Handprinted Chalkboard Ornament Hack



My favorite part of my Michael’s Dream Tree is these handwritten ornaments. I love them, and I love how easy they were to make. My sister has killer handwriting to I asked her to do the writing. I digitized the files and uploaded them as .svg files to Cricut’s Design Space and cut them out of white vinyl on my Cricut Explore.

To upload an svg in Design Space click on the Upload image, chose vector upload and then insert it. That’s all!




I’d love to share the .svg files so you can make your own! Downloads are below


 Let it Snow


Joy to the World


Jingle Bells


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Thankful Tree with Silver Leaves

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This year…our family made a thankful tree.  I love how is is displayed on our mantle and can’t wait to show you how we made it! Using my Cricut Explore, I cut these tiny intricate silver metallic leaves. Aren’t they adorable!  I watched in amazement!  That machine is brilliant! Using a thin point permanent marker…each family member wrote what they were grateful for on 5 leaves.  I loved hearing what each of us were grateful for.  Love how this time of year helps us remember that.  We displayed it on our mantle this month as a reminder to continue on with gratitude…”in all things” You can download my free tree printable below…and add thankful leaves!  This was such a fun family activity! Personal Use only Please.  Property of Crafting Chicks LLP.

Jingle All the Way Christmas Pillow

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  I Love to add a cute Christmas pillow each holiday!  I love the Silver Sparkly Iron on vinyl from Cricut…and knew it would help make the cutest festive pillow around! Here’s How I made this lovely “Jingle All the Way” Pillow! What you need: Cricut Explore Machine Cricut Design Space Cutting Mat Silver Iron on Heat Transfer Material 1/2 yard (I like twill fabric) Sewing Machine Four Large Silver Bells 12-22 Pillow insert I always use this tutorial when making pillows… EASY SLIPCOVER PILLOWS. In Cricut Design Space, use the font tool to write “JINGLE ALL THE WAY” (you choose your font) Make sure your mirror image your image before cutting. Cut Fabric: Front 14×24 inches (you need one front) Back (2 pieces) 9×24 inches Back Pieces:  Fold over a horiz. edge and iron to make a hem.  Sew both of these.  Do this on both halves. Pin right sides together (with edge pieces of back inside) with the [Read More…]

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12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas Part 3


If you’re looking for gift ideas for the 12 Days of Christmas, or just neighbor gift ideas, you’re going to love these 12 ideas we’ve put together!   Gold & Green Party Earrings by Sarah from Bombshell Bling Feather Ornament by liZ and Elizabeth from Simple Simon and Company Personalized Memory Game by Katie from Key to Pictures Washi Tape Phone Case Makeover Gold Glitter Ornament by Crystal from A Princess and a Pumpkin Painted Globe by Lindsay with Frenchie Your Friendship Melts My Heart by Mariah from Giggles Galore Milk Bath by Leanne from Organize & Decorate Everything Ladies Dancing by Steph from Crafting in the Rain Christmas Stovetop Potpourri by Kristen from Yellow Bliss Road Chalkboard Mug by Kelly from Typically Simple DIY Heat/Cooling Pad by Kiki from Kiki & Company Find more ideas here in Part 1   and Part 2 Pin It

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18 Clever Christmas Gift Tags


I have a thing for clever printables that magically transform a simple gift, one that you can grab from the grocery store and turn it into a thoughtful gift that impresses the receiver. So here are 18 to help with your gift giving this year! Christmas Cheer Muffins for Christmas Santa’s Magic Key   Merry & Bright Mistle Toes Redbox Neighbor Gift Rudolph Christmas Gift Calories Don’t Count Staching Through the Snow! Nuts About You Pop Pop Fizz Fizz Your Friendship Warms My Heart Mistle Toes Relax Fleece Navidad Ladies Dancing Crafty Christmas Brightly Beaming Reindeer Noses Pin It

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Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Idea


Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year?  I know that a lot of time and hard work go into making this meal the best of the year.  I rarely host, but know that the hostess deserves a gift for everything she puts into this day. That’s why I decided to make a special gift for our hostess this year. I found this tin at the Target dollar section and had to have it.  They had a few colors and I chose black because I wanted to use a gold Painters to accent it. I jumped into my Cricut Design Space and found this fun one that is a “Make It Now” project.  I chose it and then chose the “Make it My Own” option so I could alter it to what I wanted.  I deleted the 4 extra layers and then cut it out on heavy card stock so I could use it as a stencil. I took my Elmer’s Painters [Read More…]

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Crazy For Christmas

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Mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE for December 4th! Cozy up with some cocoa and get ready to PIN Everything in Sight! Because we are pleased to announce the… Crazy for Christmas Party ON Pinterest with your Favorite Bloggers! So there is this MUST-FOLLOW Pinterest Group Board filled with extreme craftiness, beauty & fashion tips galore, genius organizational & DIY ideas, plenty of kid-entertaining and hubby-lovin’ suggestions, and ways to SAVE more moo-lah? Basically EYE-candy at it’s finest! (Following this board ensures your Pinterest feed will be on a balanced diet of daily inspiration!) Well…we have been invited to be a part of this Pinterest board and {with 13 FANTASTIC other bloggers} throw a LIVE PARTY on PINTEREST! So pull out your virtual party hats and get those pinning-fingers ready because we are ready to par-tay CHRISTMAS STYLE!!! That’s right- this party is alllll about Christmas! Come get lots of pinspiration on: easy Christmas gift ideas, yummy holiday recipes, fun family traditions, festive home decor, free [Read More…]

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12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas Part 2


If you’re looking for gift ideas for the 12 Days of Christmas, or just neighbor gift ideas, you’re going to love these 12 ideas we’ve put together!   Free Christmas Cupcake Printables by Aly of Entirely Eventful Turtle Cookie by Michelle at A Little Tipsy Pop Pop Fizz Fizz by Ali from A Dream Crafter Calling Bird Wreath by Lindi at Love the Day Redbox Neighbor Gift by Pam from Over the Big Moon Christmas Krispy Treats by Alli from Cupcake Diaries White Chocolate Swans by Marie of Blooming Homestead Family Lacing Cards by Kierste from Simply Kierste Rudolph Christmas Gift by Vanessa from Tried & True Santa Claus is Coming to Town by Major Hoff Takes Wife Joy to the World Sign by Ginger at GingerSnap Crafts Christmas Cheer Printable by The Girls at Eighteen25 Part 1 of 12 Days of Christmas Series here. Part 3 here Pin It

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12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas Part 1


If you’re looking for gift ideas for the 12 Days of Christmas, or just neighbor gift ideas, you’re going to love these 12 ideas we’ve put together!   Chocolate Caramel Covered Pear by Leigh Anne from Your Home Based Mom   Turtle Pretzels by Mique from Thirty Handmade Days   Hot Chocolate Singles by Tauni of SNAP! Calling Birds Ornament / Gift Topper by Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous 5 Golden Rings by Kristen of Capturing Joy   Gold Leafed Feathers by Landee of Landeelu.com   7 Swans a Swimming by Keri from Shaken Together French Vanilla Milk & Cookies from Somewhat Simple   Ladies Dancing Nail Polish by Ashley from Simply Designing   Triple Grasshopper Cookies by Emily from is this REALLY my life?   Stamped Gift Bags by Katie from The Casual Craftlete Little Drummer Boy Gift Tag by Laura from Inspiration for Moms Find more 12 Days of Christmas ideas. Part 2 here And Part 3 here. Pin [Read More…]

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Thanksgiving Thankful Scattergories *Free Printable

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We’ve shared these fun Printable Scattergories games this year and we are excited to share our “Thankful” Thanksgiving Version!  Last year we played this with the whole family before the feast…it was fun to see what everyone was thankful for…from A to Z! (Personal Use Only Please-Download property of Crafting Chicks LLP) Pin It

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