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DIY Snowflake Window Clings

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Grab the little ones and add a glittery glow to your glass in the just a few minutes.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 Minutes
Age range: 5 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Puff paint
Glitter
Ziplock bag

Things to do:
1. Use your puff paint to draw snowflake patterns on a plastic bag.
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2. Sprinkle your snowflakes with fine glitter. If you’re making multiple snowflakes, try using several different glitter colors.
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3. Let your snowflakes dry completely.
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4. Dump the excess glitter off and slowly peel your snowflakes off the plastic bag. If you have a hard time removing them, put them in the refrigerator for several minutes and try again.
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5. Stick the snowflakes to your window and start dreaming of a white Christmas!

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How to Make Popsicle Stick Christmas Sleigh Ornaments

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This is a wonderful Christmas craft to do with kids! All you need is a few basic supplies that you probably have in your craft closet. Your little ones will love painting the sled boards and assembling the pieces to create a precious, keepsake ornament.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 Minutes
Age range: 6 and up *Younger ages may need help assembling

Things you’ll need:
Popsicle sticks
Acrylic paint
Paint brush
Scissors
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Jute

Things to do:
1. Start by painting five Popsicle sticks with your acrylic paint. For my project, I used barn red by Apple Barrel.
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2. Next, we’re going to assemble the sled! Use your hot glue gun to attach four Popsicle sticks. The two in the middle should be slightly higher than the two on the outside.
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3. Use hot glue to add a blade to both sides of your sled. They should sit half an inch higher than the sled boards.
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4. Add a little decor to your sled by trimming a runner to adorn the top. Popsicle sticks can be tricky to cut, so try breaking it in half before using your scissors to create a clean line. Attach your board to the top of the blades with hot glue.
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5. The last step is adding a jute hanger to the top of your sled. Cut a 4-5 inch piece of jute and use hot glue to secure both sides to the runner board.
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DIY Miniature Holiday Houses

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Get the whole family together and create a festive holiday village to display this season! This project is fun and simple and it encourages you to get creative to create something beautiful.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Miniature paper mache houses
Mod Podge
Glitter
Scissors
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Paint brush
Miniature decor

Things to do:
1. Mix equal parts mod podge and glitter to create a dense paste.
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2. Paint your entire house with your glittery mod podge and let it dry. If you want to get creative, add extra glitter around the peaks of your roof to mimic a fresh snowfall.
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3. Add a little sparkle to your miniature decor by painting the tops of the trees with some of your glittery mod podge.
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4. Next, we’re going to decorate your miniature holiday home! You can adorn your abode any way you wish. For my project, I added a wreath and miniature Christmas tree inside using hot glue to secure them in place.
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5. The final step is displaying your village. Set up your house on a board or piece of paper and add trees and snow to create a welcoming, winter wonderland.
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DIY Whimsical Pom Pom Pinecone Ornaments


These pompom pinecones are whimsical and add a playful touch to your party decor. Display them with fishing wire in your windows or hang them on a tree for a natural look.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 5 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Pinecones
Pom poms
Hot glue gun and hot glue glue sticks
Gold cord
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Use hot glue to attach pompom balls to your pinecone. Scatter them throughout, alternating colors to create an effortless look.



2. Apply hot glue to the top of your pinecone and wrap your gold string around it. Create a look and wrap the other end of the gold string around the top of the pinecone again. Use hot glue to secure your hanger in place.



3. Display your pinecone ornament and enjoy!

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DIY Cinnamon Stick Candle Holder


Fill your home with the sweet smell of cinnamon! This rustic candle holder is as beautiful as it is fragrant, and oh-so-easy to make. Grab your supplies and get started on this fun upcycle project.

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

Things you’ll need:
Mason jar
Cinnamon sticks
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Scissors
Jute
Candle

Things to do:
1. The first step is covering your mason jar with cinnamon sticks. Apply a thin line of hot glue along the flat side of a cinnamon stick and attach it directly to the glass. Repeat this step until the entire surface is covered.




2. Cut a 24-inch piece of jute and wrap it around the jar. Tie a beautiful bow on the front.

3. Unscrew the lid of your mason jar and place a small candle inside. Vanilla or cinnamon scented candles tend to smell the best with the cinnamon sticks.

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DIY Pinecone Kissing Ball Tutorial

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This beautiful piece of decor adds an inviting, woodsy feel to your home. Hang one in a doorway or make several in different sizes for a festive window display.

