Category: For the Home

How to Make a Boho Macrame Plant Hanger Tutorial

Looking for a unique way to show off your plant collection? This macrame plant hanger looks lovely in a windowsill or outdoors, adding a boho vibe to your home decor.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Macrame cord
Wood beads
Gold craft ring
Scissors

Things to do:

  1. Cut four cords, all measuring two yards in length.
  2. Fold the cords in half and lay the ring one inch down from the fold and loop the cords through.
  3. Separate the cords into four sections of two.
  4. Slide three beads onto each of the four sections of cords.
  5. Tie a knot below the bead on each section 9″ down from the ring.
  6. Come down 9″ and tie one strand from each section to the strand closest to it in the neighboring section.
  7. Tie the two remaining strands together to form a circle that will hold the potted plant in place.
  8. Tie all of the strands together about 4″ down and slide your plant inside to hang.
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How to Make an Autumn’s Bounty Fall Wreath Tutorial

This fall wreath is overflowing and bountiful – The perfect Thanksgiving decoration! Achieving this full look is all about layering, so start with your largest elements when creating a base and fill in any empty space with smaller decor until you achieve your desired look.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 2 hours
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Grapevine wreath
Gourds
Pumpkins (white, green and orange)
Pomegranates
Fall leaves
Pip berry picks
Pinecones
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
Wire cutters

Things to do:

  1. First, create a base for your wreath decor by wiring on five twig bundles.
  2. Wire on five bundles of grass.
  3. Slide the leaves into the wreath form.
  4. Use hot glue to attach the pumpkins, squash and pomegranates.
  5. Hot glue on berries and pinecones to fill any empty spaces.
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DIY Grateful Fall Embroidery Hoop Wreath

Celebrate the season with this festive wreath. It looks lovely on your front door, or displayed inside as a part of a gallery wall. We’ll be surrounding our wreath with family photos, to remind ourselves of all we have to be grateful for this Thanksgiving season.

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

Things you’ll need:
10″ Embroidery hoop
Grateful wood cutout
White pumpkins
Pinecones
Striped ribbon
Greenery leaves
Lamb’s ear stems
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Floral wire
Wire cutters

Things to do:

  1. Wire and hot glue leaves onto the hoop, covering 2/3 of the surface.
  2. Use wire to make ribbon loops and secure them to the hoop with hot glue. Leave enough room to add in pumpkins in various sizes.
  3. Use hot glue to attach your finishing details. The pumpkins should be placed between the ribbon loops and pinecones will fill in any empty spaces.
  4. Complete your wreath by attaching the “Grateful” cutout to the top of the embroidery hoop with hot glue.
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DIY Apple Harvest Wreath Tutorial

Welcome harvest with this bountiful, apple wreath! This project adds color to your entryway and looks lovely displayed inside or outdoors.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Faux apples (various sizes)
14″ Flat styrofoam wreath form
Burlap ribbon
Decorative ribbon
Moss
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Use hot glue to attach the end of your burlap ribbon to the wreath form. Wrap the ribbon around the entire surface of the wreath form and use hot glue to secure the end in place.
2. Cut an 8″ piece of decorative ribbon and use hot glue to secure it around the wreath form, creating a loop to hang your wreath from.
3. Use hot glue to attach apples to the surface of your wreath. Try to vary them as much as possible.
4. When you’ve covered the wreath with apples, use hot glue to add moss to any empty spaces to add fullness.

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DIY Deco Mesh Sunflower Wreath

Fall is in full bloom! This vibrant, sunflower wreath is a lovely addition to your front door, adding color and personality.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
10″ Green poly mesh
10″ Yellow poly mesh
10″ Brown poly mesh
11″ Wire wreath
Pipe cleaners
Stiff plastic canvas
Zip ties
Wire cutters
Scissors
Permanent marker
Ruler
Chalk
Felt

Things to do:

  1. Trace around the outside of your wire wreath form onto a piece of felt and cut out the shape.
  2. Trace around the inside of the wire wreath form onto a piece of stiff plastic canvas and cut out the shape.
  3. Cut six 12″ x 10″ pieces of green mesh for your leaves.
  4. Take opposite corners of the mesh, fold them into the center and gather it tightly, creating a leaf. Attach the leaf to the outer wire on the wreath form using a pipe cleaner and adjust it outward. Repeat this step until the entire outer wire is covered in leaves.
  5. Cut thirty-five 10″ x 10″ squares of yellow mesh.
  6. Repeat your folding and pinching method to attach the yellow pieces to the wreath form. They should be positioned over the green leaves first and then fill in the entire wreath form.
  7. Cut a long piece of brown mesh, this will become the center of your sunflower. Start by bunching up one end and securing it with a zip tie onto an edge of the plastic canvas circle. Continue zigzagging up and down the canvas circle and securing the edges with zip ties until the entire canvas is covered.
  8. Use zip ties to attach the plastic canvas circle to the wreath frame, creating the center of your sunflower.
  9. Fluff out your petals and trim any loose threads.
  10. Secure a piece of felt to the back of your wreath frame to protect your door.
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DIY Fall Owl Wreath Tutorial

Adorn your door with this woodsy owl wreath for fall! Watch the character come to life as you add leafy feathers and floral eyes!

