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DIY Vintage-Inspired Lavender Wedding Cone

DIY Lavender Wedding Cone DIY Vintage Inspired Lavender Wedding Cone
This wedding DIY is the perfect replacement for rice! Give your guests a cute cone and they’ll fill the air with the sweet smell of lavender as you and your love embark on a journey that will last the rest of your lives.

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

Things you’ll need:
Old Book Pages
Scissors
Jute
Tissue Paper
Dried lavender
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. The first thing you’ll need to do is create the cone. Rip a page out of your old book and roll it up. Start at the bottom right corner and curl the page until you find a shape that you like.
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2. Secure the shape by applying a line of hot glue around the edge of the page.
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3. Now you’re going to fill the cone. Cut a 12×12 square of tissue paper and put it in the cone.
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4. Decorate the cone with a jute bow. Tie a small bow and use hot glue to attach it to the front.
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5. Fill it with dried lavender and enjoy the sweet smell!
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How to Make a Dress Up Tutu

Dress Up Tutu How to Make a Dress Up Tutu
This pretty tutu will have your little girl looking like a princess! In a few minutes you can create an adorable consume that she’ll love for years to come.

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

Things you’ll need:
Tulle
Ruler
Scissors
Elastic
Needle
Thread

Things to do:
1. The first step is cutting your piece of elastic. Measure the waist of the child you’re making it for, allowing an extra inch.
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2. Sew the ends of the elastic together, creating a waistband.
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3. Cut a 20-inch piece of tulle, giving you a rectangle shape that is 18×20inches.
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4. Fold the piece of tulle in half and loop it over the elastic waistband. The knot will hold it securely in place.
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5. Repeat steps 3-4 until the entire elastic band is covered.

3D Paper Heart Garland Tutorial

February 10, 2015 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under "How to" Videos, Spring Crafts

3D Paper Heart Garland Tutorial 3D Paper Heart Garland Tutorial
This festive garland puts the perfect finishing touch on your Valentine’s Day decor! Create a long length and string it up for a rustic, romantic touch.

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

Things you’ll need:
Book pages
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Jute
Pencil

Things to do:
1. The first step is cutting out the heart shapes. To begin, cut out a heart shape that you like and use it as a pattern. Trace the shape onto the book pages until you have enough to fill your length of garland. For every shape on the garland, you’ll need two hearts.
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2. Once you’ve cut out your hearts, it’s time to glue them onto your garland! Fold the heart shapes in half and run a line of hot glue down the middle. Sandwich the jute between the two hearts.
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3. Fold the edges of the heart back, creating a sharp crease. This will give your hearts a 3D effect.
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4. Repeat these steps until the entire length of jute is cover.

Candy Kiss Mouse Valentines

Candy Kiss Mouse Valentines Candy Kiss Mouse Valentines
This sweet treat is the perfect valentine for young kids. They’re sure to love the cute creature and the candy inside. Have fun making these with your younger kids and give them to their classmates on Valentines Day, or anytime they want to share something special with their friends.

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

Things you’ll need:
Candy Kisses
Card Stock
Jute
Scissors
Hole punch
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. The first thing you’ll want to do is cut out the ear shapes. Draw two identical circles with small rectangles on the bottom half. Cut out the ears.
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2. Use hot glue to attach the rectangle portion of the ears to the bottom of a candy kiss.
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3. Next, you’re going to attach the rest of the body. Use a drop of hot glue to attach the kisses together.
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4. Use scissors to cut off the paper labels.
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5. Now, you’re going to make the eyes. Use a hole punch to create two identical circles of cardstock. Use hot glue to attach them to the face.
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6. Cut a 2-inch piece of jute and use hot glue to attach it like a tail.
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Pencil Arrow Valentines

Pencil Arrow Valentines Pencil Arrow Valentines
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Celebrate love with an adorable, pencil valentine. You and your child will have so much fun making these unique cards for their class at school, and the recipients are sure to love the pencil gift.

Things you’ll need:
Pencil
Jute
Scissors
Old Book Pages
Sharpie

Things to do:
1. First, we’re going to cut out the card portion of the valentine. Rip out a page from an old book and cut a heart shape. An easy way to cut out a pretty heart shape is to fold the page in half and cut out a half shape, so it’s symmetrical.
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2. Next, punch two holes in the heart. One ½ inch from the top of the center, and one ½ inch from the bottom of the center.
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3. On the heart shape, write “You’re all-write.”
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4. Slide the pencil through the two holes.
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5. Tie a small jute bow around the pencil and give the valentine to someone special!
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DIY Hanging Heart Decoration

DIY Hanging Heart Decoration DIY Hanging Heart Decoration
This Valentine’s Day DIY makes the perfect decoration for any party or event. Show off your crafting skills and add an element of homemade charm that is sure to please the guests of any Valentine’s Day party or wedding shower with these hanging paper hearts.

