Ginger Snap Crafts: 2019

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Hello there! Christmas is almost here! I’m an after Thanksgiving Christmas decorator. How about you? I am starting to think about it though! One of my favorite ways to decorate our tree is with homemade ornaments. I like getting the kiddos involved, and then I really love getting those ornaments out each year. Oh the memories! So, today I am excited to share some amazing DIY Christmas Ornaments with you that were linked up to the last several {wow me} wednesday parties. Remember this week’s party is still going on. Don’t forget to check that out. If you are a blogger, be sure to link up your latest projects & ideas. I’d love to feature you, too! You can do that all right here. Buuuut first check out this fun & merry feature post. Enjoy! :)

{wow me} wednesday #429

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

Last week I featured some really fun turkey ideas. :)
You can check them all out right over here.


Glitter Mug {tutorial}

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Good morning! Today it is time for another addition of Craft Lightning! This month we are all sharing crafts around the theme of glitter! I admit glitter is fun…..buuuuut it can be messy! That’s why I love to glitter iron-on and glitter vinyl when I’m in the mood for glitter. ha! So today let me show you how I made this Glitter Mug with glitter vinyl which would make a great Christmas gift for a neighbor or friend. Let’s get started! :)

Tons of Turkey Ideas for Thanksgiving

Good morning! Or should I say gobble, gobble? Ha! Is anyone else in denial that Thanksgiving is little over 3 weeks away? Eek! Time is flying by! Today I am excited to feature Tons of 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. :)

Easy Personalized Stockings with My Cricut Explore Air 2 {tutorial}

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Good morning! I can’t believe the holidays are just around the corner! This year has flown by! I’m kind of in denial that it is already November. So crazy! Buuuut I know that I need to start thinking about Christmas and all the fun holiday festivities that are coming up. We have so many family traditions around the holidays, and my kiddos look forward to them every single year. One of our biggest traditions are stockings. We have a set of stockings that we have been using for a long time, but they don’t really fit our style anymore. I recently found these perfect farmhouse stockings when I was out & about, & I knew they would be perfect for our home. I also wanted to personalize each of them with our names. There is just something special about having your name on something. Don’t you think? That’s why I love having a Cricut Explore Air 2. It makes personalizing things like this so easy! It’s also great for personalized gifts and just about anything holiday related that you can dream up. Let me show you how I made these Easy Personalized Stockings. Let’s go!

{wow me} wednesday #428

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

Last week I featured 7 Place Setting Ideas! :)
You can check them all out right over here.

Annnnnnnd by the way, you can enter to win a $100 gift card to Michaels right over here.

Holiday Pom Pom PIllow + Pillow Party & Giveaway

This Pillow Party is sponsored by Fairfield World, and is hosted by Laura Kelly Designs & The Hedgehog Hollow. :)

Good morning! Happy Monday! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. Ours was really nice. The weather was beautiful. Today I am excited to be participating in Fairfield World’s Pillow Party with some of my favorite bloggers. Our mission was to create holiday inspired pillows to share with you, and we are also hosting a fun giveaway for you, too for a $100 Michaels gift card & 10 pounds of Polyfil so you can create some pillows, too! Let’s get started. :)


7 Place Setting Ideas

Hello there! I just wanted to pop in really quick to share some beautiful place setting ideas that were linked up to the last several {wow me} wednesday parties. I know Thanksgiving is in a few weeks, and these ideas would look beautiful on your table. Be sure to pin this post for later. This week’s party is still going on. Be sure to swing by, and check it all out right here. If you are a blogger, be sure to link up your ideas. I’d love to see them & feature you, too. :) Buuuut first check out this very pretty feature post. Enjoy! :)

Huge Sale on Cricut Maker Bundles

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Hi! I’m back! If you missed my Cricut Gift Guide post from this morning, hurry over & pin that post for later. I shared all the must haves for the vinyl obsessed crafter like me. :) Now I’m back with an amazing deal from Cricut, and this one is all about the Cricut Maker! Eek! Starting today you can save a bunch on some really ah-mazing Cricut Maker bundles. Keep reading for all the details! :)

