Home Projects

Welcome to our Home Projects page. Here you'll find all kinds of projects for your home, like home decor, home crafts, quick tips, and cleaning solutions. Check out a few of our most popular posts here, or scroll down for the most recent projects.

Like I mentioned in the Saturday Spotlight, spring is all about sewing projects. I’m sharing 2 really fun and simple ideas for adding a little spring to your home over at Babble. These Easter Egg Pillows were way too fun and easy to make. I was going to start out making just one, and then […]

For some reason when spring rolls around, I get the sewing bug. I dust off the sewing machine and want to start a few projects. I’ve scoured the M&T Spotlight for 6 projects that are now on my list to make. **Next week I’ll be featuring projects with birds. Seems like there’s bird projects everywhere, […]

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 was falling apart. As you know, wreaths can be expensive, so I decided I would […]

Today is St. Patrick’s Day. Did any lucky Leprechauns visit your house? My daughter made a trap, but alas, that little Leprechaun found a way to escape. But I’m hoping a few of these ideas will cheer her up. Here are 6 fun ideas from over at the M&T Spotlight for a few projects to celebrate with […]

A Greener Cleaner

by Sabrena on March 15, 2012

“We are an awesome team,” Holden my three year exclaimed. “Like ninjas!” He told me proudly. I had just thanked him for his help with mopping our hard wood floors. And yes, he really does help. He squirts the Method wood floor cleaner, and I wipe it down. It’s a really great system. And I […]

How darling is this Eiffel Tower I spotted over at the M&T Spotlight? I’ve never been abroad, but I dream of it someday. So this sweet smartphone cover will make me think I’m already there! Check out the full tutorial at A Spoonful of Sugar.

I’m thrilled to have Danyelle of Dandee here as one of Make and Takes newest regular contributors. Danyelle will be here once a month sharing fabulous ideas for home projects and ideas. Take it away, Danyelle… With St. Patrick’s Day just 10 days away, now is a good time to add a little color to […]

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 be fun to make him his very own name board. This is a great activity […]

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 day, but any letter would be just as cute in your everyday decor. You could […]

Red is the color of the week with Valentine’s day approaching. Here are 6 red hot projects to complete this week, from over at the M&T Spotlight. **Next week: I’ll be featuring your Healthy Snack recipes. I need all the ideas I can get to stay healthy. So make sure to submit your posts to […]

Here are just a few of the posts I’ve been sharing around the web over the past few weeks. And I’ve thrown in some all around goodness from blogland. Come see what’s been going on. BabyCenter’s Momformation: 10 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues, including Roll a Snowman by Funky Polkadot Giraffe 10 Handmade Valentine […]

A few weeks ago I stopped by my local Goodwill and found this lovely chair for THREE bucks! It was a little beat up, but not too shabby! I knew with a little love, it would be perfect for my little office space…and for impromptu photo shoots of my little girl. ;) Have you ever […]

I love facebook. It’s fun to share photos of my kids, let Mom and Dad know what we’re up to since we moved to Seattle, and keep in touch with new and old friends (don’t say you haven’t spied on your jr. high crush!) I also manage a facebook page for Make and Takes. A […]

This is just what I need, a simple project for these winter blues. In Seattle, you know, it’s gray. The sun has been poking it’s head out here and there, but it’s mostly gray. So I’m looking for fun projects to brighten up my home, and this No-Sew Pillow tutorial that I found over at the […]

It’s time for another showcase of fun crafts and ideas from the M&T Spotlight. This week it’s all about the wintry white of January. Here are 6 projects and recipes that will give a chill to your day. **Next week: I’m featuring snowmen, so link up your favorite snowmen crafts and recipes to Spotlight! Clothespin […]

I have to say I’ve got some pretty amazing contributors who come and write a post for Make and Takes once, sometimes twice, a month. From kids crafts, home crafts, recipes, and parenting tips, they each contribute fabulous “make and takes”. I’ve chosen these writers because they fit me, my brand, my vision. They do […]

I had a little extra time to scour the interwebs during the holidays! I came across a few yarn projects that are the kind you can’t pass up. Thanks to the genius of Carrie at This Mama Makes Stuff, my kids now have super cool stylin’ winter hats. I love this Mohawk Beanie Tutorial. It’s […]

With the new year just around the corner (ah, where has 2011 gone?!)… I’ve been thinking a lot about goals for me and my family. Each year we try to think of a new motto that my family can focus on that year. The theme we decided on for 2012 is: Together we can do […]

Take a peek at a few places I’m posting this week. Lots of fun for the holidays. Ideas and craft for a Hanukkah celebration, over at Baby Center’s Momformation. I love this treat pouch by Martha Stewart pictured below, so cute! The holidays are all about baking, right! Here’s a round up of some delicious […]

Today I’m featuring some fabulous ornaments showcased over at the M&T Spotlight. Here are 6 festive tree ornaments that are sure to brighten up your tree! **Next week I’ll be featuring Holiday Treats, so share your goodies and link up to Spotlight. Felt Peppermint Candy Ornament Paper Hourglass Ornament Melted Snowman Ornament Quilted Tree Ornament […]
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