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How to Make a Boho Macrame Plant Hanger Tutorial

Looking for a unique way to show off your plant collection? This macrame plant hanger looks lovely in a windowsill or outdoors, adding a boho vibe to your home decor.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Macrame cord
Wood beads
Gold craft ring
Scissors

Things to do:

  1. Cut four cords, all measuring two yards in length.
  2. Fold the cords in half and lay the ring one inch down from the fold and loop the cords through.
  3. Separate the cords into four sections of two.
  4. Slide three beads onto each of the four sections of cords.
  5. Tie a knot below the bead on each section 9″ down from the ring.
  6. Come down 9″ and tie one strand from each section to the strand closest to it in the neighboring section.
  7. Tie the two remaining strands together to form a circle that will hold the potted plant in place.
  8. Tie all of the strands together about 4″ down and slide your plant inside to hang.
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DIY: How to Tie the Perfect Gift Bow Tutorial


Learn the basics of bow tying with this practical tutorial! These three beautiful bows have the same basic steps in common, so it’s easy to create beautiful decorations or gift toppers with the ribbon you have at home.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Ribbon
Scissors
Wire
Wire Cutters

Things to do:

Bow One:

1. Fold your ribbon over itself, making a triangle shape or “sail”.

2. Wrap the ribbon around the sail, creating a center loop and leaving a single tail hanging down.

3. Twist the ribbon behind the center loop and pull it around the side, creating a side loop.

4. Twist the ribbon behind the center loop again and make a loop on the other side.
5. Repeat this step until you have two loops on either side of the center loop.

6. When there are two loops on either side, twist the ribbon behind the center again and pull the end down, making a second tail.
7. Use wire to secure the bow.

8. Flatten out the loops.
9. Trim your ends so each side is even.

Bow Two:

1. Fold your ribbon over itself, making a triangle shape or “sail”.

2. Wrap the ribbon around the sail, creating a center loop and leaving a single tail hanging down.

3. Twist the ribbon behind the center loop and pull it around the side, creating a side loop.
4. Twist the ribbon behind the center loop again and make a loop on the other side.
5. Repeat this step until you have a thick, full bow. You can make your bow as large as you want. For our bow, we added six loops on either side.

6. Use wire to secure the bow.


7. Use your fingers to pull the loops out, adding volume and spreading them out as much as possible to create a thick, full bow.
8. Trim your ends so each side is even.

Bow Three:

1. Cut a piece of wide ribbon and tie it around your gift, leaving two long tails.

2. Layer two different ribbons, placing the thinner ribbon on top of the wider ribbon.
3. Use your layered ribbon to make a loop with no tail.


4. Continue twisting and adding loops on either side.

5. When your bow is full and thick, slide the center loop on your two tails and tie it tightly in place.

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Hershey’s Kisses Holiday Centerpiece Tree and Place Settings Tutorial


What’s better than a centerpiece you can eat?! These adorable table toppers are festive and a sweet treat, so they’re sure to bit a hit at your holiday soiree!

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

Things you’ll need:
7-inch Cardboard Cone
Chocolate Kisses
Star Garland
2-inch Star Ornament
Christmas Green Acrylic Paint
Paint Brush
Wire Cutters
Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks
Candy
Toothpicks

Things to do:
1. Paint your cardboard cone with a thin layer of green acrylic paint. Set it aside to dry.


2. While your paint is drying, you can make your candy table toppers! Use hot glue to attach your gold star to a toothpick. Wrap the toothpick with gold star garland and stick it down into the candy. Make enough so every place setting has one.



3. When the paint is dry, use hot glue to attach candy kisses. Cover the entire surface.


4. Loosely wrap the tree with gold star garland.


5. Use hot glue to attach a glitter star to the top of the tree.


6. Display your tree in the center of the table and the candy table toppers at each place setting for a festive, holiday table display!

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How to Make a Boho Macrame Wall Hanging

Dress up your home with the vintage-inspired macrame wall hanging! This version is simpler than traditional patterns and doesn’t require any special tools. All you need is your favorite yarn and a few common craft supplies!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Grey yarn
Wood beads
Natural stick
Scissors
Ruler
11-inch book

Things to do:
1. Begin wrapping yarn around an 11″ book 20 times. Cut along one end, creating 22″ pieces. Repeat this step seven times.
2. Fold a single strand of yarn in half and lay it under your stick. Pull the two ends over the stick and through the loop, securing it to the branch. Tie the bottom strands together, as low as possible.
3. Slide beads onto the yarn.
4. Pull 20 strands of yarn through the loop below the beads.
5. Tie yarn around the yarn bundle about 1″ below the beads and tuck in the ends so they blend into the tassel.
6. Trim ends evenly if needed.
7. Repeat steps 2-6 until all tassels are attached to your stick.
8. Use yarn to loop over both ends of the stick for hanging.

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DIY Apothecary Christmas Light Garland

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This festive garland is a wonderful way to light up the night and celebrate the holiday season in style.

