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Button Table Number Tutorial

Button Table Number Tutorial Button Table Number Tutorial
Buttons are a great way to jazz up any craft project. Today I am sharing a fun tutorial on making button table number frames for a wedding or shower. Factory Direct Craft has buttons in a variety of colors and can be used to coordinate with your specific color scheme.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 10 minutes
Age range: 7 and up (parental supervision suggested with the hot glue gun)

Things you’ll need:
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Lighter Color Primitive Vintage Buttons
White Wash Rustic Picture Frames
Scrap paper or burlap
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut out a 3.5″ x 5″ rectangle of your scrapbook paper or fabric.
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2. Use a pencil to write your desired number on the scrapbook paper.
3. Warm up your hot glue gun. While you are waiting for the glue gun to be ready, pick out desired buttons. Arrange your buttons on the number to make sure you are happy with the look. Set buttons in your desired pattern next to your paper so you can easily grab them.
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4. Glue buttons on individually.
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5. Remove any strings created from the hot glue.
6. Open the picture frame and remove the glass, insert button table number, and close the frame back up.
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How to Make No-Sew Burlap Bows

No Sew Burlap Bows How to Make No Sew Burlap Bows
These no-sew bows take only minutes to make and have countless uses. Attach them to hair clips for a fun accessory, or use them to decorate your gifts. I made several and keep them on hand as decoration for future craft projects.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Burlap fabric
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Ruler
Sharpie
Scissors
Paper

Things to do:
1. Cut a 2 ½ x 3 inch rectangle. This will be your pattern.
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2. Trace the rectangle onto a piece of burlap fabric and cut it out.
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3. Cut a 4 x ½ inch strip of burlap.
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4. Fold the large rectangle in half and peel the edge back. Use hot glue to secure your folds. Repeat this step on the opposite side of the rectangle.
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5. Once you’ve created a bow shape, apply a drop of hot glue to the middle and wrap your burlap strip around the center of the bow. Hold it in place until the glue dries completely. Trim an excess fabric.
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DIY Nautical Sisal Rope Basket

rope basket DIY Nautical Sisal Rope Basket
This unique storage container looks especially beautiful with beach décor. In just a few simple steps, you can transform your favorite rope into an adorable basket! Make several in different sizes to find a look you love.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 1 Hour
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Sisal rope
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
Mason jar

Things to do:
1. The first step is creating the base of the basket. Apply a drop of hot glue to the end of the rope and start wrapping it around. Continue applying hot glue to the outside of the rope and wrapping around until you’ve reached your desired size.
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2. Once the base is complete, start building up the height of the basket. Apply a line of hot glue around the top of the outside rope and start layering up. You can use a mason jar as a guide.
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3. Pull the mason jar out of the rope basket once you’ve reached your desired height.
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4. Cut the end of the rope and use hot glue to secure it to the basket.
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Upcycled: DIY Burlap Bulletin Board

DIY Burlap Bulletin Board Upcycled: DIY Burlap Bulletin Board
Make your own bulletin board using your favorite burlap fabric. This DIY recycles ordinary household materials to create something useful and decorative.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Shoebox lid
Burlap fabric
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Sheet of Cork
Scissors
Sharpie

Things to do:
1. The first step is measuring your shoebox lid. Place it on top of a sheet of cork and trace around the edges. Once you’ve traced your lid, cut out the piece of cork.
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2. Next, you’re going to attach the cork to the top of your lid. Use hot glue, starting at the outer corner, to secure the cork sheet.
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3. Once the hot glue has dried completely, it’s time to cover the bulletin board in fabric. Lay your lid face down on a piece of fabric and cut the material 2 ½ inches from the edge of the lid, creating a rectangle that is slightly larger than your lid.
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4. Fold the edges of the fabric around the lid, like you’re wrapping a present. Use hot glue to hold the fabric in place. Make sure the fabric is pulled tight so your folds look clean and neat.
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5. Once you’ve folded all the edges in, use hot glue to secure any loose ends.
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DIY Decorative Wood Cutting Board

Decorative Wood Cutting Board DIY Decorative Wood Cutting Board
These unfinished wood cutting boards are great for any project. With Mother’s Day coming up, I thought it would be fun to create a lobster themed decorative wood cutting board to give my mother. She grew up on Cape Cod and loves eating anything with lobster in it! You could personalize this DIY to your own needs by using any cookie cutter design that is special to you.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 2 hrs (including dry times)
Age range: 5 and up (with assistance with the glue)

Things you’ll need:
Small unfinished wood cutting board
White acrylic paint
Lobster cookie cutter
Red spray paint
E600 glue
Foam brush

Things to do:
1. Apply white acrylic paint to the front and edges of your cutting board with the foam brush. Let dry for about 20 minutes.
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2. Apply a second coat of white paint to the cutting board and let dry for another 20 minutes.
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3. In a well ventilated area, apply a thin, even coat of red spray paint to the metal cookie cutter. Let dry, 1 hr.
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4. When both your cutting board and cookie cutter are dry, use the E600 glue to attach the cookie cutter to the center of the cutting board. Press firmly and hold for 1 minute until the glue has bonded. Then place a heavy object (like a book) on top of the cookie cutter. This will apply pressure and help keep the cookie cutter in place. Allow to dry for 1 hour.
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5. Add ribbon through the top hole of the cutting board handle if you would like to hang the decorative cutting board on a wall.
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How to Make a Mouse Favor Bags

