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DIY gingerbread house gift or cake boxes from cardboard
Which can be better to wrap your presents than a gorgeous gift/cake box that costs almost nothing? Thats why we love upcycling! This cute gingerbread house gift box has made from a simple cardboard box with a corrector pen! Brilliant idea, isn't it? You can use these adorable and magical gingerbread boxes to wrap your handmade presents/cakes or you can simply use them as gorgeous winter/christmas decors in your home. The cardboard box gingerbread houses will look good in any size, so you can create a whole winter wonderland village! (You could bake a few gingerbread man as villagers as well!)
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DIY wavy paper Christmas trees- easy kids craft
Are you looking for a super easy Christmas craft that can be easily done by even the smallest crafty hands? Try this cute and unique wavy paper Christmas tree!  This green paper christmas tree can be a perfect group project in the school/kindergarten for the kids, or you can make gorgeous gift cards/tags or even Christmas tree ornamenst with them! You can use any leftover wrapping papers, construcuion papers or origami papers to make these cute wavy paper Christmas trees, it will look nice in any form!
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Super simple DIY reindeer Christmas gift tags with pom-pom
You can make this super cute reindeer gift tag with pom-pom nose literally in seconds! If you're looking for a simple but still cute and unique Christmas gift tag  to accompany with your Christmas presents, this quick craft idea is the perfect choice for you! You just need  a little piece of cardstock, a  sharpie and a few colorful mini pom-poms! These pom-pom nose reindeer gift tags also can be perfect Christmas cards for the family members (or teachers) if you make them in bigger. In this nice craft blog you can find an another easy and quick craft idea on how to make personalised wrapping papers with a simple pencil!
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Milk carton shaped treat boxes ( with free template )
She used a scalloped rectangle die to create a window in the front of this beautiful milk carton shaped container, then stamped a simple design on each! These cookie or treat boxes are an easily mass produced craft project and a great way to present a homemade treat. And if baking isn’t your thing, handmade milk carton shaped treat containers are perfect for packaging something storebought, too. Show off your crafty, creative skills, even if the contents aren’t homemade!
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How to wrap a present - 8 easy DIY present wrapping idea
Gift wrapping is not the easiest thing in the universe if you have difficult shapes to wrap for, but if you watch this nice video gift wrapping tutorial you will be a gift wrapper wizard in minutes! In this nice video tutorial you can find 8 different gift wrapping style to use. Absolutelly worth watching it! You can use almost every types of paper to wrap your presents , even maps, old book pages, posters, wallpapers can be great gift wrappers. These DIY present wrapping techniques can be used to wrap birthday presents and Christmas presents or in other occasions!
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DIY Giant dimensional paper stars and snowflakes (with template)
This goreous 3 dimensional paper snowflake and star is not just a gorgeous way to decorate your home or the school at Christmas but it's also a very easy craft project and inexpensive as wel! You just need a little paper and >>>this free template<<<, and a little glue to make one. The dimensional paper snowflakes and stars will look gorgeous in any size and pattern, from small Chistmas tree ornaments to large Christmas party
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Special floating Christmas tree from cardboard
If you love upcycling , easy and outstanding Christmas crafts and saving Christmas trees you will love this Christmas tree alternative the floating cardboard box Christmas tree ! This flloating cardboard box Christmas tree will amaze everyone who sees it, and it's also super easy to make ! You just need cardboard boxes , a little paint , and fishing line. You can decorate this floating cardboard box tree with your favourite plastic christmas tree ornaments os you can use it to display the kids' artworks ! With this Christmas tree you can save real pine trees and upcycling old cardboard boxes witch is also a nice thing! And as an extra this Christmas tree can be stored in a tiny space!
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DIY skandinavian felt cone gnomes
These playful and easy Nordic/Skandinavian felt cone gnomes would make a great addition to almost any winter/Christmas decor and the colors can be changed to match your own holiday palette. For this quick and cute winter craft project you will need cardboard cone shapes , felt, embroidery floss, cotton balls, wood beads and a hot glue gun. We think it would be fun to make skandinavian felt cone gnomes of varying sizes for each member of your family. If you don’t have cardboard cones on hand, you might want to try making some from leftover cardboard or alternatively you could use a styrofoam cone to make the felt Christmas gnomes.
