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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


If you’re looking for gift ideas for the 12 Days of Christmas, or just neighbor gift ideas, you’re going to love these 12 Christmas Gift Ideas ideas we’ve put together!



Gold & Green Party Earrings by Sarah from Bombshell Bling


Feather Ornament by liZ and Elizabeth from Simple Simon and Company


Personalized Memory Game by Katie from Key to Pictures


Washi Tape Phone Case Makeover


Gold Glitter Ornament by Crystal from A Princess and a Pumpkin


Painted Globe by Lindsay with Frenchie


Your Friendship Melts My Heart by Mariah from Giggles Galore


Milk Bath by Leanne from Organize & Decorate Everything


Ladies Dancing by Steph from Crafting in the Rain


Christmas Stovetop Potpourri by Kristen from Yellow Bliss Road


Chalkboard Mug by Kelly from Typically Simple


DIY Heat/Cooling Pad by Kiki from Kiki & Company

Find more ideas here in Part 1


and Part 2



If you’re looking for gift ideas for the 12 Days of Christmas, or just neighbor gift ideas, you’re going to love these 12 Christmas Gift Ideas we’ve put together!



Free Christmas Cupcake Printables by Aly of Entirely Eventful


Turtle Cookie by Michelle at A Little Tipsy

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Pop Pop Fizz Fizz by Ali from A Dream Crafter


Calling Bird Wreath by Lindi at Love the Day


Redbox Neighbor Gift by Pam from Over the Big Moon


Christmas Krispy Treats by Alli from Cupcake Diaries


White Chocolate Swans by Marie of Blooming Homestead


Family Lacing Cards by Kierste from Simply Kierste


Rudolph Christmas Gift by Vanessa from Tried & True

Easy Gift Giving with Hershey Kisses and Free Printables

Santa Claus is Coming to Town by Major Hoff Takes Wife

Joy Block from GingerSnapCrafts.com

Joy to the World Sign by Ginger at GingerSnap Crafts

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Christmas Cheer Printable by The Girls at Eighteen25

Part 1 of 12 Days of Christmas Series here.


Part 3 here



If you’re looking for gift ideas for the 12 Days of Christmas, or just neighbor gift ideas, you’re going to love these 12 Christmas Gift ideas we’ve put together!


Caramel Covered Pears, a partridge in a pear tree@yourhomebasedmom.com

Chocolate Caramel Covered Pear by Leigh Anne from Your Home Based Mom



Turtle Pretzels by Mique from Thirty Handmade Days



Hot Chocolate Singles by Tauni of SNAP!


Calling Birds Ornament / Gift Topper by Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous


5 Golden Rings by Kristen of Capturing Joy



Gold Leafed Feathers by Landee of Landeelu.com


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

7 Swans a Swimming by Keri from Shaken Together


French Vanilla Milk & Cookies from Somewhat Simple


Ladies Dancing Nail Polish by Ashley from Simply Designing



Triple Grasshopper Cookies by Emily from is this REALLY my life?


Stamped Christmas Gift Bags

Stamped Gift Bags by Katie from The Casual Craftlete


Little Drummer Boy Gift Tag by Laura from Inspiration for Moms

Find more 12 Days of Christmas ideas. Part 2 here


And Part 3 here.



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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Hi there…  it’s the girls from eighteen25 and we are so excited to be here. Some people may think it’s too early to be thinking about Christmas gifts and putting up the tree, but NOT us. 🙂 We are ready for the magical days of Christmastime! I just happen to be listening to Christmas music as I’m typing this and it makes my heart happy!
Today we’ve put together a quick gift idea that would be perfect for practically anyone. It’s one of our favorite quotes from the movie Elf and we completely agree with it. The best way to spread Christmas Cheer IS singing loud for all to hear. So why not spread that cheer by delivering some Christmas music to friends and family. Check out this Christmas Cheer FREE Gift Tag!
You can attach the fun tag to a Christmas CD with a little twine. This CD just happens to be Idina Menzel: Holiday Wishes. I just picked it up from Target yesterday and it’s a good one!
If giving the CD:
– Download your tags HERE.
– Trim around your tag.
– Back the tag with some black cardstock.
– Punch a little hole in the corner of the tag.
– Attach the tag to your CD using some twine.

