Unpack Your Memories &
Create for Keeps

Crafting to preserve your most treasured times and memories with those you hold close in your heart

Are you a sentimental soul at heart?

Do you love to create and make gifts from the heart?

Maybe you are grieving and need a place to connect with others and find something that gives you joy.

I created this group for you.

Hi! I'm Melissa


For as long as I can remember my parents have instilled the importance of family and faith into me. My mom has always been a giver of gifts that are meaningful and mostly handmade. She has always repurposed things from our childhood, our family or even our grandparents. She has spent time over the years putting photos and newspaper clippings into books for us, gifting us cards from our grandparents with their handwriting, re-doing our childhood sleds into adorable Christmas decorations. You get the idea. The special things that I cherish the most are those gifts big or small that have been curated with so much thought, family history, a story, connection and love.

I want to bring the same to all of you!

Are you a sentimental soul at heart?

Do you love to create and make gifts from the heart?

Maybe you are grieving and need a place to connect with others and find something that gives you joy.

I created this group for you.

Are you a sentimental soul at heart?

Do you love to create and make gifts from the heart?

Maybe you are grieving and need a place to connect with others and find something that gives you joy.

I created this group for you.

Hi! I'm Melissa


For as long as I can remember my parents have instilled the importance of family and faith into me. My mom has always been a giver of gifts that are meaningful and mostly handmade. She has always repurposed things from our childhood, our family or even our grandparents. She has spent time over the years putting photos and newspaper clippings into books for us, gifting us cards from our grandparents with their handwriting, re-doing our childhood sleds into adorable Christmas decorations. You get the idea. The special things that I cherish the most are those gifts big or small that have been curated with so much thought, family history, a story, connection and love.

I want to bring the same to all of you!

Hi! I'm Melissa


For as long as I can remember my parents have instilled the importance of family and faith into me. My mom has always been a giver of gifts that are meaningful and mostly handmade. She has always repurposed things from our childhood, our family or even our grandparents. She has spent time over the years putting photos and newspaper clippings into books for us, gifting us cards from our grandparents with their handwriting, re-doing our childhood sleds into adorable Christmas decorations. You get the idea. The special things that I cherish the most are those gifts big or small that have been curated with so much thought, family history, a story, connection and love.

I want to bring the same to all of you!

Do you ...

have boxes stored away of special memories?

have family treasures tucked away for "someday I'll do something with this"?

have crafting projects you'd like to complete?

need encouragement to spur your creativity and get it done?

Do you...

have boxes stored away of special memories?

have family treasures tucked away for "someday I'll do something with this"?

have crafting projects you'd like to complete?

need encouragement to spur your creativity and get it done?

Time to get those boxes out and create with


What is Crafting for Keeps?

We have created this monthly subscription to bring you unique and special keepsake projects every month in a private group format! The keepsake projects are designed to show you how to repurpose and preserve cherished items of your loved ones to keep, display, gift, use or even make for others who just aren't ready to do this themselves.

Work with Melissa on each month's craft creation in the community group on a LIVE video call in our private Facebook group. Each month you will find one Crafting for Keeps live video tutorial project. As a special bonus, each month you will receive one Guest Video. This will be another project or an inspirational message related to our group.

Crafting for Keeps can be your place to connect with others who are missing loved ones. This group will encourage you to create keepsake pieces using special belongings. We will share stories about loved ones, we may cry or laugh and that’s okay. This group will bring you joy through honoring your family, your friends, your stories, your life.  

The project videos might
make you laugh or cry
but you can be sure
you will feel loved.

There are so many memories with the “things” we accumulate, which is why we accumulate. Now it’s time to figure out what has the most memorable meaning. My husband’s sudden and unexpected death 5 months ago left me with a lot of memorable “things”. Where to start, I haven’t, to hard to let go. My children will pick what they want, my grandchildren will do the same. The rest will have to go. As I sit here alone and look at the accumulation, I too have to “let go”. Thank you for the inspiration to move forward, one day at a time.

