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Little Apple Yarn Favors

These cute little apples just fell from our tree, or so we like to think! They’re super easy to craft and make a fun decoration for my Fall kitchen. Supplies for Yarn Apples: craft yarn – red, green, or yellow… Continue Reading →

Make Pencil Toppers with Crochet Hearts

Crochet up a few of these darling hearts to add to your Valentine’s day pencils! Actually, they’d be fun to add to your pencils any day of the year. Because I love yarn and crochet so so much, so much,… Continue Reading →

15 Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? Thinking of Valentines to pass out to your children’s friends and classmates can be daunting. They have to be creative and cute and one of a kind. Well, don’t stress one more second because… Continue Reading →

Cardboard Tube Snowman Craft

I adore snowmen! I love snowmen crafts, activities, hand towels, pictures, nick knacks… you get the picture, lol. So with winter upon us the love of all things snowmen are in full force over at my house. This Cardboard Tube Snowman Craft… Continue Reading →

Year in Review: Make and Takes 2015

I can’t believe we’re already approaching a new year! 2015 has been an amazing year and we’ve created so many fun crafts. Here are just a few of the projects we’ve made during this past year. Make and Takes 2015 Year… Continue Reading →

Holiday Peppermint Muddy Buddies

With the holidays upon us, we’re gearing up for the season of gift giving! Not only do we love to gift our family, friends and neighbors, we also want to celebrate and thank our school teachers. I’m sharing a yummy recipe for… Continue Reading →

Circle Crochet Holiday Garland

The season of crochet is upon us! There’s something about colder weather that brings out the yarn and hook and I start to crochet up a storm. I’m also starting to think about holiday decor, especially for the December season…. Continue Reading →

Upcycled Glow Stick Bracelets

Guest post by Ana of Babble Dabble Do Every Halloween my kids bring home handfuls of glow stick bracelets from class parties and trick or treating, and every year I face the same dilemma, what do I do with them… Continue Reading →

25 Ways to Get Out and Play this Summer

We’re wrapping up our summer series to Get Out and Play! Thanks to all the amazing contributors and guest writers for their fabulously fun ideas. We’ve been playing games, making crafts, and having adventures in the summer sun! Here are 25 ideas… Continue Reading →

Make Sleeping Bag Pillows for Camping

We’re a big camping family, we try to go a few times every summer. After sleeping in our sleeping bags in our tent with either no pillow at all or a regular sized pillow that’s way too big, I decided to… Continue Reading →

Crochet a Fresh Produce Market Bag

This crochet tote bag is just what I need to hit the farmer’s market all summer long. It’s an easy project to crochet in a weekend. You just need to know a few basic stitches and you’re set! I haven’t crocheted for very… Continue Reading →

Big Hero 6 Baymax Crafts

As we gather all sorts of fun crafts and decorations for a Big Hero 6 birthday, since we love the movie so much, we’re coming up with a few fun Baymax inspired ideas. We’re making Big Hero 6 Baymax Frisbee… Continue Reading →

Easter Egg Flower Bouquet

Easter is just around the corner, so we’re getting our house ready with a few fun spring flower decorations. But not just any ol’ flowers… plastic egg flowers! These Easter egg flowers are simple to craft and make a bright and… Continue Reading →

Crochet Bath Scrubbies for Tub Time

Ready for a super simple crochet project that you can do in a flash? How about crocheting a few bath time scrubbies! If you’ve been crocheting for a little while now, you could probably crochet one of these scrubbies in… Continue Reading →

How to Make a DIY Reed Diffuser

We’ve been loving our reed diffuser jars that are filling our house with all the good smells! I’ve placed these fragrant air fresheners around the house to help keep it smelling fresh and fragrant! We chose to add lavender essential oil drops… Continue Reading →

Crochet Heart Chain Stitch Ribbons

Crochet a few of these heart chain stitch ribbons to wrap up your treats to loved ones on Valentine’s day! They’ll love the added touch to their gift, plus they can reuse the heart yarn ribbon for more gifting! You… Continue Reading →

Crochet Projects to Make in 2015

Let’s say hello to 2015! Especially when it comes to yarn, hooks, and crochet projects! The new year and the winter season always brings out the yarn for me, making hats, scarves, and hand warmers! Well, I’m ready to ramp it up and… Continue Reading →

KidKnits – Kits Helping Change the World

I’m thrilled to showcase a new yarn arts website I stumbled upon called KidKnits. I recently saw KidKnits linked from Classic Play and fell in love! The founder Ellie, and 8th grade girl, is so inspiring. It’s amazing to see that you… Continue Reading →

Year in Review: Make and Takes 2014

How is it already 2015?! Time flies when you’re craftin’ fun! A big THANK YOU to all our readers here at Make and Takes. You help keep us crafting up a storm all year long!! Here’s a round up of all the… Continue Reading →

Crochet V-Stitch Infinity Scarf Pattern

Winter is here and I’m back to crocheting up a storm! I’ve been loving to crochet scarves again. There’s something so gratifying and immediate about a scarf, ready to wear right when it’s done. I love my short and simple cowl… Continue Reading →

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