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How to whiten salt dough
In this step-by-step tutorial Domestically Blissful will teach you how to make gorgeous salt dough ornaments in snow white with a simple and easy trick! Salt dough ornaments are the sweetest little homemade gift! You can make them for the whole family or classroom with hardly any effort! Salt dough ornaments are quick and easy to make and they last forever. You could make them for your family, the classroom, coworkers .. you name it! And your limitations are only set by the cookie cutters you own. If you want to take it one step further, you can even personalize the ornaments for the recipient!
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DIY kanzashi silk ribbon flower
Are you looking for a beautiful spring decoration or a gorgeous accessory ? This step-by-step video tutorial teaches you how to fold this gorgeous kanzashi flower from simple silk ribbons. Kanzashi is the Japanese art of folding delicate squares of silk into three-dimensional flower petals. ( Think about ribbon kanzashi flowers as a beautiful fabric interpretation of origami pieces. ) The finished silk ribbon flowers can be attached to a purse, a shirt, a barrette or any other fashion accessory of your choice. They are easy to make and look so pretty!
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DIY kanzashi satin ribbon roses
This gorgeous silk ribbon rose is made with kanzashi tecnique ! It's not as difficult as it seems: you just need to fold the petals and sew ( or glue ) them together. With this nice step-by-step video craft tutorial you can make the rose easily! You can create the roses from any silk /satin ribbons , textiles or anything foldable material that you have at hand. It's a perfect spring decoration, or an accessory.
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DIY Antique tea cup candle - candle making tutorial
Do you have a few (chipped) antique or beautiful but lonely teacups? Make a gorgeous vintage / shabby chic style home decor from them with Yes Missy's step -by-step tutorial: antique tea cup candles! These beautiful DIY antique tea cup candles are cute additions to you home, and they are also very easy to make! You just need some wax flakes (or old candles), and a wick. If your teacups are very small you can use up tea candles as a small amount of wax and wick, and you can also  make scented teacup candles  with adding a few drops of scented candle oil - if you wish.
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DIY Floating teacup flower topiary
Do you have a gorgeous but chipped / broken teacup? Don't throw it away! Make this gorgeous and unique spring /easter flower arrangement with it! This floating teacup flower topiary  is a very easy spring home decor project and it's sooooo beautiful! You can create an easter version of the topiary with plastic easter eggs instead of (faux) flowers, or a halloween version with little bugs and some fake spiderweb! There are so many possibilities!
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DIY patchwork easter egg warmer bunny (with sewing pattern)
This super cute, gorgeous and cozy easter egg warmer rabbit is a perfect ( easy and quick ) easter sewing project ! With this nice sewing tutorial and the free sewing pattern you can make it in no time! This patchwork egg cozy bunny is a perfect easter table decoration or you can also use it as a cute shabby chic /vintage /skandinavian style addition to your home decor. With this nice bunny shape pattern you can create rabbits in any size, even you can make cute soft toys for the kids! You can use any leftower / scrap fabrics and add more embellishments ( ribbons, beads, embroidery ) if you would like to.
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Shabby chic easter bunnies ( free printable )
There are lots of fun uses for these little Shabby Chic Bunny Silhouettes by Hostess with the Mostess Blog! Jenn's original intention was to create a decorative paper Easter bunny garland – but she also discovered that they look pretty dang cute as gift bottle tags or party favor bag accents ! Especially when decked out with a cute little craft pom cotton tails! Of course you can use this adorable free vintage / shabby chic style cartoon bunny printable to decorate your home or the kids room at Easter / springtime or you can use is as part of other craft projects as well ( Easter gift cards,wall arts, scrapbook pages.. )
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DIY framed lace tray - upcycling picture frames
This gorgeous DIY lace tray is made from an (old) wooden photo frame (with glass plate) and a lace! Brilliant idea! It's a perfect (and practical) way to decorate your vintage /shabby home and it's also an easy / low budget home decor project. You can put anything inside the frame (old photos, pressed flowers, nice scrapbook papers /napkins...) therefore it's also a perfect present to any ocassion! If you would like to use the photo frame as a real serve tray  glue in the glass and the bottom of the frame tray to make it more sturdier.(Or you can use silicone to make the inside waterproof).
