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Homemade birdseed Christmas ornaments - bird feeding
This adorable birdseed ornament by By Mavis Butterfield at eHow is an inexpensive activity the whole family can enjoy making on a lazy weekend afternoon. The kids will have a blast making them, and the birds will enjoy eating them. The first version offered on EHow produces cookie-shaped ornaments kids especially love, but they really only work in cold climates where the birdseed ornaments remain frozen. In warmer climates, you can use the second version involves adorable pinecones ! Get the tutorial at ehow.com and let the fun begin:
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DIY Outdoor tic-tac-toe game from pebbles - garden game
Tatertots And Jello created this simple b ut fantastic DIY tic-tac toe game just using scrap wood and rocks from the backyard. This rock Tic-tac-toe game is inexpensive and provides great entertainment for all ages.Get your home ready for summer entertaining and create this fun o utdoor tic-tac-toe game ! Making this DIY tic-tac-toe game takes only seconds and you can customize it in many ways. Paint the stones your favorite color or draw hearts on the stones for Valentine’s Day. There are many variations you can make!
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Colorful plastic bottle spring flowers
If you love upcycling and eco friendly craft ideas, you will love these beautiful plastic bottle spring flowers by The Chilly Dog! These flowers make cute decorations for your garden in any time of the year. You could even enlist the help of your young crafters! This is a very easy spring craft project and you can make them in any size, and any color. Of course it's not just a nice garden decor, you can decorate your home or the kids room with these colorful and fun flowers.
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DIY felt toy garden with felt fruits and vegetables
This fun felt toy garden is a great way for little ones to learn about gardening. (Without dirt and mess!) You can use any old pantihose to form the soil (instead of brown felt) and use any type of felt fruits / vegetables to plant in , even plastic fruits and vegetables works well with this fun felt garden! You can upgrade this felt garden into a fun learning toy: just create little paper tables with the names /numbers / pictures of the fruits and vegetables! This way the kids can learn and play at a same time ( or learn foreign languages in an easy way ).
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DIY shelf-cleaning and sharpening garden tool holder
What if rather than having to do a major cleaning of your gardening tools a couple of times a year, you could keep them clean and maintained every day, without even trying? All it takes is a quick and easy DIY project: a DIY shelf-cleaning and sharpening garden tool holder by One Good Thing by Jillee. Fantastic, isn't it? This quick and easy storage idea will keep your garden tools in top shape thorough the year! Get the tutorial at onegoodthingbyjillee.com and create one for yourself:
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DIY garden rock caterpillar
"Activities that involve using nature’s finds for creating are brilliant for keeping kids busy. Not only do spend time crafting but they also spend time outdoors finding items. Bonus! You get them outdoors for a bit which, in some electronic filled homes, is hard to do AND you get them crafting." With a few rocks /pebbles you can make this cute rock caterpillar! This colorful caterpillar is not just a fun spring kids craft idea but you can create a fun puzzle game with it as well ! (To create a rock caterpillar puzzle toy: do not glue the parts together, and paint each section in different colors! You can add extra acessories/different patterns to the body parts for more fun! )
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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 wooden folding sling chair - beach chair
Folding adult sized wood sling chair, also known as wood beach chairs or deck chairs. Folds flat for storage, opens up for easy relaxation! Adjusts to three positions for customized reclining. This DIY folding wooden garden chair is unbelievably comfy!  If you've ever sat in a sling chair, all you have to do is close your eyes and you are at the beach.  The way the sling works, you almost feel weightless. In this nice woodworking website can find a free plan and the step-by-step building instructions!
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How to make giant soap bubbles
How cool are these giant soap bubbles!? This recipe for homemade big bubbles is so much fun! It uses simple ingredients, you can use it right away and it reliably makes medium to large bubbles. You probably already have the ingredients in your cupboard, and if you don’t, it’s nothing you can’t find at the grocery store. Try this the next time you are up for a fun, and super cheap kid's activity! For the bubble maker you can use simple drinking straws and some yarn/wire plus you can add a a nice stick to it as a practical handle.
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Sponge water bombs - fun summer kids activity
These sponge water bombs by Endlessly Inspired are better than water balloons for a number of different reasons. First, water balloons can really hurt when you get hit with them. Second, it takes forever to fill them all up, and once they pop, they’re done. With these sponge water bombs, you literally just dunk them in water, and you can use them over and over! And, you don’t end up with little tiny pieces of rubber all over your yard! The sponge water bombs are super easy to make and grants hours of fun for the kids and the whole family in every summer!
