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DIY Folded book Christmas tree - Christmas decoration from an old book
If you're in love with book pages and love making easy do-able homemade gifts and Christmas decor : this paperback book Christmas tree tutorial is for you. Upcycle your unwanted books ( or magazines ) into lovely rustic Christmas trees with DIY by Jane' step-by-step tutorial. You can make a small forest of these DIY folded book trees in different sizes, keep them simple or decorate how you wish. ( Magazines, with their colorful print make for attractive decorations without added baubles, glitter, or paint. )
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DIY Wood triangle Santa mobile - Christmas decoration
This little wooden Santa , alone makes a cute decoration for your Christmas tree . Or you can add a star to the top and bottom and make a lovely Christmas window decoration or mobile with it. Other than a bit of drying time, he is quickly made. Make a few adorable wooden Santa mobile and then you have a little something to take along as a gift if you are invited somewhere during the holidays. The pattern is simple. It is just one piece to cut out and paint. Embellish your Santa according to your taste or to what you may have. You can add beads, buttons and small decorating elements to his hat or to the front of him.
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DIY Eco friendly grocery bag from old T-shirts
When tried to come up with something eco-friendly Deliah decided to create something that's green in more ways than one. She made her reusable grocery bag out of an old knit T-shirt . This a funny, easy to make ( and eco friendly ! ) bag idea which is also great for storage and easy to clean! You can create T-shirt grocery bags in various shapes, colors, and sizes even from a t-shirt sleeve! How fun is that? This DIY Eco friendly grocery bag is really easy and requires very little sewing. You can easily pack them in with your reusable grocery bags so you remember to use them at the store.
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DIY Easy Celtic knot headband from an old T-shirt
Celtic knots represent infinity and eternity because they don't contain beginnings or ends. In ancient times, if a gift was adorned with a Celtic knot, it was thought to give the recipient longevity or good luck in new adventures. This no-sew headband is made with a Shannon knot, which symbolizes balanced creativity, a fitting emblem because it makes creative use of old T-shirts.
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Shirred fabric flowers from old T-shirts
These little knit scrap flowers are simple.  Like 2 minutes simple.  Okay, maybe 4 minutes because you have to load your bobbin with elastic thread. Okay, realistically, maybe 10 minutes.  Haha!  But whatever it takes, they are easier than trying to manipulate the fabric yourself.
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Easy christmas ornaments /   old ornaments in new dresses
One of the easiest holiday crafts you can do is make Christmas ornaments for your tree.  And if you’re anything like she's mom, you have about 40 boxes of ancient glass colored balls of all colors.  What to do with those old ornaments? How about this?
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Snowman T-shirt - spice up your old tees
Are you looking  for a simple but adorable Christmas gift idea? With following along Brassy Apple's step-by-step tutorial you can learn how to spice up a plain white t-shirt for the winter season!   She made these lovely snowman tee’s for her kids but you can create one in adult size as well! They are quick, simple and adorable!  If case you don't like snowmen: you can make a Rudolph reindeer t-shirt with a brown tee, two black buttons ( for his eye) and one big red button (for his nose).
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Holiday gnomes - cute winter decoration
These cuties are becoming pretty popular this season.She is going to show you a simple and trendy way to spruce up your holiday decor this year! This project is rated easy, so even if your a beginner, you can do it!
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Snowman/Reindeer/Elf Christmas Hats made from old sweaters
Upcycle some old sweaters and turn them into these adorable christmas themed hats! With the help of this nice website you can create the elf hat, the snowman hat and the Rudolph reindeer hat.
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Fabric pompons from old clothes
With this nice detailed upcycling tutorial, you can create these funky little fabric pom poms easily. You can use any old tees to make them (or other stretch fabrics). It can be a perfect christmas tree ornament or you can create pom pom animals with it.
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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 heringbone pattern wall art from old wooden floor
If you are in the middle of redecorating a room and desperately need some cheap and big wall art this wooden herringbone wall art is a perfect craft project for you!  You can upcycle old wooden floors and use new wood planks to create this natural looking wall art as well. You can paint or stain the herringbone pattern to any color that fits into your home or leave it in their natural beauty. Of course you can use this herringbone pattern to decorate large walls or other furnitures as well!
