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Scandinavian-inspired Decorative Baby Rattle Tutorial

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This Scandinavian-inspired battle rattle looks lovely displayed on a shelf in a nursery. Have fun playing with different colors and patterns to complement your home decor.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 minutes
Age range: 10 and up

Things you’ll need:
Wooden beads
Black acrylic paint (non-toxic)
Stretchy cord
Scissors
Wooden rings
Paint brush

Things to do:
1. First, paint your wooden beads with different patterns. I painted polka dots, stripes and brush strokes.
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2. Cut a piece of stretchy cord and string the beads on.
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3. When all of your beads are in place, slide two or three wooden rings over them.
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4. Tie the ends of the stretchy cord together, securing them with a double knot.
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Boho Wooden Bead Necklace Tutorial

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This handmade statement piece pairs perfectly with relaxed linen tops and warm knit sweaters. Have fun playing with different paint patterns and create a piece that is totally unique and totally you.

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

Things you’ll need:
Leather cord
Scissors
Wooden beads
Black acrylic paint
Paint brush

Things to do:
1. First, use black paint to add different patterns to your beads. I painted polka dots, abstract brush strokes, and bold lines on mine.
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2. When your beads are dry, string them onto a long piece of leather cord and knot the end.
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3. Next, knot your cord just above the beads, creating a loop to slide over your head.
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DIY Succulent Hair Combs Tutorial

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These succulent hair combs add interest to up-dos. They’re a lovely addition to a bridesmaid ensemble or other formal wear. Pull your hair into a low bun, slide your comb in place and you’re ready to go!

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

Things you’ll need:
Plastic comb
Mini succulents
Jewelry wire
Wire cutters

Things to do:
1. Pull the succulents off of their stems. Use wire cutters if necessary.
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2. Cut a 5-inch piece of wire and use it to attach your largest succulent. Wrap the wire multiple times to ensure it stays in place.
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3. Use smaller succulents to fill in the empty space. Continue wiring succulents on until the top of the comb is covered.
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4. Trim any excess wire.
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Wooden Bead Keychain Tutorial

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This Scandinavian-inspired keychain is simple and beautiful. Play with different colors of paint and patterns to create a look you love. You can make a whole set and give them away, or keep them all for yourself!

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

Things you’ll need:
Wooden beads
Black acrylic paint
Paint brush
Leather cord
Scissors
Gold key rings

Things to do:
1. The first step is painting your wooden beads. For my keychain, I painted three different patterns with black acrylic paint. Let them dry before moving on.
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2. Snip off a piece of leather cord and slide the gold key ring onto the center. Knot the cord just below the key ring. Trim off one side of the cord, so only one piece remains coming down from the key ring.Wooden_Bead_Keychain_Tutorial5
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3. Slide the beads onto the leather cord and knot the end below them. Wooden_Bead_Keychain_Tutorial8
4. Trim any excess cord.
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DIY Scandinavian Inspired Leather Coasters

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These intricate leather coasters will protect your wooden surfaces in style. Inspired by minimal, Scandinavian design, they complement modern home decor perfectly.

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

Things you’ll need:
Large and small metal hoops
Leather cord
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Scissors
Wooden beads

Things to do:
1. Cut a piece of leather cord (about 2-yards) and use hot glue to attach the end to your large metal hoop.
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2. Wrap it around the large hoop five times.
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3. Place your smaller hoop in the center and wrap the cord around it once.
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4. Wrap the cord around the large hoop five more times and then slide the cord through the smaller hoop again.
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5. Continue wrapping until you’ve gone all the way around your outside hoop.
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6. Use hot glue to attach the end of the leather cord to the hoop.
7. Slide a bead on the remaining cord and knot the end. Trim any excess.
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5-Minute Felt Monogram Banner Tutorial

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Trying to decorate your child’s bedroom on a budget? This adorable felt banner dresses up an empty wall and will make the space feel like their very own. Play with different colors to complement their decor theme or let them pick the palette!

