Princess Play Dough 4 Ingredients *Free Printable Tag

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We made this “Princess Play Dough” for my little girls playgroup.  It was so easy to make, and the girls loved it…because of the yummy smell and sparkly glitter.  So fancy schmancy!  This Princess Play Dough is so easy to make with just 4 easy ingredients.  I also am sharing a free printable tag to go along with this project. What you will need to make Princess Play Dough: -Conditioner (yummy smelling) -Corn starch -Red Food coloring -Silver Glitter How to Make the Princess Play Dough: Combine 2 parts corn starch to 1 part conditioner.  You can make as little or as much as you would like just stick with the 2:1 ratio. Mix thoroughly before adding the red food coloring.  Just add a few drops.  This will make it pink.  Or use blue and red to make the play dough purple. Add sparkly silver or gold glitter. The play dough feels slightly chalky but it’s so soft and fun [Read More…]

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Party in a Can ~ Birthday Gift Idea

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Hello! It’s Ginger from I am sooooo excited to be back here today sharing this fun birthday gift idea! Yay! I have loved my previous visits with the Chicks when I shared a colorful burlap wreath & an easy chalkboard inspired spring block. Over on my blog I love sharing easy, simple & fun projects, recipes & ideas. I’m also a mom to 5 kiddos, & they keep me busy! One of my kiddos is almost a senior! Gulp! How did that happen? It won’t be too long before he leaves the nest & takes off on his own. I’m not too sure I’m ready! ha! Today I am sharing this easy Party in a Can tutorial with you with FREE birthday printable! This would be the perfect gift to send to your college student or missionary on their birthday. You better believe I’ll be sending a gift just like this to my kiddos when they are older. You can’t have a birthday without a little party! This would also [Read More…]

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Boy’s Superhero Bedroom

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Ah!!! It feels good to be back! And a big thank you to The Crafting Chicks for having me here. I’m Ali from Dream Crafter and I am SOOOOO excited to share my boy’s new room with you! When we first moved into our new home I was so hesitant to paint any walls or decide on any decor…because I’m wishy washy and can’t stick with anything. My boys really wanted a super hero room and if anybody knows me, they know that I LOATH character themed things. I don’t let me kids wear Mickey mouse or Disney paraphernalia. I don’t have anything against them. In fact, I love all those movies! Lets just say that its not my styyyyyyle. Thats when I had to get creative with this room. I didn’t want anything permanent because knowing my boys they would want something different in 6 months and I also had to steer clear of the character room. So, without [Read More…]

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20 Mother’s Day Gifts and Printables

20 Mother's Day Gifts and Printables - I love these DIY gifts!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner.  Breakfast in bed, homemade cards… such a fun day! To make life easier for you, we’ve searched the web for our favorite Mother’s Day gifts and printables.  We know you’ll love them! For more ideas, jump over to our Mother’s Day Pinterest board. 20 Mother’s Day Gifts and Printables DIY Jewelry Dish from The Crafting Chicks DIY Pin Tucked Apron from Delia Creates Silhouettes in Photoshop from The Crafting Chicks “Soda-lighted” basket from Lolly Jane Handprint Flowers from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body DIY Magnets from Sundaesins Personalized Photo Jewelry from The Crafting Chicks DIY Brag Books from eighteen25 Mom’s Emergency Stash from eighteen25 I’m a MOM, what’s your super power? from All Things Thrifty   Handprint Flowers Printable from The Crafting Chicks You’re the BALM! from Smart School House Thumbprint Family Tree from Day 2 Day Super Mom Breakfast Menu printable from Home by Heidi Mother’s Day Coupons from Skip to [Read More…]

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Monogram Marquee Teacher Gift

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In 5th grade my teacher had a crazy last name that we couldn’t remember or pronounce so we called her Mrs. K. I’m still a huge fan of these marquee lights by Heidi Swapp and I’m pretty sure any teacher would love to a get a monogram marquee. They are just so fun! You can pick up the lights at Michael’s (don’t forget your 40% off coupon!). They have every letter as well as a star, pennant, &, and an arrow. Each letter or shape, comes with a template, lights and the bulbs. All you’ll need to provide are 2 AAA batteries and paper. Trace around the template on the paper and punch out the holes with a standard hole punch. Put it back together and light it up! Whether or not you have a teacher with a hard to pronounce name this monogram marquee teacher gift will be a hit!   Pin It

