Cruise into Fall Giveaway


It’s FALL and it’s time to celebrate with a fabulous giveaway, with some AMAZING prizes. Yep, one lucky winner will win a Beach Cruiser bike (my favorite), a Nikon D3100 SLR camera to capture all those fall memories, and of course you get to choose your favorite bag from Jo Totes to carry your new camera around in. How cool is that?! Please make sure you follow our blog friends on Instagram who helped make this giveaway possible. (We promise you will love them as much as we do!) From cooking tips to party planning, to crafts, couponing, hot deals and DIYing, they are definitely the best of the best, and we want to make sure you don’t miss a thing! Simply click on each blog name to follow. You’ll be done in a jiffy!! Groopdealz Jo Totes Lil’ Luna Craftaholics Anonymous Kara’s Party Ideas Crafting Chicks Addicted to Saving (her FB page) — But WAIT! If you don’t have [Read More...]

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Halloween Activities for Class Parties


We’ve rounded up 17 of the cutest, funnest and quickest to throw together games and activities the web has to offer for your classroom Halloween party! Some activities will be better suited for younger kids and others will do well with the older kids–but with this many you are sure to find what you need to make this years party a success! Math Fact Cake Walk by Paging Supermoms Boo Bowling by It’s Written on the Wall Jamie’s Build a Jack O Lantern Game Pumpkin Spice Play Dough By While He was Napping Build a Skeleton from The Idea Room    Creepy Touch Halloween Game by The Idea Room Pin a Bow Tie on Mr. Bones Halloween Memory  Halloween Minute to Win It Games   Mystery Bowls from Parents (scroll through, it’s #5) Roll a Pumpkin by Happy Home Fairy Witch Pitch by Chica and Jo Halloween Bingo by Artsy Fartsy Mama  Monster Slime by 36th Ave Halloween Science Station [Read More...]

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Pin the Bow Tie on Mr. Bones and 11 more Halloween Printables

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Hello! We are back with another round of printables–this time it’s all about Halloween!! Don’t miss the fall printables from last month. Check out that awesomeness above–I’m so excited for every one of these printables! Raise your hand if you are a room mom! Or if you are planning on having a Halloween party. Or if you just like to print really big things for a tiny bit of money. I’m the PTA room mom coordinator for our elementary school this year, so Mr. Bones here was created to help make all room mom’s a little less frazzled when they are put in charge of a game for the class party. You play just like you would pin the tail on the donkey, only using bow ties. And at 3 feet wide and 4 feet tall, Mr. Bones is practically life size. The secret to getting him printed so big for a killer price is to upload him to Staples [Read More...]

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Handprint Bats:: Halloween Crafts for Kids


I did this project last year when I taught Joy School for my second daughter.  The kids loved it and had tons of fun putting these together.  The parents loved it and I had friends asking for instructions once I posted the picture on Instagram.  So I thought I better share it this year since there is some more time.  These would be perfect for kids in a classroom, or just for a fun craft with your kids. Handprint Bats You’ll need: template (download included) black paper (I used card stock) orange paper scissors chalk or white pencil or crayon googley eyes glue stick marker First off you will need the bat template. Download below (and don’t mock the drawings, I did it myself).  Print on heavy card stock if you plan on tracing a bunch of these. I just save my template from year to year in my Halloween storage containers. [wpdm_file id=71] Cut out your template and trace [Read More...]

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Halloween Advent


I’m so excited to share this cute, yet spooky, Halloween Advent with you. When we were attending Riley Blake’s Fabric Fest Conference, we were all lucky enough to meet the amazing Carina Gardner.  Her fabric and paper designs are amazing and we were happy to find out that she teaches classes on her site. She has these great Create and Make classes and one happens to be this fun little advent and the kit you can buy.  I was so excite to make them and wanted to share them with you. This class allows you to use any Halloween paper, but I used Carina’s All Hallow’s Eve collection which you can get from Carta Bella. These worked up pretty quick and my girls loved helping with them.  Especially filling them with candy.   My advice is to watch the video from Carina before you begin.  Depending on the age of your kids, you can also do all the cutting before [Read More...]

