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Heart house - christmas ornament from greeting cards
This is a very easy to make chirstmas craft idea and also a very good way to upcycle your old greeting cards!  Make this beautiful  heart - house christmas ornament out of them, or you can make it with tissue / cereal boxes too. It can be a perfect (cheap) valentine's day gift, or a decorative garland in your little girl's room ( if you paint them into pink )
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Gingerbread houses from milk cartons
This is a very creative christmas craft idea: gingerbread houses out of milk cartons! If you woul'd like to upcycle some "junk", this craft idea is absolutelly perfect for you! Your kids will also enjoy the making of this village, but it they don't like gingerbread, it can be a "robot creator station" (with some foil and straws) or a cute princess tower (with pink paint and some bling).
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DIY portable doll house suitcase (with 2 different patterns)
Create a compact, portable doll house in a bag with following along Tara Dennis' step-by-step tutorial ! This little doll house has everything that your kid will need and when you finish playing; you can close it and travel with it wherever you want. Start with one scene or make a few and get the kids involved too.This portable doll house is great for their imagination! You can create a bedroom and a flower shop with following this wonderful tutorial, but you could make a lounge room, play room, craft room, bathroom, any scene you like!
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Collepsible playhouse from cardboard
If you don't have lots of space in your home, and you are looking for a cheap , fun and eco friendly kids room decoration  this cardboard playhouse is a perfect choice! This playhouse can be easily disassembled and stored behind your big dining room cabinet when not in use. You can make it from thick carboard boxes or  foam boardsFoam board would be the quickest/easiest material to work with. A foam board playhouse certainly won't last forever, but you can use this nice house template for a masonite version that your kid can use outside too.
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DIY cardboard box tiger cat house
Are you looking for a fun, cheap but still cozy cat bed / cat hous e? If your answer is yes, with the help of this very funny and detailed video craft tutorial make this fun tiger cat house from an old cardboard box ! Your cat ( s ) will love it! Of course you can make other cardboard box pet houses with this technique if you don't like tigers.
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DIY paper cut-out lanterns and Christmas houses ( free template )
We love inexpensive , easy, but still gorgeous christmas / winter home decors! These paper lanterns and Christmas houses are one of the most beautiful paper decors we seen so far, and it's almost costs nothing! You just need a sheet of construction paper and a hobby knife to create one. Isn't it gorgeous? You can make these paper cutout decors in any size: it can be a perfect Christmas table / mantle decor and also a nice Christmas tree ornament! You can glue in a colored tissue paper or clear plastic piece and fill the houses and lanterns up with Christmas cookies / treats!
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DIY gingerbread house gift or cake boxes from cardboard
Which can be better to wrap your presents than a gorgeous gift/cake box that costs almost nothing? Thats why we love upcycling! This cute gingerbread house gift box has made from a simple cardboard box with a corrector pen! Brilliant idea, isn't it? You can use these adorable and magical gingerbread boxes to wrap your handmade presents/cakes or you can simply use them as gorgeous winter/christmas decors in your home. The cardboard box gingerbread houses will look good in any size, so you can create a whole winter wonderland village! (You could bake a few gingerbread man as villagers as well!)
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Handmade cardboard box dollhouse
Today's tutorial is a beautiful recycling craft , one of those good ideas for gifts at Christmas. This brilliant handmade dollhouse is easy to do and inexpensive , a perfect gift for your kids ! Sometimes handmade toys and presents are brings much more fun and happiness than the store bought versions especially dollhouses, because you can personalise it to your little girls taste as much you want! You can create an ice castle for Elsa, a pink Barbie house or a cute little forest house or fairy house , the possibilities are endless! With this nice step-by-step cardboard box doll house video tutorial you can make one easily for your daughter ( or a superhero version for your son )
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Gingerbread house Christmas treat boxes (free printables)
One of our favorite parts of the Christmas season is the giving and receiving of yummy gifts. This year, she's sharing two versions with us of the cutest gingerbread house treat boxes and a yummy snack to fill them with. This gingerbread houise cookie box filled with delicious store bought or homemade cookies is really a perfect gift idea for co-workers, neighbors or teachers at Christmas because who doesn't love delicious swets packaged in an adorable gingerbread house box? In this ice craft blog you will find the free gingerbread house printables: a colorful version and a plain cut file to decorate!