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Ladybug rocks - painted rocks craft for kids
Are you looking for a fun and easy kids craft idea which involves natural ingredients ? The kids collected a few nice rocks and you would like to turn them something fun? Try this quick and super easy kids craft idea , and turn the stones into adorable ladybugs ! These stone ladybugs are perfect garden or patio decors or you can use hem as fun parts of a game ( you can make a tic tac toe or a domino from them ). You can paint the rock ladybugs to any color that you wish, they will be perfect!
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Painted wood slice pumpkins - fall garden decor
And this month it’s time to get ready for fall and that means all things pumpkin, right?  Create one of these super cute and decorative pumpkin chalkboards! This beautiful fall garden or halloweeen decoration is very easy to make: you just need some (medium or larger size) wood slice, a little glue and some orange (chalkboard) paint. We love how they look as pumpkins!  You can  make your own (low budget) homemade chalkboard paint with our tutorials just search for "chalkboard paint" in our search bar!
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How to carve pumpkins easily with a drill - halloween decor
With this brilliant clever idea you can carve pumpkins for the upcoming halloween event or for  your outdoor garden fall decor easily without any talent in pumpkin carving! The trick is a simple drill! This fall craft idea is perfect way to involve your  "not-soo-crafty" type husband into decorating your house, because which man doesn't love messy manly crafting projects with lots of crazyness? :) You can create your own gorgeous pumpkin patterns with changing the drill's sizes or simply follow the given pumpkin designs.
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DIY Wood block pumpkins - fall decor
Do you love fall decors ? Try these super cute wood block pumpkins by Ribbons And Glue! You are going to love how easy the wood block pumpkins are to make! These would be really fun to make in a group , as a gift , or for your own house at autumn or Halloween ! You can ask your local wood supply market assistants to slice the wood beams up, this way you don't need expensive machines to make one! You can create a spooky Halloween or a Christmas themed version on the pumpkins back side, and boom you have a multipurpose home decor for different holidays !
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Dryer vent pumpkins - easy fall or Halloween decors
It’s time to start decorating your house for fall, and what better way than with these adorable dryer vent pumpkins! If you happen to have a leftover piece of dryer vent hose, this is the perfect way to recycle it. But even if you don’t have dryer vent hose laying around, it’s worth spending a few bucks at a hardware store; these pumpkins are just too cute! The dryer vent hose is made from aluminium so you can use this cute pumpkin decor outside, in your garden/porch as well! Spray paint them to any color that fits into your autumn/halloween party!
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Adorable kitchen grater owls - upcycling fall craft
We love upcycling crafts because it's inexpensive, helps the environment and also good for us! This super adorable fall decor owl was made with a few metal trash! Isn't it super cute? And it's (despite the look) also super easy to make! You just need and old grater, some jar lids, a spring and that's all! This cute grater owl can be the greatest hit in your fall decor, everyone will love it! You can use the owls indoor or outdoor, a little rust won't hurt them!
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Grinch tree - whimsical Whoville Grinchmas ( Christmas ) tree
May I present you everyone's recent favorite christmas craft the : Grinch tree ( aka Grinchmas tree ) ! This whimsical christmas tree came directly from Whoville to bring smile on our faces! Isn't it soo fun and gorgeous? You will be surprised how easy is to make one! You can use pine tree branches or real living trees in your garden , it will look gorgeous in any form! You can use this Grinchmas tree ( Grinch tree ) to decorate your home at Christmas , or give miniature versions as cute whimsical Christmas gifts to your loved ones! You can decorate these alternative Christmas trees with any color ornaments that fits into your home!
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Whimsical wooden reindeers and a sleigh with simple shapes
For this year's outdoor Christmas decor make a Santa's sleigh with a few cute whimsical reindeeers completelly out of wooden scraps and amaze easily everyone in your street! You can make these adorable fun wooden reindeers even if you haven't got fancy and expensive woodworking euipments, because to make this gorgeous Christmas garden decor you just need  some leftower wood pieces and a simple jigsaw! If you haven't got special hole drills to make holes for the poles you can simply attach the reindeers' legs with long sturdy screwsand a little wood glue.
