Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Reindeer Games Night

Mix things up this holiday season and host a Reindeer Games Night! Click here to see the full instructions for these invitations over on Oh Happy Day.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Christmas Forest Cake Topper

Christmas Forest Cake Topper

I had a blast making this miniature forest cake topper for Oh Happy Day! Since A Charlie Brown Christmas is one of my all-time favourite Christmas specials, I used the aluminum trees as my inspiration. To see the full instructions, click here.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Reusable Advent Calendar

Reusable Advent Calendar | Snowdrop and Company
Even though December is less than one week away (I still can't believe it!) you have plenty of time to whip up this simple reusable advent calendar. All you need is an expandable wooden coat rack from the dollar store, some wrapping paper scraps, ribbon, and your treats. As an added bonus, once you've eaten all your advent chocolate the coat rack is the perfect place to hang your stocking! 

Click through to see the full instructions.

Monday, 11 November 2013

DIY Metallic Leaves Table Decor

Looking for an affordable way to decorate your table for fall? Check out these metallic leaves I made for Oh Happy Day! I wish I had thought of this project in time for Canadian Thanksgiving! You can see the full instructions here.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

DIY Nautical Favour Boxes

I've really been loving all things nautical lately, so I had a blast putting together these favour boxes for Oh Happy Day. Such an easy way to dress up even the simplest of boxes! Check out the full post here.

Monday, 21 October 2013

DIY Grumpy Cat Mask

Looking for a last minute Halloween costume? Dress up as everyone's favourite meme this Halloween! Make this no-sew grumpy cat mask using only felt, glue, and elastic. Click through for the full instructions and free printable.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

DIY Ghost Piñatas

Isn't Halloween all about the candy? For me it totally is, so I put together these mini ghost piñatas for Oh Happy Day. Check out the full Halloween post right here!

Monday, 7 October 2013

DIY Yarn Spiderwebs

DIY Yarn Spiderwebs

Can you believe that Halloween is only a few weeks away? I always think I have more time than I do, and then it sneaks up on me! If you're starting to think about decorating, you should give these DIY yarn spiderwebs a look - the full post is over on Oh Happy Day

Thursday, 3 October 2013

DIY Apple Pie Toppers

DIY Apple Pie Toppers

I don't know about you, but I've been wanting to go apple picking for a few weeks now. Doesn't it seem like the perfect way to celebrate autumn? I've never made an apple pie completely from scratch before, but I'd really like to try - check out these DIY apple pie toppers I made for Oh Happy Day!

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

DIY Clay Wishbones

DIY Clay Wishbones

Now that it's officially autumn, I'm definitely looking forward to cooler weather, crunchy leaves, and pumpkin-flavoured everything. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, these DIY clay wishbones are a fun way to decorate your table. Check out the full post here at Oh Happy Day!

Saturday, 21 September 2013

DIY Miniature Diamond

Hello there! Welcome to Snowdrop and Company - if we've just met I might have given you my business card with a little DIY project included! Read on for the instructions to complete your very own miniature DIY diamond. This project was inspired by one of my past projects I created for Sugar & Cloth - you can see the original post here.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

DIY Giant Bow Headband

If you're throwing a birthday party anytime soon, why not make this giant bow headband so that the guest of honor stands out from the crowd? Don't consider yourself a seamstress? No worries! This project is completely no-sew! Use any fabric that you already have in your stash - this project is especially good for using up those scraps of fabric that you just couldn't bare to part with.

DIY Giant Bow Headband | Snowdrop and Company
DIY Giant Bow Headband | Snowdrop and Company
DIY Giant Bow Headband | Snowdrop and Company

Monday, 9 September 2013

DIY Mylar Garland

Monday getting you down? I hear that colourful DIY projects are the perfect remedy! You'll have to try your hand at this fun mylar garland. I am thrilled to share that I'm now contributing DIY projects at Oh Happy Day - check out my first post right here! I'd love to hear what you think.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

DIY Faux Wood Napkin Rings

Napkin rings are such an easy way to add interest to a place setting, and these modern faux wood ones are a breeze to make. I'm super excited to share another guest post I did for BRIKA - see the full tutorial on their blog here.

Monday, 19 August 2013

DIY Cork Storage Box

If your desk gets as messy and paper-covered as mine does, you should take a look at my post today for Sugar and Cloth! Craft this cork storage box for a a quick way to tidy up your work area. Check out the full post here!

Monday, 12 August 2013

DIY Gift Caddy

I was so excited when BRIKA invited me to create a DIY guest post for their blog - they sell some seriously amazing products! You can check out the whole tutorial for this geometric gift caddy over on their blog.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

DIY Giant Birthday Candles

Hello all! Today's post is just a little teaser for a fun project I created for Sugar & Cloth - be sure to check out the full tutorial here!

