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Repurposed T-shirt bag - free sewing pattern
This repurposed T-shirt bag is a super easy sewing project which can be done in an evening. These T-shirt bags are very useful at the mall, beach or swimming pool because after a long day you could just toss them in the washing machine with your regular clothing.There are several patterns for T-shirt bags floating around the internet, but this one is a bit different :it has a boxy bottom and deeper handles/straps to put over your shoulder. It's a really easy pattern to adjust, though, if you have different ideas on how you want yours to look.
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DIY framed lace tray - upcycling picture frames
This gorgeous DIY lace tray is made from an (old) wooden photo frame (with glass plate) and a lace! Brilliant idea! It's a perfect (and practical) way to decorate your vintage /shabby home and it's also an easy / low budget home decor project. You can put anything inside the frame (old photos, pressed flowers, nice scrapbook papers /napkins...) therefore it's also a perfect present to any ocassion! If you would like to use the photo frame as a real serve tray  glue in the glass and the bottom of the frame tray to make it more sturdier.(Or you can use silicone to make the inside waterproof).
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DIY mini notebooks - notebook keychains
Thus cute miniature paper notebook is a surprisingly easy craft project and it can be a perfect gift for any ocassion! Watch this nice video craft tutorial and create one for yourself or for your friends! You can create the miniature notebooks in any color and size! It can be very handy if you have LOTs of phone numbers, adresses or other important informations or you can gift them with personal messages/quotes/images. Of course you can use printed images/messages to create the mini books instead of plain white sheets, the possibilities are endless! ( Imagine a miniature coloring book , or your favourite novel in miniature ! )
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DIY rustic sailboat from a tree branch
This rustic style branch and textile sailboat is not just only a perfect house ( or kids room ) decor , but you can bring in some nature , which is always good! With this branch sailboat you can also add a little nostalgic feel to your ( or the kids ) room. This craft project is very easy, quick and low budget - simple but beautiful! You just need a sturdy brach piece ( or driftwood ) and some leftover fabrics. You can use your hot glue gun ( or any strong glue ) to fix the twig , and simply pin the fabric piece with nails ( if you haven't got eyelet screws at hand )
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Baby clothes memory bear (with free sewing pattern)
Look at this super cute and soft teddy bear by PACountryCrafts! It's not just an adorable soft toy  (suitable for small children and babies) but it's made from onesies which is a great way to upcycle old baby clothes into beautiful keepsakes! If you have some more fabrics scraps you can make a cute blanket for the memory bear! At PACountryCrafts you will find the free printable teddy bear pattern and a nice step-by-step sewing tutorial:
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How to dry roses and flowers
There's nothing lovelier than fresh cut flowers gracing your kitchen table or brightening a place in your home. But even after the blossoms begin to fade, you can continue to enjoy their beauty by drying them. The papery, vintage look the dried flowers impart their own lasting beauty. Not only roses but almost all flowers can be dried! You can also use this flower drying method  to preserve  your special occassion's bouquets (wedding,valentine's day,mother's day bouquets) as well!
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Pumpkin handprint and photo keepsake with salt dough
We love keepsakes! What's better than a super inexpensive but still cute salt dough handprint keepsake, to preserve the sweet memories? This month’s handprint and photo keepsake is a pumpkin one by Teach Me Mommy! This super cute pumpkin keepsake is not just only easy to make but almost costs nothing! Because salt-dough is made from simple household items: salt, flour and water! And that's it! The salt-dough is safe for very small children: you can create baby hand and footprint keepsakes as well. Get the recipe and tutorial at teach-me-mommy.com:
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Picture frame luminaries - sweet memories as decors
We are really excited to share these picture frame luminaries with you today! These gorgeous family photo luminaries are perfect for your dining table or mantel. They work wonderfully for events like showers, receptions and holidays! Really…any time of the year! You can use black frames to remember your loves ones who passed away or fun colors to decorate your home with your kid's happy photos! The trick is super easy: glue together 4 picture frames and put the image outside of the frame (on top of the glass).
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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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Decoupage tutorial - decorationg candles with napkins easily
This nice step-by-step video tutorial will show you how easily decorate and personalise pillar candles with napkins ! These gorgeous napkin decorated candles can pe perfect gifts and decors for every season, holiday and occasion ! You can use floral motifs for spring/Easter , winter wonderland scenes for Christmas , or simple nonfigurative patterns ( stripes, dots, moroccan flowers, vintage designs ) to spice up your everyday home decor , the personalised pillar candles will look gorgeous in any form! But beware: these candles are just DECORATIONS , because the napkins are flammable, so please keep this in mind and dont light them!
