Fixer Upper-Inspired Mossy Succulent Wreath Tutorial

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This mossy wreath adds a lovely touch of green to your front door. Enjoy the beauty of potted succulents without worrying about watering them!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Dried moss
Terracotta pots
Faux succulents
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Scissors
Styrofoam wreath form

Things to do:
1. This first step is covering your wreath form with moss. Apple a thin layer of hot glue to the flat back and stretch moss over the surface. Continue adding moss until the Styrofoam is no longer visible. Mossy_Succulent_Wreath_Tutorial2
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2. Next, decorate your terra cotta pots. Run hot glue along the inside and add a layer of moss. Mossy_Succulent_Wreath_Tutorial3
3. Apple a thick coat of hot glue to the stem of your succulent and stick it down in the pot.
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4. Use hot glue to attach the pots to your wreath form.
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Draw Your Own Felt Monster Tutorial

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Design and sew your very own stuffed felt monster in just a few simple steps! This project is easy enough for kids learning to sew.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 1-2 hours
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Assorted felt colors
Scissors
Stuffing
Thread
Sewing machine

Things to do:
1. Sketch a simple outline for the monster’s body. Have fun! This can be any shape with any number of arms, legs, or random appendages. There is no “right” answer.
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2. Cut two of your monster’s body shape from felt.
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3. Decide on eyes, nose, mouth, and whatever extra embellishments you would like for your monster. I chose to do a mouth and a single eye (made up of two circles). Your steps 4-6 will vary depending on the facial features you choose.
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4. Sew the white eye piece on the monster.
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5. Sew the black inner eye piece overlapping the white eye piece.
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6. Sew the mouth on the monster.
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7. With wrong sides together, sew all the way around the monster, leaving a 1-2 inch gap for stuffing.
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8. Stuff the monster and sew the gap shut.

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DIY Americana Flag Mason Jar Luminary

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Wave your flag proudly – or in this case, display it and allow it to glow with American pride! You can line your walkway with these patriotic flag luminaries or display them on your table or book shelf during our biggest summer holiday!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 1-2 hours (includes drying time)
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Small American flag
Pint mason jar
Mod Podge
Foam brush
Flickering tea light
Scissors

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Things to do:
1. Cut the flag off the stick.
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2. Check the width of the flag and trim it slightly if necessary, so that it fits nicely on the jar. I know that it feels weird to trim the flag, but you’ll probably just need to trim it 1/8″ to 1/16″, if at all.
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3. Spread Mod Podge on the jar and glue the flag down. Once dry, add Mod Podge to the top of the flag.
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4. Turn on your luminary and add it to the jar!
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Simple No-Sew Felt Coasters Tutorial

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If you can cut a square and operate a hot glue glue then you can master these fun geometric felt coasters!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hour
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Assorted felt colors
Hot glue
Hot glue gun
Scissors
Ruler or other measuring device

Things to do:
1. Cut a 3.5 inch square from felt.
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2. Cut some smaller squares and triangles from various colors of felt to use in embellishing the coaster squares.
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3. Glue the chosen embellishments to the 3.5 inch square.
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4. Repeat to make the desired number of coasters.
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Simple No-Sew Felt Playmat Tutorial

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Playmats are awesome and simple DIY toys. They provide hours and hours of entertainment when combined with any small toys.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: one hour
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Assorted felt colors
Hot glue
Hot glue gun
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut a circles and ovals of various sizes in blue, green, and brown (I used one large blue oval, one large brown oval, and several small brown circles).
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2. Glue the blue oval in the top corner of a sheet of green felt.
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3. Glue the larger brown oval in the opposite corner.
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4. Glue some of the smaller circles across the mat in a pathway pattern.
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DIY Space-Themed Felt Activity Board

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Let their imaginations run out of this world wild with this fun DIY felt activity play set! These are great for independent, quiet play or group activities.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1-2 hours
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Assorted felt colors
Craft foam (optional)
Hot glue
Hot glue gun
Scissors
Template

Things to do:
1. Cut a background piece of felt to the desired size.
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2. Optional – Cut a piece of craft foam the same size as your background felt and hot glue the felt to the back of the craft foam (for stability).
3. Cut the pieces from felt using the template provided.
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4. Glue the corresponding pieces together (center of the sun on the sun, face on the astronaut, window on the spaceship, eyes on the alien).
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Felt Play Dollar Bills Tutorial

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Play money is a crucial part of pretend play! Quickly make your own stash of durable bills with this simple tutorial.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 30 minutes
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Assorted felt colors
Hot glue
Hot glue gun
Scissors
Ruler or other measuring device

Things to do:
1. Cut a rectangle of green felt 2.5 by 4.5 inches.
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2. Cut a circle of white felt about 2 inches in diameter and glue it to the front of the green rectangle.
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3. Cut a number from the green felt (I used a “5” but you can make any denomination you desire) and glue it to the top of the white circle.
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4. Repeat to make as many bills as you would like!
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Pretend Play Felt Popsicles Tutorial

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Summer is coming! Make these cute popsicles to play with or decorate a garland.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 1 hour
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Assorted felt colors
Hot glue
Hot glue gun
Popsicle sticks
Scissors
Stuffing
Template

Things to do:
1. Cut the pieces from felt.
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2. Embellish one of the popsicle pieces.
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3. Glue the popsicle stick in the center of the other popsicle piece.
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4. Apply a layer of glue to the outside edge of the popsicle, leaving the bottom open.
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5. Place the front popsicle piece over the glue and press in place.
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6. Stuff the popsicle and glue the bottom shut.
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DIY Tetris Magnets

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Create your own non-digital version of the favorite retro video game with a few simple supplies. The magnet set would make the perfect DIY gift for any video gamer lover.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hour
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Colored wooden blocks
Craft magnets
Hot glue
Hot glue gun

Things to do:
1. Chose a color and layout for your magnet (I googled tetris images to choose colors and shapes from the original game).
2. Start by gluing two of the wood cubes together on one side.
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3. In the same fashion, glue the remaining cubes to the first two to create the desired tetris shape.
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4. Glue 3-4 magnets to the back of your shape.
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5. Repeat for the desired number of tetris shapes.
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DIY Summertime Watermelon Coin Pouch Tutorial

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Sew a cute, summery watermelon coin pouch for storing your loose change.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: one hour
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Assorted felt colors
Scissors
Thread
Sewing machine
Template

Things to do:
1. Cut the pieces from felt.
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2. Sew the pink inner watermelon piece to one of the green watermelon pieces.
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3. Sew a rectangle in the pink part of the watermelon, about a half inch from the top.
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4. Cut the center of the rectangle from the watermelon.
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5. Place the two watermelon pieces together and sew all the way around the edge.
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