Simple Winter Wonderland Framed Art

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Editor's Note: Please welcome one of my favorite bloggers Michele, from The Scrap Shoppe. Michele has been such a support to me through the years - consistently one of my best commenters and a wonderful friend. I am excited that she has agreed to participate as a regular contributor in 2014! Hi there! I'm Michele from The Scrap Shoppe, and I am so excited to be here as one of SNAP's holiday craft contributors. I don't know about you, but I love adding a couple of new pieces to my Christmas decor every year. It helps mix things up, but to help keep the cost down I tend to look to my … [Read more...]

Rolled Fabric Snowman

Rolled fabric snowman via http://snapcreativity.com #christmas #winter #craft #tutorial

Editor's Note: I am thrilled to be joined today by Mandy, from Sugar Bee Crafts, who will be a regular contributor to Snap in 2014. I met Mandy at our first Snap Conference. She's been a great supporter through the years and frequently shares projects in our weekly Show & Tell party.  Hi Everyone! I'm Mandy and I blog at the super-awesome www.SugarBeeCrafts.com - you should check it out!  I am super excited to be part of the SNAP contributor team, and super excited to share with you a simple craft for Last Minute Christmas Decor - - a rolled fabric snowman! This comes together so … [Read more...]

Amazing Christmas Trees

Winter Wonderland Christmas Tree The Inspired Room

I am ashamed to admit I don't yet have my Christmas tree up and decorated. In fact, I may still have fall decor around the house begging to be put away. (Or maybe that's my kids begging for me to put them away...) My Christmas tree decorations are nothing to get excited about, which is okay with me. I prefer simple; I leave the awesome decorating to my kids who decorate their own small tree each year. I am still surprised at how many ornaments they manage to hang on that thing. Today we've rounded up some amazing Christmas trees complete with all the holiday festiveness one can put on an … [Read more...]

Snow Ice Cream Kit {neighbor gift}

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*Editor's note: I am so excited to introduce Ariean, from One Krieger Chick, who's joining me here at Snap as a regular contributor. Ariean recently participated in the So You Think You're Crafty competition and I was blown away by her work! Hop over to her site, I think you'll be impressed as well!  Hello Friends!  This is my absolute favorite time of year...time to spend with family and enjoy traditions. The cold days force us inside or outside...if you are already enjoying some snow. Last year, we had record snowfall... it snowed into May!  Just in case we have a similar Winter, I … [Read more...]

DIY Nutcracker Wall Art

DIY Nutcracker Silhouette Wall Art

Hello friends.  Have you decked the halls yet for Christmas?  I am almost finished.  Today I am sharing my DIY Nutcracker Silhouette Wall Art with you.  I made these for my son since he begs every year for a new nutcracker.  I'm not a huge fan of the traditional nutcrackers, so this was my compromise.  I love how they turned out, and they have become a permanent part of our Christmas decor.  They are an easy project, you might even have some supplies already lying around the house. Supplies: - Canvas or Wood - Acrylic Paint (white & whatever color you want your silhouette to … [Read more...]

Holiday Porch Decorating Ideas

Holiday Porch Decorating Ideas

Can you believe it's already December 1st? It feels like Thanksgiving was only a few days ago. Oh, wait. It was. We're having some beautiful winter weather here in Utah, which makes it the perfect time to get your porch ready for the holidays. If you don't have a favorite style already, perhaps one of these holiday porch decorating ideas will inspire you. ... ... 12 Holiday Porch Decorating Ideas ... Christmas decor ideas for the front porch via PB&J Stories ... Christmas front porch decor via Eleven Magnolia Lane ... Front porch hot cocoa party via Celebrating … [Read more...]

Homemade Holiday Ornaments

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Earlier today we rounded up 15 festive holiday neighbor gift ideas, but I'm thinking these homemade holiday ornaments could be part two of the same post. There's no doubt in my mind any one of these ornaments would put your friends and neighbors in the best of holiday spirits. ... ... 12 Homemade Holiday Ornaments ... Pom pom ornaments via Craftaholics Anonymous ... Paper punch flower ornament via STYROFOAM Brand Foam Crafts ... Chalk paint shabby ornaments via Made In a Day ... DIY marbleized ornaments via Confetti Sunshine ... Holly berry glass ornament via The … [Read more...]

Holiday Neighbor Gift Ideas

Christmas candy & printable

I grew up with a tradition of walking plates of goodies to our many neighbors. The plates where overflowing with all kinds of holiday treats, from crinkle cookies to fudge. That was my favorite neighbor gift to give because it meant there would be delicious leftovers at home. Whether you prefer to give crafts or cookies, these 15 holiday neighbor gift ideas will have you singing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" in no time at all. ... ... 15 Holiday Neighbor Gift Ideas ... Snow cone neighbor gift via The Idea Room ... Bread, honey butter & printable tag via Thirty Handmade … [Read more...]

10 Tips to Craft Room Organization

Craft Room Organization

In the last year as my websites and SNAP! Conference has grown, I have blown out of my regular office space. And, when I say "blown out," I mean I've got a disaster on my hands. I am the most effective in my space, when things are simplified, organized and where I need them so the disorganization is seriously affecting my creative mojo. Really. In the next few weeks, I will be moving into a larger studio space to accommodate all of my crap awesome DIY and craft supplies. Though I could pack everything up and sort it out in the new space, it just makes more sense to move things in a more … [Read more...]

Last-Minute Thanksgiving Ideas

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I can't believe Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away. Holy cow, where did the fall go? Just in case you're in as serious a state of shock as I am, we've rounded up some last-minute Thanksgiving ideas you're going to gobble up in record time (or at least before the 28th). ... ... Last-Minute Thanksgiving Ideas ... Pumpkin gingersnap cheesecake bites via Just Us Four ... Fall dinner napkins via PinkWhen ... Turkey gratitude jar via Bombshell Bling ... Rosemary-onion quick bread via An Edible Mosaic ... Thanksgiving place cards via Home Cooking … [Read more...]