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DIY Retro ‘Flower Power’ Placemats

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These bright and cheery placemats add a playful pop of color to your dining room table! You can also use the techniques you learn in this video to make a matching table runner to complete your stylish set.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Burlap or burlap placemat
Scissors
Pencil
Wooden flower cutouts
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Spread out a sheet of burlap and trace a circle with a 15-inch diameter. If you have a large bowl, you can place it on top of the burlap and trace around the edge for a perfectly symmetrical circle.
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2. Cut out the circle of burlap.
3. Protect your work surface by laying a piece of wax paper underneath your placemat.
4. Apply a drop of hot glue to the back of your wooden cutouts and start attaching them to the burlap circle. Start at the center and work your way out, varying colors as you go. You should end up with a perfect hexagon shape, each side made up of 4 wooden flowers.
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DIY Boho Macrame Wood Spoon Handles

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This sweet and simple DIY is a great way to give your wooden utensils a quick, boho update! Talk about the perfect project to dress up your summer dinner party!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 10 and up

Things you’ll need:
Wooden utensils
White cotton twine
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut a 6-foot piece of baker’s twine.
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2. Lay the handle of your wooden utensil on the center of your piece of baker’s twine.
3. Tie a tight knot at the top of the handle.
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4. Next, you’re going to knot your way down the handle. Cross the left string over the handle, creating a loop on the left side.
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5. Cross the right string under the handle, creating a loop on the right side.
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6. Pull each string through the loops you just created and pull them tight, creating two small knots.
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7. Repeat steps 4-6 until you’ve covered the entire handle with baker’s twine.
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8. When you reach the end of your handle, tie a tight double knot and trim the excess baker’s twine.
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How to Make Scandinavian Knot Coasters and Trivets

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Showcase your love for 70s style with these DIY coaster and trivets! Once you learn the knot pattern, you’ll go crazy crafting matching sets for your friends and family.

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

Things you’ll need:
Metal rings
Macrame cord
Scissors
Wooden beads

Things to do:
1. Cut two five-foot pieces of macrame cord.
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2. Next, you’re going to start the knotting process. Lay your cords under the center of your hoop and make a loop shape at the top. Pull the end of your cords up through the center of the metal hoop and through your macrame loop.
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3. Repeat this step, creating knots all around the circumference of the metal hoop.
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4. When you’ve covered the entire metal hoop, tie a square knot to secure the ends and trim your cord, leaving roughly 3-4 inches.
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5. Add wooden beads to your excess cord and knot the macrame to hold them in place.
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DIY Felt Gift Wrap Embellishment Ribbon


Step up your gift-giving game with a playful pop of personality and color! This felt gift-wrap replaces a traditional bow, setting your present apart. Have fun mixing and matching different colors and patterns to create something unique and beautiful.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

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

Things to do:
1. Choose several coordinating colors of felt to use.


2. Cut a 1-inch strip off the side of the piece of felt.
3. Cut shapes out of your 1-inch strip. Triangles and squares are the easiest, and look really cute!


4. Measure a length of string to wrap around your gift and cut it.

5. Use a dot of hot glue to attach the felt shapes to your string.


6. Tie your felt gift wrap around your present and enjoy!

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DIY Felt Lollipops Tutorial


Looking for a fun rainy-day craft project to do with your kiddos? Get creative with different patterns and colors to create bright lollipops you can use as photo booth props, or just a fun toy!

Things you’ll need:
Felt sheets
Scissors
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Dowel rods

Things to do:
1. Fold a piece of felt in half and cut a half circle shape. Unfold the felt and clean up the edges of your circle, leaving you with a symmetrical look.