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Pig shaped salty or sweet cookies easily
These little pig shaped cookies will work well  with almost all types of dough whether it be a salty or a sweet one! You can make some piggies for your upcoming kids or New Year's Eve party or just for fun to sipce up boring ordinary days, the kids will love them!  This recipe calls for two different kinds of dough, and a filling, and it must be wonderful with cheese, oregano and tomato sauce! What can be more fun than a pig shaped declicious cookie dipped in a delicious sauce! These pig shaped cookies/buns can be nice treats or for the kids.
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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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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 Chocolate graduation lei ( party necklace )
Chocolate made into a lei for graduation . How brilliant is it? A lei is a neck garland given as a gift in the Hawaiian and Polynesian cultures to show affection or mark important occasions. This DIY Chocolate graduation lei by Fun Squared is stuffed full with a variety of chocolate to please anyone's taste buds. DIY Chocolate ( or candy ) leis would make great necklaces for birthdays, graduations, or celebrating any other holiday or accomplishment . Chocolate ( or candy ) leis are so easy to make ( and also super delicious ) !
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DIY Fairy house with attic using two mason jars - recycle
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial Creative Mother shows you how she made a medium size fairy house with attic using two mason jars ( one on top of the other ) , tin foil, hot glue, white air-dry clay and acrylic paint. This super adorable fairy house is very fun to make and you can use it as candy jar for a candy bar, birthday party, thank you gift for a baby shower, kids' room decor , piggy bank, jewelry box, cookie jar or even as a fairy garden decor ! You can turn it into a lamp also adding some battery operated LED candle lights. The finished woodland fairy house containers couldn’t be more adorable!
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DIY cardboard box Barbie doll house - recycling craft
Today's tutorial is a beautiful recycling craft , one of those good ideas for gifts at Christmas. This brilliant handmade dollhouse is easy to do and inexpensive , a perfect gift for your kids ! Sometimes handmade toys and presents are brings much more fun and happiness than the store bought versions especially dollhouses, because you can personalize it to your little girls taste as much as you want! You can create an ice castle for Elsa, a pink Barbie house or a cute little forest house or fairy house , the possibilities are endless! With this nice step-by-step cardboard box Barbie doll house video tutorial you can make one easily for your daughter ( or a superhero version for your son ) !
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DIY Barn wood herringbone wall treatment
What do you get when you combine 2 sisters, 4 hours and some beautiful reclaimed barn wood ? A gorgeous DIY Barn wood herringbone accent wall ! Today Shanty2Chic will showing you how she transformed a boring blank wall into this awesome reclaimed wood herringbone accent wall. Gorgeous isn't it? This beautiful, rustic reclaimed barn wood accent wall was 4 hours work! Unbelievable isn't it? Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to create your own beautiful , stylish vintage wall decor with barn wood! ( Of course you can use this clever herringbone pattern to decorate other things as well : imagine a framed wooden herringbone pattern or a table with herringbone top! )
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DIY S'more pot - mini grill (fire pit) from a terracotta pot
Sometimes the weather isn't on board, and you found yourselves snuggled up for most of the weekend listening to the thunder and watching the lightning through the windows. But when you’re set on having s’mores, nothing will quite satisfy that need for a roasted marshmallow. So, between storms make these incredibly easy s’more pots! Grab a terracotta pot, fill with charcoal to create this super fun mini (garden) grill or DIY marshmallow roaster. These terracotta pots are less than a dollar and you can use it again and again ! totally worth it! This DIY s'more pot can be a great addition to you garden party, birthday party or a fun way to set up a mini fire pit at a campsite.
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DIY Diet Coke cake (or beer cake) -  birthday gift idea
We would gladly trade in a baked cake for this awesome Diet Coke cake by Fun Squared any day of the week. Don’t get us wrong, we love birthday cakes, but we think this Diet Coke Cake is such a fun twist on a classic birthday cake. If you are celebratingbirthday week this Diet Coke cake is the perfect addition to the party! (Or of course you can use this brilliant and fun fizzy drink cake as a gift for other occasions as well! Or better: imagine a beer cake for your dad on Father's day!)  So, if you know someone celebrating a birthday soon, find out their favorite drink and start making them a “cake.”
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DIY Vintage garden greenhouse from old windows - repurpose
Liz Marie's blog featured Holli's gorgeous garden greenhouse which is entirely made out of antique windows! How wonderful is it? A lot of planning need to create this gorgeous DIY vintage garden greenhouse, but it's absolutely worth the time and effort! And the best: this vintage /rustic greenhouse is absolutely low-budget because you can re-purpose some old thrown out windows! Visit Liz Marie Blog and get inspired to create your own greenhouse in large from windows and doors or in a miniature home decor version with picture frames! If you love gardening, woodworking and recycle this craft project will be your next favorite!
