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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 Plastic Easter egg wreath - quick Easter decor
Decorating for Easter is not nearly as difficult as many believe. For example, this DIY Plastic Easter egg wreath by Crazy Little Projects is pretty and super easy to make. Make your front door look festive for spring with this colorful and creative plastic egg wreath. You won't have to worry about using silk flowers, and this design is simple enough for children to make! Best of all, making your own Easter egg wreath gives you complete control over the final look. ( Instead of plastic Easter eggs you could use Styrofoam eggs or real blown-out eggs ! ) . . .
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DIY Driftwood clock - rustic home decor
If you've already got a perfectly water-worn, sun-bleached piece of driftwood turn it into a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind, rustic driftwood clock with Sustain My Craft Habit's step-by-step craft tutorial ! Clock kits are readily available and come in a variety of sizes and styles, so you can easily choose the perfect one for your driftwood piece. ( Make sure to consider the size of your driftwood to ensure they’ll fit well together. ) You can mark the numbers with little gold dots on the clock face if you miss them, or be creative! Get the tutorial at sustainmycrafthabit.com and create your very own rustic driftwood clock today: . . .
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DIY 3D paper plate water lily with a handprint frog - kids craft
Spring is a perfect time to make gorgeous paper flowers. If you’re looking for an easy, adorable and super fun spring craft , this 3D paper plate water lily with a handprint frog by The Best Ideas For Kids is just the perfect spring craft for you! This handprint frog craft can be a fun afternoon activity or a perfect classroom craft. Kids will love making their own handprint frog and bringing it to life on a paper plate lily pad with 3D water lily ! . . .
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DIY Scrap wood picture frame - Mother's day gift idea
Are you ready to learn how to make a picture frame from scrap wood ? Follow along with The Country Chic Cottage's step-by-step tutorial and create one! Making picture frames has never been easier and you can add them to just about every room of your home. You can actually make your own picture frame or even make up a big batch of these to give as lovely, personalized gifts. So don't hesitate, grab your craft supplies and start turning that pile of scrap wood into something amazing: . . .
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DIY Mason jar unicorn pencil holder
We are obsessed with unicorn and mason jar crafts! So, why not combine the two? Create these beautiful and super cute mason jar unicorn pencil holders by following along Lines Across' step-by-step tutorial. You can make these adorable mason jar unicorns to keep them on your desk as pencil holders, or they would also be perfect for other things too ( imagine a lovely unicorn planter ) ! . . .
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DIY Valenslime - easy Valentine slime recipe
Get creative with slime ! This Valenslime or Valentine slime by The Best Ides For Kids can be a great non-candy gift idea for Valentine’s Day. Making slime has become such a sensation with a wide variety of customizable elements. Kids can have fun helping you to make the slime and printing off these cute slime gift tags. This Valentine slime by The Best Ideas For Kids will make a great gift this Valentine’s day ! Get the recipe and let's get crafting: . . .
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DIY Valentine's day button heart card
Are you on the hunt for Valentine's day decor ideas? Create a pretty artwork with a bunch of red buttons ! Button crafts are perfect for kids and adults as well! In this step-by-step tutorial The Best Ideas For Kids will show you how to use buttons and beads to create this beautiful and simple heart button art. You can inject your personality easily to this artwork with different sizes and styles ( for example you can use painted backgrounds, fabric, wallpaper or even burlap as a background instead of paper. You can also make your button art to suit other holiday themes. ) . . .
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DIY Cardboard box which house - recycling craft
A cardboard house ( doll size or bigger one ) is a wonderful place for creative play. Building one is a great DIY project that everyone will enjoy participating in. Follow along Kreatív Anya's step-by-step tutorial and create one! Whether you're helping a child or younger sibling with a school project or just trying to keep yourself amused on a rainy day, a cardboard house is a fun and easy craft project. You can make a simple model house, a dollhouse, or even a large cardboard playhouse. These houses can be made from materials you likely already have around your house, although you might need to visit an art supply store if you want to decorate it. . . .
