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How to Make Mason Jar Flower Vase

Mason Jar Flower Vase How to Make Mason Jar Flower Vase
This DIY will teach you how to transform a plain mason jar into a trendy vase in just a few simple steps. Make a few and give them away with bouquets to friends, or use them to decorate your house. However you choose to display them, they are sure to be a fun way to make a rustic style statement.

Time to complete: 30 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up * Younger ages may need assistance.
Difficulty level: Beginner

Thing you’ll need:
Suede cord
Scissors
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Chalkboard tags
Chalk Ink marker
Mini clothespins

DIY No-Sew Tulle Garland

No Sew Tulle Garland DIY No Sew Tulle Garland
This tulle garland is the perfect piece of decoration for a baby shower or engagement party. It’s a quick and easy way to transform your space. You can choose from a wide variety of colors and ribbon to create a look that you love.

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

Things you’ll need:
Tulle
Scissors
Cutting Mat
Hemp Cord

Things to do:
1. The first step is determining how long you want your tulle garland to be. For my project, I’ve made a 6-foot garland. Once you’ve determined the length you want, cut your hemp cord accordingly.
2. Once you’ve cut your hemp cord, it’s time to start adding the tulle details! Cut 6-inch squares of tulle, using the cutting board for measurements.
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3. Stack three squares of tulle on top of one another and gather them from the center, creating a bow shape.
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4. Slide the gathered tulle squares onto the piece of hemp cord and secure the tulle in place with a 2-inch piece of hemp cord tied in a double knot. Trim any excess tulle and hemp cord.
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5. Repeat steps 2-4 until you’ve filled the entire length of your garland.

DIY Chalkboard Birthday Banner

DIY Chalkboard Birthday Banner DIY Chalkboard Birthday Banner
This fun and festive banner is a sweet way to celebrate a birthday, or any other special occasion. The chalk circles make it easy to change the message, so you can reuse this banner time and time again.

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

Things you’ll need:
Chalkboard tags
Jute twine
Pinecones
Scissors
Chalk Ink marker

Things to do:
1. Cut a piece of jute that measures 4 ½ feet.
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2. Write “H-A-P-P-Y-B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y” on the chalk circles using a chalk pen.
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3. Thread the letters that spell “ Happy” onto the 4 ½ feet of jute.
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4. Attach a pinecone to each end of the jute. Place the pinecone on top of the jute and wrap the string around tightly.
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5. Tie a knot at each end, so you can hang your banner easily.
6. Repeat steps 1-5, creating a “Birthday” banner. String the banners up to celebrate!

How to Make Fall Leaf Placecards

Fall Leaf Placecards How to Make Fall Leaf Placecards
It’s fall! It’s fall! The leaves are turning from green to yellow to red, the temperatures are crisp and cool and Thanksgiving dinner is fast approaching! Take some inspiration from Mother Nature this year and bring some of that fall beauty indoors and to your table with these lovely Fall Leaf Place Cards.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 5 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Artificial fall leaves
Hole punch
Tags
Yellow satin ribbon
Silver satin ribbon
Scissors
Pens

Things to do:
1. Layer two leaves, one over another, choosing a smaller leaf for the top in a contrasting color. Repeat for each place card needed. Stack them so the veins line up.
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2. Punch a hole through the two layers of leaves.
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3. Write the names of your guests on the tags.
4. Cut an 8-inch piece of ribbon, thread through the holes. Tie a knot to secure the two leaves together.
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5. Thread the tag through the ribbon and tie into a bow. Trim the ends to finish.
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DIY Simple Modern Triangle Garland

Triangle Garland DIY Simple Modern Triangle Garland
This triangle garland serves as a great accent piece to any party or home decor. In just a few simple steps, you can create a trendy banner to adorn your space and dress it up for any event.

Things you’ll need:
Cardstock
Jute
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Scissors
Ruler
Pencil
Paper cutter

Things to do:
1. Use your paper cutter to cut two-inch strips of card stock.
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2. Create a triangle pattern that measures 2″ high by 4″ wide.
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3. Trace the pattern onto the strips of cardstock and cut out as many triangles as you want on your banner.
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4. Attach the triangles to a piece of jute using a hot glue gun.
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5. Tie a knot at the end of the jute to create a hanger.

How to Make Your Own Cookie Gift Bags

Cookie Gift Bags How to Make Your Own Cookie Gift Bags
If you love to bake, this DIY was made for you! We’re going to show you how to package your homemade treats in an adorable gift bag, so you can give them away to your friends and family. Everyone is sure to appreciate your extra work and kind thoughts.

