Easy DIY Paper Flowers


Happy New Year SNAP! Friends! This is Jessica from Pen N' Paper Flowers and I'm happy to kick off 2014 with a fun and easy DIY for you today - inspired by Chinese New Year. When I was asked to post about something related to Chinese New Year I began researching the traditions of the holiday because honestly, I didn't really know too much about it. As I read through the many different descriptions of the typical holiday traditions aside from the mention of fireworks, red envelopes, a thorough house cleaning and a New Year's Eve Dinner there was one recurring detail that resonated with me…the … [Read more...]

DIY Year of the Horse Shirt


Happy New Year SNAP Friends!  Hope your first week in 2014 has been Amazing! While we are all excited about a fresh start in 2014, did you know that at the end of this month, January 31, marks another big New Year celebration?  The Chinese New Year!  The Chinese New Year is the longest, most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. This year happens to be the Year of the Horse.  If you were born in the Year of the Horse, you may be cheerful, talented and good with your hands...among other wonderful qualities. People often wear red to the New Year festivities...Red symbolizes … [Read more...]

Chinese Paper Lanterns

Chinese Paper Lanterns

Hi friends!  Happy New Year!  I am Rebecca from The Crafted Sparrow, some of you have seen me around SNAP - I just wanted to let you all know how excited I am to be a contributor again for 2014. Now that Christmas and New Year's have come and gone, it's time to start thinking of the next fun Holiday to celebrate! With Chinese New Year coming up at the end of January I thought it was the perfect time to share these Chinese Paper Lanterns with you. Aren't they cute?!  They are really easy to make, and even a great project to let the kids help with. Supplies: Poster Board or Card Stock … [Read more...]

DIY Stuffed Fox

DIY Stuffed fox 1

Editor's Note: Please welcome Crystal, from Stitched by Crystal. She will be joining us as a regular contributor in 2014. Crystal blew me away last season on So You Think You're Crafty and I think you're going to LOVE the projects she shares! xoxo Tauni Hi there! I’m Crystal from Stitched by Crystal. I am so excited to be joining in as a contributor here at SNAP! and I have a super cute tutorial to share with you today! There are only 6 shopping days left until Christmas!  If you are like me, you have put off your Christmas shopping and are now scrambling to get everything done. Well, … [Read more...]

Holiday Stenciled Burlap Bags

Holiday Stenciled Burlap Bags

Editor's Note: Kimberly, from A Night Owl, has been a regular participant in Show & Tell Wednesday for nearly two years now. She's an incredible crafter and balances it all amidst being a mom, a wife and working outside the home. Please give her a big welcome! xoxo Tauni Hi SNAP friends! Kimberly from A Night Owl here and I am just ecstatic to be a part of this amazing community! I'm going to be sharing fun holiday crafts that you can definitely pick up and replicate. I'm all about the simple - but effective - crafts and DIYs! And what I'm sharing today is no exception: these adorable … [Read more...]

DIY Texting Gloves


Editor's Note: I am thrilled to have Jessica, from Mom 4 Real, joining me as a regular contributor in 2014. Jessica turns out amazing DIY projects on a regular basis, but what really makes her special is that she has an incredible grasp on successful blogging. She's a great addition to the Snap team!  Hey, hey Snap peeps!  I'm Jessica from Mom 4 Real, and I am so happy to be here sharing a fun last minute holiday gift idea with you! My daughter, Kate has been asking me for texting gloves for the past month. I must admit, I had no clue what texting gloves were, but she quickly schooled me on … [Read more...]

DIY Paper Feathers

DIY Paper Feathers via http://snapcreativity.com #giftwrap #papercraft #feathers

When I was young, I had aspirations... I wanted to be an advertising executive, the President and well, I really wanted to work at the seasonal gift wrap booth in the mall. Sadly, I never held any of these lofty positions. However, I do consider myself something of a gift wrap hobbyist. Soooo.... Imagine my excitement at the opportunity to share in a fun giftwrap-a-palooza with my sweet friends At the Picket Fence, Finding Home, Maison de Pax and Thistlewood Farms! Here's a little sneak peek at what you can expect to see from each of them... I typically use a traditional … [Read more...]

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...]