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Materials for Yarn Stamp
  • Yarn
  • Wood (2x4)
  • Acrylic paint
Materials for Yarn Pom-Poms
  • Yarn
  • Scissors
Glitter Mod Podge
  • Deli Cup
  • Mod Podge
  • Loose glitter
  • Stir stick
  • Small foam brush
DIY Custom Dog Kennel
  • 1x3 Wood
  • Spacers
  • Drill
  • Screws
  • Wood stain
  • Console table
  • Kreg jig
  • Wood glue
DIY Treasure Chest Fish Tank
  • (1) 8 x 4 Styrofoam Sheet
  • X-Acto Knife
  • Glue Gun
  • Ruler
  • Paint
  • Wood buttons
  • Pirate/under the sea type décor

Directions:

Yarn Stamp

  1. Wrap yarn around wood, leaving space between each wrap
  2. Dip wood in acrylic paint
  3. Stamp onto a piece of paper to create texture


Yarn Pom-Poms

  1. To make a lot of little pom poms very fast cut a few pieces of yarn to be the same length.
  2. Tie a separate piece of yarn around the middle of the bunch.
  3. Repeat this process (depending on the length of your bunch) until you have a few pieces of yarn tied around the bunch.
  4. Make sure the distance between each piece of yarn tied around the bunch is equidistant from each other.
  5. Cut the bunch in the middle of each piece of yarn tied around it.
  6. Repeat this process until you have all of the bunch cut out into multiple mini pom-poms.
  7. You can the hang pom-poms around a key chain ring, use multiple to make a broach, glue it onto a popsicle stick to make a bookmark, etc.


Glitter Mod Podge

  1. Add Mod Podge and loose glitter into a deli cup
  2. Stir until glitter in completely combined with Mod Podge
  3. Use a small foam brush to apply to your craft
  4. Allow Mod Podge to dry


DIY Custom Dog Kennel

  1. Cut 1x3 wood and attach to look like a barn door (4 pieces used to make a square, 2 pieces make an X inside).
  2. Use a kreg jig to make holes that allow screws to be drilled in sideways (2 into each side).
  3. Mark on your wood where to pre-drill holes for screws.
  4. Glue wood together to hold in place while you drill.
  5. Drill screws into holes made using kreg jig.
  6. Use chains and a hammer to give barn door a distressed look.
  7. Install spacers into your console table (this is a typical barn door application).
  8. Stain wood your desired color and attach to spacer.
  9. Make another barn door following the same steps.
  10. Install barn door hardware containing wheels onto this barn door so that the kennel can open and close.
  11. Attach to your console table.

DIY Treasure Chest Fish Tank

  1. Cut the Styrofoam sheet to the specifications of your fish tank to create the “treasure chest” base.
  2. Use the X-Acto knife to sketch out the design on 3 of the sides. Use the hot glue gun to assemble the 4 sides (treasure chest cover) together.
  3. Use brown and black paint to make treasure chest look.
  4. Paint with the black first. Then the brown to create that distressed under the sea chest look.
  5. Add wooden buttons along the four sides.
  6. Add pirate/under the sea décor inside the tank.

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