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DIY Rustic Wood Slice Placecard Holder

Wood Slice Placecard Holder DIY Rustic Wood Slice Placecard Holder
This fun DIY lets you decorate for your next party in style! Assign your guests a place at a table and let them take home the cute log slice as a party favor.

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

Things you’ll need:
Small wood slices
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Wood burning tool
Jute
Scissors
Mini Clothespins
Chalkboard circles
Chalk Ink Pen

Things to do:
1. First, use a pencil to sketch an outline of the table number onto your log slice. Once you’ve found a look that you like, use your wood burner to burn it on. For my numbers, I used the medium sized tip.
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2. Use hot glue to attach a mini clothespin to the back.
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3. Cut a 12-inch piece of jute and use it to tie a bow through the hole on the chalk circle. Trim any excess.
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4. Use a chalk ink pen to write the name of your guest on the circle.
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5. Clip the chalk circle into the clothespin and enjoy your event!

DIY Vintage-Inspired Lavender Wedding Cone

DIY Lavender Wedding Cone DIY Vintage Inspired Lavender Wedding Cone
This wedding DIY is the perfect replacement for rice! Give your guests a cute cone and they’ll fill the air with the sweet smell of lavender as you and your love embark on a journey that will last the rest of your lives.

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

Things you’ll need:
Old Book Pages
Scissors
Jute
Tissue Paper
Dried lavender
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. The first thing you’ll need to do is create the cone. Rip a page out of your old book and roll it up. Start at the bottom right corner and curl the page until you find a shape that you like.
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2. Secure the shape by applying a line of hot glue around the edge of the page.
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3. Now you’re going to fill the cone. Cut a 12×12 square of tissue paper and put it in the cone.
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4. Decorate the cone with a jute bow. Tie a small bow and use hot glue to attach it to the front.
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5. Fill it with dried lavender and enjoy the sweet smell!
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DIY Hanging Heart Decoration

DIY Hanging Heart Decoration DIY Hanging Heart Decoration
This Valentine’s Day DIY makes the perfect decoration for any party or event. Show off your crafting skills and add an element of homemade charm that is sure to please the guests of any Valentine’s Day party or wedding shower with these hanging paper hearts.

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

Things you’ll need:
Bright paper
Glue
Heart-shaped cookie cutter
Fine thread
Bead
1/2 inch ribbon
Fine glitter
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Use your heart cookie cutter or pattern and trace and cut out six hearts.
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2. Fold the heart shapes in half, starting at the point at the bottom.
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3. Apply glue to the outer ears of the heart, connecting each heart shape with one another.
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4. Before attaching the final heart shape to complete the circle, add a loop of thread with a bead attached in the center fold.
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5. Attach the final heart to hold the thread hanger in place.
6. Allow time to dry and trim the excess paper.
7. Use glue to add glitter to the edges of the heart shapes.
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DIY Glitter Wrapped Bubble Favors

Glitter Bubble Favors DIY Glitter Wrapped Bubble Favors
Who doesn’t love bubble? And who doesn’t love glitter? Pair them up with these cute glitter wrapped bubbles and everyone will be happy. Perfect for party favors, class gifts or just an everyday lift, these are quick and easy to make and oh so adorable!

Time required: 5 minutes
Difficulty level: Easy

Things you’ll need:
Glitter
Mini Bubble Favors
Double sided tape
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut a length of tape that is slightly longer than the bubble bottle was around.
2. Wrap the tape around the bottle, lining up the edges where they overlap to make a solid straight band all the way around.
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3. Pour a generous amount of glitter onto the tape, turning the bottle as you go so the glitter covers the tape all the way around. Press gently to push the glitter firmly into the adhesive.
4. Tap the edge of the bottle to knock off any excess glitter.

Guest Blog: DIY Butterfly Bouquet

Butterfly Bouquet Guest Blog: DIY Butterfly Bouquet
Hello! I’m so excited to share an alternative to a floral bouquet, by showing a super simple and elegant butterfly bouquet that you can make at home! These bouquets are perfect for summer/spring weddings… think flower girls, bridesmaids, even for the bride herself (get creative!), or for table decor (even at home!).

Things you’ll need:
Butterflies (there are so many options to choose from on the website, I went with these)
Floral Wire
Ribbon

Things to do:
1. I used my floral wire to extend the height of the butterflies by clipping it at various lengths and winding it tight to the wire that is already on the butterflies themselves.
2. Pull them into a tight bunch and wrap with Ribbon in a criss-cross pattern all the way down and up the wire stems tiding a bow at the top.
3. Bend the top of the wires in various directions spacing the butterflies out as you like. Voila!

