Marie LeBaron

Marie LeBaron Make and Takes

Marie LeBaron is an expert on crafts and home DIY. She's also an author, writer, and teacher who founded



Marie LeBaron was a writer for The Spruce Crafts for two and a half years covering family crafts. She is the founder and managing editor of Make and TakesCreative Inspiration for Maker Mamas. She manages a team of craft and food writers, as well as a social media team building community and connection between creative makers.

LeBaron's book, Make and Takes for Kids: 50 crafts throughout the year, was her first craft book, published in 2011. LeBaron is listed in Nielsen’s Power Mom 50, Babble 50 for Best Design Blog, and Babble 50 for Best Mom Craft Blogs. 

LeBaron has contributed to Martha Stewart, Craftzine, Baby Center, PBS Parents, Babble and Snackpicks.


LeBaron graduated with an early childhood and elementary teaching degree from Utah State University and taught in private and public schools for 4 years.


She is the author of "Make and Takes for Kids: 50 crafts throughout the year."

Expertise: DIY
Education: Utah State University
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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