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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 Pizza costume - funny Halloween costume for kids
We are so excited to share this fun pizza costume! Homemade costumes are much sweeter than most store-bought ones! This DIY pizza costume is a fun costume you and the kids can make together this Halloween . Plus it's made from just recycled cardboard and a few items so you don't need any difficult tools or materials to make one.Beyond a costume ,you can make it as a giant party decor for a pizza night! You can create other fun DIY food costume s with this idea: imagine circle shape biscuits or doughnuts! . . .
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DIY Swan princess costume from a cardboard box
This DIY Swan princess costume is so simple and and so fun! With a little paint and a cardboard box ,this gorgeous swan princess costume can make all your little girl's dreams come true! And for under $5, this cute Halloween ( or dress up party ) costume is a win for parents too. The free templates for the swan body piece can be found in this nice craft blog as well! Feel free to be creative with the colors and decorations ! And don’t hesitate to make this adorable Halloween or dress up party costume for an adult! It's super easy to size up . . . .
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Easy DIY planet costume for kids with hula hoops
Today Amy shares with us her kiddo’s DIY planet Halloween costumes ! Fun idea, isn't it? We love creative Halloween costumes that the kids can dress up in for the rest of the year. With this nice step by step tutorial you will be able to make this fun costume in no time! And the best: if you have hula hoops at home this easy DIY planet costume is a super quick, frugal and easy costume to make! This DIY planet costume can be great costume choice for both boys and girls. . . .
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DIY Popcorn costume
This popcorn costume project is easy and fun to create and after it’s few hours of glory ( if you don't have the heart to throw it away ) ,you can just hang it up as a fun ceiling lampshade! And, it can be easily taken down and used again next year. What's so great about this popcorn costume is that it's really easy to make ,cost less than $20, and not only looked like real popcorn ,it also smelled like butter-flavored popcorn ! . . .
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Last-minute DIY scuba diver costume for kids
Need a simple, last minute Halloween costume for your toddler? Try this fun, last minute, super easy to make scuba diver costume!  We love the pacifier regulator! It’s our favorite part of the whole costume! This DIY scuba diver costume is an excellent costume on the cheap that really got some great use out of.  So next year be sure to keep DIY scuba diver Halloween costumes high on your list! . . .
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DIY Tin man costume for kids (The wizard of Oz)
Remember the lovely tin man from The wizard of Oz? Try this creative costume idea, and make a tin man costume for your kids! This fun and creative DIY costume can be perfect for the next Halloween or dress up party because surely it will be a great (or not the greatest) hit! You’ve probably figured it out by now, but the shoulder, elbow, and knee joints are covered with dryer vent flexible tubing.  And the fabric? It’s vinyl. So it’s stiff and mimics a “metal” look, while still being really comfortable and not one bit heavy, like real pieces of metal would be. . . .
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Easy DIY wind-up doll Halloween costume for kids
Turn your little one into a real life vintage wind-up doll for Halloween. All you need is a bit of cardboard, spray paint, elastic and glue. Dress your child in an old-fashioned doll-like outfit, then slip the keys' elastic around their shoulders like a backpack and voilá' you have a super cute wind-up doll costume! This DIY dress up party or Halloween costume can be a great choice even in the last minutes because it's so easy and quick to make! And of course it can be great as an adult costume as well! . . .
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DIY Valentine's day mason jar luminaries - upcycling craft
Today, we are bringing you a very simple and easy DIY project for you for Valentine’s Day. Valentine's day is coming so we wanted to bring you something that's simple, fun, and easy to make. Here’s how to make this easy DIY Valentine’s Day Votive. Gorgeous, isn't it? This mason jar craft is so simple, even the smallest crafty hands can create some in no time. This DIY mason jar luminary can be  great Valentine's day decor or you can give them as lovely Valentine's day gifts! . . .
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DIY Spinning fidget spinner costume from cardboard
We are so excited to share this fun giant fidget spinner cardboard costume! If your kids got in on the fidget spinner craze this past year, they will love dressing up as one this Halloween. What's amazing is that this giant fidget spinner actually spins ! Plus it's made from just recycled cardboard and a few items so you don't need any difficult tools or materials to make one.Beyond a costume ,you can make it as a giant fidget spinner that kids ( and even adults ) will love spinning just for fun ( check out the video to see it spin in action as a costume, in the air and on the floor! ) . . . .
