crafts

Watermelon just screams summer to me! It’s the perfect summer fruit. Not only does it hit the spot on a hot day, but it’s one of the prettiest fruits out there! There have been a lot of cute watermelon crafts and recipes circling the web these days. I searched around and found 15 super awesome watermelon […]

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It’s hot hot hot out there! It seems the only way to be outside these days is to do some sort of water activity! What is more fun than playing with water toys in the summer? I’ve rounded up 15 DIY water toys to keep you and your family having fun and keeping cool this […]

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We love our MT contributor Caroline of Salsa Pie, don’t we?! She’s always coming up with fabulously creative ideas for home and family here at Make and Takes. And over at her darling blog… check her out! Caroline has just come out with an amazing craft video series over at PBS Parents, yay! See for […]

Hi there! This is Celeste from Few Blocks East filling in for Melissa Esplin while she gets ready for Alt Summit. I wanted to share one of my favorite ways to customize framing. Framing as a process is so expensive, and matting is no exception. So when I need something framed, I almost always look for […]

We made it through the entire alphabet for the holidays, yippee! All the way from A to Z. So much crafting and baking for this special season. Phew! Here is all of our letter activities in one handy place. Happy Holidays! A is for Advent B is for Bells C is for Candy Cane D […]

Glitter Plastic Spider Rings

by Marie on October 25, 2012

You know those cheap plastic spider rings kids love to wear during Halloween? Give them some sparkle by dipping the tops in glitter. I first found this Glitter Spider idea from the local morning show, New Day Northwest, with entertainer Heather Cristo. When I hosted my local Night of Witch Craft last year, this was one of our […]

I have a really hard time decorating for holidays. We’ve moved just about 9 times in the last six years so it’s a feat if I even get regular decorations on the walls. And I just haven’t felt the motivation to buy anything that I’ll have to pack up and move in a few short […]

DIY No-Sew Door Muff

by Melissa on September 25, 2012

Hello there! It’s Melissa from I Still Love You. I’m thrilled to be contributing on Make & Takes for the home! We just purchased our first home this summer, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to make it our own. You can see my progress in the column: The Zero Budget Project. I’m trying to […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to #99 Ellen. We’ll contact you for details! I’m so happy to introduce you to BabbaBox, an M&T sponsor, which is a monthly subscription box that comes directly to your house. Inside is everything you need to create and craft with your child. Oh, […]

Something has come in the mail… Yippee! I’ve shared with you a while back that I was going to be working with the fabulous kids craft company, Kiwi Crate. Well, I finally get to tell you all about it. I’m their guest crafter for this month! I’ve come up with one of the crafts for […]

Do you know much about the Kiwi bird? I didn’t either. But, my son could tell you almost everything since it was his 3rd grade report! It’s a native of New Zealand, is as big as a chicken, has a really long thin beak and is the color of the kiwi fruit. Here’s my son’s […]

I am beyond thrilled to share that I’m coming out with a book! A book!! I cannot tell you how excited I am to finally share the news with all of you, it’s for sale in just a few weeks. Over the last year I’ve been writing and crafting 50 all new kid’s craft projects […]

Here’s what I’ve been up to over at Babble’s New Home Ec. Look at dem’ apples: 15 Inspired Apple Crafts Get pretty looking flower arrangements: Quick and Easy Flower Vase Hack Stitching up some cards: 15 Free Stitched Card Patterns Get your techy craft on: 20+ Phone Apps for the Crafty Folk

Here are some back to school crafts and recipes that caught my eye from over at the M&T Spotlight. Have your kids started school yet? Seems like almost everyone starts right about now. **Next week I’ll be featuring your projects for fall, one of my favorite seasons of all. So link up your crafts and […]

Hey friends! I’m Jamielyn from I {Heart} Nap Time and I’m so excited to be guest posting on ‘Make and Takes’ today. On my blog you can find all sorts of crafts, trash to treasure pieces, yummy recipes, and a little crazy thrown in the mix. Today I’m going to show you how to make […]

After posting last week about 9 Kid Craft Websites You’ve Got to Know, I couldn’t just leave the list to 9. So today I’m adding another 9 fabulous kid crafty sites, all worthy of exploring, discovering, playing, and creating! Check them out! Create-Celebrate-Explore: Beautiful photography, creative crafts, and fabulous adventures. Impress Your Kids: All kinds […]

I HAVE to share some of my favorite kids craft website with you all today. Each are full of amazing, entertaining, and educational crafts for kids. I’m in awe of the wonderful things they all post, very inspiring. You must check them out! Tinker Lab: Lots of tinkering going on. These are the good and […]

Here’s a few places I’ve been posting this week. Memory making, cute cookies for a baby shower, and smashing up our arts and crafts. I’m happy to share that I’m a leader of the new Blog Frog community, Memories in Motion by Pixorial. I’m numbered among some amazing women who will be leading discussions all […]

Crafty Inspiration from CHA

by Marie on February 15, 2011

A couple of weeks back, I attended Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show. It’s a convention where all the craft companies gather to market their newest and most fabulous wares. I’ve probably said this enough on facebook, but I was really truly in crafters heaven. Here’s a few of the fun things I want to […]

It’s January, so of course I have organization on the brain! My fridge gets so cluttered that I decided to make a message board to hold wedding invitations, baby announcements, party invitations, etc. using an old wooden window frame saved from an antiques flea market. No more cluttered fridge! Supplies for Altered Window Message Board: […]

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