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DIY Mosaic Seashell Pencil Holder Tutorial

Bring the beach home with you! You don’t have to be away on vacation to enjoy the beauty of the ocean. This shell pencil holder will remind you of the beach, even when you’re working at your desk.

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

Things you’ll need:
Can
Ivory felt
Natural crushed seashells
Ruler
Pen
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut a 5″ strip of felt and glue it around the can, leaving a bit extra at the can opening. Glue the excess felt down into the center of the can, covering any sharp edges.
2. Use hot glue to attach shells to the surface of the can. Cover all of the felt, piecing the shells together in a mosaic pattern.

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How to DIY Yarn Dandelion Bouquet

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. These Dandelion flowers may be a bother in your yard, but they look super cute on your shelves or table!

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

Things you’ll need:
Pipe cleaners
Yarn (yellow and green)
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Fork

Things to do:
1. Tie a piece of yellow yarn two inches below the end of the pipe cleaner.
2. Place a fork next to the pipe cleaner and wrap the yarn around the fork until it’s about 1/4 inch thick. Cut the yarn.
3. Fold both sides of the pipe cleaner around the yellow yarn bundle and twist it to secure.
4. Knot a piece of green yarn 1/4 inch up the yellow yarn bundle and start wrapping until the bottom portion of yellow yarn is covered with green yarn. Cut the yarn and use hot glue to secure.
5. Use scissors to get open the yellow yarn bundle, revealing your flower.

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