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Question: What's your favorite entry in Craft Challenge #34?  (Voting closed: January 13, 2009 08:54:13 AM)
123 Creative Gift Card Carriers! DIY!! - 2 (0.6%)
A golden hearted box! - 0 (0%)
Boihazardous Christmas Gift - 2 (0.6%)
Brown paper, crochet & buttons - 5 (1.6%)
Button Down Bags - recon'd shirts to gift/lunch/tote bags (Image Massive-sorry) - 11 (3.6%)
Cereal box packages and faux parchment - 13 (4.2%)
Coffee and Cheese Upcycled - 5 (1.6%)
COKE TAB BOX (soda tab box if your not from the south!) - 13 (4.2%)
Coloring Page Wrapping Paper - 0 (0%)
CONFIDENTIAL: Package for L - 1 (0.3%)
Deep Fried Gift Wrap - 37 (12%)
DINOMONSTER ATTACKS CHRISTMAS! RAAAHHHH! w/ Getaway Car! -img heavy- - 81 (26.2%)
Film Strip Bow - 13 (4.2%)
How to wrap something you haven't even got - 3 (1%)
Knitted Drawstring Pouch - 2 (0.6%)
Let It Snow... *Many Many Very Large Pictures* *Really, A LOT* - 50 (16.2%)
Linen Furoshiki - 5 (1.6%)
mad for mags and Mod Podge - 0 (0%)
Martha Stewartesque treat boxes on the cheap! & tute - 1 (0.3%)
Merry Christmas, from a baby?!? - 1 (0.3%)
Origami Gift Box... on steroids (image heavy) - 13 (4.2%)
Phone Book Wrapping Paper and Bow - 12 (3.9%)
plain and simple felt garland - 4 (1.3%)
Present in a Baby Bottle - 7 (2.3%)
recycled denim gift bag - 0 (0%)
recycled plastic gift wrap - 0 (0%)
Recycled Wrapping Paper - 5 (1.6%)
Take Out? - 7 (2.3%)
tissue box gift bags - 8 (2.6%)
Trader Joe's thrifty paper - 2 (0.6%)
Wraps From Scraps - Now with Shrektacular Corseted Reusabale DVD Fabric Wrap - 3 (1%)
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« on: December 01, 2008 07:40:36 AM »

Craft Challenge #34 - Thrifty & Stylish Gift Wrapping - Due Jan 1 - Jan 5 2009

01/14/09 - The winner has been chosen!

CONGRATS to _Blackbird_ for her entry entitled, "DINOMONSTER ATTACKS CHRISTMAS! RAAAHHHH! w/ Getaway Car!"!

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Check out the blog about this challenge!  https://www.craftster.org/blog/?p=267

Update - 1/6/09 - Time to VOTE! Scroll up for the poll. See all the entries here.

It's time to flex your crafty muscles and show the world some innovative ideas for wrapping gifts that are thrifty and stylish!

This might mean cooking up a cool gift wrapping idea using super cheap materials, or reusing materials you would otherwise have thrown away, or creating a wrapping solution which can be used over and over in the future... the sky's the limit. It doesn't need to be anything close to what is considered traditional wrapping OR it could be a cool new spin on traditional wrapping.

Not only can you win the prize below, but your ideas will inspire others for any future gift wrapping needs!


  • Post your craft during the period of Jan 1 - Jan 5 2009. No sooner. No later. On Jan 1 there will be a special folder created for entries.
  • Voting will happen from Jan 6 - Jan 12 2009.
  • 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.):

A copy of the new book Knitting for Good!: A Guide to Creating Personal, Social, and Political Change Stitch by Stitch by Betsy Greer of craftivism.com.

about this book (from the publisher)

In the last five years knitting has undergone a complete transformation. Once considered a grandmotherly craft, knitting is now embraced by new generations of young, socially and politically conscious crafters. For these new knitters, their craft represents much more than the finished project; their knitting is a way to slow down in a fast-paced culture, subvert producers of mass manufactured merchandise, embrace the domestic, connect to people in their community, support communities across the globe, and express their own personal style and creativity. Betsy Greer, creator of Craftivism.com, has written the handbook for this new culture of knitters. By highlighting the subversive, revolutionary, and political aspects of knitting, Greer shows readers that knitting can be a profound way to:Connect to ourselves by embracing the personal and meditative aspects of knitting;Reach out to our community through sharing our skill and through charity knitting; andSupport others across the globe by using knitting as a form of activism and expression.

She offers musings, thoughts, tips, stories, and step-by-step projectsall in support of the belief that every time we knit we have the opportunity to create positive change in the world.
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2008 12:22:35 PM »

Well, this is just going to add so much more anxiety to my holiday this year.... I'M IN!  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2008 02:48:11 PM »

very cool idea! I will definitely have to put my thinking cap on and see if I can come up with something for this

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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2008 05:47:24 AM »

oh i have the best idea!   I cant wait to get started!!!!  (i just hope i can get it to work!)
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2008 12:06:40 PM »

I've been meaning to make something for years that fits this challenge... maybe this is the push I need to get it done...

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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2008 08:43:14 AM »

Uh-oh, I'm feeling the urge to abandon my current project...the curse of the project starter strikes again!

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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2008 06:03:08 AM »

Okay. You got me. I'm in this time.
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2008 08:51:56 AM »

This might just be my first challenge ever...have to start brainstorming!!

« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2008 12:55:46 PM »

Count me in on this one, my first challenge!
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2008 02:41:26 PM »

posted this up on my team blog. I'm sure our bag-making bunch will have some great ideas. http://www.carriedawayteam.blogspot.com

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