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Snowman T-shirt - spice up your old tees
Are you looking  for a simple but adorable Christmas gift idea? With following along Brassy Apple's step-by-step tutorial you can learn how to spice up a plain white t-shirt for the winter season!   She made these lovely snowman tee’s for her kids but you can create one in adult size as well! They are quick, simple and adorable!  If case you don't like snowmen: you can make a Rudolph reindeer t-shirt with a brown tee, two black buttons ( for his eye) and one big red button (for his nose).
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DIY hugging birds mother's day card
Every Mom and Dad appreciates handmade cards, so create one of these adorable hugging /cuddling bird cards for them for mother's day or father's day! (Or you can simply gift it to thank their hard work and unlimited love. ) These cute paper cuddling bird cards are super easy to make: you just need some colorful (scrapbooking or wrapping) paper to create it which is nice because you don't need to buy lots of craft supplies.  (You will be able to download 2 different free card templates from this nice craft website! )
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DIY Flower fairy dress up doll (with cnageable outfits)
This fun flower spring (or autumn) fairy craft is not just only a fun and creative activity for kids, but it's also perfect way to spend some time outdoors (to collect flowers and leaves). You can create a whole fairy outfit collection for the different seasons because this cute fairy will look good with flowers and leaves as well! You can glue the flower petals / leaves directly into the free printable flower fairy drawing or you can use transparent films to create a fun dress up doll.
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Toy kitchen from and old Tv cabinet
You love your old TV cabinet, but it's been sadly obsolete since you bought a flat-screen TV? Luckily, a whole new life awaits it as an adorable play kitchen for kids! This darling furniture transformation gives you a second chance to use a beloved item, because sometimes once just isn't enough. This furniture upcycling project is not a super way to save money but its also a brilliant way to create a unique long lasting toy for your kids. You can add to this toy kitchen any decorations and utensils that you want , and you can also create other play sets with this brilliant idea (imagine a play garden shed, a work station with tools, or a car repair station  )
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101 free adult coloring book pages
With all of the wonderful artists out there creating their works to share for free with the world, Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage thought it would be fun to showcase some of the best (and most beautiful) adult coloring book pages around. If you choose to color with old school crayons, some water color pencils or even some super fancy markers, you can take a printable coloring page and turn it into your very own work of art. Coloring isn’t just a trendy thing that the cool kids are doing, though! Studies have shown that it helps to de-stress adults by calming them down. Cheap (or free!) stress release that’s fun? We call that a win/win. So get your art on with one of these beautiful, free adult coloring pages:
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Kid fall craft - leaf suncatchers
These gorgeous fall suncatchers are not just super easy to make (even for the smallest crafty hands) but they will bring warmth and love to your home instantly! The end of summer doesn’t mean we have to give up on the sun altogether. These bold and colorful fall leaf suncatchers are just the thing to use the sunlight to welcome autumn with the kiddos. You can use these beautiful leaf shape suncatchers to decorate your home at fall or it can be a perfect fall craft project for the kids in the school /kindergarten as well!
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Spooky Hallowen pinata mummies with tp tube
One of our favorite things about Halloween is using recycled materials for decorations and gifts! This time she will show you how to take something you throw away almost every day and turn it into a super fun DIY Halloween mummy pinata! This quick and adorable mummy pinata is not just only a super inexpensive and great way to recycle some junk but it's also a super fun Halloween party favor! If you make some of these toilet paper roll mummy pinatas the fun will be granted in your Halloween party for kids and adults as well!
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DIY pretend play sweet shop from IKEA expedit helf
Look at this super cute pretend play shop!  And the kicker is that you can build the frame for this market in less than an hour! She've drawn out the plans so you can start building right away. All you need is a cube organizer (IKEA kallax or expedit for ex.) and a few lengths of PVC piping. Are you inspired to open up a pretend play market of your own? Make a fresh fruit and vegetable market, a sweets shop,a fashion boutique, a simple a soft toy sale, or anything that your kids will enjoy to sell!
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Salt dough mitten ornament with baby handprints - keepsake
Little hands are so sweet! I wish they could stay that little for longer. One way to capture the precious memory of their tiny hand is to make a cute mitten Cristmas ornament keepsake. Every year at Christmas you will be reminded of how little they were. In this post, she will share with us a simple salt dough handprint mitten ornament tutorial plus an easy recipe! Keepsakes are always the best craft projects if you have kids, because this way you can make gorgeous decors and preserve the sweetest memories at the same time! You can use this cute mitten ornament to decorate your tree at Christmas or you can gift it to the family members!
