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Money gift for plant lovers

Especially with plant lovers, gift ideas are always difficult. Sure, you give a plant as a gift, that's obvious, isn't it? It could be that the person you're giving it to already has the plant or that it doesn't fit into the room concept, so you'd rather give a boring gift of money? We have a better idea! A simple paper box is the basis for this DIY idea. Inside, I set up a room with miniature furniture and plants. This way, the presentee knows immediately what the money is for - and if not, the lid is also labelled accordingly. The money can easily be slid into the lid.

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DIY Picture Frame from Cork Track Bed
DIY picture collages or homemade photo albums are a great gift idea if you want to please your loved ones with a very personal gift. With the pictures, you can once again put the memories of shared
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Greeting Cards
With these customized greeting cards you are guaranteed to stand out at the next party!
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Um dem Schlüsselchaos entgegenzuwirken und sich die 10min Stress auf der Schlüsselsuche am Morgen zu ersparen, gibt es den folgenden Basteltipp für ein Schlüsselbrett für die ganze Familie.
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Picture Frame with Lichen
Get nature up close and personal in your four walls. These Lichen greenery give your room a new freshness - without wilting!
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Cardboard Gingerbread House

A gingerbread house is an essential part of Christmas! Liska from Dekotopia has given it a lot of thought! The result is a gingerbread house that is guaranteed to last until next year and doesn’t even have to go in the oven: a gingerbread house made of cardboard!

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Easter Egg Skewers

Easter is just around the corner again. It’s about time, too: after all, we want to decorate for Easter, search for Easter eggs and spend quality time with the family! So that your house is decorated beautifully and on time, we’ll show you how to craft Easter egg skewers here. These little Easter eggs on wooden skewers will get every houseplant ready for Easter in a jiffy.

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Easter Egg Bush

Decorate corkscrew branches with very special Easter egg ornaments! You can’t decorate your pad too colourfully for Easter! The egg bush is a German classic! To be honest, though, just hanging painted eggs onto corkscrew branches is getting boring. We have a slightly different idea for you: grassy Easter eggs! We explain how to make these here.

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The "Literary" Flowerpot

We think flowers and books are a very good combo! Not just because both make you wonderfully happy, relaxed and bring a smile to your face. No. You can also merge them to create your own little spring landscape. We’ll show you how to do so now!

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Christmas Cake Topper

Do you have the honour of contributing something to the festive family meal at Christmas? The countdown to Christmas has begun! And we find ourselves in more of a decorating and baking fever than usual. Moni and Sara from Feines Handwerk show you how you can really show off at a Christmas afternoon coffee gathering. This time, it involves a Christmas cake topper with deer and a moss arch on your Christmas cake with fondant.

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Winter Forest in a Box

Are you looking for new winter decorations for your home? Yes? Then get cracking right now! "Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the lane, snow is glistening." Every year, children sing this song when the first snow falls. Claudia from Ideas & Inspirations has given it a lot of thought! The result is a great idea for a DIY winter forest in a box.

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Decorate Christmas Baubles

Father Christmas meets Christmas baubles: the ultimate Christmas decoration! What happens when Rudolph the Reindeer, a snowy fir tree and Father Christmas with a sleigh full of presents "land" on a little Christmas bauble? The result is clearly an ace Christmas decoration for the dinner table or a great home decoration for the Advent season! Vivien from Crafts mit Herz shows you how to design the baubles in this crafting guide.

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Creative Summer Flower Vases

Make stylish flower vases out of old bottles. Upcycling is bang on trend! And for good reason! Because if you can make something new and great out of ‘rubbish’ or old things, then that’s a good thing for the environment, and if it’s as pretty as these flower vases made out of old bottles, then you will impress your friends at the next summer party on your terrace! Sophia from maybeyoulike presents a very special idea using Fluffy Flakes!

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Door Wreath

Craft yourself a great door wreath! Decorating, such as the wreath on your door, is part of the Advent season. That’s why we’ve put together a crafting tip that combines both: an Advent door wreath. Sophia from maybeyoulike has got the bug for this pre-Christmas crafting passion. She reveals how she made this great door wreath using Decorative Moss, Figures and little Snowy Fir Trees.

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Creative Easter Decoration!

