Stash Bust – Season 18, Week 1

This week our amazing crafters will be presenting projects based on the theme “STASH BUST.” The projects are fantastic, but we need your help in selecting a winner.

Scroll through and check out each project before casting your vote in this week’s Stash Bust challenge!

So You Think You're Crafty Stash Bust Season 18, Week 1

SYTYC Season 18, Week 1 Projects

Project 1 – Pom Pom Embroidery Hoop Wreath

Ever wanted to whip together a wreath but didn’t have a form on hand? Challenged to root into my stash, I decided I should make a craft with the mountain of embroidery hoops I had collected at thrift shops.

Pom Pom Embroidery Hoop WreathRibbon wrapped, a few handmade felt flowers, a bit of yarn, and a cute birdie brought this sash bust together into a sweet wreath. 

Project #2 – Mixed Media Bracelet

We all know the story. You see something really awesome either in a store, or online and think to yourself, “I can make that!” So you go to the store, you buy all the supplies and you make that one thing. But then you’re left with all those extra supplies.  This happens to me ALL THE TIME with jewelry making supplies. In fact I have an entire box full of beads, wires, chains, charms, cords and more.

Mixed Media BraceletI decided that the best way to take care of this was to create a mixed media bracelet.  I combined a strand of beads, a small piece of chain (from a broken necklace), a piece of leather cord and a charm to create a one of a kind statement piece that cost me $0 to make!  

Project #3 – DIY Milk Glass Succulent Jars

There’s nothing like using a product that you’ve never used before. I challenged myself to dig through my craft stash to find something new and decided on using DecoArt Liquid Glass.   

I applied the Liquid Glass in dots on to glass jars that I’ve been hoarding and when it was dry, I sprayed painted them white. 

DIY Milk Glass JarsOf course, I think they look super cute holding succulents too so they could easily be be planters.  

Project #4 – Paper Wreath

Paper is always great to have on hand, but sometimes you can have too much! Bust out a bunch of basics to create this fun fringed paper wreath.

Fringed Paper WreathIt’s the perfect way to use up your stash!

Project #5 – Star Patchwork Doll Quilt

When first heard the theme for this week, I immediately thought of something scrappy. I decided to make a little doll quilt.

I decided on a star design using small half square triangles. Each block uses two fabrics – one print and one solid. The placement of the fabrics creates the star patter.

Star Patchwork QuiltI made a little pillow to match out of some leftover fabric and rick rack. I am really happy with the way this little quilt turned out and I hope you like it too!

Project #6 – Pom Pom Wall Hanging

If there’s anything I have a stash of…it’s yarn. It’s taken over my craft closet! I’m always looking for new ways to use my supply, so I created this simple Pom Pom Wall Hanging.

Pom Pom Wall HangingIt comes together quickly, especially if you already have a pom pom maker. Just choose a few colors of yarn (these were to match my daughter’s room), whip out a few pom poms during a Netflix session, and you’re 90% of the way there. Add them to a bit of latch rug canvas, tie a tassel to the center, and you’ve got yourself a fun wall hanging!

Project #7 – Patchwork Pillow

After every sewing project there’s just a bit of fabric left and you can’t throw it away! Save those scraps up and create a fun pillow.

Patchwork PillowThis cozy pillow is perfect for the cool weather on its way. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Project #8 – Straw Storage Container

This project has been in the making for about a year. It is one of those ideas that you have, you rush to the store to buy all the stuff and then it just sits there…

We use straws every day at our house, like a lot! I use them, the kids use them.  I felt like I didn’t have a good, pretty place to keep the straws. Since we use them so much I wanted to be able to leave them out on the counter in a pretty container.  

Straw Storage JarIn comes my glass jar straw holder.  I made the lid using two pieces of wood and a drawer knob.  I also stenciled a little design on the side using some glass etching.  We have already loved using this!  

I guess I have halloween on the brain already.  I decided to style this with a few of my favorite halloween decorations! 


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  1. […] It is a crafting competition where each week we create a project based around a particular theme, then you go vote for your favorite project. Each week there will be one winner and one contestant will be sent home. I would love for you to go vote for your favorite, and hopefully I will get to stay another week. This week’s theme is Stash Buster, and there are a lot of great projects. Go check them out – and don’t forget to vote! So You Think You’re Crafty – Week 1 […]