In Case You Missed It: Top 20 Crafts from Creativation 2017

Every year we attend Creativation, the Craft and Hobby Association’s annual trade show. We network, learn about the latest trends, and afterwards we put on our favorite crafts from Creativation contest. Our bloggers  make innovative projects using the new products they received at our annual networking event for a chance to win a cash prize!

This year, we selected 20 finalists based on certain criteria. Ingenuity while using the sponsor product, well-written instructions, and high quality photos were among the qualifiers. And it was so challenging to narrow down the entries, but we’re confident you’ll enjoy the projects you see in this list of finalists.

Be sure to scroll down to see the three winners from our Best Blogger Contest 2017!

Top 20 Crafts from Creativation

Blogger Contest 2017 Winners!

Third Prize

Rustic Chic Love Chicken Wire Frame

Rustic Chic Love Chicken Wire Frame

By: Betsy Burnett from aimhappy.blogspot.com

Second Prize

Nuvo Drop Butterfly DIY Card

Nuvo Drop Butterfly DIY Card

By: Justine Hovey from justinehovey.com

First Prize

Hope and Love Altered Planner

Hope and Love Altered Planner

By: Irit Shalom from iritshalom.blogspot.co.il

Special thanks from our sponsors at our networking event!

  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
  • Deflecto
  • Fairfield
  • FloraCraft
  • Leisure Arts
  • Plaid
  • Premier
  • Sakura
  • ShareASale
  • Spinrite
  • Testors
  • Tonic-Studios.com

Find an abundance of trending new craft ideas at FaveCrafts.com.

Which is your favorite craft from Creativation 2017?

The Crafty’s + The Crafty Like a Fox Giveaway

craftysWhat are “The Craftys” you ask? Well, we are here to tell you! (and give you a chance to win a prize to get ya started).

Interested? Good. Because The Craftys are here and they are just for bloggers and crafters just like you. It’s your time to shine!

Launched by CraftFoxes.com, The Craftys will give away thousands in cash and prizes to designers in 10 categories. This is a fantastic opportunity for talented indie designers to gain recognition from a huge online audience that may not know their work. Voters will be asked to choose their favorite entries in each category.

With an amazing panel of judges (including our very own Simone Collins for FaveCrafts), your craft project has the chance to make it all the way to the top in one of the categories. The Craftys Awards start accepting submissions on April 28.

To help kick off the first ever Craftys, we’re hosting a week long giveaway right here to get you ready for some seriously creative fun!

Included in this prize:

  • Red Heart Gumdrop yarn in Grape (2 skeins)
  • Aunt Lydia’s Baker’s Cotton in purple (2 balls)
  • Susan Bates Knitting Needles US8/5mm
  • Susan Bates Aluminum Crochet Hook USI9/5.5mm
  • Aleene’s Permanent Fabric Adhesive Sheets
  • Aleene’s Permanent Fabric Tape
  • Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue
  • Tulip Dual-Tip Fabric Markers in Neon
  • Tulip Vibrant Dimensional Fabric Paint
  • Tulip Beads in a Bottle – Sparkle
  • Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit
  • Tulip Fashion Glitter
  • Liquid Fusion

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In order to win today’s prize, all you need to do is:

  1. Like the The Craftys Facebook page here, AND
  2. Like the FaveCrafts Facebook page here, AND
  3. Leave a comment on this blog post below telling us:

Which craft categories will you be rooting for?

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Thank you all for entering our Crafty Like a Fox Giveaway! Congrats Joan! She replied “I love both crochet an knitting. I have used both on my projects. Maybe a category making it a combo of the two.” Enjoy this prize and make lots of crafty things!

OFFICIAL RULES FOR CONTEST

  • There is a maximum of one entry per person. The entry will be based upon a comment left on this blog post. Duplicate comments will be deleted and are not tallied.
  • You must “like” both the The Craftys and the FaveCrafts Facebook pages to be eligible.
  • Winner will be selected at random from the comments on this blog post below.
  • Winner will be announced here on the blog tomorrow as well as contacted by the email address provided.
  • You have until May 2nd, 2014 at 11:59p EST to leave your comment on this post. Comments posted after that will not be counted.
  • Contest open to anyone 18+ in US and/or Canada.

Best Blogger Crafts of 2014

At the Craft and Hobby Trade Show in January, we hosted a networking event with some of the best craft bloggers. At this event, we announced that we would be hosting a huge blogger contest in search of the best crafts of 2014 and they all had a chance at winning a cash prize. Well, we had 39 bloggers take us up on the challenge and enter the contest.

