Category Archives: Crafts

Advent envelopes for 2011

Home and Garden Television (one of my favorites!) shows you some beautiful — and easy! — Christmas crafts, including one by Share My Craft user Katie Watson for a special way to count down the 25 days of Christmas. “Each envelope has a coupon inside that is redeemable for something special (i.e., a family game night, a cup of hot chocolate, a piece of Christmas candy, Mom reading a book, etc.),” she says. It’s not only a fun family activity, but a creative piece of holiday decor, too.

Click here, and go to picture #11:

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York County: “Come See Me” Flower Show & more!

It’s that time of year again — the annual “Come See Me” festival in Rock Hill! Ten days of “fabulous family fun,” through April 16. Events include the Catawba Native American Pow-Wow, Junior League’s Spring Market, zipline canopy tour, the frog hoppin’ contest, Quilts of York County display, pottery shows, live music, food and so much more!

Being a rabid gardener, I’m most looking forward to the “Come See Me Flower Show,” which will be Tuesday, April 12, from 4 to 7 p.m., and Wednesday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The FREE show will be at Glencairn Gardens, in The Bigger House, 725 Crest St. Floral designs, horticulture exhibits, vendors and more!

Click here to find all of the “Come See Me” events: Festival

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Garden craft: Silver number pots

Jo over at SmileMonsters blog has a cute way to dress up garden containers. Attracted by a set of galvanized pots from Farmhouse Wares, she decided to makes her the frugal way — with terra cotta pots and a bit of ingenuity.

Check out the link and make your own! Don’t care for the numbers? Use plant names! Or how about your house number, for pots on the front porch?

Click here to learn how: Numbered pots

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Crafty fun: A “Quiet Book”

Learn how to make a Quiet Book for youngsters, with fun tasks to keep them busy. There’s a free printable template you can download and print to make your own Quiet Book.

Wish I’d had this 10 years ago!! My kids would have loved this, and it would be great in the car or when you’re waiting somewhere.

When you get to the page, scroll down a bit to get to the craft. Click here to get started: Kojo Quiet Book

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Jewelry craft: Button bracelet

Amie at KittyCatsAndAirplanes has a tutorial on how to make this cute button bracelet. It’s easy! Think of all the combinations you could do. Each one would be unique!

Click here to learn how to make this: Button bracelet

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Free: Printable travel bingo cards for kids

Planning a road trip? Print these FREE Printable Road Trip Bingo pages! We used bingo cards when my kids were young, and they loved them. Bingo, along with finding license plates from other states, saved our sanity on drives to Florida.

Click here to get your cards: Bingo

Thanks, FrugalGirls!


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Photo album from paper bags (really!)

This idea is too cute and too easy not to share. These “Paper Bag Photo Albums” could be dressed up myriad ways, from Valentine’s to Christmas, birthdays to travel pics. Zip over to Dirt Cheap Decor’s blogspot and see how to make them! Click here for directions: Paper Bag

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