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5-Minute Primitive Fabric Ball Christmas Ornaments

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Embrace a rustic Christmas decor theme with these quaint, fabric ornaments. Choose several different fabric patterns and make a set to adorn your tree this season.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 5 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Fabric
Scissors
Styrofoam balls
Jute

Things to do:
1. Trim a 12 x 12 inch fabric square.
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2. Lay your Styrofoam ball in the center of the square and pull the edges up tightly around it.
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3. Secure the fabric with a piece of jute. Knot it and tie it in a bow.
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4. Trim any excess fabric to give your ornament a neat, polished look.
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5. Slide a 6-inch piece of jute through the jute tie and knot it, creating a loop to hang your ornament from.
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DIY Twine Pumpkin Garland Tutorial

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Feeling festive? This pumpkin garland is a great way to decorate your home for season! Follow our simple steps and your space will be spooktacular in no time!

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

Things you’ll need:
Orange jute
Scissors
Green pipe cleaners
Jute or string

Things to do:
1. First, we’re going to make the pumpkins for our garland. Start by wrapping your orange jute around your hand. When you’ve reached your desired thickness, trim the end.
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2. Cut a 7-inch piece of jute and slide it down the middle of your jute loop.
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3. Cut a 2-1/2 inch piece of pipe cleaner and lay it on top of your jute loop.
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4. Tie the 7-inch piece of jute in a double knot, securing the pipe cleaner to the jute loop.
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5. Trim any excess jute.
6. Repeat this step until you’ve made enough pumpkins to cover your desired length of garland.
7. Now it’s time to display your pumpkins. Slide a piece of string over the center of your pipe cleaners and wrap them tightly around it, creating the stem of your pumpkins and securing them to your garland.
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8. Display your garland and enjoy!

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Clothespin Snowflake Ornament Tutorial

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Dreaming of a white Christmas? Adorn your tree with these handmade snowflake ornaments! Play with different sized clothespins to add dimension to your Christmas tree.

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

Things you’ll need:
Clothespins
White paint
Foam brush
Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks
Scissors
String

Things to do:
1. First, disassemble your clothespins. Twist them in opposite directions to pop off the metal clip.
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2. Next, we’re going to reattach the pieces. Run hot glue down the flat side of your clothespin and attach it to the flat side of another clothespin.
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3. Lay 8 attached clothespins in a snowflake shape and use hot glue to secure them when you have a look you like.
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4. Cut a 12-inch piece of string and knot the ends to create a loop. Attach it to the back of your star using hot glue.
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5. Paint the snowflake with white acrylic paint.
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DIY Autumn Leaf Garland

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Welcome fall with this gorgeous leaf garland! In just a few minutes, you can transform your space into a cozy, seasonal setting.

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

Things you’ll need:
Artificial leaves
Embroidery needle
Jute or string
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Thread your embroidery needle with string.
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2. Sew through the center of your leaves, spacing your stitches out so the leaf is balanced and supported when it hangs.
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3. When your garland reaches your design length, trim the string and tie a knot at both ends, creating loops you can use to hang your garland.

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DIY Stuffed Fabric Pumpkins Tutorial

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These darling pumpkins make the perfect Halloween or Thanksgiving decor! Play around with different patterns and prints to make a set that complements your home decor.

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

Things you’ll need:
Fabric
Scissors
Jute
Wired jute
Burlap squares
Filler (cotton, rice, etc.)

Things to do:
1. First, cut a 14 x 14 inch square of fabric.
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2. Fill your fabric square with cotton or your choice of filler. For my pumpkins, I used rice.
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3. Cut an 8-inch piece of jute.
4. Pull the sides of your fabric square up towards the center and tie your jute tightly around them to hold them in place. This will create your pumpkin!
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5. Trim the fabric to create an even top.
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6. Fold your burlap square in half and cut a half circle out of the center. Slide it carefully over the top of your pumpkin.
7. Cut five pieces of jute, all measuring roughly 2 1/2 feet, and knot the ends together.
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8. Spread the tails of your knotted jute out and place the pumpkin on the center.
9. Pull your jute tails up, two at a time, wrap them around the top of your pumpkin and knot them in place. Repeat this step until all jute tails are knotted. Trim any excess.
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10. To complete your pumpkin, cut off an 8-inch piece of wired ribbon, wrap it around your finger to create a spiral curl, and secure it on the top of your pumpkin by wrapping it around the stem.
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DIY Spooky “BOO” Halloween Decor

