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Embroidery Hoop Saltbox House Wreath Tutorial

There’s no place like home for the holidays! Adorn your front door with this adorable village wreath and complete your shabby chic Christmas decor.

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

Things you’ll need:
Large embroidery hoop
Evergreen picks
White star picks
Paper mache saltbox house
Red satin ribbon
Spray Glitter
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Wire
Wire cutters
Scissors
White paint
Paint brush
Mod Podge
Diamond Dust

Things to do:
1. Start by painting your house completely white.
2. Apply a thick layer of Mod Podge to the entire house then sprinkle on the glitter for a shimmery effect.
3. Use wire to attach your greenery picks to the bottom of the embroidery hoop.
2. Use hot glue to add your paper mache house. For our wreath, we placed the house in the center.
3. Spray the greenery and decor with glitter.
4. Add a large bow to the top of the embroidery hoop.

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DIY “Joy” Rustic Wood Christmas Ornaments


These ornaments are the perfect handmade addition to a shabby chic Christmas tree. Experiment with different colors of paint to create an ornament that complements your Christmas decor.

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

Things you’ll need:
Unfinished Wood Ornament Cutout
Miniature Green Sisal Wreath
Miniature Ivory Frosted Wreath
Letter Stickers
Stain
Red Acrylic Paint
White Chalk Paint
Paint Brush
Sandpaper
Jute

Things to do:
1. Stain the ornament and let it dry completely.
2. Place J and Y stickers on the ornament allowing room for the wreath in the center.
3. Paint your ornament, covering the stickers.
4. Gently pull off stickers when paint is completely dry.
5. Sand the edges of the ornament.
6. Spray the ornament with clear coat and let it dry.
7. Glue your miniature wreath in between the J and Y then string a piece of jute through the top hole and knot the ends, creating a loop hanger.

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How to Make Felt Christmas Village Luminaries


Light up the night with these miniature felt homes! This project is perfect for a snowy afternoon – Make multiple homes and arrange them together like a village for an adorable shelf display of table centerpiece.

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

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Knife and cutting mat
Ruler
Pencil
Paper
Thread
Needle
Battery-powered tea lights

Things to do:
1. The first step is creating a pattern for your houses. We’ve included an image of our pattern with dimensions below.
2. Trace the pattern onto the back of your felt. Trace around the windows and doors too, so you know where to cut.
3. Using a ruler as a guide, cut along the edges with a knife.
4. Fold the sides of the house together and stitch them in place with a needle and thread.
5. Place a battery powered tealight inside to illuminate the house.

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DIY Vintage Farmhouse Tart Mold Ornaments Tutorial


These kitschy diorama-style ornaments are the perfect snowy day project! Grab your supplies and get creative as your make custom ornaments to adorn your Christmas tree!

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

Things you’ll need:
Tart Pans (rusty and galvanized)
Mini Figurines (deer and snowmen)
Miniature Bottle Brush Trees (green and white)
Pine Stems
Wire Cutters
Sheet Music
Cotton
Pencil
Mini Gold Garland
Ribbon
Tacky Glue

Things to do:
1. Lay your tart mold onto a piece of sheet music and trace around the bottom. Cut out the shape and use glue to attach it to the center of your tart mold.
2. Use hot glue to attach a piece of mini pine garland and mini gold garland around the inside edge of the tart mold.
3. Use hot glue to attach your figurines to the inside of the tart mold. Get creative with the scenes you create!
4. Pull a piece of cotton apart, creating a thin layer of ‘snow.’ Use hot glue to attach it to the bottom of your tart mold scene.
5. Cut a 6-inch piece of ribbon and tie the ends in a knot, creating a loop. Use hot glue to secure it to the back of the tart mold and use it to hand your ornament.

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DIY Homespun Christmas Spool Garland


Deck the halls with a DIY garland this season! This ribbon spool garland is the perfect decoration for the modern maker.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 1 Hour
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Wooden Spools (1-inch, 2-1/8 inch, assorted)
Buttons (assorted, unfinished wood)
Jute
Ribbons (various sizes and colors)
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut short pieces of ribbon and use hot glue to wrap them around your spools. Use a variety of sizes and colors.
2. Cut a short piece of jute/ribbon and tie a bow around the center of your ribbon-covered spool.
3. Use hot glue to add a button to the center of your bow.
4. Thread the spool onto a length of ribbon and drip hot glue down the center of the spool to hold it in place.
5. When all of your spools have been added to the garland, use hot glue to add buttons on the ribbon between spools.

