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We seem to have a lot of birthdays during the summer and into September. We recently celebrated my 4 year old with a Rainbow Party and last week we celebrated my 7 year old with a water park party. With lots of family birthdays, I thought it would be fun to make a painted party […]

Just a few weeks back I was invited by Michaels Crafts to come to Dallas and join in some creative fun. I crafted up a storm, took silly pictures, and was inspired to create for the Holidays. I even left with a big box of supplies, thanks to Michaels. I’m ready for the holiday season […]

Here’s a few things I’ve been up to over at my Babble column, Take it From Marie, as well as the New Home Ec channel where I contribute. Happy Saturday! Summer Olympic Games for Kids: The Olympics are upon us. Time for the world to gather, compete, and enjoy in the athletic awesomeness! If you plan […]

I’m not sure if I should be disappointed or proud of myself.  A couple weeks ago, I gave up.  After years and years of trying to keep my playroom buckets organized, I called it quits.  There used to be a place for the LEGOS, a bucket for Geo Trax, baby toys, Barbies, play food, toy […]

The Fourth of July is my favorite holiday. We get to celebrate our great country, spend time with family and friends and there are no obligations when it comes to gifts or decor. I don’t generally do much decorating when it comes to July 4th, but I always try to think of something sweet and […]

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 for presto change-o partyware: build-a-tiered-serving-plate out of any dish! Take any favorite plates and turn […]

We are getting better at sewing and it’s time for a little more difficult project, although it is still easy enough for a beginner. We’ve sewn a fabric bookmark, a t-shirt bag, and now we’re sewing up a cute little drawstring bag. It’s perfect for all your little charms or marbles to fit inside. My […]

Now that we’ve done a little practicing by making a fabric bookmark, my son is ready for our next project: Sewing a T-shirt Bag. This is probably the easiest project out there. All you do is sew one long line. That’s it! And it makes such a fun and functional piece. The best part is you don’t […]

This cute little caterpillar was just begging to be stitched onto a card! I love to stitch greeting cards, so I thought I’d try my hand at adding a few beads to the mix. I think this little guy turned out perfect. He’s ready to display or be gifted to someone for spring! Supplies for […]

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 paint and fabric medium to customize the towels to your specific taste and color scheme. […]

A Recap of SNAP!

by Marie on April 28, 2012

This last week I attended the crafty blog conference called SNAP! It’s hosted by an amazing team of women, headed up by Tauni of Tauni Tweets! It was a great conference full of crafts, bloggers, and a handmade market of awesome. Here’s me with Kirsten of The Crafting Chicks, Aimee and BettiJo of Paging Supermom, […]

I love handmade journals. There’s something about them that calls out… “I’m handmade, write in me”! So to make things super simple, I’ve turned one of my hand-stitched greeting cards into a journal. Now it’s double the handmade! And it fits into a purse or handbag nicely. It’s perfect for Mom, Grandma, or anyone who […]

I like to give a BIG thank you to all the people who participated in the DecoArt Earth Day Craft Challenge! It was so fun to see all the recycled crafts being created to celebrate Earth Day. If you want to check out the full list of entries, head over to the Earth Day Craft […]

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 move my way around through each room. Today I’m going to show you some quick […]

We are celebrating Earth Day in just over a week, so I thought it would be fun to showcase 6 fun recycled craft ideas for this weeks M&T Spotlight. **Next Week: I’ll be featuring your Spring Salads. I’m needing a few more recipes for salads, so link up your recipes at the Spotlight! 10 Earth […]

I’ve got a few fun posts to share that I’ve been writing around the blogosphere. Here’s a little of what I’ve been up to for Spring! Tissue Paper Blossom Art: make some Spring art with tissue paper for blossoms over at Babble. I can’t help all the pretty colors on the trees right now, I […]

I’ve been collecting lots of thrift store glass pieces the last six months: milk glass, sherbet cups, candlestick holders, and plain old glass vases–almost all of it under $1 a piece. It’s so great to have on hand when I want to set a table or decorate my mantel. But in order to make it […]

Saturday Spotlight: Eggs

by Marie on April 7, 2012

I’ve spotted a lot of crafty and delicious eggs over at the M&T Spotlight. I have to share them in case you’re looking for any last minute ideas for this weekend. **Next week: I’ll be sharing your Earth Day crafts ideas. Share something recycled over at the Spotlight. Bird’s Nest Cookies Egg Cups with Asparagus […]

I’m always trying to come up with new ways to decorate Easter eggs. Recently while at the craft store, I happened upon puffy paint in the best neon colors. I haven’t used puffy paint in over 20 twenty years but remembered always having a lot of fun with it. To create some brightly hued eggs […]

I’m rounding up a few fun Easter posts we done here at Make and Takes to help with decorating and celebrating. Have fun making and taking! Mix and Match Easter Egg Hunt – Create all new Easter eggs by mixing and matching colors, letting each child have one paper to find their own special hidden […]

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