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If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to decorate your home this Halloween, we have a great project for you! We’ve perfected our glittering technique, which means you can add a sparkling, festive touch to your holiday decor without the mess. Grab your glitter and mod podge and let’s get started!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to Complete: 20 Minutes
Age range: 8 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Wooden letters
Foam brush
Mixing Bowl
Mod Podge
Glitter

Things to do:
1. In a small bowl, mix mod podge and glitter together. The more glitter you add, the thicker your coverage will be. Start with a small amount of mod podge and make more of the mixture if you need to – you can’t save this! **Helpful tip: The finer the glitter, the better. Chunky glitter will seize up your mixture.
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2. Use a foam brush to apply your mixture to wooden letters. Use a generous amount to make sure it goes on evenly. If any mod podge runs over the edge, wipe it up with a damp cloth before it dries.
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3. Let your letters dry over night
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DIY Winter Woodland Pine Wreath

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Adorn your door with this lush, Christmas wreath! Bright pops of red add a festive touch to this decor, brightening up your home around the holiday season.

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

Things you’ll need:
Wreath form
Greenery
Green wire
Wire cutters
Pinecones
Cardinals
Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks
Mini ornaments

Things to do:
1. First, fill in the wreath form by wiring greenery to the wreath form.
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2. Use wire to attach pinecones to the wreath frame.
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3. Clip your cardinals in place to add a bright pop of color.
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4. Use hot glue to attach ornaments. They should fill in any gaps left by the greenery.
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5. Display your wreath and enjoy!
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DIY Felt Mountain Scene Banner Tutorial

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Decorate your child’s bedroom with this modern, mountain banner. Play with different colors to complement your current decor and customize the look.

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

Things you’ll need:
Felt in two colors
Scissors
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Pompom garland
Wooden dowel
String

Things to do:
1. First, we’re going to prep our banner. Fold a piece of felt in half and cut a diagonal line from the outside corner to the center, about three inches up from the bottom of the sheet.
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2. Measure the “v” shape and cut a piece of pompom garland to fit.
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3. Use hot glue to attach the pompom garland to the bottom of the banner.
4. Cut three felt triangles. These are going to be your mountains.
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5. Lay your mountains on a piece of white felt and cut out three snow shapes. Use hot glue to attach them to your mountains.
6. Use hot glue to attach the mountains to the front of your banner.
7. Run a line of hot glue along the top of your banner and roll it around a wooden dowel.
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8. Tie a piece of string on either side of the dowel to create a hanger.
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DIY Pumpkin Mason Jar

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Fall is here and we’re celebrating the season with this festive DIY! In a few simple steps, you can upcycle a mason jar into seasonal candy storage or a fun piece of decor.

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

Things you’ll need:
Mason jar
Orange paint
Foam brush
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Artificial leaves
Wooden knobs
Rusty wire
Wire cutters

Things to do:
1. First, paint your mason jar orange. If you’re using acrylic paint instead of glass paint, apply a thick coat. If you try to add a second layer, the paint will peel up.
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2. Use hot glue to attach an artificial leaf to the center of your mason jar lid.
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3. Use hot glue to attach your wooden knob to the lid. Place it directly in the center, so it covers the seam where your leaf is glued to the lid.
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4. Cut a 10-inch piece of wire and wrap it around your wooden knob. Wrap the tails of wire around a pair of pliers to curl them.
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Upcycle Tin Can Pumpkin Tutorial

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Spruce up your space with these shabby-chic tin can pumpkins! They add such a charming, homey touch to your holiday decor that you’ll want to keep them up all season long!

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

Things you’ll need:
Tin can
Orange paint
Foam brush
Hot glue gun/glue sticks
Artificial leaves
Wired ribbon
Raffia ribbon

Things to do:
1. First, paint your tin can orange. If you’re using acrylic paint, apply a thick coat. It’s difficult to add another layer once the paint has dried.
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2. Next, we get to decorate! Use hot glue to secure a leaf to the top of your tin can.
3. Wrap wired ribbon around the handle of your foam brush to create the stem. Slide it off gently, being careful to preserve the curl. Use hot glue to secure it the center of your lid, just over the leaf.
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4. To finish your pumpkin, wrap raffia ribbon around the middle of the tin can and knot it in the center. Trim the ends for a polished look.
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