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Homemade birdseed Christmas ornaments - bird feeding
This adorable birdseed ornament by By Mavis Butterfield at eHow is an inexpensive activity the whole family can enjoy making on a lazy weekend afternoon. The kids will have a blast making them, and the birds will enjoy eating them. The first version offered on EHow produces cookie-shaped ornaments kids especially love, but they really only work in cold climates where the birdseed ornaments remain frozen. In warmer climates, you can use the second version involves adorable pinecones ! Get the tutorial at ehow.com and let the fun begin:
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DIY Button shaped sugar cookies - Christmas gift idea
These delicious (and easy!) Christmas button cookies by Celebrate Creativity are way better than any old gift card.These button shaped sugar cookies are also pretty easy to make and it's a perfect Christmas present for cookie lovers.  There are many reasons to love the holidays, but Christmas cookies are definitely on the top of that list.  These button shaped cookies are sure to sweeten up your Christmas , and impress friends at your cookie swap! A platter of these adorable button shaped sugar cookies  will impress any guest this holiday season.
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DIY concrete garden globes (with old glass lamp globes)
We all love those garden ornaments, but they can be pretty expensive anywhere you look. The Garden Glove decided to create their own DIY concrete garden globes, and it turned out to be a fun and pretty rewarding project ! You can upcycle glass lamp globes to create the concrete orbs or you can experiment with other shapes as well (imagine a beautiful concrete garden statue made with an old plastic decor figure).You can decorate your garden (or your industrial style home) with them, or even you can grow moss on it! get the tutorial at www.thegardenglove.com
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How to make your own silicone molds easily
No need to buy expensive silicone molding putty ! With this brilliant life hacking idea now you can make your own homemade silicone molds with a few easy steps! This idea is not just a life saver if you have a missing furniture decor element or a damaged ( barocque ) frame , but it's also very inexpesive and super easy to make! Maybe you already have all ingerdients at home! You will need 1 tube silicon ( the big transparent one is fine too ) , cornstarch , a few drops of baby oil, and a few drops of acrylic paint. Make colorful, reusable silicone molds with easy to find items and cast anything you want!
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Leaf clay bowl - easy fall craft
Are you looking for an easy but still gorgeous ( and usefull ) fal craft for yourself or for the kids ? Try these autumn leaf bowls ! The autumn leaf clay bowl can be a perfect gift for a teacher or a simple but still beautiful fall decor ! You can make the leaf bowls with any air drying clay / polimer clay or even with a homemade salt-dough ! Paint them to a nice fall color or use any vibrant/pastel color, it will be good in any form! ( You can alterate the leaf bowl's shape as well if you don't love mapple leaves )
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Free printable christmas Playdough mats for kids
Playdough mats are fun for kids of all ages and encourage creativity, imagination, and help strengthen hand muscles. Kids will love these Christmas themed ones as they get ready for the Holiday season! At totschooling.net you will find a complete set of free printable Christmas playdough mats, which includes 10 fun activities: Making Santa's beard, making Rudolph's antlers, decorating a Christmas tree, a wreath, making a snowman, a gingerbread man, candy canes, decorating ornaments, presents and more!
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Pig shaped salty or sweet cookies easily
These little pig shaped cookies will work well  with almost all types of dough whether it be a salty or a sweet one! You can make some piggies for your upcoming kids or New Year's Eve party or just for fun to sipce up boring ordinary days, the kids will love them!  This recipe calls for two different kinds of dough, and a filling, and it must be wonderful with cheese, oregano and tomato sauce! What can be more fun than a pig shaped declicious cookie dipped in a delicious sauce! These pig shaped cookies/buns can be nice treats or for the kids.
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Beautiful DIY secret wood rings with epoxy resin
Even the smallest broken wood leftovers can be gorgeous jewelries with a little work! Watch this nice video tutorial on how to make your own secret wood ring , with a little epoxy resin and a few clever woodworking tricks ! Maybe this is not the world's easiest and quickest jewelry making project but the outcome absolutelly worth the time and effort because it's soo gorgeous and unique! If you would like to see more color and shape inspirations on this broken wood ring search for " secret wood ring " in Google's picture search!
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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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DIY homemade cold porcelain rose bouquet in a pot
We love homemade cold porcelain clay because it can be used to create soo many gorgeous decorations just like this beautiful rose bouquet. Beautiful, isn't it? This rose bouquet can be a nice gift for any ocassion ( birthdays, weddings , anniversaries, Mother's day, Valentine's day etc ) or you can use them to make gorgeous home decors as well! With a little acrylic paint you can color the flowers to any fun or pastell colrs that fits into your home or the ocassion! ( You can find 2 different cold porcelain clay recipes in our site! ) Watch this nice step-by-step polimer clay rose making tutorial and learn how to make this gorgeous rose bouquet !
