Ginger Snap Crafts: 2017

DIY Holiday Gift Tags {tutorial}

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Good morning! Eek! Do you realized that we have exactly 2 weeks until Christmas? Yep! We are running out of time. ha! ;) If you are like me, you are still on the hunt for some of those last minute gifts, too. Annnnd one of the hardest ages to shop for is tweens. Don’t you agree? ;) They aren’t into the little kids things like toys & games, and they aren’t quite big enough for gifts you would give an older child. The good news is that I have found the perfect gift for my own tween daughter. Yay! She is super creative & loves to draw & Sharpie permanent markers have always been a favorite of hers. I found amazing gift packs at Target for an incredible deal, so I wanted to pass it along to you. I also have a tutorial for you today, too! Keep reading, & I’ll show you how to make some cute DIY Holiday Gift Tags to go along with your gifts this year. Let’s get started! :)

 

15 Classic Christmas Ideas

Hello there! It’s cold! Yesterday we didn’t get above freezing! Brrrrr! How’s the weather where you are??? Anyone have any snow? :) Today I am excited to be featuring 15 Classic Christmas Ideas that were linked up to last week’s {wow me} wednesday party. All of these ideas can be used year after year, and they’ll always look ah-mazing! Don’t forget! This week’s party is still going on. Feel free to swing by & check out even more fantastic holiday ideas. If you are a blogger, be sure to link up your ideas. I’d love to see them & feature you, too. You can do that here. Buuuut first check out this very merry feature post. Enjoy! :)

15 Classic Christmas Ideas at GingerSnapCrafts.com #Christmas #holiday #decor

{wow me} wednesday #328

Hello! Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!
I’m so glad you are here. :)

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Last week I featured 12 Holiday Wreaths!
You can check them all out right over here.

12 Holiday Wreaths at GingerSnapCrafts.com #wreaths #holiday #DIY

12 Holiday Wreaths

It’s December! Time to bust out those Christmas decorations. ;) One of the first spots I decorate is our front door. A holiday wreath is always a fun way to greet guest during the holidays. Today I am excited to feature 12 Holiday Wreaths that were linked up to the last two {wow me} wednesday parties. They are all fabulous! Don’t forget! This week’s party is still going on. Feel free to stop by & check all that out here. If you are a blogger, be sure to link up your ideas, too. Buuuuut first check out this Christmassy feature post. Enjoy! :)

12 Holiday Wreaths at GingerSnapCrafts.com #wreaths #holiday #DIY

DIY Console table {tutorial}

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Good morning! Whew! It’s the last day of November! Eek! This year is flying by! I don’t know if you are like me, but I like to tackle a few DIY projects before company comes into town. I really don’t do that on purpose, but it just seems to always work out like that for some reason. haha! For Thanksgiving, my sister & her family came into town. Annnnd the week before I decided to move our armoire out of the kid’s TV room and replace it with this amazing DIY Console Table. It literally took a day to pull off the switcheroo. Annnnnd I love it! :)

DIY Console Table by GingerSnapCrafts.com #LifeStorageDIY #DIY

{wow me} wednesday #327

Hello! Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!
I’m so glad you are here. :)

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Last week I took off for Thanksgiving. So, I didn’t have a feature post!  
Buuuuut check out one of my favorite post from last year ~ these free Christmas printables.
You can find links to them all right here. Enjoy! :)

10 Free Christmas Printables at GingerSnapCrafts.com #printables #Christmas

{wow me} wednesday #326

Hello! Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!
I’m so glad you are here. :)
Happy Thanksgiving!
I’ll be taking off the rest of the week.
I hope you all have a great holiday weekend. :)

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Last week I featured 12 DIY Pillow Ideas!
You can check them all out right over here.

12 DIY Pillow Ideas at GingerSnapCrafts.com #pillows #homedecor #gingersnapcrafts

Hostess Gift Idea {tutorial}

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Good morning! Well, it’s Thanksgiving week. So, that means the holidays are officially upon us! Yay! Whether you are hosting or visiting family & friends this holiday season you going to need to stock up on all those go to items for holiday entertaining. Today I am excited to share this simple (buuuut very much needed & appreciated!) Hostess Gift Idea filled with some of my favorite products from Dollar General. I also have a free printable to go along with that, & I am sharing some amazing deals with you on all of these products! Let’s get started! :)

Hostess Gift Idea with Dollar General at GingerSnapCrafts.com #hostess #giftideas

