Rag Rug

How to Make a Rag Rug

I have long loved these rag rugs, but once I see the price tag I move away from them quickly. I finally decided to make one!  Here’s what you’ll need if you want to make one: 1 rollie pollie of Riley Blake Fabric 4 yards of some plain coordination fabric (I think it would be fun to get 2yds of one color and 2yrds of another) a rotary cutter needle and white thread sewing machine and scissors Begin by cutting your 4 yards of fabric into 2.5″  long strips. Yes this is a lot of cutting but if you have the rollie pollie you are saving a bit of cutting. Take three of your fabric strips, layer them on top of each other and sew a stitch across the top. Are you ready to get your braid on?  Take your sewn strips and tack them down on something with at safety pin.  Begin loosely braiding your strips together. Once you [Read More…]

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Washi Tape Headbands


This is the most simple project….and it’s actually an idea that Q my 5 year-old came up with.  She is the best and so creative.  She did this one day and I thought, “what a great idea that is!”  She even staged a lot of this shoot which  I think is so awesome.  I love when she joins me in my shenanigans.  This is a fun project you can use for any age of girl. SUPPLIES:  All you need is blank headbands.  They have a great supply over at Hairbow Supplies Etc.  The only other thing is washi tape.  Easy enough. HAVE I TOLD YOU I LOVE WASHI TAPE!!!!  I do…that’s all.   You can use any type of washi tape for this projects.  I noticed that when Q and I were making these, that patterned tapes look different when they are on the headband.  Ones I thought would be cute, didn’t necessarily look cute and visa versa.  So try out [Read More…]

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Cookie Box Quiet Book Page *Riley Blake Fabric Series

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We love being a part of the Riley Blake Design team. They are having a great series this year and sharing inspiration for Quiet Book pages. I was so excited to share my Cookie Box Quiet Book page design on Riley Blake!  I had fun making this little gem…it’s not just any cookie box because these are specialty cookies…LOOK how cute those button cookies are!  I’m excited to share with you how I made this! I chose bright fabrics from Riley Blake…they are so bright and happy…gingham and stripes are my favorite!  Kids will love the bright colors and happy patterns. Fabrics & Sizes used: Blue gingham square approx. 5 x 5 in Pink stripe rectangle (box top) 2.5 x 6 in Metallic material (I had in my craft stash) 5 x 8 in. I used the baby pom pom trim throughout my pages using hot glue.  How cute is that trim!!!!! Riley Blake’s large buttons are so stinkin’ cute! [Read More…]

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13 Dr. Seuss Crafts You Will LOVE

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We’ve rounded up some very adorable Dr. Seuss Craft Ideas from some of our favorite sites on the web!  Dr. Suess Day, March 2nd is such a fun day to celebrate reading!  We love all of these colorful, creative & crafty ideas!! 1. Large Truffula Trees from Surviving a Teachers’ Salary 2. Lorax Puppets from Make & Takes 3. Pom Pom Bookmark One Krieger Chicks 4. Cat in the Hat Pencil Toppers from Mom Endeavors 5. Lorax Felt Storyboard from Modpodge Rocks 6. Truffula Trees from Craft Jr. 7. Fox Mask Inspiration from Cricut 8. Thing 1 & Thing 2 Push Pops from The Country Chic Cottage 9. Cat in the Hat Puppets from Stuff By Ash 10. Dr. Seuss Activity Blocks by Sugar Bee Crafts 11. Green Egg Cookies from My Paper Crane 12. Felt Fish Puppet at Parenting Fun Everyday 13. Sneetch Art From Tippytoe Crafts Horton Hears a Who from Jill Dubien (and one more photo…this Horton is adorable!)   Pin It

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Ok, I don’t know if you understand how cool this giveaway is.  This is the event of the year and we are lucky enough to throw the kick-off party opening night with the one and only CRICUT team! We LOOOOOOOOOOVE Cricut and their whole team.  I don’t know if you remember THIS POST where I almost hyperventilated from the new Cricut Explore excitement.  Well, needless to say, it’s going to be THE BEST and YOU are going to help us plan it!!!  WE have the theme, and YOU have the ideas.  Read on if you dare. SNAP the Conference is April 24th-26th in Salt Lake City, Utah.  If you haven’t heard about SNAP before, then hop on over to their page and check it out.  It’s the ULTIMATE in creative conferences, trust me.  We are super excited to share the excitement and we want YOU, one of our readers to be able to join us.   If you have a ticket and you win, [Read More…]

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Truffula Tree Seeds *Free Printable

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Just in time for Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!  Truffula Tree Seeds for your little one, to go with Dr. Seuss’s book, The Lorax.  I am sharing my free printable tag today.  These were a hit with my little ones! I just filled my adorable chevron striped Pick Your Plum bags with colorful mini jellybeans…an adorable treat for Dr. Seuss Day!   {Remember, 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 send your friends and link back to www.thecraftingchicks.com if you like our printables, and we’d appreciate a comment if you download.} Other fun Dr. Seuss Printables: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Green Eggs Pin It

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DIY Running Belt


My husband runs. He doesn’t like to be called a runner, but he does run. Last year while training he was faced with a problem – he liked to run with his phone, but hated all the armband cases. He said the phone was too heavy to have on his arm, I said he could run with his old iPod Nano. He said he relied too much on a running app on his phone to leave it at home. What to do, what to do? Then one day he sent me a link to a running belt and asked if I could make him one.  It didn’t look too difficult, so I picked up some Spandex and gave it a try. He loves running with it, so I thought I’d share instructions in case you are stuck in the same predicament. You’ll need Spandex for the belt. The stretch allows the belt to fit snuggly around the waist, and hold [Read More…]

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St. Patrick’s 4-Leaf Clover Necklace

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The day of green is almost upon us.  Are you going to be pinch proof?  Here’s a fun way to make sure your kids are. The supplies you’ll need: Bakers Twine Paper Straws Green paper Cricut Explore or Clover punch Hole punch I had a little helper through this project which was so fun.  We began by using the new Cricut Explore to cut out the clover shapes onto fun green paper. She loved being able to watch the machine cut. I  punched a hole in the center of each clover so they would be easy to string. Then we cut our paper straws into about 1.5″ segments, and cut a length of bakers twine about 25″ and she began making her necklace. We had so much fun and now she is pinch proof! I can’t wait to make some more of these with my other girls! Pin It

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St. Patrick’s Day Lunch Free Printables

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Every St. Patrick’s Day my kids look forward to our Lucky Breakfast…or lunch!  Or sometimes dinner.  They love to eat the green foods…or Lucky Charms.  Kids make everything more fun! Today I’m sharing my St. Patrick’s Lunch Printables with you.  These fun and bright printables coordinate with the Lucky Cupcake Toppers & Lucky Treasure hunt that I have posted previously. Don’t forget to add the green leprechaun feet! {Remember, 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 send your friends and 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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