Category: For the Home

DIY Fancy Pink Glitter Clock


The DIY Pink Glitter Clock is ready to add a little glam to any room. Here is how to make your own fancy clock.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 2 days
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Fancy Chalkboard Clock Face
All-Purpose Spray Adhesive
Blush Pink Extra Fine Glitter
Cameo Pink Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Walnut Hollow Clock Movement with Quartz Hands
Krylon Glitter Blast Clear Sealer Spray
Assorted White Flat Back Adhesive Pearl Embellishments
Mod Podge Gloss-Lustre *optional

Things to do:
1. Paint the edges of the clock with the Cameo Pink Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint. Allow paint to fully dry. One coat of paint is sufficient.

2. Paint the front of the Fancy Clock Face. Since, we will be adding glitter on top, there is no need for full coverage paint. Allow the pink paint to fully dry.

3. You may either use Spray Adhesive or Mod Podge to add the glitter. For this project, I prefer spray adhesive. Spray Adhesive is best used in a well ventilated area, so if that is not possible, Mod Podge may be the better option.

4. Grab a container and lay a single piece of paper inside.

5. Spray one small side edge of the fancy clock with the spray adhesive (or brush on Mod Podge.) Then, pour on the glitter onto same side of clock over the piece of paper lined container. Wait a few seconds then shake off excess glitter. Be sure to do the above step in small sections or glitter will fall off too early as you turn the clock.

6. Repeat step 5 until one side of the clock is finished. Allow the glitter to dry then repeat on opposite side of the clock. Once glitter is dry, touch up any spots with more spray adhesive and more glitter.

7. Once the sides of the clock are dry, fold the piece of paper in half and pour the excess glitter back into the container.

8. Spray the front of the fancy clock with the spray adhesive in well ventilated area. Then over the container lined with the piece of paper pour on glitter to the front of the clock.
9. Repeat step 8 until you have reached your desired coverage of glitter. Then allow the clock to dry completely.

10. Once the glitter on the front of the clock is completely dry, spray the clock with Krylon Glitter Blast Clear Sealer Spray. Then spray the edges of the clock as well. Allow sealer to dry. Do not fret. When the clock is still wet, the glitter may look a little clumpy, however once dry it will have a smooth glittery finish.


11. Determine the size of Assorted White Flat Back Adhesive Pearl Embellishments you wish to use.

12. Stick one pearl in the all four edges of the clock, representing 12, 3, 6, and 9.

13. Assemble and insert clock maker kit per labeled instructions.

Viola, you now have your own DIY Fancy Pink Glitter Clock.

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DIY Mason Jar Soap Dispenser


Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hour plus drying time.
Age range: 15+

Things you will need:
Mason Jar
Gloss White Spray Paint with Primer
Galvanized Make-Your-Own Dispenser Kit
Mod Podge
Key West Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Mint Canvas Fabric Roses
Ivory Artificial Rose Heads
Iridescent Double Row Bling Sticker Roll

Things to do:
1. In well ventilated area, spray the mason jar with primer. Set aside to dry. I dry mine on a wooden dowel rod placed inside a floral foam block.

2. Paint the primed mason jar with the Key West Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint. Let mason jar dry completely between coats. I used 3 coats of paint.
3. Once dry, cover the entire mason jar with a coat of Mod Podge, as a sealant.

4. Heat up glue gun. Then, glue on three flowers onto the front of the mason jar. The Mint Canvas already has a self adhesive on the back, however, I also used hot glue, so the flower would adhere longer to the mason jar.

5. Attach the Galvanized Make-Your-Own Dispenser Kit. Since, I used a smaller jar, I trimmed the dip tube with scissors to better fit the mason jar.

6. Peel away the backing of the Iridescent Double Row Bling Sticker Roll. Then, position the bling roll onto the lid of the mason jar dispenser kit. Wrap the bling roll around the entire lid, then trim the end, overlapping the rhinestones just a little.

7. Peel away the backing of the Iridescent Double Row Bling Sticker Roll. Then, position the bling roll onto the front of the mason jar. Wrap the bling roll around the entire mason jar, then trim the end, overlapping the rhinestones just a little.

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DIY JOY Holiday Letter Decor


Bring Joy to the world with your own faux snow covered Joy sign. Here is how to make your own:

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 2 hours plus drying time
Age range: 10+

Things you will need:
JOY Holiday Letter DIY Kit
Krylon Glitter Blast Cherry Bomb Glitter Spray Paint
Krylon Glitter Blast Clear Sealer Spray
Aleene’s True Glittered Snow
White Extra Fine Glitter
Red and White Baker’s Twine

Things to do:
1. Spray the wooden letters J and Y with the Krylon Glitter Blast Cherry Bomb Glitter Spray Paint. Set aside to dry, repeat coats if desired. I only used one coat of paint.

2. When the letters have dried, with a small paint brush, brush on a layer of Aleene’s True Glitter Snow on the top of the letter J. Then dab on more leaving little spikes of snow.
3. Before the Aleene’s glitter snow dries, over a paper lined container, pour on some white extra fine glitter on top of the snow. Shake off excess glitter.

