Category: Party and Special Occasion

DIY Spring Bunny Banner

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Create a rustic Spring banner using felt and pom poms. Add bunnies in a rainbow of colors for fun variations on this simple decor.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hour
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Banner
Felt
White pom poms
Scissors
Hot glue
Hot glue gun
Template

Things to do:
1. Cut six bunnies from felt. Alternate colors, if desired, or cut all of the bunnies from the same color.
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2. Glue the bunnies, one at a time, to each of the linen flags. Alternate the direction the bunnies are facing, if desired.
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3. Glue a single pom pom on each bunny for the tail.
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4. Tie the flags together.
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How to Make a Felt Heart Ornament Tutorial

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Dress up your space with these festive, felt hearts! They’re easy to make and add a lovely, seasonal touch to your home decor.

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

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Scissors
Hot glue gun/glue sticks
Ribbon

Things to do:
1. First, you need to cut some felt strips. Cut them 1-inch wide and the length of the piece of felt. You’ll need two strips for every ornament.
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2. Cut your two felt strips in half.
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3. Next, we’re going to make our heart shapes. Apply a drop of hot glue to the end of your felt strip and fold the ends together, creating a heart.
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4. Do the same thing with your next two felt strips, but slide the first heart down the center, linking them together with the glue.
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5. To make your heart ornament nice and sharp, apply a drop of hot glue at the bottom of the hearts and pinch them together.
6. The final step is adding a hanger. Cut a 10-inch piece of ribbon and use hot glue to attach the ends. Slide it down the center of your top heart.
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DIY Glittering Star Headband

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Celebrate in style with this sparkling star headband! Not bold enough to wear a crown to your next soiree? These also make adorable photo booth props!

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

Things you’ll need:
Black headbands
Hot glue gun/glue sticks
Glittery stars
Wire *optional
Wire cutters *optional

Things to do:
1. First, we’re going to glue two headbands together. Put a dot of glue on the bottom of both sides of the headband and slide it over the other headband. Let the glue dry before moving on.
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2. Use hot glue to attach 5 stars across the top of the headband. Get creative with placement and create your own unique look.
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3. If you’ll be wearing this a lot or giving it to a child to play with, secure the seam where the headbands meet with wire. Simply wrap it around and clamp the edges down, so it doesn’t scratch your head.
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DIY Glitter Party Cups {Video} Tutorial

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In just a few minutes, you can transform your plain cups into glittery, festive, party cups! Set aside 20 minutes before your soiree and make your drink ware extra special!

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

Things you’ll need:
Cup
Glitter
Newspaper
Spray adhesive

Things to do:
1. First, protect your work area with a large piece of newspaper.
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2. Spray the bottom 1/3 of your cup with spray adhesive. Be sure to shake the can well before use!
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3. Sprinkle a thin layer of glitter over the adhesive and let it dry before use.
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Rustic Burlap Doily Banner Tutorial

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Create a customized, rustic burlap banner, with a touch of chic, with the easy addition of doilies!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 60+ minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Burlap banner
Paint
Letter stencils
Paintbrush
Doily
Scissors
Hot glue gun/glue sticks
Stiffening glue

Things to do:
1. After choosing what to stencil on to your banner, use your paint, paint brush and stencil to stencil your letters on to your banner. Allow to dry.
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2. Use your stiffening glue and saturate your doily, and allow to dry.
3. Once your doily is dry, hold it up to the edges of your pennant pieces and create and draw out a pattern of how you wish to cut each piece.
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4. Cut out your pieces for each pennant you wish to trim.
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5. Attach your stiffened doily pieces with hot glue.
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5-Minute Paper Doily Banner Garland Tutorial

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Create a chic, and simple banner, perfect for any celebration using only paper doilies and twine!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 5+ minutes
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Paper doilies
Jute twine
Glue
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut your length of jute twine to the length of your desired banner.
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2. Fold your paper doilies in half over your jute twine. (however many you wish!)
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3. Once folded over, either glue or tape your doily together in the center.
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DIY Doily Jar Luminary Tutorial

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These simple luminaries, are perfect for a dash of ambiance or make a gorgeous centerpiece for weddings and celebrations!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 60 Mins+
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Jar
Doily
Mod Podge
Jute twine
Battery operated tea light/tea light
Paint brush
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Start by saturating your doily in your Mod Podge or craft glue.
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2. Next, gently press and stretch your saturated doily on to a clean jar.
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3. Allow to fully dry. Usually takes 24 hours to dry completely.
4. Using your twine, trim the top of your jar and tie a bow on the center of the front of the jar.
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5. Insert your tea light, and enjoy!
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DIY Rustic Doily Pennant

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Create a beautifully rustic doily banner, that looks gorgeous not only as home decor, but is perfect for weddings and rustic themed celebrations.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 10 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Pennant
Doily
Fabric stiffener
Wood heart
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Saturate your doily with fabric stiffening glue and allow to dry. (This isn’t absolutely necessary, but allows you to glue your doily in place as opposed to sewing it, and keep it in place.)
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2. After your doily is dry, center it in the middle of your pennant and hot glue it to the pennant.
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3. Take your wood slice, and center it in the middle of the doily and hot glue it in place.
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4. If you would like a banner, repeat steps on additional pennants and attach together.
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DIY Doily Flower Girl Basket

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Create beautiful doily baskets, perfect for rustic and fall weddings. They look gorgeous and are a breeze to create by following these simple steps!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hour+
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Doily (size dependent on the size of basket you would like to create)
Fabric stiffener
Rectangular shaped container
Jute twine

Things to do:
1. Saturate your doily with fabric stiffening glue.
2. Once your doily is saturated, shape it on to your container, creating the shape of basket you desire. Allow to dry.
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3. Once dry, create a handle using your jute twine. It should be fairly simple to string your twine through each side of the basket, using the holes in the doily. Once done, tie a knot at the end of your twine on each side.
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Wood Slice Chalkboard Banner Tutorial

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Create a rustic chalkboard banner, that is customizable and perfect for every holiday and season with this super simple tutorial!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 20 Mins+
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Wood slices
Chalkboard paint/paint brush
Jute twine
Scissors
Ruler
Chalk/chalk pen
Drill *optional

Things to do:
This wood slice banner can be created using wood slice pieces that are not predrilled, and strung with twine, but is a snap using those that are.
1. If you wood slices are not pre drilled, drill a hole in each slice, near the top of the wood slice.
2. Paint each slice with chalkboard paint., and allow to dry.
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3. String each slice with a piece of twine. Measure each piece of twine, so that they are the same length.
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4. String your wood slices on a large piece of twine, length will be determined by the amount of slices you are using, and your desired length. (You may tie each slice to the twine to keep them in place, or allow them to move freely by simply stringing the twine through the loops.)
5. Decorate your wood slices using your chalk or chalk pen.
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