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

DIY Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Luminary

Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Luminary main DIY Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Luminary
Bring the outside in during autumn and make a beautiful leaf luminary centerpiece. This will look gorgeous all season long…and last a long time, so you can show it off on your Thanksgiving table.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 1-2 hours *includes dry time
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
Clear pint mason jar
Tea light
Spray adhesive
Mod Podge
Foam brush
Raffia ribbon
Artificial fall leaves
Scissors
Gloves *recommended

Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Luminary1 DIY Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Luminary

Things to do:
1. Snip off any stems on the leaves you’ve gathered.
Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Luminary2 DIY Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Luminary
2. It’s best to do steps 2-5 outside, with the wind away from you! If desired, first put on latex gloves (the spray is very sticky). Spray your jar in the place you’d like to place a leaf, and quickly spray the back of a leaf.
Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Luminary3 DIY Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Luminary
3. Wait a few seconds so the spray is tacky and not wet. Carefully stick the leaf onto the jar.
Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Luminary4 DIY Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Luminary
4. Repeat with more leaves.
Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Luminary5 DIY Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Luminary
5. When you’re done layering your leaves on the jar, this is what it will look like.
Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Luminary6 DIY Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Luminary
6. Wait for the leaves to dry. Paint on some Mod Podge and allow to dry.
Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Luminary7 DIY Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Luminary
7. Wrap the top with raffia ribbon.
Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Luminary8 DIY Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Luminary
8. Insert your tea light into the jar.
Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Luminary9 DIY Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Luminary
9. Watch your beautiful leaf luminary jar glow!
Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Luminary10 DIY Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Luminary

DIY “Thankful” Thanksgiving Tree Centerpiece

November 6, 2015 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under "How to" Videos, Fall Crafts

Thanksgiving Tree Centerpiece DIY Thankful Thanksgiving Tree Centerpiece
This quaint DIY makes the perfect centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dinner. Set the ornaments on each guests’ plate and let them write a word or phrase to display on the tree. They’ll love decorating your space with things they’re thankful for.

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

Things you’ll need:
Large mason jar
Wired ribbon
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Jute
Log slices
Chalk paint
Chalk
Chalk Ink Marker
Miniature pumpkins
Branch

Things to do:
1. Paint several log slices with chalkboard paint. Use a small paintbrush and apply a generous layer. Give the log slices time to dry and apply a second coat if necessary.
Thanksgiving Tree Centerpiece2 DIY Thankful Thanksgiving Tree Centerpiece
Thanksgiving Tree Centerpiece3 DIY Thankful Thanksgiving Tree Centerpiece
2. Fill a mason jar with miniature pumpkins.
Thanksgiving Tree Centerpiece4 DIY Thankful Thanksgiving Tree Centerpiece
3. Slide a large branch into the miniature pumpkins.
Thanksgiving Tree Centerpiece5 DIY Thankful Thanksgiving Tree Centerpiece
4. Next, you’ll want to prepare your log slices to be hung. Apply a drop of hot glue to the back of the log slice and add a small jute hanger. Repeat this step until all log slices have a hanger attached.
Thanksgiving Tree Centerpiece6 DIY Thankful Thanksgiving Tree Centerpiece
Thanksgiving Tree Centerpiece7 DIY Thankful Thanksgiving Tree Centerpiece
5. Cure your log slice chalkboards by rubbing a piece of chalk across the surface and wiping them clean with a rag.
6. Display your branch and ornaments and let your guests record the things they’re thankful for.
Thanksgiving Tree Centerpiece8 DIY Thankful Thanksgiving Tree Centerpiece
Thanksgiving Tree Centerpiece9 DIY Thankful Thanksgiving Tree Centerpiece
Thanksgiving Tree Centerpiece10 DIY Thankful Thanksgiving Tree Centerpiece

How to Make Simple Pinecone Flowers

Simple Pinecone Flowers How to Make Simple Pinecone Flowers
Dress up your pinecones with this quick and easy project. In minutes, you can create a cute piece of décor that will liven up your fall centerpieces and adorn your home during the autumn months.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 5 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Pinecones
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Beads

