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DIY Straw snowflake - rustic Christmas tree ornament
Use this easy DIY Christmas ornament idea in your holiday arts and crafts time! With it's natural color, this DIY Straw snowflake ornament by Соломоградcan be a great DIY Christmas decoration that you can reuse year after year.To create these gorgeous straw snowflake ornaments you won't need special craft equipment just a simple comb. This nature craft is easy to make, cheap and the outcome still gorgeous! This straw snowflake will add a little bit of rustic touch to your Christmas decoration. Read this step-by-step tutorial and create a set of straw ornaments !
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Homemade birdseed Christmas ornaments - bird feeding
This adorable birdseed ornament by By Mavis Butterfield at eHow is an inexpensive activity the whole family can enjoy making on a lazy weekend afternoon. The kids will have a blast making them, and the birds will enjoy eating them. The first version offered on EHow produces cookie-shaped ornaments kids especially love, but they really only work in cold climates where the birdseed ornaments remain frozen. In warmer climates, you can use the second version involves adorable pinecones ! Get the tutorial at ehow.com and let the fun begin:
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Orange peel Christmas votive - natural winter decor
These orange peel Christmas votives by Handimania are quick and easy to make, elegant, inexpensive, and of course, they smelling heavenly! Use the orange peel tea candle holders on your table or throughout your home. ( For maximum safety, you can use flameless tea candles with them. ) Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make gorgeous and heavenly smelling orange peel votives. These orange peel votives are super inexpensive, their glow is simply beautiful, and they allow you to create a great atmosphere at home during long, dark, and cold evenings. The warmth of the flame activates essential oils from both the peel and cloves and that results in a fabulous scent.
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DIY Twig skate Christmas tree ornament - nature craft
This winter weather brings out the kids in us! It makes things look pretty and shiny. Everything’s a treasure we want to collect and keep. You know. So why not use these nature found treasures and create some lovely twiggy skates ornaments ? Collect a few twigs , read Michele's step-by-step craft tutorial and create some fun twig skates with the kids ! These fun twig skates can be great Christmas tree ornaments, winter nature crafts for the kids or you can use them to decorate your Christmas gifts .
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DIY Gold leaf pinecone garland - easy winter decor
We’ve simply adore gold leaf! It makes everything so classy and awesome, even the simplest craft materials such as pinecones ! This DIY gold leaf pine cone garland is a lovely and chic way to decorate your mantel for Christmas ! While largely intended to jazz up your holiday decor , this gold leaf pinecone garland would be lovely to use throughout the winter months. So who’s ready to get your gold leaf on?
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DIY Cute walnut reindeer Christmas ornament
We love crafting with walnuts and RedTedArt is always coming up with fun new Walnut DIYs like this super cute Rudolph reindeer Christmas tree ornament ! Your kids will be quite excited about hanging these Reindeer ornaments on your tree this year! This walnut reindeer ornament is super easy and quick to make, which makes is a perfect afternoon craft project for kids of all ages ! This cute walnut reindeer ornament can be a lovely addition to your Christmas gifts as well! So grab a few walnuts and create this fun Rudolph ornament with following this nice detailed tutorial at RedTedArt:
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Easy DIY pistachio flower (pista shell flower) - frugal home decor
This step-by-step video tutorial by Gifts and Crafts Ideas shows how to make gorgeous flower shaped tea candle holders out of recycled pistachio shells. These pistachio shell flower tea candle holders are simply gorgeous, super easy to make and it costs practically nothing. What a great way to upcycle something that you usually throw out! The finished pistachio shell flower candle holders are the perfect addition to any shabby chic or rustic decor. Glue them on a cute spring or fall sign as a flower or just use them as a tea candle holder to make a great last minute gift for Mother's Day.
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DIY felt toy garden with felt fruits and vegetables
This fun felt toy garden is a great way for little ones to learn about gardening. (Without dirt and mess!) You can use any old pantihose to form the soil (instead of brown felt) and use any type of felt fruits / vegetables to plant in , even plastic fruits and vegetables works well with this fun felt garden! You can upgrade this felt garden into a fun learning toy: just create little paper tables with the names /numbers / pictures of the fruits and vegetables! This way the kids can learn and play at a same time ( or learn foreign languages in an easy way ).
