How to Make a Unicorn Headband Tutorial


Bring a little magic to your child’s next birthday party or play date with these unicorn headbands! With just a few simple supplies, you can create a fun costume that your little one is sure to enjoy. Let their imaginations run wild with this unicorn headband project!

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

Things you’ll need:
Headband
Pink felt
Green felt
White felt
White glitter foam
Fabric rosettes
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Ruler
Pencil
Scissors

Things to do:
1. First, make a pattern for your unicorn horn and ears.


2. Trace the horn pattern onto a piece of glitter foam and the ears onto felt and cut out the shapes.


3. Fold the horn shape into thirds, giving it a circular shape. Use hot glue to hold the folds in place.


4. Cut two strips of felt, measuring 2-inches wide.

5. Wrap the felt around your headband, using hot glue to secure the felt.


6. Use hot glue to secure the horn to your felt-covered headband. Glue the two bottom flaps down, creating a base for the horn. Secure the base to the headband.


7. Use glue to attach the felt ears and felt ear centers together.

8. Fold the ears up around the headband and use glue to secure them.

9. Next, add the flower decorations. Peel and stick the rosettes onto a piece of green felt and cut out around them, creating leaf shapes.


10. Glue the greenery and rosettes onto the front of the unicorn headband.

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DIY Burlap Easter Bunny Door Hanger


Welcome spring with this adorable door decoration! This burlap bunny perfectly complements shabby-chic home decor, extending your personal style to your front door!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 45 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
10-inch embroidery hoop
8-inch embroidery hoop
Print fabric
Burlap fabric
Green felt
Large pom pom
Fabric rosettes
Packing Tape
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. First, loosen the screws on your embroidery hoop and tape them together in the center.


2. Next, fill your embroidery hoops with burlap fabric. Lay a piece over both hoops and slide the centers in, holding the fabric in place.


3. Trim the excess fabric, leaving a bit extra around the edges. When you’ve finished trimming, use hot glue to tuck the excess fabric under the back of the hoops.

4. Next, we’re going to add the ears. Cut a 12-inch x 4-inch piece of burlap and fold it in half length wise. Round the edges, so they look like ears. Use a piece of jute to secure the ears to the top of the bunny rabbit.


5. Stick your rosettes on a piece of green felt. Cut out leaf-shaped pieces around the rosettes. Use glue to attach the felt to the top of the bunny.


6. Use your patterned fabric to tie a bow and attach it to the front of your bunny, where the embroidery hoops are attached.


7. Finish your bunny by using hot glue to attach a large pompom tail.

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DIY Embroidery Thread Hair Combs


Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 15 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Embroidery thread
Hair combs
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut a length of embroidery floss that’s about 24″ long.

2. Wrap the floss around the first two teeth of the comb and tie a knot. Be sure the knot lies on the top of the comb and doesn’t move over to the side.

3. Begin wrapping the floss between the first two comb teeth.

4. When you’ve used about half of the floss, move to the next space in the comb, between the second and third teeth. Continue to wrap the floss around the comb until you have just a few inches of floss left.

5. Cut another 24″ length of floss, this time in a different color if you’d like. Tie the old floss color and the new floss color together.

6. Continue wrapping floss around the tooth combs, changing colors when you’d like and wrapping each 24″ length around two spaces of the comb. Keep wrapping until you reach the end of the comb and have a few inches of floss left.

7. Tie the floss in a knot to secure it.
8. Using scissors, trim the knot ends across the hair comb. Cut as close to the knot as you can without cutting into the knot.

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Vintage Doily Arrangement Wall Hanging Tutorial

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 30-45 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Ecru oblong crochet doily
Sewing pins
Sewing machine or sewing needle and thread
Jute twine
Scissors
Wire cutters
Dark Green Artificial Eucalyptus Spray
2 floral foam blocks
Mauve mum
White rose bush

Things to do:
1. Fold the doily in half, bringing the shorter ends together. Using sewing pins, pin the edges together.