Things to do:
1. The first step is cutting off the top half of your pinecones. Use a pair of scissors to cut away at the layers until you’re left with a clean base.
Simple Pinecone Flowers2 How to Make Simple Pinecone Flowers
Simple Pinecone Flowers3 How to Make Simple Pinecone Flowers
2. Choose several beads in a variety of sizes and use hot glue to attach them to the center of the pinecones.
Simple Pinecone Flowers4 How to Make Simple Pinecone Flowers
3. Display your pinecones and enjoy your new rustic decor!
Simple Pinecone Flowers5 How to Make Simple Pinecone Flowers

How to Make a Ribbon Turkey Tutorial

October 31, 2015 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under Fall Crafts, General Crafts

Ribbon Turkey Tutorial main How to Make a Ribbon Turkey Tutorial
The approach of November means thinking about family, harvest… and turkey. Decorate with these adorable ribbon turkeys. You can make several and hang them as garland, add to a barrette or pinback, or attach to packages for your Thanksgiving hosts.

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

Things you’ll need:
Brown grosgrain ribbon
Orange grosgrain ribbon
Yellow grosgrain ribbon
Googly eyes
Scissors
Ruler
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Ribbon Turkey Tutorial1 How to Make a Ribbon Turkey Tutorial

Things to do:
1. Warm up your hot glue gun. Cut the brown ribbon to 18 inches. Fold it into a loop as shown. This is the bottom of the turkey’s body.
Ribbon Turkey Tutorial2 How to Make a Ribbon Turkey Tutorial
2. To make the head, bring the ribbon back around and create a smaller loop on top of the larger one.
Ribbon Turkey Tutorial3 How to Make a Ribbon Turkey Tutorial
3. Bring the ribbon back to the lower part of the body again, making a slightly larger loop.
Ribbon Turkey Tutorial4 How to Make a Ribbon Turkey Tutorial
4. Trim the ribbon and glue the end underneath the top layer, and glue all layers together in the center.
Ribbon Turkey Tutorial5 How to Make a Ribbon Turkey Tutorial
5. Cut three pieces of orange and three pieces of yellow ribbon each to 5 inches long.
Ribbon Turkey Tutorial6 How to Make a Ribbon Turkey Tutorial
6. Fold all of them into loops and glue the ends together for each.
Ribbon Turkey Tutorial7 How to Make a Ribbon Turkey Tutorial
7. Glue two of the loops to the back of the turkey, so the round parts of the loops stick out over the “head” of the turkey.
Ribbon Turkey Tutorial8 How to Make a Ribbon Turkey Tutorial
8. Add all the remaining loops in a fan to create the tail of the turkey.
Ribbon Turkey Tutorial9 How to Make a Ribbon Turkey Tutorial
9. Glue the google eyes onto the turkey’s head.
Ribbon Turkey Tutorial10 How to Make a Ribbon Turkey Tutorial
10. Fold a small square of ribbon in half to make a triangle.
Ribbon Turkey Tutorial11 How to Make a Ribbon Turkey Tutorial
11. Glue the triangle to the turkey head, as a beak. Enjoy your ribbon turkey!
Ribbon Turkey Tutorial12 How to Make a Ribbon Turkey Tutorial

DIY Creepy Crawly Halloween Spider Suckers

Halloween Spider Pops DIY Creepy Crawly Halloween Spider Suckers
Creepy, crawly, and just in time for Halloween! These spider candies are the perfect thing to offer trick-or-treaters that come to your door this month.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: Under 1 Minute
Age range: 8 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Suckers
Pipe cleaners
Googly eyes
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Wrap four pipe cleaners around the stick on the sucker.
Halloween Spider Pops2 DIY Creepy Crawly Halloween Spider Suckers
Halloween Spider Pops3 DIY Creepy Crawly Halloween Spider Suckers
Halloween Spider Pops4 DIY Creepy Crawly Halloween Spider Suckers
2. Bend the pipe cleaners in half, giving them a life-like look.
Halloween Spider Pops5 DIY Creepy Crawly Halloween Spider Suckers
3. Use hot glue to attach a pair of google eyes to the sucker.
Halloween Spider Pops6 DIY Creepy Crawly Halloween Spider Suckers
Halloween Spider Pops7 DIY Creepy Crawly Halloween Spider Suckers
Halloween Spider Pops8 DIY Creepy Crawly Halloween Spider Suckers

