Puffy Paint Rainbow Cards + $300 Giveaway

by Marie March 3, 2014
Puffy Paint Rainbow Cards makeandtakes.com

We’re making a few festive rainbow cards for spring using little dots of puffy paint. Puffy paint has such a fun texture to it, making your cards pop out and come to life. With these darling rainbow cards, we’re painting lots of little dots for each color to our rainbow pictures. A little goes a […]

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10 Ways to Catch a Leprechaun

by Rachel March 2, 2014
10 Ways to Catch a Leprechaun

Leprechauns are sneaky little guys! I’ve rounded up 10 ways to catch a leprechaun. Get your kids involved in the catching for some St. Patrick’s Day fun! 1. Rainbow Leprechaun Trap: This rainbow trap from Playing with Words 365 is the perfect way to entice that little leprechaun! 2. Leprechaun Trap Cake: Bake up this green […]

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27 Crochet-A-Day Crochet Patterns and Tutorials

by Marie February 28, 2014
27 Crochet-A-Day Crochet Patterns and Tutorials makeandtakes.com

We did it! We crocheted our way through the whole month of February. If you followed along, pat yourself of the back, three cheers for you!! I had so much fun showcasing all sorts of crochet patterns and tutorials all month. It was Crochet-A-Day success! All of these patterns and tutorials are projects you can […]

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The Cronut Craze

by Rachel February 28, 2014
Cronuts

Have you tried cronuts yet? They are croissants that are shaped and fried like donuts! I made them with my girlfriends a few months ago and they were so SO yummy. I found this recipe for cronuts from Amanda of A Life Well Lived and they look so delicious that I wish I could eat […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Ruffles Scarf Pattern

by Marie February 27, 2014
Ruffles Yarn Crochet Scarf Tutorial #crochetaday

We’ve come to the last tutorial for our Crochet-A-Day series. And we’re using a different type of yarn today, helping showcase all the fun yarn projects you can make in just a day! How about trying ruffles yarn to make this super cute Crochet Ruffles Scarf! I’m sure you’ve seen this ruffle yarn at the […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Jelly Bean Scarf

by Marie February 26, 2014
Jelly Bean Crochet Scarf from twinkiechan.com

We have one more featured pattern to showcase for our Crochet-A-Day series! How fun is this Jelly Bean Scarf from the pink and lovely Twinkie Chan?! In fact, all the scarves she makes are fun, fancy, and usually food! You could easily crochet 1 or 2, maybe even 5 of these jelly beans in just […]

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Salted Caramel Cashew Popcorn

by Nina February 26, 2014
Salted-Caramel-Cashew-Popcorn-3

The 86th Academy Awards are now only a few days away, and I couldn’t be more excited.  I’ve watched the Academy Awards ever since I can remember.  My mom has always liked watching the red carpet events and my dad liked watching the actual awards ceremony.  I had no idea what any of it was […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Boot Cuffs

by Francine February 25, 2014
Crochet Boot Cuffs Tutorial by Francine Clouden at Make & Takes-18

When I took up crochet again a few years ago, one of the first projects I worked on was crochet boot cuffs. They didn’t take too long, were fairly simple, but had enough of a challenge to keep things interesting. Plus how cute are they? I love how I can add a pop of colour […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Easy Crochet Hacky Sack

by Marie February 24, 2014
Amigurumi Crochet Hacky Sack Pattern by handsoccupied.com for @makeandtakes.com #crochetaday

For our next project in our Crochet-A-Day series, I have the lovely Heidi of Hands Occupied sharing a fabulous amigurumi type-pattern for an Easy Crochet Hacky Sack. You’ll want to make one and try your “foot” at the game of Hacky Sack!  Guest post from Heidi of Hands Occupied These hacky sacks are so addictive to […]

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Crochet-A-Day: 9 Crochet Animal Appliqués

by Marie February 23, 2014
Owl Applique Crochet Pattern from lovethebluebird.blogspot.ca

What I love most about these darling little crochet animals I’m featuring for our Crochet-A-Day series, is you can really crochet these in just a day. They are little and simple, and super sweet! They would make great appliqués for t-shirts, totes, or even set in a frame for a child’s bedroom display! We’re partnering with Darice.com for […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Heart and Flower Crochet Necklaces

by Marie February 22, 2014
Crochet Mini Flower Necklaces @makeandtakes.com #crochetaday

