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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 Toilet paper tube pirate and parrot - fun paper craft for kids
Sometimes the easiest kids craft ideas are the best! Take this fun cardboard ( toilet paper roll ) pirate and parrot by MollyMoo as an example. Adorable aren't they? Today MollyMoo will show you how to make cute little colorful parrots and pirates with the kids from toilet paper rolls ( with a help of a little acrylic paint ) . You can use any colors you like, these fun tp tube parrots and pirates will look adorable in any form! This easy kids craft idea can be a perfect craft project for the kids at boring afternoons or you can decorate a pirate themed party with them frugally ! ( And don't forget to make a cardboard box pirate ship as well! Arr! ) . . .
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DIY Cardboard box pirate ship - fun summer craft for kids
Today's craft tutorial by MollyMoo is a wonderful and oh-so-fun recycling craft! This fun and thrifty handmade cardboard box pirate ship is easy to make and it's a perfect gift for your kids ! Handmade toys brings much more fun and happiness than the store bought versions especially ships, because you can personalize it to your little girls or boys taste as much as you want! You can create a pink wonder cruiser for Barbie and the girls, or a sturdy old navy ship for your little sailors! So grab an empty cardboard box ,get the pattern at MollyMoo.com and create you own cardboard box ship: . . .
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DIY Beach sun chair from craft sticks - summer decor
These mini craft stick Adirondack chairs are the perfect place for any beach-loving fairy to spend her summer day at the beach in! This adorable little sun chair is such a cute way to bring some summer vibe into your house! You can use the miniature popsickle stick / craft stick chairs as a summer party place card holder, set up a few in a summer display on the mantle, or just make them as a fun summer activity with your kids . No matter what you use it for, it’s pretty hard to look at this cute little s un chair without smiling! . . .
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DIY Toilet paper roll unicorn - fun recycling craft for kids
Who can resist unicorns? Today’s TP roll craft by Kids Craft Room embrace everything that is fun about recycled crafts,while celebrating unicorns ! Who needs more? So grab your paper tubes and create lovely unicorns with following along Kids Craft Room's step-by-step craft tutorial. This super easy unicorn paper roll craft is a perfect ( summer ) craft project for the kids in the classroom or at home ! These paper roll unicorns are super simple to make and their fingerprint rosy cheeks add a lovely personal touch: . . .
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DIY Cardboard box castle - upcycling craft
Today's craft tutorial by A Beautiful Mess is a wonderful and oh-so-fun recycling craft! This fun and thrifty handmade cardboard box castle is easy to make and it's a perfect gift for your kids ! Handmade toys brings much more fun and happiness than the store bought versions especially dollhouses, because you can personalize it to your little girls or boys taste as much as you want! You can create an ice castle for Elsa, or a sturdy cobblestone castle for your brave knights, the possibilities are endless! With this nice step-by-step cardboard box castle tutorial you can make one castle easily in no time: . . .
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DIY Sock raccoon ( free sock toy sewing pattern and tutorial )
Another lovely sock animal pattern and tutorial has been added into Craft Passion’s library! Meet Ruki the sock raccoon ! Grab those old socks and let's get started making the most adorable sock animal you've ever seen! Sew sock raccoons by using Craft Passion's free sewing pattern and step-by-step sock animal making tutorial . This adorable little sock raccoon is easy to sew and it can be a lovely handmade gift! Visit craftpassion.com and create your very own adorable little sock raccoon: . . .
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DIY Beach in a glass ( coastal ornament ) - summer decor
If you're looking for a fun and unique piece to add to your summer decor, look no further! What better way to make sure you change your mindset to summer than to add some summery touches to your home decor. But if you, like us, are looking to refresh your home for less, this simple but genius DIY summer decor idea by My Pinterventures will have you feeling summer vibes, minus the buyers' remorse. Get the plastic Christmas baubles ,fill them with small summery decor elements and boom - you have a beautiful and reusable summer decor ! . . .
