1-800-252-5223 Mon-Fri, 9 AM - 5 PM ET Checkout All of Our Projects!
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 Golden Holiday Pear Placecards

Pear Placecards DIY Golden Holiday Pear Placecards
Holiday Season is fast approaching, which means, of course, the big family dinners are coming up soon as well! Make a little bit of a splash this year by adding elegant place cards to your table decor. These beautiful golden pears are simple to make, reusable year after year and add that touch of glam to your place settings.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 20 minutes plus try time

Things you’ll need:
Artificial pears
Gold Spray Paint
Silver ribbon
Small tags
Scissors
Pen
Masking tape

Things to do:
1. Using your tape, mask off the stems on each pear.
2. On a covered work surface in a well ventilated space, Lightly spray one side of the pears with paint. Allow them to dry and then turn and repeat the process. Continue until the pears have two coats of paint all the way around
Pear Placecards2 DIY Golden Holiday Pear Placecards
Pear Placecards3 DIY Golden Holiday Pear Placecards
3. Once the paint is dry, remove the masking tape.
4. Write the name of each guest on a tag.
Pear Placecards4 DIY Golden Holiday Pear Placecards
5. Cut 8-inch lengths of ribbon and tie around the stem of each pear.
6. Thread the tags onto the ribbon and tie off into a bow, trim the ribbon as needed.
Pear Placecards5 DIY Golden Holiday Pear Placecards
Pear Placecards6 DIY Golden Holiday Pear Placecards

DIY Wood Slice Reindeer Gift Tags

October 29, 2014 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under General Crafts, Winter Crafts

Wood Slice Reindeer Tags DIY Wood Slice Reindeer Gift Tags
With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about gifts and with gifts come, of course, gift wrapping! These pretty little tags will be much admired, and are another small gift to go along with the main one! You’ll want to use the chisel tip for your wood burning tool to make nice, straight, stick like lines to create the reindeer.

Difficulty level: Moderate
Time required: Less than 5 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Wood slices of about 2 inches in diameter
Wood burning tool
Drill with small bit
Baker’s Twine
Pencil

Things to do:
1. Sketch a stick reindeer onto the flat of a wood slice.
Wood Slice Reindeer Tags3 DIY Wood Slice Reindeer Gift Tags
2. Fit your wood burner with the chisel point and allow it to heat up.
3. Following your lines, burn the pattern of the reindeer onto the wood slice.
4. Allow the wood burning tool to cool and replace the chisel tip with the calligraphy tip.
5. Write the words “To “ and “From” on the back side of the wood slice and, using your tool, go over the letters to create the label side of the tags.
Wood Slice Reindeer Tags2 DIY Wood Slice Reindeer Gift Tags
6. Drill a hole
Wood Slice Reindeer Tags4 DIY Wood Slice Reindeer Gift Tags

DIY Cookie Cutter Ornaments

October 28, 2014 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under "How to" Videos, Winter Crafts

DIY Cookie Cutter Ornaments DIY Cookie Cutter Ornaments
In just a few easy steps, you will have a sweet addition to your holiday decor. Simply choose any cookie cutter, large or small, and transform it into a festive decoration. This adorable craft makes a wonderful ornament or decoration for any time or year.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 40 Minutes
Age range: 10 and Up * Younger ages may need assistance

Things you’ll need:
Jute
Metal cookie cutter
Suede cord
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Apply a thin layer of hot glue to the bottom of the metal cookie cutter and attach the jute. Allow time to dry before continuing to the next step.
DIY Cookie Cutter Ornaments2 DIY Cookie Cutter Ornaments
DIY Cookie Cutter Ornaments3 DIY Cookie Cutter Ornaments
DIY Cookie Cutter Ornaments4 DIY Cookie Cutter Ornaments
2. Start wrapping the cookie cutter with jute, applying hot glue to outside of the cookie cutter. Wrap the cookie cutter tightly and try to keep your lines as straight as possible.
DIY Cookie Cutter Ornaments5 DIY Cookie Cutter Ornaments
DIY Cookie Cutter Ornaments6 DIY Cookie Cutter Ornaments
DIY Cookie Cutter Ornaments7 DIY Cookie Cutter Ornaments
DIY Cookie Cutter Ornaments8 DIY Cookie Cutter Ornaments
3. Once the cookie cutter has been completely covered with jute, tie a piece of suede cord to the top of the shape to create a hanger.
DIY Cookie Cutter Ornaments9 DIY Cookie Cutter Ornaments
DIY Cookie Cutter Ornaments10 DIY Cookie Cutter Ornaments
DIY Cookie Cutter Ornaments11 DIY Cookie Cutter Ornaments

DIY Wood Burned Rustic Snowflake Ornaments

October 27, 2014 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under General Crafts, Winter Crafts

Wood Burned Snowflake Ornaments DIY Wood Burned Rustic Snowflake Ornaments
Even if you don’t live in a place where it snows in winter, snowflakes are one of those winter musts that are perfect for decorating! These little wood slice snowflake ornaments are so simple and pretty it will be hard to make just one! These are also great gifts from kids as well, allow them to draw the snowflakes and take over for the burning and drilling part of the project.

