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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.
Crochet Santa mason jar cozy (free crochet pattern)
Be a jolly gift giver and cover jars of sweets this Christmas! This jar cozy is easy to crochet and can be used for treats for years to come. This cute and easy crocheted Santa mason jar cozy takes about an hour to work up and is super festive! Repurpose / upcycle empty mason jars and create fun Christmas gifts for the kids or your friends/family! This free crochet Santa mason jar cozy pattern is very easy (made with only beginner crochet stitches). This crocheted Santa jar cozy is a very fun (and low-budget) way to decorate your home at Christmas as well! 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! . . .
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DIY Clothespin stars - easy wooden Christmas ornaments
Once a household necessity, clothespins are hardly used anymore. But when you take them apart and put them back together, they are something more…clothespin snowflakes! They’re so charming with those intricate cut-outs!  We love sharing easy and fun craft tutorials on Mindy and these beautiful clothespin stars are no exception! These rustic / vintage style stars make a beautiful addition to your Christmas decor and are so fun and easy to make. (Even the smallest crafty hands can create some in minutes!) You can make these clothespin stars in any size depending on what size of clothespins you decide to use. . . .
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DIY miniature amigurumi monkey (or lamb) - free crochet pattern
Crochet your very own adorable little amigurumi  monkey (or lamb)with  this nice free crochet toy pattern! This monkey (or lamb) amigurumi toy is absolutely perfect for kids of all ages, and of course for adults as well!  This super adorable amigurumi monkey is such a cute rattle for toddlers (if you leave out the bell and hand embroider the eyes) or a lovely handmade gift for grownups. This crocheted amigurumi monkey (or lamb) is so easy to make : this amigurumi project is absolutely suitable for beginner amigurumi crocheters! . . .
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DIY Concrete tea light holder with porcelain saucer
Concrete is a brilliant long lasting material that can be used for a wide variety of gorgeous and stylish DIY projects! We also love concrete because the finished products can be used outdoor which is also very nice thing! Today in this nice step-by-step tutorial ElsaRblog will teach you how to make  your own gorgeous winter / Christmas candle holder from concrete & a porcelain saucer. Of course this beautiful and stylish concrete tea light holder can be great home decors at any time of the year, or you can use them as fun garden party additions! . . .
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DIY Plastic bottle joy Christmas lantern (Santa,penguin & snowman)
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial Creative Mother shows  you how she made this GORGEOUS Christmas decor e with using three plastic soda bottles, tin foil, hot glue, white air-dry clay and acrylic paint. This super adorable Christmas decor is very fun to make and you can use it a a lovely tea candle holder both indoor and outdoor!  If you love upcycling, playing with clay and creating lovely and Santa crafts you will love this! The finished DIY Plastic bottle joy Christmas lantern couldn’t be more adorable! . . .
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DIY Scandinavian nisse gnomes  - tomte (video tutorial)
This brilliant Christmas craft project has two of our favorite components to it: 1. A Norwegian / Skandinavian theme, 2. It's super easy to make! This cute little gnome can be made literally in seconds, without any special craft or machine sewing skills! The Christmas gnomes can be perfect decors in your skandinavian / vintage style home or you can give them as gifts, because who doesn't love gnomes? If you haven't got felt at hand you can upcycle sweaters,t-shirts , socks and almost any unused old clothes to create the gnomes, with this step-by-step video tutorial it will be a piece of cake! . . .
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Crochet Santa mason jar cozy (free crochet pattern)
This cute and easy crocheted Santa mason jar cozy takes about an hour to work up and is super festive!  Repurpose / upcycle empty mason jars and create fun Christmas gifts for the kids or your friends/family! This free crochet Santa mason jar cozy pattern is very easy (made with only beginner crochet stitches). This crocheted Santa jar cozy is a very fun (and low-budget) way to decorate your home at Christmas as well! 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! . . .
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DIY Crochet Santa mason jar cozy (free crochet pattern)
This cute and easy crocheted Santa mason jar cozy takes about an hour to work up and is super festive! Repurpose / upcycle empty mason jars and create fun Christmas gifts for the kids or your friends/family! This free crochet Santa mason jar cozy pattern is very easy (made with only beginner crochet stitches). This crocheted Santa jar cozy is a very fun (and low-budget) way to decorate your home at Christmas as well! 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! . . .