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

Things you’ll need:
Bright paper
Glue
Heart-shaped cookie cutter
Fine thread
Bead
1/2 inch ribbon
Fine glitter
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Use your heart cookie cutter or pattern and trace and cut out six hearts.
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2. Fold the heart shapes in half, starting at the point at the bottom.
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3. Apply glue to the outer ears of the heart, connecting each heart shape with one another.
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4. Before attaching the final heart shape to complete the circle, add a loop of thread with a bead attached in the center fold.
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5. Attach the final heart to hold the thread hanger in place.
6. Allow time to dry and trim the excess paper.
7. Use glue to add glitter to the edges of the heart shapes.
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How to Make Mini Paper Flag Pick

January 29, 2015 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under "How to" Videos, General Crafts

Mini Paper Flag How to Make Mini Paper Flag Pick
Looking for a fun detail to add to your place settings or gifts? This customized mini flag is the perfect project for you! Make one and stick it in a potted plant for a friend, or make several and use them to mark your guests place at the dinner table. There are countless ways you can use this fun and easy DIY.

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

Things you’ll need:
Wire
Old Book Pages
Jute
Hot glue gun and glue stick
Acrylic paint
Paintbrush
Scissors
Stencil

Things to do:
1. Start by tearing out a page from an old book and folding it in half. Crease the fold with a paper folder to create a crisp line.
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2. Cut a skinny triangle out of the folded page. The cuts should be straight, but the shape doesn’t have to be perfect.
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3. Cut a 6-inch piece of wire and attach the triangle to the top using hot glue.
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4. Use your stencil and paint to write a letter on the flag. Press the stencil down firmly and use minimal paint to achieve a clean line.
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5. Cut a short piece of jute and tie a bow.
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6. Use hot glue to attach the bow underneath the paper flag.

DIY Rustic Log Slice Chalk Clipboard

January 28, 2015 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under "How to" Videos, For the Home

Log Slice Chalk Clipboard DIY Rustic Log Slice Chalk Clipboard
This adorable DIY makes the perfect display for a fun print or sweet message. Find cool clips and create custom clipboards for your loved ones. This is a great gift or fun project for your own home. You’re sure to love the finished results!

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

Things you’ll need:
Large Clip
Chalkboard Paint
Foam brush
Paint brush
Medium log slice
Picture hanger
Hammer

Things to do:
1. The first step is painting the front of the log slice. Use a foam brush to cover the surface in a thick, but even, coat of chalk paint. Leave ½ inch empty space around the edges of the slice.
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2. Use a small paintbrush to paint a smooth line around the edge of the log slice. Let the first layer of paint dry completely.
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3. Apply a second layer of chalk paint using a foam brush and allow it to dry completely.
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4. Once the paint has dried completely, rub a piece of chalk across the surface of the log slice. Use a damp cloth to clean the surface.
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5. Attach a push-in photo hanger to the back of the log slice.
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6. Use a nail to secure the large clip to the front of the log slice.
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DIY Magnet Fishing Game

DIY Magnet Fishing Game DIY Magnet Fishing Game
Give the gift of hours and hours of fun! This is adorable toy is the perfect thing to take along on road trips or airplane rides. The little one in your life is sure to love this fishing game.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: One Hour
Age range: 13 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Dowel
Buttons
Needle
Thread
Mint metal tin
Magnets
Twine
Scissors
Paper
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. The first step is making your pattern. Cut a rectangle that is 2 ÂĽ tall and 1 ÂĽ inch wide. Draw a fish shape that fits inside this rectangle.
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2. Lay the pattern on your felt and trace the shape. Cut out two fish shapes in each color of felt.
3. Use a needle and thread to attach button eyes to the fish.
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4. Place a magnet in the center of the two fish shapes and sew them together. You can sew them on a machine, or by hand.
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5. Attach a button to a piece of twine, tying it in place at the end.
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6. Hot glue a magnet to the button.
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7. Apply a thin line of hot glue to the end of the dowel and wrap the end of the twine around it until the top ½ inch is covered.
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8. Put your fish and pole in a metal tin and you’re ready to play!

Upcycling: Transform an Old Clay Pot into a Rustic Twine Beauty

January 26, 2015 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under "How to" Videos, For the Home

clay pot upcycle Upcycling: Transform an Old Clay Pot into a Rustic Twine Beauty
This upcycle project makes it easy to transform your old clay pots into something cute and modern. It’s amazing what a little paint and jute can do for an old gardening tool!

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

Things you’ll need:
Clay Pot
Jute
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
White acrylic paint
Paintbrush

Things to do:
1. The first step is wrapping the entire base of the pot in jute. Start by applying a small drop of hot glue to the base and attaching the end of the piece of jute.
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2. Apply a line of hot glue around the base of the pot and start wrapping. Use hot glue throughout the surface of the pot as necessary.
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3. When you’ve finished wrapping, trim the jute and use hot glue to secure the end to the pot.
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4. The next step is painting the top rim of the pot. Use a paintbrush and white acrylic paint to cover the surface.
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5. Add a second coat of paint to surface and make sure that your brushstrokes are all going in the same direction.

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