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DIY vintage suitcase from cardboard - cardboard box storage
If you love suitcases and vintage/shabby chic style and if you have some unused cardboard ( boxes ) you will love this brilliant and stylish craft idea, the cardboard box vintage/shabby chic suitcases ! This suitcase is a nice way to repurpose cardboard boxes and create a gorgeous and useful decorations at the same time! With this nice video step-by-step tutorial the making of vintage cardboard suitcases will be a piece of cake! Of course you can decorate the cardboartd suitcases to any other style than shabby/vintage and you can use it to create gorgeous gifts for any ocassion! ( Just stuff them with sweets, toys or create a portable dollhouse with them! )
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Handmade cardboard box dollhouse
Today's tutorial is a beautiful recycling craft , one of those good ideas for gifts at Christmas. This brilliant handmade dollhouse is easy to do and inexpensive , a perfect gift for your kids ! Sometimes handmade toys and presents are brings much more fun and happiness than the store bought versions especially dollhouses, because you can personalise it to your little girls taste as much you want! You can create an ice castle for Elsa, a pink Barbie house or a cute little forest house or fairy house , the possibilities are endless! With this nice step-by-step cardboard box doll house video tutorial you can make one easily for your daughter ( or a superhero version for your son )
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DIY cardboard fireplace - gorgeous winter or Christmas decor
This video is a step by step tutorial on how to make a fireplace with recycled cardboard. This cardboard box fireplace is a good idea to decorate your home at Christmas , but you can have it all year, because it's so gorgeous and useful to display small decors . This cardboard box fireplace was made as if it were a cardboard furniture , so it is very strong, just like wood. Whith is super video craft tutorial making one gorgeous cardboard box fireplace will be a piece of cake, and everyone will be jelaous to your new Christmas /winter decor creativity!
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DIY Christmas street lamps (lamp posts) fom paper (free template)
This beautiful winter/Christmas paper lamp ( lamp post ) is not just a super easy and inexpensive recycling craft but it can be a gorgeous addition to your Christmas decor ! With this nice step-by-step video craft tutorial you can create one paper Christmas lamp post in no time! For this Christmas craft project you will need: paper tubes, black construction paper, glue and a little faux snow. Of course you can make the paper lanterns / lamp posts in any other color than black they will look gorgeous! ( Imagine a nice gold or silver , or a romantic/vintage antique white! ) You can find the free template >>>here<<<
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Book angels with magazine hair - recycling origami
What happens to books , when we didn't need them anymore? Some go to the land-fill, some go to the recycle bin... And some become ANGELS ! Join Yoko Komori Olson as she takes you step-by-step through the fun process of transforming books that were destined for the land-fill, or recycle bin, into beautiful decorative Christmas gifts ! These cute book angels are super easy to make and even their hair is repurposed material : magazines! With this nice step-by-step video tutorial making of book angels will be a piece of cake, and you can find >>here << the video instructions on how to make their culry magazine hair
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DIY hot glue gun mobile phone case
This brilliant video craft tutorial will teach you how to make a customised unique silicone mobile case with a simple glue gun ( and a little baking paper ) . You can make phone cases with this nice craft technique for any types of mobile phones , and you can easily customise it with different drawing patterns, colors or you can even add some blings to it! Before you draw the whole glue gun pattern it may be useful to try the hot glue in just a small spot of your phone ( WITH baking paper ) to test its suitability. The hot glue gun phone cases are not just fun and unique acessories but also helps protect your phone !
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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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Gingerbread house Christmas treat boxes (free printables)
One of our favorite parts of the Christmas season is the giving and receiving of yummy gifts. This year, she's sharing two versions with us of the cutest gingerbread house treat boxes and a yummy snack to fill them with. This gingerbread houise cookie box filled with delicious store bought or homemade cookies is really a perfect gift idea for co-workers, neighbors or teachers at Christmas because who doesn't love delicious swets packaged in an adorable gingerbread house box? In this ice craft blog you will find the free gingerbread house printables: a colorful version and a plain cut file to decorate!
