Ginger Snap Crafts: July 2015

31 July 2015

Simple Party Backdrop {tutorial} #makeitfuncrafts

This post is brought to you by FloraCraft® Make It: Fun®. I am so excited to be a part of the Make It Fun® Team this year. #makeitfuncrafts

Good morning! It’s time for another fun Make It: Fun® challenge. Yay! This month’s challenge was outdoor decor. I was so excited to receive a huge box full of FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Sheets to use for this challenge. You have so many possibilities with these foam sheets. (Follow the #makeitfuncrafts hashtag to see more!) This time of year (when the weather is so nice) is it fun to host an outdoor party. So I decided to make this Simple Party Backdrop using 2 of these foam sheets. I love that you can personalize these to match any party theme. Plus it is so easy to make! So keep reading to see how I did it! :)

Simple Party Backdrop #gingersnapcrafts #makeitfuncrafts   #sponsored

30 July 2015

20+ Back to School Ideas

Good morning! I can’t believe I am saying this! Buuut it looks like we will be headed back to school in a few weeks. Eek! Summer has flown by! We plan on going back to school shopping this weekend. We’ve been making our list & going through our clothes to see what we need to buy. The kiddos are excited. :) I loved going through the links this week. Annnnd today I’d love to share 20+ Back to School Ideas that were linked up to the the last few {wow me} wednesday parties. If you haven’t checked out this week’s party make sure you do! Annnnd if you are a blogger, I’d love to see YOUR ideas & feature you, too! You can link up & see this week’s links right {HERE}. Buuuut first check out this A+ feature post perfect for back to school. Enjoy! :)

Twenty Back to School Ideas at GingerSnapCrafts.com #backtoschool #linkparty #features

29 July 2015

Back to School Messenger Bag {tutorial}

This post is brought to you by Happy Crafters.

Good morning! Can you believe it is almost time for school to start? We only have 3 more weeks until the big day. Eek! :) We have been making our back to school list of what we need this year. It's very long! ha! I have 5 kiddos going to school this year. (Yes, that’s all of them!) Whew! It’s going to be quiet around our house in a few weeks. ;) One of the must haves for back to school is a backpack or messenger bag. You've got to have something to carry all of those books & homework around in. ;) So let me show you how I made this cute {back to school} messenger bag with some gold foil heat transfer vinyl from Happy Crafters. It was easy! So let’s get started! :)

Back to School Messenger Bag with Gold Heat Transfer Vinyl   from #HappyCrafters #sponsored

28 July 2015

{wow me} wednesday #216

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

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Last week I featured 15 Summer Salads.
You can check out all the delicious recipes right {HERE}.

15 Summer Salads at GingerSnapCrafts.com #salads #recipes

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No Churn S’more Ice Cream {recipe}

This post is brought to you by CansGetYouCooking.com. I am a member of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. #cansgetYOUcooking

Hello! Summer means ice cream, right? ;) I’ve have seen this homemade ice cream recipe floating around the internet for a while now, & I couldn’t wait to try it out to see if it worked. Annnnd since I always have sweetened condensed milk in my “cantry” I had just about everything I needed to make this No Churn S’more Ice Cream on hand. Yay! I love sharing how canned foods make homemade easy as part of my partnership with Cans Get You Cooking! I love cooking with can foods. Canned foods mean less prep & year-round availability. Using can goods helps make healthy, homemade meals, desserts & yummy recipes like this one a reality, a lot more often at our house. Now let’s get to that recipe!

No Churn S'more Ice Cream at GingerSnapCrafts.com   #cansgetyoucooking #ad

27 July 2015

Easy DIY Ribbon Storage {tutorial} #ProjectAmazing

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ProjectAmazing #CollectiveBias

Hello! How are you? When the dog days of summer hit, I always like to start a few organizing projects inside the house. Being inside (in the nice cool air!) sure beats being out in the hotness. ha! So I’ve been working on organizing a few things over the last several weeks. One spot that always needs a little bit of organizing is my “craft area”. Do you remember when I turned one wall in our master bedroom into my craft room? You can see that {HERE}.

We all know that Command™ Brand Strips & Hooks offer damage-free hanging solutions for your walls. They always hold on strong & remove cleanly. Buuuut did you know that these products also have a wide variety of uses for all of your craft projects? They are awesome for that! Now you can even find them in the crafting aisle at Walmart. Yay! You can also find lots of Project Amazing ideas using these products right {HERE}. Today I’d love to show you this Easy DIY Ribbon Storage idea using Command™ Picture Hanging Strips. So keep reading!

