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


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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Bow Napkin Rings *Cricut Explore

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Sharing these pretty Metallic Bow Napkin Holders today!  These were so easy and fun to make using my Cricut Explore!  Can’t wait to fancy up our Thanksgiving table! Using metallic cardstock…I cut out the bow pieces from the Pretty Packages line in Cricut Design space.  Folding the bows was super easy and just used adhesive along the way. After the bows were made, I added black ribbon around the middle to give it a pop!   LOVE how these turned out!  SO fancy and Pretty!  You can make these…with the link below (and your Cricut Explore!) Metallic Napkin Bow Holders-Cricut Design Space Pin It

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Mini Nut Cup Boxes Place Cards for Thanksgiving *Cricut Explore

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The chicks are huge Cricut fans…for too many reasons to count!  Today is a big day…we are excited to be apart of Cricut Design Space projects this month.  We love using our Cricut Explore machines and want to help others get excited about creating with this amazing tool! Today I’m sharing an adorable idea for your Thanksgiving Table Settings..or any table scape.  These mini treat box/name place cards will personalize and fancy up any table setting. I used bold black and white patterns to cut out the mini Pretty Packages boxes. The boxes were so easy to fold…look at how tiny and cute! I also cut out mini “give thanks” tags on my Cricut Explore using the cricut black fine point pen. Add some metallic tissue paper, nuts or mints, and tie up with a sparkly ribbon and give thanks tag. You can personalize these mini gifts by adding your guests’ names to the tags.  Your guests will love these [Read More…]

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Rudolph Christmas Gift::Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas


It’s early November so I know we all have the best intentions when it comes to making gifts but if by chance, you’re like me, and find yourself needing a quick Christmas gift in about a month and a half, this Rudolph Lip Balm gift is for you! My name is Vanessa (Tried & True) and I’m so happy to be sharing this super easy project with all you lovely Crafty Chicks! Thanks for having me! First things first, you’re going to need the “Rudolph Easy Christmas Gift” free printable (click over to my site to download the file.) After you’ve printed it out, trim around the edges, apply glue to the back, and stick in place on a piece of foam core. Use a craft knife to remove the nose section and insert an EOS Summer Fruit (or any other red variety) lip balm. Technically, that’s all you have to do. How easy was that?! If you want, you [Read More…]

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Ladies Dancing Gift Idea::Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas


Hi crafty ladies! I’m Steph from Crafting in the Rain and I’m so excited to be in this fun series!  Of course with my ballerina daughter I had to pick the “9 ladies dancing” for my theme. I wanted to make something fun for her to give to her ballet teacher. Here’s how I turned a regular soap dispenser into a cute ballerina. You’ll need: A bottle of hand soap (I chose foaming to minimize soap drips and I liked the color) Tulle  Vinyl ballerina cut out Glue gun Start by measuring the soap pump and determining the right size for the ballerina. I cut mine 2.5 inches tall. Stick the vinyl down on the soap bottle. To make the tutu, cut a strip o tulle that’s long enough to wrap around the bottle at least 2 times, and 4 inches wide. Fold the tulle in half and hand stitch along the fold. Then pull the string to ruffle the [Read More…]

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Ladies Dancing Fingernail Polish Gift Idea::Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas


Hi Crafting Chick’s readers! I am Ashley from Simply Designing and I am so excited to be here today! I love the theme that the sweet Crafting Chick’s ladies came up with for gift ideas this year: 12 Days of Christmas! And I was so excited to be able to pull together this fun Nail Polish Holiday Gift a cute idea for day nine: 9 ladies dancing! So I came up with a really simple and inexpensive gift that you can give to any special ladies in your life! It’s a Nail Polish Holiday gift idea, with a free printable too of course! So make a cup of Caramel Spiced Apple Cider and whip up a few of these to hand out to your neighbors and friends in no time! This gift is ridiculously easy to throw together! You will need just a few items to create your Nail Polish Holiday Gift: (There may be affiliate links but you never [Read More…]

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Simple Homemade Milk Bath::Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas


Hi everyone! It’s Leanne from Organize and Decorate Everything. I’m so happy to be here to share with you my gift idea for Eight Maids a Milking. I like to pamper myself when I can and I like to think of fun ways to pamper my friends. What better way than to give them something relaxing and soothing for the bath. Winter can be harsh on your skin and this Simple Homemade Milk Bath is the perfect solution. What You Need: 1 1/2 cup Whole Powdered Milk 1/2 cup Cornstarch 1/2 cup Baking Soda Essential Oils (about 10 drops) What could be easier than 4 ingredients? The milk moisturizes your skin, the cornstarch soothes irritation, and the baking soda softens. The essential oils add a wonderful scent. Mix the ingredients together in a large bowl. To fill 2 wide mouth Mason jars and have a little left over for myself I used 4 1/2 cups of milk, 1 1/2 cups [Read More…]

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Family Lacing Cards::Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas


Hello, friends! I’m Kierste, the girl behind the blog Simply Kierste, and I’m delighted to be here! I adore the Crafting Chicks, and it’s so fun for me to be a part of the 12 Days of Christmas series, and share a really fun, easy, and inexpensive gift idea! We live far away from all of our family–most of them live thousands of miles away, and my sister is the closest at twelve hours away. We don’t get to see them as often as we would like, but it’s important to me that we do things to keep connected, and to help my kids know their family. I thought it would be fun to make a set of family lacing cards for my kids for Christmas a couple of years ago, and they LOVE them. I made a card for each of our siblings, and their families, and it’s so fun to have their cute faces so often. It’s a [Read More…]

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French Vanilla Milk & Cookies::Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas


This french vanilla milk and cookies gift is thoughtful, simple and very tasty- (is there anything better than a gift like that?!) Your friends and neighbors are going to LOVE you, and this just might change the way they drink milk forever. If you’ve never made your own french vanilla milk, stop what you are doing and try it now! Here is what you need: Milk & Glass Milk Jug French Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix Cookies Basket/ Gift Wrapping supplies Free Flavored Milk Printables (available HERE) Directions: Make or purchase your favorite cookies. (We LOVE these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!) Wrap your cookies in cute baking sleeves or in plastic baggies. Mix your milk. I usually add 1 tsp. of mix per every 8oz of milk. Depending on how strong of a vanilla flavor you like, you can add more or less. Pour your milk into the glass milk jug, then add a Milk Tag with some bakers twine or [Read More…]

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Your Friendship Warms My Heart Gift and Tag::Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas


Hello! I’m Mariah from Giggles Galore, I’m excited to be here to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas Gifts with the Crafting Chicks. I absolutely love this time of year and the opportunity to bring joy to others with simple, thoughtful gifts. Our Friendship Christmas Gift Idea is perfect for those friends that warm your heart and bring happiness to your life. With all the people on your gift list it can be overwhelming coming up with a gift for everyone, I’ve come up with a simple gift even your BFF will love! And because this time of year can be so busy this gift is quick and easy to put together. All you need is a cozy coffee mug (I found mine at Target) packets of hot cocoa, mini marshmallows and our free “Your Friendship Warms My Heart” gift tags. Fill a cellophane bag with mini marshmallows and add a package or two of hot cocoa, tie it [Read More…]

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