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DIY Apple love-bugs ( ladybugs ) - Valentine's day food id
In this step-by-step tutorial , East Amazing will show you how to make apple love bugs ( ladybug apples ) with just a few healthy ingredients. This adorable apple love-bug is just a cute edible ( and healthy ! ) gift that kids will love this Valentine's Day ! This adorable apple ladybug is also perfect for couples who love fresh, healthy fruits almost as much as each other. Get those apples , watch this video tutorial, and create a few adorable apple bugs for the upcoming Valentine's day ( or anniversary ) or just for fun!
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DIY Appliqué heart notebook cover (  free sewing pattern & tutorial )
This lovely DIY Appliqué heart notebook cover by Miss Daisy Patterns would make a great Valentine’s gift. This fabric book cover is all hand sewn, practical, functional and very cute! Do you carry your book around wherever you go? To keep them from getting damaged in your bag you could use this lovely handmade book cover. No dog-ears, no more! Make this book cover with any durable fabric you like. Choose one that shows your or your loved one's personality, or that matches your school supplies. Get the free patterns at missdaisypatterns.com and let's get crafting:
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30 Last-minute couple costume ideas ( Halloween costume ideas )
Dressing up for Halloween or a dress-up party can be a little tedious when you have no idea what to dress up as. If your partner is also struggling to find a Halloween costume , why not try a couple's costume ? In this video, Cloe will show you 30 last-minute bur still brilliant couples costumes. You could either pay homage to some of the greatest love stories, like Romeo and Juliet, or try a funny costume, like the Netflix & Chill costume - there are so many fun possibilities! Watch the video and create the best couples costume ever!
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DIY Christmas tree sweater with lights - funny Christmas party outfit
By following along The Country Chic Cottage's step-by-step tutorial you can make a super funny and unique Christmas sweater with lights for any ugly Christmas sweater party that you are attending. This DIY Christmas tree sweater is actually a really quick and easy craft idea and you will absolutely love the results. You can even add battery operated Christmas lights to really light up the night. Are you ready to get started? Read the tutorial and make your own not-so-ugly Christmas sweater:
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DIY Princess Leia costume - free pattern & sewing tutorial
Today Fleece Fun will show you how to sew this gorgeous Leia costume ! Isn't it beautiful? ( Princess Leia is one of the most iconic characters in the entire Star Wars series. ) This beautiful handmade Leia costume is just perfect for both little and grownup princesses. This costume is fun to wear at movie premiers and parties as well! The outfit is washable and very easy to wear, not to mention that it's very easy to sew! You will find the free sewing tutorial and template at fleecefun.com:
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DIY Yoda costume ( free pattern and sewing tutorial )
Create your own baby Yoda : make a super comfy Yoda costume for your kids ! This lovely fleece Yoda costume by Fleece Fun could be made in an hour or two. Adorable and simple! By sewing costumes , you can really let your imagination go crazy and create something over the top, Make this quick and easy Yoda costume that would be great for Halloween , but are also fun for any day dress-up play. Get the step-by-step costume making tutorial and the free Yoda costume pattern at fleecefun.com and create your very own adorable Yoda costume now:
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DIY Aladdin magic carpet costume - free pattern & sewing tutorial
This DIY Aladdin magic carpet costume by Fleece Fun is perhaps the easiest and funniest costume we’ve ever seen! Fun, colorful and instantly recognizable! Deciding on a costume for a party or Halloween is never easy. Buying or renting costumes can also be an expensive investment, especially if you go to a lot of themed parties. This super DIY magic carpet costume is an easy and affordable way to stand out at any party! get the free sewing pattern and the step-by-step tutorial at fleecefun.com and let the magic begin:
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DIY Bath tea - all natural skin care (bath tea recipe)
DIY Bath tea will be your evening soak's new best friend because homemade bath tea is the easiest way to transform your evening bath into an all-natural spa situation. More glamorous than your regular bathwater, and even better for your skin & health than your daily dose of tea! Bath tea is pretty much what its name says: a cotton cloth bag filled with various herbs, flowers, salts, powdered milk, and many other skin soothing natural ingredients. Simply fill a bag with your bath tea, tie it, and hook over your hot tap while you run your bath, as usual, letting the water flow through the tea bag to create an indulgent bespoke soak.
