Category: For the Home

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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DIY Rustic Valentine’s Day Candles

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Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching – Decorate your space with this quick and simple project! If you love rustic, vintage decor, you’ll love this DIY!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 5 Minutes
Age range: 8 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Pillar candle
Jute
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Scissors
Tin hearts
Grapevine hearts

Things to do:
1. The first step is wrapping your candle in jute. Start about 1-inch from the top and secure the end with a small drop of hot glue. Wrap the jute around the candle, being careful to overlap the jute so the end stays in place. Continue wrapping until several inches have been covered.
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2. Next, start decorating your candle. I started with tin hearts and use hot glue to attach them to the jute. You can bend the tin so the heart shape perfectly wraps the curve of your candle.
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3. Finish with grapevine wire hearts to add another dimension of decor.
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DIY Mason Jar Tissue Holder

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Ditch that boring rectangle of tissues for a rustic mason jar tissue holder! Mix up the color by using different scraps of dish towels or fabric napkins.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 1 hour (includes drying time)
Age range: 10+

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Things you’ll need:
Clear pint mason jar
Check dish towel
White acrylic paint
Foam brush
Scissors
Fray check liquid

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Things to do:
1. Paint the mason jar. Allow to dry, then paint a second coat.
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2. Cut a square of the dish towel so it’s about 1/2 ” wider on all sides than the lid.
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3. Cut a slit in the square of fabric as shown.
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4. Use Fray Check around the slit so that it doesn’t unravel with use.
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5. Add tissues to the jar and slip through the top, then close the lid.
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DIY Boho Feather Wall Hanging

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Hang this boho-inspired feather mobile on a wall and bring some relaxed nature indoors. Create this with different colored beads for different looks.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Black guinea feathers
Natural ringneck feathers
Small wooden beads
Embroidery floss
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Scissors
Twig

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Things to do:
1. Decide how long you’d like the mobile to be. Tie a piece of embroidery floss to the feather shaft. Use a dab of hot glue to secure the knot in place if desired.
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2. Tie on a bead. It can be tied or you can create a knot on which the bead can rest.
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2. Tie the floss onto the twig.
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3. Repeat with another feather and bead. Continue, adding different numbers of beads. Make the mobile as full or as sparse as you’d like, depending on the look you’re trying to achieve.
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4. Tie a piece of floss to either side of the twig.
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5. Use the floss to hang the mobile.
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DIY Rustic Jute Star Wall Hanging

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Decorate your space with shabby-chic stars to add a homey, country feel. This project requires a little patience, but the finished project is worth it!

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

Things you’ll need:
Paint stir sticks
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Jute
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Use hot glue to assemble your wooden paddle star.
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2. Next, start wrapping your star in jute. Pick a corner to start with and use hot glue to attach the end of your jute. Begin wrapping, using hot glue as an anchor when needed.
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3. When the first triangle is covered, continue wrapping the center of the star. You’ll need to use hot glue to hold the jute in place.
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4. Wrap the rest of your star corners with jute.
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5. Use hot glue to cover the center with measured and trimmed pieces of jute.
6. Display your work of art and enjoy!

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DIY Silhouette Mason Jar Luminary


Every Christmas can be a white Christmas with this snow scene luminary. Elegant and festive, this luminary can grace your mantel or end table for the holidays – both before and after!

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

Things you’ll need:
Clear mason jar
Rusty tin barn cutout
Rusty tin pine tree cutout
Artificial snow spray
Flickering tea light
Scrapbook paper
Pencil
Scissors

Clear tape

Things to do:
1. Cut the scrapbook paper to the height you desire for the jar. Make sure it’s at least as tall as your tallest tin cutout.

2. Determine how long to make the paper so that it reaches all the way around the jar with some overlap. Mark the overlap points.

3. Trace your rusty tin shapes onto the paper.

4. Cut out around the shapes – you’ll be cutting out the paper around the tracings, and not cutting out the parts you traced. Make sure to keep the areas completely connected, or you won’t be able to wrap the jar later. For instance, in this example the trees are connected to the barn on both sides.

5. This is what your work should look like.

6. Tape the strip into a tube that will fit around the jar later.

7. Spray the jar with the snow spray. Use more spray on the top of the jar, but be sure to have some on the bottom to represent snow on the ground.

8. This is what the jar should look like after spraying and allowing to dry.

9. Turn on your tea light.

10. Wrap the paper around the jar and enjoy your winter-long white Christmas!

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