Archive for Crafts

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


Christmas Printable

Hi everyone, it’s Maria from Pastels & Macarons and I’m back again and very excited that it’s December and to celebrate this fabulous month I have this super cute Free Silent Night Kids Christmas Printable for you to download and use at your leisure! Christmas Printable   I don’t know anyone that doesn’t love this month. It’s so full of happiness and festivities and it makes me glow. I’ve been going a …continue reading


DIY Ornaments

Part of our advent calendar each year is to create DIY Ornaments this year I’m thinking we might take a more modern twist with them.  These are the best DIY Ornaments on Pinterest right now and they were all collected at Whimsy Wednesdays! DIY Ornaments Click NEXT directly above to view the NEXT DIY Ornament in the collection.  You can also click previous to go backwards.  The collection is in order …continue reading


Rudolph Jar Gifts

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BROOKSIDE Chocolate for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. The holidays are quickly barreling down on us and I’m doing my absolute best to stay ahead of it.  One way that I’m doing this is by creating fun gifts like these Rudolph Jar Gifts using one of my favorite chocolates as the filler.  Who can resist cuteness with chocolate? …continue reading


Elegant Fall Decor

I have to be honest about my Halloween decor this.  I wasn’t very scary.  My girls just don’t react well to the scary decor so I stayed pretty low key.  I am looking forward to making the transition into Elegant Fall Decor that pulls the gorgeous Fall colors into the house.  The earthy tones just make me giddy. Elegant Fall Decor   Click NEXT directly above to view the NEXT Elegant …continue reading


Thanksgiving Burlap Banners

Hello, it’s Kati from Houseful of Handmade. I can’t believe Halloween is almost here! Our house is finally all decorated and the kids couldn’t be more excited. And it’s finally starting to really feel like fall outside. We are so excited for the whirl-wind of excitement that comes with the upcoming holidays, but this year I am going to try not to forget about one of my husbands favorite holidays, …continue reading


Teacher Gift Idea: Soup in a Jar

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Campbell Soup Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. When it comes to creating gift ideas I like to think of outside of the box ideas, but I also want it to be something that I know people will use.  Riley absolutely adores her teacher and we are so very fortunate to have such a knowledgeable and dedicated …continue reading

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