Back to School Teacher Gift Idea

Back to School Teacher Gift Idea

Hi friends! Rebecca, from The Crafted Sparrow, here today. I know most of you are just getting ready to start your back to school prep, we actually started school last week.  One of my favorite things to do at the end of each summer is to shop for school supplies.  I love all the bright colors, it just makes me so happy.  I also love giving a gift to our new teachers on the first day of school, something fun and useful to them in the classroom.  Today I'm sharing this fun Back to School Teacher Gift Idea with you. Highlighters and neon colored markers have to be one of my favorite school … [Read more...]

Teacher Appreciation Printables

Teacher Appreciation Printables

Hi friends, Rebecca here from The Crafted Sparrow!  I don't know about you, but I usually have really great intentions when it comes to planning something fun for Teacher Appreciation Day and then it almost always sneaks up on me and I've got nothing done so I'm scrambling last minute to put something together.  This year I am happy to say that I am ready and it's thanks to these great Teacher Appreciation Printables I made. Gift cards are the best and are becoming one of my favorite gifts to give, they are a quick purchase and let's be honest most teachers are secretly wishing for gift … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Hearts & Stripes Wood Banner

Valentine's Hearts & Stripes Wood Banner

Hello friends.  Valentine's Day is just around the corner, I've started decorating my entry way and as usual I'm sticking to non-traditional colors.  This Valentine's Hearts & Stripes Wood Banner is the first project I'm sharing from my decor this year. I love using non-traditional colors when it comes to Valentine's Day.  Who says it has to be all red and pink?  One of my favorite things this past year has been black and white stripes, and my love for them isn't going anywhere.  I also know how popular gold still is in decor, so I paired the two up for a lovely … [Read more...]

Christmas Breakfast Gift Basket

Christmas Breakfast Gift Basket

Merry Christmas friends!  Can you believe that Christmas is almost here?!  This time of year is so magical, and busy!  With it being so busy you're bound to need a last-minute gift idea at some point. Today I'm sharing this Christmas Breakfast Gift Basket.  It's a perfect last-minute gift idea for anyone, a busy working mom - the neighbors - family - or friends. I tried to keep this gift at around $20 for the total cost, I might have gone over by a smidge because of my mixing bowl.  You can shop the dollar store, and grocery sales to make this idea even more budget friendly. Here's what you … [Read more...]

Mini Pallet Ornaments

Mini Pallet Sign Ornaments

Hello friends!  We are getting so close to one of my very favorite holidays, it seems so hard to believe that Christmas is two months away.  If you have visited me on my blog The Crafted Sparrow during Christmas before you know that I love to make ornaments for my tree.  These fun Mini Pallet Ornaments will be filling my tree this year with my store bought ornaments. Supplies: -  popsicle sticks -  Cricut Explore Cutting Machine -  vinyl -  glue gun -  white acrylic paint -  red acrylic paint -  green acrylic paint -  1" foam paint brush -  small round pouncer foam brush -  jute … [Read more...]

Free Fall Printable

Free Fall Printable

Hi Friends!  Can you believe we are down to the last few months of the year.  I just love this time of year, it's gorgeous and everything smells like someone has been busy baking all kinds of Fall treats. Now that the Fall season is in full swing, everywhere you look you see the warm golden tones in the leaves, pumpkins adorning indoor and outdoor decor, and the return of Pumpkin Spice Lattes.  I'm celebrating this warm and cozy season with a Free Fall Printable. You can easily download a copy of this Free Fall Printable HERE. Once you download the printable open it in a program like … [Read more...]

DIY Copper Leaf Specimen Art

Copper Leaf Specimen Art

Hi friends!  It's September and so many of you are already starting to feel the change in the weather with cooler temps and a crispness in the air.  The upcoming change in seasons means one thing, Fall decorating!  I thought it would be fun to start the Fall season with this simple DIY Copper Leaf Specimen Art. Supplies: Cricut Explore Copper cardstock White cardstock Glue stick or tape runner This DIY Copper Leaf Specimen Art is really an easy project, you can probably finish it in an hour from start to finish.  With the copper cardstock it brings a bit of those popular and … [Read more...]

Back to School Striped Mason Jar Teacher Gift


Hi friends.  This summer has just flown by, I can't believe it's already back to school time!  Fall is just around the corner. I love to have my two boys greet their new teachers for the year on the first day of school with a little gift to say hello and I'm so glad to be in your class.  This Back to School Striped Mason Jar Teacher Gift is sure to be a hit on the first day.  Not only is it cute, it's functional too.  The teacher can use it for organization for all their favorite supplies. Supplies: - mason jars - DecoArt Americana home decor chalky finish paint (everlasting white, romance … [Read more...]

Washi Tape Art


Hi SNAP friends!  I can't believe it's already July.  The other day I shared my 4th of July Mantel on my blog, but after the holiday is over I will be wanting some fun and fresh summer decor on my mantel. This Summer Washi Tape Art is going to be the perfect addition. If you've been reading my contributing posts for any length of time now you know how much I love creating decor out of things from around my home that I already have on hand.  Hey, if I can save money...that's awesome!  Especially when you switch up decor as much as I do.  This project is perfect, it cost me nothing since I … [Read more...]

DIY Summer Sign


Hi friends - Happy Summer!  The weather is warming up, and it's time to start lightening up all your decor for Summer if you haven't already.  Today I'm sharing this fun DIY Summer Sign. I was inspired to make this sign after making some custom printables for a Summer giveaway that is currently happening here on SNAP & my site The Crafted Sparrow, plus 13 other amazing blogs.  I loved the cute little printables I made so much I wanted to incorporate a larger version of one of them in to my Summer decor. Supplies: -  Wood slatted sign from HERE (they are my favorite), they also come in … [Read more...]