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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 →

DIY Christmas Joy Bucket and Burlap Bow

How do you decorate your house for the holidays? Do you keep it simple or go all out? I am on the simple side myself, especially with a toddler in the house. But, I do enjoy making things look festive… Continue Reading →

Make Washi Tape Stands and Tags

I’ve been using the stand from my kids’ old wooden stacking toy to hold my washi tape. It makes perfect sense and I love displaying all the fun colors on my desk. Not only have my kids outgrown the toy, it’s in… Continue Reading →

Make a Gratitude Jar for Thanksgiving

3 years ago we started filling up a gratitude jar. I fell in love with the idea of teaching kids to be grateful and at the same time I found it a great reminder to myself to be thankful for… Continue Reading →

School Pictures Scrapbook Page Printable

School pictures just came home this week with my girls. And they’re adorable. Even if my kindergartner still has wet hair in her picture. We left the house in a hurry that morning. How could I have known the kindergartners… Continue Reading →

Magnetic Felt Frames with Photo Pockets

We love making homemade gifts, but don’t always have the time for elaborate crafts as Christmas approaches. However, these magnetic felt frames with photo pockets are quick to make and oh, so cute! The color possibilities are endless, and there… Continue Reading →

Washi Tape Crafts Book Review

If you ask me, there are never enough things you can do with washi tape. This book by Amy Anderson of Washi Tape Crafts is just what you need to make more amazing crafts. I love her new book Washi Tape… Continue Reading →

Airbrush Handprint Turkey Keepsake

Bring on the fall decor! Not only is today’s Airbrush Handprint Turkey decor idea super easy and an adorable piece to add to a front door wreath, it also makes for a great keepsake to gift to the grandparents this holiday season! With just… Continue Reading →

Circle Crochet Holiday Garland

The season of crochet is upon us! There’s something about colder weather that brings out the yarn and hook and I start to crochet up a storm. I’m also starting to think about holiday decor, especially for the December season…. Continue Reading →

Pop-up Autumn Leaf Place Cards

My kids have been making holiday meal place cards since they were tiny. It’s such a fun and creative way for them to contribute to a special meal. We’ve been brainstorming place card ideas for Thanksgiving, and these pop-up autumn… Continue Reading →

Embroidery Hoop Ghosts for Halloween

Flour sack towels + embroidery hoops + a little hand-stitching = simple and sweet Halloween ghosts! Supplies to make the Embroidery Hoop Ghosts: Embroidery Hoops Embroidery Floss (pink and black or dark gray) Embroider Needles A pencil Sharp Scissors Flour… Continue Reading →

Having Fun with Pumpkins and the Peanuts Gang

Visiting a pumpkin patch in the fall is always a must-do this time of year. We love all the activities to be done while at the farm… animals, mazes, and treats. We have a fabulous local pumpkin patch in Washington called… Continue Reading →

Upcycled Glow Stick Bracelets

Guest post by Ana of Babble Dabble Do Every Halloween my kids bring home handfuls of glow stick bracelets from class parties and trick or treating, and every year I face the same dilemma, what do I do with them… Continue Reading →

No-Carve Spider Web Pumpkins

Do you love the idea of decorating pumpkins for Halloween but hate the messy “guts” part? Maybe you are looking for something different from the traditional look? Do you want something that will last WAY beyond the Halloween season {and for… Continue Reading →

Fun Paper Plate Witch Halloween Craft

Halloween is just around the corner, so today we thought it would be fun to make a wickedly fun paper plate witch Halloween craft! Cast a spell on your home, both inside and out with this spooky witch decoration. Supplies to… Continue Reading →

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