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This craft category is a huge collection of creative repurposing / upcycling / recycling crafts which doesn't fit in our other repurposing / upcycling DIY categories. Repurposing used tyres ( toys from tyres ), upcycled broken and unused household items, upcycling crafts with broken china, chipped teacups and teapots, creative crafts for kids with popsicle sticks (crafts with craft sticks),crafts with wine corks, furniture remodeling and a lot more!
DIY Mini frame pincushion - dollar store craft
If you love sewing and you have some rusty old needles and pins, you will love this brilliant upcycling craft idea!  This cute, functional mini frame pin cushion  has two additional feature: cleaning and sharpening!  She came up with this fun upcycling project using a dollar store miniature picture frame, steel wool and a little piece of cotton fabric. Brilliant isn't it? The frame hold the pins and the steel wool stuffing itself is great for cleaning and sharpening old (rusty) sewing needles and pins! And as an extra this craft project is super easy, super quick and perfect as a last minute gift for a sewing enthusiast! . . .
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DIY Easy and frugal vintage style frame lantern
Aiming for some elegant and posh (vintage/shabby chic style) living room or working space? Well, today you are lucky because here is a video that will teach you some easy do-it-yourself decoration that looks high-end. They looked very classy that no one will think that they came from a dollar store. This gorgeous family photo luminary is absolutely perfect for your dining table or mantel. Or it can be  a great wedding decor as well!  This beautiful picture frame lantern will work wonderfully for events like showers, receptions and holidays! Really…any time of the year! As well as the other great frugal DIY home decor ideas in this superb site! Check it out! . . .
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DIY popsicle bird feeder
Embrace your inner Snow White and bring birds to your backyard with this adorable DIY popsicle bird feeder. Have your kids lend a hand with the craft. And once it’s hung, they’ll love watching for feathered friends. These directions may seem a little complicated but this craft project is really simple and fun to do. In fact you can create one popsicle stick bird feeder in less than an hour! While there are specific instructions included, there is no limit to the materials you can use to decorate your craft stick bird feeder. A natural wooden look is great but you can also use acrylic paint or even napkins and decoupage to decorate this small and fun bird feeder! Dont forget to seal it with bird friendly varnish! . . .
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DIY Tractor wooden crate toy box - fun kids room decor
Do you have a few old wooden (fruit or milkcrate? Or you just need a practical, fun and relatively low budget toy storage solution in the kids' room? Try out this brilliant woodworking idea: the crate tractor! If you don't need a toy box you can create  a small wooden play tractor or garden decor with this brilliant idea as well! Paint the wooden crate tractor to a fun vibrant tractor-ish color (red,green,blue) or simply stain the crates with rustic wood stains for a vintage style wooden toy look! But be aware: use (water base) paints only that suitable for painting kids' furniture and toys! . . .
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DIY Polymer clay crochet hook handle - how to repair hooks
Did you broke your favorite crochet hook? Or do you have some uncomfortable, non-ergonomic metallic or wooden crochet hooks? Spice them up with this super easy and brilliant craft/repair idea : the polimer clay handles! Polymer clay covered crochet hooks also can be great personalized gifts for any occasion to a crocheter! This polimer clay covered crochet hook is a fairly simple and fun craft (or repair) project with so many possibilities! You can even create personalized  ergonomic handles for your uncomfortable crochet hooks, just simply squash the polimer clay handle gently with your hand! . . .
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DIY Colored pencil jewelry - upcycling craft
We have become a little addicted to making (and wearing) colored pencil jewelry. These gorgeous colored pencil jewelries are really easy to make and only require a few basic tools. You don’t even need to buy any materials, simply chop a few centimeters from the end of your kids crayons! We think the results look great and you, or your child, will definitely stand out from the crowd wearing them! We think making beads out of colored pencils is a perfect way to repurpose too small pencils! Wouldn’t these pencil beads be fun for your elementary school-ers to string for a class project? It would also be a fun activity at an art-themed birthday party! Or it can be an excellent teacher appreciation gift! . . .
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DIY Sparkly clothespin dragonfly - summer craft idea for kids
Do you and your kids love to sit and observe insects outside during the summer? One of our favorites to observe is dragonflies. They are absolutely gorgeous don’t you think? If you are big fans of them like me you are going to love this sparkly clothespin dragonfly craft. It makes a fabulous insect craft for kids and summer kids craft. You can turn this darling clothespin dragonfly craft into fridge magnets by gluing magnets onto the back of the clothespins. Now you can display kids’ artwork, your to-do list, or important papers in style on your fridge. . . .
