7 Warm Ways to Decorate for Winter

by Rachel January 31, 2014

This has been a very chilly winter, hasn’t it? Sometimes when it’s too cold outside, we can get a little stir crazy. Decorating your house with cute DIY projects can give you a creative outlet and exercise your mind! These 7 warm ways to decorate for winter will help you get out of your funk! […]

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Mod Podge Rocks Peel & Stick Stencils

by Marie January 30, 2014
Mod Podge Rocks Peel and Stick Stencils

Hey all you Mod Podge fans! Ready for something to blow your mind?! How about this new line of fantastic peel and stick stencils from the ever amazing Amy of Mod Podge Rocks?! I’m happy to call Amy my friend and so thrilled about her new line of stencils she’s created with Plaid. It’s one […]

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Creating Heart Yarn Art

by Marie January 30, 2014
Making Kids Craft Heart Yarn Art @makeandtakes.com

We’re back with another fun Craftspiration video for a Valentine’s Day Heart Yarn Art. Get out the glue, wind up the yarn, and you’ll be able to whip up this simple and crafty piece of art. Perfect for your loved ones! We’re sharing how to outline our heart with more and more hearts to fill […]

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Endive, Bacon, and Blue Cheese Lettuce Wraps

by Marie January 29, 2014
Blue Cheese Endive Appetizer @makeandtakes.com

The big football weekend is here and we’ll be hosting a party, being a big football family and cheering on our Seattle SEAHAWKS!! Wahoo! And I’ve partnered with Marzetti® on a recipe for our guests to munch on. These are delicious Endive and Bacon Lettuce Wraps, drizzled with Marzetti® Chunky Blue Cheese dressing. I’ve just been […]

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Super Sweet Valentine’s Day Treat Bags

by Rachel January 28, 2014

I just love this Valentine’s Day printable for sweet little treat bags! This super cute and free printable was found on the M&T Spotlight page by Army Wife to Subrban Life! What a great alternative to buying kid’s Valentine cards at the store! Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it so let’s get […]

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4 Tips for Family-Friendly Outdoor Winter Fun

by Marie January 27, 2014
Kids in Winter

Whether you’re off on a winter ski trip or just making snowmen in the backyard, I’ve got a few tips to help make your experience a little easier on everyone. Being a big snow sport family, we’ve learned a trick or two for keeping kids happy throughout the snow day. Here are 4 tips to […]

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Pom Pom Valentine Love Bug Magnets

by Marie January 24, 2014
Cute Valentine Pom Pom Lovebugs @makeandtake.com

This Valentine’s we’re crafting cute little love bug magnets for my children’s classmates. Yep… 75 of these will be made between my 3 kids. Lots of pipe cleaners and googly eyes!! For a little added fun, my son is turning his bugs into aliens and monsters by gluing on only one big googly eye in the […]

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Valentine Airplane Hearts

by Lucy January 23, 2014
Valentine Heart Airplanes for Kids @makeandtakes.com

I’m thrilled to officially introduce you to my super crafty daughter, Lucy. You’ve seen her in our videos for Craftspiration and on our Make and Takes YouTube page. I love how much fun we have crafting together. Well, she has come up with a bunch of her own fun kid’s craft ideas and this is […]

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Easy Buffalo Chicken Empanadas

by Nina January 22, 2014

Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner, are you ready?  Excited?  Pumped?!  I sure am, but not for the football.  I’m one of those people who literally knows nothing about football and will just nod in agreement whenever the topic comes up, but I do know one thing about the game. Game day means […]

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Lovebird Paper Garland

by Amy January 20, 2014
Valentine lovebird garland for kids

Our house was looking a little drab after putting the Christmas decorations away, and my girls wanted to make things more festive by decorating for Valentine’s Day. Homemade decorations to the rescue! We started with this cute and super-easy lovebird paper garland to hang across our mantle. This would be a great after-school craft to […]

