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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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Cupids Arrows11 How to Make Valentines Day Cupid’s Arrows

‘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

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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 Birdseed Ornaments

DIY Birdseed Ornaments DIY Birdseed Ornaments
Park cooking, part crafting—This DIY is totally fun! Grab your ingredients and get ready to create the perfect outside décor that your feathered friends are sure to love.

Difficultly level: Beginner
Time to complete: 1 Hour
Age range: 8 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Birdseed
Water
Flour
Corn syrup
Gelatin mix
Wax paper
Cookie cutters
Scissors
Drinking straws
Jute
Mixing bowls

Things to do:
1. The first step is mixing the birdseed in with the flour. I used ¾ cup flour and added birdseed until the ratio of flour to birdseed looked about equal.
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2. Pour 1 cup boiling water into a glass bowl and stir in one pack of gelatin and a little corn syrup. Add a second pack of gelatin and stir until it is completely dissolved.
3. Pour the gelatin mix over the flour and birdseed and stir it in. The paste should be fairly thick. Let the mixture harden for a few minutes.
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4. Place your cookie cutters on a piece of wax paper and pour the mixture into the cookie cutter. Fill the shape almost to the top.
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5. Cut a piece of drinking straw and push it through the mixture, creating a hole.
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6. Leave it dry overnight.
7. Once your ornaments have dried, pull them off of the wax paper and remove any excess mixture from around the edges. Pull the straw out.
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8. Push the ornament out of the cookie cutter, starting around the edges and moving towards the center to prevent it from breaking.
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9. Once it comes out, tie a piece of jute through the hole in the center of the ornament. Tie the jute in a bow, and display your ornament!
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DIY Birdseed Ornaments13 DIY Birdseed Ornaments

Father’s Day Yarn Scrap Tie Art

Yarn Scrap Tie Art Fathers Day Yarn Scrap Tie Art
Father’s Day is coming up and I bet you’re trying to figure out what to get that special dad in your life! Look no further! This fun yarn scrap art will be a hit with the kids while they make it and the dads when they receive it!

Time required: 20 minutes
Difficulty level: Easy

Things you’ll need:
Cardstock
Craft knife and mat
Yarn
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut a piece of cardstock as wide as you want the finished piece and twice as long as you want the finished piece. Fold in half and crease well.
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2. Using your craft knife, cut out a tie shape on the top half of the cardstock so that the top of the tie is closest to the fold in the paper.
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3. Wrap the yarn around the card, starting at the top and working down so that the cut out is completely covered.
4. Slip the yarn off the card and cut the sides so you have lots of short pieces of yarn.
5. Lay them out on the bottom half of the card so that, when folded, the yarn completely fills the window made by the tie cut out.
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6. Trim any yarn that hangs over the edge of the card and run a bead of glue down each side near the ends of the yarn. Fold the paper and press firmly to trap the yarn pieces in between the two halves of the paper.

DIY Mini Rustic Spring-Inspired Wreaths

twig spring wreath DIY Mini Rustic Spring Inspired Wreaths
This project allows you to bring the beauty of Spring indoors. This tutorial will give you step-by-step instructions, so you can create a custom wreath almost entirely out of nature. Try your hand at home decor with this fun DIY.

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

Things you’ll need:
Sticks
Fresh greenery
Flowers
Scissors
Ribbon
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Jute

Things to do:
1. The first step is making the wreath frame. You’ll need to find eight branches of a similar length to start.
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2. Once you’ve sorted out eight branches, arrange them in a square shape. Place two branches on each side of the square.
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3. Use a 4-inch piece of jute to secure the corners of the square wreath frame. Trim any excess.
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4. Once you’ve created a wreath frame, it’s time to adorn it with fresh greenery. Use hot glue to attach the leaves to the frame. Layer the greenery until you reach your desired look.
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5. Create a mini bouquet using hot glue and adorn it with a ribbon bow. Use hot glue to secure this beautiful bloom to your wreath.
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6. The final step is creating a hanger to display your creation. Simple cut a 1 ½ foot piece of jute and tie the ends in a knot. Hot glue the loop onto the back of your wreath and enjoy!
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Nature Inspired Spring Wreaths10 DIY Mini Rustic Spring Inspired Wreaths

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