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DIY Miniature paper straw easel
This picture of cute paper straw easels is instantly caught our eyes. These paper straw easels would look great at a party, wedding, baby shower or at a dinner party. Did you get inspired too? You can make a whole bunch of miniature easels in no time at all and all you need is paper straws, a glue gun and a pair of scissors.  Use your miniature easels to display a menu or your guest’s names at a table setting. You can use the easels at a buffet to inform about which dishes contain nuts/gluten/dairy or anything else the guests need to know. Or you can use them to display family photos or the kids' drawings! . . .
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DIY Sock dragon (free sewing pattern & tutorial)
We simply love sock softies !Here is another sock toy pattern which is a bit challenging to sew ,but oh so cute: Drake the sock dragon . If you have mastered the sock toy sewing skill from the previous sock toy patterns ,then probably you will find this not as tough as it looks. Drake the sock dragon is the evolution specie from the Japanese famous reptilian sea monster, Godzilla. Unlike it’s ancestry, Drake is a kindhearted dragon who affectionate on peace and love. . . .
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Cardboard box viking helmet (free template & video tutorial)
With this fun free downloadable wing template that ZygoteBrown Designs developed, you can make this winged viking helmet as well as the horned version! All which are great additions to any dress-up box or for that next costume for Halloween. Once you have made the base cardboard viking hat you can decorate it however you like, either using wings or even horns. Watch the video at the end of the tutorial to learn how to decorate it with fun wings! If you want to add horns you can find them in Zygote's site with many other fun cardboard costume ideas! ( You can find a  free viking helmet pattern >> here . . .
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Bottle cap snowman - easy winter craft for kids
Do you love recycling ? Are you looking for a simple, inexpensive and fun Christmas / winter craft which can be easily made by the kids ? Try this fun snowman bottle cap decor ! Isn't it super cute? This bottle cap reindeer Christmas ornament is a very nice recycling craft project and someone needs to drink the beers to produce lots of bottle caps which can be also a very nice thing! And working with recyclable materials is an important contribution to environmental protection. This bottle cap craft can be a great winter craft project in the classroom as well! . . .
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DIY Cardboard box Minecraft (Creeper) mask - easy costume
Making masks is fun, especially if they are pixelated! Today, you can learn how to make a Minecraft mask out of a regular paper bag (or cardboard box) and colorful paper. To create your very own Minecraft (Creeper) mask you will need: a paper bag, green paper in different shades, glue and a pair of scissors. ( Do not forget to leave a few blank spaces for the eyes! ) Of course this fun mask making technique is perfect for creating another pixelated (Minecraft) characters as well! This DIY mask is a perfect last minute costume  for Halloween or Minecraft parties! . . .
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DIY Toilet paper Trolls - fun paper craft for kids
Have you seen the Trolls movie? Today with Pysselbolaget's help you can create your own Trolls from simple toilet paper rolls and colorful paper! This cute little paper craft doesn't require expensive craft materials and it's super easy to make which makes it a superb craft project for the kids! Besides of it: the troll's hair is a perfect scissors practice! ( If the hairstyle becomes too short, just replace the hair and start over! ) . . .
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DIY Cute sock doll - sock upcycling craft
As a follow on to Tina's No sew Sock Penguin she has this cute sock doll. Adorable, sin't it? This sock doll does require some hand sewing, but it's an absolutely  easy sock craft! You can whip up an adorable sock doll with the kids in no time! You can use the finished sock dolls to decorate your home at winter or you can give them as nice Christmas gifts for your loved ones! This adorable little sock dolls is so lovely and  so fun to make. Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make this adorable sock doll in no time! . . .
