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With the holidays near, I’m sure you’re looking for all kinds of things to bake, craft and sew! Well, my good friends Kelly of According to Kelly, Rachel of Southern Fairytale, and Cindy of Skip to My Lou are at it again this year with another round of Holiday Bake, Craft, and Sew. Follow along […]

One way to give the perfect gift is to personalize it. Whether is something you make or something you buy, it’s always more fun when it’s something just for them. There are great shops for your personalized items, like Christmas gifts from Getting Personal, an M&T Sponsor. Kids always love to have their names pop up […]

It’s Movember and we’re proud to show our support of the mustache with our #mustachebombing adventures. I want you in on the fun too, showing your support for men’s health. Here are 5 easy ways you can make and wear a mustache to celebrate Movember! 1. Yarn Mustache: Cut 10-12 pieces of black yarn, about 2-3 […]

Now that Halloween is behind us, we can start thinking about how to transform our homes for Thanksgiving. I like to keep things as simple as possible and thought I’d share one of the easiest centerpieces you can make for your holiday table. All you need is an inexpensive glass hurricane, pop corn kernels and […]

Thanks to Gabrielle of Design Mom, I’ll either be adding fake plastic bugs to my hair or drawing stitches on my face for Halloween. She’s sharing 6 costume ideas for adults, a few simple ways to help add a little flare to the night. BOO.

We are only days away from Halloween and it’s crunch time people! But have I got the perfect idea for you. It’s quick and easy, and oh so cute… Minions!! These minions from Despicable Me are our absolute favorite characters. We are so gaga for them right now. I personally think they stole the show. So I […]

Quick Halloween Craft Ideas

by Marie on October 28, 2012

Whether you’re planning a Halloween classroom party or if you’re looking for some quick Halloween crafts, I’ve gathered all our ideas in one handy spot. Check them out! What fun crafts are you planning for your Halloween parties? Share your ideas in the comments.

Halloween is on it’s way, but there’s still time to make more crafts. This Embroidery Hoop Spider Web is super simple and fun for kids and adults. My girls snatched this one up and have it hanging in their room for some spider Halloween decor. Watch our how-to video for making these embroidery hoop spider […]

Glitter Plastic Spider Rings

by Marie on October 25, 2012

You know those cheap plastic spider rings kids love to wear during Halloween? Give them some sparkle by dipping the tops in glitter. I first found this Glitter Spider idea from the local morning show, New Day Northwest, with entertainer Heather Cristo. When I hosted my local Night of Witch Craft last year, this was one of our […]

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 for Stitched Leaf Garland: fresh fallen leaves – washed and patted dry, still soft sewing […]

I have a really hard time decorating for holidays. We’ve moved just about 9 times in the last six years so it’s a feat if I even get regular decorations on the walls. And I just haven’t felt the motivation to buy anything that I’ll have to pack up and move in a few short […]

I love getting cute packages in the mail, don’t you?! I was happy to open up this little nifty gift from Sublime Stitching – Jenny has just come out with a new line of embroidery floss (who does that, sooooo cool)!  I’m big fan of embroidery, I love stitching handmade cards, the best gifts. Now […]

Yes, I’m still on the googly eye train. But how can I stop, they are too much fun. And now I’ve completed the googly jewelry set with rings, necklaces, earrings and now a fun and furry bracelet! Supplies for Furry Monster Googly Eye Bracelets: craft faux fur, found at the crafty supply stores or this […]

I love googly eyes, it’s one of my favorite crafting supplies. I even love the fun eyebombing craze that has hit towns across America. So how could I resist finding ways to put these googly eyes in more places, even jewelry. Today we’ve got rings, and next week I’ll be sharing the DIY for more “eye-popping” […]

Have you decorated your house for Fall yet? I’ve done two things: 1. bought candy corn. 2. made this cute little candy corn garland. I obviously still have a ways to go, but I’m pretty happy with how things are looking so far. If you’d like to create one of these sweet little candy corn […]

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 got just the bucket of buttons for this smart and simple DIY rack. Here are […]

DIY No-Sew Door Muff

by Melissa on September 25, 2012

Hello there! It’s Melissa from I Still Love You. I’m thrilled to be contributing on Make & Takes for the home! We just purchased our first home this summer, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to make it our own. You can see my progress in the column: The Zero Budget Project. I’m trying to […]

As a contributor over at Babble’s New Home Ec channel, I’m sharing a few of the things I’ve been showcasing over there, just in time for your weekend of crafting! Here are 3 super simple and chic projects. All three are perfect for a 15 minute craft session, to help get your DIY on! I’ve […]

I know we all have a stack of scrapbook paper lying in a pile in our craft corners, am I right? If so, then good thing I spotted these cute and Scrappy Mosaic Cards from Sweet Athena over at the M&T Spotlight. Start tearing up a storm and get crafting! See below for more paper […]

Creative Crayon Teacher Name Tag

by Marie on September 13, 2012

I love when crayons are used in a different way. Look how fancy they are all lined up in this darling Crayon Teacher Name Tag. I spotted this over at the M&T Spotlight  from Infarrantly Creative and I might have to whip up a few for my kids teachers. Check out these other fun crayon […]

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