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Fluffy amigurumi sheep pillow - free russian crochet pattern
Are you looking for a cute, adorable animal pillow to crochet ? Here you are: a free sheep amigurumi pillow pattern and tutorial! This baby or kids toy is just the right size for carrying everywhere, playing with on the go, or snuggling during quiet time. This cute amigurumi sheep baby toy works up pretty quickly and is so much fun to give to any little one – we know this won't be the last sheep in your life! Visit this nice russian craft blog and create your very own sheep pillow toy. (If you don't want to use the russian pattern you can use any other amigurumi animal patterns to create the pillow's body parts! )
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DIY Checkered repurposed denim picnic blanket
If you've just finished a spring cleaning of your closet and collected a small pile of outdated, ripped up and no-longer-can-squeeze-into jeans make a durable blanket out of them! Tis denim blanket is easy to sew ( it does take time to cut out and sew the fabric pieces together but it totally worth the time! ) This denim blanket 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 Here are the do-it-yourself instructions to turn a bunch of unwanted jeans into a stunning and useful picnic blanket:
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DIY Knot pillow - sewing tutorial
Knot pillows have become popular not so long ago. These pillows are made of soft tubes, and the options for knotting are countless. This is a real knot art ! Spectacular interior decor! In this diy video , AmyFamily DIY will show you how to make a soft tube for the knot pillow and 2 styles to tie it. Make your space your own and instantly freshen up your couch or bed with this fun, do-it-yourself knot pillow! This gorgeous knot pillow is soo comfortable and also very easy to sew ! No advanced sewing skills required! All you need is to be able to sew a straight line, and you, too, can make this unique pillow in minutes.
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DIY Hexagon denim rug - denim upcycling craft
If you just love working with old denim you will love this hexagon denim rug by A Beautiful Mess! We love the different shades of indigo and geometrical patterns. This DIY Hexagon denim rug will really show off the varieties of denim styling! This DIY Hexagon denim rug is also a perfect way to recycle unused clothes and it will add lots of interesting details to your or your teen's room. So grab a few old denim and sew a gorgeous home decor piece with this nice detailed sewing tutorial by A Beautiful Mess:
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DIY Mason jar mermaid lantern (free printable)
We love mason jars ! You will be startled to know about the variety of creative crafts that can be made using mason jars! Rather than disposing them off, you can showcase your creativity by making magnificent mermaid lanterns out of them, to brighten up your home. This time Red Ted Art and Adventure In a Box will show you how to make these gorgeous mermaid lanterns out of simple mason jars ! These DIY mason jar mermaid lanterns are surprisingly easy to make ( you can make it under minutes if you have Cricut Machine or a Silhouette Cameo! )
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DIY Pom pom ice cream cones - fun summer decor
Don't let summer go by without making a yarn garland for decoration! And what says summer better than ice cream cones ?This delightful summer party decorating idea is perfect for your ice cream celebration! These pom pom ice cream cones are easy to make and everyone can choose their favorite colors! This time Growing Up Gabel turns pom poms into ice creams ,and then ice creams into a a fun summer garland ! Festive, don’t you think? These cute pom pom ice creams can be perfect decorations at a summer party or the kids can use them as fun pretend to play toys at any time of the year!
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DIY Watermelon planter (watermelon pot) - summer decor
Create an vibrant summer mood by using a watermelon pot for your greenery. Regular terracotta pots are great and all, but these watermelon planters are definite statement-makers. This craft tutorial by Pysselbolaget offers step-by-step instructions and visual guidance on how to make a fun watermelon planter. Fun, vibrant colors like red and pink provide that sharp contrast for an exciting piece. Want to get creative with flower pots ? This creative painting technique and the watermelon pots will be your next favorite craft project!
