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DIY Paper cut star - easy Christmas decor (free printable)
We love the ambiance that paper lanterns can create! Especially paper star lanterns ! These gorgeous DIY Paper cut stars by Papelisimo can instantly transform a ho-hum space into something truly magical. These DIY paper star lanterns make pretty decorations even without lights inside. You could make a golden star to put on your Christmas tree! At papelisimo.es you will find the free printable paper star template and a nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to make this gorgeous paper-cut star in no time! ( To make the video work, please choose the ORIGINAL LANGUAGE button below! )
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DIY Quick and easy pompom girland - yarn party decor
Yarn isn't just for knitting! Why not use it for getting into the festive spirit? Knitter or not, you can easily customize your house, office and party with this lovely little pom-pom garland created by Tara Dennis. We love this idea for making pom poms . Instead of the usual circles of cardboard this method uses an ordinary kitchen fork resulting in mini fluffy pompoms. ( But of course you can use toilet paper rolls, or chair legs or even a cardboard cutout to make pompoms! The possibilities are endless! )
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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 homemade chalkboard paint
Chalkboard Paint has thousand of usage ( from pretty herb pots to whole fridge or furniture paint projects ) but can be pretty expensive. This homemade chalkboard paint recipe is super easy and only requires two ingredients : paint ( of any color or type - she use acrylic paints ) and some Non-Sanded Tile Grout! Absolutelly brilliant! make some and you will be able to create vintage / shabby chic message boards or creative drawing tables for your kids in any size!
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Beautifull paper napkin ballerinas
We are always amazed at people’s creative minds and skillful hands to make something ordinary become extraordinary. This paper napkin ballerina is such a delicate and beautiful piece of craft! You can use different colors of napkin paper to make the ballerinas. They are definitely lovely decorations for girls’ bedrooms. You can use any water soluble glue (PVA,wallpaper glue) or you can make your own paper mache glue with mixing 5dl (hot) water and 3 tsp flour (just put this mixture back into your microwave for another  1-2 minute till it's not fluid anymore )
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DIY action figure lamp - upcycling plastic toys
This action figure lamp is a fairly quick and cheap craft project, and we love that the results are so dramatic with so little effort! Plus, it will be nice to have some geeky things around presented in a nicer fashion.  You can use any cheap (and damaged) plastic toys to create this cool and decorative lamp, and you can make it in different themes: just as  cars, plastic animals, dinosaurs, wooden blocks... This superhero action figure lamp is not just only a nice plastic upcycling project but it's a perfect kids room or mancave decor. It's also low budget and easy to make!
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Felt easter chick with ribbon (with template)
Are you looking for an adorable easter gift / soft toy or a fun easter decor? Dou you like felt and sewing? If your answers are yes, this adorable felt easter chick is a perfect easter craft project for you! In this super craft website you can find a complete picture assembling tutorial and (of course) a free template! This adorable felt chick (or duck) is a perfect easter gift or a super cute soft toy for the kids. You can even decorate the nursery room with them, just replace the bead eyes with embroidered ones.
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DIY kids room tyre seating
If you love upcycling or just need a fun and cheap way to spice up your (car enthusiast) kids room this super upcycled tyre seat / kids room decor is a perfect craft project for you! This tyre seat is relatively easy to make, and it can be used as a nice hidden storage space for cars or small toys. You can paint the tyre seats to any color that you want, so it can be a perfect gir room decor as well! (Imagine a pink tyre with a flower shaped pillow!)
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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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DIY spring centerpiece - plush flowers with pots
These super cute DIY plush flower pots make for a great spring party table centerpiece, home decor or even a party favor or gift (for mother's day, birthdays or almost every ocassion)! Can you imagine the possibilities and theme?! And the best is: you can easily hand sew these cute fabric flowers, even if you are a beginner in sweing! (Or you can find in this nice craft website a no-sew pushie flowers version as an extra!)
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DIY magical glowing mason jar lanterns
These gorgeous and magical lanters are super easy to make: you just need a few mason jars and some glow in the dark paints! You can use these glowing magical mason jar lanterns to decorate the kids room or to spice up your halloween party! You can create the glowing mason jar lanterns in any color and size that you want ( and even experiment with tinted / stained glasses ). We imagined it as a nice pixie dust like decoration in  fairy dress up party.. True magic!
