How to Add & Sell a Pattern on Craftsy

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In addition to wonderful online courses and craft supplies, Craftsy also has an independent online pattern store that lets anyone upload and sell downloadable e-patterns with no fee!

How do you add a pattern to Craftsy and start your pattern store? It’s easy!

1. Make sure you have a Paypal account. All pattern transactions happen through Paypal, and Craftsy requires that you have a Student, Premier, or Business account in order to sell patterns.
2. Put your pattern in .pdf format. You can’t upload any patterns to the online pattern store unless they’re a .pdf file format, so if they’re currently saved as a Word doc, .jpg, or other file format, you must convert it to a .pdf before you upload it to Craftsy.
3. Include a photo. All patterns must have at least one photo to accompany them, but you can add up to five photos. Colorful, interesting photos tend to work the best for catching our members’ eyes!
4. Fill out the pattern description. We will ask you some basic questions around your pattern making it easier for Craftsy folk to find your pattern and know what your pattern is for. Make sure you have info about your pattern handy for this step.

For more information on how to sell a pattern through Craftsy, or to get started, visit Craftsy today!

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DIY May Day Baskets

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May Day is right around the corner and every year, we make May Day baskets for our friends, family and neighbors. This year (like last year), we are making our May Day baskets out of soup cans. This is a great upcycling project for the kids. Not only are you using something from your recycling bin, but you can use up all the craft scraps you have lying around. REUSE! REUSE!

We were lucky to have some of our supplies sent to us from Canvas Corp, but most of the things we used, we already had on hand.

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We used:

Some other ideas: yarn, stickers, bows, construction paper, markers.

First, I drilled two holes into the tops of each can. This is where we strung twine to make handles for our baskets.

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Then, we measured and cut the scrapbook paper to fit the cans.

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We used hot glue to secure the paper on the can.

On some of the baskets, we cut a piece of burlap to fit around the middle of the can and secured it with hot glue.

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We embellished our baskets with everything we had out. We added buttons and ribbon to some.

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We added raffia and canvas (from Canvas Corp) on others.

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On some, we used flowers that I was going to use on headbands. I never got around to making the headbands so I was glad to use them on this project.

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All in all, it was a fun, creative day with the kids.

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We filled each basket with the traditional (well, around here anyway) May Day basket mix: popcorn, marshmallows and chocolate.
Happy May Day!

 

Disclaimer: I received products from Canvas Corp for these May Day baskets. All opinions are 100% my own.

Travel Bingo Game For Kids

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Do you need activities to keep your kids busy on your next road trip? Head over to Deery Brothers Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep to see the Travel Bingo Game I make for our kids when we hit the road.

Here is a snippet of what I am sharing: “These days, it is just so easy to put in a movie in the DVD player or have the kids play their hand-held video games or tablets. But, I take the more traditional route. I don’t want my kids “plugged in” the entire trip. Vacations are the perfect excuse to “unplug” from it all and to really focus on family and spending quality time with them.”

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Stop by Deery Brothers Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep to see how you can make your own Travel Bingo Game for your next road trip with the kiddos.