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Share Your Biggest Craft Bloopers With Us!


We’ve all made mistakes while crafting, and not a single person on this site is allowed to deny it! I’ve personally puff painted my kitchen table AND soccer uniform, melted a chunk of my bedroom carpet, and misspelled words on too many scrapbook pages to count. So, why not reward those who have royally goofed and are still willing to craft with a $100 CreateForLess shopping spree?

Tell us your messiest, most embarrassing, or funniest craft blooper story for your chance to win! Here’s the link:

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Handmade Holidays Drawing!

I absolutely loved going through everyone’s Handmade Holidays Drawing entries. It definitely put me in the holiday spirit. I’m here to spread some holiday cheer to all of you by sharing some of my favorite entries to this year’s drawing, and the winner! Check out the rest of our entries over on Facebook! First up, here’s our 2015 Handmade Holidays Drawing Winner…

Joan S

Joan S. with “Snickerdoodle” the dragon! “he brings a warm welcome to the magical Winter season. Happy Holidays, Joan”

Check out some more amazing entries below…

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Craft Bloopers Drawing 2015

It’s that time of year again. The time to embrace our bloopers and tell stories of past mistakes. Not only is this a chance to make each other laugh with our previous blunders, it’s a chance to win a $100 Gift Certificate at CreateForLessThough these bloopers may provide us with laughs, deep down the humor comes with the understanding that we too, have been there. Let us know your biggest or best crafting bloop at the 2015 Craft Bloopers Drawing!

I’ll start with one of my own follies:

One day, returning from the art building at my school where I had been making a notebook using book binding, I went into my room and opened my backpack. To my surprise instead of a pen, I found a mess of rubber cement. I had failed to screw the lid on all the way and my full bottle of rubber cement had spilled all over the contents of my backpack. Luckily this was not the pocket with my textbooks and notes, but rather all of my crafts supplies, pens, and a now very sticky water bottle. I spent the next few hours attempting to do some damage control, but my xacto knife and backpack were never the same. Moral of the story, don’t mess around with rubber cement. I think I almost caused my roommate to pass out just from the fumes.

Here of some of last year’s submissions to get you inspired:

Craft Blooper 1

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Dear Santa Sweepstakes Winner!!


The holiday season may be officially over, but Santa still has one stop left to make – into the inbox of our lucky Dear Santa Sweepstakes winner! This lucky winner can shop for all of the crafty things on her wishlist she didn’t receive this year. So, without further ado, a big congratulations to… Harriet R. from St. Paul, MN! Here’s what Harriet wished for:

Dear Santa,

I have everything I need. I love to crochet and would love to get some yarn to make afghans for children in need in the St. Paul, MN area.

Happy Holidays,


Here are some more letters to Santa, full of inspiration and popular craft supplies:

Dear Santa! I absolutely love making things that make my friends, family and co-workers smile. This year I met Tim Holtz at one of the rubber-stamping conventions and I fell in love with all his products and everything Ranger! I would be sOOOOO happy if there was a Vagabond under the tree for me! I’ve been awfully good girl! Merry Christmas Santa and Thank You in advance!

– Laverne S. from Troy, MI


Dear Santa If it is not too much trouble – I would like to have some quilter supplies. Quilting is my new hobby to help relieve stress from work and I have no tools except my sewing machine. I especially would like to have rotary cutter, self healing cutting mat, good pair of fabric scissors and rotary rulers (all shapes – triangle; mini square; standard square and rectangle) I know I have not been good enough for all of these items – but if you could see it in your heart to bring me something on my list I would be happy. P.S. some good cotton fabric and pattern would help too 🙂 Thank you and Merry Christmas Lisa

– Lisa N. from Moscow, ID


Dear Santa… I have been a VERY GOOD GIRL! I’ve been very busy taking care of my 2 daughters, my husband and the pre-schoolers in the daycare at my church. Despite that, I LOVE CRAFTS! I would love for you to put into my stocking: gingher 8 in spring action dressmaker shears, the Olfa Rotary Cutter & Mat Essentials Kit, the Duel Duty XP All Purpose Thread Assortment Pack 50, the Olfa Spinning Rotary Matt 12 in square….actually I would love ANYTHING TO HELP ME “FEED” MY QUILTING OBSESSION!

– Andrea V. from Tucson, AZ


Dear Santa……. I have been pretty good this year, not super-good, but mostly good. Okay….actually kind of naughty sometimes…..like when i craft instead of fixing dinner for my hubby and when I spend $$ on craft items for myself instead of buying Christmas gifts for others! Ha. Here are some thing that I would love to find in my stocking: Embossing powders of all sorts Shimmer mists We R Memory Keepers punchboards of all kinds Spellbinders Dies Thank you, Santa, and all your elves at CreateForLess!!! Love, Janis

– Janis W. from Kamiah, ID

So many fun entries this year! Thank you so much to all who entered and we hope you received everything on your wish list! Congratulations to Harriet!


2014 Handmade Holidays Drawing!


I’ve been so inspired to get crafting for the holidays after looking through this year’s Handmade Holidays entries. By the end of the month, my home will be a winter wonderland full of crafts inspired by you. After spending way too long oohing and aahing over all of your wonderful projects, I hunkered down and got to work selecting our winner. Congratulations to this year’s randomly selected winner… Brandy W. from Zanesville, OH!

Brandy W - Winner

“For this wall hanging I took a plain white canvas and painted it green and after it was dry I used a Tim Holtz layering stencil for the background. Next, I used Distress Inks on a piece of manila file folder and then embossed it using the Tim Holtz Christmas embossing folder. I then used the following Tim Holtz dies: Window, mini cardinal, garland, crescent moon and stars, stacked boxes. I cut the Christmas tree out with my Cricut.”

Here are some more wonderful entries, and because this blog post would otherwise be way too long, you can see even more on our Facebook.

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Time to Vote for Your Favorite Halloween Costume!

This is one of our favorite times of the year. We always have so much fun going through all of our Handmade Halloween Costume Contest Entries to choose our finalists, and this year was no exception. It was actually so difficult to choose just 25 finalists, that we opted to show off our top 30 instead! Now it’s your turn to help us narrow this year’s finalists down to the top 3. Each winner will receive a CreateForLess gift certificate!

The 1st Place Winner will receive a $150 CreateForLess Shopping Spree, 2nd Place will receive $100, and 3rd Place will earn a $50 Shopping Spree!

2014 Handmade Halloween Costume Contest Finalists

Help us decide who those winners should be! Head over to the CreateForLess Facebook and “like” your favorites! Check back on 11/5 to see who won!

Handmade Halloween Costume Contest


It’s the time of the year again to show off our crafty and creative skills with our own homemade costumes. Every year, the CreateForLess panel of judges has tons of fun going through your amazing handmade costumes and selecting winners. With your help on Facebook, we select our top 3 winners who win a $50, $100, and $150 gift certificate to CreateForLess.com!

Here are last years’ winners:

Halloween Winners

Impressive, right?

You can check out the rest of our favorites over on our Facebook page. We had so many wonderful entrants, but I love these because everyone is so fully committed to their costumes, it’s amazing! Continue reading

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