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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Rudolph Christmas Gift::Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas

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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 project with all you lovely Crafty Chicks! Thanks for having me! 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. Technically, that’s all you have to do. How easy was that?! If you want, you [Read More…]

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Ladies Dancing Fingernail Polish Gift Idea::Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas

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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! This gift is ridiculously easy to throw together! You will need just a few items to create your Nail Polish Holiday Gift: (There may be affiliate links but you never [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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Your Friendship Warms My Heart Gift and Tag::Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas

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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. 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. Fill a cellophane bag with mini marshmallows and add a package or two of hot cocoa, tie it [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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