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DIY Felt Easter Bunny Treat Bag

Felt Easter Bunny Treat Bag DIY Felt Easter Bunny Treat Bag
Are you looking for the perfect Easter basket to give your kids this year? This bunny bag is irresistibly cute and just the right size for hiding sweet treats. Your kids are sure to love the bunny bag as much as they love what’s inside.

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

Things you’ll need:
Glue gun
Yarn Needle
Ruler
Newspaper
6 inch Circle Pattern
Hemp Cord
White and Pink Felt
Pom Pom
Google Eyes
Pen
Tacky Glue
Scissors
Awl
Ribbon
Blush

Things to do:
1. Trace a 6 inch circle pattern onto a piece of newspaper to create a pattern. I’ve found that it’s best to create a pattern on newspaper for the ears as well. Freehand ear shapes until you find a look that you’re happy with. Attach the ears to the circle to create a full bunny pattern.
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2. Trace the bunny pattern onto two pieces of white felt and cut out the patterns.
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3. Cut out two pink ears that are ¼ inch smaller than the white ears. I’ve found that it is helpful to make a pattern for these as well.
4. Hot glue the smaller, pink ears onto the large, white bunny pattern. Hot glue the google eyes onto the face of the bunny pattern. Allow the pieces to dry completely.
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5. Cut pieces of hemp cord to make the whiskers of the bunny. Once you’ve secured them to the face of the bunny with hot glue, hot glue a pom pom over the center of the whiskers to create a nose.
6. The last piece of the bunny face is the mouth. Use tacky glue and secure hemp cord in the shape of a smile.
7. The next step is securing the back of the bunny face. Use hot glue and apply a thin line of glue around the bunny face up to about ½ inch from the ears. It is important to remember to leave a small hole at the top, so you can put candy and treats inside the bunny bag.
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8. Use the awl and poke a hole in each ear. Attach a piece of ribbon to create a handle and tie it in a bow to finish the project.
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Simple Easter Silverware Display

Easter Silverware Display Simple Easter Silverware Display
This cute carrot patch is functional and decorative on your Easter buffet table! In a few simple steps, you can transform ugly, plastic silverware into an irresistibly cute and festive display.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 Minutes
Age range: 8 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Basket
Basket filler
Carrot Seeds
Green Silverware
Orange Napkins
Green Pipe Cleaners

Things to do:
1. Fold down the top corner of your orange napkin and place a collection of silverware, including a spoon, knife, and fork, diagonally on the napkin. We’re folding down the top corner so that the top of the silverware can poke out.
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2. Wrap the napkin around the handles of the silverware until they are complete covered. Be sure to leave the point at the end of the silverware bunch, so it looks like a carrot!
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3. Take two pipe cleaners and wrap them around the silverware packet. Leave about two inches of pipe cleaner loose and twist them around to secure the pipe cleaner.
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4. Pull the ends of the pipe cleaner out, creating the look of leaves. This is the final step to creating your carrot. Repeat steps 1-4 with all of the silverware that you have.
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5. Once you’ve wrapped all of your silverware, stuff a basket full of brown, crinkle confetti and place your “carrots” around in it.
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6. Tape a carrot seed package to a small stick and place it alongside your carrots, creating an adorable carrot patch for your Easter buffet table!

DIY Tassel Banner + Share Your Work With Us!

DIY Tassel Banner DIY Tassel Banner + Share Your Work With Us!
Hello! Lisa here today with a new project featuring Tissue Paper, and how you can quickly make your own Tassel Banner for any purpose! This project requires very little products, and the end result will have you feeling thrilled and accomplished.

