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?

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!

117 Festive Holiday Craft Ideas

It’s the time of year when the world falls in love… That’s right, Christmastime. Christmas isn’t just a one-day affair. It is an entire season of celebration, memories, and special time with loved ones. Part of the fun of the holiday season is preparing for the big day itself. With these free holiday craft eBooks, you’ll have enough decorative craft ideas to last you all December long. Put your little elves to work with Christmas crafts for kids. You can even create special angel crafts to bring the peace of the holidays into your home. Learn how to knit decorations for yourself, or bring to life a few free crochet patterns to give as gifts. Don’t forget to start saving your Mason jars after your Thanksgiving feast, because these free eBooks also include cool ideas for recipes in a jar and gifts in a jar. Embrace the spirit of the season and create something to soothe your Christmas anticipation.

 

117 Festive Holiday Craft Ideas in 5 FREE eBooks

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In this collection of holiday crafting eBooks, you will find everything from friendly angels and pretty Christmas crafts to seasonal crochet patterns and cozy knit gifts. Challenge yourself to make as many holiday projects as you can this Christmas season.
Not sure where to start? Download the most desirable eBook, or better yet, download them all! With these free eBooks, you will never run out of ways to keep you and your family entertained this winter. Our five titles include 16 Angel Crafts to Make:  Homemade Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, 26 Christmas Craft Ideas: Ornaments, Decorations, and Homemade Gifts for Christmas, Make it a Red Heart Holiday, Jolly Holidays: 15 Free Knit and Crochet Gifts and Holiday Projects, and 34 Holiday Ideas for Gifts in a Jar. What are you waiting for? Choose your favorite eBook and pick out a couple projects. Think of yourself as Santa Claus – with a little bit of patience and creativity, you can bring just about anything to life.
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16 Angel Crafts to Make: Homemade Christmas Ornaments & Decorations:  When decorating your home, you can’t go wrong with a beautiful angel craft. Whether you are decorating for the holidays or creating permanent fixtures for various rooms, this collection of angel craft projects will help you choose a lovely little angel. Many of these angels are designed as Christmas ornaments, but any one of these beautiful projects would be a great decoration for the holiday.
26 Christmas Craft Ideas: Ornaments, Decorations, and Homemade Gifts for Christmas:  The Christmas season is prime time for crafting! It’s the time of year when everyone is looking for ways to spice up their home decor, or give a gift to their friends and family in a new and creative way.
Making your own decorations, cards and gifts is a great way to save money this holiday season, and your loved ones will appreciate a homemade gift that comes from the heart. Here we have over 25 quick and easy Christmas gifts to make, give or sell.
Make it a Red Heart Holiday:  If you’re looking for Christmas ornaments to knit or crochet, free Christmas crochet patterns, or Christmas knit patterns, you will love this eBook from Red Heart Yarns. Throughout the pages of this free eBook, you will find projects to keep your crochet hooks and knitting needles busy all the way up until December 24th.
Filled with 26 fabulous knit, crochet, and craft projects, Christmas is the theme of the “Make it a Red Heart Holiday” eBook from Red Heart Yarns and there’s something for everyone. Do you want to make Christmas decorations for the home, Christmas ornaments to knit or crochet for the tree, décor items such as placemats and throws, or knit or crochet hats, scarves, and more as great gifts to keep everyone cozy this year? These free Christmas crochet patterns and Christmas knit patterns are just what you’re looking for.
Jolly Holidays: 15 Free Knit and Crochet Gifts and Holiday Projects:  Thanks to Red Heart, free patterns for Christmas projects fill the Jolly Holidays eBook. This fabulous free eBook contains crochet Christmas ornaments, patterns for easy crochet Christmas gifts, free knit Christmas ornament patterns, and more.
In addition to great knitting patterns for Christmas tree ornaments and crochet patterns for Christmas ornaments, the Jolly Holidays eBook includes knitting pattern for fingerless gloves and easy crochet projects like crochet hat and crochet scarf patterns. You’ll love these Red Heart Yarn patterns from Coats & Clark.
34 Holiday Ideas for Gifts in a Jar:  The team at FaveCrafts and our sister site RecipeLion.com have put together a great gifts in a jar eBook. In this 49-page eBook you can find 34 Holiday Ideas for Gifts in a Jar. Some of which include honey bath scrub, chocolate body scrub, snowmen jars, apple pie in a jar, and gingerbread recipes.
These delicious recipes and adorable crafts make the perfect gift if you are running low on time and money. Don’t spend the holidays out at the store shopping for expensive gifts when you can reuse and recycle items that you already have at home.