Are your Easter branches bare and drab? Yes? Then get cracking right away! At Easter, you want to see your flat looking bright and colourful again. Julia from mammilade.com shows you a new idea for how to colourfully decorate an Easter bush with DIY Easter egg vases. It’s sure to be an eyecatcher.

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Craft Monochrome-Style Black & White Easter Eggs

Easter eggs decorate your home at Easter time. Moni and Steffi from Decorize have designed monochrome Easter eggs in line with the black and white look that is currently bang on trend and show you how to flock fluffy Easter eggs.

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DIY Mini Easter Decoration in a Quail Egg

Mini Easter decorations for minimalists! This Easter decoration in a quail egg is not only something special because of its size! The little mini figures fit perfectly into a quail egg and since the Easter decorations on the table are not so opulent, you can still see the person opposite you while drinking your Easter coffee. Liska from dekotopia.net shows you how to implement this great decoration idea.

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Oktoberfest "in a Bottle"

Hamburg meets Munich: Wiesngaudi in a bottle. It had to happen! Evi and Jule from craftyneighboursclub.com in Hamburg have set about crafting Oktoberfest decorations. And what happens when two northerners approach Lederhosen decorations for Oktoberfest is only logical: Oktoberfest "in a bottle"! So, ahoy, Bavarian ship in a bottle, we’ll let the two set off!

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Mini Gardening DIY

Design a miniature garden. Who doesn’t like going out in the garden? Anyone who has one, that is, because sometimes the space is lacking, or the weather, or both. Liska from Dekotopia has come up with a great crafting tip for all hobby (miniature) gardeners so that you can create a small mini garden as a decoration at home and nurture your plants there!

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Make Springlike Flower Planters out of Plaster Bandages

1, 2, 3 – spring!!! We bring it home to our tables, emptying the flower shops. Hyacinths, small daisies, tulips, and whatever the florist’s heart desires. The main thing is that your pad smells of spring and finally gets some colour injected into it!

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Make Your Own Advent Calendar

Make your own Advent calendar! A personalised Advent calendar for children and adults is simply part of the Advent season! The 24 little gifts shorten the waiting time until Christmas and sometimes personalised, homemade Advent calendars even replace Christmas presents for many people. Liska from dekotopia.net shows you how to craft a great Advent calendar out of small boxes and create a miniature winter landscape. Have fun opening the doors or rather boxes. :)

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Advent Wreath with a Miniature Winter Forest

Every year the question arises: how do you design your Advent wreath? It should be something special, preferably quick and easy to make, and somehow also not the standard pine branch kind. Here, Liska from dekotopia.net presents her latest Advent wreath: modern, cheerful and truly snazzy! Advent in a winter wonderland with mini Deer and Decorative Snowy Fir Trees. Have fun crafting!

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Craft an Advent Wreath

We all took immense delight in lighting candles when we were children. Especially when the candles were on the Advent wreath! Because with every candle that is lit, Christmas draws a little closer, and with it the day when Baby Jesus comes. Steffi and Moni have another super idea to make your Advent wreath quite different this year. Watch the video. We tell you what you need for crafting and how to do it here. Have fun and have a lovely Advent!

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Gruesomely Gorgeous Hallowe’en Decoration: A Pumpkin with a Miniature Cemetery
Pumpkins, ghosts, vampires, cemeteries: all things that should not be missing on Hallowe’en! Liska from dekotopia.net has just the right thing for your Hallowe’en party with her pumpkin decorations! A miniature cemetery adorns our pumpkin this year and you can find out how to imitate this crafting tip here.
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Get That Holiday Feeling!
If you’re planning on giving someone money for a trip or holiday but don’t want to put it in the obligatory envelope, Liska from dekotopia.net has just the right idea for you!
The banknotes are packed behind the glass as a landscape and the mini models add the finishing touches. This gift of money becomes an eyecatcher to remind you that you’ll be off on holiday sometime soon. And when the holiday is over and the money has been spent, you can put one of your holiday snaps in the frame as a souvenir.