My son says CDs are outdated though. So we decided to come up with an idea for those of you that are up with the times. Here is a fun way to include an iTunes card, so they can buy whatever Christmas music they’d like.

If giving the iTunes Gift Card:
– Download your tags HERE.
– Trim around your tags.
– Cut a slit in the tag above the top black line.
– Back it with some black cardstock. Make sure to only use adhesive around the outside edges.
– Slide your iTunes gift card in the slit.

Here are a few other gift ideas we’ve shared…
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Oooh, I am so happy to be here today for this awesome series. I’m Kiki from Kiki and Company and I love Christmas so much. One of my favorite things is to think of fun things to give my neighbors, teachers and friends in my life. A few years ago, a sweet girl came knocking at our door and gave us one of these and it was an instant hit and continues to be a big hit in my family! Today we will be making a super simple DIY Heating and Cooling Pad.


fabric- You can make these any size you want. I have 2 sizes..a small rectangle (roughly 8″x12″) and a long, skinny rectangle (roughly 6″x 20″)



essential oil- this is optional. if you want to infuse your rice with a smell, this is an easy way to do it

sewing machine

printable tag (at bottom of post)


To make these is super simple. You can either cut 2 identical rectangles per size you want or cut 1 rectangle doubled (so the 8″x12″ would be 16″x12″)

1-Put fabric right sides together and sew 3 sides shut. Cut corners and flip the pad to be right sides out.

2-Fill rice 1/2 way up your pad.

3- Fold top down and pin. Sew the top shut

4- You are done! Add the tag and give away!

5- To use the pads, simply microwave in 30 second intervals until the pad is nice and warm (but not too hot). Place on shoulders, head, legs, etc and FEEL RELAXED! You can also put them in the freezer to make into a cooling pad!

I hope you find the time to whip a few of these up. They are a perfect neighbor, teacher, and friend gift.

To download these free tags, click on the link below:


Have a Merry Christmas. I’d love to see you over at Kiki and Company where my holiday prints have been flying out the door. Here are a few of my favorites:

In Everything Give Thanks // For Unto Us A Child is Born

For unto You is Born // Give Thanks Wreath and Garland Printables


A simple and easy craft project that makes a great gift!

Hi there! I’m Kelly from Typically Simple and I’m super excited to be sharing an easy DIY Chalkboard Mug project that is perfect for gift-giving!

I absolutely love coffee! Every morning, the words “but first coffee” run through my head, especially when our little guy is ready to go at 6 am! I cannot think straight until that caffeine hits my veins.

So I thought it would be fun to make some chalkboard mugs that would be great for giving as a gift. You could fill them up with some tasty teas or hot cocoa mixes or even throw in a gift card to their favorite coffee shop!

Coffee Mug
Porcelaine Chalkboard Paint
Paint Brush
Painters Tape

To get started, tape off the part of the mug you do not want to paint. Because of the curve, I found it easiest to work in small pieces so the line would be straight.

Chalkboard Mug Tutorial-1 After getting all the tape in place, it’s time to paint! I started with the little paint brush and it left a lot of drips and smudges. A sponge brush worked much better! It did leave some little bubbles, so after the paint dried a little, I put on a second coat and it dried nice and smooth!

Chalkboard Mug Tutorial-2 According to the paint directions, after letting it dry for 24 hours, it needs to be baked in the oven to cure the paint and make it washable. I was honestly a little afraid of putting the mug in the oven for 30 minutes. I wasn’t sure if this mug was dishwasher or microwave safe and I did not want a major crafting disaster on my hands when the mug shattered due to the high heat. So I put it in for about 10 minutes and even then I was worried I hear a huge kaboom coming from the oven.

Chalkboard Mug Tutorial After the mug has cooled, it’s ready to be written on with some chalk! You can have so much fun personalizing this for grandparents, teachers, coworkers, or neighbors!

Chalkboard Mug Tutorial-6 I plan to make a batch of these yummy chocolate covered spoons to add to the mugs that I will be giving as gifts this year!

Chalkboard Mug Tutorial

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 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.

Stamped Christmas Gift Bags The Casual Craftlete

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


  • 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


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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