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Pineapples are so in right now. Who knew, right? I love this new pineapple craft, DIY, style trend. I love their color and I think their shape is so interesting and fun. When I saw this pineapple honeycomb DIY from Alison of The Alison Show, I instantly knew I had to make this for a […]

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15 Lego Movie Party Ideas

by Rachel on March 27, 2014

The Lego Movie has been a hit with kids and parents everywhere! Who else has that song “Everything Is Awesome!” stuck in their head all day? It’s a super funny movie and I’ve rounded up 15 ideas that would be perfect for a Lego Movie Party! 1. Lego Invite: Build some Lego’s to make the […]

Does your family love the Olympics as much as my family? It is our favorite! We have it on all day and we don’t even change the channel to watch anything else! It makes me feel so patriotic and proud of our country. Sometimes we get together with our friends and have a little Olympic […]

Yes, I’m loving the plastic animal re-fashion craze! There are so many creative ways to upcycle these fun and fabulous plastic animals. A super cheap and easy way to decorate. I love this Gold Coated Horse from Suburble I came across at the Make and Takes Spotlight! More Toy Fun Here: Toy Bowling Toy Story […]

Silhouettes are such fun mementos of childhood, I swear my mom still has ours from when we were kids done at Disneyland years ago! This DIY silhouette tutorial I found at the M&T Spotlight from Naptime Novels looks super simple and no Photoshop necessary, bonus!  More DIY home decor links below: DIY jewelry organization DIY chalkboard wreath […]

After working on the gallery wall for my bedroom, I had an idea. An idea that I’ve used in some of my work in the past and that I’ve seen in the work of my friend, Annie. It’s like a peek-a-boo for abstract art – for your own or your child’s creations. It’s so easy! Let’s […]

Easy Color Block Frame

by Melissa on February 26, 2013

I’m loving finding new ways to color block things. I feel like it’s the minimalist’s approach to jazzing things up without creating a whole lot of visual clutter. I’m excited to share with you a simple, fast and temporary way to color block your photo frames without using paint. I love paint, but sometimes it’s […]

You know, it’s hard to have all those gorgeous Christmas cards perfectly on display. If you’re like me, you don’t have anything yet to display those lovely cards from people you love. Or perhaps you’re miss popular and your current system is getting overloaded with holiday cheer? Why not make an easel, or five? I […]

Organizing and decorating has been on the mind for the last 6 years as we’ve jumped around from place to place. I’m excited that Chris and I are finally in a place where I can put holes in the walls and keep stuff on the walls for more than 6-12 months! To try and motivate […]

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 […]

Our family recently moved to a new home which we are renting, completely furnished. Fabulous, considering we’re only here a year and didn’t want to bring all our stuff with us. What’s not so fabulous is not having all my fun decorations for each season! So lately I’ve been looking for inexpensive ways to decorate […]

Do you have a craft room? I recently revamped our office into a craft room, and I’m excited to decorate it! We kept the walls pretty minimal in color because I want to use a bunch of color in the decorations. I recently made this sign: “Make Stuff”! I love the saying “make stuff”, because […]

It’s been a long time since I have been thrifting, and I am really itching to go. I found this mirror way back in March while thrift store shopping with Marie and Allison. You can see it here in this post on 4 helpful tips for thrift store shopping. It has been in my basement […]

What is it about finding someone else’s junk and making it better? I get a bit of a high from it. I found these storage bins at my local thrift store, and even though they were in sad shape, I love the idea of having storage for a lot of little things. Just think of […]

Let your little one tell you WHO THEY ARE this back-to-school time of year. These fun chalkboard speech bubbles are a great way to keep track of all the years of back-to-school photos you’ll be taking. They are also a fun prop to have on hand for any make-shift photo booth. I had no idea […]

Give your 4th of July table a little splash of red, white, and blue with this colorful centerpiece. We colored rice with red and blue food coloring to give it this festive look. You can add this to any area in your house or it would be perfect for your party table! Supplies for 4th […]

This little birdcage was found at my local thrift store. I knew it would be darling in my little niece’s bedroom, who’s nickname is “birdie”. Here’s the Before & After. I always love a good before and after (don’t you?!) To make the little paper birds, I used a Quickutz die cut along with American […]

Hi there, Kami here! I’m thrilled to be regularly posting here on Make and Takes. I’m a big fan of Marie and all the goodness shared daily on Make and Takes. Okay, let’s get to it! Nothing says “Happy Valentine’s Day” like little pink mailboxes with little red flags. As an avid thrifting maven, I’ve […]

When it comes to activities for kids and planning parties, I can say I’m pretty crafty. But for the life of me, I can’t decorate my house. I struggle with colors, theme, and design. I desperately need to decorate my front room, the room every guest sees. So I’m calling in some reinforcements, YOU. I […]

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