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Cool pins for your notes!
DIY: Make your own pinboard! Order is a must. Or should be. Let's say it would be nice if things were tidy. Especially at the workplace, Liska from dekotopia.net thinks order is very important, even though she would rather describe herself as a "creative chaotic person". Liska shows how to create an individual pinboard in alpine style with cow pins in the handicraft instructions so that you and Liska can have order in the office and on the desk! If you would also rather have a "cow pasture on the wall" instead of a "pigsty on the desk", you'd better get started right now!
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The mountain is calling!
Do you also have notes piling up on your fridge? Then you can use this to keep things tidy right away! We've all been there, notes upon notes and they all need to be pinned to the fridge as a reminder. Liska from dekotopia.net has a great idea for DIY fridge magnets with mountain climbers, which she shows you here!

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On the pens, ready, go!
Are you also constantly looking for your favourite pen? We'll be happy to help you out. Anke from dailydreamery.de shows you how to make a nautical pen holder for your favourite pencil. It is not only functional but also a very special piece of jewellery on your desk!
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Miniature Gugl Wonderland
Winter decorations for your coffee table. Do you know Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg? That insanely great modelling landscape with over 400,000 tiny little people, animals, trees, houses, lights and much more? You wander through the different worlds open-mouthed and can’t stop being amazed and impressed. Madness! Today, we have an idea for your own little miniature wonderland on a wintery coffee table: a miniature wonderland made of Gugl doughnut cakes. Your guests are guaranteed to be amazed. If you’re searching for the right coffee to match, we recommend having a look at Hensler, a coffee roaster from Wangen. They have a great Christmas coffee!
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Olé, olé! Let's go, score a goal!
Make a complete table set for the football party. Finally, a championship again! The countries' teams are getting ready to play for the Cup. Games, fun, excitement and the right decoration make for great parties with your friends. Steffie and Moni have come up with another great idea for party styling and show you how to make a complete table set with plate coaster and matching beer bottle in football style! Have fun with this creative idea!
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A sweet greeting for the loved ones!
Summer souvenir: Jam jars lovingly decorated as a gift! Summertime is jam-making time. Although Steffi and Moni usually belong to the less domesticated type of women, once a year they get into the habit of cooking and go to the cooker to boil down jams. And since the two of them are also into handicrafts, they also decorate the jam jars beautifully. They will now tell you how they do it! 
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1, 2, 3 - Let's go, dear ABC students!
Make table decorations for the first day of school. Who doesn't remember their first day at school? After all, that was (almost) the only school day that was really exciting and fun ;) What's even better than starting school, a school bag, a first exercise book and a new school bag? Definitely: having coffee with the whole family in the afternoon! And to make sure that you and the ABC-graduate can also go on the hunt for top marks with a super decoration, Moni & Steffie have a great idea for your first day at school party. Have fun with the handicrafts!
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O'zapft is!
Name-badges and decoration for your Oktoberfest. The Oktoberfest in Munich attracts thousands of visitors every year. But it's not only the Wiesn that is celebrated, the folk festival has long been a worldwide phenomenon and many cities around the world have similar festivals in September. For your Oktoberfest at home, Liska from Dekotopia has come up with a great idea for name clips that you can attach to the handle of your beer mug. Not only does it look great, it also makes it impossible to mix up beer glasses in the future! Cheers to creativity!
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Let it really bang on New Year's Eve!
Make some colourful firecrackers for the New Year's Eve party! Surprise your guests, family and friends to celebrate the New Year and make some great popping candies with a personal New Year's message! You can fill the easy-to-make candies with a little letter, confetti and mini lucky pigs! Steffi and Moni from Decorize show you how to make this DIY yourself in the craft instructions.
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"Ihr Kinderlein kommet"
As this German Christmas carol describes, Christmas always holds a bit of the magic of childhood! The anticipation of unwrapping our presents when we were children carries over, and over the years, we look forward to being able to give others something nice for Christmas. Children’s eyes lighting up at the sight of gifts of toys in particular rekindles this feeling in us... And since a wooden railway is probably one of the most classic toys ever and you can never keep the kids quiet at the Christmas table before the presents are distributed, Julia from Mammilade has come up with this really great decoration for the Christmas table which will delight children and adults, young and old alike!