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Long stemmed fabric roses - fabric flower spring decor
This gorgeous textile rose centerpiece is made from some scrap fabrics and twigs. If you love sewing this easy fabric rose bouquet is a perfect quick spring project for you! It can be a lovely ( shabby chic /vintage style ) spring home decor or you gan gift them as a bouquet in any ocassion ( mother's day, weddings, birthdays... ) You can use this technique with any types of fabrics ( imagine a nice denim or a burlap version! ) This sewing project is a perfect scrapbuster or you can upcycle some old clothes as well!
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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 mason storage jars with furniture knobs
This DIY Mason storage jar by Haute & Healthy Living is an attractive way to organize items like Q-tips, cotton balls, and bath salts. Plus they’re simple and affordable to make! The mason storage jars are perfect bathroom or kitchen decors and they are also very useful in organizing almost everything!  You can decorate your (shabby chic / vintage style) home with these gorgeous storage jars or gift them to your friends or family.
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DIY vintage basket from plastic junks and clothespins
This gorgeous DIY vintage/rustic style basket is made from an empty plastic bucket and some wooden clothespins! Absoilutrelly brilliant and low budget way to decorate your vintage/shabby style home and upcycle some plastic junk at the same time! You can paint the clothespins into any color that fits into your house!  You can use these nice little baskets to organize small things, or it can be a perfect easter basket !(Just fill it with delicious homemade cookies/sweets)
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How to dry roses and flowers
There's nothing lovelier than fresh cut flowers gracing your kitchen table or brightening a place in your home. But even after the blossoms begin to fade, you can continue to enjoy their beauty by drying them. The papery, vintage look the dried flowers impart their own lasting beauty. Not only roses but almost all flowers can be dried! You can also use this flower drying method  to preserve  your special occassion's bouquets (wedding,valentine's day,mother's day bouquets) as well!
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DIY Lavender wands
In this nice video flower craft tutorial you can learn how to make this beautiful, natural moth repellent vintage lavender wand ! It's so easy ! You just need some fresh! lavender ( with long stem ) , a nice satin ribbon and some free time! It's a little bit time consuming, but absolutelly worth it! This gorgeous lavender wand is not just only a perfect ( and low budget ) vintage / shabby chic home decor , you can also gift them in any ocassion! You can use them in your wardrobe to repell moths , or simply decorate you house with them all around the year. Allow the homemade lavender wands to dry completelly, and gently shake or rub it from time to time to renew it's scent.
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How to make a rolled newspaper rose wreath
Make rolled roses from newsprint , and turn them into a vintage style gorgeous rose wreath ! Not for outside, but great for anywhere indoors ! You could also lightly spray silver, gold, or any color that fits your decor on the finished wreath ( or use colored wrapping /origami papers to make one ) ! You can use this beautiful and inexpensive newspaper rose wreath to decorate at fall or spring , or you can use this simple paper rose rolling technique to make single rolled roses and decorate other crafts with them. Upcycling crafts are always the bests!
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DIY gorgoeous lotus candle holders with air drying clay
Today she will show you how to make a lotus inspired tea candle holder out of oven-bake polymer or air dry clay ! Growing from the mud and blooming towards the sky, a lotus symbolizes purity, spiritual awakening, revival and fortune. This gorgeous vintage/shabby style home decor is not just super easy to make but you can give them as nice gifts for any occasions as well! ( The lotus flower tea candle holder can be a perfect Christmas gift in snow white or a nice Mother's day gift in any pastel color! ) You can use them to decorate your home or your wedding party at any time of the year because these delicate clay flowers are soo beautiful in any color!
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DIY rustic bathtub tray (with free plan)
Do you love woodworking projects? Try this quick Rustic Wood Bathtub Tray so you can lock the bathroom door and soak in a warm bathtub. You can prop a book and a glass of wine on your tray. Or maybe some tea and the iPad so you can binge watch some Netflix. You can make this rusctic/vintage look wooden bathtub  tray in minutes (even if you are a beginner in furniture making ) because it's so easy, and it can be a perfect gift for any occasion as well! (Because who doesn't love relaxing and pampering things?) You can protect your woonden bathtub tray from water with any color waterproof stains and varnishes it will look gorgeous in any form!
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Christmas trees with paper weaving from newspaper
This paper christmas tree is made completelly from newspapers ! Unbelievable, isn't it? Paper weaving is a perfect hobby for you if you love recycling and crafts , because with it you can create gorgeous decors from trash and help create a cleaner and liveable enviroment at the same time! With this super step-by-step video paper weaving tutorial you can learn how to make this gorgeous Christmas tree decor ! This little paper weaved christmas tree will be a perfect decoration in your home at winter/ Christmas , just paint them in any nice color that fits into your home with a little acrylic paint !
