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How to Make Twine Cupcakes Tutorial

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This luscious cupcake won’t ruin your diet! The twine cupcake is quirky and adorable, and would make perfect decor for a birthday party or any other celebration. Make it in many different colors for a variety of “flavors.”

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 30 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Baker’s twine
Styrofoam ball
Cupcake liner
Plastic knife
Scissors
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Button or other small embellishment

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Things to do:
1. Cut the styrofoam ball in half with your knife.
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2. Keep one side for this cupcake, but set the other aside to make a second one! Warm up your hot glue gun and hot glue.
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3. Open up your twine and glue the end to the bottom, flat side of your half-ball of styrofoam to hold it in place.
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4. Start wrapping the twine around the bottom of the ball. While wrapping, glue once for every wrap, to keep the twine in place.
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5. Continue wrapping the twine neatly.
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6. Wrap all the way up the top and allow the twine to trail down what will become the back of your cupcake.
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7. Glue the end to the bottom of the styrofoam, as you did in Step 3.
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8. Hot glue the cupcake top to the inside of the cupcake liner. To finish, add a bead, button, or other type of embellishment to the top as desired.
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How to Make Valentine’s Day Cupid’s Arrows

Cupids Arrows How to Make Valentines Day Cupid’s Arrows
This fun and festive project is the perfect rainy day activity for your kids. Make the arrows in bulk and attach them in candy bags for the little ones to give away at school or use them as decoration around the house.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 5 Minutes
Age range: 7 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Wooden dowels
Foam glitter sheets
Baker’s twine
Feathers
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Fold you sheet of glitter foam in half and cut a half heart shape.
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2. Trace the heart onto the foam and cut out another identical one.
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3. Glue the heart shapes on the end of the wooden dowel to create the point of the arrow.
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4. Use glue to attach three feathers together.
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5. Secure the feathers to the top of the dowel by wrapping baker’s twine around the ends.
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6. Continue wrapping the dowel with baker’s twine until several inches are covered. Secure the end of the string with glue.
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‘Bananas for You’ Valentine Treat Bag Tutorial

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When you don’t want to settle for store-bought Valentine cards, try this adorable monkey-themed treat bag. You’ll go bananas with all the fun you’ll have….and so will your kids!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 30 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Brown craft foam
Yellow or beige craft foam
Clear poly bags
Card stock
Scissors
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Banana-shaped candy
Stapler
Marker

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Things to do:
1. Cut your brown craft foam into a 2 – 2 1/2” circle.
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2. Cut the beige foam into an oval mouth, as shown.
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3. Cut a set of eyes into the shape of half of a heart, about the same width as the circle.
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4. Cut two ears.
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5. Cut a rectangle of card stock to 3” x 3 1/2” and another strip of white to 1/2” x 4”.
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6. Write “Bananas for You!” on the white narrow strip.
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7. Glue the monkey face together as shown.
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8. Create eyes, nostrils, and a smile on your monkey.
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9. Fill your treat back about halfway full with the banana candy, fold the bag over, and staple.
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10. Glue the monkey and the “bananas for you” strip to the card stock rectangle, and staple to the bag of bananas.
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How to Make Wine Glass Charms

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Make your celebration a little bit more cute… (and let’s face it, sanitary!) by making button wine glass charms. Add them to the wine glass stems before the party, and let your guests choose their glass.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 15 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Buttons
Beading wire
Wire cutters
Pliers

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Things to do:
1. Cut a piece of wire about 6 inches long. Stack a couple of buttons and feed the wire through a hole in the top of both buttons.
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2. Loop the other side of the wire through another hole.
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3. Create a loop on the back from the remainder of the wire.
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4. Cut another length of wire and wrap neatly around the stem of the wine glass.
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DIY Cookie Cutter String Lights

DIY Cookie Cutter String Lights DIY Cookie Cutter String Lights
The holidays are drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean you have to pack up your Christmas lights! This DIY instantly updates a strand of lights, making them worthy of display all year long. Try using different cookie cutters to create a themed strand for a party or use a set of stars for a rustic, Americana piece of décor.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 Minutes
Age range: 10 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Christmas lights
Cookie cutters
Wire
Wire cutters

Things to do:
1. First, cut a 3½-inch piece of wire. We will use this to attach our cookie cutter to the strand of lights.
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2. Slide the wire through the center of the cookie cutter.
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3. Located a bulb and slide the wire through the center of the light strand, attaching it to the bulb area.
4. Twist the ends of the wire together around the inside of the cookie cutter to hold it in place.
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5. Trim any excess wire.
6. Repeat these steps until every light has a cookie cutter attached to it.
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How to Make a Felt Heart Chain Garland

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Take a creative and different approach to making hearts and decorating for Valentine’s Day – this method of making a heart decor chain can be used to dress up doors, mantels, or strung on a wall as a pretty banner full of love!

