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DIY Pumpkin Mason Jar

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Fall is here and we’re celebrating the season with this festive DIY! In a few simple steps, you can upcycle a mason jar into seasonal candy storage or a fun piece of decor.

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

Things you’ll need:
Mason jar
Orange paint
Foam brush
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Artificial leaves
Wooden knobs
Rusty wire
Wire cutters

Things to do:
1. First, paint your mason jar orange. If you’re using acrylic paint instead of glass paint, apply a thick coat. If you try to add a second layer, the paint will peel up.
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2. Use hot glue to attach an artificial leaf to the center of your mason jar lid.
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3. Use hot glue to attach your wooden knob to the lid. Place it directly in the center, so it covers the seam where your leaf is glued to the lid.
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4. Cut a 10-inch piece of wire and wrap it around your wooden knob. Wrap the tails of wire around a pair of pliers to curl them.
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DIY Autumn Marigold Wreath

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Adorn your door with a beautiful autumn boutique! This floral wreath adds festive fall colors to your home and will last all season long.

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

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

Things to do:
1. Remove the blooms from your fall bouquet by pulling on the stem.
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2. Arrange your flowers on the Styrofoam wreath, being careful to vary the colors and sizes of the blooms.
3. When you’ve found an arrangement you like, apply a drop of hot glue to the bottom of the flowers and press them firmly into the Styrofoam.
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4. Display your wreath and enjoy!
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How to Make a Cork Pumpkin

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Spruce up your shelves for fall with these adorable cork pumpkins. Make several and paint them in different shades of orange for a dynamic autumn display.

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

Things you’ll need:
Corks
Orange paint
Foam brush
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Artificial leaves

Things to do:
1. First, arrange your corks in a pumpkin shape. Make sure they’re all facing in the same direction, large side out.
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2. When you’re happy with your shape, use hot glue to attach the corks.
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3. Use a foam brush to paint the front of your corks orange.
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4. Use hot glue to attach a single cork to the top of your pumpkin. This will be your stem.
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5. Add an artificial leaf to the top.
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6. Display your cork pumpkin proudly!
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Embroidery Hoop Holiday Wreath Tutorial

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This embroidery hoop holiday wreath is a festive alternative to the traditional fir wreath. Make several with different miniatures to create a village and display them as a gallery wall.

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

Things you’ll need:
Wooden embroidery hoops (small and large)
Artificial greenery
Burlap ribbon
Miniature holiday houses
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Wire
Wire cutters
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Use wire to secure your small and large embroidery hoops together. Wrap the wire tightly, so they stay in place.
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2. Cut a few pieces of greenery off of your sprig and use wire to attach them to your embroidery hoop.
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3. Use hot glue to add your miniature holiday houses to the large embroidery hoop.
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4. Cut a 24-inch piece of ribbon and slide it through the center of your hoop. Secure the ends with hot glue to create a hanger for your wreath.
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DIY Mountain Ring Holder Tutorial

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Organize your jewelry collection with this beautiful mountain ring holder. This project is simple, quick, and fun for any age!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 6 and up

Things you’ll need:
Paper mache cones
Black, white and gold acrylic paint
Paint brush
Foam brush

Things to do:
1. The first step is painting the snowy white tip on your paper mache cone. Use a foam brush to apply a thin layer of paint around the top half of your cone. The paint should fall in a jagged line. Let it dry completely.
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2. Paint the bottom portion of your cone with a thick layer of black acrylic paint. Leave a small gap between the white and black paint.
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3. Switch to a thin paint brush and cover the gap with gold acrylic paint. If cardboard still shows through, add another layer of paint when it’s dry.
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4. Slide your rings on top and enjoy!
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Scandinavian-inspired Decorative Baby Rattle Tutorial

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This Scandinavian-inspired battle rattle looks lovely displayed on a shelf in a nursery. Have fun playing with different colors and patterns to complement your home decor.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 minutes
Age range: 10 and up

Things you’ll need:
Wooden beads
Black acrylic paint (non-toxic)
Stretchy cord
Scissors
Wooden rings
Paint brush

Things to do:
1. First, paint your wooden beads with different patterns. I painted polka dots, stripes and brush strokes.
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2. Cut a piece of stretchy cord and string the beads on.
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3. When all of your beads are in place, slide two or three wooden rings over them.
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4. Tie the ends of the stretchy cord together, securing them with a double knot.
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Boho Wooden Bead Necklace Tutorial

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This handmade statement piece pairs perfectly with relaxed linen tops and warm knit sweaters. Have fun playing with different paint patterns and create a piece that is totally unique and totally you.

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

Things you’ll need:
Leather cord
Scissors
Wooden beads
Black acrylic paint
Paint brush

Things to do:
1. First, use black paint to add different patterns to your beads. I painted polka dots, abstract brush strokes, and bold lines on mine.
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2. When your beads are dry, string them onto a long piece of leather cord and knot the end.
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3. Next, knot your cord just above the beads, creating a loop to slide over your head.
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DIY Succulent Hair Combs Tutorial

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These succulent hair combs add interest to up-dos. They’re a lovely addition to a bridesmaid ensemble or other formal wear. Pull your hair into a low bun, slide your comb in place and you’re ready to go!

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

Things you’ll need:
Plastic comb
Mini succulents
Jewelry wire
Wire cutters

Things to do:
1. Pull the succulents off of their stems. Use wire cutters if necessary.
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2. Cut a 5-inch piece of wire and use it to attach your largest succulent. Wrap the wire multiple times to ensure it stays in place.
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3. Use smaller succulents to fill in the empty space. Continue wiring succulents on until the top of the comb is covered.
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4. Trim any excess wire.
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Wooden Bead Keychain Tutorial

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This Scandinavian-inspired keychain is simple and beautiful. Play with different colors of paint and patterns to create a look you love. You can make a whole set and give them away, or keep them all for yourself!

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

Things you’ll need:
Wooden beads
Black acrylic paint
Paint brush
Leather cord
Scissors
Gold key rings

Things to do:
1. The first step is painting your wooden beads. For my keychain, I painted three different patterns with black acrylic paint. Let them dry before moving on.
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2. Snip off a piece of leather cord and slide the gold key ring onto the center. Knot the cord just below the key ring. Trim off one side of the cord, so only one piece remains coming down from the key ring.Wooden_Bead_Keychain_Tutorial5
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3. Slide the beads onto the leather cord and knot the end below them. Wooden_Bead_Keychain_Tutorial8
4. Trim any excess cord.
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DIY Scandinavian Inspired Leather Coasters

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These intricate leather coasters will protect your wooden surfaces in style. Inspired by minimal, Scandinavian design, they complement modern home decor perfectly.

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

Things you’ll need:
Large and small metal hoops
Leather cord
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Scissors
Wooden beads

Things to do:
1. Cut a piece of leather cord (about 2-yards) and use hot glue to attach the end to your large metal hoop.
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2. Wrap it around the large hoop five times.
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3. Place your smaller hoop in the center and wrap the cord around it once.
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4. Wrap the cord around the large hoop five more times and then slide the cord through the smaller hoop again.
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5. Continue wrapping until you’ve gone all the way around your outside hoop.
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6. Use hot glue to attach the end of the leather cord to the hoop.
7. Slide a bead on the remaining cord and knot the end. Trim any excess.
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