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DIY Painted pumpkin mason jars - fall decor (mason jar craft)
Mason jars are not for just canning! They are also perfect as a crafting material! For example: create a cute mason jar pumpkin ! This time Sustain My Craft Habit will show you how to make a super cute pumpkin jar out of simple mason jars and wine corks in no time! Whether you will display the finished pumpkin jars in a group or scattered everywhere around your home, they will be astonishing! Get the step-by-step tutorial at sustainmycrafthabit.com, and let's get crafting !
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Gorgeous artworks with fall leaves and glass paint
These gorgeous fall artwork is not just only beautiful but it's also a very easy fall craft project (despite the look). You just need some pressed fall leaves, a picture frame with glass pane, a glass paint (contour) pen and perler pens for the extra "beads". The trick is very easy: put the fall leaves inside the picture frame and paint on top of the glass.  You can find lots of nice curvy zentangle motifs with Google search. If you havent got glass paint/contour pens at hand you can use gold /silver markers to draw on the glass!
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DIY Dancing ballerina tutu canvas wall art (kids room decor)
We are in love with this dancing ballerina tutu wall art and you will be too. This is so elegant and will look gorgeous in a special space. Any little budding ballerina will love this dancing ballerina canvas wall art ! You can create it by painting the background and ballerina with acrylic paint , adding a ( tulle or lace ) tutu and silk ribbons. It will make a lovely kids room decoration or a gorgeous baby shower gift. Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to make your own 3D dancing ballerina canvas wall art with tulle tutu !
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DIY Unique ice dyed fabric sneakers
We simply love tie dyeing clothes and accessories, its so much fun! Even if you’re not into the hippy kind of tie dye, Mom Spark has got a method that you might totally love: ice dyeing! It’s so easy and it’s so gorgeous and that makes it so much fun to make! Look at these beautiful colors! Like all tie dye methods there is some patience required as you have to wait for the dye to set and take hold in your fabric but we promise these gorgeous DIY shoes you can make are so worth it! Create your very own ice-dyed shoes with Mom Spark's step-by-step craft tutorial:
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How to paint galaxy leaves - fun fall art idea
Have you tried painting leaves? It’s a very simple autumn art project. The leaves she painted this autumn look as if they blew in on a cosmic wind. Nature offers very interesting textures. As with the dull grainy surface of rocks that we love, leaves also have fascinating form and texture, and she thought that they might also make interesting canvases. (Free canvases!) What a brillinat art idea, isn't it? Follow this great fall leaf painting tutorial  and paint your first galaxy leaf with acrylic paint and and old toothbrush!
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DIY Miniature fairy garden with a rock house ( rock painting for kids)
If you loves anything that has to do with fairies ( just like us ) you are going to adore this simple DIY fairy garden in a jar by Easy Peasy And Fun! This lovely little fairy garden is the easiest DIY fairy garden ( no fail one even ) that you will have ready in no time. You can display this fairy garden outdoors ( just keep it under a roof ) or as a decoration in your house, it will look great as a centerpiece on your dinner table. This rock painting project is suitable both for kids and adults. You can use the painted rock houses for other decorations / craft projects as well: imagine them as a cute fridge magnets, or story telling stones!
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Shaving cream paper marbling - Easter egg craft
Whether you’re decorating for Easter or just the warmer spring weather this DIY marbled paper Easter egg makes a beautiful (and super fun) home decor for your place or as a gift! As an extra this Easter craft is super fun to make, so your kids will love it! Shaving cream marbling is perfect way to decorate any  (seasonal) paper crafts as well! Follow these easy steps and create your own gorgeous shaving cream marbled paper Easter eggs in any fun color that fits into your home or classroom decor!  You can go crazy with the colors or chose elegant soft pastels. (This way you can create gorgeous wedding invitations as well! Imagine a marbled card with gold calligraphic letters!)
