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Holiday Craft Fairs

Holiday Craft Fairs in Collin County

Are you ready to shop for your holiday list? We have all of the best holiday craft fairs and trade shows happening in Collin County. Get Ready to Shop until you Drop!!!

Holiday craft shows 2017

November

3-4th Ursuline Academy Holiday Bazaar 4900 Walnut Hill Lane Dallas Friday is a preview day and is $10, Saturday is Free.

4th St. Gabriel’s Holiday Boutique (McKinney) 9 am – 4 pm  Over 80 vendors and each will have an item in the raffle drawing.

3rd-4th St. Jude Craft Fair (Plano) over 90 booths of hand-made items including jewelry, decorations, clothing, floral arrangements, quilts, candles and many more surprises.

4th Murphy Shopping Extravaganza 4:30- 7:30 Vendors include Lularoe, LipSense, Scentsy, Young Living, 31 Bags and so much more!

4th Wylie HS Fall Vendor Fair 9 am – 5 pm Come enjoy shopping with unique local vendors and stock up on gifts for the upcoming holidays!

4th-5th  Snowflake Holiday Bazaar (Plano West Senior) 9 am – 5 pm  Benefits the Band Gnomes by Anita will be at Snowflake Holiday Bazaar. There will be Christmas Gnomes dressed in red as well as neutral colored House Gnomes.

6th Sip and Shop (Plano Area Mothers of Multiples) 6-10 pm A wide variety of vendors selling things like jewelry, children’s boutiques, educational toys, make-up and skin care, bath products, wine glasses, ornaments, kitchen gadgets, wreaths, holiday decor and more!

8th-12th Neath the Wreath hosted by Junior League of Collin County A huge marketplace full of unique items… and your favorite Make Your Mark cups! Stock up for holiday gatherings and gifts (hostess, teacher, friends!). Mark your calendars!

9th Ladies Night Out Shopping Benefitting Amazing Grace Food Pantry (Wylie) 5 pm – 8 pm

11th Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash 10:30 am – 5 pm a premier handmade shopping event and party, will showcase the very best in handmade apparel, bags, jewelry, home décor, accessories, art, pottery and more.

11th Moms Of Muphy Holiday Craft Fair 10 am features local businesses and benefits the MoMs charity effort, Bless a Family.

15-18th Chi Omega Christmas Market (Fair Park, Dallas) Offers a unique one-of-a-kind shopping experience with over 180 merchants showcasing gifts for every age including holiday decor, women’s clothing and accessories, home accents, children’s clothing and toys, food gifts, and much more!

18th Holiday Craft Fair 10 am – 3 pm Some vendors include Mary Kay, Young Living, Thirty-One Gifts, and more

18th Holiday Vendor Fair 10 am – 4 (Denton)

18th Jpiihs Christmas Bazaar 10 am – 5 pm

24th- Dec. 31st Enchant Christmas Maze and Market (Arlington) Christmas Market with over 100 shopping vendors and food trucks, including the Arlington favorite Texas Christkindl Market Lane.

28th Lone Star Mercantile Eat, Drink and Be Merry 7 -10 pm Eat, drink, be merry! Join us as we kick off the Christmas season with after-hours shopping, refreshments, and prizes! Come shop the sales for everyone on your Christmas list

December

2nd- 2nd Annual Christmas Market (Burleson) 10 am – 5 pm This event will take place all outdoors in the streets of Old Town Burleson. We will have booth after booth of small business vendors, Christmas music playing all day long, food trucks, children activities and so much more.

2nd- Sip ‘n Shop Holiday Bazaar 9 am – 2pm Open to the public! Get your Christmas shopping started with some mimosas & holiday treats!

9th- Allen Holiday Arts and Craft Market 9 am – 4 pm Just in time for the holidays, this arts and crafts fair will put everyone in the giving spirit with creative crafts and a festive atmosphere! It’s time to go Christmas shopping!

8th-10th Funky Flea Market’s Vintage Christmas Please come and join us for the fantastic shopping experience filled with Christmas decor, vintage goods, unique gifts, fabulous finds, and FOOD TRUCKS!

The Practical (mom) Meets the Fashionable (mom)!

Based in Dallas, Bag Bug is a designer house of innovative accessories, bridging the gap between the fashionable and the practical. The first patent-pending product designed by a woman for women is the Bag Bug™, an accessory created to help keep your handbag from constantly slipping off the shoulder, while adding comfort, and accessory appeal.

The Bag Bug™ can also be used to keep your purse off the floor by hanging it on the corner of a table, bar, or countertop, as well as on the back of a (round) chair! Bag Bug™. Wear it, Love it, Adore it.

