Do you have a craft room? I recently revamped our office into a craft room, and I’m excited to decorate it! We kept the walls pretty minimal in color because I want to use a bunch of color in the decorations. I recently made this sign: “Make Stuff”! I love the saying “make stuff”, because […]

Here’s a simple way to decorate for Easter (since it’s coming right up…THIS Sunday!). We all have those plastic Easter eggs lying around, well how about stinging them together to make a garland?! Then once all strung together, you can make them look like bunting. Supplies for Easter Egg Bunting: plastic Easter eggs – I […]

Glue Yarn Ball Tutorial

by Kami on March 22, 2011

This simple project might bring back memories of Elementary school, but it turns out to be not only a fun craft to do with the kids, but a darling Spring time decoration. Decorative balls like this can cost at least a few dollars each in the store, but if you make them yourself, you can […]

As much as I love the calendar on my phone and the big calendar in our home, I still have a need for a birthday calendar. Just a simple list of the birthdays for each month that I want to remember. Remembering birthdays is something I want to get better at, so to have a […]

DIY Fabric Flower Headband

by Kami on January 20, 2011

I love all the different fabric flowers there are to make these days. Here is the step by step for a very simple fabric headband. What I love about this one is that you can “slop” it together in a jiffy, and it still looks great! Here is what you need: one skinny headband (I […]

It’s been a long time since I have been thrifting, and I am really itching to go. I found this mirror way back in March while thrift store shopping with Marie and Allison. You can see it here in this post on 4 helpful tips for thrift store shopping. It has been in my basement […]

There are so many fun ways to use chalkboard paint. Here’s one way that I wish I would have thought of a lot sooner: the gift tag! Just think of the different chalkboard gift tags you could make using it: on a teacher gift, baby gift or on a Halloween treat (like you see below). […]

What is it about finding someone else’s junk and making it better? I get a bit of a high from it. I found these storage bins at my local thrift store, and even though they were in sad shape, I love the idea of having storage for a lot of little things. Just think of […]

Let your little one tell you WHO THEY ARE this back-to-school time of year. These fun chalkboard speech bubbles are a great way to keep track of all the years of back-to-school photos you’ll be taking. They are also a fun prop to have on hand for any make-shift photo booth. I had no idea […]

It’s true that all things tiny are cute. Especially little paper matchboxes with a lid that slides. The fun part is deciding what to put inside. This Matchbox diecut from Quickutz makes it easy and fun to make these little boxes. You can also make them with a template like this one. Once you have […]

These fun paper crafts get the nickname “Lollies” because they look like giant lollipops. With so many darling double sided papers available these days, you can really have fun with these. They would look great as a centerpiece at your 4th of July BBQ. You can also vary the sizes of these lollies. You can […]

Nothing says “celebration” like a banner. Don’t let birthdays be the only holidays worthy of a banner. Not only does a banner let your mom know it’s her day, but it can be fun gift too! Quickutz new Triangle Pennant Die just made my banner making days that much easier. With all the darling scrapbook […]

Vintage apothecary jars, or any little glass jar with a lid, are a fun find at a thrift store. They make a ‘sweet’ thank you, that much sweeter. Filled with your favorite candies (lemon heads, sixlets or bubble gum) from the dollar store. It will look like you spent more than a couple of bucks. […]

I love rainbows! There, I said it. I can’t help it. They were probably one of my favorite things to draw as a kid. So with St. Patty’s Day just around the corner, I was excited to make rainbow cupcakes for the first time. As much as St. Patrick’s Day is all about the green, we […]

This little birdcage was found at my local thrift store. I knew it would be darling in my little niece’s bedroom, who’s nickname is “birdie”. Here’s the Before & After. I always love a good before and after (don’t you?!) To make the little paper birds, I used a Quickutz die cut along with American […]

Hi there, Kami here! I’m thrilled to be regularly posting here on Make and Takes. I’m a big fan of Marie and all the goodness shared daily on Make and Takes. Okay, let’s get to it! Nothing says “Happy Valentine’s Day” like little pink mailboxes with little red flags. As an avid thrifting maven, I’ve […]

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