The DIY Challenge

12 Nov

Do you all remember when I used to do those fun gift swaps for other bloggers? Like the Fun Fall Swap I did last year. It was lots of fun, but then a couple people pissed me off and I went with a whole scorch-the-earth philosophy and decided that EVERYONE would lose their toys.

Well, I handpicked a few of my very favorite bloggers to do another {harebrained} fun project. I’m basing it on the fabulous Young House Love’s idea of their Pinterest Challenge… but calling it a DIY Challenge because it won’t be just restricted to Pinterest.

The premise is that I challenged myself and three blogger friends to do a DIY project that we’ve wanted to do for a while. It could be inspired by something we saw on Pinterest, someone else’s blog, a HGTV show, a magazine, or wherever else.

We will each post the project that we plan to attack today. Then, we have two weeks to make our DIY dreams a reality (and yes, I know that sounds corny). We will each post again on November 26th and reveal how the project went and show you our Before/After pictures.

Sounds fun, right?

For my project, I’m picking a trifecta of holiday goodness!

Mini project #1: Paint Dipped Pinecones
Mini project #2: Paper Punch Snowflake Garland
Mini project #3: Glittered Candlesticks

So be sure to check back in two weeks to see if I end up with three adorable holiday crafts… or if I have another melted bowl in the microwave incident

Want to know who else is playing?

DIY bloggers headshotsKatie from Words for Worms
Kari from A Grace Full Life
Chrissy from Quirky Chrissy

They’ll each be posting which projects they’re going to attempt sometime today on their blogs, so stop by and say hi!

Do you want to play along at home? If so, do your very own DIY project and email me pictures by Friday November 29th and I’ll dedicate a blog post to showcase your awesome projects!


9 Responses to “The DIY Challenge”

  1. Quirky Chrissy November 12, 2013 at 10:41 am #

    YAY! I can’t wait to see your projects!

    • JoulesDellinger November 12, 2013 at 10:59 am #

      Me TOO! Yours I mean. And mine too. And Katie’s and Kari’s. YAY!

  2. Words for Worms November 12, 2013 at 10:57 am #

    If I burn my house down because I shouldn’t be allowed to use glue guns, I’m moving in with you. Just FYI. Also, gluing things to your face in retribution. I love you. Have I mentioned that? People who don’t know us might think I’m a violent face gluer with my idle threats.

    • JoulesDellinger November 12, 2013 at 10:59 am #

      If that’s what it takes to have you come to Maryland, that might be worth it… xoxo

  3. Kari November 12, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

    I totally knew Katie was a violent face gluer.
    BTW, I forgot to take the really ugly before picture for one of my projects.
    So this is off to a great start already……yay Kari. 😉

    • JoulesDellinger November 12, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

      Oooh, I can’t wait to see whether you decided to go with the laundry room or the bedroom makeover!

  4. bellezakisses November 15, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    What a great idea! Can’t wait to see how all your projects turned out.


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