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Get Outdoors This Spring With Spray Chalk

I’m a big proponent of getting kids outside to play. And messy play is more than okay with me too, just as long as it can be cleaned up which is why we love getting outdoors especially with Spray Chalk…. Continue Reading →

5 Ways to Reduce, Reuse, Craftcycle for Earth Day

Earth day is right around the corner and it’s time to “CRAFTCYCLE”! We want to help our planet by reducing the amount of supplies we use, reuse items we have around the house, to create a fabulous craftcycle project –… Continue Reading →

25 DIY Ideas to Make for Mom

Moms are the greatest. They deserve the world! Mother’s Day is the one day of the year that we get to celebrate and honor our mothers, so here are some DIY ideas for mom. There are so many things you can do… Continue Reading →

15 Gorgeous Woven Yarn Wall Hangings

Woven yarn wall hangings are a gorgeous way to add color and texture to your walls! From simple to intricate, here are 15 gorgeous wall hangings here to inspire your creativity! 15 Woven Yarn Wall Hangings 1. Embroidery Hoop Yarn Hanging:… Continue Reading →

15 Must-Make Knit and Crochet Hat Patterns

Looking for a way to stay stylish and warm?! Yarn hats are the way to do it! With so many fun knit and crochet hat patterns out there, you’re sure to find a great beanie to match any wardrobe. Check… Continue Reading →

Fabric Frisbee for Indoor Play

I like to have a few active play ideas up my sleeve for keeping my little guy busy on bad weather days. I’ve been sewing up a stack of fabric frisbees, perfect for tossing around the house on those cold… Continue Reading →

16 Simple Sewing Skirts for Girls

Who said sewing has to be complicated? Skirts are among the most simple things you can sew, but with adorable results. Whether you’re a beginning sewer or an experienced sewer looking for a simple project, a skirt might be just… Continue Reading →

5 DIY Halloween Costumes + Netflix “Scream” Guide

We’re down to the wire with Halloween just around the corner and it’s that time to finalize your Halloween costume. Do you have kids who keep changing their minds, like mine do? How is it that they change their minds… Continue Reading →

Make a Halloween Bag of Tricks

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company. The opinions and text are all mine. We’re gearing up for Halloween and making a fun and crafty “bag of tricks”. In our bag we’ll be adding… Continue Reading →

15 Amigurumi Patterns You Must Crochet

We’re having so much fun bookmarking all these amazing amigurumi patterns! The only problem, which one to crochet first! Check out our list of 15 adorable amigurumi stuffed toys you must make. 15 Simple Amigurumi Patterns to Crochet From mermaids and… Continue Reading →

15 Ideas for a Hosting a Harry Potter Party!

If you’re planning a Harry Potter party, you’ve come to the right place! From invitations and decor to food and activities, all the ideas you’ll need to have a great time are right here! 15 Harry Potter Party Ideas 1…. Continue Reading →

15 Cleaning Hacks You Must Try

When you see how much easier these cleaning hacks make the cleaning process, you’ll wish you’d have read them years ago! From dust and grime to toilets and toothbrushes, there’s a hack here for every room in your house! 15… Continue Reading →

Dip Dyed Velvet Pillow

Hey there! My name is Alexis and I am the crafty lady behind the blog, Persia Lou, my place for sharing my latest crochet, craft, and home decor projects. I am happy to be here at Make & Takes today… Continue Reading →

13 DIY Beauty Recipes That Won’t Break the Bank

There are plenty of reasons to give DIY beauty recipes a try! Not only can they be just as effective as the drugstore versions, they’re easier on your pocketbook too. And perhaps best of all, you’ll never have to wonder… Continue Reading →

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 →

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