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How to Make a Rustic Mason Jar Toothbrush Holder

Chicken Wire Toothbrush Holder How to Make a Rustic Mason Jar Toothbrush Holder
Choose a colored mason jar that matches the style of your home and experiment with upcycling! This DIY takes less than a minute to make, leaving you with a cute and functional piece of décor for your bathroom.

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

Things you’ll need:
Mason jar
Chicken wire
Wire cutters
Ruler
Pen

Things to do:
1. Unscrew the top of the mason jar and pop out the snap lid.
2. Lay a piece of chicken wire over the mouth of the mason jar and cut around the edge.
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3. Place the band on top of the chicken wire and press down firmly.
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4. Screw the band into place.
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DIY No Sew Burlap Silverware Holder

Burlap utensil holder DIY No Sew Burlap Silverware Holder
Add a little bit of country chic to your dinner table. This burlap silverware holder is perfect for country-themed dinners or primitive decor dining rooms. Quick and easy to make, this is a no-sew project, and you’ll have several made up in no time!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 20 minutes
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
4” burlap ribbon
White lace
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Fray Check seam sealant *optional

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Things to do:
1. Warm up your hot glue gun. Cut the burlap ribbon 14-15” long, depending on how much space you’d like above the knife. Fold one short edge over about 1/2”, and hot glue in place. Be careful with your fingers – the hot glue can leak through the holes in the burlap and possibly burn you! So please work carefully.
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2. Fold the opposite short side up about 4.”
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3.Hot glue the sides only to the remaining burlap below, making a pocket.
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4. Cut a piece of lace to trim the top of the pocket, and hot glue in place. Apply Fray Check seam sealant to the edge if desired.
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5. Trim the top edge with lace as well. Place on the table…add your silverware to the pocket….and enjoy!
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DIY Minnie Mouse Pom Pom Hair Clips

Minnie hair clips DIY Minnie Mouse Pom Pom Hair Clips
These adorable pom pom hair clips with bows are reminiscent of that famous girl mouse. They’re quick to make and are sure to bring a smile to the girl who wears them…and you’ll love all the compliments she’ll receive!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 20 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
2 black pompoms
Red ribbon
Embroidery thread
2 barrettes
Sewing needle with a large eye
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

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Things to do:
1. Warm up your hot glue gun and glue the top of a barrette to one of the pom poms. Make sure to glue the entire top of the clip to the pom pom, otherwise the pom pom will flop around on the clip. Repeat with the second pom pom.
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2. Cut two pieces of ribbon to 4” long each. For wider ribbons, cut the length longer, and cut smaller for narrower ribbons. Fold one end in, overlapping the center.
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3. Fold the other end inward, overlapping the first edge.
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4. Thread your needle with the floss and knot at one end. Pull the needle through the center of the bow and wrap the thread around a couple of times. Tie off in the back and clip the thread.
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5. This is what the bow will look like when you’re done! Repeat for the the second ribbon.
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6. Glue the bow onto the pom pom, making sure it will face forward when worn. Repeat with the second pom pom, and the present these to a delighted little girl!
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Minnie Mouse Pom Pom Hair Clips8 DIY Minnie Mouse Pom Pom Hair Clips

DIY Felt Pen and Marker Holder

Felt Pen Marker Holder DIY Felt Pen and Marker Holder
Perfect for the budding artist in your life, this handy pen or pencil holder will keep your supplies organized in style! Customize the color of felt to create a thoughtful gift for the creative kids in your life.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 Minutes
Age range: 13 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Felt sheets
Markers
Craft knife and cutting mat
Scissors
Suede cord

Things to do:
1. Place your sheet of felt on a cutting mat and mark every 1 ½ inches.
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2. Cut a ½ inch incision on each of the marks.
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3. Repeat this step on the opposite side of the felt, cutting ½ incisions that mirror the first set.
4. Find the center of the felt and make two small holes on the end.
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5. Slide a piece of leather cord through the holes and knot it, leaving a long tail to wrap around the pen holder.
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6. Slip your markers or pens through the incisions, roll up the sheet of felt, and tie the leather cord.
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DIY Flower Tea Lights