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4 DIY winter - Christmas notebooks
In this video tutorial she will show you how to make winter inspired notebooks ( and a binder ). A cute DIY mitten notebook , snowman 3 in 1 notepad , snowy notebook decoration and a cozy knitted cover for your binder ! These super easy and lovely DIY notebooks can be perfect Christmas presents for your friends and family or you can whip up some for yourself! You can use old scarfs, knitted sweaters ( even socks ) to create the knitted cover , and for the others you can use any paper leftovers that can be found around you or simply buy one notebook base at the store and spice up a little with these fun notebook decorating ideas !
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Christmas tree gift boxes (with free printable)
These gorgeous Christmas tree shaped treat boxes can be perfect to wrap small presents/sweets for Christmas in a stylish and gorgeous way! This paper gift box is  a suprisingly easy Christmas craft project: you just need a piece of cardstock , a little fun Christmas wrapping paper, and of course this free christmas shaped gift box template! In this nice craft site you will find a nice step-by-step photo tutorial on how to make one Christmas tree gift box in minutes as well!
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8 different Christmas gift card idea - easy paper craft
Are you looking for easy, fun ( and last minute ) Christmas gifts cards that can be done easily even by the smallest crafty hands? Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial ! In this nice video craft tutorial you will find 8! easy and fun Christmas card ideas from button Christmas motifs ( snowman, wreath, ornaments ) to easy cut-out and paper folded gift card types. These cute Christmas gift cards with a heart warming quote or message can be nice little presents at Christmas , or you can package tickets/money or photos in them!
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10 different DIY Christmas decoration with recycling
If you love easy Christmas crafts and recycling , you will love this nice step-by-step video tutorial ! In this nice video craft tutorial you will find 10! different easy and fun Christmas/winter decor idea with upcycling : decoration from glass bottle and fleece – Santa Claus and Rudolph , Christmas ornament ball from newspaper , Rudolph flowerpot , light bulb decoration – Snowman, Xmas tree and Rudolph , Santa´s gift box from toilet paper roll , Newspaper christmas tree decoration , advent calendar from toilet paper rolls , Rudolph from wine cork , ping pong ball snowman AND Snowman and snowflake Christmas tree lights from ping pong balls!
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DIY easy 3D Christmas tree pop up gift card
This 3D pop up Christmas tree card is the best ( last-minute ) homemade Christmas gift card because it's super easy to make ( even for the smallest crafty hands ) and super gorgeous at the same time! With this nice step-by-step origami video tutorial you can whip up a few in minutes with a simple piece of green paper and accordion fold ! You can make these adorable Christmas cards as wrappers for small gifts ( photos, tickets, money ) or you can simply make some with heart warming messages/quotes.
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Easy paper snowflake ballerinas - winter kids craft idea
These beautiful paper snowflake ballerinas are super easy to make, you can create some literally in minutes, and they can be gorgeous decors in your home at Christmas/winter. This can be a perfect last-minute Christmas decor or craft idea for your little girls because it doesn't require special crafting skills or any special hobby craft materials just plain white printer sheets (and this nice free ballerina and paper snowflake template from Kroktak!)
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Paper baskets from newspapers - paper weaving
Do you love recycling , or you just looking for a gorgeous organizing idea which almost costs nothing? Try these beautiful paper woven baskets ! You will be surprised how easy is to make one! Even the kids can create some to organize their toys /stationaries. You can leave the paper baskets in their original newspaper look or you can paint it with acrylic paints/varnish for a more fun look. Of course you can make the paper newspaper baskets in any size and shape that fits into your home decor ! Paper weaving is not just perfect because it's usefulness and gorgeousness but it also helps the Earth with upcycling some paper trash !
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Jewelry orgainzer box from cardboard - upcycling and organizing
You wont believe me if I say this gorgeous and useful jewelry organizer box was made entirelly from paper junks! ( Cardboard and a little wrapping paper ! ) Unbelievable , isn't it? Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to make this beautiful jewelry box for yourself or as a nice present for your friends/family! You can use differen t wrapping papers to personalise the jewelry boxes , it will be beautiful in any form! This useful little jewelry organizer box is perfect to store all of your jewelries ( necklaces, rings, earrings, watches etc ) because all of them has a special space in it!
