Ever seen that show Chopped on the Food Network? Well, if you haven’t, it is a cooking challenge that requires contestants to make three different courses out of mystery ingredients they receive in a basket. The hiccup? The ingredients never go together and are usually very odd… think of making an appetizer our of fish, cheddar cheese and peanut butter or dessert out of apples, mustard and ground beef. I love the show because it stretches the imagination and I’m always amazed by what people come up with.
Well, to that end, I’ve accepted a similar challenge by SCRAP (one of my favorite stores featured in an earlier blog post) and I challenge you go join me in doing it too! Here are the rules:
- The challenge: Every month SCRAP messages DoaAC with a random assortment of crafty items that must be assembled into a project. The items are common enough that you’d find them at a thrift store or lying around the house, but odd enough to make it a test.
- Requirements: DoaAC has one month to complete the challenge – as do the readers who chose to compete with me! At the end of the month I’ll post what I made, with instructions should others want to do the same, and will post pictures of the crafty projects readers come up with too!
So, without further adieu, here’s the first SCRAP Challenge… time to get craftin’!
“April is all about rebirth and the coming of springtime—how appropriate for the first month of our creative reuse challenge with Diary of an Amateur Crafter!
This month, SCRAP challenges Anne to incorporate into a crafty project
four different materials that we usually have at SCRAP,
but that can be found in nearly everyone’s home or at a thrift store.
We want to see how Anne will give new life to these four common items:
movie posters, old tights or nylons, old pattern paper, and wine corks.
Good luck, Anne!” – SCRAP