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DIY Leprechaun Hair Clips

DIY Leprechaun Hair Clips DIY Leprechaun Hair Clips
Top of the Morning to You! That’s right, it’s about that time of year when the leprechauns leave their gold out and everyone is wearing green! These cute little hair clips will get you in the St Patrick’s Day mood and a bit of the Emerald Isle to your outfit. Be sure to attach the bobby pins flat side to the hat so that the both adhere to the hat well and hold better in your hair.

Difficulty level: Moderate
Time required: 10 minutes plus dry time

Things you’ll need:
Tiny top hats
Green and/or gold spray paint
Glitter spray
Bobby pins
Narrow yellow ribbon
Scissors
Super glue

Things to do:
1. In a well ventilated and covered work area, spray paint your hats with two or three coats of paint and then one of glitter, allowing each layer to dry before adding the next.
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2. Wrap ribbon around each hat and trim so that the ends just overlap, secure the ribbons in place with a drop of super glue.
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3. Flip the hats bottom side up and glue the bobby pin flat sides down to the hats. Allow them to dry completely before wearing.
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DIY Paper Cone Gift Packaging

Paper Cone Gift Packaging DIY Paper Cone Gift Packaging
Perfect for holding all sorts of goodies, treats and small gifts, these paper cone packages are simple and quick to make, easy to fill and ideal for that last minute gift. These can be scaled up or down easily by changing the size of the square you start with and your closure can be a simple fold or as fancy as you like.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 10 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Scrapbook paper
Double sided tape
Scissors
Embellishments

Things to do:
1. Trim paper into squares, here our largest cone is created from a 12×12 square while our smallest was made from an 8×8 inch square.
2. Flip the paper over, pattern side down, and runs length of double sided tape along one side.
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3. Roll the paper into a cone starting from the edge that angles away from the tape edge. Press the tape edge against the cone to close. Fill the cone with treats.
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4. Fold the flap down over to close the cone. Use a short piece of tape to hold the flap closed. Add embellishments to decorate.
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How to Make a Valentines XOXO Bunting

XOXO Bunting How to Make a Valentines XOXO Bunting
Love is all around now that Valentine’s Day is almost here! Spread the love with this fun XOXO bunting! Just the thing to add to a door, decorate a wall or drape across a mantle! You can size this up or down by changing the size of the letters or adding more pairs of x’s and o’s. Use mid weight scrapbook paper or light cardstock for a sturdy bunting that can be used year after year.

Difficulty level: Moderate
Time required: 20 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Cardstock
Ruler
Pencil
Craft knife
Hole punch
Narrow ribbon
Scissors
Glue stick

Things to do:
1. Draw your letters on the back side of you paper either using your ruler to mock it up free hand or by tracing letters printed to the size you want.
2. Cut out the letters using your scissors or craft knife.
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3. Cut out a heart for each “o” in a contrasting paper and glue it to the center of the “o” with glue stick.
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4. Punch holes at the top of each letter, two per letter.
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5. Trim a length of ribbon slightly longer than you want for your bunting and weave it in and out of the holes to suspend the letters. The weight of the letters will keep them in place on the ribbon.
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6. Tie the ends of the ribbons into loops for easy hanging. Once hung, adjust the letters as needed to have them centered and well spaced.
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DIY Gift Card Envelope

DIY Gift Card Envelope DIY Gift Card Envelope
This envelope makes giving gift cards much more personal! Customize the envelope with pretty paper or fun stickers for the perfect present.

Things you’ll need:
Graph paper
Cardstock
Felt stickers
Scissors
Glue stick
Ruler

Things to do:
1. Start by making your pattern. The shape should be 7 ½ inches wide and 6 ½ inches tall. After you cut the rectangle, cut down ¾ of an inch 2 inches from the side. *See photo
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2. Trace the pattern onto a piece of cardstock and cut it out.
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3. Fold the flaps into the center, creating an envelope. Secure the folds with glue, leaving one edge open so you can slip your card inside.
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4. Decorate the front of the envelope with a felt sticker.
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How to Make a Crepe Paper Flower Garland

Crepe Paper Flower Garland How to Make a Crepe Paper Flower Garland
Crepe paper is such a classic party decoration. I remember having streamers at my childhood birthday parties and getting to pick out my favorite colors to use as decorations. This DIY is bringing streamers back in a super trendy way, leaving you with a beautiful garland for decorating your space. Use different colors and kinds of string to create the perfect look for your party.

