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One of our favorite Christmas ideas is the 12 days of Christmas.   My family finds an older woman in our neighborhood, and we leave them little goodies 12 days in a row.  We love to find someone who could use a little extra love this Christmas season.

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This year, when I saw Heidi Swapp’s Holiday line for Christmas treats, and treat packages, I knew we had to use them for our 12 Days.  I love how they all coordinate.  I’m excited to share the ideas we came up with for all 12 days.

This new line by Heidi is now available exclusively in Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores.  These pretty products range from cookie baking tools to holiday card kits and packaging.  It’s all so dreamy and pretty!  But move fast because they have a limited amount of product…& you can get these items online or in the store.

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I made numbers 1-12 that you can download too. (at the bottom of post) sm 12 days numbers 2

After cutting out the numbers, you can tape or glue them to your packages. sm 12 days all 3 Day 1:  For the first day, we wrapped up our favorite treat.  Cadburry Mini’s for Christmas wrapped up in this pretty gold polka dot box.
sm 12 days 1 Day 2:  Cuties!  We love these oranges and had to share in this striped box. sm 12 days 2 Day 3:  A gift card to a favorite store in this cute package. sm 12 days 3 Day 4:  A sweet mug with delicious Hot cocoa mix wrapped up in this striped mini stocking. sm 12 days 4 Day 5:  A mini stocking filled with a favorite candy bar. sm 12 days 5 Day 6:  A warm head wrap tied up with a cute tag.
sm 12 days 6 Day 7:  Sweet Holiday snowflake cookie cutters. sm 12 days 7 Day 8:  A yummy bottle of lotion. sm 12 days 8 Day 9:  Nail polished wrapped up in polka-dot cellophane. sm 12 days 9 Day 10:  The cutest mason jar snow globe with sweet little trees and deer. sm 12 days 10 Day 11:  Mini drawstring bag filled with our favorite mint holiday M & M’s. sm 12 days 11 Day 12:  Ending the 12 days with these gorgeous gold foil cards.
sm 12 days 12 sm 12 days all 2 Can you imagine how happy this 12 days idea could make someone you know?  Maybe someone who needs to be uplifted and loved this Christmas season.  We are excited for our round this year!  The kids love getting in on it…and they LOVE being my secret elves. sm 12 days of christmas numbers Download Black


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.


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


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! 🙂



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:

Hot Chocolate Bar with Free Chalkboard Printables 2

Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar with free printables

How to Plan a Christmas Movie Night with Free Printables

Planning a Christmas Movie Night with Free Printables



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!


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 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:

(There may be affiliate links but you never pay a penny more.)
  • 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



-white cardstock

-coordinating cardstock

-paper trimmer & scissors

-hole punch


-pictures of choice

Family Lacing Cards | simplykierste.com


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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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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  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.

Hot Cocoa Packets for Gift

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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Homemade Vanilla


12 Days of Christmas Service Project

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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