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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Wood Slice Chalkboard Banner Tutorial

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Create a rustic chalkboard banner, that is customizable and perfect for every holiday and season with this super simple tutorial!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 20 Mins+
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Wood slices
Chalkboard paint/paint brush
Jute twine
Scissors
Ruler
Chalk/chalk pen
Drill *optional

Things to do:
This wood slice banner can be created using wood slice pieces that are not predrilled, and strung with twine, but is a snap using those that are.
1. If you wood slices are not pre drilled, drill a hole in each slice, near the top of the wood slice.
2. Paint each slice with chalkboard paint., and allow to dry.
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3. String each slice with a piece of twine. Measure each piece of twine, so that they are the same length.
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4. String your wood slices on a large piece of twine, length will be determined by the amount of slices you are using, and your desired length. (You may tie each slice to the twine to keep them in place, or allow them to move freely by simply stringing the twine through the loops.)
5. Decorate your wood slices using your chalk or chalk pen.
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DIY Autumn Marigold Wreath

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Adorn your door with a beautiful autumn boutique! This floral wreath adds festive fall colors to your home and will last all season long.

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

Things you’ll need:
Styrofoam wreath form
Artificial marigolds
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Remove the blooms from your fall bouquet by pulling on the stem.
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2. Arrange your flowers on the Styrofoam wreath, being careful to vary the colors and sizes of the blooms.
3. When you’ve found an arrangement you like, apply a drop of hot glue to the bottom of the flowers and press them firmly into the Styrofoam.
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4. Display your wreath and enjoy!
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Sweet Swan Straws Tutorial

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Add charm to any party or shower, by creating these super sweet swan paper straws!

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

Things you’ll need:
Paper straws
Bumpy pipe cleaner
Small styrofoam balls
Feathers
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Using a paper straw that will not be used, stick it through the very middle of your foam ball, and all the way through, hollowing out the middle. Then slide your ball on to the straw that will be used.
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2. Cut a pipe cleaner in half and shape it into a swan’s head shape, then insert it into the front of your foam ball.
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3. Cut your feathers (2) to the appropriate size to fit your swan.
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4. Glue a feather to each side of the swans body to create its wings.
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DIY Fall Wedding Pumpkin Card Holder Tutorial

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Create a beautifully chic and unique, fall themed card holder for all of your fall wedding festivities!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 15 mins+
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Large paper mache pumpkin
Paint
Paintbrush
Craft knife
Jute twine
Craft glue
Ruler
Pencil

Things to do:
1. Paint your pumpkin. We used an ivory shade of white.
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2. Using a ruler, draw out a line for your card slot. (The typical greeting card sizes are as follows: 5×7 {A7 envelope}, 4 1/2 x 6 1/8 {A6 envelope}, and 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 {A2 envelope}).
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3. Use your craft knife to carefully cut out your card slot.
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4. Measure out the amount of jute twine you will need to trim your slot.
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5. Saturate your jute twine in craft glue, and trim out your slot with this twine.
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6. Create an idea of the amount of twine you will need for spelling out “Cards” this can be done by writing it down on a paper, printing it out, or even lighting writing it on your pumpkin as a guide, and shaping your twine along the letters.
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7. Once you have your cute twine amount cut out, saturate it in craft glue.
8. Lastly shape your word out on to your pumpkin and press down. Periodically press down on your twine to assure that it sticks, as your twine is drying.
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How to Make a Cork Pumpkin

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Spruce up your shelves for fall with these adorable cork pumpkins. Make several and paint them in different shades of orange for a dynamic autumn display.

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

Things you’ll need:
Corks
Orange paint
Foam brush
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Artificial leaves

Things to do:
1. First, arrange your corks in a pumpkin shape. Make sure they’re all facing in the same direction, large side out.
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2. When you’re happy with your shape, use hot glue to attach the corks.
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3. Use a foam brush to paint the front of your corks orange.
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4. Use hot glue to attach a single cork to the top of your pumpkin. This will be your stem.
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5. Add an artificial leaf to the top.
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6. Display your cork pumpkin proudly!
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DIY Donut Bar Donut Pedestals

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Create a deliciously gorgeous donut bar at your next party, shower or wedding! These simple pedestal stands are a functional, creative way to display and store your donuts.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 15 minutes+
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Unfinished wood plaques
Unfinished wood spools and egg holders
Dowel rods
Food safe paint
Paintbrush
Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks or wood glue

Things to do:
1. Using food safe paint, paint your plaques, base pieces and dowel rods.
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2. Next, attach your pieces together using hot glue or wood glue. The base pieces are made from the spools and egg holders. You can stack them to create varying heights, for each pedestal, then glue your plaque piece to the top center of your base.
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3. Attach your dowel rod to the very center on the top of your plaque piece.
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4. After your pedestals dry, display your donuts and enjoy!
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Fall Pumpkin Centerpiece Arrangement Tutorial

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Creating a large, beautiful centerpiece arrangement in a paper mache pumpkin, is a lasting way to decorate for the upcoming fall season, that will last for years to come!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 15 mins+
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Large sized paper mache pumpkin
Faux fall flowers
Floral foam
Scissors or wire cutters

Things to do:
1. If using the decoupage pumpkin found here, simply turn your pumpkin upside down, so that it is in the shape of a bowl. Then remove the “stem” by pulling it through the hole.
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2. Attach your floral foam to the inside bottom of your pumpkin. If your foam does not come with an adhesive strip, simply hot glue the foam to the bottom of the pumpkin.
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3. Cut your flower stems to the appropriate length, and fill your pumpkin with beautiful fall flowers and sprays. Arrange to cover the empty spaces, and create balance with your flowers, so that one side doesn’t feel heavier than the other.
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