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Make Your Own Fourth of July Door Hanger Tutorial

Celebrate summer with this patriotic door hanger! This is great project to enlist your kids’ help on – They will have fun painting the cutouts and helping you glue the pieces together to create this fun decoration.

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

Things you’ll need:
“4” Wood cutout
Chipboard letters
Ribbon
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Craft glue
Acrylic paint (red, white and blue)
Foam brush

Things to do:

  1. Paint your “4” cutout red. Let the shape dry completely before moving on to the next step.
  2. Next, you’ll need to paint your letters. Paint the “J” and “L” blue and the “U” and “Y” white.
  3. Use craft glue to secure the letters to the “4” cutout.
  4. Use hot glue to attach a long ribbon hanger to the back of the “4”.
  5. Cut a piece of ribbon and tie a large bow at the top of the hanger.
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DIY Yard Tic-Tac-Toe Game

Get outside and play with this larger-than-life Tic-Tac-Toe game! This is the perfect summer yard game – It’s easy to transport and kids will have hours of fun arranging the letters!

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

Things you’ll need:
Paper mache letters (X and O)
Acrylic paint (red, white, and blue)
Foam pouncer
White rope
Scissors
Foam brush
Clear coat finish

Things to do:

  1. Paint your X’s and O’s white with a foam brush. Allow the paint to dry completely before moving on.
  2. Paint a stripe pattern on your X’s. Use painter’s tape to create the pattern and fill in the gaps with paint on a foam brush.
  3. Use your foam pouncer to create polka dots on your O’s.
  4. Cut four pieces of white rope, all measuring 1 yard in length.
  5. Spray your X’s and O’s with clear coat finishing spray.
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DIY Patriotic Tutu Tutorial

Dress up your little darling this 4th of July with a patriotic tutu! With a few simple materials, you can create a festive skirt that will have her twirling all day long!

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

Things you’ll need:
Red, white and blue tulle
Ribbon
Foam star stickers
Scissors
Yardstick

Things to do:

  1. Determine the length of skirt desired.
  2. Cut tulle strips double the desired length, plus two inches.
  3. Cut the ribbon for the waist of the tutu, adding additional length to tie a bow.
  4. Tie the tulle onto the ribbon. Start with blue tulle strips until 1/2 of the ribbon is full. Next, alternate two red and two white tulle strips until you cover the length of the ribbon.
  5. Add star stickers to the blue tulle in a random pattern.
  6. Tie the extra ribbon in a bow.
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How to Make Quick Patriotic Luminaries

Light up the night with this patriotic lantern! This mason jar craft only takes a few minutes and looks lovely as a centerpiece for your picnic table during the warm summer months!

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

Things you’ll need:
American flag
Tealights
Sand
Scissors
Ribbon
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:

  1. Remove the stick from the flag.
  2. Place the flag inside the glass jar, so it covers three sides of the mason jar.
  3. Pour sand in the jar.
  4. Place the tealight in the middle of the sand.
  5. Use hot glue to cover the rim of the jar with ribbon.
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DIY Decorative Carrots for Easter and Spring


Get ready for Easter with these adorable, jute carrots! In just a few minutes, you can create a lovely addition to your spring decor or table centerpiece.

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

Things you’ll need:
Cardboard cone
Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks
Orange twine
Artificial grass
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Use hot glue to anchor the end of your orange jute to the bottom of your cone. Wrap the jute around the cone until it is completely covered, using hot glue when needed to keep the jute in place.



2. Trim several pieces of artificial grass off and stick them through the top of your cardboard cone.

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Spring Chick Wooden Spoon Tutorial


Looking for a fun project to do with your kids? These Spring chick wooden spoons are simple to make and oh-so-cute!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 minutes
Age range: 8 and up *Younger ages will need assistance with hot glue gun

Things you’ll need:
Scissors
Wooden spoon
Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks
Google eyes
Yellow paint
Paint brush
Orange foam sheet

Things to do:
1. Paint your wooden spoon with yellow acrylic paint and set it aside to dry.



2. Cut a triangle out of an orange foam sheet and fold it in half. Apply hot glue to the end and attach it to the front, center of your spoon. This will be your chick’s beak.



