17 LUCKY St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

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WE are early birds!  Today we are rounding up 17 fun ideas for your St. Patrick’s Day festivities next month! Inside BruCrew Life Rainbows and Gold Boxes Catch My Party Rainbow Jello Dessert Kara’s Party Ideas : St Patrick’s Day Gift Ideas   Lucky Pops from I Heart Naptime Jamie’s Lucky Treasure Hunt Anti-Pinch Polish from Eighteen 25   Busy Budgeting Mama’s St. Patrick’s Day Party Picky Palate’s Lucky Green Velvet Cupcakes Shamrock Heart Clips from Sugar Bee Crafts Kirsten’s Lucky Gift Tags Hoosier Homemade Leprechaun Cupcakes Libby Lane Press Lucky Charm Squares   Lolly Jane St. Patrick’s Day Oreos Love From the Oven St. Patrick’s Day Bundt Cake Creative Juice Streamer Rainbow   Sister’s Suitcase St. Patrick’s Breakfast Idea Life in Wonderland Ombre Shamrock Display   Pin It

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Valentine’s HedBanz

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HedBanz* has quickly become a family favorite at our house, so I made a Valentine’s version to play for Family Night this week. If you aren’t familiar with the game here’s a quick break down. You wear awesome plastic headbands that have a slit to hold the card. Without looking at the card you insert it into the slit, and then by asking questions you try to figure out what you are. Kind of like 20 questions. Only instead of 20 questions, you are racing against a timer. If you get it before your time is up you pick another card and keep asking until your time expires. Then it’s the next person’s turn. When it comes around to you again, you pick up asking questions where you left off before. This would be a fun game to play at a class party. If you don’t have the game, I bet you could make elastic headbands, like the elastic hair [Read More…]

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Headband of the Easiest Kind!

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Ok, so i’m usually long-winded here and my goal today is to make it short and sweet for your sake ;). I love these headbands so much!  I’ve always loved the classic look of a simple striped bow. Here’s my quick version.  If you want darling ribbon to work with, you can go to HairBowSuppliesEtc. 1.  Start with a foot and a half of ribbon and fold like so (with snake tongues cute out of each end).  Hot glue ribbon in the middle of the bow where everything comes together and on all layers. 2.  Wrap and glue one piece around the center. Done!!! 3. Glue along the metal headband and attach bow. 4.  Use one last piece of ribbon to glue onto the bottom side of the ribbon and over underside of the headband. DONE.  Enjoy. Pin It

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Decadent Molten Chocolate Cake

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Do you need a quick, easy, Valentine dessert idea?  This one is it.  It comes together super fast but makes you look like a superstar.  I make this up almost every Valentine’s Day and my husband still doesn’t know that I spent around 20 minutes start to finish on it.  He thinks it’s a real treat which scores me brownie points. Save Print Decadent Molten Chocolate Cake Ingredients 4 squares Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate (use a good quality chocolate) ½ cup (1 stick) butter 1 cup powdered sugar 2 eggs 2 egg yolks 6 Tbsp. flour Homemade whipping cream Instructions PREHEAT oven to 425°F. Butter four ¾-cup custard cups or soufflé dishes. Place on baking sheet. MICROWAVE chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min. or until butter is melted. Stir with wire whisk until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in sugar until well blended. Blend in eggs and egg yolks with wire whisk. Stir in flour. Divide [Read More…]

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Valentine’s Tic Tac Bow

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This post brought to you by Duck Brand provided by ShurTech Brands, LLC. All opinions are 100% mine. Every year I send Valentines to my family, and I know my nieces will love this interactive one! They are the perfect age for Tic Tac Toe. Did you catch that play on words? Just you wait, there’s more where that came from! Have you seen the fun colors and patterns Duck Tape® has? They’ve come a long way! After looking at these Valetine Duck Tapes for a few days, and them begging to be made into tiny, shiny bows I gave in and made them as a Valentine’s Day craft. They are so simple to make, but put a really fun twist, as they look more like patent leather than Duck Tape® when they are finished. Step 1: Cut off a strip of Duck Tape®. About 4″ long is a good place to start. You can trim it later if you [Read More…]

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You Knock My “SOCKS” Off Valentine *Free Printable

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I found these adorable Valentine Socks at the dollar store…I’ve seen similar ones at Target’s dollar section.  I had to make a cute valentine printable to go along.  This is a fun “no candy” valentine idea. 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. Pin It

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Slinky Valentine *Free Printable

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Grab those mini spring “slinkys” at the store and attach my “YOU ARE THE SPRING TO MY STEP VALENTINE” free printable…the KIDS will love it!  My little boy can’t wait to give these to his preschool friends. [wpdm_file id=115] 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. Pin It

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How To Make Eyes Sparkle: Photography Contributor Katie

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We are so excited to welcome Katie from Key to Pictures.  Katie will be joining us once a month sharing photography tips and tricks.  She also has many amazing photography books and some online classes.  Make sure you check them out.  I have really enjoyed them and they have helped me develop my talents. Hi there, I’m Katie! I’m a wife and a mom… who also happens to a professional photographer. One of my favorite quotes is by Dieter F. Uchtdorf. He said, “The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before.” Creating has always been a driving force in my life. It brings me immense pleasure to make something out of nothing. The joy of combining my thoughts and ideas with material objects to produce something of beauty is hard for me to [Read More…]

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DIY Interchangeable Belts

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I’m so excited to share with you today the online shop Hair Bow Supplies Etc!  Why you might ask?  Check out the awesomeness below.  I don’t know about you, but when I get my hands on ribbon, especially ribbon with stripes, trinkets, jewels, fabric flowers, stretchy elastic and glittery stretchy elastic, I get extremely giddy.  This is what I came up with when I was lucky enough to get my hands on some of the very best stuff from Hair Bow Supplies Etc. Keep going… So there are a thousand things you could make with these awesome supplies.  I wanted to come up with something unique, something my little 5 year-old Q would adore. Oh and check out their Valentine ribbon… So we came up with Interchangeable belts, with interchangeable things to put on them.  Easy enough right?!. Here’s an example: Supplies: -Flowers -1 yard of elastic -alligator clips -glue gun and glue -felt Glue the flowers onto a circle [Read More…]

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Glittery Valentine Candy Dishes

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Disclaimer: This project is sponsored by Elmer’s. Do you love this playfulness of Valentine’s Day like I do?  I love to add a little fun flare to my Valentine’s decor and what better way then with GLITTER! I decided the best way to do that this year was to add that fun sparkle to some plain white dishes, some in cute heart shapes.  I snagged some Elmer’s Craft Bond Glitter and got to work. I followed all package directions and made sure my dishes were clean and ready to go. Applied the included glue, just a thin layer, and then let the glittery fun begin. I shook off the excess glitter and then let the dishes set so the glue could dry completely before I did anything else. Next, I took some Elmer’s Glue-All and put a thin layer of that over top of the glitter so that it would seal it in.  I don’t plan on washing these pieces in my dishwasher [Read More…]

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