Rag Tree Pillow with Cricut® {tutorial}

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Good morning! I have had so much fun playing with my new Cricut Maker! Eek! It’s an amazing machine. Annnnnd you should definitely put it on your Christmas list! Especially if you love working with fabric. I am not super comfortable with sewing (yet!!!), but I do love working with fabric (especially cute or pretty fabric!!). Today I am excited to share this cute no sew Rag Tree Pillow tutorial with you. :)

rag tree pillow at GingerSnapCrafts.com #cricutmade #cricutmaker

12 DIY Pillow Ideas

Good morning! I love decorating with pillows! How about you? :) Annnnnnd I am excited to share 12 DIY Pillow Ideas with you this morning. Some of these are perfect for the holidays & some are perfect for all year long. I’ll be sharing a fun pillow tutorial tomorrow that I made with my Cricut Maker. So you’ll want to check back then! :) Remember this week’s {wow me} wednesday party is still going on right now. Feel free to stop by & check out this week’s link ups. You can do that here. Annnnd don’t forget to enter to win a Cricut Maker right here. Buuuut first check out this fun pillow filled feature post. Enjoy! :)

12 DIY Pillow Ideas at GingerSnapCrafts.com #pillows #homedecor #gingersnapcrafts

Teacher Tumblers with Cricut® {tutorial} + Giveaway

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Good morning! Christmas is coming up real quick! Annnnnd some of the first people I think about getting gifts for are all the teachers in my kiddos’ lives. Teachers are amazing! :) So, today I’d love to share this Teacher Tumblers gift idea with you along with a how to cut vinyl tutorial annnnnnnd a fun giveaway from Cricut! I promise, you’ll want to read to the end of THIS post. Eek!

Teacher Tumblers Gift Idea at GingerSnapCrafts.com #teacher #giftideas #cricutmade

{wow me} wednesday #325

Hello! Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!
I’m so glad you are here. :)

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Last week I featured 7 Turkey Ideas!
You can check them all out right over here.

7 Turkey Ideas at GingerSnapCrafts.com #turkey #thanksgiving

Christmas Fudge Gift Idea

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Hello, friends! Christmas is just around the corner, and I wanted to give you the perfect gift idea to give to family & friends. Annnnnd this is also a tradition you might want to start as a family as well. Recently, I received the book Lieutenant Terry’s Christmas Fudge. Annnnnd I could not put it down. I read the entire book the day it came in the mail. It was that good! It is based on the true story of Lt. Wendell B. Terry who survived a horrific plane crash, and then he survived time spent as a prisoner of war in Germany during WW II. It’s a story of faith, service & miracles.

Christmas Fudge Gift Idea at GingerSnapCrafts.com #gift #giftideas #Christmas

DIY Joy Sign {tutorial}

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Good morning! I am so excited to be partnering up with Remodelaholic again to bring you a fun Christmas themed blog hop. You might remember a few months ago when we had a 2x4 blog hop, and I shared my jumbo tic tac toe game with you. Now I am excited to share another fun project with you. This huge DIY Joy Sign is so easy to make, and it would look fabulous on your front porch. Let’s get started! :)

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7 Turkey Ideas

Good morning! Or should I say gobble, gobble? Ha! Is anyone else in denial that Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away? Eek! Time is flying by! Today I am excited to feature 7 Turkey Ideas that were linked up over the last several {wow me} wednesday parties. These would all be fun to do with the kiddos over the Thanksgiving break. Remember this week’s party is still going on. So feel free to swing by & check it out here. Buuuuut first enjoy this fun feature post. :)

7 Turkey Ideas at GingerSnapCrafts.com #turkey #thanksgiving

DIY Step Stool

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Hello there! I’m just popping in to let you know that I am over on the Life Storage blog this week sharing another DIY tutorial. This month I’m sharing the plans to make this DIY Step Stool.

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DIY Oh Christmas Tree Sign {tutorial}

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Good morning! Today I am excited to be participating in the #handmadeholidays blog hop. I’m excited to be sharing this Oh Christmas Tree DIY Sign tutorial with you. I also have links to some amazing holiday décor ideas from some of your favorite bloggers. Annnnnnd we have a giveaway. Keep reading! :)

Oh Christmas Tree DIY Sign Tutorial at GingerSnapCrafts.com

Popsicle Stick Snowflake {tutorial}

Good morning! Today I am excited to be taking part in Craft Lightning again. :) This month is all about holiday crafts. When I think of winter, Christmas & the holidays, the first thing I think about is snow! We are all dreaming of a white Christmas, right? ;) Today I’m excited to share this Popsicle Stick Snowflake tutorial with you. Your kiddos will love making these on a cold, snowy day! :)

Popsicle Stick Snowflake at GingerSnapCrafts.com #popsiclestick #crafts

{wow me} wednesday #324

Hello! Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!
I’m so glad you are here. :)

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Last week I featured 12 Thankful Ideas!
You can check them all out right over here.