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DIY Craft stick fairy - popsicle stick craft for kids
Make one, make two or make a whole set of rainbow fairies with a few popsicle sticks (craft sticks)!  Who wouldn’t be excited by the idea of pretty little winged-creatures, fluttering around and spreading magic?!  With their magical powers and ability to fly, fairies are the perfect subject for creating stories. Depending on the age of your child, they can either write and illustrate their own fairy book or you can write their story as they dictate it (this is a great way to promote literacy skills for pre-school children) and get them to add illustrations on each page. Have fun creating and naming your craft stick fairies. This is a great way to develop imagination and learn new words along the way. . . .
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DIY paper plate puffer fish - summer kids craft idea
This paper plate puffer fish craft for kids is super cute and easy to make! This summer kids' craft  makes a perfect addition to your unit on fish, oceans, and sea life, or simply do it just for fun.  This art project for children also provides lots of cutting practice for little hands! We bet you already have paper plates around your house,so read this nice craft tutorial and get inspired to turn them into all sorts of crafts and art projects. Just like this fun puffer fish craft. We love how the edges of the paper plate look just like the little spikes on the puffer fish, and making those spikes provides lots of lots of scissor cutting practice too! She also incorporated some fun painting techniques into this summer craft project ! . . .
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DIY Rocking paper plate crab  - summer craft for kids
These adorable homemade paper plate crabs can be gently rocked backwards and forwards and they also have pincers that actually open and close too. Hours of fun nip, nip, nipping the whole household! Paper plates make a great base for a lots of easy summer kids' crafts especially this adorable crab craft! We hope you will have lots fun with making this paper plate crab craft with your kids or class! These super cute rocking paper plate crabs provide lots of fun to play with and so easy to make you could craft your own cast of crabs in no time! This paper plate crab can  be  a great addition to your ocean/summer theme classroom decor! . . .
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DIY Paper plate rainbow fish- summer craft for kids
Inspired by the gorgeous picture book The Rainbow Fish, Arty Crafty Kids have created her very own ADORABLE paper plate rainbow fish craft.  The more observant of you will  notice that their rainbow fish is less rainbow and more purple,white and blue with a fleck of the essential silver. Well sometimes you just have to work with the materials you have to hand , but your finished paper plate fish will be gorgeous in any form! With lots of painting, cutting and sticking involved, this is a great summer craft for developing fine motor skills. Explore the creativity and simply go with the flow! . . .
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DIY Clay flower pot garden grill & smoker
Turning your cottage into the ultimate weekend getaway has never been more simple thanks to Adam Holman, as he drums up some easy, quirky and fun DIY projects that you can do next time you’re at the cottage. Grab 2 large clay pots and create this DIY garden grill and smoker easily under a few minutes!  totally worth it! This DIY s' terra cotta pot grill and smoker can be a great addition to you garden party, birthday party or a fun way to set up as a fire pit at your garden! If you can't build a temporary fire pit in your garden or you just need an easily moveable but weatherproof grill/smoker solution this large clay pot grill is a perfect craft project for you! . . .
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DIY Crochet espadrilles with flip-flop soles (free pattern)
Hey beach babe! Learn how to make crochet espadrilles with flip flop soles in this free pattern and tutorial. These sandals are perfect for the pier, the beach or your rich uncle’s yacht! These crochet espadrilles with flip flop soles can be the perfect addition of your summer outfit! Don’t you think the woven look of espadrilles sandals just perfectly lends itself to some good old fashioned single crochet goodness?I She used ribbon for the ankle straps of her crochet espadrilles, but we think leather could look fantastic too. You can really customize the vibe of these crochet sandals depending on the color of yarn and ribbon you choose. . . .
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How to make a clay pot lighthouse - garden decoration
Lighthouses are a popular decorating motif not only because of their nautical roots, but because they symbolize safe harbor and protection. This lighthouse made from terra cotta clay pots is surprisingly easy to assemble, and it even features a lantern on top to cast a warm glow. You can place it in the garden as a decoration, or use it as a centerpiece for a beach gathering. In this nice step-by-step written summer craft tutorial Jonathan Fong will show you how to make your own miniature garden lighthouse from clay pots in minutes! . . .
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How to make a miniature teacup fairy garden
With this nice step-by-step written tutorial you can  learn how to make a magical teacup fairy garden for your home. Teacup fairy gardens are an adorable Mother’s Day gift, are the perfect craft for fairy-themed birthday parties, and look especially sweet displayed in a sunny windowTeacup fairy gardens may be small, but they bring immense magic to those who hold them. You can use this gorgeous miniature teacup fairy garden as a delightful addition to your kid's room. Isn’t it darling? We love how it makes us see the magic and believe in fairies…just like our kids! . . .
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DIY Glowing watering can made with fairy lights - garden decor
Today we have a beautiful garden DIY project to share with you. This glowing watering can with fairy lights is so beautiful and SO easy to make! Pick a special spot in your garden or yard (maybe even your fairy garden) where you’d like to hang these glowing lights pouring from a watering can. It’s gorgeous and unique! To make a glowing watering can with lights that look like they are pouring water, you will need the following supplies: watering can, (outdoor) fairy lights, shepard’s hook and a screwdriver. This magical DIY light pouring watering can may look difficult to make but it's a very easy and quick garden decor project with gorgeous outcome! . . .
