MARCH DIY Challenge Roundup

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.. We’re excited to share the submissions for the March #DIYCRAFTCHALLENGE. There are some really great projects here, and I love the variety of medium and method.

As always, we want to thank those who contributed for taking the time to share your creations with us and the rest of the team. You’re an inspiration!

If you haven’t contributed yet, think about joining us next month. It’s such a great way to get your creative neurons firing.


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Cintia from Córdoba, Argentina is the founder and designer of Sol de Noche {deco crochet}.

I love crocheting amigurumis and home decor. I’ve always wanted to design a dreamcatcher and your theme has given me the motivation I needed.

Her dreamcatcher features amazing crocheted peacock feathers. You can see more of her creations on her blog, Sol de Noche.


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Maura of the messy brunette shared this awesome jar she decorated with a folk  art painting technique.

I have been practising folk art painting & learning how to do the comma stroke. So in order to paint the little birds on the jar I had to get this right …. Getting there as you can see…


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Claire lives in Bedford, England and loves to craft with materials she has lying around.

The birdcage was made out of 2 old wire coat hangers bent into shape taped together and then covered in strips of scrap fabric. This was a really quick and easy fun craft to make.

 For step by step instructions, check out her blog post on PillarBoxBlue.

 


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I recently returned from a vacation to Northern California where I visited Bodega Bay (made famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 film, The Birds), and was inspired to make my talisman necklaces with bird images from vintage dictionaries.

Christine Stoll shared a few of her gorgeous found-bauble and resin mounted pieces. You can grab a necklace for yourself at christinestoll.com.


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I was thinking about redecorating our fireplace mantle for spring and decided I needed some sweet little birds sitting on a branch to complete my design. I made my birds out of polymer clay, using stamps and household items to form and decorate them. Once they were complete, I glued them to a real branch to sit on my mantle.

There’s a whole flock of  adorable birdies and step-by-step instructions at Donna Herron’s blog.


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Colleen McGinty used stencils, scrapbook paper and watercolor ground to create these little love birds.

I love to use watercolor ground with a variety of different coloring mediums for a soft look and feel. When dry, I added color with gelato & pastel pencils, gently rubbing for the desired color.


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I used this project to brush up on old origami skills adding the challenge ofworking on a very small scale. I’ve been wanting to try this since my husband gave me a couple pairs for our first anniversary.  

Anna made these tiny, amazing, paper crane earrings for the challenge. You can follow along with her at her blog, 64 Color Box.


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Danita sent in this wool appliqué illustration of two sweet chicks hatching out of tulips. She embellished it with buttons and decorative stitches.

You know Spring is coming when birds hatch and flowers bloom, so why not put them together!


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I was inspired by the extreme cold and blustery snow we were having when I thought about making a baby snow owl.

You can can find a clever DIY to make your  very own floofy owl out of basic materials at Gail’s blog, Purple Hues and Me.


Rachel and I both have a soft spot for birds, so this was a fun month for us. I hope this amazing roundup will inspire the rest of you to play along next month by sending your theme inspired projects to alison@adventures-in-making.com. Remember, we welcome all kinds of creative adventures, and they can even be loosely inspired by the theme. April’s will be….

announced tomorrow! (Did I getcha?)

Comments

  1. Anna (64ColorBox) says

    Such a great collection of projects. They all show such great skill. I can’t wait to find out next month’s challenge is.

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