Difficulty level: Intermdiate
Time required: 1 hour
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
2 red felt sheets
Pink pom poms
Embroidery thread
Sewing machine
Scissors
Needle with a larger eye

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Things to do:
1. Cut two pieces of felt the length of the sheet, by 2-3” wide.
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2. Layer the two pieces on top of each other. Sew them together on one long edge, using a 1/4” seam allowance.
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3. Open up the pieces and draw lines an inch apart.
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4. Fold the felt over so that the seam allowance is on the inside. Pin along the long side.
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5. This is what the side view looks like – you can see the heart forming!
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6. Sew along the side you’ve just pinned, using another 1/4” seam allowance.
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7. Cut the pieces out along the lines you drew.
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8. Cut a length of embroidery thread and make a loop at one end for hanging. Thread your needle and insert it into the top of the heart and poke it out the bottom.
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9. Push the needle through the felt and then through a pink pom pom.
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10. Add another pink pom pom to the chain.
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11. Continue with the remaining felt hearts and pom poms. Use just a few hearts for a simple door hanger, or make more for
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DIY Hydrangea Kissing Ball

DIY Hydrangea Kissing Ball DIY Hydrangea Kissing Ball
Love is in the air! Adorn your space or decorate for your event with this gorgeous hydrangea kissing ball. Make them in several sizes for the perfect display.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Styrofoam ball
Artificial hydrangea bouquet
Pearl pins
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Jute

Things to do:
1. Cut 2 ½ feet of jute and secure the ends with hot glue, creating a loop.
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2. Use hot glue to attach the loop to the Styrofoam ball.
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3. Pull the flowers off of the hydrangea bouquet and remove the stems, leaving a bloom with a small hole in the center.
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4. Slide a pearl pin through the hole and press it into the Styrofoam ball.
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5. Repeat this step until the entire surface is covered in blooms.
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DIY New Year’s Eve Celebration Bottle Decor

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Ring in the new year with this simple but elegant bottle decor that – in golden glory – exclaims the hope to come! Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 1-2 hours (includes drying time)
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
4 glass bottles
Gold glitter craft foam
Wooden dowel rods
Metallic gold spray paint
Computer and printer
Face mask (recommended)

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Things to do:
1. Don your face mask (highly recommended) and head outside on a low-wind day that’s preferably at least 45 degrees. Spray your bottles, making sure to spray with the wind direction away from your body. It’s best to spray light coats and allow each to dry for 10-15 minutes. Spraying thick coats will cause the paint to drip down the bottles.
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2. Print out numbers that are about 3 1/2 to 4 inches tall.
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3. Cut the numbers out and trace them, upside down, on the back side of the craft foam.
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4. Warm up your hot glue gun. Cut out the letters and admire their sparkle.
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5. Check the length of the dowel rod to make sure it’s long enough to go inside the bottle and still allow room to glue a number to the top. If it’s not long enough, add some filler to the bottle first. Glue the numbers to the dowel rod, and then insert one dowel into each bottle.
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Make Your Own Tiny Top Hat Hairpin

tiny top hat Make Your Own Tiny Top Hat Hairpin
New Year’s Eve is fast approaching and who wants to celebrate without a little bling and fun? No one! That’s who! These little top hats are the perfect thing to top off your New Year’s Duds, just a little fun and sparkle and whimsy without being an over the top, in the way, full on hat. Be sure to glue your bobby pins to the hats flat side down. They’ll both adhere to the hats better and grip your hair more securely!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 15 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Mini top hats
Glitter spray or Mod Podge and glitter (optional)
Bobby Pins
Ribbon, flowers or sequins
Scissors
Super Glue or Epoxy

Things to do:
1. If you would like a sparkly hat, spray with glitter or paint with a thin coat of Mod Podge and sprinkle with glitter. Allow this to dry thoroughly.
2. Once the glitter is dry, add embellishments – ribbons, sequins etc. to the hat, securing, as needed, with super glue.
3. When the embellishments are dry, flip the hats over so the bottom is facing up and attach your bobby pin flat side to the hat with super glue or epoxy. Allow the glue to dry completely before wearing.
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DIY Rustic Spoon Placeholder

DIY Rustic Spoon Placeholder DIY Rustic Spoon Placeholder
Adorn your holiday table with rustic placeholders that you can reuse time and time again. The chalkboard surface can be written on and cleaned, making it easy to keep your table looking beautiful all season long.

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

Things you’ll need:
Old Spoon
Chalkboard paint
Foam brush
Jute
Artificial greenery
Jingle bell
Scissors
Chalk pen

Things to do:
1. Paint a thick layer of chalk paint onto an old spoon.
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2. Allow time for the paint to dry and add another coat if needed.
3. Now it’s time to add the decorative element. Pull a piece of greenery off of a spray and place it along the handle of the spoon.
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4. Cut a 10-inch piece of jute and string it through the bell.
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5. Secure the bell and greenery in place by tying a bow around the handle of the spoon.
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