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This craft category is a huge collection of homemade cosmetics, homemade cleaning products, DIY candles, DIY soaps & others handmade product alternatives! Homemade cosmetics / homemade natural cosmetics ( DIY makeup recipes, DIY lotion recipes, DIY bath bombs, DIY body scrubs ), homemade cleaning products /  cleaning product alternatives (cheap homemade cleaning products, cleaning tips & tricks, baking soda crafts, borax crafts ), candle making tutorials ( candle making for beginners, step-by-step candle making tutorials, candle crafts, candle gifts), soap making tutorials ( soap making for beginners, step-by-step soap making tutorials, DIY creative soaps, soap gifts ), cheap craft product alternatives ( homemade decoupage glue, homemade chalk paint, homemade play-doh, homemade cold porcelain ) .. any many other creative homemade products!
How to whiten salt dough
In this step-by-step tutorial Domestically Blissful will teach you how to make gorgeous salt dough ornaments in snow white with a simple and easy trick! Salt dough ornaments are the sweetest little homemade gift! You can make them for the whole family or classroom with hardly any effort! Salt dough ornaments are quick and easy to make and they last forever. You could make them for your family, the classroom, coworkers .. you name it! And your limitations are only set by the cookie cutters you own. If you want to take it one step further, you can even personalize the ornaments for the recipient!
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How to make paper easily
Use your old newspapers and magazines to make beautiful handmade paper in any color using acrylic paints and easy to find supplies! It's not just a perfect way to recycle almost every type of paper junks but this beautiful and special, natural looking homemade paper i s a perfect craft material for almost all craft projects ! You won't believe how easy is to make paper at home! You can spice up the papers ( before it dries out completely ) with flower petals or other decorations.
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Homemade rosewater ( DIY rosewater face toner recipe )
Watch this nice video and learn all of the benefits of r osewater , including a step-by-step tutorial on how to make it ! Not only will you learn how to make homemade rosewater , but you’ll get a DIY rosewater face toner recipe too! Rosewater is exactly as simple as it sounds, roses + water! It gives you all the benefits of water plus the bonus of the anti-inflammatory and hydrating advantages of rose. Plus it smells awesome. Rosewater is used in some cuisines, but you can use it in your skincare routine.
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DIY AfterSun sunburn relief gel with aloe
Spending time outside and enjoying summer is a good thing, but forgetting to wear sunscreen can result in a painful sunburn . It's almost as if nature gifted us the aloe-gel is just perfect for soothing our lobster-like skin. The gel inside the aloe plants leaves has cooling properties, plus it's an antiseptic that accelerates healing. You can go ahead and purchase pre-bottled aloe gel, but there's definitely some fun in extracting the gel from the leaf yourself ( if you have an aloe plant at home ) . This natural DIY After sun sunburn relief gel by Busy Creating Memories is affordable, easy, and don’t contain potentially harmful chemicals or other questionable ingredients.
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How to make paper clay from newspaper (paper clay recipe)
We fall in love with this super quick and super cheap homemade paper clay! DIY paper clay is different from paper mache in that you create a clay like mass , instead of using paper mache paste and strips of paper. You can make this paper clay using shredded paper or newspapers. watch this nice and easy video paper clay making tutorial by RedTedArt and learn how to make your very own frugal paper clay !
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DIY holiday crayons - new life of broken small crayons
What a great craft project! If you have a few broken unusable crayons you can give them a new life in any shape and create the perfect chunky, multi-colored crayon for little hands! You can package them in little cellophane bags to drop into stockings and with these fun multi colored crayons you can teach the kids some of the basic drawing techniques. You can use ANY shape of silicon molds that fits into the holiday/season to make special multi colored and fun shaped crayons.
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How to make a 2 ingredient super easy homemade slime
This is how to make laundry detergent slime at home with only 2 ingredients! Easy goo recipe that is made with glue, detergent and any color you like. If you didn’t have any borax at home to create fun slimes just use laundry detergent instead and glue which seems like the key ingredient in all slime recipes. If you are looking for a borax free slime here is a super easy way to make it! It’s quite easy to do and it has a good consistency that is not too icky, sticky, or tough. Just glue and laundry detergent slime is just a matter of mixing slowly until you get the consistency you desire.
