This post is sponsored by Dispy Dabber, but all opinions are my own.


If you are anything like me putting Christmas decor away is a whole day project. I feel like I need to clean out, dejunk, and scrub down anything that had Christmas decorations. Maybe it’s because I have a clean slate once all the Christmas decorations are down. I wanted to share with you my favorite things to do to get my home cleaned after the holidays. And really, this would work anytime you want to refresh.

First off I made this bright printable checklist that you could store in with your Christmas decor. That way you will have it from year to year.

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I love to enlist the help of my kids in getting everything cleaned up and put away. It’s nice for them to have responsibility. It also helps them take ownership in our Christmas decorations and the rest of the house when they get a chance to help put things away and place things where you want them to go.


I especially love their help with the tree.

tips-for-cleaning-up-after-Christmas On the printable above I have explanations on what to do and why you’ll want to do it. When it comes to the touch-up paint, you might be saying, “Are you kidding me?” I’m really not and let me tell you why.


We found this amazing product, Dipsy Dabber–It’s a gamer changer.


You pour your paint in the can.


Add a little sample color on the label.


Write all the paint information on the label.


Now all you need to do is clean and spackle the wall and once it’s dry, use your Dipsy Dabber to touch up that paint.


It’s so easy my 9 year-old wanted to do it. She was pretty dang good at it.

Wanna see it all in action. Check out this video from Heather Cluff.

Dibsy Dabber wants our readers to be able to try out the Dibsy Dabber. You can enter code “dipsydab” at check out to save 10%. Offer ends on 12/21/2015.

But we want also wanted to do a giveaway! Three readers will each win a 10 pack. Enter below.

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LEAVE a comment with the best caption to win a $25 gift card to Amazon, VISA, or Target!  We are excited to read the entries!

And special thanks to Imperial Sugar, who is sponsoring our Caption Contest!

Welcome to The Crafting Chicks! Are you ready to go shopping? Then tell me what you want… what you really, REALLY want! It’s time for our Crazy for Christmas Party Giveaway! How would you like to win a $150 Gift Card to Amazon?

Amazon $150 Giveaway

Are you ready to play?

ONE LUCKY WINNER is going home with $150 BUCKS to spend right before Christmas!

Yes that’s right!! it’s an Amazon $150 Giveaway!

And this is all possible because of our sponsor, Imperial Sugar!

And it could be YOU!!!
Just enter using the Widget below…

Amazon $150 Giveaway


We’re inviting YOU to the most pinspirational party on Pinterest!

The big day has finally arrived and we are SO excited…

We know it’s not quite Christmas yet but this Party on Pinterest is going to give you so much inspiration for the upcoming holiday that it will feel like Christmas – PLUS you get a chance to WIN some fantastic prizes!

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All this amazing fun is happening TONIGHT!

Whether this is the first you’ve heard of it or you knew about it and totally forgot until right now, you can still get in on all the excitement.

It’s important that you register BEFORE the event, don’t wait – do it now…

As long as your register before the party starts, you’ll get some gorgeous party favors emailed to you at the end of the party! Pretty cool, right? Check out all of the Christmas-themed and totally coordinated goodies that Sarah from Somewhat Simple created for everyone who registers:

Free Digital Party Favors

  • Wall Art
  • A Countdown
  • Bucket List
  • Santa Letter Template
  • Angel Tree Topper
  • Gift Tags
  • Holiday Recipe Cards

and if THAT’S not enough…

Who wants to WIN BIG?!

In addition to the slew of incredibly pinspirational ideas and the totally FREE party favors, you’re not going to believe what we’ve got in store for one lucky pinterest party-goer. We’ve lined up the most fantastic giveaway with the help of Imperial Sugar! Christmas is coming early for one pinner, because they’re going to snag the ultimate baking set, including a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer, an iPad, Digital Cookbooks, Silicone Baking Sheets AND a case of Imperial Sugar! With all these goodies you’ll be ready to bake Christmas cookies into the New Year!

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Winner will be announced at the close of the party! Haven’t entered yet?! No worries. Just click HERE to head on over and throw your name into the hat!

Want to know MORE?!

If you’re still a little confused, no worries – as soon as you register, we’ll send you all the little details of our virtual shindig!

So, what are you waiting for?

Have you registered?

Have you entered the giveaway?

Is your alarm set for tonight?

Can you tell we’re excited?!
You’re not going to want to miss a single pin!

We’ll “see” you soon on our Pinterest board!

The party starts at:
6:00 PM PST
7:00 PM MST
8:00 PM CST
9:00 PM EST

This post is sponsored by Lunchbox, but all opinions are my own. DIY Spa Gift Basket

We all know someone who gives and gives. I feel like the best gift for someone like that is a night of relaxation. Having several friends and family members that could be professional “givers” I thought a great way to show them my love and appreciation would be to make them a DIY Spa Gift Basket.

Wanna know the best part? I can make several of these cause all The Bathery® products from Target are on sale now with a Cartwheel offer for 10% off.