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Easy DIY party photo background - sequin photo booth
Happy New Year ! New Years Eve is the perfect occasion to make something from your giant sequins or from some of your leftover gold Christmas wrapping paper! This easy DIY party photo background will look so glamorous in your living room at your New Years Eve Party. We think this sequin wall would work great as a photo booth backdrop but besides that it could be cool decorations for a party or wedding . It’s pretty hard to be in a bad mood in the presence of so many sparklies! This party decor project is actually pretty easy but of course goes faster and better with helpers. . . .
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DIY Shooting star party pinata -  fun party decor
With New Year's eve comes parties! And what says party more than a piñata ? This DIY shooting star piñata is great for new year's eve ,summer or really for any time of year. It’s a shooting star ,so it can easily be adapted for celebrating summer nights, graduations, birthdays, or make it in patriotic colors for Fourth of July. It’s a pull piñata ,so it’s great for indoors as well as out. Kids take turns choosing a curling ribbon to pull. So, you still get the element of anticipation to see who is going to be the lucky one to crack it open and you save dad from having to whack the thing to death to finally get it to open.Plus! You can keep the piñata and use it as decor later, or reuse it for another party. Just reattach more ribbon to the bottom and you’re gold. . . .
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DIY Christmas cracker - new year's edition
We love crackers ! These super fun New Year's crackers are based on simple, traditional Christmas crackers . If you're not familiar with Christmas crackers ,they're basically a paper-based bon-bon that two people pull apart, making a bang and revealing small gifts , jokes and paper crowns. Crackers are a lot of fun to make, and you can personalize them with handmade gifts for your friends. In this step-by-step video tutorial ,you'll learn how to create your own New Year's crackers from scratch. . . .
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DIY Styrofoam ball sock snowman
Look at this cute snowman ! Isn't it adorable? You can whip up an adorable Styrofoam ball snowman with the kids in no time! You can use the Christmas snowman ornaments to decorate your home ( or Christmas tree ) at winter or you can give them as nice Christmas gifts for your loved ones! These adorable little Styrofoam ball snowmen are so happy that winter is here and are so fun to make. This easy to make & frugal Christmas snowman decoration is great for small spaces as well! . . .
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Primitive snowman doll - sewing tutorial
Do you love sewing? Are you looking for a super cute, unique soft toy or Christmas decor? Try this huggable snowman softie! This adorable snowman plush toy is a perfect Christmas gift or you can use him to decorate your mantel at Christmas! At Livemaster.ru you will find the free sewing pattern and a nice step-by-step assembling and sewing tutorial of this adorable primitive snowman! You can add extra elements to your snowman plushies, or sew / crochet a few accessories for them! Who can resist this sweet smiling snowman face? . . .
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Toilet paper tube Elsa doll - easy paper craft for kids
Sick of Frozen yet? We are not! A snowy winter day is such a good time to watch the movie and create easy paper crafts with the kids!  This little Elsa toilet paper tube craft will be a fun snowy day activity.  So grab a few toilet paper tubes and create Elsa (and her friends)!  This super easy Elsa toilet paper roll doll is  a perfect winter paper craft project for the kids in the classroom or at home! (Even you can use them as fun Frozen party favors just fill them with candies or small toys! ) . . .
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Adorable sock penguin ( no-sew fabric craft for kids )
Make your own cute no sew penguin. They make great Christmas decorations or just cute decorations in general. They also make excellent presents for all those penguin lovers out there. If you loved the no-sew sock snowmen you’re going to love her no-sew sock penguin craft too! This little sock penguin will fit nicely with it’s snow made friend so grab that odd sock we know you have and let’s get crafty! This cute little sock penguin is a perfect winter / Christmas craft for the kids because it doesn't involves sewing or other special craft skills/techniques. Just 2 odd socks and a little glue! . . .
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DIY Himmeli drinking straw stars - easy party decor
If you have LOTS of plastic drinking straws ,this is the perfect Christmas craft for you! This fun drinking straw dimensional star ornament can be a great Christmas decor, 4th of July decor or birthday party decor both indoors and outdoors so, if you planning to decorate your trees outside this is also a fun way to do it! This drinking straw star ornament is so easy to make ,even the smallest crafty hands can create some. Read this step-by-step tutorial by Natalie and create your own drinking straw star ornaments ! . . .
