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15 DIY Lawn Games to Make

Does summer have you feeling torn between your love of the outdoors and your love of board games? No need to worry- these DIY lawn games will let you enjoy both! 15 DIY Lawn Games to Make 1. DIY Yard… Continue Reading →

Colorful DIY Fabric Checkerboard Game

Hello Make and Takes Readers! I’m so excited to be here for this Get Out and Play series. My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes. I love the idea of getting out this summer and playing… Continue Reading →

Origami Gift Card Holders

I often purchase gift cards as gifts for my daughters, teen nieces and nephews, and teachers. Sometimes, it’s fun to choose your own gift or treat yourself to a coffee or meal. However, I still like to add a personal… Continue Reading →

Make a DIY Water Hockey Rink

Get Out and Play Summer Series Guest Post by Stephanie of Somewhat Simple Hi everyone! I’m Stephanie from SomewhatSimple.com and I am excited to be here on Make and Takes today! On or off skates, indoors or outdoors, my kids… Continue Reading →

15 Clever Ways to Use Pool Noodles

Pool noodles aren’t just for swimming anymore! Once you’ve seen all the awesome ways they can be recycled and repurposed, you just might want to run to the store to pick up a couple extras! 15 Clever Ways to Use Pool… Continue Reading →

35+ Zootopia Birthday Party Ideas

We’ve just seen the new Zootopia movie and are in love! It’s such a fun movie and has so many great messages for kids. I love the darling bunny, Judy. She’s smart, hard working, and a great role model for young ones… Continue Reading →

15 DIY Wine Cork Crafts

If you have a few wine corks lying around, these DIY Wine Cork Crafts are for you! There’s just something about wine corks that makes them perfect for crafting. Go ahead, grab that bottle of corks you’ve been saving and get… Continue Reading →

Mother’s Day Treat Bags

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Mother’s Day Movie red carpet Seattle premiere. I brought my friend Kelly with me to the event and movie showing, it was a total blast. The movie was darling, spot on for moms…. Continue Reading →

Paris Inspired Bedroom Banner

Paris is in the air with this darling airbrushed bedroom banner! My girls are getting older, so it’s been fun to find a decoration idea they can both agree on, as they share their room. They are both happy with the… Continue Reading →

“Bee Well Soon” Gift Bags

Spring is in the air, and boy, am I feeling it! As much as I love the warmer weather and pretty flowers, we’ve had some dry and irritated throats with the changing season. I’m sure I’m not alone, so I thought… Continue Reading →

Tween DIY Fashion: Airbrushed Tank Tops

My daughters are 11 and 13, and one of the things I love watching as they grow is how their personal style changes and evolves. They both love putting together fun outfits and playing with different colors and patterns. We… Continue Reading →

13 Clever Ways to Use Nail Polish

Nail polish isn’t just for your fingernails anymore, as these clever nail polish DIY’s prove! I’m ready to pull out the nail polish bottles and get to crafting! The only problem is deciding which one to try first! 13 Clever Ways… Continue Reading →

13 Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Crochet Projects

Crochet has never looked so good as it does for St. Patrick’s day!! Look how many fun ideas are out there to celebrate this lucky holiday. You can go green with shamrocks or add some color with the rainbow. However… Continue Reading →

Free Netflix Printable Valentine’s Card

Did you forget a card for your Valentine? We’ve got your back. This printable card is FREE and easy to print (low on ink, too!) Hand-lettered Valentine’s card for your sweetie! I’m pretty proud of myself for getting my husband’s… Continue Reading →

Make Pencil Toppers with Crochet Hearts

Crochet up a few of these darling hearts to add to your Valentine’s day pencils! Actually, they’d be fun to add to your pencils any day of the year. Because I love yarn and crochet so so much, so much,… Continue Reading →

Year in Review: Make and Takes 2015

I can’t believe we’re already approaching a new year! 2015 has been an amazing year and we’ve created so many fun crafts. Here are just a few of the projects we’ve made during this past year. Make and Takes 2015 Year… Continue Reading →

Christmas Picture Puzzles – Interactive PDF

Do you like riddles and picture puzzles? Here is a little something to do while you’re snuggled by the fire waiting for those chestnuts to roast. This Christmas Picture Puzzle pdf is meant to be viewed on your screen: computer, tablet, or… Continue Reading →

DIY Felt Nutcracker Ornaments

Don’t you just love The Nutcracker? It’s a must watch during the holiday season. We’re creating a few new holiday traditions as we watch George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker movie and craft felt ornaments to celebrate! I’m partnering with Fox Home Entertainment to… Continue Reading →

Holly Clothespin Gift Toppers

I’m adding a homemade touch to our gift wrapping this year with these sweet holly clothespin gift toppers. With some simple supplies and just a few minutes’ work, you can make a pile of these festive clothespins, perfect for attaching… Continue Reading →

Hallelujah Gold Foil Art

Add this beautiful, decorative art piece to your Christmas collection. Download the hallelujah printable. You can print on normal paper. Most at home printers are now inkjet and this project requires toner so the gold foil will stick. You will have to… Continue Reading →

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