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Fun Happy Halloween Printable.


Here’s a cute printable for you on this lovely October 3rd! Happy October Happy Halloween!!! Available in a 5×7. HERE 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 if you like our printables, and we’d appreciate a comment if you download.  This file is zipped.  To extract and use, right click on the file after download, and select extract all.   xoxo, KIRSTEN Pin It

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Halloween Decor by American Crafts at Target


Last week I got together with my cousin for a little Crafternoon. While the kids played, we whipped together some Halloween crafts. I love when you can start and finish a project in an afternoon, while spending time with your favorite people. Never mind that some of those favorite people threw food across the room and cried to be held most of the time. But that’s how great these projects were, even the toddlers couldn’t stop us from finishing! We used some of the American Crafts Halloween line you can find exclusively at Target. These were made for an afternoon of crafting with friends (especially if you or your friends are less than crafty). Every thing is pre-cut, has adhesive on it, and is so easy to put together. Not to mention they are really cute! Our favorite part was opening the packages to discover everything was ready for us to assemble. This banner only required us to peel and [Read More...]

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DIY Monogram Mug Succulent Garden:: Guest Post from Entirely Eventful Day

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Hello Crafting Chicks fans! I am so happy to be here guest posting on one of my favorite blogs and some of my favorite girls. My name is Aly and you can find me at my blog, Entirely Eventful Day. I love sharing my interior styling tips and easy projects to make your home more beautiful. Today I am sharing a project I am super excited about. Seriously, the whole time I was taking these photos I was giddy. I couldn’t believe how much I loved it!  I hope you love it too. I’m sure you have see the adorable monogram mugs from Anthropologie. I have been wanting some but didn’t want to pay the price, you know what I mean? So I found these cute white mugs for $1 each and made my own.  Here’s how… I used this glass paint marker (I found it at Hobby Lobby). BUT it took me a little while to figure out the [Read More...]

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Girl Bedroom Design

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  Girly Room Design…all the details today! I am so excited to finally finish this room for my little girl!  The problem is…I want it for my room now:) Design Inspiration: The Family Room Design Studio (Love Sita’s designs & her girls’ rooms are to die for) Headboard:  Wayfair Sunburst Mirror: Hobby Lobby (Spray painted silver) Hanging Pom Pom Tutorial Pillow Fabrics from Riley Blake Design The Details: Frame & Alarm clock: Target Orchid Plant & Pot: Ikea Eiffel Tower: Hobby Lobby (Spray painted coral) Frame display: Riley Blake fabric on wood frames Design Inspiration:  Becky’s Happy Girl Wall & Becky’s I’m a Child of God art I bought the end table from a friend.  Sorry…I know many have asked.  I have seen some similar ones at and Polka-dot sheets:  Home Goods White pic-stitch duvet: Target Gray polka-dot coverlet: I made it using Riley Blake polka-dot wideback fabric   Pin It

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Girl Bedroom Design Part 2-Pillows!

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  Today I’m sharing part 2 of my little girl’s bedroom design.  You can see I went with the colors blue, coral, gray and white. I love decorating with pillows.   I will show you how to stagger different pillow sizes/patterns to get that designer look. Pillow Layer 1:  I love sheets that have patterns.  I was searching forever for sheets with a coral pattern.  I was beyond excited to find these coral polka-dot sheets at Home Goods.   I love these polka-dot pillow cases at the base of my layered pillows. (standard pillow case size) Pillow Layer 2:  I made coral chevron euro sized pillows.  I love these big pillows!  I used my easy slipcover pillow tutorial and just sized my material to a euro size pillow insert.  (I found these at IKEA)  The fabric is Riley Blake. Pillow Layer 3:  18 inch pillows.  I love mixing stripes with floral.  I found this floral Riley Blake material and fell [Read More...]

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