Crafty Creators Link Party #26

Welcome to Crafty Creators Link Party, where you can share all of your wonderful crafts, DIYs, fashion, recipes, or any other thing that makes your heart happy! After you link up, I’d love it if you’d spread the word about the party! Remember, you must be following me on social media in order to be featured on next week’s party.

Don’t forget to link up on Happiness is Homemade, and let’s get to the posts that I shared over the last week.

Sunday was July 10th which meant it’s time for our monthly blog hop Under $10 on the 10th. The theme was Christmas in July, and I wanted to combine my summer home theme with it. Thus, my seashell Christmas trees were born! The post contains tutorials for two different types of trees, so head over and pin it to make this fall. Actually, I left mine out for summer decor, so you could add it to your beach/coastal decor!

seashell tree 1000x1000 pinnable image

The beginning of the month is full of blog hops for me, and I love them! Monday, I joined up with other bloggers for another Christmas in July hop. I recently ordered an etching pen, so I used it on wood utensils to make functional coastal Christmas decor for my kitchen. In the tutorial I also show you how to make your own decor without a cutting machine or an etcher (is that a word lol?). I also shared the designs I used on my utensils (sailboats, anchors, sand dollars, and “Seas & Greetings”) that you can download & print or use with a cutting machine for free!

I have some more free printables, home decor tutorials & other projects, so make sure you follow me on social media using the buttons in the sidebar. That way you don’t miss them! Enter your email address below to get an email when I add a new post, including new link parties, so you never forget to join us!

This Week’s Features!

Julie, from Sum of their Stories, has upcycled plastic food containers into pretty storage. You can make these containers to match your office or another room that you need something to store small supplies in. Grab some pretty scrapbook paper and Mod Podge and you’re all set for creating your own unique storage!

upcycled plastic container with scrapbook paper

Gail, from Purple Hues and Me, has created an amazing looking tin can flowers wreath. She made it using aluminum soda cans! It’s a copycat version of an Anthropologie wreath she saw and, of course, it’s much less expensive than the original. Hop over to her blog to see how she made the flowers!

tin can flower wreath in purples in yellow

Since so many grocery stores require you to use your own bag these days, T’onna from Sew Crafty Crochet crocheted her own shopping bag to use on the go. The colors she chose to use are so pretty, aren’t they? She provides a link to the pattern, so if you start crocheting now you can make some for Christmas gifts!

Do you enjoy making your own greeting cards? Meg from I Teach Stamping, has handcrafted a sweet card using blending brushes. She used an umbrella die to create this pretty card to send to a friend. Visit her blog to watch the video so you can follow along to see how the card is made.

handmade die cut greeting card with umbrellas

Lisa, from Condo Blues, teaches us how to switch out the printed portion of those inexpensive bamboo hand fans. Think of all the fabric color or print options you can change the look to. Drop by her blog to get all the details!

two folding hand fans


Grab Your “I Was Featured” Button!

If your post was featured, grab your “I was featured” button to display on your blog! Save photo and upload the photo to your site. You can add a link back to Niki’s blog on the image if you’d like.

On to Our Crafty Creators Link Party!

CRAFTY CREATORS GUIDELINES: I’m so happy that you’re here, whether you’re here to share your latest blog posts, to be inspired be the creativity of bloggers around the world, or both. I can’t wait to see all of the wonderful things that are shared here. You can link up to five family-friendly posts. Since the link party is new, you’re free to share anything you like. New, old, link parties, giveaways, anything as long as it’s not offensive. That may change as the link party grows, but for now, have at it! Don’t just link and run. Visit few other posts before yours or peruse and visit a few that spark your interest. It’s not required, but I would love for you to share a link to the party or my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog. Remember, in order to be featured, you must be following Niki on at least one social media account.

FEATURED BLOGGER GUIDELINES: Follow Niki on FB & IG for more recognition! If you are featured this week, let me know in the comments if you’re following me on Facebook and/or Instagram. Just a short “following” will do. If you are following, Niki will schedule a post promoting your featured post across all of my social media accounts including FB, IG, Twitter, MeWe, etc. I will tag you in the post so that all of your followers can see how great your post was as well! The social media features happen throughout the weekend and just before next week’s party (usually on Tuesday and Wednesday nights). Last week I had two of the featured bloggers let me know they were following, so they were featured last night as a lead-up to this week’s party. I love showing y’all some love! If it’s been a while since you’ve been featured and you’re following, leave me a comment just in case. I’ve got a lot of craziness going on and a terrible short-term memory lol!

THE RULES are so simple! Visit a few other blogs, let them know where you found them, and you’re bound to make some friends along the way! Link up your favorite crafts, decor, recipes, fashion, DIYs, or any other family ideas post. I want you share it all! Please follow me on Pinterest, Facebook, & Instagram. To be featured next week you must be following me on at least one platform. Link up your posts, make some friends, and you just might be featured on next week’s Crafty Creators Link Party! I will feature 5 posts next week and let you know what link was the most visited.

DISCLAIMER: Adding your link to this link party gives me permission, along with any future co-hosts, guest hosts, and participants of Crafty Creators Link Party, to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features, roundups, etc. with an explicit link back to your original source. By linking up you agree to allow me (and any future co-hosts) to use your images on each my blogs in features relating to Crafty Creators Link Party.

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I will be sharing our featured posts across my social media accounts (if you’re following me), and I would love for you to use the buttons in the sidebar to follow me. I will follow back if you let me know you did. If you’re following me on social media, I tag you in the posts when I share them!

Be sure to come back Sun-Thurs to link up on Happiness is Homemade! It is open for today (Thursday). You can find all of my latest link parties on the Link Parties page. Follow me via email so that you get an email notification when I upload a new tutorial, free printable, or a link party and you never forget to link up!

8 thoughts on “Crafty Creators Link Party #26

  1. Niki,
    Thanks so much for your visits!!
    Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful party each and every week!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Thank You!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  2. Thanks for featuring my soda can flowers wreath, Niki! It’s always fun joining Crafty Creators Link Parties! Thanks for hosting!

  3. Thank you for hosting a GREAT party. I hope you’re having a WONDERFUL week. I brought my TEX MEX BACON CHEESEBURGER BAKE, CORN SALSA SALAD and JALAPENO HONEY STICK WINGS.

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