DIY Retro ‘Flower Power’ Placemats

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These bright and cheery placemats add a playful pop of color to your dining room table! You can also use the techniques you learn in this video to make a matching table runner to complete your stylish set.

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

Things you’ll need:
Burlap or burlap placemat
Scissors
Pencil
Wooden flower cutouts
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Spread out a sheet of burlap and trace a circle with a 15-inch diameter. If you have a large bowl, you can place it on top of the burlap and trace around the edge for a perfectly symmetrical circle.
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2. Cut out the circle of burlap.
3. Protect your work surface by laying a piece of wax paper underneath your placemat.
4. Apply a drop of hot glue to the back of your wooden cutouts and start attaching them to the burlap circle. Start at the center and work your way out, varying colors as you go. You should end up with a perfect hexagon shape, each side made up of 4 wooden flowers.
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DIY Glitter Table Numbers

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Creating your own glitter table number for weddings or other important celebrations is simple and doesn’t take much time! Make sure you have some newspapers on hand for easy clean up when you’re finished decorating all of your numbers.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 1 hour (includes drying time)
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Standing wooden number
Extra fine glitter
Glue
Unfinished wood circle plaque
Cotton swab

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Things to do:
1. Lay your number and stand on the newspaper – you’ll need an easy way to clean up all that glitter!
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2. Glue the top of your number. Keep the glue evenly distributed by spreading with the cotton swab.
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3. Sprinkle the glitter on the number.
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4. Repeat with the stand.
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5. Allow both to dry, and then glue on other sides of the number and the stand. Sprinkle on more glitter. Warm up your hot glue gun.
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6. Hot glue the number to the stand.
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DIY Boho Macrame Wood Spoon Handles

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This sweet and simple DIY is a great way to give your wooden utensils a quick, boho update! Talk about the perfect project to dress up your summer dinner party!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 10 and up

Things you’ll need:
Wooden utensils
White cotton twine
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut a 6-foot piece of baker’s twine.
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2. Lay the handle of your wooden utensil on the center of your piece of baker’s twine.
3. Tie a tight knot at the top of the handle.
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4. Next, you’re going to knot your way down the handle. Cross the left string over the handle, creating a loop on the left side.
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5. Cross the right string under the handle, creating a loop on the right side.
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6. Pull each string through the loops you just created and pull them tight, creating two small knots.
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7. Repeat steps 4-6 until you’ve covered the entire handle with baker’s twine.
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8. When you reach the end of your handle, tie a tight double knot and trim the excess baker’s twine.
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How to Make Marble Suncatchers

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A glass bead sun catcher is a fun way to bring the glory of the spring sunshine inside! Collect plastic lids for all different sizes of of glass bead sun catchers.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 30 minutes (but can take days to dry, so be patient!)
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Clear glass beads
Blue glass beads
Green glass beads
All-purpose glue
Twine
Plastic lid

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Things to do:
1. Squeeze a healthy layer of glue into the plastic lid.
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2. Start pressing the glass gems into the glue.
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3. Make sure to pack the lid full with beads, but be sure they’re all laying flat.
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4. Pour some glue over the top.
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5. Set the project aside to dry. It will take 2-5 days to finish drying, and then you can peel the plastic off easily. Punch a hole in the top and thread the twine through the hole to hang.
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How to Make a Popsicle Stick Wall Art Shelf Tutorial

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I love how a simple craft supply can create such a stunning piece of shelf or wall art! Easily make this popsicle stick shelf in any depth, and choose to place it on a shelf to frame a small vase, or hang on the wall with hooks.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 45 minutes
Age range: 10+
Things you’ll need:
Popsicle sticks
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Grid mat *optional

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Things to do:
1. Start visually arranging 6 sticks to make sure you’ll create an evenly-distributed shape. It helps to use a gridded mat for this purpose. Warm up your hot glue gun, but don’t glue anything yet.
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2. Once you’ve decided how to arrange the sticks, glue them together.
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3. Start gluing a second layer of sticks as shown.
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4. Continue going around the shelf and gluing sticks in place to make it as deep as it needs to be.
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5. This is what the project will look like when complete!
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Kid Friendly Clothespin and Paper Doily Butterflies Tutorial

