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Woodland Pinecone Gnome Christmas Ornament Tutorial

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This adorable pinecone gnome adds a fun, whimsical vibe to your Christmas decor. Make several with different colored scarves and spice up your shelves this holiday season.

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

Things you’ll need:
Pinecones
Felt
Scissors
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Wooden beads
Mini jingle bells

Things to do:
1. First, use hot glue to attach a wooden bead to the top of your pinecone.
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2. Next, cut a 1/2 inch strip of felt that’s about 6 inches long. Use hot glue to attach it around the neck of your pinecone gnome.
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3. Cut a triangle shape out of your felt and roll it into a hat. Use hot glue to secure the edges.
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4. Apply a drop of hot glue to the top of your hat and attach a mini bell to the top.
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5. Use glue to secure your hat to the top of the wooden bead head.
6. Use black acrylic paint to add little eyes to the wooden bead head.
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7. Display your pinecone gnome and enjoy!
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DIY Rustic Christmas Star Wall Hanging

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This beautiful star looks lovely displayed on your front door as an alternative Christmas wreath! Try adding different varieties of greenery and seasoned ribbons to match your home decor.

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

Things you’ll need:
Paint stir sticks
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Stain
Foam brush
Jute
Artificial greenery
Pip berries
Bells
Dish towel
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Start by staining your wooden paddles. Use a foam brush to thoroughly cover 5 paddles and let them dry completely.
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2. Next, assemble your star using hot glue.
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3. Trim two pieces of greenery and a length of berries. Secure them together by wrapping jute around the top inch of your stems.
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4. Use hot glue to attach the greenery bunch to your star.
5. String jute through the top of your bells and tie them to the star, just above the greenery.
6. Use scissors to cut a length of dishtowel that is 1/2 -inch wide. Tie the ends to create a loop and use hot glue to attach it to the top of your star and use it to display your rustic star.
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Snowman Clothespin Ornament Tutorial

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These darling snowman ornaments add a homemade touch to your Christmas tree decor. Have fun playing with different scarf patterns and create a customized set.

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

Things you’ll need:
Clothespins
Wire
Wire cutters
Orange, white and black paint
Paint brush
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Scissors
Ribbon

Things to do:
1. Disassemble your clothespin by twist it apart until the metal clip comes off.
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2. Put it back together using hot glue, with the flat sides touching.
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3. Paint the clothespins white – It should start to look like your snowman!
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4. Cut aSnowman_Clothespin_Ornament_Tutorial10 10-inch piece of wire.
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5. When the glue is dry, attach one end of the wire to the back to the snowman. Twist the other end around the nose of your pliers or wire cutters to create a curly hanger.
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6. Trim a 5-inch piece of ribbon and use hot glue to wrap it around the neck of your snowman, like a scarf.
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7. Now it’s time to paint on the face of your snowman! Use black paint to add eyes and buttons and orange paint to add a carrot nose.
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8. Display and enjoy!
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DIY Pumpkin Placeholder Tutorial

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This darling placeholder is the perfect addition to your holiday table. Let the guests take their name card home afterwards as a party favor or use them to decorate your home for fall.

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

Things you’ll need:
Wooden block
Orange acrylic paint
Foam brush
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Scissors
Angel hair vine filler
Green wired ribbon
Cinnamon sticks
Paper tag

Things to do:
1. First, paint your wooden block with orange acrylic paint. Let it dry before moving on to the next step.
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2. Next, we get to add the details! Gather a tight bunch of angel hair vine filler and use hot glue to attach it to the top of the wooden block.
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3. Snap a cinnamon stick in half and glue it to the top center of your wooden block to create a pumpkin stem.
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4. The final step is adding your name tag. Wrap a piece of green wired ribbon around the handle of your foam brush to add a curl. Slide the name tag onto the wired ribbon and wrap it around the cinnamon stick stem.
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5. Write your guests’ names on the name tags and enjoy!
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5-Minute Primitive Homespun Ribbon Wreath Ornament

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Fabric ornaments add a rustic touch to your Christmas tree decor. This wreath looks lovely in festive green patterns. Play with different prints and make a mix-matched ornament set you’ll enjoy all season long.

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

Things you’ll need:
Fabric
Mini styrofoam wreath
Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks
Rusty tin stars
Jute
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut 20 fabric strips, each roughly 3/4 inch wide and 8 inches long.
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2. Fold a fabric strip in half and lay the wreath form over it. Slide the ends of the strip around the wreath form and up through the center of the loop, knotting it around the wreath form. Repeat this step until the entire wreath form is covered.
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3. Trim any excess fabric. All fabric strips should be even in length.
4. Use hot glue to attach a metal star to the bottom of the wreath.
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5. Cut an 8-inch piece of jute and knot the ends, creating a loop. Use hot glue to secure it to the back of the wreath.
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DIY Autumn Leaf Wreath

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Celebrate fall with a colorful, leaf wreath! This artificial leaf wreath looks lovely displayed on your front door or on a shelf, adding a seasonal touch to your home decor.

