Every year after our Networking Event at Creativation, FaveCrafts hosts our Best Blogger Contest! This contest invites guests to use products from our sponsors to make a stunning new craft. Our team then selects twenty finalists, and the most popular projects are voted on by readers like you!
It was so hard for us to select 20 finalists, and voters certainly had a selection of beautiful projects to choose from. Now, voting is over and the results are in! Check out our top projects from the Best Blogger Contest 2019.
10 Runners Up
By: Erin Reed from
erinreedmakes.com From the Designer: “I almost took a set of 3 canisters I had in my kitchen that I used to use for sugar and flour to the thrift store. They really did not work for me as a kitchen storage item, but then I thought why not use them in a different way, as storage for my craft space for beads and sequins! I added etching and a DecoColor gold pen for a fun design on the jars and also fun StyleTechCraft vinyl cut outs for a little bit of added flair.”
By: Joe Rotella from
createNcraft.com From the Designer: “Create a dazzling flower wall clock that sparkles in the light! The Diamond Art by Leisure Arts Blue Dahlia and Starstruck Emerald Foiled Paper by Rinea are the stars that shine in this functional piece of art. Shiny foiled paper leaves are “stiffened” in to shape by mounting the foiled paper on to felt, applying Mod Podge® Stiffy and shaping them over aluminum foil armatures until they are dry. The dahlia is mounted on a piece of 1/8″ Baltic Birch cut out on a Proxxon Scroll Saw. This project includes downloadable patterns for the Blue Dahlia base and dahlia leaves.”
By: Kathy Owen from
petticoatjunktion.com From the Designer: “Transform a plain white box or similar container into a work of art in just a few simple steps. Use painter’s tape and metallic copper paint to create a one-of-a-kind design. The project is easy so get the kids involved. I finished painting the box in no time at all and grabbed a couple of rocks to paint too! Use the painted metallic box to show-off faux greenery, as a work desk organizer, table centerpiece, etc. I added artificial greenery to my metallic copper and white graphic design painted box and the look is designer worthy.”
By: Betz Golden from
betzgolden.com From the Designer: “To create this project I used Plaid fabric paint to make a circle rainbow on the pillow. I let it dry overnight and set it with an iron the next day.I painted a circle the same way. As the circle dried I made the unicorn with Diamond Dotz by Leisure Arts, trimmed it out and used Fabric Tac by Beacon to adhere to the pillow. To finish it off, I added sequins around the circle to make it magical — just like a unicorn :-)”
By: Joe Rotella from
createNcraft.com From the Designer: “Create a chalkboard to track all your Honey Do tasks by combining a sparkling Diamond Art by Leisure Arts Bee kit, FolkArt® paints, Mod Podge® Stiffy, Rinea Foiled Paper, Styletech Craft vinyl, glass from a picture frame and wood. Move from crafting to making by building a functional art piece that really is mixed media. Use the downloadable patterns and instructions to create this project or let it get your imagination buzzing to create your own interpretation of a chalkboard embellished with a 3D bee covered in faceted diamond gems. Each gem in a Diamond Art kit has 13 facets!”
Margie Higuchi from margieh.blogspot.com From the Designer: “Create a stunning wall art piece by just rolling beautiful Rinea foil papers in a circular layered pattern to create a dimensional floral centerpiece. To highlight the copper tone in the paper, a wooden palette was painted in an aqua color. This paint is unique as it gives off a brilliant metallic luster of colors as the light changes! Thus, its name Color Shift by Plaid. Make this wall art for any room in the house by following the tutorial!”
By: Martha Lucia Gomez from
stampartpapel.com From the Designer: “With Diamond art you can transform a simple leather wallet in a complete jewelry piece. Just select your diamond art design, follow the colors and instructions and after finish it use the art piece created to decorate what ever you want. This is a hand wallet or pouch that I made using a Beginning Diamond Art with a flower design and after finish it, I cut and paste over the wallet to create an extraordinary pouch that can be wear in your special events.”
