Simple Holly Berry Gift Tags

Simple holly berry gift tag for Christmas - easy and inexpensive way to dress up office tags.

I am absolutely obsessed with fancy gift tags. Typically I scour post-holiday sales for deals on pretty tags I can hang on to. Last year, I didn't make it out to the shops in time and so this year I am making my own! This year I am using a lot of office supplies in my gift wrap. I love the industrial-like supplies mixed with the fancy of Christmas. Plus, I'm using up old supplies and saving money all at the same time. About a year ago, I purchased a bunch of office supply shipping tags. They're a great deal (less than five cents a piece) and can be used for so many different projects - … [Read more...]

Handmade Bracelet Pincushion Tutorial + Giveaway

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We're having such fun with our last-minute holiday gift series. We've got lots of great post ideas to be shared and can't wait for you to be able to check it all out! Today Angel, from Fleece Fun is here sharing a cute bracelet pincushion tutorial. It would sure make a fun gift, but I have to be honest I want one for my own! Hi I’m Angel from FleeceFun.com!  I blog about sewing, crafts, printables and recipes. My patterns are geared towards beginners and many come with a video tutorial to walk you through it step by step. Today I’m sharing with you a fun handmade gift … [Read more...]

Dishwasher Safe Hand Decorated Mug

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Are you enjoying our last-minute gift series? It's been such fun featuring the creative work of some of my favorite bloggers! Today I am joined by one of the most wonderful women I know, Bev. Bev's site, Flamingo Toes, is one of my go-to sites for inspiration. I love everything she does and am so grateful to have her here sharing her dishwasher safe hand decorated mug tutorial. Hello Snap Readers! My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes. I'm super excited to be here today! I love making handmade gifts but I will confess that I am terrible out not planning ahead - so I'm … [Read more...]

Monster Gift Card Holders

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I am absolutely thrilled to have Melissa, from the Polka Dot Chair, visiting today to share her fun monster gift card holders. These little guys are stinking adorable and I know they would make my boys so happy! Hey there SNAP fans! My name is Melissa Mortenson and I blog over at the Polka Dot Chair. I'm very excited to be here sharing a great last minute gift idea for Christmas. I love giving gift cards for Christmas, but sometimes feel silly just putting them in a plain envelope. Monster Gift Card Holder Tutorial I thought that these little Monster Gift Card Holders would be a … [Read more...]

Christmas Treat Jar and Printable Gift Tag + Giveaway

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I am so excited to get started on our handmade holiday gift series for 2014! I've invited some of my VERY FAVORITE crafters to join me during the month to share some fun handmade gifts with you.Today, you get to meet Katie, from The Casual Craftlete, who's sharing a fun Christmas treat jar and printable gift tag. Christmas Treat Jar Hey there! I'm Katie from The Casual Craftlete. I am SO excited to be here at SNAP! sharing my Christmas Treat Jar and printable tag. If you've waited until the last-minute to buy gifts (and who hasn't?), these treat jars are a super simple gift idea that … [Read more...]

14 Favorite Christmas Tree Crafts

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Oh, Christmas tree! Oh, Christmas tree! How much I love to craft thee. The decorated Christmas tree is one of the things I most look forward to every holiday season, which is why I am in love with so many of the Christmas tree crafts I see floating around Pinterest. Here are some of my favorites. . . 14 Favorite Christmas Tree Crafts . Handmade Christmas trees from Beautiful Matters . Paper wrapped Christmas trees from Lolly Jane . Lolly Chessie's famous CP Christmas trees from Crate Paper . DIY burlap ribbon trees from The Girl Creative . Felt Christmas tree … [Read more...]

15 DIY Holiday Wreaths

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Yesterday we were all about decorating your holiday mantel, but your holiday decor wouldn't be complete without a wreath on the front door. Or above the mantel. Or in the living. Heck, I'll take a festive holiday wreath wherever I can get it! Here are 15 DIY holiday wreaths that would look fabulous no matter where you hang them. . . 15 DIY Holiday Wreaths . Christmas calling birds wreath from Crafting Chicks . Pom pom posie wreath from Nest of Posies . Plastic PVS wreath from Today's Nest . Vintage jewelry Christmas wreath from My Honey's Place . DIY Christmas wreath … [Read more...]

15 Festive Holiday Mantels

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Thanksgiving is in just a few days, which means it's nearly time for your mantel to get all festive for the holiday season. A decorated mantel is probably my favorite aspect of holiday decorating (though mine could use an overhaul). Here are 15 festive holiday mantels we'd love to see over any fireplace. . . 15 Festive Holiday Mantels . Vintage-inspired holiday mantel from SAS Interiors . Holiday mantel from Kristen's Creations . Christmas mantel from The Lily Pad Cottage . Christmas mantel with chalkboard tutorial from Finding Home . Holiday mantel from Evolution of … [Read more...]

Consumer Crafts: A Crafter’s Best Friend

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One of the things I get asked about all the time is where I purchase my craft supplies. While I source things many different places, when I am really looking for a deal I always start with Consumer Crafts. They're a great one-stop shop for affordable craft products. When Consumer Crafts approached me about working on a couple of sponsored posts to share information about their site with you, it was really a no brainer! I know how much you guys appreciate crafting tips AND a great deal! One of the things that I love most about Consumer Crafts is the breadth of their product … [Read more...]

18 DIY Advent Calendars for Your Christmas Countdown

DIY printable forest advent calendar

I can still remember the awesome Christmas advent calendar my mom had hanging in our hallway during the holidays. It featured the inside view of a bear family's home and you moved the little bear to a new location every day. The advent calendar was embellished with buttons and sequins and ribbon and I wax nostalgic every time I think of it. That's why I'm in love with these DIY advent calendars—any one of these would be a perfect way to count down to Christmas. . . 18 DIY Advent Calendars for Your Christmas Countdown . Easy no sew burlap advent calendar from Finding Home . DIY … [Read more...]