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DIY Personalized Party Favor Gift Bags

Party Favor Gift Bags DIY Personalized Party Favor Gift Bags
Treat your guests with personalized party favor gift bags! Stencil their initials on the front of the bag and fill it with fun treats and prizes. They’re sure to love your thoughtfulness!

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

Things you’ll need:
Brown paper bag
White paper doily
Acrylic paint
Paintbrush
Ribbon
Scissors
Hole punch
Stencil letters
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Use hot glue to attach the white paper doily to the front of the bag.
Party Favor Gift Bags4 DIY Personalized Party Favor Gift Bags
2. Transfer a letter onto the white doily using paint and a stencil. If the paint is light, you may have to apply several layers.
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Party Favor Gift Bags3 DIY Personalized Party Favor Gift Bags
3. Punch two holes into the top of the bag and secure the bag closed with ribbon. Tie a pretty bow for a fun, decorative detail.
Party Favor Gift Bags5 DIY Personalized Party Favor Gift Bags
Party Favor Gift Bags6 DIY Personalized Party Favor Gift Bags

Upycled Book Page Treat Bags

Upycled Book Page Treat Bags Upycled Book Page Treat Bags
I’m a die hard book lover, and while taking a book apart isn’t my favorite thing in the world, sometimes books are too broken down to save. And instead of just recycling them, I love to find new uses for them! These treat bags are a snap to make and perfect for gifting special goodies to the book lovers in your life.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 15 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Book pages
Washi tape
Stamps
Bakers twine
Hole punch

Things to do:
1. Decorate your page by adding a stamp or drawing slightly down from the center of the page.
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2. Fold the two sides in to meet, just overlapping on the back side. Seal the seam with a long strip of washi tape. Trim any excess from the ends.
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3. Fold the bottom 1 inch or so up toward the seam side.
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4. Fold the corner in to flatten the fold into a bag bottom.
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5. Fold the edges in to meet each other and seal this new seam with tape.
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6. Open the bottom up so that the bag stands flat. Fill the bag and fold the top few inches down toward the front of the bag.
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7. Punch two holes near the top and tie closed with twine to finish.
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How to Make a Paper Bow in a Snap

How to Make a Paper Bow How to Make a Paper Bow in a Snap
Wrapping a package and out of bows or ribbon? Not a problem! In fact, a bonus! Because here’s a trick for a perfect paper bow to top a gift with quite a flourish! Use contrasting or coordinating paper for a beautiful finish to any gift!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 10 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Paper
Scissors
Glue stick
Template

Things to do:
1. Using your template, trace and cut out all three pieces from your paper.
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2. Pull the ends of the longest piece of toward the center and glue in place.
3. Wrap the shortest piece of paper around the center of the newly formed bow and glue the ends on the backside.
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4. Attach the remaining piece of paper to the backside and pinch at the center point to finish.

DIY Lorax Truffula Pom Pom Tree Centerpiece

Truffula Pom Pom Tree DIY Lorax Truffula Pom Pom Tree Centerpiece
This easy DIY makes the perfect party decoration for a child’s birthday party! Grab your hot glue gun and some pompoms and have your kids help you make festive decor that will cultivate a theme at your next birthday party.

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

Things you’ll need:
Branch
Colored Pom poms
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
Ribbon

Things to do:
1. Use your hot glue gun to attach pom poms to the branches. Try to spread out the pompoms evenly. Cover the tips, as well as the stems of the branch.
Truffula Pom Pom Tree2 DIY Lorax Truffula Pom Pom Tree Centerpiece
Truffula Pom Pom Tree3 DIY Lorax Truffula Pom Pom Tree Centerpiece
2. Cut a piece of ribbon and tie it in a bow around the base of the branch.
Truffula Pom Pom Tree4 DIY Lorax Truffula Pom Pom Tree Centerpiece
3. Display at your party!

DIY Personalized Initial Card and Envelope Set

Initial Card and Envelope Set DIY Personalized Initial Card and Envelope Set
This adorable initial card and envelope set makes the perfect card for any occasion. Write a sweet note to your friend and send it off to bring a smile to their day.