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Easy DIY cardboard Christmas tree - vintage Christmas decor
For this Christmas make gorgeous pine trees out of cereal boxes! Start with cutting out scales from a simple cardboard sheet . Starting at the bottom and gluing them side by side. Continue all the way to the top and then paint with a quick wash of white. In this nice Christmas decor tutorial Lucy will show you how to make this gorgeous paper pine tree ! You can use a styrofoam cone base or simply fold a paper cone and save some money. This paper Christmas tree decor is a little bit time consuming winter craft project but its absolutely worth the time! . . .
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Popsicle stick star ornaments - easy craft stick craft for kids
We love pom poms ! Homemade or shop bought, big or small, pom poms can add a fantastic splash of color and texture to all sorts of kids crafts . Adorable mini pom poms make these craft stick star ornaments come to life with a beautiful and zingy display of shape and color! These colorfu l pom pom popsicle stick stars will look amazing hanging on your Christmas tree o r as a bright and cheery bedroom or nursery display all year round. . . .
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DIY Glass bottle Christmas lights - upcycling craft
We just love it at Christmas when the house twinkles, with all the lovely Christmas lights on those dark cold winter nights. For this year add some lovely Christmas bottle lights to your illuminations. An LED light string ( Christmas light ) can transform that fancy bottle of wine from a special occasion into a lasting ( and useful! ) memento. Use these bottle lights to brighten up any dark corner, as a night light or as festive decor around the holidays . . . .
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Clothespin reindeer - easy Christmas craft for kids
Add a nice little detail to your Christmas cards or gifts by making a fun looking clothespin reindeer craft. Handmade gifts are the best and we do like to top them with sweet little details such as these clothespin reindeer . These DIY clothespin reindeer are a fun C hristmas crafty activity both for kids and grownups to make. This little clothespin craft is a super easy and quick one, perfect for an afternoon. Use the finished clothespin reindee r to decorate your Christmas tree, Christmas gifts, Christmas cards or just create some with the kids for fun in the classroom! . . .
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DIY Dancing Christmas elf - newspaper craft for kids
It’s that time of year when our minds turn to Christmas crafts - isn’t it? We just adore the opportunities the festive holiday s brings for all sorts of colorful and jolly arts and crafts for kids . This year kick off the season with an adorable dancing newspaper elf craft! You can of course make this cheeky elf from ordinary paper or card but we love the r ecycled element! Not only does this newspaper dancing elf craft look super cute but you can play with it too and make it dance ! It has long legs that are folded in a way that allows them to move freely as if the elf was dancing a jolly Christmas jig! . . .
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Plastic spoon angel - easy Christmas craft for kids
It's time time to make a beloved icon of Christmas . And it's none other than the beautiful angel . Angels are believed to be messengers of God. The lore is that an angel appeared to Virgin Mary to announce the birth of Christ and proclaimed him the savior of all people. Here is our adorable spoon angel ornament to adorn Christmas tree ! These little plastic spoon angels are super sweet and simple to make - this is a perfect afternoon Christmas craft for the kids. . . .
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Easy DIY egg carton angel - Christmas craft for kids
What's a Christmas tree without an angel ? Tree topper or ornament, these lovely egg carton angels make the sweetest of decorations and are one of our favorite craft of this Christmas season. Combine the egg carton angels with a piece of lace and you have yourself a joyful & beautiful reminder of our reason for celebrating. And as an extra: this Christmas & upcycling craft is so easy even the smallest kids can create some! So, roll up your sleeves and join us in making these vintage style egg carton angel ornaments: . . .
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Sock beaver - sock animal (free sewing pattern and tutorial)
We just can’t stop sharing CraftPassions fun sock animal sewing tutorials ! Look at these sock beavers ! Who can resist them? Meet Bob, the hoodie sock beaver who love music and has a big dream. Similar to the hoodie sock sheep and sock reindeer, this time Bob’s hoodie is detachable ,yes, now the hood can be taken down. Follow the instructions and the free sewing pattern at CraftPassion.com to sew one super cute sock beaver for your kids . They will love them! . . .
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