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five fox stuffy embroidery animals in front of a colorful garland
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Gift giving for kids can be tough — especially when you want your present to stand out amongst the crowd! With these DIYs, you'll do just that.
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three white and gray pots with green cactus rock arrangements on white background
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If your thumb is more crafty than green, then you’ve come to just the right place! Molded, painted, stitched, and more … these projects will give you your cactus fill, without ever needing to go near an actual plant.
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Ruby Mac Making a Circle Skirt
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If you love to sew, it's only natural that you want to pass along that enthusiasm to your kids or grandkids. After, all there are so many fun projects you can tackle together! As soon as you have your specific creation in mind, these are the tips you'll want to keep in mind to make sure it's an exciting, positive experience for everyone.
Maris Olsen
ruby mac wearing a pink circle skirt in front of white background
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Sew
If there are little aspiring sewists hanging out at home, we've got great news: there are plenty of projects for them to stitch! Pick your pattern, help 'em through the steps and work through each activity at a pace that works for them. Before you know it, you'll be crafting masterpieces left and right!
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picnic scene
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Dining al fresco is one of the best parts of summer — especially when everyone shares the job of cooking. Just throw down some blankets, chill the wine, and ask your friends to bring their fave dish. And if you need ideas... we've got 'em:
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close up of colored pencil tips on a black and white coloring book background
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Let's be real: you don't have to be a kid to love coloring. Adult coloring books are super hot, and for good reason — not only do you have a beautiful piece of art when you're finished, but you feel great, too! (A 2017 study found that coloring reduces stress and anxiety, while also encouraging perseverance.)
Jessie Oleson Moore
bunny cupcake 3
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Bunnies, eggs, springtime... we are totally feeling Easter. And whether you're a traditionalist or like to mix things up, these cute projects offer something for everyone. So hop to it!
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kids room with reading nook and crafting pegboard
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If your little’s room could use a little tune-up, look no further. These five kids’ rooms are loaded with one-of-a-kind-ness and imagination — just like kids themselves.
Shelby Deering
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Yes, it is possible to make Pop Rocks, the famously fizzy candy, right in your own kitchen. No, you don't need any special equipment or a science degree (though you can wear a lab coat if you'd like). This at-home version of the classic candy attains its magical fizz through a combination of citric acid and baking soda. 
Jessie Oleson Moore
finished rainbow felt ornament on purple background with pin cushion and thread
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Rainbows, rainbows everywhere — and all of them you can make! Bust out your favorite crafting supplies and catch the colors all weekend with these fun projects.
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final pokemon cake pop
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Confession time: We LIVE for Pokémon Go. Next time you go hunting for shiny Pokémon, make sure you stash PokéBalls in your bag. These delicious cake pops will make you be the very best (wink wink) in no time.
Kris Galicia Brown
How To Make An Easy Football Cake | Erin Gardner | Craftsy
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The big game definitely deserves an awesome cake! (Especially for those of us who are slightly more interested in the snacks than the actual sports.) And this one is so easy, you're basically guaranteed a win.
Erin Gardner
final image the tops of monogrammed pleather bookmarks
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If you like big books and you cannot lie, then you need to get your hands on this fat-tasseled, fringe-covered bookmark, stat. The faux leather material feels luxe (while also being totally vegan-friendly), and a sweet, gold foil monogram makes it extra personal.
Alison Caporimo
finished penguin cake with christmas lights sweater and snowy background
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Even for a cake novice, this cute holiday penguin is not as difficult as it looks. In fact, it's the perfect project to wow your fam and explore basic sculpting and piping skills. All it takes is a little bit of pract-ice. (Ice... because it's a penguin. Get it?)
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three pi2D gingerbread houses
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These gingerbread house cookies are fun to bake, decorate, gift ... and SO much easier to eat than their 3D counterparts. (Gotta love that in late December!)
Felicity and Krystle
Doodle Cake Tutorial by Juniper Cakery - Cake Decorating
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Forget the pressure of decorating a last-minute cake. Instead, play it cool by making a crisp white cake and helping your kids doodle some fun illustrations and heartfelt messages across it!
Felicity and Krystle
macrame keychains hanging on a key holder
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Breaking news: macrame is definitely NOT just for wall hangings. (Though we love those, too.) These crafty key chains are so easy to make, you'll be able to finish up multiple keychains in an afternoon. Gifting problems, solved.
