Easter Egg Yarn Art

by Marie March 19, 2013
Easter Egg Yarn Art makeandtakes.com

As you may already know, we’re big fans of yarn! Today we’re sharing something fun for Easter and making some art to display. We’ve done this style of art before for a Christmas yarn art piece, now we’re crafting with eggs for Easter. You can get really creative with your colors and shapes for your […]

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Teeny Tiny Pipe Cleaner Bunnies

by Amy March 18, 2013
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My girls love both crafts and teeny tiny things, so these sweet little pipe cleaner bunnies are the perfect spring project for our house. I think they are taking over the dollhouse as we speak, turning it into an Easter wonderland. So fun! Once you get the hang of making these little bunnies, you can […]

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DIY Ruffled Party Streamers For The Win

by Marie March 14, 2013
ruffled crepe paper

Streamers make a party right? So take that business up a notch by making them ruffled, yeah, RUFFLED STREAMERS. I found this tutorial from Pizzazzerie at the Make and Takes Spotlight and I’m feeling like I ought to give this a try! More party decor links below: Rainbow birthday party ideas Milestone birthday countdown Butterfly […]

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3 Ways to Wear a Crocheted Scarf

by Marie March 14, 2013
Wrapping a Crochet Scarf

You’ve crocheted a new scarf and now you need to wear it with pride. There are loads of ways to wear a scarf, but here are a few simple ways I’m sharing below. You’re going to look fabulous in your fancy new scarf! 1. Pull Through: fold your scarf in half, place it around your […]

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Crafting a Family Album, “The Croods” Style

by Marie March 13, 2013
Craft a Family Photo Album

I am happy to be partnering up with The Croods, the upcoming family movie from DreamWorks Animation, an M&T sponsor, for today’s post. I’m sharing how to put together a fun and crafty family photo album. We take so many family pictures and this was a great way to organize some of them together into a […]

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Rainbow Threaded Embroidery Hoop

by Marie March 12, 2013
Rainbow Thread Embroidery Hoops makeandtakes.com

We’re having fun with rainbow crafts this month to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. My kids go gaga for all things rainbow, anything that will lead them to a leprechaun. So here’s a fun rainbow wheel of awesome as we threaded an embroidery hoop to hang! Supplies for Rainbow Thread Embroidery Hoop: embroidery thread in rainbow […]

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Colorful Stained Glass Kites

by Amy March 11, 2013
Tissue paper stained glass kites for kids

How’s the weather in your part of the world right now? We are definitely seeing some signs of spring here in California (including sniffly noses and itchy eyes). My girls are on watch for a windy day perfect for kite-flying. Until then, we have some colorful tissue paper stained glass kites decorating our windows. This […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Paper Tube Stamping

by Marie March 8, 2013
Shamrocks and Rainbow Paper Tube Stamping makeandtakes.com

I bet you can guess what we’re stamping for St. Patrick’s Day! Yep, rainbows and shamrocks. We’ve got our paper tube stamp supplies out once again and we’re ready to go. Let’s get stamping! Supplies for Rainbow and Shamrock Paper Tube Stamps: paint in rainbow colors paper towel tube scissors paper paper plate To Make […]

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Make Your Own Bath Bombs For a Little At-Home Luxury

by Marie March 7, 2013
DIY bathbombs idlewife

Have you ever made your own bath bombs? I’m dying to give it a go. I think I’ll give this tutorial from Idlewife I found at the Make and Take Spotlight a try, looks pretty easy to me! Pamper yourself with more of these DIY bath time goodies: Fizzy bath bomb cupcakes Homemade bath salts, […]

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What I’ve Been Crocheting + Pattern Link Love

by Marie March 7, 2013
Crochet an Orange Scarf

Now that I’ve mastered the simple crochet scarf, I’m trying a few new things, broadening my yarn horizons! It’s so fun to have a ball of yarn and a hook, whip a few stitches together, and you have something completely new. The possibilities are endless, there’s so much great stuff to crochet! First, for a simple way […]

