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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

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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 Doily Mason Jar Luminary

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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

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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.
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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.
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4. Turn on the battery-operated tea light and place it inside the jar. Enjoy your pretty new “candle!”
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DIY Nautical Inspired Sisal Rope Placemat

Sisal Rope Placemat DIY Nautical Inspired Sisal Rope Placemat
This no-sew placemat adds the perfect homemade touch to your home décor. Make a set for your dining room table and accent them with a copper vase and fresh flowers for the perfect rustic-chic look.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 13 and Up

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

Things to do:
1. Apply a drop of hot glue to the end of your piece of rope and fold it down over itself. This creates the center of your placemat. Hold the fold in place until the glue has dried completely.
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2. Once the center is dry, add a line of hot glue around the outside edge and start wrapping the rope around. Keep applying hot glue and wrapping until the placemat reaches your desired size.
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3. When the placemat is finished, cut the end and apply hot glue to the end of the piece and press it firmly against the side of the placemat. Hold it in place until it is dry and add another layer of hot glue to the tip of the rope. This will seal the end in place and keep your placemat from unraveling.
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DIY Button Memo Chalkboard

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Chalkboards are so practical to have in the kitchen, on a door, and in a school locker. But they’re rarely fun and whimsical! With your hot glue gun and some fabulous buttons, however, you can decorate a simple chalkboard with layers of buttons and turn it into a statement piece. These make great party favors, and a package of multi-sized buttons and a roll of the magnet strip will make two mini button-covered magnetic chalkboards, making this a quick and economical gift for anyone.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 30-60 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
Mini chalkboard
Buttons
Magnetic strips

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Things to do:
1. Warm up your hot glue gun and pour out your buttons so you can grab them quickly and easily.
2. Squeeze some glue onto a button and place it on the chalkboard, starting in one corner. Glue others around it, overlapping buttons to make the border very 3-dimensional.
3. Glue small buttons on top of the large buttons for even more dimension. Play with the placement of each button to mix up colors for a random look, or organize them into blocks of color. Anything goes!
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4. Once you’ve glued buttons in layers around the border of the mini chalkboard, turn the chalkboard over. Don’t pull off the plastic yet, but carefully trim the magnetic strip to the width of the top.
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5. Peel off the plastic on the magnetic strip and place it sticky-side down onto the wood, along the top edge. Repeat for the bottom edge.
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6. Turn the chalkboard over, and admire your handwork!
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DIY Polka Dot Table Runner Tutorial

Polka Dot Table Runner Tutorial DIY Polka Dot Table Runner Tutorial
Create your own table runners with this no sew, easy craft tutorial. The linen table runners are beautiful as is, but can transform easily into a gorgeous centerpiece for your table by following these simple steps. This would even make a wonderful gift, by getting the kids involved and painting their hand prints on the runner, so many possibilities!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hour (includes drying time)
Age range: Any

Things you’ll need:
Acrylic paint (I used black, gold, and white)
Table runner
Wood flower pot (to create circle stamp)
Paint palette

Things to do:
1. I began this craft project by ironing the linen table cloth, it’s easier to do before the project rather than after.
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2. Place newspaper underneath your table runner to catch any paint that comes through to the backside of the table runner.
3. Squeeze a glob of paint into the paint palette. Press the wood flower pot bottom into the paint. Then press the flower pot paint side down on the table runner. Repeat on the same polka dot with more paint if needed.
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4. Add polka dots all over the table runner. Repeat with as many colors as desired.
5. Allow to dry for 30-45 minutes. Check the bottom of the runner at various times while drying to make sure the paint underneath is not sticking to the newspaper.
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6. Once dry, your table runner is ready to be displayed on the table, enjoy!
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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 Rustic Moss Wreath

DIY Rustic Moss Wreath DIY Rustic Moss Wreath
Adorn your front door with a gorgeous moss wreath! This charming DIY adds a rustic touch to your springtime décor, making it the perfect way to bring a touch of nature to your home.

