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Mom hacks - learning basics
With this great video she will show you a lot ways to teach your kids to basics easily in a playful form. In this video you can find: an alphabet learning game , a shape & color learning game , a clock learning toy, and a number learning puzzle. All toys and game s are super easy to make, cheap and a fun way to learn !
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Christmas elf boot napkin - napkin folding tutorial ( origami )
Christmas elves left their boots on your table! At least that's what it will look like when you make these elf boot napkins. Follow along this fun Christmas elf boots napkin folding tutorial by Basteln mit Papier and add a whimsical touch to your Christmas table ! This step-by-step folding tutorial will improve both of your napkin folding and dining etiquette skills! Let's get folding festive Elf boots !
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Never tie your shoes again - ribbon fasteners
Really useful and cheap way of DIY Shoe Fasteners ( or DIY Shoe Ties ) that will let you never lace your shoes and never tie them again! It is very popular now to exchange ordinary shoelace for modern designed shoe fasteners. So she tried to make her own design with colorful hair ties ( or scrunchies ) ! You will need to tie them once, and then just slip on your shoes. Because of hair ties are elastic and flexible - it is very comfortable to walk and run in your shoes. And what we like most of all - there are sooo many colors and designs of scrunchies , that you can make your shoes really unique!
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DIY slipper boots from old sweaters
What's better on a chilly autumn/winter day than a DIY cozy upcycled slipper?  Jen from Home Sweet Soul will show you how to create your own cute and cozy slipper boots from an old sweater - and it couldn't be easier. You don't even need a sewing machine! We think these would make excellent Christmas presents for basically anyone on your list! You can make these cozy upcycled slippers with any types of sweaters from knitted - to cotton fabrics.
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DIY white crocheted flower boots (free crochet pattern)
Do you love crocheting and stylish cozy boots? Try this! Wearing these gorgeous cozy crocheted boots/slippers is like a yarn dream come true! You can create the crocheted boots with sturdy insoles or simply use an old flip-flop as sole!  They will look like expensive crochet UGG boots you can buy in a store, but you still don't need to rob a bank to crochet it! In fact this is a very easy crochet project with simple granny hexagons. (Free pattern can be found in the linked site.) Whether you wear them outside as spring/winter/autumn boots or inside as slippers, you’re going to have some incredibly warm, stylish and happy toes.
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Fabric Mary Jane baby shoes (free sewing pattern )
Today The Cottage Mama shares with you this super adorable free fabric Mary Jane baby shoes pattern ! At thecottagemama.com you will find a written sewing tutorial on these super cute Mary Jane baby shoes and a free pattern available in size 6 – 12 month. ( This is a simple, hand-drawn sewing pattern so you can easily adjust the size for your baby's feet ) . With this adorable and easy sewing project you can use your quilting cottons as well! Read this tutorial by The Cottage Mama and sew a sweet pair of baby shoes for a sweet little baby:
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DIY Crochet espadrilles with flip-flop soles (free pattern)
Hey beach babe! Learn how to make crochet espadrilles with flip flop soles in this free pattern and tutorial. These sandals are perfect for the pier, the beach or your rich uncle’s yacht! These crochet espadrilles with flip flop soles can be the perfect addition of your summer outfit! Don’t you think the woven look of espadrilles sandals just perfectly lends itself to some good old fashioned single crochet goodness?I She used ribbon for the ankle straps of her crochet espadrilles, but we think leather could look fantastic too. You can really customize the vibe of these crochet sandals depending on the color of yarn and ribbon you choose.
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DIY Easy crochet baby sneakers (free crochet pattern)
Do you love simple (beginner) crochet projects and super adorable baby clothes? Crochet cute simple baby shoes suitable for boys and girls! Nothing fancy, no flowers, no bows or colorful buttons. Even if you are a beginner in crocheting you will love this step-by-step crochet video tutorial, the free crochet baby boots pattern and the finished baby sneakers! These adorable little cozy shoes can be great gifts for a baby shower party, or you can crochet some as an extra winter protection for your little one.
