First of all, a BIG thank you to everyone who bravely persevered September’s game pieces challenge. You rock. It was so fun going through the links and seeing what you’ve been belaboring over the past month. I haven’t finished looking through all of them, but will after school today!
It was pretty clear that people found game pieces challenging, which I guess is why it’s called a challenge, but in the interest of maybe making the next one a little easier,for October’s theme, I’ve selected…
Odds and Ends From the Hardware Store!
I hope a few of you just breathed a sigh of relief. ;)
1. As before, stay away from the items that have been used a lot already, like paint chips, paint sticks, washers, etc. (Unless you're going to do something fresh and original with those items.) Think, instead, along the lines of paint cans, PVC pipe, chain, wire nuts, and other odds and ends from the hardware store that aren't typically associated with a decor or craft project. Stroll through the aisles and see what strikes you.
2. Your project must not have been done before with the item you choose. To clarify, this means that if you choose, for example, to make a sunburst mirror out of, say, PVC pipe, that's fine: a sunburst mirror has obviously been done before, but it hasn't been done with PVC pipe. (Not that it should be, either. Although I guess you never know.) A sunburst mirror out of paint sticks, however, would not be okay: it's been done. Does that make sense?
3. Do a mind cleanse when brainstorming for your project by avoiding Pinterest and Google. Just think with your own brain.
Any questions? Are you in? Let me know in the comments section! :)
UPDATE. My brain farted and forgot to tell you the deadline the first time around: the link party will be open Wednesday, October 31st-Friday, November 2nd. Please just wait to post your project until at least that Monday, October 29th. And anyone can participate, even if you didn’t participate in September’s challenge! All are welcome!