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Fun fish wind toy from toilet paper tubes
This flying koinobory ( japanese flying carp ) / fish toilet paper roll wind toy  is a super easy spring or summer kids craft idea, and also a super fun toy! You can wave them around and watch the pretty colours fly! This DIY is very kid friendly. If you have a son or two, why not celebrate Boy’s day with them and make some? You can use any type of paper (or another light materials) to make this colorful wind toy , and it's almost costs nothing!
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Dotted flowers - spring nail art
Look at this gorgeous nail art design ! If you believe or not this dotted wild flower manicure is very easy to make, you can create it in seconds! We love this purple-ish nail polish shade but you can use any color which fits with your outfit or ocassion. This flowery nail art design is perfect for a normal spring /summer day or you can use it as a party / wedding manicure. If you havent got dotter tool that's not a problem: simply use the nail polish brush or a toothpick to create the dots.
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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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How to make giant soap bubbles
How cool are these giant soap bubbles!? This recipe for homemade big bubbles is so much fun! It uses simple ingredients, you can use it right away and it reliably makes medium to large bubbles. You probably already have the ingredients in your cupboard, and if you don’t, it’s nothing you can’t find at the grocery store. Try this the next time you are up for a fun, and super cheap kid's activity! For the bubble maker you can use simple drinking straws and some yarn/wire plus you can add a a nice stick to it as a practical handle.
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Fishnet wrappet wason jar lanterns
Decorate your home or your summer party with this stylish and low budget fishnet wrapped mason jar craft! You can use the fishnet wrapped mason jars as stylish party lanterns on a summer party , a beach style  vase, or as a nice and practical desk organizer... there are so  many possibilities! You can use any empty glass jars/bottles to create this nice fishnet wrapped macrame lantern, even the most boring ones (just spice them up with different colorful yarns or ribbons! )
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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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Sponge water bombs - fun summer kids activity
These sponge water bombs by Endlessly Inspired are better than water balloons for a number of different reasons. First, water balloons can really hurt when you get hit with them. Second, it takes forever to fill them all up, and once they pop, they’re done. With these sponge water bombs, you literally just dunk them in water, and you can use them over and over! And, you don’t end up with little tiny pieces of rubber all over your yard! The sponge water bombs are super easy to make and grants hours of fun for the kids and the whole family in every summer!
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Summer party watermelon shark fruit bowl
A watermelon shark is a tasty and healthy dessert that's sure to delight (and possibly terrify) everyone at your next (birthdayparty. Carving your own is easy and fun, and there's no end to how you can customize this flavourful fruity creation. Delicious and refreshing, this fruit salad dessert is a great way to enjoy the long hot days of summer and is sure to make a big splash. You can create the watermelon fruit shark bowl with any fresh fruits of your choice, and if you haven't got jello at hand you can create the "sea" with delicious blue fruits as well!
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101 free adult coloring book pages
With all of the wonderful artists out there creating their works to share for free with the world, Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage thought it would be fun to showcase some of the best (and most beautiful) adult coloring book pages around. If you choose to color with old school crayons, some water color pencils or even some super fancy markers, you can take a printable coloring page and turn it into your very own work of art. Coloring isn’t just a trendy thing that the cool kids are doing, though! Studies have shown that it helps to de-stress adults by calming them down. Cheap (or free!) stress release that’s fun? We call that a win/win. So get your art on with one of these beautiful, free adult coloring pages:
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Pom pom ice cream garland
We love pom pom crafts! It’s easy and everyone can choose their favorite colors! With pieces of an egg carton she will turn the pom poms into to ice creams, and the ice creams into a garland ! Festive, don’t you think? It's a super easy and cheap  kids summer craft idea (and also perfect for repurposing some paper junk). You just need a little leftover yarn, scissors, egg cartons, acrylic paint and a brush. These cute pom pom ice creams are perfect decorations in any summer (kids') party or the kids can use them as fun toys in the boring summer days.
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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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Homemade rosewater ( DIY rosewater face toner recipe )
Watch this nice video and learn all of the benefits of r osewater , including a step-by-step tutorial on how to make it ! Not only will you learn how to make homemade rosewater , but you’ll get a DIY rosewater face toner recipe too! Rosewater is exactly as simple as it sounds, roses + water! It gives you all the benefits of water plus the bonus of the anti-inflammatory and hydrating advantages of rose. Plus it smells awesome. Rosewater is used in some cuisines, but you can use it in your skincare routine.
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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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All natural mango popsicles - healthy summer snack
These all natural mango popsicles are mixed with kiwi and strawberry pieces for a delicious no sugar added fruit popsicle recipe . Give your kids this super healthy and delicious summer snack instead of sugar overloaded ice creams! Kat and Melinda from came up with this brilliant, healthy , vegan fruity summer dessert the first all natural mango popsicles . No sugar added! Your kids will love it! These all natural mango popsicles are quick and easy to make and seriously delicious.
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DIY Wooden beer caddy - free woodworking plan
Ditch the cardboard six-pack and customize your own wood beer caddy to tow your brews in style. This six-pack carrier is complete with a wall-mounted bottle opener so you can enjoy a cold beer as soon as you reach your destination. Pick up some beer from your local bottle shop and enjoy your DIY wood beer caddy! If you've mastered the art of making DIY wooden beer caddies, make one for a friend. This easy woodworking project can be a perfect choice for beginners. Surprise you beloved husband / boyfriend or yourself on a hot summer day with this rustic wood beer caddy filled up with ice cold beer (or you can  fill it up with other drinks)
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Free baby sun hat sewing pattern (and sewing tutorial)
Hats are a funny thing. We love kids in hats.When they're wearing super adorable hats it's totally melts our hearts. So sew a useful and comfy baby sun hat, put it on a squishy baby head and go enjoy some sunshine! This baby sun hat sewing project is super easy, suitable for beginners as well! In this nice craft blog you will find the free sun hat sewing pattern and a nice detailed step-by-step sewing tutorial. Sew an adorable  sun hat from cozy cotton fabrics for your kids (or for yourself!  - just adjust the size).