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

Things you’ll need:
Styrofoam wreath form
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Artificial leaves

Things to do:
1. Start filling in your wreath form with your largest artificial leaves. Run a line of hot glue down the center of the leaf and hold it in place until the glue dries. Be sure to vary the colors of leaves to add depth to your wreath.
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2. When you’ve covered a majority of the surface, move on to a different color or side of leaves and start filling in the white space.
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3. If there is any white space remaining, go in with a few more large leaves and patch the empty space. (Don’t forget the sides – they’ll be visible when your wreath is on display!)
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5-Minute Woodland Pinecone Gnome Ornaments

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These pinecone gnomes are the perfect addition to Scandinavian Christmas decor. Make a set or play with different colors of felt and display them proudly.

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

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Pinecones
Yarn
Scissors
Wooden beads
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. First, make the hat for your gnome. Cut a square of felt and roll it into a cone shape. Use hot glue to secure it in place. Use scissors to trim the bottom of the cone, so it’s straight across.
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2. Next, we’re going to make the beard. Cut 10 pieces of yarn, all roughly 1 1/2 inches long. Use hot glue to secure them to a long, anchor piece. Trim the ends, so they’re all the same length.
3. Now we get to assemble the pieces! Use hot glue to secure a large wooden bead to the top of your pinecone – This will be the head of your gnome.
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4. Next, add a nose. Use hot glue to attach a small wooden bead to the center of your head.
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5. Complete your gnome by using hot glue to attach the beard and hat.
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DIY Pumpkin Pie Garland Tutorial

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This pumpkin pie garland is adorable and oh-so-festive! String it over your dining room table to dress up your space.

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

Things you’ll need:
Tan and orange felt
Scissors
String
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
White pom poms

Things to do:
1. The first step is cutting out your triangle pattern for all of your pie slices. Fold a tan felt sheet in half and cut out half a triangle. Open it up to reveal a perfectly symmetrical triangle. Use this pattern to cut out all of your pie bases.
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2. Lay your pattern on top of an orange piece of felt and cut out the shape. Trim 1/2 inch off of the base of the orange triangle.
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3. Secure the orange triangle to the tan triangle with hot glue.
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4. Measure the length you want your garland to be and cut your string.
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5. Secure the garland string to the top of the orange triangle with hot glue.
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6. Now, we’re going to cover the string with pie crust. Cut a 1-inch wide strip from the end of your felt sheet and use glue to secure it along the top of your pie piece. Pinch the felt as you go to create a cute ruffle.
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7. Finish your pie slice with some whip cream! Use hot glue to secure a pompom to the center. Continue adding pie slices to your garland until the entire length of string is covered.
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DIY Succulent Pumpkin Planter Tutorial

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Looking for an inexpensive way to dress up your table this Thanksgiving? This succulent pumpkin planter is quick and easy to make, and it looks lovely amidst candlesticks and holiday fare.

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

Things you’ll need:
Faux pumpkin
Knife
Artificial succulents
Angel hair vine filler
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. The first step is hollowing out your pumpkin. Cut around the stem and remove about 2 inches of the Styrofoam inside.
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2. Next, start filled the gap with succulents. Since the pumpkin is Styrofoam, you can simply press the stems down into the pumpkin and they’ll stay in place.
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3. Finish your pumpkin planter by adding angel hair vine accents around the base of your succulents. Use hot glue to hold the vine in place.
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4. When you’re happy with the styling of your planter, let the glue dry and display it proudly!
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Primitive Homespun Fabric Cinnamon Christmas Tree Ornament Tutorial

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Your Christmas tree will look and smell heavenly this holiday season! These cinnamon stick tree ornaments complement a rustic Christmas decor theme perfectly, adding a homemade, sentimental touch.

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

Things you’ll need:
Cinnamon sticks
Fabric
Scissors
Jute
Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks
Rusty tin jingle bells
Rusty tin stars

Things to do:
1. Cut three fabric strips. They should be roughly 3/4 -inch thick and vary slightly in length.
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2. Tie them onto your cinnamon stick, placing the longest strip of fabric at the bottom and shortest at the top.
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3. Use hot glue to attach a metal star to the top of the cinnamon stick.
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4. Cut a 6-inch piece of jute and knot the ends, creating a loop. Use hot glue to attach it to the back of your cinnamon stick.
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5. Use hot glue to attach jingle bells to the center of your fabric knots.
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6. Hang and enjoy!
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