Twine Monogram & Burlap Wreaths (Porch Decor)

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  I’m excited to share my Twine Monogram & Burlap Wreaths I made for my porch a few months ago.  I designed this for our fall  Command™ Brand project. Supplies: Scissors Thick twine Burlap ribbon (plain or patterned) Styrofoam wreath forms Ribbon Straight pins Fabric Hot glue Tacky glue Large Paper mache Monogram Command™ Brand Hooks and Strips (I used clear outdoor and a Metal on for my Door) Step 1:  Wrap you Monogram letter with thick twine.  I just went around and around the letter using hot glue.  Pressing the twine strips together as you go…be patient.  This takes some time…but comes together great! Corners of the letters are tricky.  I cut strips a few inches long to glue down on the corners and around the sides. Next:  Wrap your styrofoam wreath with the burlap ribbon…this is quick and makes up for all the hard twin work on the monogram! Now for some fun and color…take material of your choice (I used blue, [Read More…]

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Handmade Christmas Elf {Christmas Tradition Series}

We got to meet the amazing Ashely from Mommy by day… Crafter by night and now we just love her.  As I’ve been following her blog I have been in awe of all the amazing things she can whip up.  So happy she could stop by today and share with you on our site! ***************************************************************** Hey Crafting Chicks Readers! My name is Ashley! I blog over at Mommy by day… Crafter by night. I met the Crafting Chicks at SNAP a couple years ago and I think they are all just darling! I was so happy when they asked if I would come over and share one of our family’s traditions with you all! I have two girls that are 3 and 4… Ever since they were tiny I thought it would be fun to start a Christmas Elf tradition. After a couple of years of thinking about it and browsing Pinterest, I came across lots and lots of ideas for Elf [Read More…]

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Mini Pecan Tarts {Christmas Tradition Series}

Welcome Kelly from  The Moon and Me!!  I’ve always wanted to know how to make little tarts and this is the perfect recipe!  My husband is obsessed with Pecan Pie and i’m SURE, he would go crazy over these.  MUST TRY! Welcome. ————————— Hi! I’m Kelly and I blog over at The Moon and Me where much randomness occurs, including DIY, crafts, and recipes. I’m thrilled to be here today sharing some family Christmas traditions! Ta da! Pecan Tarts. Such a simple name for something so truly scrumptious! My mom got this recipe from my dad’s mom… unfortunately I never really knew her. But if she made yummies like this, she must have been pretty wonderful! I don’t believe a year has gone by when these tasty little treats were not present in our house at Christmastime. Baking is a huge tradition in our family… we do these tarts, these little snowball looking cookies called Russian Tea Cakes, and an old [Read More…]

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Black Friday Crafting Deals for 2013

We love to share some fun ideas on this site and we also love to shop.  So when Black Friday rolls around we like to make sure we can help you all find some killer deals on things we love.  So here’s a few! Cricut Cricut is having an amazing Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale.  Head over to snag some great deals.   Pick Your Plum We have it on good authority that Pick Your Plum will be blasting out some jaw dropping deals on some favorites.  A little plum picker may have mentioned that these prices are the lowest they have ever been.  I’ve been told what some of the deals are and let me tell you….YOU WANT THIS STUFF!  Head over to Pick Your Plum at 7PM MST, Nov. 28 (That’s today.) But that’s not all! Secret Deals hidden on the site.  We PROMISE you will want to hunt for these. They will be items that have [Read More…]

Family Christmas Activity Tree {Christmas Tradition Series}

Today we welcome MIRANDA from SOMEDAY CRAFTS.  I love her activity tree and list of activities.  It’s always great to be prepared before we get buried in Christmas To-dos, the not so fun ones.  Welcome Miranda! ——————————— Hey Crafting Chicks Readers! This is Miranda from Someday Crafts and I’m thrilled to be guest posting here today!  The tradition I’m sharing with you today is a relatively new tradition for our family. This is something we just started doing as a family with our son last year (who is only 5), but it’s something we will do again this year and plan to do in the future too. One of my goals as a mom is to help my child (and our future children) understand that Christmas is more about presents and Santa. My husband and I want them to know that Christmas is about giving, spending time with family, and remembering Christ. I struggled with how to do this for a few years, but then [Read More…]