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Homemade air dry clay - cold porcelain recipe
If you are not familiar with homemade cold porcelain clay we highly recommend you to watch this super cold porcelain making video tutorial ( recipe ) because cold porcelain ( homemade air drying clay ) is a brilliant craft material! You can make any polimer clay figurines or decorations ( like these gorgeous roses ) with it. The cold porcelain is a superb alternative of the store bought polimer ( fimo ) clays and air drying doughs. You can make gorgeous jewelries, spring decors, small figurines and soo many other fun things with it! And it's also super easy to make !
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Handmade cupcake EOS lip balm
In this nice video tutorial Gillian Bower will show you how to make a DIY EOS Cupcake Lip Balm! Today's video is a super fun and easy DIY, don't mention it it's all natural and good for your skin as well! ! If you're going back to school everyone will be super jealous of your new EOS lip balm ! If you love cupcakes then you definitely have to try making this. This homemade lip balm is perfect for sensitive skin as well ( just leave out the vanilla flavor ).The homemade cupcake eos lip balm can be a great gift for ( teen ) girls !
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How to make Coca-Cola, Fanta and Sprite candles DIY
With this brilliant step-by-step video tutorial you can make these incredible Do-It-Yourself candles in the shapes of Cola, Fanta and Sprite bottles.! You will be suprised how easy is to make one of these fun homemade candles ! If you are looking for the best DIY gift idea - you will definitely like this video tutorial. For the soda shaped candles you will need: white candles , crayons ( for coloring ) and and empty plastic soda bottle ( with matching design ). The Coca Cola, Fanta and Sprite candles can be perfect gifts for almost every occasion!
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DIY Vanilla pumpkin spice sugar scrub - quick spa gift idea
This all-natural DIY vanilla pumpkin spice sugar scrub can actually be made in about FIVE minutes (which means it also makes a fantastic last-minute gift idea!). We simply love, LOVE, LOVE pumpkin spice! If you love great smelling exfoliators you will love this DIY vanilla pumpkin spice sugar scrub! This is seriously one of the best homemade sugar scrubs we've ever used and it makes for an awesome last minute gift for your friends or family at Christmas! The best part about this homemade pumpkin spice body scrub recipe? There’s no need for any crazy essential oils or pesky chemicals everything you need is right in your pantry!
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How to dry rose  petals and roses
When you receive a bouquet of fresh roses, preserve their beauty and fragrance by drying the rose petals. Dried rose petals are perfect for making potpourri, but they can also be used as dramatic embellishments in card making, as an organic element when pouring your own candles and soap, or even as confetti for weddings and bridal showers. There are several ways to dry rose petals, from microwaving them to pressing them between the pages of a book. Whatever method you choose, you may be surprised how easy it is to do, and how lovely the results.
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Homemade easy water candle - gorgeous home decor
Look at this gorgeous and magical burning "water" candle ! Isn't it beautiful? This step-by-step video tutorial will show you how to make a beautiful water candle in a very cheap way, with super simple ingredients such as: water, lamp oil , and a little piece of transparent plastic ! This gorgeous water candle will work with any small decor elements such as: faux ( or real ) flowers , stones and miniature holiday figurines. This burning water candle can be a perfect decor in your wedding party , Christmas table or you can use it in any holidays/occasions ( the possibilities are truly endless! )
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DIY Heart bath bombs - easy & quick Valentine's gift
Today The Best Ideas For Kids will show you how to make your own heart shaped bath bombs ! These homemade heart bath bombs are actually really easy to make, they make such lovely Valentine's gifts and as a bonus: you will save a fortune with them. These DIY bath bombs are shaped into little hearts ( with a heart shape mold ) , but you could use any shape you want or have at hand! ( Imagine a festive Christmas tree variation, or fun cake shaped bath bombs , artistic discs or cubes, or you can use a simple plastic bauble to create round " classic" ones ) !