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DIY Watermelon painted rocks - rock painting for kids
These watermelon painted rocks by Projects With Kids are just adorable! These cute watermelon rocks are easy enough for kids to do on their own and make a great summer craft project for at home, for summer camp or even a summer party. You could put the finished watermelon rocks in your garden to enjoy, or simply find a spot to display them inside. Plus: rock hunting is a fun way to get outside into nature , spend time with family, spread kindness, and unite communities. So get those rocks and let's paint watermelons :
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Fingerprint pumpkin wall art - fun fall craft for kids
We LOVE easy crafts and activities that toddlers can do, and of course, we love fingerprint crafts ! This time One Little Project will show you how to make this super cute fingerprint pumpkin! Your kids will love dipping their fingers into the paint to help make the fingerprints for these pumpkins. If you make them on a nice thick canvas, as Debbie did, they can be pulled out each year for some cheerful fall decor! Have fun experimenting with different patterns and color combinations! ( We LOVE how the paint creates a marble effect when the colors mix! )
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DIY woodland animal Easter egg - egg painting tutorial
We have a huge soft spot for woodland animal crafts and we wouldn’t typically associate this theme with Easter , however ( and we are sure you will agree ) , this adorable woodland animal Easter egg craft by Kids Craft Room is totally worthy of breaking the rules.So, If you are looking for some special Easter egg decorating ideas then these gorgeous woodland animal Easter eggs could be just the ticket. These Easter egg animal designs look amazing and are surprisingly easy to do. She’s got a stunning egg fox, raccoon and deer. We can’t choose a favorite as they’re all so adorable!
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DIY Owl Easter eggs ( step-by-step egg painting tutorial)
If you like decorating eggs for Easter ,this craft tutorial will show you how to paint eggs as a couple of cute owls! Owls simply possess a talent of looking so good in any form and shape! An Easter egg ,for instance – in its round curvy form, it just asks for an owl to be painted on it. Wouldn’t you say so? Adventure-in-a-box has successfully combined cute with sass, to create a gorgeous Easter egg craft that will be a joy to make and since they’re made out of wood, they can be enjoyed year after year!
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Tulips in a watering can - free printable paint by number
Get ready to call up your inner Picasso because today’s free printable paint by number will make you an artist in no time! We don’t know how you roll, but when it comes to painting – a blank canvas can be intimidating, right? Problem solved. This free printable paint by number design has two versions – black outline and beige outline. Print both! The black is easier to see and it’s nice to have an unpainted version on hand for quick reference. Along with the design, you’ll also print out a paint mixing guide, that tells you all the paint colors and ratios you need to create each shade along the way! Don’t be afraid of color mixing! It’s fun – and this particular paint by number design is VERY forgiving.
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Spring flowers - beginner watercolor painting tutorials by Jay Lee
Today Jay Lee will to teach you how to paint gorgeous sophisticated watercolor spring flowers ! You can use this painting technique to make your own note cards, birthday cards, place settings, wedding paper goods, or art to hang in your home ! Jay Lee is a very talented, creative person who can knit up a storm and wield a watercolor-saturated brush like nobody’s business. In accordance with her watercolor know-how , she has created a whole bunch of watercolor painting tutorials for us to learn how to create gorgeous watercolor flowers. Watercolor is our favorite painting medium to work with because it’s so fluid and organic!
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3 Different easy watercolor painting for beginners
Learn how to paint these gorgeous watercolor paintings with Makoccino! Even if you are a beginner in watercolor painting, creating these beautiful paintings will be a piece of cake! In this video tutorial Makoccino will teach you hot to use different watercolor painting techniques to create fun blurred effects. She will show you 3 easy watercolor painting ideas that you can use to practice the basic watercolor painting technique: wet in wet! She will show you how to paint different types of sunsets such as an ocean sunset & how to paint a galaxy with watercolors!
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DIY Stained glass Easter eggs ( Easter egg suncatcher craft for kids )
When the sunlight starts making its way into your home, use this opportunity to add some suncatchers to your interior: make gorgeous stained glass Easter egg suncatchers with the kids by following along Adventure In a Box' step-by-step suncatcher making tutorial ! This fun Easter craft comes with four free printable Easter egg designs and makes for a quick and easy way to decorate windows for Easter. Suncatchers are simple for children to make and look beautiful too!
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Lavender flower painted mason jars - step by step painting tutorial
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 lavender painted mason jar is not just only a perfect stylish (spring/Easter) decor for your vintage style home, but it's also very easy to paint! With this great step-by step painting tutorial making these gorgeous lavender vases will be a piece of cake, even if you are a beginner in hand painting!
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DIY Easy fired ink art - fun home decoration
What can be funnier and more gorgeous than a fire painted artwork ? This beautiful fire painted artwork is not just only gorgeous, magical and fun , but it can be a stylish decor in your home at any time of the year! With parental supervision even the kids will enjoy to make this gorgeous fire painted artwork ! This painting technique is super easy, and the outcome is so gorgeous ! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make your own gorgeous fire painted artwork with alcoholic inks !
