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Ribbon Button Bookmark Tutorial

Ribbon Button Bookmark Tutorial Ribbon Button Bookmark Tutorial
Learn to make your own button bookmarks with this easy tutorial. Button bookmarks would make a terrific teacher or librarian gift! I substitute glue dots for hot glue so that children of all ages can tackle this project on their own!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 15 minutes
Age range: Any

Things you’ll need:
Buttons
Scissors
Glue dots
Ribbon

Things to do:
1. Measure and cut one piece of ribbon to 12″.
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2. Remove 1 glue dot and attach to the end of the ribbon. Press button on the glue dot until secure.
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3. Remove a 2nd glue dot and attach 1/2 and inch apart from the first button. Press button down on the glue dot until secure. Optional, use more glue dots to add more buttons on to the ribbon button bookmark or to stack more buttons on top of your existing buttons.
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4. Insert your new ribbon button bookmark into your favorite book!

DIY Ribbon Bookmark

DIY Ribbon Bookmark DIY Ribbon Bookmark
This is the perfect DIY for book lovers! In a few simple steps, you can create a custom bookmark that is super cute! Have fun combining different ribbons and buttons to create a look that you love!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 Minutes
Age range: 10 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Ribbon
Elastic cord
Buttons
Scissors
Needle
Thread

Things to do:
1. The first step is measuring a length of ribbon for your bookmark. Choose a book to use as your guide and wrap the ribbon around the outside to determine the proper length.
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2. After you’ve cut the ribbon, it’s time to sew a loop at each end. Use a needle and thread to sew the ends back, creating a 1-2 inch loop.
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3. Tie a piece of elastic cord through an end loop.
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4. The final step is sewing a button to the loop opposite of the elastic cord. Once it’s attached, loop the elastic cord around your button and enjoy your book!
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DIY Ice Cream Cone Necklace

DIY Ice Cream Cone Necklace DIY Ice Cream Cone Necklace
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream necklaces! Mix and match your favorite flavors of ice cream without the calories. This tutorial shows you how easy it is to make your own jewelry to beat the heat this summer.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 1 hour
Age range: 6 and up (supervision required for hot glue gun)

Things you’ll need:
1 – Miniature unfinished wood flower pot
1 – Round bead
Brown and orange acrylic paint
Foam brush
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Tooth pick
Pencil
Leather cord
Scissors

Things to do:
1. The first step is to paint the unfinished wood flower pot brown with a 1″ poly foam brush. The trick to keeping fingerprints off the flower pot while painting is to insert a pencil into the middle of the flower pot and place in a cup or mason jar. This gives you hands free access to paint and allow the flower pot to dry evenly. Allow the flower pot to dry for 30 minutes. Wash and dry your foam brush for step 2.
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2. The next step is to paint the round bead orange with the 1″ foam brush. I like to insert a toothpick into the round bead so that I can paint it without getting fingerprints on the bead. I place my toothpick with the bead on it into a Styrofoam cone to allow the bead to dry evenly. Allow to dry for 30 minutes before proceeding to step 3.
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3. Once my round bead and flower pot are both completely dry, I then add a generous amount of hot glue to the inside of the flower pot. Press the orange round bead into the pot. Be sure to align the bead so that the holes are centered in the middle and can easily be accessed to thread the leather cord through in step 4.
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4. Use scissors to cut a 24″ piece of leather cord (or whatever necklace size you desire for this). Thread one end of the leather cord through the hole in the orange round bead.
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5. Securely knot the leather cord together and your necklace is ready to wear!
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Easy to Make Pretty Baby Shower Paper Straws

Baby Shower Paper Straws Easy to Make Pretty Baby Shower Paper Straws
This is an easy DIY that will dress up any special event or party you are throwing. These straws would be especially nice for a baby or bridal shower. You can easily coordinate the ribbon and straws to match your specific color scheme.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 5 minutes
Age range: anyone old enough to tie shoes!