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Winter wine bottle bird feeders (with free plan)
Today,she's sharing a How To Build A Wine Bottle Bird Feeder tutorial with us! And the best part is that it isn’t ridiculously hard to make if you have a few DIY tools on hand! With this nice free woodworking plan you can get one self-dosing bird feeder that can help your little feathered friends to survive at winter, or this glass bottle bird feeder  can be a perfect gift for anyone in your family who loves to observe birds (and squirrels)! And as an extra you can upcycle some glass bottles with this wooden bird feeder wich is also nice!
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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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DIY Succulent planters from rotten tree trunk pieces
We're so excited to share this super easy any stylish DIY rotten tree trunk succulent planter with you! If you have some leftover pieces of your dead tree this recycling/repurposing craft project is a perfect choice for you! What can be better than a natural and gorgeous planter which gives a new life to a dead tree? Save a few rotten tree trunk pieces and make this beautiful and natural flower/succulent planter with them! Creative, isn't it? These log planters make great edges to raised garden beds. Gives the garden an extra boost of color, a whole lot of fancy and pop, and fun to be outside period!!
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DIY winter apple feeder for birds (woodworking)
Make an easy, stylish and useful DIY apple feeder for your garden's little feathered friends! This woodworking project is super easy, easily customisable,  using recycled materials and a fairly basic selection of tools, so you can make one in minutes even if you're  a beginner in woodworking! You can use apple, other fruits and bird suet as well with this simple but brilliant bird feeder! You can cut out any shape from the wood that fits into your style, not just only circles but other fun shapes such as: heart,rectangle,star,bird silhouette will work well with this type of birdfeeders if they have a fairly large empty space at the center.
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DIY Oversized wooden Tic Tac Toe game
Do you love special, unique and fun family games? Do you love working with wood? Try this brilliant , easy and quick woodworking project: the oversized tic tac toe game! This handmade tic tac toe game can be a perfect present for any special occasion / holidays,  such as Christmas or Birthdays! You can make the oversized wooden tic tac toe game with any fun (holiday) motifs, if you don't like the traditional O's and X's. This fun DIY family game can be a perfect addition to the kids room or you can use them in the garden as well!  Fun family games are always the best craft projects especially when it involves wood (which is our all time favorite<str
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DIY Reclaimed wood Easter bunny - garden decor
If you have a bunch of leftover baseboards and scrap wood in your garage this is the perfect Spring/Easter craft project for you!  With Easter just around the corner,this reclaimed wood bunny will be the cutest and most stylish decor on your porch or garden. This woodworking project is perfect for beginners as well because it's very easy to make, and only requires basic woodworking tools! You can create the reclaimed wood bunnies in any style and color, they will look gorgeous in any form!  Of course you can make other motifs than rabbits: imagine a nice reclaimed wood Easter egg,flower, Christmas tree,angel, or a jack-o-lantern!
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DIY Painted rock garden markers
These rock garden markers are easy to make  and look so beautiful in the garden! Follow the step-by-step rock painting instructions written by Amanda to make some, then use your rock garden markers to identify herbs, vegetables and flowers! It’s kind of like planting forever flowers to add a splash of color to an all green herb garden. We know that many people like to leave their markers out so they know where their perennials will come up each spring and these gorgeous and fun rock garden markers are perfect for this! We recommend sealing them for extra protection. To make these garden markers you will need some smooth stones, a black marker, and acrylic paint.
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Mushroom fairy house from an old jar - creative upcycling
Air drying clay + mason jar = an adorable fairy house ! Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and you’ll see the amazing process as an ordinary glass majon jar is magically transformed into a mushroom fairy house ! This is a fun, easy spring craft project you can customize to your heart’s content. The finished fairy house containers couldn’t be more adorable! You can use the mushroom fairy houses as cute kids room decors or it can be a great centerpiece in you miniature fairy garden ! ( If you would like to put it outside don't forget to use some kind of varnish! ) You can slow down the video's speed: just click on the cog icon and choose "speed" option. )
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DIY Crystal pouring watering can - creative recycling
We love upcycling crafts because it's inexpensive, helps the environment and also good for us! This super watering can spring decor was made with a rusty metal watering can and a few crystals from and old chandelier ! Isn't it super creative? And this crystal pouring watering can decor is ( despite the look ) also super easy to make! This gorgeous crystal pouring watering can can be the greatest hit in your garden decor , everyone will love it! Grab an old watering can , some plastic or glass crystals and upcycle them into this beautiful, unique garden decor !
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