12 Thankful Ideas at GingerSnapCrafts.com #thankful #thanksgiving #crafts

12 Thankful Ideas

Good morning! Just this week I realized that my kiddos have two full weeks of school & then Thanksgiving break will be here! Eek! Isn’t that crazy??!! This year is flying by. Do you have any fun plans for Thanksgiving? We plan on sticking around here & getting some work done on our house. :) This past week I was excited to see some fun Thanksgiving ideas linked up to {wow me} wednesday. So today I’m excited to feature 12 Thankful Ideas. Remember this week’s party is still going on! Feel free to swing by & check it out here. Buuuuut first enjoy this very thankful feature post. :)

12 Thankful Ideas at GingerSnapCrafts.com #thankful #thanksgiving #crafts

{wow me} wednesday #323

Hello! Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!
I’m so glad you are here. :)

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Last week I featured over 12 Halloween Treats!
You can check them all out right over here.

12  Halloween Treats  at GingerSnapCrafts.com #halloween #treats

You can enter to win a Cricut Explore Air Mint Bundle right here.

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Answers to Your Most Common Cricut Questions & a Giveaway

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Hello! It's me! How was your weekend? Ours was cold! haha! We finally had to turn on the heater! Brrrrr! As you might of seen over the past 6 months or so, I’ve been answering some of your most common Cricut questions. I thought it would be good to round them all up into one post. Annnnnnnd I have a fun giveaway for you at the bottom of this post! Eek! You’ll want to stick around for that! Let’s get started. :)

Answers to your most common Cricut questions at GingerSnapCrafts.com #cricut #cricutmade

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DIY Cheer Bows {tutorial}

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Good morning! How about some football??? Whose going to enjoy some Friday night lights tonight? We are! Wahoo! Football is huge around our little town. Annnnnd it looks like we are going to have another long post season. We are crossing our fingers for another run for the state title. Of course, we’ve got to show a little bit of our Blackhawk Pride at every single game! Today I am excited to show you how I made these cute DIY Cheer Bows for my youngest daughter with my Cricut Maker & Cricut EasyPress. Let’s get started! :)

DIY Cheer Bows at GingerSnapCrafts.com #cheer #cheerbows #cricutmade #cricut

12+ Halloween Treats

Good morning to you! Halloween is so much fun at our house. One of our favorite family traditions is to make Halloween inspired treats before we go trick or treating each year. I was loving all the fun & spooky ideas that were linked up over the last several {wow me} wednesday parties. I decided to round up a few of my favorites for you today. Yay! You are going to love these 12+ Halloween Treats. Remember this week’s party is still going strong! Be sure to stop by! You can do that here. Buuuuut first enjoy this fa-boo-lous feature post! :)

12  Halloween Treats  at GingerSnapCrafts.com #halloween #treats

{wow me} wednesday #322

Hello! Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!
I’m so glad you are here. :)

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Last week I featured 15 Pumpkin Recipes!
You can check out all the yumminess out right over here.

15 Pumpkin Recipes at GingerSnapCrafts.com #pumpkin #recipes

2x4 black cats {tutorial}

This post was first seen over on I Dig Pinterest.

Good morning! Halloween is a little more than a week away! Eek! This year is flying by! Before Halloween gets here I wanted to share this cute 2x4 Black Cat tutorial with you! I love easy crafts especially when the holidays start sneaking up on me! ha! ;)

6 Ways to Establish Optimism at Home

This is a special guest post from the Mormon Channel.

I am so excited to turn my blog over to the folks from the Mormon Channel today. I also have a link to how you can get a special gift from our family at the bottom of this post. Enjoy! :)

Your attitude not only affects yourself, it affects your family. So if you want your family to be healthier and happier, then your family needs to have an optimistic mindset. Optimism is more than an attitude, though. It’s how you look at and face challenges, failures, and other life obstacles. To have a more optimistic home, you have to show your family how to think and act positively every day and in every situation. And here are six ways you can do that.

6 Ways to Establish Optimism at Home

15 Pumpkin Recipes

Good morning to you! I hope you’ve had a wonderful week! I’ve been busy working on a few projects that I can’t wait to share with you soon. :) In the meantime, check out these 15 Pumpkin Recipes that were linked up to the last several {wow me} wednesday parties. I can’t wait to try some of these. Yum! Remember this week’s party is still going on. Feel free to stop by & check out all the links. If you are a blogger, link up some of your ideas. I would love to feature you too! You can do all of that right here. Buuuut first check out this yummy feature post. Enjoy!

15 Pumpkin Recipes at GingerSnapCrafts.com #pumpkin #recipes

{wow me} wednesday #321

Hello! Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!
I’m so glad you are here. :)

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Last week I featured 10 beautiful fall tablescapes!
You can check them all out right over here.

Fall Tablescapes at GingerSnapCrafts.com #fall #tablescapes

Hexagon Jack-O-Lanterns {tutorial}

This post was first seen over on See Vanessa Craft. Affiliate links are used for your convenience.

