Ginger Snap Crafts: November 2016

{wow me} wednesday #285

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


Last week was Thanksgiving, so I didn’t do any features. I’ll double up this week!
Buuuut here’s one of my favorite feature posts. You can check out tons of fun gift ideas over {HERE}.

20 Neighbor Gift Ideas at #linkparty #features[7]

Hot Cocoa Neighbor Gift Idea {tutorial}

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

I love the holiday season! One way our family spreads love & holiday cheer is by making handmade gifts for our neighbors & friends. Let me show you how easy this Hot Cocoa Neighbor Gift Idea was to put together with a little help from American Greetings.

hot cocoa neighbor gift at

American Greeting is having fun this holiday season. They are making it easy for people to "Elf" their friends, neighbors, coworkers, favorite teachers & family. You may wonder what “Elfing” is! Well, let me tell you. ;) It’s creating a small gift using a festive bag or small basket filling it with M&M’s or other holiday treats, an American Greetings card or even this hot cocoa gift jar, & then leaving the gift on a neighbor's porch or on a teacher’s desk with a cute printable. You can print out this cute “You’ve Been Elfed” tag right {HERE}! You can also find a poem to go along with it & an “I’ve Been Elfed” hang tag to hang on their door, too.


Let It Snow Sign + 50+ Snow Day Activities

This post is brought to you by Life Storage.

Good morning! Winter is finally here. We were still eating dinner outside on our fabulous farmhouse picnic table last week, but I know soon (very, very soon) everything winter will be here in full force. That means snow! Yay! I grew up in Texas, & we didn’t see snow very often at all. When we moved to Northwest Arkansas (& our first winter rolled around) we fell in love with the snow. It is so beautiful & magical! Buuuuut after about the first week of being snowed in that all changed. A serious case of cabin fever had set in, so we had to come up with some fun ways to spend our snow days quickly. Over on the Life Storage blog I am sharing this huge DIY Let It Snow Sign along with 50+ Snow Day activities that have kept us sane over the years.


Ornament in a Vintage Box + ornament blog hop

Good morning! Did you have a fabulous Thanksgiving? I hope so! We are all in Dallas with family. The kiddos have had a blast with their cousins. Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas & all of those Christmas crafts. I am excited to joining in with some of my blogging friends to bring you a fun #ornamenthop. I’ll have links to their posts at the bottom of this one, but first let me show you how I made this cute Ornament in a Vintage Box. Let’s get started!

ornament in a vintage box at

{wow me} wednesday #284

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


Last week I featured 12+ Turkey Crafts!
You can check out all the Thanksgiving fun right over {HERE}.

12  Turkey Crafts at #turkey #turkeycrafts #crafts_thumb[2]

Christ Block {tutorial}

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Hello! Yesterday I shared how we love to spread the joy on Christmas. Annnnd today I am so excited to let you know about the brand new #LIGHTtheWORLD campaign  from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that starts December 1st. For 25 days there will be 25 ways you can serve others. You can sign up {HERE} to get notified when everything begins. Every day they will have a different theme & a different way you can serve like Christ did. For example, day 11’s theme is Jesus Ministered to Children. One service idea to go along with that theme is to put a picture of Christ in your children’s bedrooms, & to teach your children of the Savior’s love for them. My kiddos & I decided to make these Christ Blocks for their bedrooms. We even made one for my missionary son. Let me show you how! :)

Christ Block tutorial at #Helives #sharegoodness

Spreading Joy Through the Holidays $400 PayPal Giveaway

With all the craziest of this past year I thought it was time we spread a little joy! I’m so excited to be partnering with some of my favorite blogging friends to bring you a $400 PayPal Cash Giveaway. We are also donating $175 to Toys for Tots in our names. We also wanted to encourage YOU to spread the joy this holiday season.Print

12+ turkey Crafts

Gobble! Gobble! Are you ready for Turkey Day? I love having a kid craft for the kiddos to do while we are waiting on the food to cook, so today I’ve rounded up 12+ Turkey Crafts. These Thanksgiving turkey crafts are so super cute! They are sure to be a hit at your Thanksgiving table. Remember this week’s party is still going on. Be sure to swing by & check out this week’s link ups. If you are a blogger, be sure to link up your latest ideas & projects. I’d love to feature you, too. You can do all of that right {HERE}. Buuuuuuut first check out this very Turkey-licious feature post. Enjoy!