And just so you are ahead of the game here are the upcoming Cartwheel offers on The Bathery® products.

  • Nov. Wk 4 (11/22-11/28) CW 10% off Full Line
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  • Dec. Wk 3-4 (12/13-12/26) CW 10% Off Full Line

I can’t wait to show you what I did.


I snagged a handful, okay, armful, of The Bathery® products. I love how each item has a number and tells you what order you should use them in. Genius! I also wanted to make some fizzing bath bombs to go with the gift basket. They are so much fun and smell so YUMMY!


I found a cute bath basket in Target near the bathroom products. There are super cute baskets back there FYI. I filled the basket with my chosen goodies. You could add some yummy lotion, lip gloss, or a face mask. Chocolate would be fun too. 🙂


I added some baker’s twine and this fun printable tag. Which has been made for each of you. Just download by clicking on the box below.

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And that’s really how easy it can be. Make sure you pick out the perfect items from The Bathery® at Target for each friend. They will love that you thought of them each time they use the products to relax.

Now do you think I’d just leave you without a fun giveaway?

Heck no!

Enter below to win a $25 Target Gift Card to make your own DIY Spa Basket.
$25 Target Gift Card

Mark your calendars and


for December 3rd!

Get comfy, grab a treat or two, and get ready to PARTY with us!! Party? What party you may ask? Well boy-oh-boy do we have an amazing announcement coming your way!! Because we are over-the-top-excited to bring you the one and only……

Christmas Pinspiration Party ON Pinterest

with your ALL-TIME Favorite Bloggers!

Remember the phenomenal MUST-FOLLOW Pinterest Group Board filled with anything and everything that your heart could ever desire? Well we have ALL teamed up AGAIN {Plus 4 FABULOUS guest bloggers} to throw you another LIVE PARTY on PINTEREST!!

We always have an absolute BLAST with all of our readers at these parties so we decided that it had been FAR TOO LONG since we last partied all together!! I mean really?! Who doesn’t love an amazing, must-attend, thrilling party, from the comfort of their home {and yoga pants!}? Am I right ladies?? Pull out your virtual party hats and get your pinning-fingers ready because we are going to par-tay….


Christmas Pinspiration Party ON Pinterest!

That’s right- this night is alllll about Christmas! We have partnered up to bring you the most inspiring ideas out there including: easy Christmas gift ideas, yummy holiday recipes, fun family traditions, festive home decor, free holiday printables, to-die-for hair tutorials, and so So SO MUCH MORE!

OH! And guess what!?!

That is not all!! Because you better believe there is a GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY that is TOTALLY worthy of crushing on!! {Trust me you are going to want this one!!}

{Enter at the bottom of this post!}

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The wonderful Imperial Sugar has ALSO partnered up with us and all of these amazing bloggers to sponsor this FANTASTIC Christmas Baking Giveaway! Yep, one LUCKY winner will be fully prepped to rock all of your holiday recipes with this AMAZING GRAND PRIZE in hand, made possible only because of the amazing folks over at Imperial Sugar!!

But that’s not all… EVERYONE’S A WINNER!

That’s right- everyone who parties with us will also get their hands on some gorgeous party favors!! {Designed specially for you by the oh-so-talented Sara with Somewhat Simple} Just you WAIT!!!!! They are to-die-for & you will DEFINITELY use ALL of them this Christmas season! Just look at these beautiful designs!!

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Ummm…. I would totally attend JUST for those alone!

So, mark your calendars for December 3rd!

…and check out all of bloggers involved in the meantime! Because let me tell you…. are gonna fall in LOVE with ALL of them!

The Dating Divas / The 36th Avenue / Somewhat Simple / Lil Luna / Mod Podge Rocks / One Good Thing / Kids Activities Blog / The Crafting Chicks / Infarrantly Creative / Princess Pinky Girl / Cute Girls Hairstyles

Are you as excited as we are?! A FUN Christmas-themed pinning party that all of you can attend from the comfort of your own home- I mean what’s not to love?!

**IMPORTANT: Make sure that you fill out the form at the bottom of this post to get your invite to the Christmas Pinspiration Party and all the information on how it works! You’ll also receive a few reminders to make sure you don’t forget! PLUS registering will automatically hook you up with the amazing FREE digital party favors made by Sara with Somewhat Simple that you’ll receive at the close of the party!**

**All you need to worry about today is entering this

FABULOUS KICK-OFF Giveaway below and RSVPing for the party!**


**Winners will be announced at the close of the party.**

It’s SUPER easy to enter!
1. Follow ALL of the bloggers in the widget below {you get entries for the grand prize with each blogger you follow}
2. Be present at the party {a.k.a. watching the pinning countdown on our group board from your computer or mobile device} to claim your prize!
Christmas Pinspiration Giveaway


We are so excited to team up with Minted this year for our Christmas cards 2015.  Christmas cards are so fun to give and receive.  We have been swooning over their designs all week.  It was hard to choose…because we love them all.