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

Things you’ll need:
Mini glass bottles with corks
Miniature bottle brush trees
Artificial snow
Knife
Wire cutters
Funnel
LED string lights

Things to do:

  1. First, use an exacto knife to trim small notches out of the cork lids on the bottles. The holes should be large enough that the wires on the lights will fit through when the lids are on the bottles.
  2. Use the funnel to add snow to the bottles.
  3. Use wire cutters to remove the large base from the bottoms of the trees.
  4. Place a tree and a light from the strand inside each bottle and push the lid on tightly to hold them in place.
  5. Add a bottle to every other light on the strand.
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How to Make an Autumn’s Bounty Fall Wreath Tutorial

This fall wreath is overflowing and bountiful – The perfect Thanksgiving decoration! Achieving this full look is all about layering, so start with your largest elements when creating a base and fill in any empty space with smaller decor until you achieve your desired look.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 2 hours
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Grapevine wreath
Gourds
Pumpkins (white, green and orange)
Pomegranates
Fall leaves
Pip berry picks
Pinecones
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
Wire cutters

Things to do:

  1. First, create a base for your wreath decor by wiring on five twig bundles.
  2. Wire on five bundles of grass.
  3. Slide the leaves into the wreath form.
  4. Use hot glue to attach the pumpkins, squash and pomegranates.
  5. Hot glue on berries and pinecones to fill any empty spaces.
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Embroidery Hoop Thanksgiving Turkey Tutorial

Gobble Gobble! Get ready for Thanksgiving with this fun, festive craft! Your kids will love cutting out the different shapes and using glue to create a cute turkey.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Burlap fabric
7″ Embroidery Hoop
4″ Embroidery Hoop
Felt
1/2″ Googly Eyes
3 x 6 Card
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Paper
Pen
Ruler

Things to do:
1. Make a pattern for the turkey feet (2 1/4 ” x 2″), feathers (4 1/2 ” x 3″), beak and snood.
2. Trace the patterns onto felt and cut out the shapes. We used brown felt for the feet, gold for the beak, red for the snood and feathers all in different colors.
3. Put burlap pieces into the embroidery hoops and trim the edges, leaving enough fabric to fold down inside the frame and glue in place.
4. Arrange feathers onto a piece of card stock to hold them in place and glue them together. Glue the card to the back of the large embroidery hoop.
5. Fold the long edge of the beak over and glue it to hold the shape.
6. Use glue to attach the large and small embroidery hoops.
7. Glue the beak, eyes and snood to the small embroidery hoop.
8. Attach the feet on the back of the large embroidery hoop.

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DIY Grateful Fall Embroidery Hoop Wreath

Celebrate the season with this festive wreath. It looks lovely on your front door, or displayed inside as a part of a gallery wall. We’ll be surrounding our wreath with family photos, to remind ourselves of all we have to be grateful for this Thanksgiving season.

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

Things you’ll need:
10″ Embroidery hoop
Grateful wood cutout
White pumpkins
Pinecones
Striped ribbon
Greenery leaves
Lamb’s ear stems
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Floral wire
Wire cutters

Things to do:

  1. Wire and hot glue leaves onto the hoop, covering 2/3 of the surface.
  2. Use wire to make ribbon loops and secure them to the hoop with hot glue. Leave enough room to add in pumpkins in various sizes.
  3. Use hot glue to attach your finishing details. The pumpkins should be placed between the ribbon loops and pinecones will fill in any empty spaces.
  4. Complete your wreath by attaching the “Grateful” cutout to the top of the embroidery hoop with hot glue.
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5-Minute Homemade Holiday Stamps Tutorial

Do you want to add a personal touch to your gift wrapping this holiday season? Today, we’re going to show you how to make homemade stamps that you can use to create custom gift tags! This is a super fun way to add a handmade touch to the holidays.

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

Things you’ll need:
Ink Pad
Thick Foam Sheets
Gold Stars
Gift Tags
Knife and mat set
Wood bases
Craft Glue

Things to do:

  1. Cut a 1″ x 2 1/4 ” strip of foam.
  2. Use your knife to cut a tree out of the foam rectangle. You can add a trunk and different markings by carving out the foam.

  3. Use craft glue to secure the foam tree to a piece of wood.
  4. When the glue is dry, you can use your stamp! One of our favorite ways to use homemade stamps is to make gift tags. Press the stamp firmly onto the ink pad stamp it onto the center of a gift tag.
  5. Finish the gift tag by gluing a star to the top of the tree for a 3D effect.
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DIY Marbled Clay Ring Dish Tutorial

Stay organized in style with this marbled clay ring dish! This piece looks lovely in an entryway, serving as a catchall or on your nightstand to store rings and jewelry.

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

Things you’ll need:
Oven Bake Clay (wasabi, igloo, gold, and grey)
Gold Paint
Small Paint Brush
Knife
Rolling Pin
Small Bowl
Can
Triple Thick Glaze Spray

Things to do:

  1. Roll several different colors of clay into long pieces.
  2. Roll two thicker pieces of white clay.
  3. Place all of the rolls together and twist them like a candy cane. Fold them in half and twist again. Repeat several times, until the clay colors are marbled.
  4. Squeeze the clay into a ball and work it with your fingers until you’re happy with the amount of color showing.
  5. Use a rolling pin to flatten the ball of clay. Roll it into a circle that’s about 1/4 ” thick.
  6. Press your bowl onto the clay circle, creating a perfect pattern.
  7. Cut the clay around the edge of the bowl with a knife.
  8. Gently place the clay circle into an oven-safe bowl. The edges of the clay should lift up, creating the dish shape.
  9. Bake for 30-40 minutes at 275 degrees. Put an aluminum pan cover over it to keep the element in your oven from scorching it.
  10. Remove the dish from the oven and let it completely cool and harden before tipping the bowl upside down, revealing your ring dish.
  11. Use a small brush to paint a gold rim around the edge of the dish.
  12. Seal the dish by spraying it with a triple thick glaze spray.
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