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DIY garden rock caterpillar
"Activities that involve using nature’s finds for creating are brilliant for keeping kids busy. Not only do spend time crafting but they also spend time outdoors finding items. Bonus! You get them outdoors for a bit which, in some electronic filled homes, is hard to do AND you get them crafting." With a few rocks /pebbles you can make this cute rock caterpillar! This colorful caterpillar is not just a fun spring kids craft idea but you can create a fun puzzle game with it as well ! (To create a rock caterpillar puzzle toy: do not glue the parts together, and paint each section in different colors! You can add extra acessories/different patterns to the body parts for more fun! )
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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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Rose bouquet from fresh autumn leaves
The changes of color in the trees are the first clue that autumn is coming. You can capture the beauty of those moments by using fresh fallen leaves to make a beautiful fall decoration for your home. Combine several leaves and make a gorgeous rose bouquet! Use some twine or wire to keep the bouquet together. You can display them using a large leaf as a background. This fall leaf rose bouquet is perfect and low budget way to create something beautiful and decorate your home at a same time, or you can gift this special "flowerbouquet to your loved ones!
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Rustic twig leaf - easy fall decor from twigs
This gorgeous rustic twig fall decor is not just super easy to make but it's almost free! Because you just need some nice twigs from your garden or the nearby forest , a little glue and that's all! You can create other shapes than leaves with twigs and branches (imagine a nice angel or bell shape decor for christmas, isn't it brilliant?) This mapple leaf shaped autumn decoration is a perfect way to bring the nature into your home, and decorate at fall in low budget. For a more unique look you can paint the finished twig creation to any color that fits into your home! (It will look good in any metallic or  vintage style color!)
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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 happy acorn necklaces
Look at these acorn necklaces by WhiMSy Love! Aren't they super adorable? These fun acorn faces are not just only perfect fall/winter crafts for kids but it's also a perfect reason to go to outside, and take a nice walk! Nature's gifts are always the best ( and the cheapest ) craft materials! The kids will love these cute acorn face necklaces ,but it's not just only a nice kids jewelry you can use them to decorate your home at fall ! ( Imagine a fun acorn tree from an acorn family hanged in a nice dried branch in a a vase! )
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DIY twig coasters
Use nature's beautiful gifts and create this gorgeous and useful twig coaster with following along Follow Fashion's step-by-step tutorial! You can make the twig coasters in small size (for mugs and glasses) or create some larger ones for the plates. This frugal twig coaster is not just a perfect and easy decor for fall/winter but you can also give them as homemade eco-friendly gifts! If you don't use the coasters anymore you can easily toss them out to the compost pile instead of the trash can!
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Autumn fashion dolls with leaves (  free printables )
Look at these gorgeous fall inspired fashion artworks! This fall leaf fashion kids craft is not just a brilliant way to practice fine-motor skills, developing creativity and learn art / fashion but  the collecting of the leaves will be also a very fun fall activity! In this nice craft website you can find lots of different free printable fashion templates included faces and  fashion model dolls as well! Of course you can make your own fall fashion doll designs if you don't like the pre drawed ones (for example: you can cut out model girls from magazines, or ask the little ones to draw their own models)
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Gorgeous fall wreath with walnuts pinecones and acorns
Nature's gifts are always the best craft materials because they are beautiful and costs almost nothing! As an extra you can go out to the nature with the kids to collect walnuts,acorns and pinecones which is also a very fun fall activity! This gorgeous fall /winter wreath despite the look is very easy to make (even if you are a beginner in wreath making), with this nice picture documented craft tutorial it will be a piece of cake!
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Leaf clay bowl - easy fall craft
Are you looking for an easy but still gorgeous ( and usefull ) fal craft for yourself or for the kids ? Try these autumn leaf bowls ! The autumn leaf clay bowl can be a perfect gift for a teacher or a simple but still beautiful fall decor ! You can make the leaf bowls with any air drying clay / polimer clay or even with a homemade salt-dough ! Paint them to a nice fall color or use any vibrant/pastel color, it will be good in any form! ( You can alterate the leaf bowl's shape as well if you don't love mapple leaves )
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Gorgeous giant fall leaf and pinecone flowers
One of the best ways to form a deeper connection with all the beauty and magic of nature, is to make things from treasures found on a nature walk. Today’s DIY is a perfect way to use nature's gifts and create gorgeous and inexpensive artworks / fall decors at the same time! Can you guess what these giant blossoms are made of? We love leaf crafts not just because it's super inexpensive but also because of it's gorgeous colors! If you are not a fan of autumn colors you can paint the leaf and pinecone flowers to a color that fits into your home.
