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Reader Favorite Ideas from The Birch Cottage for 2019

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A review of The Birch Cottage blog reader favorite ideas for 2019. Come be inspired by the most popular craft, crochet, sewing and recipe ideas of 2019!

The best ideas from The Birch Cottage blog for 2019, including printable Bunco cards, super moist meatloaf recipe, microwave safe bowl cozy pattern, terra cotta pot ideas and how to crochet a dish cloth.

If you are reading this blog post, thank you! It’s because of you and your return visits that I am able to continue to bring you creative ideas from my home to yours!

I share a variety of ideas on The Birch Cottage blog from super easy handmade gift ideas, craft projects, crochet and sewing patterns, family favorite recipes and lots and lots of free printables.

Come take a look at my reader favorite ideas for 2019!

Instead of simply sharing a list of the top 10 ideas for 2019, I thought it would be better to share with you the top 5 ideas from some of my most popular categories.

Reader Favorite Recipe Ideas

I’m not a “food blogger”, rather I simply share recipe ideas that my family loves. I hope your family will love them, too!

#5 – Small Batch Cupcakes

The perfect recipe for when you want to make a small batch of cupcakes when using box cake mix. What could be easier?!

Small Batch Cupcakes by The Birch Cottage
Small Batch Cupcakes

#4 – Crock Pot Meatballs

It’s kind of funny, but this recipe has been on my top 10 list ever since I shared it. Crock pot meatballs truly are a family favorite. In fact, we whipped up a batch of crock pot meatballs this past Christmas eve.

#3 – Keto Dark Chocolate Muffins

I am so happy to find that one of my new favorite healthy and Keto dark chocolate muffins recipe made the list for the op recipes shared in 2019 here on The Birch Cottage blog.

Low Carb Keto Dark Chocolate Muffins by The Birch Cottage
Keto Dark Chocolate Muffins

#2 – Creamy Parmesan Sauce

You can incorporate this recipe for creamy Parmesan sauce into so many dishes. Plus, it’s way better than what they serve at Olive Garden!

The creamiest Creamy Parmesan Sauce by The Birch Cottage
Creamy Parmesan Sauce

#1 – Super Moist Meatloaf

Do you know the secret to super moist meatloaf? I do! It’s not so much what you put into the meatloaf as what you put in the oven. Come read the recipe to find out what I’m talking about!

Get this recipe for Super Moist Meatloaf that your family will love!

Reader Favorite Craft Ideas

Everyone loves a good craft project. But, what makes a “great” craft project? One that stands the test of time, like this collection of the most popular craft ideas from The Birch Cottage for 2019.

#5 – DIY Yard Dice

We made yard dice for our children for Christmas a few years ago. I decided to share the DIY Yard Dice and free printable score cards with The Birch Cottage readers and I’m so glad I did!

DIY Yard Dice and Printable Yahtzee Score Sheet by The Birch Cottage
Yahtzee Yard Dice

#4 – Homemade Fabric Softener with Hair Conditioner

I love to save money. I hate to spend money. So any time I find a solution like this homemade fabric softener that’s made from inexpensive hair conditioner, I love it even more!

Homemade Fabric Softener with Hair Conditioner by The Birch Cottage

#3 – DIY Dawn Hand Renewal Sugar Hand Scrub

This DIY Sugar Hand Scrub is one of the very first craft ideas I shared here on The Birch Cottage blog. And it’s been in the top 10 most popular blog posts every year since!

DIY Sugar Hand Scrub by The Birch Cottage
Sugar Hand Scrub

#2 – Repurposing Christmas Cards

Wondering what to do with all those Christmas cards? Apparently, readers were curious too, because this is the second most popular craft project on The Birch Cottage blog for 2019!.

Ideas for Repurposing Christmas Cards by The Birch Cottage

#1 – Terra Cotta Pot Ideas

One of the most popular (and one of my favorite) craft ideas that I shared on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry was how to paint terra cotta pots. So, it’s no surprise that the most popular craft post here on The Birch Cottage blog is this collection of terra cotta pot ideas.

These DIY Terra Cotta Pot Ideas are perfect gift ideas for Mother's Day or anytime!
DIY Terra Cotta Pot Ideas

Reader Favorite Crochet Ideas

I love to crochet and I have been so happy to share these easy to follow tutorials, patterns and even a few crochet videos.

#5 – Crochet a Pumpkin

I love fall and I was so glad to share several crochet pumpkin patterns this past year. This was the original crocheted pumpkin pattern that I shared.

Crochet Pumpkin Pattern by The Birch Cottage
Crocheted Pumpkin

#4 – Learn to Crochet the Magic Circle

I have started creating a series of crochet tutorials that are perfect for beginners or anyone needing a refresher or maybe even wanting to learn how to crochet a new stitch. The Magic Circle is my favorite way to start crochet patterns that start with a circle.

Learn to Crochet the Magic Circle by The Birch Cottage
Magic Circle

#3 – Crochet The Birch Cottage Dish Towel

I just love crocheting with the Moss Stitch. The Birch Cottage Dish Towel beautifully incorporates the use of this easy to crochet stitch.