12 Scarves You Need to Knit Right Now

There’s just something about a warm scarf on a cold day. Who doesn’t love the warm and cozy feeling you get when you sling one around your neck and head out the door? Scarves not only add warmth and weight, but they also add a touch of class and style to any wardrobe. The one problem is that when it comes to buying scarves, you can end up spending an arm and a leg. What’s a girl to do?

The latest free eBook, 12 Knitted Scarf Patterns: Fabulous Free Knitting Patterns for Beginners solves this problem and makes life so much brighter. Browse our collection of the best free knitting patterns – each of which has a full materials list, step-by-step instructions and helpful hints. Whether you’re new to knitting or a true expert, this free eBook is sure to keep you busy (and happy) all season long. Best of all, these are so many fun kinds of scarves to make – you won’t get bored or run out of ideas. From cowls to light and lacy designs, this eBook has it all.

 

Download your free copy of 12 Knitted Scarf Patterns: Fabulous Free Knitting Patterns for Beginners today!

 

 

 

Traditional Scarf Knitting Patterns

Just like snow and red noses, a long and chunky scarf is a staple of winter. They never go out of style or lose their luster, making them an essential for anyone’s winter wardrobe. You can make them in a variety of colors and (when possible) use a single skein of yarn. You can even add cool textures and embellishments to make the scarf stand out. The Coconut Milk Scarf is a reader favorite because it can be customized so easily. The loose stitches create wide holes, making it more breathable and less claustrophobic for the wearer. You use one color for the entire piece or add a second color on each end of the scarf. Another fun take on a traditional look is the Chain Stitch Scarf. This scarf is perfect for beginners because you only work up seven rows. This is a great way to practice your stitches and hone your knitting technique. This is a single color project, so you only need two balls of the same kind of yarn. It doesn’t get much better than that (especially if you don’t want to drop money on more yarn).

 

Unexpected Knit Scarf Pattern

What do bacon and potato chips have to do with scarves? A lot, actually! In 12 Knitted Scarf Patterns: Fabulous Free Knitting Patterns for Beginners, you’ll find two potato chip scarf patterns and a Makin’ Bacon Scarf. Unfortunately, neither of these projects is scratch and sniff, though. While the Makin’ Bacon Scarf is meant to look like a strip of bacon, the Artsy Potato Chip Scarf and the Soft and Smoky Potato Chip Scarf actually have nothing to do with your favorite greasy snack. Both have wavy edges and tend to spiral when wrapped around one’s neck. The result is a pretty and dainty accessory that is sure to wow. Other cool and unexpected scarf knitting patterns in the free eBook include the Knit Scarflette and the Two Tone Cowl. If you want to stay warm and stand out from the crowd, you’ve come to the right place. These patterns prove that knit scarf patterns can make a huge impression.

 

 

Download your free copy of 12 Knitted Scarf Patterns: Fabulous Free Knitting Patterns for Beginners today!

 

 

 

 

Why do you love winter?

 

 

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?

 

 

 

“How to Make a Jelly Roll Quilt: 9 Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns” free eBook

What is the worst thing about quilting?

C’mon, everyone has that one step in the process that they just hate. And if you’re like us here at FaveQuilts, it’s pretty straightforward: cutting. It’s such a tedious process that requires so much focus; unlike piecing, which you can do in a rhythm while listening to music and getting into the zone, cutting requires careful attention to detail—both because you want your squares or strips or triangles to be the right size and because you don’t want to lose a finger.

Well, there’s a solution: pre-cuts. Jelly rolls, charm packs, fat quarters … pre-cut fabrics either completely avoid or greatly reduce the amount of time you need to spend snipping and slicing on your cutting mat. Since we love pre-cuts so much, we decided to make a whole book out of them! In How to Make a Jelly Roll Quilt: 9 Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns, you will find some of our favorite jelly roll quilt tutorials from the site. These patterns range in size, shape, and purpose, but trust us, you’ll love them all equally.

