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Coffee Filter Flower Bouquet

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We had a blast with our rainbow marker & coffee filter science experiment. But now that we have all these beautifully colored filters, we needed to make them into something fun. We crafted them into a colorful bouquet for spring!… Continue Reading →

Rainbow Loom Band Pencil Toppers

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These cute little pom poms made from Rainbow Loom bands are the perfect little toppers for your pencils! The rainbow colored pom pom is my favorite, but it’s fun to mix and match the colors too! Stack on the toppers… Continue Reading →

Make Your Own Homemade Bubble Bath

My girls are always begging to have a bubble bath, begging! But every time we use commercial bubble bath from the store, it irritates their skin. Not good, especially with a child who has eczema. So I’ve been making our own homemade… Continue Reading →

How to Make a DIY Reed Diffuser

We’ve been loving our reed diffuser jars that are filling our house with all the good smells! I’ve placed these fragrant air fresheners around the house to help keep it smelling fresh and fragrant! We chose to add lavender essential oil drops… Continue Reading →

DIY Washi Tape Computer Cord

With the bazillions of cords you have in your house, ok, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, you might need a way to find a specific one in the crowd of plugs, and quick! In comes a sneaky and stylish way to make your… Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day LOVE Sugar Scrub

Looking for a super “sweet” Valentine’s Day gift for a loved one? This is it! Sweet scented sugar scrub is a great way to show your Valentine they deserve a little pampering! Your Valentine will love this scrub even more when… Continue Reading →

Craft a Heart for Good!

Ready to craft a few hearts for a good cause? My good friend, Kristen, owner of the Seattle toy shop Schmancy Toys, has a challenge for us all! Her friend is building a children museum in Johannesburg, South Africa. The first… Continue Reading →

Crochet Heart Chain Stitch Ribbons

Crochet a few of these heart chain stitch ribbons to wrap up your treats to loved ones on Valentine’s day! They’ll love the added touch to their gift, plus they can reuse the heart yarn ribbon for more gifting! You… Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day Heart-Punched Treat Plates

Heart punch a few sweet treat plates for Valentines! Wrap them in ribbon and they’re ready to gift to family and friends for Valentine’s Day! We’ve crafted ribbon treat plates before, but this time we used a heart shaped punch to… Continue Reading →

Crochet Projects to Make in 2015

Let’s say hello to 2015! Especially when it comes to yarn, hooks, and crochet projects! The new year and the winter season always brings out the yarn for me, making hats, scarves, and hand warmers! Well, I’m ready to ramp it up and… Continue Reading →

Watercolor Brush Indent Designs

I first learned of watercolor in my teens from my sweet big sister, Sue, an amazingly talented artist! She would come home from art school with loads of paint and experiment. I have memories watercoloring with her and learning this technique of… Continue Reading →

KidKnits – Kits Helping Change the World

I’m thrilled to showcase a new yarn arts website I stumbled upon called KidKnits. I recently saw KidKnits linked from Classic Play and fell in love! The founder Ellie, and 8th grade girl, is so inspiring. It’s amazing to see that you… Continue Reading →

Super Cool Bohemian Tassel Pillow DIY

Do you love to craft? One of my goals for 2015 is to be more crafty! Try new projects, branch out on different crafts, and do more DIY. I am kind of obsessed with this bohemian tassel pillow DIY from The Sewing… Continue Reading →

Year in Review: Make and Takes 2014

How is it already 2015?! Time flies when you’re craftin’ fun! A big THANK YOU to all our readers here at Make and Takes. You help keep us crafting up a storm all year long!! Here’s a round up of all the… Continue Reading →

Crochet V-Stitch Infinity Scarf Pattern

Winter is here and I’m back to crocheting up a storm! I’ve been loving to crochet scarves again. There’s something so gratifying and immediate about a scarf, ready to wear right when it’s done. I love my short and simple cowl… Continue Reading →

6 Fashionable Scarves to Crochet for Winter

Winter is here and I’m feeling the cold! Brrrrrr! It’s time to get out the yarn, snuggle by the fire, and crochet some cozy winter scarves! Check out these gorgeous crochet patterns I’m sharing over at eBay. So many fun colors… Continue Reading →

Make a Vintage Journal to Start the Year

A brand new year deserves a brand new blank journal! Make yourself one using the covers of a vintage book and archival drawing paper. Here’s how! Supplies for New Year’s Vintage Journal: Vintage hardcover book Archival drawing or sketching paper… Continue Reading →

6 Party Ideas for New Year’s Eve

With the new year approaching fast, it’s time to think about what fun ideas you can craft for a New Year’s Eve party! As we all know, DIY party ideas are the best! We’re sharing 6 fabulously fun ideas over at… Continue Reading →

Make Felt Stitched Ornaments

We’re stitching a few extra holiday ornaments this year! These are made with felt and embroidery floss for a fun stitched ornament. You can get really creative in your design for each of these ornaments. I’m sharing these Felt Stitched… Continue Reading →

Krochet Kids – Handmade Crochet for Good

I first heard of Krochet Kids from my friend Lisette, who you might remember encouraged me to learn crochet a while back! I love how crochet has become such an amazing tool for good, through Teeny Tears and companies like Krochet… Continue Reading →

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