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Easy Festive Ribbon Wreath Centerpiece

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This ribbon wreath centerpiece can be made in so many colors to celebrate many different occasions! Create it in fun colors for a birthday, holiday colors for different holidays, or in school colors to honor your favorite school or sports team. This wreath takes awhile to complete, but is a nice project to work on while watching television or relaxing, and is easy enough for children to do.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 2 hours
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Wire wreath form
At least 20 yards of ribbon in a variety of sizes and colors
Scissors

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Things to do:
1. Cut between 100 to 150 pieces of ribbon to about 8” long each. This is enough to cover two of the tracks on the wreath, which will give an adequate amount of coverage. If you’d like the wreath fuller, cut even more pieces. Cut a variety of widths, textures, and colors. Narrower ribbons can be cut shorter, while wider ribbons can be cut longer.
2. Then, slip a ribbon under one of the wires.
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3. Tie it in a simple knot.
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4. Tighten the knot so the ribbon doesn’t flop around on the track.
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5. Continue all around the wreath on one of the tracks, and it will look like this! Add more on another track to be sure the wreath is full. Add to the center of your table for a festive centerpiece. You can also add a long piece of ribbon and hang this for permanent display!
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DIY Flower Tea Lights

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Planning a candle light party? Or maybe a “mock” party for the kids and their dolls? There’s no need to bring out the real candles. This petal-covered tea light creates the perfect touch for any table decor. The petals provide a romantic, beautiful glow…and when the party is over, simply flip the switch to turn off the light!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 20-30 minutes
Age range: 13+

Things you’ll need:
Tea lights
Coral silk petals or other colors of your choice
Glue dots
4 regular-sized plastic spoons
Pliers
Protective eyewear

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Things to do:
1. Put on your protective eyewear and snip off the handles from the four plastic spoons. The handles and small plastic pieces could fly up and hit you, so complete this step over a trash receptacle, and be sure to keep the eyewear on until you’re finished.
2. Attach two glue dots to the bottom inside of all four spoons. You can roll up the dots to create some depth, to counteract the curve of the spoons.
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3. Attach 1 petal to the back side of each spoon, using a glue dot.
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4. Now attach the petal-covered spoon to the base of the tea light.
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5. Repeat the process for the three remaining spoon petals, sticking them evenly around the base of the tea light.
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6. Next, place 8 more loose (not attached to spoons) flower petals around the base of the tea light, adhering them with glue dots. Place them between each other evenly around the tea light.
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7. Now turn on the light and enjoy the party!

Ribbon Garland Tutorial

July 8, 2015 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under Party and Special Occasion

Ribbon Garland Tutorial Ribbon Garland Tutorial
This craft tutorial shows you have to create a beautiful ribbon garland. Customize this garland for any party or occasion by choosing ribbon colors and patterns than match your decor. This simple tutorial is a no sew tutorial that you can finish in minutes!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 1 hour
Age range: 7 and up (supervision required with the hot glue gun)

Things you’ll need:
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
3-4 different rolls of ribbon
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Choose one ribbon to be your garland base, this should be your widest spool of ribbon. Measure and cut to desired length. I cut mine to 5 feet to fit my 4 foot table (leaving 6 extra inches on either side for hanging).
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2. Then cut 10 smaller pieces of ribbon from each spool ranging from 12″-18″ long.
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3. Plug in your hot glue gun and let it warm up.
4. Flip your ribbon garland base over. You will attach the smaller ribbons to the back side of your ribbon.
5. Begin arranging the smaller ribbons 6″ in from the garland end. The ribbons should be about two inches apart on the base ribbon and one by one hot glue them to the base ribbon. You will only need a small dab of hot glue. Press and set straight into position.
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6. Continue on step 5 until all the ribbons have been added to the garland. End the ribbons 6″ from the end of the garland ribbon base.
7. Remove all hot glue strings from the ribbon garland. Your garland is now ready to hang!

DIY Polka Dot Table Runner Tutorial

Polka Dot Table Runner Tutorial DIY Polka Dot Table Runner Tutorial
Create your own table runners with this no sew, easy craft tutorial. The linen table runners are beautiful as is, but can transform easily into a gorgeous centerpiece for your table by following these simple steps. This would even make a wonderful gift, by getting the kids involved and painting their hand prints on the runner, so many possibilities!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hour (includes drying time)
Age range: Any

Things you’ll need:
Acrylic paint (I used black, gold, and white)
Table runner
Wood flower pot (to create circle stamp)
Paint palette

Things to do:
1. I began this craft project by ironing the linen table cloth, it’s easier to do before the project rather than after.
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2. Place newspaper underneath your table runner to catch any paint that comes through to the backside of the table runner.
3. Squeeze a glob of paint into the paint palette. Press the wood flower pot bottom into the paint. Then press the flower pot paint side down on the table runner. Repeat on the same polka dot with more paint if needed.
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4. Add polka dots all over the table runner. Repeat with as many colors as desired.
5. Allow to dry for 30-45 minutes. Check the bottom of the runner at various times while drying to make sure the paint underneath is not sticking to the newspaper.
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6. Once dry, your table runner is ready to be displayed on the table, enjoy!
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Easy to Make Pretty Baby Shower Paper Straws

Baby Shower Paper Straws Easy to Make Pretty Baby Shower Paper Straws
This is an easy DIY that will dress up any special event or party you are throwing. These straws would be especially nice for a baby or bridal shower. You can easily coordinate the ribbon and straws to match your specific color scheme.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 5 minutes
Age range: anyone old enough to tie shoes!

