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How to Make a Felt Heart Ornament Tutorial

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Dress up your space with these festive, felt hearts! They’re easy to make and add a lovely, seasonal touch to your home decor.

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

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Scissors
Hot glue gun/glue sticks
Ribbon

Things to do:
1. First, you need to cut some felt strips. Cut them 1-inch wide and the length of the piece of felt. You’ll need two strips for every ornament.
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2. Cut your two felt strips in half.
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3. Next, we’re going to make our heart shapes. Apply a drop of hot glue to the end of your felt strip and fold the ends together, creating a heart.
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4. Do the same thing with your next two felt strips, but slide the first heart down the center, linking them together with the glue.
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5. To make your heart ornament nice and sharp, apply a drop of hot glue at the bottom of the hearts and pinch them together.
6. The final step is adding a hanger. Cut a 10-inch piece of ribbon and use hot glue to attach the ends. Slide it down the center of your top heart.
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DIY Candy Conversation Heart Valentines

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Looking for a cute Valentine’s Day craft to do with your kids? These foam conversation hearts are fun and involve several different skills, including cutting, gluing and sewing. Your kids will love making them for all of their friends!

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

Things you’ll need:
Foam
Foam hearts
Embroidery floss
Needle
Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Start by cutting out two identical heart shapes. To make a symmetrical pattern, fold your foam in half and cut out a ‘half heart’ shape.
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2. Use a needle and embroidery floss to secure the two hearts together. Leave 2-inches open, so you can fill the heart with treats!
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3. Secure foam conversation hearts on the front to decorate your heart – You can either use hot glue or simply pull off the sticker on the back!
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4. Fill your heart with little surprises, like candy or conversation hearts!
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DIY Glittering Star Headband

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Celebrate in style with this sparkling star headband! Not bold enough to wear a crown to your next soiree? These also make adorable photo booth props!

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

Things you’ll need:
Black headbands
Hot glue gun/glue sticks
Glittery stars
Wire *optional
Wire cutters *optional

Things to do:
1. First, we’re going to glue two headbands together. Put a dot of glue on the bottom of both sides of the headband and slide it over the other headband. Let the glue dry before moving on.
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2. Use hot glue to attach 5 stars across the top of the headband. Get creative with placement and create your own unique look.
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3. If you’ll be wearing this a lot or giving it to a child to play with, secure the seam where the headbands meet with wire. Simply wrap it around and clamp the edges down, so it doesn’t scratch your head.
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Modern Cinnamon Stick Himmeli Ornament Tutorial

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Fill your home with the sweet smell of cinnamon! This all-natural air freshener will fill your space with a warm and inviting aroma. Make several and display them throughout the room for best results.

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

Things you’ll need:
Cinnamon sticks
String
Scissors
Wooden beads
Hot glue gun/glue sticks

Things to do:
1. The first step is cutting your string. You need four pieces, all measuring about 24-inches long. Knot the ends of your strings together.
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2. Slide cinnamon sticks on all four of your strings. Pull them up tight to the knot.
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3. Now we’re going to add a crossing cinnamon stick. Slide it on a string as you normally would, but then slide the neighboring string through it as well. Repeat this step on the other side, so you have two crossing cinnamon sticks.
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4. Add four more cinnamon sticks on the four strings.
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5. When all of your cinnamon sticks are in place, pull the ends of your string up and tie them in a knot, creating a diamond shape.
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6. To add dimension to your cinnamon stick hanger, use hot glue to add beads in between your cinnamon stick diamonds.
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7. Slide a wooden bead onto the top of the cinnamon stick diamond and knot your strings in a loop, creating a hanger.
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5-Minute Rustic Christmas Ornament Tutorial

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Looking for a quick and easy way to update your ornaments this holiday season? These rustic Christmas ornaments take only a few minutes to make and look absolutely lovely in the glow of Christmas lights.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 5 Minutes
Age range: 8 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Paper mache ornament
Greenery
Scissors
Hot glue gun/glue sticks

Things to do:
1. First, we’re going to create a base of greenery. Trim off a piece or two and secure them to the top of your ornament with a drop of hot glue. Let the glue dry before moving on to the next step. Be careful not to cover the hanger on the ornament.
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2. Trim off a few accent pieces, such as berries or pinecones, and secure them to the top of the greenery. Use them to cover the seam, where the greenery is glued to the ornament.
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3. Display your ornament and enjoy!
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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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DIY Glitter Party Cups {Video} Tutorial

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In just a few minutes, you can transform your plain cups into glittery, festive, party cups! Set aside 20 minutes before your soiree and make your drink ware extra special!

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

Things you’ll need:
Cup
Glitter
Newspaper
Spray adhesive

Things to do:
1. First, protect your work area with a large piece of newspaper.
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2. Spray the bottom 1/3 of your cup with spray adhesive. Be sure to shake the can well before use!
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3. Sprinkle a thin layer of glitter over the adhesive and let it dry before use.
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“JOY” Faux Fur Christmas Letters Tutorial

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It’s cold outside, but your decor will be oh-so-cozy! These fur letters add a chic, modern touch to your home around the holidays. If you’re looking for an update to traditional holiday decor, this DIY is for you!

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

Things you’ll need:
Fur
JOY paper mache letters
Scissors
Marker
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Trace the outline of your letter onto the backside of your fur. Cut out the shape.
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2. Use hot glue to attach the fur to your letter.
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3. Cut several 1-inch wide strips of fur and use hot glue to attach them to the edges of your letter.
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Gold-Gilded Woodland Gift Toppers Tutorial

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Take your gift wrapping to the next level with these forest gift toppers! They only take a few minutes to make and easily slide on to any gift, adding a unique, homemade touch.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 5 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Clothespins
Mini bottle brush trees
Deer
Hot glue gun/glue sticks

Things to do:
1. First, apply a drop of hot glue on the end of your clothespin and secure your tree in place.
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2. Add drops of hot glue on the bottom of the deer’s feet and attach it to the other side of the clothespin.
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3. Tie a ribbon around your present and clip your gift topper in place.
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