2. Using either a sewing machine or a sewing needle and thread, sew the two edges together about 1″ in from the edge. If you’re using a sewing machine, set your stitch length to a shorter length (we used 2.0). Be mindful as you’re sewing and be sure that the delicate doily doesn’t get caught in the sewing machine foot.

3. Using the wire cutters, cut stems from each floral piece that you plan to use. Don’t worry about not cutting enough; you can always cut more later if you want to add additional flowers or greenery.

4. Insert the two foam blocks inside the doily.

5. Begin adding floral stems to the foam blocks, pushing them firmly into the blocks. Try to vary the height of each stem.

6. Continue to add floral and greenery to the foam block until you’re happy with the arrangement.

7. Cut a 50″ length of twine. Thread the twine through the doily near the front corner, then knot one end securely.

8. Thread the other end of the twine through the doily on the opposite side, this time on the back. Knot the end securely.

9. If you’d like, fold the doily down in the front to reveal more of your floral stems. Hang the arrangement on a door knob or on the wall.

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How to Make a Doily Bowl


Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 15 minutes, plus 24 hours for drying
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Balloon
Bowl or other object to keep the balloon upright
Plastic wrap
Fabric stiffener
Foam brush
Doily

Things to do:
1. Blow up the balloon, then place it on a bowl or other object to keep the balloon upright.

2. Tear off a sheet of plastic wrap that’s just a bit larger than the doily. Place the doily on top of the plastic wrap sheet.

3. Using the fabric stiffener and foam brush, apply stiffener all over the doily. Be sure the entire surface is covered, especially the edges.

4. If you do not feel like the foam brush sufficiently covered the doily, you can add fabric stiffener straight from the bottle, then fold the plastic wrap and doily in half, using your fingers to apply the stiffener. (If you are not afraid of getting messy, you can also do this with your hands.)
5. Once the doily is completely covered in stiffener, place the doily on top of the balloon, placing the doily center right on the balloon center.

6. Use your fingers to pull the doily over the balloon, stretching the doily as you pull. Smooth out the entire doily to ensure there are no wrinkles, paying special attention to the edges. Allow the doily to dry for 24 hours.

7. When the doily is dry, carefully peel it away from the balloon. You can then deflate the balloon or use it for another project. Place objects in your new bowl.

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Boredom Buster Popsicle Stick Snowflakes Tutorial


Stuck inside on a snow day? Let your kids keep busy with this fun, popsicle stick snowflake craft! Just like real snowflakes, no two popsicle stick snowflakes are alike. Collection your favorite embellishments and let imaginations run wild!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 Minutes
Age range: 8 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Scissors
Colored popsicle sticks
Pom poms
Gold Cord
Stick on Pearls or mirror embellishments
Snowflakes

Things to do:
1. Lay three popsicle sticks on top of each other, creating a snowflake shape. Use hot glue to secure them in place.


2. Decorate the popsicle sticks with pearl stickers.


3. Use hot glue to attach pompoms to the end of all of the popsicle sticks.

4. Place the snowflake in the center of the popsicle sticks.

5. Trim an 8-inch piece of gold cord, fold it in half and knot the ends together. Use hot glue to attach the gold cord to the back of the snowflake, creating your hanger.


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DIY Fancy Pink Glitter Clock


The DIY Pink Glitter Clock is ready to add a little glam to any room. Here is how to make your own fancy clock.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 2 days
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Fancy Chalkboard Clock Face
All-Purpose Spray Adhesive
Blush Pink Extra Fine Glitter
Cameo Pink Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Walnut Hollow Clock Movement with Quartz Hands
Krylon Glitter Blast Clear Sealer Spray
Assorted White Flat Back Adhesive Pearl Embellishments
Mod Podge Gloss-Lustre *optional

Things to do:
1. Paint the edges of the clock with the Cameo Pink Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint. Allow paint to fully dry. One coat of paint is sufficient.

