June 13, 2012

Upcycle THIS: June Craft Challenge - Neck Ties!

Welcome to our sixth Monthly Craft Challenge, an exciting regular occurrence here at the Etsy Fort Worth blog. I would like to introduce you to your June Secret Craft Ingredient!

Craft Something Cool with an Old Necktie!

In honor of Fathers' Day, Sunday June 17th, I thought I'd choose an ingredient for the challenge that somehow ties in. 


Oh my gosh that's a joke my Dad would have made. What is it about Dads and puns?  To me, the funniest thing is, - because it's certainly not the joke itself - the way they think their own joke is so funny and they just can't stop laughing.  And then you laugh, because you're laughing at them, cuz they're cracking themselves up over the dumbest joke in the world...and then Mom laughs, because she knows why you're really laughing, and it just encourages the whole charade to continue. And then the snorting starts, and it's past the point of no return.  Ahhhh, Dads. Gotta love 'em!

For this month's craft challenge project, you can use any other supplies you want along with as many neckties as you feel like. Don't forget to document your steps along the way with pics and notes and be sure to take a 'before' photo as well as the 'after' one! (I would also recommend including a list of supplies and materials at the top of your post).

Extra cool points for coming up with a finished product that would make a great gift for Dad!

Write your tutorial or how-to blog post on your own blog and add the link to the widget at the bottom of this post by Wednesday June 27th at 11:59pm at the latest. (Voting will begin at 12:00am June 28th, at which point the link-up widget will block new entries). We'll blast out the link to this post to all our social networks, and you do the same - we all encourage everyone we know to vote! Winners will be chosen by the number of votes (voting closes at 11:59pm July 5th) and will be announced with a featured blog post the following week which is all about you, with links to your shop, blog, etc. and your logo badge will be stationed on our sidebar for a whole month!
**Plus, starting this month, we are also throwing in a $25 virtual PayPal gift card!**

We hope you are inspired to create by this crafty challenge, and that you'll have tons of fun in the process! Thanks for reading; now go forth, and GET CRAFTY!

You can find all previous Craft Challenges here!

This post was written by Jessica of Bespangled Jewelry. Visit her Etsy shop for beautiful yoga inspired handmade artisan jewelry, or her blog for inspiration, beauty, and goodness!