2. Trace the circle onto two different colors of felt and cut out the shape.



3. Cut a swirl design out of a circle, creating a pretty pattern for your lollipop.


4. Use glue to secure the design onto one of your felt circles.


5. Cut your dowel in half.

6. Sandwich the dowel between your two circles, creating a lollipop. Secure it with glue.



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DIY Modern Corkboard Placecard Holders


These corkboard placeholders are perfect for a school lunch or child’s birthday party! Use them as a napkin ring or let the kids get crafty and make their own nametags! They’re super cute and super simple to make. perfect for an afternoon activity.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 5 Minutes
Age range: 10 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Cork sheet
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Scissors
Cardstock
Sharpie
Thumbtack

Things to do:
1. Cut a 1 1/2 inch strip off the bottom of your cork sheet. If your cork sheet is rolling, cut with the roll.


2. Draw a line of hot glue along the end of the cork strip and attach it to the other side, creating a circle.

3. Cut a small piece of cardstock and write the name on it with sharpie.


4. Attach it to the corkboard with a thumbtack.

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DIY Boho Macrame Pendant Light

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This pendant light adds the perfect bohemian vibe to your space. In a few simple steps, you can totally transform a standard lamp kit into something unique and fresh.

Things you’ll need:
Lamp kit
Edison bulb
Macrame cord
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut a piece of macrame that measures 4 times longer than the total length of your cord.
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2. Find the center of your piece of macrame and place the cord in the middle.
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3. Next, you’re going to start knotting down the cord. Place the left piece over the cord and the right piece under the cord. Pull the left piece up through the loop and the right side down through the loop. As you knot your way down the cord, you’ll start to see a twisting pattern.
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4. When you reach the end of your macrame, tie a double knot and trim the ends.
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5. Screw in your Edison bulb and display your macrame pendant light!
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DIY Rock Succulent Garden


This is such a fun project to do with your little ones and you’re sure to love the finished product! You’ll enjoy playing with paint and patterns to create a cute and trendy rock garden that looks like little succulents.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 Minutes
Age range: 6 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Pot
Potting soil
Rocks
Green paint
White paint
Foam brush
Paint brush

Things to do:
1. First, paint several large rocks in different shades of green. For my rock garden, I used three different greens.


2. Use a paintbrush to add white patterns to your painted rocks. Polka dots, x” shapes, and lines look best.

3. Fill your pot halfway full with potting soil.
4. Add a layer of small rocks on top.

5. Arrange your painted rocks in the pot, creating a cute display.

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DIY Modern Cork iPad Sleeve Case


Keep your iPad scratch-free with this charming sleeve! In a few simple steps, you can transfer a piece of cork into a functional case, protecting your devices in style.

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

Things you’ll need:
Cork sheet
Scissors
Baker’s twine
Yarn needle
Button

Things to do:
1. Flatten your cork sheet and lay your iPad on top. Measure about 1-inch from the sides and cut around the perimeter.


2. Cut a second cork sheet with the same dimensions.

3. Lay the matching cork sheets on top of each other and start stitching around the edges with baker’s twine. Feel free to stitch a creative pattern to add a personal touch.

4. Stitch around three sides of the cork, leaving an opening at the top to slip the iPad in.

5. Once your sewing is complete, add a cut button detail to the front. Use baker’s twine to stitch it in place.

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DIY Scroll Inspired Wall Art


This darling display is a quick, inexpensive way to showcase your favorite works of art. Add a pop of color to your home with a fun printable, or put your personal piece on display for all to see. Whatever you choose to frame, it’s sure to make a serious style statement.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Art to display
Wooden dowels
Black macrame cord
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Create a piece of art to display. For my project, I printed a design on a piece of dictionary paper.

2. Use hot glue to attach a dowel to the top of the piece of paper.


3. Draw a line of hot glue along the seam where the dowel and paper connect and roll the dowel down until it meets the paper again, creating the look of a scroll.

4. Repeat steps 2-3 to add a dowel to the bottom of the paper.
5. Cut 2 1/2 feet of black macrame cord.

6. Use hot glue to attach the cord to both sides of the dowel, leaving about 2-inches hanging below the dowel.

7. Wrap the excess cord around the dowel and use hot glue to secure it in place.

8. Display your work of art and enjoy!

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