DIY Autumn Acorn Wreath

DIY Autumn Acorn Wreath DIY Autumn Acorn Wreath
Have fun arranging all of your favorite pieces of autumn to create a gorgeous wreath to adorn your door. This DIY project is quick and simple, leaving you with a beautiful piece of handcrafted decor that you’re sure to enjoy this season.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Flat styrofoam wreath form
Pinecones
Artificial flowers
Acorns
Putka pods
Jute
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. The first thing you want to do is cover the wreath form with jute. This will create a beautiful backdrop for your fall florals. Apply a small drop of hot glue and attach the end of a piece of jute directly to the Styrofoam. Once the hot glue has dried, begin wrapping the string around the wreath.
DIY Autumn Acorn Wreath2 DIY Autumn Acorn Wreath
DIY Autumn Acorn Wreath3 DIY Autumn Acorn Wreath
2. Once the entire surface has been covered, cut the jute and use hot glue to secure the end to the wreath.
3. Now it’s time to decorate! Start with the larger pieces, such as artificial flowers and pinecones. To add a sunflower, pull the bloom off the stem and press it down into the Styrofoam. To add pinecones, use a drop of hot glue on the flat portion and press them onto the jute.
DIY Autumn Acorn Wreath5 DIY Autumn Acorn Wreath
DIY Autumn Acorn Wreath6 DIY Autumn Acorn Wreath
DIY Autumn Acorn Wreath4 DIY Autumn Acorn Wreath
DIY Autumn Acorn Wreath7 DIY Autumn Acorn Wreath
4. Finish the wreath by using hot glue to attach acorns and miniature pumpkins.
DIY Autumn Acorn Wreath8 DIY Autumn Acorn Wreath
DIY Autumn Acorn Wreath9 DIY Autumn Acorn Wreath

DIY Glitter Pumpkin Luminary

DIY Glitter Pumpkin Luminary main DIY Glitter Pumpkin Luminary
Bag luminaries are a treat for the eyes during any holiday, but during Halloween they’re particularly delightful. This adorable glitter pumpkin luminary bag is a great combination of fun and beauty – light from the inside, and sparkle on the outside. Make several of these to line a path to the treats!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 30 minutes
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
White paper bags
Orange glitter
Glue
Flameless tea lights
Scissors
Pencil
Piece of card stock

DIY Glitter Pumpkin Luminary1 DIY Glitter Pumpkin Luminary

Things to do:
1. Cut your card stock to the width of the bag. Fold it in half. Draw half a pumpkin on the card stock.
DIY Glitter Pumpkin Luminary2 DIY Glitter Pumpkin Luminary
2. Cut out the pumpkin.
DIY Glitter Pumpkin Luminary3 DIY Glitter Pumpkin Luminary
3. Trace it onto the bag and draw in an eyes and mouth, or whatever you’d like to put on your jack o’ lantern.
DIY Glitter Pumpkin Luminary4 DIY Glitter Pumpkin Luminary
4. You can cut out the eyes and mouth now or later, depending on your preference. Add glue to the pumpkin, but avoid the eyes and mouth.
DIY Glitter Pumpkin Luminary5 DIY Glitter Pumpkin Luminary
5. Spread it neatly with your finger.
DIY Glitter Pumpkin Luminary6 DIY Glitter Pumpkin Luminary
6. Sprinkle glitter over the entire pumpkin.
DIY Glitter Pumpkin Luminary7 DIY Glitter Pumpkin Luminary
7. Once dry, knock off any additional glitter to reveal the design.
DIY Glitter Pumpkin Luminary8 DIY Glitter Pumpkin Luminary
8. If you didn’t cut out the features previously, cut them out now. Add the tea light to the bag..and watch the light add beauty to Halloween night!
DIY Glitter Pumpkin Luminary9 DIY Glitter Pumpkin Luminary

DIY Decorative Mini Wooden Acorns

October 16, 2015 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under "How to" Videos, Fall Crafts

Mini Wooden Acorns DIY Decorative Mini Wooden Acorns
These darling acorns take only minutes to make and look lovely displayed during the crisp Autumn months. Have fun mixing and matching different colors to create the perfect collection.