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

Things you’ll need:
Styrofoam wreath form
Sheet moss
Accent moss and lichens
Scissors
Jute ribbon
Floral wire
Wire cutters
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. The first step is covering the Styrofoam wreath with a layer of sheet moss. Pull out a small chunk of moss and pull it apart, creating a thin sheet. Apply hot glue directly to the wreath form and wrap the moss around it.
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2. Once the entire wreath has been covered, apply different varieties of moss where the sheet moss is thin.
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3. The final step is adding a decorative bow to the wreath. Make a full bow out of your burlap ribbon and use wire to attach it to the bottom of the wreath.
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4. Display the wreath on a wreath hanger and enjoy your springtime décor!
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DIY Nautical-Inspired Fish Net Mason Jar

Fish Net Mason Jar DIY Nautical Inspired Fish Net Mason Jar
This DIY décor is the perfect place to store vacation treasures! In a few simple steps, you can transform an old mason jar into something new and useful. Fill the sea-themed storage container with sand and seashells, or whatever trinkets you have lying around, and enjoy!

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

Things you’ll need:
Fish net
Clear or blue mason jar
Sisal rope
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
Sharpie

Things to do:
1. The first thing you want to do is measure a length of fish net to fit around your jar. Instead of using a measuring tape or ruler, I found that it is easiest to lay the jar directly on the fish net, roll the material around the surface, and mark the size.
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2. Once you’ve marked the fish net, cut out the shape.
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3. Next, you’re going to attach the net to the jar. Start by trimming any loose ends, then use hot glue to anchor the net to the top of the mason jar. Continue to apply hot glue and wrap the net around the jar, until it is secured.
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4. After you’ve attached the net to the top of the jar, you’re going to connect the edges. Use small drops of hot glue down the back of jar and bring the net together, creating a seam.
5. Use hot glue to secure the ends of the net to the bottom of the jar, pulling the material tightly to the center. Trim any excess material to avoid awkward bulges.
6. The final step is adding a decorative rope detail around the top of the jar. Apply a drop of hot glue under the mouth of the mason jar and attach the end of the rope. Allow the glue to dry completely, and then continue applying hot glue and attaching the rope until the entire rim is covered. Anchor the end of the rope with hot glue and trim any excess.
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DIY Disney Photo Frame

DIY Disney Photo Frame DIY Disney Photo Frame
This craft is the perfect way to DIY your memories from Disney. Just use these beautiful clear acrylic Mickey Mouse beads to change any basic photo frame. When you are done crafting, insert your favorite Disney photograph into the frame and enjoy!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 30 – 45 minutes (includes drying time)
Age range: 10 and up

Things you’ll need:
16 – Clear Acrylic Mickey Mouse Beads
Photo frame
E6000 Clear Glue
Newspaper

Things to do:
1. Lay newspaper down over your work area. This area should be well ventilated when using E6000 glue. Count out 16 clear beads for the project.
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2. Add a small dab of glue to each corner and press 1 acrylic Mickey Mouse bead in each corner.
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3. Add 3 more beads with E6000 glue to the top of the frame and 3 on the bottom of your frame. Press and hold until bead is firmly in place.
4. Add 4 more beads with E6000 glue to the left and right sides of your frame. Press and hold until bead is firmly in place.
5. Lay frame flat for 30 minutes until the glue is completely dry.
6. Remove back panel and insert a photo.

Make Your Own Succulent Window Box

Succulent Window Box Make Your Own Succulent Window Box
Display your artificial succulents in a natural way with this beautiful window box. In a few simple steps, you can create the perfect décor for your home. Try out your green thumb on this fun project.

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

Things you’ll need:
Wooden box
Chicken wire
Loose moss
Artificial succulents
Hammer
Nails
Wire cutters

Things to do:
1. The first step is measuring a piece of chicken wire to cover the surface of your wooden box. Simply lay the box across a piece of flat chicken wire and cut the rectangle shape using wire cutters.
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2. The next step is filling the box with moss. Spread several varieties around evenly until the box is full.
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3. Use nails to attach chicken wire to the surface of the box. This will hold the moss in place. Then trim any excess wire with wire cutters.
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4. Complete the window box by displaying artificial succulents.
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