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...]

Top 10 Posts of 2013

Top Posts of 2013 SNAP

Wow. What a year. It's been a bit of a whirlwind! It's always fun to look back at the year's posts and share reader favorites. This year's top 10 line up features more recipes than ever before...I hate to say it was the year of eating, but it may well have been! I am also excited to see two contributor posts show up in the top 10 this year. I am truly blessed to be working with some amazing women . Without further ado, please enjoy the top 10 posts of 2013 (plus a little bonus right out of the gate!). Top 10 Posts of 2013 Okay, so technically this first highlight wasn't actually … [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...]

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...]

Back-to-School Projects

Back to School Projects & Ideas

School started a week earlier than usual this year, and with a late-summer trip to California, we only had a few days of summer left to get ready. I really wish I'd planned better and made time for a couple of these adorable back-to-school projects to make the transition a bit easier and a lot more fun. ... ... 15 Back-to-School Projects ... Lunchbox chalkboard via Hoosier Homemade ... DIY wooden pencil box via Apartment Therapy ... Mason jar teacher gift via It's Overflowing ... DIY school chart via Spoonflower ... Homework station via Uncommon Design ... Back … [Read more...]

Travel & Camping Ideas for Kids

Travel & Camping Ideas for Kids

Though our family has yet to go camping (sad but true), we do take an annual road trip to my parents' home in Califorina—a solid 11-hour drive. I'm always on the lookout for ideas and projects to keep my kids busy in the car and at grandma's house so I can maintain a bit of sanity. Our trip is in just a few weeks so I'm already planning how the kids will pass the time. I scoured the web and Pinterest and found 12 travel and camping ideas for kids perfect for our summer vacationing. ... ... 12 Travel & Camping Ideas for Kids ... Kitchen roll kaleidoscope via … [Read more...]

Last-Minute 4th of July Ideas

Last-Minute 4th of July Ideas

In just five days we'll be parading, picnicking, family gathering, and firework-ing (if you're lucky enough to live in a state where fireworks are legal). Last week we brought you a roundup of pretty patriotic decor ideas; this week we're waxing patriotic once again to bring you more Independence Day fun with last-minute 4th of July ideas. ... ... 11 Last-Minute 4th of July Ideas ... July 4th Layered Drinks via In Katrina's Kitchen ... Firecracker Tie Dye Patriotic Shirt via iLoveToCreate ... Uncle Sam Mustache Pops from No. 2 Pencil ... Red, White and Blueberry Trifle … [Read more...]