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Paw print salt dough ornaments
Are you looking for an easy Christmas craft with pets that can be a gorgeous decoration and a sweet keepsake at the same time? Try these paw print salt dough ornaments! It’s such an awesome keepsake to be able to pull out each year to hang on the Christmas tree! You can make these paw print ornaments in any style you like to match your pup’s colouring and personality! You can make the paw print salt-dough ornaments in any size and with all kind of pets! (Even birds,reptiles and small mammals can help you to create some awsome ornaments and keepsakes just let them walk trough the fresh and soft dough)
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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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Valentine's day heart fingerprint tree - easy craft for kids
Easy Peasy And Fun has another easy and fun  love filled arty-crafty project to share with you! This Valentine's day heart fingerprint tree is perfect both for kids and kids at heart. This Valentine's day heart fingeprint card (or picture) is super easy to make and it looks lovely. What is great about this Valentine's day kids craft project is that it’s easy to set up and is fairly quick to make so it can easily be a classroom project.  This craft project is also suitable for the smallest crafty hands if you help them and predraw the tree silhouette. This card also can be a cute keepsake!
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2 different magical folding photo cube - fun handmade gift
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make these unique, fun & magical photo gifts! This fun DIY photo gift can be a perfect choice for any special occasion whether it be a Valentine's day, birthday, Mother's day or you can gift them just for fun! These magical photo cubes are really unique, fun to make and use! You won't need special crafting materials or crafting skills to make them, just some colorful construction paper and a little glue ! Thanks to the free patterns and this nice video tutorial making a fun magical photo gift for your friends or family will be a piece of cake!
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Paper handprint and footprint flowers - fun gift or keepsake idea
Which mom doesn’t love receiving a bouquet of flowers made by their children?  That’s why this handprint and footprint flower craft that’s complete with a vase is perfect for anyone planning on making mom smile, maybe even cry a little on Mother’s Day.  If you aren’t used to crafting with the kids don’t worry because you totally got this! She even share craft tips along the way so making this craft is super easy!  Don’t forget to make one for grand-MOTHER too!
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DIY Modern photo wall hanging - creative home decor
Amy came up with this really simple modern wall hanging DIY in partnership with SnapBox to put her Instagram pictures on the wall in a cool and modern way, perfect for hanging up inspiration in a work space or just a casual way to display house memories. We love stylish modern  wall hangings especially if they serves a function while still being decorative. You can make this gorgeous photo wall hanging in any color and size that fits into your home and style, and if you haven't got air drying clay at hand you can substitute it with cardboard or wood pieces  instead.
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Handprint chick - easy Easter craft for kids
One of the cutest parts of spring is all the baby animals that start appearing like cute little fluffy chicks–so adorable! So she decided to make egg shaped chicks that are perfect for spring, Easter, or while enjoying farm themed activities. If you looking for a cute keepsake or card idea for Easter this Easter egg chick footprint and handprint card is a perfect craft choice for you! This chick footprint and handprint art is super easy to make and also super fun for the kids and for their parents as well! In this post A little pinch of perfect will give you instructions on how to make this handprint chick card. Are you ready to make this adorable Easter chick card keepsake? Let’s do it!
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DIY Clay footprint bowl keepsake
Children grow far too quickly, so it is always nice to make a few DIY keepsakes along the way! We totally love today's craft:this lovely clay footprint bowl keepsake by Messy Little Monster ! You can treasure how small your babies or toddlers feet are with this cute keepsake ,which also doubles up as a beautiful kid made gift for family. These DIY clay bowls  would make the perfect homemade gift idea for parents or grandparents.
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DIY rustic seashell mobile (or wind chime)
If you have ever been to the beach, we are sure you have looked around for seashells. Maybe you have even collected a bucket full of them with the intention of making some craft with them. Maybe that bucket is still full of those same shells! Looking for shells is one of our favorite things to do at the beach and we are excited to share with you an easy way to decorate with the seashells and have a little piece of the beach with you in your home this summer! So create this gorgeous DIY seashell wall decor piece (which can be a great outdoor wind chime as well!)