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Planning a candle light party? Or maybe a “mock” party for the kids and their dolls? There’s no need to bring out the real candles. This petal-covered tea light creates the perfect touch for any table decor. The petals provide a romantic, beautiful glow…and when the party is over, simply flip the switch to turn off the light!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 20-30 minutes
Age range: 13+

Things you’ll need:
Tea lights
Coral silk petals or other colors of your choice
Glue dots
4 regular-sized plastic spoons
Pliers
Protective eyewear

Petal tea light1 DIY Flower Tea Lights

Things to do:
1. Put on your protective eyewear and snip off the handles from the four plastic spoons. The handles and small plastic pieces could fly up and hit you, so complete this step over a trash receptacle, and be sure to keep the eyewear on until you’re finished.
2. Attach two glue dots to the bottom inside of all four spoons. You can roll up the dots to create some depth, to counteract the curve of the spoons.
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3. Attach 1 petal to the back side of each spoon, using a glue dot.
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4. Now attach the petal-covered spoon to the base of the tea light.
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5. Repeat the process for the three remaining spoon petals, sticking them evenly around the base of the tea light.
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6. Next, place 8 more loose (not attached to spoons) flower petals around the base of the tea light, adhering them with glue dots. Place them between each other evenly around the tea light.
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7. Now turn on the light and enjoy the party!

DIY Vintage Inspired Paper Tree Garland

Paper Tree Garland DIY Vintage Inspired Paper Tree Garland
Turn your living space into a cozy log cabin with this vintage tree garland. This project is a great way to reuse your old books, allowing you to transform weathered pages into shabby-chic decor.

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

Things you’ll need:
Old book pages
Scissors
Hole punch
Jute
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. The first step is cutting out a triangle to use as a pattern for your trees. Rip out a piece of paper from an old book and lightly fold it in half. Cut half of a triangle shape and unfold it to reveal a perfectly symmetrical shape.
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2. Trace the triangle shape on a book page and cut it out. You’ll need three triangles for every tree on your garland.
Paper Tree Garland7 DIY Vintage Inspired Paper Tree Garland
3. Apply a drop of hot glue to the top of a triangle and secure it to the middle of another triangle. Repeat this step until three triangles are attached, forming a tree.
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4. Cut out a small rectangle and attach it to the bottom of the tree, making a stump.
Paper Tree Garland8 DIY Vintage Inspired Paper Tree Garland
Paper Tree Garland10 DIY Vintage Inspired Paper Tree Garland
5. Punch a hole in the top of the tree.
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6. String the trees on your length of garland.
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7. Finish your garland by tying a slipknot in both ends of the string. You can hang your garland from these loops.
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How to Make Your Own Felt Bird Hair Clip

felt Bird hair clip main How to Make Your Own Felt Bird Hair Clip
Cute little birds in your little one’s hair? Yes! With the pre-made felt bird stickers, a bit of ribbon, and just a few minutes of time, you’ll be able to whip up a little barrette that’s sure to make her smile.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 15 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Felt bird stickers
French barrettes
Pink felt or other colors of your choice
3/8” Pink grosgrain ribbon
Fray Check seam sealer
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Pencil

felt Bird hair clip1 How to Make Your Own Felt Bird Hair Clip

Things to do:
1. Warm up your hot glue gun. Cut a piece of the ribbon to the size of the top of the barrette, and seal both ends of the ribbon with the seam sealant.
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2. Use the hot glue to adhere the ribbon to the top of the barrette.
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3. Trace the bird sticker’s shape onto the piece of felt, and cut out the felt.
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4. Remove the paper backing on the sticker. Use hot glue to adhere the newly cut piece of felt to the back of the felt bird sticker. Trim any excess that might peek through to the front side.
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5. Glue the bird to the top of the barrette, on top of the ribbon. Now…watch her smile!
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Bouncy and Playful Pom Pom Spider on a Stick

July 22, 2015 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under Kid's Arts and Crafts