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

Things you’ll need:
Styrofoam ball
Wire
Wire cutters
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Pinecones
Greenery

Things to do:
1. Cut a 1-foot piece of wire and form it into a circle, leaving 2 inches of wire ends. Twist the ends together, creating an anchor.
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2. Run hot glue down the twisted ends and press it into the Styrofoam ball.
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3. Next, you’re going to start attaching pinecones. Apply a thick layer of hot glue to the base of your pinecone and stick it on the surface of the Styrofoam ball. Repeat this step, placing the pinecones as close together as possible, until the entire surface is covered.
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4. When all of your pinecones are in place, trim pieces of greenery from a branch and use hot glue to attach them to the Styrofoam ball wherever Styrofoam shows through.
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Harvest-Inspired Thanksgiving Silverware Holder Tutorial

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Looking for a quick and easy way to dress up your holiday table? We have the perfect project for you! Grab the kids and get everyone crafting and your Thanksgiving is sure to be picture perfect!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 Minutes
Age range: 8 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Burlap bags
Jute
Scissors
Cinnamon sticks
Artificial floral picks
Raffia ribbon
Silverware

Things to do:
1. To make your burlap bags look a little more rustic, add a fringe to the top by fraying the edges. Use a pair of scissors to cut the fold open and pull the strings apart until you’re happy with the way it looks. Trim any stray strings.
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2. Next, it’s time to make your decor for the silverware holder. Start by pulling a bunch of two leaves off of your artificial sprig.
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3. Use jute to attach a cinnamon stick to your leaves.
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4. Finally, we’re going to bring all of the pieces together! Slide your silverware in the bag and pull the drawstrings tight.
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5. Use jute to tie your cinnamon stick and leaves around the top.
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6. Complete the look with a bow made from ribbon or raffia.
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DIY Rustic Twine Pumpkin Tutorial

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These twine pumpkins add the perfect rustic touch to your fall decoration. Display them for Halloween and reuse them as centerpieces for your Thanksgiving dinner!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 Minutes
Age range: 8 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Jute
Cinnamon sticks
Scissors
Tube

Things to do:
1. The first step is wrapping your twine to create the body of the pumpkin. You can use any cylinder tube you have around the house. Today, I’m using a roll of plastic wrap. It works really well, because the plastic wrap is sticky and holds the twine in place as you wrap. Start 1/4 down the roll and wrap the twine until it covers the rest of the roll.
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2. When you’ve reached the end, cut the jute leaving a 10-inch tail.
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3. Push the jute off the tube and run the excess jute through the center and secure it by tying a knot.
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4. Pull the jute around the circle, fanning it out into a pumpkin shape.
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5. Slide a cinnamon stick down the center of the twine pumpkin.
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DIY Woodland Fox and Owl Coffee Cup Sleeves Tutorial with FREE Templates

coffee_sleevesRaise your hand if you love Crafty! (You already know we do!) I love these adorable, reusable coffee sleeves! This craft is so quick and easy because it only requires some basic blanket stitches, plus it’s budget friendly. If you’re in a pinch, you could always glue your felt pieces together as well.

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The problem I had with the quick video tutorial was there was no printable to help me with the sizing and proportions. I decided I was up for the challenge and tackled a template for each coffee cozy!

Simply decide which design you prefer and cut out all of the paper shapes. Trace each shape onto felt of your choice and cut those shapes out. Combine and layer to create your woodland creature. Finally, sew the pieces together on the felt cozy wrap base.

Voila! Coffee cozies that everyone is sure to be jealous of!

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DIY Chicken Wire Frame Display

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This shabby-chic display can be used in a variety of ways, from showcasing your jewelry to housing your favorite Christmas cards. This simple DIY project will show you how to create an artistic approach to organizing your odds and ends.

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

Things you’ll need:
Metal ring
Chicken wire
Wire cutters
Wire
Boxwood picks

Things to do:
1. Flatten out your roll of chicken wire and lay the metal ring on top of it.
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2. Cut a circle of chicken wire out, using your metal ring as a guide for size.
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3. Next, we’re going to attach the chicken wire to the metal ring. Cut a 2-inch piece of wire and slide it through the chicken wire, wrapping it around the metal ring to hold them together. Repeat this step several times at different points around the ring, until the chicken wire is secure.
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4. Use wire cutters to trim any chicken wire that pokes out beyond the metal ring.
5. Create mini bunches of boxwood and use wire to attach them to your metal ring.
6. Cut a 5-inch piece of wire and secure both ends to the top of your metal ring, creating a hanger.
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