4 Crafty Projects to Celebrate The Lorax

by Marie February 16, 2014
Dr.-Seuss-Birthday-and-Lorax-Crafts

We love to celebrate our storytime reading with fun crafts and activities to further our learning and exploration of our books. With Dr. Seuss’s birthday coming up on March 2nd, I’m highlighting 4 activities to craft for one of my favorite books, The Lorax. Here are 4 activities to celebrate The Lorax! 1. Truffula Tree […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Hand Warmers

by Marie February 15, 2014
Crocheting Hand Warmers for Winter

Tis’ the season for a little extra warmth and these Crochet Hand Warmers from our next Crochet-A-Day series project will do just the trick! We’re partnering with Consumer Crafts for a week’s worth of crochet projects. Head over to ConsumerCrafts.com to buy all your yarn supplies for our Crochet-A-Day projects. They make it super simple […]

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Let’s Get Creative at the Craftcation Conference

by Marie February 14, 2014
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I’m getting excited to attend the Craftcation Conference this April for creative makers. There will be all kinds of craft talk and craft shop. Panels, workshops, and a pop up shop too! The speaker line up is amazing, all my craft crushes. And happily, I’ll be speaking too. I’m teaching a crochet workshop – come […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Scalloped Headband

by Marie February 14, 2014
Scalloped Headband Crochet Pattern by hopefulhoney.com @makeandtakes.com

For today’s Crochet-A-Day series post, I have the lovely Olivia of Hopeful Honey sharing a fun and fancy Crochet Scalloped Headband. It’s the perfect accessory to whip up in a day! Guest post by Olivia of Hopeful Honey Supplies for Crochet Scalloped Headband: 5.00mm Crochet Hook (size H) 50g 8ply Yarn Scissors Tapestry/Wool Needle Finished Size This headband fits […]

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Crochet-A-Day: 3 Crochet Coffee Cozy Patterns

by Marie February 13, 2014
Crochet Coffee Cozy with Heart Applique by skiptomylou.org

We want to keep those hot drinks nice and cozy with these featured crochet patterns for a coffee cozy, perfect for our Crochet-A-Day series. I’ve found 3 fabulous patterns for a coffee cozy, all a little different to fit your favorite drink’s needs. 1. Crochet Coffee Cozy with a Button: This pattern from Amy of One […]

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Recycled Cereal Box Jet Packs

by Rachel February 13, 2014
Kids Craft Recycled Box Jet Pack

Get your kid’s imagination soaring with these awesome recycled cereal box jet packs from Small Fry! It’s a fast and easy project that will have your kid’s playing for hours! This craft is super fun, simple, and makes for the perfect play time activity! Here are more fun play time projects: Mini Lightsabers Nature Playtime […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Bookmark

by Marie February 12, 2014
Time to Read with Your Crochet Bookmark @makeandtakes.com #crochetaday

We have a book-tastic pattern for our Crochet-A-Day series. We’re stitching up a few Crochet Bookmarks to help save our spots in our favorite books. We’re partnering with Consumer Crafts for a week’s worth of crochet projects. Head over to ConsumerCrafts.com to buy all your yarn supplies for our Crochet-A-Day projects. They make it super […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Heart & Printable #Love Card

by Francine February 11, 2014
Crochet Heart Tutorial for Valentine's Day with Printable Card-10

Please welcome our newest regular contributor to the Make and Takes team… Francine Clouden of Callaloo Soup! She’ll be sharing all sorts of fun paper crafts, kids crafts, and yarn crafts. Today’s she’s sharing a tutorial for our Crochet-A-Day series for a Crochet Heart and Printable #Love Card. Say hello! We don’t make a huge […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Butterflies

by Marie February 10, 2014
How to Crochet a Butterfly from littlebirdiesecrets.com

Yarn is a flutterin’ with these Crochet Butterflies we’re featuring for our Crochet-A-Day series. These cute little butterflies are found over at Little Birdie Secrets! There are 3 different sizes to crochet, small, medium, and large, so you’ll have just the right size for your little ones to play with. Or these would make great […]

