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5 different craft idea with plastic bottles ( repurposing )
Today in this nice upcycling video craft idea collection and tutorial he going to show you 5 awesome and interesting ideas about what can be made of used, unnecessary plastic bottles ! Nowadays everybody throw to garbage used plastic bottles and don't think about the fact that plastic dissolves very slowly, that leads to pollution of environment throwing away polyethylene terephtalate. Today's 5 life hacks with unnecessary plastic bottles will teach you how to make a self watering flower pot , a toilet paper holder , a holder for stationary, bracelet and a yarn ball holder.
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DIY holder for charging cell phone - from a lotion bottle
Do you hate the "mess" comes with charging cellphones? All the cords and mobile phones laying in the ground or in your perfectly organized table? With this quick, easy and cheap upcycling craft idea you can create  the perfect little holder for your cell phone while it’s being charged with a single (empty) plastic body lotion bottle! Simple, but brilliant! You can decorate your cell phone holder as much as you want: with fabrics , colorful papers / contact papers or paint! This cellphone charging station is not just only practical (because you can hang it on the plug) but its also keeps your cell phone cables organized in a decorative eco-friendly way!
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DIY Fabric pocket embroidery hoop organizer
Look at these fun and useful embroidery hoop wall organizers ( created by Sweet Red Poppy ) ! Brilliant idea, isn't it? And this lovely little pocket organizer is also super easy to make: you just need a little piece of fabric and an embroidery hoop ! ( No sewing, no glue mess, you can make them without any craft skills or supplies ) And the best in this nice upcycling craft project is: you can change the pockets easily so you can change it in every season to different colors /patterns if you would like to! It can be a perfect room decor for teens or for your office , plus you can use them to organize small stationery ( or simply use them as modern wall decors ) .
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DIY sewn fabric storage boxes
The best sewing projects are the multipurpose ones! With this super sewing tutorial and the fabric storage boxes you can decorate and organize your home at the same time! No more mess around the house! These fabrics boxes have side handles and a front window to slide in a content label. You can use any decorative fabric (or even old clothes/jeans) to create these decorative storage boxes, and of course you can make it in any size!
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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 rug with old denims
Upcycle your wel-worn denims into a piece of art! Create an easily washable and undestroyable denim rug with them! If you love upcycling and sewing  this sewing project is a perfect choice for you! This denim rug is easy to sew (  it does take time to cut out and sew the fabric pieces together but The result totally worth the time!) This denim rug 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
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Felt cactus shape pincushions - needle holders
Look at these cactus shape pincushions! Isn't it super adorable? And because it's made with felt this is a super easy craft or gift project, even if your are not a professional in sewing! You can use these felt cactuses to store your needles and pins or simply decorate your home (or the kids' room) with them at any time of  the year! You can also add small felt flowers to them for a more complex look! (For flower making ideas simply search for "flowers" in our searchbar at the top of this page.)
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Crochet cozy for jars and cans
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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Adorable teddy bear gift from a small towel (washcloth)
Are you looking for a cheap but still fun and useful homemade gift ? Try this super cute teddy bear washcloth ! This craft project is soo easy , you can make one in minutes even if you aren't the craftiest person in the world! The only things you will need is a small towel ( or washcloth ) and a few rubber bands ! This special teddy bear shaped towel gift is perfect for any ocassion and any age! It can be a perfect fathers day gift, a baby shower gift or a chirstmas present! Of course you can use any color to make the teddy bears that fits! ( Imagine a cute baby pink or blue teddy or a vivid color "gummy" bear ! )
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DIY flannel coasters - how to upcycle old clothes
These flannel coasters are not just perfect ways to repurpose some of your old flannel shirts but they are also perfect for your hot apple cider, pumpkin spice lattes, or hot chocolate!  They also help soften up your coffee table, side table, or wherever else you decide to throw ’em.  These useful flannel coasters are really do add that comfy, fall-into-winter feeling to your home  in an easy and low budget way! And the best is: they're washable! Of course you can experiment with other fabrics and colors as well!
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Fingerless fox gloves - free crochet pattern
Today she's sharing with us her new fox fingerless gloves crochet pattern made with front post single crochet stitches. No matter what crochet hooks you use, you can make these fun and cozy fox fingerless gloves  for yourself in a rainy fall / snowy winter afternoon. You can use this super adorable fox crochet pattern to make fingerless gloves (or  handrwarmers ) for your family as a nice Christmas gift or just to show your love. It's not really an easy / beginner crochet project but absolutely worth to try!
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DIY rustic bathtub tray (with free plan)
Do you love woodworking projects? Try this quick Rustic Wood Bathtub Tray so you can lock the bathroom door and soak in a warm bathtub. You can prop a book and a glass of wine on your tray. Or maybe some tea and the iPad so you can binge watch some Netflix. You can make this rusctic/vintage look wooden bathtub  tray in minutes (even if you are a beginner in furniture making ) because it's so easy, and it can be a perfect gift for any occasion as well! (Because who doesn't love relaxing and pampering things?) You can protect your woonden bathtub tray from water with any color waterproof stains and varnishes it will look gorgeous in any form!