4. Repeat with the lower part of the J, only going up about a quarter of the way.
5. With a clean paint brush, gently brush off any excess white glitter on the red part of the J.

6. Repeat with the top of the letter Y. Set both letters aside to dry.

7. When finished with glitter, fold paper in half and pour the glitter back into the container.

8. Tightly tie on the Letters J and Y onto the O wreath with the red and white bakers twine. Add an additional strand at the top if hanging.

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DIY Glittered Wine Cork Star Tutorial

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hour plus drying time
Age range: Adults

Things you will need:
Wine Corks
Hot Glue Gun
Hot Glue
Mod Podge
Champagne Extra Fine Glitter
Krylon Glitter Blast Clear Sealant Spray

Things to do:
1. Arrange the wine corks in a star shape.

2. Starting with the top wine cork, place a line or two of hot glue and glue the corks together.

3. Before starting each new row of corks, make sure the corks are still in a star shape. You may need to add or reduce the amount corks or change their positioning.

4. Continue glueing corks together until all corks are glued together. Your star may be a different shape than the original layout. I decided to change mine a little to give the star flatter edges on the bottom, so it would stand up nicely.

5. With a paint brush, coat each wine cork top with Mod Podge.

6. Over paper lined container, pour on the champagne extra fine glitter. Shake of excess glitter. Allow to dry. Some colors of glitter may need more than one coat of paint.
7. Fold paper in half and pour the glitter back into the container.

8. Spray the star with the Kyrlon Glitter Blast Clear Sealant Spray to reduce amount of glitter falling off. Set aside to dry.

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DIY Gold “Noel” Holiday Letter Decor


The Noel Holiday Letter DIY Kit is fun and easy to customize to fit your home’s Christmas decor. Here is an example how to decorate the Noel Kit with multiple shades of gold.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 2 hours plus drying time
Age range: 10+

Things you will need:
NOEL Holiday Letter DIY Kit
Krylon Glitter Blast Golden Glow Glitter Spray Paint
Champagne Extra Fine Glitter
Champagne Craft Paint
Champagne Gold Rhinestone Stickers
Mod Podge
Krylon Glitter Blast Clear Sealer Spray

Things to do:
1. Paint the edges of the letter E with the Champagne Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Craft Paint.

2. Then coat the top of the wooden letter E with the same champagne paint. Set aside to dry. Repeat with additional coats. I painted three coats of champagne paint.

3. All except of the bottom corner of the the wooden letter L, cover with a coat of Mod Podge. Be sure to include the side edges as well.

4. Over a paper lined container, generously pour on the Champagne Extra Fine Glitter. Completely cover all of the Mod Podge. Set the letter L to dry.

5. Once the glitter on the wooden letter L is dry, cover the bottom corner with Mod Podge and glitter. Set aside to dry.

6. Once the glitter is dry. Gently dab on Mod Podge to any spots that may need more coverage. Then cover again in glitter. Set aside to dry.

7. Once you are finished with the glitter, fold the piece of paper in half and pour the excess glitter back into the container.

8. In a well ventilated area, spray the wooden letter N with the Krylon Glitter Blast Golden Glow Glitter Spray Paint. Set aside to dry. Repeat coats if desired. I used two coats, but one probably would have been enough.
9. Once the letters N and L are dry, spray with a coat of Krylon Glitter Blast Clear Sealer Spray. This will keep the glitter from falling off.

10. When the wooden letter E has fully dried, place the Champagne Gold Rhinestone Stickers onto the front of the letter E.

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DIY Red Truck Burlap Holiday Wreath Tutorial


Who doesn’t love a red truck hauling Christmas trees? The plaid and burlap add to the rustic feel of this welcoming wreath.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 2 hours
Age range: 14 and up

Things you’ll need:
Burlap wreath kit or wire wreath form and 20′ of 6″ burlap roll.
Red truck with pine trees
Red and black plaid ribbon
White and black plaid ribbon
Wire
Wire cutters
Scissors

Things to do:
1. To begin, weave through wire form. Double over and secure with wire.
2. Starting from center, pull up 3 loops. Move back and forth to center and repeat.



3. Continue around wreath and secure end with wire. The more the burlap frays, the more it adds to the character of the wreath.


4. Using wire, attach the truck just below center of wreath.

5. Wrap wire around wreath base to hold in place. I went around loops on bottom truck and through side window and windshield.

6. Trim ends of wire and push toward front of wreath so that it doesn’t scratch wall.
7. Make a loopy bow from red and black plaid ribbon and attach to wreath under the truck.

8. Cut 10″ pieces of both ribbons and tie around base of wreath.

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Wooden Block Christmas Presents Decor Tutorial


Can’t get enough plaid? This wooden block gift is perfect for your desk or window sill.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 minutes
Age range: 10 and up (help with glue gun, if needed)

Things you’ll need:
Wooden block
Wire edge plaid ribbon
Twine
Rusty jingle bells
Pine and berries
Scissors
Wire cutters
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Start by tying a piece of ribbon around the block in a knot. Trim the ends on angle to for a nice finish. If desired, seal the edges to prevent fraying. Using another piece of ribbon, tie a bow that will complete the wrapping of your present.

