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DIY Seashell candles
Vith this great video craft tutorial you canlearn how to make these awesome seashell candles - all you need are a few tealights, seashells and an aluminium take-out container! It's a great addition for your wedding or summer party , or it's also a nice cheap vintage /shabby chic decoration for your home.
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Under the sea - coloring book pages for adults
It’s time for another super gorgeous pack of intricate coloring pages – this time they have the under the sea coloring pages for adults! So sharpen your coloring pens, or even better get your markers ready and have fun with coloring pages for adults!
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DIY rustic sailboat from a tree branch
This rustic style branch and textile sailboat is not just only a perfect house ( or kids room ) decor , but you can bring in some nature , which is always good! With this branch sailboat you can also add a little nostalgic feel to your ( or the kids ) room. This craft project is very easy, quick and low budget - simple but beautiful! You just need a sturdy brach piece ( or driftwood ) and some leftover fabrics. You can use your hot glue gun ( or any strong glue ) to fix the twig , and simply pin the fabric piece with nails ( if you haven't got eyelet screws at hand )
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DIY seashell covered letters with rhinestones
With this fun DIY craft video, you can learn how to make a seashell covered letter using seashells, starfish and vintage jewelr y! This elegant decoration is a great idea for a beach wedding, beach party or party favor, or bring the coastal, beach house feel into your home. You can use any type of sea- or snailshells , old broken jewelry parts, buttons , beads or rhinestones to decorate the 3D letters. You can paint the seashells/letters before applying the rhinestones ( and other acessories ) to any vibrant color, or you can leave them in their natural beauty.
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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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Adorable amigurumi mermaid dolls ( Ariel ) - free crochet pattern
This free mermaid crochet pattern is one of Kali's most popular paid amigurumi patterns that she has now made available for FREE! The friendly mermaid doll is a little under 12 inches tall and 4.5 inches wide (not including the arms and hair.) This is the perfect (Disney) amigurumi doll for little girls who dream of being a mermaid and swimming in the sea. For this mermaid, she recommends using size 4 worsted weight yarn in whatever color you prefer.  The beauty of this adorable amigurumi mermaid doll is that you are able to customize her in any way you would like! Enjoy crocheting your own cute amigurumi mermaid (Ariel) doll!
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DIY Ocean in a jar - summer craft idea for kids
Make mini aquarium sensory bottles so kids can tap on the aquarium wall without getting in trouble as they shake up some ocean animals, make some waves, and learn about the creatures of the sea. As kids shake up their miniature mason jar aquariums they can find and name ocean animals. Her kid’s picked out a variety of ocean animals like sea horses, fish, crabs, stingrays, sharks, and jellyfish to add to their mini aquariums. They love flipping the jar aquariums over and watching the waves crash and the animals swim. They helped make their own aquarium sensory bottle but you could always make one on your own so your kid could discover the sea animals inside.
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Miniature kawaii crochet octopus - free amigurumi pattern
This simple amigurumi octopus is quite quick to crochet. Make yours with a plain face, or add a little takochu mouth. They’re stackable too, so you can make a whole tower of octopi! These super cute (kawaii) amigurumi octopuses can be crocheted as a funny gift for a best friend. With this brilliant free amigurumi pattern you can crochet a few funny miniature octopuses for your friends and family members for a special occasion! (Or you can use them as a fun summer decor!)   This free octopus pattern is a beginner one so if you aren't familiar with the amigurumi technique you can still easily crochet one! You can use any color and style yarn to crochet these kawaii octop
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DIY Seashell heart door hanger - summer decor
Today we’re in a beachy mood! We love going to the beach, and collecting shells is our favorite part. They are like little works of nature's art with their swirly shapes and pearly colors. Show off your seashells' beauty by making a summery door hanger covered in shells! And what shape should it be? A heart, of course, because we love seashells! If you love them as much as we do, and want to make your own seashell heart door hanger, just follow these simple steps.