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DIY Clay flower pot garden grill & smoker
Turning your cottage into the ultimate weekend getaway has never been more simple thanks to Adam Holman, as he drums up some easy, quirky and fun DIY projects that you can do next time you’re at the cottage. Grab 2 large clay pots and create this DIY garden grill and smoker easily under a few minutes! totally worth it! This DIY s' terra cotta pot grill and smoker can be a great addition to you garden party, birthday party or a fun way to set up as a fire pit at your garden! If you can't build a temporary fire pit in your garden or you just need an easily moveable but weatherproof grill/smoker solution this large clay pot grill is a perfect craft project for you!
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DIY Honeycomb balls - easy party decor with tissue paper
Learn how to make honeycomb balls with kite paper from this Crafting Hours video. Hanging decorations look fantastic on every occasion. Moreover it is very easy to make such paper ball decorations at home. Just follow the stepwise procedure shown in this video to make honeycomb paper balls. You can use these balls for ceiling decoration as well as in the form of hanging decorations in parties or special occasions. Also known as honeycomb pom poms, such paper balls give a beautiful look to your home decor. You can even use these balls for Christmas decorations by doing it as Christmas crafts activity with your friends and family members. So, do not wait any longer and start making these honeycomb paper balls now!
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Women's Sunday slippers (free crochet pattern)
Thi s free crochet slippers pattern will satisfy the modern minimalist in you while also making you feel like a gift giving hero. They make the perfect gift for teachers , new moms, a friend who is sick and anyone else you want to wrap up in a little bit of love. This free crochet slippers pattern combines just enough cool factor and genuine functionality that you can give a pair to almost anyone and know that your gift will be enjoyed. The minimalist style can be appreciated by feet young and old and the chunky yarn and leather soles make these house shoes look pretty fancy schmancy.
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DIY Easy wooden birdhouse (free plan)
This is a free woodworking plan of a super easy DIY birdhouse from Ana-White!  Prepare for the winter / spring season with this super easy to make wooden birdhouse.Today Ana-White is going to share with you a collection of free birdhouse plans that you can make from cedar fence pickets.  Costing less than $2 each and naturally weather resistant, cedar fence pickets are the perfect building material for little birdhouses. This birdhouse is so easy, your little ones can make it.  We suggest kiddos putting it together with glue (try a glue that works on oily wood like Gorilla Glue or a super glue for fast dry times) and then Mom or Dad adding some nails or screws after the glue dries to make sure the birdhouse is plenty sturdy.
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Miniature gingerbread house Christmas ornament (free crochet pattern)
With this free crochet pattern you can learn how to crochet this adorable gingerbread house in amigurumi! This sweet amigurumi gingerbread house is sure to bring a smile to any face! This amigurumi cutie is a wonderful seasonal decoration or soft toy for kids. This amigurumi gingerbread house is also perfect as a gift for a newborn if you leave out the beads.  At this nice crochet blog you will find the free amigurumi pattern of this super cute gingerbread house accompanied with a nice detailed assembling tutorial. This amigurumi pattern is a beginner one, so if you are a beginner in amigurumis this gingerbread house  is absolutely perfect to begin with!
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DIY Winter village wreath (free printable)
We love this winter village wreath not only because of its soft fluffiness, because it was really easy to make. No fancy sewing, pinning, chain sawing or other dangerous activities needed. We've been obsessed lately with easy paper crafts, and this would be a great use for those scraps. (You can use leftover Christmas wrapping papers or fun scrapbook papers as well) Read this step-by-step craft tutorial and create your own gorgeous winter village wreath! (You will find the printable paper house template  at Delia Creates for free! )
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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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Cute little pig buns with bacon jam
Play with dough and make some super cute piggies stuffed with bacon jam and chorizo . They will be a huge hit! Because who doesn't love lovely piggies and bacon? The stuffing is so delicious, the buns are soft and tasty. The adults love them, kids adore them and their look make everyone smiles. Next time you receive an invite for a potluck or go on a picnic, make a double batch and bring the little piggies with you. You will be the baker of the year, we guarantee you.
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DIY Valentine’s day fortune cookie coupons (free printable)
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all about candy and chocolates! These super fun Valentine’s Day DIY fortune cookies are great for kids or adults and won’t cause any emergency dental visits! These fun paper creations are filled with Valentine coupons for your loved ones. Print the free Valentine’s Day fortune cookie coupons printable and cut out the cookie template and desired fortune strips. This free printable includes fortunes that are appropriate for kids, more adult-themed ones, and a bunch of blank ones in case you want to write out your own.
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