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DIY Cupcake liner fish - fun summer craft for kids
Did you know cupcake liners make the perfect base for a fish kids craft ? With following along I Heart Crafty Things' step-by-step tutorial you can create the most adorable ocean fish scene out of cupcake liners ! This adorable fish kids craft is a great craft for any time of the year but especially on those hot summer afternoons when you need to take a break inside. Fish crafts are always a delight to create with children ! These cupcake liner fish are simple enough to do in kindergarten and still fun for older kids too. . . .
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DIY Interactive paper sailboat - summer craft for kids
This time I Heart Crafty Things and Artsy Craftsy Kids share this super fun and simple summer paper craft with you! This paper plate sailboat craft is super simple to make and is perfect as a playful summer craft. You could also make this fun interactive paper plate sailboat craft any time of the year after learning about sailing or to go along with a favorite ocean adventure themed children’s book. Preschooler s might also enjoy playing with this craft while singing row row row your boat. ( Just swap the sailboat to a boat ) So many fun possibilities! . . .
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DIY Mason jar mermaid lantern (free printable)
We love mason jars ! You will be startled to know about the variety of creative crafts that can be made using mason jars! Rather than disposing them off, you can showcase your creativity by making magnificent mermaid lanterns out of them, to brighten up your home. This time Red Ted Art and Adventure In a Box will show you how to make these gorgeous mermaid lanterns out of simple mason jars ! These DIY mason jar mermaid lanterns are surprisingly easy to make ( you can make it under minutes if you have Cricut Machine or a Silhouette Cameo! ) . . .
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DIY Easy garden bird bath with clay pots
Are you looking for a frugal, fun and functional garden decoration? If the answer is yes, this cute terracotta (clay) pot bird bath and the milk carton bird feeder by The Chirping Moms are the perfect garden craft projects for you! The clay pot birdbath is super easy to make , and your feathered little garden friends will absolutely love it! (The birds will enjoy the DIY birdbath not just in summer but all year around!) And the little milk carton bird feeder is also an absolute superb craft to try with the kids, because it's super easy to make, and provides a great supply of food for the birds at winter: . . .
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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 Message in a bottle - summer beach decor
We all know how important it is to recycle bottles ,but chucking your old glass bottles in the recycling bin isn’t your only option! Create this DIY Message in a bottle summer beach decor with Sadie Seasongoods! Besides of that it's a lovely summer decor, upcycling your old glass bottles can be an enjoyable, thrifty and rewarding eco-conscious activity. get the tutorial at sadieseasongoods.com and create your very own message in a bottle! ( You can age paper with coffee if you haven't got old book pages at hand ) . . .
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DIY Upcycled shirt pocket sachet - Father's day gift idea
Dads are maybe a little bit difficult to shop for, but there's no way he won't appreciate a homemade Father's day gift. Make this lovely shirt pocket herbal sachet with Sadie Seasongoods' step-by-step tutorial and create a wonderful gift that Dad will not only like, but also use! Dried flowers and herbs tucked into flannel shirt pockets have a fragrance that will let him travel back in time.Whether it’s tucked in a drawer or a linen closet, or nestled in a car,this sweet shirt pocket herbal sachet just makes stuff smell better! . . .
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DIY Paper towel roses - fun paper craft for kids
Kids can make these gorgeous colorful paper towel roses literally in minutes from simple household materials such as paper towels ! These pretty paper towel roses by Happy Hooligans are super easy to make and they look just like real roses. Tie them together with a ribbon, or display them in a vase. Either way, they’re a fun way for kids to give roses that will last forever for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day and birthdays : . . .
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DIY Hexagon denim rug - denim upcycling craft
If you just love working with old denim you will love this hexagon denim rug by A Beautiful Mess! We love the different shades of indigo and geometrical patterns. This DIY Hexagon denim rug will really show off the varieties of denim styling! This DIY Hexagon denim rug is also a perfect way to recycle unused clothes and it will add lots of interesting details to your or your teen's room. So grab a few old denim and sew a gorgeous home decor piece with this nice detailed sewing tutorial by A Beautiful Mess: . . .
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Easy DIY wooden hanger frame - quick picture frame alternative
Emma ( from A Beautiful Mess ) decided to try something different with the frames : she used wooden clothes hangers instead of a more traditional picture frame .We absolutely love this idea idea because it's super stylish, super unique and also a super frugal way to display your favorite pictures or family photos ! And as a bonus: you can change the pictures in the DIY wooden hanger frames quickly and easily if the season ( or your mood ) changes! ( This idea is also perfect for displaying your kid's drawings! ) Visit abeautifulmess.com and learn how to make unique picture frames out of simple wooden hangers : . . .