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How to make a clay pot lighthouse - garden decoration
Lighthouses are a popular decorating motif not only because of their nautical roots, but because they symbolize safe harbor and protection. This lighthouse made from terra cotta clay pots is surprisingly easy to assemble, and it even features a lantern on top to cast a warm glow. You can place it in the garden as a decoration, or use it as a centerpiece for a beach gathering. In this nice step-by-step written summer craft tutorial Jonathan Fong will show you how to make your own miniature garden lighthouse from clay pots in minutes!
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DIY Toilet paper roll seahorse - summer craft  for kids
Today we're sharing a simple and cute seahorse puppet made from (toilet) paper rolls. The tp roll seahorses make a fun DIY toy and will inspire imaginative play in children. There is something magical about seahorses. It’s easy to imagine these delicate creatures being friends with mermaids and they certainly have their place in myths and stories. When she decided to create a seahorse craft she read up on them and discovered a few fascinating real seahorse facts which she will also share with us! This seahorse craft uses paper rolls with a cut and fold technique, and you will need a few other basic craft supplies too. Watch the short video tutorial or read the written instructions on how to make a tp roll seahorse craft.
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DIY Rocking paper plate crab  - summer craft for kids
These adorable paper plate crabs by Kids Craft Room can be gently rocked backwards and forwards and they also have pincers that actually open and close too. Hours of fun nip, nip, nipping the whole household! Paper plates make a great base for a lots of easy summer kids' crafts especially this adorable crab craft! We hope you will have lots fun with making this paper plate crab craft with your kids or class! These super cute rocking paper plate crabs provide lots of fun to play with and so easy to make you could craft your own cast of crabs in no time! This paper plate crab can  be  a great addition to your ocean/summer theme classroom decor!
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DIY Cute baby turtles using God's Eye weaving pattern
Looking for some fun and unique summer crafts to do with the kiddos?Today we are sharing this fun twist on a God's Eye weaving craft. (Remember collecting sticks and making those in summer camp?) But, instead of making the traditional 2 stick version, she recently made a fun 3 stick version, that also happens to look like a tiny baby turtle!  Aren't they cute?  It's such a fun and easy summer craft that's sure to please kids of all ages.  And if you liked this super cute God's eye weaved baby popsicle stick turtle activity, you can find more weaving crafts and more popsicle stick crafts on PinkStripeySocks's craft blog!
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African flower turtle pincushion  (free amigurumi pattern)
In this crochet tutorial, Inart will show you how to crochet this beautiful turtle pincushion in amigurumi! This sweet amigurumi African flower (pincushion)turtle is sure to bring a smile to any face! He is a wonderful decoration or toy. This amigurumi turtle is also perfect as a gift for a newborn if you crochet yours with cotton yarn and create the eyes with simple embroidery. At Inart's blog you will find the free amigurumi pattern of this super cute crochet turtle accompanied with a nice detailed assembling tutorial. This amigurumi pattern is a beginner one, so if you are a beginner in amigurumis this turtle is absolutely perfect to begin with!
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DIY Crochet shark bag - fun free summer bag  pattern
Do you love crocheting and fun summer craft ideas? Whip up these fun summer shark bags with The Cookie Snob' free shark bag pattern and step-by-step crochet tutorial ! To make this free pattern even more fun , she's designed the bags in both an adult and a child size. The pictures for this shark bag tutorial feature the child sized shark bag ( the blue shark ) , but the construction techniques are the same for the adult sized bag ( the gray shark ) as well. So follow along The Cookie Snob's tutorial and make your own super fun, unique shark bag ! It's guaranteed to be a conversation piece!
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DIY Paper plate pirates - fun summer craft for kids
This awesome paper bowl pirate craft makes a fabulous addition to any pirate learning theme! Kids will have a blast designing their own one of a kind pirate with yarn hair, a silly beard, grumpy pirate facial features and even a groovy earring if they’d like. Using a paper bowl for the face gives the craft a cool 3D effect too. I heart crafty things have made a template for the pirate hat and patch to make the prep work for this awesome pirate craft a breeze. Don't forget to look for more fun pirate theme activities at the bottom of I heart crafty thing's page!
