Fourth of July Paper Firecrackers

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School has been out for three weeks 'round here and already we've a chorus of "I'm bored." These pronouncements typically come after I'm in the midst of a project. It's not enough that we have more than 100 ideas in our jar of summer fun and so, I try to come up with companion projects when I can. We've been working toward a fun patriotic celebration recently and I've had a little help with the centerpieces - Fourth of July Paper Firecrackers. What kid boy doesn't love firecrackers? There are two reasons that the boys love projects like this one. First, it's easy. So, so easy. Second? It … [Read more...]

DIY Patriotic Ribbon Bunting

DIY Patriotic Ribbon Bunting

Hi friends! Kimberly from A Night Owl here, and I'm so excited to be back with you today sharing another fun holiday craft! Last month I took a break from crafts and shared a yummy Caramel Macchiato Popsicle recipe with you because ohhhh how I love popsicles and Summertime! But equally during this time of year I adore Patriotic projects! And this one is no exception. I got together with some of my favorite blog friends a few weeks ago for a fun Patriotic Party. One of my favorite crafts for the setup was this DIY Patriotic Ribbon Bunting! It's the perfect {and easiest} DIY that will add some … [Read more...]

Printable Portable Checkers Game

Printable Portable Checkers Game

Summer is for the Birds. Literally- since Bird is our last name. Once Summer hits, we are here and there and everywhere. We love traveling to the mountains, the beach, the forest, to the big city and everywhere in between. I wish we were close enough to all those places but luckily, we have family near all those places. So far, we have been to Seattle and Connecticut and will be going to Newport Beach, Rhode Island and then to Ocean City, New Jersey this week. Because we have small children, we need all sorts of entertainment to tame those little ones on planes,airports or even just wherever … [Read more...]

Quick & Easy Camping Mini Album


Hello, friends! Michele from The Scrap Shoppe here with a super simple paper craft for you today! One of our favorite summer activities is camping! My little boys love being outdoors, playing in the dirt, making dinner by the campfire, and sleeping in a tent. As parents, we love that all of us can unplug and spend time together. We're making a lot of memories on these camping trips, and I definitely want to be sure they are preserved! I'm going to show you a quick and easy way to whip up a mini album to hold those memories... Using mainly 3 sheets of scrapbook paper! Intrigued? Good! … [Read more...]

Patriotic Banner

Handmade paper patriotic banner via @snapconf Make this banner in less than an hour for under $5 #FourthofJuly #Patriotic

Sometimes I am lucky enough to be a part of something big...something exciting...something fun... Things like this fun conference, or a new birthday idea for my all time favorite eight-year-old... Today, I am up to something REALLY special. It's actually a first for me. I am joining 110 other bloggers to bring you a fun patriotic idea for the Fourth of July. You read it right. That's 110 freshy-fresh ideas. Woot! Woot! I am sharing a fun handmade paper patriotic banner with you. Handmade Paper Patriotic Banner I love simple paper projects. They're always an easy, inexpensive way to … [Read more...]

Grandpa Gift for Father’s Day

Father's Day gift for grandpa

We all know Father's Day is fast approaching, and there are tons of fun ideas of things you can craft for gifts.  But let's not forget Grandpa's too!  I have a quick and easy t shirt idea for you today... The shirt states : "My GRANDPA deserves a PAT on the back" and of course, it includes pats on the back from all the grandkids. First, let's talk about the lettering.  I used a cutting machine and heat transfer vinyl, which just irons on.  I'm happy to share that file if you'd rather use what I came up with instead of trying to lay out something on your own.  If you don't have a cutting … [Read more...]

Watercolor Outdoor Sign

DIY Watercolor Outdoor Sign

Hello again SNAP! Friends!  It's Ariean from OneKriegerChick here to share a fun outdoor sign with a watercolor paint technique.  It's way easier than it looks! One of my favorite places to spend the Summer is at the pool.  Lucky for us, our home came with one...It was the only redeeming feature when we looked at our home a couple years ago.  The Summer after we moved in, we built a Poolhouse area on our back patio...But I never finished decorating it.  I think it is finally coming together thanks to some fun wall art... Living in a house of little boys, there's a whole lotta splashing … [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...]

Painted Mason Jar Succulent Planter

Painted Mason Jars With Succulents

Hey there, Snappy peeps! It's Jessica from Mom 4 Real back to share another fun home decor idea! I am absolutely in love with succulents right now...who isn't? Every time I see one, I just want to buy it and take it home. Well, last week, I was shopping at The Home Depot for our patio when I bumped into a whole display of those cute little succulents and tried to justify buying a few. I knew they would make the perfect addition to my office, so I grabbed them up and brought them home! Here is the fun part! So, I got home and realized that I didn't really know what I wanted to plant my … [Read more...]

End of School Award Ribbons

DIY End of School Ribbon Awards

Hello, friends! Michele from The Scrap Shoppe here with a fun end of the school year activity that the kiddos are going to love! Students have had 10 months to get to know one another, and a sure bet is they think they know their classmates pretty well. A fun group activity for them is to let them select end of the year awards for one another! As the teacher or room parent you can pre-select awards that apply to your classroom then the students can vote on who should receive each award! And as for the award itself? Why not make a fun paper ribbon award that doubles as a fun keepsake for the … [Read more...]