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

Things you’ll need:
Felts sheets
Scissors
Pen
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Wooden dowel
Leather cord

Things to do:
1. The first step is preparing the letter you want on your banner. Trace it onto a piece of felt and cut out the shape.
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2. Next, we’re going to cut a “v” shape out of the bottom of our banner. Fold it in half and draw a line from the corner to the edge, about 2-inches up. Cut along the line.DIY_Felt_Monogram_Banner3
3. Use hot glue to attach your felt letter to the middle of your banner piece.
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4. Draw a line of hot glue along the top of your banner piece and attach it to your wooden dowel.
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5. Cut a piece of leather cord and tie both ends to the sides of your dowel.
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6. Display your banner and enjoy!
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Fixer Upper-Inspired Mossy Succulent Wreath Tutorial

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This mossy wreath adds a lovely touch of green to your front door. Enjoy the beauty of potted succulents without worrying about watering them!

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

Things you’ll need:
Dried moss
Terracotta pots
Faux succulents
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Scissors
Styrofoam wreath form

Things to do:
1. This first step is covering your wreath form with moss. Apple a thin layer of hot glue to the flat back and stretch moss over the surface. Continue adding moss until the Styrofoam is no longer visible. Mossy_Succulent_Wreath_Tutorial2
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2. Next, decorate your terra cotta pots. Run hot glue along the inside and add a layer of moss. Mossy_Succulent_Wreath_Tutorial3
3. Apple a thick coat of hot glue to the stem of your succulent and stick it down in the pot.
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4. Use hot glue to attach the pots to your wreath form.
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DIY Wooden Bead and Tassel Garland Tutorial

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Embrace Scandinavian design on a budget! This adorable wooden bead garland will instantly update your windowsills or shelves, adding a chic new flair to your home decor.

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

Things you’ll need:
Beads
Jute
Scissors
Hot glue gun
Hot glue

Things to do:
1. First, make a set of tassels for the ends of your garland. Wrap jute around your hands until you reach your desired thickness. Slide your finger through the loop and wrap a 12-inch piece of jute just below, securing the ends with hot glue. Trim the other side, creating an even tassel. Repeat this step so you have two, identical tassels. Wooden_Bead_Tassel_Garland1
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2. Now you get to string your garland! Slide beads onto a piece of jute until you reach your desired length. Wooden_Bead_Tassel_Garland7
3. When you’ve finished stringing beads, trim the ends of the jute, leaving 6-inches extra on both sides. Wooden_Bead_Tassel_Garland8
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4. Slide the tassels onto the jute and tie them in place. Trim any excess jute. Wooden_Bead_Tassel_Garland10

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DIY Block Puzzle Tutorial

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Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift? Your little ones will love making a puzzle for daddy! Let them choose the photo and help them with the rest. It’s a super thoughtful present that he’s sure to love.

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

Things you’ll need:
Wooden blocks
Printed photo
Scissors
Pen
Mod Podge
Foam brush
Sandpaper

Things to do:
1. Choose a photo to print. In my experience, scenery photos transfer best. DIY_Block_Puzzle_Tutorial1
2. Lay your blocks over the section of the photo you want on your puzzle. Trace around the outside edge of the shape and cut it out. DIY_Block_Puzzle_Tutorial2
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3. Flip the image over, trace around your individual blocks and cut out the pieces.DIY_Block_Puzzle_Tutorial4
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4. Cover the top of your blocks with a thin layer of Mod Podge and place the pieces of the images on top. Let it dry.DIY_Block_Puzzle_Tutorial6
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5. Use sand paper to sand the edges of the blocks. This will remove any excess paper and give your photos a nice vintage look.DIY_Block_Puzzle_Tutorial9
6. Paint a thin layer of Mod Podge over the top of the blocks and let it dry completely.
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How to Make Antiqued Paper Doily Flowers

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Looking for an inexpensive way to decorate for your next dinner party? These antiqued paper flowers add a lovely touch to your usual decor and look great spread on a table as a centerpiece or stung up and hung as a garland.

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

Things you’ll need:
Paper doilies
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Brewed Coffee

Things to do:
1. First, we’re going to make our flowers. Place your finger in the center of the paper doily and press down firmly. Twist the solid paper at the bottom and secure the twist with hot glue.
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2. Style your flower by wrinkling the paper and playing with the location of the “petals.”
3. Antique your flower by dipping the outer edges in black coffee. Let it dry completely before displaying your work.
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