Spring Pom Pom Bunny Planter Tutorial

Looking for a playful spring project? This darling bunny planter is the perfect pick! Assemble the supplies and let your kids get creative, mixing and matching different colors of pom pom balls and felt to create their own little pet.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 6 and up *substitute hot glue for craft glue for younger ages.

Things you’ll need:
Large pom pom
Small pom poms
4mm Pink pom poms
Wooden pot
Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. The first step is securing your large pom pom to your planter. Run a line of hot glue around the top of the inside of the pot and press the pom pom firmly down.
2. Use hot glue to attach your smaller pom pom to your larger pom pom – This will be your bunny’s tail.
3. Cut two feet out of your felt sheet. They should be shaped like ovals, but with one flat end.
4. Use glue to attach your feet to the bottom of the large pom pom.
5. Use hot glue to add four pink pom poms to the feet. These will be the bunny’s toes.
6. Squeeze some artificial moss into the pot, around the bunny. Add a few leaves, to complete the look.

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Easter Bunny Ribbon Art Tutorial

Create an adorable piece of wall art using scraps of ribbon in Spring shades. This tutorial shows a bunny but the same method will work for any fun shape!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 2 hours
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:

Things to do:
1. Sketch or print a simple silhouette of a bunny and cut the shape out of the paper, leaving the outer edges of paper, to create a bunny-shaped window in the piece of paper.

2. Cut several lengths of ribbon a small amount larger than the width of the bunny shape.
3. Begin working on the backside of the paper. Starting with one of the thicker pieces of ribbon, align the ribbon at the bottom of the bunny so both ends extend past the edges of the bunny and the bottom of the ribbon is slightly below the bottom of the bunny. Tape the ribbon in place at both ends. You may also choose to secure the ribbon at the bottom with a pieces of tape.

4. Align a second piece of ribbon with the first, slightly overlapping at the bottom edge, and tape both ends.

5. Continue adding pieces of ribbon and taping them until the entire bunny outline is covered with ribbon.

6. Turn the paper over, trim to size, and place it in a frame.

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Sparkle and Shine Glitter Clothespin Clips Tutorial

Whether used as decor, or for practical purposes, creating glitter clips, is a fun and inexpensive way to add a splash of flair to your everyday life!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 20+ minutes
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Mod Podge or Martha Stewart Crafts Glittering Glue

Things to do:
1. Lightly brush on your glue. Make sure it is even, and clump free.
2. Sprinkle on your glitter, making sure you cover all of the area that is covered in glue.
3. Allow to dry.

Tip: I have found that the Martha Stewart Crafts Glittering Glue holds the glitter in place a bit better than some of the other glues we have used.

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DIY Rustic Twine Heart Ornaments

Whether you are looking for a rustic spin on Valentine’s Day, to create a rustic Christmas ornament, or an addition to your everyday rustic decor, these jute twine heart ornaments are a simple, inexpensive way to bulk up your rustic themed ornaments!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 30+ minutes
Age range: 8+

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

Things to do:
1. Trace, and cut out your heart shape, on your cardboard piece.

2. Leaving your twine on the roll, attach the end of your twine to the back of your heart, using tape.

3. Wrap your twine around your cardboard piece. Do your best to keep the twine tight, and in place–you can use tape on the back, for positions that your twine doesn’t want to stay in place.

4. Wrap your twine around your heart until all of the cardboard areas are covered, and it is to the look/thickness you desire.
5. Once your heart is covered, and complete, cut the end of your twine, and attach the end of the twine to the back of your heart, using hot glue.
6. Cut a length of twine to create your hanger, attaching it to the back of your heart using hot glue.

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Colorful Pom Pom Ice Cream Cone Tutorial

Looking for a rainy day project to keep the kids busy? These colorful ice cream cones are easy to make and oh-so fun!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 minutes
Age range: 6 and up

Things you’ll need:
Large pom poms
4mm pom poms
Paper mache cone
Hot glue gun/glue sticks or craft glue

Things to do:
1. First, attach your large Pom Pom to the top of the cardboard cone. Apply a thin line of hot glue inside the rim of the cardboard cone and slide the Pom Pom down in place. Allow time for the glue to dry.
2. Decorate the top of your cone with sprinkles. Apply glue to 4mm pom poms and attach them randomly to the top of your large pom pom.
3. If you’d like to add a ‘second scoop,’ use glue to attach a second pom pom to the top and finish it off by adding more ‘sprinkles.’

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DIY Fairy Garden Door Planter Tutorial

Brighten up your Spring decor with this whimsical, fairy garden planter! Fill it with artificial blooms or show off your green thumb. Either way, it will make your space a little more fun.

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

Things you’ll need:
Wooden pot
Hot glue gun/glue sticks
Artificial moss
Fairy garden door

Things to do:
1. The first step is attaching your doors and windows. Use hot glue to secure them firmly to the sides of your planter and hold them in place until they have time to dry.
2. Fill in the empty wood spaces with moss. Apply a thin layer of hot glue to the wood and press moss firmly against the side.
3. Fill your planter with moss, artificial succulents, or a real plant and enjoy!

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How to Make a Blooming Heart Plaque

Give your Valentine a bouquet that will last. This lovely, blooming heart is a beautiful way to say “I love you” all year long.

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

Things you’ll need:
Wooden heart
Artificial roses
Hot glue gun/glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Remove the rose buds from their stems by pulling gently on the pedals.
2. Use your hot glue gun to cover the surface of your heart with roses.
3. Fill in any empty spaces with leaves or smaller buds.

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How to Make Woven Felt Hearts Tutorial

Looking for a rainy day activity to do with kids? This project is simple and teaches weaving skills! Let your little ones choose their favorite colors of felt and experiment with different combinations.

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

Things you’ll need:

Things to do:
1. The first step is cutting out your felt pieces. Fold your felt sheet in half and cut a rectangle that measures 1.5 inches wide and roughly 3 inches long. Round the end of the shape. Use your first felt piece as a pattern and cut out another in a different color.
2. Cut three slits down your felt pieces, stopping roughly 1 inch from the end of the shape.
3. Lay your felt pieces in a “V” shape and begin weaving the strips together. The patterns should alternate – Over, through, over, through and Through, over, through, over.
4. When all the pieces have been woven together, spread them out evenly.

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Gathered Burlap Garland Tutorial

Looking for a way to add dimension to your garlands and wreaths? This gathering technique will spruce up your projects instantly!

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

Things you’ll need:
Burlap ribbon
Embroidery needle

Things to do:
1. Cut a piece of jute in the length you want your garland to be, double knot the end and thread your needle.
2. Slide the needle and jute up through the ribbon, letting the knot catch.
3. Fold the ribbon over the needle, creating a gathering effect.
4. When you reach the end of your jute, trim the ribbon and double knot the end.

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DIY Cat Ear Headband Tutorial

Create a simple felt set of kitten ears for your little kitty! These headbands make great crafter noon activities or perfect DIY party favors for a kitten party!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hour
Age range: 8+

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

Things to do:
1. Fold a rectangle of felt in half and, starting on the folded edge, cut a cat ear shape.
2. Line up the first ear on another piece of folded felt and cut a second ear.
3. Sandwich the headband inside the folded ear pieces and glue the ear in place with the headband sandwiched inside.
4. Cut two inner ear pieces out of pink felt. Line up the inner ear piece with the main ear piece and cut the bottom of the inner ear piece slightly rounded in the shape of the headband.
5. Glue the inner ear pieces over the main ear pieces, lining up the bottoms of the inner ear pieces with the bend of the headband.

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