Friday, 26 July 2013

Marshmallow Table Runner

Can you believe it's already the final day of s'mores week? This week sure has flown by! Today I'll be sharing an alternative way to use the s'mores stamps I showed you on Monday.

All you have to do is stamp a a long strip of paper, let it dry, and roll it out on your table for instant summer decor! Wouldn't this be perfect for a custom s'mores bar? 

Here are a few of my favourite s'mores links for you to try out over the weekend!

This mini all-in-one s'mores kit by Lauren Elise is too adorable for words!
I'm sure you've seen the s'mores cake in a jar by Jessica of How Sweet Eats all over Pinterest, but I can tell you from experience how tasty they are. So. Tasty.
A mountain of marshmallow meringue! Check out Choe's toasted s'more pie at Stitch in the Sea.
Kelly from Nest of Posies shows how to use a terracotta pot to make s'mores almost anywhere!
Learn how to make almost 200 different party favours in the 1962 book Fun With Marshmallows.

Still want more s'mores? I've got a whole s'mores board on Pinterest!

This post is part 5 of 5 of my S'mores Week series.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Mini S'mores on a Stick

S'mores can be an appetizer, right? I don't think there is a valid argument against it, especially when they're so cute and the portions are so small! You've got to try making these for your next summer party - I promise they'll be gobbled up before you can say s'more d'oeuvres.

Supplies: chocolate wafers, mini marshmallows, Golden Grahams cereal, sandwich toothpicks, wooden skewer.

Step 1: Using a sandwich toothpick, carefully poke a hole in the centre of the Golden Graham.
Step 2: Gently twist and slide the Golden Graham so that it fits over the widest part of the toothpick. Be patient with this step - some Golden Grahams will break in two, so just put those to the side (or back in the box for eating later). You'll need four pieces of cereal per stick, so depending on how many s'mores sticks you're making it might be a good idea to put Moonrise Kingdom on in the background.
Step 3: Slide the Golden Graham so that it sits about 3/4" from the flat end of the toothpick.
Step 4: Melt the chocolate wafers in the microwave and use the wooden skewer to dab chocolate onto the top of the Golden Graham.
Step 5: Slide a mini marshmallow onto the toothpick so that it touches the melted chocolate.
Step 6: Put more melted chocolate on top of the mini marshmallow.
Step 7: Place a Golden Graham on top of the melted chocolate.
Step 8: Repeat for the rest of the marshmallows and Golden Grahams.
Step 9: Repeat. Let the chocolate harden and enjoy!

If poking holes through Golden Grahams isn't a route you want to go, you could instead skewer three mini marshmallows onto the toothpick, put melted chocolate on either side of them, and then sandwich the marshmallow with the Golden Grahams.

I kept them simple by tying plain cotton string on the end of the toothpick, but you could use coloured twine or ribbon to match the theme or decor of your gathering.

This post is part 4 of 5 of my S'mores Week series.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

S'mores On The Go Kit

If you've ever been assigned to bring s'mores supplies on a camping trip, you'll know that having the right ratio of marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers on hand is key. Somehow I always seem to end up with a box of graham crackers left, and that's no fun at all! I've seen s'more kits popping up in grocery stores these days, but why buy overpriced ones when you can craft your own?

Today's DIY is an efficient way to avoid running out of s'mores ingredients around the fire! There are tons of ways you could choose to organize your boxes - one s'mores box allotted per night camping, or each camper gets their own box to ration as they please.

Not a camping person, but still love s'mores? No worries, these s'mores boxes are summer barbecue friendly too! If you're hosting the gathering, have a stack of boxes prepared for dessert or as favours for the end of the night.

Supplies: card stock (brown and any other colour), tin foil to-go box with lid (available at the dollar store), ruler, scissors, glue stick, brown marker.

Step 1: Trace the lid of the box onto the non-brown card stock and cut it out.
Step 2: Measure the lid and determine the measurements of the graham crackers. You'll want to leave a little bit of space between each cracker so they stand out. In my case, they were about 1 3/4" by 2".
Step 3: Use your brown marker to draw graham cracker patterns on the card stock. I only used the ruler to draw the centre line and to mark the middle dot - from there you can easily eyeball the rest of the dots.
Step 4: Glue the graham crackers onto the card stock.
Step 5: Glue the card stock onto the non-shiny side of the lid.
Step 6: Repeat as necessary!

And don't forget the best part - filling the boxes! These ones held enough for 6 s'mores each, plus 1 extra marshmallow to replace the inevitable burnt marshmallow.

