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

DIY gold and polka dots wreath

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...]

New Year Survival Kit

New Year Survival Kit Gift in a Jar - great gift idea for teachers, friends, neighbors. Can be delivered for Christmas or New Year's.

This year all three of the kids are attending a new school - that's three new schools, three new schedules and brand new teachers to go around. It's been a HUGE transition for all of us and I am so grateful to the teachers who've helped us weather the change. So, when I learned about World Market's Share the Joy program aimed and celebrating everyday heroes this holiday season, I couldn't wait to partner with them on a sponsored post to create a unique gift to celebrate the hard work and effort of the teachers in our lives. One of my favorite products at World Market are the oversized storage … [Read more...]

25 Ways to Decorate with Scrapbook Paper

25 Ways to Decorate with Scrapbook Paper - great inexpensive ideas!

If you spend any amount of time on Pinterest, you've probably pinned a list or two...As bloggers we often refer to them as round-ups, but if you ask my mom their called "best of" lists. If you've been reading for a while, you've probably seen a few of the more popular best of posts we've shared, like 10 Simple Birthday Party Decorations, Twenty Tasty Thanksgiving Recipes, or 12 Awesome DIY Christmas Ornaments. Today I had the opportunity to join my friend Jen in bringing one of these posts to life at the Pinner's Conference here in Utah. We shared 25 Ways to Decorate with Scrapbook … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Crafts Kids of All Ages Will Love

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Before you know it, fall break will be here and you'll be wondering how to keep the kids from going beyond their typical controlled chaos. Because we have your best interests (and sanity) at heart, we've rounded up some fun and easy Thanksgiving kids crafts perfect for keeping little hands busy...at least for a moment. ... ... Thanksgiving Crafts Kids of All Ages Will Love ... Indian corn craft from Fantastic Fun and Learning ... Terra cotta pot turkey from Crafty Morning ... Gratitude turkey from Happiness is Homemade ... Popsicle stick scarecrow magnet from This Girl's … [Read more...]