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Woven craft stick butterflies - spring kids craft
This is a simple spring kids craft project, the wowen crat stick butterfly, uses common materials that many people would have in the cupboard at home (scrap yarn and popsicle sticks) and a ‘god’s eye’ inspired yarn weaving technique to create the wings. God’s Eye stick weave  it’s one of those classic fun yarn crafts that everybody made back in the day as kids. You can create these colorful yarn butterflies in any color and style, and if you haven't got popsicle sticks at hand you can make them with twigs or drinking straws.
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DIY felt easter bunny wreath with yarn
There is so much you can do with a felt sheet, this Easter wreath uses the felt to make pretty flowers using a variety of different techniques, and a trusty glue gun! If you wanted to include even more flower designs a simple search online will through up lots of tutorials for you to choose from, you could cover the whole wreath in flowers if you prefer. Plus you can make the wreath base with any style and color yarn : imagine a fluffy wreath with a fun colorful yarn ! This kind of wreath is not just only a perfect spring / easter decoration you can create alternative versions for other ocassions as well! ( halloween, wedding, christmas or a fun decoration to your kids room )
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Crochet covered easter eggs (with 2 crochet pattern)
Look at these gorgeous and delicate crochet covered Easter eggs! We think they provide a beautiful, natural look for Easter, though you could certainly do them in other colors as well. This crochet project by Flax And Twine doesn't require too much yarn, so it's a perfect project even if you have only a small amount of it. It can be a lovely  Easter gift  or you can use them as a stunning Easter / spring decors.At Flax And Twine you will find 2! different (and free) crochet pattern to create these beauties.
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DIY crocheted ( amigurumi ) bigfoot bunnies
These cute and colorful little crocheted /amigurumi  bigfoot bunnies  are perfect easter gifts or soft toys for kids. In this nice crochet /amigurumi blog you can find the free amigurumi bigfoot bunny pattern and a nicely detailed bonus video crocheting tutorial! This amigurumi rabbit project is absolutely easy: you can create the bunnies easily even if you are a beginner in amigurumi. This  crocheted bunny doesn't require too much yarn, you can use any leftovers you've already have at hand.
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Little crocheted egg baskets with flower
These little crocheted easter egg baskets are a fun project that can hold a single easter egg or perhaps a treat. It's an easy to crochet basket which finished with a beautiful one round flower and a cheery button center. This cute basket accompanied with a delicious chocholate egg is a perfect easter gift for your loved ones or you can use it as a cute spring table decor as well. In this super crochet website you will find a free basket crochet pattern and a video crochet tutorial to create these fun and gorgeous easter egg baskets! It's a nice crocheting project even if you haven't got too much yarn because it doesn't need many.
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DIY silly bird marionette -  fun kids toy
Make this  super fun and simple silly bird marionette toy out of some pompoms ,thread and popsicle sticks! This is fun toy will grant hours of fun to the kids! It walks and pecks with simple controls, small enough for little hands, and also very great for dexterity practice! If you haven't got fancy craft materials at hand you can create the marionette toy from household items:just create pompoms from scrap yarns (of fabric stripes) and use plastic bottle caps as feets! (If you make a horse marionette instead of a bird it's more fun with cap legs because it gives the perfect galloping sound!)
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Crocheted ( amigurumi ) owl - Mr.Murasaki
"Today, Mei Li is sharing with us her another crocheted creation, Mr. Murasaki – a sleepy purple amigurumi owl! ( Murasaki means purple in Japanese). Mr. Murasaki the owl amigurumi has a unique character and we just love his sleepy look!" This cute crocheted owl can pe a perfect gift for owl enthusiasts or it also can be a perfect toy for babies (just put a bell in his belly and leave out the glued decorations). This cute crochet project doesn't require too much yarn, therefore it's a perfect yarn scrap buster!
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DIY sock lion ( with sewing pattern )
This is Shimba, a cute sock lion! With this nice sewing tutorial (and the free pattern) you can create him easily with a little scrap yarn and a pair of socks. Sew some soft lion toys today for your kids, grand-kids, friend’s kids, or even your neighbor’s kids! Sock is a very easy sewing material so you can make one even if you havent got a sewing machine or too much skill in hand sewing. You can make this cute sock lion from any size and color socks, and if you use different color yarns you can create a whole lion family with this brilliant sock soft toy making technique!
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Crochet hair scrunchie tutorial
This gorgeous crocheted hair scruchie is not just only a nice addition to your outfit but it also can be a perfect gift to anyone who you love. This crochet project doesn't require too much yarn, and it can be done in minutes easily ( even if you are a beginner in crocheting ) because she give us a very detailed step-by-step crocheting tutorial on this nice crochet blog page.
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DIY Pom pom fruits
These adorable and fun pom pom fruits make great play foods that are soft to hold and colorful to the eye. These pom pom designs are very easy to make, and the toy fruits doesn't require too much yarn thereforeyou can easily create them only with leftowers! These pom pom toys not just only perfect fun craft projects for the kids but you can also use them as fun decors for your home ( at summer or on a party ) just put them into a nice bowl!