Easy DIY Ribbon Storage #gingersnapcrafts

Back to School with Sadie Robertson #liveoriginal

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and DaySpring, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #DayspringSadieRob http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

Hello! It’s almost back to school time! Can you believe it? Summer is flying by for us. How about you? I’m not super excited about school starting, but I secretly LOVE to go back to school supply shopping! There is just something about all of the brand new pencils, new backpacks & new spiral notebooks! ha! Last week my girls & I were at Walmart checking out all the back to school supplies. They were busy putting out all the new school supplies, & we spotted the super cute Sadie Robertson Live Original line from DaySpring. My girls are in love! They wanted one of each! So keep reading to see what we picked up. :)

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24 July 2015

Easy Craft Room Storage Idea #gearlove

This post is part of a sponsored campaign for Socialstars & Office Depot. #GearLove #GearUpForGreat

Good morning! It’s Friday! What are you up to today? I hope something fun! Do you have gear you can’t live without? You know the things you use every single day. I’m sure it’s not a surprise to you, but the gear I can’t live without has to be craft supplies & a way to organize them. I love the organizing of the craft supplies *almost* as much as the craft supplies! haha! Earlier this year I showed you how I organized my craft room (also known as my “craft area”!) in our master bedroom. Since then I have been tweaking the space & adding a little bit more storage to my space. You can never have too much storage! Of course, I headed to Office Depot to pick up a few supplies to help me. I had been eyeing these cute storage containers for a while now. I love that you can #gearupforgreat & find just about everything you need for so many creative & organizational projects at Office Depot. So keep reading to see this Easy Craft Room Storage Idea! It’s perfect for adding a little bit more storage to a small space. :)

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23 July 2015

15+ Summer Salads

Hello! How are you? We are just now getting back into the swing of things after an amazing family vacation last week. I *think* I’m caught up on laundry. (For now, anyways!) I had fun going through the links last week. Annnnd today I’d love to share 15+ Summer Salads that were linked up to the the last week’s {wow me} wednesday party. These salads are perfect for those hot summer nights. If you haven’t checked out this week’s party make sure you do! Annnnd if you are a blogger, I’d love to see YOUR ideas & feature you, too! You can link up & see this week’s links right {HERE}. Buuuut first check out this very yummy feature post. Enjoy! :)

15 Summer Salads at GingerSnapCrafts.com #salads #recipes

22 July 2015

Duck Tape® Pencil Pouches {tutorial} #ducktoschool

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hello! How are you? I don't want to say this too loud, but back to school time is almost upon us! Eek! Summer has gone by way too fast! To get my kiddos excited about heading back to school I love to have them help me create some fun back to school accessories that fit their personality & style! Duck Tape® is a great way to personalize and style up your school supplies and accessories! I love the fun printed and color Duck Tape®. You have so many possibilities & endless combinations to work with! {Find Duck Tape here.} Today I love to show you how I used some printed and color Duck Tape® to create these cute Duck Tape® Pencil Pouches with just a few supplies! So keep reading!

Duck TapeĀ® Pencil Pouches at GingerSnapCrafts.com #ducktape #backtoschool

21 July 2015

{wow me} wednesday #215

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

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Last week I featured 12 Frozen Treats.
Check out all the cool recipes right {HERE}.

12 Frozen Treats at GingerSnapCrafts.com #frozen #treats

We just returned home from our family vacation. We had a great time! It’s good to be home though. :) On the way back we stopped half way in Indianapolis & attended the LDS Indianapolis Temple Open House. If you live in the area you will want to check this out. An open house is open to the general public & open to everyone. I was so excited to take my kids. You can find out more right {HERE}. It’s a great opportunity to see inside & learn more about temples. The open house is Monday through Saturdays until August 8th. I hope you can attend! #INDYtemple #sharegoodness

 

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20 July 2015

How to Make a Windsock with Offray Ribbon {tutorial}

This post is brought to you by Offray.

Hello! I love easy summer crafts, and this one fits the bill perfectly! Today I’d love to show you How to Make a Windsock with just a few supplies & tons of fun, colorful ribbon from Offray. This windsock would make a great addition to a little girl’s room or at a summer get together or make a bunch & hang them at your next party. They can be personalized with so many color combinations & are so quick to put together. So let’s get started!

how to make a windsock at GingerSnapCrafts.com

Glow in the Dark Lightning Bug Jars + vinyl blog hop

This post is brought to you by Expressions Vinyl. This post contains affiliate links. #VinylProjects #ExpressionsVinyl

