Category: For the Home

DIY Vintage-Inspired Knob Jewelry Display

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Keep your favorite accessories organized in style with this simple jewelry holder DIY. This adorable wall display only takes a few minutes to make and looks lovely hanging on your wall.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 Minutes
Age range: 13 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Wooden plaques
Various glass knobs
Drill
Metal picture hangers
Hammer
Ruler
Pencil

Things to do:
1. Use a ruler to find the center of your wooden plaque. Mark it with a pencil.
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2. Using your pencil mark for guidance, drill a hole on the center of your wooden plaque.
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3. Use a hammer to pound a metal picture hanger into the back of your wooden plaque.
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4. Screw your glass knob into the hole you drilled. If your hole is too big, you can add a drop of glue to hold it securely in place.
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5. Display your jewelry and enjoy!
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How to Make a Summer-Time Felt Watermelon Wreath

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Seeing watermelons in the store is a sure way to feel ready for warm weather! Invite the feeling into your home to stay… because we know you love devouring the fruit. This felt watermelon wreath will bring a smile to anyone’s face as they enter your home!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 1 hour
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
2 pink felt sheet
2 green felt sheets
1 red felt sheet
1 brown felt square
Styrofoam wreath
Fabric glue
Scissors
Cotton twine
Rotary cutter and mat **optional

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Things to do:
1. Cut the green felt into 1″-wide pieces that are 11 inches long each. You’ll have 18 pieces.
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2. Cut 18 pieces of pink felt and 9 pieces of red, all 1″ wide.
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3. Make a mark on both sides of your wreath, a little more than half-way down. The top of the wreath (the larger half) will contain the pink and red pieces of felt, and the lower part will contain the green felt. Tie on the first piece of green felt in the bottom portion.
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4. Continue with all 18 pieces.
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5. Start tying the pink and red pieces on the upper half, interspersing the red felt throughout.
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6. This is what the wreath looks like when all the tying is complete.
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7. Trim the pieces of felt on the inside (and outside if desired) to make it neater.
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8. Cut a few pieces of brown felt into seed-like shapes.
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9. Glue the “seeds” onto the pink felt with fabric glue. Tie a piece of string to the top for hanging.
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DIY Beachy Crushed Seashell Mason Jar Luminary

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The beachy-looking mason jar is coated with crushed shells and would fabulous at your beach or lake home – or anywhere you’d like to bring a little bit of summer indoors!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 3-4 hours
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Crushed sea shells
Mod Podge
Mason jar
Hemp twine
Paint brush
Paper plate

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Things to do:
1. Apply a thick coat of Mod Podge to one quarter of your mason jar. You’ll want a thick coat to hold the shells in place.
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2. Sprinkle the crushed shells onto the paper plate.
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3. Pour some shells onto the jar, pressing them into the heavy coat of Mod Podge. You’ll need to individually place some shell fragments onto the jar, and be sure to apply an even coat. If the shells are stacked on top of each other, they’ll fall off.
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4. Allow this side of the jar to dry for an hour or so, then repeat with another quarter of the jar. The first side should be dry first before rotating the jar to add crushed shells to another section.
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5. Wrap a piece of twine around the top a few times and tie in place.
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DIY Retro ‘Flower Power’ Placemats

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These bright and cheery placemats add a playful pop of color to your dining room table! You can also use the techniques you learn in this video to make a matching table runner to complete your stylish set.

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

Things you’ll need:
Burlap or burlap placemat
Scissors
Pencil
Wooden flower cutouts
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Spread out a sheet of burlap and trace a circle with a 15-inch diameter. If you have a large bowl, you can place it on top of the burlap and trace around the edge for a perfectly symmetrical circle.
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2. Cut out the circle of burlap.
3. Protect your work surface by laying a piece of wax paper underneath your placemat.
4. Apply a drop of hot glue to the back of your wooden cutouts and start attaching them to the burlap circle. Start at the center and work your way out, varying colors as you go. You should end up with a perfect hexagon shape, each side made up of 4 wooden flowers.
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DIY Boho Macrame Wood Spoon Handles

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This sweet and simple DIY is a great way to give your wooden utensils a quick, boho update! Talk about the perfect project to dress up your summer dinner party!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 10 and up

