1-800-252-5223 Mon-Fri, 9 AM - 5 PM ET Checkout All of Our Projects!
Live Chat
Ship ToUS
Factory Direct Craft Blog - Check out our various projects and how-to videos!
Subscribe to Factory Direct Craft Blog News FeedSubscribe to Factory Direct Craft Blog Comments

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.
Paper Chalkboard Flower2 How to Make a Paper Chalkboard Flower
Paper Chalkboard Flower3 How to Make a Paper Chalkboard Flower
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.
Paper Chalkboard Flower4 How to Make a Paper Chalkboard Flower
Paper Chalkboard Flower5 How to Make a Paper Chalkboard Flower
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.
Paper Chalkboard Flower6 How to Make a Paper Chalkboard Flower
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.
Paper Chalkboard Flower7 How to Make a Paper Chalkboard Flower
Paper Chalkboard Flower8 How to Make a Paper Chalkboard Flower
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!
Paper Chalkboard Flower9 How to Make a Paper Chalkboard Flower
Paper Chalkboard Flower10 How to Make a Paper Chalkboard Flower
Paper Chalkboard Flower12 How to Make a Paper Chalkboard Flower
Paper Chalkboard Flower11 How to Make a Paper Chalkboard Flower

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.
Pillow Gift Box2 DIY Small Pillow Gift Box
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.
Pillow Gift Box3 DIY Small Pillow Gift Box
Pillow Gift Box4 DIY Small Pillow Gift Box
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.
Pillow Gift Box5 DIY Small Pillow Gift Box
Pillow Gift Box6 DIY Small Pillow Gift Box
4. Rescore the arc on your tube and then gently crease to fold the ends in to close.
Pillow Gift Box7 DIY Small Pillow Gift Box
Pillow Gift Box8 DIY Small Pillow Gift Box

Washi Edged Square Tags

Washi Edged Square Tags Washi Edged Square Tags
While these square cardstock tags are handy and cute, just as they are, a little washi tape can take them from fun to fabulous! Trimming tags with washi tape is a quick and high impact way to take your gift-wrapping up a notch. Color coordinates the washi with your wrapping paper, the season or a favorite color to make your gifts extra special. For best results you’ll want to cover both sides identically in washi so the tag looks great no matter which side is up!

Time required: Less than 5 minutes
Difficulty level: Easy

Things you’ll need:
Washi tape
Square tags
Scissors
String or twine

Things to do:
1. Line up the edge of your washi tape to the edge of your tag and smooth the tape down well.
Washi Edged Square Tags2 Washi Edged Square Tags
2. Repeat this process in the same spot on the other side, smoothing the tape together where it meets.
3. Trim the excess tape off along the edge of the tag so that there is no overhang.
4. Add ribbon, string or twin for attaching to the package.

DIY 3-D Tree Tag

DIY 3D Tree Tag DIY 3 D Tree Tag
Get into the gift-wrapping spirit this season with some fun tags that will take your presents up a notch and fill your giftees with glee. These little square tags, while cute enough on their own, are even better with a little 3-D tree detail. Choose a double or single layer of trees for different looks and decorate with glitter, seed beads or leave the trees as is. Either way they’ll look fabulous on your packages and parcels.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 10 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Square tags
Green cardstock
Bone folder
Scissors
Craft glue

Things to do:
1. Cut a square of green cardstock out that is 1/3 smaller than the tag. Using the square, cut out an equilateral triangle. You’ll want two identical triangles for a double layer tag.
DIY 3D Tree Tag2 DIY 3 D Tree Tag
2. Run the edge of the bone folder down the center of the triangle to crease and fold it in half.
3. For a single layer tag, glue the folded edge onto the center of the tag. For a double layer, glue the folded edge onto the second triangle and, once dry, glue both onto the tag. Add ribbon or string to tie.
DIY 3D Tree Tag3 DIY 3 D Tree Tag

Fancy Tags with Washi and Stamps

Fancy Tags Fancy Tags with Washi and Stamps
I’m something of a tag-a-holic when it comes to the holidays. I really prefer a good tag over ribbon (although I usually choose both!) so I like to have a whole stash ready for the gift giving season. This fancy tag is perfect for smaller gifts where there might not be room for tags and ribbon, and with a little bit of decoration, you’d never notice that the ribbon was missing!

