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Title: [FINISHED] Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 09
Post by: sweets4ever on September 01, 2009 07:29:59 AM
Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009

10/13/09 - Winner chosen!

Congrats to ohiodiygirl for her entry titled, Rainbow Brite in Straws (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=323238.0)!
Read all about her project here:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=323238.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=323238.0)



Check out the blog featuring a few of the other entries as well!  https://www.craftster.org/blog/?p=4961

10/06/09 - Time to vote!  Scroll up for the poll...
Browse all the challenge entries here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=431.0

10/01/09 - The entry board is open!  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=431.0

Do you have a bundle of drinking straws tucked away in the back of a kitchen drawer?  Maybe you have just one lonesome straw leftover from a fast food adventure or juice box.  Whatever the case, your challenge this month is to craft one or more drinking straws into a fabulous and perhaps unexpected project.

A quick glance through the drinking straw tag (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=tags;sa=showtopics;tag=drinking_straw) might yield a little inspiration for you! :)  Oh, and look at these gems found via Google:  pendant lamp (http://blog.makezine.com/straw-pendant-light.jpg), flower stems (http://www.crafts-for-all-seasons.com/image-files/tissue-dafodills-03.jpg), flexible lamp (http://www.metropolismag.com/webimages/2128/5FlexicombDanGottlieb.jpg), lapel pin (http://cdn-media.gardenguides.com/media/images/attachments/000000/87/63/000000/10/64/NjQxMA~~NjM4Nzo4.jpg), jewelry (http://www.firstpalette.com/Craft_themes/People/Friendship_Locket/steps_images_orig/FriendshipLocket_Main.jpg), bird carving (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ovJS1Em-6dg/RbCwsDHtaDI/AAAAAAAABlA/vK0bINsfZzY/s1600-h/strawArt01.jpg) and mobiles (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_qp5gCc7K1Rc/SYSKr2LM89I/AAAAAAAAAPY/QBoPy_M12dY/s400/Untitled-1.jpg).

Feel free to use traditional craft supplies glue, thread, etc. and even additional components in the project, but be sure to somehow feature the drinking straw(s).

Rules:

  • Post your craft during the period of Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009. No sooner.  No later.  On Oct 1 there will be a special folder created for entries.
  • Voting will happen from Oct 6 - Oct 12 2009.
  • Each participant can enter ONE project (Although your entry can have multiple components to it).

Originality:

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.

Prizes:

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 (https://www.craftster.org/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!

(http://www.shop.craftster.org/)
http://www.shop.craftster.org

(http://craftster.bigcartel.com/)
http://www.spreadshirt.com/shop.php?sid=70592

(http://craftster.bigcartel.com/)
http://www.cafepress.com/craftster


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: Im Sew Silly on September 01, 2009 07:51:38 AM
humm, this sounds Interesting! lol.
So, do they have to  be the standard plastic with the stripe drinking straws, or can they be the crazy loopy swirly ones too? lol :D



Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: sweets4ever on September 01, 2009 07:54:13 AM
humm, this sounds Interesting! lol.
So, do they have to  be the standard plastic with the stripe drinking straws, or can they be the crazy loopy swirly ones too? lol :D

:D!  Any size, any design.  We couldn't deny the crazy loopy swirly ones!  They are too fun.


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: Redux Fashions on September 01, 2009 08:28:39 AM
This one is gonna take some thinkin'.


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: Im Sew Silly on September 01, 2009 11:12:57 AM
humm, this sounds Interesting! lol.
So, do they have to  be the standard plastic with the stripe drinking straws, or can they be the crazy loopy swirly ones too? lol :D

:D!  Any size, any design.  We couldn't deny the crazy loopy swirly ones!  They are too fun.
oh yay! I just love the crazy straws...they leave so much room for fun no matter what..hehe, we were using one this morning actually and that is why i thought to ask!...it was purple :D


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: underthemountain on September 04, 2009 06:51:31 AM
Yay!  I might give this one a go.  I have a bunch of straws that I used to make paper leis for Lana's 1st Bday and since then they've been sitting there.  Time to think.  I just love these challenges!!!


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: sugarglass on September 04, 2009 09:03:59 PM
i am partially done mine..!
it'll turn out nice..

i'm so giddy, my photography posts got more than 100 views. each!


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: sugarglass on September 05, 2009 07:07:02 PM
i've gone through 7 ideas and all failed, me sad..


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: Chel02 on September 06, 2009 07:05:59 AM
can we use as many as we want to use? cause i have the best idea :)


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: sweets4ever on September 06, 2009 11:15:54 AM
can we use as many as we want to use? cause i have the best idea :)

Yepper!


