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Santa hat chair covers - free sewing pattern
This Santa hat chair cover is a totally unnecessary, non-functional, can only be used a few-weeks-out-of-the-year, type of craft idea.. BUT don’t you dare Bah-Humbug this!  Because every time you take one little step into the kitchen (or dining room) you won’t be able to stop that smile from spreading across your face!  And you may find yourself humming ‘jingle bells‘ or ‘Rudolph‘ as you clean up after meals. These little Santa hat chair covers are made from felt so they hold their shape really well.  And sewing is minimal since hemming is not needed.  Truly, a pretty quick little Christmas sewing project!
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Crocheted bunny baby hat and diaper cover (with pattern)
This is such a cute and wonderful (easter) corchet project! Get ready for Easter with this cute bunny hat and matching diaper cover! This is an awesome crochet pattern, it's very easy to follow: the tips she included made it very easy to crochet these up in an afternoon. The crocheted bunny hat would be cute on all ages, anytime of the yea, plus you can use your own color combinations!
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DIY concrete garden globes (with old glass lamp globes)
We all love those garden ornaments, but they can be pretty expensive anywhere you look. The Garden Glove decided to create their own DIY concrete garden globes, and it turned out to be a fun and pretty rewarding project ! You can upcycle glass lamp globes to create the concrete orbs or you can experiment with other shapes as well (imagine a beautiful concrete garden statue made with an old plastic decor figure).You can decorate your garden (or your industrial style home) with them, or even you can grow moss on it! get the tutorial at www.thegardenglove.com
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DIY Fun magic notebook - easy back to school craft
Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make a magic notebook ! This DIY back to school project is super fun and also very easy to make! ( You will be surprised how easy is to create one, with simply household items and a little acrylic paint ! ) Spice up your boring notebooks with this easy magical craft idea , and create gorgeous unique artworks in minutes! This magic notebook can be a great gift for your friends/family members for any special occasion! And of course it can be a great boredom buster at school !
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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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How to make a paper vase sleeve - easy geometric 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 Recycled jeans e-book (or tablet) cover
If you want to make sure your e-book reader or tablet is protected this DIY recycled denim e-reader cover is a must! ( Especially if you are a professional dropper of gadgets just like us ! -haha ) What I love about this DIY e-reader cover is that it’s upcycled from old jeans, and it includes a jean pocket, on the front, to store the charger cable. The books we read are such a personal choice, and it makes sense to make an e-reader cover that matches your personality. It makes for a really individualised gift during the holiday season.
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DIY Tie-dye watermelon swim cover (free sewing pattern)
Crystal  from Stitched by Crystal, shares with us a fun summer project: a DIY watermelon poncho! We love watermelon in the summertime and we have been eating a lot of it this summer! This tie dye watermelon swim cover is a really easy and cheap summer sewing project and we love the end result! To create this fun and super comfy watermelon summer poncho / swim cover you will need: cotton fabric, fabric dye, and fabric paint.  Your kids will love to get in on the fun and help dye the fabric! You can create the watermelon poncho /summer swim cover for your kids or even for yourself! This free sewing pattern will be your guide through the project!
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Fall pumpkin planter (free crochet pattern)
Repurpose / upcycle ugly pots into super cute fall decors with this fun free crocheted pumpkin flower pot pattern! This free crochet pattern the pumpkin pot cozy is very easy (made with only beginner crochet stitches) so this crochet project is absolute suitable for beginner crocheters as well! This crocheted pumpkin pot cozy is a very nice (and low-budget) way to decorate your home at fall (autumn)! These pumpkin pot cozies are changeable (and washable) so you can easily dress up your pots differently in any season/holidays if you wish! You can use any size and color yarn, the final products will be gorgeous!
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Crochet mason jar cozy (free crochet pattern)
Repurpose / upcycle empty mason jars and tin cans for flowers, pencil cups, cutlery holders, craft supplies, combs / cosmetics or wherever you want some pretty organization ! This free crochet pattern is very easy ( made with only beginner crochet stitches ). This crocheted jar/can cozy is a very nice ( and low-budget ) way to decorate your home ! These mason jar/tin can cozies are changeable ( and washable ) so you can easily dress up your jars/cans/bottles differently in any season/holidays if you wish! You can use any size and color yarn , the final products will be gorgeous!
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Crochet Santa mason jar cozy (free crochet pattern)
This cute and easy crocheted Santa mason jar cozy takes about an hour to work up and is super festive! Repurpose / upcycle empty mason jars and create fun Christmas gifts for the kids or your friends/family! This free crochet Santa mason jar cozy pattern is very easy ( made with only beginner crochet stitches ). This crocheted Santa jar cozy is a very fun ( and low-budget ) way to decorate your home at Christmas as well! These mason jar/tin can cozies are changeable ( and washable ) so you can easily dress up your jars/cans/bottles differently in any season/holidays if you wish!
