Vintage-Inspired Lace and Sequin Easter Egg Tutorial

Create a vintage and unique egg for your Easter basket this season. Combining lace and sequins makes for a beautiful combination. Add as many or as few sequins as you’d like.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
3″ Styrofoam egg
Sequin pins


Things to do:
1. Cut your lace to about 30 inches long. If your lace includes wires, pull the wires out.
2. Start wrapping the lace around the egg and pin in place along the edges.
3. Continue wrapping the lace around the egg, being careful to fold neatly to prevent puckers. Folds can be covered with sequins later.
4. Start pinning sequins on the egg.
5. Continue pinning sequins until you have as many sequins on the egg as desired.

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Kid Approved Spring Spool Chicks Tutorial

Rainy spring days have your kiddos going a little stir crazy? These darling chicks are a great way to add some excitement to play time. They’ll love using paint and glue to create a cute little critter they get to keep.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 minutes
Age range: 6 and up *Younger ages should use white craft glue

Things you’ll need:
Yellow acrylic paint
Paint brush
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Google eyes
Orange foam sheets

Things to do:
1. The first step is painting your spools. Use a paintbrush and acrylic paint to add a fun pattern like stripes or polka dots.
2. Use hot glue to attach two google eyes to the front, center of your spool.
3. Next, we’re going to make the beak for our chick. Cut a small triangle out of orange foam. Fold the triangle in half, creating a crease down the middle.
4. Use hot glue to attach the foam beak just below the google eyes.
5. Trim a 2-1/2 inch piece of feather. Slide it down the center of your spool and use hot glue to hold it in place.

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DIY Felt Easter Carrot Treat Holder

Have fun sewing this carrot treat holder for yourself or a child. It’s perfect for small sweets or colored pencils for Easter bunch place holder. It’s just the right touch for spring! If you desire, you can add magnets to the back and hang on a magnetic board or the refrigerator.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
Orange felt sheet
Green felt sheet
Sewing machine and general sewing supplies
Carrot template


Things to do:
1. Trace the carrot shapes onto the orange felt. There are two parts – one with a convex top and one with a concave top.
2. Cut your shapes out.
3. Trace and cut one carrot top shape from the green felt. Using a decorative stitch on your sewing machine, decorate the felt with a design of your choice. Have fun!
4. This is one way you can machine-stitch your carrot top!
5. Pin the carrot top to the back of the convex carrot shape, as shown.
6. Stitch this together. Next, stitch some decorative marks on the carrot, as shown.
7. Stitch decorative marks on the concave carrot piece as well.
8. Pin the concave part over the top of the convex part, wrong sides together.
9. Stitch in place along the two diagonal sides.

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DIY Easter Bunny Ears Headband

Hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way! She’ll be so hoppy to try this adorable bunny ears headband, and using spring-like colored towel is the perfect fabric for this sewing project. You’ll need beginner-level skills on a sewing machine to sew this.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Dish towel
Plastic headband
Two pipe cleaners
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Sewing machine and general sewing supplies


Things to do:
1. Cut three strips of the towel at 2″ x 16″ each.
2. Fold one of the strips in half and pin along the long side and one short side.
3. Stitch along the long side and one short side leaving one side open. Warm up your hot glue gun.
4. Clip the corners on the sewn side and turn right side out.
5. Slip this onto the headband. Trim the open end as needed, fold the ends inside, and glue closed. If desired, you may sew the ends closed by hand, rather than glueing.
6. Place the other two pieces right-sides together. Pin both long ends, but make sure to mark a 2-inch area that you’ll leave open and unsewn.
7. Trim both short ends as shown, and pin together. Sew around all edges, making sure to leave the 2-inch section unsewn.
8. Twist your pipe cleaners together and curl the ends as shown, making sure this “structure” is a little shorter than the length of the segment you sewed in Step 7.
9. Turn the stitched segment right side out, and slip the pipe cleaner structure inside. Turn the open ends toward the inside and glue or stitch closed by hand.
10. Twist this section onto the top of the headband, as shown.
11. Bend one of the ears down to make it look floppy.

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DIY Rustic Moss Candle

Bring a bit of the outdoors inside with this stunning moss candle. In just a few simple steps, you can transform an inexpensive candle into a piece of art.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Measure the circumference of your candle a cut a 2-inch strip of paper in the correct length.
2. Next, cover the strip of paper in moss. Pull the moss apart until you reach your desired density. Use hot glue to secure it to the paper. Make sure none of the paper shows through. Leave 1/2 inch of the strip of paper without moss.
3. Wrap the mossy paper around your candle and use hot glue to attach the ends. If any of the moss pulled away from the paper, use more hot glue to hold it in place. **Never leave a lit candle unattended. **Never leave a burning candle unattended. We recommend using a battery-operated candle for this specific project. Wax candles were used for demonstration purposes.