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: sugarglass on September 06, 2009 01:17:38 PM
i found the most awesome colored bendy straws ever
all solid color in blue black purple lime green red and a bunch of others!


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: nyxourania on September 06, 2009 02:34:02 PM
lol.  This is perfect, because I actually BOUGHT some straws and stuff to use in the last challenge, but first few weeks of school+new job+new ferret+major procrastination+all kinds of other stuff kept me from entering... So, cool!


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: dinosaur.collective on September 07, 2009 03:13:56 PM
 :-\ Oh man I'm stumped.....


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: beatblack on September 07, 2009 09:14:38 PM
im so excited about this challenge!!


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: mixymo on September 08, 2009 06:07:47 AM
This sounds AMAZING!
I can't wait, I know exactly what I'm going to try =)
Looking forward to what everyone thinks up!


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: *~!kenzallan!~* on September 08, 2009 08:27:25 PM
awesome! i think im gonna actually enter this one....but i do have 2 questions
1) can we use materials OTHER than straws?? (im not including glue/tape in this question)
2) does it need to serve a purpose? or can it just be a....decorational piece?

and im really sorry if these have been answered already!!


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: sweets4ever on September 08, 2009 08:29:03 PM
awesome! i think im gonna actually enter this one....but i do have 2 questions
1) can we use materials OTHER than straws?? (im not including glue/tape in this question)
2) does it need to serve a purpose? or can it just be a....decorational piece?

and im really sorry if these have been answered already!!

No problem at all!

1)  Yepper!  Feel free to use traditional craft supplies as well as other components.
2)  It does not need to serve a purpose.  It can be a decorative or art piece. :)

Happy crafting!


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: lovesclutter on September 09, 2009 02:03:55 PM
I do have an idea, that I can probably do for a couple of dollars, so maybe... And it surely will have no function. 8)


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: Miss American Pie on September 11, 2009 09:56:42 AM
This reminds me of when I worked in a movie theater. I made stuff out of straws and drink lids all the time!


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: bunnilump on September 11, 2009 12:44:17 PM
Alright, I'm getting my thinking cap on...this is a challenge!


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: psyche on September 11, 2009 10:40:16 PM
Hm... nothing comes immediately to mind. I never thought of making things from straws. I'm going to check out that drinking straw tag!

Oh: another question - Is it okay if the straws aren't visible? (but are still a main part of the project)


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: sweets4ever on September 11, 2009 11:30:31 PM
Oh: another question - Is it okay if the straws aren't visible? (but are still a main part of the project)

Use your best judgement with this one.  You want to make the straw(s) the feature one way or another.


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: Im Sew Silly on September 12, 2009 07:59:38 AM
hummm, this challenge REALLY IS a challenge.....I have some ideas...but am having issues on just how to go about DOING it...hum..... :-\


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: sweets4ever on September 12, 2009 08:46:42 AM
hummm, this challenge REALLY IS a challenge.....I have some ideas...but am having issues on just how to go about DOING it...hum..... :-\

Ut oh!  We've stumped Im Sew Silly?  It can't be true!


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: Im Sew Silly on September 12, 2009 09:47:56 AM
hummm, this challenge REALLY IS a challenge.....I have some ideas...but am having issues on just how to go about DOING it...hum..... :-\

Ut oh!  We've stumped Im Sew Silly?  It can't be true!

lol, well, actually...thats not really that difficult to do ya know... :D ::)

I have some great ideas if i can just get past the little glitch that has me boggled lol.



Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: Citrus Heart on September 13, 2009 08:15:21 PM
Hmm not too sure on this so I am going to ask, can I cut up the straws into little bits and put them onto a base of other materials, so that the outside is all or mostly straws in little bits?


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: sweets4ever on September 13, 2009 08:21:34 PM
Hmm not too sure on this so I am going to ask, can I cut up the straws into little bits and put them onto a base of other materials, so that the outside is all or mostly straws in little bits?

Yepper!


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: Citrus Heart on September 13, 2009 08:31:46 PM
Hmm not too sure on this so I am going to ask, can I cut up the straws into little bits and put them onto a base of other materials, so that the outside is all or mostly straws in little bits?

Yepper!

Awesome thanks!  :D


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: PixieSkull on September 18, 2009 09:12:07 AM
Cat toys! Even if my cats play with them as-is... This is going to be awesome to watch.


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: yardenxanthe on September 23, 2009 08:44:55 PM
i've gone through 7 ideas and all failed, me sad..