Best Blogger Crafts 2014

If you voted and helped us pick the winners, thank you so much!
We are now so excited to announce the big winners in this blogger challenge:

GRAND PRIZE $1000
Michele Kovack from Thoughts of a Card Making Scrapbooker

SECOND PLACE $500
Jaime Maraia from Crochet Dynamite

THIRD PLACE $250
Catherine Pooler from CatherinePooler.com

 

Visit all of the amazing bloggers and check out their craft projects with free tutorials on FaveCrafts.

Amy LattaMonogram Jewelry Box and Statement Necklace

Angie Holden3D Mixed Media Canvas

Betsy BurnettFinger Knitting Headband

Carmen Flores TanisRhinestone Valentine Hearts Favor Boxes, Beautiful Blue Birdhouses, In a Pinch Sewing Kit

Carolina MooreBeautiful Handmade Flower Bouquet

Catherine PoolerYou are my Favorite Handmade Card

Cristin FrankDIY Clay Ombre House Numbers

Dinah WulfDIY Mod Podgeable Necklace & Ring

Divya NLittle Birdy Rose House, Spring Bling Necklace

Gloria UhlerDaring DIY Wall Sconce

Helen BradleyStenciled Zipper Pouch

Jaime MaraiaQuirky Crochet Handbag

Jonathan FongMoroccan Palace Dollhouse

Kara GunzaMod Podge Letter Art

Kazan ClarkPretty in Pink Chevron Picture Frame

Keri SalleeFly Free…Create Freely DIY Picture Frame

Kerry GoulderDIY Duck Tape Doll House and Accessories

Laura KellyDIY Wall Message Flower

Laura RussellCat in the Hat Boutique Hair Bow

Maria Del PintoEclectic Style Fascinator

Marilyn GossettShabby Bookmark Wedding Favors

Marjolaine WalkerClassic Clay Necklace, Down To Earth Gift Bag, Where Flowers Bloom Canvas

Mary Kathryn Vaughn Precious Crochet Dress and Blanket

Megan DavesGrateful For You Handmade Card

Melony BradleyScrappy Flower Chalkboard

Michele KovackRetro Muffin Tin Altered Frame

Michelle Brown Mixed Media Pennant Banner, Decorated Notebook

Michelle Frae Cummings Painted Garden Pots

Pauline MolinariUpcycled Denim Shorts Chore Chart

Rita Barakat Love,Laugh, Share-Mixed Media Canvas, Stunning Decorative Mask

Sara CarnsAltered Vintage iPhone Case

Stacey WilliamsDIY Magnetic Chalkboard and Dry Erase Board

Stefanie GirardFor the love of Bling Zipper Bracelet

Susan DougillCreative Inspiration Board, All Year Round Bunting

Suzanne CannonYou Are Amazing Card

Tammy TutterowUpcylced Chalkboard Plaque

Tara NehilNo Sew Fabric Flowers

Tresa EdmundsQuilt Inspired Bib Necklace

Victoria GrantChalkboard Spring Banner

A special thanks to our sponsors of the CHA Blogger Event and this contest: Coats & Clark, Darice, Design Masters, Elmers, Fiskars, I Love To Create, Krylon, Leisure Arts, Lion Brand, Plaid, Polyform, Rit Dye, ShurTech – Duck Brand, Simplicity, Sizzix.

DIY Dog Leash: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

Today is the sixth day in our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway. You can enter each day to win the prize of the day! Contest rules and how to enter are below.

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On the sixth day of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway, my true love gave to me DIY Graphic Leather Dog Leash from Whimseybox.

DIY Graphic Leather Dog Leash

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ENTER TO WIN TODAY’S PRIZE

12 Days of Christmas Day 6 Prize

Today’s prize is a six-month subscription from Whimseybox which means you will receive a new DIY project, with materials and tutorial, in the mail every month for six months. In order to win today’s present, all you need to do is:

* Like the AllFreeChristmasCrafts Facebook Page here, AND

* Leave a comment on this blog post below telling us:


What pet accessory would you most like to make?

 

 

OFFICIAL RULES FOR DAILY CONTEST

  • There is a maximum of one entry per person. The entry will be based upon a comment left on this blog post. Duplicate comments will be deleted and are not tallied.
  • You must “like” the AllFreeChristmasCrafts Facebook page to be eligible.
  • Winner will be selected at random from the comments on this blog post.
  • Winner will be announced here on the blog tomorrow as well as contacted by the email address provided.
  • You have until tonight, Saturday, December 7th at 11:59p EST to leave your comment on the project above. Comments posted after that will not be counted.
  • Contest open to anyone 18+ in US and/or Canada.

 

BONUS! ENTER TO WIN ALL 12 DAYS OF PRIZES!

12 Days of Christmas Sleigh of Prizes

Enter to win all 12 Presents from the 12 Days of Christmas by entering a comment on today’s project, DIY Graphic Leather Dog Leash on the AllFreeChristmasCrafts site. You can enter a comment each day of the contest on each of the 12 projects for 12 chances to win!