2. Slip a piece of twine under the knot of your plaid ribbon. Next, tie on the tiny jingle bells to its ends.

3. Now it’s time to embellish! Warm up your hot glue gun and start gluing on pine sprigs and berries to top of ribbon.

4. To finish the gift, simply attach your bow to top and voila! Make an entire set with various sizes of blocks and coordinating ribbons of different patterns and textures.

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DIY Yarn Tapestry Wall Hanging

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 30 minutes
Age range: 12 and up, with optional adult supervision for hot glue gun

Things you’ll need:
Yarn in any color or weight of your choice
1/8″ wooden dowel rod
Ruler
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks (optional)

Things to do:
1. Cut strands of yarn in the following colors and sizes:
20 strands of 28″-long blue yarn
16 strands of 26″-long pink yarn
16 strands of 24″-long gray yarn
Tip: This is only meant as a guide. If you have more yardage of one yarn, feel free to cut more strands in that color. Use your crafty eye!

2. Grab four strands of blue yarn, then fold them in half lengthwise, forming a loop at the top. Place the looped end under the dowel.

3. Slip the yarn ends through the loop to create the first group of fringe.

4. Pull gently to secure the fringe.

5. Repeat steps 2-3 with four more 4-strand groups of blue.

6. Repeat steps 2-4 with the pink yarn, this time adding a total of four groups of 4 strands each.

7. Repeat steps 2-4 with the gray yarn, this time adding a total of four groups of 4 strands each.

8. To make the hanger, cut 28″-long strands of yarn in the following colors:
2 strands of 28″-long blue yarn
2 strands of 28″-long pink yarn
2 strands of 28″-long gray yarn

9. Holding the 6 strands of yarn together, knot the strands around the dowel.

10. Divide the strands into three sections of 2 strands each, matching the colors. Braid the strands until you have about 4″ of yarn left.

11. Knot the yarn hanger around the opposite end of the dowel.

12. Center the yarn on the dowel as best you can. Using a glue gun, place a dot of glue on the back of each fringe to secure it.

13. Using scissors, trim a diagonal line across the bottom of the strands. Start with the longest strands of yarn, then work your way to the shorter strands.

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DIY Modern Succulent Wall Hangers


Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 30 minutes
Age range: 12 and up with adult supervision for saw and drill

Things you’ll need:
Unfinished Basswood Square Lumber Rods
Pencil
Miter box and saw (or tool of your choice to cut dowels)
Power drill and 1/8 drill bit (optional)
Ruler
Suede Cord
Scissors
Cloth Covered Floral Wire
Succulents
Wire cutters

Things to do:
1. Using a pencil, mark the dowel to divide it into the following lengths: 8″, 6″, 4″.

2. Using a miter box and saw or the tool of your choice, cut the dowel into three sections using your marks as a cutting guide.

3. Optional: Using your drill, drill a hole into the center edge of each dowel.
Tip: If you don’t have a drill, skip to step 6.

4. Cut three lengths of suede: 18″, 16″, and 15″ long.

5. Insert a length of suede into the dowel, matching the shortest length of suede with the shortest dowel and so on. For example, the 15″ suede will be inserted through the 4″ dowel.

6. Tie a knot in the suede, then pull it so that the knot rests against the dowel.
Option 2: If you didn’t drill holes in the dowel, wrap the suede around the edge of the dowel, then knot it.


7. Repeat for each dowel. You should have three sets of hangers.

8. Choose succulents for each hanger, keeping in mind that the succulent should be light. (Using heavy succulents can cause the dowel to rotate on its side, so keep that in mind as you choose.) Place a succulent flat against the dowel, then use floral wire to wrap the succulent’s stem into place. Using wire cutters, cut the wire close to the dowel.

9. Repeat for each hanger, adding two succulents to the larger hanger if you’d like.

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How to Make a Halloween Ribbon Wreath

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Use up scraps of ribbon, burlap, and tulle while making this timeless Halloween decoration. Mix and match different colors and textures to create a truly unique, custom piece.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 3 hours
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Wreath base
Ribbon in a variety of colors
Tulle
Burlap “ribbon”
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut 20-30 lengths of each type of ribbon, tulle, or burlap you would like to use. The lengths should be able to wrap around the the thickness of the wreath 3-4 times. Play around with varying lengths. You can always trim ribbons as desired at the end.
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2. Begin tying ribbons around the wreath. Double knot each ribbon. You can tie the ribbons individually (best with the burlap) or in groups (works well with the thinner ribbons).
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3. Continue tying ribbons all the way around the wreath, pushing the knots as close together as possible, as you go. Play around with what works best for your materials to get fullness in your wreath. Initially, you will be able to see the knots. This will minimize as you get more ribbon tied on and the groupings get tighter.
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4. As you are tying ribbons on, periodically check the back of the wreath to make sure the ribbons lie mostly flat so the wreath doesn’t hang funny.
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5. If desired, trim the lengths of ribbon to get the desired fullness on your wreath.

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