Difficulty level: Moderate
Time required: less than 5 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Wood burning tool
Wood slices
Drill and small bit
Baker’s Twine
Pencil

Things to do:
1. Let your child draw simple (or elaborate) snowflakes onto the wood slices lightly with the pencil.
Wood Burned Snowflake Ornaments2 DIY Wood Burned Rustic Snowflake Ornaments
Wood Burned Snowflake Ornaments3 DIY Wood Burned Rustic Snowflake Ornaments
2. Using the chisel tip on your wood burning tool, trace the lines of the snowflakes.
Wood Burned Snowflake Ornaments4 DIY Wood Burned Rustic Snowflake Ornaments
Wood Burned Snowflake Ornaments5 DIY Wood Burned Rustic Snowflake Ornaments
3. Drill a hole near the top of the wood slice.
4. Thread a loop of baker’s twine through the hole and tie the tops to finish.
Wood Burned Snowflake Ornaments6 DIY Wood Burned Rustic Snowflake Ornaments

Burlap Gingerbread Men

July 25, 2014 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under Winter Crafts

Burlap Gingerbread Men Burlap Gingerbread Men
These cute little gingerbread men make the perfect addition to gifts, food goodies or as holiday decorations! Scale these up or down to make tags, ornaments or wreath adornments. Make sure to soak the burlap well with fabric stiffener to create a nice, stiff finished product.

Time required: 20 minutes plus dry time
Difficulty level: Moderate

Things you’ll need:
Burlap
Stiffy Fabric Stiffener
Scissors
Tiny and Micro Buttons
White paint
Paintbrush
Glue

Things to do:
1. Spray the fabric well with Stiffy Fabric Stiffener until it’s well soaked and then hang to dry for several hours. It should be very stiff once dry.
Burlap Gingerbread Men2 Burlap Gingerbread Men
2. Cut out gingerbread man shapes from the fabric.
Burlap Gingerbread Men3 Burlap Gingerbread Men
3. On a covered surface, paint the edges of the gingerbread men with the white paint and allow it to dry.
4. Using the glue, attach Micro buttons for the eyes and Mini buttons for the buttons on the gingerbread man. Allow the glue to dry before using.
Burlap Gingerbread Men4 Burlap Gingerbread Men

Children’s Art Tags

Childrens Art Tags Childrens Art Tags
I have two little artists in my house and they are, shall we say, very prolific. We have boxes and files and pile and stacks of art around here. And while I like to put the best of the best (or at least the most special) of their work away so I can gaze at it some day when they are grown, I’m always looking for ways to use up the rest of the art in a fun way. These tags are a GREAT way to use art in a fun way that allows others to enjoy the work of your little artist.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 10 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Kids Art
Spray Mount Glue
Window Tags
Scissors
Hole Punch

Things to do:
1. On a covered work surface, lightly spray one side of the tags with a coat of spray mount glue.
2. Position the tags onto the art so that the whole tag is on the new layer of paper and the best of the art is in the window. Smooth the tags out to work out any bubbles.
Childrens Art Tags2 Childrens Art Tags
3. Allow the glue to set up for a few minutes and then trim around the tag tightly so that there are no edges hanging over the tag. Punch a new hole where the tag hole was and add a ribbon to tie!
Childrens Art Tags3 Childrens Art Tags

Washi Arrow Tag Gift Bunting

Washi Arrow Tag Gift Bunting Washi Arrow Tag Gift Bunting
These wee little tags are so handy, just a little something sweet to tie onto a gift to add a little flare. And cute as they are just plain, they are even more adorable with a little washi tape embellishment. Fast and fabulous, adding a washi tape accent takes only a few seconds but offers up tons of impact. Customize the washi tape for the occasion or to match the gift wrap and go to town! They look great strung together on some simple hemp twine to make a mini bunting ribbon as well.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: Less than 2 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Arrow Tags
Washi Tape
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Smooth tape over a section of your tag, rub out any air bubbles.
Washi Arrow Tag Gift Bunting2 Washi Arrow Tag Gift Bunting
Washi Arrow Tag Gift Bunting3 Washi Arrow Tag Gift Bunting
2. Trim the excess tape off as close to the edges as you can get.
Washi Arrow Tag Gift Bunting4 Washi Arrow Tag Gift Bunting
3. Add ribbon or twine and you are ready to go!

