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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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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DIY Rustic Wood Slice Placecard Holder

Wood Slice Placecard Holder DIY Rustic Wood Slice Placecard Holder
This fun DIY lets you decorate for your next party in style! Assign your guests a place at a table and let them take home the cute log slice as a party favor.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Small wood slices
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Wood burning tool
Jute
Scissors
Mini Clothespins
Chalkboard circles
Chalk Ink Pen

Things to do:
1. First, use a pencil to sketch an outline of the table number onto your log slice. Once you’ve found a look that you like, use your wood burner to burn it on. For my numbers, I used the medium sized tip.
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2. Use hot glue to attach a mini clothespin to the back.
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3. Cut a 12-inch piece of jute and use it to tie a bow through the hole on the chalk circle. Trim any excess.
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4. Use a chalk ink pen to write the name of your guest on the circle.
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5. Clip the chalk circle into the clothespin and enjoy your event!

St. Patrick’s Day Gift Bow

St. Patricks Day Gift Bow St. Patricks Day Gift Bow
While St. Patrick’s Day isn’t a traditional gift giving holiday, there are, of course, time when you do want to give someone more than just the gift of the gab on that green themed day. These little gift toppers take the place of a bow in true leprechaun style and are sure to add a little bit of magic to the day!

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

Things you’ll need:
Mini top hats
Green and gold spray paint
Glitter spray
Gold burlap ribbon
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Narrow ribbon
Scissors

Things to do:
1. In a well ventilated area, spray your top hats green and/ or gold in several thin coats, being sure to let each coat dry before adding the next.
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2. Once the initial color is dry, top it with a generous layer of glitter spray. Allow the glitter to dry thoroughly before proceeding.
3. Tie ribbon around the hats as desired, finishing with a bow or a knot as desired!
4. Cut a length of burlap ribbon to fit around your package and glue the tiny hat on.
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DIY Party Mini Bunting Tutorial

DIY Party Mini Bunting Tutorial DIY Party Mini Bunting Tutorial
This adorable banner is perfect for decorating homemade cakes or adorning blank gift cards. Write messages on the flags, or leave them blank for a rustic feel. Make several and keep them on hand so you can customize them when something comes up.

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

Things you’ll need:
Jute
Washi tape
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Straws

Things to do:
1. First, you’re going to cut a piece of jute. It can be as long or short as you want.
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2. Fold a 2-inch piece of Washi tape in half over the jute, creating a rectangle shape. Repeat this step until you’ve covered the entire length of your banner with flags.
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3. Trim any excess Washi tape off of the ends of the flags and cut a triangle out of the bottom.
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4. Once you’ve finished decorating your banner, tie a bow at the end of the jute.
5. Cut a decorative straw in half and use hot glue to attach the bows to the top of the straw halves. Now you’ve got a finished mini banner!
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DIY Leprechaun Hair Clips

DIY Leprechaun Hair Clips DIY Leprechaun Hair Clips
Top of the Morning to You! That’s right, it’s about that time of year when the leprechauns leave their gold out and everyone is wearing green! These cute little hair clips will get you in the St Patrick’s Day mood and a bit of the Emerald Isle to your outfit. Be sure to attach the bobby pins flat side to the hat so that the both adhere to the hat well and hold better in your hair.

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

Things you’ll need:
Tiny top hats
Green and/or gold spray paint
Glitter spray
Bobby pins
Narrow yellow ribbon
Scissors
Super glue

Things to do:
1. In a well ventilated and covered work area, spray paint your hats with two or three coats of paint and then one of glitter, allowing each layer to dry before adding the next.
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2. Wrap ribbon around each hat and trim so that the ends just overlap, secure the ribbons in place with a drop of super glue.
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3. Flip the hats bottom side up and glue the bobby pin flat sides down to the hats. Allow them to dry completely before wearing.
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DIY Paper Cone Gift Packaging