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Warm and Cozy Repurposed Sweater Mittens

by Rachel January 19, 2014
sweater mittens

I love winter clothes and accessories! I’m not going to lie, it’s supposed to be 74 degrees today where I live. But I am sure there are a lot of you out there that need to be wearing winter apparel! These repurposed sweater mittens, from the M&T Spotlight page, are a great project to recycle all of those […]

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Snowflake Tic Tac Toe Game for Indoor Winter Fun

by Marie January 17, 2014
Snowflake Tic Tac Toe @makeandtakes.com

Are your kids buzzin’ like bees this winter, spending a lot of time indoors? If so, keep those little bees busy by making their own Snowflake Tic Tac Toe board game. They can craft small snowflakes to add to the board and have fun getting 3 in a row! Here are Lucy and I crafting […]

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3 Small Changes for a Big Impact

by Sabrena January 16, 2014
Kids Saving the Planet

Whether or not you’ve been a stickler for your Resolutions, have already fallen off the band wagon or are holding out to kick them off in February, I’ve found three little changes that can make a HUGE impact for your home and the planet. Interested in adding these to your New Year’s Intentions? 1. Get […]

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Crochet Olympic Rings for the Winter Games

by Marie January 15, 2014
Crocheting Olympic Rings for the Winter Games @makeandtakes.com

It’s just a few weeks away for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games and we’re crocheting the Olympic rings to celebrate. Whip up a few of these as you watch the your favorite winter sport. What’s your favorite? I love the bobsled! I’ve always wanted to try crocheting with pipe cleaners and these Olympic rings seemed like […]

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DIY Glue Hanging Hearts

by Amy Christie January 14, 2014
Hanging Hearts

I’m thrilled to introduce a new contributor to the Make and Takes team… Amy of This Heart of Mine. Please welcome Amy, sharing all sorts of fun crafts for us to enjoy. Take it away… I am always excited to get my Valentine’s Day decor out and up. It’s some of my favorite stuff. I love the colors, […]

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Art Journaling with Kids: My Hands

by Amy January 13, 2014
My Hands art journal page for kids

For quite a few years, my girls have been keeping journals. They write about family activities, make lists of favorites, compose poems, and try creative writing techniques for home school projects. This school year, we decided to start new art journals to keep things fresh and interesting. So far, the art journaling has been a […]

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Outdoor Family Fun Gift Guide

by Marie January 12, 2014
Outdoor Kids Adventure book @ebay #followfindit

I’ve gathered a few fabulous ideas for outdoor family fun over at Ebay and sharing some of them today. If you’re heading outdoors to the beach, camping in the woods, or some snow day fun, be sure to check these out and follow my collection. Winter Snowman on the Go Kit: The Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Book: Paracord Survival […]

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Help Me – Help You, Take This Quick Survey!

by Marie January 10, 2014
Make and Takesssss 2014

Hi friends! As the new year is upon us, I’m looking to make 2014 the best yet for Make and Takes, providing quality ideas for home, family, and fun. I’d love if you would take a minute and answer this simple survey of 7 questions below. It’s completely anonymous, so please be honest and share […]

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Year in Review: Make and Takes 2013

by Marie January 9, 2014
Crochet Mustache Pattern @makeandtakes.com

Is it just me or did 2013 go by too fast?! Maybe it was all the fun we had with DIY during the year. Here are just a few things we whipped up this past year with crafts, food, family and fun! January: Tortilla Snowflakes – perfect for an after school snack February: Despicable Me […]

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Crafting a Wintery Wonderland

by Marie January 7, 2014
Kids Craft Winter Wonderland Scene @makeandtakes.com

Celebrate the winter weather by making a crafty wonderland. We’re using recycled magazines to cut and tear out, adding to our wintery scene. You can get really creative by adding a snowman, winter animals, and some evergreen trees. Here are Lucy and I crafting a Wintery Wonderland. We will be showcasing our Craftspiration videos all year long to […]

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