The Giveaway to “DIY” For + Monster Milk Cartons Desk Set

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This month we’re celebrating 15 New DIY Crafts from some fantastic companies. Each day we will be featuring one of these projects along with a giveaway to help you craft your heart out.

Monster Milk Cartons Desk Set

When kids have an inspiring work space, doing homework is so much more fun. This Monster Milk Cartons Desk Set will scare away their homework hesitation and inspire them to unleash their creativity as they work. DIY desk organizers like this one are incredibly budget-friendly, since you can grab your supplies from the recycle bin. Plus, kids will have a blast making these milk carton crafts as crazy and colorful as they possibly can. Organizing ideas have never been so fun and funky!

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You can find this project, as well as many other DIY crafts, in our new Crochet Patterns, Painting Ideas, and More:  15 New DIY Crafts free eBook. Download your own free copy today!

 



Enter to win today’s prize

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Today’s prize is a variety of Elmer’s products. Included in the prize is:

  • Painter’s Paint Markers
  • Craft Bond Glue Spots
  • Craft Bond Precision Tip Blue Pens
  • Craft Bond Fine Line Glue Pen

In order to win today’s prize, all you need to do is:

  1. Like the AllFreeKidsCrafts Facebook page here, AND
  2. Like the Elmer’s Facebook page here, AND
  3. Leave a comment on this blog post below telling us:

How have you used Elmer’s glue in your crafts?

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Thank you all for participating in yesterday’s giveaway! Congratulations to Paulette who answered “Love Elmer’s glue. My granddaughters and I do lots of crafts using it. We have lots of fun and to my liking it isn’t messy!” Enjoy this prize!

To see the current giveaway, please check our giveaway schedule.

Don’t forget to enter The Giveaway to “DIY” For! Filled with more than $700.00 worth of amazing prizes from 15 companies, this is the ultimate way to get crafting this month! The deadline to enter is May 23, 2014 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern time.

The Giveaway to "DIY" For!

OFFICIAL RULES FOR DAILY CONTEST

  • 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” both the AllFreeKidsCrafts and the Elmer’s Facebook pages to be eligible.
  • Winner will be selected at random from the comments on this blog post below.
  • Winner will be announced here on the blog tomorrow as well as contacted by the email address provided.
  • You have until tonight, May 7th, 2014 at 11:59p EST to leave your comment on this post. Comments posted after that will not be counted.
  • Contest open to anyone 18+ in US and/or Canada.

The Best Blogger Crafts: Simply Charming Embellished Fascinator

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This month we’re celebrating our bloggers and their creativity. In January 2014 at CHA, bloggers gathered at our CHA Networking Event to meet companies and to work more with us here FaveCrafts. After getting a bunch of crafty swag from the event, they set out to make projects out of the materials they were given. We’re featuring these projects all month with giveaways so you can make your own versions of their wonderful crafts.

Simply Charming Embellished Fascinator

Simply Charming Embellished FascinatorIf you’re feeling regal, make your own Simply Charming Embellished Fascinator. This is a great way to add some fun to a boring outfit. Throw together your own DIY feather fascinator using charms, fabric and even outrageous feathers. There’s no way any other person will have a similar outfit, that’s for sure. Gather up your favorite embellishments and be sure to show off your unique personality.

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You can find this project, as well as many other fabulous blogger projects, in our new eBook, The Best Blogger Craft Ideas 2014: Decoupage, Sewing, Jewelry Making, and More free eBook. Download your own free copy today!






Enter to win today’s prize

elmers-prize

Today’s prize is a variety of Elmer’s products. Included in the prize is:

  • Painter’s Paint Markers
  • Craft Bond Glue Spots
  • Craft Bond Precision Tip Blue Pens
  • Craft Bond Fine Line Glue Pen

Be sure to check out these other best blogger craft projects that use Elmer’s products!

Where Flowers Bloom Canvas Vintage Photo iPhone Case Stunning Decorative Mask

 

In order to win today’s prize, all you need to do is:

  1. Like the AllFreeHolidayCrafts Facebook page here, AND
  2. Like the Elmer’s Facebook page here, AND
  3. Leave a comment on this blog post below telling us:

What was your favorite craft to make as a kid?

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Thank you all for participating in yesterday’s giveaway! Congratulations to Sara M. who answered “My favorite craft project when I was a kid were pin cushions made out of baby food jars with potpourri inside the jars. We didn’t have much money growing up because there were a lot of us kids. So we made do with what we had. I remember making them for Christmas presents. It was a lot of fun.”

To see the current giveaway, please check our giveaway schedule.

Enter to win our Super Spectacular Grand Prize Giveaway! Filled with more than $500.00 worth of amazing prizes from 15 companies, this is the ultimate way to get crafting this month! The deadline to enter is April 25, 2014 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern time.

