DIY Button Push Pins

DIY Button Push Pins

Hey! It’s Kari, from Life PreKARIous. I have been super busy working on my office space lately and I am loving how it’s coming together! The latest edition was this coral frame that I turned into a small cork board. Did you know that coral stain is a thing?! I didn’t until about a week ago and it is amazing! I LOVE it! Of course, I needed some fancy new push pins to go with it, so I made these easy DIY button push pins! Ever since I can remember, my dad has collected buttons… So I raided his stash and picked out a few of my favorites and simply glued a tack to the back of each one. I used epoxy because that is what I had and I wanted to be sure that they would be sturdy since I will probably be using them a lot. Some of the buttons that look like this had to be trimmed on [Read More…]

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20 Mother’s Day Gifts and Printables

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner.  Breakfast in bed, homemade cards… such a fun day! To make life easier for you, we’ve searched the web for our favorite Mother’s Day gifts and printables.  We know you’ll love them! For more ideas, jump over to our Mother’s Day Pinterest board. 20 Mother’s Day Gifts and Printables DIY Jewelry Dish from The Crafting Chicks DIY Pin Tucked Apron from Delia Creates Silhouettes in Photoshop from The Crafting Chicks “Soda-lighted” basket from Lolly Jane Handprint Flowers from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body DIY Magnets from Sundaesins Personalized Photo Jewelry from The Crafting Chicks DIY Brag Books from eighteen25 Mom’s Emergency Stash from eighteen25 I’m a MOM, what’s your super power? from All Things Thrifty   Handprint Flowers Printable from The Crafting Chicks You’re the BALM! from Smart School House Thumbprint Family Tree from Day 2 Day Super Mom Breakfast Menu printable from Home by Heidi Mother’s Day Coupons from Skip to [Read More…]

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Planked Art Display Board

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Hello Crafting Chicks readers, my name is Shelly Dolen. I blog over at Dolen Diaries where I share my family’s adventures in creativity! Our latest creative adventure was moving into a “new” fixer upper. We have so many projects going on right now that I feel like we are in heaven! One of the bigger projects I am working on is organizing a craft room / office space for me and my husband, Micah, to share. (Yikes I have A LOT of stuff! This process has made me worry that I will soon be featured on one of those hoarders shows!) After a trip to Ikea we had a desk with two work spaces and some cute modern chairs but no bulletin or display board. I didn’t want it to look or feel like I stepped into Ikea every time I came in here to work so I decided we needed a garage date night to make a Planked Art Display Board to make this room feel more like us! To make your own Planked Art Display Board you’ll [Read More…]

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DIY Handwritten Pillowcase

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Hey! It’s Kari from Life PreKARIous. Let’s talk Valentine’s Day… My birthday is in December, my husband’s is in January, and our anniversary is in March, so with all the holidays so close together we have decided not to spend a ton of money on each other for Valentine’s Day. I love it. The gifts we get and give tend to be more sentimental (read: cheesy) and heart felt. Give me ALL the mushy stuff! My gifts to him are usually hand made, and this year is no differnt. I made him a fun DIY handwritten pillowcase. It is so easy to make and customize! All you need is some fabric markers, a pillowcase, a piece of cardboard, and a ruler. It’s the perfect gift for any occasion, not just Valentine’s Day When it comes to what to write on your pillowcase, the options are endless! I thought it would be fun to make it something that was special to [Read More…]

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How To Make Free Artwork

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Hello to all the lovely Crafting Chicks! My name is Vanessa Brady and I’m usually found making crafty tutorials over on my blog, Tried & True, but today I’m super excited to be sharing this project with you. I’m a huge fan of all the gorgeous free printables that so many generous bloggers share but sometimes I don’t know quite what to do with them. Why not turn them into free artwork for your walls?! The process is super easy and even someone with zero artistic talent can make a piece of art they can be proud of! How To Make Your Own Artwork Materials: This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Free Printable Art (you can find this one and many more on my T&T Original Coloring Prints page!) Painting Canvas gray graphite transfer paper acrylic paints assorted paintbrushes black paint pen Step One. Print off the free printable of your choice in the correct size to fit your painting [Read More…]