2. Paint the front of the Fancy Clock Face. Since, we will be adding glitter on top, there is no need for full coverage paint. Allow the pink paint to fully dry.

3. You may either use Spray Adhesive or Mod Podge to add the glitter. For this project, I prefer spray adhesive. Spray Adhesive is best used in a well ventilated area, so if that is not possible, Mod Podge may be the better option.

4. Grab a container and lay a single piece of paper inside.

5. Spray one small side edge of the fancy clock with the spray adhesive (or brush on Mod Podge.) Then, pour on the glitter onto same side of clock over the piece of paper lined container. Wait a few seconds then shake off excess glitter. Be sure to do the above step in small sections or glitter will fall off too early as you turn the clock.

6. Repeat step 5 until one side of the clock is finished. Allow the glitter to dry then repeat on opposite side of the clock. Once glitter is dry, touch up any spots with more spray adhesive and more glitter.

7. Once the sides of the clock are dry, fold the piece of paper in half and pour the excess glitter back into the container.

8. Spray the front of the fancy clock with the spray adhesive in well ventilated area. Then over the container lined with the piece of paper pour on glitter to the front of the clock.
9. Repeat step 8 until you have reached your desired coverage of glitter. Then allow the clock to dry completely.

10. Once the glitter on the front of the clock is completely dry, spray the clock with Krylon Glitter Blast Clear Sealer Spray. Then spray the edges of the clock as well. Allow sealer to dry. Do not fret. When the clock is still wet, the glitter may look a little clumpy, however once dry it will have a smooth glittery finish.


11. Determine the size of Assorted White Flat Back Adhesive Pearl Embellishments you wish to use.

12. Stick one pearl in the all four edges of the clock, representing 12, 3, 6, and 9.

13. Assemble and insert clock maker kit per labeled instructions.

Viola, you now have your own DIY Fancy Pink Glitter Clock.

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Stenciled Lyrics Art Tutorial


You can stencil any lyrics you’d like on this canvas. If your lyrics are longer than three lines, though, you will need to measure and make sure there’s enough room for each line.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 30 minutes active time, plus time for paint to dry between each letter
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Stretched Canvas
Foam brush
Regency blue acrylic paint (for background)
Painter’s tape
Plum Kiss acrylic paint (for letters)
Stencil Font Letters (5″ tall)
Stencil brush
Pencil
Ruler

Things to do:
1. Using a foam brush and the background acrylic paint color, apply two coats of paint to the stretched canvas. Be sure to apply paint on the sides of the canvas, too, since that will be visible. Allow the paint to dry.

2. Using a pencil and ruler, mark a faint line horizontally across the canvas 3 1/4 ” from the top. This will mark where your lyrics will begin. (Note that this may be different if your lyrics are more than three lines.)

3. Place the first stencil on the canvas, lining up the top of the stencil with the pencil mark. Place another pencil line to mark the bottom of the stencil, then place painter’s tape over the stencil edges to hold them in place.

4. Dip the stencil brush into the purple paint, making sure you don’t get too much paint on the brush.

5. Dab the paint onto the palette or a paper towel to remove excess paint.

6. Begin stenciling, pouncing the stencil brush up and down along the edges of the stencil. Dab quickly and lightly across the edges, aiming the brush toward the middle of the stencil as you dab. You may find it easiest to pounce around the edges, then use a regular paintbrush to paint the larger areas.

7. Allow the first coat to dry, then apply a second coat of paint. Allow the second coat to dry.

8. Carefully remove the stencil from the canvas.
Tip: If you see any spots that do not look neat, use a thin paintbrush to touch up your letter where needed.

9. Repeat steps 3-8 with the next letter.

10. Repeat steps 3-8 with the final letter of the line.

11. Line up the second line of the lyrics with the bottom pencil mark of the first line’s stencil, then tape in place with painter’s tape.