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DIY concrete garden globes (with old glass lamp globes)
We all love those garden ornaments, but they can be pretty expensive anywhere you look. The Garden Glove decided to create their own DIY concrete garden globes, and it turned out to be a fun and pretty rewarding project ! You can upcycle glass lamp globes to create the concrete orbs or you can experiment with other shapes as well (imagine a beautiful concrete garden statue made with an old plastic decor figure).You can decorate your garden (or your industrial style home) with them, or even you can grow moss on it! get the tutorial at www.thegardenglove.com
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Repurposed 5 strand braided headbands from old Tshirts
This little knit fabric headband that was not just braided together... but woven! Plus it could be made with t-shirt scraps, and that means free! (Or upcycling some old unwanted clothes which is also nice!) So there you have it: a nice and easy (kids) craft project to give your "bad-hair-day" head some love! (The trick is the fabric: jersey knit doens't fray, and it will form a nice yarn if you pull it. You can use Tshirt yarn for other craft or jewelry projects as well: imagine  a nice crocheted rug, a keltic knot pendant or an earring!)
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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 rug with old denims
Upcycle your wel-worn denims into a piece of art! Create an easily washable and undestroyable denim rug with them! If you love upcycling and sewing  this sewing project is a perfect choice for you! This denim rug is easy to sew (  it does take time to cut out and sew the fabric pieces together but The result totally worth the time!) This denim rug 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
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Beaded bracelets from old zippers
With this brilliant jewelry making idea you can recycle some old zippers and create a very unique and elegant jewelry at the same time! It's a super easy craft project, you can create these bracelets in minutes, even if you are a beginner in jewelry making! Create beautiful accessories for your friends or family members, or for yourself! This beaded zipper bracelet can be a perfect gift for any ocassion!
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DIY flannel coasters - how to upcycle old clothes
These flannel coasters are not just perfect ways to repurpose some of your old flannel shirts but they are also perfect for your hot apple cider, pumpkin spice lattes, or hot chocolate!  They also help soften up your coffee table, side table, or wherever else you decide to throw ’em.  These useful flannel coasters are really do add that comfy, fall-into-winter feeling to your home  in an easy and low budget way! And the best is: they're washable! Of course you can experiment with other fabrics and colors as well!
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DIY slipper boots from old sweaters
What's better on a chilly autumn/winter day than a DIY cozy upcycled slipper?  Jen from Home Sweet Soul will show you how to create your own cute and cozy slipper boots from an old sweater - and it couldn't be easier. You don't even need a sewing machine! We think these would make excellent Christmas presents for basically anyone on your list! You can make these cozy upcycled slippers with any types of sweaters from knitted - to cotton fabrics.
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Adorable kitchen grater owls - upcycling fall craft
We love upcycling crafts because it's inexpensive, helps the environment and also good for us! This super adorable fall decor owl was made with a few metal trash! Isn't it super cute? And it's (despite the look) also super easy to make! You just need and old grater, some jar lids, a spring and that's all! This cute grater owl can be the greatest hit in your fall decor, everyone will love it! You can use the owls indoor or outdoor, a little rust won't hurt them!
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DIY cat tent from old T-shirt and wire hangers
We love cats and upcycling! This upcycled t-shirt and wire coat hanger cat tent is super easy to make - you really just need a t-shirt, some wire hangers and a piece of cardboard. As a bonus, it really only takes five minutes, so if your cat ignores it you didn't put too much effort in. Our cats love to sleep in small cozy hideouts and this tent is absolutely their favourite! You can make this t-shirt cat tent in any color that fits into your home or to your cat's taste, you can even experiment with other clothes (wide neck sweaters for example)or sew a washable tent cover from any fabrics that you have at hand.
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How to make a rag rug from old t-shirt with a hula hoop
Comfy and soft, pretty and happy, can you believe it’s made from a pile of old t-shirts? If you like weaved 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  how quick is to make one rag rug, and 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, a hula hoop (or a sturdy cardboard box piece), some yarn and patience. This kids' craft project is a perfect way to decorate your home (or the kids' room) on a budget and also a great way to repurpose old t-shirts!
