55+ New DIY Ornaments: Vote for Your Favorite!

Best Ornament Contest 2016

Happy ornaments! Submissions for our Best Ornament Contest 2016 have closed and voting has begun. We received over 55 awesome DIY ornament tutorials ranging everywhere from paper crafting to recycled craft ideas and more. Check out all of the awesome entries here.

Let’s talk about voting!

We’re doing voting a little differently this year! Historically, we set up voting pages where fans of FaveCrafts could click a vote button to select his or her favorite projects. This year, we’re judging the contest based on . . . page views!

That’s right: the more people that click on your project, the better! As people scroll through the entries and click on their favorite projects, those clicks count as votes toward those ornaments. It truly is a popularity contest in that sense!


Best Ornament Contest 2016

At the end of the contest, we’ll look at our analytics to determine which ten projects earned the most page views. Prizes are as follows:

One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive the following:

  • $250 Amazon Gift Card
  • Featured ornament on the cover of the Best Ornaments 2016 eBook
  • Newsletter mention

One (1) Second Prize Winner will receive the following:

  • $100 Amazon Gift Card

One (1) Third Prize Winner will receive the following:

  • $50 Amazon Gift Card

The top ten ornaments will also appear in an exclusive Best Ornaments 2016 free eBook, which will be available for download on FaveCrafts.com. Crafts featured in the eBook will include a direct link to the blogger’s website.

Once again, to vote:

That’s it! We’re so excited for this contest and we hope you are too.

-Editors of FaveCrafts

Make an Ornament + Enter to Win $250


DIY ornaments are some of the best Christmas crafts. They’re small, fun for the whole family, and there are about a million different ways you can make them.

Here at FaveCrafts, we’re always looking for awesome new projects to add to the site. This time of year, ornaments are on the mind. As a fun opportunity, we’re asking readers and bloggers alike to submit your very own DIY ornament tutorial to FaveCrafts! The best part?

Your ornament tutorial can be worth $250!

Head on over to FaveCrafts to submit your ornament, and you’ll be eligible to win a $250 Amazon gift card!

About Our Ornament Contest:

  • All entries in this contest must be original creations, but you can republish a project from your blog.
  • Your project will be posted in full on FaveCrafts.com.
  • Winners will be selected based on popularity of the project.
  • The top ten ornaments will also appear in an exclusive Best Ornaments 2016 free eBook, which will be available for download on FaveCrafts.com, Amazon, and the Apple Store. Crafts featured in the eBook will include a direct link to the blogger’s website.

The deadline to enter is November 10, 2016 at Midnight Central Time.

Once your project is added to the site, be sure to help promote it any way you can on social media, on your blog, in email newsletters, etc. The more page views each project receives, the better your chances are at winning!


Head on over and enter your ornament today! And, check out some of the entries we’ve received so far:

See the complete list of ornament contest entries here.

What is your favorite ornament on your tree?

Best Blogger Craft 2016 Announcement

Best Blogger Crafts 2016

Every year, we here at Prime Publishing LLC and FaveCrafts.com throw a blogger party at the CHA Mega Show. This event is open exclusively to bloggers in the industry and allows the best of the best to mingle with some of their favorite companies, allowing them to make crafting connections that can last for a very long time! To celebrate, we host the Best Blogger Craft Contest every year where bloggers who attended then create prizes from the samples they receive from the companies! After this, we vote on these stunning projects.

This contest ended April 6, 2016. So, we’re here to present the winners!

Without further ado, our Best Blogger Contest Winners for 2016!

First PlaceThe Powertex and Foil Ballerina

The Powertex and Foil Ballerina from Roberta Birnbaum

Second Place

Shabby Chic DIY Scrapbook

Shabby Chic DIY Scrapbook from Cathy Parlitsis

Third Place


Life and Live DIY Canvas from Irit Shalom

Check out the rest of our entries in our list of the Best Blogger Crafts 2016 and stay tuned for an eBook featuring all of these stunning new craft project ideas.