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6 different DIY bookmarks & watercolor techniques for beginners
This video tutorial is all about DIY bookmarks & watercolor DIY techniques for beginners ! These gorgeous and super easy watercolor bookmarks can be perfect gifts for book lovers & for back to school ! She will show you how to make watercolor bookmarks using different watercolor painting techniques & watercolor hacks to keep this watercolor tutorial easy! In this DIY Bookmark video she will show you 6 DIY watercolor bookmark design ideas using different watercolor techniques and watercolor hacks such as rubbing alcohol, salt, plastic wrap, ( white ink ) pens, rice and masking fluid to create beautiful abstract DIY watercolor paintings as bookmarks !
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Easy DIY mobil phone stands from toilet paper rolls
If you love simple & fun upcycling crafts this toilet paper roll mobile phone holder by The Seaman Mom is just a perfect craft project for you (and the kids)! These adorable mobile phone holders are really super easy to make (and also very inexpensive) because you just need simple household materials to make one! This little handmade mobile stand can be a perfect craft project for your kids/teens or for yourself at any time of the year because this little toilet paper roll mobile phone holder can be really handy in so many situations:
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DIY Optimus Prime costume from cardboard (Transformers)
Are you looking for  the most AWESOME Halloween (or dress up party) kids' costume that ever created? Try this Optimus Prime costume!  Probably you won't believe me but it's completely made from cardboard! It's truly amazing, isn't it?  Of course you can create a simplier version, just use this nice step-by step tutorial on how to make an amazing Optimus prime (Transformers) costume from cardboard with a few clever trick! Cardboard is perfect for sharp geometrical shapes like Optimus's body and head (and also for other Transformers or car characters). I bet this gorgeous Optimus Prime costume is every (little and big) boy's dream costume!
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DIY fabric wrapped mobile phone case with extra pockets
Do you love upcycling ? Are you looking for an easy, quick, inexpensive but still unique and useful mobile case ? Try this cute fabric covered mobile phone case ! This phone case completelly made from cardboard ! Unbelievable, isn't it? We love cardboard because it's super easy to handle and almost costs nothing! You can easily personalise this beautiful and useful mobile case with different color and pattern fabrics. Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to create one fabric covered cardboard mobile case for yourself ( or for as a nice gift ) easily in minutes!
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DIY phone case and mobile phone holder from milk carton
Do you love upcycling ? Are you looking for an easy, quick, inexpensive but still unique and useful mobile case ? Try this cute mobile phone case& holder made from recycled milk cartons ! This phone case completelly made from milk cartons ! Unbelievable, isn't it? We love m ilk cartons because it's super easy to handle and almost costs nothing! You can easily personalise this beautiful and useful mobile case&phone holder with different color and pattern p apers. Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to create one mobile case & mobile stand for yourself ( or for as a nice gift ) easily in minutes!
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Easy quick last-minute lego halloween costume for kids
Sometimes the easiest costume ideas are the best! Not just because they are super quick, easy and inexpensive but because they're also super fun!  This funny lego costume can be made literally in minutes with a cardboard box and some plastic containers. This fun Halloween or dress up party lego costume is also a nice way to repurpose some plastic and paper trash which is also a great thing! This lego costume can be  a great family or group costume as well because you can make small and large lego blocks in lots of different colors from shoe and cardboard boxes easily!
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DIY easy magic gift card - self coloring magic card
Self coloring gift cards ? True magic ! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make one magic gift card in minutes! This self-coloring magic slider card / magic card can be a perfect gift for almost any occasion and holiday ! Just adjust the magic slider card's frame color and motif to fit the occasion, and create a magical and super quick gift for your friends and family! You won't beleieve how easy is to make one self colouring magic card, and how fun is to use it!
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Easy origami butterflies - spring decor with paper folding
What can be better than an inexpensive , quick , but still gorgeous and colorful spring decor which involves butterflies ? These adorable paper origami butterflies can be made literally in minutes and they will spice up any boring wall space in your house ! You can use the paper folded butterflies to decorate the kids' room at any time of the year, if you are not into spring decors. With this super video paper folding tutorial you can make a few origami butterfly with your kids from a few sheets of colorful origami paper or from leftover wrapping papers ( even wallpaper pieces will working well with this origami project ) !
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