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This craft category is a huge collection of creative recycling ( repurposing and upcycling ) ideas! Beautiful decorations and useful items out of trash! Besides serving a purpose (again), repurposed items add a lovely touch of creativity and coziness to any space. And most of the time, recycledupcycled things become even cooler than they originally were! In this DIY tutorial collection you will find tons of creative craft tutorials about recycling, involving paper,metal,plastic and glass.
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 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 Beach pillow from old jeans - upcycling craft (summer home decor)
Denim is having a moment right now, both in fashion and in home decor. Remodela Casa will show you what you need to turn your family’s old jeans into a stylish new pillow ! Something old and unused turned into something new, useful and gorgeous! We love finding simple and inexpensive ways to do little things, that can make a big impact on the environment. What about you? Grab your old ripped jeans and recycle them into a beach pillow! The finished beach pillows also can be great gifts for anyone, because who doesn't love useful and stylish home decor pieces? . . .
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DIY Self propelled boat - fun summer toy for kids
Toy boats are fun to make! Add to this a little experiment to study the mechanics of movement , and you've got this - a DIY Self-propelled boat ! This time Red Ted Art will teach you how to make this lovely little, self-propelled boat out of household trash: margarine boxes, yogurt cups, and popsicle sticks! This self-propelled boat is super fun to make and oh-so-fun to play with! . . .
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DIY Beach inspired pallet art with a seahorse - summer decor
Bring the feel of the beach to your home! This colorful seahorse beach pallet art by Darice will be a fun addition to your summer patio decor. Visit blog.darice.com and learn how easy it is to turn a pallet into a beautiful DIY beach art for summer! This simple and stylish artwork will help you bring the beach back home with you so that you can spend the whole season surrounded by waves and nautical goodness! . . .
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Cute miniature DIY School supplies (backpack, notebooks and pen)
Ready for school ? Having the coolest school supplies is one of the best ways to start the school year right Today Nim C will teach you how to make these super cute ( kawaii ) mini school supplies: a slime notebook, a unicorn backpack, an emoji pencil case & an ice cream cone pen! Watch this video tutorial , get creative and personalize your school gear so it's one-of-a-kind, just like you! . . .
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DIY Expandable desktop organizer from cardboard (back to school craft)
In this video aPasos Crafts DIY will teach you how to make this A-M-A-Z-I-N-G expandable desk organizer out of simple cardboard. With this expandable desk organizer you will be able to store all of your school supplies in an organized way, because it has 4! different parts where you can store your pencils, pens, papers, clips, erasers, sharpener, notes, washi tapes, scissors, rulers... and many more. Amazing isn't it? And it's just cardboard ! . . .
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DUY Unicorn school supplies - back to school crafts
Customize and personalize all of your favorite must-haves for back-to-school season! In this video aPasos Crafts DIY will teach you how to make these unique, unicorn themed DIY School supplies : a pencil case from a Pringles can, a pencil , a pencil sharpener and an amazing rainbow notebook! These back to school crafts are perfect to personalize your school supplies and to spark your creativity! Having the coolest school supplies is one of the best ways to start the school year ! Watch the video and let's get crafting: . . .
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Easy DIY Cork Pirate ship - fun summer craft for kids
We L-O-V-E super fun kids crafts and this lovely little pirate ship by Red Ted Art is no exception! These D IY corks boats are ridiculously easy quick to do and yet are so cute and fun and really float well. All you need are a few wine corks , some paper and toothpicks. This little DIY pirate ship is not only fun to play with, but will also look lovely sitting on your windowsill or as centerpiece at your child’s next birthday. You could even make a fleet of tiny cork sailboats for a bath time regatta. Get the step-by-step tutorial at redtedart.com and start creating some: . . .
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DIY Toilet paper roll parrots - fun parrot craft for kids
Are you looking for a fabulous and fun summer craft for the kids ? Try this toilet paper tube parrot craft by Kids Craft Room! This lovely , colorful toilet paper roll parrot is a perfect summer craft for the kids in the classroom or at home , plus it can be a great fine motor scissor skill project for them as well! Make a whole flock of toilet paper roll parrots and turn your home or garden into a tropical paradise! . . .
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DIY Shelf from an old drawer ( drawer shelf ) - vintage home decor
Turning an old, unused item into a pretty, functional piece is our favorite pastime! Creating a designer look on a limited budget can seem like an impossible task, but it doesn't have to be! For example, this beautiful drawer shelf DIY by Confessions Of A Serial Do-It-Yourselfer is the ultimate repurpose that is inexpensive, handy, stylish, and will add a little vintage touch to your home. This DIY drawer shelf is perfectly functional enough to hold necessities, or pretty enough to display your treasures. Get the tutorial at confessionsofaserialdiyer.com and create one drawer shelf today: . . .