The Ultimate Cricut Gift Guide for the Vinyl Obsessed

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Good morning! Eek! Christmas is almost here. Annnnnd if you are looking for the perfect gift idea for your vinyl obsessed wife or girlfriend, you have come to the right place! Of course, if YOU are the vinyl obsessed crafter, be sure to send this post to your significant other! I’m not sure how many hubbies are actually reading this blog. ha! :) Anyways, today I am so excited to be sharing THE Ultimate Cricut Gift Guide for the Vinyl Obsessed! So, keep reading! :)

{wow me} wednesday #327

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

Last week I featured 12 Yummy Pumpkin & Apple Recipes!
You can check them all out right over here.

12 Apple & Pumpkin Recipes

Good morning! How are you? I love fall! Annnnnd one of my favorite things about fall is all the yummy apple AND pumpkins recipes that you can make! :) That’s why I am excited to share these 12+ Apple & Pumpkin Recipes with you that were linked up over the last several {wow me} wednesday parties. Remember this week’s party is still going on. Be sure to swing by & check that out, if you can. You can do that right here. Buuuuuuut first enjoy this delicious feature post. :)

5 Reasons Why I love my Cricut Explore Air 2 + A New to the Block Baby Bodysuit {tutorial}

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Good morning! I am so excited about today’s Cricut post! Nothing has changed my life more (well maybe besides getting married & having 5 kiddos!) than my cutting machine! I purchased my very first cutting machine about 8 years ago, & I have used just about every make & model since. Annnnnd the one I keep coming back to the most is my Cricut Explore Air 2. I’m going to give you my top 5 reasons why I love this machine from Cricut, & I also have an adorable new baby inspired project for you, too using my Air 2. Let’s get started! :)

{wow me} wednesday #326

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

Check out these Cute Halloween Treats that I featured last week!
You can check them all out right over here. :)

Cute Halloween Treats

Hello there! How are you? Halloween is sneaking up on us really quick! Eek! We just went to the pumpkin patch this week, and now our front porch is full of pumpkins. Up next….Halloween treats! ;) Annnnd today I am excited to be featuring some Cute Halloween Treats from some of you! All of these were linked up to last several{wow me} wednesday parties. This week’s party is still going strong. Be sure to swing by & check out this week’s amazing collection of ideas. If you are a blogger, be sure to link your ideas & projects, so I can feature you, too. You can do all of that right here. Buuuuut first check out this adorably spooky & yummy feature post. Enjoy!

{wow me} wednesday #325

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

Last week I featured 10 Fall Ideas.
You can check them all right over here.


Turn a Coat Closet into Craft Storage {tutorial}

If you are like me, annnnnd I’m sure you are! ;) You love creating & having plenty of craft supplies on hand, so you can craft & create whenever the feeling strikes. But finding the space to store all those craft supplies can be a challenge! Today we are going to talk all about DIY Craft Storage & how to turn a coat closet into craft storage. Let’s get started. :)

10 Fall Ideas

Good morning! It was almost below freezing this morning! Ahhhhhh! Fall is in the air (or maybe even a little bit of winter!). Annnnnd can you believe it's almost the middle of October already? Fall is definitely one of my favorite times of the year with hayrides, cooler weather, pumpkins, hot apple cider and more. Today I am excited to be featuring 10 Fall Ideas that were linked up to the last several {wow me} wednesday parties. Remember this week’s party is still going on. So feel free to stop by & link up your ideas. You can do that here. Buuuuut first check out this wonderfully fall feature post. Enjoy! :)

{wow me} wednesday #324

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

Last week I featured 10 Apple Recipes.
You can check out all the yumminess right here.

