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DIY Felt winter bear (free sewing pattern)
Make this adorable DIY Felt winter bear soft toy ! In this nice craft site you will find the free template and a step-by-step tutorial to make this super cute felt bear toy . Begin by printing the template and choosing your favorite felt colors. Too adorable! Once you’ve gotten your felt, you will want to pick up some poly-fill and colored embroidery floss at your local craft store. Beginner seamstresses and sewers need not fear! All you’ll need for whipping up this project is a simple running stitch and blanket stitch. This could even be a great project for introducing your little ones to the fundamentals of sewing . So grab your materials and your favorite kiddo and start planning an afternoon of crafting !
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DIY Fabric Christmas ornament pillows (free sewing pattern)
DIY Ornament pillows! Can you tell how excited we are? These pillows can be made with basic sewing skills, and you can use a variety of materials to show you that you could really use anything! These DIY Fabric Christmas ornament pillows  are great “keep it forever” kinda DIY that you can pull out each holiday season. And that makes our heart super happy!
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DIY Toilet paper Trolls - fun paper craft for kids
Have you seen the Trolls movie? Today with Pysselbolaget's help you can create your own Trolls from simple toilet paper rolls and colorful paper! This cute little paper craft doesn't require expensive craft materials and it's super easy to make which makes it a superb craft project for the kids! Besides of it: the troll's hair is a perfect scissors practice! ( If the hairstyle becomes too short, just replace the hair and start over! )
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DIY Sock dragon (free sewing pattern & tutorial)
We simply love sock softies !Here is another sock toy pattern which is a bit challenging to sew ,but oh so cute: Drake the sock dragon . If you have mastered the sock toy sewing skill from the previous sock toy patterns ,then probably you will find this not as tough as it looks. Drake the sock dragon is the evolution specie from the Japanese famous reptilian sea monster, Godzilla. Unlike it’s ancestry, Drake is a kindhearted dragon who affectionate on peace and love.
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DIY Vintage (Tilda style) Easter hen decoration - free sewing pattern
Isn’t this vintage hen plush is super pretty? This Tilda style chicken plushie can be a great soft toy for kids or Easter shabby decor and a superb sewing project for beginner plushie makers! The hen toy 's body pars are different soft vintage cotton floral Tilda style fabric pieces, so you can create them with small leftover fabric pieces as well! This little fabric chicken is completely machine stitched ( apart from closing her stuffing gap and attaching wings and eyes ) so is surprisingly fast and easy to make – only took a couple of hours to sew . This makes her a great sewing project for newbie softie stitchers !
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DIY Tilda spring cow plush toy (free sewing pattern)
Do you love sewing ? Are you looking for a super cute soft plush toy for your kids or an adorable spring / Easter decor ? Try this cow softie ! This adorable cow girl plush toy is a perfect Easter gift, Mother's day gift or you can give them for any special occasion! At Masterclass.ru you will find the free sewing pattern and a nice step-by-step assembling and sewing tutorial ! You can add extra elements to your spring cow plushies ,or sew / crochet cute accessories for them! Who can resist this sweet cow face ?
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DIY Spinning Pusheen toy with a fidget spinners
Lots of people have requested more clay tutorials so here's a fun room decor or Christmas gift idea ! This funny DIY Spinning Pusheen toy re-uses a fidget spinner, which most people probably have at home already. Fidget spinners are on sale everywhere now so even you don't have one, you can definitely buy one pretty cheaply. Maqaroon has simply made a clay Pusheen to sit on top which turned out to be surprisingly fun to play with . We think this makes a lovely, touching gift for parents since they can keep this on on their desk at work.
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Miniature crochet (amigurumi) cactus - free pattern & video tutorial
In this week's crochet tutorial Happy berry Crochet shows you how to crochet a teeny tiny cactus and its little terracotta pot. Easily adaptable for different plants and different sized cacti. We hope you enjoy and feel inspired! This free crochet cactus pattern will allow you to make a very cute crochet cactus as a keychain or as a super cute tiny room decor. You will find it easy to make and really fun, because you can use any colors that you want to customize it to your likes.
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DIY Troll mason jar planter - Trolls craft
The Trolls movie has been a huge hit with kids . We have seen so many fun trolls crafts including this amazing troll mason jar planter! If you’re planning a Trolls party or simply just have a Trolls fan in your house, then these princess poppy Trolls mason jars will surely be a hit! We also love the version of Princess Poppy mason jar planter which has paint on the outside and smaller googly eyes. And as a bonus: any pink plant will look great with this super cute mason jar planter! ( Of course you can create trolls with other colors as well! )
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DIY paper puzzle game - free printable tangram & challenge cards
DIY games are a simple but fun handmade gift idea ,whether you’re planning for Christmas or a birthday. Download these printable tangrams and the challenge cards for a fun kids activity to enjoy year-round. Tangrams are a simple 7-piece puzzle that can be put together in a square or an infinite number of combinations to make other shapes. They make a good activity for kids who need to be busy or just enjoy a good brain challenge. There are plenty of difficult puzzles for older kids to make with these, but even preschoolers will enjoy the simplest ones.
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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 Upholstered storage crate bench
This easy DIY storage bench project by Esther Straub will give you more seating , ( we ALL need that! ) and more storage space at the same time. Stylishly cure a lifetime of clutter by building this easy and inexpensive DIY storage bench this weekend. A storage bench is of great utility, in storing your extra baggage that lies all over the place, making your house look shabby and untidy. This stylish upholstered crate bench seat will not only give you somewhere to sit, it also provides some handy storage space.
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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 Cardboard box which house - recycling craft
A cardboard house ( doll size or bigger one ) is a wonderful place for creative play. Building one is a great DIY project that everyone will enjoy participating in. Follow along Kreatív Anya's step-by-step tutorial and create one! Whether you're helping a child or younger sibling with a school project or just trying to keep yourself amused on a rainy day, a cardboard house is a fun and easy craft project. You can make a simple model house, a dollhouse, or even a large cardboard playhouse. These houses can be made from materials you likely already have around your house, although you might need to visit an art supply store if you want to decorate it.
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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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