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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.

Little Drummer Boy Printable Gift Tag

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!

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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.)

drummer boy gift tag printable2 If you’re looking for a few more Christmas crafts, my Glitter Reindeer Canvas Art was very popular last year.

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My Chalkboard Sign Tutorial was also a big hit with those who wanted to create a giant chalkboard sign easily.

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Thank you so much Crafting Chicks for letting me visit today! :)

 

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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, & then I let it dry really well. Then I distressed it slightly with some sand paper.
Then I applied my vinyl lettering. If you have never applied vinyl lettering before you can check out this tutorial over on my blog. Just a warning~ it’s addictive! 😉 I’ll put vinyl on almost anything that’s not moving. ha! :)
Finally I tied a ribbon around the top! That’s it! I told you this was quick & easy! 😉
I think our neighbors are going to LOVE them. 😉
Enjoy some of my favorite Christmas posts. :)
I hope to see you over at GingerSnapCrafts.com soon!
Thanks for having me over! :)

 

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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!

Christmas Stovetop Potpourri and Free Printable Gift Tags

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.

Christmas Stovetop Potpourri - This stuff smells amazing!!

All of these ingredients are combined in a small pot on the stove. Since I thought this would be a great gift idea, I created a fun printable tag to go with it. Just right click on the image above to save it to your computer, then print as many as you need.

Christmas Potpourri Tag

Just place the ingredients in a jar or gift bag. I’ll be honest, it wasn’t easy getting that orange in there so I’d suggest choosing a small orange, or slicing it and placing it in a ziploc bag before adding it to your jar. You also want to place the spices in a small bag so they dont just fall to the bottom. I simply cut the corner of a ziploc bag, poured the spices in, then tied it with a small piece of twine.

For the top, I just cut a circle out of a brown paper lunch bag and placed it under the ring of the mason jar. I then added a “To” and “From” just in my own handwriting. I attached the tag with some twine.

Christmas Potpourri with free printable tag

I love how fresh and rustic this gift is, and I love that it’s not another food gift!

Thanks again for letting me visit!

For more fun and fresh ideas for Christmas from Yellow Bliss Road, I’d love for you to check these out:

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How to Plan a Christmas Movie Night with Free Printables

Planning a Christmas Movie Night with Free Printables

 

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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.

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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.

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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 of cornstarch, and 1 1/2 cups baking soda. If you are using smaller jars you won’t need to make as much. Just remember the ratio is: 1 1/2 milk to 1/2 cornstarch and baking soda.

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By using the wide mouth jars it makes it so much easier to get the mixture in the jars. I tried using a funnel but it didn’t work very well. This was a better option. I washed the mixture off my hands and they were softer already.

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Add about 10 drops of essential oils to a large jar or 5 drops to a smaller jar. Place the lid on the jar and shake until well mixed. If you add oils the Milk Bath will not be ready to use until after 24 hours.

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Now it’s time to embellish the jars to give as gifts. I used chalkboard labels, tulle, and added cute little scoops to the outside of the jars. I had the little scoops left over from a Sundae party we had a few years ago. Aren’t they so cute? You could also decorate the lids using fabric, scrapbook paper, or washi tape.

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I love the chalkboard labels on the jars. It’s easy to cut the vinyl using a cutting machine or even just cutting by hand. I used a Lavender essential oil because I think it’s so relaxing. I decided to add Peppermint oil to the other one because of Christmas gift giving. I would love to try Lemon or Orange essential oils in the future.

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To use simply pour 1/2 – 1 cup into the bath water and relax. I think I’ll go take a bath now with my left over Peppermint Milk Bath.

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Thanks for letting me share my gift idea. If you’d like to see another gift idea check out these Washi Tape Coasters.

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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.

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It’s a perfect gift for either your kids, or for other family members–with a card of your family, of course! I love to tuck them into our church bag, into my diaper bag for visits to the doctor and other times we have to wait, and into the car.

This is a very easy project, and can be put together in an afternoon! It’s also extremely budget-friendly–I made this whole set for less than $10, with the majority going to the lamination.

Family Lacing Cards | simplykierste.com

 

ITEMS YOU NEED:

-white cardstock

-coordinating cardstock

-paper trimmer & scissors

-hole punch

-printer

-pictures of choice

Family Lacing Cards | simplykierste.com

DIRECTIONS:

1. Develop 5×7 pictures of your family. On white cardstock, print the names or other text a little below the middle of the page, giving room for the picture to go above it. Once it’s printed, adhere the picture right above the text using double stick tape. (Font = century gothic)

2. Trim the white cardstock, leaving about a 3/4 inch border around the edges. Mat it onto a coordinating piece of cardstock–I decided on red. Trim all edges to be even.

3. You’re ready to laminate! I took mine to Office Max, and had them use a 7 mil laminate. I wanted it as thick as possible, and the 10 mil wouldn’t work with all of the cardstock. Trim the laminate, leaving a small border around the edges. ***Make sure you round the corners afterward–the edges are very sharp! If you have a laminator, you can do it yourself too! I also have a laminator, but I wanted it a little thicker than mine can do.

4. Using a ruler and a Sharpie, decide where you how far apart you want the holes, and make a small mark. Punch the holes over the mark you made with your hole punch.

That’s it, you’re done! You’ve got darling family lacing cards!

Family Lacing Cards | simplykierste.com
Thank you so much for letting me be a part of this fun series! I’d love you to stop by Simply Kierste, and see a ton of other fun ideas and projects for Christmas…and 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)

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Directions:

  1. Make or purchase your favorite cookies. (We LOVE these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!) Wrap your cookies in cute baking sleeves or in plastic baggies.
  2. 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 ribbon so your friends know this isn’t just some ordinary milk!
  3. Place your milk jug and cookies in a basket or heavy-duty gift bag and get ready to make your neighbors smile!

