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DIY Bohemian Paper Towel Holder

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This bohemian paper towel rack will clear up some counter space without compromising style! It’s super easy to make and will instantly update the way you stay organized.

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

Things you’ll need:
Paper towels
Dowel
Leather cord
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Scissors
Wooden beads

Things to do:
1. The first step is creating a rack for your paper towels. Apply a drop of hot glue to the end of your dowel and attach a 4-foot piece of leather cord. Wrap the cord around the dowel several times, using hot glue to secure it in place.
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2. Next, it’s time to decorate! Slide approximately one foot of beads onto your leather cord. For my project, I used wooden beads that come in different sizes and colors. I created a pattern, varying the styles as I went.
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3. Slide your paper towel roll onto the dowel.
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4. Tie the end of the leather cord to the other side of the dowel, securing the roll of paper towels in place.
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5. Slide half of your beads over to the other side.
6. Hang your holder and enjoy!
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Modern Cork Chain Garland Tutorial

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Spruce up your space for your next birthday bash or dinner party with a darling, cork chain garland! This simple DIY is easy to make and seriously stylish. Grab your hot glue gun and let’s get started!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 8 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Cork
Sharpie
Scissors
Ruler
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Unroll your sheet of cork and cut a 1-foot long piece.
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2. Use a ruler to mark 1-inch strips of cork and cut them out.
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3. Draw a different pattern on each strip with a permanent marker. Polka dots, stripes, and triangles all look good!
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4. Use hot glue to attach the ends of one cork strip, creating a loop.
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5. Attach all of the strips of cork together, using hot glue, until you’ve reached your desired length.
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DIY Succulent Hairpins

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Looking for an inexpensive hair accessory for your summer wedding? These mini succulent hairpins take only a few minutes to make and look lovely with a low chignon or boho braid.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 5 Minutes
Age range: 8 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Mini succulent
Bobby pin
Wire cutters
Floral wire

Things to do:
1. Cut an 8-inch piece of wire.
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2. Trim the stem of your succulent, leaving 3/4 inch to secure to your Bobby pin.
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3. If the succulent is not firmly attached to its stem, use a drop of hot glue to hold it in place.
4. Lay the stem of the succulent alongside the bobby pin and attach it with wire. Start by threading the wire through the center of the Bobby pin and wrapping it tightly around one side.
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5. Trim any excess wire.
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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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