Edna B.

The project videos might
make you laugh or cry
but you can be sure
you will feel loved.

There are so many memories with the “things” we accumulate, which is why we accumulate. Now it’s time to figure out what has the most memorable meaning. My husband’s sudden and unexpected death 5 months ago left me with a lot of memorable “things”. Where to start, I haven’t, to hard to let go. My children will pick what they want, my grandchildren will do the same. The rest will have to go. As I sit here alone and look at the accumulation, I too have to “let go”. Thank you for the inspiration to move forward, one day at a time.

Edna B.

What will you get with your membership?

A Community Minded Group

Members of this group will need a desire to become part of this special and uplifting Facebook group. You will make friends, you will connect with others and you will be in a great place to share your stories.

New Ideas Monthly

We will be creating keepsake projects that incorporate special belongings and basic craft supplies. The projects are designed by Melissa (and maybe her mom) with the purpose of showing off our loved ones items, honoring, remembering and celebrating what we hold close in our hearts.

Prepared & Organized Tasks

No need to be super organized. I've got you covered! Each month, I will supply a basic project overview along with the Facebook Live Video date so you can mark your calendars. Be on the lookout for monthly Special Guest appearance videos too!

As a special bonus, Crafting for Keeps Members get :

Exclusive discount pricing on boxes of wood from our family-owned and operated sawmill

Exclusive access to purchase custom curated boxes of wood only available to this group

Exclusive discount pricing on boxes of wood from our family-owned and operated sawmill

Exclusive access to purchase custom curated boxes of wood only available to this group

There will be many options for creating keepsake projects
that reflect friends, family, life, love and cherished memories.

We lost my in-laws in the last few years. We had the daunting task of cleaning out their home. A home filled with a lifetime of memories, their clothes, their dishes, their seasonal decorations, their grandchildrens toys, everything. A lifetime was in that home. The “things” in their home brought story after story as we boxed and packed up their life.

What does one do with so much stuff?

What about that shirt Dad always wore for special occasions?

What about Mom's costume jewelry?

Her broken dishes and all of the beautiful linens and fabrics?

These are the things that get packed away.

What does one do with so much stuff?

What about that shirt Dad always wore for special occasions?

What about Mom's costume jewelry?

Her broken dishes and all of the beautiful linens and fabrics?

These are the things that get packed away.

What does one do with so much stuff?

What about that shirt Dad always wore for special occasions?

What about Mom's costume jewelry?

Her broken dishes and all of the beautiful linens and fabrics?

These are the things that get packed away.

I'm here to help you unpack
and Create for Keeps!


I love you and this group so much. I haven’t had time to do any crafting this year because I’m a full time caregiver for my mom and this year has been crazy. This is why I love you and this group so much.
 

Jackie C.

I lost my brother in May and almost lost my sister too. You guys helped pray for her and she is better. A long way to go but not as bad as it was. Thank all of you for the prayers. Even though we all have never met in person I feel like you all are my extended family

Abby W.

I too have lost my husband, grandson, brother-in-law my thoughts and prayers are with you. This group has brought me happiness in my darkest hours just know we are here.❤️

Mindy H.

Frequently Asked Questions

This group is housed solely on Facebook. You will need a Facebook account to connect with us. You will receive an email with the Facebook group location when you sign up. Be on the lookout and check your spam folder if you can't find one!

I understand circumstances change! Email me to cancel your subscription. You can cancel any time. At the end of your billing cycle, you will be removed from our Facebook group. You can rejoin the group any time!

Yes, you will automatically be billed on the renewal date each month with the method of payment you used to sign up.


What are you waiting for?
Join us today!

We are a Christian family and we are unashamed of praying for each other and lifting each other up in this group. If you are searching for a place online that is loving and uplifting we promise you won't be disappointed. Click the button below to join us as we Craft for Keeps!

Yes! I can't wait to Craft for Keeps!