12  Turkey Crafts at #turkey #turkeycrafts #crafts

Kid Space Bundle {giveaway}

This giveaway is brought to you by Brentwood Home.

Looking to change up your kids’ spaces? I’ve got a bundle for you that’s sure to turn quiet time into their favorite time. I teamed up with the folks at Brentwood Home for this amazing giveaway, featuring comfy bedroom essentials for your kiddos. Not only are they adorable with fun colors & playful patterns, they’re made with healthy, natural materials that are safe for you and your home. Let me tell you more! :)

bean bag for children

Easy Homegating Party Ideas

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Football season is in full swing! From high school playoffs to your favorite professional team, football is always fun to watch! Annnnnd while you’re watching, you know a little bit of eating will be going on, too! Alright, probably a lot of eating will be going on! ha! Today I’d love to share some Easy Homegate Party Ideas with you. We love to set up in our driveway & use our projector to watch the game on the closed garage door. It’s almost as good as being there in the stadium! ha! So whether, you are homegating or planning a fun get together, these party tips will come in super handy this football season. You’ll have time to feed your guests and watch the game too. Let’s get started!

Homegate party ideas at #homegating #football

{wow me} wednesday #283

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


Last week I featured 12 Fall Breakfast Recipes!
You can check out all the yumminess right over {HERE}.

12 Fall Breakfast Recipes at #breakfast #recipes

Turtle Rice Krispies Treats & Crunchy Brownies {recipes}

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

Good morning! Rice Krispies are one of the staples in our pantry. We love eating them for breakfast, and we especially love using them to whip up some yummy treats this holiday season! Keep reading as I share not one, but TWO yummy Rice Krispies Treats recipes ~ an ooey gooey Turtle Rice Krispies Treats recipe & an equally rich Crunchy Brownie recipe. Let’s get started!

Turtle Rice Krispies Treats

Giant Hello Sign {tutorial} + vinyl blog hop & CAMEO 3 giveaway

Today I am joining in with some other talented bloggers to share over 20 amazing vinyl projects with you. We are all celebrating the launch of Alexis of Persia Lou's brand new Craftsy Class - Silhouette Saavy: Venture into Vinyl. This is a brand new online video class that will teach you everything you need to get started cutting vinyl with your Silhouette. Plus, we have an amazing giveaway for a vinyl bundle that includes a brand new CAMEO 3. Eek! 

I am seriously obsessed with vinyl! ha! Vinyl & my Silhouette machine literally changed my crafty life! It’s pretty amazing stuff. I love how you can use it to make signs, stencils, labels, home decor & more. Annnnnd every single time it turns out amazing! I love, love, love vinyl so much! I used a huge piece of vinyl to make this Giant Hello Sign for our front door. I just love it! Let’s get started! 

giant hello sign at #DIY #vinyl #gingersnapcrafts

Faux Leather Book Cover {tutorial}

Good morning! I am so excited to partner with Hobby Lobby to bring you this post! I remember the first time I walked into a Hobby Lobby store. I was 17 & my grandmother brought me in. I was blown away! Back then I was obsessed with all of the art supplies. I was in Art all through high school. I loved it! Annnnnd today I am obsessed with just about everything else ~ the home décor, craft supplies, fabric, holiday decorations ~ everything! Recently on a trip to Hobby Lobby I spotted these awesome faux leather table runners in the fabric department. Of course, my crafty mind started thinking of a thousand ways to use these besides as a table runner. ha! So today I'd love to show you how I made these Faux Leather Book Covers. Let's get started!

Faux Leather Book Cover at #hobbylobby #DIY #fauxleather

12 Fall Breakfast Recipes

Good morning! Whew! What a week we’ve all had! I think it’s the perfect time to fix some yummy comfort food, wrap up in a blanket & watch a chick flick! ha! Today I am excited to be featuring 12 Fall Breakfast Recipes. I know a lot of us have company coming in for the holidays. These recipes will be a hit with your guest! All of these recipes can be found at last week’s {wow me} wednesday party. This week’s party is still going on, so feel free to swing by & check out this week’s link ups. If you are a blogger, be sure to link up your latest projects & ideas. I’d love to feature you, too! You can do all of that right {HERE}. Buuuut first check out this delicious feature post. Enjoy!