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Winter Wonderland!
Are you looking for creative decoration for your dining table at Christmas, New Year’s Eve or other occasions in winter? Impress your guests, family and friends with a wintery festive table. Thanks to the name tags, there will also be no confusion as to who sits where ;) Liska from dekotopia.net shows you how to design and decorate this DIY table decoration easily in her crafting guide.
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Easter Name Cards
Spring is just around the corner! And the Easter Bunny is also just around the corner! Do you have an idea for name cards on your Easter table? Whether it’s for a festive Easter table, on letters or gift wrapping, a customised name tag adds a personal touch. Scarlett from schwimmende-schnäuzchen.de shows you a great idea using her hobby of macrophotography.
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Sun, Sandy Beach & Palm Trees!
Make summer decorations. Summer is finally here! And so that your home can be suitably decorated to welcome it, Liska from Dekotopia has come up with something great with the mini figures and Palm Tree. We’d like to introduce you to the crafting guide here. Enjoy getting creative and have a great summer!
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Cosy Candle(s)!
Killing time with some DIY: decorate candle glasses with decorative stones for a cosy atmosphere at home! The candle glasses are an absolute, instant piece of handicraft, a DIY project to kill time, and that’s exactly why they’re so brilliant! No time for style? No way! The motto is: Get it! Fill it! Light it! Cosy decorations in 15 minutes!
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XMAS! Christmas Is Just Around the Corner!
Create Christmassy windowsill decoration. Watch out, it’s about to reach the maximum level of cosiness in your living room: with wintery, Christmassy windowsill decoration. In the twinkling of an eye and with a few little tricks and resources, you’ll transform the windowsills and window ledges in your home into a fluffy, snowy landscape illuminated by fairy lights and tealights. 
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Let Autumn In!
Autumnal decoration idea with little pumpkins to kill time. Autumn is slowly creeping in with its beautiful colours. We don’t just want to marvel at the great blaze of colour outside in the forest; we want to bring it home with us! Sara and Moni from Feines Handwerk will show you how to do this quickly and easily in their decoration tip!
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Children's eyes light up in the early Christmas-season!
Have you already finished your Christmas decorations? No? Then get started right away! Every year you want to make your children's eyes sparkle at Christmas time. Evi from Mrs Greenhouse has thought about this! The result is a great idea for a DIY-winter-wonderland in a picture frame. Illuminated with tiny lights, it really snows there and gets you in the mood for the magic of pre-Christmas!
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In Love, Engaged, Married!
Craft stylish wedding invitations. Everything should be perfect on this very special day in a couple’s life – the wedding! Great styling starts with the invitations. And so that you can craft a particularly pretty invitation, Moni and Sara from Feines Handwerk have come up with a great DIY project using NOCH kreativ Mini Figures. Have fun crafting!
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I Love You!
Create a loving mini diorama in a matchbox as a gift voucher. A voucher for a great time for two or a personal experience with your loved one is always a great gift idea - not only for Valentine's Day. Liska from Dekotopia has come up with something special: a mini diorama in a matchbox! She will now explain how to make it and what you need!
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Come with me to the Wiesn?
A great idea for an Oktoberfest invitation voucher. Every year in September, the Oktoberfest takes place in Munich. Who doesn't want to go there? But not alone! And so that you can convince - and immediately invite - even the last Oktoberfest muffle, Sara and Moni from Feines Handwerk have made a great voucher as an invitation. You can find out how to make it and what you need here.
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The holiday fund will be happy!
Vouchers & money gifts for travel, short trips and holidays. Money gifts and vouchers are super practical because everyone can use them! You can't go wrong with it, provided the packaging is right! It should be a personalised voucher that you give to your loved ones. Sophia from may-be-you-like.com shows you how to creatively design a great holiday voucher.
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Also in Advent applies: anticipation is the best joy!
Do you already have an advent calendar for your sweetheart? No? Then get started right away! The same questions every year: What should the advent calendar for your boyfriend look like? And what should go in it? Christina from Happy Dings has thought about it! The result is a great idea for a DIY advent calendar with vouchers in matchboxes.
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Off to freedom!
At last it's time! Moving out of home, setting up your first own flat - finally independent! However, moving house and furnishing your own home for the first time costs a lot of money and nerves. The ideal gift is therefore quickly found: a furniture and interior design voucher. Sophia from maybe-you-like shows you how to make this gift particularly smart. Have fun! 
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Off to the Allgäu!
