For March, the monthly craft question was: Show us what you made for National Craft Month! What was your favorite craft project?
As usual, we reached out to designers and crafters alike to see what crafty things they were cooking up in their craft rooms.
Here is what they had to show us:
Tiffany Windsor of Cool2Craft
This topic is very timely for me because I just took a poll at Cool2Craft asking my friends how many projects they made during the month of March. For many, including me, we selected the “lost count” category! It was a crazy busy month for crafting and a perfect way to celebrate National Craft Month. My very favorite project that I made in March was the Eggshell Mosaic Bracelet that I made for my Vintage techniques TV show. This is a technique that my mother Aleene introduced over 40 years ago and I had never tried it myself. My sister EcoHeidi has created many amazing projects with this technique, but honestly they were larger projects than I wanted to attempt on my first try. So, this jewelry project was a perfect size for me to try and I am thrilled with the results.
Amy Anderson of Modpodge Rocks!
Experiementing with Shrinky Dinks, Sharpies and Mod Podge Dimensional Magic was my favorite!
Marie Segal from Art from my Heart
Well, I did the tutorial for the Fave Crafts blog hop on March 15th about the African Trade beads and I decided to keep going with it. I had done these designs before, over 20 years ago for production and sales to stores, and I revisited them again and wrote up the tutorials. I have been having so much fun.
Jen Goode from JGoode.com and Projects for Preschoolers
I think I did more talking about National Craft Month than I spent time making crafts. I shared the idea with my own blog readers, visitors to ProjectsforPreschoolers.com and even an article on the topic for Suze Orman’s MoneyMindedMoms.com site. I also spent a chunk of time organizing my craft space so I can get more crafty throughout the entire year.
From all this creativity, I made a whole pile of projects from decoupage to buttons embellished art, but my favorite was a faux faberge egg I created to use as part of a book cover. I’m very excited with how it turned out… tutorial to come this month on my blog!
Berta Gilholm, from Granny’s Crochet
I had a lot of left over Caron/Heather-green original yarn (probably 12/15 years old??)and some multi camoflage I got on sale. I’ve never made a mile-a-minute type article, I got a free pattern from Bernat called “Make It Quick Afghan” and put it all together for craft month. Loved it so much, it’s on my bed. See picture of finished item.
Carol Heppner from Carol Heppner’s Studio
It’s hard to choose just one project that I created during National Craft Month. There was the fun flower necklace for St. Pat’s Day that would be perfect for April’s Earth Day. Of course, I made a fun t-shirt for my niece and there are the place-card holders that are perfect for weddings or other parties. There are also some fun sneaker ideas for little girls.
Kathy Beymer from Merriment Design
I made a baby burp cloth with loops to hold rattles or pacifiers. Cute and handy, and makes great gifts!
Shannon Bielke from Sha&Co.net
I finished a number of projects in March, all in some way were a little outside my box. The glitter baby book was a challenge, although it was fun getting compliments
about how sparkly I looked! My favorite, however, was a wall display on Stampboard. It states family which, afterall, is my main focus, and it’s got wonderful colors and embellishments!
Melony Bradley from Mel Designs
To celebrate National Craft Month – I created these collaged t-shirts. A snap to make in under an hour with thrift store finds!
Maria Nerius, FaveCrafts Resident Craft Expert
For National Craft Month I made the following: 8 Sand in a Bottle Pendants for friends (keepsake of sand from Fort Pickens, FL), 12 Yarn Earring and Brooch sets (part of the FaveCrafts.com guest blog on Clover), 5 fabulous hexagon boxes for the FaveCrafts 365 challenge, 24 Bunny Tin Candles for Easter Basket goodies, and 100 cards for a children’s charity. My favorite project was probably the Yarn Earring and Brooch sets I made with my mother in law Elizabeth. We had a blast making the pom poms over two weekends and I just love Clover tools. FaveCrafts.com was asked to guest blog and Clover’s website blog and this project was very popular.
Terri O from Terri O Craft Projects
My favorite craft project for this month was the “Artsy Purse”.
Wendy Gardiner from Craft Goodies
I’ve made so many fun things this month but this pillow is indeed one of my favorites. It’s been in my head for so long, it was exciting to finally put it together!