December 20, 2014
Christmas, Crafts, Holidays & Seasons, Kid's Crafts, Winter
This is the first year in many that I’ve had a real Christmas tree, so I’ve been busy making ornaments to decorate! Ornaments can be expensive, and I’ve always treasured the one of a kind home made ornaments most of all. I’m especially pleased with the designs that are both beautiful and safe for children to handle.
I love the vintage look of these gorgeous ornaments inspired by old Cookie Cutters. You can personalize by using your favorite embellishments.
Altered Vintage Cookie Cutter Ornaments – Becky Shander
Every time I move I always find a couple of unwanted or broken CDs (or accidentally step on others). Using CD pieces to create beautiful Christmas ornaments will make me feel so much about those old CDs!
Mosaic Ornaments from CDs – Creme de la Craft
I’m crazy about sea shore decorations, and blue ornaments. These offer the perfect addition of bright and subtle blues to my tree.
Sea Glass Ornaments – Sand & Sisal
You can do so much with a little felt! Ever since I was a kid felt ornaments have been my favorite. These little trees are both soft and sparkly.
Felt Christmas Tree Ornament – This Heart of Mine
Kids will enjoy decorating the tree with these soft fun ornaments. I made some little deer for my niece last year, and she loves them. Kids can also help make and decorate their own with a little help.
Fun With Felt: Christmas Ornaments and More – Kindred Spirit Mommy
Small children are very into repetition, for instance, putting ornaments on and taking them off of the tree, and again, and again… If this is becoming a problem for your Christmas tree, or if some of your little ones are just very enthusiastic about Christmas trees and decorating this will be perfect!
Kid Friendly Christmas Tree – I Can Teach My Child
December 19, 2014
It’s Friday again, and as you’re finishing your gift giving, we would love to give a lucky someone a present as well! This week, enter to win a Ka-Jinker Prize Pack!
Quickly and easily attach embellishments like sequins, beads, or these Ka-Jinker embellishment with your own Ka-Jinker tool, 5 packs of links, and 8 embellishment packs!
Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winners and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced Monday. One entry per person please.
Question of the week: What is your favorite holiday treat?
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December 18, 2014
Christmas, Holidays & Seasons, Winter
By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
From Peg’s Crafting Corner
Who doesn’t love building a cute snowman or receiving a fun snowman card? This card is a fun way to use your basic shaped dies to create an inlaid circle which forms the snowman and the front of the card. Now, go get your circle dies from Create for Less and let’s begin!
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December 17, 2014
Christmas, Holidays & Seasons, Kid's Crafts, Wreaths
‘Tis the season for wreath making, so why not get a little creative and use some recycled materials? Not only is this wreath a fun way for the kids to get involved with decorating, but I was able to make it for under $5! Does it really get better than that?
What You Need:
How to Make It
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December 16, 2014
Christmas, Crafts, Holidays & Seasons, Sewing
By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.
I have many crafting talents; knitting is not one of them. I can knit a pot holder or a scarf but the list pretty much ends there. However, I love the look of knitted stockings. I already have store bought knitted stockings that I embellished for the humans in my life, but my dog needed his own stocking to hang by the chimney with care. I couldn’t find a knitted dog themed stocking in stores, so I set out to make my own. By cutting up an old sweater, I was able to have a stocking that looks knitted but only required my sewing skills! So, get ready to make your furry best friend the best “knitted” stocking ever.
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December 15, 2014
Crafts, Holidays & Seasons, Kid's Crafts, Winter
If you have a creative child around, there are many great craft supplies to keep them busy, and keep you worry-free. Keep the right supplies on hand, and crafting with your kid can be fun and help you build memories that can last well into their lives.
Winter officially begins on Sunday, but not all of us will get to experience snow. Whether you’re stuck inside from too much of it, or you don’t get to see it as often as you like, there are plenty of kids crafts inspired by this wonderful winter weather pattern. From ornaments to sensory play, here are some great snowy crafts for your kids.
Melted Snowman Ornament
This is a great Christmas craft for children of any age. Not only is this ornament easy to create, but the end result is adorable.
Sparkle Snow Recipe – Growing a Jeweled Rose
This sparkly dough recipe feels even cooler than real snow, and you don’t have to worry about cold fingers! Mold it into a snowman, or just have a ton of fun squishing it between your fingers.
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December 15, 2014
Happy Monday! We can’t wait any longer to announce our Free Stuff Friday Winner! Congratulations to… Ren!
Our lucky winner will receive this Spa Indulgence Prize Pack that includes 4 Lotion Bottles, 6 Sachet Bags, Body Lotion Fragrance, Pearl Powder, Lip Balm Flavoring, Lip Balm Colorant, Bath Fizz Colorant, and a pack of Lavender Herbs.
The winning answer to “What is on your holiday wish list this year?” is…
Pretty sticky notes…I am so tired of the sea of yellow on my desk.
Really, I told my kids that would make me truly happy to receive.
Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. Check back on Friday for your chance to win!!