5-Minute Paper Doily Banner Garland Tutorial

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Create a chic, and simple banner, perfect for any celebration using only paper doilies and twine!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 5+ minutes
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Paper doilies
Jute twine
Glue
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut your length of jute twine to the length of your desired banner.
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2. Fold your paper doilies in half over your jute twine. (however many you wish!)
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3. Once folded over, either glue or tape your doily together in the center.
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DIY Rustic Doily Crate

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Adding the simple addition of a paper doily is a surprising way to spruce up and give some rustic flair to your home decor! Follow these simple instructions to create a lovely rustic piece that makes a great addition to any home!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 10 minutes
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
Wooden crate
Paper doily
Mod Podge
Paintbrush
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Position your doily on to your crate where you desire to place a specific location of the doily. Fold it over the edges creating a pattern for easy cutting.
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2. Cut out your doily piece.
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3. Using a paint brush, coat one side of your doily with Mod Podge. Make sure the doily is completely covered.
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4. Attach your paper doily to your crate. Smooth it in to place, and remove any air bubbles.
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5. Using your paintbrush, paint the top layer of your paper doily and the surrounding edges. Be sure to saturate the doily, and cover the entire piece. Allow to dry.
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DIY Rustic Wood Slice Wedding Ring Holder

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This in expensive ring holder, is perfect for rustic weddings, and keeping your rings secure during the trip up the aisle!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 10 minutes
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
Wood slice
Jute twine or ribbon
Drill

Things to do:
1. Drill to small holes side by side into your wood slice. These holes need to small, but large enough to slide your twine or ribbon through. Choose your side based upon the size of your wood slice.
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2. String your twine or ribbon through one hole from front to back. Amount of twine your use, will again depend on your size of wood slice, but you will need enough to string through and make a small bow on the back of your wood slice.
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3. Attach your ring, and string your twine through the other whole, front to back.
4. Tie your twine or ribbon into a bow on the back side.
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DIY Doily Jar Luminary Tutorial

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These simple luminaries, are perfect for a dash of ambiance or make a gorgeous centerpiece for weddings and celebrations!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 60 Mins+
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Jar
Doily
Mod Podge
Jute twine
Battery operated tea light/tea light
Paint brush
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Start by saturating your doily in your Mod Podge or craft glue.
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2. Next, gently press and stretch your saturated doily on to a clean jar.
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3. Allow to fully dry. Usually takes 24 hours to dry completely.
4. Using your twine, trim the top of your jar and tie a bow on the center of the front of the jar.
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5. Insert your tea light, and enjoy!
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DIY Pumpkin Mason Jar

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Fall is here and we’re celebrating the season with this festive DIY! In a few simple steps, you can upcycle a mason jar into seasonal candy storage or a fun piece of decor.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Mason jar
Orange paint
Foam brush
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Artificial leaves
Wooden knobs
Rusty wire
Wire cutters

Things to do:
1. First, paint your mason jar orange. If you’re using acrylic paint instead of glass paint, apply a thick coat. If you try to add a second layer, the paint will peel up.
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2. Use hot glue to attach an artificial leaf to the center of your mason jar lid.
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3. Use hot glue to attach your wooden knob to the lid. Place it directly in the center, so it covers the seam where your leaf is glued to the lid.
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4. Cut a 10-inch piece of wire and wrap it around your wooden knob. Wrap the tails of wire around a pair of pliers to curl them.
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Upcycle Tin Can Pumpkin Tutorial

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Spruce up your space with these shabby-chic tin can pumpkins! They add such a charming, homey touch to your holiday decor that you’ll want to keep them up all season long!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Tin can
Orange paint
Foam brush
Hot glue gun/glue sticks
Artificial leaves
Wired ribbon
Raffia ribbon

Things to do:
1. First, paint your tin can orange. If you’re using acrylic paint, apply a thick coat. It’s difficult to add another layer once the paint has dried.
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2. Next, we get to decorate! Use hot glue to secure a leaf to the top of your tin can.
3. Wrap wired ribbon around the handle of your foam brush to create the stem. Slide it off gently, being careful to preserve the curl. Use hot glue to secure it the center of your lid, just over the leaf.
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4. To finish your pumpkin, wrap raffia ribbon around the middle of the tin can and knot it in the center. Trim the ends for a polished look.
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Wood Slice Pumpkin Clip Tutorial

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Create a rustic, fall perfect wood slice pumpkin clip, great for desks, decor and even use as a refrigerator magnet.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 10 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Wood slice
Paint/Paintbrush
Clothespin
Jute twine
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Craft glue
Pencil

Things to do:
1. Use pumpkin colored paints to paint the front side of your wood slice. We used a vibrant orange, with a bit of yellow to give definition.
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2. Wrap the top half of your clothespin with jute twine and glue it in to place.
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3. Using hot glue, glue your clothespin to the back of your wood slice, leaving the area with the jute twine exposed.
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4. Using your craft glue, saturate jute twine. The length will be dependent on how much of a curl stem you would like.
5. Wrap your saturated twine around a pencil, and allow to dry.
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6. Once dried, glue your twine to your pumpkin using hot glue.
Optional: You can add a magnet to the back to create a magnetic clip. This will need to be a magnet with enough strength to hold the weight of the wood slice. You may also add faux leaves or greenery to your pumpkin to give it some additional snazz.
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DIY Rustic Doily Pennant

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Create a beautifully rustic doily banner, that looks gorgeous not only as home decor, but is perfect for weddings and rustic themed celebrations.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 10 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Pennant
Doily
Fabric stiffener
Wood heart
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Saturate your doily with fabric stiffening glue and allow to dry. (This isn’t absolutely necessary, but allows you to glue your doily in place as opposed to sewing it, and keep it in place.)
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2. After your doily is dry, center it in the middle of your pennant and hot glue it to the pennant.
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3. Take your wood slice, and center it in the middle of the doily and hot glue it in place.
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4. If you would like a banner, repeat steps on additional pennants and attach together.
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DIY Doily Flower Girl Basket

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Create beautiful doily baskets, perfect for rustic and fall weddings. They look gorgeous and are a breeze to create by following these simple steps!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hour+
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Doily (size dependent on the size of basket you would like to create)
Fabric stiffener
Rectangular shaped container
Jute twine

Things to do:
1. Saturate your doily with fabric stiffening glue.
2. Once your doily is saturated, shape it on to your container, creating the shape of basket you desire. Allow to dry.
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3. Once dry, create a handle using your jute twine. It should be fairly simple to string your twine through each side of the basket, using the holes in the doily. Once done, tie a knot at the end of your twine on each side.
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Creepy Chic Bug Plaques Tutorial

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Add a bit of creepy chic to your Halloween decor, with these creepy crawly bug plaques. These oddly stylish plaques can look awesome in year round decor as well, if you happen to like bugs!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 10 minutes
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
Wood plaques
Gold spray paint
Plastic bugs
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Choose bugs to fit your plaques and determine where they look best.
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2. Hot glue your bug to your plaque.
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3. Spray paint your plaque.
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4. Allow to dry and display!
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