By: Tracy Alden from
artrez.com/blog From the Designer: “After traveling many miles, you start seeing the remnants of a once mighty city, now taken over by nature. Slowly walking through the dense forest a fragment of a patterned wall slowly appears. What ancient artist created this image and who was it intended for? Don’t just frame your Diamond Art kit, create your own forgotten image, now found once again! Supplies: Diamond Art by Leisure Arts Tribe Design, Mod Podge Ultra Matte Spray, FolkArt Crackle Medium, FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Paint, Liquid Fusion Clear Urethane Glue, 9 inch x 12 inch Cradled Wood Board, Assortment of artificial plants, 2 Paint Brushes, Scissors, Ruler, Pencil, Cotton swabs, Isopropyl alcohol, Used coffee grounds”
By: Janet Trieschman from
tryit-likeit.com From the Designer: “I combined many products from the Prime Publishing Event to create a Journaling Box. The Box contains three Japanese bookbinding journals, a bookmark, and a crocheted pen pouch. The box The box began as two parts. I cut off parts and created a hinge with packing tape. Using the Ultra Mod Podge, I attached the floral diamond painting to the cover, trimmed away the excess, and then covered the rest of the outside and inside with coordinating scrapbooking paper. Some of the edges of the box have a silver edge which is made using vinyl strips from StyleTec. Inside the box there is a pocket made with Rinea foil paper to hold a bookmark made from scrapbooking paper (double sided) and it includes words made from StyleTec vinyl. The bookmark was put together using the Xyron sticker maker. The Pouch I combined the two colors of yarn from Spinrite and crocheted a pen pouch. I added a black button for the closure. The Pouch contains the pens provided by Marvy Uchida. The Journals The three journals are created from sketch paper and scrapbooking paper. They are sewn together using Japanese bookbinding techniques. Each journal is a different technique. One journal has a decorative element that was attached using the Xyron sticker maker.”
By: Lisa Hoel from
creativejuicefreshsqueezed.blogspot.com From the Designer: “The Treasure Box is cut using a Sizzix Scoreboards Die and covered with dazzling Rinea Foil paper. It measures 5.25 x 3.25 x 6 inches so you can fit quite a bit inside. What treasure would you store in it? You can use it as an elegant home decor piece or as a kingly gift container for a very special present. Read on to see what techniques I used to construct it. I think you will be surprised at how easy it is!” Third Place
By: Sue Eldred from
sueeldred.com From the Designer: “Create a sweet little bedroom for a special little girl or for the kid in you. Annie’s Sweet Dream Bedroom is made using chipboard, scrapbook paper, the Xyron Creative Station Beacon’s 3-in-1 glue, inexpensive doll furniture from Dollar Tree and a few extra miscellaneous craft items. I love working with miniatures and creating little rooms. For this room, I wanted to create a “mini make” over for Annie’s Bedroom. With a little imagination it’s easy to make it special.” Second Place
By: Betsy Burnett from
aimhappy.blogspot.com From the Designer: “Create a fabulous faux stained-glass accent table with the magic of Gallery Glass Liquid Leading and Paints. The humble beginnings of this piece are nothing more than an enlarged coloring sheet traced onto glass with liquid leading paint and filled in with color. When dry the Gallery Glass Paints turn a plain glass surface into a colorful work of stained glass art that is sure to add the perfect pop of color to any space.” First Place
By: Joe Rotella from
createNcraft.com From the Designer: “As everyone knows, dragons are curious creatures. This dragon couldn’t resist the temptation to peek inside the castle windows. One night she did just that. But her curiosity got the best of her and she got a bit too close – shattering the stained glass window with her nose. A custom made shadow box fits the Diamond Art by Leisure Arts Dragon Eye and houses the battery pack for the string of LED lights that bring this window to life. Includes downloadable patterns.” A big congratulations to all of our winners!!
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Want to see all of the gorgeous projects our bloggers and designers submitted? Browse this list from Creativation 2019.