Crafting Chicks {CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS}

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Well, it's time people.  We are sending out an OFFICIAL CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS!!!  We are so excited about this and can't wait to see your talents and abilities shine. Here's what we are looking for: smart, competent, fun-loving ladies (or gentlemen) that are interested in our motto and mission to "Create Your Life" and are willing to create one post per month for thecraftingchicks.com must have a blog already, it doesn't matter the size must have basic blogging & social media experience must be able to take CLEAR, CRISP PHOTOS, this is crucial and one of the most important factors in choosing new contributors we are looking for tutorial-type posts in the areas of DIY/CRAFTING...paper crafting, printables, digital crafting, kids crafts, family ideas, holiday crafts/ideas, simple and tasty RECIPES of all kids, SEWING tutorials, etc. WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2 WEEKS until April 15th at 11:59PM If you are interested please fill out THIS FORM before 11:59pm … [Read more...]

Simple Moss Wreath from Entirely Eventful {Spring Fever Series}

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We are so excited to present ALY who is talented, sweet and hilarious.  Welcome Aly!  Hi Friends! I'm Aly. I blog over at Entirely Eventful Day. I blog about stuff like DIY Projects, Interior Design, and even Parenting Advise. I am so happy to be back on The Crafting Chicks to share a fun, springy tutorial with you! I love wreaths. I love moss. What could be better for Spring than a simple moss wreath? I am going to show how to make one. It's so easy and so cute, fresh, and Springy! What you need: A foam form. (I paid about $6 for this one at Hobby Lobby. It was with the foam stuff, not the wreath forms.) A hot glue gun Moss (find it in the floral department at the craft store) Simply glue sections of the moss to the form. I put the glue on the moss first and then carefully pressed it to the form. Be careful of your fingers, the glue can seep through the moss a little. I got a burn :(. Here's what it looks like half way done. This is a messy little project. … [Read more...]

Spring Garland from Lolly Jane {Spring Fever Series}

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So lucky to have our favorite Twin Sisters guest post today!  We love everything about these two girls! Hey there all you crafty chicks! We are twin sisters Kelli & Kristi of Lolly Jane and we are pretty excited to be back with our fav chickies to share an easy (and super inexpensive!) spring garland that you can whip up in 10 minutes or less... and for under $5. Holla! To get started you'll need 2-3 packages of egg vase fillers, a sewing needle and thread. (Psst! We snagged our glittery eggs at Dollar Tree for $1/package- there's 35 cute little eggs in each pack. Hello smokin' deal!) We tried to string it with bakers twine buuuuut didn't have a big enough needle on hand. Boo. #craftfail LOL! Making these is a cinch! Thread your needle then string through each egg lengthwise. Repeat 29 more times (we have 30 eggs per garland but how many you use depends on how short or long your mantel is.) We made 2 strands (green and blue but our dollar store also carries … [Read more...]

Ultimate Craft Room Giveaway

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Who doesn't love a good giveaway, especially if it's the ULTIMATE CRAFT ROOM GIVEAWAY?! We've joined together with members of the 2014 Snap team: Tatertots and Jello | SNAP | I Heart Naptime | Whipperberry | The Crafted Sparrow Sweet Rose Studio | One Charming Party | NoBiggie | Giggles Galore | Maddycake's Muse | Paisely Petal Events | Paging Supermom | Simple Simon and some of our AWESOME 2014 Snap sponsors: American Crafts | Where Women Create | DecoArt | JoAnn Stores | Darice | Simplicity Expressions Vinyl | Flora Craft to celebrate the close of National Craft Month and start the countdown to Snap 2014, we are bring you the ultimate craft room giveaway! Win an electronic cutting machine, paper, washi tape, adhesive, vinyl, craft paint, beautiful trim, a wreath form and a $100 gift card to Jo Ann. This prize is valued at over $1000. To enter follow the directions in the Rafflecopter widget below. Giveaway closes at midnight on Friday, April 4. Winner will be announced on … [Read more...]

Easter Gift Tags *Free Printable

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Sharing mini "Hoppy Easter" tags today.  Just print the download below on standard paper.  Cut each tag 2 x 2.75 in and add mini bright colored pom-poms for tails.  Perfect little tags to attach to a bag of goodies, or Easter basket. Easter Tag Download All printables and downloads designed by The Crafting Chicks are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. Please do not alter or claim as your own. This file is not intended for resale, nor are the printed versions of this file. Feel free to link back to www.thecraftingchicks.com if you like our printables, and we’d appreciate a comment if you download. … [Read more...]

