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DIY Bohemian Style Keychain

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Keep your keys organized in style with these playful, bohemian keychains! You can mix and match different colors of embroidery floss to create fun patterns or use your friend’s favorite hues to create a thoughtful gift.

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

Things you’ll need:
Coco fiber rope
Embroidery floss
Scissors
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Key ring

Things to do:
1. Cut an 8-inch piece of macrame cord and fold it in half.
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2. The next step is covering your macrame base with colorful embroidery floss. Start with your darkest color and knot it around your macrame 1-inch from the top. Apply hot glue 1/2 inch down the macrame pieces and wrap the embroidery floss around until you can’t see the macrame cord. When you reach the end of your length, apply hot glue to secure the end and trim any excess.
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3. Repeat step 2 with a lighter shade of embroidery floss.
4. Repeat step 2 with the lightest shade of embroidery floss, covering another 1/2 inch.
5. Attach your key ring to the loop at the top of your keychain.
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DIY Boho Feather Cork Push Pins

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Dress up your bulletin board with these indie cork pushpins! In a few simple steps, you can transform a plain thumbtack into a bohemian piece of decor to complete your craft room’s style.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 5 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Corks
Pushpins
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Embroidery floss
Scissors
Feathers

Things to do:
1. Attach a pushpin to the back of your cork with hot glue. Hold it in place until it is secure.
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2. Choose two or three small feathers and bind them together by wrapping embroidery floss around the bottom. Use hot glue to secure both ends of your embroidery floss.
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3. Use the tip of your scissors to create a small hole in the center of your cork.
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4. Apply a drop of hot glue to the base of your feather and press them down in the hole. Hold them in place until they are secured.
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DIY Sailor Nautical Knot Keychain

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Keep the keys to your beach house or boat organized in style with this summery DIY! This keychain takes only a few seconds to make and looks lovely on display.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 1 Minute
Age range: 8 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Macrame cord
Scissors
Key ring

Things to do:
1. Cut a two-foot piece of macrame cord.
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2. The next step is tying the knot. Fold the piece of macrame in half and cross the ends around the middle, creating a loop on the left side.
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3. Wrap the ends around the back of the cord and down through the loop.
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4. Tighten the knot and arrange the macrame until you have a shape you like.
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5. Slide the top of the knot through a key ring.
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6. Trim the ends.
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How to Make a Fairy Garden Planter

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This is the perfect activity for a ladies tea or just an afternoon at home with your little ones. Collect a plethora of supplies and have fun creating a magical, mini fairy garden.

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

Things you’ll need:
Unfinished wood pot
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Fairy door
Miniature garden tools
Moss
Succulents

Things to do:
1. Trim a piece of sheet moss and pull it apart with your fingers, creating a loose, natural shape.
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2. Use hot glue to attach the moss to your planter. Make sure it wraps around at least three sides to give your planter dimension.
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3. When all of your moss is in place, it’s time to start adding embellishments! For my planter, I found a miniature door that is the same height as my planter. I used hot glue to attach it in place. To finish my planter, I used hot glue to add miniature tools by the front door and around the sides of my pot.
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4. When you’ve finished decorating your pot, plant a succulent inside and display your work of art.
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DIY Animal Party Food Picks

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Looking for a fun and festive way to serve food at your next party? These gold animal party picks are the perfect skewers for fruit or veggies and will add a trendy touch to your decor.

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

Things you’ll need:
Plastic animals
Metallic gold spray paint
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Scissors
Skewers

Things to do:
1. The first step is spray-painting your plastic animals. In a well-ventilated area, lay your animals on a piece of newspaper and spray one side with a thick, even coat.
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2. When the paint is dry, flip the animals and spray the other side.
3. Trim your skewers so they measure roughly 5-inches.
4. Apply a thick drop of hot glue to the belly of your animal and attach the end of the skewer.
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5. Hold the skewer in place until it has dried completely.
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6. Skewer fruit or veggies and display your new project!
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Kid Approved Mini Minion Painted Rocks Tutorial