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DIY easy wave flower bracelet with beads (macrame)
This super step-by-step macrame video tutorial teaches you how to make this gorgeous ( but still easy ) wave bracelet with satin cords and beads. Believe me or not this ( flower shape ) macrame technique is very easy, even beginners or kids can make it easily! This beautiful beaded macrame bracelet can be a perfect acessory to your outfits or a nice gift for any ocassions! ( Of course you can experiment with different yarn and bead sizes , and make it in any color! )
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DIY macrame owl necklace ( pendant )
This super cute ( sleepy ) macrame owl pendant is a must for every owl lover! With this nice step-by-step video macrame tutorial this macrame yarn owl is not just an easy jewelry making craft project to make from some leftover yarns but it also has soo many possibilities! ( Imagine it as a nice pendant , a keychain , earrings but you can create large wall decors with this tecnique as well! ) You can use any color and type of yarns / cords as well as the branch: it can be a real tree branch or you can use a nice wooden bead !
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Repurposed 5 strand braided headbands from old Tshirts
This little knit fabric headband that was not just braided together... but woven! Plus it could be made with t-shirt scraps, and that means free! (Or upcycling some old unwanted clothes which is also nice!) So there you have it: a nice and easy (kids) craft project to give your "bad-hair-day" head some love! (The trick is the fabric: jersey knit doens't fray, and it will form a nice yarn if you pull it. You can use Tshirt yarn for other craft or jewelry projects as well: imagine  a nice crocheted rug, a keltic knot pendant or an earring!)
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DIY  toilet paper tube knitting loom for kids
Today, crafting expert Sophie Maletsky goes back to working with her most favorite of all recycled crafting materials - the TP Tube. In this nice c raft video tutorial she demonstrates how to use a simple cardboard ( toilet paper ) tube and some popsicle sticks ( spatulas ) to make a loom for finger knitting. You can guarantee hours of fun for the kids with this super low budget knitting loom ( because the will love to create these colorful yarn "noodles" ) , and as an extra : you can get a few quiet hour, which is always nice! : )
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DIY macrame yarn girland
If you are looking for a quick, cheap but still gorgeous house / kids room or party decor, this DIY macrame yarn garland is a perfect craft project for you! The best thing about this macrame yarn garland is how it adds a lot of color and interest without needing tons of time or materials, which makes it a perfect project for table backdrops at parties or a wedding. The only thing you will need to create this unique macrame wall art is a little amount of yarn ( or other similar materials ). Imagine a nice garland hanging from a branch ( created with sisal rope ) , or one made with nice romantic ( white ) satin ribbon!
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Diy Angry birds pompom toys from yarn
Watch this super video kids craft tutorial , and make some super cute ( and low budget ) toys out of pompoms – a legendary Angry Birds character set! These pompom figures are quick to make and look sooo adorable! You can use them as toys , air fresheners, charms – it's up to you! If you would like to create a whole Angy Birds playset : build a tower from wooden blocks and paper boxes, put the pigs on it, create a nice "slingshot" froma chair and rubber band, and let the game begin! You can use any scrap yarn to create the pompom Angry birds characters , and add extra facial features with a little piece of felt.
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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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Crochet cozy for jars and cans
Repurpose/upcycle empty mason jars and tin cans for flowers, pencil cups, cutlery holders, craft supplies, combs/cosmetics or wherever you want some pretty organization! This free crochet pattern is very easy (made with only beginner crochet stitches). This crocheted jar/can cozy is a very nice (and low-budget) way to decorate your home! These mason jar/tin can cozies are changeable (and washable) so you can easily dress up your  jars/cans/bottles differently in any season/holidays if you wish! You can use any size and color yarn, the final products will be gorgeous!
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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 pompom flower fairies
These super cute pompom (yarn) dolls are not just super cute (spring) kids room decorations or toys but they are very easy to make,even for the smallest crafty hands! (And also very inexpensive, because you just need a little yarn and a few nice beads). You can create the flower pompom fairies in any color and style! If you haven't got enough yarn you can use fabric scraps or faux flowers to create the fairies' clothes and acessories.
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Popsicle stick spider webs with yarn - Halloween craft for kids
Are you looking for a quick, and super easy Halloween kids craft? These spooky pospicle stick (craft stick spiderwebs) are easy to make and really inexpensive!  Kids are always proud of their handiwork, and you can hang these spatula & yarn spiderwebs, or place them in vignettes for easy Halloween decor. The base materils are super cheap: you will need some popsicle sticks (spatulas), a little white yarn, and a plastic spider. (But this is optional, the spatula and yarn spiderwebs will look without spiders as well!)
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4 different Halloween and fall garlands
Garlands are not just only beautiful decors to your home but these are also very inexpensive and easy to create! Even the smallest kids can help you in the making process! She whipped up 4 garlands that are perfect for draping across mantels, over door frames, or just taping onto a wall at fall or Halloween, but you also can use these simple ideas to create garlands for other holidays/seasons as well! (Imagine a nice paper flower garland, or a happy birthday bunting!) They add such a festive flair for the season!