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DIY Sock hand puppets - puppet making tutorial
With this fun and easy kids craft idea by Ana | DIY Crafts, you can upcycle your half pair socks into a fun toy for your kids ! These adorable and funny hand puppets are super easy to make , you won't need special crafting skills or materials to make them, just a sock , a little piece of foam, styrofoam balls ( or ) googly eyes, and a little ( fabric ) glue. You can even use your leftover Christmas decorations to make fun colorful hairstyles to them! How fun is it?! With this nice step-by-step video tutorial make some fun sock hand puppets will be a piece of cake! . . .
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DIY Double Valentine wreath - quick Valentine's day decor
It's time to make some Valentine's Day decorations to put up! What better way to decorate for Valentine's day than to sprinkle your doors with a beautiful Valentine inspired double wreath. This sweet front door decoration by Craftaholics Anonymous will help your family - and anyone who walks into your house - feel the love. So don't hesitate: get the step-by-step tutorial at craftaholicsanonymous.net and create a gorgeous double Valentine wreath today : . . .
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DIY Poseidon costume (Greek god costume)
Make It & Love It created a great picture tutorial for you on how to make your own Poseidon ( Greek god ) costume ! Isn't it wonderful? Poseidon is the mighty god of the sea , water, earthquakes, and horses. Just imagine yourself walking into the party wearing this super cool DIY Poseidon costume ! You'll look like you've just finished winning the battle of gods and now you're ready to celebrate! This super cool costume is absolutely a perfect choice for both kids and adults as well! ( It's also perfect as a part of a group mythology costume ) . . .
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DIY Playing card Valentine's wreath ( Valentine's door hanger )
Decks of cards that are missing cards ? Transform them into a beautiful and unique Valentine's wreath ! This gorgeous Valentine’s Day wreath by Refresh Living couldn’t be any easier to make, and you might have all the supplies you need already at home to put it together! This playing card wreath could be the perfect use for any decks of cards that are missing cards. Plus this card wreath is super easy to make, so it can be perfect Valentine's day craft for kids of all ages! Grab the cards and let's get crafting: . . .
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DIY Personalized Valentine's puzzle - fun Valentine's day gift
There's nothing more thoughtful than a DIY Valentine gift ! Making your own puzzle is even more fun, and adds a whole new dimension to the activity! This time Little House Of Four shows you how to make one! H omemade puzzles make heartfelt gifts that you can customize and personalize for the unique people in your life. Depending on the materials you have at your disposal, you can make a new puzzle from an old unused one, or you can make a simpler puzzle with cardboard. Either way, friends and family will love putting together your handcrafted puzzles ! . . .
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DIY Valentine's paper ribbon topiary - Valentine's day decor
We love to decorate the house for Valentine’s Day and we also love frugal and fun paper crafts ! This year decorate your home with this gorgeous DIY Valentine’s day paper ribbon topiary ! Beautiful, isn't it? This time Holly ( Ribbons & Glue ) teaches you how to make this gorgeous paper topiary which is just perfect for decorating for any special occasion ( or you can give it as a beautiful handmade gift ) ! Grab a bunch of colorful patterned craft paper , get the tutorial at ribbonsandglue.com and let's get crafting! . . .
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DIY Pink hot chocolate mason jar gift - Valentine's day gift
This mason jar hot chocolate by Homemade Ginger makes the perfect edible DIY ( Valentine's day ) gift ! Easy to make, adorable, absolutely delicious and PINK! ! Follow along Homemade Ginger's recipe and make this edible gift that your friends and family will love! This pink hot chocolate recipe is beautifully rich and creamy, and so cozy to share together! . . .
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Quick and easy bubblegum costume (costume making tutorial)
Everything is more fun with balloons , especially Halloween costumes ! What can you do with a bunch of pink balloons and a dress? Make yourself a super fun bubblegum costume for Halloween this year! This costume by Studio DIY hits hard on the nostalgia factor ( because who didn’t love bubblegum as a kid? ) , plus it’s super easy to put together and oh-so-fun to wear! We love how this DIY balloon costume takes only minutes to make and it guarantees your little one will be the brightest and most festive kid on the block! Get the tutorial at studiodiy.com and create your bubblegum costume today: . . .
