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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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How to paint furniture with shiny surface
This easy step by step furniture painting tutorial teaches you how to paint furniture with high gloss surface easily! The tutorial is in Hungarian but you can translate it with the translate button. Harzo ( or chalk paints ) are perfect to paint high gloss surfaces such as furniture or even mirror & glass! In this pro furniture painting tutorial you can get extra tips & tricks on how to paint furniture without ugly brush strokes with a simple small foam roller. Turn your boring old furniture into something fresh and cool!
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Rudolph reindeer - christmas ornament with puzzle pieces
Are you looking for a super easy to make and fun Christmas craft idea? Upcycle old  puzzle pieces into adorable Rudolph reindeer Christmas tree ornaments with Cindy deRosier's step-by-step craft tutorial ! You can also make snowflakes or Christmas trees out of the puzzle pieces (  depends on the painting ),  the possibilities are really endless! Visit Cindy's wonderful inspiring site and learn how to make this super adorable puzzle reindeer ornament with the kids:
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DIY Melted crayon arts
This time Tara Dennis will teach you how to make gorgeous crayon arts! Crayon art is fun, fast to do and there are so many different patterns you can create. Crayon art is also a super easy, straightforward project that delivers a lot of graphic impact for not very much effort. Limit the shades for a unique effect or splash out and use every color of the rainbow. Creating a crayon art may be a little messy but it's fun and visually appealing. And as a bonus: crayon art is a great way to use broken crayons !
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Adorable penguins from plastic bottles
Let us present you Vila do Artesão's super easy and fun winter craft for kids : the adorable, felt plastic bottle penguin ! There are lots of ways to recycle plastic soda bottles , and turning them into adorable penguins is one of them. These water bottle penguins are SO CUTE and are really easy to make! A perfect winter craft for kids that uses simple materials you probably have at home. This project is definitely a winner for your little ones on a cold and dreary day! Plus: this adorable little plastic bottle penguin doubles up as a lovely gift bag which makes it even more perfect!
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Candy filled easter egg carton chicks
"Don’t you love simple crafts you can easily do with your kids?  Easter is coming and these fun little candy filled Easter egg carton chicks are a super cute craft idea for kids.
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Eye painting tutorial (digital) - how to shade an eye
With this nice pictured digital painting art tutorial you can learn how to paint eyes. The tutorial has only pictures, but it's pretty self explanatory.
Done in Corel Painter X digitally but you can create the same effects with oil paints or akrylic paints.
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Confetti champagne glasses - New year's eve celebration
Here’s a pretty way to dress up your glasses for the big New Year’s Eve celebration. They sparkle and shine as the lights bounces off the glitter drips. Your guests will love them! A fun way to usher in the new year with friends.
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Homemade vinegar / tea stain - How to age wood
This homemade vinegar/tea stain is one of our absolute favorite ways to “stain” wood and it’s great for making newer wood appear aged and weathered. It’s also a non-toxic homemade stain that’s super easy to use and doesn’t cost much to make. In fact, you may already have everything you need on hand!
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DIY easy marbled eggs with nail polish
If you looking for something special for this year easter give this nail polish marbling technique a try. She used an indigo nail polish but you can use any color or color combinations. Beware : the marbling technique can get messy ! But the end result is beautiful so it's abyolutelly worth it! She went with a monochromatic effect by using only one polish color. I really love how it turned out!
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Upcycled glass lampshade vases
We love thrifting and finding beauty in things that someone else has rejected. At the thrift store she these shelves filled with rows of beautiful vintage glass lampshades. They where all longing for a new home. So she came up with this idea, to make vases out of them. It feels great to bring old things into a new life, by upcycling them a bit. And look, don’t they look happy, shining in their new colorful robes?
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Rose - one stroke painting technique - step by step
With this super one stroke painting tutorial video you can learn how to paint these gorgeous roses, step-by-step. If you never painted before that's not a problem, this tecnique is quite easy! ( You just need a little pratcice about the base shapes, but this video also teaches you the one stroke painting basics )
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Zinnia flowers from pinecones
These are pine cones pretending to be zinnias. Pine cone bottoms that is! It's a perfect easter or spring decoration, and very easy to make! All you need is standard acrylic craft paint of your choice, a medium to large brush and you'll be well on your way to a perfect bouquet of zinnias. Great for gifts for any occasion and the things you could make are ever so many: from centerpieces to wreaths and beyond. You can sparkle them up if you want too, the options are endless!
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DIY Black glue butterfly suncatcher (free printable template)
Want to make a cheery butterfly suncatcher with kids ? It’s surprisingly easy with nothing but black glue , sharpie markers and some recyclables. This time Adventure In a Box will show you how to make this gorgeous butterfly suncatcher in various beautiful designs. These butterfly suncatchers look brilliant with the sun streaming through them. You will find a free downloadable butterfly template at adventure-in-a-box.com which makes this spring craft project perfect for kids of all ages !
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Dye easter eggs with natural ingredients
Look at these gorgeous naturally dyed easter eggs ! You wont believe it, but the orange/red-ish dye was an onion peel , and the blue egg dye was some purple cabbage ! It's true magic! It's also a perfect easter decoration or spring home decor because it's sooo beautiful. With this nice easter egg dying video tutorial you can make them easily!
