would make a cute and quick Valentines day gift ,or just use them to show your love of coffee or hot chocolate. You can get creative with different patterns and colors. - the possibilities are endless! Get the full tutorial at todayscreativelife.com and create your very own easy DIY Valentine's heart mugs:
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Boco Bear - cuddly amigurumi bear (free crochet pattern)
Boco Bear by Craft Passion is a perfect cuddly soft plush toy in huggable size. It is crochet from fuzzy yarn to give a soft and warm touch that you wouldn’t want to leave them off. The free crochet pattern is in written instruction ( USA crochet terms ) and it has photo details to give a clearer view that explained by itself. Additionally, it comes in one simple pattern that enable you to make 3 different poses on the bear. Pick up the yarns and hook, start making 3 of them as a full collection of the “Boco Bears”:
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Cute amigurumi bear with bow (free crochet pattern)
This super adorable crocheted little bear with a ribbon bow is absolutely in the right size to be a perfect huggable toy for kids . This free written amigurumi bear pattern will show you how to crochet your own cute little amigurumi teddy bear ! This super cute ( and easy to crochet ) amigurumi teddy bear can be great gift for your friends and family members at Valentine's day or Christmas ( or you can crochet it just for fun ) ! We hope this crocheted bear adds some sweetness to your day!  Pattern designer: Julia Deinega (Instagram: @deynega_yuly)
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Chubby striped bear amigurumi toy - free crochet pattern
It's time for a wonderful free crochet pattern by HelloHappy! This cute little striped bear is a revamp of HelloHappy's old pattern but one thing is still the same: it's super cute! This adorable crocheted ( amigurumi ) bear (and the bunny version)  can be a lovely handmade gift, or a great huggable soft toy for your kids. These free amigurumi patterns are absolutely suitable for beginners in amigurumi so if you aren't familiar with the amigurumi technique you can still easily crochet one! You can use any color to crochet the bears ( or rabbits ) ,they will look fun and adorable in any form! Click the link below to get the free 2in1 amigurumi pattern and tutorial by HelloHappy:
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DIY Upcycled shirt pocket sachet - Father's day gift idea
Dads are maybe a little bit difficult to shop for, but there's no way he won't appreciate a homemade Father's day gift. Make this lovely shirt pocket herbal sachet with Sadie Seasongoods' step-by-step tutorial and create a wonderful gift that Dad will not only like, but also use! Dried flowers and herbs tucked into flannel shirt pockets have a fragrance that will let him travel back in time.Whether it’s tucked in a drawer or a linen closet, or nestled in a car, this sweet shirt pocket herbal sachet just makes stuff smell better!
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Benedict the amigurumi bear (free crochet pattern)
This time Jess Huff will show you how to crochet this super adorable little bear: Benedict! Benedict the amigurumi bear is a lovely, cuddly soft toy in huggable size.This super cute ( and easy to crochet ) amigurumi teddy bear can be a wonderful gift for your friends, kids and other family members at Valentine's day or Christmas ( or at any time of the year )! Grab a skein of soft brown ( preferably cotton ) yarn ,get the free amigurumi bear pattern at jesshuff.com and start stitching:
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Amigurumi square bear in flower sweater - free crochet pattern
With Repeat Crafter Me's new lovely free crochet pattern ,you can learn how to crochet this adorable little bear. This sweet little amigurumi bear is sure to bring a smile to any face! This amigurumi cutie is a wonderful seasonal decoration or soft toy for kids. This soft amigurumi bear toy is also perfect as a gift for a newborn if you crochet it with cotton yarn and hand embroider it's eyes and nose. This little amigurumi bear will look lovely in any color and size!
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Simple soft amigurumi bear - free crochet pattern
There's nothing like crocheting toys for your kids that they'll love forever! Watch them play with your handmade creations all throughout their childhood. Stitch this lovely crocheted bear for your little ones to enjoy! Simply follow Lyudmila Pershina and Amiguroom's great, easy-to-follow free amigurumi pattern and create this lovely amigurumi bear in no time! If you need a baby shower gift or want to make your favorite munchkin a handmade toy this amigurumi bear makes a sweet little gift.
