Embroidery Hoop Wreath Tutorial

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Spring has sprung, which means it’s time to bring some fresh greens into your home! This embroidery hoop wreath is easy to make and pairs perfectly with many different decor styles. Make several and display them on a window or wall for an instant update.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Embroidery hoop
Boxwood
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Gold wire
Scissors
Jute
Wire cutters

Things to do:
1. The first step is covering your hoop with boxwood. To detach sprigs from your artificial bunch, simply grab near the base and pull. Use hot glue to secure them to the embroidery hoop, covering as much of the surface as you’d like.
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2. Next, create a hanger for your wreath. Cut a 3 inch piece of gold wire and wrap the ends around the hoop screw.
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3. Cut a piece of jute, slide it through the gold hanger and knot the ends.
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4. Display your wreath alone, or in a set to decorate your space.
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Mother’s Day Embroidery Hoop Art Tutorial with FREE Template

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner so before you forget and then scramble for a last minute bunch of flowers, here’s a simple DIY gift that mom is sure to love! Add some basic embroidery stitches to create a handmade, heartfelt gift for mom. This design looks cute displayed in a wood embroidery hoop but can also be framed or even made into a tiny pillow.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 1-2 hours
Age range: Adult

Things you’ll need:
7 inch square of burlap
Embroidery thread
6-inch embroidery hoop
Heart-shaped buttons
2-6″ lengths of lace
Template
Fabri-solvy *optional

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Things to do:
1. Transfer the pattern to the burlap
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2. Embroider the design
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3. Sew heart buttons above the top of the “i’s”
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4. Position the strips of lace diagonally across the corners of the burlap and
baste in place using 2-3 short stitches along the edges of the burlap.
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5. Place the burlap in the embroidery hoop and tighten the hoop to pull the
fabric taught
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6. Trim the excess fabric from the back of the hoop.
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Mother’s Day Flower Letters Tutorial

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with a beautiful, blooming sign that will show her how much you care. This decor looks lovely on a shelf, or as a centerpiece on a table.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 13 and up

Things you’ll need:
M and O paper mache letters
Artificial flowers
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Paint
Paintbrush
Knife

Things to do:
1. First, you need to hollow out your letters. Use a knife to cut along the edge of the letter and peel it back. Remove the extra cardboard inside.
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2. Paint the edges of your letter with acrylic paint. If your letters will be displayed on a table where you’ll be able to see the back, be sure to paint it as well.
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3. When the paint is dry, it’s time to start adding the flowers! Pull the blooms off of the stem and use hot glue to attach them to the inside of your letter. As you fill up the letter, be sure to vary the colors you use to create a more natural look.
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DIY Fabric Bubble Hair Bow Tutorial

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Make this poof bow from a simple circle of cloth, and some running stitches. It’s simple to make and will wow your little girl! You can make this in different sizes by adjusting the size of the circle.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Cloth napkin
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Scissors
Silver metal barrette
Needle
Thread
Medium-sized plate to trace
Pencil

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Things to do:
1. Warm up your hot glue gun and thread your needle with a long length of thread, knotting it at one end. Trace the plate onto your fabric.
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2. Take long running stitches about 1/4 ” from the edge of the circle.
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3. Once you’ve gone all the way around the circle, begin to pull the thread so the circle starts closing up, as shown.
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4. Make sure the hole is in the center. Continue to pull the thread until the circle looks like the one shown. Take a couple of stitches to secure, then tie off the thread and clip.
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5. Cut a strip of fabric to about 8 inches long and 1/2 ” wide.
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6. Fold the circle as shown, cinching the middle. It helps to fold it a bit like a paper fan.
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7. Stitch through the center to secure.
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8. Glue the strip around the center of the bow, and trim any excess.
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9. Glue the barrette to the back.
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Kid Friendly Popsicle Stick Picture Frame Tutorial

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This is the perfect rainy day project for kids. They’ll love following the pattern and using glue to build a frame for photos that are precious to them.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Popsicle sticks
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. The first step is creating the base. Glue three popsicle sticks together, side by side. Add two popsicle sticks laying flat on top of the base, with a popsicle stick sandwiched in the middle, standing on its side.
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2. For the frame, glue together two sets of two popsicle sticks and stand them up on either side of the base.
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3. Next, glue two popsicle sticks on top of the frame, creating a square.
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4. Now it’s time to add the second layer of the frame. Glue four more popsicle sticks, following the square pattern.
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5. Trim your photo to fit the frame and display it proudly!
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How to Make Felt Succulents

