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DIY Foam Fortune Cookies Tutorial

DIY Foam Fortune Cookies Tutorial main DIY Foam Fortune Cookies Tutorial
Send a little bit of luck someone’s way for Valentine’s Day or another special day! Make these foam fortune cookies and fill them with motivational sayings, expressions of love, or jokes that will make your friends and family smile.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 20 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Craft foam sheets
A small bowl to trace
Scissors
Paper
Stapler
Computer and printer (or just a pen!)
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Things to do:
1. Print out some encouraging statements and cut them into thin strips. Trace your bowl onto the foam and cut it out.
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2. Place the paper strip inside of the circle, fold it in half and then make sure the paper sticks out of one side just a little.
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3. Start folding the “cookie” in half again by facing the folded edge toward you and pulling both edges toward you as well. The felt will start to pucker.
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4. The fold should look like this.
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5. Staple the pointed ends together so they stay.
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6. The cookie should look like this!
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Cupid’s Arrow Valentine’s Day Wreath Tutorial

Valentines Day Wreath Tutorial Cupids Arrow Valentines Day Wreath Tutorial
Embrace the romance this Valentines Day with a festive wreath. This DIY is a simple and quick way to dress up your space for the holiday, adding a warm, homemade touch to your home décor.

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

Things you’ll need:
Heart wreath form
Jute
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
Cupid’s arrow

Things to do:
1. Start by wrapping your wreath form with jute. Apply a drop of hot glue to secure the end and wrap it around the Styrofoam heart until the entire surface is covered. Secure the end with hot glue, so the rope doesn’t unravel.
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2. Create a wreath hanger by tying a loop of baker’s twine around the top of the wreath.
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3. Use hot glue to attach a cupid’s arrow to the front of the heart.
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DIY Romantic Valentine’s Day Mason Jar Luminary

February 4, 2016 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under Spring Crafts

Valentines Day Mason Jar Luminary main DIY Romantic Valentines Day Mason Jar Luminary
Decorating for Valentine’s day is made easy with this pretty and romantic Valentine luminary. It’s a simple project that’s useful for those romantic candlelight dinners, or just as general holiday decor!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 1-2 hours (includes drying time)
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Clear mason jar
Tea light candle
Red acrylic paint
Ribbon
Paintbrush
Piece of paper
Pencil
Tape

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Things to do:
1. Cut a heart shape out of your paper to the desired size for your jar.
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2. Tape the heart to the jar.
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3. Paint the jar, leaving the area of the heart unpainted. Allow the first coat to dry.
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4. Paint a second coat, and finish with painting the lip of the jar as well. Allow to dry.
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5. Wrap the top of the jar with any type of festive ribbon. Add the battery-operated tea light, and enjoy!
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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

Bananas for You Valentine Treat Bag main Bananas for You Valentine Treat Bag Tutorial
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 a Felt Heart Chain Garland

Felt Heart Chain Garland main How to Make a Felt Heart Chain Garland
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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How to Make a Woven Ribbon Heart Embellishment

Woven Ribbon Heart Embellishment main How to Make a Woven Ribbon Heart Embellishment
Use this woven ribbon heart as a barrette, a pin, or an embellishment on a Valentine’s Day card. It’s not a tricky project, but watch the placement of your ribbons to make sure you’re achieving the basket-weave effect.

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

Things you’ll need:
Two colors of 3/8” ribbon
Scissors
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks

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Things to do:
1. Warm up your hot glue gun. From one of the ribbons, cut three pieces: a 4 1/2” piece, a 4” piece and a 3 1/2” piece. Repeat for the second ribbon.
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2. Layer the same-color ribbons on top of each other from largest to smallest. Glue them together on one short end only.
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3. Repeat with the second group of ribbons.
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4. Glue both sets together at a right angle on one edge, as shown.
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5. Fold the smallest ribbon from the right side over to the left, and glue in place.
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6. Loop the smallest ribbon from the left side over to the right. Slip it under the fold from the previous step, and glue in place.
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7. Work from the right side again. Loop the second ribbon from the right to the left, weaving it under the loop from the previous step, and gluing in place.
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8. Repeat Step 7, making sure to weave the ribbon under the top loop and over the second loop, as shown.
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9. Working from the right side, weave the final ribbon under and over the previous ones on the left, and glue in place.
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10. Finish the heart by weaving the final ribbon under, over, and under the previous ones. Glue in place. Add a barrette or a pinback to the back, or keep it plain to embellish a card or gift!
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My Sweet Valentine Jute Wreath

My Sweet Valentine Jute Wreath main My Sweet Valentine Jute Wreath
Invite the love into your home with this adorable and easy-to-make jute heart wreath. The bumpy pipe cleaners are the perfect ways to make lovely hearts!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 1 hour
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Styrofoam wreath
Jute twine
Pink bumpy pipe cleaners
Red bumpy pipe cleaners
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks

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Things to do:
1. The jute will remain on the spool throughout the project. Tie it on the wreath as shown.
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2. Start wrapping the jute around the wreath. Continue wrapping, keeping the jute on the spool until the end.
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3. This is what the wreath looks like when it’s completely wrapped.
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4. Warm up your hot glue gun. Bend your first pipe cleaner as shown.
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5. After bending the pipe cleaner into a heart, finish it by clipping the end and wrapping.
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6. Finish bending 5 pipe cleaner hearts.
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7. Glue the hearts to the wreath.
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DIY New Year’s Eve Celebration Bottle Decor

New Years Eve Celebration Bottles main DIY New Years Eve Celebration Bottle Decor
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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How to Make Pine Wreath Napkin Rings

December 18, 2015 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under "How to" Videos, Winter Crafts

Pine Wreath Napkin Rings How to Make Pine Wreath Napkin Rings
‘Tis the season for handmade decorations and attention to every detail! These mini wreath napkin holders will dress up your dinner party, adding a festive feel to your holiday soiree!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 1 Minute
Age range: 10 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Pine roping
Wire cutters
Scissors
Ribbon
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Cut a 7-inch piece of garland.
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2. Coil the garland into a circle, wrapping the end around the loop to hold the shape in place.
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3. Make a ribbon bow and trim the tails evenly.
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4. Use hot glue to attach the bow to the top of the wreath.
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5. Slip a napkin through the wreath and display it for your guests to enjoy.
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