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Little amigurumi round teddy - free crochet pattern
Crochet your very own adorable cuddly amigurumi bear with Julia Musatova's lovely free crochet toy pattern in no time! This bear amigurumi toy is absolutely perfect for kids of all ages , and of course for adults as well! If you'd like to make this adorable crochet / amigurumi bear bigger, simply use a thicker, heavier weight yarn and a larger hook. This super adorable amigurumi bear is such a cute friend for toddlers as well as a beautiful handmade gift for grownups. This crocheted bear is so easy to make : this amigurumi project is absolutely suitable for beginner amigurumi crocheters! ( Patterns for the knitted hat and pants are not included )
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Easy DIY salvaged wood and vintage tweed coasters
This time Sadie Seasongoods shows you how to make these unique, DIY salvaged wood and vintage tweed coasters ! These super easy to make salvaged wood coasters can be perfect fall decors or you can give them as handmade gifts for any special occasions ! It's just the perfect Christmas present for coffee or tea lovers, because this DIY salvaged wood and vintage tweed coaster is just perfect for holding steaming mugs of tea, coffee or hot cider!
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DIY Crochet snowman gift sack - free crochet pattern
If you are looking for ways to create fun and lovely Christmas gifts this little snowman sack by Repeat Crafter Me is just the perfect project for you! This adorable small crochet snowman gift sack can hold all the goodies and will give each of your kids a sack to open on Christmas! As usual, Repeat Crafter Me shares with us the crochet snowman gift sack pattern for free, so get your skeins and let's get crochet:
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DIY fabric Santa advent calendar
We are super excited to share this lovely DIY fabric Santa advent calendar with you! An advent calendar is a wonderful way to extend the fun of Christmas over the whole month. And what better way to introduce the tradition of counting down the days until Christmas than with a super cute homemade Santa advent calendar ! Sewing your own advent calendar is also the perfect way to create a new family heirloom that will last for years and become a firm favorite part of children's’ festive rituals! This free sewing tutorial , designed by Mike , is one of our favorite festive sewing projects from the The Crafty Gentleman archives. Read on to find out how to sew your own DIY Santa advent calendar :
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DIY Clay flower pot Santa - adorable Christmas decoration
We are so in love with this lovely little flower pot Santa craft by The Country Chic Cottage, and we think you will be as well! This DIY Clay flower pot Santa is a lovely and fun way to decorate though Christmas and it takes very little time to make, so you can actually create a bunch of them before the holidays. This adorable DIY Clay flower pot Santa is just perfect for decorating indoors, outdoors and they make awesome gifts. Note that: you can make this lovely terra cotta pot decoration in any size that you want.
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DIY Plastic bottle Santa gift box with craft foam - Christmas gift
What an amazing idea to recycle plastic bottle into this festive Santa gift box ! It is always a great feeling when we are making the preparation for Christmas , especially if you can recycle something from trash into treasure to make something unique for the whole family. Start with an empty plastic bottle to create this fantastic homemade Christmas craft. A plastic bottle Santa gift box is an inexpensive way to decorate your home for the holidays or create fun gifts for the whole family ! This adorable gift box has been made with craft foam, it's fun to make and eco-friendly.
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Christmas village advent calendar ( free paper house cutting files )
Here comes a lovely & festive printable paper craf t: a wonderful set of enchanting little DIY paper houses perfect for your Christmas village ! These little paper houses by Delia Creates are simple in design which makes them great for personalizing however you want. Dress them up with snowy glitter on the roofs, paint on fine details, or choose a gradient of papers. There are lots of possibilities! If you don't need an advent calendar you can use these little paper houses as adorable Christmas ornaments or even as cute party treat boxes for your upcoming Christmas party !
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DIY Paper Christmas village advent calendar (free printable template)
For us, the countdown to Christmas day is as exciting as the event itself. We just love all the excitement! With this beautiful handmade a dvent calendar by Confettidea, the excitement starts now! What better way to start the countdown to Christmas than with a gorgeous handmade advent calendar. Homemade advent calendars are always the best, as you get to choose what you put inside them. Confettidea provides us a free printable template , so creating this gorgeous advent calendar village will be a piece of cake! You can use plain craft paper, upcycled Christmas wrapping paper, old book pages and even maps to make yours. So many possibilities!
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Christmas granny squares: Santa, reindeer, snowman, gingerbread man & elf ( free patterns )
What could be merrier than combining the traditional g ranny square motif and Christmas ? This jolly collection by Passionate Crafter will make decorating and gift-giving a treat for the maker and those enjoying the results. Decorate the tree and mantel with ornaments while making the couch a cozy haven with a colorful blanket and pillow. Passioante Crafter will tech you how to crochet a super adorable granny square Santa, gingerbread man , snowman , reindeer and an elf ! Head to passionatecrafter.com and get the free Christmas granny square patterns:
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