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Simple Stenciled Heart Cards

by Amy February 10, 2014
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Have time for one more Valentine craft this week? It’s not too late to make a few special cards with your kids and send a little love to family and friends. These stenciled heart cards use simple materials you probably have on hand at home. Plus, your kiddos will love painting with some unusual tools, […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Finger Crochet Snake

by Marie February 9, 2014
Finger Crochet a Rattle Snake Tutorial @makeandtakes.com #crochetaday

How about a Ssslithering Heart-Shaped Rattle Sssnake for our next Crochet-A-Day series post. Too cute! We’re ditching the hook and trying out some finger crochet for this tutorial! I’m happy to share we’re partnering with Consumer Crafts for a week’s worth of crochet projects. Head over to ConsumerCrafts.com to buy all your yarn supplies for our […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Alphabet Letters

by Marie February 8, 2014
The Moogly Alphabet Crochet Pattern

It’s back to the abc’s with our next featured project for our Crochet-A-Day series. This Alphabet Set from Moogly is such a fun crochet pattern set for every letter of the alphabet. I had to try my hand at this crochet alphabet and it’s so fun to follow along. You will need to know how […]

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Stuffed Soft Pretzel Bites – Yes, Please!

by Rachel February 8, 2014
Stuffed Soft Pretzels

Every time I enter a mall, I feel like it’s my duty to get a soft pretzel from the food court. Am I the only one? I love a good pretzel. When I saw these stuffed soft pretzel bites, I knew I had to share them with all of you! Nina from Ambrosia makes these pretzel bites […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Grapefruit Coaster Crochet Pattern

by Marie February 7, 2014
Horizontal Grapefruit Coaster

For today’s Crochet-A-Day series post, I have the lovely Lauren from Daisy Cottage Designs sharing a guest post for her Grapefruit Coaster Crochet Pattern. It’s super fresh and fun, can’t wait to try it! Guest post by Lauren of Daisy Cottage Designs Grapefruits are one of my favorite foods – I have always loved their fresh, tangy flavor. […]

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To Die For Double Chocolate Brownies

by Rachel February 7, 2014
double chocolate brownies

Move over brownie box mix! These double chocolate brownies immediately caught my eye! Thank you Kristin, from Pastry Affair, for sharing this mouth watering recipe with us! This homemade brownie with a big glass of milk sounds so delicious! Here are more yummy dessert recipes: Muffin Tin Brownies Perfect Chocolate Cupcakes No-Bake Biscoff Cookies

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Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Phone Cozy

by Marie February 6, 2014
Crochet a Phone Cozy @makeandtakes.com #crochetaday

It’s time to work on your double crochet stitching skills with our next Crochet-A-Day series tutorial. This simple Crochet Phone Cozy will be the perfect project for your day, and will keep your cell phone nice and snug! You can make these as simple or as intricate as you’d like, adding more colors of yarn to […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Bow Tutorial

by Marie February 5, 2014
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On to our next featured crochet pattern for our Crochet-A-Day series! It’s a super simple, you can do this, project… Crochet Bow Tutorial from Craftiness is not Optional! These darling little bows are the perfect project to crochet in a day. If you’re making them for a little girl’s hair bow or a little boy’s bow […]

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Cookie Cutter Toast Stamping

by Amy February 5, 2014
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Toast is a breakfast staple around our house – the kids can make it themselves and choose their favorite toppings and spreads. How about an easy and kid-pleasing way to dress-up your morning toast? Just grab some cookie cutters and get stamping! I often use cookie cutters to cut shapes out of bread, especially for […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Bunting Necklace

by Marie February 4, 2014
DIY Crochet Bunting Necklace by caughtonawhim.com for @makeandtakes.com #crochetaday

For today’s Crochet-A-Day series post, I have the lovely Erica from Caught on a Whim sharing a guest post for her Crochet Bunting Necklace tutorial. It’s too cute!  Guest post by Erica of Caught on a Whim One of the things I love most about crochet is how easy it is to make unique and […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Bracelet with a Button

by Marie February 3, 2014
Crochet a Bracelet Bangle @makeandtakes.com #crochetaday

We started with some chain stitch wrapping ribbon and a chain stitch necklace in our Crochet-A-Day series. Now let’s up the ante by adding in the single crochet stitch. You can do it, I’ll guide you through, cuz’ we’ll need to make loads of these Crochet Bracelets with Buttons! I promise, you won’t be able to […]

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