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Upycled Book Page Treat Bags

Upycled Book Page Treat Bags Upycled Book Page Treat Bags
I’m a die hard book lover, and while taking a book apart isn’t my favorite thing in the world, sometimes books are too broken down to save. And instead of just recycling them, I love to find new uses for them! These treat bags are a snap to make and perfect for gifting special goodies to the book lovers in your life.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 15 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Book pages
Washi tape
Stamps
Bakers twine
Hole punch

Things to do:
1. Decorate your page by adding a stamp or drawing slightly down from the center of the page.
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2. Fold the two sides in to meet, just overlapping on the back side. Seal the seam with a long strip of washi tape. Trim any excess from the ends.
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3. Fold the bottom 1 inch or so up toward the seam side.
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4. Fold the corner in to flatten the fold into a bag bottom.
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5. Fold the edges in to meet each other and seal this new seam with tape.
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6. Open the bottom up so that the bag stands flat. Fill the bag and fold the top few inches down toward the front of the bag.
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7. Punch two holes near the top and tie closed with twine to finish.
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How to Make a Paper Bow in a Snap

How to Make a Paper Bow How to Make a Paper Bow in a Snap
Wrapping a package and out of bows or ribbon? Not a problem! In fact, a bonus! Because here’s a trick for a perfect paper bow to top a gift with quite a flourish! Use contrasting or coordinating paper for a beautiful finish to any gift!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 10 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Paper
Scissors
Glue stick
Template

Things to do:
1. Using your template, trace and cut out all three pieces from your paper.
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2. Pull the ends of the longest piece of toward the center and glue in place.
3. Wrap the shortest piece of paper around the center of the newly formed bow and glue the ends on the backside.
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4. Attach the remaining piece of paper to the backside and pinch at the center point to finish.

DIY Mason Jar Piggy Bank

DIY Mason Jar Piggy Bank DIY Mason Jar Piggy Bank
The little girl in your life is sure to love this adorable DIY! Let her help create the perfect piggy bank, so she can start saving their coins, or give it as a gift and watch her face light up!

Difficult level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 Minutes
Age range: 10 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Felt pig shapes
Mini crocheted doily
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Mason Jar
Coin slot mason jar lid
Ribbon
Scissors

Things to do:
1. First, you want to replace the normal mason jar lid with the piggy bank lid.
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2. Next, you’re going to decorate the jar. Use hot glue to attach the doily and felt pig to the front. If your child wants to help, let them choose what shapes you use and where you put them.
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3. Measure the circumference of your jar and cut a piece of ribbon to tie around the mouth of the jar.
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DIY Days-of-the-Week Doll Hangers

Day of the Week Doll Hangers DIY Days of the Week Doll Hangers
This simple project will show you how to create a customized, day of the week hanger set for dolls. The little girl in your life will have hours of fun playing with this adorable addition to her dolls wardrobe.

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

Things you’ll need:
Set of wooden hangers
Pencil
Wood-Burning tool
Ribbon
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Use a pencil to write out a day of the week on each hanger. I’ve found that it works best if you write in all capital letters, because they’re easier to burn onto the wood.
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2. Trace over the letters with a wood-burning tool. The smallest tip works best for this project.
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3. Tie a bow around the metal hanger for a nice, finishing touch.
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How To Make A Felt Bow

How To Make A Felt Bow How To Make A Felt Bow
Felt has many lovely qualities, you can make so many wonderful things out of it, but tying a traditional bow does not work out well with felt, so here is a simple way to make perfect bows from felt every time! Scale these up or down to make larger or smaller bows.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 10 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Template

Things to do:
1. Cut out the three pieces of felt according to the template.
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2. Fold the ends of the largest piece in and glue them in place.
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3. Wrap the smallest piece around the join in the last step and glue in place on the backside.
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4. Attach the “ribbon” to the back side with a drop of glue to finish.
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How to Make a Crocheted Doily Bowl

Crochet Doily Bowl How to Make a Crocheted Doily Bowl
This gorgeous doily bowl is so easy to make and looks lovely displayed in your home. Use different sizes of doilies and balloons to create a collection of rustic doily dishes.

