Little Drummer Boy Gift Tag::Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas

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Hello there! I’m Laura from Inspiration for Moms and I am thrilled to be hanging with the Crafting Chicks today! I’m sharing with you an easy gift printable for the theme of twelve drummers drumming. When I think of drummers, I am reminded of one of my favorite Christmas songs…The Little Drummer Boy. So I took that song and combined it with a classic drummer boy silhouette to make some darling gift tags. These tags are a great way to add a little traditional Christmas to your special gifts. And they’re perfect if you’re up at 2 am wrapping those last minute gifts and need some very creative tags. See there, I gotcha covered! To print your own gift tags, just click on the image below and save to your computer. (When you’re ready to print, select 8×10 and two tags should easily fit on one piece of card stock.) If you’re looking for a few more Christmas crafts, my [Read More…]

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Joy to The World Block::Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas

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Hello! I’m Ginger, & I blog over at GingerSnapCrafts.com. I am sooooo excited to be over here with the Crafting Chicks today. Over on my blog I love sharing easy, simple & fun projects, recipes & ideas. I’m also a mom to 5 kiddos, & I have one amazing husband. I hope to see you around sometime over on my blog. This Joy to the World block is so, so easy to put together. Shhhh! These are actually our neighbor gifts this year. We can make a bunch at once, they are really inexpensive to make, & they turn out super cute. So keep reading to get the tutorial. You’ll need a few supplies to get started: 2×4 cut into a 7 inch block this image from the Silhouette store Joy to the World vinyl (cut with my Silhouette) white acrylic paint or spray paint sand paper ribbon First I painted my block white. It took two coats of paint, [Read More…]

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Christmas Stovetop Potpourri Recipe & Free Printable Gift Tag::Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas

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Hey everyone! I’m Kristin from Yellow Bliss Road and I am so excited to be here! A huge thank you to the Crafting Chicks for having me over today! At Yellow Bliss Road, I love to share simple & delicious recipes and fun free printables, especially around the holidays. For my gift idea, I decided to put together two of the things I love most about Christmas – 1) Gift giving, and 2) the delicious scents of cranberry, cinnamon and citrus. Want to make your home and your neighbor’s smell like CHRISTMAS? Read on and I’ll show you how! I love to fill my home with amazing scents during the holidays, and there’s no better combination than citrus and cranberry mixed with cinnamon and spices. This is a simple recipe that you can simmer on your stovetop or in a crockpot to help fill your home with these delicious scents. All of these ingredients are combined in a small pot [Read More…]

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Simple Homemade Milk Bath::Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas

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Hi everyone! It’s Leanne from Organize and Decorate Everything. I’m so happy to be here to share with you my gift idea for Eight Maids a Milking. I like to pamper myself when I can and I like to think of fun ways to pamper my friends. What better way than to give them something relaxing and soothing for the bath. Winter can be harsh on your skin and this Simple Homemade Milk Bath is the perfect solution. What You Need: 1 1/2 cup Whole Powdered Milk 1/2 cup Cornstarch 1/2 cup Baking Soda Essential Oils (about 10 drops) What could be easier than 4 ingredients? The milk moisturizes your skin, the cornstarch soothes irritation, and the baking soda softens. The essential oils add a wonderful scent. Mix the ingredients together in a large bowl. To fill 2 wide mouth Mason jars and have a little left over for myself I used 4 1/2 cups of milk, 1 1/2 cups [Read More…]

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Family Lacing Cards::Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas

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Hello, friends! I’m Kierste, the girl behind the blog Simply Kierste, and I’m delighted to be here! I adore the Crafting Chicks, and it’s so fun for me to be a part of the 12 Days of Christmas series, and share a really fun, easy, and inexpensive gift idea! We live far away from all of our family–most of them live thousands of miles away, and my sister is the closest at twelve hours away. We don’t get to see them as often as we would like, but it’s important to me that we do things to keep connected, and to help my kids know their family. I thought it would be fun to make a set of family lacing cards for my kids for Christmas a couple of years ago, and they LOVE them. I made a card for each of our siblings, and their families, and it’s so fun to have their cute faces so often. It’s a [Read More…]

