holiday craft

We’re now on to the letter B for our Holiday ABC series, B is for Bells. Be sure to check out our A for Advent. There are so many fun things you can do with bells. We’ve made bell ornaments, bell shakers, and bell ribbon rings. This time I decided to make a fun framed […]

We’re starting off our Holiday ABC’s with the letter A and an advent project, helping countdown to Christmas with festive activities. One reason I love this advent below is that we can use it year after year. By using a dry erase marker and metal surface, we can simply change up the activities by wiping […]

To help us celebrate the December holidays, and there’s quite a few, I’ve come up with a fun Holiday¬†ABC countdown. I’ll be crafting up the holidays from A to Z throughout the next few weeks. I hope you’ll follow along! I’d love for you to share what you’re making for the holiday season¬†in the comments […]

Just a few weeks back I was invited by Michaels Crafts to come to Dallas and join in some creative fun. I crafted up a storm, took silly pictures, and was inspired to create for the Holidays. I even left with a big box of supplies, thanks to Michaels. I’m ready for the holiday season […]

There’s a lot of Santa talk at our house lately. What cookies does he like, how many reindeer help pull his sleigh, how’s he going to fit through our fireplace? I thought it might be fun to make a few paper tube binoculars to help us scope Santa out and see if we can answer […]

It’s time to share the fun as I launch the start of my book tour! Wahoo! I’m so happy with how it turned out. It’s beautiful, better than I imagined it would be. I may have cried just a little as I opened it up for the first time :) Thanks to the amazing photography […]

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Weekend Make and Takes: Advents

by Marie on November 28, 2009

December is full of countdowns and we love to countdown to Christmas. Here’s our Advent calendar for the next 25 days. We’ll be taking off one of these rings until we get to the top on Christmas morning. To make this advent, tape paper strips around one another in the form of a tree. You […]

I’m happy to announce Make and Takes DIY Holiday Gift Guide for 2009. It’s full of fun, affordable, and crafty DIY projects for your Holiday wish list. There’s something for you, your kids, fun in the kitchen, and crafty DIY books. I’ve also added some of my favorite children’s picture books (those are just for […]

Here’s a few fun Thanksgiving crafts we’ve done in the past. What fun turkey decorations are gobbling up your house this Thanksgiving holiday? Turkey Feather Countdown ~~~ Rice Crispie Turkey Treats ~~~ Tasty Turkey Table Favors ~~~ Thankful Feather Centerpiece ~~~ Singing Turkey Dinner (click for words)

Celebrating Kwanzaa with Kids

by Marie on December 26, 2008

Today starts the week long celebration of Kwanzaa. Here are a few fun stories about Kwanzaa, sharing what this holiday is all about. K is for Kwanzaa Seven Days of Kwanzaa My First Kwanzaa Book Kwanzaa Kids Here are some great crafty websites with fabulous Kwanzaa crafts to help your kids get involved in the […]

This holiday season, Klutz is giving you the chance to win 5 titles from the Klutz library. They sent me 2 of their books to review and now I’m hooked. My kids loved them. They were occupied for over an hour, which is like a lifetime in kid play! If I can get my kids […]

Two Holidays in One

by Marie on November 7, 2007

I have had my kitchen table for too long, but it is not quite time to replace it. So I needed to cover it and give it a little color. I wanted to make a fall placemat, but I also wanted to make a Christmas placemat for the next month. I decided to combine the […]

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