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Readers Favorites: Top 12 Blog Posts of 2018

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A look back at the top 12 most popular blog posts of 2018. Come see The Birch Cottage readers favorite blog posts for 2018.

Countdown of the Top 12 Blog Posts of 2018

Let’s take a look at the 12 most popular blog posts for 2018. I wasn’t completely surprised with the top 12 blog posts of 2018 for The Birch Cottage, but there were a few surprises! Did your favorite make the list? Let’s look….

#12 Bunco Printables

The 12th most popular blog post of 2018 was this set of printable bunco sheets. The set includes score sheets, tally sheets and tent cards. Bunco is a fun game to play with friends or family. You can read more about it here.

Play Bunco with these free printable Score Cards, Tally Sheets and Table Tent Cards by The Birch Cottage

#11 Easy Sew Fabric Bin

This easy sew fabric bin tutorial came in at number 11. It was a surprise for me because it was one of the last posts that I shared in 2018. I love these fabric bins. They are easy to make and easy to customize for your decor, size and shape. You’ll find the full tutorial here.

Easy Sew Fabric Bin from The Birch Cottage

#10 Crunchy Stitch Crochet Dish Cloth

The Crunchy Stitch creates a bulky stitch that makes soaking up spills and scrubbing dishes a breeze. You’ll find a link to the tutorial here.

Learn how to crochet! Crochet Crunchy Stitch Dishcloth Pattern from The Birch Cottage
Crochet Crunchy Stitch Dishcloth

#9 Crockpot Meatballs

These crockpot meatballs are made with packaged meatballs, grape jelly and our favorite bottled barbecue sauce. It really is a family favorite for get-togethers, family picnics, Christmas Eve or even birthday parties. You’ll find the recipe here.

Barbecue Sauce and Grape Jelly Crock Pot Meatballs recipe by The Birch CottageBarbecue Sauce and Grape Jelly Crock Pot Meatballs recipe by The Birch Cottage

#8 How to Colorfast Yarn

When you are working with yarn of different colors, especially bright colors or white with any color, you’ll want to make sure your colors don’t bleed. You can learn how to colorfast yarn here.

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

#7 How to Customize Instagram Stories Highlights

I didn’t realize so many people would want to learn how to customize their Instagram Stories Highlights, but they did! And I’m grateful they came to The Birch Cottage to learn how. You can find the tutorial here.

Learn how to customize Instagram Stories Highlights to help promote your content!

#6 DIY Sugar Hand Scrub

Every since I shared this DIY Sugar Hand Scrub some four years ago, it’s been in the top 10 most popular blog posts for The Birch Cottage. You know what? This stuff really is amazing! It’s easy to make and works as well as the reputation of Dawn Dish Soap. You’ll find the tutorial here. Plus, you’ll find all sorts of printable labels for the sugar scrub.

DIY Sugar Hand Scrub by The Birch Cottage

For access to all the free printables be sure to subscribe to The Birch Cottage newsletter. You can do that here:

Once you confirm your subscription by clicking on the link in your confirmation email, you will be redirected to the download in the Subscribers Resource Library. The Library is really a shared Google Drive folder and is full of free printable documents, cut files, patterns and more that are available exclusively to subscribers – just like you!

#5 Microwave Bowl Cozy

I am so glad the microwave bowl cozy made it into the top 12 blog posts of 2018. I first made these microwave safe bowl cozies a couple of years ago and then made them as Christmas gifts last year. They were a bigger hit with my family and friends than I ever imagined they would be. I’m all the time getting requests for more bowl cozies. You will find the tutorial here.

(There’s also a set of free printable care tags. So be sure to subscribe so you have access to these, too!)

Bowl Cozy by The Birch Cottage
Bowl Cozy

#4 How to Convert a PDF to PNG

I was really surprised that this blog post on how to convert a PDF to a PNG so you can use all those PDF documents with your Cricut or Sillhouette cutting machines came in at the fourth most popular blog post of 2018.

You know those pretty printable quotes that bloggers are all the time sharing with their readers? You can easily convert those into a PNG format so you can use them to create projects with your Cricut. You’ll find the full tutorial here.

Learn how to convert a PDF to PNG format so you can utilize the Print the Cut feature with Cricut Design Space. Get the full tutorial from The Birch Cottage!

#3 Creamy Parmesan Sauce

This is another recipe that has made the top 10 most popular blog posts every year since I first shared it. I was inspired to share this recipe after a couple of visits to Olive Garden. When you see how easy it is to make really creamy and flavorful Parmesan sauce, you’ll never buy jar sauce again! You’ll find the recipe here.

The creamiest Creamy Parmesan Sauce by The Birch Cottage

#2 Crochet Textured Stitch Dishcloth

This textured stitch crocheted dishcloth is one of my favorite, if not my most favorite, stitches for dishcloths. The textured stitch is perfect for dishcloths or washcloths. They were up quickly and it creates the perfect texture. You can read about it here.

Learn how to crochet! Crochet Textured Stitch Dishcloth Pattern from The Birch Cottage
Crochet Textured Stitch Dishcloth

#1 Super Moist Meatloaf

The most popular blog post of 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 has been this Super Moist Meatloaf recipe. There’s a secret to making moist meatloaf. Do you know what it is? You’ll find the recipe and the secret here.

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

These were the 12 most popular blog posts of 2018 here on The Birch Cottage blog. There were a few surprises for me this year. But, I gotta tell you, I’m really looking forward to 2019.

Top 10 Best Ideas for the Home

I’ve been sharing creative ideas on Kenarry: Ideas for the Home for a number of years now. I was thrilled to learn that two of the blog posts I shared made Kenarry’s Top 10 Best Ideas for the Home for 2018:

Top 12 Blog Posts of 2018 by The Birch Cottage

Now that you’ve seen the 12 most popular blog posts of 2018, what was your favorite? I’d love to hear about it. Just leave me a comment below.

Til next time…

Pam from The Birch Cottage


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