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Kid-friendly felt Christmas tree - fun decorating game
The idea for felt Christmas trees has been all over the internet recently, but our favourite is this version, because it's super easy to make,fun to play and it's also decorative so you can use it as the part of your Christmas decoration! We love the simplicity of the triangle for the felt decoratable Christmas tree as well as the addition of felt presents at the bottom of the tree! This kid-friendly Christmas tree is such a fun Christmas craft idea because it works just like those felt boards you had in Sunday school: the felt ornaments stick to the felt tree. Then, when you want to move them, just take it off and place it somewhere else!
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DIY baby sock Christmas tree ornaments with sleepy mice
Oh those adorable tiny little first socks! If you would like to keep them forever but not in some dark corner of a drawer, give them a new life as cute decors that always helps you to remember those tiny baby feet!  This brilliant Christmas craft idea the DIY baby sock sleepy mouse is not just super adorable as a Christmas decor and a keepsake but also very easy to sew, especially because of this nice step-by-step tutorrial! Used baby sock ornaments sounds weird, I know, but it turned out so beautiful and adorable!  I’m really wishing that I saved all of the other kids’ socks now!
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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 baby 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 travelling 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 tutorial on how to sew it!
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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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Boys baby carriage diaper cake - DIY baby shower gift
Diaper cakes are the best gifts for baby showers ! They're cute, practical, and show off your amazing DIY skills. Maybe you've mastered the regular three-tier diaper cake ( or maybe not ) , but if you're ready to take on the challenge of making a baby carriage diaper cake , she's here to help. It's really not as hard as it looks! The diaper cakes makes really great baby shower gifts , because it's not just unique, fun and decorative but also very useful for the parents and their newborn baby ! Here is a nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to make your own boys ( or girls ) baby carriage diaper cake with baby diapers , bibs , soft baby blankets and baby toys !
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Paper plate cat craft - cute kid craft idea
This paper plate cat craft is a great evergreen craft for any time of the year and the best part is it’s made out of a paper plate which you probably already have on hand. You won’t believe how simple it is to make too! In this nice step-by-step tutorial Rachel will show you how to make this simple paper plate cat with the kids! They will love this super easy, quick and fun kids' craft project! You can make the cats in any color, they will look fun in any form! It can be a great afternoon craft project after watching the Secret Life of pets movie or you can whip up some black cats and use them as a cute frugal Halloween decoration!
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DIY Spring pumpkin seed flower card - kid craft idea
Sometimes the simplest household items can be the greatest craft materials! This time create gorgeous crocuses with pumpkin seeds! The kids will love creating this fun spring picture, which at the end can be inserted into a frame and you can decorate your home with it at springtime. (Or you can make sweet spring gift cards with them! ) You will need to make one pumpkin seed flower artwork: pumpkin seeds, food coloring, glue and green craft foam. This spring craft project is a great way to create something nice out of simple items with the kids. (And we simply love the bulk coloring idea with food coloring! This way you can prepare the seeds easily especially if you working with smaller kids)
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DIY Soft taggie blanket - blankie with tags (sewing pattern)
You can buy all of those great baby toys for your little one, but we bet he/she would be more excited to play with tags hanging off the pillow or blanket next to him/her! So sew one lovely baby blankie with tags! This taggie blanket is a great sewing project for beginners. Getting the tags to stay in place can be a little tricky at first but once you get the hang of it the sewing is very basic sewing. Don’t worry if your lines are not sewn perfectly straight it’s just for a baby who is not going care if its a little off, their just love to play with the tags instead. She used one ribbon that was a satin finish and one that was a grosgrain finish.
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Octopus for a preemie - free crochet octopus pattern
There is a fantastic crochet group in Denmark, which encourages crocheters to make little octopuses for premature babies. Someone may be surprised to hear it, but research shows that the arms of the crocheted octopuses remind the little babies of the umbilical cord in their mommies’ bellies and make them feel safer. Here you can find a free English version of crocheted preemie octopus pattern by My Nomad Home which actually is an easy, one day project. Give something back to the society and make a few octopuses for these little babies, who have been born prematurely and  encourage other crocheters to do the same!
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Fabric Mary Jane baby shoes (free sewing pattern )
Today The Cottage Mama shares with you this super adorable free fabric Mary Jane baby shoes pattern ! At thecottagemama.com you will find a written sewing tutorial on these super cute Mary Jane baby shoes and a free pattern available in size 6 – 12 month. ( This is a simple, hand-drawn sewing pattern so you can easily adjust the size for your baby's feet ) . With this adorable and easy sewing project you can use your quilting cottons as well! Read this tutorial by The Cottage Mama and sew a sweet pair of baby shoes for a sweet little baby:
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DIY Simple and adorable baby lovey - sewing for beginners
You can make this adorable and super easy to sew baby toy by The TipToe Fairy from all kinds of organic fabrics, fleece fabrics or minky. This adorable little baby lovey is incredibly quick and easy to sew . Simple stitching and minimal stuffing pulls this sewing project together in a flash.  Sew up a sweet lovey (or several!) for someone you love! At The TipToe Fairy you will find a free sewing pattern and a step-by step tutorial on how to make this lovely little teether doll:
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DIY Neon mason jar mummies - fun Halloween decor
Halloween isn’t Halloween without a mummy or two! These neon mason jar mummies by Kids Craft Room are perfect for adding a splash of color and spooky fun to your Halloween decorations. We just love that these mummy mason jars look good both day and night. During the day their vibrant neon colors are a real crowd pleaser and they’re perfect for using as a simple table decoration or for filling with Halloween candy. At night time you can pop a battery tea light inside for a spooky neon glowing mummy mason jar lantern! What fun!