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DIY Balloon animal costume - funny no-sew costume
If you love unique and funny ( Halloween or party ) costumes , you will LOVE this balloon animal costume by StudioDIY! How FUN would it be to create this balloon animal costume for your kiddo ( s ) ? If you felt really ambitious you could do a whole zoo’s worth of balloon animals too! But of course, you could make the classic balloon dog as Studio DIY did. This costume is not just super funny, but also super easy to make and cost-effective! This no-sew costume is just perfect for kids and adults as well, even in the last-minutes! You could use this google search as an inspiration for various balloon animals and be super creative!
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Simple DIY Disco ball - stylish party decoration from paper
With At Charlotte's House's step-by-step tutorial ( and a sturdy hole puncher ) you can enhance any party decoration with this gorgeous paper-wrapped styrofoam ball. If you love making DIY party decor, you have to check out this one! We love the way it's easy to make, but also how you can customize it with any color of paper you'd prefer! Just use a color that fits into your party ! ( Imagine one giant ball in silver, beautiful pearl-white or rose-gold or even in mermaid colors! Isn't it super fun? ) This disco ball style party decor is so simple to make, and the outcome is so gorgeous and sparkling!
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Amigurumi baby octopus ( free crochet pattern )
This wonderful Hungarian blog encourages crocheters to make little octopuses for premature babies. Someone may be surprised to hear it, but research shows that the arms of the crocheted octopuses remind the little babies of the umbilical cord in their mommies’ bellies and make them feel safer. Here you can find a free Hungarian version of crocheted preemie octopus pattern by Éva which actually is an easy, one day project. Give something back to the society and make a few octopuses for these little babies , who have been born prematurely and encourage other crocheters to do the same!
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DIY Valentine\'s gnomes - lovely Valentine\'s day gift
This brilliant Valentine's craft project by Isa has three of our favorite components to it: 1. A Norwegian / Scandinavian theme, 2. It's super easy to make , 3. It's an upcycling project ( the main material comes from a fuzzy sock ) ! This cute little gnome can be made literally in seconds, without any special craft or machine sewing skills! The sweater or sock Valentine's gnomes can be perfect little decors in your Scandinavian/vintage style home or you can give them as Valentine's gifts, because who doesn't love gnomes ? You can upcycle sweaters, t-shirts, socks or almost any unused old clothes to create gnomes, which ( with this step-by-step video tutorial ) will be a piece of cake! Click here for the free downloadable pattern
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Easy & adorable DIY animal Valentines ( Valentine\'s day cards )
Follow along I Heart Crafty Things' step-by-step card making tutorial and give your parents, friends or love a super adorable handmade animal Valentine card for Valentine's day or Mother's day / Father’s day ! ( Or you can make this lovely animal card any time of the year! ) These animals are adorable, and kids will love making them. Get some craft paper and let's get crafting:
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DIY Pop-up love birds card ( Valentine\'s day card )
If you’re looking for a fun and quick Valentine's craft for kids to make this winter , this lovebirds card by I Heart Crafty Things can’t be topped. I Heart Crafty Things' easy to follow tutorial makes this lovely lovebird Valentine's card a super easy and fun ( kids ) craft to make. This lovebird craft is perfect for kids of all ages, and it's a creative and adorable way to send out best wishes to all your loved ones! This adorable little lovebird card also doubles as a keepsake, which makes it a perfect gift for every special occasion.
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Easy DIY 3D heart card ( Valentine\'s day card )
This Valentine's day, don't forget to give your loved ones a big hug ! When it comes to giving the perfect gift for Valentine's day, it's the thought that counts, which makes this lovely dimensional heart card craft by I Heart Crafty Things a perfect Valentine's day gift! Everyone loves a gift comes from the heart! This easy, DIY 3D heart card is a simple craft , and ( if you add personal notes to them ) it will make you smile every time. This easy DIY 3D heart card is just the perfect gift to tell your loved ones just how special are they!
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DIY miniature fairy garden in a flower pot ( garden decor )
Do you have a few empty flower pots ? Nikol & Alexandra will show you how to repurpose those boring plastic planters into magical little gardens , making for a fantastic DIY project. Commonly known as fairy gardens , these arrangements fashion any kind of containers and pots into beautiful and unique garden decor pieces. This DIY project idea invites you to use your imagination and create something unique. The process involves collecting all kinds of ( seasonal ) containers, filling them with soil, and then positioning the fragments accordingly. Remember, there's no wrong way to create a fairy garden!