Let’s take a peek at what’s inside…

Rail Fence Picnic Quilt

Summer Quilt Patterns

Some quilts are made for snuggling, and some quilts are made for celebrating! Jelly roll quilt patterns like the Rail Fence Picnic Quilt are perfect for picnics, roadtrips, and family reunions. Everybody loves being outside in the summer, but for those of us who are in charge of doing the family laundry, there’s a lot to be said for a protective barrier between our butts and the grass.

Keep your pants stain-free and your food ant-protected with one of these gorgeous summer quilts!

Baby Quilt Tutorials

Striped Chevrons Baby Quilt TutorialBaby quilt patterns are consistently among the most popular tutorials that we offer on FaveQuilts, and it’s not hard to see why. Learning how to make a baby quilt in the span of one or two days makes for a serious increase in quilt production—and guarantees that not only will you never show up to a baby shower empty-handed, but your gift will always put all the others to shame.

The easy baby quilts that we chose for this book were picked especially because of how easy and fast they are. Patterns like the Striped Chevrons Baby Quilt are guaranteed to be fun and stress-free.

Four Hour Lasagna QuiltQuick and Easy Quilt Patterns

Of course, you can only make so many baby quilts before you start to go a little crazy, so add some variety to your To Do list with one of our easy-breezy lap and throw quilt patterns. These are easily the most versatile of quilt patterns, since you can use them for just about anything. They’re big enough to keep you warm and comfortable on the couch in winter, but small enough to be packed up and taken along on a long trip or vacation. (Not to mention their excellence for building blanket forts.)

Still, even bigger projects like throw quilts shouldn’t take you forever, which is why we’ve included awesome patterns like the Four Hour Lasagna Quilt, which you can make in time for dinner.

Download Your Copy!

If, somehow, all this wasn’t enough to convince you, well, we have one more trick up our sleeve. Check out some of the gorgeous quilts in store with our sneak peak video:

 

How to Make a Jelly Roll Quilt: 9 Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns

So what are you waiting for? Download your free copy of How to Make a Jelly Roll Quilt: 9 Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns today, and get quilting!

What’s your favorite style of pre-cut?

Spring Has Sprung! 17 Flower Crafts, Butterfly Crafts, and More Spring Crafts for Kids

When the Earth finally wakes up from its long winter slumber and begins to bloom with sunny spring weather, it’s time to celebrate. The flowers are returning, the birds are singing, and the kids can finally be let outside without fear of tracking snow into the house. Shake off your winter blues and spring into smiles with this brand new printable collection from AllFreeKidsCrafts!

Spring Crafts for Kids: 17 Flower Crafts, Butterfly Crafts, and More

Spring Crafts for Kids: 17 Flower Crafts, Butterfly Crafts, and MoreFlower Crafts

Let your child’s inspiration bloom with these fantastically fun flower crafts. Just like the many blossoms of spring, the flower crafts inside this charming new collection come in all styles and colors, so make them all to get a full garden worth of entertainment. From paper flowers to recycled crafts, there’s a new floral favorite waiting for you inside Spring Crafts for Kids: 17 Flower Crafts, Butterfly Crafts, and More.

Spring Crafts for Kids: 17 Flower Crafts, Butterfly Crafts, and More

Butterfly Crafts

Butterflies bring happiness with them wherever they go, which means that they’re the perfect symbol of spring. Create beautiful butterfly crafts to fill your home with cheerful colors this spring with Spring Crafts for Kids: 17 Flower Crafts, Butterfly Crafts, and More…you won’t believe what you can use to make your own butterflies for spring!

Spring Crafts for Kids: 17 Flower Crafts, Butterfly Crafts, and More

More Spring Crafts for Kids

It’s easier than ever to decorate your home with all the colors of spring, thanks to these charming spring crafts. Create a pretty flower pot for someone you love, decorate your home with a stunning DIY vase, or create whimsical little ladybugs out of old CDs. With Spring Crafts for Kids: 17 Flower Crafts, Butterfly Crafts, and More, you’ll discover fun-filled recycled projects, crafts for preschoolers, and tons of other easy spring crafts for the whole family to enjoy.

Spring Crafts for Kids: 17 Flower Crafts, Butterfly Crafts, and More

Spring Crafts for Kids: 17 Flower Crafts, Butterfly Crafts, and More

Stay creative this spring by browsing this free collection of printable kids’ craft ideas! Spring Crafts for Kids: 17 Flower Crafts, Butterfly Crafts, and More is packed with pretty projects that will make you wish it was springtime all year long.

How does your family celebrate the arrival of spring?