Category: Seasonal Crafts

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 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 Cupcake Liner Butterflies

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 15 minutes
Age range: 3 and up, with adult supervision for hot glue gun

Things you’ll need:
Wood clothespin
Cupcake liners
Scissors
Washi tape
Pom poms
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Pipe cleaners

Things to do:

  1. Fold a cupcake liner in half.
  2. Fold the liner in half again.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to create a second folded cupcake liner.
  4. Open the clothespin, then add a dot of hot glue at the edge where the two pieces meet.
  5. Place the cupcake liners inside the clothespin, one on each side, lining them up as evenly as possible. Close the clothespin.
  6. Add a length of washi tape to the clothespin, trimming the washi tape about 1/4 ” from the edge of the clothespin.
  7. Fold the tape under the clothespin edge to secure it.
  8. Hot glue small pompoms to the cupcake liners on each side.
  9. Cut two 4″ lengths of pipecleaners. Open the clothespin slightly, then add a dot of glue just inside.
  10. Place the pipe cleaners inside the clothespin, making a V shape. Close the clothespin to glue the pipe cleaners inside.
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How to Make Liberty Pinwheel Hair Clips Tutorial

Looking for a cute way to keep her hair clipped back this summer? These felt pinwheel hair clips are quick and easy to make and look adorable on a ponytail!

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

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Small wood stars
Acrylic paint (red, white and blue)
Foam brush
Alligator hair clips
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
Ruler
Pen

Things to do:

  1. Paint your wood stars with acrylic paint.
  2. Cut two 3″ x 3″ felt squares.
  3. Cut 1.5″ slits into each corner of the felt squares.
  4. Stack the felt sheets on top of each other.
  5. Fold the corners of the felt sheets in towards the center, using hot glue to secure them. Start with the top layer and then move to the bottom layer.
  6. Use hot glue to attach a star to the middle of the felt pinwheel.
  7. Use hot glue to attach an alligator clip to the back of the finished pinwheel.
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Patriotic USA Door Hanger Tutorial

Adorn your front door with this patriotic door hanger! In just a few minutes, you can create this cute, wreath alternative and celebrate freedom in style.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 45 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Acrylic paint (red, white and blue)
Foam brush
Wooden stars
Wooden letters
Ribbon
Jute
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Craft glue

Things to do:

  1. Paint your wooden stars red, white and blue.
  2. Paint your “USA” letter red, white and blue.
  3. Use craft glue to attach the letters to the stars.
  4. Space your stars out evenly and cut a length of jute to run up and down the back of the stars, leaving a 7″ loop at the top.
  5. Use hot glue to secure the jute to the backs of the stars.
  6. Tie a bow with your ribbon and use hot glue to attach it to the jute loop 2″ from the top.
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How to Make a Quick and Easy Fourth of July Banner

Fly your red, white and blue banner this Fourth of July! This patriotic banner is the perfect picnic decor, creating a festive space for your festivities.

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

Things you’ll need:
6″ Burlap
3 1/2 ” wood stars
Acrylic paint (red, white and blue)
Foam brush
Pouncer
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Jute

Things to do:

  1. First, paint your wood stars blue with acrylic paint.
  2. Cut your burlap into 8.5″ x 6″ rectangles.
  3. Fold the rectangle in half and mark up 1″ from the bottom of the rectangle. With the burlap folded, cut from the mark to the corner so you have a “V” shape.
  4. Fold the top of the burlap down 1″ and hot glue the edge, creating a pocket to hang the burlap flag from.
  5. Paint the burlap flags red.
  6. Use your pouncer to add white polka dots to the burlap flags.
  7. Hot glue the blue, wood stars to every other flag on the banner.
  8. Tie a piece of jute to a large safety pin and feed it through the flags. If you’re having trouble feeding the jute through, use a dowel or paint brush handle to push it gently through the burlap pocket.
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DIY Liberty Ribbon Wreath Tutorial

This red, white and blue wreath is perfect for summer! Hang it on your front door or inside to celebrate freedom!

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

Things you’ll need:
Styrofoam wreath form
Ribbon (1,2,3,4,5)
Scissors
Chalk markers
Ruler
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Cardstock
Straight pins
Bakers twine

Things to do:

  1. Tie ribbon around the Styrofoam wreath, varying colors and patterns until the entire surface is covered. There should be approximately 4 inches of ribbon beyond the wreath form.
  2. Trim ribbon ends in a “V” shape.
  3. Adjust the ribbon pieces until the wreath lays flat and even.
  4. Tie a ribbon loop on the wreath to use as a hanger.
  5. Cut small triangles out of red, white and blue cardstock. The triangles should measure approximately 1.5″ long x 1″ wide.
  6. Use chalk markers to write on the paper flags.
  7. Use hot glue to attach the paper flags to a piece of baker’s twine.
  8. Insert straight pins on both sides of the wreath, leaving 1/2 ” of the pin sticking out.
  9. Wrap the twine around the pins until the banner hangs evenly. Push in the pins to secure.
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Decorative Yarn-Wrapped Easter Eggs Tutorial


Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 45 minutes, including drying time
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Lavender acrylic paint
Foam brush
Assorted wood eggs
Yarn
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Apply two coats of acrylic paint to the egg, allowing the paint to dry after each coat.

2. Add a dot of hot glue to the egg near the side of the egg.

3. Immediately place the yarn tail over the dot of hot glue and allow it to dry.

4. Begin wrapping the yarn around the egg, crisscrossing it back and forth.

5. When you’re ready to cross the yarn in the opposite direction, add a dot of hot glue to the tip of the egg.

6. Wrap the yarn over the dot of glue, allowing the glue to hold the yarn in place. Continue to wrap the yarn around the egg, adding a dot of glue anywhere that needs extra security.

7. When you’re finished wrapping, add a dot of glue and lay the yarn over the dot to secure it.

8. Snip the yarn right at the spot where you added the glue, cutting as close to the glue as possible. Tip: If you have any frayed edges, try to tuck them under a nearby yarn wrap.

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