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Summer Lovin' Beach Hat DIY

Hi, everyone! With all this sunshine and the school holidays, we've been in a summer lovin' kind of mood lately! For today's DIY project, we wanted to jazz up a plain sun hat with some sequins and pom poms! Here's what you'll need for this summery DIY: Materials: Plain inexpensive hat Decorative items (we used a string of pom poms and sequins) Hot glue gun Scissors Let's get down to it! The first thing you'll need to do is clean off any bits of fluff or dust from your hat. Once you're ready, lay the string of sequins (or twine, etc) onto the hat and plan the words you want to spell out. In keeping with the vacation/summer theme, we opted...

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Cute & Kid-Friendly Keychain DIY!

For this week's DIY project, we'll be making some super adorbs keychain figurines from wooden beads! This project is totally kid-friendly and kid-safe, so if you need a weekend activity for the little munchkins, you're all set! Here are the materials you'll need: Materials: Wooden beads (we used 3 different kinds: 1 for the head, 1 for the torso, 2 for the legs) String Sharpies Keychain rings Scissors Needle The first thing you'll need to do is get a length of string, fold it in half so there are 2 strands, and tie it to the keychain ring on the folded end, like so: Make sure there are 2 separate strands hanging from the keychain ring! This step is optional,...

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Say it with a Stencil: Initials DIY

For today, we're going to make an easy breezy DIY to kick off the weekend! It's perfect as a quirky art piece to hang up in your home; framed or plain, you can even have the kids do their own initials for their bedroom door. Let's get started! Materials: Art paper. We used a slightly thicker paper so that the paint wouldn't bleed or leak through. A print-out of a letter or initials of your choosing Paint (you can use whatever's handy, but we used poster paint here) Penknife or scissors Ruler Paintbrushes Paint palette or mixing tray Cotton buds Let's get started! Cut out the printed letter. Since our letter was an "L", it was easier for us to...

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Googly Eyes For Halloween! Short & Simple DIY

Hello, fellow crafters! Halloween is just around the corner, and we just love all the creative and creepy themed DIYs we've come across online. If you're looking for a cute, not-so-scary, and kid-friendly DIY for Halloween, you've come to the right place! For this adorable and easy craft, you'll need these materials: Googly Eyes (we got our at our local craft supply store) Hot glue gun (or any strong adhesive) Double sided tape and scissors (optional) Something you want to decorate! It's pretty straightforward from here! Simply take your item (a bag, a mug, a vase, etc) and glue your googly eyes directly onto it with your hot glue gun. Here's where the double sided tape and scissors come in:...

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Turn An Old Shirt Into A Tote Bag: No-Sew Tutorial!

Hi everyone! Here's a DIY project we've been wanting to do for a while: transforming an old, well-worn shirt into a cute tote bag! We couldn't believe how easy it was! Read on to see how we made our tote bag, no sewing required! Materials:Old t-shirtScissorsCellophane tape (optional) The first thing you'll need to do is to cut off the sleeves and neckline. You can make the neckline opening as big as you want as this will be the opening of the tote bag. We're halfway there! Cut off the bottom hem of the t-shirt. Then, cut a fringe all along the bottom, ours were about 3 inches in length. You could just eye-ball it at this point, but if...

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