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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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5-Minute Jingle Bell Wreath Tutorial

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Spread holiday cheer with a musical ornament that complements any Christmas decor! This project is simple and easy, so the kids can help too!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Wire
Jingle bells
Wire cutters

Things to do:
1. Cut an 8-inch piece of wire.
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2. Slide jingle bells into the wire, varying sizes for dimension.
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3. When the wire is covered with jingle bells, twist the ends together, creating a wreath shape.
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4. Slide a piece of wire through the top of the wreath and wrap the ends together, creating a hanger.
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Repurposed Wine Cork Angel Ornament Tutorial

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Handmade ornaments are a great way to add a personal, homey touch to your Christmas decor. These beautiful angels are simple and look so lovely in the glow of Christmas lights.

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

Things you’ll need:
Wine corks
Hot glue gun/glue sticks
Scissors
Gold ribbon
Permanent marker
String

Things to do:
1. First, use hot glue to attach a wooden bead to the top of your wine cork. This will be the head of your angel.
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2. Tie a bow with your gold ribbon and use hot glue to attach it to the back of the wine cork. This bow will be your angel’s wings!
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3. Use a permanent marker to draw a smile and eyes onto your wooden bead.
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4. The final step is adding a hanger. Cut a 12-inch piece of string and knot then ends together. Use hot glue to attach the knot to the back of the angel.
5. Display your ornament and enjoy!
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5-Minute Snowball Christmas Ornaments Tutorial

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Looking for a modern way to adorn your tree this holiday season? These pom pom ornaments are a great space filler and inexpensive to make. Play with different color combinations to find a look that complements your home decor.

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

Things you’ll need:
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Large pom poms
Cord

Things to do:
1. Cut a 10-inch piece of string and knot the ends together.
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2. Apply a drop of hot glue on the knot.
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3. Separate the pom pom and press the knot firmly down towards the center.
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4. Let the glue dry before hanging your pom pom ornament.

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DIY Seaside-Inspired Christmas Ornament

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Celebrating the season by the seashore? These beautiful, themed ornaments will fit perfectly on your tree.

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

Things you’ll need:
Hot glue gun/glue sticks
Seashells
Scissors
Rope

Things to do:
1. First, create a rope wreath. Wrap your rope around itself in a circle four times, using hot glue to secure the ends. Trim any excess rope.
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2. Next, decorate your rope wreath with seashells. Use hot glue to secure them in place.
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3. The final step is creating a hanger. Cut a 12-inch pieces of rope, fold it in half and lay the wreath on top of it. Slide the ends of the rope through the loop, securing the wreath in place. Use hot glue to attach the ends of rope, creating a hanger.
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Cinnamon Stick Ornament Tutorial

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Adorn your tree and fill your home with the sweet smell of cinnamon! These lovely ornaments take minutes to make and a beautiful, rustic touch to your holiday decor.

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

Things you’ll need:
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Jute
Cinnamon sticks
Greenery

Things to do:
1. Glue three cinnamon sticks together, so they look like a stack of wood.
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2. Cut a 10-inch piece of jute and knot the ends together.
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3. Use hot glue to attach the knot to the top of your cinnamon sticks, creating a hanger for your ornament.
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4. Cut off a piece of greenery and use hot glue to attach it to the top of the knot.
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Cinnamon Stick Snowflake Ornament Tutorial

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This cinnamon stick snowflake makes a great addition to your Christmas tree and smells absolutely amazing! Play with different sized cinnamon sticks to vary the look.

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

Things you’ll need:
Greenery
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
String
Scissors
Cinnamon sticks (two long, four short)

Things to do:
1. Attach your four short cinnamon sticks to a long cinnamon stick using hot glue. They should make a star shape.
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2. Use hot glue to attach the final long cinnamon stick across the middle seam where they all meet.
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3. Trim off a piece of greenery and use hot glue to attach it to the center of your ornament.
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4. Trim a 10-inch piece of string and knot the ends.
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5. Use hot glue to attach the knot to the back of your cinnamon stick ornament.
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DIY Rustic Cinnamon Stick Candle

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Fill your home with the sweet smell of cinnamon! This beautiful DIY is a simple way to decorate your space for winter. It only takes a few minutes to dress up a plain candle and create a cozy atmosphere.

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

Things you’ll need:
Cinnamon sticks
Candle
Ribbon
Jute
Scissors
White paint
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Loosely tie a piece of jute around the center of your candle.
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2. Slide cinnamon sticks into the loop until the entire body of the candle is covered and the jute is taunt.
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3. Start lightly dry brushing your cinnamon sticks with white paint until desired coverage.
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4. Use hot glue to attach a piece of ribbon around the center of your candle.
5. Cut a piece of jute and tie it in a bow around the ribbon.
6. Light your candle and enjoy the sweet smell of cinnamon!
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Woodland Woodslice Snowman Tutorial

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Add to your rustic holiday decor with this woodland inspired snowman. You can customize the fabric colors to match your home’s color scheme and play with different patterns to create a full set to dress up your shelves during the holiday season.

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

Things you’ll need:
Fabric
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Four wood slices
Embroidery floss

Things to do:
1. The first step is making the hat for your snowman. Cut a 5 x 5 inch piece of fabric and use hot glue to attach the sides. Knot a piece of embroidery floss around the top and trim any excess fabric. Use hot glue to attach it to the head of your snowman.
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2. Next, it’s time to build your snowman! Lay one log slice as a flat base and use hot glue to stack the remaining log slices on top of each other.
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3. The final step is adding a scarf! Cut a strip of fabric and use hot glue to attach it around the neck of your snowman. Trim the edges, so they’re even.
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DIY Woodland Pinecone Wreath Tutorial

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Bring some holiday cheer to your front door with this woodland, pinecone wreath. It looks lovely displayed all winter long!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 45 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Pinecones
Wire
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Wire cutters
Artificial greenery
Artificial berries
Wire wreath form

Things to do:
1. The first step is covering your wreath form with pinecones. Cut a 10-inch piece of wire and wrap it around the inside of your pinecone. Wrap the ends of the wire around the wreath form and twist it tight. Repeat this step until all of the pinecones are secured in place.
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2. Next, fill in the empty spaces with greenery and berries. Use wire cutters to cut small pieces of greenery and use hot glue to secure them in place.
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3. Hang your wreath on a door hanger or nail and enjoy!
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