Woodland Pinecone Gnome Christmas Ornament Tutorial

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This adorable pinecone gnome adds a fun, whimsical vibe to your Christmas decor. Make several with different colored scarves and spice up your shelves this holiday season.

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

Things you’ll need:
Pinecones
Felt
Scissors
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Wooden beads
Mini jingle bells

Things to do:
1. First, use hot glue to attach a wooden bead to the top of your pinecone.
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2. Next, cut a 1/2 inch strip of felt that’s about 6 inches long. Use hot glue to attach it around the neck of your pinecone gnome.
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3. Cut a triangle shape out of your felt and roll it into a hat. Use hot glue to secure the edges.
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4. Apply a drop of hot glue to the top of your hat and attach a mini bell to the top.
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5. Use glue to secure your hat to the top of the wooden bead head.
6. Use black acrylic paint to add little eyes to the wooden bead head.
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7. Display your pinecone gnome and enjoy!
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DIY Scandinavian Christmas Gnomes

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Add an eclectic touch to your Christmas decor with this Scandinavian-inspired holiday project. These adorable gnomes will look lovely displayed on a shelf or as ornaments on your Christmas tree.

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

Things you’ll need:
Felt sheets
Bells
Scissors
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Wooden beads
Paper mache cones
Faux fur

Things to do:
1. Cut a triangle out of felt and roll it into a hat shape. Use hot glue to secure the edges.
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2. Apply a drop of hot glue to a jingle bell and place it on the top of the hat.
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3. Run a line of hot glue down your paper mache cone and slide the hat on top.
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4. Measure the distance from the bottom of your hat to the bottom of the cone and cut a piece of artificial fur in the same length.
5. Trim the fur into a beard shape and secure it to the cone with hot glue.
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6. Glue a wooden bead between the hat and the beard. This will look like his nose!
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7. Display your gnome and enjoy!
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DIY Rustic Christmas Star Wall Hanging

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This beautiful star looks lovely displayed on your front door as an alternative Christmas wreath! Try adding different varieties of greenery and seasoned ribbons to match your home decor.

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

Things you’ll need:
Paint stir sticks
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Stain
Foam brush
Jute
Artificial greenery
Pip berries
Bells
Dish towel
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Start by staining your wooden paddles. Use a foam brush to thoroughly cover 5 paddles and let them dry completely.
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2. Next, assemble your star using hot glue.
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3. Trim two pieces of greenery and a length of berries. Secure them together by wrapping jute around the top inch of your stems.
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4. Use hot glue to attach the greenery bunch to your star.
5. String jute through the top of your bells and tie them to the star, just above the greenery.
6. Use scissors to cut a length of dishtowel that is 1/2 -inch wide. Tie the ends to create a loop and use hot glue to attach it to the top of your star and use it to display your rustic star.
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No-Sew Felt Lollipop Christmas Ornament Tutorial

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Perfect for little ones to join in the fun, create these retro inspired Candy Lollipop ornaments from felt.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 10+ minutes
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Small dowel rod or skewer stick
Mod Podge
Glitter
Ruler
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks or
Craft glue
Some type of ribbon, string or wire to create hook

Things to do:
1. Cut out three rectangular strips of felt, equal in size.
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2. Layer your pieces of felt and glue them together securely, making sure that the edges are sealed together. Tip: This craft is great for kids, however, if they are young they may need assistance with the hot glue steps if you are not using craft glue.
3. After your strips are glued together, begin to roll your felt as pictured here. Gluing together as you go.
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4. Cut your dowel to your desired stick size.
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5. Paint a thin layer of mod podge onto your stick.
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6. Sprinkle with glitter and allow to dry.
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7. Using glue, attach your stick to your felt roll.
8. Cut a small strip of felt in your desired color to create a bow. Notch the ends, and gather together in the middle and glue.
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9. Using glue, attach your bow to the bottom of the felt roll/top of the stick area.
10. Using ribbon, sting, etc. Create a loop, and attach to the top of your “lollipop” to create a hook.
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How to Make Your Bottle Brush Trees Shine! Tutorial

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Make your bottle brush trees glimmer and shine by adding a bit of sparkle with this super simple DIY.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 10+ minutes
Age range: 10 and up

Things you’ll need:
Bottle brush tree
Glitter
Paint brush or foam brush
Mod Podge

Things to do:
1. Fluff your bottle brush trees up to create your desired look.
2. Apply a coat of mod podge to your tree, using your paint brush.
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3. Sprinkle your glitter over your tree, or roll it in your glitter on a paper plate.
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4. Allow to dry.

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Snowman Clothespin Ornament Tutorial

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These darling snowman ornaments add a homemade touch to your Christmas tree decor. Have fun playing with different scarf patterns and create a customized set.