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If you still want the floral look before you tie your ribbon on you can add flowers in with the butterflies, now you have whimsy and tradition!

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project, and link us up with your projects on here or face book!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa from Lisa’s Creative Niche

Burlap and Lace Candle

Burlap Lace Candle Burlap and Lace Candle
A little rustic, a little elegant, this burlap and lace wrapped candle makes a charming addition to your decor or party decorations.

Things you’ll need:
Pillar candle
Burlap
Lace
Scissors
Measuring tape

Things to do:
1. Measure around the candle and cut a rectangle of burlap and a piece of lace slightly longer than that dimension.
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2. Pull out a long strand of string from the edge of the burlap.
3. Wrap first the burlap and then the lace around the candle. Tie in place with the string and finish with a bow.
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DIY Seashell Candles

June 12, 2012 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under For the Home, Wedding and Bridal

DIY Seashell Candles DIY Seashell Candles
Just the thing to set the mood for a summer picnic, these seashell candles are simple to make and oh so pretty. Once the candle wax melts away you can easily refill these with more wax and a new wick.

Things you’ll need:
Candle wax
Seashells
Wicks
Double boiler
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Gently melt the wax in a double boiler.
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2. Place shells on a covered surface so that they are steady, A bowl of rice can help keep the shells from shifting.
3. Dip the wicks into the wax and press into the bottom of the shell. Allow the wax to set up for a moment or two.
4. Pour the melted wax carefully into the shells.
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5. Allow the wax to cool and harden and then trim the wicks to ¼ inch.
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DIY Lace Wrapped Mason Jars

DIY Lace Wrapped Mason Jars DIY Lace Wrapped Mason Jars
Mason jars are one of those uber-versatile items that I can’t live without. From drinking cups to marble jars to vases, I have them everywhere in my house. These lace wrapped jars are simple yet elegant, just right for a romantic dinner. Go gently with the glue, you don’t need much to hold the lace in place.

Things you’ll need:
Mason Jars
2 inch wide lace
Craft glue
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Wrap the lace around the jar and pull gently for a snug fit. Trim the lace with a ¼ inch overlap.
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2. Lay the jar on it’s side and wrap the lace around, dabbing a small amount of glue at one end of the lace and smooth along the edge with your finger. Press the other end down and hold it for a minute to help the glue set.

Bride and Groom Peg People

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These sweet little bride and groom peg dolls are a cute gift for kiddos in a wedding, make great decorations for showers or rehearsal dinners or fun, rustic cake toppers.

Things you’ll need:
Peg Man
Peg Woman
Craft paints – white, black, hair colors and accessory colors (personalize for your wedding colors!)
Paintbrush
Masking tape
Scissors
Wooden bead (optional)
Glue
Polyurethane (optional)

Things to do:
1. Start with the white paint. Cut a small triangle for the dress front and smooth it down on the bride. Paint the rest of her dress white and a rough V at the neck of the groom.
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2. Once the white is dry, cut another triangle, this time for the opening of the jacket, and smooth it over the white on the groom. Paint the rest of his body black.
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3. Glue the wooden bead, if desired, onto the bride’s head to create a bun. Once dry, paint the hair on both the bride and groom.
4. Peel off the tape from both Bride and Groom
5. Add a tie for the groom and a matching flower in the brides hair and allow the paint to dry. Coat with polyurethane if desired to seal.
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Lace Wedding Cake Card

Lace Wedding Cake Card Lace Wedding Cake Card
Wedding season is upon us and if you are like me, you’ll have plenty of congratulatory cards to send out in the coming months to new couples and brides and grooms to be. This pretty lace card is quick to make and perfect for the occasion, so be sure to make a few and stock up for all those upcoming wedding bells.

Things you’ll need:
Lace ribbon
White cardstock
Patterned cardstock
Craft Glue
Scissors
Ruler

Things to do:
1. Cut your lace into three pieces for each “cake” one 3-inch, one 2-inch, one 1-inch.
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2. Layer the pieces of the “cake” onto the cardstock, slightly overlapping the edges, and glue in place with a thin bead of glue on the top and bottom edge of each piece of lace. Allow the glue to dry.
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3. Fold the patterned cardstock into a card.
4. Cut the “cake” out with its cardstock backing and mount with a thin bead of glue all around onto the front of the patterned cardstock card. Allow the glue to dry.
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