Candy Birthday Bracelet

Candy Birthday Bracelet

Good Monday, my friends (and welcome to guests from the Crazy Little Projects Birthday Bash)! I am excited to be sharing a tutorial for a fun candy birthday bracelet. This time of year gets a bit crazy around here. In addition to Snap planning, we have FOUR, yes FOUR, birthdays in May. It's a bit ridiculous... Knowing that the first of the birthdays falls the Sunday following the close of Snap, I usually start thinking about birthday ideas early in the year. It's the only way I can plan a decent celebration! So, when Amber emailed me about joining her in celebrating her blogs … [Read more...]

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...]

Football Paper Chain + $200 Giveaway

Football Paper Chain

We've had such fun sharing fun football-related party ideas to help you get ready for the "big game" this last week that when I was asked by Coupons.com to team up with 12 other creative bloggers and create one last decor idea, I had to say yes! The best part? One lucky reader is going to win a $200 e-gift card, to one of more than 50 stores! Woot!!! Football Paper Chain Tutorial I've already printed out the awesome football cones and drink tags that Brenda shared last week, but a party really isn't a party without some sort of banner or bunting and so I decided to create a fun football … [Read more...]

2014 DIY New Years Hat and Crown Printable

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Editor's note: YOU GUYS!!! I am so excited to introduce you to Holly, who is joining me as a regular contributor to Snap in 2014! She's kicking things off with an amazing New Year's Eve party printable you don't want to miss! DIY New Year's Eve Hat and Crown Printable Now that Christmas is over it's time to start thinking about the New Year. Ring in the new year in style with these DIY printable 2014 hats and crowns. They are easy and affordable to make. Plus, they are sure to be an instant hit with your New Years Eve party guests. You will need the following supplies: White Card … [Read more...]

DIY Sparkle Food Picks for New Year’s Eve

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Editor's Note: Please welcome Jessica, from Pen and Paper Flowers. Jessica will be joining me in 2014 as a regular contributor to the site and I am so happy to have her on board! DIY Sparkle Food Picks Happy Holidays SNAP! friends! I'm Jessica from Pen N' Paper Flowers and I'm so happy to be here today! We are 2 days away from Christmas and you know what that means!? We'll soon find ourselves crawling out from underneath piles of wrapping paper…tangled in half-lit tree lights and facing the daunting task of making returns; only to be whisked right into a New Year's Eve celebration … [Read more...]

Easy Classroom Birthday Treats

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Do you ever struggle with what to bring to school as a little treat for your child's birthday? If so, I've got you covered because today I'm sharing some easy classroom birthday treats with you! My daughter recently had a birthday and I wanted to bring a little treat to school that would be easy for the teacher to hand out and wouldn't make a mess in the classroom so I made these easy cupcake birthday treats. I started with some store bought cupcakes because our school doesn't allow homemade treats. Then I added the cute cupcake toppers to each of them. Next place your cupcakes into clear 9 … [Read more...]

It’s a Mary Poppins Party and You’re Invited!

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I am really, really excited about today's share. Why? Because this one is going to enable me to get to know you! When I started blogging five years ago, it was to join the very small craft, entertaining and DIY blogging niche. It was so fun getting to know all of the bloggers and my readers then. Since I started this little corner of the web that I call home has simply EXPLODED! There are hundreds of bloggers in this space and hundreds of thousands of readers. Though I get to know a lot of bloggers through Snap Conference, I don't get to meet regular every day readers very often. When my … [Read more...]

Unique Birthday Gift Idea: A Gift A Year

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May is crazy for us. We have four birthdays in about five weeks. Needless to say by the time we complete the run, there's an over abundance of cake around this time of year and perhaps limited supply of birthday ideas. This year I wanted to do something special for Derek's birthday. I don't know about you, but I always have a hard time picking out just the right thing. Guys seem to buy what they want when they want it and what they always really want is so expensive, right?! (Please tell me I am not alone in thinking this...) In the end, I decided to celebrate with a unique birthday gift … [Read more...]

DIY Patriotic Partyware

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I am a bit too practical sometimes. I like to buy party goods that can be used for any event and I like to get them in bulk. I blame Costco for this particular problem. The problem is that I hate having each and every get together look boring and incomplete. I've learned that details are the thing that tie a good event together. In the past, I have added to the plain by creating hand-stamped napkins. I considered pulling something similar together for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, but it just didn't have enough sparkle. Flat and fireworks just don't go together. This was a project … [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...]