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DIY egg carton whale - fun summer craft for kids
We LOVE egg carton crafts ! Egg cartons are great for recycled crafts , and they can also create amazing three dimensional crafts. This time I Heart Crafty Things created this fun egg carton craft for kids : the egg carton whale! Isn't is super adorable? So, don't hesitate: get the step-by-step tutorial and turn your recyclable paper egg cartons into lovely whales that will have your kids cracking up! . . .
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DIY Nautical rope anchor wall art - summer decor
You can easily make your own nautical DIY anchor art with Darice's step-by-step tutorial. Angie created an anchor but you can actually do any nautical or ocean themed shape that you love. The rope gives this wall art a beachy feel that will look great in a bathroom or even at a beach house. Take 30 minutes or so and make your own version for your home today! . . .
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DIY Mason jar cup - fun summer mason jar craft
From fun crafts to do with your kids to stylish ways to refresh your home , mason jars serve a variety of purposes. If you need a cool DIY project to make with your mason jars in under an hour, this DIY mason jar cup by Pysselbolaget will be your favorite! Glass is way much better than plastic, and it makes every beverage sparkle! Personalized Mason jar cups look beautiful as party decorations, and though they are made with simple ingredients, they speak volumes about your creativity! Get the step-by-step tutorial at pysselbolaget.se and let's get crafting! . . .
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DIY Paper bag pirate puppets - fun summer craft for kids
Are you ready for some pirate fun ? This paper bag pirate puppet by The Inspiration Edit is such a fun interactive summer craft for kids and a great way to encourage imaginative play and storytelling. ( They are super simple to create and provide hours of fun pretend play at home, at school or even at summer camp! ) Create several different pirate puppets and have fun putting on a puppet show ! ( They would also make a great activity for a pirate theme party. ) . . .
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DIY Mermaid school supplies - back to school summer craft
Ready for school ? Maybe you are, maybe you aren't, but having the coolest school supplies is one of the best ways to start the school year right. These DIY mermaid school supplies created by Projects With Kids are so fun and sparkly, everyone will love them! ( Who doesn't love mermaids?! ) In this fun craft tutorial Projects With Kids will showing you how to make these beautiful and easy DIY School Supplies to fill up those last few days of the summer . . .
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DIY Watercolor ocean animal coffee filter suncatcher - summer craft
It's time to create fun ocean themed kids crafts ! This DIY Watercolor ocean animal coffee filter suncatcher by A Little Pinch Of Perfect is a simple and beautiful summer craft that will remind you of looking at the ocean. A Little Pinch Of Perfect used coffee filters and cut out animal silhouettes like a dolphin, shark, whale, and fish to make these beautiful , colorful suncatchers. ( Katie has a free pattern included in her post so you can easily make one too! ) . . .
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Rustic DIY cactus sign - boho summer decor (free template)
This DIY Cactus Sign by The Crafted Sparrow is such a gorgeous, fun, and easy foam project ! Yes, we said foam ! Looks like real wood right? If you LOVE those rustic wooden signs , but don't want to spend the money, this wonderful tutorial is just perfect for you! This darling faux wood ( foam ) cactus sign is a super easy project, it comes with a free downloadable/printable template , and it will add some boho summer vibe to your living room! . . .
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DIY Styrofoam egg cactus - fun & quick summer decor
When Easter is over it’s time to start freshening up your summer decor ! If you'd like to add a bit of fun cactus decor to your home, but don't have a greenhouse near you, how about making some adorable DIY Styrofoam egg cacti by The Crafted Sparrow? Those leftover foam eggs from your last Easter decoration are just perfect for this fun cactus decor ! Isn't it super cool? This adorable little DIY Styrofoam egg cactus is just perfect for decorating your home at summer on budget, and it's also an be a fun gift ! You could attach a little faux or paper flower to the top for an adorable blooming cactus ! . . .
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Egg carton goldfish craft for kids
For a super fun summer project, try this egg carton goldfish craft by The Craft Train! In this summer , instead of throwing those egg cartons away, use them for a fun summer egg carton craft : create egg carton goldfishes ! They are all super simple and so much fun to make with your children! And don't they look super adorable?! Egg carton crafts are a great way to let kids have a little fun while expressing them creatively. . . .
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DIY Fruit infused water - cool summer drink
These simple and delicious fruit infused waters by Clean & Delicious make it easy to drink more water and stay hydrated all summer long. Adding in-season summer fruits like strawberries , cantaloupe , blueberries and watermelon into your drinks is a a great way to get them at their tastiest and most nutritious. Enjoy these at the beach, on the run, while gardening or just relaxing after a nice warm summer day: . . .
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DIY Paper plate frisbee - fun summer craft for kids
We love all things simple, which might be why love paper plate crafts so much! No need for anything too fancy, expensive or complicated. This paper plate frisbee by Crafts By Amanda is a fun summer project for kids that can be made easily and with little supervision. When the frisbees are done, have fun tossing your new paper plate frisbee around with your friends. This paper plate frisbee craft is great for spring, summer, or as a group project. . . .
