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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Decorations and Gift Crafts & More from Oriental Trading -- a Crafty Weekends Review & Link Party

Disclosure: Oriental Trading sent me these items in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own. 

Are you getting ready for Thanksgiving this week? Have you started to look towards Christmas? We have gone a bit Christmas crazy here and have been loving it. Today we are going to share some crafts and other things that are great for gifts and Christmas decor. All of it came from Oriental Trading and their amazing Christmas items. Earlier this month we shared crafts and items that focus on the nativity. Today's are more non-secular. Hazel LOVES Peanuts right now so several of them will be Peanuts themed including this fun Peanuts® Christmas Wreath Craft Kit

These foam wreaths are adorable and easy to put together. The pieces are self-adhesive for ease of creating. Hazel is going to give them to friends and teachers. Aren't they adorable?


Our next craft kit is actually for Hazel's class. I asked her teacher to peruse the Christmas crafts and pick something that would work in her classroom. She picked these Peace, Hope and Joy Foam Ornaments. I opened one of each and laid them out without sticking the self-adhesive backs to get photographs. I wanted to make sure her class will have all the ornaments to make. Aren't they adorable? They are perfect for a class. They are individually packaged and all the pieces are self-adhesive. 


Hazel fell in love with painting ceramic objects when we got the Paint Your Own Pumpkin Banks this fall. She really wanted these DIY Ceramic Ornaments to paint for gifts for teachers and family members. They are fun and easy for her to do. I helped her paint a couple so far, but she still has many to do!! The nice thing is that the back are white so you could write on them and use them as gift tags. They are sold by the dozen with two of each ornament. 


Did you see our doll Christmas tree yet? I fell in love with these Christmas Light Bracelet Kits.  I knew they would be the perfect size "light bulbs" for our doll tree. Instead of making the bracelets (besides one for each of us) I strung them on a long string and put them on the doll's tree. They are the perfect size for it!!

Our final craft item for tonight is Peanuts® Color Your Own Christmas Snow Globes. Hazel is loving these. She colored one so far for herself and one to give the office manager at her school who loves Snoopy!

Aren't they fun? I love how they turned out. I can't wait to see what she does with the other four. Six come in a package.

I also got a few stocking stuffers to review. Oriental Trading is a great place to get them!

Hazel and Steve love puzzles. I figured these Plastic Puzzle Balls will be perfect surprises in their stockings. They are inexpensive and thus a bit cheaply made, but I imagine they will still enjoy them!

Now Hazel loves her Extreme Dot to Dot book that I got for her earlier this year. So I got her this great Extreme Dot to Dot US History book. I know she is going to love it and it will give her something to do in the car while we travel Christmas day to my parents. I love that the pictures relate to US history including parts that she is studying this year!


I also got Hazel the Peanuts® Christmas Finger Puppets. I have enough for her to bring to school for her classmates as well. The package comes with 72 of them. I love that some of them are ice skating. Aren't they fun?


I also got her these Peanuts® Faith Bookmarks. Since it is a package of 24 there are enough for her to give her friends as well as for one of each in her stocking. She is always looking for a bookmark for one of her current books. She is often reading more than one just like me. I know she will love these with the pictures as well as the sayings. 


The final stocking stuffer is a set of these Peanuts® Christmas Inspirational Pencils. Again they have the cute pictures and are colorful. They also have the inspirational sayings and with 24 there are enough for her to give one to each of her classmates as well as a full set in her stocking. 

So be sure to check out Oriental Trading for your Christmas crafts and stocking stuffers. There are so many fun ideas there!!





Thank you to everyone who shared with us at our last party!! There was a mix of things from Halloween and fall to Christmas and every day.   Below are some features from the party, but this is just a small sample of great ideas shared! Also remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is going on!! For any cultural related posts (diversity and/or multicultural as well) be sure to share at the month long Creative Kids Creative Blog Hop.

Features


1) From Home Cooking Memories: Free Thanksgiving Printable

2) From Penney Lane: Homemade Turkey Windsock Craft for Kids

3) From Clean and Scentsible: Easy Leaf Napkin Fold for Fall

4) From The Safari Style: Easy DIY Thanksgiving Leaf Placemats

5) From Duct Tape and Denim: Sisal Wrapped Christmas Bell Ornament

6) From Life Sew Savory: Fabric Christmas Ornaments

7) From Fivespot Green Living: Thanksgiving Place Cards and Conversation Starters Printable


8) From You Brew My Tea: Dryer Vent Christmas Tree

9) From Sparkle: Holly Jolly Stenciled Table Runner

10) From Rain on a Tin Roof: Two-Tiered Table Makeover

11) From Crafts Unleashed: Embossed Paper Christmas Place Settings

Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!

Please share family friendly crafts here. Just crafts and/or patterns--no recipes, lessons, etc. You can share craft product reviews as well. By linking up here you are giving me permission to share your links and to pin your links. Please follow my Crafty Weekends Feature Pinterest Board to see all the features from these fun link parties!