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How to Make a Rustic Mason Jar Toothbrush Holder

Chicken Wire Toothbrush Holder How to Make a Rustic Mason Jar Toothbrush Holder
Choose a colored mason jar that matches the style of your home and experiment with upcycling! This DIY takes less than a minute to make, leaving you with a cute and functional piece of décor for your bathroom.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 1 Minute
Age range: 10 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Mason jar
Chicken wire
Wire cutters
Ruler
Pen

Things to do:
1. Unscrew the top of the mason jar and pop out the snap lid.
2. Lay a piece of chicken wire over the mouth of the mason jar and cut around the edge.
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3. Place the band on top of the chicken wire and press down firmly.
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4. Screw the band into place.
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DIY Felt Pen and Marker Holder

Felt Pen Marker Holder DIY Felt Pen and Marker Holder
Perfect for the budding artist in your life, this handy pen or pencil holder will keep your supplies organized in style! Customize the color of felt to create a thoughtful gift for the creative kids in your life.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 Minutes
Age range: 13 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Felt sheets
Markers
Craft knife and cutting mat
Scissors
Suede cord

Things to do:
1. Place your sheet of felt on a cutting mat and mark every 1 ½ inches.
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2. Cut a ½ inch incision on each of the marks.
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3. Repeat this step on the opposite side of the felt, cutting ½ incisions that mirror the first set.
4. Find the center of the felt and make two small holes on the end.
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5. Slide a piece of leather cord through the holes and knot it, leaving a long tail to wrap around the pen holder.
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6. Slip your markers or pens through the incisions, roll up the sheet of felt, and tie the leather cord.
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DIY Vintage Inspired Paper Tree Garland

Paper Tree Garland DIY Vintage Inspired Paper Tree Garland
Turn your living space into a cozy log cabin with this vintage tree garland. This project is a great way to reuse your old books, allowing you to transform weathered pages into shabby-chic decor.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 Minutes
Age range: 10 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Old book pages
Scissors
Hole punch
Jute
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. The first step is cutting out a triangle to use as a pattern for your trees. Rip out a piece of paper from an old book and lightly fold it in half. Cut half of a triangle shape and unfold it to reveal a perfectly symmetrical shape.
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2. Trace the triangle shape on a book page and cut it out. You’ll need three triangles for every tree on your garland.
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3. Apply a drop of hot glue to the top of a triangle and secure it to the middle of another triangle. Repeat this step until three triangles are attached, forming a tree.
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4. Cut out a small rectangle and attach it to the bottom of the tree, making a stump.
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5. Punch a hole in the top of the tree.
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6. String the trees on your length of garland.
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7. Finish your garland by tying a slipknot in both ends of the string. You can hang your garland from these loops.
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DIY Nautical Inspired Sisal Rope Placemat

Sisal Rope Placemat DIY Nautical Inspired Sisal Rope Placemat
This no-sew placemat adds the perfect homemade touch to your home décor. Make a set for your dining room table and accent them with a copper vase and fresh flowers for the perfect rustic-chic look.

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

Things you’ll need:
Sisal rope
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Apply a drop of hot glue to the end of your piece of rope and fold it down over itself. This creates the center of your placemat. Hold the fold in place until the glue has dried completely.
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2. Once the center is dry, add a line of hot glue around the outside edge and start wrapping the rope around. Keep applying hot glue and wrapping until the placemat reaches your desired size.
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3. When the placemat is finished, cut the end and apply hot glue to the end of the piece and press it firmly against the side of the placemat. Hold it in place until it is dry and add another layer of hot glue to the tip of the rope. This will seal the end in place and keep your placemat from unraveling.
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DIY I Spy Jar Game

DIY I Spy Jar Game DIY I Spy Jar Game
“I spy, with my little eye…” How often did you play that game during long road trips with your family growing up? Do you play that game with your children today? It’s still a favorite of mine today! You don’t need a long road trip to play I Spy. Thanks to this DIY I Spy Jar Game, your children can go on the hunt for miniature toys no matter where they are.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 5 Minutes
Age range: 6 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Bean bag filler
Mason jar
Plastic animals
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Remove the lid from your mason jar.
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2. Cut a small hole in the corner of your bag of beanbag filler and pour the contents into the mason jar until it is ¾ full.
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3. Choose several plastic animals and place them in the mason jar.
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4. Screw the lid back on and enjoy!
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DIY Ribbon Bookmark

DIY Ribbon Bookmark DIY Ribbon Bookmark
This is the perfect DIY for book lovers! In a few simple steps, you can create a custom bookmark that is super cute! Have fun combining different ribbons and buttons to create a look that you love!