Difficulty level: easy
Time required: 5 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Tags with two holes
Hemp twine
Washi Tape and/or Stamps and Stamp pad
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Decorate your tags. If using washi tape, either wrap all the way around or trim at the edges for the most polished look. With stamps, center the stamp on the tag.
Fancy Tags2 Fancy Tags with Washi and Stamps
Fancy Tags3 Fancy Tags with Washi and Stamps
Fancy Tags4 Fancy Tags with Washi and Stamps
2. Cut two pieces of twine long enough to more than wrap around your package.
3. Fold one piece in half and thread the ends through one hole, and then through the loop created from the fold. Pull the two ends tight to form a knot. Repeat with the other hole.
Fancy Tags5 Fancy Tags with Washi and Stamps
4. Place the tag on the top of the box and tie the two sets of twine together at the back. Trim away excess twine.
Fancy Tags6 Fancy Tags with Washi and Stamps

DIY Gold Letter Pumpkin Placecards

Gold Letter Pumpkin Placecards DIY Gold Letter Pumpkin Placecards
The big fall dinners are fast approaching, which means it’s time to start thinking about how you want your table to look for the event. Why not tie in the favorite vegetable of the season in your table decor with these fun placecards! The gold letters add a touch of whimsy and glamor and guide people to their seat but you could also paint the letters to match a different color scheme.

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

Things you’ll need:
Miniature pumpkins
Narrow yellow ribbon
Wood letters – pick out the first letter of each guests name
Gold Spray Paint
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. In a well ventilated work are, lay your wooden letters out on a covered surface and spray with gold paint. You’ll want to paint two coats, allowing each to dry before adding the second.
Gold Letter Pumpkin Placecards2 DIY Gold Letter Pumpkin Placecards
2. Once the letters are dry, flip them over so the unpainted side is up.
3. Plug in your hot glue gun and cut a 10 inch piece of ribbon for each letter.
4. Fold a piece of ribbon in half and, using a dollop of glue, attach it to the upper corner of the letter on the back side.
Gold Letter Pumpkin Placecards3 DIY Gold Letter Pumpkin Placecards
5. Once the glue has dried, gently lift the stem away from a pumpkin. Tie the ribbon around the pin that holds the stem in and tie into a knot. Push the stem back in.
Gold Letter Pumpkin Placecards4 DIY Gold Letter Pumpkin Placecards
6. Tie the tails into a bow and trim the ends. Repeat with remaining pumpkins.
Gold Letter Pumpkin Placecards5 DIY Gold Letter Pumpkin Placecards

Snowman Mason Jar

Snowman Mason  Jar Snowman Mason Jar
Every year, around this time, I get down to business making candies and cookies for my friends and neighbors. While I used to send over the sweets on plates, in recent years I’ve made the switch to the easy, everpresent mason jar. Perfect for giving all sorts of foodie (and non foodie) gifts, it’s reusable, durable and down right handy. So I love using jars in my gift giving. And here’s a great way to spruce up a plain old jar for your holiday yummies.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: Less than 5 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Mason Jar
3 black buttons
Piece of fleece at least 20 inches long and 3 inches wide
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Glue the buttons down one of the flat sides of the jar. You’ll want flat backed buttons rather than shank buttons for this.
Snowman Mason  Jar2 Snowman Mason Jar
Snowman Mason  Jar3 Snowman Mason Jar
2. Fill the jar with goodies and screw on the lid.
3. Depending on the size of your jar, you’ll want to cut the scarf so that it wraps nicely twice around the neck of the jar with enough left over for the tails. Cut the fleece to length and trim the end into a fringe.
Snowman Mason  Jar4 Snowman Mason Jar
4. Tie the scarf around the neck of the jar, ready for gifting.

DIY Gold Dipped Pumpkin Placecards

Gold Dipped Pumpkin Placecards DIY Gold Dipped Pumpkin Placecards
These beautiful, color dipped pumpkin place cards add that touch of golden elegance to your fall place settings and harmonize with the colors of the season. Perfect for fall dinners both causal and elegant, these placecards can be used year after year, making them an excellent investment in your decorating arsenal.