3. Use hot glue to add two google eyes just above the beak.

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“Spring” Door Hanger Tutorial


Welcome the season with a festive door hanger! Our burlap, “Spring” banner looks lovely hung on your front door and is easy to display – No nails needed!

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

Things you need:
Gold metal ring
Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks
Scissors
Burlap ribbon
Cork letters

Things to do:
1. First, cut a 3-foot piece of burlap ribbon.


2. Slide the burlap ribbon through the metal ring and use hot glue to attach both sides.

3. Use hot glue to attach the cork letters to the burlap ribbon and spell out the word “spring.” Space them evenly all the way down and keep them in the center of the ribbon.

4. The final step is adding a bow to the top. Tie a bow out of burlap ribbon and use hot glue to attach it to the top of your door hanger.

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Kid Friendly Spring Bunny Tutorial


Celebrate the season with this festive and fun craft project! These adorable bunnies are simple to make, so they’re perfect for kids! Just swap out the hot glue gun for craft glue and you’re ready to go!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 6 and up

Things you’ll need:
Wooden plaque
Acrylic paint
Paint brush
Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks or craft glue
Google eyes
Foam sheets (white and pink)
Buttons
Ribbon
Scissors

Things to do:
1. First, paint your wooden plaque with cream or black acrylic paint. Set it aside to dry.


2. Next, cut your foam shapes. You’ll need a pink heart and two white rectangles. These pieces will be your bunny’s nose and teeth.
3. Use hot glue to attach two google eyes, your heart nose and teeth to the front of your painted plaque.

4. Cut a 14-inch piece of ribbon and tie it in a bow. Use glue to secure the bow to the top of your bunny’s head.

5. Add a button to the center of the bow.

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DIY Ice Cream Cone Decorations


Celebrate a birthday with these festive ice cream cone decorations! This sweet treat brightens up your space, adding a colorful, playful vibe to any party!

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

Things you’ll need:
2 1/2 inch styrofoam balls
Brown cardstock
Fabric
Sewing machine
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Tacky glue
Bakers twine
Pen
Ruler
Compass
Pinking shears
Floral pins

Things to do:
1. First, make a pattern for your cones. Use a compass to draw a 1/4 circle that is 5 1/2 inches tall. Cut out the shape.



2. Cut a notch off the end and roll the cardstock into a cone shape, overlapping the paper roughly 2-inches at the widest part of the cone. Use glue to hold it in place.

3. Cut a 42-inch x 1 1/2 inch strip of fabric and trim the edges with pinking shears.

4. Sew long stitches down the center of the fabric and pull the thread to gather the fabric until the length measures 8-inches. Trim excess thread.


5. Cut a 9-inch fabric circle and wrap it around your Styrofoam ball, using hot glue to secure.


6. Run a line of hot glue around the inside of your cone and slide the Styrofoam ball onto the cone.

7. Use hot glue to attach your ruffle to the top of the cone.

8. Finish your cone by cutting a 24-inch piece of bakers twine, folding it in half and using a floral pin to attach it to the top of your cone.

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DIY Spring Farmhouse Wall Pocket Tutorial


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

Things you’ll need:
Wooden pendants
Chicken wire
E6000 glue
Scissors
Artificial flowers
Clothespins
Natural vine wire rope
Craft glue
Wire cutters
Sheet moss

Things to do:
1. Lay your pendant on a sheet of chicken wire and cut a piece large enough to wrap around the edges of your wooden pedant, with roughly 1-inch extra on all sides.


2. Wrap the chicken wire around the pendant, bending the edges around the wood to hold it in place. There should be a gap between the wire and the wood on the front, where you can slide your flowers and moss in.

3. Sandwich the wire between a second pendant, using E6000 Glue. Pin the edges with clothespins to hold the pieces in place while the glue dries.


4. Cut a piece of sheet moss just larger than your pendant and slide it down in the chicken wire.

5. Fill the planter with artificial flowers.

6. Finish the planter by adding a natural vine wire rope hanger. Wrap the wire around the edges of the planter and display.

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