Category: For the Home

Fabric Quilted Coasters Tutorial

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Sew a set of these quilted spring trivets before your next party! You’ll use a method called “strip piecing” as you sew these up.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
Sea breeze plaid dish towel
Peacock dish towel
Scissors
A circle to trace
Sewing machine and regular sewing notions, thread
Pencil

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Things to do:
1. Cut 1 square from each of the dish towels so that the squares are about 2″ taller and wider than your circle.
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2. Cut these into 1 1/2 ” wide strips.
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3. Pin a strip of each color right sides together along one edge.
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4. Sew down the side, using a 1/4 ” seam allowance.
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5. Add strips together as shown, then sew these two squares together along one side to make one piece of fabric with alternating strips.
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6. Trace a circle on one piece of fabric and cut it out.
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7. Trace a circle out of the fabric you made with alternating strips.
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8. Place the circles right sides together and sew with a 1/4 ” seam allowance, leaving a 1-2″ opening so you can turn it right-side out.
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9. Turn the opening to the inside and stitch all the way around the circle to close it while topstitching.
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DIY Magnolia Wreath

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This magnolia wreath complements so many styles of home decor. Make several in different sizes to add to your gallery wall, or make a large one for your front door. The technique is super simple, and the finished result is absolutely stunning!

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

Things you’ll need:
Styrofoam wreath form
Magnolia leaves
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. The first step is pulling the leaves off of your artificial magnolia branch. They should pop right off, but if they don’t, you can use scissors.
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2. Next, use hot glue to attach them to the wreath form. Run a thick line down the center of the leaf and hold it on the Styrofoam form until it has dried completely. Play with different shades of green and brown to create a realistic look. Be sure to cover the front and all sides of the wreath form.
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3. Finish the wreath by using hot glue to secure any edges that are poking out in weird ways. Be sure the underside of the leaves are hidden.
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4. Display the wreath on your front door using a wreath hanger.

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DIY Modern Air Plant Display

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No green thumb? No problem! This artificial air plant display adds a touch of green to your home without the worries of watering and other plant care.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
6-8 metal hoops
Air plant
Wire
Wire cutters

Things to do:
1. Lay your metal hoops on top of each other. They should sit flat against each other.
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2. Cut a 5-inch piece of wire and wrap it tightly around the metal hoops. The tighter you wrap, the better your hoops will hold their shape.
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3. Cut a 6-inch piece of wire and fold it in half. Wrap both ends around the metal hoops, creating a hanger.
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4. Pull the metal hoops apart and slide the air plant down in the center.
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5. Display your air plant and enjoy!
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DIY Moss-Covered Easter Eggs Tutorial

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For a rustic farmhouse look, try these moss-covered Easter eggs. They’ll look right at home with rustic decor or mixed among different styles of eggs.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
2-3 styrofoam eggs
2-3 packages of dried sheet moss
Pink ribbon
Scissors
Pink sequin or other embellishment
Sequin pins

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Things to do:
1. Take a bit of moss out of the bag and shape it over the egg. Pin in place with the sequin pins.
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2. Continue pinning the moss to the egg as shown.
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3. Repeat for a second or third egg.
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4. Cut ribbon to fit around the egg, and pin in place.
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5. Create a small bow by folding a 4-inch piece of ribbon as shown.
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6. Slide sequin onto a pin and pin the bow in place.
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DIY Jute Color Block Coasters

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These jute coasters add a bright and playful touch to your home decor. Show off your artistic bent by pairing colors and incorporating intricate stitching patterns.

