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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 a darling Little Drummer Boy Gift Tag.

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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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 DIY ‘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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Hey there!  It’s Katie from The Casual Craftlete.  Are you enjoying the 12 Days of Christmas Series?  I sure am.  Today I am sharing my super cute and easy DIY Stamped Christmas Gift Bags.

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I am a huge lover of all things packaging.  Giving a homemade gift bag or wrapping lets the person know how much you love them.  Plus, you can be as creative as you want to be when it comes to making these stamped gift bags.

I love these fabric gift bags!  I ordered mine from a website but you can always make your own.  You can use the gift bags for just about anything.  Sweet treats, homemade candies or those odd shaped gifts that you can’t wrap.

Let’s get to it!

Stamped Gift Bags

Supplies:

  • Fabric gift bags
  • Stamps
  • Ink pads
  • Fabric scraps
  • Scissors
  • Paint *optional
  • Glitter *optional

I wanted my bags to look simple and rustic and I think they turned out pretty good.  For my bags I used Christmas stamps that I have been collecting over the years.  I just bought that cute little reindeer stamp this year and I love it!  I used black and red ink pads for the stamps and stamped the bag directly in the middle.  You can add paint and glitter to your bags for color and texture.  I like dipping Q-Tips into paint to create tiny dots on the bags.

Two tips I have learned when using stamps are:

  1. Do NOT press the stamp into the ink pad.  Instead hold the stamp in your hand and gently press the ink pad onto the stamp.  This will prevent any smudges.
  2. Use a baby wipe or wet wipe to remove the ink from your stamps when you are done.  Clean up is easy.

Handmade Christmas Gift Bags

These bags have drawstrings already on them, but I wanted to give the bags some color and a cute little tie.  I like searching through the extra or scrap fabric section at my local craft store.  The prices are so much cheaper.  I thought this red fabric with white leafy vines would be a nice colorful rustic touch to add to the bags.  I just cut small strips of the fabric and tied them around the tops of the bags.

Christmas Gift Bags

These little stamped Christmas gift bags are darling.  Plus, they are very easy to make and take no time at all.

I hope I have inspired you to make some of your own stamp Christmas gift bags this season.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Stamped Christmas Gift Bags

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My name is Katie and I am the blogger behind The Casual Craftlete.  I am a wife and stay at home mom to our three year daughter.  I started blogging in July 2013 to give myself a creative outlet.  Some of the things you will find me sharing are easy diy/craft projects, yummy recipes (mostly sweet treats) and my running journey and weight loss.  That’s where my name came from: Craft and Athlete.  Everything I do is quick, easy and simple since I spend most of my day chasing around my daughter.

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Hi! My name is Emily and I blog all the things (but mostly food) over at is this REALLY my life?. I love, love, LOVE being a part of any project the Crafting Chicks put together. These gals are amazingly talented and absolutely beautiful inside and out. When they asked if I’d be interested in participating in this year’s Bloggers’ Best: 12 Days of Christmas Edition, I was like, heck YES!

It’s like being asked if I would mind a lifetime supply of Diet Coke. And a mini fridge to go with it.

I was lucky enough to snag Day 10, also known as “Lords a Leaping Day.” You may not think this the best day for a foodie when “Maids a Milking” (gourmet hot cocoa?), “Partridge in a Pear Tree” (pear tart?) or “Geese a Laying” (breakfast quiche?) would work so much better. But one of my favorite flavors is “grasshopper”—you know, that absolutely divine combination of mint and chocolate. And what better day to pair grasshopper deliciousness than with a day featuring a ton of leaping.

It is what grasshoppers do best.

Today I bring you what is quite possibly the most decadent chocolate cookie you’ll ever eat. These triple chocolate grasshopper cookies feature three types of chocolate: a chewy chocolate cookie filled with semisweet chocolate chips and dark chocolate chunks. In fact, they really have four types of chocolate if you count the melted Andes Chocolate Mints on top.

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Triple chocolate grasshopper cookies -- chocolate cookie with semisweet chips, dark chocolate chunks and Andes Chocolate Mints melted on top. So good!
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Hold me now.

We took these grasshopper cookies to a family party a couple weeks ago and they were a huge hit. But you definitely have to love chocolate—and have a high tolerance for decadence—because these triple chocolate grasshopper cookies have both in spades.

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Triple chocolate grasshopper cookies -- chocolate cookie with semisweet chips, dark chocolate chunks and Andes Chocolate Mints melted on top. So good!
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One bite of these triple chocolate grasshopper cookies and you’ll be hooked. Super easy to make, super easy to inhale and a super easy way to impress family and friends during the holidays. And I’m all about impressing when it comes to food. Enjoy!

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Decadent Triple Chocolate Grasshopper Cookies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks
  • 2 (4.67-oz) packages Andes Creme De Menthe Thins
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until thoroughly combined.
  3. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture, beating well.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips and chocolate chunks.
  5. Drop by tablespoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or just until set.
  6. Remove from oven and gently place an unwrapped Andes Creme De Menthe Thin on top of each cookie. Wait about a minute until mint thins have begun to melt. Gently spread the melted mints over the top of the cookies.
  7. Let cool 2 minutes before carefully removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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If you’re a fan of decadence (and chocolate and cookie dough), you simply must try these cookie dough pretzel bites. They are divine.

