Crocheted Nativity

What a whirlwind season it’s been. I have to admit to being sad to see it coming to a close. In this week’s final challenge, you selected Erica’s amazing crocheted nativity set as the winning project.

This is Erica’s fourth win.

Crocheted Nativity

This Crocheted Nativity Set is probably one of my favorite things that I have made. I really love the way it turned out.

Learn how to make this crocheted nativity set.
Crocheted Nativity Tutorial

When I was trying to think of what I could make for the finale of So You Think You’re Crafty I went back and forth on what kind of project I wanted to do. I thought about making some kind of quilt or something but every time I thought about it I kept coming back to crochet. I feel like although I enjoy sewing and doing other crafts, crocheting is the most representative of me and of my blog.

Visit 5 Little Monsters for the full Crocheted Nativity Tutorial. 

Crocheted Advent Calendar

Handmade gift week is one of my favorite weeks of the entire year. All of our challengers entered fantastic projects and we share a load of fun semi-handmade gift ideas. 

This week’s winner was Erica, with her Crocheted Advent Calendar. This is her third win and she moves on to the finals to face off with Holly.

Crocheted Advent Calendar

Crocheted Advent Calendar Tutorial

Instead of making a gift this week, Erica concentrated her efforts on a gift delivery system.

Her kids love advent calendars. Christmas is such an exciting time of year and getting a little treat everyday makes it even more fun!

Her stockings are about 5 inches tall and about 2 1/2 inches across the top and they’re all different colors and designs. She used a total of 7 different colors of cotton yarn and made some stockings with thick stripes, thin stripes, dots, heels, toes and cuffs in different colors, etc!

Head on over to Erica’s blog and check out the full tutorial for her awesome Crocheted Stocking Advent Calendar.

Semihandmade Christmas Gifts

This week our crafters are competing in a handmade gift challenge. The entries are amazing and I wish I could complete them myself. Having said that, sometimes what works best around here is a semihandmade gift…

A dozen great semihandmade gifts for the holidays. Many of these items were purchased at the store and personalized with a handmade touch. Perfect for busy/working moms.

These gifts are perfect for busy/working moms.

Semihandmade Christmas Gifts

Mason Jar SantaMason Jar Santa

iTunes gift card free printable. This is a great ideas for tweens and teens. iTunes Gift Card Printable 

Printable Gift Card EnvelopePrintable Gift Card EnvelopeLip Balm Christmas Gift. Perfect for girlfriends or teachers.Lip Balm Holiday Gift 

DIY Simple Snowman Candy Gift Pots! Perfect for a holiday party favor or secret santa gift! Frosty the Snowman Peppermint Pot

Fleece NavidadFleece Navidad Printable

Hand decorated holiday mug. Great gift for girlfriends. Dishwasher Safe Handcrafted Holiday Mug

DIY Milk and honey soapDIY Milk and Honey Soap

Peppermint hot chocolate recipe. This has been pinned over 200K times!Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

Candy Cane Mason Jar GiftCandy Cane Mason Jar

Snow-Day-Survival-Kit-DIY-Christmas-Gift-by-The-DIY-MommySnow Day Survival Kit

We Tissue a Merry Christmas. Plus a bunch of other great Christmas gift ideas. We Tissue a Merry Christmas

DIY Mickey and Minnie Mouse Pillows

Thank you so much for joining us this week for our Disney Inspired challenge. We’ve had fun sharing a bevy of Disney crafts with you.

More than 3,000 of you weighed in and selected Erica’s awesome DIY Mickey and Minnie Mouse pillows. 

DIY Mickey and Minnie Mouse Pillows. Such a cute idea!

Road trips to Disney can get a little long. What better way to quiet kids and encourage a nap in the car than with one of these awesome DIY Mickey and Minnie pillows.

Grab the easy-to- replicate DIY at Five Little Monsters today!

15 Mickey and Minnie Mouse Inspired Disney Crafts

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Planning a trip to Disney is no joke. Travel, hotel, tickets, to say nothing of all the information what order to ride in, where to eat, what time to eat…I leave all of the dirty detailed work to my friends at Getaway Today (best prices in town, hands down) and I take care of the fun!

I’ve been secretly pinning and planning and while we’re celebrating Disney on the blog, I thought I’d share a few fun Mickey and Minnie Mouse inspired Disney crafts.

15 Mickey and Minnie Mouse Craft Projects - So many fun ideas here. Great for trips to Disney or at-home parties.From our trip jar (to save money for goodies, of course) to snacks and treats trips to Disney turn into the gift that keeps on giving…or an excuse for me to enjoy Mickey all year long…

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Inspired Crafts

Mickey Mouse Oreo Pops. Plus 15 Mickey and Minnie Mouse Craft Projects - So many fun ideas here. Great for trips to Disney or at-home parties.Mickey Mouse Oreo Pops via Endlessly Inspired

Minnie Mouse Oreo Pops. 15 Mickey and Minnie Mouse Craft Projects - So many fun ideas here. Great for trips to Disney or at-home parties.Minnie Mouse Oreo Pops via The Idea Room