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Gorgeous lilac with cold porcelain ( clay flower )
Will you believe me if i say that this gorgeous lilac flower is made from air drying clay / homemade cold porcelain? Unbelievable, isn't it? To make this gorgeous life-like lilac flower you will need air drying clay / modelling clay or homemade cold porcelain and acrylic paints. With this nice step-by-step photo tutorial you can learn how to make this gorgeous clay flower! Well, it's not the easiest and quickest craft project in our collection ( because the small details ) but absolutely worth the time and effort! This gorgeous flower won't wither which makes it  a perfect spring home decor  or a gorgeous gift for any occasion!
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Mushroom fairy house from an old jar - creative upcycling
Air drying clay + mason jar = an adorable fairy house ! Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and you’ll see the amazing process as an ordinary glass majon jar is magically transformed into a mushroom fairy house ! This is a fun, easy spring craft project you can customize to your heart’s content. The finished fairy house containers couldn’t be more adorable! You can use the mushroom fairy houses as cute kids room decors or it can be a great centerpiece in you miniature fairy garden ! ( If you would like to put it outside don't forget to use some kind of varnish! ) You can slow down the video's speed: just click on the cog icon and choose "speed" option. )
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DIY concrete vase with plastic yogurt bottle - modern home decor idea
We love stylish and modern home decor ideas especially when they involves playing with instant c oncrete ! This beautiful chalk painted concrete vase by Hallo-Piepmatz ( 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 beton vase you will need instant concrete mix , water and a little patience. You can make other modern home decor elements with concrete and various plastic containers as well, for example: imagine a nice tea candle holder with small round plastic containers or with some fun plastic cake forms!
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DIY Fairy house with attic using two mason jars - recycle
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial Creative Mother shows you how she made a medium size fairy house with attic using two mason jars ( one on top of the other ) , tin foil, hot glue, white air-dry clay and acrylic paint. This super adorable fairy house is very fun to make and you can use it as candy jar for a candy bar, birthday party, thank you gift for a baby shower, kids' room decor , piggy bank, jewelry box, cookie jar or even as a fairy garden decor ! You can turn it into a lamp also adding some battery operated LED candle lights. The finished woodland fairy house containers couldn’t be more adorable!
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DIY miniature baby keychain with polimer clay
In this nice step-by-step video polimer clay tutorial you can learn how to make a super adorable ( kawaii ) miniature baby for a barbie or miniature dollhouse. In this video tutorial 2 Cats 1 Doll shows you how to made this cute miniature baby with miniature pacifier and baby doll crib. This polimer clay tutorial is very easy to follow and she use mostly simple things you can find around the house. for the baby she uses polymer clay but you can use homemade salt dough , porcelain clay or air dry clay and then just paint it.
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How to make fantasy dragon eggs - kids craft idea
What would dragon eggs look like? Adventure in a box decided that they must be encrusted with jewels and precious stones from dragon’s treasury. Of course,you need to make dragon eggs with the kids, just in case a baby dragon might hatch out of one! You can use air dry clay to create the dragon eggs or simply use it's super cheap alternative: the salt-dough! These dragon eggs can be perfect art projects for the kids in the classroom! Put your dragon eggs in a basket and voilá' you have a fun Easter decor! (Or gift!)
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How to make a pompom panda - yarn animals
Let’s make a cute panda pompom ! If you’re not so familiar with making pompoms in a design, we recommend that you check out Pom Maker's eye pompom tutoria l first so you can learn the basic principals with an easier design. In this step-by-step video tutorial she’ll be making the panda with the Pom Maker, so check out her basic pompom post if you’re using your pompom maker for the first time. ( Of course you can make these super adorable panda pompoms without a store bought pompom maker : just create one pompom maker fro yourself from a simple sheet of sturdy cardboard! )
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DIY Barbie doll cake (princess cake) - step-by-step tutorial
There is nothing like the look of joy on a Barbie-loving little girl’s face when she is presented with her very own Barbie Doll birthday cake. So delight your princess with a magical cake that's fairy easy to make especially with this nice step-by-step barbie cake video tutorial ! Of course you don't need to decorate your cake as much as Candy-Cake & more do, a simple buttercream frosting with a sprinkle of yummy candy flowers will do the trick for the skirt ! But still this cake decorating video absolute worth watching because you can learn lots of useful Barbie cake shaping and decorating tips from a pro!
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Cute squirrels - step-by-step polimer clay tutorial
Today's step-by-step video tutorial is a super cute polimer clay squirrel couple ! In this video tutorial Ewa will show you how to make these super cute squirrels out of polimer clay! Of course you can use other materials to create the squirrel figurines : they can be adorable cake toppers from fondant , you can create cute fall decors from them with air drying clay or even you can use simple play-doh plasticine or salt-dough to create some with the kids !
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DIY Inexpensive golden clay furniture knobs
Today we are really excited to be sharing another a DIY for the room , how to make inexpensive but still gorgeous and stylish clay knobs ! These unique and gorgeous golden gem-like door knobs are so easy to make but look super great! We bet you will get a lots of “wow i can’t believe you made those yourself” remarks. And if one of your DIY clay furniture knobs is crumble somehow ( from heavy use or moving ) you can easily replace if with an another one!