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Crochet chocolate Easter egg cover (bunny & chick) - free amigurumi pattern
Just in time for Easter, here are some fun bunny and chick egg cozies ( by Double Treble Trinkets) to dress up your holiday baskets! With these cuties you can easily spice up your boring chocolate Easter eggs! This lovely chick and bunny crochet egg cozy accompanied with delicious creme or surprise filled eggs can be a perfect Easter gift for kids and adults as well. Get the free chick and bunny crochet egg cozy pattern at doubletrebletrinkets.co.uk and  check out Double Treble Trinkets other lovely and free crochet patterns as well:
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DIY Checkered repurposed denim picnic blanket
If you've just finished a spring cleaning of your closet and collected a small pile of outdated, ripped up and no-longer-can-squeeze-into jeans make a durable blanket out of them! Tis denim blanket is easy to sew ( it does take time to cut out and sew the fabric pieces together but it totally worth the time! ) This denim blanket can survive almost everything from groups of kids to big playful dogs ,and it's washable! You can use this nice sewing pattern to create other denim items ( dog pillows and beds, door mats .. ) as well Here are the do-it-yourself instructions to turn a bunch of unwanted jeans into a stunning and useful picnic blanket:
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DIY Sand dollar crochet pillow - free crochet pattern
Changing up your throw pillows is a great way to update your living room look. We are really into crocheted home decors and this DIY Sand dollar crochet pillow is one of our recent favorite! It's fun, because a project is done in a few hours, looks cool and feels oh so cozy ! For this DIY Sand dollar crochet pillow Sonja & Jane used wool yarn, but can use simple bulky acrylic yarn as well. This free crochet pattern makes a round throw pillow, approximately 16” in diameter when completed.
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Free crocheted flower medallion stool cover pattern
This crocheted flower medallion stool cover by Creative Jewish Mom is so beautiful and it's oh so simple to crochet! This crocheted flower medallion stool will look gorgeous in your vintage/shabby style home, or you can use fun, colorful yarns to crochet it , and use as a nice flower fairy stool in the kids' room. At creativejewishmom.com you will find the free crocheted flower medallion stool cover pattern in 2 different version! The only thing now we need is to find a great wooden stool to cover with this gorgeous flower medallion pattern !
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DIY Upcycled fabric plant pot cover- ( twine planter )
If you're always looking for nifty ways to use your recycled handmade scrap fabric twine this is the perfect craft project for you! Cintia from MyPoppet will show you how to make recycled scrap fabric twine and colorful little plant pot cozies ! No more ugly plant pots or scattered fabric scraps! This upcycled fabric twine covered plant pot is just the perfect size to store pencils and other random craft bits. Or you could use them as planters for your growing succulent collection, ideal to cover up ugly plastic pots and prevent water damage to surfaces. So easy to make , once your twine is prepared, it only takes a few minutes to glue it and you are done!
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How to make a memory pillow out of a shirt (sewing tutorial)
A simple shirt makes a great pillow to hold onto your precious memories! Memory shirt pillows remind you of your loved ones when they are far away from you. Even if they are no more in the living world, you can cuddle up to them just by hugging the pillows. It is a brilliant way to recycle old shirts too. You can also give them as gifts in loving memory of a person related to the recipient. This step by step tutorial by SewVeryEasy guides you through the making of memory shirt pillows:
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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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Valentine’s day drop cloth pillows - DIY Valentine’s day home decor
Pillows for Valentine's Day have to be made with love, right? If you love the crafty combination of fabric paint and burlap you will L-O-V-E these gorgeous Valentine's day drop cloth pillows by Ribbons & Glue! You’ll love to see how easy it is to make these Valentine’s drop cloth pillows and the finished pillows are so gorgeous! Pillows can be very adorable presents, plus you can create them by yourself. Get the tutorial at ribbonsandglue.com and start sewing :
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DIY Glass globe terrarium with succulents
Learn how to make your own glass globe succulent terrarium at home! Stephanie Lynn's guide will teach you how to make this glass globe terrarium , pick the best plants for it and care for your greenery under glass. This DIY glass globe terrarium is super simple to make and easy to care for ( and the finished terrarium makes a great gift ) ! A DIY terrarium lets you create an entire garden within the walls of a little glass container. Get the tutorial at http://www.bystephanielynn.com and let's get gardening:
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DIY Unicorn school supplies - back to school crafts
Customize and personalize all of your favorite must-haves for back-to-school season! In this video aPasos Crafts DIY will teach you how to make these unique, unicorn themed DIY School supplies : a pencil case from a Pringles can, a pencil , a pencil sharpener and an amazing rainbow notebook! These back to school crafts are perfect to personalize your school supplies and to spark your creativity! Having the coolest school supplies is one of the best ways to start the school year ! Watch the video and let's get crafting:
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Cute miniature DIY School supplies (backpack, notebooks and pen)
Ready for school ? Having the coolest school supplies is one of the best ways to start the school year right Today Nim C will teach you how to make these super cute ( kawaii ) mini school supplies: a slime notebook, a unicorn backpack, an emoji pencil case & an ice cream cone pen! Watch this video tutorial , get creative and personalize your school gear so it's one-of-a-kind, just like you!