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Love Note Garland

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Hi. I’m Ali from Dream Crafter. (Hi, Ali)  And I have a confession to make. I am one of those people that takes down the Christmas decorations the day after Christmas and start putting up Valentines Day stuff. (Gasp!) Phew! I am so glad I got that off my chest. I know. I skip right over New Years. I should be kicked out of the blogging world of super moms forever. But I just really love the idea of filling my house with a ton of girly frilly stuff since I live in a house full of boys. (Seriously, its 4 versus 1.) When I found this cute paper on clearance at my local scrapbooking store I knew just what I was going to do with it. Make a love note garland! I love the golds, blues and just the right amount of corals in this paper. It is SO me. I instantly looked up how to fold paper into [Read More…]

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Crocheted Winter Blanket Tutorial

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Hi there readers! It’s Ali, back from Dream Crafter. I am so excited to share this craft with you today because its something that has taken me a long time to complete. I love a good project that I can just sit down and do at night. Doing crafts like crocheting or sewing or cross stitch are some of faves because they help me unwind from my day. I started this blanket about 4 months ago (although it didn’t really take me that long to finish. I’m just a procrastinator,) and I love how it turned out. I am a huge fan of grey. You can never go wrong with a good neutral. Especially on something that is so big. Here is what you will need to make it: 1. A million skeins of Lion Brand “Dallas Grey” yarn. Seriously…I think this took me like 15-17 skeins. Of course this depends on the size of blanket you want. I made [Read More…]

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Turkey Napkin Holders

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Hey Readers! It’s Amanda from The Contractor Chronicles again – here to share a fun little DIY project just perfect for Thanksgiving! Halloween is only a few days away and all the spiders and witches get packed out and out come the turkey’s – for Thanksgiving! When I think about Thanksgiving, I think of my family coming together to give thanks for things we have and to celebrate with a big feast. On the table are always cute centerpieces and to go with those centerpieces I thought it would be fun to make some Turkey Napkin Holders. These are so simple to make and will look awesome filled with cute napkins on your table all November long! You could even make a couple for gifts! All you need to make them are a 1×6, some wood glue and some paint! I cut my 1×6 into three pieces: two at six inches and one at one and a half inches. Next, [Read More…]

DIY Wooden Quote Board

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In celebration of the “Muppets Most Wanted” movie, I created a craft with my favorite quote from the ever-so-wise and sweet Muppets_Most_Wanted=Print=Title_Treatment===Worldwide=4CKermet The Frog!!! There is a new movie coming out with Kermet and the rest of the awesome Muppets crew.   “Muppets Most Wanted is available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD August 12th at Disney.com.” “Two Frogs! One Pig! Intrigue! Music! Mayhem! Muppets! (Although this post is sponsored, but my thoughts are entirely my own.) About the movie: There’s plenty of fun for the whole family as Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Animal and the entire Muppets gang head out on a world tour. But mayhem follows the Muppets, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper. Now Kermit is behind bars at the mercy of prison warden Nadya (Tina Fey), and the World’s Number One Criminal, Constantine—a dead ringer for Kermit—has taken his place. As Constantine and his dastardly sidekick Dominic (Ricky Gervais) plot the [Read More…]

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Simple Summer Totebag

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Hey y’all! I’m Dena from Hearts & Sharts and I am super pumped to be a new contributor for The Crafting Chicks. Eeek! Summer is here! Time to throw all your junk in a tote bag and hit the beach! If you’re not a beach person (do those exist?), this tote is perfect for the grocery store and can also transition from your basic nautical, summery look to a simple patriotic look for those big summer holidays! Extra bonus: It’s super easy to make. Totes Muh-goats! You will need two types of fabric, one for the lining (the inside) and one for the outside. I used a thick outdoor fabric (waterproof, score!) for the outside and a white cotton duck for the inside. Thicker fabric will help the tote keep its shape. While you’re hittin’ up the fabric store, grab two yards of rope and a set of grommets (grab the ones with the grommet tools in the package). Make sure that [Read More…]

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