DIY Floral Crowns

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Hi there Crafting Chicks followers! This is Ali from Dream Crafter back again to share another artsy fartsy idea. I’m sure you have seen these floral crowns floating around Pinterest and I can’t get enough of them! (Sigh…if only I had  girl.) But I do love them for adults too. Not only are these floral crowns really cute, they are also REALLY easy to make (my favorite aspect of any craft.) Here’s what you’ll need to make these festive little beauties: 1. A whole bunch of fake flowers. (I would suggest getting some quality ones like at Michaels or Hobby Lobby.) I had an entire box full of fake flowers in my grandma’s basement just waiting to be used. Score! 2. Fabric Scissors 3. Neutral colored felt 4. Floral wire 5. Needle nose pliers 6. Wire cutters 7. Regular craft scissors 8. Hot glue gun and glue 9. Headbands or something stiff you can make a crown with. (Like thick [Read More…]

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{Spring Fling on PINTEREST} HUGE GIVEAWAY

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Mark your calendars for APRIL 29th! Spring Has Sprung! It’s that time of year… time for some Spring Pinning! We are SO pleased to announce the FIRST EVER Spring Fling Party ON Pinterest with some of your Favorite Bloggers! Remember that MUST-FOLLOW Pinterest Group Board filled with extreme craftiness, beauty & fashion tips galore, genius organizational & DIY ideas, plenty of kid-entertaining and hubby-lovin’ suggestions, and ways to SAVE more moo-lah? Basically EYE-candy at it’s finest! (Following this board ensures your Pinterest feed will be on a balanced diet of daily inspiration!) Well, we have all gotten together again {with 6 FANTASTIC new guest bloggers} to throw another LIVE PARTY on PINTEREST! OH! And… We should mention, there is also a HUGE GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY, of course… with TWO winners!! {Keep scrolling down to enter!} So, mark your calendars for APRIL 29th! …and check out all of bloggers involved in the meantime! You are gonna fall in LOVE with them! [Read More…]

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Spring Cleaning Tips from FunCheapOrFree {Spring Fever Series}

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Hi all! Jordan from FunCheapOrFree here. Does anyone have the Spring Cleaning itch yet?? I have 3 kids, and my oldest just turned 4. Yes, you heard that right. And yes, my house can be a real disaster. Spring comes around and I am a cleaning machine! The rest of the year? Not so much…UNTIL NOW! Here are 3 simple techniques to help get you spring cleaning in no time, and keep your house clean all year long! 1. BLITZ CLEAN. If you’re anything like me, you tend to look at your messy house and have a hard time imagining when you’ll find a full day to get it clean again. My solution for getting, and keeping your house clean? Blitz clean! We might not have all day to clean our house top to bottom, but everyone can find 10 minutes in their day. Here’s how this works: Find 5-10 minutes in your day, but no more than 10! (Why? [Read More…]

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Potted Grass from Pink Parlor Designs {Spring Fever Series}

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YES, it’s our friend Amy from Pink Parlor Designs.  You may recognize the name from the popular tents she sells.  She is awesome.  Welcome Amy! Let’s admit it, Spring is the best! The anticipation of spring blooms, summer picnics, and flip flops!  In our home we basically live outdoors beginning in the spring and don’t want to come inside until the new school year starts up again.  While being outside we love to do our fair share of gardening. The first signs of spring however start with our family tradition of planting our own Easter grass.  It’s a quick, easy, fun, project that your little ones can help with. Yes it makes a mess for about 12 minutes, yes you will want to sweep up immediately and think you could have done this in about 4 minutes by yourself but that’s not the point.  The fun in this is watching them learn and test their patience over the next few weeks [Read More…]

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Giant Easter Printables from the Caravan Shoppe {Spring Fever Series}

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We are so thrilled to have the CARAVAN SHOPPE here on our site today.  You will DIE over their darling printables.  They are unlike any other.  I used their Thanksgiving set and everyone had so much fun with it.  WELCOME! Happy Spring everyone! We are Caravan Shoppe, and are so happy to be sharing a printable Easter craft today! After spending hours cooking a ham, potatoes, and countless pies, decorating is the last thing on your mind. We have the easiest solution for you (seriously). Your guests will actually do the decorating for you! Kids and adults alike will love being able to color their tablecloth, placemat, or wall art and you won’t have to stress about cleanup. Use the tablecloth to distract the kids with coloring while the Easter Bunny is hiding their eggs for the hunt. And use the “dipping station” and “drying station” placemats to protect your table from the dyes and help your little ones learn the [Read More…]