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Now that you’ve mastered the delicious art of French Vanilla Milk, you might want to try a variety of flavors!

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Click HERE for details on how to make flavored milk in all varieties!

(Your kids are going to LOVE you!)

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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.
Beautiful Christmas Gift idea- white chocolate swans by Blooming Homestead
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 chocolate in 30 second increments taking it out to stir in between each session. Be careful not to overheat or your chocolate may sieze.
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When your chocolate is melted you can fill your molds. I find it easiest to use a piping bag or bottle. Fill in the mold with chocolate and tamp it down gently on your surface to cause the chocolate to distribute evenly throughout the mold for a more seamless look.
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Let them cool and they will set up and you can pop them right out of the mold within 10 or so minutes. To make it go a bit quicker you can put them in the freezer for a few minutes to cool the chocolate faster.
White Chocolate Swans by Blooming Homestead
And that’s it! I loved the elegance of the white swans so I added a light gold ribbon and accenting gift tag to finish off the gift. You can download the free tag printable here. (There are several styles to choose from)
Beautiful Christmas Gift idea- white chocolate swans by Blooming Homestead
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7 Swans a Swimming Mason Jar Gift:: Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas

day7 Celebrate one of the 12 days of Christmas with an easy whimsical 7 Swans a Swimming Mason Jar Gift!

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

Celebrate one of the 12 days of Christmas with an easy whimsical 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 sticks

I used a foam brush to ‘pounce’ the white acrylic paint on the mason jar. (I found that when I tried to paint up and down, the paint was streaky and did not cover the jar well.)  To pounce, just add paint on your brush and sponge/dab it all over the jar.  I think it is better to add less paint to your brush and cover smaller parts of the jar then get your brush loaded with paint and have a thick heavy coat.  I was able to add two thinner coats quickly and it was dry is less than 20 minutes.  Once your jar is dry, plug in your glue gun and gather your feather trim.  I picked up the feather trim at Michael’s with a coupon for a few dollars.

Celebrate one of the 12 days of Christmas with an easy whimsical 7 Swans a Swimming Mason Jar Gift!

Work your way around the jar lid and hot glue the feather trim around the jar.  If you want to, stamp a kraft paper tag, thread it with sheer white ribbon and attach it to the top of your jar with gold washi tape.  I just can’t enough of that feather trim!!

Celebrate one of the 12 days of Christmas with an easy whimsical 7 Swans a Swimming Mason Jar Gift!

Fill your gift with homemade snack mix, hot cocoa mix or spiced cider mix, candy, cookies or even a few of your favorite bath and body products. Because I am obsessed with them, I filled my 7 Swans a Swimming Mason Jar Gift with shimmery white gum balls!

Celebrate one of the 12 days of Christmas with an easy whimsical 7 Swans a Swimming Mason Jar Gift!

Here are a few more of my favorite mason jar gifts!

Thanks so much for letting me stop by ladies – happy, happy holidays!!

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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.

Christmas Krispy Treats

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!

Christmas Krispy Treats

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 12 Days of Christmas!

Christmas Krispy Treats

Christmas Krispy Treats

  • 6 c. Rice Krispys cereal
  • 1 1/2 bags mini marshmallows
  • 4 Tbsp butter, plus extra to grease pan
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips
  • holiday sprinkles
  • green sugar crystals

Grease the bottom of a 9×13 pan with extra butter. Melt 4 Tbsp butter completely and place in a large microwave safe bowl. Pour marshmallows over the butter and stir around to coat.

Heat marshmallows in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir, microwave for another 30 seconds, and stir again. Add the cereal to the bowl and mix well with marshmallows.

Place the mixture in the greased pan. Get your hand wet and press the mixture evenly in the pan. Add sprinkles and sugar crystals as desired. Cover and place in the fridge to cool for one hour.

Cut into 20-24 squares and place bottom side up on wax paper. Melt white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and heat at 30-second intervals, stirring after every 30 seconds, until chocolate is smooth.

Dip the bottom third to half of each treat in the chocolate. Place upside down on wax paper to cool.

Alli at Cupcake Diaries Come visit my blog for more holiday recipes and party ideas! You can also find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter and Google+.

 

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

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Gold Leafed Feather Gift Wrapping Idea | landeelu.com 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:

Gold Leafed Feather Gift Wrapping Idea | landeelu.com

  • 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 paper. You can make them nice and evenly spaced or make it a little more quirky by doing it randomly. I went with random. :) Reapply the paint as needed.

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Then I shook up my liquid gold leaf and then dipped the eraser of a pencil into it to make some smaller gold dots. I also applied these randomly with some overlapping the white dots as well. (Tip: When I make more of this I will probably just use gold craft paint. The liquid gold leaf left a weird ring around some of the dots.)

Gold Leafed Feather Gift Wrapping Idea | landeelu.com

For the feathers, I put down a piece of Press and Seal and then started painting my feathers with the liquid gold leaf using a small paint brush. Get creative! This part is so fun!

Gold Leafed Feather Gift Wrapping Idea | landeelu.com

Then I just wrapped up my gift with my newly polka dotted paper, tied some white twine around it and attached one of my feathers!

Gold Leafed Feather Gift Wrapping Idea | landeelu.com Thanks for having me Crafting Chicks! And thanks for reading! Be sure to check out my blog and stay connected with me on my social media sites as well (links below)!

 

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