 

 

OFFICIAL RULES FOR GRAND PRIZE

  • To be entered to win the “sleigh of prizes”, one of each of the 12 days prizes, you must comment on today’s project of the day, DIY Graphic Leather Dog Leash.
  • You have until Sunday, December 15, 2012 at 11:59 CST to comment on our projects on the site.
  • One comment per person per project on the site, posted each of the 12 days.
  • Comments on this blog post do not count towards the grand prize.
  • Grand prize winner of all 12 prizes will be announced on December 16, 2012.

Good Luck!

Knit A Pair of Fingerless Mitts: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

Today is the second day in our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway. You can enter each day to win the prize of the day! Contest rules and how to enter are below.

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On the second day of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway, my true love gave to me Cabled Velvet Fingerless Mitts from WEBS.

Cabled Velvet Fingerless Mitts

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ENTER TO WIN TODAY’S PRIZE

12 Days of Christmas Day 2 Prize
Today’s prize is the project materials to make a warm sweater (pattern included) from WEBS which is 11 skeins of Valley Yarn Stockbridge (in three colors) and needles tucked away in a floral yarn caddy. In order to win today’s present, all you need to do is:

* Like the AllFreeKnitting Facebook Page here, AND

* Leave a comment on this blog post below telling us:


Would you rather have a new pair of gloves or mittens?

 

 

OFFICIAL RULES FOR DAILY CONTEST

  • There is a maximum of one entry per person. The entry will be based upon a comment left on this blog post. Duplicate comments will be deleted and are not tallied.
  • You must “like” the AllFreeKnitting Facebook page to be eligible.
  • Winner will be selected at random from the comments on this blog post.
  • Winner will be announced here on the blog tomorrow as well as contacted by the email address provided.
  • You have until tonight, Tuesday, December 3rd at 11:59p EST to leave your comment on the project above. Comments posted after that will not be counted.
  • Contest open to anyone 18+ in US and/or Canada.

 

 

BONUS! ENTER TO WIN ALL 12 DAYS OF PRIZES!

12 Days of Christmas Sleigh of Prizes

Enter to win all 12 Presents from the 12 Days of Christmas by entering a comment on today’s project, Cabled Velvet Fingerless Mitts on the AllFreeKnitting site. You can enter a comment each day of the contest on each of the 12 projects for 12 chances to win!

 

 

OFFICIAL RULES FOR GRAND PRIZE

  • To be entered to win the “sleigh of prizes”, one of each of the 12 days prizes, you must comment on today’s project of the day, Cabled Velvet Fingerless Mitts.
  • You have until Sunday, December 15, 2012 at 11:59 CST to comment on our projects on the site.
  • One comment per person per project on the site, posted each of the 12 days.
  • Comments on this blog post do not count towards the grand prize.
  • Grand prize winner of all 12 prizes will be announced on December 16, 2012.

Good Luck!

Announcing: 12 Days of Giveaways!

We are bringing back our most popular holiday contest again and giving you a chance to enter to win a prize a day. Tomorrow starts our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway. From Monday, December 2nd until Friday, December 13th, we here at FaveCrafts will be running a different giveaway each day. Check back with us each day to see a wonderful new craft and what great prize you can win.

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All you have to do for now is click the button below and subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with the news about the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway. Check the blog every day to enter to win these twelve incredible prizes. You can enter once per day, every single day and win a new prize. Click the button below to subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss out!

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

December 2nd – December 13th

Win a new prize every day!

We’re making our list, and soon we’ll be checking it twice, so click below to subscribe to the FaveCrafts newsletter and keep up with the thrilling news. Don’t miss out on the twelve phenomenal prizes in the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

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AllFreeHolidayCrafts Giveaway: Totally Exposed Chipboard Albums

Totally Exposed Chipboard Album and DividersWith this Totally Exposed Chipboard Album and Dividers, the creativity is completely in your hands. If you’ve been looking for a photo album that is completely one of a kind and personal to your life, this Totally Exposed Chipboard Album and Dividers is the answer to your prayers. It’s a blank slate from cover to cover and you decide not only what pictures go inside of it, but also what the book itself looks like.

The Totally Exposed Chipboard Album is an 8×8 photo album made of carboard. It’s a completely blank canvas which you get to decorate and embellish as you wish. Purchase glitter, paint, stickers and more and make the covers of your album totally unique. Get the kids involved and reflect on family vacations and special occasions while you spend the day crafting. Whether you make a holiday album, a wedding album, or a family vacation album, your Totally Exposed Chipboard Album is bound to be special.