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DIY Unique ice dyed fabric sneakers
We simply love tie dyeing clothes and accessories, its so much fun! Even if you’re not into the hippy kind of tie dye, Mom Spark has got a method that you might totally love: i ce dyeing! It’s so easy and it’s so gorgeous and that makes it so much fun to make! Look at these beautiful colors! Like all tie dye methods there is some patience required as you have to wait for the dye to set and take hold in your fabric but we promise these gorgeous DIY shoes you can make are so worth it! Create your very own ice-dyed shoes with Mom Spark's step-by-step craft tutorial :
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Mom - baby matching slippers ( baby shower gift )
Create with this super, free mom&baby matching slippers crochet pattern a pair of cozy slippers which can make a great creative gift for moms (and dads) for any occasion! Despite the look this cozy crochet slippers is a beginner / intermediate pattern so you can crochet them easily even if you are a beginner in crocheting ! Make cozy mom & baby matching room slippers from soft cotton yarn or super warm wool / acrylic yarn - it will be great in any form! These cozy indoor shoes can be  practical thorough the winter / autumn season or you can use hem in a baby & mom photo session!
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Women's Sunday slippers (free crochet pattern)
Thi s free crochet slippers pattern will satisfy the modern minimalist in you while also making you feel like a gift giving hero. They make the perfect gift for teachers , new moms, a friend who is sick and anyone else you want to wrap up in a little bit of love. This free crochet slippers pattern combines just enough cool factor and genuine functionality that you can give a pair to almost anyone and know that your gift will be enjoyed. The minimalist style can be appreciated by feet young and old and the chunky yarn and leather soles make these house shoes look pretty fancy schmancy.
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DIY Jimmy Choo inspired sneaker with lace
We simply admire designer shoes , especially Jimmy Choo shoes ! But unfortunately not everyone can pay hundreds for a designer pair. But that's not mean you can't have them! Create your own designer ( Jimmy Choo ) shoes with iLoveToCreate's shoe makeover tutorial! With this fun shoe makeover tutorial you can create this gorgeous art piece from a pair of simple ( but comfy ) sneakers. Let's get crafting:
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DIY Lace heels ( shoe makeover tutorial )
Have you got a worn out but very comfy heels? Fix it up with this easy and brilliant makeover idea by Mom Spark! Or of course you can sacrifice a par of brand new heels on the altar of crafts  to create gorgeous unique shoes to wear on you wedding day or any other special occasion! This shoe makeover idea is very quick, easy and also budget friendly. You can use this brilliant lace-decoupage technique on other shoes as well (imagine a chic lace slip-on or a cute lace ballerina) . This lace heels will be a great hit in any party!
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Shoe makeover with rivets & bows
Want to update your shoes a little bit with a simple but brilliant idea? If you are in love with simple DIY projects you don't need to go out anymore to the local mall to buy a stylish pair of shoes for yourself: you can simply create the styles you long for! It might surprise you, but even a beginner DIY-er can do terrific shoe makeovers that will get praise, compliments and envious looks! Just as this super cute fabric slip-on makeover  by Mom Spark! Grab your boring pair of slip-ons and let's get create:
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DIY Crochet Minion baby booties (free crochet pattern)
We love Gru's Minons and we are sure you and ( your kids) are love them too!. That;s why we decided to share with you Doroteja's super adorable little Minion inspired baby shoes! This is a free crochet pattern available in two sizes: 0 – 6 months and 6 – 12 months!You can use the classic yellow and blue yarn color combination or you can go for crazy minions with purple yarn! Fun isn't it? These adorable minion crochet boots can be a great baby shower gift!
