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Craft shows offer great gift and home decorating ideas November 3, 2013

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Pretty home items

A favorite fall tradition for me is wandering through local craft shows. Something about craft shows in the fall puts me in the mood for the upcoming holidays (which are coming whether we’re ready or not!). I’ve purchased some great handmade items for the house and as gifts over the years.

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Part of the enjoyment of wandering craft shows is the annual shopping my mom, sisters, best friend, her mom and I do at one of the local venues. We meet in the morning, explore the usually more than 100 craft tables then wrap up with lunch at a local restaurant. A great girls’ day out!

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If you are interested in attending some great craft shows located in metro Detroit, I put together a list* of some locations that I’ve attended in the past. When I went, these included a decent number of crafters with great items at reasonable prices. These shows provide an opportunity to shop for the holidays, gifts or home decorations, and support local vendors. And that’s a nice gift for all!

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Holiday items for the home

Christmas in Clawson craft show (Clawson High School, 101 John M), $2 admission, Saturday, Nov. 9, 9am-4pm

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Ferndale arts & craft show (Ferndale High School, 881 Pinecrest), (admission not clear) Saturday, Nov. 9, 10am-5pm

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Woods Church of the Nazarene craft & vendor show (14300 E. 13 Mile Rd. Warren), $2 admission, Saturday, Nov. 9, 10am-5pm

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Holiday craft show & bake sale (14001 Northend, Oak Park), free admission, Saturday, Nov. 16, 10am-5pm

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Fun doll clothes!

Fun doll clothes!

15th annual art & craft show (Waterford Mott High School, 1151 Scott Lake Rd), $2 admission, Saturday, Nov. 16, 10am-4pm

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Holiday arts & crafts market (Royal Oak High School, 1500 Lexington), $2 admission, Saturday, Nov. 23, 10am-4pm

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Elf shelf arts & craft show (Troy High School, 4777 Northfield Parkway), $3 admission, Saturday, Nov. 30, 9am-4pm

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Holiday art & craft show (Clarkston High School, 6093 Flemings Lake Rd), $2 admission, Saturday, Dec. 7, 10am-4pm & Sunday, Dec. 8, 11am-4pm

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Festival art & craft show (Troy Athens High School, 4333 John R Rd.), $2 admission, Saturday, Dec. 14, 9am-4pm

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*Please confirm times and admission fee.

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