New eBook: Christmas Coloring Pages for Adults

The holidays are just around the corner and things are getting a bit hectic, aren’t they? It really is the most wonderful time of the year, but making and shopping for presents, planning Christmas dinner, coordinating travel arrangements, and so much else can make for a very busy time.

Well, we have the perfect way to relax!

Together with designer Carol Foldvary-Anderson, we’ve just released a brand new collection of 4 Festive Holiday Coloring Pages for Adults. This printable PDF features four beautiful holiday-themed coloring pages that you can easily print and color at home.

4 Festive Holiday Coloring Pages for Adults

4 Festive Holiday Coloring Pages for Adults

What’s inside 4 Festive Holiday Coloring Pages for Adults:

  • Peace, Love and Joy Coloring Page
  • Angel of Peace Coloring Page
  • Christmas Ornaments Coloring Page
  • Christmas Candles Coloring Page

Each lovely coloring page varies in difficulty, so you can choose what to color based on image preference as well as the amount of time a page is expected to take. You can frame completed pages for holiday decor or gifts, and you could even scale down the pages to make card fronts! Coloring holiday-themed pages will certainly help in meditating on what the holidays are all about.

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What is your favorite Christmas image? Snowmen, angels, reindeer, or something else?

FaveCrafts News: New Best Blogger Craft 2016 free eBook

Best Blogger Crafts 2016 free eBook

Weeks ago we announced the winners to our Best Blogger Contest 2016! These fabulous projects not only won the honor of being the Best Craft of 2016, but cash prizes too! Those lucky and talented bloggers, however, are not the only ones to submit crafts to this thrilling contest. We received over 60 entries to this contest. Want to see them? Lucky for you, we have compiled them into one gorgeous, printable free eBook. With step-by-step instructions and vibrant photos for each project, these ideas will keep you crafting for months to come.

All of the bloggers featured in this eBook are expert crafters that you can trust to show you how to make professional-level crafts that will change the way you craft.

All of the crafts and tutorials featured in this eBook were made from materials from some of our favorite crafting companies. Check out projects that feature top of the line projects from Beadalon, Create and Craft, Design Master, Testors, Plaid Enterprises, Fairfield World, FloraCraft, Leisure Arts, Premier Yarns, Sakura, Simplicity Creative Group, Sizzix, and Therm O  Web.

Check out some of the gorgeous free craft projects featured in our brand new eBook:

Brilliant Nightstand Makeover  Decoupaged Flower Pot Crafts  Tinted Crochet Pillow
This free eBook includes:

  • Home Décor Crafts
  • Homemade Wall Art
  • Paper Crafting Ideas
  • Handmade Cards
  • Sewing Patterns and Ideas
  • Quilting Patterns
  • and plenty more craft project ideas!

Head on over to FaveCrafts to download this brand new eBook and get crafting!

Plus, check out our blog post over on CraftPaperScissors.com about 5 Things that Happened at the #BlogNetworkingEvent2016.

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What is your favorite project you have made this year?

13 Spring Crafts That Will Make Your Life Instantly Better

It’s FINALLY starting to not be horribly cold outside and I’m just itching for spring to be officially here. To me, spring means putting away my boots, packing up my winter coats, and sunshine! Glorious sunshine. Winter is just so gray and sunshine just makes life better.

You know what also makes life better? Crafting. Crafting + Spring? The perfect combination for an instant pick-me-up.

That’s why for National Craft Month this year we worked with some of our favorite brands and bloggers to put together the 13 Spring Crafts: Easter Craft Ideas, Spring DIY Home Decor, and More free eBook. What I love about this book is that it has something for everyone. There’s a knit shawl pattern for the knitters, a crochet beanie for the crocheters, and a paper pinwheel wreath for the paper crafters, for example. Perhaps you’re even a triple threat and craft in all three of the areas! Plus there are even more types of crafts in this book and you’ll just have to download your free copy to see for yourself!