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Cute amigurumi doll - Greta ( free crochet patterns )
This free crochet doll pattern ( translated by Papillon en Papier and designed by Petus Ochoa ) is an absolute joy to make! Perfect for the little ones. If you follow Papillon en Papier's free crochet doll patterns ( and Petus Ochoa's video tutorials ) you will be able to create and personalize Greta the amigurumi doll in no time. This link guides you to the free pattern of Greta's dress and boots but at the bottom of Papillon en Papier's pattern you will find the links of all the body parts as well. ( Body, arms, legs, and assembling ) . Maybe this amigurumi pattern is not suitable for beginners, but absolutely worth a try! Get the free patterns at papillonenpapier.blogspot.com:
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DIY 3D paper shoe (free printable template)
Give this beautiful 3D paper shoe to your girl and ask her to be your Cinderella! Or make one for yourself to use as a jewelry box! Or create some as a stylish wedding or bachelorette party decor! Or... - the possibilities are endless! And Just 1 sheet of paper is required. Brilliant, isn't it? As usual, Dreamy Posy's wonderful free template and step by step tutorial will guide you through the process:
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DIY Lace ballerina flats - shoe makeover idea
Your comfy balerina flats are a little bit worn out? Fix it up with this easy and brilliant shoe makeover idea by Mom Spark! Or of course you can sacrifice a par of brand new ballerinas on the altar of crafts to create gorgeous unique shoes to wear on you wedding day or any other special occasion! This shoe makeover idea is very quick, easy and also budget friendly. You can use this brilliant lace-decoupage technique on other shoes as well (imagine chic lace slip-ons or  gorgeous lace heels) . Visit Mom Spark and create your very own lovely lace ballerina:
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DIY Galaxy shoes - fun Sharpie craft
Are you looking for a fun Sharpie craft for you and the kids ? Then you’ll be over the moon with this DIY galaxy shoe craft by Kids Craft Room! These colorful homemade galaxy shoes are super easy to make using Sharpie pens and rubbing alcohol. This is a great Sharpie craft for kids of all ages and adults as well! How about galaxy shoes for the whole family? Get the tutorial at kidscraftroom.com and let's get painting :
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Super adorable mermaid baby booties ( free crochet pattern )
Aren't DIY baby shoes the cutest projects you ever take in your hands? Tiny baby shoes are quick, easy to make, and hardly take any yarn ! Make your very own pair of DIY mermaid baby booties with a free pattern from Hopeful Honey! Baby feet are so adorable that it's almost a shame to cover them up – though we have to admit that baby shoes are almost as precious. Follow Hopeful Honey's crochet tutorial and create a lovely pair of super adorable mermaid baby booties:
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DIY Breathable cotton summer sandals with flip-flop soles (free crochet pattern)
This beautiful, lacy, breathable cotton crochet sandals with little scallop edging by Sewrella is one of our favorite summer crochet pattern ! Upgrade your summer style with these boho crochet sandals with flip flop soles ! Cheap flip flops and one ball of yarn is all you need for this free pattern. So grab some yarn, follow Sewrella's free crochet pattern and make a brand new pair of boho-inspired crochet sandals. Perfect for the beach , this lovely and comfy crochet sandals might become your favorite summer accessory!
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DIY Boho crochet sandals from flip flops (free crochet pattern)
Learn how to turn cheap foam flip-flops into fabulous boho crochet sandals! Follow Whistle And Ivy's free crochet pattern and make yourself a cute new crochet flip flops in just a few minutes. We bet that this beautiful, boho, breathable cotton crochet sandals will be your favorite summer crochet pattern ! Upgrade your summer style with these boho crochet sandals using simple, cheap flip flops ! So grab some yarn, follow Whistle And Ivy's free crochet pattern and make a brand new pair of boho-inspired crochet sandals. Perfect for the beach , this lovely and comfy crochet sandals might become your favorite summer accessory!
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DIY Rainbow shoes - fabric painting with the easy method (no dip tie-dye)
This easy tutorial by Fantasvale Art Lab will teach you how to make fabulous rainbow shoes ( without tie-dye ) . All you need is a pair of plain white canvas shoes, a water pray bottle, textile paint and a small sponge. Watch the tutorial and create a pair ( or two ) now:
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DIY Rainbow platform sneakers - how to hide sole stains
Do your old platform sneakers need some smart shoe decoration job done? Look at this one! This time Studio DIY shares with us a super fun DIY shoe decorating project that is guaranteed to bring a jolt of color to your accessories closet ( and inspire a smile each time you glance down at your feet ). Get the tutorial, grab the supplies, and let's get decorating:
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