House 8810 recently worked with the very talented ladies from The Crafting Chicks to help us with our very first CRAFT CHALLENGE!!! We sent each Chick a tablecloth from House 8810 and asked them to turn it into something fabulous. Well, that is exactly what they did!
Now, we need YOUR help. One of these lucky Chicks will be the winner of this craft challenge and you will be the judge. Just leave us a comment on which transformation is your favorite. We will announce the winner on Monday, May 9th. The winner will receive a lovely package from House 8810.
Thanks for your help and thanks to The Crafting Chicks for making our first craft challenge so much fun!
BECKY received the Mixed Berries tablecloth.
How cute is this little number? And the precious girl wearing it? Becky used the tablecloth to make a pillowcase dress for her oldest daughter. Becky says: "She loves it. I think the vintage flare of the table cloth print goes perfect with this dress pattern." To vote for Becky write "BECKY" in the comments section.
BROOKE received the Cottage Rose tablecloth.
Brooke went techy with her challenge. She used the pouch that the tablecloth came in and made an iPad cozy! What a great idea! Brooke says: "I made the iPad cozy by shortening the length of the pouch so that it fit the dimensions of my iPad. You could stitch it up or simply use one of those Heat 'n Bond strips to "hem" it. I already loved the rounded flap and the large rick rack that trimmed it out, so all I did was cut some strips of the tablecloth fabric and made them into small rolled up fabric flowers and added them to the front of the cozy. That's it!!! Totally simple but totally useful to me! :)" Easy Peasy! Those are the kinds of craft projects we like. To vote for Brooke write "BROOKE" in the comments section.
NIKKALA received the Berry Delight tablecloth.
Nikkala made an adorable picnic blanket. And it's even quilted! Nikkala says: "As soon as I saw this tablecloth I knew that my project had to be something for the outdoors! It is so bright and summery. Finally, I settled on a picnic blanket. Although the weather in northern Utah hasn't been very cooperative for picnics :). The back is a lime green zebra print, and it is a super fun blanket. My two year old loves to name the fruits on it." How awesome is that? Functional AND educational! Love it! To vote for Nikkala write "NIKKALA" in the comments section.
JAMIE received the Howdy Buckaroo tablecloth.
Jamie has been wanting to add a little decor to her children's playroom so she made a tablecloth to fit the tiny table and a bunting to match. She also made flower vases! Nothing went to waste with this challenge. This turned out so cute, and you know we LOVE bunting at House 8810. Jamie says: "I cut the paisley off around the edge of the tablecloth, and hemmed the edges and added red ric rac to the new mini tablecloth. I couldn't let the darling paisley part go to waste so I made a little decor...penants to hang above the table (i love penants) and I wrapped some empty "chow mein" noodle cans with the same material and made them into vases by adding white daisies." To vote for Jamie write "JAMIE" in the comments section.
KIRSTEN received the Birds the Word tablecloth.
Kirsten made this adorable skirt for her daughter. I love how we can get a little more creative when it comes to our children's wardrobe. Kirsten used only things that she had around the house and it turned out beautifully! Kirsten says: "I decided to make a skirt for my 2½ year-old girl. I had so many ideas of things like wall hangings, matching mother/daughter aprons, then I decided to make this fun skirt. I measured one of my daughter's little skirts and just improvised. My mom improvises in sewing all the time, so I thought I would try my luck. The outer part of the skirt is from your cute tablecloth, and the underneath part, is a sparkly green chiffon fabric. My goal was to use only things I had on hand, it was a blast, thanks for the fun opportunity!!!" You're welcome! And your improv skills are amazing :) To vote for Kirsten write "KIRSTEN" in the comments section.
Also, be sure and check out The Crafting Chicks blog for their take on this fun challenge and many other wonderful craft ideas!
Hope you enjoyed this craft challenge and that it has inspired you to get crafting!