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How to make a homemade butterfly feeder ( 2 different ways)
Besides bringing a magical beauty to any garden, butterflies help promote growth by pollinating flowers. You can attract more butterflies to your yard with these super easy to make and frugal DIY butterfly feeders – one made with a ceramic plate and one made with a mason jar – that also serve as attractive garden ornaments. Mother Nature would definitely approve. Dont forget to hot glue some colorful silk flowers on your butterfly feeders to help attract butterflies.  Fill the feeders with the sugar water butterfly food, and watch your beautiful garden butterflies as they enjoying it! . . .
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DIY Craft stick harmonica - sound science for kids
This DIY craft stick harmonica is fun to play, and you can adjust the pitch by moving the straws!  It’s a neat craft project, and a good one to make with a group because the materials are very inexpensive.  You can fit in a little sound science learning too! To play the popsicle stick harmonica, all you have to do is blow.   This DIY craft stick harmonica is not just a super fun music instrument to make but it also makes a really cool noise!  When you blow, the wide rubber band vibrates and makes a sound. . . .
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DIY Easy wine cork spring - summer wreath
We simply love this wine cork wreath! If you are a wino from way back and have tons of wine corks this super adorable wine cork summer-spring wreath is a perfect craft project for you! Melissa's instructions on this wreath are excellent and this cute home decor looks relatively easy (and inexpensive) to do. The best part? This can be a brilliant recycling (FREE) home decor project for you if you have all of the supplies lying around in your stash! So lets's drink wine and create a gorgeous summer-spring wine cork flower wreath - it's a win-win situation, isn't it? . . .
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DIY Easy garden bird bath with clay pots
Are you looking for a frugal, fun and functional garden decoration? If you arswer is yes, this cute terracotta (clay) pot bird bath is a perfect garden carft project for you! This clay pot birdbath is super easy to make , and your feathered little garden friends will absolutely love it! (Not just in summer our birds love to bath in our birdbath even in  autumn /winter!) You can use any plastic (orr terracotta) planters  to create this colorful birdbath just be aware: use only animal and kid friendly paints! (Or do not paint it at all) Because some paints may contain toxic harmful chemicals! (Remember:the birds will drink from it!) If you haven't got  clay pots just use any old bowl to create one. . . .
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DIY Vintage garden greenhouse from old windows - repurpose
Holli made this garden greenhouse entirely out of antique windows, & even made that cupola herself out of old windows. A lot of planning need to create this gorgeous DIY vintage garden greenhouse, but it's absolutely worth the time and effort! And the best: this vintage /rustic greenhouse is absolutely low-budget because you can repurpose some old thrown out windows! Look at these gorgeous photos and get inspired to create your own greenhouse in large with windows and doors or in a miniature home decor version with picture frames! If you love gardening, woodworking and recycle this craft project is a great choice for you! . . .
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DIY Vintage teapot pincushion - upcycling craft
If you love sewing and you need a shabby/vintage style (pet-safe) sewing supply storage, you will love this brilliant upcycling craft idea!  This cute, functional (shabby chic /vintage style) teapot pin cushion  has one additional feature: secrecy!( If you have a curious cat, the need to hide sewing notions- such as pins- is a very real thing. ) Sarah came up with this fun upcycling project using a thrifted teapot, fabric from a vintage pillowcase, and fiberfill. Brilliant isn't it? The teapot's lid hold the pins and the teapot itself is great for storage your sewing supplies! . . .
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DIY Barn wood herringbone wall treatment
What do you get when you combine 2 sisters, 4 hours and some beautiful reclaimed barn wood? A gorgeous DIY Barn wood herringbone accent wall ! Today Shanty2Chic will showing you how she transformed a boring blank wall into this awesome reclaimed wood herringbone accent wall. Gorgeous isn't it? This beautiful, rustic reclaimed barn wood accent wall was 4 hours work! Unbelievable isn't it? Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to create your own beautiful , stylish vintage wall decor with barn wood!  (Of course you can use this clever herringbone pattern to decorate other things as well : imagine a framed wooden herringbone pattern or a table with herringbone top!) . . .
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DIY Homemade mosquito repellent citronella candle
Mosquitoes and insects are often problematic. Take precautions to protect your family and pets from these annoying pests, including making homemade citronella candles! Making your own mosquito repellent candles is a great way to creatively re-purpose materials you already have laying around the house, and it’s an excellent way to keep the costs down when you’re making homemade citronella candlesRe-use aluminum or steel cans from goods like canned tomatoes, coffee tins or even canned tuna! And also you can use candle leftovers instead of pure store bought candle wax! Just don't forget the citronella oil,which is the main ingredient in this homemade mosquito and bug repellent candle! . . .
