National Craft Month Challenge

March is National Craft Month! Hells yeah!

Because I’m a sucker for self imposed challenges (and because I don’t have enough on my plate – HA!), how about a little March Madness Crafty Challenge? Yes? Yes. Good, let’s do this!

Since I’ve roped some of my friends into this little challenge too, let me set forth some of the rules/guidelines/parameters that this little challenge will work within…

  1. Ideas for the projects can come from anywhere. I still highly recommend making Pinterest your bff – if you haven’t already – and using that lovely site as a place to be inspired! Ravelry will help too – especially for the 17th and 31st projects!
  2. A finished project is due on each of the five Saturdays in March (3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st)
  3. Each due date has a theme.  The themes and their due date are as follows:
  • March 3rd – House and/or body: This can mean making some laundry detergent, spot remover, body lotion, glass cleaner, etc…as long as it’s used to make the body and/or the house clean and awesome, in this category it goes;
  • March 10th – Glue: Some sort of sticky goo must be used in some aspect of this week’s project. Mod Podge, a hot glue gun, Elmer’s craft glue, Scotch Glue Stic…whatever…glue something to something else;
  • March 17th – Yarn and/or fabric: Know how to knit/crochet/sew, go nuts this week. Not feelin’ the skills that week? No biggie. Covering something with yarn and glue, making a no sew t-shirt pillowcase, how about a front door doorknob sign with cardboard, glue and felt?;
  • March 24th – On the wall: Make something that goes on the wall. Spray paint a bunch of frames for a gallery wall, make a “The Cook is In/Out” sign for your kitchen, frame embroidery hoops with colorful material and hang a bunch together. As long as it ends up on the wall – word to big bird; and
  • March 31st – Recycle/Upcycle: This should be the most cost-effective week of all! Take something you already have at home (or from someone else’s home) and turn it into something different. Have a candle stick you never use…hot glue a plate to it, spray paint the whole thing one color – BAM! Cake/Cupcake stand. A pair of jeans that don’t fit…cut the inner seams and sew them together, add some cute material to the funky little openings you’ll have in the front and the back – BAM! Cute summer jean skirt. Drawer full of jeans that don’t fit…cut them up into squares, sew the squares together, cut down a sheet for the back – BAM! Blanket. As long as you don’t pay for the majority (like 70%) of your materials and it goes from being one thing to another…winner, winner, chicken dinner!

This should be challenging but fun and totally doable. Should be totally inexpensive too.

Basically, a little G-rated crafty fun.

Ready…Set…Go! *grabs craft store coupons and runs out of the door*


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Libby
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 12:08:38

    I would love to do this but my life is full to over-flowing already. I’ll watch your creations with interest though, sounds fun!


    • cheletopia
      Feb 27, 2012 @ 12:33:44

      Me and you both sister! I’m still unpacking from my November move!

      I’ve already made a couple of things for theis upcoming due date and can’t wait to post about them! Let’s just say I got a little excited and started cleaning my windows at midnight one night this weekend!


  2. Michelle
    Feb 28, 2012 @ 09:31:33

    You’re going to have a busy and very inspired month! It’s going to fun watching the things you come up with!


  3. pandorra7
    Mar 02, 2012 @ 09:27:45

    March 3rd: “Ring Around the Collar Stain Remover”
    Tried this concoction: Baking Soda, Vinegar, Hair Shampoo – mix it evenly in a bowl, then brush it on the ring around the collar and let it sit for some time. Then wash.

    The ring wasn’t completely gone, but almost. I think this might work. There you have it!


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