Category: General Crafts

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 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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How to Make a Rope Keychain

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Add a little flair to your keys with a few supplies you probably already have at home. Mix and match different colors of embroidery floss.

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

Things you’ll need:
Twine
Embroidery floss
Key ring

Things to do:
1. Cut a length of rope and fold it in half.
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2. Tie a knot of embroidery floss around the twine, near the unfolded end.
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3. Wrap the floss around the rope until it gets to the desired length and weave the end back in.
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4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the remaining colors.
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5. Fray the ends of the rope by pulling apart the strands.
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6. Put the keychain on the loop end of the rope and tie it in a knot.
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Pretend Play Teabags Tutorial

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Sew some teabags for the next tea party. This project is a perfect scrap buster project.

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

Things you’ll need:
Fabric
Bakers twine
Stuffing
Thread
Sewing machine
Template

Things to do:
1. Cut the teabag and the label pieces.
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2. Fold the teabag in half, with the right sides together.
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3. Leaving the top open, sew up both sides.
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4. Flip the teabag right side. Be sure to poke the corners out.
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5. Repeat steps 2-4 for the label.
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6. Cut a length of bakers twine, insert one end in the top of the teabag, and sew the top shut along the top line.
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7. Insert the other end of the twine in the open end of the label and sew the label shut.

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Pom Pom Coasters Tutorial

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Make these colorful fun coasters to add a pop of color to your table. Add pom poms randomly or add the pom poms in a pattern for a fun look.

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

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Pom poms
Scissors
Hot glue
Hot glue gun

Things to do:
1. Trace a circle on a piece of felt.
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2. Cut two circles from felt.
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3. Glue the two circles together.
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4. Glue a single pom pom in the center of the circle.
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5. Glue 6 pom poms surrounding the center pom pom and then 12 pom poms surround those.
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6. Continue adding pom poms until you are satisfied with the size of the coaster.
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7. Trim the excess felt from under the pom poms.
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DIY Tetris Puzzle Cube

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Handmade toys are the best gifts! Make your own tetras-inspired puzzle cube to give to any tetris lover in your life.

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

Things you’ll need:
Wooden cubes
Food coloring, paint, or liquid watercolors
Hot glue
Hot glue gun

Things to do:
1. Dye the cubes in the chosen colors (4 red, purple, yellow and 8 blue, green).
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2. Let the cubes dry completely.
3. Hot glue the yellow cubes together, one at a time, in a “z” shape. Line up the edges and be careful to keep the cubes straight as you go.
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4. Repeat for the remaining colors, in their subsequent shapes.
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5. Interlock the shapes to create a cube, using the photos as a guide.
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How to Make a Boho Inspired Jewelry Display

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Create a beautiful wall display for your necklaces and other jewelry. Give it a rustic look with faux-stained wood and some mis-matching drawer knobs.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 2 hours
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Wood plaque
Brown paint
Knobs
Drill
Something to cut the ends of the knobs

Things to do:
1. Using a VERY light coat of brown, paint the entire plaque. If you dab the paint on and spread it as thin as possible, you will get a faux stain look. Let the paint dry complete.
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2. Drill three evenly spaced holes, about the same diameter as the knob screws.
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3. Screw the knobs into the holes and screw the washer/nut on the back to secure it.
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4. Cut the ends of the knobs off at the nut.
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How to Make Clothespin Arrows Tutorial

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Looking for a fun rainy day project for older kids? These wooden arrows are easy to make and look really cool when they’re completed!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Foam brush
Dowel
Clothespins
Hot glue gun/glue sticks
Stain

Things to do:
1. The first step is disassembling your clothespins. Twist the ends in opposite directions to loosen and remove the metal clips.
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2. Use hot glue to secure the clothespin pieces to a wooden dowel. Create an arrowhead and fletching.
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3. Stain the entire surface of the arrow and let it dry.
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How to Make Felt Succulents

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Spruce up your shelves with a little plant – No green thumb required! This felt succulent looks lovely on display and you don’t have to water it!

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

Things you’ll need:
Paper mache pot
Rocks
Hot glue gun/glue sticks
Felt
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Fill your paper mache pot with rocks. Leave a small gap in the center, so you can slide your succulent in place.
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2. Cut out green felt leaves for your succulent. You’ll need four large leaves and four small leaves.
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3. Use hot glue to secure the four large leaves together.
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4. Fill in the succulent with the small leaves, using hot glue to fill in any gaps.
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5. Slide your succulent into the center of your rocks.
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