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DIY Felt cactus softie (free sewing pattern)
Your children will delight in this adorable DIY Cactus Plushy. It is easy to create with I Heart Crafty Things'handy template and tutorial! Cacti are among our favorite plants , and we think it will be very nice to have a few cacti around the house at summer. The solution? None other than some super-soft ( and everlasting ) felt cacti , of course! This felt cactus craft is easy, quick and the outcome is so lovely! This sweet felt cactus can be a great home decor or classroom decor at summer ! Get the free sewing pattern and tutorial at I Heart Crafty Things and create your very own fun cactus plushie :
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Easy DIY fabric storage box (free sewing pattern)
The best sewing projects are the multipurpose ones! With this super sewing tutorial and the fabric storage boxes by Craftideas you can decorate and organize your home at the same time! No more mess around the house! These fabrics boxes are super easy to sew , even as a beginner! You can use any decorative fabric ( or even old jeans ) to create these decorative storage boxes , and of course you can make it in any size! These quick to sew fabric boxes are also make wonderful hanging storage boxes. So get the free sewing pattern and tutorial from Craftideas and make your life more organized:
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Amigurumi fox in striped sweater (free crochet pattern and video tutorial)d
Projects like this make us love the art of crochet so much! Just look at this cute fox ! Who can resist him? By following along Amigurumi Space' and Olga Askarova's free amigurumi pattern, you will be able to create this super cute crochet fox in no time! But before you start learning the basics of amigurumi, we must warn you: amigurumi is a very addictive hobby ( you won't be able to stop making these lovely amigurumi toys ! ) So grab your hooks and create a lovely little amigurumi fox for your friends or family members, they will love it!
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DIY Giant plush cactus (free sewing pattern)
Cuddles and cacti are not really a perfect match.. but not this time! This time Studio DIY will teach you how to make a giant plush cactus ! This is a great option for serious plant-killers out there, and it looks so cute in a nursery or any room really. It’s a very forgiving sewing project , so you can make it to whatever size you so choose! Studio DIY made this cactus super giant ( it’s about five feet tall ) but we think a shorter version would be awesome too! Head to studiodiy.com and create your very own cuddly plush cactus! ( Photos by Jeff Mindell )
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DIY Miniature fairy garden with a rock house ( rock painting for kids)
If you loves anything that has to do with fairies ( just like us ) you are going to adore this simple DIY fairy garden in a jar by Easy Peasy And Fun! This lovely little fairy garden is the easiest DIY fairy garden ( no fail one even ) that you will have ready in no time. You can display this fairy garden outdoors ( just keep it under a roof ) or as a decoration in your house, it will look great as a centerpiece on your dinner table. This rock painting project is suitable both for kids and adults. You can use the painted rock houses for other decorations / craft projects as well: imagine them as a cute fridge magnets, or story telling stones!
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Adorable little pocket fox (free crochet pattern)
Know a fox lover? We've got the perfect gift for them: a lovely crochet pocket fox ! Whether you're gifting this pocket fox as a toy, or as a home decor, this little crochet fox will thrill fox fanatics. This cute crochet fox can be a perfect handmade gift or handmade toy for your kids / grandkids, because this lovely little amigurumi fox is just the perfect soft toy for both boys and girls! At Spin A Yarn Crochet's great crochet blog you will find a wonderful free fox pattern which will help you to create this adorable crocheted toy with lots of interesting details, personality and cuteness! You can use any color and size yarn to crochet your own adorable fox , the finished toy will look lovely and cuddly! ( With a little modification in the yarn and hook size you can easily alternate your fox' s size )
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Crochet Dumbledore softie (Harry Potter) - free crochet pattern
Projects like this make us love the art of crochet so much! Just look at this cute crochet Dumbledore ! Who can resist him? By following along Spin A Yarn Crochet's free crochet pattern, you will be able to create this super cute crochet Dumbledore in no time! So grab a few skein of yarn , make this lovely amigurumi Dumbledore today, and create a darling new stuffed toy for a Harry Potter fanatics in your life!