Things you’ll need:
Tissue Paper
Scissors
Baker’s twine
Glue Gun

Things to do:
1. Take one single sheet of tissue out of the package and fold in half length wise as shown below.
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2. Fold this paper again in half going down (look at the first picture and where that middle crease is where I folded my paper down).
DIY Tassel Banner3 DIY Tassel Banner + Share Your Work With Us!
3. Begin cutting strips about ½” wide from the bottom towards the top. Make sure to leave at least a ½” at the top along the fold. Also do not cut the side fold.
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4. Carefully open your tissue paper all the way up, and you should have something that looks like this…
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5. Start from the bottom and begin to roll the tissue paper up in a cigar like fashion.
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6. Twist the center area tightly ( but be gentle it is tissue paper and we all know how easily it can tear!)…
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7. Form a loop and add a dot of glue from your glue gun to hold in place.
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8. String your loop through your ribbon, or twine as I have used, and tie it in place. You are now ready to repeat steps 1-7 until you have the desired amount of tassels you need to complete your banner.

Tips and Tricks:
• Try using various colored tissue, or metallic tissue to fit your theme and style.
• If you have hot glue strings you can use a blow drier to make them disappear.
• It might be easier to do steps 1-6 repeatedly before looping and tying your tassels on. This way you don’t need to leave your hot glue gun on until you need it.


Happy Crafting!
Lisa

DIY Glitter Wrapped Bubble Favors

Glitter Bubble Favors DIY Glitter Wrapped Bubble Favors
Who doesn’t love bubble? And who doesn’t love glitter? Pair them up with these cute glitter wrapped bubbles and everyone will be happy. Perfect for party favors, class gifts or just an everyday lift, these are quick and easy to make and oh so adorable!

Time required: 5 minutes
Difficulty level: Easy

Things you’ll need:
Glitter
Mini Bubble Favors
Double sided tape
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut a length of tape that is slightly longer than the bubble bottle was around.
2. Wrap the tape around the bottle, lining up the edges where they overlap to make a solid straight band all the way around.
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3. Pour a generous amount of glitter onto the tape, turning the bottle as you go so the glitter covers the tape all the way around. Press gently to push the glitter firmly into the adhesive.
4. Tap the edge of the bottle to knock off any excess glitter.

DIY Glitter Striped Gift Bags

Glitter Striped Gift Bags DIY Glitter Striped Gift Bags
Turn an ordinary lunch bag or even a fancier gift bag into something extraordinary with this technique. Try different patterns of tape or different colors of glitter or even confetti to customize the bag for your gift or keep it plain and simple with basic stripes and one solid color.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 10 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Glitter
Bags
Double sided tape
Scissors

Thing to do:
1. Lay the bag flat on a work surface and stretch the tape across the surface, edge to edge. Trim away the excess that overhangs.
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2. Repeat to make as many stripes as you want on the bag.
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3. Sprinkle a generous amount of glitter onto the front of the bag and shake around until the tape is well covered.
4. Lightly tap the glitter along the tape lines to press it into the adhesive.
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5. Tilt the bag onto its side and tap to shake off excess glitter. Repeat, if desired on the other sides of the bag.
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DIY Dimensional Tags

DIY Dimensional Tags DIY Dimensional Tags
I love tags, all kinds of tags! And while paper tags are a ton of fun and I use them all the time, sometimes I like to take them up a notch and make a tag that is beyond the norm. pairing these metal tags, paper or washi tape accents and Diamond Glaze creates just the look I’m after.

Difficulty level: Moderate
Time required: 15 minutes plus dry time

Things you’ll need:
Metal tags
Diamond Glaze
Paper accents or washi tape
Scissors or craft knife
Toothpick

Things to do:
1. Apply the washi tape or paper accents to the tag, trimming away the excess with the craft knife, bringing the edge of the paper right to the edge of the lip of the tag. Smooth down the edges well.
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2. Squeeze out a dollop of Diamond Glaze in the center of the tag and, using the toothpick, pull it to the edge of the lip all the way around the tag.
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3. Set the tag on a flat, covered work surface and allow it to dry overnight or until hard and clear all the way through.