Paper Cone Gift Packaging DIY Paper Cone Gift Packaging
Perfect for holding all sorts of goodies, treats and small gifts, these paper cone packages are simple and quick to make, easy to fill and ideal for that last minute gift. These can be scaled up or down easily by changing the size of the square you start with and your closure can be a simple fold or as fancy as you like.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 10 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Scrapbook paper
Double sided tape
Scissors
Embellishments

Things to do:
1. Trim paper into squares, here our largest cone is created from a 12×12 square while our smallest was made from an 8×8 inch square.
2. Flip the paper over, pattern side down, and runs length of double sided tape along one side.
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3. Roll the paper into a cone starting from the edge that angles away from the tape edge. Press the tape edge against the cone to close. Fill the cone with treats.
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4. Fold the flap down over to close the cone. Use a short piece of tape to hold the flap closed. Add embellishments to decorate.
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How to Make a Valentines XOXO Bunting

XOXO Bunting How to Make a Valentines XOXO Bunting
Love is all around now that Valentine’s Day is almost here! Spread the love with this fun XOXO bunting! Just the thing to add to a door, decorate a wall or drape across a mantle! You can size this up or down by changing the size of the letters or adding more pairs of x’s and o’s. Use mid weight scrapbook paper or light cardstock for a sturdy bunting that can be used year after year.

Difficulty level: Moderate
Time required: 20 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Cardstock
Ruler
Pencil
Craft knife
Hole punch
Narrow ribbon
Scissors
Glue stick

Things to do:
1. Draw your letters on the back side of you paper either using your ruler to mock it up free hand or by tracing letters printed to the size you want.
2. Cut out the letters using your scissors or craft knife.
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3. Cut out a heart for each “o” in a contrasting paper and glue it to the center of the “o” with glue stick.
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4. Punch holes at the top of each letter, two per letter.
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5. Trim a length of ribbon slightly longer than you want for your bunting and weave it in and out of the holes to suspend the letters. The weight of the letters will keep them in place on the ribbon.
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6. Tie the ends of the ribbons into loops for easy hanging. Once hung, adjust the letters as needed to have them centered and well spaced.
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DIY Gift Card Envelope

DIY Gift Card Envelope DIY Gift Card Envelope
This envelope makes giving gift cards much more personal! Customize the envelope with pretty paper or fun stickers for the perfect present.

Things you’ll need:
Graph paper
Cardstock
Felt stickers
Scissors
Glue stick
Ruler

Things to do:
1. Start by making your pattern. The shape should be 7 ½ inches wide and 6 ½ inches tall. After you cut the rectangle, cut down ¾ of an inch 2 inches from the side. *See photo
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2. Trace the pattern onto a piece of cardstock and cut it out.
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3. Fold the flaps into the center, creating an envelope. Secure the folds with glue, leaving one edge open so you can slip your card inside.
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4. Decorate the front of the envelope with a felt sticker.
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How to Make a Crepe Paper Flower Garland

Crepe Paper Flower Garland How to Make a Crepe Paper Flower Garland
Crepe paper is such a classic party decoration. I remember having streamers at my childhood birthday parties and getting to pick out my favorite colors to use as decorations. This DIY is bringing streamers back in a super trendy way, leaving you with a beautiful garland for decorating your space. Use different colors and kinds of string to create the perfect look for your party.

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

Things you’ll need:
Jute
Scissors
Embroidery Floss
Yarn Needle
Crepe Paper
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Start by cutting at 6-foot piece of crepe paper and folding it in half.
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2. Thread a needle with embroidery floss and stitch along the bottom of your crepe paper. The stitches should be roughly ½ inch.
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3. Once you’ve stitched the entire length of crepe paper, pull it onto the embroidery floss.
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4. Trim the embroidery floss and tie a tight knot, creating a circular, flower shape.
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5. Use a drop of hot glue to attach both ends of the crepe paper.
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6. Open up the flower by press down the outer edges of the crepe paper.
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7. Make several crepe paper flowers and use a yarn needle to thread them onto a length of jute.
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