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DIY Family space costume (astronaut, space rocket and solar system costumes)
Suspend gravity and let your creativity take over with these space costumes ! Fun, unique and super easy to make - this is one spectacular collection! This time Studio DIY shows you how to make a modern and bright rocket ship , astronaut and solar system costume ! Each one would be super cute on it’s own, or pick any two for a couples costume ! Get the step-by-step tutorials at studiodiy.com and take your Halloween to the stars! . . .
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DIY Miss Valerie Frizzle costume ( The Magic School Bus )
Did you love the Magic School Bus when you were little? Then dressing up as Miss Frizzle is the perfect idea for you! This DIY Miss Valerie Frizzle costume by Angie from The Country Chic Cottage is super easy to make and will really wow your friends! And the best part is: this DIY Miss Frizzle costume is perfect for adults as well as kids! Angie will show you how to make this fun and quick Miss Frizzle costume in no time, so head to thecountrychiccottage.net and let the fun begin: . . .
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Quick and easy DIY unicorn costume (last minute, no-sew costume)
Unicorns: WE LOVE THEM! It's no myth that unicorn costumes will never go out of style! Just look at The House That Lars Built's fun unicorn costume ! Isn't it beautiful? Well, ok... technically it’s a "pegacorn", a cross between a unicorn and a Pegasus ! This Pegasus or unicorn costume is so far our favorite last minute Halloween costume! It takes only a few materials but they make such an impact. Make this easy DIY Unicorn costume for girls with just a few items and no sewing involved: . . .
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DIY Diamond ring costume  - costume making tutorial
Turn yourself into a gorgeous diamond ring or a delicious ring pop with Studio DIY's fun ring costume tutorial ! This DIY diamond ring ( or ring pop ) costume is a great show-stopper costume which also can be a part of a fun family costume ( imagine it coupled with other wedding-themed costumes ) ! Whether you need a costume to wear at a dress-up party or to go trick-or-treating on Halloween, this fun ring costume is just perfect. Head to studiodiy.com and create this diamond ring or ring pop costume in no time: . . .
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DIY Toilet paper tube snowman bowling - fun winter game for kids
A few fun winter activities stashed in your back pocket for a snowy day can end up being a lifesaver. This fun toilet paper tube bowling game by From ABCs To ACTs is just the perfect winter craft for the kids! It's super easy to make, almost costs nothing and also super fun to play with! Head to fromabcstoacts.com learn how to make this fun toilet paper tube snowman winter game and voilá': you’ve got yourself a fun winter game for kids that will make you forget all about the fact that you’re stuck indoors! . . .
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DIY Tin can snowmen pencil holders - winter craft for kids
If you're looking for a quick and easy winter craft , look no further! It's always fun to craft from trash ! It’s a great way to encourage kids to care for the environment and it makes the crafting session really thrifty too. This time turn old tin cans into fun pencil holders ( or a fun winter bowling game! ) with this cute and easy tin can snowman craft by Kids Craft Room! This adorable tin can snowman is not only a great way to recycle some leftover tin cans , but it’s a really fun project and it’s fast and simple to put together! Head to kidscraftroom.com and learn how to make them: . . .
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DIY Knitted hat door hanging - winter decoration
The most beautiful DIY decor ideas can be put together with materials you have around your home! That's the case with this creative and beautiful winter hat door hanging by Crafts By Amanda. With Christmas over, much of the lovely decor comes down, but that doesn't have to be the case with this gorgeous wintery DIY door hanging! rrrrrFollow the step-by-step tutorial at craftsbyamanda.com and swap your standard winter wreath out for a one-of-a-kind DIY winter door hanging ! It's the perfect alternative for your seasonal entryway! rrrrr . . .
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DIY Wood block snowman - adorable winter decor
Bring new life to scrap wood by making this super adorable wood block snowman craft by following along Easy Peasy And Fun's step-by-step wood block snowman making tutorial ! This adorable little winter craft will make a wonderful decoration for your home, and it’s really easy to make! You only need a few supplies to create your own adorable DIY wood block snowman. They're super simple to make & the kids will love decorating their own. If you haven't got wood blocks at hand you can use empty milk cartons or paper boxes as well! . . .