DIY Polka Dot Shoes with the Cricut Easypress Mini

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Good morning! How was your weekend? Ours was fabulous! The weather was nice & cool, and we got to spend lots of time together as a family. I missed my college kids though! I even got to break out my newest crafting tool ~ the Cricut EasyPress Mini. This new tool from Cricut is so, so cute, and it makes the perfect companion to any size EasyPress you might already have. It’s perfect for small & unique projects like these adorable DIY Polka Dot Shoes. So, today I am excited to share that tutorial with you plus give you all the details on this cute little crafting machine. Let’s get started. :)

10 Apple Recipes

Hello! Today is my favorite day of the week! I get to feature some of YOU! Yay! Fall is so in the air…finally! It was so nice & cool last night. :) Today I am so excited to share over 10 of the best apple recipes around that I can’t wait to try out! They are all so perfect for fall. Yum! Remember this week’s party is still going on right now. Be sure to swing by & check it all out. If you are a blogger, be sure to link up your latest projects and posts. I’d love to see them & feature you, too. You can do that here. Buuut first check out this yummy feature post. Enjoy!

{wow me} wednesday #323

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

Last week I featured 8 fabulous DIY Home Projects.
You can check them all out right over here.


Are you ready to upgrade your Cutting Machine to a Cricut?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Good morning! Have you been thinking about upgrading your older model Cricut machine or competitor machine for a sleek new Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2? Then this might be the time to do it! Eek! Cricut has launched a Trade Up program today that will save you money and get a brand new Cricut machine in your hands to create all the things. So keep reading! I’m sharing all the details today. Get excited! :)


8 DIY Home Projects

Good morning! How are you? This week has flown by. So many activities! We are enjoying getting out and about in the cooler weather though. How about you? Next week is my birthday week. Yay! Annnnnd I always get my family to tackle a few DIY projects together while they can’t say no. haha! This year we are going to finally paint the rest of the trim that’s been sitting in the hallway & install it in the bedrooms. Fun, right? ;) I know they are super excited about it. haha! Anyways, check out these amazing (and a lot more fun!) DIY Home Projects that were linked up over the last several {wow me} wednesday parties. Remember this week’s party is still going on. Feel free to swing by & check all that out. You can do that here. Buuuuut first enjoy this very DIY feature post. :)

Peel-A-Way Banana Card with Cricut Maker {tutorial}

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Good morning! :) When Cricut launched the Cricut Maker 2 years ago, they made a promise to come out with more tools & more materials. They have not disappointed! :) Over the last few years the Maker’s arsenal of tools has grown & along with that creators (like you & me) have had the chance to master new crafts & create things we never knew we could. It’s truly ah-mazing!  These tools are all possible, & can be used only with Maker, because it was specially designed with an Adaptive Tool System. Recently Cricut released 4 more tools (Eek!!!) made especially for the Maker using this system. Annnnnd I can’t wait to tell you all about them. I used two of those tools to make this cute Peel-a-way Banana Card. Let’s get started. I’ve got a lot to tell you! :)


{wow me} wednesday #322

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

Last week I featured 8 Halloween Treats!
You can check them all out right over here.

8 Halloween Treats

Hello there! How are you? Halloween is sneaking up on us really quick! Eek! I shared TWO Halloween inspired posts earlier this Annnnd today I am excited to be featuring 8 Yummy Halloween Treats from some of you! All of these were linked up to last several week’s {wow me} wednesday parties. This week’s party is still going strong. Be sure to swing by & check out this week’s amazing collection of ideas. If you are a blogger, be sure to link your ideas & projects, so I can feature you, too. You can do all of that right here. Buuuuut first check out this adorably spooky & delicious feature post. Enjoy!

