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Homestead Blessings – Crafting DVD Review and Giveaway

Yes, it’s that time again! I have for you the latest edition of Franklin Springs Media’s Homestead Blessings series:

Homestead Blessings: The Art of Crafting

This was a lot of fun for Jewel and I to watch, since they featured a wide variety of craft and gift projects – most of which can be done free or inexpensively with things you already have around the house.

They did some pretty wax-dipped pine cone fire starters, and reminded us about the cute wax ornaments that were taught in the candle-making video.

Potpourri making was discussed, both wet and dry versions. Dried flowers also made a fun bird-feeder “tree”.

They also showed adorable decorating ideas for jars (for potpourri or cookies), as well as baskets.

One of the most interesting things was making a quill pen (from a turkey feather)… and even making the ink to go with it!

Jewel and I had the same favorite project, though – hand-stamped napkins. Beginning with a simple piece of cloth, they discussed edging, creating your stamps (from sponges!), stamping the design, and finishing touches. We’re anxious to make up some new napkins for our family!!

This is a great DVD for inspiring you to “get crafty”, whether or not you choose to do any of the specific projects they mention.


I received this product free from Franklin Springs; I was not compensated in any other way for this review. This review has not been approved or edited by anyone.
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One lucky As For My House reader will win their own copy of the Art of Crafting DVD!

Make sure to leave your email address with each comment. (Used only to contact the winner. If your email is entered in the form it will be saved for me but not displayed).

1. Leave a comment here and share a favorite craft project you’ve done, or something you’ve always wanted to try.

Extra Entries (leave separate comments for each).

Once you have completed #1, you can earn additional entries by doing any or all of the following. For those worth multiple entries, please leave that number of separate comments – each comment is one entry when I draw a number at the end!

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5. Enter any other giveaway posted here, *or* over at Life on the Road between now and the end of the giveaway – keep checking back! – then just leave a comment here telling me which one you entered. (There are going to be several on each blog over the next couple of weeks, and you can get an entry for each!)

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This giveaway ends 9/25 at 11:59pm (Central), or more likely some time the following morning when I log in again.

The winner will be chosen using and announced on the blog, as well as contacted by email. Winner must respond within 48 hours, or a new winner will be selected. Your DVD will ship directly from Franklin Springs.

** Comments are now closed. A winner will be announced shortly in a separate post. **


18 Responses to “Homestead Blessings – Crafting DVD Review and Giveaway”

  • Lisa Stone says:

    My favorite crafty thing was scrapbooking a book of memories for Jim’s grandma. She loves pictures, and I had fun creating the pages.

  • Lisa Stone says:

    I am a fan of Franklin Springs Family Media.

  • Lisa Stone says:

    I follow As For My House on my blog.

  • Emily N. says:

    I love the Homestead Blessing DVD’s! Thank you for hosting the giveaway! :-)

  • Emily N. says:

    I like Franklin Springs Family Media on Facebook. Facebook name: Emily Nichols. :-)

    Thanks again! :-)


  • Emily N. says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway here:

    Emily N.

  • Melissa L. says:

    It’s not really a crafting project, but I made a tierd skirt from the Homestead Blessings Art of Sewing DVD. What a blessing!!

  • Melissa L. says:

    I “like” Franklin Springs Family Media on facebook :)

  • Melissa L. says:

    I subscribe to As For My House in google reader

  • Melissa L. says:

    I shared this giveaway on Facebook

  • Niecey says:

    My favorite craft of late is the cloth diapers I’ve started sewing. I never knew how to sew before and I’m enjoying learning and developing skills. I would love to start sewing some ruffle skirts for my girls soon too.

  • Lisa Stone says:

    I entered the Family Works giveaway.

  • A Grubb says:

    I would really like to see this. What a great giveaway! The hand stamped napkins sound like a lot of fun. Thanks for entering me!

  • Ann says:

    I had a lot of fun making a dollhouse for my daughter. I also enjoy scrapbooking. I’m not extremely crafty, so this DVD would really give me some ideas I’m sure.

  • Cindy Edel says:

    I love your broadcast it is not only informative but a true blessing to make crafts from gods provisions. I ecspecially like the candle making. Im eager to try all of the crafts. May god bless you all. Thank you for sharing your wonderful crafts.

  • Stephanie Grant says:

    I love to create scrapbooking pages!

  • Stephanie Grant says:

    I’m a Facebook Fan of Franklin Springs Family Media (Stephanie Petty-Grant)

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