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Add Some Glitter to Your Plain Mat Frames

Hi there! This is Celeste from Few Blocks East filling in for Melissa Esplin while she gets ready for Alt Summit. I wanted to share one of my favorite ways to customize framing. Framing as a process is so expensive, and… Continue Reading →

Stitched Leaf Garland to Hang for Fall

There are so many gorgeous leaves falling near our neighborhood, I just had to scoop them up and make something fun. For a while now I’ve wanted to try stitching right through them and it turned out so festive! Supplies… Continue Reading →

Create a Vacation Memory Jar

Going on vacation is the best. And to help keep the memories alive, try creating a Vacation Memory Jar. I spotted this darling idea from MJB Loves over at the M&T Spotlight. You could make one for every trip and… Continue Reading →

How to Make a Quote Wall Plaque

After 13 years of marriage and five moves, we finally found our dream home, which means my little guy will soon be getting a real nursery! It will be a few more weeks before we can actually move in, but… Continue Reading →

How To Make a Temporary Tiered Serving Plate

Recently I gave you a simple yet chic idea for transforming plain glass vases into perfectly coordinating pieces for any entertaining theme. I’m so into cheap and easy these days, I thought you might like to know my other secret… Continue Reading →

Paint a Quick Confetti Dishtowel

Flour sack dishtowels are my absolute favorite to use in the kitchen. They are absorbent and dry quickly. The problem? They don’t add much to the room as far as color goes. My solution is to add a bit of… Continue Reading →

Time to Spruce Up Your Spring Wreath

Hello friends! Happy Spring! Since today is the first day of spring, I thought I’d show you how to spruce up your spring wreath. I just pulled out all my Spring/Easter decor and found the wreath I made last year… Continue Reading →

Name Boards for Your Child’s Door

Hello friends! Hope everyone had a great weekend! I saw these mini chalkboards at Jo-Ann’s recently and thought they would look so cute on my children’s door. Now that my son is learning more about words, I thought it would… Continue Reading →

Contributor Spotlight: Jamielyn of I Heart Naptime

I’m taking the next few weeks to spotlight my amazing contributors. Next up on the list is Jamielyn of I Heart Nap Time who contributes once a month to our Home Projects page. Jamielyn has such a great designer’s eye. She’s always whipping… Continue Reading →

Faux Brushed Nickel Letter Tutorial

Happy Valentine’s day! Have you noticed the trend in home decor of using metal letters? Those letters are so expensive, but I really wanted the look for my Valentine’s table. These “XO” faux brushed nickel letters are perfect for Love… Continue Reading →

Make and Takes Spotlight: The Best of 2011

As we’ve now come to a close of 2011, I need to give a big THANK YOU to all those who submit and continue to submit to the M&T Spotlight. It has been a great place to find fun kids… Continue Reading →

Up-Cycled Christmas Napkin Rings & Place Cards

I am loving all the burlap that’s being used lately for quick and easy home decor projects! I recently made a red burlap table runner and had some burlap left over, so I used my scraps to make matching napkin… Continue Reading →

Craft a Halloween Magnet Board

I’m thrilled to have Jamielyn of I Heart Naptime here as one of Make and Takes newest regular contributors. Jamielyn will be here once a month sharing fabulous ideas for the home. Take it away, Jamielyn… Halloween has to be one… Continue Reading →

Fall Crafts, Puppets, Crayons, and The Creative Connection

Here’s what I’ve been up to this week over at Babble’s New Home Ec and Babycenter’s Momformation. What to do with broken crayons. Do you have small nubs for crayons or they are broken with the paper torn? Here are… Continue Reading →

Apple Crafts, Flower Arranging, and Phone Apps for Crafters

Here’s what I’ve been up to over at Babble’s New Home Ec. Look at dem’ apples: 15 Inspired Apple Crafts Get pretty looking flower arrangements: Quick and Easy Flower Vase Hack Stitching up some cards: 15 Free Stitched Card Patterns Get… Continue Reading →

Easy Magnetic Clip Tutorial

I love back-to-school shopping with my kids because I always get inspired to organize my workspace when all the desk supplies are on sale! I found darling little hinge clips that I turned into even cuter magnet clips. These are… Continue Reading →

Sweet and Simple Mother’s Day Vase

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so I put together a quick and easy Mother’s Day vase that would be a sweet gift or an easy centerpiece for a Mother’s Day brunch. At least I know I’d like to… Continue Reading →

Easter Bunting with Plastic Eggs

Here’s a simple way to decorate for Easter (since it’s coming right up…THIS Sunday!). We all have those plastic Easter eggs lying around, well how about stinging them together to make a garland?! Then once all strung together, you can… Continue Reading →

Turn a Bed Sheet into a Shower Curtain

I’ve been needing a new shower curtain for a long time, but I couldn’t find what I wanted for the price I wanted to pay. I recently updated my duvet cover for my bed, and the old cover was a… Continue Reading →

Stitch Up a Bridal Shower Pillowcase

I’m excited to share yet another fabulous site contributing regularly to Make and Takes, Little Birdie Secrets. Three crafty ladies make up the Little Birdies, a blog who’s projects are bookmarked as “must do” in my inbox. These ladies will… Continue Reading →

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