Did you know that to celebrate National Craft Month and the beginning of spring we also have giveaways going on ALL month long? Yup, you read that right! Check them all out here

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March 11th through March 12th: AQS Gift Card

March 13th through March 14th: MD Hobby and Craft Bundle

March 16th through March 17th: Marvy Uchida Easy Crystal Applicator

March 18th through March 19th: Sizzix eclips2 DIY Electric Cutter Starter Kit

March 20th through March 21st: iLovetoCreate Color Craze Assortment

March 23rd through March 24th: Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable Skeins

March 25th through March 26th: Painter’s Paradise Collection

March 27th through March 28th: Little B Fancy Finishes Kit

March 30th through March 31st: Red Heart Yarn Assortment

Which craft has the tendency to make your life instantly better?

12 Easy DIY Projects That Will Restore Your Faith in Crafting

12 Easy DIY Projects free eBookI’ve been in a bit of a Pinterest slump lately. I’ll find a project I like while scrolling through pins only to realize that I either 1.) Can’t find the actual tutorial. 2.) Don’t have the necessary tools or supplies on hand or 3.) I’m simply not skilled in that XYZ area of crafting.

It’s been quite frustrating to go from being inspired to being completely bummed about the idea of crafting.

That’s why I’m so glad that our new free eBook is called 12 Easy DIY Projects. And rightly so. Covering almost every area of crafting, these free tutorials are all in one place and all quite easy to do. That’s the beauty of it!

Featuring projects from Clover, Fairfield, FloraCraft, I Love to Create, Little B, Plaid, Prima Bead, Simplicity, Spinrite, Sizzix, Stencil1, and STYROFOAM™, you’ll find that crafting doesn’t need to be complicated or confusing to produce amazing results. There is something for everyone in this free eBook and we hope you invite your best crafting buddies over to try out these projects together!

Oh, and I almost forgot! With this free eBook this month, we are offering giveaways each day from the sponsors above! How awesome is that?!

Ready for the best surprise announcement ever? This, ALL of this, could be yours!

Aren’t our sponsors the greatest!? Be sure to enter for your chance to win! The deadline to enter is February 28, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern time.

What is your favorite thing about crafting?

11 DIY Gifts to Make for Christmas

Are you struggling to complete your holiday gift list?  If you’re like me, you’re also probably dreading standing in long lines and dealing with mass crowds of people.  If holiday shopping just isn’t your thing, we’ve got the perfect solution for you!

Filled with projects from American Quilter’s Society, Elmers, Red Heart Yarns, Sizzix, Spellbinders, M-D Products, Polyform, QuiltWoman.com Sullivans USA, Testors, and Xyron, 11 DIY Christmas Decorations and Gift Ideas is all you need to tackle your gift list this year.  Featuring projects you can knit, crochet, glue, paint, quilt, sew, and tape, this free eBook keeps every crafter in mind…and gives you the tools you need to make fantastic gifts and decorations this holiday season.

 

DIY Christmas Decorations

Deck the halls and trim up the tree with these fantastic holiday decorations for your home.  The Ruffled Christmas Wreath would make a lovely addition to your winter decor all season long, and the colorful and festive Hawaiian Christmas Table Runner is a welcomed change from the traditional red and green decorations. 

If you’re looking for something the kids can help with, the cute Winter Fun Directional Sign is a great project to work on during a cold snow day or a lazy weekend.  Help Santa Claus find his way to your home by adding your house to the list of directions, and don’t forget to tell Santa how to get back to the North Pole!

Even though these DIY Christmas decorations are great for adding a festive touch to your own home, there’s nothing saying you can’t give them as gifts as well!  Who wouldn’t love a beautifully hand-made table runner?  And the Ruffled Christmas Wreath would make a lovely gift if you’re going to a winter housewarming party. 

 

Handmade Gifts for Christmas

If you’re looking for something to make as a gift for grandma, mom, or a favorite sister or friend, you have to check out the Rose E’er Blooming Necklace.  Made with beautiful clay flowers, this lovely necklace makes the perfect addition to any holiday outfit, and it’s a great last-minute gift or stocking stuffer if you’re running short on time. 

