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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

Fishy Snack Scoop Fishy Snack Scoop
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!

DIY Flower Mesh Bag

DIY Flower Mesh Bag DIY Flower Mesh Bag
Bright, cheerful florals are always a lovely way to jazz up simple favor bags! Put whatever you want inside the bags: flower bulbs, coffee, handmade soap, candy. These DIY’s are perfect for any Spring and Summer occasion.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 15 minutes
Age range: 10 and up

Things you’ll need:
Small vinyl mesh bag
E6000 Clear Glue
Wire cutters
Artificial Sunflower Bush

Things you’ll do:
1. Leave about half an inch of stem on the head of your flower and use wire cutters to cut off the remainder of the stem.
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2. Use wire cutter tip to enlarge one of the small holes in the mesh bag near the top of the bag where you will be placing your flower. Twist the cutters slightly until the hole is big enough for your flower stem to fit through.
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3. Place your flower stem through the hole and dab a small amount of E6000 glue to the back of the flower head. Press firmly and hold in place until the flower is securely in place.
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4. Allow glue to dry for at least 30 minutes.

DIY Western Themed Present Topper

Western Themed Present Topper DIY Western Themed Present Topper
This simple project will teach you to create custom present toppers to take the place of traditional bows. Make several and keep them in your wrapping paper drawer so you have them on hand for birthday parties or events.

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

Things you’ll need:
Clothespin
Cardstock tag
Cow head skull
Jute gimp trim
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Jute
Scissors
Sharpie

Things to do:
1. Measure a piece of gimp trim by placing your clothespin alongside it and marking where the end hits. Cut the ribbon accordingly.
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2. Draw a line of hot glue down the center of your clothespin and place the trim on top, letting it dry completely.
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3. Use hot glue to secure a cardstock tag to the end of the clothespin. I’ve found that it looks best if it’s slightly off centered.
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4. Peel off the back of the buffalo skull sticker and attach it to the cardstock tag.
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5. Once you’ve made the bow, it’s time to use it on a gift! Flip your gift box upside down and place it on top of a piece of jute.
6. Pull the jute up on either side and cross it in the middle.
7. Flit the box over and tie your jute in a knot. Trim any excess.
8. Pin your bow on top, add a name to the gift tag and enjoy!
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Button Table Number Tutorial

Button Table Number Tutorial Button Table Number Tutorial
Buttons are a great way to jazz up any craft project. Today I am sharing a fun tutorial on making button table number frames for a wedding or shower. Factory Direct Craft has buttons in a variety of colors and can be used to coordinate with your specific color scheme.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 10 minutes
Age range: 7 and up (parental supervision suggested with the hot glue gun)

Things you’ll need:
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Lighter Color Primitive Vintage Buttons
White Wash Rustic Picture Frames
Scrap paper or burlap
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut out a 3.5″ x 5″ rectangle of your scrapbook paper or fabric.
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2. Use a pencil to write your desired number on the scrapbook paper.
3. Warm up your hot glue gun. While you are waiting for the glue gun to be ready, pick out desired buttons. Arrange your buttons on the number to make sure you are happy with the look. Set buttons in your desired pattern next to your paper so you can easily grab them.
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4. Glue buttons on individually.
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5. Remove any strings created from the hot glue.
6. Open the picture frame and remove the glass, insert button table number, and close the frame back up.
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How to Make a Mouse Favor Bags

Mouse Favor Bags How to Make a Mouse Favor Bags
This adorable bag is sure to be a big hit at a birthday party! Make one and use it to wrap your present or gather the supplies and let your child’s guests have fun assembling their own mouse. You can’t go wrong with this simple and fun craft.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 Minutes
Age range: 6 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Brown paper bag
White cardstock
Pink acrylic paint
Scissors
Butcher’s twine
Googly eyes
Craft glue

Things to do:
1. First, you’re going to cut out the ears for your mouse. Use the base of your acrylic paint to create the perfect shape. Trace around the bottom twice and cut out the circles.
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2. Once you’ve cut out the ears, paint the inside with pink paint. Allow the ears to dry completely.
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3. Use craft glue to attach the ears to the back of the paper bag. Allow the glue to dry completely.
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4. Cut a small triangle out of white card stock and round the edges, creating a nose shape.
5. Cut three pieces of white string, all the same length.
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6. Now it’s time to assemble the face. Glue the center of the strings to the brown bag.
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7. Glue the white nose on top of the center of the white strings.
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8. Finish the face by gluing googly eyes to right above the nose and whiskers.
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