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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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 amazon.com and overstock.com. 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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Chicks Picks: Favorite Scents


Twisted Peppermint Autumn I love the candles and scents from Bath and Body Works. These are two of my favorite scents for this time of year.     Pumpkin Spice Candle  In the fall one of my favorite scents is anything Pumpkin Spice! It makes my house smell delicious! Lemon Scent I also love anything citrus! I love lemon, orange, or pink grapefruit! Satsuma by The Body Shop This is one of my very favorite smells for my home. I was at at friend’s house once and walked in her house and HAD to know what this was. It’s a little fruity, sweet and exotic. Great for all year. Coconut Lime Verbena by Bath and Body Works This is hand down my very favorite scent to wear on my body. It’s fresh and sweet and makes me feel like I am somewhere tropical, who doesn’t love that! Leaves by Bath and Body Works I’m a seasonal scent changer, so when [Read More...]

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Girl Bedroom Makeover Part 1- DIY Hanging Satin Pom Pom

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  I am excited to share my daughter’s room design that we have been working on this year.  I’m falling in love with it each step of the way.   I’m sharing it in parts over the next week.  While on Pinterest, I found this adorable room with hanging pom-poms.   How clever that Jessica used paper lanterns!  I love the 3 pom poms in the corner of Jessica’s room. After finding these two pom poms (one gray and one teal) at Hobby Lobby (pic below), I thought I would make a coral one to tie in all of the colors in the room.  I made mine a bit different and I’m sharing it with you today:) Supplies needed for your DIY POM POM: -Material in texture & color of choice (any will work!)  I needed about 1 1/2 yards for the larger ball -Circle template pattern (I just traced a glass top) about 3.5 inches -Fabric scissors -straight pins [Read More...]

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Foam Crafts on a Whole New Level from Pom Tree Kids

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I’m so excited to share these DARLING kits with you!  These are the Pom Tree Kids Kits and they are TO DIE FOR.  I have a four year-old little girl and we love to make things together.  These sets got us both very excited. As a mom, I love them because they are mess-free, no glue, etc.  All the pieces are there, they are 3D and the end result is very impressive.  My cute little girl was so proud of what we created together.  Her little friends even came over and were wishing that they could also build one. I also love that you can customize each set to make them just how you like them.  I love that the puzzle pieces fit together and you have to use problem-solving skills, which is an added bonus. I also love that you can take them apart and since there is no glue involved, they aren’t ruined.  They are almost like Legos that [Read More...]

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Ice Cream Cups get a Halloween Facelift

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The season to BOO is drawing near! You know, when someone leaves treats on your doorstep, rings the bell and runs, leaving instructions for you to do the same. My kids are crazy for Booing! In fact somehow they convince us to do it many times (most of the time without us being Boo’d first) during October. Do you know what that means? It means that at the last minute I’m supposed to throw together a treat worthy to share. Luckily, Rice Krispie Treats come together quickly. But when I open my cupboard to find a plate to put them on, often I find only leftover Christmas or Fourth of July plates–which are less than ideal presentation when you’re trying to glam up some ordinary treats. Last year I remembered a stack of ice cream cups I had bought from Bake it Pretty at Queen Bee Market. So I grabbed a Sharpie and drew a jack-o-lattern face on an orange [Read More...]

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