Category: For the Home

DIY Rustic Wood Slice Chalkboard Sign

Create a versatile chalkboard sign, using a large piece of wood slice. These signs can be customized any way you see fit, and makes a great adornment to any home, during any season!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 30+ minutes
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
Large wood slice
Chalkboard paint
Jute twine
Foam brush
Faux succulents (or any other addition you wish)
Hot glue gun/glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Using chalkboard paint, paint the front of your food slice (the smoothest side works best).
2. Allow to dry.
3. Drill two holes at the top of your sign on each end of the sign.
4. Use jute twine, and string through the back of your sign one each side. Once through, tie knots large enough to keep your twine from sliding back through the hole.
5. Using your hot glue, and embellishments, decorate the sides of your sign.

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DIY Rustic Doily Crate

Adding the simple addition of a paper doily is a surprising way to spruce up and give some rustic flair to your home decor! Follow these simple instructions to create a lovely rustic piece that makes a great addition to any home!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 10 minutes
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
Wooden crate
Paper doily
Mod Podge

Things to do:
1. Position your doily on to your crate where you desire to place a specific location of the doily. Fold it over the edges creating a pattern for easy cutting.
2. Cut out your doily piece.
3. Using a paint brush, coat one side of your doily with Mod Podge. Make sure the doily is completely covered.
4. Attach your paper doily to your crate. Smooth it in to place, and remove any air bubbles.
5. Using your paintbrush, paint the top layer of your paper doily and the surrounding edges. Be sure to saturate the doily, and cover the entire piece. Allow to dry.

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DIY Autumn Marigold Wreath

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.
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.
4. Display your wreath and enjoy!

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DIY Patriotic Candle Holder

These mason jar candle holders make the perfect, easy, DIY centerpieces for any summer get together!

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

Things you’ll need:
Mason jars
Flameless tea lights
Glass gems
Small American flags

Things to do:
1. Remove the mason jar lid.
2. Remove the stick and the binding from the flag.
3. Place the flag inside the mason jar so it rests against the “back” of the jar.
4. Fill the jar about a third of the way with clear and white gems.
5. Place the flameless tea light on top of the gems.

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How to Make a Bandana Pillow Tutorial

Bandana crafts are super popular every summer. Decorate your porch with these easy bandana pillows!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1.5 hours
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
1 or 2 bandanas
Fleece (I used one bandana and backed my pillow with fleece)
Sewing machine
Poly-fil stuffing
Hand-sewing needle

Things to do:
1. Cut a piece of fleece the same size as your bandana. *optional
2. With right sides together and using a 1/2 inch seam allowance, sew all the way around the the pillow. Leave a 1-2 inch gap before reaching the starting point.
3. Flip the pillow right side through the hole.
4. Stuff the pillow to desired stiffness.
5. Sew the hole shut using a ladder stitch.

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DIY Felt Letter Board


Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 1hr+
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
Felt– amount will vary depending on the size of your frame.
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Dowel rods (We used the 12″ L x 1/8″ Dia. 22 pack – and used around a pack and a half) Amount will vary on the size of your frame.

Things to do:
1. Remove the backing from your fame as well as the glass. You will not need the glass.
2. Measure the width of the inside of the frame. (you can glue your dowels to the edges of the frame or on the frame backing, so measure accordingly.)
3. Cut your dowels to the fit the length of your backing, or edges of the frame, according to your measurement.
4. Cut your felt into strips to cover your dowels. Use your measurement from the frame to create your length. Width should be somewhere between 1 3/4 – 2 1/4 inches, this will depend on the size of the dowel you choose to use. You can lay your dowel onto your felt and determine how much felt you will need to completely cover your dowel to get your best measurement if needed.
5. Fold the felt around the dowel to give the felt and indention hold the dowel in place. Then add your line of glue.
6. Fold the felt over and push the glue towards the dowel to get the best hold/seal possible.
7. Once your hot glue had dried, trim the excess felt, leaving your line about 1/2 inch.
8. Glue your lines on to your frame backing or one the edges of the width of the frame. Tip: Gluing the pieces to the frame seems to create a more uniform look and uses less glue, however on the backing of the frame, is a bit more sturdy and your letters still stay in place.
9. Once everything is dry, place your backing back on your frame.