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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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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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Gorgeous silk ribbon snowflakes with kanzashi technique
We love kanzashi ( ribbon folding ) technique becuse with it we can create gorgeous ( Christmas ) decors ( just like these beautiful snowflakes ) in no time, with just a few yard of silk ribbon ! You won't need special craft materials or skills to make these gorgeous winter/Christmas decor snowflakes only a little silk ribbon and a lighter/tea candle and this nice step-by-step video tutorial ! These gorgeous silk ribbon snowflakes can be perfectd decors but you can use them as nice brooches or hairpins as well! The silk ribbon kanzashi snowflakes will look gorgeous in any color, and you can add more small decor elements to them ( beads, some bling or glitter! )
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DIY homemade cold porcelain rose bouquet in a pot
We love homemade cold porcelain clay because it can be used to create soo many gorgeous decorations just like this beautiful rose bouquet. Beautiful, isn't it? This rose bouquet can be a nice gift for any ocassion ( birthdays, weddings , anniversaries, Mother's day, Valentine's day etc ) or you can use them to make gorgeous home decors as well! With a little acrylic paint you can color the flowers to any fun or pastell colrs that fits into your home or the ocassion! ( You can find 2 different cold porcelain clay recipes in our site! ) Watch this nice step-by-step polimer clay rose making tutorial and learn how to make this gorgeous rose bouquet !
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Gorgeous shabby chic loop flowers (brooches) from fabric scraps
These gorgeous vintage / shabby chic flowers are completely made from leftover fabric strips , so this quick fabric flower craft can be a great fabric scrap buster project! You can use these beautiful shabby chic fabric loop flowers as home decors, gifts, jewelries and it also can be a great addition to your upcoming wedding party or you can create unique romantic accessories with them! You can make the flowers from almost every type of fabrics it will be gorgeous and unique in any form and style! At Alittleshabbychic's Youtube channel you will find lots of other gorgeous shabby chic style flower tutorials , so don't forget to check it!
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Lavender flower painted mason jars - step by step painting tutorial
We love upcycling especially when it comes to mason jars! I bet that you have a few glass jars already at home, and maybe you have created  many gorgeous crafts with them, but as you will see, there’s still something new under the sun in the mason jar world! This gorgeous lavender painted mason jar is not just only a perfect stylish (spring/Easter) decor for your vintage style home, but it's also very easy to paint! With this great step-by step painting tutorial making these gorgeous lavender vases will be a piece of cake, even if you are a beginner in hand painting!
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DIY vintage spring egg decor with papermache and flowers
If you love vintage/skandinavian style gorgeous spring/Easter home decors you will love this super easy and inexpeansive craft project ! This papermache egg flower basket is super easy to make , and also very inexpensive, because you can use old newspapers and homemade papermache glue to make it ( flour+water ) ! If you would like to use a real flower arrangement or a potted flower to decorate you papermache egg, simply put a mason jar inside: this way water won't ruin the paper and you can enjoy your gorgeous spring decor for a long time! You can paint or decorate the papermache eggs as much as you want and use any kind of colorful spring flowers you love the most!
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Spring decor with fresh flowers, branch tree and nest
Branches can be used to create beautiful ( skandinavian/vintage style ) spring decorations with a touch of nature ! In a combination with living hyacinths, bell-flowers and a small fake bird's nest, a few painted & dried tree branches will become a pretty and long lasting stylish Easter decoration. With small colorful fake birds / butterflies or ceramic bunnies you can make it excellent Easter /spring decoration but this flower and branch arrangement can be a fabulous centerpiece at you upcoming wedding party as well! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make this gorgeous spring decor in no time!
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DIY Shabby-vintage crown shape planter from a tin can
This time try to make something beautiful out of metal trash ! This pretty and frugal vintage-shabby style crown flower pot was made with simple tin cans, air drying clay and acrylic paint ! This beautiful crown flower pot will look gorgeous in every color and size, and ( accompanied with a beautiful flower arrangement ) it can be a great festive centerpiece at your upcoming Shabby-, or vintage style ( wedding ) party ! ( Or you can decorate your home at spring frugally with these eye-catching crown pots! ) You can put them outside as gorgeous garden decors , even you can make beautiful royal garden candles with them!
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