Right now Minted has some great specials on their Christmas cards and THREE lucky readers will win a $100 Minted gift card for Christmas Cards this year. Christmas Cards 2015 & a Minted Giveaway! Loving this happy card.  I love the font & design. card 5 Minted offers the prettiest shapes, like this bracket shaped card above.
card 4 Another favorite is this mulit-photo card that highlight photos throughout the year.  I love the simplicity of it. Screenshot 2015-11-16 09.19.38 Our Nikkala chose the Behavior Chart card for her card this year.  If you know Nikkala, you know that this fits her personality.  She loves to share what her kids are up to in a clever way.  I think this is the cutest idea! card 2 Minted’s gold foil cards are so pretty!  And they make your card really pop! (Look at those twins)
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Becky & Jamie chose a pretty gold foil layout for their cards this year.  Minted has several options for gold foil cards.  So you can find the perfect one to fit your picture.  You can even choose the foil finish…silver, gold or a rose gold.

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Another favorite option were the addressed envelopes.

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You can choose from many different options, upload your address list, and Minted will print the addresses so all you have to do is stuff, apply the stamp and mail.
card letter press I love this pretty letterpress card too!

Just look at all the pretty designs.  We wanted to share them all with you…but it’s so easy to browse through them all on Minted.


We also are sharing an exclusive Coupon Code for Crafting Chicks Readers: Enjoy 15% off your holiday card purchase is: TCC15 : good through 11/24/15. Screen Shot 2015-11-17 at 8.41.33 AM Screen Shot 2015-11-17 at 8.41.12 AM Now for our fun giveaway!

3 readers will win a $100 Minted credit. SO…get thinking about which card you will LOVE!

Click on “Enter Giveaway” Below to enter the Crafting Chicks/Minted Giveaway.  We are excited for our Lucky Readers!  giveaway button

Enter to win a $600 Amazon gift card, just in time for black friday! Hey friends! We are so excited about today’s giveaway! Staying on budget can be seriously hard… especially around the holidays! Wouldn’t it be nice to have a little extra money to use around Christmas? Well, for one of you lucky readers, today could be that day! We love you guys and really appreciate you promoting and supporting Pretty Providence, so today we are teaming up with a few of our favorite blogger friends to give away………


I mean, who doesn’t love Amazon? It’s basically the same as $600 cash! Plus, that’s how we like to do our black Friday shopping, from the comfort of our own couches! Amazon’s prices can’t be beat and they have EVERYTHING you could ever want. Seriously, they save this busy mama’s behind. (more…)

Hey everybody, Steph here from Crafting in the Rain today. I’m excited to share this post with you that I’ve had in mind for a while! 

Recently, with my husband’s help, I made gold painted “Mr & Mrs” for the head table at my brother’s wedding dinner. I loved the look so much I wanted something for Christmas that we could have in our house.

Instructions for the XOXO marquee

You could do this same idea with any cut out letters or word. We got to cut out our own (read more about our X-carve machine) so I got to design it with the font and the size I wanted. It’s cut from 3/4 inch MDF and is about 6 inches tall and 13 inches wide.

I had to sand the cut edges smooth, and if you cut something similar with a scroll saw or jigsaw you may have to do the same. Something purchased will probably ready for paint.

I used Modern Masters metallic gold paint and put two coats on everything. Don’t forget the inside cut outs. Look how shiny!

When the paint is all dry, it’s ready to display.

I put it on my mantel. Since we moved back in February, and our new house has a fireplace with a mantel! I added a few other Christmas decorations (I think my husband was a little surprised to see these things out already.) But I also think I’ll have fun moving pieces around in the next week or so to get everything just right.

If you like the trees in the picture, click for the glitter cone tree tutorial here.

I hope I’ve given you some ideas to spark some Christmas decorating. Thanks for having me Chicks!

Hello Crafting Chicks friends! My name is Tauni. I share tips for bloggers and creative entrepreneurs on my blog and host a fun annual conference for craft, DIY and home entertaining bloggers called Snap. The Crafting Chicks have been a wonderful support to me through the years and I am excited to be here to help host a very special Heidi Swapp Minc giveaway as a part of their awesome Deck the Halls Christmas series.

Deck the Halls Giveaway

Like many of the other bloggers who’ve joined in this fun holiday series, I’ve always found it hard to narrow my favorite carol down to just one. I love them all!

Whether it’s Oh Holy Night where the stars are brightly shining or Rudolph and his shiny nose, there’s always a shimmer and glimmer to the holidays. So, instead of a single project we’re going to give you the possibility of making YOUR holidays SHINE!

Heidi Swapp Minc Giveaway

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Thanks for participating in our fun giveaway. Be sure to check out all of the Crafting Chicks fun Minc projects, including this great harvest print.

DIY Harvest Foil Print DIY Foil Harvest Print

And for some holiday fun, check out these great posts…

Easy gingerbread cookie recipe Easy Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix

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