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A Happy Christmas Tradition {Christmas Tradition Series}

We are so excited to have Jessica from Two Shades of Pink.  Are those reindeer boxes to die for or what?!  Ok, if you go to her site, she has so many cute things to look at.  My newest favorite are her yarn tassel trees, what a clever idea!  Thanks for being here Jessica. Merry Christmas friends!  I am so happy to be here today to share one of our most favorite Christmas traditions with you!  My name is Jessica and I blog over at Two Shades of Pink. Pop on over where you will find diy ideas for holidays, packaging and all that’s in between. Our favorite Christmas tradition is probably something a lot of people do.  But because I love to celebrate even the little things, we do some things to make it even more special.  All year long, my two girls constantly talk about the first night during the Christmas season when we all dress in our Christmas PJ’s [Read More…]

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Black Friday Sale: Silhouette


If a Silhouette is on your wish list, you might want to tip Santa off on this fantastic deal. Click on the button or this link to be taken to the Silhouette store for Black Friday pricing. Use code CRAFTINGCHICKS from now through Dec. 8th and get holiday pricing! Check these out: (1) A Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software, a dust cover (the color is decided by Silhouette), a $25 download card, a hook, a scraper, a spatula, and a pick-me-up® tool for $229.99. Retail price for all of this would total $406.93 (over 40% savings!) (2) A Silhouette Portrait®, Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software, a dust cover (the color is decided by Silhouette), a $25 download card, a hook, a scraper, a spatula, and a pick-me-up® tool for $129.99. Retail price for all of this would total $286.93 (over 40% savings!) (3) A Silhouette CAMEO®, a Silhouette Portrait®, and two $25 download cards for $299.99. That’s right: [Read More…]

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Neighborhood Gifts! {Christmas Tradition Series}


Welcome Melissa from Polka Dot Chair Blog!  She talks about being busy and last-minute around the holidays…girl you are in good company.  I love your new tradition!  Welcome Melissa! Hello there! My name is Melissa and I’m the girl behind the Polka Dot Chair Blog. My goal at the Polka Dot Chair is to inspire you to want to make something! Whether it’s a sewing project, a craft or a yummy recipe I want you to leave feeling inspired to create! Today I’m excited to be here sharing one of my favorite family Christmas traditions with you. It actually is a funny story, it started out first as an accident, then moved onto poor planning on my part. After that it became and annual event, so now we call it a tradition *wink* In my family we love to deliver treats to our friends and neighbors at Christmas-time. It’s not always something home baked or handmade but it always has a [Read More…]

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Doughnut Reindeer {Christmas Tradition Series}

We are excited to share MEL from THE LARSEN LINGO today!  I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure I could eat a dozen of these doughnut reindeer myself.  I love this idea because they look tasty, very easy and kids can easily make them.  ENJOY!!! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Hi! I’m Mel from The Larson Lingo. I am so excited to be posting here! I am a middle school math teacher & mom to 3 young kids. Christmas is one of my favorite times of year. Since having kids, my love of Christmas has magnified and over the past 7 years of having kids, we have incorporated many Christmas traditions into our home. Some of my favorite traditions are how we introduce Elf on the Shelf, Wrapping up Christmas books to open up each night of Advent, having a My Favorite Things Party with friends, making the BEST Christmas cookies, and making fun Christmas themed snacks with my girls! One of our [Read More…]

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Cornbread Dressing {Christmas Tradition Series}


Say “hello” to Amy from Positively Splendid.  She is one blogger that’s not just positively splendid, she positively adorable.  Love her and her cute site.  If you haven’t been to her site before you are missing out on some great ideas! ********************************************************** Hello, everyone! Amy from Positively Splendid here, and I am so excited to be here today to share a recipe that is our family’s all-time favorite side dish each holiday season: Cornbread Dressing. For our family, dressing has to strike just the right balance between rich cornbread flavor and the moist crumb of white bread, and my mom’s dressing  recipe does just that! No holiday meal is complete without a heaping serving of this dressing to go along with our turkey, cranberries and other fixin’s. Mama Reita’s Cornbread Dressing 1 recipe cornbread, cooked and crumbled (scroll down for my favorite cornbread recipe) 3 (7.5-ounce) cans buttermilk biscuits, cooked and crumbled 5 cups chicken stock 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 [Read More…]

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