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Here are some back to school crafts and recipes that caught my eye from over at the M&T Spotlight. Have your kids started school yet? Seems like almost everyone starts right about now. **Next week I’ll be featuring your projects for fall, one of my favorite seasons of all. So link up your crafts and […]

Thanks to the folks at Martha Stewart and Plaid, who’ve teamed up to create a power pack of decorative paint and supplies, I received a fun box full of supplies. Right away I headed for these circle sponge stamps, endless possiblitites with these sponges, I’m sure you’ll be seeing more crafts from these. Today I […]

I’m sharing a few fun posts on gardening and crafts. Check them out and get inspired. And even more creative inspiration below with a few featured links submitted and featured from the M&T Spotlight. Make sure to link up your crafty creations at the Spotlight. 9 Kid-Friendly Back to School Crafts over at BabyCenter’s Momformation. […]

With school right at our heels, there’s a lot of hustle and bustle to get the kids ready with books, clothes, and supplies. To make getting ready a little sweeter, make a few candy apples tied with love and these cute paper printables.   I’ve partnered up with Lindi from Love the Day and her amazing […]

Hey friends! I’m Jamielyn from I {Heart} Nap Time and I’m so excited to be guest posting on ‘Make and Takes’ today. On my blog you can find all sorts of crafts, trash to treasure pieces, yummy recipes, and a little crazy thrown in the mix. Today I’m going to show you how to make […]

I’m sharing this fun way we decorated for my daughter’s birthday with a balloon banner over at Babycenter’s Momformation. This banner could not be simpler and it looks festive for any birthday party. We hung it on our entry way as the party guest came through the kitchen and dining room. Another fun way to […]

I’ve got a few fun things to share, if you haven’t noticed with the title of this post. It’s all about the B’s! Babble: I’m thrilled to be on the writing team at Babble for their new channel The New Home Ec. I’ll be sharing some of the fun finds, crafts, and tutorials from over […]

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 perfect for holding heavier art projects or multi-page documents to your fridge or magnetic memo […]

I’ve got a birthday party coming up in a few weeks and I’m now armed with some really fabulous ideas thanks to those who submitted over at the M&T Spotlight. I’ve chosen a few to highlight, but make sure to check all the birthday party spotlights out. **Next week: I’ll be featuring your ideas on […]
Need a few extra projects for the 4th of July? Well, the M&T Spolight has got you covered. Here are a few highlights from this weeks picks. **Next week I’ll be featuring Birthday Parties, so link up your best birthday ideas over at Spotlight. American Flag Cake Patriotic Paper Wreath Patriotic Cookie Pizza 4th of […]

The 4th of July is approaching and our family is getting ready to decorate and celebrate. Here are a few of the fun holiday inspired projects we’ve created at Make and Takes in the past. **With each of these crafts, you could change up the colors to celebrate other countries and cultures. 1. Red, White, […]

It’s time for some GIRL power! Today’s M&T Spotlight feature is all about the girl. Check out these fabulous projects! *Next week I’ll be showcasing fruit, as it’s in season and delicious. So link up to your favorite recipes using fruit. Friendship Bracelets Petti Tutu Tutorial Crochet Flower Clip Mini Bow Headband Bridal Veil Tutorial […]

It’s wedding season! I love going to bridal showers and seeing all the fun and creative gifts for the happy couple. If you’re looking for an inexpensive yet thoughtful shower gift, here’s one that costs only about $1 and takes less than 30 minutes to make! This over-sized paper clip keeps your recipe card up […]

There have been some really great projects for boys submitted over at the M&T Spotlight. I’m happy to feature a few that were my favorite. *Next week, I’ll be showcasing all things Girl! So link up your girly-girl projects over at Spolight. Little Boy’s Workbench Boys Tie to T-shirt Applique Marshmallow Shooters Magnetic Bow Tie […]

It’s finally June, so bring on summer! The weather is getting warm, school is almost out, and flowers are in full bloom! I’ve gathered a few fun flower power projects for summer, getting us excited for the season of sun! Flower Straw Buddies: fun little craft foam flowers I created and shared over at Babycenter’s […]

Guest post by Carolyn of Cookin for my Captain Ever since that day I found out I was having a girl, I knew I’d throw her a tea party for one of her birthdays. This year was the one! We are in a beautiful area, all her school friends are within a 2-block radius, weather […]

Do you have a craft room? I recently revamped our office into a craft room, and I’m excited to decorate it! We kept the walls pretty minimal in color because I want to use a bunch of color in the decorations. I recently made this sign: “Make Stuff”! I love the saying “make stuff”, because […]

Thanks to Elmer’s Craft and Tell campaign, I was able to get together with my girlfriends for a fun night of crafting. There were lots of treats, loads of magazines, and fabulous crafting supplies provided by Elmer’s. Did you know that along with their adhesives, they also have cutting tools from X-ACTO?! It was just […]

Hanging Paper Pockets

by Marie on May 17, 2011

Fill these paper pockets with something sweet for spring. We’ve made these paper pockets before, but now we’re filling them with our tissue paper flowers and hanging them with ribbon. A perfect way to brighten up your home. Supplies for Hanging Paper Pockets: long rectangle paper, any size or style (this paper is from the […]

Spring might be my favorite season as after a long winter, out pops spring, ready to show off it’s colors. Well, we’ve got 6 lovely spring ideas that have popped up over at the M&T Spotlight and I’m happy to share these bright and cheery projects. *Next week I’ll be featuring Gardening projects. So submit […]
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