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DIY Cute origami mermaid - paper folding for kids
Looking for the cutest origami summer craft ever?  That means that it's time for mermaid crafts! What better way to inspire some summer crafting then this uber cute origami mermaid? Put this craft on your summer-to-do list!  It's a must for all mermaid-loving kiddos! We love making cute origami projects! Origami (especially the beginner models) is simple, and you don't need special and expensive craft materials to create some gorgeous artworks with it! You can use this cute origami mermaid as a piece of your summer decor, or glue it to a stick and use as a fun paper puppet! This paper folding model is an absolute beginner one so it can be a great summer project for your kids!
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DIY Adorable turtles from plastic bottles - recycling craft for kids
Are you looking for some fun activities for kids to do at home? Here is a super cute craft project to make lovely turtle toys from recycled plastic bottles. It’s very easy to make. Basically you just need to cut out the bottom of a plastic bottle, invert it and sew it onto a craft foam piece, and then draw the turtle. It’s a project that the entire family can work together and kids will have fun creating and playing with these lovely turtle toys. You can put the turtle toys in water and they “swim” like sea turtles. Or you can put some beans or coins inside to make some music when shaking. Anyway, there are lots of fun!!
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DIY Shark hooded towel for kids  - sewing tutorial
With one more month of summer fun, we thought we needed something that screamed summer for your towel this month. Who’s ready for a cue the Jaws theme song…shark! It’s a Shark Hooded Towel! We totally love how this fun cute shark towel turned out! We can just picture a cute kid walking around the pool or the beach wearing this towel this summer. Read this detailed sewing tutorial and learn how to sew your very own shark hooded towel in minutes! This sewing project is relatively easy because towel cotton is a really easy fabric to sew with, so if your are a beginner in sewing this project is a perfect starter for you!
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DIY 3D Beach canvas wall decor ideas
Not everyone is able to go to a place with a beach that's why Makkocino decided to show you 3 easy 3D canvas wall decor ideas that will bring the summer feeling straight into your home! She will show you how to make a heart that is painted into sand , and how to make a beach and shell canvas ! These summer decor ideas are super easy to make, you will only need some canvases, acrylic paint, a brush, sand, polymer clay and some sea shells ! This canvas art is a perfect summer decor project for you even if you are a beginner in painting ! Watch this nice video tutorial and learn how to paint these gorgeous summer /beach style mixed-media artworks!
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Mermaids ( sirens ) - polimer clay tutorial
Polymer clay is wonderful craft material! It's inexpensive, easy to find, and can be molded into anything you can dream of! In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn the sculpting and finishing techniques with polymer clay thorough the creation of this super cute polimer clay mermaid. Of course, you can use other materials to create the mermaid figurines : in can be an adorable cake topper / cake decoration from fondant , you can create cute home decors with them from air drying clay, or even you can use simple play-doh / plasticine / salt-dough to create some cute mermaids with the kids just for fun !
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Easy DIY Christmas decor ( candle holder) from mason jar & salt
One of or favorite holiday decorating projects is this super easy to make and budget friendly DIY snowy mason jar luminary. These are perfect for decorating your Winter / Christmas mantle, dining table or front porch.Crystal decorated her snowy jars with a piece of faux greenery with tiny berries and a twine bow. Then added a battery-operated tea light inside. We love the way they glow! Besides of this winter luminary is super gorgeous it's also super inexpensive and easy to make! This winter craft project is suitable for kids of all ages.
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DIY Narwhal Easter eggs - Easter egg painting idea for kids
Narwhals like unicorns mixed with whales and they actually exist! Malissa & Machelle used these magical creatures as inspiration for cute little creature eggs this Easter. Now your eggs can be magical just like real narwhals ! We love it! Or you could leave the horns off and have whale eggs for a nautical themed party! These narwhal Easter eggs are perfect for kids of all ages and only require a handful of supplies. Follow this easy step-by-step tutorial and learn how to create them:
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DIY popom octopus Easter egg - egg painting idea for kids
We love traditions and we LOVE painting Easter eggs! This year paint your Easter eggs with watercolor and turn them into cute octopuses . Pysselbolaget will show you how to paint and make your own super cute octopus Easter eggs . This octopus Easter egg craft is suitable for kids of all ages because it's fun, quick and super easy to make!
