Make Leather Bookmarks for Father’s Day Gifts

by Francine May 27, 2014
Make Leather Bookmarks for a Father's Day Gift by Francine Clouden-13

I recently came across a leather artisan who was selling leather scraps and scooped up a bunch for crafting. I couldn’t wait to use some in a project, and what better medium to use for gifts for dads? With Father’s Day in a couple weeks, now is the time to get crafting some handmade gifts. These […]

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Gettin’ Our Craft On with Green Kid Crafts

by Marie May 26, 2014
Making Slime with Green Kids Crafts

We are gettin’ our craft on with some fun, silly, and slimy discovery crafts! I’m happy to be partnering with Green Kids Crafts to showcase their fun and creative crafts in a box, mailed right to your door every month. All the supplies are included. And the best part about it, my kids ages 5 and […]

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13 Ideas to Celebrate National Doughnut Day

by Rachel May 23, 2014
Semi-Homemade Donuts to Make

Let’s talk about donuts for a minute. I think we can all agree that donuts are not only delicious, but they are super trendy and all over the internet right now! National Doughnut Day is June 6th (best holiday ever??) and it is the perfect excuse to try out all of those donut recipes and craft […]

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101 Ideas for Washi Tape Crafts

by Marie May 23, 2014
101 Washi Tape Crafts Book

Have you joined the washi tape craze? We sure have. It’s the best! I love it for jazzing things up, it always gives that little extra bit of flare. I also love it for my kids to use for decorating. It’s mess-free and so easy for them to use. Hooray for washi tape crafts! So […]

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Handmade Inspiration from Craftcation

by Marie May 22, 2014
Craftcation Make it Happen

Back in April I attended the ever fabulous creative conference, Craftcation, and I have to say it’s just that… a craft vacation. Hosted by Nicole and Delilah of Dear Handmade Life, they put on an amazing weekend filled with creative inspiration. From the creative classes and panels to fabulous parties and a killer keynote by Lisa Congdon, it […]

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies for a Special Treat

by Marie May 20, 2014
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These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies I found at the M&T Spotlight from Food Fanatic are screaming for me to make and bake! They might be the perfect after school treat to share with my kiddos after a long day at school. More cookies to make for a special treat:  Mango Chocolate Chip Cookies Healthy Cookie Dough Balls Pie […]

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Crafty Flip-Flop Posters to Gear Up for Summer Fun!

by Amy May 19, 2014
Flip-Flop Summer Poster

While we have been experiencing a heat-wave here in California, I know many of you are still looking for a little spring weather to make its appearance. Either way, summer is coming (yay!), and if you have school-age kiddos, they are probably looking forward to summer vacation. As a family, we always enjoy making a […]

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10 Ways to Celebrate Our Favorite Books

by Marie May 16, 2014
How to Celebrate Our Favorite Books

We’re big readers at our house, books seem to be coming out of our ears! Have you seen Matt’s book reviews yet? We’re having fun posting those, with more to come. As we finish a book, it’s fun to keep the love of the story alive. To help us celebrate some of our family’s favorite books, […]

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The Cutest DIY Donut Balloons

by Rachel May 15, 2014
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Ok, I am obsessed with these DIY donut balloons from Studio DIY. Aren’t they the cutest thing ever?? I just made them for my donut birthday party and had to share them with all of you! Super easy project to do and perfect for a party! Buy some donut shaped balloons and get crafting! Here […]

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Hand Stitch Embroidery Gift Tags

by Marie May 14, 2014
Hand-stitched Gift Tags @makeandtakes.com

I’ve been hand-stitching cards since waaaaaay back in the day. Embroidery was my first love. It’s such a fun craft and makes a beautiful handmade gift! See our Hand-Stitched pattern page to see all the free printable designs you can make. Now I’m turning these fun designs into mini versions for hand-stitched gift tags! These simple, […]

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Crafting With Kids: Salt “Glitter” Shape Garland

by Francine May 13, 2014
Make a Salt Glitter Shape Garland with Kids by Francine Clouden-28

Glitter isn’t a supply I use often for my own crafts because it is so messy, and I definitely don’t get it out for crafting with my son! But I wanted to do a glitter type activity with him, and had an aha moment. What if I could dye salt to make a sort of […]

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Paper Cube Sculptures

by Amy May 12, 2014
Paper Cube Sculptures

Here’s a fun craft-meets-construction activity to try, colorful paper cube sculptures. With just paper and glue, you can create 3-D cubes that can be stacked or glued together to create a larger sculpture. Once you show your kids the simple technique, they will be able to make a cube in just minutes. The only supplies you […]

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Marshmallow Straw Structures

by Marie May 9, 2014
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It’s time for a super simple craft for the kids… Marshmallow Straw Structures! Not only is this a great activity for all, it can help develop math skills, problem solving, and small motor skills. And if you use straws that are bendable, it makes for even more fabulous creations! Supplies for Marshmallow Straw Structures: large marshmallows bendable straws […]

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Decorate a Mason Jar Bank

by Marie May 8, 2014
Make a Mason Jar Money Bank

Over the years we’ve tried our best to teach our children about money, the good and the bad. Saving money is something we really try to help instill in our kids. To keep the momentum with our kids and saving, I’m sharing our mason jar bank craft my kids created for saving their allowance and birthday money! I’m […]

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Kids in the Kitchen: Made-to-Order Pizza Pasta Bowls

by Amy May 7, 2014
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My girls love make-your-own-meals, like taco night, oatmeal and toppings breakfast, or salad bar. Do your kids enjoy making personalized meals, too? Here’s a fun twist on pizza night that we have been enjoying at our house – made-to-order pizza pasta bowls. These are fun and easy to put together, perfect for a busy weekday […]

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Super Cute Patterned Dot Wall

by Rachel May 6, 2014
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How darling would this gold patterned dot wall be in your home? It could be for a nursery, kid’s room, office, bathroom, or any room! I really love this fun tutorial from Taylor Made! It doesn’t look too hard to do, which I love! Can’t wait to try it in my own home! Here are more […]

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Let’s Have a Party in a Jar

by Marie May 6, 2014
Party in a Jar by See Vanessa Craft

How fun is this darling new book Party in a Jar, from craft blogger Vanessa Coppola of See Vanessa Craft! It’s filled with so many fabulous ways to have a party in a jar – wahoo! Party in a Jar features sixteen kid-friendly craft projects that not only provide entertainment for pint-sized partygoers but also function as […]

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20+ Spring Flowers and DIY Vases to Make

by Rachel May 5, 2014
20+ Spring Flowers and DIY Vases to Make Chalk Paint Mason Jar

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year! The pretty blossoms, the light jacket weather, and the cool breeze outside make me so happy! I’ve rounded up 20+ spring flowers and DIY vases to make throughout the next few weeks of springtime to brighten things up! 1. Custom Vases: Create these custom vases that […]

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3 Ways to WOW MOM on Mother’s Day

by Marie May 3, 2014
WOW MOM cards for Mother's Day

Kids think this is the best trick in the book… MOM turns into WOW when it’s flipped upside down! Turn these tricky words into a cute card for Mother’s Day. Mom will be Wowed by the surprise! Supplies for WOW MOM cards:  cardstock paper craft foam letter stickers – M,O,M brad fasteners floral stickers markers and […]

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Make a Photo Box for Mother’s Day

by Marie May 2, 2014
Making a DIY Photo Box for Mom

Mother’s day is just around the corner. Have you found the perfect gift? If you’re still looking for something special and unique, she is going to love this darling DIY Photo Box! It’s perfect for showcasing all those instagram photos you’ve been taking of the kids… just what mom or grandma would love to receive! It also […]

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