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DIY Scandinavian Inspired Leather Coasters

These intricate leather coasters will protect your wooden surfaces in style. Inspired by minimal, Scandinavian design, they complement modern home decor perfectly.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Large and small metal hoops
Leather cord
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Wooden beads

Things to do:
1. Cut a piece of leather cord (about 2-yards) and use hot glue to attach the end to your large metal hoop.
2. Wrap it around the large hoop five times.
3. Place your smaller hoop in the center and wrap the cord around it once.
4. Wrap the cord around the large hoop five more times and then slide the cord through the smaller hoop again.
5. Continue wrapping until you’ve gone all the way around your outside hoop.
6. Use hot glue to attach the end of the leather cord to the hoop.
7. Slide a bead on the remaining cord and knot the end. Trim any excess.

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5-Minute Felt Monogram Banner Tutorial

Trying to decorate your child’s bedroom on a budget? This adorable felt banner dresses up an empty wall and will make the space feel like their very own. Play with different colors to complement their decor theme or let them pick the palette!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Felts sheets
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Wooden dowel
Leather cord

Things to do:
1. The first step is preparing the letter you want on your banner. Trace it onto a piece of felt and cut out the shape.
2. Next, we’re going to cut a “v” shape out of the bottom of our banner. Fold it in half and draw a line from the corner to the edge, about 2-inches up. Cut along the line.DIY_Felt_Monogram_Banner3
3. Use hot glue to attach your felt letter to the middle of your banner piece.
4. Draw a line of hot glue along the top of your banner piece and attach it to your wooden dowel.
5. Cut a piece of leather cord and tie both ends to the sides of your dowel.
6. Display your banner and enjoy!

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Fixer Upper-Inspired Mossy Succulent Wreath Tutorial

This mossy wreath adds a lovely touch of green to your front door. Enjoy the beauty of potted succulents without worrying about watering them!

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

Things you’ll need:
Dried moss
Terracotta pots
Faux succulents
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Styrofoam wreath form

Things to do:
1. This first step is covering your wreath form with moss. Apple a thin layer of hot glue to the flat back and stretch moss over the surface. Continue adding moss until the Styrofoam is no longer visible. Mossy_Succulent_Wreath_Tutorial2
2. Next, decorate your terra cotta pots. Run hot glue along the inside and add a layer of moss. Mossy_Succulent_Wreath_Tutorial3
3. Apple a thick coat of hot glue to the stem of your succulent and stick it down in the pot.
4. Use hot glue to attach the pots to your wreath form.

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DIY Wooden Bead and Tassel Garland Tutorial

Embrace Scandinavian design on a budget! This adorable wooden bead garland will instantly update your windowsills or shelves, adding a chic new flair to your home decor.

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

Things you’ll need:
Hot glue gun
Hot glue

Things to do:
1. First, make a set of tassels for the ends of your garland. Wrap jute around your hands until you reach your desired thickness. Slide your finger through the loop and wrap a 12-inch piece of jute just below, securing the ends with hot glue. Trim the other side, creating an even tassel. Repeat this step so you have two, identical tassels. Wooden_Bead_Tassel_Garland1
2. Now you get to string your garland! Slide beads onto a piece of jute until you reach your desired length. Wooden_Bead_Tassel_Garland7
3. When you’ve finished stringing beads, trim the ends of the jute, leaving 6-inches extra on both sides. Wooden_Bead_Tassel_Garland8
4. Slide the tassels onto the jute and tie them in place. Trim any excess jute. Wooden_Bead_Tassel_Garland10

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