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Adorable and simple pom pom bears - yarn craft
She's back again with another fun pom pom craft: this time she's making an adorable pom pom bear! This little yarn creature is really easy to make and can be used as a key chain, a toy, a decoration for fall or winter or in many other cool ways. This super cute pom pom bear is a perfect quick winter/autumn decor or a simple kids craft for boring rainy /snowy afternoons. In this super craft blog you can find many more pompom animals to make! (You will find them in the bottom of the page.)
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Fingerless fox gloves - free crochet pattern
Today she's sharing with us her new fox fingerless gloves crochet pattern made with front post single crochet stitches. No matter what crochet hooks you use, you can make these fun and cozy fox fingerless gloves  for yourself in a rainy fall / snowy winter afternoon. You can use this super adorable fox crochet pattern to make fingerless gloves (or  handrwarmers ) for your family as a nice Christmas gift or just to show your love. It's not really an easy / beginner crochet project but absolutely worth to try!
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DIY knitted pumpkins - fall decor
Do you love knitting? Are you looking for an easy but cozy fall decor project ? Try these super cute knitted fall pumkins! In this nice knitting website you will find a detailed knitting tutorial on how to make these adorable knit pumpkins ( and lots of yarn color ideas as an extra). You can use these cute pumpkins to decorate your home at autumn / Halloween, or you can even make some for your kids as  softs toys or a huge cozy floor pillow!
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Pom pom christmas ornaments with plastic bottle caps
Pom Pom ornaments are not only nice to look at, they are also very durable and super easy to make! And as an extra , with this brilliant christmas craft idea you can recycle some plastic bottle caps which is also very nice! You can make these fun colorful christmas tree ornaments in minutes even with the smallest kids, because it's soo easy to make! You can use a pom pom maker, or simply use the "old fashioned" cardboard pompom making  way to create some. Decorating your christmas tree or home in a special color code won't be a hard task anymore!
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Washable reusable crocheted face scrubbies
Do you love crocheting? Do you love eco-friendly craft ideas? Try these (vintage /shabby style) crocheted reusable and washable face scrubbies! This crochet project is not just super easy but it's also very useful in the bathroom! You can use them to clean and gently scrub your face without thwrowing out tons of cotton pads! This crocheted reusable face scrubbie can be a perfect little present for christmas or just for yourself. For this crochet pattern you’ll need to know how to make single crochet (sc), and 3 dc containing bobble stitch (bo), so it's super easy :)
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Whimsical Santa ornaments and decorations easily - winter gnomes
If you are in need of an easy and fun Christmas craft to do with the kids - or just want to make a fun decor for your home at Christmas try these super adorable christmas Gnomes / Santas ! They are not just super cute and fun decors but it's also a very easy craft project thats perfect for decorating and also for disguising gifts and gift bags ! With this nice creative idea you can make a set of christmas tree ornaments or simply decorate your home in a fun stylish scandinavian style ! All you need is a styrofoam ball , some yarn , a little piece of ( felt ) fabric and a big wooden bead.
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Cozy crochet headband with button (free crochet pattern)
So you have a baby shower, birthday party or gift-exchange in an hour? No problem. You still have time to make this cozy crochet headband before then so you can waltz into the party like your life is just one big, thoughtful DIY-fest. Seriously, this free crochet headband (aka ear warmer) pattern is a quickie. It’s got last-minute DIY gift written all over it. She provide us instructions for newborn and adult sizes, in case you too want to match your baby.
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Clothespin snowmen - fun winter kids craft idea
If you think your clothespins look boring, why not give them a quirky makeover? This clothespin snwoman craft is super cute and these little fellows will look great pretty much everywhere, holding your favourite notes, holding gift tags or as cute Chirtmas tree decors! This clothespin snowman craft is so easy even the smallest kids can create some! Gift the finished whimsical clothespin snowmen to your loved ones they will surely love them! You can use any leftover fabrics/yarns/wrappig papers to decorate thesse little wooden clothespin snowmen they will look fun in any form!
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Crochet stocking advent calendar
What can be more fun that finding little surpises every day till Chritmas? With this gorgeous vintage/rustis style crocheted advent calendar you can decorate your home at winter and suprise your kids with little gifts at the same time! If you are a beginner in crocheting that's not a problem because in this nice crochet blog you can find a complete, step-by step , picture documented free crochet tutorial&pattern for every! little crocheted stocking, plus as an extra you can also find here the base board's assembling tutorial.
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How to crochet a shamrock - St. Patrick's day
Crocheted Shamrocks! Aren’t they just cute? These crocheted shamrocks are really easy to make, even if you are a beginner in crocheting you can make one in just a couple of minutes. These crocheted shamrocks are a great size for using them in several craft projects you may have in mind. They would make great pins if you don’t have anything else to wear that is green on St. Patrick’s Day. In this crochet tutorial you will find a nice step-by-step video crocheting tutotial on how to make these adorable yarn shamrocks as well!
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