UA-59651954-28 Crafty Allie: December 2015

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Worthwhile Wednesdays #101


Welcome, Welcome all to the 101st
Worthwhile Wednesdays Link Party!

Thank you so much for partying with me!


Thank You to everyone who was able to link 
 button and place it at the end of your featured post.

CraftyAllie


Now onto the party!

You can pretty much link up anything, except for nudity or vulgar content.

Link up crafts, recipes, blog articles, DIY Decor,Blog hops, shops, and more. 


By adding your link, you give permission to pin your post on Pinterest. In addition,  you also give permission to email you a weekly reminder when the party is Live.

Please grab a button and add it to 
your linked post or side bar.

CraftyAllie


Please show some love to the other bloggers
 by visiting some of the other links at this party!




Thank you again. I look forward to 
seeing what everyone links up!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Worthwhile Wednesdays #100


Welcome, Welcome all to the 100th
Worthwhile Wednesdays Link Party!

Thank you so much for partying with me!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Pinbellish #16

Welcome to Pinbellish!

A Pinning Celebration

START:  Friday 7am EST | 11am UTC | Friday 7pm +8UTC 
END:  Monday 7am EST | 11am UTC | Tuesday 7pm +8UTC

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Worthwhile Wednesdays #99


Welcome, Welcome all to the 99th
Worthwhile Wednesdays Link Party!

Thank you so much for partying with me!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Why Is Holiday Online Shopping Better Than Offline?



WHY IS HOLIDAY ONLINE SHOPPING BETTER THAN OFFLINE?

There are a lot of reasons why shopping online for holidays is better than offline. For some people, it is much easier to find items they wish to purchase. Simply because the whole wide world is a supermarket for them. There are so many reasons. Want to know them all? 
I can almost ensure you that these reasons will change your mind!

Saving money
One of the first things to mention while talking about online shopping is that it's an easier way to save money. It is so much cheaper to shop this way because can buy merchandise directly from its manufacturer. 
Within a few seconds online, you can find a huge variety of products with an array of different pricing to assist in helping you make the best purchase.
It is more difficult to make the right selection and find the best price within your budget when you are shopping 
in-store.




Discount deals and offers
Another pro of online shopping is there are millions of deals and offers wandering around in the web. From free shipping to online coupons and more, everything online is made for your convenience with bigger savings.


Eco-friendliness
Shopping online is also considered to be more eco-friendlier than offline. In fact, you don't even have to leave your home or use gas to obtain the things you wish to own. You can shop from the convenience of your home and with minimal energy resources. It is also much easier to find eco-friendly products too. You can pretty much find everything online, and it is so much quicker to find an e-shop that sells ‘green’ products. When comparing online shopping with in-store shopping, it is much harder to acquire an assortment of eco-friendly products.

Selection
Of course, as mentioned above, online shopping is much more appealing because of the WEB's huge selection.
In fact, the whole wide world is your market, where you can literally make purchases from all over the world! 
You can quickly find the rarest items and purchase it without hardly any struggle. The sky's the limit and with the world wide web you'll be able to obtain those hard to find goods. You don't get the world's largest selection with in-store shopping. So, enjoy your worldwide store and buy everything you wish. 


Privacy  

The best part about shopping online is the privacy factor.
While shopping in-store, anyone and everyone is there just watching! With online shopping, you can shop from the privacy of your own home, without JUDGEMENT!
And the best part yet, if you are trying to hide your purchases from your children, online shopping has options to conceal each and every package. In my opinion this is the number one reason why I choose to shop online. Coming in with sacks of presents, and having to quickly shuttle away from the kids, makes the online shopping so worth it! 
Once you choose to do the majority of your shopping online, well... you may never want to visit a single store again! 

Fight the angry crowds this season, and your shopping experience will for sure be much more pleasant!

Thanks so much for tuning in!
Until Next Time...

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Day 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Party Appetizers


Woo Hoo, we made it!

It's day 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas!


A big, huge THANK YOU, to all of you who participated in the series!
I greatly appreciate it!

And I hope you will participate again, next year as I'd love to have you back!

Oh and of course, a BIG Thank you to my readers for stopping by each day to check out all of the fabulous crafts and recipes these fine lady bloggers posted on!

Every year, on the 12 Days of Christmas, I include party appetizers. They are usually my recipes, but this year, I've got a great round up from all sorts of bloggers!

So thank you to my party go-ers from Worthwhile Wednesdays, its these fabulous recipes I'm including today!









































Thanks for tuning in!
Until Next Time...






















Friday, December 11, 2015

Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas: DIY Rustic Christmas Tree Ornament




Hang DIY Rustic Christmas Ornament on tree


Hello and Welcome to day 11 of the 



Today, I have Erlene from 



Take it away Erlene!