Things you’ll need:
White grosgrain ribbon
Paper straws
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut a piece of ribbon about 16″ long.
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2. Tie the ribbon into a bow at the top of the straw. To do this, the ribbon should cross left over right, then tied into a knot. Then create a loop on the right side, swing and loop the left around the right loop and pull the loop through to create the bow.
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3. Tighten and fluff your ribbon as desired. Cut off any extra ribbon from each end with your scissors.
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DIY Nautical Ribbon Wand Tutorial

Nautical Ribbon Wand Tutorial DIY Nautical Ribbon Wand Tutorial
Create your own nautical wishes with this fun and easy craft tutorial on how to make ribbon wands. You can easily customize these wands with your favorite themes by using different wood cut outs and types of ribbon.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 1 hr
Age range: 6 and up (supervision required for hot glue gun)

Things you’ll need:
3 different colors of Ribbon
Scissors
1 Key ring
1 Wood dowel
Washi tape (optional)
Pink Acrylic paint
Foam brush
Unfinished wood sea horse cutout
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Use a 1″ foam brush to paint both sides of the unfinished wood sea horse cut out with acrylic paint. Let dry completely for 30 minutes. You can work on steps 2-6 while you wait for the cutout to dry.
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2. Wrap the wood dowel with washi tape.
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3. Hot glue the key ring to the top of the wood dowel. Press firmly in place until completely set. Add one more dab of hot glue on top to secure.
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4. Cut (3) 24″ pieces of each type of ribbon and lay neatly in rows.
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5. Fold a piece of ribbon in half and thread that end through the key ring half way. Loop the loose ends through the loop end of the ribbon to create a knot on the key ring, tighten and then firm again by tying a knot at the base of the key ring with the loose ends.
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6. Repeat step 5 with each piece of ribbon.
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7. After all the ribbons are all knotted on the key ring, hot glue the painted wood sea horse cut out to the top of the dowel to cover the key ring.
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8. Wave your ribbon wand around and enjoy!

Felt and Pinecone Owl Tutorial

Felt and Pinecone Owl Tutorial Felt and Pinecone Owl Tutorial
This cute woodland creature will enchant your children. Cut out the felt shapes, hand them a bottle of craft glue and let them create their own owl.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 Minutes
Age range: 10 and Up *Younger children may need assistance with hot glue.

Things you’ll need:
Small pinecone
Felt sheets
Googly eyes
Hot glue gun and glue sticks or craft glue
Scissors
Sharpie
Pipe cleaner

Things to do:
1. The first thing you’ll want to do is cut out your felt shapes. You’ll need two wings, two small circles, and a small triangle. To cut the wing shape, fold a sheet of felt in half to create a perfectly symmetrical wing. Once you’ve found a shape you like, trace it on a piece of felt so both of your wings match.
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2. Next, you’re going to attach the felt sheets to the pinecone using hot glue or craft glue. Attach a wing to either side of the pinecone and the circles and beak to the front. Let the glue dry completely.
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3. Use hot glue or craft glue to add googly eyes to the felt circles.
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4. The final step is making feet for your owl. Cut six ½-inch pieces of pipe cleaner. Use hot glue or craft glue to attach three together, making one foot. Once the glue has dried, secure it to the bottom of your pinecone. Repeat this step to make the other foot.
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How to Make Upcycled Newspaper Goodie Bags

Upcycled Newspaper Goodie Bags How to Make Upcycled Newspaper Goodie Bags
This DIY is a great way to recycle old newspapers! Make gift bags in any size to fit a wide variety of gifts.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 Minutes
Age range: 8 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Newspaper
Paper doilies
Glue stick
Scissors
Cutting mat
Hole punch
Jute

Things to do:
1. The first step is cutting out a 6×9 inch piece of newspaper.
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2. Fold the rectangle piece of newspaper in half, creating a crease to guide the rest of your folds.
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3. Open up the rectangle and fold the sides into the guide fold, slightly overlapping the edges. Secure with glue.
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4. Create the bottom of the bag by folding up a half inch, folding the corners in and securing with glue.
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5. Now comes the fun part- decorating! Fold a paper doily in half and slide in over the opening of the bag.
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6. Punch two holes in the top of the bag and tie a bow with jute.
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DIY Moss Pennant Banner

DIY Moss Pennant Banner DIY Moss Pennant Banner
This nature-inspired banner is the perfect project for all lovers of rustic décor. If you’re looking for an nontraditional banner to adorn your space, you’ll love this craft! If you want to add a message to this mossy banner, try using glitter letters to create contrast.

