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Question: What's your favorite entry in Craft Challenge #47, Reusable Shopping Bag Challenge 2?  (Voting closed: February 16, 2010 07:01:34 PM)
red and white shopping bag ,made from red and white shopping bags - 4 (1.3%)
"Tired of Shopping inflation" Air mattress Shopping Bag - 11 (3.5%)
Bathing suit form bag! (img chubby) - 5 (1.6%)
Burlap Bag - 1 (0.3%)
Cheep, Cheep, Cheep Bag - 3 (1%)
Cutting down on my carbos AND my plastic...upcycled fused plastic bag bag - 5 (1.6%)
disposable grocery bag to reusable bag! - 1 (0.3%)
Distressed Planet Bag - 3 (1%)
embroidered bread bag - 16 (5.1%)
ex-umbrella bag: folds up tiny, weighs nothing, holds a ton - 37 (11.8%)
Fish 'n' Chips bag yum yum!! - 3 (1%)
Floppy bag, no, floppy disk bag - 24 (7.6%)
Hi, I'm a Mac. Hi, I'm a PC. Hi, I'm a market bag - 8 (2.5%)
I LOVE SHOPPING! Reusable Shopping Bag from Repurposed Materials - Lot O Pics! - 20 (6.4%)
Is it a book? Is it a bag? It's a bookbag! - 15 (4.8%)
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a..............Shower Curtain! - 2 (0.6%)
jeans bag with hanger-handels - 10 (3.2%)
Lydia Checkered Shopping Tote - 6 (1.9%)
Milk Carton Madness with Gingham Style and Video Tape - 44 (14%)
Old Bags (but they're not under my eyes Cheesy) - 1 (0.3%)
Old shopping bags = new shopping bag! - 5 (1.6%)
Paper Shopping Bag (img heavy) - 3 (1%)
Plastic Bags: Friends or Enemies? - 7 (2.2%)
Reusable foldable shopping bag with built-in instructions! - 12 (3.8%)
Rice Bag for busy moms ("choice special - great for sushi rice") - 5 (1.6%)
Rosie Market Bag - 1 (0.3%)
Simple, Free, and Very Effective! - 3 (1%)
The "Diet" Tote *Image Heavy* - 31 (9.9%)
The used, abused and now reused - 1 (0.3%)
Totally tubular messenger-style star bag (pictorially plump) - 11 (3.5%)
What to do with all the plastic lids cluttering my cabinet??? (added pattern) - 16 (5.1%)
Total Voters: 314

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« on: January 04, 2010 06:57:14 PM »

02/18/10 - Winner announced!

Congrats to Dejah_Thoris for her entry titled, Milk Carton Madness with Gingham Style and Video Tape!
Read all about her project here:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=336407.0

Check out the blog featuring a few other entries as well!  http://www.craftster.org/blog/?p=7508

02/08/10 - Time to vote!  Scroll up for the voting poll!

02/01/10 - The entry board is open!  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=439.0

Craft Challenge #47 - Reusable Shopping Bag Challenge 2 - Due Feb 1 - Feb 7

In 2007, we did the Reusable Shopping Bag Challenge.  We thought it would be fun to kick off this new year with a similar challenge, which encourages recycling and reusable materials.  After all, you can always use a second shopping bag!

This month, your challenge is to create a shopping bag from materials that might otherwise be thrown away and perhaps sent to a landfill.  You can use other craft supplies and components, but the result should feature the disposable item(s) as the focal point of the project.  Your completed bag should be at least as big as a typical paper or plastic grocery bag, but it can be bigger.   We found these awesome projects on Craftster that might inspire you along the way:  Capri Sun bag, rice bag tote, fused plastic bag, Starburst candy wrapper bag.


  • Post your craft during the period of Feb 1 - Feb 7 2010. No sooner.  No later.  On Feb 1 there will be a special folder created for entries.
  • Voting will happen from Feb 8 - Feb 15 2010.
  • Each participant can enter ONE project (Although your entry can have multiple components to it).


It's probably impossible to know whether your project is 100% original and has never been posted on Craftster or made by anyone else in the past.  But if your project was definitely inspired by something you've seen before, then just give credit to that project.


At the end, I'll set up a poll right here and the first place winner will get...

(1) their project in the Featured Projects area
(2) their project in the Craftster Blog

And this prize (winner can receive prize in U.S. or non-U.S.):

Any one item from one of Craftster's online shops!



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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2010 07:17:19 PM »

this is a fabulous challenge!  Wink

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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2010 07:23:20 PM »

I have so many great ideas, so we'll see what I officially come up with. I'm so excited to get started on my first challenge.

« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010 10:02:13 PM »

I'm new to Craftster so I just found out about these challenges! But I am SO going to try to make something awesome for this one.  Grin
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2010 03:52:45 PM »

I am so excited! First time challenger, long time guest....I used to do a lot of crafting but stopped for quite some time. Not quite sure why. I am ready to get going again and this website is the best out there for "sister" motivation! Thanks girls (& guys) for the push I needed. Lola is BACK!
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2010 09:40:09 PM »

Ooh... I think that I will have to join this one... now what materials... hmmm..... *think think think* 
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2010 10:02:40 PM »

I have the perfect idea for this challenge, but I'm not sure if I want to do it.  I always seem to be behind when it comes to these challenges.

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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2010 02:03:28 PM »

Craftster newbie here. I'm trying not to get too intimidated...you guys are sooooo talented. I'm gonna jump in feet first and give this one a shot!
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2010 02:55:37 PM »

1st post....1st challenge....off to brainstorm!

Hmmmm....what can i make outta this?
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2010 04:44:29 PM »

Also a long term lurker, first time poster... This is such a cool project. Especially for my first challenge. I am inspired now!
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