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

Things you’ll need:
Blank card and envelope
Alphabet stencil
Acrylic paint
Paintbrush
White paper doily
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Pen

Things to do:
1. Fold your card and decide if you want it to be landscape or a portrait.
2. Place the letter stencil in the center of your card and use a paintbrush to transfer the letter onto your card.
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Initial Card and Envelope Set3 DIY Personalized Initial Card and Envelope Set
3. Let the paint dry completely.
4. Use hot glue to attach the white doily to the front of the envelope.
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DIY Plantable Spring Seed Gift Tags

Seed Gift Tags DIY Plantable Spring Seed Gift Tags
Spring is filled with many opportunities to give thoughtful gifts- Easter, Memorial Day, and Mother’s Day to name a few. This simple DIY tutorial shows you how to tuck seed packets into your gift tags to make your gifts extra special. Who wouldn’t love a gift that brings lots of flowers and garden treasures?

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 5 minutes
Age range: All ages

Things you’ll need:
2 – Blank Mosaic Paper Tags
1 Seed Packet
Glue Dots
Markers
White Grosgrain Ribbon

Things to do:
1. Fold one side of the seed packet over and tape so that it will fit inside the 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ mosaic tag.
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Seed Gift Tags3 DIY Plantable Spring Seed Gift Tags
2. Then tape the top and bottom of the seed packet to the backside of a blank mosaic paper tag.
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3. Add glue dots to the top and bottom of the tag. Align the two white tags so that they are even and press the glue dots securely into place. You will now have white tags on the outside with a seed packet in the middle.
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4. Add ribbon through the pre-punched hole of the tag.
5. Decorate the outside of the tags with markers.
6. Add your new spring seed gift tag to any gift!
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DIY Easter Paint Can Party Favor

Easter Paint Can Party Favor DIY Easter Paint Can Party Favor
I am in love with these little paint cans! They are perfect for any DIY project – think party favors, gifts, and centerpieces! The possibilities for creativity are endless here. Today I am using the empty paint cans to create an Easter centerpiece. How cute would a collection of these look on your Easter table or mantel?

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 10 minutes
Age range: Any age, please just allow adults to handle E6000 glue.

Things you will need:
Clear Paint Can
Miniature Yellow Flocked Ducklings
Assorted Pastel Craft Pom Poms (optional)
Scrapbook paper
Scissors
White E6000 Glue

Things to do:
1. Quick little tip to get started. These little paint cans lids seal tightly to the can. The quickest way to open them is with a coin or washer.
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2. Cut out a circle to line the inside bottom of the paint can. I used gift wrap paper, but you can use any scrapbook paper or decorative paper that you like. The paint cans are 2 3/4″ in diameter, so a 2.5″ circle should fit nicely inside. I traced the bottom of the can onto my paper and then trimmed the edges to make it fit snugly inside.
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If you would also like to line the top of the paint can lid with the same paper, punch out or cut out a 2″ circle also at this time. If you are lining the lid, attach paper with a small drop of E6000 glue. There is no need to glue the bottom lining to the can.

3. Use E6000 glue to attach the flocked duckling directly to the paint lid can (or to the 2″ circle scrapbook paper lining on your paint can). I tried it both ways and found I preferred the look of the paper lining on top. Allow 1 hr for drying time.
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4. Your Easter paint can should now look like this.
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5. Fill the Easter paint can with pom poms, Easter eggs, craft supplies, grass, or flowers.
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DIY Springtime Decorated Gift Bag

Decorated Gift Bag DIY Springtime Decorated Gift Bag
This adorable spring bag is perfect for spring birthdays or Easter. Any child would love to receive a gift in this fun wrapping, and you’re sure to enjoy making it!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 Minutes
Age range: 10 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Ruler
Two Gift Bags (Green and White)
Scissors
Permanent glue dots
Felt Flower Stickers
Bumblebees
Craft Glue