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

Things you’ll need:
Black Stiffened Felt
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Moss ribbon
Jute
Sharpie
Cutting mat
Loose moss

Things to do:
1. Cut a 2 ½ x 5-inch piece of stiffened felt. This will serve as the backdrop for your moss.
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2. Cut a 5-inch piece of moss ribbon.
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3. Use hot glue to attach the ribbon to the felt backdrop. Draw a line of glue around the edges and center of the piece of felt. Hold the felt on the hot glue until it has dried completely.

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4. Cut a triangle out of the bottom of the pendant.
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5. If the moss is thin in any area, use hot glue to add a layer of loose moss.
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6. Once the moss has dried completely, draw a line of hot glue across the top of the pendant and attach it to a piece of jute. Continue to create moss pendants and add them to your jute until you’ve filled the string.
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How to Make Pallet Board Coasters

Pallet Board Coasters How to Make Pallet Board Coasters
Reminiscent of arts and crafts time in grade school, these Popsicle stick coasters are as fun to make as they are cute! Have fun painting and assembling the wood sticks to create the perfect, practical home accessory.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 1 Hour
Age range: 10 and Up

Things you’ll need:
11 Popsicle sticks
Scissors
Wood stain
Foam brush
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Wax paper
Cutting mat with ruler

Things to do:
1. The first step is staining your Popsicle sticks. Use a foam brush to apply a thin coat of stain directly to the Popsicle sticks. Stain both sides and allow time for them to dry completely. I stained mine and let them sit out overnight to ensure they dried.
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2. After you’ve stained 11 Popsicle sticks, use scissors to cut off the rounded ends.
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3. Now it’s time to arrange your Popsicle sticks. Lay four parallel, using your ruler cutting board to keep them straight.
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4. Use hot glue to attach a Popsicle stick to both ends of the four parallel sticks.
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5. Once you’ve created a base and a frame, use hot glue to add four more Popsicle sticks directly above the four on the base.
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6. After the hot glue has dried, slide the last Popsicle stick down the center of your mini pallet board and twist it, so it’s standing up. This will add a little more support and complete the pallet board look.
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DIY Ombre Wood Bead Necklace

June 23, 2015 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under General Crafts

DIY Ombre Wood Bead Necklace DIY Ombre Wood Bead Necklace
Learn how to make your own beautiful wood bead necklace with this simple tutorial. I created mine in an ombre pattern of various shades of color, but you could paint the beads any color desired. You could even embellish it further by painting on polka dots, stripes, or other fun patterns.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hr, 45 minutes (includes paint drying time)
Age range: Any

Things you’ll need:
5 – Round Wood Beads
30 inch Beige Suede Cord
Scissors
FolkArt Matte Acrylic Sealer Spray
Small foam brush
Antique White Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Laguna Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
5 tooth picks
Styrofoam cone
Plastic plate or paint palette

Things you will do:
1. Measure and cut a 30″ piece of suede cord, set aside.
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2. Insert 5 toothpicks into the Styrofoam cone, set aside.
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3. Place two large drops of Laguna Apple Barrel Paint on your palette. Leave one drop as is, this will be your darkest bead color that goes on your middle bead.
4. Add a small amount of white to the other drop, making this paint a lighter shade of the Laguna blue. This will be your middle ombre shade.
5. Create one more color by starting with a large drop of white this time. Add a very small drop of the Lagune blue to it. This will create your lightest ombre shade.
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6. Paint 1 wood bead with your Laguna Blue. Hang the painted bead on the toothpick to dry.
7. Paint 2 beads with the middle shade. Hang the painted bead on the toothpick to dry.
8. Paint 2 beads with the lightest shade. Hang the painted bead on the toothpick to dry.
9. Let dry for 30 minutes and paint one more coat of the ombre colors on each bead if desired.
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10. When the paint is completely dry,in a well ventilated space, spray each bead with the acrylic sealer. This will protect the bead from scratches and color fade. Let dry completely.
11. String the finished beads on the suede cord, in this order: lighest bead, middle bead, darkest Laguna blue bead, then middle bead, and last is your lightest bead. This will create an ombre look.
12. Secure necklace with a knot at the top of the necklace.
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