Things you’ll need:
Wooden utensils
White cotton twine
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut a 6-foot piece of baker’s twine.
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2. Lay the handle of your wooden utensil on the center of your piece of baker’s twine.
3. Tie a tight knot at the top of the handle.
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4. Next, you’re going to knot your way down the handle. Cross the left string over the handle, creating a loop on the left side.
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5. Cross the right string under the handle, creating a loop on the right side.
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6. Pull each string through the loops you just created and pull them tight, creating two small knots.
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7. Repeat steps 4-6 until you’ve covered the entire handle with baker’s twine.
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8. When you reach the end of your handle, tie a tight double knot and trim the excess baker’s twine.
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How to Make a Popsicle Stick Wall Art Shelf Tutorial

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I love how a simple craft supply can create such a stunning piece of shelf or wall art! Easily make this popsicle stick shelf in any depth, and choose to place it on a shelf to frame a small vase, or hang on the wall with hooks.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 45 minutes
Age range: 10+
Things you’ll need:
Popsicle sticks
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Grid mat *optional

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Things to do:
1. Start visually arranging 6 sticks to make sure you’ll create an evenly-distributed shape. It helps to use a gridded mat for this purpose. Warm up your hot glue gun, but don’t glue anything yet.
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2. Once you’ve decided how to arrange the sticks, glue them together.
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3. Start gluing a second layer of sticks as shown.
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4. Continue going around the shelf and gluing sticks in place to make it as deep as it needs to be.
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5. This is what the project will look like when complete!
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DIY Boho Macrame Pendant Light

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This pendant light adds the perfect bohemian vibe to your space. In a few simple steps, you can totally transform a standard lamp kit into something unique and fresh.

Things you’ll need:
Lamp kit
Edison bulb
Macrame cord
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut a piece of macrame that measures 4 times longer than the total length of your cord.
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2. Find the center of your piece of macrame and place the cord in the middle.
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3. Next, you’re going to start knotting down the cord. Place the left piece over the cord and the right piece under the cord. Pull the left piece up through the loop and the right side down through the loop. As you knot your way down the cord, you’ll start to see a twisting pattern.
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4. When you reach the end of your macrame, tie a double knot and trim the ends.
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5. Screw in your Edison bulb and display your macrame pendant light!
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DIY Rustic Twig Monogram


Create this rustic, wooden twig letter for your foyer or recreation room. Now that wood-burning season is almost over, you can use that leftover kindling you’ve stored by the wood pile, or search the woods for some twigs you can snap into manageable sizes to use for this primitive-style project.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 45 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Wooden letter
Sawtooth hangers
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Twigs

Things to do:
1. Decide how you’d like to place your twigs. Different letters will need horizontal placements, while this M” is best suited for vertical twigs. Warm up your hot glue gun and start glueing your twigs onto the letter.

2. Continue to add glue and twigs.

3. When you’re finished, add a sawtooth hanger to the back so you can display your work!

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DIY Scroll Inspired Wall Art


This darling display is a quick, inexpensive way to showcase your favorite works of art. Add a pop of color to your home with a fun printable, or put your personal piece on display for all to see. Whatever you choose to frame, it’s sure to make a serious style statement.

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

Things you’ll need:
Art to display
Wooden dowels
Black macrame cord
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Create a piece of art to display. For my project, I printed a design on a piece of dictionary paper.

2. Use hot glue to attach a dowel to the top of the piece of paper.


3. Draw a line of hot glue along the seam where the dowel and paper connect and roll the dowel down until it meets the paper again, creating the look of a scroll.

4. Repeat steps 2-3 to add a dowel to the bottom of the paper.
5. Cut 2 1/2 feet of black macrame cord.

6. Use hot glue to attach the cord to both sides of the dowel, leaving about 2-inches hanging below the dowel.

7. Wrap the excess cord around the dowel and use hot glue to secure it in place.

8. Display your work of art and enjoy!

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DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Jute Placemats


Creating a vintage or primitive-style dining table is easy with a package of jute and some twine. Jute placements are the perfect accent to your table, and are easy to make!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 45 minutes
Age range: 10+

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

Things to do:
1. Warm up your hot glue gun. Squeeze some glue on one end to prevent fraying.

2. Start rolling your rope as shown. Use the hot glue at different points as you roll each layer.

3. Every so often, tie the hemp twine around 3-4 sections to help keep everything in place. Keep using the glue as well.

4. Make sure to keep all ties on the bottom of the jute placemat so that it looks finished from the top.

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