If you’re a lucky one who has the time to handcraft their own Christmas cards, we’ve also got some amazing projects for you in 11 DIY Christmas Decorations and Gift Ideas.  How cool is this O Tannenbaum Die-Cut Christmas Card?  With a tree that literally pops off the paper, this is one card that anyone is sure to appreciate!

 

You can find all these projects and many more in our new free eBook, 11 DIY Christmas Decorations and Gift Ideas.  Download your own copy for free today!

 

BONUS!

As if that wasn’t enough, we’re also celebrating the release of our our new eBook with an amazing Spectacular Christmas Grand Prize Giveaway!  With more than $1,100 in prizes, Christmas is going to come early to one lucky winner!  Enter today!

We’re also giving away daily prizes, as well!  Check the giveaway page on FaveCrafts.com for all the information on how you can win big this holiday season!

 

Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy holiday!

 

We want to know!  What’s your favorite holiday family tradition?  Tell us in the comments below!

19 Ways to Give New Life to Old Furniture

deco-art-coverIs your garage filled with your beloved thrift store finds?  If you’re like me, you may have an old cabinet in the corner just waiting to be used…or maybe some old chairs that you picked up at a garage sale or an old dresser in your bedroom that was passed on to you that is just begging for a makeover.  Well, it’s time to start giving that furniture the love it deserves!

Filled with 19 amazing suggestions for transforming old furniture into new pieces that will help beautify your home, How to Paint Furniture: 19 Upcycled Furniture Projects, is a must-have free eBook for DIY’ers of all kinds.  Brought to you by FaveCrafts and DecoArt, this eBook teaches readers how to use Chalky Paint to completely transform your furniture.  Add character to an old dresser or paint a cabinet to give it that well-worn look.  Complete with instructions, tutorials, how-to’s, and even an interactive shopping list, this eBook is all you need to help you start looking at your furniture in a whole new way.

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Tables and Chairs

An old end table can be transformed into a nursery room staple with the help of this Gorgeous Starry Side Table tutorial.  Great for holding all of baby’s essentials, this cute table is easy to make and would look great in any baby’s room.  Sometimes it’s hard to find a table that’s unique to your nursery theme or that really stands out, but with the helpful tutorials and lessons you’ll find in How to Paint Furniture: 19 Upcycled Furniture Projects, you’ll be able to make a table that best suits your needs!

 

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Bookcases and Dressers

Give your old bookshelf an instant makeover with the tutorials and projects you’ll find in this section of How to Paint Furniture: 19 Upcycled Furniture Projects.  By simply adding color to the backing of your bookshelf, you can create an awesome design element that would look striking in any room.  Take this Thrifty Chevron Bookcase, for example.  The simple chevron pattern on the back of the bookshelf really makes this furniture piece pop with color and style…and you can create this look with any color combination you’d like!  Storage doesn’t have to be boring.  Store books, pictures, and other nick knacks in plain sight by decorating the furniture piece that holds them.

 

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Download your own copy of How to Paint Furniture: 19 Upcycled Furniture Projects for free today!

 

You can find these projects and so many more in our new free eBook, How to Paint Furniture: 19 Upcycled Furniture Projects.  Download your own free copy today, and start looking at your furniture in a whole new way!

 

BONUS!  As an added bonus, we’re giving away $280 worth of DecoArt supplies, including 29 jars of Crafty Finish paint!  You have until August 24th to enter, and you can enter to win once a day…so the more you return, the greater your chances of winning this awesome giveaway!  Head on over to the giveaway page and register to win today!

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What DIY tips do you have to share when it comes to working with thrift store finds?  What do you look for?  What is your favorite product to buy?   Share your crafty wisdom with us!

