Archive for Crafts

Last Day of School Coloring Printables

Hello, it’s Kati from Houseful of Handmade. Is anyone else doing the “School’s almost out” happy dance? I think I am more excited for school to be over than my kids. They are worried about missing their teachers and friends, and all I can think about is lazy summer days. But I am jumping the gun because school is not out yet. We still have a couple weeks. Since I …continue reading


Printable Daisy Gift Bags

Hello everyone! It’s Kati from Houseful of Handmade here to share more printable paper crafts. I love paper crafting. It is so fun to be able to create fun things from just paper. And with some fun digital designs printed on the paper, the possibilities are endless. Since May is right around the corner, I thought I would do something fun for Mother’s Day. But mom’s need something really special …continue reading


Mobile Office Organization

Do you find yourself routinely away from home with your work load piling up?  If you work from home, you know the feeling that there’s always something else to be done and running the kids all around town can make it difficult to get it done.   Luckily, I have a solution and I’m going to show you how to get more done and enjoy family time by fixing your …continue reading


Teacher Appreciation Printables

The past couple of weeks have been crazy here.  We had the launch of our e-book, The Meal Planning Game Plan as well as the exciting announcement that I’ll be speaking at Blog Life University this Summer {use code MelroseFamily for $50 off tickets}.  Today I am over at Skip to My Lou sharing these adorable Teacher Appreciation Printables.  You have to see how they’re packaged though. We are full …continue reading


Top Spring Printables

If you follow us over on SnapChat {melrosefamily} then you know the story of our mantle and how my husband drove me to decorate our mantle for Valentine’s Day on New Year’s Day.  Since Easter was so early this year, I’m running into the same issues with a blank mantle.  It is the perfect space though for a gorgeous Spring printable.  So I’ve put together the Top Spring Printables to …continue reading


Printable Bunny Basket

Hello Melrose Family fans, it’s Kati from Houseful of Handmade. Easter is coming, and I just realized how close it is! Anytime Easter is in March, it sneaks up on me. So with only a couple weeks until Easter, it’s time to start crafting all things bunnies. That is why I made these adorable Free Printable Bunny Baskets. FREE PRINTABLE BUNNY BASKETS   These bunny baskets actually came about because …continue reading


St. Patty’s Day Melted Crayon Art

This St. Patty’s Day Melted Crayon Art is one of my favorite projects to date! But maybe not for the reason you’d guess…. Oh, it turned out beautifully, and I’m displaying it proudly. This may contain affiliate links.  Please only purchase if you could use the items recommended. But my favorite part of this melted crayon project is that my youngest daughter helped me create it. “Helped” doesn’t really do …continue reading


St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Swiffer for the Mom it Forward Network. If you’ve hung around here long enough,  you know our love for St. Patrick’s Day.  We take it very seriously with our Leprechaun Tradition and our Corned Beef and Cabbage is one for the books.   So it shouldn’t be a surprise that we are getting ready in advance with these great St. Patrick’s Day Crafts …continue reading


DIY Personalized Valentine’s Gift Bag

I love to add extra special touches to our family celebrations with simple DIY projects! This year for Valentine’s Day, we’re having a festive (and quick) before school breakfast. To let my family know how much I love them, I created these gift bags filled with treats to give them during our breakfast. And the best part is that I made them in less than 30 minutes! DIY Personalized Valentine’s …continue reading


Cutest Valentines EVER

My favorite time of the year is almost here.  Squeal!  I absolutely love Valentine’s Day.  I especially love it because of all the options for creative valentines.  I’ve put together some of the Cutest Valentines EVER in this collection and just about everyone of them includes a free printable. Cutest Valentines EVER Click NEXT directly above to view the NEXT Cutest Valentine EVER in the collection.  You can also click previous …continue reading


Christmas Printable Gift Tag

Hello, it’s Kati from Houseful of Handmade. It’s only 1 week until the big day! Are you ready for Christmas? I am so close, but I still have to finish up the last few little gift, like neighbor gifts. I love doing sweet treats for all our friends, who doesn’t love something sweet this time of year? So we decided to give out our favorite treat, popcorn! I created these …continue reading


Grinch Holiday Sugar Scrub

Are you feeling the lightning in the air with the excitement of the season?  My girls certainly are.  They talk to our Elf on the Shelf on a daily basis and look forward to our Advent Calendar everyday.  It’s all about making memories for us, which is why this Grinch Sugar Scrub is the perfect fun idea! Grinch Holiday Sugar Scrub   The supplies needed to create the santa hat …continue reading

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