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DIY Ruffled tissue paper garland - easy party decor
Pretty Providence sharing with us this frugal but festive DIY ruffled tissue garland ! Gorgeous isn't it? If you had nothing in your stash but scissors, this garland would cost you $3, one for the string, one for the needle and one for the tissue . If you wanted to have more than one color- add a dollar for another pack of tissue. Awesome, right? We are such a fans of easy DIY party decors ! Crepe paper ( or tissue paper ) garlands are not just fun for parties ,but they will bring a bit of joy into your home on a daily basis! This easy crepe paper garland can be a great addition to your birthday party, wedding party, baby shower or any other occasions!
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Crochet giraffe hat for kids ( free crochet pattern )
We simply love giraffes! If your kids are also in love with these gorgeous creatures this super cute giraffe hat is a great crochet project choice! Isn’t this crocheted giraffe hat is just adorable? Sarah will provide us a free written crochet pattern for this cute giraffe hat! This giraffe hat is a fairly easy crochet hat pattern but it comes with lots of little details which makes it a bit difficult. But the final product absolutely worth the time and effort! So grab your skein and create a fun kawaii hat for those little baby heads!
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Acorn beanie for kids ( free crochet pattern )
Keep your kids head cozy this winter with this adorable crocheted snowman hat by Lakeview Cottage Kids! At lakeviewcottagekids.com you will find this lovely crochet acorn hat pattern for free ! ( And many more gorgeous crochet patterns ! ) This free crochet acorn hat pattern is easier than it looks and makes a darling fall hat for your favorite baby or toddler. Of course you can crochet this super adorable autumn-ish accessory as a cozy winter hat as well! This crochet acorn hat is quite quick to whip up and everyone will love it!
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Amigurumi sleepy doll pattern (free crochet pattern)
It’s time for adorable free crochet patterns again! Who wants free patterns for this amigurumi sleepy doll pillow toy ? Visit this nice craft blog and learn how to crochet this super adorable sleepy doll soft toy ( for babies ) in minutes! At lanasyovillos.com you will find the free crochet patterns of this super cute sleepy doll baby pillow toy with a free video tutorial! This amigurumi baby toy is really easy to crochet so you will have a bunch of these ready in no time! Hand embroider the amigurumi doll's eyes - this way this cute amigurumi sleep toy will be suitable for little kids & newborns as well!
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Kid’s fingerprint handmade Christmas ornaments
For this year make these cute clay ornaments with the kids to hang on the Christmas tree! Our favorite part about these gorgeous snowflake ornaments is that the little hearts are made with kids’ fingerprints!  This cute snowflake Christmas tree ornament  keepsake is perfect for the kids to do at Christmas,even you can whip up a few homemade gift tags for the presents with this nice fingerprint preserving technique in no time! This super cute Christmas kids craft is very easy to do, and it can be a lovely handmade Christmas gift for parents  & grandparents as well!
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DIY Shooting star party pinata -  fun party decor
With New Year's eve comes parties! And what says party more than a piñata ? This DIY shooting star piñata is great for new year's eve ,summer or really for any time of year. It’s a shooting star ,so it can easily be adapted for celebrating summer nights, graduations, birthdays, or make it in patriotic colors for Fourth of July. It’s a pull piñata ,so it’s great for indoors as well as out. Kids take turns choosing a curling ribbon to pull. So, you still get the element of anticipation to see who is going to be the lucky one to crack it open and you save dad from having to whack the thing to death to finally get it to open.Plus! You can keep the piñata and use it as decor later, or reuse it for another party. Just reattach more ribbon to the bottom and you’re gold.
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DIY Natural wood & fabric bunny ear teething ring (free sewing pattern)
With a baby coming, you may start thinking what would be fun to add to your baby' s stash. Because babies tend to be chewers ( especially while teething ),instead of chewing on their hands, socks, or corners of blankets… made these Natural Wood & Bunny Ear Teething Rings ! These are so great as a baby shower gift or for your own babies ….but are just as fun to make in bulk and keep on hand for baby gifts ! Unique handmade baby gifts are always a hit….especially when they only take minutes to make!!!
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