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How to Make a Boho Macrame Feather Wall Hanging

This DIY Boho Macrame Feather Wall Hanging is right on trend and will look perfect in your modern nursery or anywhere in your home. Check out our macrame feather charm tutorial for part one of this project.

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

Things you’ll need:
Dowel rod
Macrame feathers
Macrame cord
Scissors
Yard stick
Wood beads

Things to do:
1. Follow our Macrame Feather Charms tutorial and make 3-5 feathers.
2. Loop the feathers around the center of your dowel.
3. Slide two beads onto a 20″ piece of macrame cord.
4. Tie the cord to the ends of the dowel.
5. Slide your wooden beads over the cord ends to cover them.

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How to Make a Pompom Fairy Peg Doll

This adorable pompom fairy is cute as an ornament or present topper. Use it in place of a bow for a pretty and unique gift that your little ballerina is sure to love.

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

Things you’ll need:
Pink tulle
3/16″ Pink and white ribbon
Wood peg doll body
Black fine line sharpie
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Pompom maker
Scissors
String
White pearl acrylic paint
Paint brush

Things to do:
1. Paint the fairy body white and let it dry. Don’t paint the head.
2. Make a pompom out of pink tulle.

3. Use a sharpie to draw eyes on the fairy head.
4. Use hot glue to attach the body to the tulle pompom. It should slide down in the center, so the pompom looks like a skirt.
5. Use hot glue to attach a pink ribbon bow to the head.
6. Make a loop with white ribbon for hanging and use hot glue to attach it behind the pink bow on the head.

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Pompom Bumble Bee Garland Tutorial

This adorable garland is the perfect spring or summer birthday party decoration! The bright colors and playful bumble bees add a whimsical touch to your decor.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Black yarn
Yellow yarn
Pompom maker
3″ Black pipe cleaners
White felt
Daisy felt stickers
Googly eyes
Bakers twine
Clothespins
Scissors
Pencil
Paper

Things to do:
1. First, create a pattern for your bee wings. It should be an “8” shape that measures roughly 1 1/2 ” wide and 3 1/2 ” tall.
2. Use a 2 1/2 ” pompom maker to make a black pompom.
3. Make a yellow and black pompom, alternating the colors of yarn used to create stripes.
4. Trim the pompoms into even circles and make the black pompom slightly smaller than the striped pompom.
5. Use hot glue to attach the pompoms together.
6. Add google eyes to the black pompom.
7. Cut 3 inches of pipe cleaner and fold it in half. Bend the tips over to create antennas. Attach the antennas to the bees head using hot glue.
8. Trace your wing pattern onto a piece of white felt and cut out the shape. Use hot glue to secure them to the back of the bee.
9. Cut a long piece of twine for the length of your garland and attach the bee with hot glue.
10. Measure 8″ from the bee and attach a daisy felt sticker with a clothespin.
11. Alternate bees and daisies until the length of garland has been filled.

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How to Make a Spring-Inspired Tree Centerpiece

Spring has sprung! This whimsical decoration is a great way to brighten up your space and welcome the season.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 45 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Pruning sheers
Tree branch
Pompoms
Bird’s nest
Eggs
Bakers twine
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
Birch bark planter
Florist foam
Bird stickers
Rocks
Moss

Things to do:
1. Trim florist blocks to fit tightly into the planter.
2. Trim your tree branch to a sharp point and insert it in the foam bocks.
3. Cover the foam with rocks for stability and use moss to cover the rocks for decoration.
4. Cut pieces of bakers twine into 5″ lengths. Tie a knot close to the end to make a loop for hanging. Glue the bakers twine to the top of an egg to create an ornament for the tree.
5. Peel the paper off the back of the birds and place a knotted bakers twine loop between two stickers. Press the stickers together to create an ornament.
6. Use hot glue to add pompoms to the branch. Try to vary the colors and placement for a cheery, whimsical look.
7. Hang your bird and egg ornaments around on the tree.

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How to Make a Butterfly Mobile

Dress up your nursery or playroom for spring with this butterfly mobile. Customize the butterfly and ribbon colors to match your interior – Kids will love the way the butterfly wings flutter in the breeze!

As always, please use common sense and caution. Never hang this mobile low enough for the baby to grasp, and be cautious of smaller pieces that can be choking items. Adjust in height as baby grows! It’s always good to be cautious.