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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 earasable message board from old photo frame
This diy erasable message board is a super quick, low budget and easily customisable craft/decor project, perfect for any home or for the kids room! You can change the colorful papers inside of the message board to any pattern/color (for different holidays/seasons), or you can put in funny family photos and use this table as a "doodle" board! (Draw mustaches, clothes or funny accessories for the family members!) If you would like to create this erasable message board fol small chidren, do not use photo frames with glass planes! (Use clear plastic instead of glass, dry erase pens will work well on it ! )
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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 race track from cardboard and newspaper - paper mache
Enjoy the excitement of car racing by creating your very own city race track with upcycling some paper "junks"! To create this fun cardboard car race track you just need some cardboard , small ( paper ) boxes and tubes and newspapers ! Brilliant craf t idea for the kids ! You can make a cheap ( and non toxic ) paper mache glue with flour and water ( search for " paper mache glue " ) or simply use any PVA ( water soluble ) glue. Use your imagination and create a unique car racing track in any shape and color that your kids want, or you can gift this cheap but fun handmade toy for any ocassion, they will love it!
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DIY paw pillow from T-shirts
Watch this easy step-by-step video craft tutorial to learn how to make this super cute ( and comfy ) Paw Pillow ! This paw shape pillow is not only a cute decoration for your ( or the kids' ) room , but it is also a really nice way to repurpose old clothes ! If you want to feel yourself as a tiny fairy sleeping in the paw of giant tender pet – here you go! : ) For this cozy homemade pillow you will need 2 T-shirts ( 1 grey sweatshirt and 1 pink T-shirt ) , pillow stuffing and this nice video tutorial. : ) Everything is very clear and really easy!
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DIY dreamcatchers from recycled newspapers
Look at these gorgeous dreamcatchers ! Believe or not, the only thing you will need to create one for yourself is newspaper ! This brilliant craft idea is a perfect and easy way to decorate your home , the kids' room or a fun party , and it's also super cheap! In this nice craft video tutorial you can learn how to make them in 6! different ways! You can paint the newspaper dreamcatchers to any fun color, or add extra elements if you wish.
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Cookie monster rug with chocholate chip cookie pillows
Bring everyone's favourite cookie eating monster home with your own cookie monster rug. This iconic blue abomination was just begging to be remade into a bear skin rug. Using blue faux-fur fabric and some other textile supplies, he was able to make this rug in under an hour. This furry and soft cookie monster rug is great for kids, and the cookie pillows really make it complete. Better hide your cookies, as this furry blue monster is ready to steal all your goodies (and then your heart) !
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DIY tangram rubber stamp from rubber eraser
A Tangram is a Chinese dissection puzzle consisting of 7 flat shapes . They all fit perfectly in one square. You can make all sorts of things with the pieces…animals, people,and things! Since geometric anything is all the rage, she though it would be fun to make Rubber Stamp Tangrams art and cards with the kids ! This would be so fun to make for a teacher appreciation gift –A little stack of cards and some envelopes wrapped in twine!
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DIY adorable sock sloth - soft toy from socks
This is a very cute way to convert the basic method of making a sock monkey into an adorable sloth ! Adding velcro to his hands means you can hang him anywhere you want, though I must warn you - he doesn't move anywhere too fast! With this nice detailed video soft sock toy making tutorial you can make one for the kids easily even if you are a beginner in sewing ! This super cute sock sloth is a perfect kids room decor , toy , or a perfect gift for every ocassion and it's also a nice way to repurpose pairless or unwanted ( brown ) socks !
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DIY shoe lacing cards - fun learning game
With this super easy to make DIY shoe lacing card you can teach your kids how to lace a shoe in a playful way, or you can use these decorative paper shoes as low budget teen room decors! You can ask your kids to help make it and decorate their own cardboard shoes! If you haven't got white acrylic paint at hand you can use simple correction pens to create the lines! Add a nice colorful shoe lace for a more fun look! You can create classy fathers day cards with this brilliant craft idea as well!
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Log slice poufs (with sewing pattern)
Isn't this log slice pouf  just so darling? These little tree stumps wood look great in a child's reading corner, or even slid underneath your coffee table for extra toddler seating. We love trees, faux bois, and woodland themes for decorating - this collection ticks all those boxes! You could use them for pretend play, as stepping stones, as mini poufs, or skip the heavier filling and fusible fleece and use them as throw pillows. This gorgeous kid's room decor is not  just fun and comfy but also very easy to sew!
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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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