Christmas Cheer::Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas

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Hi there…  it’s the girls from eighteen25 and we are so excited to be here. Some people may think it’s too early to be thinking about Christmas gifts and putting up the tree, but NOT us. We are ready for the magical days of Christmastime! I just happen to be listening to Christmas music as I’m typing this and it makes my heart happy! Today we’ve put together a quick gift idea that would be perfect for practically anyone. It’s one of our favorite quotes from the movie Elf and we completely agree with it. The best way to spread Christmas Cheer IS singing loud for all to hear. So why not spread that cheer by delivering some Christmas music to friends and family. You can attach the fun tag to a Christmas CD with a little twine. This CD just happens to be Idina Menzel: Holiday Wishes. I just picked it up from Target yesterday and it’s a good one! If giving the CD: - [Read More…]

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DIY Heating/Cooling Pad::Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas

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> Oooh, I am so happy to be here today for this awesome series. I’m Kiki from Kiki and Company and I love Christmas so much. One of my favorite things is to think of fun things to give my neighbors, teachers and friends in my life. A few years ago, a sweet girl came knocking at our door and gave us one of these and it was an instant hit and continues to be a big hit in my family! Today we will be making a super simple DIY Heating and Cooling Pad. SUPPLIES: fabric- You can make these any size you want. I have 2 sizes..a small rectangle (roughly 8″x12″) and a long, skinny rectangle (roughly 6″x 20″) scissors rice essential oil- this is optional. if you want to infuse your rice with a smell, this is an easy way to do it sewing machine printable tag (at bottom of post) DIRECTIONS: To make these is super simple. [Read More…]

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Chalkboard Mug::Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas

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Hi there! I’m Kelly from Typically Simple and I’m super excited to be sharing an easy chalkboard mug DIY project that is perfect for gift-giving! I absolutely love coffee! Every morning, the words “but first coffee” run through my head, especially when our little guy is ready to go at 6 am! I cannot think straight until that caffeine hits my veins. So I thought it would be fun to make some chalkboard mugs that would be great for giving as a gift. You could fill them up with some tasty teas or hot cocoa mixes or even throw in a gift card to their favorite coffee shop! Supplies Coffee Mug Porcelaine Chalkboard Paint Paint Brush Painters Tape Chalk To get started, tape off the part of the mug you do not want to paint. Because of the curve, I found it easiest to work in small pieces so the line would be straight. After getting all the tape in [Read More…]

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Joy to The World Block::Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas

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Hello! I’m Ginger, & I blog over at GingerSnapCrafts.com. I am sooooo excited to be over here with the Crafting Chicks today. Over on my blog I love sharing easy, simple & fun projects, recipes & ideas. I’m also a mom to 5 kiddos, & I have one amazing husband. I hope to see you around sometime over on my blog. This Joy to the World block is so, so easy to put together. Shhhh! These are actually our neighbor gifts this year. We can make a bunch at once, they are really inexpensive to make, & they turn out super cute. So keep reading to get the tutorial. You’ll need a few supplies to get started: 2×4 cut into a 7 inch block this image from the Silhouette store Joy to the World vinyl (cut with my Silhouette) white acrylic paint or spray paint sand paper ribbon First I painted my block white. It took two coats of paint, [Read More…]

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Red, White, & Black Tree Dream Tree

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A couple weeks ago I shared my Michael’s Dream Tree with you and today I get to share a few more details of the tree with you! When trying to decide on a color scheme/theme of my tree I knew I wanted something a little traditional and a little quirky. I settled on a red, black and white theme and love how it turned out! I think it has a little funky snowman feel to it with the top hat and the white twigs (arms) and the big white balls going on. This JOY sign practically jumped in my cart. I love it! It’s battery powered and brings a fun element to the tree.   Black Christmas ornaments are hard to find, but these chalkboard signs worked well. My sister has amazing handwriting and I talked her into writing titles to Christmas songs for me to put on them with the help of my Cricut Explore and some white vinyl. [Read More…]

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Stamped Christmas Gift Bags::Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas

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Hey there!  It’s Katie from The Casual Craftlete.  Are you enjoying the 12 Days of Christmas Series?  I sure am.  Today I am sharing my super cute and easy Stamped Christmas Gift Bags! I am a huge lover of all things packaging.  Giving a homemade gift bag or wrapping lets the person know how much you love them.  Plus, you can be as creative as you want to be when it comes to making these stamped gift bags. I love these fabric gift bags!  I ordered mine from a website but you can always make your own.  You can use the gift bags for just about anything.  Sweet treats, homemade candies or those odd shaped gifts that you can’t wrap. Let’s get to it! Supplies: Fabric gift bags Stamps Ink pads Fabric scraps Scissors Paint *optional Glitter *optional I wanted my bags to look simple and rustic and I think they turned out pretty good.  For my bags I used Christmas [Read More…]

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Christmas Stovetop Potpourri Recipe & Free Printable Gift Tag::Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas

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Hey everyone! I’m Kristin from Yellow Bliss Road and I am so excited to be here! A huge thank you to the Crafting Chicks for having me over today! At Yellow Bliss Road, I love to share simple & delicious recipes and fun free printables, especially around the holidays. For my gift idea, I decided to put together two of the things I love most about Christmas – 1) Gift giving, and 2) the delicious scents of cranberry, cinnamon and citrus. Want to make your home and your neighbor’s smell like CHRISTMAS? Read on and I’ll show you how! I love to fill my home with amazing scents during the holidays, and there’s no better combination than citrus and cranberry mixed with cinnamon and spices. This is a simple recipe that you can simmer on your stovetop or in a crockpot to help fill your home with these delicious scents. All of these ingredients are combined in a small pot [Read More…]

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town Gift Idea::Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas

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Howdy everyone! I’m so excited to be guest posting over here on the Crafting Chicks. How amazing has this 12 Days of Christmas series been? I’m loving all these ideas! I chose 10 Lords A Leaping because some days that is what my life feels like as a mom of 4 boys! I wanted a simple & easy gift giving idea that could be used for all those last minute people you might have forgotten (coaches, babysitters, teachers, neighbors). They say it takes a village, and let me tell ya–our village is HUGE. I’m guessing yours is to, so whip these up now and put them in the pantry for when ya need them the most! These are so simple to put together. First, I purchased the red cups at Walmart. They are made by Wilton and are sold in sets of 5 for around $1. I’m sure they are readily available at the craft store too. I filled mine [Read More…]

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Mason Jar Lid Ornaments

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I’m sharing my Michaels Craft Stores inspired Mason Jar Lid ornaments.  There are so many possibilities for these! Last year I shared my Blue, silver & white Dream Tree.  I was excited to make a few more ornaments for it this year. To make these you will need: (all can be found at Michaels Craft Store) Mason Jar Lids Creatology white glitter (looks like mini snowflakes:) Hot Glue Mini Bird clips Silver Berries Ribbon First, tie ribbon around the lid circle. Using your hot glue gun, glue around the edge of the can top and add the lid liner.  Let dry. Rub glue around the inside of the lid liner …make sure to smooth to the edges.  Sprinkle your glitter.  Let dry… Now just glue on your birds and berries adding the hot glue…or any other little treasures…make them work for you tree:) This was such a fun project….can’t wait to add these to our tree this year.   Now [Read More…]

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Decadent Triple Chocolate Grasshopper Cookies::Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas

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Hi! My name is Emily and I blog all the things (but mostly food) over at is this REALLY my life?. I love, love, LOVE being a part of any project the Crafting Chicks put together. These gals are amazingly talented and absolutely beautiful inside and out. When they asked if I’d be interested in participating in this year’s Bloggers’ Best: 12 Days of Christmas Edition, I was like, heck YES! It’s like being asked if I would mind a lifetime supply of Diet Coke. And a mini fridge to go with it. I was lucky enough to snag Day 10, also known as “Lords a Leaping Day.” You may not think this the best day for a foodie when “Maids a Milking” (gourmet hot cocoa?), “Partridge in a Pear Tree” (pear tart?) or “Geese a Laying” (breakfast quiche?) would work so much better. But one of my favorite flavors is “grasshopper”—you know, that absolutely divine combination of mint and [Read More…]

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