A few weeks ago I was visiting See Vanessa Crafts. I shared these cute Hexagon Jack-O-Lanterns. Just in case you missed it over there, I wanted to share it here as well. This is such a cute way to greet all the little Trick or Treaters in a few weeks. :) By the way these pumpkins might look a little familiar if you’ve followed my blog for awhile. You can see my lighted pumpkin sign. here. I love repurposing & reusing what I already have. :) So, today I’d love to show you how I made these cute Hexagon Jack-O-Lanterns. Let's get started! :)

Hexagon Jack-o-lanterns at GingerSnapCrafts.com

Cricut Maker vs. Silhouette Cameo 3

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I also hope you’ve been following along with my Cricut Question Series. :) If not, you can find question 1 here & question 2 here & question 3 here & question 4 here & question 5 here & question 6 here & question 7 here & question 8 here & question 9 here & question 10 here & question 11 here. Whew! ha! Today we are going to tackle question #12. :)

Just a little history on my cutting machine obsession. Yes, it’s an obsession for me! haha! ;) I firmly believe with the right tools you can do & create anything! I’m not the most creative or the most crafty person, but with my Silhouette and most recently, with my Cricut, I have created & can create amazing things. Annnnnd I know you can, too! Deciding which machine to purchase is a huge decision. These machines aren’t cheap! It really depends on what you what to make. Do you want to cut mostly vinyl? Fabric? Or are you a paper crafter? Taking all of this into account will help you decide which machine you feel would fit your needs the best. Today I am going to share my completely honest opinions are two amazing machines the Silhouette Cameo 3 and the brand new, Cricut Maker. Yes, they are BOTH amazing with their own pros and cons.

Cricut Maker vs. SilhouetteCameo #CricutMaker #SilhouetteCameo

As you might of guessed, our final question is: How is the Cricut different from other cutting machines?

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10 Fall Tablescapes

Good morning! Ahhhhhh! Fall is here. We had a cool front roll in earlier this week, and it was ah-mazing! I love the crisp cool air, the pumpkins, colorful leaves and all things fall. How about you? Today I am excited to be featuring 10 Fall Tablescapes that were linked up to the last several {wow me} wednesday parties. Annnnnd they are fabulous! Be sure to check out this week’s party which is going on right here. Annnnnd don’t forget to link up your ideas, if you are a blogger. I’d love to feature you, too! Buuuuut first check out this fabulously fall feature post. Enjoy! :)

Fall Tablescapes at GingerSnapCrafts.com #fall #tablescapes

{wow me} wednesday #320

Hello! Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!
I’m so glad you are here. :)

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Last week I featured 10 Cute Halloween Ideas!
You can check them all out right over here.

10 Cute Halloween Ideas at GingerSnapCrafts.com #halloween #trickortreat

Popsicle Stick Spiders {tutorial}

Thanks to Cricut for supplying some of the materials for this post. :) This post was first seen over at Eighteen25.

Oh my goodness! Halloween is sneaking up on me quick! ha! How about you? One of our favorite family traditions is to make a cute Halloween craft together. Annnnnd these adorable Popsicle Stick Spiders would be THE perfect craft for your kiddos & mine to make this year. Best of all, it only takes a few minutes to put together & you probably already have all the supplies on hand. Let’s get started! :)

Chihuly in the Forest

I’ve partnered with Crystal Bridges to bring you this post. #CBChihuly

Good morning! It's the weekend (almost!). Annnnnd if you are looking for something fun to do in Northwest Arkansas this weekend, Chihuly in the Forest is the place to be! The North Forest of Crystal Bridges has been completely renovated, & right now you can take in Dale Chihuly’s amazing glass blown sculptures in this beautiful outdoor display. Dale Chihuly has said, “I want people to be overwhelmed with light and color in a way they have never experienced.”

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10 Cute Halloween ideas

Good morning! Is this year flying by for anyone else? I can’t believe it’s already October! Eek! I’m loving all the cute fall & Halloween ideas that have been linked up over the last several {wow me} wednesday parties. :) Today I am excited to feature 10 Cute Halloween Ideas that I found as I went through the links. I’m definitely a cutesy Halloween person not a scary one! ha! Remember this week’s party is still going on. Please stop by & check it out when you have a chance. You can do that here. Buuuuut first check out this spooky in a cute way feature post. Enjoy! :) 10 Cute Halloween Ideas at GingerSnapCrafts.com #halloween #trickortreat

{wow me} wednesday #319

Hello! Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!
I’m so glad you are here. :)

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Last week I featured 10 Pasta Recipes!
You can check them all out right over here.

10 Pasta Recipes at GingerSnapCrafts.com #pasta #recipes #gingersnapcrafts

You can enter to win a Cricut Maker right here!

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