Washi Arrow Tag Gift Bunting

Washi Arrow Tag Gift Bunting Washi Arrow Tag Gift Bunting
These wee little tags are so handy, just a little something sweet to tie onto a gift to add a little flare. And cute as they are just plain, they are even more adorable with a little washi tape embellishment. Fast and fabulous, adding a washi tape accent takes only a few seconds but offers up tons of impact. Customize the washi tape for the occasion or to match the gift wrap and go to town! They look great strung together on some simple hemp twine to make a mini bunting ribbon as well.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: Less than 2 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Arrow Tags
Washi Tape
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Smooth tape over a section of your tag, rub out any air bubbles.
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2. Trim the excess tape off as close to the edges as you can get.
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3. Add ribbon or twine and you are ready to go!

Easy Whimsical Owl Gift Bag

Owl Gift Bag Easy Whimsical Owl Gift Bag
Who doesn’t love owls? Really, they might be the most loved animals on the planet and for good reason. They look wise and wonderful and whimsical all at once. I have a special place in my heart for owls, our woods are full of them and occasionally I glimpse them out our window and my heart flutters just a teeny bit at the sight of them. So these owl gift bags are right up my alley, and up your alley too, I bet. Who can resist?

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: Ten minutes

Things you’ll need:
Paper lunch bags
Scrapbook paper
White and black paper
Scissors and pencil
Cups or circle cutter
Gluestick
Stapler

Things to do:
1. Fold down the top ¼ of your bag down and crease well. Cut this folded section into a point.
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2. From the white paper cut two circles with a diameter of about 3 inches using a cup to trace the shape or your circle cutter.
3. Cut two smaller black circles, about 1 inch in diameter, using the same method.
4. Cut a large oval, about 4 inches long, out of your scrapbook paper plus a small triangle from (use a different paper pattern for each)
5. Glue the oval so one narrow end is near the bottom of the bag. Add the two larger white circles near the top of the oval, slightly overlapping the top edge with the circles.
6. Add the smaller black circles to the center of the white ones and finish with the triangle for the beak.
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7. Fill the bag and fold the trimmed top flap down. Staple in place.
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Wax Paper Crayon Window Gift Tags

Wax Paper Crayon Gift Tags Wax Paper Crayon Window Gift Tags
One of my favorite “little kid” crafts over the years has always been melting crayon shavings between wax paper. It never fails to amaze the kids and, let’s be honest, it’s pretty awesome for the adults as well. And while it’s fun to hang the results in windows or cut pretty shapes out of it, here’s a fun project to share the pretty results with others.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 15 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Wax paper
Scrap paper
Crayons
Grater
Window tags
Glue stick
Iron
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Grate the crayons over one of the sheets of wax paper, wax side up.
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2. Place another sheet, wax side down.
3. Place the two sheets between layers of scrap paper and iron briefly with a low iron, just until the crayon melts.
4. Allow the wax paper and crayon art to cool completely.
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5. Cut pieces of the art just larger than the windows on the tags.
6. Using your glue stick, apply a thin layer of glue to the back side of the tag (lying open) and press the piece of wax paper in and then close the tag so that the glue around the edge secures it.
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7. Allow the glue to dry before using.

DIY Glitter Edged Tags

Glitter Edged Tags DIY Glitter Edged Tags
It’s always fun to add a little glitz and glamor to your gifts, especially at the holidays. This year I’m adding it with a touch of glitter – just a wee little bit of sparkle on some of my gift tags. And it’s easier you might think thanks to a simple secret ingredient – double sided tape!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: less than a minute

Things you’ll need:
Tags
Double sided tape
Glitter

Things to do:
1. Pull off enough tape to wrap the bottom of the tag all the way around, plus a tiny bit for overlap.
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2. Line the edge of the tape up with the bottom of the tag and press it down, wrapping it around the sides to cover the bottom edge of both sides of the tag.
3. Sprinkle a generous amount of glitter onto the tap, pressing it in to help it stick and tapping off the excess.
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