Olympic Confetti Gold Medals

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The 2014 Winter Olympics are just around the corner, so I'm here to show you how make confetti gold medals. These would be great for an Olympics themed party or lots of fun for a class treat. Or, if you're like me, just make them for the kids to enjoy during the opening ceremonies. They are crazy easy to make! Gather your supplies: Gold wrapping paper Confetti (or make your own with some red, white, & blue tissue paper) Red, white, & blue ribbon Glue stick Circle cutter (not necessary, but makes the job easier if you have one) Scissors Double over a square piece of … [Read more...]

Chenille Winter Olympic Rings

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Hello, friends! Michele from The Scrap Shoppe here with a fun winter Olympics craft. Can you believe the winter Olympics will begin in a few short weeks? We love to watch the skiing and ice skating. And, of course, its fun to cheer on our athletes! Whether its winter or summer, the first thing I think of when I think Olympics is the Olympic rings. They represent colors found in all national flags of competing countries. The interlacing of the rings represents unity. So, of course, when creating an Olympic craft, I had to create chenille Olympic rings!   I chose to use … [Read more...]

DIY Year of the Horse Shirt

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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...]

Magic of Christmas + Printable

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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

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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...]

Envelope Advent Calendar

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Oh my goodness. It's not often that I am around on a Sunday, but I am popping online tonight for what might be my favorite "Christmas party" of the season...The Holiday Idea Exchange! Tonight, I get to join some of my VERY FAVORITE bloggers... Four Generations One Roof | Nest of Posies | No. 2 Pencil Positively Splendid | Simple as That | SNAP! Tatertots and Jello | ThistlewoodFarms | TidyMom | Two Twenty One In a pinning party set to feature some of the most fun 2014 holiday ideas on the web! Woot!!! This evening, each of us will be pinning YOUR great holiday ideas, along with a few of … [Read more...]

Framed Chalkboard Magnets

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While shopping at Michaels the other day I came across these adorable little fancy frames from the $$Dollar$$ section. Don't you just love that section!?! They had several frames in different colors and I think even a few different shapes.  I needed to make a small gift for someone and I grabbed one of these small frames.  When I originally purchased my frame it wasn't the exact color I was looking for, it was actually red...and since I needed something turquoise I spray painted it!  Now for the rest of what I did... Framed Chalkboard Magnets Supplies: -  Small Fancy Frame - … [Read more...]

Simple Paper Pumpkin Tutorial {Giveaway}

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Happy Labor Day! It's starting to...gosh I struggle to find the right word...SEEM...a lot more like fall. It's super hot outside and doesn't FEEL like fall, but the kids are back in school, football season has kicked off and I am loving all of the cute fall clothes I've seen in stores. In any event, I am now focused on fall crafts. I am really excited to share a simple paper pumpkin tutorial with you today.   If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen that I am now working with the Pebbles, Inc. Design Team. This is both exciting (I love Pebbles!) and absolutely … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Chalkboard Banner

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I like functional. I like dual-purpose. I LOVE a good deal. Today's DIY all-occasion chalkboard banner fills all my needs. On top of all that. I think it would make a cute gift too! When you take a look at the limited supplies required for this project, you'll realize what an easy/inexpensive project this chalkboard banner really is. Supplies Wood. We used a variety of shapes bought at the craft store and handmade markets, but you could use something like this craft plywood on Amazon. Martha Stewart Chalkboard Paint Foam brush. Twine. Chalk. We painted our wood with … [Read more...]

Coffee Filter Peonies

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Hi friends!  Today I'm showing you how to make Coffee Filter Peonies.  Not only are they pretty, they are easy to make.  There are so many possibilities for colors with this project too.  Let's get started, here's what your going to need: -  Coffee Filters -  Scissors -  Floral Wire -  Floral Tape -  Food Coloring -  Glue or Hot Glue Gun 1.  Fold your coffee filter in half {I did two filters at a time}. 2.  Fold again in to fourths. 3.  Fold again in to sixths. 4.  Last fold so that it is in eights. 5.  Take your scissors and create a scalloped edge around the … [Read more...]