7 Swans a Swimming Mason Jar Gift:: Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas

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 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 [Read More…]

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A Year of Printables


We’ve gathered all of our printables from the last year — from Valentine’s Day to the 4th of July to New Year’s Eve and everything in between and put them all right here in one post. Consider it your one stop shop for the coming year. So, stock up on printer ink and pin away, we’re sure we’ve got something you’re going to want in 2014!! Bubble Valentine  /  Fish Valentine  /  Maze Valentine Sharp Valentine  /  Valentine BINGO  / Ring On It Love Always Wins Banner  /  Frog Valentine  /  Strength of My Love Posters I Am a Child of God  /  Pollinate the World  /  2013 Primary Posters Lucky  /  Shamrock Soda Labels  /  Springtime Fun Tooth Fairy Stationery  /  Tooth Pillow Pattern  /  Toddler Incentive Charts Peep Tags  /  Mother’s Day 2013 Flower Card  /  Pony Up Cards for Hair Elastics Make Your Own Italian Cream Sodas  /  Cinco De Mayo Place Settings  /  National Rootbeer Float [Read More…]

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Candy Cane Chase


This past weekend I put together an Amazing Race style Christmas party for my husband’s side of the family. We’ve done Meck Mom’s Halloween Party for the last 6 years and I knew it would be so much fun to do with a Christmas twist! We did it in in downtown Salt Lake City and I kept all locations within the Trax Free Fare Zone, which allowed for us to have teams greater than 6 people and not have to worry about car seats and parking. Plus it was a fairly central location for us. We sent out this letter ahead of time, with teams assigned and the rules to give everyone a better idea of what they were getting into! I really thought it would have been fun to include a Front Runner train ticket for everyone to ride into the city on, but well, schedules and my budget wouldn’t allow it. It would have added another element of [Read More…]

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Merry Christmas 2013


We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas!  We are so grateful for the love and support we get from our family, friends, and all of our readers!  We are blessed beyond measure and hope you feel the love and warmth of this wonderful day!   But first and forever there was just a little family, without toys or trees or tinsel. With a baby—that’s how Christmas began.” —Jeffrey R Holland Pin It

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Christmas Class Party Ideas


I have a printable post all scheduled and ready for today, but our download manager is not working right. Maybe you’ve noticed? We’re working on it and hope all of our downloads will be working ASAP. But since that wasn’t going to work for this morning, and I realized we only have 5 days until class parties, I thought I’d share some ideas for class activities, just in case. Okay…..I might be the only one…but, just in case there are other’s of you out there that have fallen behind on your carefully planned December to-do list, this is for you! Class party ideas that you can quickly throw together! Mitten Mayhem Crayon Ornaments Don’t Eat Pete Build a Snowman Snowball Toss Pin the Heart on the Grinch Minute to Win It Holiday Style Santa Says, Snowman Freezes, etc. Holiday Hedbanz Memory and Tic Tac Toe Christmas Mad Libs Christmas Charades Pin It

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Dutch Babies from Jen at Tatertots & Jell-O {Bloggers Best Christmas Series}


AND…..Drum Roll Please……the famous and amazing Jen from Tatertots & Jello!  There isn’t any nicer than Jen.  Every since the first time I met her, i’ve been impressed with how kind, generous, and TALENTED she is.  She is so sweet and ALWAYS up on the trends in the DIY and crafting world.  WELCOME JEN!!! ————————————————————————— Hi Crafting Chick readers!! I’m Jen from Tatertots & Jello. I am so excited to be here sharing one of our favorite Christmas morning Traditions — Dutch Babies, and a free printable too!   We love celebrating our heritage through food. We make Finnan Haddie from my Danish ancestors and we also make Dutch Babies from my husband’s side of the family. If you aren’t familiar with Dutch Babies, they are also called German Pancakes and are a mix between crepes and pancakes — light and fluffy and delicious. We love to serve them with wedges of lemon, fresh berries, warm syrup and powdered sugar. (My [Read More…]

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Christmas Tree Tradition {Christmas Tradition Series}


I’m so delighted to be visiting The Chicks space today, I think they are all fabulous ladies, whom I’m blessed to know. I’m Kristen Duke, and I like to Capture Joy in all aspects of life, over on my site. It started with photography, and now I love to share so much more! Not only do I share photo tips such as what camera to buy, I also share home DIY projects such as the treehouse we just built, recipes my kids gobble down like Chicken Curry Broccoli, as well as parties like my daughters’ Pretty Purple Party. If you need some light reading over the holidays, look for my love story written chapter by chapter (it’s a doozy!) I’m also the author of Say NO to Auto, a beginner photography book and video workshop. I am a sucker for a any kind of tradition all year long. I am a big believer that traditions of any kind whether it [Read More…]

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Christmas Cinnamon Rolls {Christmas Traditions Series}

Hi there!  I am so happy to be here with you and the sweet ladies of The Crafting Chicks today!     I’m Laura from Inspiration for Moms and I’m excited to share with you two of my families favorite Christmas traditions! First, no Christmas would ever be complete without watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. This movie cracks me up every time I watch, year after year. One of my favorite quotes from that movie is: Bethany: Is your house on fire, Clark? Clark: No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights. The second Christmas must have is my sweet, warm Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls.   These delicious rolls are a perfect breakfast to enjoy while opening presents.  Honestly, they couldn’t be easier to make— the bread machine does all the work! So today, I’m going to share with you the recipe. Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls For Dough: 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F) 2 eggs, room temperature 1/3 cup butter, melted 4 [Read More…]

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Countdown to Christmas Calendar {Christmas Tradition Series}


We’re excited to have Cassia here today! Maybe we’ve mentioned it, but anyone with twins is a superhero as far as we’re concerned! ****************************************************************************** My Mommy Style | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram My name is Cassia and I blog over at My Mommy Style. We are 4 mommies who blog about Family, Food, Fashion, Photography and Fun. Pop on over for a visit, we’d love to have you! I am so thrilled to be guest posting on Crafting Chicks; we have been avid followers of the Chicks and are constantly inspired. I love all things Christmas! I love Santa and reindeer, presents and caroling! Although, as I asked my 4 year old this week why we celebrate Christmas, he said, “A’cuz Santa comes and brings me toys!” Ugh. Mommy Fail. It’s no wonder why. Everything on TV and even all of my decorations are trees and reindeer, Santa and elves! So I wanted to figure out a better way [Read More…]

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St. Nicholas Day from Skip to my Lou {Christmas Tradition Series}


We are so honored to having Cindy here with us today! ********************************************** Hello everyone! My name is Cindy and I blog at Skip to my Lou. I love making home made gifts and celebrating holidays! When we were living in Germany we celebrated St. Nicholas Day. We have brought this tradition home to the states and our children big and small still love it! The night before December 6th, children (however we do our whole family) leave their shoes by their door for St. Nicholas to bring them gifts and treats. Traditionally the shoes are filled with coins, sweets, fruit and or small gifts. Saint Nicholas was a real Saint who was known for being kind, helping those in need and his love for children. A wonderful model for us all this time of year! What I loved most was that this simple gift giving from St. Nicholas happened early in the month and then the focus shifted to the [Read More…]

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