Things you’ll need:
White grosgrain ribbon
Paper straws
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut a piece of ribbon about 16″ long.
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2. Tie the ribbon into a bow at the top of the straw. To do this, the ribbon should cross left over right, then tied into a knot. Then create a loop on the right side, swing and loop the left around the right loop and pull the loop through to create the bow.
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3. Tighten and fluff your ribbon as desired. Cut off any extra ribbon from each end with your scissors.
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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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Fishy Snack Scoop

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You will love digging into snacks even more when you make this adorable fishy snack scoop. This wood scoop can be made to coordinate with any special party theme or color and placed in a bowl of crackers or candy.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 5 minutes
Age range: any age

Things you’ll need:
Unfinished wood scoops
Permanent Glue Dots
Glass Fish Beads
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Use scissors to one glue dot into 4 quarters. Leave glue dots in the plastic until you are ready to use. These dots are extremely adhesive and will stick to anything they have contact with and may be difficult to remove if stuck to the wrong thing.
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2. Remove the top sheet of plastic cover from one quartered section of the glue dot and place face down on the wood scoop. Press firmly.
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3. Next, remove the bottom protective paper off the glue dot and place one glass fish bead on the glue dot. The bead should now be permanent attached to the scoop.
3. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with two more fish beads and two more small pieces of glue dots.
4. Add your newly decorate wood scoop to a snack bowl.
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DIY Candy Necklace

DIY Candy Necklace DIY Candy Necklace
Have you ever wanted to make your own candy necklace? This craft project would be perfect as a party favor or fun children’s activity.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 5 minutes
Age range: Any age (please supervise small children with the candy)

Things you’ll need:
Acrylic Candy Favor Holders
Beige Suede Cord
Sixlet Candies or other small candy

Things to do:
1. Open the clear acrylic candy holder and fill with sixlets. Snap the clear lid back on the candy holder.
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2. Measure and cut off a 30″ piece (you can cut this longer or shorter depending on the desired length of your necklace) of the beige suede cord from your roll.
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3. Tie a knot around each end of the candy favor.
4. Place the candy necklace around your neck and enjoy. Open acrylic candy favor lid when hungry and eat the contents.
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DIY Photo Booth Props

DIY Photo Booth Props DIY Photo Booth Props
Looking for the perfect party favor? Send your guests home with a fun photo! These DIY photo booth props make it easy to set up your own photo booth. Just drape a sheet and grab your Polaroid camera and you’re ready to make some memories!

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

Things you’ll need:
Stiffened felt sheets
Wooden dowels
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Sharpie
Cutting mat

Things to do:
1. In this tutorial, we’re going to make a bowtie prop. Start by cutting a 2×5 inch rectangle out of stiffened felt.
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2. Mark the center of your rectangle with a sharpie.
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3. Cut a diagonal line from each corner to ½ inch from the center of the rectangle.
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4. Cut a small rectangle from the corner of a different colored piece of stiffened felt.
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5. Round the corners of your bowtie and small rectangle piece.
6. Peel the layer from the back of your rectangle and stick it to the center of your bowtie.
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7. Cut colorful decorations and stick them on your bowtie. For this prop, I chose to add stripes.
8. Apply a drop of hot glue to the back of your prop and attach the wooden dowel. Allow the glue time to dry completely before use.
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Popsicle Stick Art Easel Tutorial

Popsicle Stick Art Easel Tutorial Popsicle Stick Art Easel Tutorial
Kids will love transforming colorful Popsicle sticks into easels to display their greatest works of art. This tutorial is very easy and fun to make! Popsicle stick easels can also be used to display place cards or food labels for art themed parties.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 5 minutes
Age range: 7 and up (adult supervision suggested for the hot glue gun)

Things you’ll need:
4 – Assorted Jumbo Popsicle Sticks
Hot Glue Gun
Hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Plug in hot glue gun and allow to heat up for several minutes. While you are waiting, place scrap paper or newspaper down on your work area to catch any hot glue drips.
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2. Position 2 Popsicle sticks into a upside down V pattern, hot glue the top of Popsicle sticks together.
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3. The third Popsicle stick will be used make your easel stand securely as a tripod base. Hot glue the third stick to the back of your V frame, centered in the middle, pointing out.
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4. Use your fourth and last Popsicle stick to make the easel shelf to hold the art work. Hot glue the outer edge of the (do not glue it flat) Popsicle stick to each side of the V frame to now create an A frame.
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5. Add small pieces of art and display your creativity!

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