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Organization

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 →

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 →

Life Hack: Cover Scuffed Shoes with Duct Tape

Let’s face it, kids are tough on shoes. Just one bike ride with toes dragging can ruin a perfectly good pair. Or normal play at parks and on playgrounds. Or kneeling on cement doing sidewalk chalk. The toes are the first… Continue Reading →

Back to School DIY Craft Caddy

With my kids gearing up for back to school, we’ve got school supplies on the brain! We have our lists from the teachers for what our kids need to bring on the first day, so we’re getting everything ready. Along with supplies… Continue Reading →

Pencil Holder Rocket

School has started and it’s time for a new pencil holder: a family tradition that we follow every year by making an easy DIY with the kids to celebrate and mark the begging of a new school year. There is something special about… Continue Reading →

Organizing Kids Craft Supplies

If you’re like us, craft supplies are just about everywhere in the house. We have loads of pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and stickers in several different drawers all around. It’s time to get organized. We don’t want one lone pom pom… Continue Reading →

How to Start a Blog in 3 Easy Steps

I am proud to say Make and Takes has just passed it’s 8 year anniversary. Can you believe it, 8 years? It’s been one wild ride. Amazing to think I’ve been blogging since 2007, I’ve loved every minute of it! There’s… Continue Reading →

DIY Chalkboard Paint and Canvas

It’s back-to-school season and I have chalkboard on my mind! I have long loved everything chalkboard and use it various ways around our home. But this time I wanted to do it with a twist, DIY chalkboard paint! I thought it… Continue Reading →

Paper Bag Art Work Portfolios

We’ve got a great project to share with you today! Not only are these paper bag art work portfolios fun to make, they are going to help you be organized this school year. With a paper grocery bag and some… Continue Reading →

Hanging Mason Jar DIY Shelf Project

My house could use a once over in the organizing department. That’s why this fabulous project for Hanging Glass Jar Shelves from Hilda Blue caught my eye over at the MT Spotlight. This is a perfect way to use up… Continue Reading →

Felt Bedside Organizer Helps Cut the Clutter

Trying to find a way to organize my kids’ bedside tables is a constant struggle which is why I got excited after browsing the Make and Takes Spotlight and found this idea from Whimsy Love for a hanging bedside organizer…. Continue Reading →

Organizing Art Projects and School Papers

I love office products. They scream organization, and as a mother of 3, I need one of everything to keep my life in order. So I’m happy to partner with Staples, an M&T sponsor, on a few projects for this… Continue Reading →

Rustic Modern Jewelry Organization

Organizing and decorating has been on the mind for the last 6 years as we’ve jumped around from place to place. I’m excited that Chris and I are finally in a place where I can put holes in the walls… Continue Reading →

Storing Small Supplies in a Spice Rack

Yes, I need more storage ideas and this one is so simple. To store all those loose small craft supply pieces, create one of these Button Storage Spice Racks from The Crafty Mummy, spotted over at the M&T Spotlight. I’ve… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Craft Room: Mess Free Ideas

Our video series Kids in the Craft Room is back today talking about our favorite mess free crafting ideas. If you’re hesitant to craft with your kids because of the messes that could be made, watch today’s video for a… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Craft Room: Craft Supply Storage

We’re here again with another episode of Kids in the Craft Room. Today it’s all about STORAGE. What to do with your craft supplies once you get them. We talked about our favorite kid craft supplies and our favorite kid… Continue Reading →

Time to Organize Your Accessories!

It’s that time of year… time for Spring Cleaning! As soon as the warmer weather hits, I have the sudden urge to unclutter my entire house. Does anyone else feel that way? I always start with the closets first and… Continue Reading →

Back to School: Locker Pencil Holder

This project takes almost no time to put together and is the perfect little organizing tool for your school locker. A great back to school project, it keeps your pens and pencils in the same place for easy access. When… Continue Reading →

Cleaning Your Closets One Door at a Time

I’ve recently shared a few posts about cleaning out closets over at SC Johnson Family Economics. Clutter can all too easily find it’s way into those hallway or linen closets. Here’s a couple of posts about trying to stay organized… Continue Reading →

Organizing Drawers with Recycled Shoe Boxes

I love to use empty shoe boxes for all kinds of storage. They are a perfect little size, fairly sturdy, and a great way to recycle! I mainly use them to help organize my kid’s bedroom drawers. Socks, underpants, and… Continue Reading →

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