Boo Cake Topper {tutorial}

This post is not sponsored, but affiliate links are used. Thank you for supporting Ginger Snap Crafts. :)

Good morning! It’s time for another addition of Craft Lightning! You know those quick & easy crafts that take under 15 minutes to create. This month’s theme is all about Party Crafts. Annnnnd since Halloween is coming up next month, I thought I share this super easy & cute Boo Cake Topper tutorial with you. Let’s get started. :)

3 Simple Halloween Projects with Cricut {tutorial}

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Affiliate links are used for your convenience. Thank you for supporting Ginger Snap Crafts. :) #cricutcreated

Good morning! It’s my most favorite time of the year! The air is getting cool & crisp. I can see a hint of color in the trees. Pumpkins are in the store. Annnnnd all the holidays are coming up! Eek! It’s a crafters dream come true. ha! Annnnd the first holiday coming up is Halloween. I love making cute, simple things for our annual family Halloween party. Annnnd with the Cricut Explore Air 2, I can whip out cute projects in just a few minutes. Today I am excited to share 3 Simple Halloween Projects (starting with these cute Halloween cupcake toppers!) with you ~ all made with my Cricut Explore Air 2. Let’s get started! :)

{wow me} wednesday #321

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

Check out these 9 Dinner Ideas. Yum!
You can check them all out right over here.

9 Dinner Ideas

Hello there! Dinner, dinner, dinner…what’s for dinner? ha! I think I hear that question every single day. ;) I love finding new recipes to try out. We get tired of the same old thing every night. So, I was super excited to find these 9 Dinner Ideas linked up to last week’s {wow me} wednesday party! Yum! I’m also share some of my most popular dinner recipe round up posts as well. So, you’ll want to pin this post for later. :) Remember this week’s party is still going on. Feel free to swing by & check out this week’s links right here. Buuuut first, check out this amazingly yummy feature post. Enjoy! :)

{wow me} wednesday #320

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

Last week I featured these 5 Amazing Muffin Recipes!
You can check them all out right over here.

5 Amazing Muffin Recipes

Hello there! It’s my favorite day of the week. It’s time to feature some of your amazing ideas, & this week it’s all about these 5 Amazing Muffin Recipes that were linked up to the last several {wow me} wednesday parties. They look delicious, & I can’t wait to try them all. How about you? ;) Remember this week’s party is still going strong. Feel free to swing by & check that out & link up your ideas, if you are a blogger. You can do all that here. I’d love to see your ideas & feature you, too! Buuuuuut first, check out this delicious feature post. Enjoy! :)

{wow me} wednesday #319

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

Check out these mazing fall decor ideas that were featured last week!
You can check them all out right over here.


DIY Book Ledges for under $20 {tutorial}

Good morning! These so easy to make DIY book ledges will help organize your kiddo’s books without taking up valuable space on their bedroom floor. My husband & I made these for my youngest son’s room. Annnnnd I love them! I kind of want to put these all over the house! They’d make awesome picture ledges, too! Let me show you how to make them yourself in one afternoon & for under $20!

Fall Décor Ideas

Good morning! It was so cool here this morning! We have our windows open. Ahhhhhh! Fall is in the air. Annnnnd can you believe it's almost September already? Fall is definitely one of my favorite times of the year with hayrides, cooler weather, pumpkins, hot apple cider and more. I can’t wait! Today I am excited to be featuring some Fall Décor Ideas that were linked up to the last several {wow me} wednesday parties. Remember this week’s party is still going on. So feel free to stop by & link up your ideas. You can do that here. Buuuuut first check out this wonderfully fall feature post. Enjoy! :)

{wow me} wednesday #318

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

Back to school is in full swing, and I am loving these organization ideas.
On Friday I’ll be sharing a brand new tutorial on some DIY book shelves I made for my son’s room.
Eek! I’m so excited to share! In the meantime, check out these fabulous ideas right here.

{wow me} wednesday #317

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

Check out these fun End of Summer Ideas that I featured from last week!
You can check them all out right over here.