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

Things you’ll need:
Ribbon
Butterfly garland
10-inch embroidery hoop
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
Pencil
Ruler

Things to do:
1. Make a mark on the embroidery hoop every 2 3/4 ” around the entire circumference. These marks will show you were to tie on the butterfly garland pieces.
2. Tie ribbon around the hoop, alternating colors. We’ve found it works best to cut the ribbon into 8″ pieces with a slanted cut.
3. Cut two pieces of ribbon measuring 24″ long. Be sure they’re exactly the same length, or your mobile will hang crooked.
4. Cut pieces of butterfly garland in various lengths and tie a piece at every mark on your hoop.

5. Use hot glue to secure the pieces in an “x” pattern across the hoop for hanging.

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DIY Mosaic Seashell Pencil Holder Tutorial

Bring the beach home with you! You don’t have to be away on vacation to enjoy the beauty of the ocean. This shell pencil holder will remind you of the beach, even when you’re working at your desk.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Can
Ivory felt
Natural crushed seashells
Ruler
Pen
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut a 5″ strip of felt and glue it around the can, leaving a bit extra at the can opening. Glue the excess felt down into the center of the can, covering any sharp edges.
2. Use hot glue to attach shells to the surface of the can. Cover all of the felt, piecing the shells together in a mosaic pattern.

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How to DIY Yarn Dandelion Bouquet

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. These Dandelion flowers may be a bother in your yard, but they look super cute on your shelves or table!

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

Things you’ll need:
Pipe cleaners
Yarn (yellow and green)
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Fork

Things to do:
1. Tie a piece of yellow yarn two inches below the end of the pipe cleaner.
2. Place a fork next to the pipe cleaner and wrap the yarn around the fork until it’s about 1/4 inch thick. Cut the yarn.
3. Fold both sides of the pipe cleaner around the yellow yarn bundle and twist it to secure.
4. Knot a piece of green yarn 1/4 inch up the yellow yarn bundle and start wrapping until the bottom portion of yellow yarn is covered with green yarn. Cut the yarn and use hot glue to secure.
5. Use scissors to get open the yellow yarn bundle, revealing your flower.

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How to Make a ‘Spring has Sprung’ Grass Wreath

Spring has sprung! Make sure your front door is ready for the sunshine with this green grass wreath.

Difficultly level: Beginner
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Grass mat
Artificial gypsophila pick
Wood cutout flowers
Bumble bees
Ladybugs
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Wreath form
Paint (lavender, light pink, diva pink, and white)
Paint brush

Things to do:
1. The first step is painting your wood flower cutouts. Use different colors of acrylic paint to make them pop.
2. Cut the grass into strips and use hot glue to secure it around the paper mache wreath form. If there are any blank spots when you finish, use your scraps to fill them in.
3. Arrange flowers, lady bugs, bees and small flowers around the wreath, leaving an empty space for a bow at the top. Use hot glue to secure them in place.
4. Cut a piece of ribbon and tie a large bow. Use hot glue to secure it to the wreath.

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DIY Succulent Wreath Tutorial

No green thumb? No problem! This succulent wreath adds a lovely pop of green to your home decor and requires ZERO upkeep!

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

Things you’ll need:
Peel and stick moss
Succulents
Chalkboard sign
Scissors
Wire cutters
Wreath form
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Chalk pen

Things to do:

  1. Cut your moss into 2-inch strips. Unpeel the back and stick the moss around the wreath.
  2. Trim the stems off of your succulents and use hot glue to secure them in place.
  3. Write a message on your chalkboard sign and use hot glue to secure it to the back of your wreath form.

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How to Make an Upcycled Mossy Planter

Dress up your spring flower pots with this quick and easy tutorial! In just a few minutes, you can transform a plastic container into an adorable spring decor piece. Place it on your table as a centerpiece or outside your front door to welcome guests.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Peel and stick moss
Plastic container
Flowers
Potting soil
Scissors
Chalkboard sign
Chalk pen
Eggs
Spring chicks

Things to do:

  1. Peel the sticky back off of your moss sheet and wrap it tightly around your plastic container. If there is any excess moss hanging over, fold it down into the container.
  2. Fill the pot with potting soil and plant your flowers.
  3. Write a message on your chalkboard sign and stick it down in the soil.
  4. Arrange your spring chicks and any other decorations in the soil.

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