Time required: 20 minutes plus dry time
Difficulty level: Moderate

Things you’ll need:
Miniature gourds
Masking tape
Gold spray paint
Craft knife
Cardstock tags
Pen

Things to do:
1. Using your masking tape, mask off either the top of bottom half of each gourd, making sure you smooth them down well in the crevices and that you maintain a straight line all the way around.
Gold Dipped Pumpkin Placecards2 DIY Gold Dipped Pumpkin Placecards
2. Mask off the rest of the gourd on the side you don’t want painted.
3. In a well-ventilated work area and on a covered surface. Lightly spray the exposed areas of the gourds with two coats of paint, allowing each to dry before adding the next.
4. Peel off the tape.
Gold Dipped Pumpkin Placecards3 DIY Gold Dipped Pumpkin Placecards
5. Using your craft knife cut a slit for the tag, either in the body of the gourd or by splitting the stem in half.
6. Write your names on the cards and insert into the slit.
Gold Dipped Pumpkin Placecards4 DIY Gold Dipped Pumpkin Placecards
Gold Dipped Pumpkin Placecards5 DIY Gold Dipped Pumpkin Placecards

Double Ended Punch Gift Tag

Double Ended Punch Gift Tag Double Ended Punch Gift Tag
These tags are a beautiful finish to any gift and add a touch of whimsy to the style of the wrapping. Use colorful wrapping paper to peek through the tag or add a little washi tape under the tag to spice up plain, simple paper for a special pop of charm. Using ribbon or twine that matches the washi tape takes the style one step further to make a truly special gift.

Time required: 5 minutes
Difficulty level: easy

Things you’ll need:
Snowflake punch
Washi tape
Double ended tags
Bakers twine or ribbon
Wrapped package

Things to do:
1. Punch your design in the very center of the tag.
Double Ended Punch Gift Tag2 Double Ended Punch Gift Tag
Double Ended Punch Gift Tag3 Double Ended Punch Gift Tag
2. Using the string tie it directly on to the package so that the wrapping paper shows through the punch.
Double Ended Punch Gift Tag4 Double Ended Punch Gift Tag
3. Smooth a few lengths of washi tape onto the wrapping paper directly under the punched designed.
Double Ended Punch Gift Tag5 Double Ended Punch Gift Tag

DIY Pumpkin Placecards

DIY Pumpkin Placecards DIY Pumpkin Placecards
Sometimes the simplest things are truly the best things. These pumpkin placecards certainly fit into this category. Elegant in their simplicity, these lovelies are perfect for your fall dinners, both casual or fancy, and can be whipped up in a flash! What could be better?

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: less than 5 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Miniature pumpkins and gourds
Cardstock tags
Narrow yellow ribbon
Pen
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Write the names of your guests onto the tags.
DIY Pumpkin Placecards2 DIY Pumpkin Placecards
DIY Pumpkin Placecards3 DIY Pumpkin Placecards
2. Cut a 8 inch piece of ribbon for each tag and thread one piece through each hole by doubling the ribbon and pulling the tails through the loop.
3. Tie the ribbon to the stem of the pumpkin and finish with a bow. Trim the ends to be even at an angle to prevent fraying.
DIY Pumpkin Placecards4 DIY Pumpkin Placecards
DIY Pumpkin Placecards5 DIY Pumpkin Placecards

Change Your Country
Please select your country, this will change the site to your country's currency:

Cancel
Shop
What's New
On Sale
Craft Supplies
Home Decor
Holiday & Seasonal
Wedding
Primitive Decor
Party
About Us
Our Journey
Wholesale
Blog

Mon-Fri
9am - 5pm ET

1-800-252-5223
Get Help
FAQ's
My Orders
Security & Privacy
Terms of Use
Contact Us
Our Mission
We strive to provide the best products and customer service we can. We always seek to improve ourselves for the benefit of the customer and hope to provide the best shopping experience possible.
Copyright 1996-2014 Factory Direct Craft
^ Back to Top