Special thanks to our 2016 Sponsors:

  1. Yarnspirations 2. Plaid 3. Sizzix 4. Simplicity Creative Group 5. Leisure Arts 6. Sakura 7. Premier Yarns 6. FloraCraft 7. Fairfield World 8. Design Master 9. Testors 10. Create and Craft 10. Therm O Web 11. Beadalon 12. Snap

SNAP! Conference Swag Bag Giveaway!

FaveCrafts on InstagramLast week, FaveCrafts and AllFreeKidsCrafts teamed up to take on our very first SNAP! Conference in stunning Salt Lake City, Utah. We made a lot of new friends, brought home a ton of fun stuff (in fact, we got so many goodies that we couldn’t fit them all in our suitcases and had to ship them home!), and took lots of fun pictures on Instagram! There are more blog posts to come about our crafty adventures, so we don’t want to tell you everything about SNAP! quite yet…

…but we are way too excited to show you some of our SNAP! Conference swag and give you the chance to take it home! Aside from meeting a lot of wonderful bloggers and chatting with a few of our favorite companies, one the best parts of SNAP! was checking out the newest craft products out there, and we want to share our finds with you. One lucky reader will win our SNAP! Swag Bag! Keep reading for details!

 SNAP! Swag Bag Giveaway

What you’ll win:

  • 1 large paisley stencil from Royal Design Studio
  • 2 small stencils Royal Design Studio
  • 1 6-piece pack of Darice Fabric Markers
  • 4 paint markers
  • 5 pieces of embossing essentials from Darice PLUS a sample from their Core’dinations collection.
  • 1 36-pack of premium printed cardstock from DCWV
  • 1 12-pack of cards from AC Cardstock
  • 5 assorted Duck Tape sheets PLUS 2 new glow in the dark Duck Tape Sheets
  • 5 assorted small rolls of Duck Tape
  • 2 2-oz bottles of Americana acrylic paint
  • 1 Sewer’s Best Friend kit from Babylock
  • 1 10-piece sewing thread collection from Pick Your Plum
  • 1 Ruffle Fabric Magical Diagonal Scarf Kit
  • 2 packages of paper straws
  • 2 tubes of Gorilla super glue
  • 1 customizable water bottle from Expressions Vinyl
  • 1 mouse pad from Atly
  • 1 decorative burlap bag from Sizzix

PLUS! Pamper yourself with:

  • 1 bar of soap from Modern Masters
  • 1 pair of sunglasses from noVae clothing
  • 1 pair of earrings from Cents of Style

Want to win this amazing crafty collection? Leave a comment below and answer our question to be entered to win. You have until Sunday, May 4th to enter, so get your comment posted today to ensure that you’re in the running to win this exclusive SNAP! Swag Bag Giveaway!

Giveaway Rules:

  • Contest open to US and Canada residents 18+
  • One comment/entry per person per blog post.
  • Contest closes Sunday, May 4th at 11:59p CST.
  • Leave a comment on this blog post answering the question below to be entered to win.
  • Winners will be posted on FaveCraftsBlog.com and notified by email on Monday, May 5th.

Tell us: What’s your favorite way to craft?

Completely Pin Love Dream Wedding Contest – Win $100

completely-pin-love Want $100 to Amazon? Me too. The difference between you and me is that you can actually win $100 to Amazon by participating in this fabulous contest.

Brides-to-be and wedding enthusiasts, it is your time to shine. We have a contest for you that you will, no doubt, thoroughly enjoy (since it’s something you probably do daily anyway). We’re asking you to browse your favorite wedding sites (AllFreeDIYWeddings.com, of course) and pin the photos that you are completely pin love with. Name your board “Completely Pin Love Dream Wedding Contest” and go to town pinning photographs that reflect what you would love your dream wedding to look like.

To see how to build a board, click here.

We will pick a winner on January 23, 2014 based on quality of pins.

Submit your board URL here.