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Hatching paper plate pingvin chick puppet - fun winter craft for kids
These hatching paper plate penguin chick puppets by Kids Craft Room are so quick and easy to make and super fun to play with! This paper plate penguin craft is great for toddlers and preschoolers who will love to see the penguin chick hatch from its egg again and again! Pull the penguin puppet down to make it hide in its egg and push it up to make it hatch! So much fun! Penguin crafts like this are great for Christmas, winter or if you’re planning a polar study theme. Head to kidscraftroom.com and learn how to make them: . . .
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Diy Toilet paper roll penguin - winter craft for kids
Any penguin lovers around? Here is an incredibly cute paper roll penguin craft by Easy Peasy And Fun! This lovely little TP roll penguin is great as a fun winter kids craft, preschool craft and also great for learning about winter animals. You can use simple toilet paper rolls, kitchen towel rolls or even craft rolls. This little toilet paper roll penguin will be both fun to make and to play with. Follow Andreja's easy instructions and learn how to craft an adorable penguin today: . . .
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Adorable wood block penguin - winter craft for kids
We L-O-V-E penguins! This time Easy Peasy And Fun will show you how to transform a simple wood block into adorable wood block penguins! Make those boring old wood blocks fun again! This wood block penguin craft is super easy to make and will look lovely on your porch ( or balcony ) , no matter if it’s made by you or by your kids. This adorable wood block penguin craft is great for winter decoration or you can give it as a homemade gift. Don't forget to check out Andreja's other lovely wood block creations at easypeasyandfun.com! . . .
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DIY Family weather costume (sun,rainbow and rain costume)
Today, Studio DIY will teach you how to make a super fun, last-minute weather costume for the whole family out of simple clothes and household materials. There are so many options for expanding this DIY family weather costume : just add a lightning bolt, a sky, a cute tornado, a snowflake or even a blizzard! So if you got more kids ( or friends ) , you’ve got options. But to start, Studio DIY will show you how to make these three: the sun costume , the rainbow costume , and the rain costume: . . .
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Adorable and easy to sew polar bear plush (free sewing pattern)
If you’re looking for the perfect DIY gift for kids , that special someone, or even yourself, look no further! Fluffmonger's latest free sewing pattern : Mr. Foofs the polar bear comes in two sizes and can be sewn by hand or on the machine. You can customize his adorable self by adding a cowl to keep his neck warm, or a heart for him to hold in his hands. Follow Fluffmonger's free step-by-step sewing tutorial and pattern to make a super adorable polar bear stuffie today! ( Heaps of tips and tricks included! ) . . .
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DIY Coffee filter mermaid costume
Turn boring everyday items and some junk into a gorgeous mermaid costume and swim gracefully through a Halloween party! ( Mermaids make a fun costume for Halloween, parties and dress up. ) Gather filter papers, paper medicine and souffle cups, cottons swabs and a bunch of plastic straws and turn them into a gorgeous masterpiece with The House That Lars Built's step-by-step costume making tutorial: . . .
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DIY Bubble bath family costume (costume making tutorial)
Turn your baby into a super adorable and super funny giant loofah ! This DIY bubble bath costume by Studio DIY is a great mommy and me or full family costume if you can convince your significant other to rock a bathrobe! Whether you need a costume to wear to school during Book Week or to go trick-or-treating on Halloween, these bubble bath costumes are just perfect. You can utilize the whole family to be a part of it or you can combine the different parts to create one unique and complex but still super easy-to-make costume for yourself. Head to studiodiy.com and create this bubble bath family costume in no time: . . .
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Little button snowman ( button snowman lapel pin )
Building a snowman is always fun! This time The Joy Of Sharing will show you how to make this lovely little snowman lapel pin with the kids. This little button snowman is just a perfect Christmas gift or you can use them as a lovely holiday gift tag ( or gift card ) embellishments. This little button snowman is also a perfect craft project for using up those one-of-a-kind old buttons creatively. So grab a few white buttons and let's get crafting: . . .
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