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Rustic Felt Roses Tutorial

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These beauties are in bloom all year long! Make a whole boutique and use them as a centerpiece when the fresh flowers aren’t an option.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Scissors
Sticks

Things to do:
1. The first step is cutting out your felt pieces. You’ll need one 1/2 inch strip and two strips that start at 1 inch and expand to about 1 1/2 – 2 inches.
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2. Wrap the 1/2 inch strip around the top of your stick. Use hot glue to secure the ends in place.
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3. Next, wrap the large strip of felt around the stick. Try to keep the roll loose and play with different heights. When you’ve finished rolling, apply a tick line of hot glue at the bottom of the roll and push it tightly against the stick. Repeat this step with your last strip of felt.
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4. Now we’re going to add leaves. Cut out one or two leaves and use hot glue to attach them to the bottom of the rose. I wrapped the entire bottom of my flower in green leaves, which gave my flower a clean and finished look.
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DIY Animal Storage Jars Tutorial

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Spring cleaning has never been so cute! These seasonal storage jars are a great way to tidy your space while adding to your seasonal decor.

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

Things you’ll need:
Plastic animals
Acrylic paint
Foam brush
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Mason jar

Things to do:
1. Paint the lid of your mason jar with acrylic paint. Use a foam brush and apply a thick coat and let it dry completely. If you need to apply a second coat, make sure you have a lot of paint on your brush. Your base layer may peel up, so it’s best to apply only one coat.
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2. Paint your plastic animal, being careful to cover all of the surface space.
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3. Use hot glue to attach your animal to the center of your mason jar lid. Hold it in place until the glue dries completely.
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Pompom Monogram Letter Tutorial

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Looking for an inexpensive way to decorate for a birthday party or baby shower? These monogram letters are super cute and only take a few minutes to make! They also make great party crafts. Give every child a letter and let them decorate it however they’d like!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 8 and up *For younger ages, use white glue

Things you’ll need:
Paper mache letter
Paint
Foam brush
Pompoms
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks

Things to do:
1. The first step is painting your cardboard letter. I recommend using a foam brush, because you can get a nice thick coat. Don’t forget to cover all of the edges. Let it dry completely before moving on.
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2. Next, decorate your letter with pompoms! You can place them in any pattern you’d like and use hot glue to hold them in place. I started at the corners and worked my way in, spreading the pompoms out the closer to the center I got. Don’t forget to vary the colors and cover the back of your letter if it will be sitting on a table, because you’ll be able to see both sides.

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DIY Cone Party Hat

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Looking for an activity that will keep the little ones busy at the next birthday party you host? These DIY party hats are the perfect project! Bring out the paint, glue, and glitter and get ready for some fun!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 minutes
Age range: 6 and up *Younger children will need help with the hot glue gun

Things you’ll need:
Plastic headband
Cardboard cone
Pompoms
Paint
Foam brush
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Glitter

Things to do:
1. The first step is painting your cardboard cone. Use a foam brush to apply a thick layer of acrylic paint and let it dry completely.
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2. Next comes the glitter! Use your hot glue to draw a pattern and sprinkle a thin layer of glitter over it. If you want to reuse the excess glitter, sprinkle over a sheet of paper so you can pour it back in your container after.
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3. To add some color, use glue to attach pompoms around your cone. Don’t forget to put a pompom on top for a more polished, finished look!
4. The final step is attaching your cone to a headband. Apply a thick line of hot glue on either side of the cone and slide the headband up in place. Hold it securely until it dries.
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Embroidery Hoop Wreath Tutorial

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Spring has sprung, which means it’s time to bring some fresh greens into your home! This embroidery hoop wreath is easy to make and pairs perfectly with many different decor styles. Make several and display them on a window or wall for an instant update.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Embroidery hoop
Boxwood
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Gold wire
Scissors
Jute
Wire cutters

Things to do:
1. The first step is covering your hoop with boxwood. To detach sprigs from your artificial bunch, simply grab near the base and pull. Use hot glue to secure them to the embroidery hoop, covering as much of the surface as you’d like.
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2. Next, create a hanger for your wreath. Cut a 3 inch piece of gold wire and wrap the ends around the hoop screw.
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3. Cut a piece of jute, slide it through the gold hanger and knot the ends.
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4. Display your wreath alone, or in a set to decorate your space.
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Mother’s Day Flower Letters Tutorial

