10 Free Fall Fonts


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Quick, Easy, and Spooky Halloween Decor

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I was feeling like I wanted a little something new for Halloween this year.  I had some ideas of what I wanted and my Cricut was going to help me do it. I had this wooden box, from some Melissa & Doug toy set my girls got, and jazzed it up with some grey and white stripes.  Got out my black Cricut vinyl and used the Monster Bash cartridge to cut out this spooky house. The “Eek” is using Boys Will Be Boys Font cartridge.  Loved that font with this. I didn’t stop there.  I searched for a fun bat and using my left over All Hallow’s Eve from Carta Bella paper set, I made this bat specimen art. I choose the bat from the Creative Memories This and That cartridge.  Cut him out on this great Carta Bella paper, and mounted him using foam squares onto this other great paper. (This is the same paper set I used to make [Read More...]

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Scallops & Stripes Sewing Table Makeover with Shape Tape™


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of FrogTape brand painter’s tape for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I love to do furniture makeovers when I get the chance. So while perusing the thrift store a few months ago I spotted this darling little sewing table for $15 and had to grab it! It was pretty scratched up but I knew it had potential! You can see from the Before and After picture that she went from dingy and dented to bright and happy with the whimsical scallops and stripes that I can’t get enough of. And in my favorite color too. Here’s the story. I love scallops (the shape, not the seafood!), and I’ve always wanted to paint them on projects but I’ve never really taken the time to cut them out with vinyl or make a stencil. Maybe I’m lazy. But then I was given the opportunity to try out the new scallop Shape Tape™  from [Read More...]

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Chicks Picks: Lips


You’re never fully dressed without a smile! So today we’re sharing our favorites to keep our smiles looking their best. Not only are these little round EOS lip balms unique, but they work well. Kirsten has always been a lover of lip yummies and loves to get new ones.   Nikkala is never caught without her Burt’s Bees. She prefers the refreshing tingle of the peppermint. Becky loves the lip glosses from Bath and Body Works. Brooke’s top pick for her kisser is Burt’s Bees Pink Grapefruit Lip Balm.   You may also enjoy our Favorite Cleaning Supplies, Favorite Scents, Favorite Makeup, and Favorite Treats Pin It

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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 www.thecraftingchicks.com 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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