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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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How to Make Your Own Decorative Floral Napkin Rings


Dress up your dining room table with these seasonal napkin rings. This project puts your floral arranging skills to good use, leaving you with a practical piece of decor that will set your table apart.

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

Things you’ll need:
Gold metal rings
Artificial greenery
Artificial flowers
Scissors
Wire cutters
Floral tape

Things to do:
1. The first step is creating a base of greenery. Use your wire cutters to cut 3-inch sections. Secure them to the metal ring using floral arranging tape. You may need to add several pieces of tape for every piece of greenery to keep it close to the metal ring.



2. Continue adding branches of greenery, being careful to hide the tape under the leaves.


3. Next, add accent flowers to the arrangement. Trim a bloom with a 2-inch stem and use floral arranging tape to attach it to the metal ring.


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DIY Rustic Moss House Numbers


Dress up your door with these quaint house numbers. In a few minutes, you can transform a set of plain wooden numbers into unique, nature-inspired decor that will provide the perfect accent your entryway.

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

Things you’ll need:
Wooden numbers
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Light and dark dried moss
Picture hangers
Hammer

Things to do:
1. The first step is attaching a picture hanger to the back of your numbers. Flip your wooden number over and place the picture hanger at the top center. Use a hammer to gently pound it in place.


2. Next, you want to create a base layer of dark moss. Use your hot glue gun and tackle 1-inch sections at a time. Be careful to maintain the shape of your number.


3. Add sections of lighter colored moss for depth and dimension.


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How to Make Wine Cork Magnets


Create a set of magnets for your refrigerator for a clean, unified look. This DIY is a great way to organize your kitchen and add a touch of personal flair.

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

Things you’ll need:
Wine corks
Magnets
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Artificial greenery and flowers

Things to do:
1. Use hot glue to attach a magnet to the end of your wine cork.


2. Trim small pieces of greenery and arrange them loosely. Secure the greenery with hot glue.
3. Pull a flower bud off of the bouquet, leaving you with a small bloom. Attach it to the top of the wine cork, covering the greenery.


4. Display your magnet on the refrigerator and enjoy!

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DIY Light Flower Garland


In just a few minutes, you can create a unique piece of home decor that will make a serious style statement. This simple DIY combines modern and timeless elements to create something truly beautiful.

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

Things you’ll need:
Garland
Globe lights
Floral wire
Wire cutters

Things to do:
1. Stretch your garland and strand of lights out parallel to each other.

2. Cut a 1-inch piece of wire and wrap it around the lights and the garland. Be sure to twist the wire tightly to ensure they hang evenly.


3. Use wire to attach the garland to the lights at every bulb.
4. Trim any excess wire.

5. Use wire to secure the battery pack to the garland, hiding it under the greenery.


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DIY Animal Storage Mason Jars


This DIY is great for beginners! In a few simple steps, you can transform a plain mason jar into a chic storage container, perfect for organizing any odds and ends you have laying around.

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

Things you’ll need:
Mason jar
Plastic animals
Metallic silver spray paint
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Spread several sheets of newspaper over your work area to protect the surface from the spray paint.

2. Shake your can of paint and apply an even coat to the front side of the animal. Let the paint dry completely.

3. Flip the animals over and apply a second coat of paint. Be sure to cover hidden areas, like the stomach and top of the head.

4. When the animal is dry completely, use hot glue to attach it to the center of a Mason jar lid. Screw the lid onto your jar and enjoy!

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DIY Art Easel Placecard Holder


Mix and match different paper straws to create mini art easels to display your guest’s names. These creative placeholders are super cute and easily customize to complement any party theme.

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

Things you’ll need:
Paper straws
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Cardstock
Pen

Things to do:
1. Cut two straws in half.


2. Apply a drop of hot glue inside the end of your straws and press the sides together, creating a seal.

3. Use hot glue to secure two straw halves together into a V” shape.


4. When the glue is dry, apply a third straw to the back of the V,” creating a tripod.

5. Glue the last straw to the front of the tripod. This is what supports your name card.


6. Write your guest’s name on a piece of cardstock and display your mini artwork.

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DIY Animal Key Chains


These key chains are easy to make and add a super cute, personal touch to your key ring. Have fun playing with different animals or painting them with neon or gold colors to add a stylish, modern twist.

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

Things you’ll need:
Plastic animals
Screw eyes
Key chain rings
Pliers

Things to do:
1. Pinch the top of your screw eye with a pair of pliers.

2. Apply light pressure and twist the screw down into the back of a plastic animal. Be careful not to press too hard, because it may pop out of place. Continue spinning your screw until it is completely embedded in the animal.

3. Open your key chain and slide it onto the eye screw.


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How to Make a Rustic Wood Slice Photo Holder


We love Instagram prints! They’re such a fun way to capture sweet memories and look lovely displayed around the house. This rustic DIY is the perfect companion to your cute new photos. You can display up to three images per log slice, making it easy to share all your favorite moments.

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

Things you’ll need:
Log slice
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Dowels
Scissors
Mini clothespins
Photos
Drill *optional

Things to do:
1. Start by deciding how many photos you want to display. If you’re using smaller prints, I suggest 3 photos per log slice.

2. Cut three dowels in various lengths.
3. Apply a generous amount of hot glue on the end of the dowels and secure them to the log slice. If the prints that you’re displaying are heavier, you may want to drill into the log slice before attaching your dowel with hot glue.


4. When the dowels are secure, use hot glue to attach mini clothespins to the top. Make sure they’re facing up, so you can clip your photos in.


5. Display your pictures and enjoy!

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DIY Springtime Body Scrub


This DIY body scrub is a great springtime gift. It’s simple to make, only takes a few minutes and will leave your skin feeling oh-so-soft!

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

Things you’ll need:
Coconut oil
Sugar
An orange or other citrus fruit
Grater
Cone treat bags
Scissors
Green ribbon
Artificial greenery

Things to do:
1. The first step is making your sugar body scrub. In a glass bowl, mix 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup coconut oil, and orange zest together. Stir the mixture until it reaches an even consistency.




2. Trim 2-inches off the top of your triangle plastic bag and fill it with body scrub.


3. Cut a piece of green ribbon and tie it around the top of the sugar scrub bag.

4. Trim several pieces of greenery and tie them to the front of the bag, creating a carrot look.

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