You should post them at craftfail (http://craftfail.com)!!


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: lovesclutter on September 25, 2009 03:16:50 PM
yeah, me too, only 3 fails though. LOL


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: Im Sew Silly on September 25, 2009 03:34:07 PM
chalk me up to two failures so far....give me a bit longer and i will have more i betcha. This one is kind of giving me a bit of trouble  :-\


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: sweets4ever on September 25, 2009 03:41:06 PM
After the challenge, we should start a gallery of challenge entry failures. :D


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: sugarglass on September 25, 2009 03:56:00 PM
i'll supply 59 percent of it!

i did manage to get one medium sized straw yarn (more details when entry is posted and please do not copy)
but i have no idea what to knit with it.. there isn't enough for a shawl
ideas?

i'm surprised i actually managed to get something.. the hardest of all the challenges and i chalk somethink up.
Go Figure!
:)


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: Im Sew Silly on September 25, 2009 04:44:41 PM
i'll supply 59 percent of it!

i did manage to get one medium sized straw yarn (more details when entry is posted and please do not copy)
but i have no idea what to knit with it.. there isn't enough for a shawl
ideas?

i'm surprised i actually managed to get something.. the hardest of all the challenges and i chalk somethink up.
Go Figure!
:)

lol, you could make an entirely new version of a 'STRAW' hat!


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: sugarglass on September 25, 2009 06:20:34 PM
i don't have enough.. and i don't know how to knit in the round. but i will try because that idea is awesome!
don't worry, if i make it i will give you credit!
;)


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: mixymo on September 25, 2009 10:54:30 PM
Has anyone managed to find clear straws? They seem to be non-existent here in Aus!
I've had to change my design because of it, but it'll be fine. Can't wait to post and see what everyone else has got!


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: sugarglass on September 26, 2009 10:26:07 AM
usually they give you clear straws at RESTAURANTS (not fast food) when you order a coke or iced tea or something..

progress on mine... i decided to make it mini ... maybe an egg cosy (another kind of straw hat) or if it turns out big enough then the dogs noggin will be kept warm. until he eats it. my knitting hasn't been working out lately so i made a loom for knitting out of a box and my art kit!

off to work


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: sugarglass on September 27, 2009 04:28:21 PM
i finished mine but i don't like it.. its a whole disguise so i ma planning another one.. i've started it but i don't know if i'll have enough time to finish..


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: sorcivamp on September 27, 2009 08:04:36 PM
I can't wait to post my project It turned out great I have to say that I'm proud!!!


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: odd_artist on September 28, 2009 06:19:38 AM
GAH! I'm right in the middle of packing to move out of state -
Before we sold the house I had planned on making a 'beaded curtain' out of blue and green straws cut at various lengths to use as a bathroom curtain. It would let in light and air but block any peeping-toms. Oh well, maybe the new place will need curtains, but too late for this challenge...


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: sugarglass on September 28, 2009 03:23:17 PM
stupid peas won't grow


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: yardenxanthe on September 28, 2009 04:07:38 PM
Ha ha, trying to do some adhesive problem-solving for my project!


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: yardenxanthe on September 29, 2009 06:24:47 AM
Okay, i got mine to work. Now I just have to wait a couple days to post it!!


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: nataluna on September 30, 2009 09:32:06 AM
wow i almost just donated several packages of straws to the goodwill.  logged onto craftster randomly after an absence, and i guess i won't donate them now!  i even have an idea, but i have to see if i can make it work.  i think it would be better sewed, but as i forgot to go get my sewing machine from where i lent it, i will maybe use duct tape.  anyway my idea is a very cheerful one!


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: scraparcs on September 30, 2009 04:45:18 PM
I have an idea, AND it involves having to go to Ikea.  What could be better? :D


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: sweets4ever on October 01, 2009 07:16:35 AM
10/01/09 - The entry board is open!  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=431.0


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: sweets4ever on October 06, 2009 12:06:07 PM
10/06/09 - Time to vote!  Scroll up for the poll...
Browse all the challenge entries here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=431.0


Title: Re: Craft Challenge #43 - Drinking Straw Makeover - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2009
Post by: sweets4ever on October 13, 2009 09:45:36 PM
10/13/09 - Winner chosen!

Congrats to ohiodiygirl for her entry titled, Rainbow Brite in Straws (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=319526.0)!
Read all about her project here:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=319526.0



Check out the blog featuring a few of the other entries as well!  https://www.craftster.org/blog/?p=4961