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DIY Nautical-Inspired Monogram Tutorial

Ships ahoy! This nautical initial is the perfect project for sailors and sea-lovers alike! All you need is a few basic supplies to set sail!

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

Things you’ll need:
Paper mache letter
Anchor
Acrylic paint (red and blue)
Paint brush
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
3mm rope
Clear coat spray
Scissors

Things to do:

  1. Paint your paper mache letter blue. Be sure to cover the inside edges and back too!
  2. Paint your anchor red.
  3. Use hot glue to run a piece of jute around the edges of your paper mache letter.
  4. Glue anchor to your paper mache letter.
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DIY Nautical Napkin Rings

Set sail with these nautical napkin rings! In just a few minutes, you can update your summer table setting, adding a seasonal element.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 5 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Wood napkin rings
3mm jute rope
Wood anchors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:

  1. Wrap your napkin ring with jute rope. Use hot glue to secure the ends and wrap it tightly around until the entire surface is covered.
  2. Use hot glue to attach an anchor to the front at a slight angle. Put a dot of hot glue above the top and bottom strands of jute behind the anchor to prevent it from slipping off.
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DIY Nautical Vase Tutorial

This nautical vase is a great addition to a summer table setting. Pair with our nautical napkin rings and set sail with this festive decor!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Thick jute or rope
Blue mason jar
4″ wood anchor cutout
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:

  1. Wrap jute or rope around your mason jar to desired width.
  2. Secure both ends of jute with hot glue on the back side.
  3. Hot glue anchor in place on the top of the jute on the front of the jar.
  4. Add flowers or tealight to the vase and display as a centerpiece.

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DIY Celebrate Banner Tutorial

Let’s celebrate! This lovely banner is a quick way to decorate for a birthday party, baby shower or wedding. You can customize it with different colors of flowers or write a special message of your own.

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

Things you’ll need:
Banner
Letters
Tacky glue
Ribbon
Artificial flowers (small)
Moss
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:

  1. Use tacky glue to secure your “celebrate” letters to the banner.
  2. Trim the blooms from your artificial flower bunches.
  3. Decorate the banner, layering moss and flowers with hot glue.
  4. String your pendants on a piece of ribbon of your choice.
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DIY Anchor Wreath Tutorial

Ships ahoy! This nautical wreath adds a whimsical touch to your summer decor. It’s a quick and easy way to dress up your door and celebrate summer.

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

Things you’ll need:
White yarn
Blue yarn
Jute rope (3mm or 7mm)
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
12″ styrofoam wreath
Red paint
Anchor
Measuring tape
Pencil
Paint brush
Scissors
Clear coat spray

Things to do:

  1. Measure 3 1/8″ and mark all around the outside edge.
  2. Cut yarn into manageable lengths and wrap wreath form, alternating the blue and white yarn. Use hot glue to secure the ends to the back of your wreath.
  3. Wrap 3″ rope on both sides of the wreath. Use hot glue to secure the ends.
  4. Paint the anchor red.
  5. Hot glue anchor to the wreath.
  6. Tie and small jute loop on the top to hang your wreath from.
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How to Make a Pineapple Luminary

Light up your summer table with these adorable, pineapple luminaries! These lamps are the perfect seasonal centerpiece, taking your picnic or party to the next level.

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

Things you’ll need:
Mason jar
Acrylic paint (yellow and green)
Black paint pen
Paint brush
Green felt
Scissors
Hot glue gun/glue sticks
Battery tea lights

Things to do:

  1. Paint your mason jar with yellow acrylic paint. Let the surface dry entirely before applying a second coat.
  2. Paint your mason jar lid green.
  3. Add black “v”s around the jar, using your paint pen.
  4. Cut 1 1/2 ” wide strips of felt.
  5. Trim the tops of the strips to look like leaves. All of your strips should be different lengths.
  6. Glue two strips together to make them stiffer so that they can stand on their own.
  7. Cut slits at the bottom ends of your felt strips to create little footings.
  8. Fold the felt strips in half and spread out the slits to glue it to the lid of your jar. Add all of the leaves in a round bunch.
  9. Add a tea light to the luminary.
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How to Make Candy Tissue Paper Flower Favors

Dress up your table with these blooming beauties. This is a great way to give guests a sweet treat after dinner and decorate your space for a special event.

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

Things you’ll need:
Tissue paper
Scissors
Baker’s twine
Pencil
Paper
Compass
Ruler
Candy

Things to do:

  1. First, make a pattern for your tissue paper flowers. Set your compass to 2 1/2 inches and make a quarter circle. Free hand petals around the edge of the circle. When your pattern is complete, cut it out.
  2. Cut 5-inch squares out of tissue paper. You need 8 layers for the petals and 1 green layer for the leaves.
  3. Stack your 9 pieces of tissue paper and fold them into quarters.
  4. Trace the pattern onto the tissue paper stack and cut out the shape.
  5. When you’ve finished cutting out the pattern, open up the tissue paper squares and stagger the layers.
  6. Place your candy in the center of the tissue paper and pull the edges up around it. Wrap string around the top of the candy and tie it to secure the flower.
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DIY Cupcake Garland Tutorial

Sweeten up your next birthday party with this adorable cupcake garland! You can make your pompoms using yarn and a pompom maker or purchase them premade for a quick and easy assemble.

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

Things you’ll need:
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Large pom poms
Baker’s twine
Ruler
Cupcake wrappers
Scissors
Small pom poms

Things to do:

  1. Use hot glue to secure your pompom to the bottom of the cupcake wrapper.
  2. Cut an 8-inch piece of string and knot the end, creating a loop.
  3. Use hot glue to attach the loop inside the pompom.
  4. Add a small pompom on top of the loop.
  5. Repeat steps 1-5 until you have enough cupcakes to cover the length of your garland.
  6. Slide the cupcakes on a long piece of string and display.
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DIY Large Tulle Pom Pom Balls

Looking for a unique way to decorate for your next party? These tulle pompoms make a serious style statement and can be customized to complement any color scheme!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Tulle
Cardboard
Ribbon
Scissors
Knife


Things to do:

  1. First, cut out two cardboard circles that measure 12″ across. Cut a 3-4″ hole in the center of the circles.
  2. Next, you’re going to sandwich a piece of string inside your cardboard circles. Wrap it around the center of the circle and use tape to hold it in place. Leave the ends of the string near the end of the circle.
  3. Wrap tulle around the cardboard circles, passing it through the center.
  4. When you’ve covered the circles with tulle, take your scissors and slide them between the circles, cutting the tulle.
  5. Pull the ends of your string to tighten the tulle, creating your pompom. When it’s pulled tightly, knot the string.
  6. Pull the tulle pompom out of the cardboard form.
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DIY Succulent Birdhouse Decor Tutorial

This shabby-chic birdhouse is the perfect addition to your indoor decor! Match your paint colors to your interior and update your summer style.

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

Things you’ll need:
Birdhouse
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Wire cutters
Paint
Paint brushes
Faux succulents
Dried moss

Things to do:

  1. Paint your birdhouse with acrylic paint. I used white paint for the base and trimmed the edges with a light grey paint to add dimension.
  2. Use hot glue to cover the ledges of your birdhouse with moss. Pull the moss into a thin sheet before applying, so you don’t add too much bulk.
  3. Trim the stems off of your succulents and use hot glue to attach them to the moss.
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