We had a great audition week last week guys, and I’ll be posting the results and such on Wednesday, so be sure you come back and check for those then.
Well, here we are. The finales of Season 6. I don’t know about you guys, but it always seems to go so fast for me. We have had some amazing crafters with amazing projects this season. Thank you crafters for all that you do for this contest! I’m amazed every week at the talent you all have!
So, as always, there is no theme for the finale…it’s a Wild Card round and it’s awesome!
Craft #1 – Boy & Girl Room Decor by Amy @ Positively Splendid
Wow! The finals! What a thrill it is to be here!
Having just moved into a new home, I wanted my final project for the competition to be something fun that reflects my overall crafting personality, but also something practical for our new place. We recently purchased a bunk bed for my older kiddos’ shared room, so I opted to use this challenge as my impetus to get their bedding and decor squared away. I set to work creating coordinating pillow shams and duvet covers, as well as repurposing an old lamp to match and putting together personalized alphabet samplers to adorn the walls.
Shared boy/girl spaces can be a challenge. I wanted the bedding to coordinate, but I also wanted it to be as suitable for a boy as it was for a girl. Enter my little vinyl applique boy and girl symbols on the shams, which leave no question as to just who exactly occupies this space! I opted for turquoise and hot pink as the main colors for each of the bedding sets, tying it all together with a series of orange stripes.
The sweet little lamp on the nightstand is a perfect match.
I created a printable that made putting these alphabet sampler wall hangings together a breeze!
There is nothing more gratifying than seeing two giddy children squeal with delight when they first see their new room! I am as tickled with they are with how this space came together, but the thing that pleases me most is the price tag of this project. Because I used flat sheets instead of fabric by the yard, and because I repurposed items I had on hand and used supplies from my stash, the total cost for this room makeover was just over $50, a typical price for a single custom-made pillow sham!
It has been so much fun participating in this competition! Thanks so much to everyone who has voted for me along the way!
Craft #2 – Felt Play House by Melissa @ Sew Like My Mom
When I was a little girl I really wanted an awesome playhouse. I’d build tents and forts out of blankets and chairs and in my mind, turn them into grand places that occupied my time for hours. So when I started brainstorming ideas for my final project, I decided to build my girls the playhouse I’d dreamed of as a kid.
Made from PVC pipe and felt, this adorable house features 4 different sides for endless hours of play. It is fully customizable to the games they like to play the most.
Already getting plenty of play time, our house has a post office with in and out boxes complete with fabric envelopes stuffed with crayon-scribbled notes of love, a market with fruits, vegetables, and breads, all ready to be selected and enjoyed, a flower shop with gorgeous fabric flowers, and a house with curtains, window box, and a door that really closes.
One of my favorite things about the playhouse is that it can be completely disassembled for easy storage when not in use. Taking only minutes to put back up, your kids can enjoy the house without sacrificing permanent floor space. We’ve played inside and outside and the girls have been having a ball with it. And it thrills me to know we’ll all enjoy the house for many years to come!