Season 18 Winner!

Season 18

Wow. We’ve powered through another So You Think You’re Crafty Season together and with more than 2000 votes, we’ve got a Season 18 winner!

Wild Card Challenge Results

Season 18 Results

Crafter Reveal

Project #1 Paper Cone + Pine Cone Wreath – Holly, Ribbons + Glue

Project #2 Crocheted Nativity Set – Erica, 5 Little Monsters

Wild Card Challenge – Season 18 Winner

Our Season 18 winner is Erica, with her Crocheted Nativity!

Paper Cone Wreath

Erica will be back tomorrow with a fun tutorial for this set!

Wild Card Challenge Runner Up

Holly has been a strong challenger this season. Her Paper Cone Wreath garnered hundreds of votes and we’re excited to feature it at a future date!

Wild Card Challenge Season 18 Finale

This season has simply flown by and it’s now time for our Season 18 Finale. As in the past, this round is the Wild Card Challenge. Our two crafters – Erica and Holly – are sharing a project of their choice.

Season 18

This week you will be able to vote for just one project. A winner will be declared on Thursday.

Wild Card Projects

Project #1 Paper Cone Wreath

I wanted to make a big craft statement and Paper Cone Wreaths make such a beautiful one especially at Christmas time.
Paper Cone Wreath 7

This Paper Cone Wreath is made of pretty Christmas themed patterned papers and the tips of the cones are dipped in gold glitter.

Paper Pinecone Wreath

paper cone wreath

The glittered pine cones in the center compliment the wreath bringing a warm and cozy, rustic feel of Christmas in to your home.  

Paper Pinecone WreathWhew! Can you believe  I am a paper crafter at heart and this is my first paper project?!  Thanks for having me in the competition. Glad to be done and I gave it my ALL for sure this past month!   

Project #2 Crocheted Nativity Set

I can’t believe it is the final week of the competition, I am so excited to still be here and to get to share my project with you today. I have had Christmas on my mind lately so since we could do anything we wanted to this week I decided to go with a Christmas project.

crocheted nativity in stable

I love nativity sets and wanted to make my own so I crocheted a set. My crocheted nativity includes Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus in a manger, a star, 2 shepherds, a sheep, and a donkey. I may add more pieces later but for now this is it. 

crocheted nativity in stable

crocheted nativity in stable

I am excited to be able to set my nativity up in our house this year. One of the nicest things about it is that with little kids I am usually a little nervous to put out nativities but this one is made of yarn and stuffed so there really isn’t much they can do to hurt it.

Paper Cone WreathI really love the way that this turned out and I hope you do too.

Season 18 Finale Vote

It’s finally time for you to select our Season 18 winner! Please vote for your favorite project – the one you’d most like to see a tutorial for this week!


Be sure to come back on Thursday and find out who are winner is!!!

Season 4 Finale!

Here it is…the final round of season 4.  This week there was no theme, and since you’ve probably already figured out their styles, it’s not anonymous this week either.

These ladies are fantastic!  I’ll just let the projects speak for themselves.


Craft #1 – Cheri

Superhero Car and Reading Nook
I am about to convert one of our bedrooms into a Superhero room.  I wanted to create an area where my little guy could read, but also have fun.  The solution?  The Superhero Car/Reading Nook.  While the car is huge and makes a big impact, the budget was very small.  Lean in here and I’ll tell you what it’s make from…. Cardboard! Recycled and cheap are both great things in my book.  Don’t worry – it’s super strong and can be climbed on.
Right of the bat you’ll notice it’s great for playing on.
However, it was also designed for reading.  The back has a sturdy shelf to hold books and the seating area has a ledge for books to sit on.
I think there will be a lot of adventures in it….
……and maybe even some surprise endings.
(The car was obviously modeled after the Batmobile, but when it comes to hair we prefer Wolverine’s.)
Holy inexpensive-recycled-cool-toy, Batman!

Craft #2 – Emilie

PORTABLE FUN CANVASES AND CARRY-BAG


My kids recently went to a Children’s Museum and spent hours behind a cut out in the wall that was transformed into a puppet theater. This sparked an idea in my head that has become my final project for this competition.
As renters, we are limited to non-permanent playthings and toys. I devised this system of fun canvases with a carrying case. I started with an inexpensive painters tarp made of canvas. The canvases are stretched on a tension rod along the top and the bottom. With a little paint and some other goodies I made two canvases which are sure to inspire hours of fun.
The first is a Fairy Tale Puppet theater. With red curtains which can be drawn back for a dramatic opening to a play, this theater is all set for little imaginations to run wild.

The second canvas is a bean bag toss. Decorated with a gender neutral under the sea theme, it’s great for boys or girls and helps children develop sense of distance and hand eye coordination…as well as being totally fun! Now, I know what you’re thinking….”But I can’t draw those sea creatures!“. Never fear. Along with my tutorial comes my sea creature images, all ready to print, cut out, trace and become a quick and easy template for your design.

And when you’;re finished this carrying case, made from leftovers from the same canvas, holds the rods, canvases and bean bags. You can remove the rods and string these canvases with rope in between two trees for outdoor fun or even clothes pin them to an outdoor clothes line in the backyard.

Easy and versatile, these inexpensive and fun Play Canvases are sure to become a favorite at your house!

Alphabet Skirt

*Project made by Randi @ Dukes and Duchesses for the Wild Card challenge*
There’s nothing cuter than a little girl wearing a sweet little playskirt.  And the little girls I know love to read and write and sing their ABC’s.  This fun little skirt combines it all.
The Alphabet Play Skirt is sewn from cotton fabrics in turquoise and red.  The whimsical red alphabet fabric adds a fun punch as a lower layer on the skirt and also turns under and acts as a contrasting facing {a fun little touch just in case that skirt blows up in the wind}.
A handful of letters {a through g}, cut from coordinating fabrics …
… were interfaced and appliqued to the bottom of the dress, curving around the side.  The tail of the g swoops into the lower layer, just the way my little one thought it should swoop.
A perfect little skirt for carefree summer days.

Piano Upcycle

*Project made by Laura @ EmmieLou Designs for the Wild Card challenge*

I LOVE using old stuff for crafting & re-purposing it in a new & fun way! So when my father-in-law gave me pieces from an old piano that had been busted to smithereens, I was psyched. In addition to the keys & other scraps, there was a large piece of wood that was used as the focal point on the front of the piano. Of course I couldn’t just use it as it was, so I flipped it over & used the backside which was poorly stained and a little busted up itself [which i loved]. After cleaning it up a bit, I then hand painting one of my favorite quotes onto it. I finished it off with some easy-peasy stenciling to create an abstract & unexpected border. What did I end up with? A massive piece of wall art that will adorn the walls of my home for many years to come.

… Now – what should I do with the rest of the piano?