Also included with the album are 8×8 album dividers. Each of these cardboard sheets is another canvas for your creativity. With these album dividers, you can give your photo album categories. Divide the album by past family vacations, holidays, or birthdays. The album dividers make organizing your photo album a cinch. This Totally Exposed Chipboard Album and Dividers makes reminiscing really fun. Set it on your coffee table and allow guests to not only admire your family photos, but your artistic skills as well!

AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com is giving away one Totally Exposed Chipboard Album and Dividers to one lucky winner. You could win!

Learn more and enter to win here.

Contest ends August 20, 2013. You can enter once daily, return often to improve your chances of winning!

 

 

 

Twitter Contest Tomorrow: Win with FaveQuilts and Dritz Sewing!

You’re invited to the first ever FaveQuilts Twitter contest!

FaveQuilts Twitter Contest

Join us tomorrow, Thursday June 27, 2012, at 12:00 p.m. EST for a fun chat with your fellow quilters and enter for your chance to win some must-have prizes!

Entering is easy. Here’s what you have to do:

  1. Follow @FaveQuilts and @DritzSewing on Twitter. Be sure to follow both! If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can easily create one for free!
  2. Log on between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. EST.
  3. We’ll post a question on our Twitter feed and provide our special hashtag for the giveaway – #FaveQuilts101. Click reply, answer our question, “What quilting tool(s) could you not live without?”, and don’t forget to include the hashtag! Only tweets that include #FaveQuilts101 will be considered eligible to win.
  4. Check back at 2:00 p.m. and find out if you’re a winner!

GIVEAWAY

Twitter Contest Prizes

We wanted to bring the best of the best out for this exciting giveaway, which is why we asked our friends at Prym Consumer for a prize! To go along with our topic of must-have quilting tools, they graciously provided us with a Pressure Sensitive 45mm Rotary Cutter, a 12″ x 18″ inch Mat, and a 6″ x 12″ inch ruler from Omnigrid. These quality materials will make the first steps towards making your quilt much easier. You’ll be able to make clean, straight lines with a safe, but precise cutter on a durable ruler and long-lasting mat. Everything from applique to zigzags will be no problem at all with this select group of Omnigrid tools.

Good news! Prym has given you even more to be excited about, because they provided two sets of materials, meaning we’ll have two winners for our contest!

 

Giveaway rules:

  • Contest open to U.S. and Canada residents 18+.
  • Contest closes June 27, 2012, at 1:59 p.m. EST.
  • You must use the hashtag #FaveQuilts101
  • Winners will be posted on this blog and on Twitter.

So make yourself a reminder and follow us on Twitter, because the contest is tomorrow! See you all then!

 

Congratulations to Linda and Debbie, our Twitter contest winners!

Memory Craft 9900 Giveaway from FaveQuilts and Janome

The editors at FaveQuilts cannot contain our excitement over our latest big giveaway sponsored by one of the longest-running and most successful craft product companies around, Janome. This is for more than just quilters; needle crafters of any kind in need of a sewing machine that’s as versatile as they are will be missing out if they don’t enter our giveaway for a Memory Craft 9900.

Until June 2nd, FaveQuilts will be running this exciting new giveaway on our site. This means one lucky winner will have their chance to start sewing with a brand new Memory Craft 9900 machine worth $4,999 gifted by the gracious staff at Janome.

When it comes to innovation in sewing machines, there’s no one who can design one like Janome, and the excitement in the crafting community already can attest to that! Not only does this machine have incredible helpful processes, as well as improved speeds and an increased memory for more embroidery, but also improved attachments and holders to make even the simplest needle threading take no time at all. If you’re excited to hear more about this latest product, be sure to  read the full review on FaveQuilts.

Janome Memory Craft 9900

Ready to enter? Here’s how:
1.    Like the FaveQuilts Facebook page.
2.   Like the Janome Facebook page.
3.   Fill out the entry form on FaveQuilts.com.
4.    Make sure you enter by June 2nd.

Don’t Forget to Enter FaveCrafts’ Pinning & Winning Contest!

We’re halfway through our Pinning and Winning Contest – don’t miss out on the fun!

If you have already submitted a “Make It Wear It” Pinterest board, you are eligible to win. If you haven’t submitted your board yet,  start pinning before it’s too late!

 

 

To learn more about this contest and learn how to set up your own board on Pinterest, check out our Pinning and Winning blog post from earlier this week.

Also, check out the giveaway page for guidelines and a list of all the cool Red Heart Yarn products you could win!

 

 

Check out the pins on our Make It Wear It board for inspiration and in some of these wearables on your own board:

 

PomPomTrimmedFingerlessGloves  Knit-Ribbed-Beanie  

 

What would you make if you won the Red Heart Yarn Prize Package?