January DIY Challenge: Yarn

Need a creative boost to start off the New Year? Join our DIY Craft Challenge! Each month we (adventures-in-making.com) will choose a theme, and you get to run with it, then share what you make. You can stick strictly to the theme, or do something totally unexpected. Your creation is sure to inspire someone else, taking this creative community to the next level!

Check out what everyone came up with last month’s theme, Glitter here.

Share Your Project!

To share your project, email rachel@adventures-in-making.com with the following info:
• at least one photo of the finished piece (shots of your process are also welcome!)
• a little bit about yourself & where you’re from
• how you got from the theme to your final product
• links to your social media/blog/website (optional)

We will post our top 10 favorite submissions on the blog at the end of the month + award PRIZES!

Sources left to right: Weaving Class Basics by A Beautiful Mess, Crochet Granny Square Cozy by Ellebel, Yarn-Wrapped Flower Pots by Celebrations At Home, Sunshine Wall Hanging by Yarnspirations, Pompom Bookmarks by Design Mom, Friendship Bracelets by The Purl Bee, Yarn-Wrapped Monogram Letter by Catch My Party, Octopus Yarn Doll by Celebrations, Crochet Mollie Flowers by Roman Sock


For us, January is a time to relax and work on projects we didn’t have time for during the holidays. If you are a knitter/crocheter this month’s theme is for you! But don’t worry if you can’t figure out the whole needle and hook thing. Use this as an opportunity to learn a new skill or get creative and making something unique! There are tons of ways to use yarn without the traditional method of knit/crochet. You can use actual yarn to make something, or use ‘yarn’ as a theme for your project.

Need more inspiration? Take a look out our Pinterest board for more yarn project ideas.


Any and all materials and mediums are encouraged! This challenge is open to ALL AGES, so don’t be afraid to get your kids involved too. The challenge officially begins today, January 1, 2015 and ends on January 29, 2015. We will post our top 10 favorite projects + announce the award winners on January 30th. Have fun and happy crafting!

Don’t forget to share your projects with everyone on Instagram using #diycraftchallenge.

Invite your friends!

This is the perfect opportunity to host a craft night with your friends! Take photos of everyone’s creations and send them to us! Here is a button you can display on your website/blog to let your people know what you are up to.


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Share your project on Instagram using #diycraftchallenge