Last-Minute Handmade Gifts

Last-Minute Handmade Holiday Gifts

I will tell you something as long as you promise not to judge me. My Christmas tree still isn't decorated. Yep, it's been one of those years. I was lucky to get up any holiday decor at all. And holiday cards? Not going to happen until after the new year. If you're a procrastinator like me, or you've simply found yourself caught up in the holiday craziness, these last-minute handmade gifts may be your saving grace. Choose one or two and you'll have friend and neighbor gifts ready in no time! ... ... 15 Last-Minute Handmade Gifts ... Reindeer feed gift idea via The Idea … [Read more...]

Cardboard Yarn Ornaments


*Editor's Note: Krisha, from Jacks and Kate, first linked up to Show & Tell Wednesday more than a year ago. It was love at first sight. However, I really got to know her as she competed in So You Think You're Craft this last year. Her projects were ALL amazing. I am excited to let you know that she will be joining us here as a regular contributor in 2014. Please welcome her! xoxo Tauni First, I have to say that I'm absolutely thrilled to be on board as a SNAP contributor! Incredibly honored, thanks again Tauni! With that said, this is my debut contributor post. I was given the task to … [Read more...]

Magic of Christmas + Printable


Editor's Note: Please meet Brenda, from From Me, With Love. I simply love Brenda's clean, simple take on things and I am thrilled that she's joined us as a regular contributor for 2014.  Hi everyone! I am Brenda Bird, a graphic designer, and I blog over at From Me, With Love, a lifestyle, design and style blog. I am beyond thrilled to be a new contributor to the Snap blog. When I was 8 years old, my dreams of Santa were dashed. The magic of Christmas didn't feel like it used to. A little dramatic, I know, but I was always told I was an old soul. As I grew up and prepared Christmas … [Read more...]

Simple Winter Wonderland Framed Art


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 #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 - 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}


*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

Pom pom ornaments

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...]