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DIY Toy airplanes from popsicle sticks and clothespins
Popsicle or craft stick and clothespin airplanes are an easy craft suitable for young children to make. They can be decorated and colored, enabling you to personalize the airplane in any way that you like.This popsickle stick and clothespin airplane is an easy craft you can make with the kids at home or in the art class. These little clothespin airplanes are great for holding school notes to remember, homework, or a favorite photo. . . .
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DIY easy geometric paper vase sleeve - modern home decor
Do you have an ugly old chipped vase? Turn it into a gorgeous, modern, stylish home decor piece with a few folds and a single sheet of copy paper! Brilliant recycling craft idea, isn't it? This geometric paper vase sleeve is super easy to make and its also very addictive! Once you understand the folds, you can't stop making them. You can use regular white copy/printer paper or construction paper  to create your own gorgeous modern home decor pieces! Of course you can recycle other materials to create the vase: such as plastic bottles, glass bottles, mason jars, or tin cans! Cover some mason jars with this paper origami vase cover and voilá' you have a chick and inexpensive office stationary holder! . . .
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Grow your vegetables from kitchen scraps - recycle & gardening
In this nice step by-step video "Veggietorial" (vegetable growing tutorial) Veggietorials is going to show you how she started her organic container garden from kitchen scraps and cuttings! No green thumb required!  Growing your own fruits and veggies helps you to feel more connected to your food. In many cases, we end up wasting a lot of food, which leads into having excessive scraps in the kitchen.  This video tutorial will provide you with insights on some of the vegetables and fruits that can be regrown from scraps. These vegetables work like magic as they are given a new life. Some people may call it magic, but we consider their regrowth a gift from nature that we should be all thankful for. . . .
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DIY Vintage wooden milk crate ottoman - woodworking project
If you're on a pretty tight budget for your living room, and still you would like to create something unique, useful and stylish try this brilliant DIY wooden milk crate ottoman! Sometimes finding a really unique vintage/rustic decor , means stepping back and seeing that object in a different light.  We hope you will enjoy this step-by-step written tutorial on how to make your own DIY ottoman from an old milk crate. This woodworking project is truly is one of our favorite DIY projects, and, if you are looking for cheap living room furniture, this little vintage milk crate ottoman fits anybody’s budget! . . .
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DIY Garden toad-stools from tyres and tree trunks
Learn how to make these super cute DIY garden stools using tree trunks and tyres! They look just like mushroom toadstools and are perfect for little bums!  This might be one of the best recycling outdoor projects you have seen yet! These fun and magical outdoor (or indoor) toadstool seats  are perfect and fun ways to decorate your garden (or the kids room) on a budget! You just need a tree stump , and old tyre , and a vinyl tablecloth to create the mushroom stools, and the kids will love it!  It can be a perfect element to a "magical forest" themed garden. You can put some other smaller toadstools from flower pots and coasters and other magical creatures next to it to create a whole magical world! . . .
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DIY pansy teacup spring decor or Mother's day gift
Still haven’t DIY’d your spring table decor? You do have gorgeous spring table decors don’t you? What? You didn’t realize you needed some? Well Pinterest says you do, so create one! Pam have a super quick and easy spring table decor idea for you! It's cheap, easy, and springy! If you were going to give these gorgeous teacup flowers as favors and allow the guests to take them home, you really should tell them that at some point soon they will need to take the flowers out of the teacups in order to keep them alive (the cups are not large enough nor do they have proper drainage) OR you can drill a hole to the teacup's bottom! . . .
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Rainbow craft stick explosion - fun experiment for kids
Do you think science is boring? Try this fun and easy science craft project! Use a few craft sticks (or popsicle sticks) to create the funniest and cheapest game ever: the exploding sticks! Cool, isn't it? This upcycling project is not just only a fun way to learn physics and recycle some popsicle sticks ,but it's also a very fun toy for kids and adults as well! Build you own exploding craft stick line, and watch it exploding to the sky! You can create it over and over again! Your kids will love this simple exploding craft stick game and it doesn't cost much which is also great! . . .
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DIY Eternal terrarium from a light bulb - recycling craft
This DIY eternal terrarium is an absolutely amazing upcycling project which costs almost nothing! Grab and old light bulb, fill it with small rocks,dirt and moss and bring a little bit of nature inside your home! You can recycle old light bulbs (or other glass containers) to create your own miniature ecosystem. This miniature eternal terrarium will spice up your room and the best: you don't need to take care of it at all! Add a little water, close it down and voilá' you have an eternal miniature garden in your room!  Crafts with nature are always the bests, but with this green upcycling hom decor project  you can recycle some glass trash as well, which is also a very nice thing! . . .
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