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

Things you’ll need:
Jute
Scissors
Embroidery Floss
Yarn Needle
Crepe Paper
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Start by cutting at 6-foot piece of crepe paper and folding it in half.
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2. Thread a needle with embroidery floss and stitch along the bottom of your crepe paper. The stitches should be roughly ½ inch.
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3. Once you’ve stitched the entire length of crepe paper, pull it onto the embroidery floss.
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4. Trim the embroidery floss and tie a tight knot, creating a circular, flower shape.
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5. Use a drop of hot glue to attach both ends of the crepe paper.
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6. Open up the flower by press down the outer edges of the crepe paper.
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7. Make several crepe paper flowers and use a yarn needle to thread them onto a length of jute.
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Quick and Easy Onsie Gift Tags/Cards

January 12, 2015 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under Party and Special Occasion

Onsie Gift Tags Cards Quick and Easy Onsie Gift Tags/Cards
Is it just me or are there new babies everywhere these days? New babies, baby showers, baby christenings, they seem to come in waves in our lives and when they do, of course, a card or gift is the thing to do (on top of a whole bunch of cooing and smiling!). These little cards can be made in a variety of sizes depending on your punch and can work as a tag, card or even a bunting. As a general rule of thumb, your paper square should be about three times as big as the diameter of your punch for the best proportions.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: Less than 5 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Cardstock squares
Circle punch
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Along one edge of the square, punch a half circle out at the very center. This will now be the top and the “neck” of your card.
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2. Using your scissors, cut out “sleeves” about 1 punch lengths the way down each side and about ¾ a punch length in toward the center as shown in the photo. Trim down to the bottom at this width to form the body of the card.
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3. At the bottom edge, punch along the corners to create the “leg openings” of the onsie.
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4. Finally trim the “sleeve” lengths to your desired length, add a message and you are set!
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DIY Light Tulle Garland

DIY Light Tulle Garland DIY Light Tulle Garland
This simple craft is perfect for the holiday season, or any other time of year that has you wishing for a little extra sparkle. Just a few supplies can transform an ordinary string of lights into something magnificent. Grab your girlfriends and enjoy crafting a festive garland for your Christmas tree, dessert table, or banister!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 45 Minutes
Age range: 10 and Up

Things you’ll need:
White string lights
Tulle
White pipe cleaners
Scissors
Wire Cutters

Things to do:
1. Cut your chenille stems into 2-inch sections.
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2. Wrap tulle around the string of lights, carefully bunching the fabric. Use a 2-inch piece of chenille to secure the fabric.
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3. Continue bunching fabric over the lights until you’ve covered the entire strand.

DIY Dried Lavender Gift Bag

Dried Lavender Gift Bag DIY Dried Lavender Gift Bag
This lavender gift bag makes the perfect “thinking of you” gift for birthdays or other special events. Make several and keep them in your closet to replace traditional birthday cards. Any woman would love to receive this sweet-smelling sentiment.

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

Things you’ll need:
Burlap bags
“Happy Birthday” Rubber Stamp
Scissors
Small pinecones
Dried Lavender
Coffee Filter
Inkpad
Jute
Paper gift tags

Things to do:
1. Stamp “Happy Birthday” onto a gift tag. Firmly press the stamp onto the inkpad, to ensure the stamp transfers completely.
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2. Fill the burlap pouch with dried lavender until the bag is halfway full.
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3. Stick a coffee filter into the top of the pouch and leave ½ inch exposed. Tighten the drawstrings of the pouch.
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4. Cut a piece of jute and attach a pinecone by wrapping the jute around it.
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5. Attach your “Happy Birthday” gift tag to the jute and tie it around the top of the burlap pouch.
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6. Trim any excess jute.
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How-to Make a Paper Chalkboard Flower

Paper Chalkboard Flower How to Make a Paper Chalkboard Flower
This versatile project has so many fun uses! Write a sweet note and use the paper flower in place of a bow on a birthday present, or hang it from your Christmas tree. However you choose to display this project, you’re sure to love the finished result!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 Minutes
Age range: 8 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Old Book Pages
Scissors
Jute
Chalk Ink Pen
Chalk circles
Ruler
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Bone folder (optional)

Things to do:
1. Tear out two pages from an old book and accordion fold them with ¾ inch folds. Try to keep the folds crisp and straight.
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2. Once you’ve folded both of your pages, the next step is cutting an inverse “v” shape on both sides. Sketch the shape with a pen and use scissors to make the cuts.
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3. Now, we want to connect the pages. Fold each page in half and use a piece of jute to tie them together in the middle. Use a double knot to ensure they stay together.
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4. Draw a line of hot glue down the center of each fold and attach the pages at all loose seams, creating a circle. Let the hot glue dry before moving on to the next seam.
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5. When you’ve finished creating your flower shape, add a decorative element by gluing a chalk circle to the front. Apply a drop of hot glue to the back of the circle and secure it to the middle of the flower. Write a sweet note on the chalk circle and enjoy!
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DIY Small Pillow Gift Box

Pillow Gift Box DIY Small Pillow Gift Box
These little boxes are great for stuffing with candies, goodies or little gifts, and they are so easy and fun to make! Your giftee will never guess they are made from recycled paper towel roll tubes! You can scale these up to make longer boxes with wrapping paper tubes (perfect for gifting posters!).

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 20 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Paper towel roll tubes
Scrapbook paper
Bone folder
Scissors
Glue stick
Tin can

Things to do:
1. Flatten out your tube.
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2. Using your can, line it up on the edge of the flattened tube and use the edge of the can and your bone folder to score an arc along the end of the tube.
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3. Cut a piece of decorative paper the width of your tube and a little longer than the tube is around. Using your glue stick, glue the paper onto the tube, overlapping the end and being sure to glue down all the edges.
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4. Rescore the arc on your tube and then gently crease to fold the ends in to close.
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