Hi, I'm Erlene. I blog over at 
My Pinterventures where I share all things creative. This is my first-time guest posting, ever! I'm slightly nervous, but even more excited for the opportunity to be sharing on Crafty Allie's blog! 


A few week's ago, I hosted the 2015 Ornament Exchange and ended up with two exchange partners. It was a bit of a challenge because both of my partners had such different tree themes. I created and shared a Coastal Glitter Starfish Ornament on the blog, but never had a chance to share the second ornament. So today, I'm sharing the second ornament, a DIY Rustic Christmas Tree Ornament that I sent to my second exchange partner.

DIY Rustic Christmas Tree Ornament

DIY Rustic Christmas Tree Ornament Tutorial

Supplies:
  • wooden Christmas tree (Michaels)
  • twine
  • craft glue
  • ribbon with snowflake print (Michaels)
  • wood stain - dark walnut gel stain
  • Americana white acrylic paint
  • Americana yellow acrylic paint
  • Mod Podge (optional)
  • clear glitter (optional)
  • paint brush
  • mini buttons
  • wood star (comes in a multi-size package at Micheals)

Directions: DIY Rustic Christmas Ttee Ornament Tutorial

1. Paint stain onto the wood Christmas tree. Wipe off excess and let dry.

2. Dry brush white paint over stained wooden tree. Let Dry.

3. Paint wood star yellow and let dry. This is optional - paint Mod Podge on the star and sprinkle clear glitter on it. Set aside.

4.Cut and knot the ends of three twine garlands. Glue onto the tree and let dry.

5. Cut snowflakes from the ribbon. Glue onto various spots.

6. Glue mini buttons onto various spots.

7. Make a mini bow and glue to the trunk of the tree.

Glue star onto the top of the tree.
Hang DIY Rustic Christmas Ornament on tree


All done! Now all you have to do is hang it on your tree! Thank you Allie for letting me share on your blog today. I hope everyone enjoyed this easy holiday craft and has a happy crafting holiday season!


Beautiful, and so easy to make! 
Thank you so much Erlene!

And thank you all for tuning in today!
Until Tomorrow...

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Day 10 of the 12 Days of Christmas Series: Bauble Garland

Crochet Christmas bauble garland keeps baubles tidy


Hello, and Welcome to Day 10 of the
12 Days of Christmas!


Today, I have Stella from


She's got a great Christmas decor idea! 

Take it away Stella!


How To Make A Christmas Bauble Garland

Christmas bauble garland

To make a Christmas bauble garland start by gathering your materials.


To make your own Christmas bauble garland you will need baubles, curling ribbon, crochet hooks
You will need some Christmas baubles, yarn or ribbon - I used curling ribbon - and a crochet hook appropriate for your yarn.

For a single strand of curling ribbon I found my 3.5mm crochet hook was best.
I decided to use both my red and gold ribbons together which called for a 5.5 mm crochet hook.

Curling ribbon can be used for a lot more then just wrapping presents. Perfect for a crochet bauble garland.

It didn't take me long to realize my ribbons were turning into a big tangled mess. By laying them down in little boxes (a bowl would work too) I was able to wind the ribbon off the reels without tangling.

Keep curling ribbon from getting tangled by laying them in a box.

How to make your Christmas bauble garland.


Leave a long tail which you can curl later and make pretty.

To begin, crochet 8 stitches, slip stitch into the 7th stitch from the hook and slip stitch into the 8th stitch from the hook. This will give you a strong little loop to hang your garland from, I forgot to do this bit and had to add my loop later.

Crochet 25 chain stitches, add a bauble to your hook, yarn over.
Add a bauble to your crochet hook.
Pull through both the bauble loop an the loop already on your hook.

Pull through both loops to add a bauble to your crochet garland.

Then continue to crochet as normal adding baubles as you go. I crocheted 15 chain stitches between my baubles but you may want more or less depending on the size of your baubles, hook and yarn.

Crochet Christmas Bauble Garland
The best part is a rather unexpected bonus.  The baubles aren't running away and bouncing across the room any more!

Fabulous Stella! 

Fabulous Stella, thanks so much for this wonderful tutorial. I have a bunch of ideas with this crochet ribbon idea now too running through my little head!

And thank you all for tuning in today!
Until tomorrow...



Stella Lee blogs most days at Purfylle.

Purfylle is a word that has fallen out of common use and means ‘to embellish’.

Purfylle is all about embellishing life primarily through sewing, crafting, pets, photography & all the little things that make life wonderful. 


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Fabulous Stella, thanks so much for this wonderful tutorial. I have a bunch of ideas with this crochet ribbon idea now too running through my little head!

And thank you all for tuning in today!
Until tomorrow...





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