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22  Sidewalk chalk idea - funny photo backgrounds
This list is fantastic if you need a little bit of inspiration to take your sidewalk chalk from a boring game of X’s and O’s or hopscotch to a fun “Wow, that’s so amazing!” adventure! There are tons of great ideas! And even better, you can take a photograph from a second floor window and keep the memory as a keepsake! These sidewalk chalk photo background ideas are simple and super fun to draw (and use), we absolutely love them! From princess crowns to under sea adventures, there are tons of fun ideas to help you make a whole new world in your driveway with a simple set of colorful chalk!
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DIY Rock photo holders
These DIY rock photo holders are super easy and relatively inexpensive to make. You can find a bag of smooth river rocks at the craft store and some copper wire at the hardware store, or pretty much anywhere! Paint the rocks solid colors or mix it up with patterns. You could even just keep them unpainted for a more rustic feel. These little photo holders would be such a cute gift for dad or Grandpa for Father’s day. Wouldn’t they look adorable sitting on an office desk? The DIY rock photo holders can be customized for any decor. We think they would also look really classy if you just painted them white or gray!
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DIY Accordion family photo box - creative gift idea
We just love family photo crafts, and this accordion photo box is no exception. This fun accordion family photo box is a perfect gift – think Father’s Day, or Grandparent’s day, or mom’s birthday – and it can also be a perfect memento to make after a fun summer trip. Or maybe fill it with pictures of baby’s first year. Really the reasons for making an accordion photo box are endless! By reading Sugar Bee Crafts's tutorial you not only will learn how to make the paper accordion photo box, but you’ll also learn a fun feature of Sugar Bee Crafts's favorite photo editing software:
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Adorable turkey handprint art project for kids
We love  handprint and footprint kids crafts  because they always melt anyone's heart, so to decorate for Thanksgiving with the cutest turkeys you have ever seen! This craft is adorable to hang up in your house or for the kids to give them to people in their life they are thankful for (like mom and dad and grandma and grandpa). With this craft you need several handprints and a footprint so if you aren’t ready to clean up those adorable little hands and feet you could end up with a mess – but don’t worry because as long as you are prepared this craft is super easy to make and clean up! Katie will show you how to do it.
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Cute sitting angel with dog - step by step polimer clay tutorial
Today's step-by-step video tutorial is a lovely sitting polimer clay angel with her dog friend ! In this video tutorial you can learn how to make this super cute angel with dog out of polimer clay! This adorable sitting angel figurine can be a great Christmas decor , or you can make one to remember your old beloved dog who is in dog heaven now. Of course you can make the polimer clay dog and angel separately and create gorgeous decorations with them! If you leave out the little angel' s wings it can be an adorable cake topper for a little girl who is in love with puppies / dogs !
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Adorable little baby - step-by-step polimer clay tutorial
Today's step-by-step video tutorial is a super cute polimer clay baby ! In this video tutorial you can learn how to make this super cute baby out of polimer clay! Of course you can use other materials to create the baby figurines : it can be an adorable baby shower cake topper / cake decoration ( from fondant ) , you can create cute baby shower or nursery room decors with them ( from air drying clay ) or even you can use simple play-doh / plasticine / salt-dough to create some cute babies with the kids just for fun !
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DIY Bird memory Christmas tree ornament
To us, Christmas is a time of reflecting on the past and making family traditions. This DIY Bird memory Christmas tree ornament is a fabulous way to remember a loved one and create gorgeous decorations at the same time. This Christmas , sew one of these little fabric bird Christmas tree ornaments for everyone in your family. Of course you don't have to sew birds , you can make whatever you like ! ( A heart, a cat, a car, or even just a circle. ) What a lovely way to preserve precious clothes ! Isn't it?
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DIY No-sew T-shirt tote bag
We are sharing an awesome upcycling craft with you today: Jessi's upcycled T-shirt tote bag ! Gorgeous isn't it? If you have a bunch of old t-shirts from college that you just don’t wear anymore, but they still have sentimental value turn them into tote bags ! It’s so easy to turn a t-shirt into a tote bag , and the best part is, there’s no sewing required! All you need is scissors and an old t-shirt , you can make a super awesome tote bag !
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DIY Family photo snow globe ( how to make a snow globe )
Snow globes can be such nice gifts to give at Christmas, especially those with precocious family photos and memories! If you’ve been wondering how to make a snow globe on your own then this step-by-step tutorial by The Best Ideas For Kids is for you. DIY Photo snow globe is actually a lot easier than you’d think and it doesn’t take too long to put together. Kids love to watch the glitter swirl inside and they will love helping to make their own DIY snow globe. So, head to thebestideasforkids.com and create your very own precious family photo snow globes :
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