Super Spectacular Grand Prize Giveaway

OFFICIAL RULES FOR DAILY CONTEST

  • 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” both the AllFreeHolidayCrafts and the Elmer’s Facebook pages to be eligible.
  • Winner will be selected at random from the comments on this blog post below.
  • Winner will be announced here on the blog tomorrow as well as contacted by the email address provided.
  • You have until tonight, April 25th, 2014 at 11:59p EST to leave your comment on this post. Comments posted after that will not be counted.
  • Contest open to anyone 18+ in US and/or Canada.

Make Your Own Luggage Tag for Your Holiday Travels

It’s that time of the year when families and friends start jetsetting around the globe to visit with loved ones for the holidays. The bustling airports and packed highways are filled with packed suitcases. If you want to ensure that you get your belongings at your end location or to make sure nothing gets lost, you will need a luggage tag. It’s so easy to create one yourself with just some scrap fabric, cardboard, and Elmer’s CraftBond Fabric and Leather Glue. Check out the simply tutorial below and start making one for yourself or make one as a great holiday gift with very low cost.
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Materials
– Scrap Fabric: Three pieces
– two pieces approximately 5 1/2″ x 4″
– one piece that is 2 1/2″ x 4″
– Scrap Cardboard, something slightly sturdier than a cereal box
– Elmer’s CraftBond Fabric and Leather Glue
– Ribbon

Instructions
1. Cut two pieces of cardboard. Each piece should measure 4 1/2″ x 3″. On one piece you will cut out the center to create a frame. The center should measure 2″ x 3 1/2″ to fit a standard business card.

2. Cover your cardboard with Elmer’s CraftBond Fabric and Leather Glue. It is best to use a brush to get an even layer. Cut out your corners as the photo below shows. This will make it easier to fold your corners in and neater. Fold over the edges and glue them to the cardboard as well.
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3. On the Frame piece, you will do the same process of layering glue and centering the piece on the fabric. You will then cut an ‘X’ in the center to make the folding over the edges easiest.

 

 

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4. You will then cut off the “peaks” of the triangles you created so that you don’t have any fabric hanging over the edge of the frame. Then brush on the glue and fold over each of the four sides, inside and out.

 

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5. Place the 2 1/2″ x 4″ piece over the center of your cardboard base to cover the center. Glue in place.

6. Glue the frame to the top of the base, gluing only three sides so that you can slide in a card. It is best to glue just the edges so that there is plenty of room for the card.

7. Punch a whole in the glued short end, add ribbon. Be sure to use a loop large enough to feed the tag back through to secure it to your luggage.

That’s it. So simple and this craft took me about 15 minutes in total. If you have scraps of fabric in your stash, this is the perfect craft. Craft Stores also sell scraps of fabric or smaller pieces, so it is still a very inexpensive craft if you need to purchase the fabric.

Don’t forget to tune into the Elmer’s CraftIt Facebook page tomorrow, October 10th at 8p EST for a fun chat about fall craft ideas and a chance to win a great prize!

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No Carve Pumpkin Tutorial with Elmer’s

Halloween is a great time of the year to get your craft on. Whether you make your own costume, decorate your home, or carve your own pumpkin, there are so many ways that you can celebrate the holiday with your own handmade ideas. One of my favorite projects for Halloween involve no cutting or scooping at all. No need to get all that nasty pumpkin goo on your hands or in your house if you don’t want to. You can create a no carve pumpkin that will be a staple in your Halloween decor for years to come. We’ve teamed up with Elmer’s to bring you this awesomely easy Halloween craft, that takes very few supplies. Just because you aren’t spending that much on product, this rhinestone pumpkin will make your Halloween set up look like a million dollars.

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Materials
– Elmer’s CraftBond Fast Drying Glue Pen
– Self Adhesive Rhinestones
– Artificial Pumpkin
– Ribbon
– Marker
– Ruler
– Tape

Instructions

Use a scrap piece of ribbon, marker, and ruler to mark off how you want your rhinestones spaced on your pumpkin. My pumpkin was 8″ tall and I spaced my rhinestones every 1/2″.

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Secure your ribbon to your pumpkin as a guide for your rhinestones. I used masking tape but any tape will work.

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Squeeze out small dots of glue according to your guide. This glue works great, so you only need a small amount. It also dries completely clear, which is awesome. Once you complete the first row, you can use that row as your guide for the rest or resecure the ribbon to the next area as your marker.

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Complete each section and go all the way around your pumpkin.

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This is a very simple craft and I’ve seen plenty of blinged out decor lately in the stores but you can make this fabulous Halloween craft for a fraction of the cost. The results will impress your friends.

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Don’t forget to tune into the Elmer’s CraftIt Facebook page tomorrow, October 10th at 8p EST for a fun chat about fall craft ideas and a chance to win a great prize!

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