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Cupid’s Arrow Valentine’s Day Wreath Tutorial

Valentines Day Wreath Tutorial Cupids Arrow Valentines Day Wreath Tutorial
Embrace the romance this Valentines Day with a festive wreath. This DIY is a simple and quick way to dress up your space for the holiday, adding a warm, homemade touch to your home décor.

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

Things you’ll need:
Heart wreath form
Jute
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
Cupid’s arrow

Things to do:
1. Start by wrapping your wreath form with jute. Apply a drop of hot glue to secure the end and wrap it around the Styrofoam heart until the entire surface is covered. Secure the end with hot glue, so the rope doesn’t unravel.
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2. Create a wreath hanger by tying a loop of baker’s twine around the top of the wreath.
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3. Use hot glue to attach a cupid’s arrow to the front of the heart.
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How to Make Valentine’s Day Cupid’s Arrows

Cupids Arrows How to Make Valentines Day Cupid’s Arrows
This fun and festive project is the perfect rainy day activity for your kids. Make the arrows in bulk and attach them in candy bags for the little ones to give away at school or use them as decoration around the house.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 5 Minutes
Age range: 7 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Wooden dowels
Foam glitter sheets
Baker’s twine
Feathers
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Fold you sheet of glitter foam in half and cut a half heart shape.
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2. Trace the heart onto the foam and cut out another identical one.
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3. Glue the heart shapes on the end of the wooden dowel to create the point of the arrow.
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4. Use glue to attach three feathers together.
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5. Secure the feathers to the top of the dowel by wrapping baker’s twine around the ends.
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6. Continue wrapping the dowel with baker’s twine until several inches are covered. Secure the end of the string with glue.
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How to Make a Flower Crown Headband

January 25, 2016 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under "How to" Videos, General Crafts

Make a Flower Crown Headband How to Make a Flower Crown Headband
In a few simple steps, you can create a feminine accessory that lasts all year long. This artificial flower crown is a fun project that will help you improve your flower arranging skills, leaving you with an innovative masterpiece.

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

Things you’ll need:
Green wire
Artificial greenery
Artificial flowers in various sizes
Wire cutters
Scissors
Floral tape

Things to do:
1. The first step is measuring the size of your head. Wrap a piece of wire around your head and trim it accordingly.
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2. Wrap the ends of the wire together, creating a loop.
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3. Wrap floral tape around the wire ends to protect your head.
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4. Next, we’re going to add greenery to the crown. Pull individual branches off and use floral tape to attach them to the wire loop. Cover the entire loop in greenery.
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5. Finally, it’s time to add flowers! (This is where your flower arranging skills come in.) Start by adding three large blooms, and then fill in the empty space with smaller flowers, such as baby’s breath.
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DIY Cookie Cutter String Lights

DIY Cookie Cutter String Lights DIY Cookie Cutter String Lights
The holidays are drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean you have to pack up your Christmas lights! This DIY instantly updates a strand of lights, making them worthy of display all year long. Try using different cookie cutters to create a themed strand for a party or use a set of stars for a rustic, Americana piece of décor.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 Minutes
Age range: 10 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Christmas lights
Cookie cutters
Wire
Wire cutters

Things to do:
1. First, cut a 3½-inch piece of wire. We will use this to attach our cookie cutter to the strand of lights.
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2. Slide the wire through the center of the cookie cutter.
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3. Located a bulb and slide the wire through the center of the light strand, attaching it to the bulb area.
4. Twist the ends of the wire together around the inside of the cookie cutter to hold it in place.
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5. Trim any excess wire.
6. Repeat these steps until every light has a cookie cutter attached to it.
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DIY Tassel Key Chain

January 19, 2016 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under "How to" Videos, General Crafts

DIY Tassel Key Chain DIY Tassel Key Chain
This key ring accessory is simple and makes a serious style statement. Try combining different colors and textures to create a look that’s all your own.

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

Things you’ll need:
Baker’s twine
Jute
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Key ring

Things to do:
1. Wrap your baker’s twine around a piece of cardboard that’s 4 inches long.
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2. Cut both ends of the loop and pull out several strands.
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3. Place a piece of baker’s twine in the center of your strands and tie a double knot.
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4. Cut a 10-inch piece of jute and tie a double knot ½ inch down from the center, creating a tassel.
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5. Wrap the ends of the jute around the tassel and secure the ends with hot glue.
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6. Trim any uneven strands to create a thick, full tassel.
7. Use the ends of your center strand to tie a knot around a key ring.
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DIY Rustic Succulent Topiary Kissing Ball

Succulent Kissing Ball DIY Rustic Succulent Topiary Kissing Ball
Our unique everlasting Succulent Topiary Kissing Ball gives the authentic look of a cleverly crafted original floral piece, but lasts for years. Numerous varieties of actual succulents in different colors and textures have been accurately reproduced and adhered to a spherical base. Add them to other decorative arrangements or use them in a grouping on their own.

