spring

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year! The pretty blossoms, the light jacket weather, and the cool breeze outside make me so happy! I’ve rounded up 20+ spring flowers and DIY vases to make¬†throughout the next few weeks of springtime to brighten things up! 1. Custom Vases: Create these custom vases that […]

I had my hand-sewing basket sitting out the other day, which reminded my girls that they hadn’t sewn anything in a long time. We had to remedy that, of course! With spring on our minds, we decided to make some flowers using our (over-flowing) bin of fabric and felt scraps. Sewing buttons is fun, and […]

Coconut Macaroon Tartlets

by Nina on March 26, 2014

Spring is finally here! After what felt like an incredibly long winter, the season has finally changed, and I’m ready to embrace new spring flavors and treats. Or at least, I hope so. While it’s technically spring on paper, the weather seems like it hasn’t gotten the memo. It’s still a little too windy and […]

Pretty Paper Daffodils

by Amy on March 17, 2014

Spring is coming! Whether your yard is already blooming (like ours here in California), or you’re still waiting for the snow to melt, it’s definitely time to brighten up the indoors with some springtime crafts. Yay! Our first official crafts of the season are these pretty paper daffodils, with frilly 3-D centers. These are such […]

Bulb flowers are about to make their triumphant early Spring return and I could not be more thrilled. I’ve been seeing pots of them in various stores, ready to grow and think that this idea for paint drip planters from One Artsy Mama (I found it at the M&T Spotlight) would be such a fun […]

More paper tube stamping coming your way just in time for spring! These spring flower shapes are just what we need to help get through these April showers, of which I’ve been seeing plenty of up here in the Pacific NorthWET! These flowers are brightening up the place and reminding me May flowers are on […]

Every spring, I love seeing tulips pop up in my yard. It seems like I always forget about them – such a colorful surprise! We made a little ode-to-tulips art project with some super-simple origami paper tulips. With only a few folds, this is a great origami project for young kids and origami novices (like […]

Perler beads can be used for lots of fun activities with the kids. Try melting them into fun shapes using pipe cleaners as molds like this tutorial from Club Chica I came across at the Make and Takes Spotlight. You could even glue them onto cards and send to your favorite friends for a fun […]

My girls love both crafts and teeny tiny things, so these sweet little pipe cleaner bunnies are the perfect spring project for our house. I think they are taking over the dollhouse as we speak, turning it into an Easter wonderland. So fun! Once you get the hang of making these little bunnies, you can […]

Colorful Stained Glass Kites

by Amy on March 11, 2013

How’s the weather in your part of the world right now? We are definitely seeing some signs of spring here in California (including sniffly noses and itchy eyes). My girls are on watch for a windy day perfect for kite-flying. Until then, we have some colorful tissue paper stained glass kites decorating our windows. This […]

Who Needs a Rainbow in a Can?

by Marie on February 27, 2013

What is more cheery than a rainbow? I don’t think much. So how about making someone’s day by giving them a rainbow in a can! It’s sure to be a smile on a cloudy day. Supplies for Rainbow in a Can: recycled can – any size colored paper double-sided tape scissors stickers 6 pipe cleaners […]

I love to eat a good salad and spring seems to bring on all kinds of fresh yummy recipes. I’ve found 6 delicious looking recipes for salads from the M&T Spotlight that are perfect for a quick lunch or a yummy dinner. You’re welcome! **Next Week: I’ll be featuring your Yarn Crafts, so share all […]

It’s that time of year… time for Spring Cleaning! As soon as the warmer weather hits, I have the sudden urge to unclutter my entire house. Does anyone else feel that way? I always start with the closets first and move my way around through each room. Today I’m going to show you some quick […]

I’ve got a few fun posts to share that I’ve been writing around the blogosphere. Here’s a little of what I’ve been up to for Spring! Tissue Paper Blossom Art: make some Spring art with tissue paper for blossoms over at Babble. I can’t help all the pretty colors on the trees right now, I […]

I’m rounding up a few fun Easter posts we done here at Make and Takes to help with decorating and celebrating. Have fun making and taking! Mix and Match Easter Egg Hunt – Create all new Easter eggs by mixing and matching colors, letting each child have one paper to find their own special hidden […]

Like I mentioned in the Saturday Spotlight, spring is all about sewing projects. I’m sharing 2 really fun and simple ideas for adding a little spring to your home over at Babble. These Easter Egg Pillows were way too fun and easy to make. I was going to start out making just one, and then […]

We are ready for spring! We’re starting to see flowers coming out of the ground, tulips, hyacinths, and crocus. So when I received a fun package of supplies from the Scribble Shop, I chose to create fun popsicle stick flowers. Thanks to Scribble Shop, a great place to get all your craft supplies, I was […]

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 […]

Tomorrow is the first day of spring! We’re off to a very rainy start around here – our house could definitely use some spring color to brighten things up. To welcome spring, we made cheery flower collages on accordian-folded strips of cardboard. They stand up on my mantle and make us dream about gardens full […]

We’ve got some fun free coloring pages for you to download and print out today, just in time to find the leprechaun’s gold. The kids will love to find all the 4-leaf clovers in this sneaky coloring page. Thanks to the design skills of Alma Loveland of Ollibird, we’re all able to enjoy the spring […]

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