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Cookie dough pretzel bites
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It’s early November so I know we all have the best intentions when it comes to making gifts but if by chance, you’re like me, and find yourself needing a quick Christmas gift in about a month and a half, this Rudolph Lip Balm gift is for you! My name is Vanessa (Tried & True) and I’m so happy to be sharing this super easy DIY Rudolph Christmas Gift with all you lovely Crafty Chicks! Thanks for having me!

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First things first, you’re going to need the “Rudolph Easy Christmas Gift” free printable (click over to my site to download the file.) After you’ve printed it out, trim around the edges, apply glue to the back, and stick in place on a piece of foam core. Use a craft knife to remove the nose section and insert an EOS Summer Fruit (or any other red variety) lip balm.

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Technically, that’s all you have to do. How easy was that?! If you want, you can put the card in a clear cellophane bag with a little bit of baker’s twine and decorations. It’s a super quick way to add that finishing touch to the gift!

Rudolph-Easy-Christmas-Gift-SM2-3 If you liked this easy Christmas gift, you’re definitely going to love all the other easy tutorials on my blog, Tried & True, including the Magnetic Robot Stocking Stuffer, Holiday Tag Making Kit, and the super quick 10 Minute Scarf Wreath!

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Vanessa Brady of Tried & True Vanessa Brady is the mother of two small boys and a lifelong craft junkie. Vanessa’s craft tutorials can be found at numerous blogs, publications, and her mother’s brag book. Visit Tried & True for more original projects and free printables!

 

 
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Hi Crafting Chick’s readers! I am Ashley from Simply Designing and I am so excited to be here today! I love the theme that the sweet Crafting Chick’s ladies came up with for gift ideas this year: 12 Days of Christmas! And I was so excited to be able to pull together this fun Nail Polish Holiday Gift a cute idea for day nine: 9 ladies dancing! So I came up with a really simple and inexpensive gift that you can give to any special ladies in your life! It’s a Nail Polish Holiday gift idea, with a free printable too of course!

So make a cup of Caramel Spiced Apple Cider and whip up a few of these to hand out to your neighbors and friends in no time!

Ladies Dancing Fingernail Polish Gift Idea

This gift is ridiculously easy to throw together!

You will need just a few items to create your Nail Polish Holiday Gift:

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  • Nail Polish – you can stick with traditional colors, or choose something perfect for the holidays like red, green or sparkles! The options are endless and this is the best part! You can pick up nail polish for $1+ so you can keep this gift as inexpensive as you want
  • Bakers Twine – I choose to stick with traditional red and white, but again, the options are endless!
  • 1/16″ Hole Punch – I love using this small size hole punch for projects like this!
  • Free Printable – see below to download this

Nail Polish Holiday Gift Idea

You will simply download and print my free Nail Polish Holiday gift printable HERE, print and cut it out! Then use a small hole punch to make a hole and tie it onto your nail polish using baker’s twine!

Nail Polish Gift Free Printable

click HERE to download

It is so simple and every girl or lady on your list would love to get this as a holiday gift this year! My Succulent Tin Can gift idea is also another fabulous holiday gift idea that won’t break the budget!

Happy Holidays!

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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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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 – Family Lacing Cards!

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

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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!

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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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This French Vanilla Milk & 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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Hello! I’m Mariah from Giggles Galore, www.gigglesgalore.net. I’m excited to be here to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas Gifts with the Crafting Chicks. I absolutely love this time of year and the opportunity to bring joy to others with simple, thoughtful gifts. Our Friendship Christmas Gift Idea is perfect for those friends that warm your heart and bring happiness to your life. Check out this fun Friendship Warms My Heart Gift and Tag!

Your Friendship Warms My Heart Coffee Mug

With all the people on your gift list it can be overwhelming coming up with a gift for everyone, I’ve come up with a simple gift even your BFF will love! And because this time of year can be so busy this gift is quick and easy to put together. All you need is a cozy coffee mug (I found mine at Target) packets of hot cocoa, mini marshmallows and our free “Your Friendship Warms My Heart” gift tags.

Cozy Coffee Mug

Fill a cellophane bag with mini marshmallows and add a package or two of hot cocoa, tie it with ribbon and attach the free printable tag.

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Friendship Mug Hot Cocoa Gift

Your Friendship Warms My Heart Tag

Stuff it inside of the cute and cozy coffee mug and you have an easy, practical and inexpensive gift you can give to all your friends!

Your Friendship Warms My Heart Coffee Mug

For more Christmas gift ideas visit my website, wwww.gigglesgalore.net where you’ll find kid-friendly gifts, homemade gifts and my families favorite holiday tradition the 12 Days of Christmas Service Project.

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Mariah_Giggles-Galore-Photo-150x150 With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She has been blogging for over 5 years and believes that the details are what set ordinary moments apart from EXTRAORDINARY memories, even in everyday life! She focuses on sharing DIY crafts, creative parties and free printables to help you create memorable occasions filled with lots of giggles galore! Follow Giggles Galore on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for lots of inspiration and ideas.



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