Butterfly Pet Costume Tutorial

 

Pug wearing butterfly costume
Mischief in his butterfly costume

Hi, everyone!

This tutorial shows how to create this cute butterfly costume for your dog or cat!

It takes a little time to make, but the results are pretty adorable…

Time needed: ~1-2 hours

Difficulty: Easy

For this costume, you will need:

  • black stiff felt
  • blue felt
  • white felt
  • ribbon
  • a pipe cleaner
  • 2 pom poms
  • a glue gun
  • paper
  • scissors

Let me know if you have any questions 🙂

This tutorial originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

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Crepe Paper Iris Flower Tutorial

Hi, everyone!

This video tutorial shows how to create Bearded Irises out of crepe paper!

These take a little time to make, but aren’t too difficult. If you are concerned about the wires on the back of the top petals being too visible, you can try using other colors of wire, such as silver, or try painting them with acrylic paint.

 

Time needed: ~45 minutes (they take less time once you’ve made a few)

Difficulty: Intermediate

Materials:

Let me know if you have any questions 🙂

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Crepe Paper Flower Crown

Hi, everyone!

This video tutorial shows how to create a simple diy flower crown! This flower crown is created using small roses, aster flowers, and leaves all made out of crepe paper!

This isn’t a super quick project, but it isn’t difficult and the results are worth it. I just love how it turned out!

Time needed: ~2-3 hours

Difficulty: Intermediate

Materials:

  • 18 gauge floral wire
  • Crepe paper in white, light pink, periwinkle, yellow and green (I purchased mine at papermart.com – each large roll is less than $2 there!)
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors

 

If you have any questions, feel free to comment 🙂

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Mini Greeting Card & Envelope Tutorial

New tutorial! This week we’re making these adorable miniature cards and envelopes!

These can be made into pop-up cards, birthday cards, and more. These are the perfect size to give along with a flower arrangement or to anyone who loves miniature things!

You can, of course, make any kind of card, but in this video, I show ideas for a birthday card, pop-up card, and valentine.

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

mini cards envelopes pattern

 

Time needed: ~30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

  • Paper, here is the patterned paper I used
  • Something to score with, I used this
  • glue stick or other
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • markers or pens to decorate, if you’d like

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

 

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Easter Egg Paper Gift Box Tutorial

This tutorial shows how to create Easter egg shaped gift boxes out of paper! These are perfect to fill with candy or other goodies and give as a gift for Easter!

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Easter egg box pattern

 

Time needed: ~30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

  • Paper, such as card stock or construction paper
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • A tool to score with, such as the Cricut scoring stylus

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium

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8 Fun Ways to Dye Easter Eggs!

I tried a bunch of egg dyeing experiments, and in this video I’m showing the ones that worked best!

For the dye, I used a Paas kit that you can get at the grocery store. Each color of dye is a tablet that you dissolve in water and vinegar. Feel free to use food coloring or other types of dye, though!

Before you get started, be sure to cover your workspace with newspaper or something similar – the dye will stain.

 

Techniques mentioned:

  1. White crayon
  2. Stickers
  3. Aluminum Foil
  4. Speckled/dabbled? color
  5. Painters tape
  6. Ombré
  7. Rubber bands
  8. Flour paste resist

 

 

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Easy Square Paper Gift Box Tutorial

 

Hi, everyone!

This is a video tutorial showing how to create a simple, small, square gift box out of paper!

This box is super quick and easy to make, and is the perfect size to hold jewelry or other small gifts, such as gift cards. It also works well for Father’s Day or as teacher appreciation gift, as shown in this video.

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Square gift box

Square gift box lid

 

Purchase the SVG file here

 

Time needed: ~30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

 

Materials:

  • Paper, such as card stock or construction paper
  • Hot glue gun
  • pencil
  • scissors

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

 

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Flower Shaped Paper Gift Box Tutorial

This is a video tutorial showing how to create a flower shaped box out of paper!

This video was made with Mother’s Day in mind, but this box would make a great gift idea for birthdays, anniversaries, or for anyone who likes flowers! Its small size is great for filling with candy or other small gifts, such as jewelry, and being handmade makes it even more special 🙂

This project works best with paper that is a bit thicker than regular paper, such as card stock or construction paper.

 

Click here to view and print the patterns:

Flower box patterns

Flower box pattern 2

 

Time needed: ~1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

 

If you have any questions, feel free to comment below 🙂

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

 

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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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