 

 

The Ultimate Wedding Guide Free eBook

If you are in any way associated with a wedding in the next few years, you have found your new favorite book. From brides to guests, everyone will find the answers to their burning questions within the pages of The Ultimate Wedding Guide: Wedding Planning Timeline, Wedding Etiquette and Advice, Maid of Honor Duties, and More. The lengthy title only semi-contains the immense value that this book holds: all of your wedding etiquette problems are solved, all of your checklists are available, and all of your worries are eliminated. That sounds like a pretty good deal, if you ask me – especially because of its price tag: it’s free. I know I would pay nothing to reduce stress and ensure an easy breezy wedding planning process, but I’m a bit willy nilly with my finances…

 

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Sarcasm aside, it’s clear that this book is a must have for brides, Maids of Honor, and wedding guests alike. With articles from your favorite wedding experts, including Jen Carreiro from Something Turquoise, this eBook has invaluable advice that cannot be found anywhere else. Learn how to use social media to your advantage (I never even knew you could do these things on Facebook!), print out the ultimate checklist for your MOH so that you know everything is under control, and get all the answers to your budget questions with a comprehensive and easy-to-follow wedding budget breakdown. On top of that, learn how to address wedding invitations, how to stay sane as the Maid of Honor, and what to wear to a wedding of any sort inside the golden pages of this free eBook.

We know that times are tight, which is why we want to fill the position of the otherwise-budget-breaking wedding planner. If you still have questions after browsing the over 40 pages in this book, feel free to contact the editors of AllFreeDIYWeddings.com.

 

What You’ll Find Inside:

Wedding Planning Advice

Wedding Budget Breakdown

Wedding Planning Timeline

Maid of Honor Duties

Do you have any weddings coming up?

Printable Collection: 11 Jaw-Dropping DIY Wedding Centerpieces

WARNING:

Your jaw will be on the floor after browsing this collection of 11 DIY Wedding Centerpieces That’ll Drop Jaws. If your jaw stays on the floor for more than three hours, please consult a doctor. The suggested prescription is the craft supplies required to make your favorite centerpiece. Not recommended for women under the age of 18 (these projects will cause an urge to get married).

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Centerpieces are named as such due to their principal position in the reception hall. Translation: all eyes are on them, so it’s important to feature centerpieces that wow. Whether you’re getting married or simply throwing a just-because party, centerpieces can make or break a tablescape. Guaranteed make? These DIY wedding centerpieces. They’re inexpensive, easy, and totally fabulous. They can easily be tweaked to fit your wedding theme and color scheme as well as your relationship personality. Love will be in the air with these simple wedding centerpieces that make a big impression.

Exquisitely Romantic Floating Rose Centerpiece Faux Sea Glass Mason Jar Crafts

We’re all about bringing the stress level of wedding planning down to a minimum, which is why we gladly offer this fantastic collection for free. You have enough on your plate (and bill), so we’re easing the process. This amazing, free eBook features some of the coolest DIY wedding centerpieces I’ve ever seen, including the Exquisitely Romantic Floating Rose Centerpiece and the Faux Sea Glass Mason Jar Crafts.

Beach, vintage, and rustic weddings are just a few of the wedding themes covered in this diverse book of ideas. Every bride is guaranteed to find the perfect DIY centerpiece for her celebration.

Which do you prefer: tall or short centerpieces?

Print it Out! 16 Free Printables You’ll Love

Summer is on the horizon, and that means lazy days are in store! Nothing is more relaxing than crafting with free printables. Start with a template and the project will come together beautifully! At AllFreePaperCrafts, we’ve put together a collection of 16 Free Printables: Free Printable Greeting Cards and Other Printable Paper Crafts. Print your favorites and make relaxing and easy projects this summer.

 

16 Free Printables: Free Printable Greeting Cards and Other Printable Paper Crafts Free eBook

 

Included in this Free eBook:

 

Pretty Printable Recipe Box Free Printable Greeting Cards

Card making is a fantastic hobby to have. I love making stunning greeting cards for my loved ones! If you’re in a pinch and you need a cute card in a hurry, print out one of these free printable greeting cards. The  Adorable Friendship Card is an awesome option.