10 End of Summer Ideas

Good morning! Whew! This summer has been a whirlwind! I’m tired. ha! My son got married a few weeks ago, & we have been busy non-stop since then. I’m kind of excited about back to school & having things settle down into a normal routine. Of course, I love summer & don’t want it to end. I know! What to do? I can’t have it both ways. ;) Buuuuut before summer ends check out these 10 End of Summer Ideas that would be perfect to do in the next week or two. Don’t forget to stop back tonight for the next {wow me} wednesday party. :) In the meantime, enjoy this fun summery feature post. :)

{wow me} wednesday #316

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

Check out these 60+ Back to School Ideas!
You can check them all out right over here.

10 Must-Haves in Creating a Functional Homework Station

Whether your kiddos attend school or are homeschooled, they need a quiet spot to work on their schoolwork &/or homework. Whether it be at the kitchen table or a desk in their room, check out these 10 must-haves in creating a functional homework station for your kiddos. Annnnd can you believe the kiddos are already heading back to school??? :( These pictures are actually from our school room last year. Today we worked all day getting it ready for this year. Annnnnd it looks a little bit different now, but not too much! :)

First Day of School Pictures & a Canvas Factory Giveaway

Thank you to Canvas Factory for sponsoring this post & giveaway. All opinions are my own.

Good morning! Aaaahhhh! Summer has gone by way too fast! We are back from vacation. Annnnd we are already getting ready for back to school! Annnnnd one of our favorite traditions is a first day of school picture. I’m sure many of you have the same tradition. Am I right? ;)

{wow me} wednesday #315

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

Can you believe back to school is already here?
I’m loving these 10 Back to School Ideas! :)
You can check them all out right over here.

{wow me} wednesday #314

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

Just a heads up! :) I’m co-hosting a huge blog hop & giveaway
with some of my favorite Cricut bloggers. You can find out all about that here!
Be sure to enter to win almost $600 worth of fabulous Infusible Ink supplies here.

Easy Pen Holder Teacher Gift {tutorial}

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PilotPen4School #PowerToThePen #CollectiveBias

Good morning! Oh my goodness! My kiddos go back to school in a little over two weeks. Isn’t that crazy? Summer flew by! Buuuut I am excited to get back in the schedule & routine that school brings. Annnd it will be football season soon. Yay! ;) At the beginning of the school year, it’s always fun to bring a back to school gift to your new teacher. So today I am excited to share this Easy Pen Holder Teacher Gift idea with you with Pilot Pen at Walmart. They are the perfect addition for the upcoming school year for you & your favorite teacher. Let’s get started. :)

Peony Paper Flower + Cricut EasyPress & Infusible Ink Giveaway Bundle {tutorial}

This post is not sponsored by Cricut, but affiliate links are used.

Good morning! I am super excited today to join with some of my favorite Cricut bloggers to bring you a fun Summer of Flowers event. Throughout this week, we will all be sharing our favorite flower inspired projects using our Cricut machines. :) Today I am excited to share this Peony Paper Flower tutorial with you. :) Annnnnd did I mention that I have a huge Cricut giveaway for you, too? Yep! I do! So, let’s get started.

DIY Reusable Back to School Sign with Cricut {tutorial}

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Good morning! Back to school is right around the corner! Annnnnd I love using my Cricut Maker to personalize all the things! :) With my Cricut Maker, I can make cute back to school signs, personalized notebooks, binders, lunch boxes and more. The possibilities are endless! Today I’d love to show you how made this cute DIY Reusable Back to School Sign & a few other easy back to school ideas. Let’s get started. :)

{wow me} wednesday #313

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

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

5 Tips for a Fresh Smelling Bathroom

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Good morning! Having 5 kiddos can make having a clean smelling bathroom a little bit of a struggle. Kids are stinky! ha! ;) If you struggle with this too, keep reading! Today, I am excited to share my 5 Tips for a Fresh Smelling Bathroom with Angel Soft® with Fresh Lavender-Scented Tube.