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20 Simple Spring & Easter Ideas

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Welcome Spring!!! Welcome Easter!!!  It’s getting warmer and warmer outside and i’m excited to finally share Spring and Easter projects for all your friends and family to enjoy.  ENJOY. Bed Springs Flower Holder by Angie from Knick of Time Painted Vases by Jo Jo and Deloise Bunny Tails by Pizzazzerie Burlap Bunny Banner by Eclectically Vintage Paper Stripe Easter Egg Art Peeps on a Stick from Your Homebased Mom Mini Bunny Cookies from Just Crumbs Washi Tape & Glitter Easter Eggs by Centsational Girl Feel free to enjoy some of our Easter & Spring Projects from the archives: Vintage Window & Spring Wreath Peeps Bunny Bouquet–Free Printable Mini Pinkalicious Pies Easy Easter Treats 12 Spring Printables Easter Egg Place-cards –FREE Printable Easter Garland Easter Treats–FREE Printable Easter Cone Treat Holders–Free Printable Easter Cake Pops Foiled Eggs Easter Art & Free Printable Which one is your favorite??           Pin It

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12 “Lucky” St. Patrick’s Day Projects {by The Crafting Chicks}

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Today we have a great “round up” of 12 creative projects and free printables found right here on The Crafting Chicks to help make St. Patrick’s Day fun for you and your family! These are simple and inexpensive things you can put together with plenty of time left over for this LUCKY holiday next month. xoxo The Crafting Chicks 1. {Lucky Bingo} 2. {St. Patrick’s Day Gift & Treat Tags} 3. {Mini Pots of Gold!}  4. {“LUCKY” Treasure Hunt} 5. {Rainbow Tag Treat Topper} 6. {Leprechaun Trap Ideas} 7.  {Arm Warmers} 8. {Rainbow Treat Bag w/ tag} 9. {Easy St. Patrick’s Day Banner} 10. {Leprechaun Treasure, Leprechaun Foot Prints & St. Patrick Gift Tags} 11. {“LUCKY to have you” 8×10 printable}  12. {DIY Lucky Charms Notebook}   What fun things do YOU like to do on St. Patrick’s Day? We’d love to hear your ideas in the comments! We hope these ideas make your St. Patrick’s Day a LUCKY one!   Pin It

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Vintage Window & Spring Wreath Updates :)

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Ok, so a little glitter never hurt any project, especially ones needing updates or a little sparkle.  So I have been so in love with stripes….especially the aqua stripes.  There’s just something about aqua stripes that scream summer to me….ok so I’m jumping ahead to summer but mixing it a bit with Spring.  I made this wreath last year out of a pair of pants HERE and it needed a little love…what do YOU think? This is super easy.  I have had a bunch of windows like this and my dear, sweet husband has wanted to throw them away for YEARS…..yes, years.  I knew I would do something with them sometime and when I did, of course I had to LOVINGLY point out that I finally had used them :). SUPPLIES:  Windows or surface to make stripes on (frames, windows, wreaths, etc), GLITTER BLAST spray paint from KRYLON in the color, Sparkling Waters, and painter’s tape. 1.  ADD THE TAPE WHERE YOU [Read More…]

Wheatgrass

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Although we still have a foot of snow on the ground, the recent appearance of the sun has given me spring fever. A really easy way to bring spring inside is to plant some wheatgrass. It only takes a few days to appear and every time I walk into the kitchen I see a little piece of spring sitting on my counter. The only thing you really need are wheat berries (whole wheat). You can find them in most grocery stores (look for whole wheat) or beg some off your neighbor with a wheat grinder. A cute container with potting soil, or even a plate with wet paper towels will work, although the grass will last longer in the potting soil. Sprinkle the soil or paper towels with the wheat seeds and keep them moist, I usually cover the container with Saran Wrap until the seeds have germinated. Now sit back watch your grass grow and don’t forget to water [Read More…]

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