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Luscious Lemon Bars Worth Making

by Marie March 6, 2013
pip and debby lemon bars

Citrus is in season so I guess that means lemon bars, right? This recipe from Pip & Ebby jumped out at me over at the Make and Takes Spotlight and I can’t wait to give it a try! More fun with citrus below: Meyer Lemon Curd How to create a really great green salad Citrus […]

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Kids in the Kitchen: Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

by Amy March 6, 2013
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Smoothie-making is a great way for kids to experiment with creating their own recipes. Adding ingredients and tasting as we go is the part my kids like the most. We almost always end up with a delicious smoothie! My 10-year-old is excited to share her favorite smoothie recipe with you – a rich and filling […]

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Lego Friendship Bracelets Have All The Fun

by Marie March 5, 2013
Lego friendship bracelets

Are your kids going super for bonkers for friendship bracelets, because mine are! Mix it up a little by making these cool DIY lego ones! I spotted this tutorial from The Centsible Life at the Make and Takes Spotlight, give it a go!  More fun with friendship bracelets below: Heart shaped friendship bracelets Friendship bracelet […]

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Washi Tape Push Pins

by Danyelle March 5, 2013
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There’s only a few more weeks until Spring officially arrives and I’m already getting the itch to clean and organize everything. First up was my bulletin board. It feels nice to pull everything off it every now and then and start fresh. To make this task a little more fun I created these cute and […]

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Shamrock Rice Krispie Pops

by Marie March 4, 2013
shamrock rice krispies

These shamrock rice krispie pops from Hungry Happenings are hilariously adorable (and probably pretty tasty too). I found them over at the Make and Takes Spotlight and think they’d make the perfect St. Patty’s Day treat! More St. Patty’s Day links below: St. Patrick’s Day and Spring Coloring Pages St. Patrick’s Day Fresh Herb Dip […]

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Paint Chip and Pom-Pom Bookmarks

by Caroline Urdaneta March 4, 2013
kids craft paint chip paper and pom pom bookmarks

There is nothing that makes me happier than seeing my children enjoying a good book! Well, almost nothing. A simple craft project that has a great purpose is also one of my favorite things! Today’s craft project (which can be for your kids and you) is just that: simple and totally functional. Plus, anything is adorable with a pom-pom attached to […]

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Simple Scarf Crochet Pattern + Video

by Marie March 1, 2013
Simple Scarf Crochet Pattern makeandtakes.com

Yes, I keep talking about crochet. But, you know… the addiction. So today I’m happy to share my simple scarf crochet pattern with you. It’s something I made up, although I’m sure there’s something similar already out there. It’s the perfect project for beginners! I’ve put together a little video showing my step by step […]

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Dress Up a Party Favor with Cupcake Liner Flowers

by Marie February 28, 2013
Cupcake Liner Flowers for Gift Bags

Guest post by Lisette of Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary Do you ever tire of passing out treats to your neighbors on paper plates or presenting gifts to friends in gift bags with tissue paper? Here is an easy way to dress up treats, party favors, or to create last minute gift wrapping. Supplies for […]

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Mini Corn Dogs Make A Tasty Snack For Everyone

by Marie February 27, 2013
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Appetizers are pretty much my favorite type of food because everything is miniature and that…is awesome. I spotted these mini corn dog muffins from Ambrosia at the Make and Takes Spotlight and can’t wait to give them a whirl. Hot dogs and cornbread, hooray! Find some more tasty treat links here: Mini monster cheese balls […]

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Who Needs a Rainbow in a Can?

by Marie February 27, 2013
Rainbow in a Can craft makeandtakes.com

What is more cheery than a rainbow? I don’t think much. So how about making someone’s day by giving them a rainbow in a can! It’s sure to be a smile on a cloudy day. Supplies for Rainbow in a Can: recycled can – any size colored paper double-sided tape scissors stickers 6 pipe cleaners […]

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