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How to Make a Ribbon Pencil Hair Clip Tutorial

Do you have the write stuff? Enjoy creating this ribbon pencil clip, which you can add to a pinback or barrette, or mount this on top of a package for a grin-worthy personal touch.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 30 minutes hour
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Yellow wide ribbon, pink medium-width ribbon and green narrow ribbon
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Barrette or pin back (if desired)
Black permanent marker


Things to do:
1. Warm up your hot glue gun. If using a barrette or pin back, glue a piece of ribbon to the top.
2. Cut a piece of wide ribbon to 2 inches wide.
3. Roll it as shown, gluing in place.
4. Roll the pink ribbon in the same manner, and glue to the base of the yellow tube. Cover the top with the green ribbon, gluing in place.
5. Roll another piece of pink ribbon into a cone shape, for the tip of the pencil.
6. Color the top with the permanent marker, and glue the cone inside the yellow tube, finishing off the pencil.

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Kid Approved Wooden Spoon Easter Critters Tutorial

Turn ordinary wood craft spoons into one-of-a-kind friends! Then use your Wooden Spoon Bunnies as Easter decor, place them in Dirt Pudding as a festive touch OR have an afternoon of puppet play with them!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Wooden spoon
Acrylic paint (Grey, Cream, Black)
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Pink and grey felt
Googly eyes
Paint brush

Things to do:
1. Start by painting your wooden spoon either cream or grey. Use a foam brush to apply a thick layer of paint and set it aside to dry.
2. Next, we’re going to cut out the ears. Fold your grey felt in half and cut out half of an ear shape. Unfold the felt to reveal a perfectly symmetrical critter ear. Use this as a pattern for the second ear.
3. Cut a smaller version of your grey ears out of pink felt.
4. Use hot glue to attach the pink shapes to the center of your grey ears.
5. Secure the ears to the back of your wooden spoon with hot glue.
6. Now we get to make the face of our little critters. Start by using hot glue to attach google eyes to the center of the wooden spoon.
7. To complete your project, paint a nose, mouth, and whiskers onto the spoon – don’t forget the eyelashes!

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Rustic Twine Easter Carrots Tutorial

These bright carrots add a fun pop of color to your Easter decor. Make several in different sizes to create a beautiful centerpiece or display them on your shelf to celebrate the season.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Orange jute

Things to do:
1. Roll your newspaper into a cone shape. Fold the top 2-3 inches down, adding volume to the upper section. Twist the cone to solidify the shape and add density.
2. Use hot glue to attach the end of your jute to the bottom of the cone.
3. Wrap the jute around the cone until the entire surface is covered. Wrap the cone tightly and make sure that none of the paper is visible.
4. When you reach a half inch below the top of your cone, pull off a small bunch of greenery and slide it down between the jute and the cone.
5. Finish wrapping the final half inch.
6. Trim your jute and use hot glue to hold the end in place.

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How to Make a Popsicle Stick Bird Feeder

If you’re looking for a fun, educational craft to do with your children, look no further! This cute little bird feeder is easy for kids to make and it can lead to great conversations about nature.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 6 and up *For younger kids, substitute hot glue with craft glue.

Things you’ll need:
Popsicle sticks
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. The first step is creating the bottom of the bird feeder. Use glue to attach 12 popsicle sticks side by side.
2. Next, we’re going to start building up. Use glue to attach a popsicle stick on either side of the base. These popsicle sticks should be parallel to one another. After they’re secured in place, add two more popsicle sticks parallel to each other, but on the opposite sides of the base.
3. Before you continue adding height, glue a popsicle stick to the center of the base, creating a stand for the birds.
4. Continue the pattern for building until you’ve reached your desired height. My bird feeder is nine popsicle sticks high.
5. When the glue is dry, cut four pieces of jute, all equal in length
6. Tie the ends of the four corners of the bird feeder and pull them up towards the center, knotting them so they all hang evenly.
7. Hang the bird feeder from the knot and enjoy!

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Fuzzy Easter Bunny Wreath Tutorial

The Easter Bunny is sure to stop at your house this year when you have this darling wreath displayed in the window! Grab your hot glue gun and let’s get festive!

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

Things you’ll need:
White boa
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Styrofoam wreath form
Pink felt sheet or foam sheet

Things to do:
1. The first step is cutting out your ear shapes. Fold your foam sheet in half and cut out half of the shape. When you open it up, you’ll have a perfectly symmetrical bunny ear! Trace this ear to create another identical one.
2. Use hot glue to attach a boa to the outside edges of the ears.
3. The next step is attaching the ears to the back of the wreath form. Apply a thick line of hot glue along the bottom of both ears and press the wreath form firmly down against them. Hold them in place until the glue has dried.
4. The final step is covering the wreath form in fuzzy feather boa. Use hot glue to hold them in place and start wrapping. Continue adding boas until the entire surface is covered.

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