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Mushroom fairy house from an old jar - creative upcycling
Air drying clay + mason jar = an adorable fairy house ! Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and you’ll see the amazing process as an ordinary glass majon jar is magically transformed into a mushroom fairy house ! This is a fun, easy spring craft project you can customize to your heart’s content. The finished fairy house containers couldn’t be more adorable! You can use the mushroom fairy houses as cute kids room decors or it can be a great centerpiece in you miniature fairy garden ! ( If you would like to put it outside don't forget to use some kind of varnish! ) You can slow down the video's speed: just click on the cog icon and choose "speed" option. )
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DIY Barn wood herringbone wall treatment
What do you get when you combine 2 sisters, 4 hours and some beautiful reclaimed barn wood ? A gorgeous DIY Barn wood herringbone accent wall ! Today Shanty2Chic will showing you how she transformed a boring blank wall into this awesome reclaimed wood herringbone accent wall. Gorgeous isn't it? This beautiful, rustic reclaimed barn wood accent wall was 4 hours work! Unbelievable isn't it? Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to create your own beautiful , stylish vintage wall decor with barn wood! ( Of course you can use this clever herringbone pattern to decorate other things as well : imagine a framed wooden herringbone pattern or a table with herringbone top! )
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DIY No-sew bow-back summer tank top from a T-shirt
We love redesigned old t-shirts for lots of reasons. It keeps our wardrobe fresh, and it also keeps us from spending money on new clothes. Plus upcycling old T-shirts are always fun! So grab a pair of scissors and create your own stylish fashion pieces! Redesign a t-shirt is a fun way to spend a morning coffee break or an afternoon workout. To create this DIY no-sew bow-back tank top  you'll need an old V-neck (cotton) t-shirt, a pair of scissors, and some glue (she used E6000). Instead of fabric glue you can sew your DIY no-sew bow-back tank top with a few hand-stitches.
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DIY Vintage garden greenhouse from old windows - repurpose
Liz Marie's blog featured Holli's gorgeous garden greenhouse which is entirely made out of antique windows! How wonderful is it? A lot of planning need to create this gorgeous DIY vintage garden greenhouse, but it's absolutely worth the time and effort! And the best: this vintage /rustic greenhouse is absolutely low-budget because you can re-purpose some old thrown out windows! Visit Liz Marie Blog and get inspired to create your own greenhouse in large from windows and doors or in a miniature home decor version with picture frames! If you love gardening, woodworking and recycle this craft project will be your next favorite!
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DIY Sock Christmas gnomes - easy winter decor
his brilliant Christmas craft project has three of our favorite components to it: 1. A Norwegian / Skandinavian theme, 2. It's super easy to make , 3. It's an upcycling project , the main material comes from an old sock ! This cute little gnome can be made literally in seconds, without any special craft or machine sewing skills ! The sweater or sock Christmas gnomes can be perfect decors in your skandinavian/vintage style home or you can give them as gifts, because who doesn't love gnomes ? You can upcycle sweaters, t-shirts , socks and almost any unused old clothes to create the gnomes , with this step-by-step video tutorial it will be a piece of cake!
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DIY Snowman lamp from an old lamp glass
A lovely winter decor from an old lamp glass ? Brilliant idea! All kinds of interesting ( ball shape ) glasses can be great base for this wonderful snowman lamp ,which can be lovely addition to your Christmas decoration ! Creative, isn't it? Of course,you can use other things than old lamp glasses to create snowman lanterns : mason jars, tea candle holders, wine/drinking glasses .. This snowman craft is absolutely suitable for both kids and adults ,because it's so simple! ( But please be careful with the glass! ) Get Restyled Junks wonderful craft tutorial and learn how to make one:
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DIY Scandinavian nisse gnomes  - tomte (video tutorial)
This brilliant Christmas craft project has two of our favorite components to it: 1. A Norwegian / Skandinavian theme, 2. It's super easy to make ! This cute little gnome can be made literally in seconds, without any special craft or machine sewing skills ! The Christmas gnomes can be perfect decors in your skandinavian / vintage style home or you can give them as gifts, because who doesn't love gnomes ? If you haven't got felt at hand you can upcycle sweaters, t-shirts , socks and almost any unused old clothes to create the gnomes , with this step-by-step video tutorial it will be a piece of cake!
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DIY snowman winter decor with decoupage from an old suitcase
If you love decoupage and renovating old unused things you will love this brilliant craft idea! This stylish winter snowman toy storage suitcase combines the helping aspect of recycling and gorgeous appearance of decoupage technique. If you have an old suitcase (or a briefcase) this is the perfect chance to make something beautiful from them for winter / Christmas ! This lovely snowman suitcase with it's winter-ish  paint and decoupage design will be a wonderful accent piece for your Christmas decoration.
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