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DIY Sock unicorn whale (narwhal) plushie - free sewing pattern
Another stuffed animal plush toy free sewing pattern and tutorial has just arrived to Craft Passion, please welcome Narwhal the sock unicorn whale ! The Sock unicorn whale ( or sock narwhal ) is sewed from a piece of adult ankle sock ( a pair can make 2 whales ) ,a scrap sock fabric ( or scrap knit fabric ) with rainbow stripes, a pair of button eyes and yellow embroidery floss, it is then stuffed by the polyester filling material to hold its shape. The length of this sock unicorn whale is roughly 9″ long from head to tail, excluding the horn. For your ease of sewing, along with the details of the instruction, Craft Passion has also included the free template in the tutorial page:
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DIY Sock shark - free sewing pattern and tutorial
Craft Passion's latest free sewing pattern for stuffed animal plush toy ,the super handsome sock shark ( as usual ) comes with a free downloadable & printable template . This cute sock shark is sewed from a single piece of adult ankle sock ( a pair can make 2 sharks ),a scrap of white felt, a pair of button eyes and yellow embroidery floss, it is then stuffed by the polyester filling material to hold its shape. For your ease of sewing, along with the details of the instruction, Craft Passion has also included the pattern templat e on the tutorial page, so let's get sewing:
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Tiny amigurumi mermaid doll (free crochet pattern)
This free mermaid crochet pattern is one of our favorites from Black Hat Llama's free amigurumi patterns because it's soo cute and easy to crochet! This is the perfect amigurumi mermaid doll for little girls who dream of being a mermaid and swimming in the sea . The beauty of this adorable amigurumi mermaid doll is that you are able to customize her in any way you would like and it's super easy: so you can easily crochet one even if you are a beginner in amigurumi! Visit blackhatllama.com and enjoy crocheting your very own cute amigurumi mermaid doll:
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DIY Mason jar mermaid lantern (free printable)
We love mason jars ! You will be startled to know about the variety of creative crafts that can be made using mason jars! Rather than disposing them off, you can showcase your creativity by making magnificent mermaid lanterns out of them, to brighten up your home. This time Red Ted Art and Adventure In a Box will show you how to make these gorgeous mermaid lanterns out of simple mason jars ! These DIY mason jar mermaid lanterns are surprisingly easy to make ( you can make it under minutes if you have Cricut Machine or a Silhouette Cameo! )
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DIY Interactive paper sailboat - summer craft for kids
This time I Heart Crafty Things and Artsy Craftsy Kids share this super fun and simple summer paper craft with you! This paper plate sailboat craft is super simple to make and is perfect as a playful summer craft. You could also make this fun interactive paper plate sailboat craft any time of the year after learning about sailing or to go along with a favorite ocean adventure themed children’s book. Preschooler s might also enjoy playing with this craft while singing row row row your boat. ( Just swap the sailboat to a boat ) So many fun possibilities!
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DIY Cupcake liner fish - fun summer craft for kids
Did you know cupcake liners make the perfect base for a fish kids craft ? With following along I Heart Crafty Things' step-by-step tutorial you can create the most adorable ocean fish scene out of cupcake liners ! This adorable fish kids craft is a great craft for any time of the year but especially on those hot summer afternoons when you need to take a break inside. Fish crafts are always a delight to create with children ! These cupcake liner fish are simple enough to do in kindergarten and still fun for older kids too.
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DIY Beach in a glass ( coastal ornament ) - summer decor
If you're looking for a fun and unique piece to add to your summer decor, look no further! What better way to make sure you change your mindset to summer than to add some summery touches to your home decor. But if you, like us, are looking to refresh your home for less, this simple but genius DIY summer decor idea by My Pinterventures will have you feeling summer vibes, minus the buyers' remorse. Get the plastic Christmas baubles ,fill them with small summery decor elements and boom - you have a beautiful and reusable summer decor !
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