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DIY Rustic Wood Slice Wall Mounted Vase

DIY Rustic Wood Slice Vase DIY Rustic Wood Slice Wall Mounted Vase
Bring those beautiful blooming buds into your home with this rustic wall mounted vase. This home DIY is the perfect project for beginners looking to spruce up their space with a piece of shabby chic decor. Get your feet wet in the world of crafting with our step-by-step tutorial.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Large log slice
Alphabet stamps
Foam brush
Gold metallic acrylic paint or other colors of your choice
Small mason jar
Star lid
Nail
Push photo hanger
Hammer
Pencil
Cutting mat or ruler

Things to do:
1. The first step is adding the wall hanger to your log slice. Flip the log slice over to the back and use a hammer to secure the hanger 2 inches from the top center.
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2. On the front of the log slice, use a pencil to trace a straight line about 3 inches from the top.
3. Use a foam brush to apply a thin coat of paint to your alphabet stamps and stamp the word “bloom” along the pencil line.
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4. Next, find the center of the log slice and hammer a nail in place. This will serve as the hanger for your vase.
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5. The final step is screwing the star lid onto your mason jar, filling it with flowers, and displaying it!
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Easy DIY Mini Terrarium Magnets

Mini Terrarium Magnets Easy DIY Mini Terrarium Magnets
Here’s a project you can proudly display on your refrigerator! We love this simple tutorial that encourages you to get creative assembling artificial greenery to create the perfect terrarium.

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

Things you’ll need:
Favor tins
Tiny wood slices
Artificial moss
Artificial succulents
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
Magnets

Things to do:
1. Remove the lid from your tin.
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2. Use hot glue to attach wood slices to the bottom of the tin, covering the entire surface.
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3. Add moss to accent the wood slices. Use hot glue to hold the greenery in place.
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4. Trim pieces of succulent, leaving a ½ inch stem, and use hot glue to secure them in the moss.
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5. Replace the lid, pressing it firmly in place.
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6. Use hot glue to attach a magnet to the back of the tin.
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DIY Cloth Napkin Utensil Holder

August 19, 2015 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under For the Home

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Add some pretty patterned utensil holders to your table. With a few simple folds and some hot glue, you’ll have a unique way to add some personality to your table. Top off your decor with a plain cloth napkin in a complimentary color on top of your plate for maximum punch.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 15 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Cloth napkin
Wooden beads
Hot glue gun and hot glue
Iron and ironing board

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Things to do:
1. Press your cloth napkin on a cool/warm setting with your iron. Fold the cloth napkin into a triangle.
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2. Fold the napkin into a second triangle.
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3. Fold the right side of the triangle over just past the middle, and hot glue in place at the tip.
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4. Repeat for the left side of the triangle, also hot gluing in place at the tip.
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5. Hot glue the wood beads to the angle on the left side. Just add your silverware, place on your table, and you’re ready for the guests to arrive!
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DIY Ring Display Holder

August 14, 2015 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under "How to" Videos, For the Home

Make Your Own Ring Holder DIY Ring Display Holder
Displaying your jewelry just got a lot more fun! This tutorial will show you how to create custom ring holders with felt and vintage photo frames for a personalized, rustic vibe. Grab your hot glue gun and let’s get started!

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

Things you’ll need:
Photo frame
Grey felt or other colors of you choice
Scissors
Pen
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Cardboard

Things to do:
1. Remove the glass and back of your photo frame. Trace the shape of the glass onto a piece of cardboard and cut out the shape, minus a ½ inch around all sides.
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2. Trace the cardboard onto a sheet of felt and cut the sheet into a strip.
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3. Roll the felt until it is ½ inch in diameter. Run a line of hot glue down the end of the roll and secure it in place.
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4. Use hot glue to attach the roll to the sheet of cardboard, trimming any access length.
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5. Repeat steps 2-4 until the entire piece of cardboard is covered in felt rolls.
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6. Slip the piece of cardboard into the frame and enjoy displaying your rings!
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DIY Jute and Twine Ball Wreath

Jute Twine Ball Wreath DIY Jute and Twine Ball Wreath
You’ll love decorating your home with this cute DIY that shows off your crafting skills.

