ample_sample_2008.jpgDo your creative juices start a-flowin’ when you eye a pile of colorful carpet samples? If so, you may be the perfect candidate for the Ample Sample contest, which challenges you to repurpose those samples into something fabulous. Ample Sample

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t-shirt_contest.gifOne of the current Instructables contests is the T-Shirt Hacks Speed Contest. The official rules: “Have some old or boring t-shirts lying around? Then use them for your next DIY project! Cut ‘em, sew ‘em, dye ‘em, print on …

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Pretty Little Love Objects is running a competition in February called Reuse, Recycle, Reclaim and they’re looking for projects made from materials that once had a different function. If your entry is chosen as the winner, you’ll receive a bundle …

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recycled_glass.jpgAre you up for the challenge? The Creative Glass Guild of Etsy is promoting a recycled glass challenge for the month of January. See the group’s official website for challenge details and inspiration. Thanks to sender-inner Linda (who happened to …

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This month’s Craftster Challenge once again caters to the mind and talents of the recycled crafter: The Super Ugly to Super Awesome Challenge asks that you spend $20 or less at a second-hand store on a super-tacky, super-ugly, super-revolting object …

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lanyard.jpgI hope ReadyMade magazine continues to show the MacGyver contest runners-up on its website, because there are lots of great ideas that unfortunately didn’t quite make the cut to be used in publication. For example, runner-up Brie Neel of Sophia, …

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mashup.gifThe Instructables / ReadyMade magazine Mash-Up Contest is a recycled artist’s dream. The idea is to take two unseemingly related objects and “mash” them into one “I never thought of doing that!” end result. The Instructables site even lists a …

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Craftster‘s monthly challenges are usually tons of fun for those who like to repurpose or recycle objects into crafts. This month’s challenge is no different: Total Board Game Revamp. Your challenge is to take an old board game …

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carpetsamplepurse.jpgInterior designers and architects receive a fair share of carpet samples and then discard them the next year when they receive the latest-and-greatest shipment of samples from the same carpet manufacturers. This year the Ample Sample Design Contest challenged designers …

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macgyver.jpgOld denim has been repurposed into many crafty things, but these simple pot holders by Canadian crafter Lise Farynowski caught my eye (OK, they actually caught the eyes of ReadyMade editors as they were sorting through the entries of their …

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gogreen.jpgOK, crafters: Let’s make sure the crafting world is represented in the “Go Green!” Contest presented by Instructables, Popular Science and TreeHugger.

An overview of the contest: “We want to know how you’re reducing your environmental footprint, and …

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