Free Printable Recipe Cards and Box

One great option for a handmade gift or kitchen craft is to make a recipe box! This vintage craft can be made by purchasing a box at the store, or you can print out a Pretty Printable Recipe Box! Be sure to print recipe cards to match.

 

Wish Upon a Star Printables Do It Yourself Home Decor

These Wish Upon a Star Printables are stunning, are they not? Perfect for a child’s bedroom, these free printables have cute phrases prompting you to wish! Add glitter for a finishing touch, or simply print and cut. These stars are adorable printable decorations, and you’ll find even more awesome projects in the do it yourself home decor category.

More Printable Paper Crafts

The list is endless! From Precious Printable Thread Bobbins to the Printable Woodland Creature Bookmarks and more, you will be amazed at what you can create with printables.

 

Still not sure if you want to print out these fabulous free printables? Check out this video overview of the 16 Free Printables eBook!

 

What free printables do you love best? Cards, quotes, flowers, etc?

 

 

 

The Latest and Greatest Sewing for Baby Collection

Sewing for Baby: 11 Small Sewing Projects for Your Little One Free eBookThere are a million reasons to sew for baby, but we’ll just mention a few.

1) Babies, and everything associated with them, are adorable. Ergo, small sewing projects for a cute crawler are an easy way to celebrate the tiny, but nonetheless delightful projects that make us “ohh” and “ahh“.

2) If you’re expecting an arrival soon, you’re most likely keenly aware of additional expenses. Cute sewing projects like baby clothes and accessories can cut costs without sacrificing little luxuries for your child.

3) Even if you’re not having a child, chances are friends and family members around you have additional children to look forward to. Free baby sewing projects are extremely useful for those interested in DIY gifts. They’re budget-friendly and completely customized for the beneficiary’s tastes.

Little Dorothy Baby Dress PatternAre you sold? Because we’ve got a new collection of free baby sewing tutorials that we’d absolutely love for you to explore. Sewing for Baby: 11 Small Sewing Projects for Your Little One includes free baby clothes sewing patterns as well as accessories. Download this new eBook for free and keep it for as long as you’d like on your desktop or tablet.

Peek-a-Boo Preview of Free Baby Sewing Projects

So, what will you find when you download Sewing for Baby: 11 Small Sewing Projects for Your Little One? We’ve pulled three great DIY baby sewing projects that we’re hoping will inspire you to create from this new piece of sewing literature.

Little Dorothy Baby Dress Pattern (find it on page 19) – Create a classic for a little girl close to you with this free baby girl dress tutorial. Choose to style this Stylish Baby Change Mat Clutchproject after the famous film or use a different print of fabric to apply to this design. An excellent DIY alternative to spending big bucks at the store, this makes a great gift to parents who don’t feel comfortable splurging.

Stylish Baby Change Mat Clutch (find it on page 42) – No new parent can go without a trusty changing mat. Give the gift of mobility to families that just welcomed a newborn by sewing this clutch. Folding easily into a discreet and stylish purse, any recipient of this project will love its ingenuity.

Baby Mary Jane Shoes (find it on page 51) – Small sewing projects like these teeny tiny shoes allow you to get that adorable addition to a baby’s wardrobe. Don’t pay too much for something a baby can grow out of in months; instead, try easy sewing projects for babies like this fashionable footwear.

Intrigued? Excited? Ready to create some sweet and simple sewing projects that will be just as fun to mBaby Mary Jane Shoesake as holding a newborn? Browse at your leisure through Sewing for Baby: 11 Small Sewing Projects for Your Little One. You’re just one click away from beautiful baby projects.

 

 

 

Stella EdgeIs it hard to see those little baby projects? They’re pretty tiny. We have a solution.

The Stella Edge of course! Until Monday, May 12th you can enter to win the Stella Edge from Stella Lighting! This is a quality lamp that will let your eyes rest a bit. Enter here!