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DIY Sock Santa - easy Christmas craft for kids (no-sew)
If you’re looking for a fun DIY gift idea AND an idea on what to do with all your odd sock the no-sew sock Santa craft just might be for you. We love this cute little sock Santa toy and if you create you can proudly displayed him in your home during the Christmas holidays.  You can make this DIY sock Santa out of all different sizes and patterns of socks, and he will look marvelous as a neat Christmas decoration! Your kids will love them and will enjoy the making process! If you create the sock Santa in different colors than red you can create an adorable winter/ Christmas gnome with this fun no-sew sock toy making technique! . . .
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DIY Easy Christmas mason jar luminary
This is something so fun about a mason jar luminary! It’s a pretty simple Christmas craft, but every one loves the fun glow! We love them because they are fun and easy to make! So easy to customize them too! A Christmas tree mason jar luminary is a great way to decorate for the holidays or seasons, too. You can use any stickers to create the pine tree shapes or you can simply draw the outlines with a marker and freehand paint it! These gorgeous Christmas tree jar luminaries will be a perfect addition to your Christmas decor! . . .
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DIY Family photo snow globe from a mason jar
If your kids love snow they can enjoy snow every day by making a snow globe in a jar -complete with their own photo! If  you are looking for an unique, quick and inexpensive winter decor / Christmas gift, this is a perfect craft for you! Make your own miniature winter wonderland with sweet memories: a snow globe / snow dome from a simple mason jar and a laminated family photo! In this nice craft blog you can find the step-by step instructions on how to make your own cute little winter decoration. This mason jar snow globe can be a lovely keepsake Christmas gift or you can simply use them as gorgeous and fun winter decors. . . .
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DIY Rudolph reindeer sock plush (video tutorial)
If the sock monster already ate your half pair socks it's a great craft idea for you to re purpose the other ones: the sock reindeer This super cute sock Rudolph the reindeer soft toy can stand firmly on a flat surface by itself OR you can use him as a cute Christmas tree ornament !  This cute sock reindeer is a great gift to sew, be it as softie toy, hanging ornament, or merely for display. Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make this cute sock reindeer in no time  with hand sewing! . . .
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DIY Elf on a Shelf - Christmas sock doll  (no-sew)
Oh, look how sweet is this sitting Christmas elf girl !  With this nice step-by-step sock doll making video tutorial  you can create this adorable sock Christmas elf girl easily with a little scrap yarn and a pair of socks. Make some Christmas elves today with your kids, they will enjoy the making process and also the finished sock doll! This Christmas sock doll is a no-sew one so you can make one even if you haven't got sewing machine or any skill in hand sewing. . . .
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DIY Christmas sock mouse (no-sew)
If you loved the no-sew sock snowmen craft you’re going to LOVE this  no-sew sock mouse craft too! This little sock ouse 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 mouse 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! With this nice step-by-step craft video tutorial you can learn how to make your own sock Christmas mouse. . . .
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Easy DIY snowflake mason jars - Christmas upcycling craft
Capture the magic of winter / Christmas in with this brilliant winter craft idea: the snowflake jar! This Christmas decor project packs a big impact but it takes little effort! If you have kids or grandkids they will also love this easy mason jar upcycling project! You can use any size mason jars to make this gorgeous snowy winter  / mason jar decor, and add extra decorations as you wish. You can use this frugal folk art winter decor to decorate your home at Christmas or gift them to your loved ones, either way it will bring happiness and joy ! . . .
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Easy paper plate snowflake yarn art for kids
The end result of this paper plate snowflake yarn art is so gorgeous on the back of the paper plate. We loved how both the multi-colored snowflake turned out and the blue ones. You can make several and thread them together to make a fun winter themed banner to hang in your home. Or decorate your snowflakes even further with sequins, glitter glue and craft gems. Not only is this a perfect activity for the winter months but it’s great for beginning sewing and fine motor skills. . . .