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

Things you’ll need:
Small grapevine wreath
Large grapevine wreath
Fall leaves
Twig bundle
Green burlap ribbon
Sola flowers
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
Floral wire
Wire cutters

Things to do:
1. Use wire to attach the small wreath to the large wreath.
2. Snap off two bundles of sticks and use wire to attach them to the sides of the large wreath, creating your owl’s wings.
3. Snap off two small bundles of twigs and use wire to attach them to the sides of the small wreath.
4. Cut a 6-inch piece of wire and loop it around your small wreath, creating a hanger.
5. Use hot glue to attach leaves around the edges of the owl wreath. All leaves should face down.
6. Use hot glue to attach two flowers to the small wreath, creating your owl’s eyes.
7. Tie a bow and use hot glue to attach it to the neck of the owl.

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DIY Mesh Pumpkin Wreath Tutorial

Celebrating fall in a bright and colorful way! This mesh pumpkin wreath is whimsical and festive, perfect for all lovers of the season.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 1 Hour
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Orange deco mesh
5″ Styrofoam disc
“U” Shaped Floral Pins
10″ Green mesh
Orange felt
Silk leaves
Raffia
Orange ribbon
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut 10″ squares of orange mesh.
2. Roll up the squares of mesh and insert a floral pin into the center of the tube.
3. Fold the roll at the center and add some hot glue near the floral pin prongs before inserting into the edge of the disc.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 until the entire disc is full.
5. Cut 24″ of green mesh and roll it into a loose tube. It should be twice as large as the orange tubes.
6. Use a floral pin and hot glue to attach it to the back of the pumpkin, near the top.
7. Tie a piece of orange ribbon, creating a loop. Attach it to the back of the disc with hot glue.
8. Next, insert the greenery leaves into the styrofoam base next to the pumpkin mesh stem.
9. Cut a piece of orange felt to cover the back of the pumpkin and hot glue it into place.

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DIY ‘BOO’ Spiderweb Wreath Tutorial

Let’s get SPOOKY! This BOO wreath is the perfect Halloween decoration – Dress up you front door and scare the Trick or Treaters this fall!

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

Things you’ll need:
BOO letters
Grapevine wreath
Large spider
White twine
Large needle
Orange paint
Black spray paint
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Spray paint your grapevine wreath black.
2. Paint your BOO letters orange.
3. Use hot glue to attach a piece of bakers twine to the wreath. String it across and wrap it around the opposite side. Repeat this step until it’s crossed 5-6 times.
4. Thread a needle with bakers twine and weave it around the strings attached to the wreath, creating a web. Use hot glue to secure the string when necessary.
5. Use hot glue to attach the BOO letters to the top of the wreath.
6. Complete the wreath by using hot glue to attach the spider to the bottom of the web.

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DIY Pumpkin Patch Wreath

This pumpkin wreath is the perfect fall decoration – Make it for Halloween and leave it up through Thanksgiving! You’ll love the way the orange pumpkins pop on your front door!

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

Things you’ll need:
Grapevine wreath
Greenery
Faux pumpkins
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
Wire
Wire cutters
Burlap ribbon

Things to do:

  1. Loop burlap ribbon around the grapevine wreath and use wire to “sew” the ends together, creating a hanger.
  2. Wire bunches of greenery onto the wreath until the desired fullness.
  3. Use hot glue to attached pumpkins around the wreath until the entire surface is covered.
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How to Make a Clay Leaf Dish Tutorial

Bring the outdoors inside with this fun project! Collect leaves on vacation and save the memories forever or gather leaves outdoors in different varieties and have a plethora of shapes and sizes to choose from!

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

Things you’ll need:
Air dry modeling clay
Rolling pin
Damp sponge
Nail file
Knife
Gold paint
Paint brush
Clear coat spray
Wax paper

Things to do:

  1. Gather a few different large leaves. I used a hydrangea leaf for this video.
  2. Cut off a piece of air dry clay and roll it into a thin layer on a piece of wax paper.
  3. Press the leaf onto the clay and use a rolling pin over it to transfer the impression.
  4. Remove the leaf and cut around the edge of the impression with a sharp knife. Remove any excess clay.
  5. Carefully roll up sections around the edges of the leaf to create movement.
  6. Peel the leaf off of the waxed paper and lay it on a cooling rack to dry for 24 hours.
  7. When the leaf is completely hardened, use a nail file to smooth out any rough edges.
  8. Paint your leaf with acrylic paint of your choice.
  9. Coat with clear coat spray and let it cry completely before using your dish.
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