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Spotted little goat - step-by-step polimer clay tutorial
Polymer clay is wonderful stuff. It's inexpensive, easy to find, and can be molded into anything you can dream of! In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn the sculpting and finishing techniques with polymer clay thorough the creation of this super cute polimer clay goat. Of course, you can use other materials to create the goat figurines : in can be an adorable cake topper / cake decoration from fondant , you can create cute home decors with them from air drying clay, or even you can use simple play-doh / plasticine / salt-dough to create some cute goats with the kids just for fun !
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Adorable sitting raven - step by step polimer clay tutorial
Use this step-by-step tutorial to make miniature figures in several scales using basic sculpting techniques and polymer clay, play-doh or air dry clay. This cute raven can be made from all kinds of clay which makes it useful as handmade jewelry , seasonal / holiday decoration or as delicious cake decoration / cake topper ! This polimer clay raven is a beginner polimer clay project so you can create one easily for yourself or for your friends, even is you are a beginner in polimer clay or fondant sculpting ! Let's sculpture a cute sitting raven !
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Cute sitting angel with dog - step by step polimer clay tutorial
Today's step-by-step video tutorial is a lovely sitting polimer clay angel with her dog friend ! In this video tutorial you can learn how to make this super cute angel with dog out of polimer clay! This adorable sitting angel figurine can be a great Christmas decor , or you can make one to remember your old beloved dog who is in dog heaven now. Of course you can make the polimer clay dog and angel separately and create gorgeous decorations with them! If you leave out the little angel' s wings it can be an adorable cake topper for a little girl who is in love with puppies / dogs !
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Purple donkey - step-by-step polimer clay tutorial
Today's step-by-step video tutorial is a super cute polimer clay donkey ! In this video tutorial you can learn how to make this super cute donkey ( or horse ) out of polimer clay! Of course you can use other materials to create the donkey figurines : in can be an adorable cake topper / cake decoration from fondant , you can create cute home decors with them from air drying clay, or even you can use simple play-doh / plasticine / salt-dough to create some cute donkey with the kids just for fun !
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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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Crocodile - easy polymer clay tutorial
Use this step-by-step tutorial to make a cute crocodile figure and learn basic sculpting techniques aof polymer clay, play-doh or air dry clay. This cute crocodile can be made from all kinds of clay which makes it useful as handmade jewelry , kid's room decoration or as delicious cake decoration / cake topper ! This polimer clay crocodile is a beginner polimer clay project so you can create one easily for yourself or for your friends, even is you are a beginner in polimer clay or fondant sculpting ! Let's sculpture a cute crocodile !
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School monsters - alien pencil toppers from polimer clay
Today's step-by-step video tutorial is a super cute polimer clay alien / moster pencil topper ! In this video tutorial you can learn how to make this super cute alien & monster pencil topper out of polimer clay! Of course you can use these cute alien/monster figurines to create other fun gifts, such as birthday cakes ( from fondant or marzipan ) , earrings, or keychains ! This polimer craft project i s absolutely suitable for kids and adults as well. ( It could be a great teacher appreciation gift or back to school craft ! )
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Mermaids ( sirens ) - polimer clay tutorial
Polymer clay is wonderful craft material! It's inexpensive, easy to find, and can be molded into anything you can dream of! In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn the sculpting and finishing techniques with polymer clay thorough the creation of this super cute polimer clay mermaid. Of course, you can use other materials to create the mermaid figurines : in can be an adorable cake topper / cake decoration from fondant , you can create cute home decors with them from air drying clay, or even you can use simple play-doh / plasticine / salt-dough to create some cute mermaids with the kids just for fun !
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Cute cat couple - polymer clay tutorial
Today's step-by-step video tutorial is a super cute polimer clay cat ! In this video tutorial you can learn how to make this super cute sitting cat out of polimer clay! Of course you can use other materials to create the sitting cat figurines : in can be a lovely Valentine's day or wedding cake topper / cake decoration from fondant , you can create cute home decors with them from air drying clay, or even you can use simple play-doh / plasticine / salt-dough to create some cute sitting cat with the kids just for fun !
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Cuddly koala family ( step-by-step polymer clay tutorial )
Use this step-by-step tutorial to make cute koala bear figures using basic sculpting techniques and polymer clay, play-doh or air dry clay. This cute koala bear can be made from all kinds of clay which makes it useful as handmade jewelry , seasonal / holiday decoration or as delicious cake decoration / cake topper ! This polimer clay koala bear is a relatively easy / medium polimer clay project so you can create one easily for yourself or for your friends, even is you are a beginner in polimer clay or fondant sculpting ! Let's sculpture a cute koala bear !
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Adorable little baby - step-by-step polimer clay tutorial
Today's step-by-step video tutorial is a super cute polimer clay baby ! In this video tutorial you can learn how to make this super cute baby out of polimer clay! Of course you can use other materials to create the baby figurines : it can be an adorable baby shower cake topper / cake decoration ( from fondant ) , you can create cute baby shower or nursery room decors with them ( from air drying clay ) or even you can use simple play-doh / plasticine / salt-dough to create some cute babies with the kids just for fun !
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