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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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DIY Nautical Sisal Rope Basket

rope basket DIY Nautical Sisal Rope Basket
This unique storage container looks especially beautiful with beach décor. In just a few simple steps, you can transform your favorite rope into an adorable basket! Make several in different sizes to find a look you love.

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

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

Things to do:
1. The first step is creating the base of the basket. Apply a drop of hot glue to the end of the rope and start wrapping it around. Continue applying hot glue to the outside of the rope and wrapping around until you’ve reached your desired size.
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2. Once the base is complete, start building up the height of the basket. Apply a line of hot glue around the top of the outside rope and start layering up. You can use a mason jar as a guide.
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3. Pull the mason jar out of the rope basket once you’ve reached your desired height.
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4. Cut the end of the rope and use hot glue to secure it to the basket.
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Upcycled: DIY Burlap Bulletin Board

DIY Burlap Bulletin Board Upcycled: DIY Burlap Bulletin Board
Make your own bulletin board using your favorite burlap fabric. This DIY recycles ordinary household materials to create something useful and decorative.

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

Things you’ll need:
Shoebox lid
Burlap fabric
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Sheet of Cork
Scissors
Sharpie

Things to do:
1. The first step is measuring your shoebox lid. Place it on top of a sheet of cork and trace around the edges. Once you’ve traced your lid, cut out the piece of cork.
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2. Next, you’re going to attach the cork to the top of your lid. Use hot glue, starting at the outer corner, to secure the cork sheet.
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3. Once the hot glue has dried completely, it’s time to cover the bulletin board in fabric. Lay your lid face down on a piece of fabric and cut the material 2 ½ inches from the edge of the lid, creating a rectangle that is slightly larger than your lid.
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4. Fold the edges of the fabric around the lid, like you’re wrapping a present. Use hot glue to hold the fabric in place. Make sure the fabric is pulled tight so your folds look clean and neat.
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5. Once you’ve folded all the edges in, use hot glue to secure any loose ends.
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DIY Decorative Wood Cutting Board

Decorative Wood Cutting Board DIY Decorative Wood Cutting Board
These unfinished wood cutting boards are great for any project. With Mother’s Day coming up, I thought it would be fun to create a lobster themed decorative wood cutting board to give my mother. She grew up on Cape Cod and loves eating anything with lobster in it! You could personalize this DIY to your own needs by using any cookie cutter design that is special to you.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 2 hrs (including dry times)
Age range: 5 and up (with assistance with the glue)

Things you’ll need:
Small unfinished wood cutting board
White acrylic paint
Lobster cookie cutter
Red spray paint
E600 glue
Foam brush

Things to do:
1. Apply white acrylic paint to the front and edges of your cutting board with the foam brush. Let dry for about 20 minutes.
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2. Apply a second coat of white paint to the cutting board and let dry for another 20 minutes.
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3. In a well ventilated area, apply a thin, even coat of red spray paint to the metal cookie cutter. Let dry, 1 hr.
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4. When both your cutting board and cookie cutter are dry, use the E600 glue to attach the cookie cutter to the center of the cutting board. Press firmly and hold for 1 minute until the glue has bonded. Then place a heavy object (like a book) on top of the cookie cutter. This will apply pressure and help keep the cookie cutter in place. Allow to dry for 1 hour.
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5. Add ribbon through the top hole of the cutting board handle if you would like to hang the decorative cutting board on a wall.
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Rustic Spring Wreath Tutorial

Spring Wreath Tutorial Rustic Spring Wreath Tutorial
Spring is my favorite time for adding to my home decor. I love making a new wreath for my front door each year. There are so many wonderful flowers and greens that can be used for this project. The possibilities for your floral design are endless- from brightly colored spring flowers to more natural, earthy elements. This wreath is a little unique and special as we’ve added rustic touches with the use of the frog mouth rusty frog jar lids. The greens and flowers fit perfectly inside these lids, as if creating a floral arrangement within the wreath.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 30 minutes
Age range: 12 and up (as the craft requires use of a hot glue gun)

Things you’ll need:
12″ Natural Straw Wreath
Artificial Forsythia Pick
Leaf Print Wired Burlap Ribbon
Green Artificial Leaf Spray
3 – Wide Mouth Rusty Tin Frog Jar Lids
Trigger-Fed Hot Melt Glue Gun
Dual Temp Glue Sticks
Over the Door Wreath Hanger
Scissors
Stapler

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Things to do:
1. Staple one end of the burlap ribbon to the back of the 12″ straw wreath.
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2. Then begin wrapping your ribbon around the wreath, holding tightly and overlapping each layer of ribbon slightly until the ribbon has covered the entire wreath.
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3. Your wreath should now look like this. Wrap your ribbon the back of your wreath one last time. Cut the ribbon from your spool and staple the remaining end of ribbon to the back of your wreath.
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4. Plug in the hot glue gun and let it warm up for 5 minutes. When your glue is hot enough, glue all three frog jar lids to the lower left corner of the wreath. Be sure to use ample glue to hold the lids securely.
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5. Now arrange your flowers and greens as desired into each section of the frog jar lids. Add ample hot glue to the ends of each flower. Press and hold each end until it has tightly bonded with the wreath. After the glue has hardened, test how secure the flowers are by holding the wreath up and making sure each flower is secure and not moving.
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6. When you are satisfied with your floral arrangement, cut an extra 18″ piece of burlap ribbon to make the bow. Tie bow as large as desired, then trim off the excess ribbon. Attach to the top of the wreath with hot glue.
7. Attach spring wreath to your door using the over the door wreath hanger.
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Spring Mason Jar Soap Dispensers Tutorial

May 4, 2015 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under For the Home

Spring Mason Jar Soap Dispensers Spring Mason Jar Soap Dispensers Tutorial
Today I am sharing another very easy, yet beautiful way to add spring inspiration to your home. This craft tutorial will take less than 5 minutes to create. We all love mason jar soap dispensers, so let’s get them ready for spring!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 5 minutes (plus drying time)
Age range: 7 and up (adult supervision suggested with the glue)

Things you’ll need:
Apple Green and Cream Pip Berry Candle Ring
Lemon Yellow Pip Berry Candle Ring
Vintage-Inspired Green Mason Jar Dispenser or Vintage-Inspired Green Mason Jar Dispenser
E6000 Glue

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Things to do:
1. Set up your materials in a well ventilated work area.
2. Carefully open the E6000 glue and form a ring of glue around inside edge of the mason jar lid. Press and hold the candle ring in place until secure.
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3. Let dry thoroughly overnight before using the mason jar soap dispenser.
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