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Easy DIY egg carton flowers - spring craft for kids
Recycled crafts are the best crafts! If you’ve got a couple of egg cartons laying around use them to make these gorgeous egg carton flowers! You can use this gorgeous egg carton flower art to decorate your home at springtime / Easter ( or at any time of the year ) . This brilliant kids' craft project is also a great way to re-purpose some egg cartons which is also a very nice thing! These egg carton flower s are appropriate for many age groups as they are fairly simple to make and look really pretty. In this easy to follow craft tutorial Easy-Peasy And Fun will show you how to make them: . . .
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DIY Sock shark - free sewing pattern and tutorial
Craft Passion's latest free sewing pattern for stuffed animal plush toy ,the super handsome sock shark ( as usual ) comes with a free downloadable & printable template . This cute sock shark is sewed from a single piece of adult ankle sock ( a pair can make 2 sharks ),a scrap of white felt, a pair of button eyes and yellow embroidery floss, it is then stuffed by the polyester filling material to hold its shape. For your ease of sewing, along with the details of the instruction, Craft Passion has also included the pattern templat e on the tutorial page, so let's get sewing: . . .
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DIY Butterfly paper plate puppet - fun butterfly craft for kids
Kids will not only love the creative process of making this paper plate fluttering butterfly craft but afterwards they will have a blast getting to play with it. All they have to do is move the craft stick around on the back of the paper plate and watch as their butterfly flutters around the sky and above the colorful flower garden . This creative butterfly craft by IHeartCraftyThings is perfect for a colorful spring craft or summer craft and makes a great compliment to learning about and observing butterflies around your home or neighborhood. . . .
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DIY Sock unicorn whale (narwhal) plushie - free sewing pattern
Another stuffed animal plush toy free sewing pattern and tutorial has just arrived to Craft Passion, please welcome Narwhal the sock unicorn whale ! The Sock unicorn whale ( or sock narwhal ) is sewed from a piece of adult ankle sock ( a pair can make 2 whales ) ,a scrap sock fabric ( or scrap knit fabric ) with rainbow stripes, a pair of button eyes and yellow embroidery floss, it is then stuffed by the polyester filling material to hold its shape. The length of this sock unicorn whale is roughly 9″ long from head to tail, excluding the horn. For your ease of sewing, along with the details of the instruction, Craft Passion has also included the free template in the tutorial page: . . .
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DIY Wire basket (or lampshade wire) side table
Making a side table without power tools sounds kinda crazy, right? This DIY project by The Shabby Creek Cottage takes zero power tools, less than 30 minutes of hands on work and is super simple. And bonus: it’s a piece that you can use every single day. Want to make your own side table? It only take a few supplies (and I bet you already have some of them on hand!) Read the full tutorial at theshabbycreekcottage.com: . . .
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17 Brilliant sewing hacks  you need in your life
We think you really need these simple sewing hacks in your life! Find out how to hide unexpected holes in your favorite jeans, make basic embroidery stitches and a lot more! 5 Minute Crafts has collected some of the most ingenious sewing hacks you’ve ever seen! We really wish that we had found these sooner! There are so many tricks and tips in this collection that will make sewing a breeze . You’ll save time and money, too! . . .
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DIY Toilet paper tube rainbow blowers - fun paper craft for kids
These cardboard tube rainbow blowers by Kids Craft Room are a wonderful way to recycle paper tubes  into something colorful and most importantly fun ! Kids will love to huff and puff down their rainbow blowers and see all the colorful streamers blow and billow about. It’s a fabulous rainbow craft to go along with weather learning themes and songs, and as a St Patrick’s Day craft too. These rainbow blowers look wonderful hanging up too and double up as pretty windsocks when the kids have had enough of playing with them! . . .