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Unique designer knobs in minutes with decoupage
Well, these gorgeous knobs may look like hand painted ceramic knobs, but the secret is- they are the easiest things to make, and there is no painting involved!  She will show you the tricks and share all the knob patterns  she made here. You can download them to make your own set of “hand-painted” designer knobs for your home or you can use regular decoupage napkins to make some. Sometimes the littlest details gives the biggest impact on your environment! Try to spice up your boring furnitures with a fresh new color or new stylish knobs!
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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 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 unicorn pencil case from socks and felt - back to school
Today's video tutorial is a late back to school theme with a little recycling ! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and make one cute diy unicorn pencil case for yourself or for the kids ! To make an adorable unicorn pencil case you will need: socks, felt, fluffy colorful yarn, zipper and fabric glue ( or you can hand- or machine sew it ). This adorable unicorn can be used as a unique and fun pencil case or a cute soft toy ! It's so fluffy I'm gonna dieeeee! Your little Agnes will love it too!
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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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Lavender flower painted mason jars - step by step painting tutorial
We love upcycling especially when it comes to mason jars! I bet that you have a few glass jars already at home, and maybe you have created  many gorgeous crafts with them, but as you will see, there’s still something new under the sun in the mason jar world! This gorgeous lavender painted mason jar is not just only a perfect stylish (spring/Easter) decor for your vintage style home, but it's also very easy to paint! With this great step-by step painting tutorial making these gorgeous lavender vases will be a piece of cake, even if you are a beginner in hand painting!
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Adorable wooden clothespin snowman bookmarks
Sometimes the simplest craft ideas are the best! With a few wooden clothespins , fabric scraps and a little paint you can make an adorable snowman bookmark in no time! This super cute wooden clothespin snowman bookmark is a perfect craft project for snowy winter afternoons especially if you are a bookworm ! Of course you can gift these adorable wooden clothespin snowman bookmarks to your friends or family members as well, they will love them! Use fabrics with different patterns and colors for every snowman andthis way you can have lots of different snowman bookmarks for all of your favorite books !
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DIY toy shelf from cardboard (with paper mache)
Will you believe me if i say that this useful little book or toy shelf are made completely out of cardboard and newspaper ? I bet you won't! But it's true! In this nice step-by-step video assembling tutorial you can learn how to make your own bookshelf from cardboard with a simple glue gun and some PVA glue. To smooth out the cardboard shelf's surface you can use homemade paper mache glue ( water+flour ) instead of PVA glue to make this cheapskate bookshelf more inexpensive ! Sturdy cardboard box furniture can be great alternatives of real furniture , and you can personalize them as much as you want!
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How to make a rag rug from old t-shirt with a hula hoop
Comfy and soft, pretty and happy, can you believe it’s made from a pile of old t-shirts? If you like weaved fabric rugs but you have never done any weaving, crochet, or knitting before this is the perfect upcycling craft project for you! You will be surprised  how quick is to make one rag rug, and how fun and enjoyable the whole process is! You only need a few simple tools and materials to make a rag rug such as old-t shirts, a hula hoop (or a sturdy cardboard box piece), some yarn and patience. This kids' craft project is a perfect way to decorate your home (or the kids' room) on a budget and also a great way to repurpose old t-shirts!
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DIY baby nest ( free sewing pattern )
This handmade baby nest was designed to make life easier for new parents and their babies ! Sew a b aby nest and use anywhere your baby is resting. Having their own nest will help your baby settle easier especially in new environments as they will quickly recognize the smell and feel of their nest. You can use your baby nest virtually anywhere around the house, or bring it with you wherever you go! This soft and cozy DIY baby nest is perfect for traveling as your little one can sleep anywhere stress-free! If you intend to use for co-sleeping the baby nest provides a safe barrier between you and your baby. In this site, you will find a free baby nest sewing pattern as well as a nice step-by-step tutorial on how to sew it!
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Simple DIY wall mounted wooden jewelry organizer
We absolute adore easy organizing ideas especially when it comes to jewelries, because we bet that you have tons of them! (Just like us!) This useful wall mounted jewelry (necklace and earring) organizer is a super easy, quick DIY project!  For the earrings, Sugar Bee Crafts used a chain and we LOVE it!  It’s a perfect solution for large earrings!  You can add extra rows as much as you want, or extend it later with other fun jewelry storing/organizing ideas : such as a bracelet or watch holder (from a wooden rod) or a wooden wall mounted box stuffed with sponge hair curlers for the little stud earrings.