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with a beautiful, blooming sign that will show her how much you care. This decor looks lovely on a shelf, or as a centerpiece on a table.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 13 and up

Things you’ll need:
M and O paper mache letters
Artificial flowers
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Paint
Paintbrush
Knife

Things to do:
1. First, you need to hollow out your letters. Use a knife to cut along the edge of the letter and peel it back. Remove the extra cardboard inside.
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2. Paint the edges of your letter with acrylic paint. If your letters will be displayed on a table where you’ll be able to see the back, be sure to paint it as well.
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3. When the paint is dry, it’s time to start adding the flowers! Pull the blooms off of the stem and use hot glue to attach them to the inside of your letter. As you fill up the letter, be sure to vary the colors you use to create a more natural look.
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Kid Friendly Popsicle Stick Picture Frame Tutorial

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This is the perfect rainy day project for kids. They’ll love following the pattern and using glue to build a frame for photos that are precious to them.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Popsicle sticks
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. The first step is creating the base. Glue three popsicle sticks together, side by side. Add two popsicle sticks laying flat on top of the base, with a popsicle stick sandwiched in the middle, standing on its side.
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2. For the frame, glue together two sets of two popsicle sticks and stand them up on either side of the base.
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3. Next, glue two popsicle sticks on top of the frame, creating a square.
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4. Now it’s time to add the second layer of the frame. Glue four more popsicle sticks, following the square pattern.
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5. Trim your photo to fit the frame and display it proudly!
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How to Make Felt Succulents

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This trendy take on felt makes for the perfect Spring activity! Have fun playing with different colors and shapes to create a whole garden of succulents that don’t need to be watered!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Scissors
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. The first step is creating the center of your succulent. Cut a 1/2 inch strip of felt and run a line of hot glue down the center. Roll it tightly, angling the felt slightly to add depth.
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2. Next, cut out the leaves of your succulents. The number you use is up to you! I cut two different sizes to add a more realistic look to my succulent.
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3. Glue them onto the center you rolled, starting with the smaller leaves and working out to the larger ones.
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4. Fold the leaves back gently, opening up the succulent.
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DIY Trolls Headband

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This is a fun and inexpensive way to update your kids’ dress-up bin! Make several in different colors and have the little ones help you decorate the headbands for an added touch of fun!

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

Things you’ll need:
Headband
Ribbon
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Tulle
Scissors
Flower embellishments

Things to do:
1. The first step is covering your headband in ribbon. Use a drop of hot glue to attach the end of your ribbon directly to the headband. Wrap the ribbon around the headband until the entire surface is covered. Cut the ribbon and use hot glue to secure it.
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2. Next, cut seven pieces of tulle, all measuring roughly 2 ft.
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3. Now we’re going to attach the tulle to the headband. Fold a single strip of tulle in half and lay the headband on the center. Bring the ends of the tulle down through the center fold and pull up until the knot tightens. Repeat this step with all 7 strips of tulle.
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4. Create a ponytail look by tying a piece of ribbon around the center of the tulle.
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5. The final step is embellishing your costume. Use hot glue to secure little flowers along the headband and in the tulle.
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DIY Paint Stir Stick Bushel Basket Tutorial

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Looking for the perfect centerpiece for your next dinner party? This shabby chic basket will look lovely on your table, filled with decorative apples or a vase set in the center with flowers. How you style it is up to you!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Paint sticks
6 inch Embroidery hoop
8 inch Embroidery hoop
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Use hot glue to attach your paint sticks to the 6-inch embroidery hoop. Hold them in place at a slight angle until the glue dries completely.
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2. When all of your paint sticks are in place, flip the basket upside down and slide the 8-inch hoop over the bottom. When it slides up as far as it can, apply hot glue to the inside rim to attach it to the paint sticks.
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3. To finish your basket, you can either cut a bottom out of foam board and attach it with hot glue, or fill the basket with a dish towel/burlap fabric to serve as the holder of your decor.

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