Easter Card *Free Printable

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Sharing a cute Easter card printable with you today.  We will be taking little neighbor, teacher gifts next month with this cute attached card. Just print my printables below...8.5 x 11 in (standard paper) and then cut the paper in half width wise...fold over and you have a very cute card.  I let my kids add pom pom tails.  I found these bright pom poms in the Target dollar section...the perfect colors.  I used Elmer's quick dry glue to attach the "tails." You can print them in all four colors.  Download below:) Easter Card: Pink & Blue   Light Pink & Green   All printables and downloads designed by The Crafting Chicks are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. Please do not alter or claim as your own. This file is not intended for resale, nor are the printed versions of this file. Feel free to link back to www.thecraftingchicks.com if you like our printables, and we’d appreciate a comment if you download. … [Read more...]

Sew an Egg from Paging Supermom {Spring Fever Series}

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Brace yourself for some amazing free printables from these two Supermoms at Paging Supermom.  We love them!  Thanks Aimee & Bettijo! Hello! It's Aimée and Bettijo here from PagingSupermom.com. On our blog we like to share lots of family fun ideas and loads of freeprintables. We can't wait to share this fun Easter games with you today. We are always on the search for simple, quiet activities to keep little hands busy, and these colorful lacing eggs fit the bill quite nicely. When we were kids we both had wooden lacing toys that were various shapes. Bettijo really only remembers the pony one because it was her favorite, and as a kids we just thought these toys were a lot of fun.  As Moms now we can appreciate that lacing toys encourage little ones to exercise fine motor skills and they are a great way to practice patterns. Show your little one that they need to sew up, down, up, down and so forth -- a simple, AB pattern. TO MAKE: Download our free printable Sew an … [Read more...]

Perfect Picnic Sandwich from Or So She Says {Spring Fever Series}

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Welcome Mariel!  We love Mariel and all of her amazing ideas!  She is one amazing mama and blogger!   Hello, lovely Crafting Chicks readers! I'm so thankful to my blog buddies for letting me share over here today. I was trying to think of something springy (or is it spring-ish?), yet easy. If you're anything like me, spring time means busy time, and I only want to hear about EASY. So, I thought... picnics... spring... 5 minute meal... spring... happy kids... spring... oh, our favorite picnic sandwich! I've got two grocery stores right by my house... a Fresh Market and a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market. I think we all have the list of things we buy at one store and not the other. For example, most of my produce I get at Fresh Market, although it's not anything too special. I LOVE the produce at Harmon's... but, it's a drive. However, if I need avocados, I go to Wal-Mart, because I know they'll be ripe, hopefully not over-ripe. Avocados at Fresh Market are typically hard as a rock. … [Read more...]

10 April Fools Pranks for KIDS

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April Fools is coming up very quick! I came from a family where jokes were played all year long so this post is right up my ally.  Most of these tricks have to do with food, which is always fun.  I can't wait to try some of these with the kiddos this year!  Thanks to all our highlighted blogs for such great projects! 1.  Fake juice from Jell-O from ivillage.com 2.  Faux KFC from Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons 3.  Fake French Fries by Parenting 4.  April Fools Day Cookies by MunchkinMunchies.com 5.  Faux Buffalo Wings from PartyPinching.com 6.  Toothpaste Oreos by Prankked.com 7.  Doughnut Seeds 8.  Marshmallow Creepers by Think Geek 9.  Burger Bite Cookies by Sue from Munchkin Munchies 10.  Food with Eyeballs by Mique from 30 Handmade Days Which one is your favorite???     … [Read more...]

DIY Polka Dot Shorts from Brassy Apple {Spring Fever Series}

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We are thrilled to have beautiful, tall Megan from Brassy Apple sharing this fun DIY idea...to help us get ready for warmer weather! From colored skinny jeans to polka dot shorts! BrassyApple is my name and Refashion is my game! This tutorial is great for jeans that have gotten to short for your kids (any age!) and if you are wanting to give new life and wear, to a pair of jeans! These skinny's had such a narrow ankle opening I found myself not wearing them as often as I'd like. SO I  solved that problem and refashioned them into something I will WEAR - shorts! When the lengths of your jeans starts to get shorter and color reappears in fashion, you know Spring is coming! Supplies: Jeans Scissors Measuring tape Bleach Small container Paper towels Cardboard/wax paper/newspaper round sponge or cotton swab ruler or yardstick MEASURE: Find the length you want your shorts or capris to be. 1) Use an existing pair of shorts and capris. Lay over the top, measure and … [Read more...]