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DIY Sunburst driftwood mirror - summer home decor
We LOVE driftwood ! And we love to use driftwood many different ways! ( Some things are just meant to be used as decorations! ) There are so many wonderful ways in which you can turn driftwood into amazing decorations for your home. Each piece of driftwood is unique, shaped by nature and the elements. This time make a gorgeous sunburst driftwood mirror with Sustain My Craft Habit's step-by-step tutorial! ( Driftwood projects are often used in coastal themed rooms, but that doesn't have to be the case! ) . . .
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DIY Seashell candles - summer decor
Are you on a hunt for a fun summer seashell craft which can turn your collected seaside treasures into beautiful summer decorations ? Turn seashells into beautiful candles with this easy DIY by HandmadeHome! These homemade seashell candles can add a beach-inspired touch to your home. They are perfect for summer table settings and add a whimsical, romantic element to your home. They’re super easy to make and only take about 15 minutes! Watch the video tutorial and learn the how-tos: . . .
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DIY Mix'n match articulated snake educational toy - popsickle stick craft for kids
We are super excited to share Kids Craft Room's snake craft with you! This mix ‘N match articulated snake craft is such fun for you to make and kids will love to play with it! ( And as a bonus: your kids can use the snakes to learn math and colors , or even shapes! ) Your kids will enjoy mixing and matching the brightly colored segments to make a unique snake every time they play. You can add different shape/color or math logic to the body parts ( imagine it as a fun domino ) ! With each snake section being cleverly interchangeable kids can have lots of fun swapping the colors to make new snake designs and they’ll be developing their fine motor skills and hand eye co-ordination too. . . .
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DIY Rainbow paper plate tambourine -  homemade musical instrument
Make a paper plate tambourine! Your kids will love to get singing and dancing with this colorful paper plate tambourine craft by Kids Craft Room ! These homemade musical instruments are painted with happy rainbow colors that just make you want to smile! This paper plate tambourine craft allows children to explore music and rhythm , without breaking your bank. Get the step-by-step tutorial at kidscraftroom.com and jingle away with this easy paper plate tambourine craft: . . .
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DIY Paper plate shark puppet - fun summer craft for kids
Are your kids shark fans? Then they’ll LOVE this interactive paper plate shark puppet by Kids Craft Room! This paper plate shark puppet has movable jaws so kids can have great fun biting, chomping and munching with it! This p aper plate shark puppet is so easy to make using Kids Craft Room's free printable template and such a fun summer craft to play with! Get the tutorial and the free template , and let the fun begin: . . .
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DIY Margarita body scrub (body scrub recipe)
Homemade body scrubs are super simple to make, cost-efficient, chemical free, effective at exfoliating your skin and leaving you feeling pampered as the scrubs you can buy at fancy beauty stores! This time The Sweetest Occasion will teach you how to make your very own margarita body scrub ! We bet that you have everything you need at home to transform your bathroom into a tropical vacation. ( All of the ingredients are super simple: you can grab them at the grocery store or find in your pantry and you don’t have to be crafty to make a body scrub. ) Get the recipe and make your margarita body scrub today: . . .
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DIY Balerina silhouette - watercolor painting for kids
There are so many fun ways you can craft with ballerina silhouettes! Express elegance and beauty through brush strokes with this lovely watercolor balerina painting by The Best Ideas For Kids! The Best Ideas For Kids used coffee filters to decorate the ballerina’s tutus but you can use cupcake liners, craft tulle or even tissue paper! You can frame the finished dancing balerina artwork and use it as a lovely nursery or kids room decor or just have fun making these gorgeous watercolor ballerinas ! Get the free printable ballerina silhouettes and the step-by-step painting tutorial at thebestideasforkids.com and let's get painting : . . .
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DIY Farmhouse style serving tray from a cutting board - upcycling craft
Want to create something decorative but also functional for entertaining guests ? Make your own stylish and unique farmhouse style tray from a tired old cutting board by following along Sadie Seasongoods' step-by-step tutorial. Trays are an elegant addition to any living situation. For example: this DIY farmhouse style tray is just the perfect tray to set out on a coffee table for coasters, drinks and snack bowls. And bonus points: it’ll keep your guests from leaving drink glasses on your furniture! . . .
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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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DIY Boho antique bottle decor with feathers & old buttons
This time use flattened metal buttons and feathers to make a gorgeous, bohemian summer decor ! Sadie Seasongoods will teach you how to make these beautiful decorations out of nothing. Of course ( If you haven't got antique bottles at hand ) you can use any empty glass bottles spiced up with a little glossy/transparent stain paint ( or you can create your own paint with a transparent PVA glue and a few drops of food coloring ). We love the finished bottles exotic look! . . .
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