DIY Scandinavian Inspired Leather Coasters

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These intricate leather coasters will protect your wooden surfaces in style. Inspired by minimal, Scandinavian design, they complement modern home decor perfectly.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Large and small metal hoops
Leather cord
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Scissors
Wooden beads

Things to do:
1. Cut a piece of leather cord (about 2-yards) and use hot glue to attach the end to your large metal hoop.
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2. Wrap it around the large hoop five times.
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3. Place your smaller hoop in the center and wrap the cord around it once.
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4. Wrap the cord around the large hoop five more times and then slide the cord through the smaller hoop again.
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5. Continue wrapping until you’ve gone all the way around your outside hoop.
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6. Use hot glue to attach the end of the leather cord to the hoop.
7. Slide a bead on the remaining cord and knot the end. Trim any excess.
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How to Make a Felt Fawn Headband

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Create a whimsical look, with this adorable, easy to make fawn inspired headband. Great for children and adults alike!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hr
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Headband
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Faux Flowers (optional)
Pencil/Pen
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut felt strips to cover your headband. The length and amount will depend on the width of your headband, and how tightly you wrap the felt. Tip: For some extra cuteness, use a different colored piece of felt at the bottom tips of your headband.Felt_Fawn_Headband2
2. Attach the end of your first felt strip to the bottom of your headband, and begin wrapping. No more hot glue is required until the end of your strip. Wrap your strips tightly, as to prevent your headband from peeking through. Once you come to the end of your strip, use hot glue to attach. Continue this until your headband is covered. Felt_Fawn_Headband3
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3. Create your ears. The size and shape, are entirely up to you. Draw out your first ear, cut it out, and trace it on to your felt, to create a matching pair. Felt_Fawn_Headband6
4. Once you have your ears cut out, and any additional pieces you wish to add, glued on your ears, attach your ears to your headband using hot glue. You may wish to use a ruler to perfectly position your ears. You can also cup your ears forward to create a more realistic look. (see photo for visual) Felt_Fawn_Headband7
5. Optional: Add flowers. Use sprays of faux florals and hot glue to attach them together and to your headband. Using wire is also an option, but this may be uncomfortable. Be sure and add a small piece of felt to the area in which you glued or wired your flowers, to keep everything comfortable.

Tip: Use a small piece of felt to create “fur”. Pull the felt apart and shape your fur as you see fit. This requires a bit of force and effort.
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DIY Simple Felt Ice Cream Cone Party Hat

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream and ice cream themed parties! Create an adorable, yet simple, ice cream cone party hat for ice cream themed parties, photo shoots or just to add a little sweetness to your life.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 30 mins
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Felt sheets
Large and small pom poms
Elastic
Lightweight Cardboard/Poster board
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Scissors
Marker
Ruler

Things to do:
1. Make a template for your hat, lightweight cardboard works well for this. Measure down 8 inches on two sides ( this is for a smaller, typical sized party hat, adjust depending on head size ) and then connected those points with a curved line.Using a plate helps create a nice curved line, and keeps it simple. You can create a tab on your template, but this isn’t necessary.
2. Trace the shape onto your sheet of felt.
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3. Cut out the felt. Glue along the straight edge and shape the hat, gluing the edges together.
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4. Use your ruler and marker to create your cone print, using intersecting lines. Felt_Ice_Cream_Cone_Party_Hat4
5. Using hot glue, glue your pom pom balls on to the base of your hat.Felt_Ice_Cream_Cone_Party_Hat5
6. If you so choose, attach elastic to each side of your hat, to create a chin strap.
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5-Minute Felt Monogram Banner Tutorial

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Trying to decorate your child’s bedroom on a budget? This adorable felt banner dresses up an empty wall and will make the space feel like their very own. Play with different colors to complement their decor theme or let them pick the palette!

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

Things you’ll need:
Felts sheets
Scissors
Pen
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Wooden dowel
Leather cord

Things to do:
1. The first step is preparing the letter you want on your banner. Trace it onto a piece of felt and cut out the shape.
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2. Next, we’re going to cut a “v” shape out of the bottom of our banner. Fold it in half and draw a line from the corner to the edge, about 2-inches up. Cut along the line.DIY_Felt_Monogram_Banner3
3. Use hot glue to attach your felt letter to the middle of your banner piece.
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4. Draw a line of hot glue along the top of your banner piece and attach it to your wooden dowel.
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5. Cut a piece of leather cord and tie both ends to the sides of your dowel.
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6. Display your banner and enjoy!
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Faux Succulent Boutonniere Tutorial

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With succulents being all the rage this wedding season, create a simple, yet elegant, faux succulent boutonniere that will last forever, just like your love!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 30 mins
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
Faux succulents/ Faux Flowers
Crafting wire
Ribbon and/or twine
Boutonniere/Corsage pins
Scissors/Wire cutters
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
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Things to do:
1. Select your succulent picks and flowers that you wish to be a part of your boutonniere, and arrange them to your liking.
2. Once the picks are arranged, use your crafting wire to tightly secure them together. Keep the wire tight and neat, to prevent your boutonniere from coming apart. Faux_Succulent_Boutonniere_Tutorial3
3. Cut any stray wires or ends of your picks, to keep a clean, less bulky look, as well as to prevent poking. Faux_Succulent_Boutonniere_Tutorial4
4. Wrap your stems and wire. Use your ribbon or twine (or whatever you wish), to cover up the wire and stems of your boutonniere. Wrap tightly to prevent the ribbon from coming loose and exposing any of the wire. Use hot glue to hold the end of the ribbon in place (this should be on the back of the boutonniere). You can also add any accent ribbons or embellishments as you see fit.Faux_Succulent_Boutonniere_Tutorial5
5. Attach your pin by sticking it in the ribbon or twine, on the back of the boutonniere.
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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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