We are cruising along with our Crochet-A-Day series this month. How is it going? Have you been following along? I hope some of you have been inspired to pick up a hook and some yarn! Start with a simple chain stitch necklace, chain stitch wrapping ribbon, or a crochet bracelet with a button. I have another […]

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30 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

by Marie February 22, 2014
St. Patrick's Day 30 Crafts for Kids

We’re ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with all sorts of fun crafts, recipes, and activities. From leprechauns and shamrocks to rainbows and gold. Come get creative with some very lucky St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids. Here’s a round up of 30 fun and festive ideas for St. Patrick’s Day! Rainbows: 1. Rainbow Pipe Cleaners […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Chunky Crochet Cowl

by Marie February 21, 2014
Crochet This Chunky Cowl in a Day @makeandtakes.com #crochetaday

Crocheted scarves are my favorite projects to make, especially for the winter season. For today’s Crochet-A-Day series project, I’m sharing my quick and easy one skein Chunky Crochet Cowl. It’s an infinity scarf crocheted in the round, making it fun and easy to wear anytime, anywhere! My new obsession with scarves is using chunky yarn, […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Choosing the Perfect Yarn & Stitch

by Marie February 20, 2014
CrochetADay Tweed Stripes Lion Brand Yarn

For today’s Crochet-A-Day series post, I have the lovely Brandyce from Lion Brand Yarn sharing all sorts of different ways to choose the perfect yarn and stitch for your project.  One of the most important decisions to make when beginning a new project is figuring out what type of yarn you want to work with. You have […]

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Save Energy & Your Valuables

by Sabrena February 20, 2014
Holding the world in your hands

It sounds cooler to say “I was robbed,” but I guess if we’re being grammatically correct, the term would be “burglarized.” I don’t tell you this to put a damper on your mood. Make and Takes is a place we come to for joy and to find fun and positive ideas for our kids and […]

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Crochet-A-Day: 4 Fab Crochet Tips and Tricks

by Marie February 19, 2014
4 Crochet Tips and Tricks

I’m always looking for better ways to crochet and finding little tips and tricks that can help improve my skills. Today I’m featuring 4 fabulous crochet tips and tricks for our Crochet-A-Day series. I’m happy to be partnering with Lion Brand Yarn this week on some great crochet projects. They have loads of fabulous projects […]

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9 Creative Ways to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

by Rachel February 19, 2014
Dr. Seuss Crafts to Make

What would the world of children’s books be like if it wasn’t for Dr. Seuss? We are celebrating his 110th birthday coming up on March 2nd. Can you believe it? When I was little, I had One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish memorized from cover to cover! Here are 9 creative ways to […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Double Crochet Baby Blanket

by Marie February 18, 2014
Crochet Baby Blanket by lisettewoltermckinley.com for @makeandtakes.com

For today’s Crochet-A-Day series post, I have the lovely Lisette of Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary, sharing a guest post for her double crochet baby blanket pattern. Lisette is the one who inspired me in the beginning, just over a year ago, to learn to crochet. Read below for Lisette’s story, crocheting for Teeny Tears, and her […]

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Crochet-A-Day: 4 Crochet Flower Patterns

by Marie February 17, 2014
4 Crochet Flower Patterns to Make

We’ve got 4 super sweet crochet flower patterns to feature today for our Crochet-A-Day series. You’ll want to try your hand at all of them, making a lovely crochet floral bouquet! 1. Quick 5 Minute Crochet Flowers: This quick and easy patten for flowers comes from Sara of Creative Jewish Mom. These would make great […]

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Crazy Paper Hats Inspired by Dr. Seuss

by Amy February 17, 2014
Crazy paper hats inspired by Dr. Seuss

We’re huge Dr. Seuss fans in this house – aren’t you? We love the over-the-top, zany worlds and characters that fill the pages of his books. Since Dr. Seuss’s birthday is coming up on March 2, we decided to turn ourselves into silly Seuss-inspired characters by making our own crazy paper hats. These wild hats […]

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