You have to read this tutorial if you want to know how to make your own personal holiday voucher. Nowadays, everyone needs a little time out from everyday life and a relaxing short trip - e.g. to the Allgäu - is just the right thing. Whether for wellness or hiking in the mountains, a holiday is pure relaxation! Moni from decorize.de shows how to make a creative DIY holiday voucher!
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Merry Christmas!
A gift box DIY. Giving presents brings pleasure! But not only the recipient will be pleasured with the great gift box, you can enjoy the crafting fun first. Find out how to do it and what you need in the step-by-step instructions. A quick tip: With a little Christmas biscuit and a cup of mulled wine, crafting is even more fun in the cold weather! And if you get problems with your fine motor skills from the mulled wine, simply switch to children's punch. 
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The “who-is-who” for Christmas gifts!
Quick and easy last-minute gift pendants for Christmas! Do you have pure chaos under your Christmas tree too? Mum-in-law has cleared up the sexy lace underwear while wife is supposed to wear the warming angora support tights? :) A classic case for gift name tags! This is guaranteed to keep the gifts apart! Vivien from Crafts mit Herz introduces you to a cute craft idea with clothes pegs as name clips in this tutorial! 
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Christmas for Gourmets!
Do you also know the hobby gourmets, foodies, epicures and gourmets? Than you know how hard it is to find a great Christmas gift! And if you're visiting friends and family for Christmas, you'll want to bring a little Christmas surprise. Jule from craftroomstories.com presents her idea of a Christmas decorated spice jar to fill yourself.
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When the wedding bells ring!
You know what it's like: most wedding couples want money for their wedding. So that the whole thing doesn't just end up as a simple folded banknote and a card, there are the mini-figures from NOCH kreativ. In this tutorial, Vivien from Crafts mit Herz presents a cute craft idea for a very personal wedding gift! 
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THANK YOU Mum!
Do you already have a nice idea for Mother's Day this year? Everyone wants to surprise and spoil their mum on Mother's Day. Flowers are always a great thing but it can also be something different. Liska from dekotopia.net shows how to make a great mini flower wreath to decorate a gift box.
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Creative (flower) jewellery :)
Throw flowers (jewellery) at your neck! Have you always wanted to design a flower pendant for your necklace yourself? Whether with ornamental plants or miniature figures, it will definitely be an absolutely individual pendant. Liska from dekotopia.net shows how to do an easily DIY jewellery pendant with miniature plants.
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A baby discovers the world!
Everyone is happy when a new life sees the light of day. Whether for your own children or as a gift for friends, this DIY forest mobile is an eye-catcher for every child's room. Sophia from Maybe-you-like.com shows you how to make a creative mobile out of driftwood with mini trees in just a few steps.
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Holiday feeling all year round!
So that the holiday feeling lasts for a long time! No matter where you go and how long your holiday lasts: it is always too short! Unfortunately, you are back to everyday life far too quickly and only the memories of a wonderful trip remain. That's why many people like to bring souvenirs with them. Liska from dekotopia.net shows you a great DIY idea: A great holiday box for storing your holiday memories!
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Just Married!
The wedding season is here again! We think that money gifts are the best choice for big celebrations like weddings and the like. But just an envelope with notes would be too boring and impersonal. Liska from dekotopia.net shows you a cute craft idea, you can quickly make yourself.
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Happy New Year!
Design New Year's Eve lucky charms as pendants for champagne bottles. Every year the same questions arise: Where should you celebrate New Year's Eve? With whom? And: What should you bring as a small gift to the party? At least for the last question we have a great idea! Liska from Dekotopia shows how to make a great little lucky charm to decorate a champagne bottle. Because champagne is always good on New Year's Eve ;)
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Eggy the Uniegg
The ultimate unicorn Easter decoration: Eggy the fantastic ‘uniegg’ with a fluffy, glittery unicorn coat! What happens if you throw together a unicorn and an Easter egg and want to make an Easter decoration out of it? Obviously, it becomes a ‘uniegg’! The special thing about the NOCH kreativ uniegg is its fluffy, soft, glittery unicorn coat! We will show you how to craft the cute uniegg called Eggy in our tutorial!
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It's the milk that does it!
Creative packaging for gifts and vouchers. It's the milk that does it! Or - as in Evi's case - the right packaging! For Mrs Greenhouse, gifts and vouchers always have to be wrapped very nicely. No gift leaves the house without a creative design. Here is an tutorial on how to quickly an d easily make cool mini milk cartons with cow decorations. Have fun! 
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