Good morning! Eek! I am so excited about today! If you know me at all, you know that I am a little bit obsessed with all things vinyl! I love, love, love vinyl! You can use it in so many ways. I love cutting mine with my Silhouette. If you don’t have a Silhouette or Cricut you can still use vinyl ~ craft punches & scissors work just as well. ;) Today I am excited to team up with some of my favorite bloggers & Expressions Vinyl to bring you tons of vinyl projects & ideas. Yay! I’ll have links to everyone’s projects at the end of this post plus links to some of my favorite vinyl projects that I’ve shared over the years. First, I want to show you how I made these cute Glow in the Dark Lightning Bug Jars. These little jars are so perfect for summer. Annnd when you let your cute little lightning bugs go…your jar will keep on glowing. So keep reading to see how to make them! :)

glow in the dark lightning bug jars at GingerSnapCrafts.com

17 July 2015

5 Unique Tie Dye Projects {that don’t involve tying!}

Happy Friday! While we are enjoying our vacation & while I’m taking a little break from all things crafty (Eek!) I thought it would be fun to round up some of my favorite projects. :) I have shared quite a few tie dye posts over the years, and the one thing they all have in common is that don’t involve tying anything! ha! They are also super easy & fun to do. So enjoy these 5 Unique Tie Dye Projects! Annnnnd I’ll get back to my va-cay! Follow me on instagram to see where we are! ;) Enjoy this colorful post!

5 Unique Tie Dye Projects at GingerSnapCrafts.com

16 July 2015

12 Frozen Treats

Good morning! It has finally warmed up over here after a very cool & rainy few days last week. Yay! So that makes it the perfect time for a cool treat. Today I’d love to share 12 Frozen Treats that were linked up to the the last several {wow me} wednesday parties. If you haven’t checked out this week’s party make sure you do! Annnnd if you are a blogger, I’d love to see YOUR ideas & feature you, too! You can link up & see this week’s links right {HERE}. Buuuut first check out this very cool feature post perfect for those hot summer days. Enjoy! :)

12 Frozen Treats at GingerSnapCrafts.com #frozen #treats

14 July 2015

{wow me} wednesday #214

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

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Last week I featured 15 Recipes Perfect for the Grill.
You can check out all the yumminess right {HERE}.

15 Recipes Perfect for the Grill #recipes #linkparty #features

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13 July 2015

DIY Mary Janes with Tie Dye {tutorial}

This DIY Mary Janes post was first seen over at Craftaholics Anonymous. I am so excited to be a part of their Creative Team this year. :)

Good morning! How was your weekend? Ours was good….we were busy packing up. This week is vacation time! Wahoo! Before we leave I wanted to pop in & share this cute baby tutorial with you. My youngest is almost 6! Ugh! Buuuut luckily I am also the oldest of 6 sisters. One my younger sisters just had a baby girl a few months ago. So I was excited to make these adorable DIY Mary Jane shoes for her little tiny feet with some craft supplies I already had on hand. So keep reading to see how I did it. :)

DIY Mary Janes Baby Shoes #felt #baby

10 July 2015

Postcard Memory Book {tutorial}

This postcard memory book was first seen over at Design Dazzle as part of their Summer Camp Series. Thanks to Canvas Corp for supplying some of the supplies.

Good morning! Today I'd love to share a fun summer activity that we actually started last year! We went on a huge trip out West with stops at Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone, Idaho & Utah. Somewhere along the way my kiddos started collecting postcards. You can find them everywhere from hotels, gas stations, rest areas & gift shops. When we got home we made a postcard memory book. We can’t wait to add to it in a few weeks when head out East. So let me show you how we did it.

09 July 2015

15 Recipes Perfect for the Grill

Hello! It’s summer! Oh summertime….I love you! I especially love cooking on the grill & giving the kitchen a break! Yay! Today I am excited to share 15 Recipes Perfect for the Grill that were linked up to the last several {wow me} wednesday parties. If you haven’t swung by this week’s party make sure you do! Annnnd if you are a blogger, I’d love to see YOUR ideas! You can link up & check out this week’s links right {HERE}. Buuuut first check out this very yummy feature post perfect for dinner tonight! Enjoy! :)

15 Recipes Perfect for the Grill #recipes #linkparty #features

07 July 2015

{wow me} wednesday #213

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

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Last week I featured 12 Flag Inspired Crafts.
You can check this red, white & blue post right {HERE}.

12 Flag Inspired Crafts @ GingerSnapCrafts.com #LinkParty   #Features #flags

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How to Organize Family Birthdays #sendsmiles

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.
#SendSmiles #CollectiveBias

Hello! Our family is getting big! My siblings are just about all married. Annnd with that comes more cute little nieces & nephews. Yay! I love being an aunt. I don’t love when I forget their birthdays though! I know I always love getting cards in the mail on my birthday. My kiddos wait anxiously as their birthday nears for their birthday mail. We always display all of their birthday cards on the mantel as they come in. So I’ve made it a goal this year to not miss any birthdays! Recently on a trip to Walmart I found some super cute & awesome Hallmark Cards starting at 47 Cents. I couldn’t help but stock up on these birthday cards, & I bought a bunch! Today I’d love to share How to Organize Family Birthdays. I’m also sharing a free Family Birthday Calendar printable with you. So let’s get started! :)

how to organize family birthdays at GingerSnapCrafts.com  #sendsmiles #ad #collectivebias