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This trendy take on felt makes for the perfect Spring activity! Have fun playing with different colors and shapes to create a whole garden of succulents that don’t need to be watered!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Scissors
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. The first step is creating the center of your succulent. Cut a 1/2 inch strip of felt and run a line of hot glue down the center. Roll it tightly, angling the felt slightly to add depth.
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2. Next, cut out the leaves of your succulents. The number you use is up to you! I cut two different sizes to add a more realistic look to my succulent.
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3. Glue them onto the center you rolled, starting with the smaller leaves and working out to the larger ones.
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4. Fold the leaves back gently, opening up the succulent.
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Lollipop Bunnies Tutorial

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It doesn’t need to be Easter to appreciate the cute spring bunny! Delight young party guests with these quaint party favors – lollipop bunnies. Once they’re done admiring them… they can eat them.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Pink pom poms
Felt
Assorted pipe cleaners
Pink grosgrain ribbon or other embellishments for the neck
Two 1 1/2 ” Styrofoam balls
Assorted googly eyes
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Scissors
Large lollipops
Clear tape

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Things to do:
1. Tape the top of the wrapper to the back of the lollipop.
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2. Slip the Styrofoam balls onto the sticks. Warm up your hot glue gun.
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3. If making two bunnies, cut out four feet shapes from your felt. You can create these in any shape you desire.
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4. Glue two of the feet together so that they’re a double thickness. This helps with stability, so the bunny stands up.
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5. Glue the feet to the bottom of the lollipop wrapper.
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6. Glue on the eyes and nose.
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7. Cut the pipe cleaner in half and bend to create two ears.
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8. Push the ears into the Styrofoam.
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9. Glue on any embellishments you create or have handy, for the bunny’s neck.
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DIY Trolls Headband

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This is a fun and inexpensive way to update your kids’ dress-up bin! Make several in different colors and have the little ones help you decorate the headbands for an added touch of fun!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Headband
Ribbon
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Tulle
Scissors
Flower embellishments

Things to do:
1. The first step is covering your headband in ribbon. Use a drop of hot glue to attach the end of your ribbon directly to the headband. Wrap the ribbon around the headband until the entire surface is covered. Cut the ribbon and use hot glue to secure it.
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2. Next, cut seven pieces of tulle, all measuring roughly 2 ft.
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3. Now we’re going to attach the tulle to the headband. Fold a single strip of tulle in half and lay the headband on the center. Bring the ends of the tulle down through the center fold and pull up until the knot tightens. Repeat this step with all 7 strips of tulle.
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4. Create a ponytail look by tying a piece of ribbon around the center of the tulle.
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5. The final step is embellishing your costume. Use hot glue to secure little flowers along the headband and in the tulle.
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How to Make a Spring Bunny Hair Clip Tutorial

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She’ll love this adorable bunny clip. Perfect all spring long, the clip looks more difficult to make than it is! Loops of ribbon, a couple of google eyes and craft poms, and you’ve got it made!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Two sizes (5/8-inch, 1/4-inch) of white ribbon:
White pom poms
Pink pom pom
Pink grosgrain ribbon
Assorted googly eyes
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Scissors
Metal barrette
Needle
Thread

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Things to do:
1. Thread your needle and knot one end. Leaving the ribbon on the spool, create a double-looped bow a little larger than your barrette. Slip the needle into the center, but don’t pull it all the way through.
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2. Continue looping ribbon, about the same size as the first loops, pushing the center of the loops on top of the needle.
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3. Continue with at least 4 loops on each side, as shown.
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4. Sew through the middle now, securing all the loops. Clip the thread and the ribbon.
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5. Cut two pieces of the larger white ribbon to 5 inches long.
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6. Fold them into “ears” as shown, gluing them together at the bottom.
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7. Glue the ears to the back of the bow you finished in step 4.
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8.Glue on the eyes and nose pieces.
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9. Create a little bow or another embellishment for the top.
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10. Glue the embellishment in place.
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DIY Paint Stir Stick Bushel Basket Tutorial

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Looking for the perfect centerpiece for your next dinner party? This shabby chic basket will look lovely on your table, filled with decorative apples or a vase set in the center with flowers. How you style it is up to you!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Paint sticks
6 inch Embroidery hoop
8 inch Embroidery hoop
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Use hot glue to attach your paint sticks to the 6-inch embroidery hoop. Hold them in place at a slight angle until the glue dries completely.
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2. When all of your paint sticks are in place, flip the basket upside down and slide the 8-inch hoop over the bottom. When it slides up as far as it can, apply hot glue to the inside rim to attach it to the paint sticks.
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3. To finish your basket, you can either cut a bottom out of foam board and attach it with hot glue, or fill the basket with a dish towel/burlap fabric to serve as the holder of your decor.

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