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DIY Easter bunny card - simple & fun easter craft for kids
If you’re looking for a fun and quick Easter craft for kids to make this spring , this Easter bunny card by The Best Ideas For Kids can’t be topped. Best Ideas For Kids' easy to follow tutorial makes this lovely bunny card a super easy and fun ( kids ) craft to make. This bunny craft is perfect for kids of all ages, and it's a creative and adorable way to send out best wishes to all your loved ones! Get the step-by-step tutorial and create a bunch of super cute Easter bunny cards for your loved ones!
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DIY Toilet paper roll butterfly - simple & fun spring craft for kids
We love toilet paper roll crafts because they are so easy to do and it’s a great way to recycle materials that you already have on hand! These gorgeous ( toilet ) paper roll butterflies by The Best Ides For Kids are just the cutest and they are so easy to make. This lovely butterfly craft is a great way to celebrate spring , even if you are doing this craft to pass the time on a rainy day! Get the step-by-step tutorial at thebestideasforkids.com and let's get crafting :
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DIY Floating teacup - gorgeous spring decor
This floating teacup by Beckys craftsandgoodies is a gorgeous ( spring ) decoration for your home or garden that actually looks like a teacup that is floating above a saucer. This DIY floating teacup actually looks like the cup is pouring out beautiful spring flowers , and it’s simply gorgeous when you get it finished. Creating a floating teacup is an excellent opportunity for you to put those cracked teacups to good use. To make this gorgeous indoor or outdoor garden decoration , you need a teacup , a saucer , some artificial flowers and greenery, heavy wire or a fork , and a strong glue. Watch the step-by-step video tutorial and learn the how-tos:
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DIY Giant bow necklace - polimer clay jewelry making for beginners
If you want something fun and festiv e to wear for your special day, this lovely giant bow necklace by The Crafted Sparrow will be your next favorite craft project! Because what can better than a giant girly bow? These DIY polymer clay blow necklaces are simply stunning. Polymer is a type of modeling clay that is inexpensive, easy to work with, and widely available. With a vivid selection of colors to choose from, it’s an ideal substance for making jewelry and other everyday crafting projects. With just a few basic materials and a set of easy-to-follow steps, the results will leave you feeling both stylish and stress free! Get the tutorial and create your lovely bow necklaces now:
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Egg carton train - fun egg carton craft for kids
When it comes to crafting with kids, there's one magical material that always comes through: paper. Repurpose your recyclable paper egg cartons into a wonderful craft that will have your kids cracking up: create this lovely little egg carton train! Craft Train will teach you how to make this lovely little train in no time, out of a simple egg carton . Isn't it wonderful? You may need to help the kids with the small fiddly bits, but the boys ( or girls ) can help out plenty, and the kids will love playing with these fun DIY toys once you’re done! Get the step-by-step tutorial at thecrafttrain.com and let's get crafting :
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DIY Egg carton Easter carrot treat bag with felt bunnies
Easter is right around the corner so now is a great time to hop into some spring crafting ! Today CreativeMamy will show you how to transform an ordinary egg carton into a super cute carrot treat bag. This egg carton Easter treat bag is just a perfect addition to your little one’s Easter basket! These little carrot treat bags hold lots of goodies. They make a really fun alternative to those little plastic eggs! And they will last, so you can fill them year after year! These carrot Easter treat bags are small and easy , making them a great craft project for beginners, b ut they are still big enough to hold plenty of treats ! You can make a few or make a whole bushel.
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Adorable pom pom sheep - simple & frugal Easter home decor
Whether you're looking to make a cute Easter decoration or just a fun craft to do with your kids , a pom pom sheep fits the bill. Aren’t these pom pom sheep super adorable! ? They’re so easy to make, and they’re such a fun little craft for springtime! You don’t need any special tools or skills to make the DIY pom poms , which is also great! Just a ball of yarn and a little piece of cardboard! In this video tutorial CreativeMamy will show you how to make this adorable pom pom sheep in no time, from simple craft materials. Let's get crafting!
