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DIY Flower Tea Lights

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Planning a candle light party? Or maybe a “mock” party for the kids and their dolls? There’s no need to bring out the real candles. This petal-covered tea light creates the perfect touch for any table decor. The petals provide a romantic, beautiful glow…and when the party is over, simply flip the switch to turn off the light!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 20-30 minutes
Age range: 13+

Things you’ll need:
Tea lights
Coral silk petals or other colors of your choice
Glue dots
4 regular-sized plastic spoons
Pliers
Protective eyewear

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Things to do:
1. Put on your protective eyewear and snip off the handles from the four plastic spoons. The handles and small plastic pieces could fly up and hit you, so complete this step over a trash receptacle, and be sure to keep the eyewear on until you’re finished.
2. Attach two glue dots to the bottom inside of all four spoons. You can roll up the dots to create some depth, to counteract the curve of the spoons.
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3. Attach 1 petal to the back side of each spoon, using a glue dot.
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4. Now attach the petal-covered spoon to the base of the tea light.
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5. Repeat the process for the three remaining spoon petals, sticking them evenly around the base of the tea light.
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6. Next, place 8 more loose (not attached to spoons) flower petals around the base of the tea light, adhering them with glue dots. Place them between each other evenly around the tea light.
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7. Now turn on the light and enjoy the party!

DIY Chalkboard Wedding Table Numbers

DIY Chalkboard Wedding Table Numbers DIY Chalkboard Wedding Table Numbers
DIY wedding projects are all the rage, but let’s be honest–Not everyone has a lot of time to dedicate to crafting before their big day. This project lets you add a homemade touch in a matter of minutes. Grab your hot glue gun and get ready to create cute table numbers!

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

Things you’ll need:
Mini chalkboards
Wooden dowels
Chalk ink marker
Jute cord
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Apply a line of hot glue down the back of your chalkboard and attach a wooden dowel to the back. Make sure the dowel is on straight.
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2. Trim the gold ribbon off the top of the chalkboard.
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3. Cut a 12-inch piece of jute and tie a bow. Trim any excess jute.
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4. Apply a drop of hot glue right underneath the mini chalkboard and attach the bow.
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5. The final step is writing the table number! Use a chalk ink pen for a bold line.
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DIY “Future Mr. & Mrs.” Pennant Banner

Mr  Mrs Pennant Banner DIY Future Mr. & Mrs. Pennant Banner
Celebrate the happy couple with a homemade banner. This adorable decor looks great at an engagement party, highlighting the guests of honor in a unique way. Mix and match different colors and patterns of cardstock to create the perfect look.

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

Things you’ll need:
Cardstock (in five different colors of patterns)
Scissors
Pen
Ruler
Jute
Hole Punch
Sharpie
Alphabet stencils

Things to do:
1. The first step is making a pattern for your banner. Cut a 2-inch x 3-inch rectangle and cut a triangle out of the end.
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2. Trace the pattern onto your decorative cardstock and cut out the shapes. For a “Future Mr. & Mrs.” banner, you’ll need to cut three shapes out of four different kinds of cardstock and four shapes out of one decorative piece of cardstock.
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3. Trace the letters “F-U-T-U-R-E M-R & M-R-S” onto the shapes. Use a sharpie for a bold look.
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4. Punch two holes in the top of all of your shapes.
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5. String the letters onto a piece of jute. You can put all the letters on one piece, or split them up between two different pieces of jute.
6. Tie a knot at the end of the jute, creating a hanger.

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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