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5 Retro DIY school supplies - back to school crafts
Customize and personalize all of your favorite must-haves for back-to-school season! In this video aPasos Crafts DIY will teach you how to make these unique DIY School supplies in retro style: a pencil case from a simple cereal box, fun pencil decorations , a post-it storage box and an amazing magic notebook! These back to school crafts are perfect to personalize your school supplies and to spark your creativity! Having the coolest school supplies is one of the best ways to start the school year ! Watch the video and let's get crafting:
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DIY Appliqué heart notebook cover (  free sewing pattern & tutorial )
This lovely DIY Appliqué heart notebook cover by Miss Daisy Patterns would make a great Valentine’s gift. This fabric book cover is all hand sewn, practical, functional and very cute! Do you carry your book around wherever you go? To keep them from getting damaged in your bag you could use this lovely handmade book cover. No dog-ears, no more! Make this book cover with any durable fabric you like. Choose one that shows your or your loved one's personality, or that matches your school supplies. Get the free patterns at missdaisypatterns.com and let's get crafting:
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DIY Noodle board & stove top cover - woodworking tutorial
Learn how to build a DIY noodle board / stove top cover using Addicted 2 diy's easy to follow tutorial. This noodle board can be built using scrap wood you have on hand, or purchase the wood of your choice and customize it any way you like! If you have shortage of counter space, or just want to add some extra you will definitely love this stove top cover! The warm tones of the wood will add a touch of country coziness to your kitchen. This DIY wooden noddle board / stove top cover can also be handy as a large tray to carry things outside when you are entertaining outdoors as well! Get the free plans and let's get crafting:
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DIY Fabric journal cover ( free sewing pattern & tutorial )
This lovely fabric journal cover by Christine from Sew, Jahit is designed to have a clean look, be functional, and absolutely machine washable - which adds on to its practicality. It has plenty of compartments: including card slots and a pocket for the smartphone. It fits journals of up to B5 size. This journal cover is easy to sew enough for an advanced beginners, and the materials are easily available in sewing and craft stores. Get the free sewing pattern & sewing tutorial at sewjahit.com, and let the fun begin:
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DIY Draft stopper - how to make a draft stopper out of socks
Data shows that draft can waste a lot of your energy use! It's terrible to think about how much heat and money has gone out the window ( or under the door ) on a cold winter day. Maybe draft cost you a lot of money, but that can be solved easily: Jillee will show you how to make a super simple, super thrifty draft stopper out of socks ! Yes, socks ! And this is a brilliant bonus because you can also use those odd socks again! Of course, you can use ( or recycle ) other clothing than odd socks: warm winter leggings, thick tights, t-shirt or sweater sleeves, scarfs, fabric scraps... there are so many possibilities to experiment with!
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Crochet pumpkin ( free Hungarian crochet pattern )
It’s that time of year again already! Time to fill the house with cozy candles and pretty autumn decorations. And if we talk about fall decorations , let us present to you our favorite: crochet pumpkins! Every fall we like to decorate with pumpkins and of course, we love crocheting so why not combine these two passions together? Eva would like to share this wonderful free crochet pumpkin pattern with you, so you can decorate and welcome in autumn. You can replicate Eva's pattern with a larger hook and bigger yarn to make a display of various sized pumpkins just in time for Halloween.
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Crochet pumpkins ( free Hungarian patterns )
If you love quick crochet patterns and lovely fall decorations you will love these adorable pumpkins by Eva Doll Shop! These crochet pumpkins look like they are knitted but they are not! They are actually crocheted pumpkins. Fun, isn't it? These crochet pumpkin s are small but they are easily customizable and you can make a bunch in no time to decorate your Halloween table or spread them around the house in autumn. Get the free crochet pumpkin pattern and let's get crafting:
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Reversible tissue box cover - free sewing pattern & tutorial
Sew, Jahit created this wonderful tutorial for the easiest, no-frill tissue box cover you'll ever find. This DIY fabric tissue box cover is customizable and beginner-friendly. Covering cardboard tissue boxes is a great way to bring some crafty décor into your home and beautify an everyday object with your personal touch. Read the tutorial, grab the free sewing pattern and let's get sewing:
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