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

Things you’ll need:
Styrofoam ball
Moss
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Jute
Scissors
Artificial succulents

Things to do:
1. Cut a 3-foot piece of jute and tie a knot, creating a loop.
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2. Use hot glue to secure the knot to the Styrofoam ball. This will be your hanger.
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3. Arrange your succulents around the Styrofoam ball. Poke the stems through until the plants sit flat against the surface.
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4. Use hot glue to attach moss to the surface, covering any Styrofoam that’s visible.
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Anthropolgie-Inspired Gallery Wall Mirror

January 13, 2016 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under "How to" Videos, For the Home

Gallery Wall Mirror Anthropolgie Inspired Gallery Wall Mirror
Inspired by Anthropolgie’s shabby-chic vibe, this rustic mirror is the perfect addition to your gallery wall. Make several and display them together to add the perfect handmade touch to your décor.

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

Things you’ll need:
Mirror
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Rope
Jute
Scissors

Things to do:
1. The first step is creating a hanger for your mirror. Measure the length of the top of your mirror and make a mark ½ inch from each side.
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2. Cut a piece of jute and tie the ends at the ½ inch marks.
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3. Use hot glue to secure the rope to the edge of the mirror. Continue wrapping the rope until all four edges are covered.
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4. Cut the rope and secure the end with hot glue.
5. Let the glue dry completely before displaying.
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How to Make Cork Storage Cubes

January 11, 2016 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under "How to" Videos, General Crafts

How to Make Cork Storage Cubes How to Make Cork Storage Cubes
Storage has never been so simple—or so cute! You can assemble this cork cube in a few minutes, and it only requires two supplies. Make several and organize your craft supplies in style!

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

Things you’ll need:
Cork coasters
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. This project is like a puzzle—all you have to do is assemble the pieces! First, set one piece aside to use as the base.
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2. Apply a line of hot glue along the side of a cork square and stand it up along the edge of the base. Hold it in place until the glue dries and it is secure.
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3. For the second wall, apply a line of hot glue on two sides and attach it to the base and the first wall.
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4. Continue applying hot glue and attach the walls of cork until the cube is complete.
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5. Let the glue dry completely before use.
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DIY Vintage-Inspired Doily Wreath

DIY Vintage Inspired Doily Wreath DIY Vintage Inspired Doily Wreath
Looking for the perfect way to display your doilies? This gorgeous wreath is a unique way to show off your love of vintage, adding the perfect romantic touch to your home décor.

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

Things you’ll need:
Styrofoam wreath form
Doilies
Fabric stiffener
Scissors
Jute
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Foam brush

Things to do:
1. First, you’ll need to stiffen your doilies. Pour a generous amount of fabric stiffener onto a plate and use a foam brush to apply a layer on your doilies. Let the doilies sit overnight, or until completely dry.
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2. Next, cover your wreath form in jute. Apply a drop of hot glue to the wreath form and secure the end of your jute. Wrap it around until the entire surface is covered.
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3. Use hot glue to attach the doilies to your wreath. Vary the patterns of the doilies and apply multiple layers until you reach your desired look.
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4. Display your wreath and enjoy!

How to Make a Burlap Wreath

How to Make a Burlap Wreath How to Make a Burlap Wreath
Making a burlap wreath takes practice and patience, but the end result is definitely worth the effort! This gorgeous wreath adds the perfect touch of shabby chic to your home décor. It looks great as an addition to a gallery wall or displayed on your front door.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 1 Hour
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Wire wreath form
Burlap ribbon
Wire cutters
Pipe cleaners
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Fold your burlap ribbon in half and use a pipe cleaner to secure it to a dividing wire on your wreath form. Make sure the pipe cleaner is wrapped tightly, because this will serve as the anchor for the rest of your wreath.
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2. Create a loop that is roughly 2-inches long with your ribbon and slide it through the bottom opening of your wreath form.
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3. Twist the ribbon and feed it through the middle section of your wreath form, creating another 2-inch loop.
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5. Continue creating loops on the wreath form until you reach the next divider.
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4. Twist the ribbon and feed it up through the top section and your wreath form, creating another 2-inch loop.
6. When you come to the next divider, use a 5-inch piece of pipe cleaner to secure the bottom loop.
7. Continue making loops until the entire wreath form is covered, stopping at the dividers to secure the burlap ribbon with pipe cleaners.
8. When you’ve covered the entire wreath form, cut your ribbon and use a 5-inch piece of pipe cleaner to secure a final loop in place.
9. Trim any excess pipe cleaner and pull all of the loops out, creating a full wreath.
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