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

Things you’ll need:
Clothespins
Wire
Wire cutters
Orange, white and black paint
Paint brush
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Scissors
Ribbon

Things to do:
1. Disassemble your clothespin by twist it apart until the metal clip comes off.
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2. Put it back together using hot glue, with the flat sides touching.
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3. Paint the clothespins white – It should start to look like your snowman!
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4. Cut aSnowman_Clothespin_Ornament_Tutorial10 10-inch piece of wire.
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5. When the glue is dry, attach one end of the wire to the back to the snowman. Twist the other end around the nose of your pliers or wire cutters to create a curly hanger.
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6. Trim a 5-inch piece of ribbon and use hot glue to wrap it around the neck of your snowman, like a scarf.
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7. Now it’s time to paint on the face of your snowman! Use black paint to add eyes and buttons and orange paint to add a carrot nose.
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8. Display and enjoy!
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No-Sew Felt Christmas Candy Ribbon Tutorial

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Perfect for little ones to join in the fun, create these retro inspired Candy Ribbon ornaments from felt.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 10+ minutes
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Ruler
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks or
Craft glue
Some type of ribbon, string or wire to create hook

Things to do:
1. Cut out three rectangular strips of felt, equal in size. We used two strips of green, and one of white, to create the white stripe down the middle.
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2. Layer your pieces of felt and glue them together securely, making sure that the edges are sealed together. Tip: This craft is great for kids, however, if they are young they may need assistance with the hot glue steps if you are not using craft glue.
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3. Create your rippled look, by scrunching your felt together as pictured here. Glue the inbetweens together at the ends of the sections, so that you have the space in the middles to create your ribbon candy effect.
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4. If you wish to create a hanging ornament you can now add the addition of a hook, or string. This step could also be completed during step 2, when you are gluing your felt together.
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DIY Winter Scene Glass Jar Tutorial

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Create a lasting or temporary seasonal scene for a charming piece of wintery home decor!

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

Things you’ll need:
Glass jar
Fake snow
Bottle brush trees and other seasonal miniatures
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Pencil/Skewer Stick (something long for pressing the snow into place)

Things to do:
1. Find a clean clear jar. We have used a small vintage canning jar, but any clear jar will work.
2. Add your snow. If you wish for the scene to be permanent add glue first and your snow on top. It can be added without glue for a temporary piece.
3. Using your pencil or stick, arrange and press down your snow into place.
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4. Use small miniature winter themed pieces. These can also be glued, or simply positioned into place. You can use your stick to adjust and move your miniatures as you see fit.
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DIY Felt Unicorn Banner with Free Template

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Make a whimsical felt banner to decorate your craft room or add to your child’s fantasy-themed bedroom. Experiment with a rainbow of colors for even more fun options!

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

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Dowel
Bakers twine
Hot glue
Hot glue gun
Scissors
Template
Quilters ruler *optional
Rotary cutter *optional

Things to do:
1. Using a quilter’s ruler and a rotary cutter, cut the bottom of a sheet of white felt into a 90 degree point. Repeat for a second sheet of felt. (I used a full sheet of felt but you can modify this to any size banner. The unicorn will fit many sizes of banners.)
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2. Glue the unicorn head and the words in place on the banner. The unicorn head is designed to line up perfectly in the corner created when using the quilter’s ruler. If you cut a different shape/angle, add the unicorn head and just trim the edges to match your banner shape.
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3. Glue on the mane and horn.
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4. Apply a line of glue across one side of a dowel, only the width of the banner. Press the dowel down onto the plain banner piece, about an inch from the top (not the piece decorated with the unicorn.)
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5. Apply a line of glue to the top of the piece of felt, just above the dowel. Line up the unicorn banner piece with the plain piece, along the top edge, and press firmly until the glue hardens. The dowel should be between the two banner pieces.
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6. Apply glue along the remaining three sides of the plain banner piece, line up the remaining sides of the unicorn piece, and press firmly in place.
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7. Cut a piece of bakers twine for hanging and tie each end of the bakers twine around either end of the dowel.
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Kid Friendly Trolls Poppy Popsicle Stick Craft Tutorial

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Give Princess Poppy a place on your wall with this tutorial to create Poppy from popsicle sticks. Experiment with the concept to create a whole family of trolls.

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

Things you’ll need:
Popsicle sticks
Pink paint
Paint brush
Faux fur
Felt
Googly eyes
Permanent marker
Hot glue
Hot glue gun

Things to do:
1. Gather your supplies.
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2. Paint 6 popsicle sticks pink (adjust the number if you are using a different size) and set them aside to dry.
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3. While the paint is drying, cut the faux fur in the shape of Poppy’s hair. You want the bottom flat and the top to come to a rounded point.
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4. Cut a green headband, a couple blue flowers, two pink ears, and a pink nose from felt.
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5. When the paint is dry, turn the pink popsicle sticks over and line up side by side.
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6. Apply a line of glue to an unpainted popsicle stick.
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7. Press the popsicle stick across the back of the pink popsicle sticks, securing all 6 together. Repeat with an additional unpainted popsicle stick for added strength.
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8. Apply a line of glue along the back, bottom, flat edge of Poppy’s hair and press firmly in place across the top of the pink popsicle sticks.
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9. Glue the green headband in place at the base of the hair.
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10. Glue a couple blue flowers along the headband.
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11. Glue the google eyes in place beneath the hair to start the face.
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12. Glue the ears and nose in place. You want to line up the ears slightly with the eyes and position the nose just under the eyes
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13. With the permanent marker, draw a smile below the nose and eyelashes on the edge of each eye.

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