Dare to Make it Holiday Challenge

October 31st, 2008 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Holidays incoming! The seasonal craft-buzz of activity is revving up and so is the attendant excitement and yes, anxiety, as junkers and crafters everywhere ask themselves “how am I going to make it through the holidays?” The creative solution is: DIY!
CraftStylish announces the Dare to Make It Holiday Challenge! We challenge you to craft your way through the season and make everything! Yes, everything from stylish table settings, holiday décor to adorn your home, and handmade gifts to bestow to everyone on your list. JUNKMARKET Style and CraftStylish are here to provide you with everything that you’ll need to meet the challenge and make the making—merry:

  • Every week CraftStylish will feature a host of fabulous gift how-tos in our Dare to Make Blog: Including time-luxurious, craft masterpieces for your nearest and dearest, thoughtful quick-to-make delights, and unique inspirational ideas for those gift-giving puzzlers (the man/woman who has everything, the persnickety relative et
  • Weekly home décor projects that celebrate the spirit of the season.
  • The Dare to Make it Journal: downloadable templates for you to keep the names of everyone on your list, (their sizes, favorite colors, previous gifts given), a personal inventory of what you have and what you’ll need, and a timeline planner to help keep you on schedule.
  • Weekly Craft Roundtables: Interact with CraftStylish bloggers to share our common passion for DIY
  • Craft Alongs: You don’t have to go it alone, craft with us. This week Linda Permann launches her first crochet-along, a darling Sweet Baby Hoodie. Next month, Tina Hilton will host a knit- along to get those needles clicking for the holidays.
  • Surprise give-aways all through the challenge to keep your crafty spirits high and help you to keep your craft on!
  • CraftStylish is here to cheer you on. Post your questions, advice, frustrations, discoveries and beautiful creations to CraftStylish. We have an amazing community of crafter’s and this challenge presents us all with the great opportunity of gathering our crafty forces, summoning our creative strengths, and building up our confidence as we dare to make it!

    JUNKMARKET Style Submission Notes:

    First, make sure to head over to CraftStylish and post your "Dare to Make it Holiday" thread. Link is here.

    Then, come back over to JUNKMARKETStyle.com and post your project in THIS thread for all of us to see! Just scroll down to where it says "Did you make this?" and click "Post your project photos." That will compile all of your entries right here in this post. Simple!

Did you make this?
After you make it, show it off to other members in the Member Junk area.
Post your project photos

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Comments (4)

PlentyPlace writes: When I laid eyes on this adorable craft I hustled my bustle off to the nearest thrift store. Unfortunately for me, mittens are very hard to come by in southern Virginia! I'll be calling my reinforcments in Syracuse, NY to put out an A.P.B. on all available woolen mittens for the cause of cute Christmas gifts! Any suggestions on where to find a handful of those wonderful rusty springs? Posted: 9:15 am on November 12th
fellowjunker writes: Hi Nomer
I am a fellow Canadian and live outside of Vancouver, BC. Don't know if you've tried your local Value Village and thrift stores, but I find them to be a great source for reasonably priced junk. Your job sounds very interesting. I will keep my eyes open for some ideas for you. What about having people embroider(?sp)simple things on pieces of cloth cut from old clothing. You could then put the pieces together to make a pillow or quilt. You might look into "felting" old wool sweaters as there are lots of things people can sew out of the pieces (mittens, stockings, pillows, etc).
Hope this helps.
xojanis Posted: 10:14 pm on November 4th
countrycrow writes: Dear Nomer of the North:
Hello fellow Canadian! I live east of Toronto but grew up near Hamilton and still have family there. Do you ever visit Aberfoyle Market near Guelph? Afraid they are closed for season now, but make sure next year you visit. They open in May. Also I find the Value Villages still good for the winter months of Treasure Hunting in chilly Ontario.
Happy junking!
Country Crow Posted: 7:26 am on November 1st
Nomer writes: Hi there fellow junkers,
Does anyone have advice where to go for "junk" in and around southwestern Ontario? I live in Mississauga and am sooooo inspired by everyone's treasures but I need to find some junk places.
Please help!
Nomer of the North Posted: 8:24 pm on October 31st
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