This post is part 3 of 5 of my S'mores Week series.

Monday, 22 July 2013

White Chocolate Floral S'mores

One of the things I love most about s'mores is how customizable they are - you can switch up the crackers, chocolate, and marshmallow to make whatever flavour combination you want! Today's post is a colourful and sweet take on s'mores that can easily be wrapped and assembled into a cute s'mores gift pack.

Supplies: white chocolate roses (I made mine with Wilton's Roses & Buds Mold and melted chocolate wafers), mini coloured marshmallows, almond cookies (Dare Simple Pleasures Almond Cookies are pictured), small box, paper nesting, ribbon, parchment paper, small plastic bags, scrap paper, stapler.

Step 1: Package the s'mores components into separate bags. I put the chocolate and marshmallows into the small plastic bags and stapled a strip of paper to finish the top edge. For the cookies, I wrapped them in parchment paper and stapled the ends closed. I included enough ingredients to make two s'mores. 

Step 2: Fill your box with paper nesting and place the packaged ingredients in the box. Use a ribbon to tie the box closed, and that's it! They're so colourful and delicious - the fruit-flavoured marshmallows combined with the subtle almond taste of the cookies is a tasty twist on regular s'mores. 

Wouldn't they be a fun alternative to a bouquet of flowers if you're celebrating a graduation, new job, or birthday this summer?

This post is part 2 of 5 of my S'mores Week series.

S'mores Stamped Gift Wrap

Looking for a playful way to wrap gifts for summer birthdays or hostess presents? Today's DIY s'mores wrapping paper is sure to please, even if the lucky recipient doesn't have a sweet tooth. 

Supplies: cardboard scraps, foam sheet with adhesive backing (or plain foam sheets with double sided tape), exacto knife, nail, pencil, ruler

Step 1: Draw simple line drawings of a graham cracker, chocolate bar, and marshmallow onto the foam sheet. 
Step 2: Use the exacto knife to cut out the shapes.
Step 3: Cut along the interior lines of the shapes as well. 
Step 4: For the chocolate bar stamp, trim the inner squares so that they fit inside the bigger squares with a small gap between the two.
Step 5: Use the nail to poke holes through the dots on the graham cracker.
Step 6: Peel the backing off of the foam shapes and adhere them to a piece of cardboard. If you are using plain foam sheets, attach the foam to the cardboard with double sided tape. 
Step 7: If desired, attach a simple handle to the back of the stamp to easier stamping. 
Step 8: Repeat for the other shapes.

Step 9: Brush paint onto the foam shapes and stamp onto your choice of paper. I used a simple kraft paper and stamped in rows, but I think a more randomized pattern would be a lot of fun too!

Once the wrapping paper is completely dry, simply wrap your gift and you're ready to go!

This post is part 1 of 5 of my S'mores Week series.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Sneak Peak - S'mores Week

Happy Friday! Just a little sneak peak of a series I'm very excited to share with you - S'mores Week! Starting Monday, I will be sharing a new s'mores project everyday here on Snowdrop & Company! The posts are a mixture of DIY paper projects, gifts, and edibles so there should be something for all you s'mores lovers out there. Be sure to eat a few s'mores this weekend to prepare!

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

DIY Neon Macramé Jars

A little bit girl scouts, a little bit 70s, and a little bit nautical, these DIY neon macramé jars are a fun and summery addition to your craft organization. Check out the full tutorial over at Sugar & Cloth.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

DIY Canada Day Pins

Can you believe July is almost here already? Summer's just been flying by this year. If Canada Day has snuck up on you, these quick little pins are a simple way to add some red and white to any outfit. Hosting a Canada Day party this weekend? Try handing them out to guests as they arrive, or put them in a dish on the patio table.

Added bonus: if you're like me and will camping this long weekend, our car will be PACKED so having a small way to celebrate Canada is definitely right on the mark.

Supplies: Balsa wood circles (diameter 1 1/4" and 3/4"), red acrylic paint, paintbrush, scissors, hot glue gun, various red and white ribbon, small safety pins.

Step 1: Cut ribbon length as desired.
Step 2: Put a small dab of hot glue on the ribbon and fold closed, pinching at the glued spot.
Step 3: Hot glue the balsa wood circle onto the ribbon.
Step 4: Attach the safety pin onto the back of the ribbon using hot glue.
Step 5: Paint a maple leaf onto the circle. You could also use small maple leaf stamp instead.

And that's all there is to it! Pin one or more onto your shirt - bonus points if you're wearing a Canadian tuxedo! Alternatively, you could leave off the safety pins, string the ribbons onto a piece of string and hang as decoration. 

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