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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? If so, here are a few simple costumes… 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 Harry Potter Party Ideas

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 are right here! 15 Harry Potter Party Ideas 1. DIY Table Quidditch: Of course… 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

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 →

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 →

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