The Bag Bug™ can be used on both round and flat straps, and most strap materials (cloth, leather, plastic, rope).

 

How to wear your Bag Bug™:

Everyone’s shoulders are different. You may have more than one handbag or diaper bag that you like to use. Because of this, my recommendation is for you to test different areas of your shoulder for the “sweet spot” of comfort. For me, the Bag Bug™ feels most comfortable toward the front of my shoulder. For others, that sweet spot is right in the middle of the shoulder. So, play with it, move it around and find your comfortable sweet spot! Keep in mind that sweet spot may be different when you switch purses and/or strap types.

 

How to select the shape of your Bag Bug™:

The best way to decide which shape of Bag Bug™  to get for your purse is to determine if the majority of your purses have round or flat straps, to begin with.  Tip: If the straps are flat and thick, the round shaped Bag Bug™ works best as it opens up wider and holds wider straps than the flat shaped Bag Bug™.

The Bag Bug™ can be used on most types of bags: Cocktail purses, small, medium, large and extra-large purses, with flat or round straps, including laptop and diaper bags.

 

How to attach and remove the Bag Bug™ to your purse: Whether you have 1 or 2 straps, it’s easy as 1, 2, 3!

Attaching the Bag Bug™ onto your handbag with a Round Strap(s) or Flat Strap(s):

  1. Widen the opening of the Bag Bug™ with your hands. Don’t be afraid to open it; it’s stainless steel so it’s strong material and won’t break on you (just don’t open it to 90 degrees). Slip your strap(s) through to the middle or back edge of the Bag Bug™. Depending on the size and thickness of your straps, you will be able to fit both or only 1 strap through the Bag Bug™. Nevertheless, the Bag Bug™ will keep both straps on your shoulder, as long as you wear it correctly.
  2. Once your straps are inside the Bag Bug™, press down strongly to close the Bag Bug™ over the straps so that it works properly and doesn’t slip off. This is the most important step! You don’t want to lose your Bag Bug™!

Here’s a helpful video that demonstrates how to attach your Bag Bug™, and shows you how to get the most out of your Bag Bug™!


Removing the Bag Bug™ from your handbag with a Round Strap(s) or Flat Strap(s):

  1. Widen the opening of the Bag Bug™ enough for the strap(s) of your purse to slip out easily. This will prevent your straps from being scratched by the Bag Bug™.

Note: The Bag Bug™ is designed to remain on the strap(s) you place it on. You can remove it at any time and it can be used daily.

How to select the color of your Bag Bug™:

I like to match the color of the purse’s hardware (the metal clasps, buckles, etc) to the color of the Bag Bug™. Each Bag Bug™ comes in 3 different colors: Silver, gold-plated, and rose gold-plated.

An offer for Plano Moms: Through the end of June only, get any Bag Bug™ online for just $29!!! That’s a saving of 30% to 60%!! To redeem, simply go to www.bag-bug.com, select your Bag Bug™ from the Boutique tab of the website, and at checkout enter the

PROMO CODE: PLANOMOMS29

Any other time, if you’re a Plano Mom, you get 25% OFF any Bag Bug™ purchased online.

To redeem, simply go to www.bag-bug.com, select your Bag Bug™ from the Boutique tab of the website, and at checkout enter the PROMO CODE: PLANOMOMS25%

To keep up with Bag Bug, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

 

Divine Consign Children’s and Maternity Consignment Sale

If you are looking to make some money from selling gently used baby/kids stuff then now is your chance! The bi-yearly sale at Divine Consign in Plano will be happening soon. Here is all the info you need to get registered to be a seller.

What: Divine Consign Children’s and Maternity Consignment Sale

Where: Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy

 

 

 

How do I Shop?

To Shop at our Presale (Saturday, September 16):

*Volunteers get to shop FIRST, even before our consignors (sign-ups start August 26th)

*First Time Moms whose oldest child is less than one year old and have never attended our FTM presale can sign-up starting August 26th (150 accepted)

Sunday Breakfast and Early Shopping – For just $12/person we provide an exclusive opportunity for the first 150 registrants to have a delicious buffet breakfast and entry into the sale an hour before we open to the public (registration starts August 26th)

 

Open to the Public:

September 17 12-5pm

September 18 10am-3pm

September 18   6-9pm (1/2 price sale)

September 19   8am-noon (75% off)

Is there an entry or parking fee? No! Entry and parking are always free

Questions? Call Tina at 214-384-2716 or email her at info@divineconsign.net

Mark your calendars and register to start making some cash!

Plano Farmers Market

The new Plano Farmer’s Market just opened up yesterday near downtown Plano. Come check out all about it and shop local!

