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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 Minnie Mouse Pom Pom Hair Clips

Minnie hair clips DIY Minnie Mouse Pom Pom Hair Clips
These adorable pom pom hair clips with bows are reminiscent of that famous girl mouse. They’re quick to make and are sure to bring a smile to the girl who wears them…and you’ll love all the compliments she’ll receive!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 20 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
2 black pompoms
Red ribbon
Embroidery thread
2 barrettes
Sewing needle with a large eye
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

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Things to do:
1. Warm up your hot glue gun and glue the top of a barrette to one of the pom poms. Make sure to glue the entire top of the clip to the pom pom, otherwise the pom pom will flop around on the clip. Repeat with the second pom pom.
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2. Cut two pieces of ribbon to 4” long each. For wider ribbons, cut the length longer, and cut smaller for narrower ribbons. Fold one end in, overlapping the center.
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3. Fold the other end inward, overlapping the first edge.
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4. Thread your needle with the floss and knot at one end. Pull the needle through the center of the bow and wrap the thread around a couple of times. Tie off in the back and clip the thread.
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5. This is what the bow will look like when you’re done! Repeat for the the second ribbon.
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6. Glue the bow onto the pom pom, making sure it will face forward when worn. Repeat with the second pom pom, and the present these to a delighted little girl!
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DIY Felt Pen and Marker Holder

Felt Pen Marker Holder DIY Felt Pen and Marker Holder
Perfect for the budding artist in your life, this handy pen or pencil holder will keep your supplies organized in style! Customize the color of felt to create a thoughtful gift for the creative kids in your life.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 Minutes
Age range: 13 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Felt sheets
Markers
Craft knife and cutting mat
Scissors
Suede cord

Things to do:
1. Place your sheet of felt on a cutting mat and mark every 1 ½ inches.
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2. Cut a ½ inch incision on each of the marks.
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3. Repeat this step on the opposite side of the felt, cutting ½ incisions that mirror the first set.
4. Find the center of the felt and make two small holes on the end.
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5. Slide a piece of leather cord through the holes and knot it, leaving a long tail to wrap around the pen holder.
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6. Slip your markers or pens through the incisions, roll up the sheet of felt, and tie the leather cord.
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DIY Vintage Inspired Paper Tree Garland

Paper Tree Garland DIY Vintage Inspired Paper Tree Garland
Turn your living space into a cozy log cabin with this vintage tree garland. This project is a great way to reuse your old books, allowing you to transform weathered pages into shabby-chic decor.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 Minutes
Age range: 10 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Old book pages
Scissors
Hole punch
Jute
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. The first step is cutting out a triangle to use as a pattern for your trees. Rip out a piece of paper from an old book and lightly fold it in half. Cut half of a triangle shape and unfold it to reveal a perfectly symmetrical shape.
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2. Trace the triangle shape on a book page and cut it out. You’ll need three triangles for every tree on your garland.
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3. Apply a drop of hot glue to the top of a triangle and secure it to the middle of another triangle. Repeat this step until three triangles are attached, forming a tree.
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4. Cut out a small rectangle and attach it to the bottom of the tree, making a stump.
Paper Tree Garland8 DIY Vintage Inspired Paper Tree Garland
Paper Tree Garland10 DIY Vintage Inspired Paper Tree Garland
5. Punch a hole in the top of the tree.
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6. String the trees on your length of garland.
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7. Finish your garland by tying a slipknot in both ends of the string. You can hang your garland from these loops.
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How to Make Your Own Felt Bird Hair Clip

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Cute little birds in your little one’s hair? Yes! With the pre-made felt bird stickers, a bit of ribbon, and just a few minutes of time, you’ll be able to whip up a little barrette that’s sure to make her smile.

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

Things you’ll need:
Felt bird stickers
French barrettes
Pink felt or other colors of your choice
3/8” Pink grosgrain ribbon
Fray Check seam sealer
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Pencil

felt Bird hair clip1 How to Make Your Own Felt Bird Hair Clip

Things to do:
1. Warm up your hot glue gun. Cut a piece of the ribbon to the size of the top of the barrette, and seal both ends of the ribbon with the seam sealant.
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2. Use the hot glue to adhere the ribbon to the top of the barrette.
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3. Trace the bird sticker’s shape onto the piece of felt, and cut out the felt.
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4. Remove the paper backing on the sticker. Use hot glue to adhere the newly cut piece of felt to the back of the felt bird sticker. Trim any excess that might peek through to the front side.
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5. Glue the bird to the top of the barrette, on top of the ribbon. Now…watch her smile!
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DIY Vintage-Inspired Doily Mason Jar Luminary

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A little romantic, a little girly, and with a touch of country. These doily tea light jars are so quick to make that you’ll be surprised at how simply you can decorate a table for a romantic dinner!

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

Things you’ll need:
Clear pint Mason jar
Battery operated tea light
4 – Round doilies
Hemp twine
Spray adhesive
Scissors

Doily luminary mason jar1 DIY Vintage Inspired Doily Mason Jar Luminary

Things to do:
1. Go outside on a very low-wind day (or position yourself away from the wind) with your jar and the four doilies. Spray the first doily on one side, and immediately stick onto the Mason jar. You’ll need to work fast before the doily dries!
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2. Continue with the remaining doilies, placing slightly above and below the one next to it to create interest. There will be some overlap.
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3. Without removing the twine from the roll, wrap it around the mouth of the jar a couple of times before cutting and tying off.
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4. Turn on the battery-operated tea light and place it inside the jar. Enjoy your pretty new “candle!”
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DIY Glittered Clothespin Noteholders

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Dress up your workspace and move away from sticky notes – show off your creativity and decorate instead! These glitter clothespin note holders are great for tweens and teens with lockers (because these are magnetic), or for general office and kitchen use. Plus they’re super-easy to make, even for kids.