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DIY Turtle lamp from newspaper - paper mache lamp
In this video tutorial Creative Mom shows you how to made a thrifty but still gorgeous and unique turtle shaped lamp using a balloon as a base, some cardboard for the paper clay and acrylic colors. This is a creative way to teach children about recycling and also stimulate their imagination. The little turtle is inspired by a cute "Light a Way" character called Turtie. Light a Way is a fairytale-inspired mobile game about a girl who ends the eternal darkness with the light in her heart. Such a sweet story for a super sweet turtle ! So watch this tutorial and create your very own turtle lamp :
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DIY Button owl art - adorable kids room decor
We love buttons and if you do too, this super adorable owl art by Repeat Crafter Me will no doubt inspire you to get creating! There are so many things you can make with buttons and this lovely owl design can be easily recreated. You can easily inject your personality with different sizes and styles: paint different backgrounds, use colorful fabric, wallpaper or some burlap. You can also make your owl button art to suit holiday themes! Get the step-by-step tutorial at repeatcrafterme.com and create your own button owl :
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DIY fabric Santa advent calendar
We are super excited to share this lovely DIY fabric Santa advent calendar with you! An advent calendar is a wonderful way to extend the fun of Christmas over the whole month. And what better way to introduce the tradition of counting down the days until Christmas than with a super cute homemade Santa advent calendar ! Sewing your own advent calendar is also the perfect way to create a new family heirloom that will last for years and become a firm favorite part of children's’ festive rituals! This free sewing tutorial , designed by Mike , is one of our favorite festive sewing projects from the The Crafty Gentleman archives. Read on to find out how to sew your own DIY Santa advent calendar :
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DIY Tin can snowmen pencil holders - winter craft for kids
If you're looking for a quick and easy winter craft , look no further! It's always fun to craft from trash ! It’s a great way to encourage kids to care for the environment and it makes the crafting session really thrifty too. This time turn old tin cans into fun pencil holders ( or a fun winter bowling game! ) with this cute and easy tin can snowman craft by Kids Craft Room! This adorable tin can snowman is not only a great way to recycle some leftover tin cans , but it’s a really fun project and it’s fast and simple to put together! Head to kidscraftroom.com and learn how to make them:
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DIY Mason jar unicorn pencil holder
We are obsessed with unicorn and mason jar crafts! So, why not combine the two? Create these beautiful and super cute mason jar unicorn pencil holders by following along Lines Across' step-by-step tutorial. You can make these adorable mason jar unicorns to keep them on your desk as pencil holders, or they would also be perfect for other things too ( imagine a lovely unicorn planter ) !
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Baby elephant with a bird (free crochet pattern)
The sweetest snuggle is the elephant snuggle! Crochet this absolutely adorable baby elephant with Spin A Yarn Crochet's brilliant ragdoll crochet technique ! This free elephant pattern will help you to create a darling, cuddly elephant plushie for your little ones. We think this lovely baby elephant would make an absolutely darling nursery decor item, either as a wall hanging or even as a sweet cushion in a rocking chair.
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DIY Fabric mason jar bunny - Easter gift idea
With just a few supplies turn an ordinary mason jar into a super cute bunny ! You can fill your mason jar bunnies with delicious Easter treats which makes this Easter craft a perfect little gift for your loved ones! These adorable fabric bunny mason jars may seem difficult to make, but that's not true! This little fabric bunny craft is surprisingly easy to make. Watch the video tutorial, sew one and add a little cuteness to your Easter decor !
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Easy DIY Rag rug - upcycling craft (home decor)
Comfy and soft, pretty and happy, can you believe it’s made from a pile of old bedsheets ? This time Grillo-Designs and Gemma Cooper ( from Simply Beautiful Painted Furniture ) will teach you how to make a beautiful rag rug from old bedsheets ( or old unused clothes ) ! If you like 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 by 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 or bedsheets , a slip mat ( or mesh / canvas ) , and patience. Get the step-by-step tutorial at grillo-designs.com and let's get crafting:
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DIY Unicorn planter - unicorn craft for kids
Looking for a fun spring craft for kids ? It's easy to decorate flower pots, and then you can use the finished product to plant beautiful spring flowers! Red Ted Art's gorgeous and easy DIY unicorn planter is a fantastic spring or summer art activity for kids , and makes an excellent gift as well! This fun unicorn planter ( filled with flowers, succulents or sweets ) can be great as a Mother’s day gift , BFF gift or gift for a teacher. Decorating flower pots is always a fun activity that you can do with the kids. These DIY unicorn flower pots are so much fun to create and wow, don't they look so super beautiful?!