Things to do:
1. Measure 4 inches from the bottom of the green bag, and cut off the top. This will become the grass for your decorated bag. I’ve found that it works best to make marks along the 4 inch line with a pencil, so you can get a straight cut.
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Decorated Gift Bag3 DIY Springtime Decorated Gift Bag
2. Once you’ve cut the top off of the green bag, cut slits around the edge. The slits should be about 2-3 inches. Cut slits around the whole bag.
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3. Place the white bag inside the bottom of the green bag. If they’re the same size, the bags should fit perfectly.
4. Trim the blades of glass so they look uneven. This will make them poke out and look more realistic. It adds a fun, 3D effect to the project.
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5. Use the remainder of the green bag to cut stems for flowers. They can be as tall or short as you like.
6. Use craft glue to secure the stems to the white bag. Place them so they look like they’re growing out of the grass. It looks cute if they’re all different lengths. Alternate between shorter and longer stems. On my bag, I used 6 stems.
7. Put a piece of double-sided tape between the grass and white bag. This will hold the bag together nicely.
8. Apply your felt flower stickers and leaves to the top of the stems. You could cut paper flowers if you want to, but the felt fabric looks really cute.
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9. Attach the bumblebee to the handle of the bag and enjoy!

Easy-to-Do Tissue Paper Tassels

Tissue Tassels Easy to Do Tissue Paper Tassels
These tissue tassels are a wonderful addition to gifts, wreaths, banners and buntings. And they are deceptively simple to whip up, making them a fabulous last minute decorating trick. If you don’t want a contrasting band around the top, you can glue the twist or use clear tape for a mono-tone effect.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 15 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Tissue Paper
Scissors
Washi tape

Things to do:
1. Fold a single sheet of tissue paper in half lengthwise, and then in half lengthwise again, and then once more.
Tissue Tassels2 Easy to Do Tissue Paper Tassels
Tissue Tassels3 Easy to Do Tissue Paper Tassels
Tissue Tassels4 Easy to Do Tissue Paper Tassels
2. One the long end opposite the folds, cut up in strips until you are 2 inches from the folds. You can cut narrow or wider strips to create different finished looks.
Tissue Tassels5 Easy to Do Tissue Paper Tassels
3. Cut along the long fold edge to separate the sections in half and then open up the sections and cut up where the center fold is. You will then have four long skinny pieces with fringe cut at each end.
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4. Open up one of these pieces and then roll along one of the long edges.
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Tissue Tassels8 Easy to Do Tissue Paper Tassels
Tissue Tassels9 Easy to Do Tissue Paper Tassels
5. Once you have rolled all the way up, twist the center section until it doubles over to form a small loop. Cut and apply a small piece of washi tape as a band around the lower part of this loop to secure the tassel.
Tissue Tassels10 Easy to Do Tissue Paper Tassels
Tissue Tassels11 Easy to Do Tissue Paper Tassels
Tissue Tassels12 Easy to Do Tissue Paper Tassels
Tissue Tassels13 Easy to Do Tissue Paper Tassels

How to Make Wood Spoon Flowers

Wood Spoon Flowers How to Make Wood Spoon Flowers
This cute woodsy flower is so quick and easy to make- you’ll want a whole garden of them. Use it as a place setting decoration, attach it to a napkin holder, adorn a wreath, or add a loop hanger for an ornament.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 20- 30 minutes
Age range: 13 years old to adult (hot glue gun)

Things you need:
1- wood circle
21 – birch wood tasting spoons
Scissors
Glue gun and glue sticks
Pencil
Ruler
Button

Things to do:
1. Using pencil, mark 1/2″, 3/4″, and 1″ from edge of wood circle.
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2. Cut 21 wooden spoons at base with scissors (don’t use your good ones!)
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3. Using glue gun, glue bases of 9 spoons around edge of wood circle- they should just touch at widest ppoint. Base of each petal should line up on 1/2″ mark.
Wood Spoon Flowers3 How to Make Wood Spoon Flowers
4. For next row of petals, glue 7 spoons around using 3/4″ guide. Stagger petals from first row.
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5. For final row, use 1″ mark as guide and glue last 5 petals on. Finish by gluing button to center.
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