Mouse Favor Bags How to Make a Mouse Favor Bags
This adorable bag is sure to be a big hit at a birthday party! Make one and use it to wrap your present or gather the supplies and let your child’s guests have fun assembling their own mouse. You can’t go wrong with this simple and fun craft.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 Minutes
Age range: 6 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Brown paper bag
White cardstock
Pink acrylic paint
Scissors
Butcher’s twine
Googly eyes
Craft glue

Things to do:
1. First, you’re going to cut out the ears for your mouse. Use the base of your acrylic paint to create the perfect shape. Trace around the bottom twice and cut out the circles.
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2. Once you’ve cut out the ears, paint the inside with pink paint. Allow the ears to dry completely.
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3. Use craft glue to attach the ears to the back of the paper bag. Allow the glue to dry completely.
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4. Cut a small triangle out of white card stock and round the edges, creating a nose shape.
5. Cut three pieces of white string, all the same length.
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6. Now it’s time to assemble the face. Glue the center of the strings to the brown bag.
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7. Glue the white nose on top of the center of the white strings.
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8. Finish the face by gluing googly eyes to right above the nose and whiskers.
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Sporty Snack Favor Cone Tutorial

Sporty Snack Favor Cone Tutorial Sporty Snack Favor Cone Tutorial
Need a quick and fun snack to bring to your child’s sporting event? This tutorial shows you how to create a sporty snack cone in minutes that you can decorate and fill with snacks to hand out after practice or a big game. The whole team is sure to love this!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 5 minutes
Age range: all ages

Things you’ll need:
Primary Color Washi Tapes
Craft Foam Sports Stickers
Wedding Paper Petal Cones

Things to do:
1. The cones were originally intended for flower petal tossing at weddings, so carefully remove the white ribbon bow and petals from the cone. Now you should have a plain, basic white cone ready to decorate.
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2. Remove the paper from the back of the foam stickers and apply to the cone by pressing firmly.
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3. Add washi tape to create team stripes around the cone.
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4. When you are done decorating, fill the sporty cones with your favorite snack! I love adding popcorn, peanuts, or goldfish!

DIY Chalkboard Wedding Table Numbers

DIY Chalkboard Wedding Table Numbers DIY Chalkboard Wedding Table Numbers
DIY wedding projects are all the rage, but let’s be honest–Not everyone has a lot of time to dedicate to crafting before their big day. This project lets you add a homemade touch in a matter of minutes. Grab your hot glue gun and get ready to create cute table numbers!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 5 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Mini chalkboards
Wooden dowels
Chalk ink marker
Jute cord
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Apply a line of hot glue down the back of your chalkboard and attach a wooden dowel to the back. Make sure the dowel is on straight.
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2. Trim the gold ribbon off the top of the chalkboard.
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3. Cut a 12-inch piece of jute and tie a bow. Trim any excess jute.
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4. Apply a drop of hot glue right underneath the mini chalkboard and attach the bow.
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5. The final step is writing the table number! Use a chalk ink pen for a bold line.
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How to Make a Paper Plate Treat Basket

Paper Plate Treat Basket How to Make a Paper Plate Treat Basket
This simple project creates the perfect storage container or gift bag for cookies, pencils, or other small objects. Customize the ribbon color to create a themed gift box or organize your counter space with the chalkboard label. However you choose to use this craft, you’re sure to enjoy it!

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

Things you’ll need:
Paper plate
Scissors
Sharpie
Cutting mat
Ribbon
Chalkboard sticker
Hole punch
Chalk Ink Pen
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Make two small marks, about 2 inches apart, at the bottom and top of the paper plate.
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2. Cut along the marks to the center of the plate.
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3. Use the cuts as guidelines to fold the paper plate. Make sure you create crisp creases.
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4. Fold the paper plate into a box shape, using hot glue to hold it all in place.
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5. Punch two holes in the center of the box, about 1 ½ inches apart.
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6. String jute through the holes and tie a bow.
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7. Attach a chalkboard sticker to the front and use a chalk ink pen to label the contents.
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DIY Nature Inspired Gift Box

May 11, 2015 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under General Crafts

Spring Inspired Jewelry Gift Box DIY Nature Inspired Gift Box
Looking for the perfect place to store your earrings? This jewelry box is cute and practical, making it the perfect way to organize your accessories.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Paper mache box
Moss ribbon
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Sunflower heads

Things to do:
1. Measure the surface of your cardboard box.
2. Cut a piece of moss ribbon, according to the measurements, to cover the top of the box.
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3. Use hot glue to attach the moss ribbon to the lid.
4. Finish decorating the lid by using hot glue to attach plastic flower buds. Hold them in place until the glue dries.
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