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

Things you’ll need:
Crochet doily
Water Balloon
Scissors
Mod Podge
Sponge brush

Things to do:
1. Fill a water balloon with air.
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2. Cover the top half of the balloon with a thick coat of Mod Podge.
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3. Place the doily on top of the Mod Podge.
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4. Apply a generous layer of Mod Podge on top of the doily.
5. Let the Mod Podge dry over night.
6. Once the doily has dried, use scissors to pop the balloon. Peel out the remainder of the balloon.
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DIY Fairy Thimble Teapot

April 14, 2015 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under General Crafts, Spring Crafts

Thimble Teapot DIY Fairy Thimble Teapot
Fairies love tea parties, you know, and you can’t have a tea party without tea! Your fairies will love to host parties in their fairy garden with the addition of this sweet little teapot. Look for a button that matches the color of your thimble for the bottom to create the perfect pot and match the felt handle and spout to your teacups for the perfect tea set.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 5 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Thimble
Button
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Gray felt or other color of your choice
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut a thin strip felt about ¾ of an inch long for a handle and a small square to roll into a spout.
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2. Roll the square into a tight tube and run a thin bead of glue along the edge to secure it.
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3. Once the glue is dry, cut one end at an angle.
4. Attach the spout to the side of the thimble with a dot of glue.
5. Fold the strip in half and add a tiny dot of glue along each of the cut ends. Press them into the side of the thimble to create a handle.
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6. Attach the button to the bottom of the thimble to finish with a bead of glue around the edge of the thimble and pressing the button onto the bottom.
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Stencil Stamp Technique

April 13, 2015 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under General Crafts

Stencil Stamp Technique Stencil Stamp Technique
Sometimes you need a stamp shape that’s just not in your arsenal. I understand, it can feel a little like a crafting emergency, right? But fear not! Here’s an easy trick for creating a “stamp” to whatever shape you need in the moment you need it!

Difficulty level: Moderate
Time required: 5 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Cardstock
Craft knife and mat or paper punches
Stamp pads
Stamps (optional)

Things to do:
1. Using your punches or craft knife, cut out your desired shape in a strip of cardstock wider than the shape you want (you’ll want plenty of overhang)
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2. Lay the “stencil” onto your work, positioning it where you want the finished image.
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3. Using either an inverted stamp pad or an inked texture stamp, stamp over the cut out.
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4. Lift your stencil to reveal your shape!

How to Make a Ribbon Rose Hairclip

Ribbon Rose Hairclip How to Make a Ribbon Rose Hairclip
In seconds you can create gorgeous flower hair clips! Choose any flower in any color and create a customized hair accessory. These make adorable accents to a flower girl outfit. Choose a flower that matches your wedding color scheme and have fun getting creative!

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

Things you’ll need:
Metal hair clip
5 ribbon roses
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Apply a small drop of hot glue to the back of the ribbon rose and attach it to the edge of the metal hair clip.
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2. Repeat step one until entire surface of the clip is covered.
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DIY Faux Gold Decorative Initial Letter

Faux Gold Decorative Letter  DIY Faux Gold Decorative Initial Letter
Get the glamor of a decorative metal letter at an affordable price! This DIY metallic letter looks lovely displayed in your home and is a lot of fun to make. Try your hand at home decor with this great craft.

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

Things you’ll need:
Paper mache letter A or other letters
Metallic Gold Spray Paint
Metal clip
Nail

Things to do:
1. The first step is painting the letter. Spread out several sheets of newspaper and spray the surface with metallic gold spray paint. Try to get an even coat, covering all of the edges equally. Apply two coats if necessary.
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2. Push a nail into the bottom corner of the letter.
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3. Hang the metal clip on the nail.

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