12 Fall Breakfast Recipes at #breakfast #recipes

{wow me} wednesday #282

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


Last week I featured 15+ Thanksgiving Crafts & Décor Ideas!
You can check out all the thankful fun right over {HERE}.

Over 15 Thanksgiving Crafts & Decor Ideas at #thanksgiving #crafts #homedecor #gingersnapcrafts

Family Name Signs {tutorial} + Handmade Holidays Blog Hop

I  was not sponsored for this post, but we do have some awesome sponsors who are hosting an amazing giveaway. I linked to all them is at the end of this post. Be sure to check them out! :)

Hello! I have a ton of fun packed into this one post! I am so excited to be taking part in the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop today. Today’s theme is all about handmade gift ideas. I’m sharing this fun Family Name Signs  tutorial. I also have links to tons of other amazing handmade gift ideas, so you’ll want to scroll to the bottom of this post for that. I also have an amazing giveaway with 11 winners. Let’s get started!

family name signs at

Mission Countdown Blocks {tutorial} + Growing Up with Conference Blog Tour

I was given the e-book Growing Up with Conference to help me out with this post.

mission countdown blocks at #sharegoodness

Good morning! As many of you know my oldest son left on his mission this past June. In 8 days he will hit the 5 month mark! Eek! I can’t believe I have survived this long! haha! I know he is doing good, and I am so proud of him. I want him to savor every minute of his mission. (You can follow along on his missionary journey right HERE.) Of course, I want to keep track of how many more days until he’s back, too! So I made these super cute Missionary Countdown Blocks to help us keep track. I’m also going to tell you about an amazing resource for LDS families, Growing Up with Conference. So let’s get started!

Wood Slice Ornaments {tutorial}

Good morning! I am so excited to be participating in Craft Lightning this month. Annnnnd this month is all about the holidays! Eek! The holidays can be super busy, so the faster the crafts the better, right? ;) I had some wood slices left over from my wood slice wreath, so I decided to use them to make these super simple & super quick Wood Slice Ornaments. Let’s get started!

wood slice ornaments at #christmas #ornaments

15+ Thanksgiving Crafts & Décor Ideas

Well, guys I hate to break it to you, buuuuut it’s almost Thanksgiving! Eek! Where did this year go? It just flew by! I am excited about the holidays coming up though! (Did I mention I get to talk to my missionary son on Christmas??!!) I also have a fun bunch of new posts to share with you over the next few weeks. It’s been a little bit busy over here! I’m trying to work ahead, so I can relax & enjoy my little family this holiday season. In honor of Thanksgiving, I’ve rounded up over 15 Thanksgiving Crafts & Décor Ideas that were linked up to the last several {wow me} wednesday parties. Don’t forget this week’s party is still going on. You can check it all out right {HERE}. Buuuuut first enjoy this very thankful feature post. :)
Over 15 Thanksgiving Crafts & Decor Ideas at #thanksgiving #crafts #homedecor #gingersnapcrafts

{wow me} wednesday #281

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


Last week I featured 10 Things to Hang on Your Wall!
You can check out all the amazing features right over {HERE}.

10 Things to Hang on Your Walls at #forthehome #DIY #gingersnapcrafts

Rainbow Themed Birthday Party {with printables}

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

Good morning! Birthdays are always extra special around our house! How about yours? I’m sure it’s the same! Whether you’re planning a pretty princess themed party or superhero themed party, there’s one party guest that should always, always be invited: Hershey! From the brand new Hershey’s Kisses Birthday Cake Candies to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures to (my favorite) Hershey’s Kisses Chocolates (in tons of colorful wrappers!), your favorite Hershey products are now available all dressed up especially for birthdays. Eek! These candies are sure to sweeten any birthday celebration! I used them to put together this fun Rainbow Themed Birthday Party. This colorful party will help make your kiddos feel extra special on their BIG day. I also have some free party printables for you! Now you’ll want to have all of your Birthday parties with Hersheys, too! Let’s get this party started!