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DIY Easy Celtic knot headband from an old T-shirt
Celtic knots represent infinity and eternity because they don't contain beginnings or ends. In ancient times, if a gift was adorned with a Celtic knot, it was thought to give the recipient longevity or good luck in new adventures. This no-sew headband is made with a Shannon knot, which symbolizes balanced creativity, a fitting emblem because it makes creative use of old T-shirts.
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DIY Knit T-shirt headbands (6 quick headband)
Have you made headbands from t-shirts yet? We bet that you will love these super adorable and super easy to make repurposed t-shirt headbands by Sugar Bee Crafts! A knit headband is so easy to make and wear – it’s perfect all year around. In this nice step-by-step DIY knit T-shirt headband making tutorial by Sugar Bee Crafts you can learn how to make the pinched bow headband ,the big bow headband ,the ruffled flower knit headband ,the braided T-shirt headband and the twisted head wrap headbands .
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Acorn marble necklaces - nature craft for kids
This DIY Acorn marble necklace nature craft is easy and fun to make.Plus it only took about 30 minutes start to finish! Your kids will love to make a gorgeous piece of handmade jewelry which can be worn as a necklace. The acorn marble necklaces are also make wonderful window decorations and are great gifts and birthday party favors too! Unless you have a supply of acorns and/or acorn caps on hand like we do, you will probably need to go on a nature hunt to collect them. Look around oak trees and you’ll find plenty.
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DIY Crochet Minion baby booties (free crochet pattern)
We love Gru's Minons and we are sure you and ( your kids) are love them too!. That;s why we decided to share with you Doroteja's super adorable little Minion inspired baby shoes! This is a free crochet pattern available in two sizes: 0 – 6 months and 6 – 12 months!You can use the classic yellow and blue yarn color combination or you can go for crazy minions with purple yarn! Fun isn't it? These adorable minion crochet boots can be a great baby shower gift!
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Harry Potter style macrame owl (video knotting tutorial)
This super cute ( sleepy ) macrame owl pendant is a must for every owl lover! With this nice step-by-step video macrame tutorial this macrame yarn owl is not just an easy jewelry making craft project to make from some leftover yarns but it also has soo many possibilities! ( Imagine it as a nice pendant , a keychain , earrings but you can create large wall decors with this technique as well! ) You can use any color and type of yarns / cords as well as the branch: it can be a real tree branch or you can use a nice wooden bead !
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DIY Puppy key pouch - syberian husky (free sewing pattern)
In conjunction with the Chinese New Year ( Year of the Dog - 2018 ) ,here is a super cute and easy dog themed sewing project : a siberian husky puppy key pouch. Now you can keep your keys in the cozy key pouch and protect your items from being scratched or tangled up by the keys when placing them together in the bag or purse. Siberian husky puppy key pouch is a palm sized cute little cozy key holder ,with a lobster claw clasp attach to a split ring by a cord or chain. Pull the split key ring out from the key pouch to get the keys, pull the clasp to draw the keys back to the pouch.
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DIY Dog coin purse - Jack Russell Terrier (free sewing pattern)
Hope you have enjoyed sewing the previous dog themed sewing projects, now get ready to sew an another one: a super adorable Jack Russell terrier inspired dog coin purse. This adorable Jack Russell dog coin purse has 2 big round black eyes, a black round nose and a little tongue stick out from the mouth. Just too cute to handle! It is a palm sized cute little dog coin purse with zipper closure, suitable for keeping loose coins and some cash notes. However, if you prefer a larger size dog purse , you can always enlarge the template during printing and adjust the materials accordingly.
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DIY Bunny coin purse (free sewing pattern & tutorial)
Cherry Bunny is a cute little rabbit with a pair of long lop eared in cherry red color, she is a cheerful bunny who loves to hop around playing in the bush. This bunny coin purse is about a palm sized 3.5″ x 3.5″ ( without the ears ) & 4.5″ x 4.5″ ( with ears ) coin purse with zipper closure, suitable for keeping loose coins and some cash notes. However, if you prefer a larger size purse , you can always enlarge CraftPassion's free bunny purse template during printing and adjust the materials accordingly.