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Instagram camera coin purse (free crochet pattern)
Nothing's better than a handmade accessory and this little crochet ( Instagram ) camera coin purse is no exception. This lovely camera coin purse pattern by Paint It Colorful works up really quickly and doesn’t take much yarn to make. So grab your yarn basket and crochet a lovely Instagram camera coin purse for all of the Instagram addicts in your life. ( Kids really love handmade accessories , especially when they are cool and colorful, which makes this amigurumi Instagram camera coin purse a great gift for any special occasion! )
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Amigurumi donut mouse (free amigurumi pattern)
Crochet your very own adorable cuddly amigurumi donut mouse toy with following along Paint It Colorful's nice free amigurumi pattern ! This super adorable amigurumi donut mouse is such a cute friend for toddlers as well as a beautiful handmade gift for grownups. You can also make this lovely huggable amigurumi donut mouse from any color and size yarn , the end result will be wonderful and it will surely bring great joy to the one who gets it.
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Amigurumi cupcake octopus (free amigurumi pattern)
Do you know how to crochet and want to expand your knowledge a little bit? Learn the Japanese art of crocheting lovely stuffed animals and creatures: amigurumi ! With amigurumi , you will be able to crochet lovely, huggable crochet toys such as this super cute amigurumi octopus cupcake by Paint It Colorful ! But be aware: amigurumi is very addictive ( once you start crocheting these lovely toys you won't be able to stop ) ! This lovely amigurumi octopus cupcake is such a great amigurumi project, perfect as a lovely homemade decor piece or as a heartwarming gift for a special occasion. So get the free amigurumi pattern at Paint It Colorful now, and start crocheting :
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Little amigurumi elephant (free amigurumi pattern)
Are you looking for super adorable and quick free amigurumi patterns ? Do you love elephants ? Crochet this cute little amigurumi elephant ! Paint It Colorful designed this lovely amigurumi elephant. Besides it's super adorable, this amigurumi pattern is completely free ! One of the nice things about amigurumi is that the exact size is rarely important, so you don’t need to worry about matching the designer’s gauge. Provided your stitches are compact enough that they won’t gape open to leaving large holes between them when you add the stuffing, you have the freedom to experiment with different yarns and hooks to give you a different-sized result. So grab your hooks and create this adorable amigurumi elephant now!
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Crochet succulents (or crochet flowers) - free crochet pattern
Are you looking for free ( scrap yarn buster ) crochet patterns ? Do you love succulents ? Crochet cute little succulents ! Paint It Colorful designed this lovely crochet succulent. Besides it's super easy and quick , this crochet pattern is completely free ! One of the nice things about crocheting is that the exact size is rarely important, so you don’t need to worry about matching the designer’s gauge. You have the freedom to experiment with different yarns and hooks to give you a different-sized result. So grab your hooks and create a bunch of adorable succulents now!
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Pastel amigurumi Pusheen (amigurumi cat) - free crochet pattern
There's nothing like crocheting gifts for your best friends that they'll love forever! Stitch this lovely crocheted pusheen for your BFF to enjoy! Simply follow Paint It Colorful's great, easy-to-follow free amigurumi pattern and create this lovely amigurumi pusheen / amigurumi cat in no time! This amigurumi pusheen makes a sweet little gift for every special occasion, or you can stich one for yourself just for fun
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Little amigurumi panda (free amigurumi pattern)
Besides being totally adorable, this small crochet panda pattern by Paint It Colorful is completely free so you can experiment with it without blowing your crochet budget. Crochet a little panda as a toy, a keychain or as a cute little display on the shelf. If you're a beginner crocheter who is looking for a little bit of a challenge, this is a great pattern for you. Grab some yarn and start stitching!
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Crochet melon headphone holder (free crochet pattern)
The best things in life are free - like this lovely amigurumi melon headphone holder pattern by Paint It Colorful ! Like most of the people, you are likely to ask what exactly amigurumi is until you see the beautiful patterns and you instantly fall in love with it. ( Amigurumi is a Japanese crocheting technique of creating fun and beautiful stuffed animals using yarns , just like this lovely little melon headphone holder. ) So grab a few skeins of yarn , make this lovely amigurumi melon headphone holder today and create a darling new stuffed animal for your loved ones.
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Tiny pink amigurumi bunny (free amigurumi pattern)
Nothing's cuter than a stuffed animal, and this little crochet amigurumi bunny is no exception. This lovely bunny pattern by Paint It Colorful works up really quickly and doesn’t take much yarn to make. So grab your yarn basket and crochet a lovely little bunny for all of the bunny -lovers in your life. ( Kids really love handmade toys , especially when they are adorable and colorful, which makes this amigurumi bunny a great gift for any special occasion! )
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