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

Things you’ll need:
Ribbon
Elastic cord
Buttons
Scissors
Needle
Thread

Things to do:
1. The first step is measuring a length of ribbon for your bookmark. Choose a book to use as your guide and wrap the ribbon around the outside to determine the proper length.
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2. After you’ve cut the ribbon, it’s time to sew a loop at each end. Use a needle and thread to sew the ends back, creating a 1-2 inch loop.
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3. Tie a piece of elastic cord through an end loop.
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4. The final step is sewing a button to the loop opposite of the elastic cord. Once it’s attached, loop the elastic cord around your button and enjoy your book!
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Felt and Pinecone Owl Tutorial

Felt and Pinecone Owl Tutorial Felt and Pinecone Owl Tutorial
This cute woodland creature will enchant your children. Cut out the felt shapes, hand them a bottle of craft glue and let them create their own owl.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 Minutes
Age range: 10 and Up *Younger children may need assistance with hot glue.

Things you’ll need:
Small pinecone
Felt sheets
Googly eyes
Hot glue gun and glue sticks or craft glue
Scissors
Sharpie
Pipe cleaner

Things to do:
1. The first thing you’ll want to do is cut out your felt shapes. You’ll need two wings, two small circles, and a small triangle. To cut the wing shape, fold a sheet of felt in half to create a perfectly symmetrical wing. Once you’ve found a shape you like, trace it on a piece of felt so both of your wings match.
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2. Next, you’re going to attach the felt sheets to the pinecone using hot glue or craft glue. Attach a wing to either side of the pinecone and the circles and beak to the front. Let the glue dry completely.
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3. Use hot glue or craft glue to add googly eyes to the felt circles.
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4. The final step is making feet for your owl. Cut six ½-inch pieces of pipe cleaner. Use hot glue or craft glue to attach three together, making one foot. Once the glue has dried, secure it to the bottom of your pinecone. Repeat this step to make the other foot.
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How to Make Upcycled Newspaper Goodie Bags

Upcycled Newspaper Goodie Bags How to Make Upcycled Newspaper Goodie Bags
This DIY is a great way to recycle old newspapers! Make gift bags in any size to fit a wide variety of gifts.

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

Things you’ll need:
Newspaper
Paper doilies
Glue stick
Scissors
Cutting mat
Hole punch
Jute

Things to do:
1. The first step is cutting out a 6×9 inch piece of newspaper.
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2. Fold the rectangle piece of newspaper in half, creating a crease to guide the rest of your folds.
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3. Open up the rectangle and fold the sides into the guide fold, slightly overlapping the edges. Secure with glue.
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4. Create the bottom of the bag by folding up a half inch, folding the corners in and securing with glue.
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5. Now comes the fun part- decorating! Fold a paper doily in half and slide in over the opening of the bag.
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6. Punch two holes in the top of the bag and tie a bow with jute.
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DIY Moss Pennant Banner

DIY Moss Pennant Banner DIY Moss Pennant Banner
This nature-inspired banner is the perfect project for all lovers of rustic décor. If you’re looking for an nontraditional banner to adorn your space, you’ll love this craft! If you want to add a message to this mossy banner, try using glitter letters to create contrast.

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

Things you’ll need:
Black Stiffened Felt
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Moss ribbon
Jute
Sharpie
Cutting mat
Loose moss

Things to do:
1. Cut a 2 ½ x 5-inch piece of stiffened felt. This will serve as the backdrop for your moss.
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2. Cut a 5-inch piece of moss ribbon.
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3. Use hot glue to attach the ribbon to the felt backdrop. Draw a line of glue around the edges and center of the piece of felt. Hold the felt on the hot glue until it has dried completely.

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4. Cut a triangle out of the bottom of the pendant.
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5. If the moss is thin in any area, use hot glue to add a layer of loose moss.
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6. Once the moss has dried completely, draw a line of hot glue across the top of the pendant and attach it to a piece of jute. Continue to create moss pendants and add them to your jute until you’ve filled the string.
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How to Make Pallet Board Coasters

Pallet Board Coasters How to Make Pallet Board Coasters
Reminiscent of arts and crafts time in grade school, these Popsicle stick coasters are as fun to make as they are cute! Have fun painting and assembling the wood sticks to create the perfect, practical home accessory.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 1 Hour
Age range: 10 and Up

Things you’ll need:
11 Popsicle sticks
Scissors
Wood stain
Foam brush
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Wax paper
Cutting mat with ruler

Things to do:
1. The first step is staining your Popsicle sticks. Use a foam brush to apply a thin coat of stain directly to the Popsicle sticks. Stain both sides and allow time for them to dry completely. I stained mine and let them sit out overnight to ensure they dried.
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2. After you’ve stained 11 Popsicle sticks, use scissors to cut off the rounded ends.
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3. Now it’s time to arrange your Popsicle sticks. Lay four parallel, using your ruler cutting board to keep them straight.
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4. Use hot glue to attach a Popsicle stick to both ends of the four parallel sticks.
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5. Once you’ve created a base and a frame, use hot glue to add four more Popsicle sticks directly above the four on the base.
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6. After the hot glue has dried, slide the last Popsicle stick down the center of your mini pallet board and twist it, so it’s standing up. This will add a little more support and complete the pallet board look.
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