Showing posts with label Purim. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Purim. Show all posts

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Purim layout

It's Shir and I want to show you the last layout I created.
Every Purim I create a layout from last year's picture... It's too early to print this years pictures, and I can always find pictures from last year...
Anyway - Mor wanted (insisted) to be a cop. It was surprising. We expected her to be a princess, a fairy, or any other costume with dress and/or wings :-)
After I bought her the uniform and few accessories.
The next step was to put a picture in her badge - that's not a problem for someone like me, who has tons of pictures :-)
Then, she wanted a horse (!). I didn't want to buy a horse for 1 day, so I decided to create a "scrappy horse": I cut a horse head shape, adhered grosgrain ribbon to create a bridle and added a brad, buttons as eyes and I tied knots of yarn for mane...

Now you have to wait a whole year for this years pictures.... Maybe not :-)
I appreciate your comments....

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Purim Mishloach Manot Ideas with Crafting Jewish Style

It's that time of year again. Purim time! Time to whip up some adorable costumes, a tasty feast and wonderful mishloach manot that will please all. So while I can't help your kids make up their minds as what to be this year (I have mine to deal with and I'm dreading that, "Can I be ---?" at the last       minute and then I'm stuck sewing some crazy costume at the eleventh hour) I do have some easy      mishloach manot packaging ideas that the  kids can craft all by themselves-saving you time for all the rest the preparations. Here are three fun samples that are really simple, inexpensive and doable for all age levels.  Load them up with some yummy treats (I'm partial to all the great kosher candies and chocolates, form Israel that my local supermarket bring in.                                                                                                                                 
EASY: Embellished paper sacks           
You'll  need:  
Paper  lunch bags  in the color(s) of your choice    (ours are from WalMart)
scrapbooking paper (we used Crafting Jewish Style  Rosh Hashanah red apple paper)                                  
hole punch scissors and decorative edge scissors                                                                        
1.Cut a wide strip of scrapbooking paper so that it will fit over the bag and hang over both sides; crease in the center of the strip. Cut the short edges with a decorative edge scissor.
2. Place the folded cardstock over the filled lunch bag. (The top of the bag folded down.)
3. Punch 2 holes about an 1 1/2" apart towards the top of the bag.
4. Thread ribbon through the holes and tie into a bow. Insert lolly and decorate bag with tags or stickers if you wish. 

Notice how just by using the reverse side of the paper and a different colored bag you get a totally different look.

Easier: Embellished paint cans

You'll need:                                                                                                                                                

Clear plastic craft paint can (Michael's)
Scrapbooking paper (we used Crafting Jewish Style Rosh Hashanah red apple paper)
 chalkboard label stickers (Martha Stewart for Avery @ Staples)

1. Cut scrapbook paper to fit inside paint can and insert.
2. Embellish outside of can with stickers and label-I absolutely love this chalkboard label
3. Tie on bow and insert lolly into bow loop

EASIEST: Embellished pencil case

You'll need:
Pencil case (Michael's)
Purim sticker downloads

This couldn't be easier.
1. Print out Maya's Purim labels. (I printed them on clear adhesive paper) Cut out and adhere to pencil case.
2. Done! How's that for a Purim miracle!

Enjoy Purim and send us pictures of your Purim craftiness and creativity. We'd love to post them.
How will you be celebrating Purim this year?
Do you sew/craft your own costumes? Are you into mishloach manot themes?
Leave a comment and you'll be entered to win some wonderful Crafting Jewish Style products.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Crafting Jewish Style Purim Contest/Giveaway Winners!!

It feels as if Purim was ages ago-even though we still have lots of junk food still left in our house from the mishloach manot. (Although the kids have been "hard at work" trying to polish it all off!)
Purim was great fun and although I still have yet to print out my Purim pics, let alone scrap them, some of you are much more capable... and we have our contest winners to share with you! Thanks to everyone who entered our contest and giveaway. we are always inspired by others' creativity.

Out contest winners is Faygie!

Taryn is our runner up and giveaway winner!! (We're assuming you are Tazzy. Thanks to

Take a look at these ladies' creativity!

Here's what Faygie submitted:

I love the way she set up for her Purim meal. What a fresh, fun and happy decor-don't those big flowers make you smile? Check out the jelly bean vase filler and the embellished masks!

Love the mad hatter look to these costumes!

These layouts from Purim past -the little girl in the pictures is now 28-are just so charming.

Awesome job, Faygie!

Taryn submitted these pictures, just by the deadline, and we are so glad that she did! She took her pirate theme and ran with it. Not only did her family dress up as pirates (down to the littlest matey!) she also crafted pirate treasure chests for mishloach manot and a tag book for future scrapping.

Isn't this the yummiest baby pirate?

Here are Taryn's adorable mishloach manot treasure chests and tag book.

Just lovely!

So what do you think? Have you printed out your Purim pictures? Or are you knee-deep in Pesach preparation and have no time for it now?

Friday, March 18, 2011


Crafting Jewish Style is in the Purim spirit! Our Purim contest and giveaway is in full swing! The winner will be getting loads of Crafting Jewish Style products,a tool set, embellishments, and much more!

Here's how you can enter the Contest:

1. Send us your favorite Purim pictures of creative costumes and/or mishloach manot

2. Send us a Purim layout, tag or card

Multiple pictures can be sent to Every entry will also be entered in the giveaway.

For the Giveaway:

1. Leave us a Purim comment on this or any other post from now till March 31.

2. Become a follower (and you'll be entered twice)

3. Link this contest and giveaway (and you'll be entered twice)