Category: Seasonal Crafts

Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Wreath Tutorial

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Create a fun, festive wreath to decorate for Valentine’s Day. The bumpy pipe cleaner adds a fun texture to the hearts and the blue tulle really makes the valentine’s colors pop!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 2 hours
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Wreath form
Tulle
Pipe cleaners
Hot glue
Hot glue gun

Things to do:
1. Wrap the wreath form with the blue tulle. Continue wrapping until you are satisfied with the darkness of the blue color.
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2. Cut the pipe cleaners in half (two “bumps” per piece of pipe cleaner) and bend the pipe cleaners into hearts.
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3. Continue bending hearts until you are satisfied with the number or hearts (8-12).
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4. Glue the hearts on the side of the wreath, slightly overlapping each other.
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DIY Valentine’s Day Conversation Heart Wall Hanger Tutorial

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Conversation hearts are all the rage during Valentines. Create this fun wall decor to decorate for the holiday.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 2 hours
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Heart plaques
Paint
Paintbrush
Ribbon
Hot glue
Hot glue gun

Things to do:
1. Paint all four of the plaques white. Let the paint dry completely.
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2. Paint one plaque each green, pink, yellow, and purple.
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3. Glue ribbon down the back, middle of the plaques. Leave a few inches of ribbon between each of the plaques.
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4. Cut one twenty inch length of ribbon. Glue the middle of the ribbon to the back of the top heart.
5. Tie the ends of the ribbon into a bow at the top to hang the hearts.
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DIY Bunny Ears Headband Tutorial

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Make a simple bunny ear headband using a couple scraps of fabric. Add some pipe cleaner to make the ears adjustable!

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

Things you’ll need:
Fabric
Headband
Thread
Sewing machine

Things to do:
1. Fold the fabric in half and trace the outline of a bunny ear, with a straight bit at the base.
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2. Cut the ear through both sides of the fabric.
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3. Line up the ear with another piece of folded fabric and cut a second set.
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4. Please the two sets, right sides together, and sew together, leaving a couple inch gap in the middle.
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5. Flip the ears right side. (Note – Insert pipe cleaners in the ears at this point to make the ears adjustable, if desired).
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6. Tie the ears in a double knot around the headband.

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How to Make a Felt Valentine’s Heart Treat Pouch

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These simple treat pouches only take a few minutes to make, perfect for a valentine’s gift for the whole class! The little pocket is perfect for adding a sweet treat or a small toy.

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

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Sewing machine (or needle and thread)
Template

Things to do:
1. Cut the heart back, heart front-top, and heart front-bottom from felt.
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2. Starting and ending a little less than 1/4 inch from the edge, sew a line across the straight part of the heart top.
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3. Line up the heart front-bottom with the heart back.
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4. Line up the heart front-top with the heart back, slightly overlapping the heart front-bottom.
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5. Sew all the way around the heart.
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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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DIY Felt Valentine Heart Bookmarks

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Make some simple heart shaped bookmarks for the book lovers in your life this Valentine’s Day.

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

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Hot glue
Hot glue gun
Template

Things to do:
1. Cut two large hearts and a small heart from felt.
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2. Glue the top of a paper clip to the bottom of one of the large hearts.
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3. Glue the second large heart over the top, sandwiching the paperclip in between the two hearts.
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4. Glue a smaller heart over the large heart.
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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 Candy Conversation Heart Valentines

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Looking for a cute Valentine’s Day craft to do with your kids? These foam conversation hearts are fun and involve several different skills, including cutting, gluing and sewing. Your kids will love making them for all of their friends!

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

Things you’ll need:
Foam
Foam hearts
Embroidery floss
Needle
Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Start by cutting out two identical heart shapes. To make a symmetrical pattern, fold your foam in half and cut out a ‘half heart’ shape.
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2. Use a needle and embroidery floss to secure the two hearts together. Leave 2-inches open, so you can fill the heart with treats!
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3. Secure foam conversation hearts on the front to decorate your heart – You can either use hot glue or simply pull off the sticker on the back!
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4. Fill your heart with little surprises, like candy or conversation hearts!
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Modern Cinnamon Stick Himmeli Ornament Tutorial

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Fill your home with the sweet smell of cinnamon! This all-natural air freshener will fill your space with a warm and inviting aroma. Make several and display them throughout the room for best results.

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

Things you’ll need:
Cinnamon sticks
String
Scissors
Wooden beads
Hot glue gun/glue sticks

Things to do:
1. The first step is cutting your string. You need four pieces, all measuring about 24-inches long. Knot the ends of your strings together.
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2. Slide cinnamon sticks on all four of your strings. Pull them up tight to the knot.
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3. Now we’re going to add a crossing cinnamon stick. Slide it on a string as you normally would, but then slide the neighboring string through it as well. Repeat this step on the other side, so you have two crossing cinnamon sticks.
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4. Add four more cinnamon sticks on the four strings.
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5. When all of your cinnamon sticks are in place, pull the ends of your string up and tie them in a knot, creating a diamond shape.
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6. To add dimension to your cinnamon stick hanger, use hot glue to add beads in between your cinnamon stick diamonds.
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7. Slide a wooden bead onto the top of the cinnamon stick diamond and knot your strings in a loop, creating a hanger.
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5-Minute Rustic Christmas Ornament Tutorial

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Looking for a quick and easy way to update your ornaments this holiday season? These rustic Christmas ornaments take only a few minutes to make and look absolutely lovely in the glow of Christmas lights.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 5 Minutes
Age range: 8 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Paper mache ornament
Greenery
Scissors
Hot glue gun/glue sticks

Things to do:
1. First, we’re going to create a base of greenery. Trim off a piece or two and secure them to the top of your ornament with a drop of hot glue. Let the glue dry before moving on to the next step. Be careful not to cover the hanger on the ornament.
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2. Trim off a few accent pieces, such as berries or pinecones, and secure them to the top of the greenery. Use them to cover the seam, where the greenery is glued to the ornament.
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3. Display your ornament and enjoy!
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