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

Things you’ll need:
Wooden eggs
Acrylic paint
Jute
Scissors
Hot glue and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Paint your wooden eggs in several different fall colors. Allow the paint to dry completely. Apply a second coat if needed.
Mini Wooden Acorns2 DIY Decorative Mini Wooden Acorns
Mini Wooden Acorns3 DIY Decorative Mini Wooden Acorns
Mini Wooden Acorns4 DIY Decorative Mini Wooden Acorns
2. Once the wooden eggs have dried, apply a drop of hot glue to the surface and begin wrapping jute around the top 1/3 of the egg. Leave a short piece sticking out from the top.
Mini Wooden Acorns5 DIY Decorative Mini Wooden Acorns
Mini Wooden Acorns6 DIY Decorative Mini Wooden Acorns
Mini Wooden Acorns7 DIY Decorative Mini Wooden Acorns
3. Display your wooden acorns and enjoy!

DIY Autumn Maple Leaf Bowl

DIY Autumn Maple Leaf Bowl DIY Autumn Maple Leaf Bowl
Welcome fall with a colorful autumn dish! This bowl is made entirely out of leaves and looks lovely displayed as a centerpiece on your table or on your hutch with your seasonal decor.

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

Things you’ll need:
Balloon
Mod Podge
Artificial Maple leaves
Scissors
Foam brush
Bowl

Things to do:
1. Blow up a balloon and knot the end.
DIY Autumn Maple Leaf Bowl2 DIY Autumn Maple Leaf Bowl
DIY Autumn Maple Leaf Bowl3 DIY Autumn Maple Leaf Bowl
2. Place the balloon into a bowl to hold it in place.
3. Use your sponge brush to paint a thick layer of Mod Podge on the bottom half of the balloon.
DIY Autumn Maple Leaf Bowl4 DIY Autumn Maple Leaf Bowl
4. Place a layer of leaves on the wet Mod Podge. Cover the entire bottom half of the balloon. Set the bowl aside and allow time for the Mod Podge to dry.
DIY Autumn Maple Leaf Bowl5 DIY Autumn Maple Leaf Bowl
5. Use a pair of scissors to pop the balloon. Pull the remaining plastic away from the leaves and shape the bowl as desired.
DIY Autumn Maple Leaf Bowl6 DIY Autumn Maple Leaf Bowl
DIY Autumn Maple Leaf Bowl7 DIY Autumn Maple Leaf Bowl
DIY Autumn Maple Leaf Bowl8 DIY Autumn Maple Leaf Bowl

DIY Costume Bird Feet

DIY Costume Bird Feet main DIY Costume Bird Feet
Does your little one’s Halloween costume involve dressing as a chicken, parrot, or other bird? Or does he or she simply enjoy a trunk full of costume supplies? These bird feet are easy to make and are customizable for your own child or grandchild.

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

Things you’ll need:
Two sheets of yellow felt
Hook and loop tape
Pencil
Scissors
Needle and thread
Sewing machine *optional

DIY Costume Bird Feet1 DIY Costume Bird Feet

Things to do:
1. Use the child’s shoe to determine the size for the bird foot. The foot will start before the top of the shoe and drape down, but you don’t want the toes too long or else they’ll be a tripping hazard.
DIY Costume Bird Feet2 DIY Costume Bird Feet
2. Measure your little one’s ankle. Use this measurement, plus about 3-4 inches, to draw a horizontal section on the piece of paper for the band that will go around the ankle. Attached below this section should be the bird foot, drawn in the shape you’d like. The band and the foot should be all one piece. Pin onto a piece of felt and trace, and repeat for the second piece of felt. Cut out both felt feet.
DIY Costume Bird Feet3 DIY Costume Bird Feet
DIY Costume Bird Feet4 DIY Costume Bird Feet
4. Cut out four pieces of hook-and-loop tape – two from one side and two from the other.
DIY Costume Bird Feet5 DIY Costume Bird Feet
5. Measure your little one’s ankle and make sure the cuff will fit. Determine the proper placement for the hook and loop tape.
DIY Costume Bird Feet6 DIY Costume Bird Feet
6. Either by hand or machine, sew one piece of tape to the outside of one side of the band.
DIY Costume Bird Feet7 DIY Costume Bird Feet
7. Sew the other piece of hook and loop tape to the inside of the band on the other end, making sure it lines up to the piece on the first end. Repeat with the second bird foot.
DIY Costume Bird Feet8 DIY Costume Bird Feet

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 1996-2016 Factory Direct Craft
^ Back to Top