home decor

How darling would this gold patterned dot wall be in your home? It could be for a nursery, kid’s room, office, bathroom, or any room! I really love this fun tutorial from Taylor Made! It doesn’t look too hard to do, which I love! Can’t wait to try it in my own home! Here are more […]

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 […]

We’ve recently moved into a darling cozy little house. But with this darling cozy little house, we’ve had to get creative with our storage, finding space for everything. We had this nook next to the kitchen and decided to turn it into an office space, a place for me to work and the kids to play, […]

Last month I shared with you a really easy way to make a diamond patterned tablecloth. Today, I’m sharing with you another fabric printing idea that has the potential to transform the look of any room. The best way to inexpensively change the feeling of any space is by changing your throw pillows. Or, as […]

Washi Tape Push Pins

by Danyelle on March 5, 2013

There’s only a few more weeks until Spring officially arrives and I’m already getting the itch to clean and organize everything. First up was my bulletin board. It feels nice to pull everything off it every now and then and start fresh. To make this task a little more fun I created these cute and […]

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 […]

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 […]

There are so many gorgeous leaves falling near our neighborhood, I just had to scoop them up and make something fun. For a while now I’ve wanted to try stitching right through them and it turned out so festive! Supplies for Stitched Leaf Garland: fresh fallen leaves – washed and patted dry, still soft sewing […]

Create a Vacation Memory Jar

by Marie on September 18, 2012

Going on vacation is the best. And to help keep the memories alive, try creating a Vacation Memory Jar. I spotted this darling idea from MJB Loves over at the M&T Spotlight. You could make one for every trip and line them up on a decorative shelf! And for all those trips you’re going on, […]

After 13 years of marriage and five moves, we finally found our dream home, which means my little guy will soon be getting a real nursery! It will be a few more weeks before we can actually move in, but I’m getting ready with some new things for the nursery wall. I plan to include […]

Recently I gave you a simple yet chic idea for transforming plain glass vases into perfectly coordinating pieces for any entertaining theme. I’m so into cheap and easy these days, I thought you might like to know my other secret for presto change-o partyware: build-a-tiered-serving-plate out of any dish! Take any favorite plates and turn […]

Flour sack dishtowels are my absolute favorite to use in the kitchen. They are absorbent and dry quickly. The problem? They don’t add much to the room as far as color goes. My solution is to add a bit of paint and fabric medium to customize the towels to your specific taste and color scheme. […]

Hello friends! Happy Spring! Since today is the first day of spring, I thought I’d show you how to spruce up your spring wreath. I just pulled out all my Spring/Easter decor and found the wreath I made last year was falling apart. As you know, wreaths can be expensive, so I decided I would […]

Hello friends! Hope everyone had a great weekend! I saw these mini chalkboards at Jo-Ann’s recently and thought they would look so cute on my children’s door. Now that my son is learning more about words, I thought it would be fun to make him his very own name board. This is a great activity […]

Happy Valentine’s day! Have you noticed the trend in home decor of using metal letters? Those letters are so expensive, but I really wanted the look for my Valentine’s table. These “XO” faux brushed nickel letters are perfect for Love day, but any letter would be just as cute in your everyday decor. You could […]

I am loving all the burlap that’s being used lately for quick and easy home decor projects! I recently made a red burlap table runner and had some burlap left over, so I used my scraps to make matching napkin rings that double as place cards for a pretty Christmas table setting. Totally quick and […]

I’m thrilled to have Jamielyn of I Heart Naptime here as one of Make and Takes newest regular contributors. Jamielyn will be here once a month sharing fabulous ideas for the home. Take it away, Jamielyn… Halloween has to be one of my favorite holidays to decorate for! I love everything about this time of year! […]

Here’s what I’ve been up to this week over at Babble’s New Home Ec and Babycenter’s Momformation. What to do with broken crayons. Do you have small nubs for crayons or they are broken with the paper torn? Here are 5 ways to turn them into something new, including this crayon melted mural by Whatever. […]

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

I love back-to-school shopping with my kids because I always get inspired to organize my workspace when all the desk supplies are on sale! I found darling little hinge clips that I turned into even cuter magnet clips. These are perfect for holding heavier art projects or multi-page documents to your fridge or magnetic memo […]

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