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Looking for a craft to keep the kids busy on a rainy afternoon? These mini minions are super fun and so easy to make! Grab the paint and glue and let’s get started!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
River rocks
Yellow paint
White paint
Blue paint
Foam brush
Paint brush
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Google eyes

Things to do:
1. The first step is painting your pebbles. Use a foam brush to paint the bottom half of your pebble with a thick coat of blue paint. Let the paint dry thoroughly.
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2. Cover the top half of the pebble with yellow paint. Let the paint dry and apply a second coat if necessary.
3. The next step is adding google eyes! Use glue to attach a larger, single eye or two smaller eyes. Let the glue dry completely.
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4. Use a small paintbrush to paint a thin line of white paint across the center of the pebble, creating a belt.
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DIY Boho Beaded Keychain

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This beaded keychain takes some serious style inspiration from the 70s! If you like bohemian style, you’ll love this fun DIY.

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

Things you’ll need:
Gold key ring
Leather cord
Scissors
Wood beads

Things to do:
1. The first step is measuring a 2-foot piece of leather cord.
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2. Fold the leather cord in half and slide a metal key ring to the middle.
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3. Slide two matching beads up both ends of the cord, meeting them in the middle by the key ring.
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4. Tie a knot below the two beads and twist the knot so the leather cord ends create a “+” shape.
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5. Slide two more matching beads up both ends of the cord and knot them in place.
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6. Repeat steps 3-5 until you’ve reached your desired length.
7. Double knot the end of the cord to keep everything secured in place and trim the ends.
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How to Make Wine Cork Coasters

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Looking for a chic way to upcycle your wine corks? This simple DIY will quickly transform your trash into an artistic treasure.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Wine corks
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Metal craft ring

Things to do:
1. Place a large cork flat on your table and apply a line of hot glue down the side.
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2. Attach another cork to the center cork. Be sure that both corks are facing the same direction.
3. Place the corks in the center of a metal craft ring and continue attaching more corks, using the craft ring as a guide for the shape of your coaster.
4. When you’ve reached your desired size and shape, let the glue dry completely and enjoy your new coasters!
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DIY Rustic Woodland Floral Hair Combs

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This sophisticated flower crown alternative looks lovely in a low updo! Make several with different blooms so you’ll always have a naturally beautiful way to accessorize.

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

Things you’ll need:
Plastic comb
Floral wire
Wire cutters
Artificial greenery
Artificial berries
Artificial flowers

Things to do:
1. The first step is creating an arrangement for your comb. Start by trimming a collection of greenery from a bunch. Try to get at least three different varieties in different lengths.
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2. Cut a piece of floral wire and wrap it around the end of your greenery bunch, holding the pieces together.
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3. Cut a short length of berries and attach it to your greenery bunch with wire.
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4. Trim a flower from your bouquet and slip it into the center of your wired bunch.
5. Now, it’s time to attach your arrangement to the comb. Wrap a piece of floral wire around the top of the comb several times. When one end is secure, wrap the other side around the arrangement and secure it to the comb.Woodland_Floral_Hair_Combs6

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Upcycle Old Wine Bottles into Candleholders Tutorial

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This elegant upcycle project will transform your old wine bottles into beautiful pieces of decor for your table or shelves. Grab your spray paint and a few candles and let’s get started!

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

Things you’ll need:
Glass bottles
Gold spray paint
Taper candles
Lighter

Things to do:
1. Shake your metallic gold spray paint and spray a thin, even layer over one side of the bottle. Let it dry completely.
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2. Flip the bottle and spray the other side. If you missed any patches when you sprayed it the first time, cover them now. Let the paint dry completely.
3. The next step is adding wax to your wine bottle. This will create an elegant, vintage look. Light your candle and hold it horizontally over the top of the bottle. The wax will drip down the neck of the bottle, adding color and dimension. Be careful to keep the flame a safe distance away from the spray paint.
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4. Place your candle in the top of your wine bottle and enjoy!
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