Easy Nautical-Inspired Wreath Tutorial

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Create a rustic, nautical wreath to complete any nautical decor. Use linen in place of the burlap for a lighter color.

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

Things you’ll need:
Wreath form
Burlap ribbon
Red burlap ribbon
Silver paint
Anchor cut out
Paint brush
Hot glue
Hot glue gun

Things to do:
1. Paint the anchor silver. Use multiple, thin coats of paint until satisfied with the color.
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2. Wrap the wreath form with the burlap ribbon.
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3. At 12 O’clock, 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock, and 9 o’clock, wrap the wreath with the red ribbon 3-4 times.
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4. Glue the anchor on the side of the wreath, slightly overlapping the bottom band of red.
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Waldorf-Inspired Peg Doll and Pouch Tutorial

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Handmade toys offer so many opportunities for creative, imaginative play. These adorable peg dolls are inspired by waldorf toys.

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

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Peg dolls
Hot glue
Hot glue gun
Scissors
Template

Things to do:
1. Cut the pieces for the pouch, using the template.
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2. Glue the bottom piece of the heart to the full size heart, along the bottom edge. Leave the top edge open to create the pouch.
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3. Cut a rectangular piece of felt large enough to wrap around the body of the peg doll.
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4. Cut a piece of felt in the shape of a triangle, roll the shape into a cone, and glue in place.
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5. Glue the cone on the top of the peg doll head and wrap the rectangle around the peg doll’s body, gluing the ends in place.
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6. Tuck the peg doll in the pouch and enjoy!
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Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Wreath Tutorial

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Create a fun, festive wreath to decorate for Valentine’s Day. The bumpy pipe cleaner adds a fun texture to the hearts and the blue tulle really makes the valentine’s colors pop!

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

Things you’ll need:
Wreath form
Tulle
Pipe cleaners
Hot glue
Hot glue gun

Things to do:
1. Wrap the wreath form with the blue tulle. Continue wrapping until you are satisfied with the darkness of the blue color.
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2. Cut the pipe cleaners in half (two “bumps” per piece of pipe cleaner) and bend the pipe cleaners into hearts.
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3. Continue bending hearts until you are satisfied with the number or hearts (8-12).
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4. Glue the hearts on the side of the wreath, slightly overlapping each other.
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DIY Valentine’s Day Conversation Heart Wall Hanger Tutorial

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Conversation hearts are all the rage during Valentines. Create this fun wall decor to decorate for the holiday.

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

Things you’ll need:
Heart plaques
Paint
Paintbrush
Ribbon
Hot glue
Hot glue gun

Things to do:
1. Paint all four of the plaques white. Let the paint dry completely.
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2. Paint one plaque each green, pink, yellow, and purple.
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3. Glue ribbon down the back, middle of the plaques. Leave a few inches of ribbon between each of the plaques.
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4. Cut one twenty inch length of ribbon. Glue the middle of the ribbon to the back of the top heart.
5. Tie the ends of the ribbon into a bow at the top to hang the hearts.
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DIY Valentine’s Day Heart Banner

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Create a cute banner for Valentines day. Mix and match felt colors or add some other fabrics for a different look.

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

Things you’ll need:
Banner
Felt
Scissors
Hot glue
Hot glue gun
Template

Things to do:
1. Cut six hearts from felt. Alternate colors or fabrics, if desired, or cut all of the hearts from the same color.
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2. Glue the hearts, one at a time, to each of the linen flags.
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3. Tie the flags together.
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DIY Bunny Ears Headband Tutorial

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Make a simple bunny ear headband using a couple scraps of fabric. Add some pipe cleaner to make the ears adjustable!

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

Things you’ll need:
Fabric
Headband
Thread
Sewing machine

Things to do:
1. Fold the fabric in half and trace the outline of a bunny ear, with a straight bit at the base.
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2. Cut the ear through both sides of the fabric.
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3. Line up the ear with another piece of folded fabric and cut a second set.
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4. Please the two sets, right sides together, and sew together, leaving a couple inch gap in the middle.
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5. Flip the ears right side. (Note – Insert pipe cleaners in the ears at this point to make the ears adjustable, if desired).
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6. Tie the ears in a double knot around the headband.

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How to Make a Felt Valentine’s Heart Treat Pouch

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These simple treat pouches only take a few minutes to make, perfect for a valentine’s gift for the whole class! The little pocket is perfect for adding a sweet treat or a small toy.

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

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Sewing machine (or needle and thread)
Template

Things to do:
1. Cut the heart back, heart front-top, and heart front-bottom from felt.
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2. Starting and ending a little less than 1/4 inch from the edge, sew a line across the straight part of the heart top.
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3. Line up the heart front-bottom with the heart back.
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4. Line up the heart front-top with the heart back, slightly overlapping the heart front-bottom.
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5. Sew all the way around the heart.
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DIY Spring Bunny Banner

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Create a rustic Spring banner using felt and pom poms. Add bunnies in a rainbow of colors for fun variations on this simple decor.

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

Things you’ll need:
Banner
Felt
White pom poms
Scissors
Hot glue
Hot glue gun
Template

Things to do:
1. Cut six bunnies from felt. Alternate colors, if desired, or cut all of the bunnies from the same color.
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2. Glue the bunnies, one at a time, to each of the linen flags. Alternate the direction the bunnies are facing, if desired.
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3. Glue a single pom pom on each bunny for the tail.
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4. Tie the flags together.
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DIY Felt Valentine Heart Bookmarks

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Make some simple heart shaped bookmarks for the book lovers in your life this Valentine’s Day.

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

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Hot glue
Hot glue gun
Template

Things to do:
1. Cut two large hearts and a small heart from felt.
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2. Glue the top of a paper clip to the bottom of one of the large hearts.
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3. Glue the second large heart over the top, sandwiching the paperclip in between the two hearts.
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4. Glue a smaller heart over the large heart.
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How to Make a Ribbon Headband Holder

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Little girls have the most adorable hair accessories but all those accessories can make a huge mess. Tame some of the mess with this headband organizer.

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

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Ribbon
Lace ribbon
Buttons
Scissors
Hot glue
Hot glue gun

Things to do:
1. Glue the lace ribbon to the edge of a sheet of felt, with about an inch of the ribbon at the top.
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2. Cut the lace ribbon, leaving about an inch of ribbon at the bottom. Fold the end over the end of the felt and glue it to the back. Repeat with the other end of the ribbon.
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3. Cut the felt along the side of the lace ribbon.
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4. Cut two strips of ribbon, one strip about twice the width of the lace ribbon and the other strip 2-3 inches long.
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5. Create a loop from the 2-3 inch strip of ribbon.
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6. Glue the loop to the top of the lace ribbon.
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7. Taking the spool of ribbon, glue one end to the lace ribbon strip where the ribbon loop is glued in place.
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8. Glue the middle of the other strip of ribbon over the meeting of the other strips of ribbon.
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9. Turn the strip over, fold the ends of the small piece of ribbon to the back and glue in place.
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10. Create a loop with the ribbon still attached to the spool and glue it at the base. Glue the loop to the lace ribbon, about a half an inch from the base of the loop.
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11. Continue making loops and gluing until you have come all the way down the strip of lace ribbon, about six loops.
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12. After the last loop, cut the ribbon from the spool, leaving about an inch of ribbon past the end of the lace ribbon strip.
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13. Fold the end of the ribbon under the strip and glue in place.
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14. Glue the button to the top of the headband holder.
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