12. Repeat steps 3-8 to add each letter of the second line.

13. Tape the third and final stencil in place, lining up the bottom of the stencil with the line you marked in step 2.

14. Repeat steps 3-8 to add each letter of the third line.

15. Erase the pencil marks from the canvas.

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DIY French Shabby Chic Stacking Boxes


Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 2 hours plus paint drying time.
Age range: Adults

Things you will need:
Paper Mache Heart Box Set
Cameo Pink Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Granite Gray Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
‘Cafe Paris’ Americana Stencil
Martha Stewart Flourish Stencil
Lace Adhesive Stencil
Craft Designer Stencil Brush Set
Winsor & Newton Brush Cleaner and Restorer

Things to do:
1. Paint selected heart shaped stacking boxes and lids with the Cameo Pink Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint. As they were stacked, I chose to paint every other one. I only used one coat of paint to give a more vintage look to the stacking boxes. Set aside to dry. Then, touched up any missed spots.

2. Paint remaining heart shaped stacking boxes and lids with the Granite Gray Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint. Again, I only used one coat of paint and touched up any missed spots once dry. Set aside to dry thoroughly.

3. Once the gray paint is dried completely, tape the ‘Cafe Paris’ Americana Stencil to the largest lid of the stacking boxes.

4. Using a stencil brush, dab the stencil brush in the cameo pink paint. Wipe off excess paint before dabbing the stencil. Less paint is better when stenciling, as you do not want it to run underneath the stencil. Dab the entire stencil with the cameo pink paint. Then, remove stencil immediately.

5. Rinse off the stencil, as soon as you are one stenciling. You may use just water, however I find it easier to use the Winsor & Newton Brush Cleaner and Restorer and a cotton ball.

6. Continue stencilling the other gray parts of the stacking boxes using the Martha Stewart Flourish Stencil. Rinse stencils, then set items to the side to dry.

7. Stick the Lace Adhesive Stencils into place along the larger heart shaped stacking box. Smooth out sections, especially along the curves of the heart.

8. With a clean and dry stencil brush, dab the stencil brush into the gray paint. Brush off excess paint, then dab each stencil. With the stick on stencils you are able to get more small details out of a stencil.

9. Gently and slowly pull off the stick-on lace stencils. Then, clean the stencils immediately.

10. Continue stencilling the other pink parts of the stacking boxes using the Martha Stewart Flourish Stencil. Rinse stencils, then set items to the side to dry.

11. Place lids back onto each heart shaped stacking box.

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DIY Mason Jar Soap Dispenser


Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hour plus drying time.
Age range: 15+

Things you will need:
Mason Jar
Gloss White Spray Paint with Primer
Galvanized Make-Your-Own Dispenser Kit
Mod Podge
Key West Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Mint Canvas Fabric Roses
Ivory Artificial Rose Heads
Iridescent Double Row Bling Sticker Roll

Things to do:
1. In well ventilated area, spray the mason jar with primer. Set aside to dry. I dry mine on a wooden dowel rod placed inside a floral foam block.

2. Paint the primed mason jar with the Key West Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint. Let mason jar dry completely between coats. I used 3 coats of paint.
3. Once dry, cover the entire mason jar with a coat of Mod Podge, as a sealant.

4. Heat up glue gun. Then, glue on three flowers onto the front of the mason jar. The Mint Canvas already has a self adhesive on the back, however, I also used hot glue, so the flower would adhere longer to the mason jar.

5. Attach the Galvanized Make-Your-Own Dispenser Kit. Since, I used a smaller jar, I trimmed the dip tube with scissors to better fit the mason jar.

6. Peel away the backing of the Iridescent Double Row Bling Sticker Roll. Then, position the bling roll onto the lid of the mason jar dispenser kit. Wrap the bling roll around the entire lid, then trim the end, overlapping the rhinestones just a little.

7. Peel away the backing of the Iridescent Double Row Bling Sticker Roll. Then, position the bling roll onto the front of the mason jar. Wrap the bling roll around the entire mason jar, then trim the end, overlapping the rhinestones just a little.

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