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

Things you’ll need:
Assorted wood clothespins
Glitter
Glue
Adhesive backed magnetic roll
Patterned scrapbook papers
Scissors
Small paper plates

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Things to do:
1. Fold the scrapbook paper and draw half of a butterfly on the fold. Cut it out, and make sure the fold is arranged so the wings point upward.
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2. Sprinkle some glitter on a paper plate in a line that’s a bit longer and wider than the size of the clothespin.
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3. Spread some glue on one long side of the clothespin. If you’d like, you can spread it further with your fingers or a cotton swab to make sure the glue covers the clothespin evenly.
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4. Dip the clothespin, glue-side down, into the glitter. Make sure you move it around a little to coat the clothespin evenly with the glitter.
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5. Glue the paper butterfly to the top or bottom of the clip, depending on your preference.
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6. Cut a small piece of magnetic strip and add to the back of the magnet (on the non-glitter side).
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7. Stick to your favorite surface and add notes as needed!

DIY Cornhole Burlap Bean Bags

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Love to play Cornhole? It’s such a fun summer activity, and these burlap bean bags are a bit smaller than regulation size, but will allow the younger kids in the group to compete with the adults! “Trim” each set with a different color of embroidery floss to know which bags your child has thrown and which ones are their competitors’ bags. Of course, your child will win, right?

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: About an hour
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Scissors
Large darning needle with a large eye
2 squares of regular fabric, cut to 4 3/4” x 4 3/4”
Embroidery thread
Burlap ribbon
Bean bag filler
Regular sewing thread and needle
Fray Check Seam Sealer
Sewing pins
Sewing machine **optional

Beanbag 2 DIY Cornhole Burlap Bean Bags

Things to do:
1. Sew your two fabric squares together, right sides together, using a 1/4” seam allowance. A 1/4” seam allowance means that you’ll sew 1/4” from the edges. Leave an opening along one edge that’s about 3” wide so that you can fill it with the bean bag filler. You don’t need to use a sewing machine! You can do a simple running stitch by hand (in/out, in/out) while knotting at both ends – just make sure the stitches are close enough together so that you won’t spill the beans out of the bag when it’s complete.
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2. Turn the sewn squares right sides out and fill with the filler. Don’t pack it too full, or you won’t be able to stitch it shut in the next steps. Also, it’s a good idea to pour the filler over a bowl or trash can so you don’t drop the beans…especially if you have pets or small children.
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3. Fold the raw edges to the inside of the bag, then pin and stitch the opening closed.
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4. Set your cotton bean bag aside, and start stitching your burlap squares together. Place one on top of the other. Cut 4-5 18” lengths of embroidery thread. Knot at one end and thread your needle. Stitch with a whip stitch around three sides of the burlap.
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5. Once three sides are sewn, insert your cotton bag into the burlap one, and stitch the final side closed. If desired, apply the Fray Check seam sealer around all the edges to prevent excessive fraying.
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DIY Button Memo Chalkboard

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Chalkboards are so practical to have in the kitchen, on a door, and in a school locker. But they’re rarely fun and whimsical! With your hot glue gun and some fabulous buttons, however, you can decorate a simple chalkboard with layers of buttons and turn it into a statement piece. These make great party favors, and a package of multi-sized buttons and a roll of the magnet strip will make two mini button-covered magnetic chalkboards, making this a quick and economical gift for anyone.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 30-60 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
Mini chalkboard
Buttons
Magnetic strips

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Things to do:
1. Warm up your hot glue gun and pour out your buttons so you can grab them quickly and easily.
2. Squeeze some glue onto a button and place it on the chalkboard, starting in one corner. Glue others around it, overlapping buttons to make the border very 3-dimensional.
3. Glue small buttons on top of the large buttons for even more dimension. Play with the placement of each button to mix up colors for a random look, or organize them into blocks of color. Anything goes!
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4. Once you’ve glued buttons in layers around the border of the mini chalkboard, turn the chalkboard over. Don’t pull off the plastic yet, but carefully trim the magnetic strip to the width of the top.
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5. Peel off the plastic on the magnetic strip and place it sticky-side down onto the wood, along the top edge. Repeat for the bottom edge.
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6. Turn the chalkboard over, and admire your handwork!
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DIY Personalized Stenciled Favor Bags

July 10, 2015 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under General Crafts

Stenciled bag main DIY Personalized Stenciled Favor Bags
We all love little personalized bags! Whether you make these to give as gifts, or save for yourself for jewelry, beads, or any type of trinket, you’ll enjoy this quick, simple project. And acrylic paint can easily be washed off your stencil brush with water, so no worries about time-consuming cleanup!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 20 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Card stock stencils
Muslin drawstring bag
Red acrylic paint or other colors of your choice
Stencil brush
Small paper plate
Folded piece of paper that will fit inside the bag

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Things to do:
1. Place the folded paper inside the bag. This will prevent any paint from leaking through to the back of the bag, ruining your perfect design.
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2. Poor a little paint onto your paper plate. You won’t need much, unless you’re doing several bags in the same color.
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3. Choose which stencil you’ll use. Tear it off and place it onto the top of the bag. You could tape it in place along the edges, but that’s not always necessary.
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4. Hold the stencil firmly onto the bag and dab your “loaded” brush onto the bag where the stencil holes are located.
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5. Carefully remove your card stock stencil, and admire your handiwork!

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