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

Things you’ll need:
Sisal rope
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Scissors
Embroidery needle
Embroidery floss

Things to do:
1. Apply a drop of hot glue to the end of your jute. Fold it back onto itself to create the center of your coaster. Hold it in place until the jute has dried completely.
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2. Continue applying hot glue to the edge of your jute and wrapping it around itself. It will create a flat, circular shape. Wrap until you’re happy with the size of your coaster.
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3. When you reach your desired size, use scissors to cute the jute and use hot glue to secure the end of the edge of the coaster.
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4. Next, you get to decorate your coaster! Thread your needle with embroidery floss and sew a fun pattern into your coaster. Make a whole set using different colors or patterns.
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DIY Rustic Moss Candle

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Bring a bit of the outdoors inside with this stunning moss candle. In just a few simple steps, you can transform an inexpensive candle into a piece of art.

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

Things you’ll need:
Candle
Paper
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Scissors
Moss

Things to do:
1. Measure the circumference of your candle a cut a 2-inch strip of paper in the correct length.
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2. Next, cover the strip of paper in moss. Pull the moss apart until you reach your desired density. Use hot glue to secure it to the paper. Make sure none of the paper shows through. Leave 1/2 inch of the strip of paper without moss.
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3. Wrap the mossy paper around your candle and use hot glue to attach the ends. If any of the moss pulled away from the paper, use more hot glue to hold it in place. **Never leave a lit candle unattended. **Never leave a burning candle unattended. We recommend using a battery-operated candle for this specific project. Wax candles were used for demonstration purposes.
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DIY Anthropologie-Inspired Gold Gilded Deer Key Rack

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In just a few simple steps, you can get organized in style! This project combines bold metallic colors and cute woodland creatures to create the perfect hipster key holder.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Plastic deer
Gold spray paint
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Wooden plaque
Foam brush
Grey acrylic paint

Things to do:
1. The first step is painting your base. Use a foam brush to cover the plaque with a thin layer of paint. Allow it to dry completely. Apply a second coat if necessary.
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2. Next, you need to paint your deer. Use spray paint to cover the entire surface, including the bottom and top. Be careful to paint between the antlers and under the stomach. Let it dry completely before moving on.
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3. Use hot glue on the hooves of the deer to secure it to the center of your plaque. Let the glue dry completely before using.
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How to Make a Wood Clothespin Trivet Tutorial

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You only need two supplies to create this beautiful trivet! Try making several in different shapes and sizes to have a complete collection of geometric trivets for your kitchen.

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

Things you’ll need:
Clothespins
Hot glue gun or E6000
Hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. The first step is pulling your clothespins apart. Grab either side and twist in opposite directions until the metal clip pops loose.
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2. Reassemble the clothespins using hot glue. Run a line of glue down the flat side of the wood and attach it to another flat side.
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3. When you’ve reassembled your pack of clothes pins, arrange them in the shape you want your trivet to be and use hot glue to hold them in place. For a round trivet, putting the thin ends of the clothespins in the center so they’re all touching.
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DIY Boho Dream Catcher

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Capture your dreams and your boho style with this dream catcher, made with a simple embroidery hoop and flowers. Great for the bedroom or your favorite nap zone!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Wood embroidery ring
Artificial daisies
Artificial leaves
Twine
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Scissors

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Things to do:
1. Cut at least 15 pieces of the twine to 24 inches long each.
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2. Tie the first one to the bottom of your embroidery hoop.
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3. Continue adding all the pieces to the hoop. Warm up your hot glue gun.
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4. Cut one of the sprigs of daisies off the bunch, and glue to the top right of the embroidery hoop.
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5. Continue gluing more daisies along the side.
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6. Complete the dream catcher by adding some artificial leaves to the bottom left.
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‘Spring has Sprung’ Floral Ball Garland Tutorial

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This floral garland adds the perfect bright and airy touch to your home. Choose blooms that complement your color scheme and leave it up all season long.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Styrofoam balls
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Artificial flowers
Scissors
Jute
Embroidery needle

Things to do:
1. First, pull the blooms off of your artificial bouquet.
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2. Use hot glue to secure them to the surface of your Styrofoam ball. Overlap the blooms so all of the blank space is covered – the fuller, the better!
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3. Thread your embroidery needle with string and run it through the top portion of your Styrofoam ball.

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