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Guest post by Somer of A Little Great Music and t-shirts are two things we have in abundance at our house. I often hear one of my kids complaining to the other, “You can’t sing that, its my song.” So, I decided to collaborate with them to make t-shirts with lyrics from songs they like. […]

We’ve grown regular grass before, but this year I wanted to try my hand at wheatgrass. It was very easy to grow, needing only a few supplies. Wheatgrass is known for nutritional benefits, but with this beautiful green color, it’s also a perfect Spring display. Supplies for Growing Wheatgrass: hard red winter wheat (found in […]

When I grew my own wheatgrass, I chose a few festive containers. I wanted to test them out to see which would work the best. Here’s the results for how each container turned out. My favorite wheatgrass container: Terra Cotta Pots. These worked out fabulously. I love how the orange from the pot contrasts so […]

You’ve might have seen seed paper recently.  It is homemade paper with flower seeds in it.  When it is planted in the ground and given lots of TLC it will bloom into beautiful flowers you can enjoy.  Here is a tutorial for a project using seed paper. First, you need to make the paper. Use […]

I love a good DIY (Do-It-Yourself) project! Saturdays are a great day for projects, and below are some really easy and fabulous ideas. I’ll be making this wall art later today, after my trip to Home Depot and the fabric store! What DIY projects are you doing today? Fabric Wall Art by Blue Cricket Designs […]

Every year for Christmas, my Mom gives each child a gift bag full of little odds and ends. And there’s usually our annual steel wool scrubber. It must be something from her generation, because I don’t know too many people who use these. But they are a great cleaning tool, perfect for scrubbing off those […]

My poor hands. Living in Utah is great, but with the dry Winter weather here, my hands suffer. I’ve been applying all kinds of moisturizer and thought I’d share what’s been working for me. Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream: I like this, but really only for everyday use. It’s not as hard core as I want it […]

This little birdcage was found at my local thrift store. I knew it would be darling in my little niece’s bedroom, who’s nickname is “birdie”. Here’s the Before & After. I always love a good before and after (don’t you?!) To make the little paper birds, I used a Quickutz die cut along with American […]

Paper garlands are a beautiful accent for any party or home decor.  They are really easy to make and can match any theme. First, you will need to start with cardstock punched out in your desired shape. You can use punches, die cut machines, a Cricut, or just plain scissors. Next, you will need to […]

If you still need a few ideas for Valentines, whether it’s a treat, craft, or gift, here’s a few ideas I’ve rounded up perfect for your loved ones. A “Colorful” Valentine’s Day Card by The Long Thread (pictured above) Hanging Glitter Hearts by Skip to My Lou Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies by Your Home-Based Mom Peek-a-Boo, […]

I’ve just spent the last two days at Alt Design Summit in Salt Lake City, UT. Happily it was in my hometown, so I didn’t have to travel far! This conference was all about design. Design in blogs, crafts, food, photography, home, everywhere. I learned a ton, thinking about how I can improve the design […]

Hi there, Kami here! I’m thrilled to be regularly posting here on Make and Takes. I’m a big fan of Marie and all the goodness shared daily on Make and Takes. Okay, let’s get to it! Nothing says “Happy Valentine’s Day” like little pink mailboxes with little red flags. As an avid thrifting maven, I’ve […]

It may be a balmy 45 degrees here in Seattle, but we still get cold feet at night! That’s why we made up a bunch of these rice heat therapy bags to keep us warm. These are instructions for a mini bag, but a larger bag for shoulder, back, or leg pain is easy to […]

I love this fun Bedroom Door Sign made out of paper mache. It’s bringing me back to my elementary school days when we plastered pastey newspapers onto a balloon and hollowed it out for a bowl. Alice from MAD – Make and Do is here as a guest today sharing a fun way to dress […]

Snowmen everywhere are just waiting for the snow to fall so they can come alive with this Snowman on the Go kit. I first saw this idea in the Better Homes and Garden’s Holiday Craft magazine and thought it was way too cute. I added branches and some rocks for coal to it give my […]

We’re decorating our house for Christmas with these fun candy gumdrop cones. They’re a perfect festive craft for the Holidays. You just need a few candy gumdrops, toothpicks, and a styrofoam cone or ball. But try not to eat too many candies as you craft, save some for the tree! Supplies for Gumdrop Trees: styrofoam […]

Here is a simple (and inexpensive) gift that is sure to warm the homes of anyone that is lucky enough to receive it. Just take the ingredients above and add a few more items and you have yourself sweet smelling holiday potpourri. First, gather up the following: One large apple One large orange One large […]

Fringe Fleece Winter Scarf

by Marie on December 1, 2009

We made a few more Fringe Fleece Scarves, but with Christmas colors this time. I layered a green, white, and red strip of fleece, sewed them all up together in a line, then made small 1×2 inch cuts up both sides. Our necks will be all snuggly and warm this winter season. Click here for […]

Weekend Make and Takes: Advents

by Marie on November 28, 2009

December is full of countdowns and we love to countdown to Christmas. Here’s our Advent calendar for the next 25 days. We’ll be taking off one of these rings until we get to the top on Christmas morning. To make this advent, tape paper strips around one another in the form of a tree. You […]

I’m happy to announce Make and Takes DIY Holiday Gift Guide for 2009. It’s full of fun, affordable, and crafty DIY projects for your Holiday wish list. There’s something for you, your kids, fun in the kitchen, and crafty DIY books. I’ve also added some of my favorite children’s picture books (those are just for […]

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