The Rules:


Make Your Own Greeting Card: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

Today is the third day in our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway. You can enter each day to win the prize of the day! Contest rules and how to enter are below.

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On the third day of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway, my true love gave to me an It’s All About the Music Card from Spellbinders.

It's All About the Music Card

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12 Days of Christmas Day 3 Prize

Today’s prize is the project materials to make It’s All About the Music Card above from Spellbinders which is six unique sets of  Shapabilities in a winter assortment. In order to win today’s present, all you need to do is:

* Like the AllFreePaperCrafts Facebook Page here, AND

* Leave a comment on this blog post below telling us:

What’s your favorite type of paper craft?




  • There is a maximum of one entry per person. The entry will be based upon a comment left on this blog post. Duplicate comments will be deleted and are not tallied.
  • You must “like” the AllFreePaperCrafts Facebook page to be eligible.
  • Winner will be selected at random from the comments on this blog post.
  • Winner will be announced here on the blog tomorrow as well as contacted by the email address provided.
  • You have until tonight, Wednesday, December 4th at 11:59p EST to leave your comment on the project above. Comments posted after that will not be counted.
  • Contest open to anyone 18+ in US and/or Canada.



12 Days of Christmas Sleigh of Prizes

Enter to win all 12 Presents from the 12 Days of Christmas by entering a comment on today’s project, It’s All About the Music Card on the AllFreePaperCrafts site. You can enter a comment each day of the contest on each of the 12 projects for 12 chances to win!




  • To be entered to win the “sleigh of prizes”, one of each of the 12 days prizes, you must comment on today’s project of the day, It’s All About the Music Card.
  • You have until Sunday, December 15, 2012 at 11:59 CST to comment on our projects on the site.
  • One comment per person per project on the site, posted each of the 12 days.
  • Comments on this blog post do not count towards the grand prize.
  • Grand prize winner of all 12 prizes will be announced on December 16, 2012.

Good Luck!

For Yarn Lovers Only: Win a Lion Brand Prize Package

What would you make with $100 worth of craft goodies from Lion Brand Yarn? We want you to ponder this question, enter to win and turn your dreams into a reality. Our latest craft giveaway is a prize package from Lion Brand Yarn that features some of the absolute best products that the company has to offer.

This prize package features two kinds of yarn – Imagine and Unique. Imagine yarn is light, soft and airy, making it perfect for everything from bulky scarves to pretty ponchos. This machine-washable yarn is actually a tube, so you can simply unroll it to get started. You don’t need a crochet hook or knitting needles when you’re working with Imagine yarn, so it’s ideal for kids and beginners alike.

Unique yarn really lives up to its name. In fact, no two skeins are exactly the same because each strand has it’s own super special print, creating a tweed effect that looks unusual and unexpected. Use it to create scarves, hats and other bulky wearables for the winter. Unique yarn is also considered easy-care, meaning it can be washed, ironed – you name it.

But that’s not all folks! One lucky winner will also received a Pom Pom Maker and a trendy Lion Brand Yarn tote so you can carry your loot in style. The Pom Pom Maker is a must-have for anyone who wants to add a new dimension to his or her designs. Simply wind, tie and cut your yarn to create a three-dimensional design. And who wouldn’t want to carry yarn in a trendy, branded tote? This reusable bag can be taken anywhere so you can keep your latest project close by at all times.

Enter our latest giveaway and win a Lion Brand Yarn prize package!
This giveaway ends November 8th.



Also, be sure to download your own free copy of 17 Easy Crafts With Yarn: Make Accessories, Decor and More with Lion Brand Imagine Yarn.  This eBook featured a variety of yarn crafts for all ages and any of the tutorials don’t require a hook or needles.



What would you make if you won this prize package?



AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com Giveaway: Glitterville’s Handmade Halloween

Glitterville's Handmade Halloween

Glitterville’s Handmade Halloween is a collection of funky Halloween holiday projects with a fun-house feel that will have you crafting right up until the end of October. Fill your Halloween party with these frighteningly festive decorations. The book includes instructions for 20 Halloween craft projects that you can make with the simplest of materials. Just some glitter, clay, pipe cleaners and imagination are all you need to make these fun-filled crafts.
 Glitterville’s Handmade Halloween is the creation of Stephen Brown, the designer behind the Glitterville gift and decoration line and a judge on TLC’s Craft Wars. The whole book is infused with Brown’s unique and quirky sense of style. Each project is introduced by a wacky poem about the craft, and all of the decorations in the collection have a cohesive feel. Brown loves bright colors, goofy faces, and skinny limbs made of materials like florists’ wire and chenille sticks. This gives his projects a bright, zany look that can be a little unnerving–perfect for Halloween!
If you’re bored by the same old spooky Halloween decorations you can find in any party store or craft book, Glitterville’s Handmade Halloween is for you! These crazy, whimsical craft projects will keep Halloween cheerful and fun.

AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com is giving away one copy of Glitterville’s Handmade Halloween to one lucky winner. You could win!

Learn more and enter to win here.

Contest ends September 14, 2013. You can enter once daily, return often to improve your chances of winning!


AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com Giveaway: Book Play

Book PlayMargaret Couch Cogswell’s book, Book Play: Creative Adventures in Handmade Books is the perfect bookmaking guide for beginners and advanced bookmakers alike. While you read through each chapter this guide will teach you how to make traditional and experimental books unique enough to house your greatest stories. Choose from 22 projects that range from beginner to intermediate levels. With the help of Margaret’s guide, you’ll learn how to create various types of book bindings and to construct different forms from paper, fabric, metal and other materials.

The easy-to-follow tutorials that she has included in this book are accompanied by full color images that will further guide you to your final product. With this handy bookmaking guide you can create up to 22 different pocket books, refurbished notebooks, match books, accordion books, cloth books, and other designs. Using the techniques that Book Play: Creative Adventures in Handmade Books has to offer your creative options quickly become limitless.

The travel journal, bottle cap accordion, and wheelie bird are a few of the more unique designs that are available for you to choose from. Designs like these make for fabulous handmade gifts that can include an extra dose of sentiment. Make something special enough to carry your favorite stories, notes, and quotes with the help of this innovative craft book from Lark Crafts.


AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com is giving away two copies of Book Play: Creative Adventures in Handmade Books to two lucky winners. You could win!

Learn more and enter to win here.

Contest ends September 10, 2013. You can enter once daily, return often to improve your chances of winning!


AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com Giveaway: Cross-Stitched Cards

Cross Stitched Cards

If you love sending cards for special occasions and you love cross stitch, these two craft books are perfect for you. With Cross-Stitch Cards for Special Occasions, you can make personalized birthday cards, holiday cards, and more. Christmas is an occasion that calls for card creativity and With Cross-Stitched Cards for the Holidays, you can make as many holiday cards as you need. Every occasion should be celebrated with one of these free cross stitch patterns.

Cross-Stitch Cards for Special Occasions has step-by-step directions to help you make the perfect card, whether it’s for telling someone how much you love them, or sending a special thank you. With simple instructions and impressive results, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make your own cards,

Don’t get sucked into the shelves upon shelves of Christmas cards at the grocery store. With Cross-Stitched Cards for the Holidays, your Christmas cards will be very original and super sentimental. These handmade cards are perfect for those cold winter days when you’re stuck inside the house. With these cross stitched cards, you’ll be hoping for a blizzard. You’ll find as much joy in making these cards as your loved ones find in receiving them. With cards that feature angels, penguins, cakes, mittens and more, these Cross-Stitch Cards really spread warm cheer. These two craft books are a must for this upcoming holiday season. If you enter to win Cross-Stitch Cards, you’ll be the star of sending cards!


AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com is giving away two copies of  Cross-Stitch Cards to one lucky winner. You could win!

Learn more and enter to win here.

Contest ends September 3, 2013. You can enter once daily, return often to improve your chances of winning!