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

Things you’ll need:
Styrofoam wreath form
Light, Medium, and Heavy Weight Jute
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
Newspaper

Things to do:
1. Begin by using your heavy weight jute or yarn to cover the wreath form. Apply a small drop of hot glue and anchor the end of the rope to the wreath form. Wrap it around until all but three inches of the wreath is covered.
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2. Next, we’re going to create three yarn balls to decorate the wreath with. Crumple a piece of newspaper into a tight ball—This will serve as the base for your yarn balls. Apply a drop of hot glue to the newspaper and begin wrapping your string around until the entire surface is covered. Repeat this step until you have three finished balls in various sizes.
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3. Use hot glue to secure the yarn balls to the empty part of the wreath. Allow adequate time to dry before displaying.
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DIY Moss Covered Monogram Letters

August 10, 2015 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under For the Home, General Crafts

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Rustic and woodsy decor calls for some interesting ways to spruce up a mantel or bookshelf. On-trend personalization is made easy by adding some sheet moss to show off your style and your initials!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 15 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Sheet moss
Wooden letter or other wood letters of your choice
Hot glue gun and hot glue

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Things to do:
1. Warm up your hot glue gun. Pull off a small quantity of moss.
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2. Shape the moss and compress it so that it will easily fit on your wooden letter.
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3. Squeeze the glue onto the wooden letter and press the moss in place. Be careful not to burn your fingers with the hot glue! Use a wooden dowel or another tool to press the moss onto the letter if you have concerns about touching the glue.
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4. Cover the enter front, top, and sides of your letter!
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Quick and Easy Painted Mason Jar Tutorial

August 6, 2015 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under For the Home, General Crafts

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Acrylic paints are so versatile – did you know they easily paint onto glass? With this method you can create a strike of color on a glass jar, or paint neat strips…whatever you’d like. When filled with flowers or twigs, this makes a beautiful part of any type of decor, by adding a splash of color where needed!

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

Things you’ll need:
Clear mason jar
Acrylic paint
Paint brush
Painter’s tape
Paper plate

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Things to do:
1. Decide on a pattern for your jar. Then tape off the area that you don’t want to paint over. In this example I’m adding a triangle of color on the front of the jar.
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2. Here’s the jar after taping off a triangle.
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3. Squeeze a bit of paint onto the paper plate. Start painting your color between your taped sections.
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4. Finish one coat and let the paint dry.
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5. Once dry, apply a second coat of paint for good coverage.
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6. Once all the paint is dry, carefully remove the tape. Acrylic paint can pull and stretch, so it’s crucial to remove the tape slowly, and be ready to touch up any paint as needed. Now all you have to do is fill your jar and display it!
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How to Make a Rustic Mason Jar Toothbrush Holder

Chicken Wire Toothbrush Holder How to Make a Rustic Mason Jar Toothbrush Holder
Choose a colored mason jar that matches the style of your home and experiment with upcycling! This DIY takes less than a minute to make, leaving you with a cute and functional piece of décor for your bathroom.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 1 Minute
Age range: 10 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Mason jar
Chicken wire
Wire cutters
Ruler
Pen

Things to do:
1. Unscrew the top of the mason jar and pop out the snap lid.
2. Lay a piece of chicken wire over the mouth of the mason jar and cut around the edge.
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3. Place the band on top of the chicken wire and press down firmly.
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4. Screw the band into place.
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DIY No Sew Burlap Silverware Holder

Burlap utensil holder DIY No Sew Burlap Silverware Holder
Add a little bit of country chic to your dinner table. This burlap silverware holder is perfect for country-themed dinners or primitive decor dining rooms. Quick and easy to make, this is a no-sew project, and you’ll have several made up in no time!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 20 minutes
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
4” burlap ribbon
White lace
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Fray Check seam sealant *optional

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Things to do:
1. Warm up your hot glue gun. Cut the burlap ribbon 14-15” long, depending on how much space you’d like above the knife. Fold one short edge over about 1/2”, and hot glue in place. Be careful with your fingers – the hot glue can leak through the holes in the burlap and possibly burn you! So please work carefully.
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2. Fold the opposite short side up about 4.”
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3.Hot glue the sides only to the remaining burlap below, making a pocket.
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4. Cut a piece of lace to trim the top of the pocket, and hot glue in place. Apply Fray Check seam sealant to the edge if desired.
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5. Trim the top edge with lace as well. Place on the table…add your silverware to the pocket….and enjoy!
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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!

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