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How to make a diaper cake (nappy cake) - baby shower gift
Learn how to make a diaper cake : a baby shower gift that doubles as a decor element. If you have been invited to a baby shower and want to bring a creative and useful gift , bring a diaper cake ! In this nice step-by-step video tutorial Evite's in-house party stylist, Jessica Bailey, shows you how to make one nappy cake easily in minutes with using simple household items ( and of course diapers ). She used size 1 diapers , just in case the newborn turned out to weigh a little more. It's a safer bet to buy size 1 for new moms. You can decorate your homemade diaper cake with other useful gifts as well : such as cute soft baby toys, baby clothes and accessories.
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Drawstring bag from plastic bottles - recycling & organizing
This brilliant recycling craft project, the plastic bottle and fabric drawstring bag is not just brilliant because you can repurprose a lot of plastic trash with it, but it's also a great way to store all kinds of things ( toys, sewing accessories, legos, stationary etc ). If you love sewing and upcycling this is the perfect craft project for you! It's super easy to make , and you can easily customize it with various fabrics and plastic bottles. You can use large plastic bottles/containers to store huge amounts of stuffs ( such as a large lego collection ) or you can use the small plastic bottles to organize tiny items ( pins, crayon chunks etc )
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Crocheted baby boots (free crochet pattern)
Oh those cute baby feet! They deserve an adorable cozy little boots, right? Try this crochet project and make one cozy baby boots for your kids or grandkids! In the outer craft site you will find a free crochet (picture) pattern and a nice assembling tutorial on how to make crocheted baby boots. This adorable little baby boots will look gorgeous in any color and size! And if you don't use wool yarn it will be washable which can be really handy! This crocheted baby boots can be a great indoor boots at all around the year not just at winter!
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DIY Folding cardboard box doll house - upcycling craft
Making a cardboard doll house for your kids is a fun craft idea, but it will be much better if it's foldable to be able to save a little storage space . You can easily adapt this great cardboard doll house idea to create a large cardboard box playhouse for your kids and their friends to play with. The problem with basic cardboard box doll or playhouses is that they take up a lot of space and in the end they will end up in the trash for being a nuisance. But if you make them foldable this won't be a problem anymore! (To watch the video tutorial click on the "original language" link, and for written instructions / cardboard box dollhouse pattern go for the translated one!)
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DIY Origami Easter egg cups (paper folding)
Is it too early to start making Easter crafts ? We hope not because we've already found million craft ideas and we can't wait to start sharing them with you! For this time we brought to you a beautiful paper folded ( origami ) Easter egg holder ! Decorate your breakfast table this Easter with these adorable origami egg cups or use them to spice up your painted and ready to be gifted Easter eggs. Super simple, super cute and only take a minute to make. In this nice step-by-step video origami tutorial Emma will show you how to make your paper Easter egg cups with simple paper folding. What do you think? Easy peasy, right?
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Urban gipsy boho bag ( free crochet pattern)
This boho-ethno bag free crochet pattern is fun to put together and loaded with bohemian charm. Every woman who is both a certifiable hippy AND prolific crocheter needs this super unique stylish, crocheted summer festival bag! Authentic granny squares,legit embroidery & fringe for days! A leather belt can make a great bag strap when affixed with some D-rings. (The white crocheted boho bag in the photos uses a thrifted leather belt attached with D-ring.) Crochet one and take your inner free spirit out on the town with your new Urban Gypsy bag!
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DIY magic carpet cat hammock from a towel
Are you looking for a super cozy & frugal cat bed for your small apartment? Try this cozy magic carpet cat hammock which can be placed  right under your coffee table! In this nice craft blog and their step-by-step tutorial you can learn how to make your own DIY magic carpet cat hammock from a simple towel and  t-shirt yarn (or rope). You cat will love this super cozy cat bed and the best of it: you can wash it easily, and you can make it in any color or style that fits into your home! You can use old towels but this DIY magic carpet style cat hammock will work well with other cozy fabrics: such as minky, faux furs etc. as well!
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DIY Cat patchwork coin purse - free sewing pattern
Look at this super adorable patchwork kitty cat coin purse! If you love sewing and a have a few nice but small fabric piece this kitty cat purse sewing project is a perfect choice for you!  This gorgeous DIY cat shaped 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 tutorialsewing one patchwork kitty cat 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!) The size of the Kitty Coin Purse is just nice to keep some coins and small notes.
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Toby the PJ turte - cute plushie pillow (free sewing pattern)
As one of the animal kingdom's oldest species, turtles deserve a lot of respect. We're proud to introduce our favorite turtle, Toby. He's not only as cute as they come with his shy smile (made with darts!), he also has a job: holding his owner's PJs in a hidden pocket on his bottom shell. Thanks, Toby! Unlike his real-life counterparts, Sew4Home's turtle is cuddly soft from top to bottom. He's meant to be a little pillow pal but you can use him to decorate the kids room or just sew one as super cute cuddly soft toy for the kids. This nice written step-by-step sewing tutorial comes with a free turtle pillow sewing pattern!
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