DIY Mixed Media Bracelet

What a fun week! While you showed some serious love to ALL of our Season 18 crafters, you selected My Craftily Ever After’s awesome DIY mixed media bracelet as the winner of our Stash Buster week.

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

Ashley is sharing her awesome tutorial for this fun mixed media bracelet today. Make sure you go check it out!

Mixed Media Bracelet. This awesome bracelet was made with random extras and pieces of older, broken jewelry. So pretty!DIY Mixed Media Bracelet via My Craftily Ever After

Stash Bust Winner – Season 18, Week 1

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

It’s not unusual for the results of our challenge to be SUPER close, but this one was a nail biter. More than 2000 votes were cast in this week’s Stash Bust challenge and the top three projects were within 10 votes!

Here are the results…

SYTYC Stash Bust Results Season 18 Week 1

This week, Project #2 the stash busting bracelet takes the prize! Congratulations to Ashey, from My Craftily Ever After, who entered the project.

Here’s an introduction to our other crafters…

Project #1 Pom Pom Wreath was entered by Fynes Designs

Project #3 Milk Glass Jar was entered by Ribbons and Glue

Project #4 Fringed Paper Wreath was entered by The Crafty Blog Stalker

Project #5 Patchwork Doll Blanket was entered by 5 Little Monsters

Project #6 Pom Pom Wall Hanging was entered by Being Spiffy

Project #7 Patchwork Pillow was entered by Designer’s Sweet Spot

Project #8 Straw Storage Container was entered by Hawthorne and Main 

Great job everyone!

Sadly, Jill will be leaving the competition this week. Be sure to tune in on Saturday for a quick interview with Jill and check out some of her favorite creative projects!

12 Ways to Decorate with Scrapbook Paper

This week our SYTYC contestants are participating in a STASH BUST challenge. I don’t know about you, but when it comes to my stash fabric and paper rule the roost.

In an effort provide myself with a little motivational magic, I am sharing 12 ways to decorate with scrapbook paper. 

12 Ways to Decorate with Scrapbook Paper. There are some amazing ideas here!

Decorating with Scrapbook Paper

Paper chandelier made with circles punched out of scrapbook paper, ribbon and wire frame. Paper Chandelier via Tatertots and Jello

Scrapbook paper skyline wall art tutorial Paper Skyline Wall Art via Ten June 

Tile Coaster TutorialTile Coasters via The Cottage Mama

Butterfly wall art made out of scrapbook paper butterfliesButterfly Wall Art via SYTYC

Scrapbook paper lined storage drawers, plus more than a dozen other ways to decorate with scrapbook paperScrapbook Paper Lined Storage via Kindercraze

Scrapbook paper decor - stairs and wallsDecoupage Stairs and Walls via Decor8

DIY Patchwork ScreenDecoupage Screen via A Thing for Roses

Decoupage flower hangers, plus more than a dozen other ways to decorate with scrapbook paperDecoupage Hangers via Craft and Creativity

Easy DIY paper flowers, plus more than a dozen more great ways to decorate with scrapbook paperEasy Paper Flowers 

Scrap paper tree, plus more than a dozen ways to decorate with scrapbook paperScrap Paper Tree via Everyday Mom Ideas

Alphabet wall, plus more than a dozen other ways to decorate with scrapbook paperAlphabet Art via Jenni Bowlin Studio

Decoupage paper desk, plus more than a dozen other ways to decorate with scrapbook paperDecoupage Desk via Girl in the Garage

Looking for more ways to decorate with scrapbook paper? Here are 25 MORE ways to decorate with scrapbook paper. 

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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Come back on Thursday to see who’s won our competition and find out who’s tutorial will be featured on Friday!

Stash Bust – Season 18, Week 1 Giveaway

There is nothing like a trip down the isles of a craft or hardware store to get the creative juices flowing. The rows of neatly organized supplies are great for sparking inspiration.

And, if you’re anything like me, you just can’t leave the store with one thing. Whether your weakness comes in the form of fabric, paper, ribbons, glitter or glue, if you’re a crafter, you’re probably something of a collector too. 

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

What better way to kick of Season 18, than with a little inspiration to make magic with the supplies you already have?!

Our challenge projects will be posted tomorrow, but today we’d like to introduce you to our Week 1 Sponsor – JoAnn Craft and Fabric Stores – one of my favorite places to replenish the stash!


This week our winners will be competing for a $100 gift card to JoAnn. And you? You also have a chance to win a $100 gift card by entering our Stash Bust giveaway below!

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