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DIY Snowman denim pocket Christmas decor - upcycling craft
Do you love repurposing? Are you looking for a super fun, easy and inexpensive winter / Christmas craft which can be a great addition to your (handmade) Christmas gifts? Try this adorable snowman denim pocket gift bag! Cute, isn't it? All you need is to make some is an old unusable denim and a little acyrilic paint! This upcycling craft project is super quick, easy and can be a nice creative activity at winter for the smallest kids as well! If you add a lovely ribbon to these cute denim jeans snowmen gift bags you can use them as  Christmas front door decor / winter wall art! . . .
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DIY Easy washcloth snowman Christmas tree ornament
With just a hand (mitt) washcloth and basic sewing and craft supplies, you can craft this cute snowman within an hour. It is is an easy craft project with minimal sewing that will decorate your home at Christmas! Older children who know the basic even sewing stitches and the simple basting stitch can also make these snowmen Christmas tree ornaments / winter decors with no effort. You can add more embellishments to your washcloth snowman to give him your personal touch. . . .
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Clay pot Christmas angel ornament
Terra cotta clay flower pots are a great starting place for many crafts! This step-by-step craft guide is about making clay pot angels. With a simple small clay pot and a styrofoam ball (or wooden bead) you can make this lovely angel Christmas ornament / Christmas decor in no time! Kids can create some adorable clay pot angels as well because this is a fairly simple Christmas craft project!  You can use this adorable clay pot angel as a cute Christmas decor or you can gift them to your friends/ family members as a lovely handmade Christmas gift! . . .
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Santa pants flower pots - fun Christmas decor
Santa Claus is coming.. to town! We bet that this song  will stuck in your head every time you see these DIY Christmas planters! A Santa pants basket in Michaels inspired this little cute Santa pants flower pot. Adorable, isn't it? Honestly, this Christmas craft is so easy, and these Santa pants flower pots look so great with two pretty poinsettia plants inside them. We love it! These DIY Santa pants flower pots  look great for outdoor holiday decor, or fabulous inside as a centerpiece OR you can give them as cute Christmas gifts (filled with treats)! . . .
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Clay pot snowman - easy DIY Christmas decor
Whether your home is blessed with temperate winters or graced with blankets of snow, nothing signals the holiday spirit like a bright and cheerful snowman. If you’d like to adorn your house with a snowman who outlasts the thaw and can be counted upon to return year after year, then you’ll want to choose a medium more durable than snow. Using terra cotta planters, Homedepot shows you how to construct an ideal winter doorman for your porch or patio. Decorate your snowman in classic style, as they’ve done at homedepot.com, or use these instructions as a template for letting your creativity run wild. . . .
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DIY No-sew T-shirt tote bag
We are sharing an awesome upcycling craft with you  today: Jessi's upcycled T-shirt tote bag! Gorgeous isn't it? If you have a bunch of old t-shirts from college that you just don’t wear anymore, but they still have sentimental value turn them into tote bags! It’s so easy to turn a t-shirt into a tote bag, and the best part is, there’s no sewing required! All you need is scissors and an old t-shirt, you can make a super awesome tote bag! . . .
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DIY Sock Christmas gnomes - easy winter decor
his brilliant Christmas craft project has three of our favorite components to it: 1. A Norwegian / Skandinavian theme, 2. It's super easy to make, 3. It's an upcycling project, the main material comes from an old sock! This cute little gnome can be made literally in seconds, without any special craft or machine sewing skills! The sweater or sock Christmas gnomes can be perfect decors in your skandinavian/vintage style home or you can give them as gifts, because who doesn't love gnomes? You can upcycle sweaters,t-shirts , socks and almost any unused old clothes to create the gnomes, with this step-by-step video tutorial it will be a piece of cake! . . .
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DIY Rusty gear pumpkin - upcycled fall decor
So far this is the cutest upcycled junk pumpkin we've ever seen! The orange with the rusty old metal gears are so natural! We love upcycling crafts because it's inexpensive, helps the environment and also fun to make! This super adorable fall decor rusty gear pumpkin was made with a few rusty old metal pieces! Isn't it super cute? And it's (despite the look) also super easy to make! You just need and old rusty gear (or similar rusty round objects) and that's all! This cute rusty gear pumpkin can be the greatest hit in your fall decor, everyone will love it! You can use the gear pumpkins indoor or outdoor, a little extra rust won't hurt them! . . .
