After a year and a half and seventy-five DIY projects, I’ve decided to alter my weekly DIY projects that I usually post every Friday.
Let’s face it, my house is decorated. I don’t have a spare square left. I have thoroughly enjoyed creating and crafting with you. It’s been a fun and creative outlet for me!
I will still do some projects –especially gifts (around holidays, birthdays, etc) and family projects that have meaning.
I just want to refocus my efforts and instead of doing projects for me, do them for others.
While I was Googling charities that might need craft projects, I discovered Craft Hope. Wow. This is an amazing site that collects thousands of beautiful quilts, dolls, dresses and distributes them to orphanages and charities in need. I was so inspired, but knew knew that this was way out of my league. (I can make bean bags on a sewing machine, folks.)
So, in a way, I’m proposing the same idea, only on a much smaller scale and with a glue gun. I will announce one project a month, with a tutorial and ask you to make one or ten of the same. Once you’ve completed the project, you will mail it to me. I will collect them from everyone and deliver them to the charity in need.
All the while, I’ll keep you updated and reminded of how many have come in, show some of your handiwork in pictures and remind you of the deadline. I hope for each of the projects to be family-friendly and easy enough for you to do together with your kids!
(If you have ideas, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org)
Project 1-Fleece Blankets for Hospice- more than 75 blankets were given to Hospice
Project 2-Cut-out shapes for African Sunday School Children-500 were sent in and shipped!
Project 3-The World’s Largest Nerf Party-Mason had an awesome time celebrating!
Project 4-Christmas Jars-All Year Long!
Project 5-Gift bag items for NICU families