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Be Brave & Be Kind Foil Print with Heidi Swapp’s Minc Machine

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I was so excited to try out Heidi Swapp’s Minc Machine…and see what all the Rage was!  Believe me, I can see why everyone is loving it.  It takes regular prints to a whole new level.  So fancy schmancy.  I love the foil look.  I was amazed at how many foil colors you can find in Heidi Swapp’s Minc line.  Pinks, blues, golds, silvers, and more! I love the quote from the new Cinderella movie, “Have Courage and Be Kind”  I made a spin off to fit my design… “BE KIND & BE BRAVE.”  It is such a good reminder.  I made these prints for my girls room “Be Brave, Be Kind.”   They loving having this message displayed.  Using the Minc Machine took the prints from drab to fab. How I used the Minc Machine with my Print: (each machine will come with instructions as well) Make sure your print is printed on a laser printer.  I have an [Read More…]

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Mother’s Day Gift Card Package Giveaway!

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Mother’s Day is fast approaching. Sometimes it can be hard to find the perfect gift for your Mom, and the other Mother figures in your life. A woman doesn’t have to be a mother to have a great impact on others. So today we want to celebrate all women who nurture, care for and serve others…be it in their families or outside their families. What better way to celebrate these women than spending a fun day out together. A day on the town doing a little bit of shopping, eating, crafting and looking for home decor? Several of us bloggers pooled our resources together to be able to bring you this giveaway. We want to thank you for following along with us! We also want to be able to celebrate YOU! The Lucky winner will be getting one of the following gift cards for themselves and one set for a friend! $50 Texas Roadhouse $50 Home Goods $50 Sephora $50 [Read More…]

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Father’s Day Handprint Tree 2015


  This Father’s Day Handprint Tree has become one of the most requested posts for this time of year. In fact, I’m always surprised how early you all start asking for this. This year I went a little more simple with the frame but added in a different tree to give you a few more options.  I think that I’ll have my three girls just add their hands wherever they want on the tree. Usually I try to stage it a bit but they are getting old enough that they can just place their hands and then it has more of their touch to it. If you have questions on how to do this please refer back to previous Father’s Day Handprint trees like: 2012 Father’s Day Handprint Tree 2013 Father’s Day Handprint Tree and 2014 Father’s Day Handprint Tree For the 2015 version download below All printables are property of The Crafting Chicks, LLP. For personal noncommercial use only. [Read More…]

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5 Teacher Gifts Under $10


As part of our Michael’s Makers Challenge this month I came up with 5 teacher gifts that cost under $10! I loved this challenge, because teachers do so much for our kids and I feel strongly that appreciation should be given, but I don’t have a lot of cash to spend. Gift #1 is this fun milk jar caddy! I already had the glass milk jars in my cart when I found this little caddy in the wood section of the store. Three of the milk jars fit perfectly! I painted it with the chalky finish paint by Americana Decor and then used the brown wax to finish it off. The jars don’t come with lids, but there are packs of lids to go with them in the same area. I used washi tape to cover the white lids. It was so easy to do and gives such a fun look to the boring white lids. Fill the jars with [Read More…]

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Free High Fives Teacher Gift


Hello! I’m back with another teacher gift idea. I was looking for something that wasn’t the typical teacher gift…no apples, no schools supplies, but still exuded teacher when I thought of this saying from a Salty Bison sign (that isn’t currently available). Teacher are the best encouragers! And what student wouldn’t love knowing that their teacher has a unlimited stash of High Fives to give out! That’s how this free high fives teacher gift idea came to be. First, I picked up this ornamental frame thing from Michael’s. I see them all the time but never knew how to use them…until I thought of the chalkboard. I spray painted the outside and waited for it to dry. Once dry, I taped it off and rolled on some chalkboard paint. It will take a couple coats to get it covered really well. Then I seasoned the chalkboard by rubbing chalk all over and wiping off. Then wrote the saying. I love [Read More…]

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