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French Vanilla Milk & Cookies::Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas

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This french vanilla milk and cookies gift is thoughtful, simple and very tasty- (is there anything better than a gift like that?!) Your friends and neighbors are going to LOVE you, and this just might change the way they drink milk forever. If you’ve never made your own french vanilla milk, stop what you are doing and try it now! Here is what you need: Milk & Glass Milk Jug French Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix Cookies Basket/ Gift Wrapping supplies Free Flavored Milk Printables (available HERE) Directions: Make or purchase your favorite cookies. (We LOVE these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!) Wrap your cookies in cute baking sleeves or in plastic baggies. Mix your milk. I usually add 1 tsp. of mix per every 8oz of milk. Depending on how strong of a vanilla flavor you like, you can add more or less. Pour your milk into the glass milk jug, then add a Milk Tag with some bakers twine or [Read More…]

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White Chocolate Swans::Blogger Best 12 Days of Christmas

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Hello friends! It’s Marie from Blooming Homestead and I am so excited to be part of The Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas here at The Crafting Chicks. I hope you’ve been enjoying all the fabulous gift ideas so far, I know I have! Today we are at 7 Swans a Swimming and so of course I had to incorporate swans into my fun little gift. These easy white chocolate swans are so easy to make and are such a delicious treat to receive! You can package them in a variety of ways or use them as cupcake or treat toppers as well. All you need to make these cute little swans is some high quality white melting chocolate (I used ghiradelli because it is my fav!) and some molds. I found these molds on amazon. You’ll start off with melting your chocolate. You can use a traditional melting method with a double boiler on the stovetop or microwave the [Read More…]

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7 Swans a Swimming Mason Jar Gift:: Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas

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Hi Crafting Chicks readers!  It’s Keri from Shaken Together and I am so glad to be participating in the Bloggers Best Christmas Series: 12 Days of Christmas!!  Gift giving is one of my favorite things! There is nothing better than having a little gift giving arsenal of quick gifts for friends, co-workers, neighbors and teachers!  My aunt is the queen of great little giftables stashed away in her closet … she picks up fun things all year long and always has something on hand if she needs a gift.  I am not quite that organized, but I do have a super cute {and quick!} mason jar gift idea to share with you! 7 Swans a Swimming Mason Jar Gift You will not believe how easy this is to make!  There are literally only a handful of basic craft supplies needed: Mason Jar (or recycle a spaghetti jar) White acrylic paint + foam brush White feather trim Hot Glue Gun + glue [Read More…]

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Christmas Krispy Treats:: Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas

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Hi! I’m Alli from Cupcake Diaries, a food blog where I share everything from cupcake recipes to crock pot recipes and everything in between. To say I’m excited to be sharing one of my recipes here at The Crafting Chicks is the understatement of the century! I’m so thrilled to be here. Holiday treats are pretty much my favorite thing to make and even more so to eat! If I could only eat fudge and truffles all through the holidays I would do just that. And some days I have, let’s be really honest! These Christmas Krispy Treats are one of my very favorites. They’re super easy and absolutely delicious. And they’re usually the first thing to go at a holiday party! This is one of those treats that is perfect for holiday neighbor plates, parties, or while snuggling up with a good book on a snowy day. A box of these would make a perfect little gift for the [Read More…]

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Gold Leafed Feather Gift Wrap Idea::Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas

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Hi! I am Landee and I blog at landeelu.com. I am thrilled to be here on The Crafting Chicks as part of their 12 Days of Christmas series! How fun is this, right? I was excited to get the “Six Geese a-Laying” because I have been loving the feather trend as of late and this gave me the perfect opportunity to play around with some “geese feathers!” I have also loved the gold trend and so I thought I’d combine the two with some Gold Leafed Feather DIY Gift Wrap for this holiday season! Sometimes the wrapping can be just as special as the gift, don’t you think? If you want to make it yourself, here is what you’ll need: feathers kraft wrapping paper white craft paint Liquid Gold Leaf small paint brush and round sponge brush To make your wrapping paper, start by dipping a round sponge brush in your white paint and then dabbing it on your kraft [Read More…]

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