Open every Sunday from 10am-3pm the Plano Farmers Market has lots to offer. There were more than a dozen vendors set up with a variety of goods. Some vendors include local honey, grass-fed beef,  crafters, sweets, and local farmers selling fresh produce at amazing prices!

Shop Local and Fresh at the Plano Farmers Market!

The Farmers Market is located just NE of downtown Plano in the parking lot of the Plano Municipal Center.  (1520 K Avenue, 75024)  This will be a year-round operated by Red Tent Markets.

I had a chance to visit on opening day and it was so fun! I wasn’t expecting to love everything I saw and I came away with some local goodies myself!!   I can definitely see myself going to back to get weekly fresh produce from the produce stands. Next time I want to talk more to grass-fed beef Man too. The good news is that all the vendors I spoke to took credit cards!

 

All the vendors were so nice to talk to and happy to tell you about their products. This would definitely be a place you can take kids, but please take note, there are no dogs allowed on site. I also did not see any restrooms when I was there so be advised. I could have missed them though 🙂

The Plano Farmers Market will be year round and run every Sunday from 10am-3pm.

Kid’s Consignment Sales

Every Mom knows that kids outgrow their clothes so fast. Sometimes you buy something and before they can even wear it it’s too small. A great thing to do with gently worn clothes is to consign them. Doing this can make you a little money or sometimes store credit to purchase some newer clothes for your kids. Here are some great places around Plano to consign kid’s clothes.

Store Locations in Plano

*Once Upon a Child: 7200 Independence Parkway  There is also one in McKinney. This store will take year round clothes. Call ahead for bigger items before bringing it up there! No appointment necessary to consign, but you might have to wait or come back a few hours later for your money. Try to bring clothes during the week, weekends are very busy.  When you get an offer, you can get cash or store credit.  Here is what they buy. 

*Kid to Kid  6405 W Parker Road  They buy seasons all year round and MATERNITY! (They don’t have a lot but maybe you can sell your old maternity clothes!) They do have a new policy that only 1 laundry basket of clothes is allowed to consign. Call the store for more details and to see if appointments are needed.

Yearly Bigger Consignment Sales:

*Just Between Friends This is a great place to sell and buy gently worn clothes. They have yearly sales in the Fall and Spring so check their website for more info.

*Divine Consign The largest and longest-running children’s consignment sale in the Plano area! Sales are 2X a year and also great to buy and sell. The sales happen in late summer and February (ish) for spring. Check the site for the next sales and sign up to consign and sell your clothes. They will send you a check after the sale. I’ve consigned in with them for years and love it. If you sign up to volunteer you can get into the sale early and get a discount as well. A great team of Moms!

*Rhea Lana’s (Frisco)  This is a newer consignment to the area but fastly growing. Similar to the above they have yearly sales in Frisco. You can also volunteer and get a discount and passes into the sales early!

 

Selling kid’s clothes does take some work. Make sure you check out the rules for the sale and follow them. The yearly sales places and even stores can be picky and anything with small stains or holes will not be allowed to be sold. Another option is to sell in Facebook group places like Plano Moms Sell/Swap/Give. 

CityLine

If you’re looking for to check out some newer developed areas around town, check out CityLine. CityLine is located in the SE corner of George Bush Tollroad and Central Expressway. It’s just 2-3 stops off the DART from Parker station. It’s loaded with new restaurants and fun shops so visiting CityLine is a must!

CityLine is a new development that is served for mixed use of restaurants, Whole Foods grocery store, movie theater, offices, residences, and retail shops. It was created in hopes to bring more of a city life to the suburbs. They say the have something to offer everyone!

I loved that everything was within walking distance. I went around dinner time so I saw people out walking and enjoying themselves. I also thought the area was very well lit and there were tons of parking areas. That’s always nice!

I recently checked out CityLine and I was really impressed! There were so many fun restaurants to try out including one I’ve been hearing about, Fernando’s Mexican food. This was definitely the most packed as we were strolling by! It’s one I want to try sometime soon.

I also spotted Tom + Chee, for every grilled cheese lover! I’ve heard great things about this too. I was pleasantly surprised to see a nice variety of eateries. They have some nicer places that will cost more and some lower priced ranged sandwich and yogurt shops too.

To check out more shops and restaurants at CityLine they have a great directory to view them all with store information on each.  They have a movie theater that says opening in 2017 on the directory site. I did not see it the day I went so I’m not sure exactly when it will open.

CityLine is a really nicely done development that offers so many choices and things to do for the family. It will be a perfect place to spend a family night out or even a fun date night.  There were more developments going up and some construction going on because they are adding even more to the area!

Check out CityLine and let us know your favorite place there!