Tie Dyed Scarf {tutorial} + blog hop #ScarfWeek2015

Good morning! I am so excited to be taking part in the 2nd Annual Scarf Week hosted by The Thinking Closet & Tried & True. I’m also honored to be partnering up with 13 other bloggers today to share some fun dyed, painted & stamped scarf tutorials with all of you! I’ll be sharing links to their scarfs at the end of this post. Be sure to stop by their blogs today, too for some amazing scarf inspiration. :) Today I’d love to show you how I made this “tie” dyed scarf. I love the fun colors, & you won’t believe how easy it was to make. So let’s get started. :)

Tie Dyed Scarf at GingerSnapCrafts.com #scarfweek2015

06 July 2015

How to Cut Fabric Using Starch {tutorial}

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Faultless/Bon Ami Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Good morning! Recently I was introduced to Faultless Starch as well as their new product Faultless Premium Starch. I absolutely LOVE this stuff! Faultless Premium Starch will help keep your clothes looking new, & it will have you always looking your best. Yay! :) It's also good to know that the Faultless Premium bottle doesn't clog, flake or stick! Plus ~ I really love the fresh clean cotton scent. It smells amazing! One thing you probably didn't know was that you can use Faultless Starch to cut fabric! I'm so excited to share this quick How to Cut Fabric Using Starch tutorial with you today! (Annnnd I have a Faultless Premium Coupon & giveaway for you, too!) So keep reading!
 
how to cut fabric using starch at GingerSnapCrafts.com

Tie Dye Balloon Flip Flops {tutorial}

This balloon flip flop post was first seen over on Craftaholics Anonymous last month. :)

Good morning! How was your 4th of July weekend? Ours was amazing! I love spending time with my family, & I loved watching my kiddos run around with their glow sticks & sparklers. It was magical. I love summer time! Today I’m excited to share this easy ~ perfect for summer ~ craft. Your tween girls will love making these Tie Dye Balloon Flip Flops. Keep reading to see how easy these are to put together. Enjoy! :)

tie dye balloon flip flop tutorial at GingerSnapCrafts.com

04 July 2015

Pledge Allegiance Printable {take two} & the Ultimate Red, White & Blue Round Up {200+ ideas}

Happy 4th of July! Thanks to a very observant reader who noticed a huge mistake in my first Pledge of Allegiance printable (Can you spot it? Look HERE.} I’ve updated my Pledge of Allegiance printable for you. Yay! I promise I really did major in Political Science! I must of missed the class on the pledge. ha! ;) I’ve also rounded up over 200+ patriotic ideas for the Ultimate Red, White & Blue Round Up! Make sure you scroll to the end of the post. I’m also sharing an amazing video perfect for today. I hope you all have an amazing 4th of July full of friends, family, yummy food, FiReWorKs & most of all, enjoying the freedoms we have in this amazing country. God bless America! :)

Pledge of Allegiance at GingerSnapCrafts.com

You can print out a copy right {HERE} or right click & save & size as needed.

03 July 2015

12 Flag Inspired Crafts

Hello! Happy Friday….or should I say happy long holiday weekend! :) Yesterday I shared a yummy potato salad that is perfect for the 4th of July. So I had to wait to share this fabulous patriotic feature post until today. Eek! I don’t like waiting….but this post was definitely worth the wait! Today I am excited to share 12 Flag Inspired Crafts that were linked up to the last several {wow me} wednesday parties. If you haven’t swung by this week’s party make sure you do! Annnnd if you are a blogger, I’d love to see YOUR ideas! You can link up & check out this week’s links right {HERE}. Buuuut first check out this very red, white & blue feature post that’s perfect for the 4th of July. Enjoy! :)

12 Flag Inspired Crafts @ GingerSnapCrafts.com #LinkParty   #Features #flags

02 July 2015

Picnic Potato Salad {recipe} #FavRanchFlav

This post is brought to your by DataRank & Hidden Valley Ranch. #FavRanchFlav

Good morning! I can’t believe how fast the 4th of July has snuck up on me! ha! Only a few more days until we can celebrate! Yay! One of our family’s favorite 4th of July traditions is having a cook out outside or at the park. How about you? One of our must have side dishes is potato salad. Potato salad goes great with all the usual cook out foods ~ hamburgers, hot dogs, pork chops & BBQ. They all taste a little better with some potato salad on the side. So today I am excited to share this yummy Picnic Potato Salad made with one of the brand new Hidden Valley Ranch flavors ~ Sweet Chili. I also have a Walmart coupon for you. So keep reading!

Picnic Potato Salad at GingerSnapCrafts.com