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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 homemade chalkboard paint
Chalkboard Paint has thousand of usage (from pretty herb pots to whole fridge or furniture paint projects) but can be pretty expensive. This homemade chalkboard paint recipe is super easy and only requires two ingredients : paint (of any color or type - she use acrylic paints) and some Non-Sanded Tile Grout! Absolutelly brilliant! make some and you will be able to create vintage / shabby chic  message boards or creative drawing tables for your kids in any size!
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DIY Margarita body scrub (body scrub recipe)
Homemade body scrubs are super simple to make, cost-efficient, chemical free, effective at exfoliating your skin and leaving you feeling pampered as the scrubs you can buy at fancy beauty stores! This time The Sweetest Occasion will teach you how to make your very own margarita body scrub ! We bet that you have everything you need at home to transform your bathroom into a tropical vacation. ( All of the ingredients are super simple: you can grab them at the grocery store or find in your pantry and you don’t have to be crafty to make a body scrub. ) Get the recipe and make your margarita body scrub today:
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DIY 5 minute natural lip balm - homemade lip gloss
Did you know that you can make homemade lip balm in 5 minutes?! Plus you can customize your color and scent, I will never buy from a store again! If you are re-using your old EOS container add any leftover EOS balm in the DIY lip balm mixture and it will have an even silkier texture. Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to make your own lip balm/lip gloss in minutes from natural ingredients ! This recipe makes a firm balm so use less beeswax if you want to make a lip gloss
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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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Washable reusable crocheted face scrubbies
Do you love crocheting? Do you love eco-friendly craft ideas? Try these (vintage /shabby style) crocheted reusable and washable face scrubbies! This crochet project is not just super easy but it's also very useful in the bathroom! You can use them to clean and gently scrub your face without thwrowing out tons of cotton pads! This crocheted reusable face scrubbie can be a perfect little present for christmas or just for yourself. For this crochet pattern you’ll need to know how to make single crochet (sc), and 3 dc containing bobble stitch (bo), so it's super easy :)
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DIY Easy homemade crystal soap - soap making
Are you looking for a fun and useful gift for your crystal/gemstone lover friends ( or for yourself ) ? Try this gorgeous, super easy to make and fun crystal soap with clear glycerin soap base ! Nifty will shows you how to make a cute crystal shape glicerin soap that is great as a Christmas or birthday gift for your beauty loving friends and family members and for any other soap making project ! This craft project is not as difficult as it seems, with this nice step-by step video soap making tutorial making a few gorgeous crystal soap will be a piece of cake! You can use different essential oils or even oil combinations to create your own unique fun gemstone soaps !
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DIY Peppermint bath salt - last minute Christmas gift idea
This peppermint bath salt by Crafts by Amanda is super easy to make and it makes a cute gift for anyone on your holiday gift-giving list. Follow Amanda's step-by-step tutorial and create your own peppermint bath salt in just a few minutes! Everyone will love the sweet peppermint scen t when they use these fragrant bath salts. The bath salts themselves have just four ingredients and you may even have the supplies you need on hand. Mixing them together and adding them to the jar takes no more than 10 minutes.
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DIY Candy cane sugar scrub - Christmas gift idea
This DIY Candy cane sugar scrub by The Idea Room makes a sweet gift for the holidays, and they’re super easy to make at home! Sugar scrubs are a great way to add some moisture and soften up winter-dry skin. And who doesn’t need that this time of year? This DIY Candy cane sugar scrub is also a great way to relax during the Christmas season.Read this step-by-step tutorial by The Idea Room and create your very own DIY Candy cane sugar scrub today:
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DIY citrus scent lemon soaps - lemon slices
Are you looking for a fun and useful gift for your citrus lover friends? Try this gorgeous and fun citrus scented lemon shaped soap ! She I will show you how to make cute lemon/lime and orange slice soap that is great as a Christmas or birthday gift for your beauty loving friends and family members and for any other soap making project ! This craft project is not as difficult as it seems, with this nice step-by step video soap making tutorial it will be a piece of cake! You can use different essential oils or even oil combinations to create your own unique fun energising citrus fresh soaps !
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