Crochet The Birch Cottage Dish Towel
Crochet The Birch Cottage Dish Towel

#2 – How to Colorfast Yarn

When you’re working with yarn in bright or contrasting colors, the first thing you’ll want to do is to colorfast your yarn so that the colors don’t bleed.

Learn how to colorfast yarn so your colors don't bleed!

#1 – Crochet Crunchy Stitch Dishcloth

The most popular crochet pattern on The Birch Cottage blog for 2019 was the crunchy stitch dishcloth. This pattern works up so quickly and makes for a wonderful dishcloth.

Crochet Crunchy Stitch Dishcloth

Reader Favorite Sewing Ideas

As far as I’m concerned, there never seems to be enough time to sew all the things I want to sew. I try to make things that my adult children can use in their homes, so that occupies a lot of my sewing time.

These sewing ideas also happen to be some of my family’s favorites, too!

#5 – 24 Fun Apron Patterns to Sew

I love aprons and I think there has been a resurgence in the use of aprons in the recent past. I’m so glad! I put together a collection of 24 fun apron patterns and The Birch Cottage readers really enjoyed learning about these sources.

24 Apron Patterns to Sew by The Birch Cottage
24 Fun Apron Patterns

#4 – 14 Flannel Sewing Project Ideas

Winter and flannel just seem to go together. I rounded up a collection of flannel sewing project ideas and you all seemed to love them as much as I did.

14 Flannel Sewing Project Ideas by The Birch Cottage
Flannel Projects

#3 – Learn How to Sew a Pillow Case

Sewing a pillow case is not only a beginner friendly project, but it allows you to create a custom gift.

Learn how to sew a pillow case with contrast cuff and trim using the burrito method. Handmade pillow cases are easy to make and can be so easily customized!
Pillow Case

#2 – Easy Sew Fabric Bin

I first shared this fabric bin tutorial last December. It’s another fun sewing project where your design options are endless. I’ve even seen where people have made custom flower pot covers simply by sewing up some of these fabric bins.

Easy Sew Fabric Bin from The Birch Cottage
Fabric Bin

#1 – Sew a Microwave Safe Bowl Cozy

And the most popular sewing tutorial on The Birch Cottage blog just so happens to be a favorite of my family as well. These bowl cozies are adorable, usable, practical and downright amazing!

Bowl Cozy by The Birch Cottage

Plus, the instructions come with a set of free printable care tags.

You’ll find the printable bowl cozy care tags in the Subscribers Resource Library. The Library is full of free printables, like the care tags, that are available exclusively to subscribers.

Once you confirm your subscription, you will receive an email from The Birch Cottage with a link to the Subscribers Resource Library (which is really a shared Google Drive Folder).

Reader Favorite Printables

I never know for sure when I share printables here on The Birch Cottage just how much my readers might like them. I have found through the years that the more practical the printables, the more they’re liked.

#5 – Vintage Botanical Prints Illustrations

This post shares where to find vintage botanical illustrations and how to use them in your home decor projects. I love all the vintage illustrations and I’m glad these are a reader favorite, too!

Where to Find Vintage Botanical Prints. A list of online resources for vintage botanical prints from The Birch Cottage
Where to Find Vintage Prints

#4 – Printable Labels for Handmade Hand Warmers

Homemade hand warmers are such a practical and unexpected gift that the recipient will just love. These printable care tags tell the recipient exactly how to use their homemade hand warmers.

Printable Hand Warmer Labels by The Birch Cottage are for use with Avery 22816 Print-to-Edge Labels
Hand Warmer Labels

And, don’t forget to check out the tutorial on how to sew up some hand warmers from Kelly over on Typically Simple!

#3 – Printable Care Tags

You worked hard creating your crocheted, knitted or handmade gift and you want the recipient to know how to care for their gift. These care tags are just perfect for that! And, there’s even a Christmas version.

Printable Care Tags for Handmade Gifts from The Birch Cottage
Care Tags

#2 – 12 Free Printable Bathroom Humor Prints

I find the corniest things to be so funny. I mean, I can laugh about something for days that I find funny. I’m so glad that my readers found these 12 bathroom humor prints just as funny!

12 Bathroom Humor Prints from The Birch Cottage

#1 – Bunco Score Cards

Imagine my surprise when I share this set of printable Bunco score cards and everyone loved them as much as I enjoyed creating them. I haven’t played Bunco in years, but I have very fond memories of playing this fun dice game with my girlfriends years ago. Maybe it’s time to re-introduce this game to my friends?

Yellow and Green Themed Bunco Printables by The Birch Cottage 2019

In fact, they were so popular, that I created two different color options. You’ll find set one here and set two here.

The most popular ideas from The Birch Cottage blog for 2019 including small batch cupcakes, how to sew a pillow case, sugar hand scrub, bathroom humor prints and how to crochet a dish towel.

Which idea was your favorite? Which idea will you try next? That’s always the question, isn’t it?! Thanks for visiting The Birch Cottage blog. After all, it’s your continued and repeated visits that makes it possible for me to continue to share ideas for crafting a handmade home possible.

Til next time…

Pam from The Birch Cottage

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