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This doily butterfly is a good rainy project and can be made with larger or smaller doilies, depending on how large you want the wings to be. Add a magnet to the back if you’d like to hang this project on the refrigerator!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 1 hour (includes drying time)
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
2 – Paper doilies
Clothespins
Paint brushes
Sequins
Acrylic paint
Pipe cleaners
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Cup of water

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Things to do:
1. Fold the doily in half, then in half again – partially, so that there’s extra visual appeal. Repeat with the second doily.
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2. Paint the doilies with watered-down acrylic paint. Allow the colors to run together!
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3. Paint the clothespin and allow to dry. Warm up your hot glue gun.
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4. Cut a piece of pipe cleaner and bend in the middle. Curl the ends and glue to the clothespin. Glue the wings to the back of the clothespin and finish off with a sequin in the center.
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How to Make Scandinavian Knot Coasters and Trivets

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Showcase your love for 70s style with these DIY coaster and trivets! Once you learn the knot pattern, you’ll go crazy crafting matching sets for your friends and family.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 10 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Metal rings
Macrame cord
Scissors
Wooden beads

Things to do:
1. Cut two five-foot pieces of macrame cord.
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2. Next, you’re going to start the knotting process. Lay your cords under the center of your hoop and make a loop shape at the top. Pull the end of your cords up through the center of the metal hoop and through your macrame loop.
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3. Repeat this step, creating knots all around the circumference of the metal hoop.
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4. When you’ve covered the entire metal hoop, tie a square knot to secure the ends and trim your cord, leaving roughly 3-4 inches.
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5. Add wooden beads to your excess cord and knot the macrame to hold them in place.
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DIY Felt Gift Wrap Embellishment Ribbon


Step up your gift-giving game with a playful pop of personality and color! This felt gift-wrap replaces a traditional bow, setting your present apart. Have fun mixing and matching different colors and patterns to create something unique and beautiful.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Twine
Felt
Scissors
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Choose several coordinating colors of felt to use.


2. Cut a 1-inch strip off the side of the piece of felt.
3. Cut shapes out of your 1-inch strip. Triangles and squares are the easiest, and look really cute!


4. Measure a length of string to wrap around your gift and cut it.

5. Use a dot of hot glue to attach the felt shapes to your string.


6. Tie your felt gift wrap around your present and enjoy!

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Upcycle Scraps of Cardboard into a Fun Optical Spinner

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This cardboard optical spinner is the ideal way to work on a project with your little one! He or she can draw the spirals and you can help with the more difficult tasks of cutting out the cardboard and punching the holes.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 30 minutes
Age range: 8+ (adult will need to help with punching holes and cutting cardboard)

Things you’ll need:
Craft twine
Glue stick
Scissors
Cardboard
Paper
A circular item to trace
A way to punch holes through cardboard

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Things to do:
1. Trace and cut out one cardboard circle and two paper circles.
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2. Make two holes in the center of both paper circles as shown.
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3. Color festive circles on one side of both paper circles.
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4. Cover both sides of the cardboard with the glue.
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5. Glue the paper circles to the cardboard and punch holes through the cardboard after. I used a hammer and a small spike to create the holes.
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6. Cut the twine to 28. -30. and feed through the holes as shown.
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7. Tie the twine at both ends.
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8. To use, twist both sides of the twine and then pull!
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DIY Felt Lollipops Tutorial


Looking for a fun rainy-day craft project to do with your kiddos? Get creative with different patterns and colors to create bright lollipops you can use as photo booth props, or just a fun toy!

Things you’ll need:
Felt sheets
Scissors
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Dowel rods

Things to do:
1. Fold a piece of felt in half and cut a half circle shape. Unfold the felt and clean up the edges of your circle, leaving you with a symmetrical look.




2. Trace the circle onto two different colors of felt and cut out the shape.



3. Cut a swirl design out of a circle, creating a pretty pattern for your lollipop.


4. Use glue to secure the design onto one of your felt circles.


5. Cut your dowel in half.

6. Sandwich the dowel between your two circles, creating a lollipop. Secure it with glue.



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