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How to Make Popsicle Stick Ski Ornaments Tutorial

Hit the slopes in style this season! These popsicle stick ski ornaments are super easy to make and lots of fun too – It’s the perfect snow day craft!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 8 and up *use craft glue for younger ages

Things you’ll need:
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Colored popsicle sticks
6-inch skewers
Acrylic paint
10mm sequins
Bakers twine
Felt
Snowflake confetti

Things to do:
1. Paint thin stripes on both ends of your popsicle sticks.
2. Use hot glue to attach snowflakes just below the stripes.
3. Cross the popsicle sticks in an ‘x’ shape and use hot glue to attach them.
4. Slide sequins on the ends of both skewers and use glue to attach them to the skis. These will be your ski polls.
5. Cut felt into 1/4 ” strip and make two straps for your ski polls. Use glue to attach them in a loop shape to the top of the skewers.
6. Glue your ski polls to your skis then cut a 3/4 ” strip of white felt and wrap it around the center of skis. Glue it in place.
7. Cut a piece of bakers twine and tie a bow around the strip of felt.
8. Cover your skis with a quick spray of glitter spray for a sparkly finish.
9. Cut a 6-inch piece of bakers twine and knot the ends. Use hot glue to attach the loop to the back of the skis, creating an ornament hanger.

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DIY Snowman Felt Coasters Tutorial

These felt coasters add personality and warmth to your home during the cold winter months! All you need is a few simple supplies to get crafting, so let’s get creative!

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

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Embroidery floss
Needle

Things to do:
1. Cut out two 4″ circles from ivory felt.
2. Cut out a carrot nose from rust felt and use embroidery floss to stitch it into place.
3. Add two French knots for your snowman’s eyes.
4. Lay the second felt circle under the face and use embroidery floss to blanket stitch around the outside edge.

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How to Make Popsicle Stick Car Ornaments


Looking for the perfect snow day activity for kids? These popsicle stick ornaments are simple and a whole lot of fun to make! Give the kids different colored popsicle sticks or pieces to decorate the car and make it all their own.

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

Things you’ll need:
Colored popsicle sticks
Black buttons
Green pipe cleaners
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Tacky glue
Glitter paper
Scissors
Cinnamon sticks
Bakers twine

Things to do:

  1. Hot glue a button to the end of two popsicle sticks. These will be the wheels of your car.


  2. Next, create the sides of your car by hot gluing two popsicle sticks horizontally on either side of the wheel bases.
  3. Using wire cutters or strong scissors, shorten the vertical popsicle (car sides) sticks.
  4. Measure the distance between the sides of your car and cut a popsicle stick to fit in the middle. Use hot glue to attach it.
  5. Trace the shape of the center of your car onto a piece of glitter paper. Cut out the shape and glue it inside.
  6. Break off a cinnamon stick to measure roughly the size of the roof of your car.
  7. Wrap pipe cleaner around the stick in a spiral, getting bigger towards one end to create a Christmas tree. Use glue to hold the ends of the pipe cleaner in place.
  8. Glue the tree to the top of the car.
  9. Cut a 6-inch piece of twine and tie the ends together, creating a loop. Glue the loop to the car to create a hanger for your ornament.
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DIY Pom Pom Christmas Light Garland Tutorial


All is merry and bright! This retro, Christmas light garland adds the perfect, festive touch to your space.

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

Things you’ll need:
Yarn (red, gold, green, blue, and white)
Large pompom maker
Wooden spools (0.75-inch)
Silver pony beads
Silver spray paint
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Large embroidery needle

Things to do:

  1. Paint your spools silver. We’ve found it’s easiest to spray paint them – String the spools on a dowel and set them over a box. Twist them as your paint to be sure all sides are evenly covered.

  2. Make pompoms in various colors leaving two long strands at the end to tie them in place.
  3. Trim the pompoms into light bulb shapes.
  4. Braid three strands of green yard together to make a strand for the garland.
  5. Thread a long piece of yarn through the spools and add a bead at the top with hot glue.


  6. Tie them onto the braided strand.
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Christmas Clothespin Angel Ornament Tutorial


These clothespin angels add a lovely, handmade touch to your holiday decor. Add string to the back and hang them as ornaments or run ribbon through the clothespin to create a present topper.

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

Things you’ll need:
Clothespins
Black and red markers
White yarn
White boa
White pipe cleaners
White felt
Scissors
1-inch wood doll head
Tacky glue
Gold paint
Paint brush
Wire cutters

Things to do:

  1. Paint hair on your wood doll head.

  2. Color the bottom 1/2 ” of the clothespin black to look like feet.
  3. Wrap white yarn around the clothespin to make the body. Tie a knot in the back to hold the yarn in place.
  4. Glue a short piece of the boa around the center of the clothespin to make the angel’s tutu.
  5. Make a pair of angel wings by folding a piece of felt in half and cutting a 2″ wide half heart shape.
  6. Glue 3 1/2 ” of chenille wire on the back of the clothespin and glue the heart shape on the back of the wire.
  7. Push the head onto the top of the clothespin and draw on the eyes in black and the mouth in red.
  8. Make a little loop with the chenille wire to create a halo.

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