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three felt DIY Christmas stockings on drawn mantle background
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If you've nailed basic cut-and-glue, you can make adorable geometric stockings for the mantel in no time flat.
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finished reindeer animal ornament
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four bars of rainbow and white soap
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Betcha didn’t know soap could be this gorgeous. It kind of looks like an artsy rainbow on a cloudy day, right? Even if you’ve never made your own soap before, this method is extremely beginner-friendly — all you need is a handful of supplies and a little bit of patience.
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lit up DIY menorah
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There are a million ways to make a menorah, but this one has become a fast favorite. All you need is a few cans of spray paint, a handful of washers and a bunch of PVC. Let's get stacking!
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holiday stamped tea towel hanging on an oven bar
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This sweet, simple project checks all the boxes: festive, personalized AND something they'll actually use!
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woman wearing a cake pin cushion around her wrist
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Strange, true and totally adorable: a pincushion that's wearable... and looks like a cake. Your crafting life is now officially sweeter than ever.
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rent playbill transfer with vase
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Maybe you want to make a keepsake throw pillow, dress your table with dinner napkins full of vintage snaps or make your own fabric photo postcards to send via snail mail. Whatever the reason, we're here to teach you the tricks.
Lindsay Conner
candy texting cake final with candles and party hats
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Cake + candy = yes plz. This is a cake u won’t h8 — and the perf dessert 4 showing off ur savvy txt lingo. It's so lit.
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Close up of white Christmas tree with pink and white yarn garland and yarn ball ornaments
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If you're one of those knitters who can't bear to part with yarn leftovers, we have good news: This fiber-friendly tree decor will give those scraps a purpose!
Kimberly Stoney
Trolls Poppy cookie and cookie cutter
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These Trolls cookies make us as happy as Poppy is... literally all the time. Even grumpy Branch looks adorable in cookie form!
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Cute Young Girl Sitting With Christmas Presents
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Your kiddos likely have a few asks out to Santa already, but these eight winners are definitely deserving of a spot under the tree. They’ll love that they’re fun and new, and you’ll love that they encourage creativity all year long.
Liz Callahan Schnabolk
yellow animal toy lamp
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If your kiddos love animals, this is the perfect way to light up their creativity (and their room!) This DIY lamp is incredibly simple to make, and you can customize it with your child's favorite critters and color.
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cutting out a slice of the cherry pie cake
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Cake or pie? We say, both! This dessert mashup has it all — the deliciousness of cake with the fancy lattice look of pie.
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DIY letter K in bright tempera paint
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No cookie cutter kid's art here! This letter art project is the perfect way to get those creative juices flowing: You help them with the basic setup, and then the kids can totally take it from there.
Sara Barnes
monogrammed cactus pajamas with cactus and succulent plants
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The holidays are the ultimate excuse to dress your family in matching pajamas (you know you want to). These DIY jammies not only keep your whole fam cozy in style, but let you personalize each pair.
Jodie Rackley
embroidered rainbow jeans on a clothesline
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The seventies are back and way better than ever with rainbow pocket jeans. We love these for kids, but if you want to make a pair for yourself, go for it. No judgment here: get to it and find your pot of gold!
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red, yellow and blue leather keychains
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A cute keychain is the perfect way to add a little flair to something you use every day. Even better: Make it yourself! This painted leather tassel created by Courtney Pilgrim of My Friend Court is perfect for rounding up your keys, hanging off a backpack, or even gifting to friends.
Courtney Pilgrim
DIY Kid Sewn Wall Hanging Project
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Have a kid who wants to sew... but who isn't quite ready for a sharp needle or complex sewing machine? We know you're out there. This personalized wall decor is a great learn-to-sew project that'll end up right where it should: with smiles and a cute finished item (not a meltdown and a mess).
Sherri Sylvester
decorated haunted gingerbread house
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Gingerbread houses are way too much fun to save for just once a year. So we've traded in our candy canes for cobwebs with this oh-so-spooky version. Come closer and have a bite... if you dare. Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!!
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bowl of purple ghost bark
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Boo! Who's hungry? We are almost unable to handle the cuteness of this colorful ghost candy bark. And it's so easy to make, you literally can't mess it up.