Things you’ll need:
Wax Paper
Paper Cutter
Scissors
Hole punch
Cardstock
Crafter’s Glue
Blue Baker’s Twine or other colors of your choice

Things to do:
1. Use your paper cutter to cut a 7 ½ inch piece of wax paper.
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2. Fold the cut piece of wax paper in half, overlapping the edges about 1 inch.
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3. Use crafter’s glue to secure the fold. I’ve found that tacky glue holds better than a glue stick.
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4. Fold the bottom edge up and secure the fold with crafter’s glue.
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5. Cut a 5 ½ by 1 ½ inch rectangle of cardstock.
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6. Glue the piece of cardstock over the seam on the wax paper bag.
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7. Turn down the top flap and punch two holes in the center.
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8. Cut a small square of cardstock and attach it through the punched holes with baker’s twine.
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9. Slip a delicious cookie inside and give it away to brighten someone’s day!

DIY Chalkboard Tag Banner

DIY Chalkboard Tag Banner DIY Chalkboard Tag Banner
Anyone who knows me knows that I love banners. I LOVE them! I’ve got them all over my house and I’m always looking for more to add to the mix. This chalkboard tag banner is right up my ally, cute, fun and so easily changeable for whatever event, message or day of the week it is! Paired with butcher’s twine, it makes a great addition to any decor, is perfect for parties or just for an everyday cheer up!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 15 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Chalkboard tags
Chalk or Chalk Ink Pen
Baker’s twine
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Using your Chalk Ink Pen or chalk, write a letter on each tag so the holes are on either side of the letter rather than top and bottom.
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2. Cut a length of butcher’s twine just a little longer than what you need for the banner.
3. Run the string into the hole on one side and across the back of the tag and out the other side and then onto the next letter.
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4. Space the tags evenly across the string and hang!
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DIY Chalk Cheese Picks

DIY Chalk Cheese Picks DIY Chalk Cheese Picks
Cheese plates are a standard at parties, big and small, and while it’s fun to be surprised when trying out cheeses, it’s also nice to know just what it is your are taking a wedge of! These cheese picks are straight-forward to make, reusable, and elegant, perfect for any occasion where a cheese platter comes into play.

Difficulty level: Moderate
Time required: 15 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Thick skewers or thin dowels
Coping saw
Mini Metal Chalkboards
Chalkboard Ink Pen
Superglue
Sandpaper

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Things to do:
1. Cut the skewer or dowels into four inch sections using the saw. If desired, sand the tips into a slight point if using dowels.
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2. Sand the cut ends of the dowels or skewers until smooth.
3. Apply a bead of glue down the back of each tag and press a dowel into place.
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4. Once the glue is dry, write the name of each type of cheese onto the tag with Chalkboard Ink. Using the pen instead of standard chalk ensures that the sign won’t wipe off before the end of the party or drop chalk dust onto your cheese.
5. Once the party is over, simply wipe the ink away with a wet towel and leave to dry, ready for another cheese plate!

DIY Paper Doily Parasol Picks

Doily Parasol Picks DIY Paper Doily Parasol Picks
This cute little parasol is perfect as a favor or cupcake topper for a bridal or baby shower.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Round Paper Lace Doilies
1/8″ Unfinished Wood Dowel Rod
Embellishment for top
6 inches of 1/8” Ribbon
Hot glue gun
Scissors

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Things to do:
1. Fold the doily in half, then open it back up.
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2. Fold in half the opposite way, and open back up.
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3. Repeat two more times between the other folds, bringing the wrong side (or under side) of the doily together for each fold. You should now have 8 pie shapes.
4. Turn doily over and repeat, with each fold between these made on the other side. These folds will be right side (or the top side) together.
5. You will now have 16 pie shapes with peak and valley folds alternating.
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6. Working your way around the outer edge of the doily, deepen each fold until the parasol is formed to desired shape.
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7. Trim the dowel rod with scissors to desired length. A longer length is recommended for cupcakes-I used 3 ½”. If using for a favor, then a shorter length will work.
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8. Hot glue the dowel rod on the underside of the doily, holding the dowel until the glue sets.
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9. Hot glue the embellishment on the top point.
10. Cut a 6” piece of 1/8” ribbon. Tie in a bow around the dowel, trimming the ends to the desired length. You can secure the bow with a small dot of glue, if needed.

DIY Potluck Tags

DIY Potluck Tags DIY Potluck Tags
I love a good potluck! All though interesting dishes, new things to try that are somebody’s family favorite. But it’s easy to get confused with a big table of food on what is what. These little tags are easy to make and pass out at a potluck so that food can be labeled by who made what, what the dish is or notices about allergies! After the potluck, wash off the writing, recycle the craft stick and you are ready for another round of amazing dishes next time around!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: less than 5 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Chalkboard clips
Popsicle sticks
Chalkboard Ink Pen

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Things to do:
1. Write the name of your dish, who made it or allergy information on the chalkboard with the Chalkboard Ink Pen. Using the pen instead of standard chalk ensures that the label will not get wiped off while people are serving themselves.
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2. Push a craft stick into the food and attach the clip to the top so that it is clear to see.
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