Pom Pom Spider on a Stick main Bouncy and Playful Pom Pom Spider on a Stick
Boing, boing, boing…..eek! Is it a spider? Well, kind of. But this adorable fuzzy spider with its big eyes and colorful body is guaranteed to make you laugh rather than run in fear. It’s a fun toy for kids ages 3+, and the elastic thread allows this “cartoon spider” to frolic and bounce.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 30 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Large tinsel pom pom
25mm googly eyes
Pipe cleaners
Dowel rod
Elastic bead cord
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

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Things to do:
1. Warm up your hot glue gun. Cut a 40” length of the elastic bead cord and tie around the middle of the large tinsel pom pom. You can “bury” it in the pom pom so the white cord isn’t obvious on the pom pom (except for the long length hanging at the top!).
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2. Cut 8 pieces of pipe cleaner to 4” long each. Bend the tops about 1” from the top. Apply hot glue to this end of the pipe cleaner, and bury into the pompon, below the half-way point. These are the legs, so leave room for 4 pieces across on each side for the spider’s legs.
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3. Bend the bottom of each pipe cleaner to create “feet.”
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4. Glue the eyes onto pompom, and glue one small pompom under for the nose.
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5. Tie the end of the elastic cord to the end of the dowel rod. Secure with dab of hot glue.
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6. Glue a medium-sized pom pom to the dowel rod on the same side the elastic is attached to, covering the knot.
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Enjoy your spider!

DIY Vintage-Inspired Doily Mason Jar Luminary

Doily luminary mason jar main DIY Vintage Inspired Doily Mason Jar Luminary
A little romantic, a little girly, and with a touch of country. These doily tea light jars are so quick to make that you’ll be surprised at how simply you can decorate a table for a romantic dinner!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 15 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Clear pint Mason jar
Battery operated tea light
4 – Round doilies
Hemp twine
Spray adhesive
Scissors

Doily luminary mason jar1 DIY Vintage Inspired Doily Mason Jar Luminary

Things to do:
1. Go outside on a very low-wind day (or position yourself away from the wind) with your jar and the four doilies. Spray the first doily on one side, and immediately stick onto the Mason jar. You’ll need to work fast before the doily dries!
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2. Continue with the remaining doilies, placing slightly above and below the one next to it to create interest. There will be some overlap.
Doily luminary mason jar4 DIY Vintage Inspired Doily Mason Jar Luminary
3. Without removing the twine from the roll, wrap it around the mouth of the jar a couple of times before cutting and tying off.
Doily luminary mason jar5 DIY Vintage Inspired Doily Mason Jar Luminary
4. Turn on the battery-operated tea light and place it inside the jar. Enjoy your pretty new “candle!”
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DIY Glittered Clothespin Noteholders

Glitter clothespin clips main DIY Glittered Clothespin Noteholders
Dress up your workspace and move away from sticky notes – show off your creativity and decorate instead! These glitter clothespin note holders are great for tweens and teens with lockers (because these are magnetic), or for general office and kitchen use. Plus they’re super-easy to make, even for kids.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 20 minutes
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Assorted wood clothespins
Glitter
Glue
Adhesive backed magnetic roll
Patterned scrapbook papers
Scissors
Small paper plates

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Things to do:
1. Fold the scrapbook paper and draw half of a butterfly on the fold. Cut it out, and make sure the fold is arranged so the wings point upward.
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2. Sprinkle some glitter on a paper plate in a line that’s a bit longer and wider than the size of the clothespin.
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3. Spread some glue on one long side of the clothespin. If you’d like, you can spread it further with your fingers or a cotton swab to make sure the glue covers the clothespin evenly.
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4. Dip the clothespin, glue-side down, into the glitter. Make sure you move it around a little to coat the clothespin evenly with the glitter.
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5. Glue the paper butterfly to the top or bottom of the clip, depending on your preference.
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6. Cut a small piece of magnetic strip and add to the back of the magnet (on the non-glitter side).
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7. Stick to your favorite surface and add notes as needed!

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