Fairy Garden & House Tutorial

This week’s video tutorial shows how to create this cute fairy garden and miniature house made out of twigs!

 
Time Needed: ~1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

Materials I used:

  • twigs gathered from outside
  • hot glue -black spanish moss
  • flower planter
  • dirt or sand
  • green floral decorations
  • reindeer moss
  • popsicle sticks
  • blue glass pebbles
  • small pebbles

In the video, I go over how the steps I took to create the little house out of twigs. Feel free to buy a house instead, but I think it adds charm to your garden to make it yourself 🙂

This project only cost $5.00 to make! I used an old flower planter and glue gun that I already had, and purchased the floral decorations, reindeer moss, popsicle sticks, glass pebbles, and small pebbles all from Dollar Tree. There are lots of different ways you could do this, and many craft stores sell cute little accessories for fairy gardens. This was really fun to make and great for kids and adults alike!

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Crepe Paper Hibiscus Flower Tutorial

In this video, we’re creating a hibiscus out of crepe paper!

There are few flowers more summer-y than a hibiscus! Now is the perfect time to make one. As paper flowers go, they are pretty simple and quick to make!

 

Time needed: ~45 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

  • Crepe paper
  • 16 gauge floral wire
  • regular paper
  • pencil
  • hot glue gun
  • Tombow brush marker (815)
  • yellow acrylic paint
  • white acrylic paint
  • dark pink acrylic paint
  • paintbrush
  • scissors

 

Let me know if you have any questions!

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Crepe Paper Calla Lily Tutorial

This is a video tutorial showing how to create Calla Lilies out of crepe paper!

Time needed: ~1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

 

If you have a question, feel free to comment!

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How to Ombré Dye a Shirt (Single Color)

 

People call it different things – dip dye, ombre, gradient – whatever you call it, this video tutorial shows how to make it!

This project uses one color of dye and fades into the color of the shirt. It takes a little time, but is actually really easy to create!

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~1 hour

Materials:

  • Shirt
  • Hanger
  • Bucket or other container
  • Spoon
  • Dye (I used this dye in Navy blue)

FAQ:

  1. Can I do this with other things besides shirts?

Yes! It should work with other items, but be aware that the material they are made out of may affect how the dye will look. 100% cotton typically takes dye best.

2. What temperature should the dye be?

It depends on the dye you use, but it is usually best to use hot water in the bucket of dye. You’ll definitely want to use hot water for the rinse – hot water will set the dye.

3. Where should I put the shirt while it sits for 24 hours?

It works great to leave it on the hanger and hang it up outside for the 24 hours. If you can’t do that, hang it over a bath tub or sink where drips of dye won’t stain anything.

 

This is a messy project, and it’s best to do it outside, like I did, if you can.

If I didn’t answer your question, feel free to comment it below 🙂

 

Thanks for reading!

 

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DIY World’s Best Dad Holographic T-Shirt

This week we’re creating this “World’s Best Dad” holographic shirt for Father’s Day!

 
Here are the .PNG files for cutting machines. You’ll just need to download them and open them up in your machine’s software.


Here are the patterns to use if you’re going to do the hand cut/freezer paper method:

worldsbestdadshirt

Hand cut – world’s best dad

hand cut – world’s best grandpa

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, pugdemonium.

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Ribbon American Flag Tutorial

This video tutorial shows how to create an American flag out of ribbon. This looks great on a door in place of a wreath!

 
You could definitely make other flags using this method, or just hang pretty colors of ribbon. There’s a lot of ways to change it up!

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: >30 minutes

Materials:

  • a twig or thin wooden rod
  • twine or string
  • blue ribbon
  • red ribbon
  • white ribbon
  • hot glue

I purchased all my colors of ribbon at Hobby Lobby.

Thanks for reading!

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Halloween Countdown Pumpkin Tutorial

New video! October is here, which means Halloween is quickly approaching. Here is a tutorial to create a chalkboard pumpkin to count down to Halloween with!

 

 
Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

  • a faux pumpkin
  • chalkboard paint
  • acrylic paint in your lettering colors
  • small & large paint brushes
  • pencil
  • chalk

 

1. Use the pencil to draw an outline of where the chalkboard paint will go on the pumpkin.
2. Fill this area in with chalkboard paint. It’s best to do at least 2 coats – let dry an hour between coats.
3. Use the acrylic paint to add a border and the “days until Halloween” lettering.
4. Use the chalk to write in the number of days until Halloween. That’s it!
This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium. 
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Mother’s Day Flower Card Tutorial

Here is my latest tutorial, on how to make this flower bouquet Mother’s Day card! This card is easy and great for all ages to make!

 

 
Below are the patterns for the card. Make sure to print these at full size (8 x 10):

 

Click to view & print file:

Mother’s Day Flower Card Pattern

 

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

  • card stock or construction paper
  • ribbon
  • glue gun or other type of glue
  • black acrylic paint or marker
  • hole punch
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • toothpick or other tool to paint with

 

If you create this card, I’d love to see it! Tag me on instagram @essyjae 🙂

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

 

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