DIY Glitter Edged Tags

Glitter Edged Tags DIY Glitter Edged Tags
It’s always fun to add a little glitz and glamor to your gifts, especially at the holidays. This year I’m adding it with a touch of glitter – just a wee little bit of sparkle on some of my gift tags. And it’s easier you might think thanks to a simple secret ingredient – double sided tape!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: less than a minute

Things you’ll need:
Tags
Double sided tape
Glitter

Things to do:
1. Pull off enough tape to wrap the bottom of the tag all the way around, plus a tiny bit for overlap.
Glitter Edged Tags2 DIY Glitter Edged Tags
Glitter Edged Tags3 DIY Glitter Edged Tags
2. Line the edge of the tape up with the bottom of the tag and press it down, wrapping it around the sides to cover the bottom edge of both sides of the tag.
3. Sprinkle a generous amount of glitter onto the tap, pressing it in to help it stick and tapping off the excess.
Glitter Edged Tags4 DIY Glitter Edged Tags

Hot Chocolate on a Stick

January 15, 2014 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under General Crafts, Winter Crafts

Hot Chocolate on a Stick Hot Chocolate on a Stick
When cold weather strikes, and this has been a cold cold winter already, there’s nothing quite like a cup of hot chocolate to warm cold fingers and tummies and we’ve always got the makings of that magical mixture around the house. One option for it also makes a fabulous gift – hot chocolate on a stick. Use chocolate molds or an ice cube tray to create 1 oz cubes of chocolate that will dissolve into hot milk to make a rich, frothy drink so much better than mixes or powders.

Time required: 15 minutes
Difficulty level: Easy

Thing you’ll need:
8 oz chocolate chips
3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
6 tablespoons powdered sugar
ice cube tray or molds
Craft spoons
Double boiler
Wax or parchment paper
Bakers twine

Things to do:
1. Melt the chocolate in the double boiler until it’s smooth and glossy. Remove from heat and quickly stir in the sugar and cocoa.
Hot Chocolate on a Stick2 Hot Chocolate on a Stick
2. Spoon the mixture into the ice cube tray holes. You should get 10 cubes out of the recipe.
Hot Chocolate on a Stick3 Hot Chocolate on a Stick
3. Stick the wooden spoons into the center of each chocolate cube and slip the tray into the freezer to harden.
Hot Chocolate on a Stick4 Hot Chocolate on a Stick
4. Once the cubes of chocolate have hardened, pop them out and wrap in squares of wax paper or parchment paper and tie off with a piece of bakers twine. For an added touch, you could add a tag with a cute saying, such as…

“To warm yourself on a cold winter night,
A cup of hot cocoa is such a delight.
Simply stir to make a cup,
Then sit back, relax and take a big gulp.”

Or

“Ho Ho Cocoa in a mug.
Wrapped up neatly with a hug.
Pour on hot milk, stir with the stick,
Sip it slowly, get warm quick.”

Hot Chocolate on a Stick5 Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Burlap Ribbon Cross-stitch Bookmark

January 4, 2014 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under General Crafts, Winter Crafts

Burlap Ribbon Bookmark Burlap Ribbon Cross stitch Bookmark
This is a great project for kids (or adults) to make and give as gifts. Customize the message or picture for the person or the holiday by sketching out a pattern on graph paper before you start or just free hand a pattern. You’ll love making it and they will love getting it!

Things you’ll need:
Burlap Ribbon
Embroidery floss
Embroidery needle
Scissors
Graph paper (optional)

Things to do:
1. Trim a length of ribbon a few inches longer than the length you want your bookmark. If you are letting a child do the stitching, it’s a good idea to add a layer of tape to each end, folded over, to keep it from fraying as you work.
Burlap Ribbon Bookmark2 Burlap Ribbon Cross stitch Bookmark
2. Thread your needle with un-split embroidery thread. Because the weave is large on the burlap ribbon, you’ll need all six strands of the thread to make a nice impact.
Burlap Ribbon Bookmark3 Burlap Ribbon Cross stitch Bookmark
3. Tie off on the backside, knotting well and trimming the thread as close as possible to the know.
4. Stitch your pattern, changing thread as necessary and tying off on the back when you are done.
5. Remove the tape and trim the bookmark to length.

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 1996-2014 Factory Direct Craft
^ Back to Top