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How to paint a tree with bubble wrap  (step-by-step painting tutorial)
This time Jay is showing you how to paint a gorgeous tree in bloom with a swinging boy simply with a bubble wrap. This gorgeous tree is really cool bubble wrap painting project for all ages and ( if you leave out the small painted details even a toddler can do completely on his own ) ! Bubble wrap is so much fun to explore! Feeling the various textures of the puffy bubble pouches and hearing the noise of popping them. Bubble wrap is great for creating interesting patterns and shapes with paint. Paint a beautiful tree in any color you want and use your artwork as handmade home decor :
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DIY Watercolor geometrical  wall clock
Today Makkocino in this nice video tutorial will show you how you can revamp your old wall clock into a beautiful watercolor art piece ! This geometric watercolor clock is super easy and fun to make! This gorgeous watercolor clock will look gorgeous in any colors so you can easily adapt this watercolor painting technique to create DIY wall clocks in colors of your choice! You can decorate the finished watercolor clock faces with other decor elements as well: imagine a watercolor base with gold sprinkles and splashes, or accompanied with a nice silhouette of your favorite character. You can even create a galaxy clock with proper colors and a little white acrylic paint!
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DIY Blue bird rock fridge magnet - rock painting for kids
Alright it might be true that we may have a slight obsession with rocks. But who doesn't love collecting beautiful rocks and use them for fun craft projects? Just like these blue bird fridge magnets ! For this easy rock painting project the small, lightweight, smooth surfaced and flat rocks are the best. These painted rock magnets would look adorable on the fridge or on a DIY magnetic board. For the full how-to instructions check out Sonja & Jane's post :
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DIY Galaxy shoes - fun Sharpie craft
Are you looking for a fun Sharpie craft for you and the kids ? Then you’ll be over the moon with this DIY galaxy shoe craft by Kids Craft Room! These colorful homemade galaxy shoes are super easy to make using Sharpie pens and rubbing alcohol. This is a great Sharpie craft for kids of all ages and adults as well! How about galaxy shoes for the whole family? Get the tutorial at kidscraftroom.com and let's get painting :
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How to tye dye Easter eggs with food colorings - fun egg painting
These tie dye Easter eggs are SO FUN and they’re so simple to make! The colors are bright and beautiful and since it’s just food coloring, the eggs are completely safe to eat! And if you wear rubber gloves and make them over top of a large baking sheet, it’s shockingly easy to clean up too! There has to be something you can do with the beautiful tie dyed paper towels you’re left with at the end so you don’t just throw them away? What if you cut out a square of each paper towel, pinch it together in the middle with a pipe cleaner or clothes pin and turn it into a super simple tie dyed butterfly when you’re done?
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Fall window art - leaf suncatchers
Make gorgeous fall leaf suncatchers with your kids this week in gorgeous autumn-ish colors! This fall window decor is an easy and impressive art project that will add some gorgeous autumn color to your windows as you celebrate the season. This fall art project is absolutely inexpensive, and soo easy to make (even the smallest kids can create some to decorate the classroom!) You can use autumn colors to make the coffee filter  leaf sun catchers or alternate the shape and create a winter or a spring version with other colors!
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DIY Watermelon print napkins - fabric painting idea (summer decor)
If you're looking to add a little style to your summer party, don't buy it: DIY it! There are few things that say summer quite like watermelon ! These watermelon print napkins by The Sweetest Occasion will be the cutest watermelon print napkins you've ever seen. This printing technique is super simple, so if you have slightly older kids, they can definitely get involved in helping with the stamping. You could also use this same technique on a tablecloth, which makes this craft a great way to personalize a summer party table ! Follow the steps in this DIY guide , and you will be able to create your very own custom napkins :
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Easy DIY Marbled pumpkin - unique fall decor
With Halloween around the corner, there are all sorts of ways to decorate your home , but nothing beats unique and colorful pumpkins. When it came time to start decorating pumpkins this year, give them the indigo treatment! This step-by-step pumpkin painting tutorial by Alice & Lois will guide thorough the process.These gorgeous indigo painted pumpkins make the messy business of pumpkin carving a thing of the past! Head to aliceandlois.com and create your own little indigo pumpkins ! ( Photo:Sara Albers )
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DIY Watercolor ocean animal coffee filter suncatcher - summer craft
It's time to create fun ocean themed kids crafts ! This DIY Watercolor ocean animal coffee filter suncatcher by A Little Pinch Of Perfect is a simple and beautiful summer craft that will remind you of looking at the ocean. A Little Pinch Of Perfect used coffee filters and cut out animal silhouettes like a dolphin, shark, whale, and fish to make these beautiful , colorful suncatchers. ( Katie has a free pattern included in her post so you can easily make one too! )
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