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Easy DIY Reading pillow (free sewing pattern & tutorial)
We simply love reading and fun, quick sewing projects , so why not combine the two? This reading pillow by Polka Dot Chair is one of our favorite tutorials ! This reading pillow is a simplified version of Polka Dot Chair's reading pillow. ( No zippers, piping or special techniques are required. It’s literally just a bunch of straight lines. SO EASY! ) This sewing tutorial is beginner friendly and is also great for kids who are learning how to sew.
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DIY Deck post cap faux cactus - summer decor (upcycling craft)
Did you know that even wooden deck post caps ( and furniture legs ) can be fun, boho summer decors ? This time Sadie Seasongoods will teach you how to upcycle those old wood pieces into a wonderful summer decor: a faux cactus ! We know that these faux wooden cacti don’t truly replace real living plants , but they’re awfully cute and a cinch to maintain. If real cactus plants are a no-go in your house, ( because of the kids or overly curious animals ) fake cactus is just perfect!
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DIY Mermaid plush doll (free sewing pattern & tutorial)
Make a super adorable mermaid doll by following along this wonderful tutorial by A Beautiful Mess! As usual, at A Beautiful Mess, you will find the free sewing pattern and an easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorial. Begin by printing the mermaid pattern and choosing your favorite mermaid colors. Beginner seamstresses and sewers need not fear! All you’ll need for whipping up this lovely little mermaid doll is simple basic stitches. This DIY mermaid plushie could even be a great project to learn the fundamentals of sewing. So grab your fabric stash and your favorite kiddo and start planning an afternoon of summer crafting !
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Easy DIY mermaid garden with succulents - summer decor
If you have followed the fairy garden trend, you will love this fresh spin with mermaids ! This lovely DIY mermaid garden by Creative Green Living is super easy to make and the outcome is so gorgeous! Creative Green Living used succulents , which are hard to kill as long as you have a spot with plenty of light. Succulents are perfect for mermaid gardens because you can find succulents with a resemblance to seaweed, coral, anemones and other ocean plants. Get the step-by-step tutorial at creativegreenliving.com and create your own beautiful mermaid garden now:
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Mr. & Mrs. Whale - crochet whales (free crochet patterns)
Here's an adorable and huggable whale crochet pattern that would make a perfect gift for any fan of the deep blue sea ! This free crochet pattern by Spin A Yarn Crochet will help you to create a couple of lovely whales ! If you're a beginner crocheter who is looking for a little bit of a challenge, this is a great pattern for you. These crocheted whales would make a super sweet addition to any nursery as a wall hanging or on a mobile ( Or simply to play with, cuddle or gift to your whale-loving friend. )
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DIY Balerina silhouette - watercolor painting for kids
There are so many fun ways you can craft with ballerina silhouettes! Express elegance and beauty through brush strokes with this lovely watercolor balerina painting by The Best Ideas For Kids! The Best Ideas For Kids used coffee filters to decorate the ballerina’s tutus but you can use cupcake liners, craft tulle or even tissue paper! You can frame the finished dancing balerina artwork and use it as a lovely nursery or kids room decor or just have fun making these gorgeous watercolor ballerinas ! Get the free printable ballerina silhouettes and the step-by-step painting tutorial at thebestideasforkids.com and let's get painting :
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Gorgeous DIY dimensional paper butterfly wall art - kids' room decor
We love art projects , so we look at every empty wall as a great opportunity! Almost in every home walls are always empty, and there is always space for experiment with decoration. So why not create an incredibly easy to make and beautiful butterfly wall art to spice up those boring white walls? You can use The Best Ideas For Kids ' free printable butterfly templates to make a gorgeous butterfly wall art , a paper butterfly pop-up card , or just for a fun and quick butterfly craft. They have 3 different sizes of a butterfly cut out you can choose from:
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DIY Fruit storage baskets  - summer home decor
Summer time means fun fruit-inspired DIY projects ! This time, it’s one for the home ! Studio DIY will teach you how to make these fruit-inspired storage baskets out of ordinary woven ( or fabric ) storage baskets. With these super adorable fruit baskets you can decorate and organize your home at the same time! No more mess around the house! These fruit-inspired storage baskets are super easy to create and super fun to use! These storage baskets are just perfect for organizing the toys or you can use them as laundry baskets! So don't hesitate: get the step-by-step tutorial at studiodiy.com and make your life more organized:
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