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Grinch tree - whimsical Whoville Grinchmas ( Christmas ) tree
May I present you everyone's recent favorite christmas craft the : Grinch tree ( aka Grinchmas tree ) ! This whimsical christmas tree came directly from Whoville to bring smile on our faces! Isn't it soo fun and gorgeous? You will be surprised how easy is to make one! You can use pine tree branches or real living trees in your garden , it will look gorgeous in any form! You can use this Grinchmas tree ( Grinch tree ) to decorate your home at Christmas , or give miniature versions as cute whimsical Christmas gifts to your loved ones! You can decorate these alternative Christmas trees with any color ornaments that fits into your home!
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Winter wine bottle bird feeders (with free plan)
Today,she's sharing a How To Build A Wine Bottle Bird Feeder tutorial with us! And the best part is that it isn’t ridiculously hard to make if you have a few DIY tools on hand! With this nice free woodworking plan you can get one self-dosing bird feeder that can help your little feathered friends to survive at winter, or this glass bottle bird feeder  can be a perfect gift for anyone in your family who loves to observe birds (and squirrels)! And as an extra you can upcycle some glass bottles with this wooden bird feeder wich is also nice!
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Easy Christmas wood slice snowman ornament
The shape of a wood slice is just asking for it to be made into a snowman , and it’s one of the easiest things you can make! This fun Christmas craft by Easy Peasy And Fun would be perfect for large groups or other get-togethers to make together. The making of these cute wood slice snowman face Christmas tree ornaments doesn’t take many craft supplies and it’s pretty hard to mess up. You can create some with the kids as well! If you would like to make a whole snowman family use Google's search for " snowman face " you will find lots of different designs!
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Homemade geode (crystal) - Cool DIY room decor project
We can’t believe how incredibly cool and amazing this craft project is. So easy , but the results are absolutely breathtaking. Check out the step by step tutorial for these awesome DIY crystals you can make at home. All you need to make these gorgeous homemade geodes/crystals is borax, food coloring, pipe cleaners and paint! Unbelievably , isn't it? You can make these really fun and cool teen room decors in any color you like, too, so I recommend making lots of them. Use your geodes as accents on other room accessories , and even DIY gifts. Watch this step-by-step video tutorial on how to make homemade crystals ! Once you see how easy this is, you are going to want to make some for your room right now.
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Spring decor with fresh flowers, branch tree and nest
Branches can be used to create beautiful ( skandinavian/vintage style ) spring decorations with a touch of nature ! In a combination with living hyacinths, bell-flowers and a small fake bird's nest, a few painted & dried tree branches will become a pretty and long lasting stylish Easter decoration. With small colorful fake birds / butterflies or ceramic bunnies you can make it excellent Easter /spring decoration but this flower and branch arrangement can be a fabulous centerpiece at you upcoming wedding party as well! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make this gorgeous spring decor in no time!
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DIY Pompom caterpillar - fun spring kids craft idea
Spring is the best time of the year to do some bug crafts, if it’s to rainy to go outside. This caterpillar pom pom craft is a fun and wiggly project the kids will love to make. We’re really into bug crafts lately, even more so into caterpillar crafts and we think this one turned out pretty cool too. This pompom caterpillar craft can be used as a part of the project to demonstrate the life cycle of the butterfly! You can also make a butterfly out of paper and pom poms and another leaf with a bunch of pom poms for eggs. Chrysalis will need a bit of imagination though – but pom poms wrapped in tissue paper could work out nicely. This would make a fun assignment to make in the classroom or at home.
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DIY Eternal terrarium from a light bulb - recycling craft
This DIY eternal terrarium is an absolutely amazing upcycling project which costs almost nothing! Grab and old light bulb, fill it with small rocks, dirt and moss and bring a little bit of nature inside your home! You can recycle old light bulbs ( or other glass containers ) to create your own miniature ecosystem. This miniature eternal terrarium will spice up your room and the best: you don't need to take care of it at all! Add a little water, close it down and voilá' you have an eternal miniature garden in your room! Crafts with nature are always the bests, but with this green upcycling hom decor project you can recycle some glass trash as well, which is also a very nice thing!
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DIY Spring flower artwork - easy spring kids craft project
This fun spring flower artwork is not just a super fun, frugal and easy creative springtime activity for kids , creating this spring decoration is also a perfect way to spend some time outdoors with the kids ( to collect flowers and leaves ) ! To create this beautiful pressed spring flower artwork you will need: fresh ( or dried and pressed ) flowers , transparent foil, cardboard and a little glue ! This gorgeous and easy spring flower craft project is suitable for kids of all ages ( with parental supervision ).Of course you can create autumn artworks as well with this simple but brilliant craft technique as well! This DIY kids craft project also can be a great craft
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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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