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DIY T-Shirt decorations made with hot glue (glue gun stick)
In this video craft tutorial IdunnGoddess shows you how to decorate T-shirts and denims with pieces of hot melt glue sticks for glue gun using microwave and an iron. If you love repurposing old clothes you will love this brilliant craft idea! These hot glue gun stick bead decoration is  one of the easiest homemade t-shirt decor  we've ever seen! You can use this brilliant  hot glue gun stick bead craft to upcycle your old clothes!  Just create a few hot glue gun stick beads and put it on your t-shirt (or other clothes) and voilá it's done! . . .
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DIY Vintage wine cork star - easy & frugal Christmas decor
Wondering what to do with all those spare corks you have hanging around? Why not make a gorgeous vintage style star to celebrate winter / Christmas? You only need about 30 minutes and a few supplies and the result is an adorable winter mantel decoration you can enjoy year after year. This winter / Christmas craft is super easy to make,and you can repurpose some old wine cork with it, which is also a very nice thing! You can paint the wine cork stars to vintage white or leave it in it's natural color, this frugal Christmas decor will look good in any form! . . .
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DIY Concrete door stopper with rope handle
How to make concrete door stopper – prepare yourself it’s so easy and beautiful! We love stylish and modern home decor ideas especially when they involves playing with instant concrete! This beautiful concrete door stopper (despite it's look) is a super easy home decor DIY project, which can be made literally in minutes! (Plus a few days of drying time.) To make one stylish concrete door stopper you will need: a milk carton, a rope, and quickrete or other instant concrete mix, water and a little patience. You can play with the molds as well,for example: imagine a gorgeous concrete door stopper out of fun plastic rose cake molds! . . .
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DIY Bird memory Christmas tree ornament
To us, Christmas is a time of reflecting on the past and making family traditions. This DIY Bird memory Christmas tree ornament is a fabulous way to remember a loved one and create gorgeous decorations at the same time. This Christmas,  sew one of these little fabric bird Christmas tree ornaments for everyone in your family. Of course you don't have to sew birds, you can make whatever you like ! (A heart, a cat, a car, or even just a circle.)  What a lovely way to preserve precious clothes! Isn't it? . . .
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DIY Mason jar utensil caddy - upcycling craft
Mason jars are hot and with good reason: you will love how versatile they are! You can do so much with them, like making a gorgeous vintage style mason jar utensil caddy! We’ve seen many variations of DIY utensil caddys on Pinterest but none were clamped to a board similar to the hanging mason jar vases. Read this step-by-step upcycling tutorial and make your very own useful vintage utensil caddy from a few empty mason jars and a wooden board in no time! . . .
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DIY Halloween magic potion bottle decor - upcycling craft
This is one of those halloween upcycling craft projects that is truly fun to make! You simply don’t know how your magic potion bottles will come out, which is part of the fun! Aren’t these DIY Halloween magic potion bottles are divine? And it’s fun to create something for Halloween that is less frightful and more fantastical. It’s like having all my Merlin-Dumbledore-Gandalf dreams come true, right before your eyes!  Sadie Seasongoods will show you in this nice craft tutorial how to make your own magic potion bottles from simple glass bottles or spice rack bottles! . . .
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DIY Easy Halloween pumpkin wicker basket fall decor
I we find a simple upcycling fall craft project that relies on thrift store items, we get an extra charge of satisfaction!  And this Halloween-themed project is no exception! Get a few wicker basket / rattan paper plate holders  and create this super cute and oh-so-easy wicker basket jack-o-lantern Halloween decor! Brilliant, isn't it? Sadie Seasongoods will show you how to make your very own adorable fall /  halloween decor from a simple upcycled wicker basket in no time! . . .
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Halloween tin can Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin decor
You’ve been daydreaming about what you can do with all of those tin dog / cat food cans ( or tuna cans)? With Halloween coming up soon this whimsical Halloween craft idea can be a great choice to use them up: make tin can pumpkin ornaments! Of course if you haven't got Halloween pumpkin punch and circle punch at hand you can use simple scissors and black markers to create the tin can pumpkins with the kids! Hang your tin can pumpkins on a tree branch and create a fun whimsical halloween party decor!  . . .
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