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Jack O Lantern cake pops on a mini hayride
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These pumpkin cake bites use the same techniques as cake pops, plus a cute curly stem. They take a few steps to make, but the good part is you don't have to aim for perfection. Just think about how lumpy and bumpy real pumpkins are — the pressure is officially off!
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pumpkins and gourds in wood paneled baskets at a farmers market
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When I first moved to Madison, Wisconsin, one of the biggest thrills was living within eyeshot of the largest producers-only farmers’ market in the United States. The Dane County Farmers’ Market is a foodie wonderland, with stalls upon stalls of locally raised goodies encircling the Capitol Square. My now-husband and I would often roll out of bed, zip up coats over our flannel pajamas, and walk still-sleepy to the market to pick up the ingredients for our Saturday night meal.
Shelby Deering
heart cut out shirt
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If you've got two tees and a pair of scissors, you're less than an hour away from this adorable shirt. This hand-stitched cutie is great for kids (especially 'cause they can totally help make it). But you might just want one for yourself, too.
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Flowers and Bear Bedroom Mural
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A kid's room should be their personal creativity canvas — a place to spotlight their unique personalities and hobbies. And what's the boldest way to do just that? A mural that takes up a WHOLE WALL.
Shelby Deering
different colored fabric envelopes
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Handmade card? Lovely. But here's something even more unexpected: handmade fabric envelopes. They’re super cute, reusable and much more personal than their store-bought cousins. Not to mention, these beauties are a genius way to use up fabric scraps leftover from your latest project.
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DIY Slime Cake with Marshmallow Eyeballs
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If you spend any time online (or with a 6-year-old) you've probably seen one, two or twenty slime-making videos. The inedible stuff is made by combining different ratios of glue, water and boric acid (Borax or contact lens solution). It's sticky, gross and plenty of fun to play with! But — until now — it definitely wasn't something you'd want to eat. Allow us to introduce the next generation in slime.
Erin Gardner
Edible Fake Blood on a Cake
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Edible blood. Yep, it's gross. And it's totally a thing for halloween. Thanks to our fiendishly easy recipe, you can scare your friends and creep out your fam in a splash. Style tip: It looks even more sinister on simple baked goods that would otherwise appear harmless. 
Erin Gardner
Three embellished book covers
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Give plain fabric book covers (handmade or purchased) a whole new life with these easy upgrades. No sewing skills? No problem — these tricks are seriously simple and quick enough to make a perfect after-school project.
Sherri Sylvester
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If you’re like us, you hate to throw away scraps from your latest craft. Luckily, we’re always coming up with ideas to use our leftover supplies. This project is a fun way to use up any pieces of felt you have lying around. Go ahead, let your creativity bloom!
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Do you have old T-shirts you never wear lying around your house? Us, too. We’re constantly looking for new ideas on how to revamp these fabrics, and what better way to make something old look prettier than by adding butterflies? This project is perfect for you and your kiddo, too!
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Pizza topped with pepperoni and bacon
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We've all been known to pop a frozen pizza in the oven — hey, dinner time is rough! But the next time you have a few extra minutes (that is, the next time you can make a few extra minutes), we highly recommend DIYing your dough.
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Homepage DIYRainbowStamp T-Shirt Desktop
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We all have "blah" T-shirts that wind up rumpled and never worn. So we're on a mission to rescue those tees from the back of the closet — all it takes is punch of color! This rainbow cutie is definitely a hit with kids, but we invite grownups to get in on the action, too. Why not?
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Pencil Cases With Embroidered Felt Details
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Our motto? Never settle for plain. So when we found a stash of plain, solid-colored pencil cases, we just had to deck them out with a bit of embroidered felt.
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Four Pizzas Shaped like Animals
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Pizza's a win no matter what, but when we want to up the fun factor, we turn our food into a friend! All you have to do is shape your dough and arrange your toppings to make a cute critter face.
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DIY Dog Mask Inspired by Making It
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When we heard about the Faster Craft challenge on this week's episode of Making It — to make a last-minute costume using the stuff you'd find in your junk drawer — we immediately thought of dressing up as our furry best friends. And you can make your own, too, just by following our simple tutorial. Keep this one in your back pocket for Halloween!
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