Archive | January, 2015

Mystery Materials Craft Challenge {Valentine’s Day Surprise}

13 Jan

The new year almost always comes with ambitious new projects and ideas. This year I’m committing to the usual things … more thoughtful eating habits, de-cluttering my life, etc. Those things are great and all, BUT the new project I am most excited about is the Mystery Materials Craft Challenge (MMCC).

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What, you might ask, is the Mystery Materials Craft Challenge? I’m so glad you asked! It’s kind of a Martha Stewart-y version of the Food Network show Chopped {quick synopsis: chefs face off to make a three course meal using ingredients from a mystery basket}. The major differences being we’re crafting not cooking, and I’m not giving away $10,000! What I really want it to be, is a fun way for friends to get together and share in each other’s creativity. Here’s the way I set up the challenge:

1. A package containing four mystery materials and a theme is sent to each participant.

2. Participants create one-of-a-kind crafts using all four materials and as many other items as they want.

3. Crafters bring their completed projects to a party featuring a blind contest to award our favorites!

That’s the idea anyway. I hope it ends up being fun!  If nothing else, we can all laugh about our failed craft attempts in the company of good friends over food and wine! The theme for the first MMCC is Valentine’s Day and the materials are below.  What would you make with these materials? Stay tuned for the results!

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