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11 Super easy hairstyles with bobby pins for short hair
In this episode Milabu features 11 super easy hairstyles with bobby pins for short hair that are super quick, beautiful, simple, edgy, romantic, cute, and fun. These short hairstyles are perfect for any occasion: weddings, prom, date night, gym, workout, office, work , and many more. She has everything from hair updos, messy top knots/buns, simple everyday, to editorial sleek half updos. Which one is your favorite? This nice step-by-step video hairstyle tutorial will teach you how to do these simple but still classy hairstyles in minutes with a few bobby pins !
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DIY S'more pot - mini grill (fire pit) from a terracotta pot
Sometimes the weather isn't on board, and you found yourselves snuggled up for most of the weekend listening to the thunder and watching the lightning through the windows. But when you’re set on having s’mores, nothing will quite satisfy that need for a roasted marshmallow. So, between storms make these incredibly easy s’more pots! Grab a terracotta pot, fill with charcoal to create this super fun mini (garden) grill or DIY marshmallow roaster. These terracotta pots are less than a dollar and you can use it again and again ! totally worth it! This DIY s'more pot can be a great addition to you garden party, birthday party or a fun way to set up a mini fire pit at a campsite.
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DIY Toilet paper roll mermaid and hula girl - summer craft for kids
Looking forward to warm, sunny weather ? Or maybe you’re lucky enough to be enjoying it right now! Toilet roll crafts are always a favorite on MollyMoo Crafts and today’s TP Roll Dolls embrace everything that is great about recycled crafts, while celebrating summer sunshine and good times at the beach. So grab your paper tubes because we’re making a hula girl and her mermaid friend! This super easy mermaid and hula girl toilet paper roll doll is  a perfect summer craft project for the kids in the classroom or at home!
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22  Sidewalk chalk idea - funny photo backgrounds
This list is fantastic if you need a little bit of inspiration to take your sidewalk chalk from a boring game of X’s and O’s or hopscotch to a fun “Wow, that’s so amazing!” adventure! There are tons of great ideas! And even better, you can take a photograph from a second floor window and keep the memory as a keepsake! These sidewalk chalk photo background ideas are simple and super fun to draw (and use), we absolutely love them! From princess crowns to under sea adventures, there are tons of fun ideas to help you make a whole new world in your driveway with a simple set of colorful chalk!
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DIY No-sew bow-back summer tank top from a T-shirt
We love redesigned old t-shirts for lots of reasons. It keeps our wardrobe fresh, and it also keeps us from spending money on new clothes. Plus upcycling old T-shirts are always fun! So grab a pair of scissors and create your own stylish fashion pieces! Redesign a t-shirt is a fun way to spend a morning coffee break or an afternoon workout. To create this DIY no-sew bow-back tank top  you'll need an old V-neck (cotton) t-shirt, a pair of scissors, and some glue (she used E6000). Instead of fabric glue you can sew your DIY no-sew bow-back tank top with a few hand-stitches.
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DIY Easy wine cork spring - summer wreath
We simply love this wine cork wreath by Make It Yours! If you are a wino from way back and have tons of wine corks this super adorable wine cork summer-spring wreath is a perfect craft project for you! Melissa's instructions on this wreath are excellent and this cute home decor looks relatively easy ( and inexpensive ) to do. The best part? This can be a brilliant recycling ( FREE ) home decor project for you if you have all of the supplies lying around in your stash! So lets's drink wine and create a gorgeous summer-spring wine cork flower wreath - it's a win-win situation, isn't it?
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How to make a homemade butterfly feeder ( 2 different ways)
Besides bringing a magical beauty to any garden, butterflies help promote growth by pollinating flowers. You can attract more butterflies to your yard with these super easy to make and frugal DIY butterfly feeders – one made with a ceramic plate and one made with a mason jar – that also serve as attractive garden ornaments. Mother Nature would definitely approve. Dont forget to hot glue some colorful silk flowers on your butterfly feeders to help attract butterflies.  Fill the feeders with the sugar water butterfly food, and watch your beautiful garden butterflies as they enjoying it!
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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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How to make boho summer barefoot sandals
Do you want to make boho-inspired barefoot sandals for summer? This jewelry making project takes under an hour to complete, and you can get all the materials at your local craft store.She used the Bead Landing brand, but any beading will work. Add a fun twist to your boho summer barefoot sandals if you'd like: use a piece of hemp, braided rope, leather strips, seashells, glass beads, charms or any other jewelry element you have on hand. This barefoot sandals can be a perfect addition to your summer holiday outfit (beachwear)!
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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 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 Clay flower pot garden grill & smoker
Turning your cottage into the ultimate weekend getaway has never been more simple thanks to Adam Holman, as he drums up some easy, quirky and fun DIY projects that you can do next time you’re at the cottage. Grab 2 large clay pots and create this DIY garden grill and smoker easily under a few minutes! totally worth it! This DIY s' terra cotta pot grill and smoker can be a great addition to you garden party, birthday party or a fun way to set up as a fire pit at your garden! If you can't build a temporary fire pit in your garden or you just need an easily moveable but weatherproof grill/smoker solution this large clay pot grill is a perfect craft project for you!
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