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DIY Fabric llama key pouch (keychain) - free sewing pattern & tutorial
Finally, we are sharing the last piece of CraftPassion's animal pouch / purse pattern series:the LaLa Llama Key Pouch . If you’ve missed out the previous patterns in this series, you can collect them at CraftPassion.com - all for free! This llama key pouch can easily holds up to 8 normal keys, fully hidden inside. This key pouch design comes with an open pocket at the back, you may keep some small note in there as emergency money and or a door access card. The main materials of this key pouch are fabric, felt and batting, black button eyes, key ring, lobster claw clasp connected to leather cord. Visit CraftPassion.com for the free sewing pattern and more details :
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DIY Little deer pouch (sewing pattern & tutorial)
DiDi the baby deer coin purse by Craft Passion is here to greet you all to be happy always, in which ever season, be it hunting of Easter eggs, or watching leaves falling, or sunbathing under the hot sun, or clearing snow in front of your porch. If you love sewing and a have a few nice but small fabric piece this baby deer coin purse is the perfect sewing project for you! This super cute ( kawaii ) DIY deer shape coin purse is a nice way to use up fabric scraps and create a beautiful and useful wallet for you or your friends/family! With this step-by-step tutorial , sewing one patchwork deer coin purse will be a piece of cake! ( Well, it's not the easiest sewing project because of it's small size, but absolutely not as difficult as it seems! )
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DIY painted watermelon summer hat
It's hard to find the perfect hat for the summer , so take the matter into your own hands and make your own! Sometimes it can be impossible to find a sun hat in the color or style you want. At times like these, painting is a great solution! This DIY Painted watermelon sun hat by Studio DIY is just perfect for those hot summer days! It’s a classic floppy, wide-brim hat but turn it over aand... it's a watermelon ! Surprise! It’s super simple, and we can assure you you’ll get plenty of compliments. Get the tutorial and create your very own watermelon summer hat :
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Amigurumi pineapple drawstring bag (free crochet bag pattern)
We love how versatile crochet is as one day you can be making a sweater, and the next day you can be making a fun pineapple bag ! All About Ami designed and crocheted this lovely little pineapple purse. Isn't it super adorable? And it’s practical too! ( Your little ones will love storing their treasure in such a cute purse , and grown-ups can use them to store essentials like sunglasses, sunscreen, cell phone and some cash at the beach! ) Get the free pineapple drawstring bag ( pineapple purse ) pattern at allaboutami.com and let's get crocheting :
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DIY Quick and easy bow bracelets
Bows are so pretty and bows as bracelets look even prettier! Pysselbolaget created these lovely bow bracelets and we simply LOVE THEM! It is a beautiful bow , but as a bracelet... how unexpected, beautiful and fun! You'll make a statement with this bow bracelet and because this is such an easy and fun DIY you can make one for a friend too. It's the perfect bracelet to wear during special occasions such as weddings, christmas or new years eve. DIY it today!
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Adorable crochet owl bag (free crochet pattern)
Whoo loves owls ? We sure do! Crochet your very own adorable owl bag with OlyaT's easy-to-follow free crochet pattern ! We love making crochet bags ( especially if they are super cute ) because they are fun, quick to make and you can never have too many. Plus crochet owls always look adorable ( maybe that’s why anyone loves them ) , so why not crochet your owl bag ? This crochet owl purse is just perfect for little and grown-up ladies alike.
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DIY Scrunchies ( how to sew scrunchies ) - sewing for beginners
For some of you, scrunchies may be a new trend, but for us, it’s a pretty big blast from the past! Scrunchies do double duty: you can either wear it in your hair or wear it on your arm as a bracelet, just waiting for that big moment when you might actually need it for your hair! These stylish scrunchies by Craftaholics Anonymous can be made with just about any fabric, from silk to velvet. In just a few steps ( and with some scrap fabric ) you can make an armful of these retro hair accessories.
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DIY Bow scrunchies - sewing for beginners
Everyone’s favorite hair accessory from the ’80s is making a major comeback! But you don’t have to spend a lot to indulge in the craze. Follow A Beautiful Mess' tutorial to start your own collection, or to make sweet gifts for your girlfriends. Scrunchies do double duty: you can either wear it in your hair or wear it on your arm as a bracelet, just waiting for that big moment when you might actually need it for your hair! These stylish bow scrunchies by A Beautiful Mess can be made with just about any fabric, from silk to velvet. In just a few steps ( and with some scrap fabric ) you can make an armful of these beautiful hair accessories.
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DIY Chevron perler bead necklaces
We are in love with these boho style chevron perler bead necklaces by Crafted Sparrow! This jewelry making project is so simple & fun ( it's just perfect for both adults and kids ! ) All you have to do is follow Crafted Sparrow's tutorial using perler beads and a square pegboard. When you are finished, cover with parchment paper and iron. Of course you can make other jewelry pieces with this boho style chevron pattern : just grab a headband or earring hooks, hot glue your design right where you want it and boom: you have a one of a kind hair accessory or earring !
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DIY Boho perler bead elastic bracelets - jewelry making trick
Nothing is better than getting crafty and finding new ways to use ordinary craft materials a little differently. These DIY boho-inspired Perler bead elastic bracelets by The Crafted Sparrow are the perfect example. Yes, these gorgeous bracelets were made with perler beads , but with a little twist. Follow The Crafted Sparrow's step-by-step tutorial and learn how to transform a favorite kid crafting item into fun jewelry perfect for anyone of any age:
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DIY Rainbow shoes - fabric painting with the easy method (no dip tie-dye)
This easy tutorial by Fantasvale Art Lab will teach you how to make fabulous rainbow shoes ( without tie-dye ) . All you need is a pair of plain white canvas shoes, a water pray bottle, textile paint and a small sponge. Watch the tutorial and create a pair ( or two ) now:
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DIY Rainbow platform sneakers - how to hide sole stains
Do your old platform sneakers need some smart shoe decoration job done? Look at this one! This time Studio DIY shares with us a super fun DIY shoe decorating project that is guaranteed to bring a jolt of color to your accessories closet ( and inspire a smile each time you glance down at your feet ). Get the tutorial, grab the supplies, and let's get decorating:
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DIY Fruit Perler bead keychain - fun summer craft for kids
In the spirit of embracing all things summer My Poppet has designed these fun fruit keyrings / keychains from Hama/Perler beads. These fun fruit keyrings are easy to make and make great gifts. Use them as keyrings , or cute handbag charms. If your kids are old enough to play with beads , this would be a fun activity to do together, just make sure you do the ironing! Get the free patterns and let the fun begin:
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