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DIY cardboard box tiger cat house
Are you looking for a fun, cheap but still cozy cat bed / cat hous e? If your answer is yes, with the help of this very funny and detailed video craft tutorial make this fun tiger cat house from an old cardboard box ! Your cat ( s ) will love it! Of course you can make other cardboard box pet houses with this technique if you don't like tigers.
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DIY cardboard box tractor
In this nice detailed ( and funny ) papercraft video tutorial Øistein shows you how to make a cardboard tractor out of one big cardboard box. Use a box as big as your kid so he can fit inside! In the end of the video tutorial he gives you other advices to design other cardboard vehincle s ( firetruck, bulldoser and forklift ). Your kids will enjoy it! You can spice up the truck with some aluminium foil ( for the more metallic look ) , or with flashlights! If you cut out the front window of the tractor , your kid can sit inside ( just attach a steering wheel somehere inside for maximizing the fun ) !
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Color harmonies - the wonder of nature ( color picker )
Design Seeds celebrate colors found in nature and the aesthetic of purposeful living. These gorgeous color palettes inspired by flowers,animals,landscapes,towns,and seasons are perfect for any furniture painting or home renovating projects, or you can simply get inspired for your next craft project by the beautifullness and perfection of nature.
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DIY homemade chalkboard paint
Chalkboard Paint has thousand of usage ( from pretty herb pots to whole fridge or furniture paint projects ) but can be pretty expensive. This homemade chalkboard paint recipe is super easy and only requires two ingredients : paint ( of any color or type - she use acrylic paints ) and some Non-Sanded Tile Grout! Absolutelly brilliant! make some and you will be able to create vintage / shabby chic message boards or creative drawing tables for your kids in any size!
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DIY geometrical easter bunny yarn art ( with printable )
If you are looking for a unique, gorgeous but still cheap and easy easter / spring craft project , we recommend you this nice geometric easter bunny wall yarn art. In this nice papercraft website you will find the free printable geometric bunny pattern and a nice detailed video assembling tutorial. You just need a little piece of cardboard, paint and some leftover yarn to create this unique rabit yarn painting. You can create the bunny yarn wall art in any style and color , it will be a nice addition to your spring home decor or spring party. ( Of course, you can create the painting with other animals as well! )
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Painting with wood stain - furniture painting tutorial (furniture makeover)
Look at this gorgeous wood stained flower art table ! Amazing right? You should soooo give this furniture painting technique a try! There’s nothing to lose if you just grab a scrap piece of wood , a can of stain , and a cotton cloth ( or cut up t-shirt! ). You can spice up any old boring ( wooden ) furniture with this painting tip and create unique and beautifull pieces of art! In this nice website you will find a timelapse video and more tips 'n tricks about wood stain furniture painting.
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Ombre nail art easily
In this super step by step nail art video tutorial , Suzie demonstrates her technique to create a beautiful Ombre nail design. This manicure is perfect for any season or ocassion, even for normal business work days. You can use any color sequences to create this gorgeous ( and suprisingly easy ) ombre nail design or just simple try any color mix that you love. Create an elegant wedding manicure with whites combined with pastels or a fun party manicure with blacks ( or bold colors ) combined with others.
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DIY fun emoji easter eggs
Spice up this years easter with this super funny emoji easter egg craft! It's not just a super fun easter party or home decor but also a perfect easter gift for you friends / family members. Well, it's not really a traditional easter egg paint technique but it very funny so absolutelly worth a try! You can use any type of acrylic paint to paint the emojis base yellow color an and insetad of black paint you can simply use a black marker to create their facial expressions.
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DIY Easter bunny candy dispenser box from cardboard box
This easter bunny likes candy ! But you can keep anything you want in there, for example some great crafty stuff! Øistein shows how to make this cardboard box easter bunny candy dispenser in easy steps! Watch this super funny easter kids craft video tutorial and createa few box bunnies with the kids , they will enjoy it! You can create the candy treat box bunnies in any size ( with different boxes - you can even use a milk carton to make one! ). This bunny is a auper fun easter decor or you can use them in kids ( easter ) parties as well!
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DIY Tie dyed eggs - magical easter eggs with paper towels
This gorgeous tie dyed easter egg is absolutely easy to make and really unique! You just need food colorings, a paper towel and a little water+vinegar mixture. We  just love the pattern the paper towel leaves behind! It's a very fun way to decorate the easter eggs with the kids and the best is : you don't need to blow out the eggs! You can create easter eggs with this super egg painting technique in any vibrant / bright colors and the kids will surely enjoy the (not so mess free) process!
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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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Colorful fluttering paper butterflies
Today we wanted to share this really neat fluttering butterfly spring kids craft idea with you. These adorable painted, and folded paper butterflies flutter when you move them! This is a very easy and fun spring kids craft project,or it can be used as a fun spring outdoor activity. You can decorate the fluttering paper butterflies as much as you want but one thing is important: you need to use a thinner paper  (printer paper,tissue paper, drawing paper) to create them because thicker papers doesn't really works  well with this craft project.
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