Kick-Off Friday

Craftivity Designs | December 19, 2014 | Be the first to comment
Can you believe Christmas is next week??  In honor of the last Friday before Christmas, I'm going to share one last set of holiday themed project ideas, ready?



1. I love this adorable wooden "Merry & Bright" sign that Bev from Flamingo Toes made.  Such a cute idea for any sign, not just for Christmas!

2. This sign from IHeart Organizing is another great project idea---I'm definitely loving the shiny gold shimmer for the holidays!

3. Grab the kiddos this weekend and have some fun making these bright and colorful melted crayon ornaments.  Go here to see how to make your own.

4. Still have a few gifts to wrap?  Stop by coco + kelley for some great DIY gift wrap ideas!

I'll be back next year to share more great project ideas for 2015!  Have a wonderful weekend!

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Simple & Fast Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Craftivity Designs | December 18, 2014 | Be the first to comment

Has the Christmas season snuck up on you? Do you still have gifts to buy? If so, this post if just for you!

Printable wall art from our Etsy Shop makes a great, simple, and fast gift. Simply
  • purchase the printable
  • check your e-mail for the file(s)
  • download
  • and print the artwork. 
Check out these instant download options -- it may be the perfect last minute gift for someone on your list!
INSTANT DOWNLOAD  - I Love You More Than Louisville Loves Basketball - 8"x10" Printable Art
I Love You More Than Louisville {and other colleges in our Sports Section}
INSTANT DOWNLOAD - For God so Loved the World - 8"x10" Printable Art
INSTANT DOWNLOAD - Let's Go Adventuring - 8"x10" Printable Art
INSTANT DOWNLOAD - Watercolor Mason Jar - 8"x10" Printable Art
INSTANT DOWNLOAD - She Believed She Could So She Did - 8"x10" Printable Art
INSTANT DOWNLOAD - All I Need Today is Coffee and Jesus - 8"x10" Printable Art - Chalkboard
INSTANT DOWNLOAD - The Sun Shines Bright on My Old Kentucky Home - 8"x10" Printable Art

Be sure to stop by our shop to see more gift ideas; as well as custom items that can be designed just for you! Happy Holidays everyone -- and happy gifting!

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Printable Gift Tags for Souvenirs

Craftivity Designs | December 16, 2014 | Be the first to comment
In September we took our vacation. It was a cruise -- to Cozumel, Belize, Honduras and the Cayman Islands. In each port we did a little shopping for Christmas gifts and found some unique items.


When the rush of Christmas arrives I want to make sure that each recipient knows where their gift originated -- even if we aren't able to be there when they open it or in case we forget to mention it.

scarf from Belize

I created some gift tags in Photoshop Elements and made a PDF version so that you can download it too. Print the PDF onto a heavy paper, like card stock, and cut out each tag. Punch a hole in the top and attach it to the souvenir with twine, ribbon or thread.

painted dish from Mexico

I'm excited to see our family and friends opening gifts this Christmas, reading about where their special item originated. If you'd like to use these gift tags, click on the image below to download the PDF file.

CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF FILE
Did you pick up any souvenir-gifts this past summer? I hope you can use these tags to make them extra special.

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Christmas Tour 2014 {with Dining Room Mini-Reveal}

Craftivity Designs | December 14, 2014 | 4 Comments so far

Welcome to the first-ever Christmas Tour from Craftivity Designs :)

Simple Wreath Updates & A Mint Green Front Door
Chalkboard House Number Sign

Now, won't you step inside?



Guess what? We bought a light for our Dining Room! It wasn't one of the five I shared a few weeks ago; but Mike and I were able to narrow down which style we liked best -- and then found a great light for a good price on Cyber Monday. Unfortunately, it won't be here until mid-January. Such a bummer; but the price and style is worth the wait.

So, for today, you are getting a mini-reveal of the Dining Room as part of our Christmas Tour. After we get the light in January, I'll share a full reveal.

It's just to the left of our entryway.

No-Sew Chair Back Covers
"Twas The Night Before Christmas" Crock from Louisville Stoneware
I loved decorating the mantle on our newly painted fireplace. The magnolia leaves are from our backyard. We moved in just a few days before Christmas last year, so I've been waiting 12 months to decorate a Christmas mantle with fresh Magnolia leaves.





Our Advent Calendar {and one of the first projects I ever shared on this blog} hangs just below the mantle and some Christmas stories sit on the hearth.

Advent Calendar with Free Printable

Our Dining Cabinet sits in the corner and it's been dressed up for the holidays, too.

Organizing a Dining Cabinet

Bottle Brush Trees from a Christmas Village Set

I printed out a few black and white copies of some favorite past Christmas photos. He has gotten so big!!



Silver Fox and Ornaments from Target After-Christmas Sales

Ornaments don't have to hang on the tree. This homemade handprint one gets it's own special spot.


Speaking of ornaments, our Christmas Tree is in the Sunroom.



The garland is made from long necklaces, crafted by Artisans as part of the Mountain Maid program.


Hanging beside our tree is my first handmade and real wreath. I think it's absolutely beautiful. Thanks to our local Extension Office for teaching an awesome wreath-making class and providing the materials from nature.


Handmade Quilted Tree Skirt layered with inexpensive Plaid Tree Skirt from Kohl's After-Christmas Sales
Merry Christmas! Thanks for visiting :)

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Kick-Off Friday

Craftivity Designs | December 12, 2014 | Be the first to comment
Happy Friday!!  I'm back again with more great holiday decorating ideas, let's check them out!



1. Looking for a more modern way to decorate for Christmas?  Try making these large himmeli ornaments using straws and string.  Stop by The Crafted Sparrow to see the steps on making your own.

2. Add a bit of chalkboard fun to the holidays with this DIY chalkboard globe from Twelve O Eight.  See more pictures and info, here.  If you're looking for a way to use your chalkboard globe throughout the rest of the year, check out Lora's post here.

3. Hands down this advent calendar from Jen Loves Kev is by far the best one I have ever seen!  I love how it incorporates learning about Jesus and the real reason for Christmas with helping others and spending time with family. Check it out here! To see one of Lora's advent calendars, visit here.

4. Add a little sparkle to your decorations by making a set of glitter trees.  Visit Crafting in the Rain to see more details.

That's all for this week-now go and finish your holiday decorating and shopping!  Have a wonderful weekend!


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