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DIY Painted rose mason jars - step-by-step painting tutorial (spring decor)
We love upcycling especially when it comes to mason jars ! I bet that you have a few glass jars already at home, and maybe you have created many gorgeous crafts with them, but as you will see, there’s still something new under the sun in the mason jar world ! This gorgeous rose painted mason jar is not just only a perfect stylish ( spring/Easter ) decors for your home, but it's also very easy to paint ! With this great step-by step painting tutorial making these gorgeous rose mason jar vases will be a piece of cake, even if you are a beginner in hand painting ! . . .
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Adorable DIY ladybug potato stamp - stamping for kids
Did you enjoy stamping with potatoes when you were a child? This time Melissa & Camille shows you how to make handmade potato ladybug stamps so you can share this fun activity with your kids Crafting with stamps is a fun way to keep kids active, and these adorable ladybug stamps are here just in time for the spring season. You can make your own stamps using a staple that can be found in just about every kitchen: potatoes! A potato and a little paint are really all you need to make your own handmade potato ladybug stamps for kids ,and in no time your kids can stamp their own adorable little ladybugs all over the place. Here is how you can get started making your own: . . .
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DIY Water bottle flowers - recycling craft for kids (or mother's day craft)
Just in time for Mother’s day ! These water bottle flowers are so darn cute! We love simple crafts ,and we especially love ones that don’t involve going to the store for supplies. We bet you have most or all of the supplies for this one, right at home. Melissa’ll show you how to make these simple water bottle flowers for the upcoming Mother's day as a cute gift, or as a nice spring decor, or a fun Earth day craft for the classroom! . . .
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DIY Wine cork bath mat - upcycling craft
We just found this fun & frugal craft idea: a DIY bath mat using wine corks ! If you’re no stranger to using wine corks in your projects and want to create something that is earthy and rustic : this wine cork bath math is the perfect craft project for you! We came across this wine cork bathmat tutorial at sustainmycrafthabit.com and decided to share it with you as a perfect project for a frugal bathroom makeover . Check out her DIY for plenty of great information and helpful tips: . . .
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DIY Light bulb hot air balloon - recycling craft
Create something really special out of simple light bulbs ! These hot air balloons are perfect examples of creating something beautiful and delicate out of simple trash just as old light bulbs . Creative isn't it? Making the light bulb hot air balloons is very simple, and you can recycle a few light bulbs with it, which is also a very nice thing! Of course, with this painting technique hot air balloon light bulbs can be made in any other color, if black is not your color. The light bulb hot-air balloon can be a great frugal decoration in the classroom ( in the spirit of recycling ) as well! But because it's glass, this craft project is not suitable with small children. . . .
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DIY Giant concrete garden orbs - garden decor
Orbs are everywhere and for a very good reason: they are gorgeous! These are Barb's DIY concrete garden orbs inspired by the famous draping methods but in her own original exclusive design.These DIY Giant concrete garden orbs are not solid, don’t require fancy molds and they are so easy to make! Concrete is a brilliant long lasting material that can be used for a wide variety of gorgeous and stylish DIY projects.  Follow Barb's step-by-step orb making tutorial and create one to spice up your garden: . . .
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DIY Egg carton tea cup Mother's day card craft with tea bags
This fun egg carton tea cup Mothers day card craft by FrugalCouponLiving is precious activity for the kids or makes a sweet invitation to a tea party ! This tea cup Mother’s day card craft is super easy to make, you can up-cycle some egg cartons with it, and the most important: mothers ( and grandmothers ) will love it! Because who doesn't love tea and relaxing? This egg carton teacup card by Ashley is a simple and fun way up-cycle egg cartons and turn them into something precious. . . .
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DIY Checkered repurposed denim picnic blanket
If you've just finished a spring cleaning of your closet and collected a small pile of outdated, ripped up and no-longer-can-squeeze-into jeans make a durable blanket out of them! Tis denim blanket is easy to sew ( it does take time to cut out and sew the fabric pieces together but it totally worth the time! ) This denim blanket can survive almost everything from groups of kids to big playful dogs ,and it's washable! You can use this nice sewing pattern to create other denim items ( dog pillows and beds, door mats .. ) as well Here are the do-it-yourself instructions to turn a bunch of unwanted jeans into a stunning and useful picnic blanket: . . .
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