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Hooded Towel Tutorial. Plus 15 Mickey and Minnie Mouse Craft Projects - So many fun ideas here. Great for trips to Disney or at-home parties.Mickey and Minnie Hooded Towel via Crazy Little Projects

Minnie Mouse ears, plus 15 Mickey and Minnie Mouse Craft Projects - So many fun ideas here. Great for trips to Disney or at-home parties.Minnie Mouse Ears via Vermillion Rules

Mickey Munch. 15 Mickey and Minnie Mouse Craft Projects - So many fun ideas here. Great for trips to Disney or at-home parties.Mickey Mouse Munch via Eighteen 25

Mickey Mouse Crochet Hat. Plus 15 Mickey and Minnie Mouse Craft Projects - So many fun ideas here. Great for trips to Disney or at-home parties.Mickey Mouse Crochet Hat via Hopeful Honey

Mickey Mouse Wreath. Plus 15 Mickey and Minnie Mouse Craft Projects - So many fun ideas here. Great for trips to Disney or at-home parties.Mickey Mouse Wreath via Confessions of a Plate Addict

Disney Savings Jar. Plus 15 Mickey and Minnie Mouse Craft Projects - So many fun ideas here. Great for trips to Disney or at-home parties.Disney Savings Jar via Eighteen 25

Mickey and Minnie SnacksMickey and Minnie Party Snacks via Party City

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Mickey Mouse Garland. Plus 15 Mickey and Minnie Mouse Craft Projects - So many fun ideas here. Great for trips to Disney or at-home parties.Mickey Mouse Garland via Mendez Manor

Mickey and Minnie Pretzel Snacks. Plus 15 Mickey and Minnie Mouse Craft Projects - So many fun ideas here. Great for trips to Disney or at-home parties.Mickey and Minnie Pretzel Snacks via Two Sisters Crafting

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Countdown Chain. Plus 15 Mickey and Minnie Mouse Craft Projects - So many fun ideas here. Great for trips to Disney or at-home parties.Mickey Mouse Disney Countdown Chain via Grey Luster Girl

Mickey Mouse Jello Cup. Plus 15 Mickey and Minnie Mouse Craft Projects - So many fun ideas here. Great for trips to Disney or at-home parties.Mickey Mouse Jello Cup via Jolly Mom

Mickey Mouse Lip Balm. Plus 15 Mickey and Minnie Mouse Craft Projects - So many fun ideas here. Great for trips to Disney or at-home parties.Mickey Mouse Lip Balm via Such the Spot

DIY Mickey and Minnie Pinata. Plus 15 Mickey and Minnie Mouse Craft Projects - So many fun ideas here. Great for trips to Disney or at-home parties.DIY Mickey and Minnie Pinata via Inspired by Dis

Bookmark this page and hang on to these ideas for your next Disney trip or party. And, if your looking for more great Disney-specific tutorials, be sure to visit the Getaway Today blog.

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10 DIY Kitchen Decor Projects

There are few rooms we spend more time in that our kitchen. They’re used, abused and more often than not they could use a little bit of an uplift. Get started with one of these great DIY kitchen decor projects.

Great DIY kitchen decor projects. There are so many great, inexpensive projects here. Totally great for a kitchen makeover.

DIY Kitchen Decor Projects

Columbian coffee stenciled stools. Such a cool DIY.

Stenciled Kitchen Stools via Remodelando la Casa

Modern clay magnets. These are a great addition to a fridge or magnet board.

Modern Clay Magnets via Wonderforest

Waterslide labels

Container Decals via The Painted Hive

DIY galvanized EAT sign for the kitchen. I love how easy this tutorial is and how light weight the letters actually are.

Anthropolgy Inspired Zinc EAT Letters via Lollyjane

Summery citrus tea towels. This is such a fun DIY. Pretty and the kids could probably help out!

Citrus Stamped Tea Towels via Making Home Base

Free kitchen printables. These are so cute! I can't wait to hang them.

Kitchen Printables via Yellow Bliss Road

Fabric backed kitchen shelves. This adds such a big, bright, beautiful pop of color to the kitchen. Fabric Backed Kitchen Cabinets via Pretty Handy Girl

This chalkboard serving tray is so clever! It's a full tutorial, so you can easily replicate on your own.

Chalkboard Serving Tray

Can it! Mason Jar tea towel. I love this!

Can It Mason Jar Tea Towel via Flamingo Toes

Silverware Artwork

Silverware Artwork via Happy Clippings

DIY Photo Stand

It’s no surprise Erica’s awesome DIY photo stand took the prize in our paint challenge this last week. The project was lovingly pieced together and serves as a wonderful inspiration piece.

DIY photo stand. I love that this is made from scrap pieces. She shows you exactly what to use.

DIY Photo Stand via 5 Little Monsters

Erica’s inspiration was drawn from a wooden photo stand she was given as a gift. It was a bit larger, but similar.

She loved the idea of having something to set on her desk and display all of the pretty, inspirational quotes she loves. This DIY photo stand allows Erica to change out the quotes as often as she wants!

The best part? Erica created this stand out of pieces you can buy at the craft store – no special tools required.

Hope on over to Erica’s site – 5 Little Monsters – and pick up the tutorial.