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The Craftic Challenge Prompts & Ideas #crafticchallenge

Yellow art and craft supplies
Yellow art and craft supplies (entry from #crafticchallenge)

✂️ What is the Craftic Challenge?

The Craftic Challenge is a photo challenge to help you get inspired by the craft supplies you have!

Depending on when it’s being held, the challenge is either 7 or 31 days long.

This challenge is for *all crafters* - whether or not you have a craft related blog or business. This is for everyone and anyone who likes to get crafty!⁠

✂️ How Do I Participate?

Based on each prompt, take a photo of either a craft supply OR creative project that you think matches the prompt. The prompts are a bit vague on purpose so have fun with it. :)

  • The March 2022 Craftic Challenge is a biweekly photo challenge so we can celebrate March aka Craft Month without burning out!

Make sure to tag your photo #CrafticChallenge in your posts on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and tag @crafticland as well. Your post may be shared on Craftic's social channels!

✂️ March 2022 Craftic Challenge

This Craftic Challenge starts on March 1st, 2022 - get ready!

March 2022 Craftic Challenge

✂️ This year, we're changing it up a bit and there will only be 10 prompts - one for every Tuesday and Thursday in March.  That's it!⁠

✂️ Feel free to complete all 10 prompts or just do the ones that resonate most - it's up to you!

✂️ If you'd like more information about specific prompts, please see previous challenges below for clarification and ideas.

✂️ March 2021 Craftic Challenge

Let's celebrate Craft Month in March and get crafty with our stash!

This Craftic challenge ran in March 2021 for the full month.

Craftic challenge 2021 prompts list

2021 Freebie: Monthly Calendar

Craftic Challenge 2021 Freebie

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What Do The Prompts Mean?

The prompts are a little vague on purpose! Feel free to interpret them as you'd like. Below you'll find some guidance for each daily prompt.

After 2020, we could all use a bit of a refresh, right? The prompts list has been changed up a bit! You'll notice an asterisk (*) next to a few prompts which means they're shiny and new!

  1. Favorite color combo *
    What's a color palette that you gravitate towards?
  2. Favorite medium
    Which craft supply do you like to use most in your projects?
  3. Collection
    Do you have a big stash of yarn, embroidery thread, pens?
  4. Work in Progress
    Show us a project you’re currently working on!
  5. Shiny / Sparkly
    Let's see those gold foiled papers and washi tapes, sparkly sequins and glitter, shimmery gold markers. You get the idea!
  6. Old favorites
    What’s a craft supply or tool that you’ve had for a while? Share your story about why you've held onto it for so long!
  7. New Supplies
    What’s the last thing you acquired? It doesn't necessarily need to be purchased. It could be swapped, gifted, found, etc.
  8. Abandoned Project
    Is there a project that's fallen off your radar? What would motivate you to continue with the project? Or maybe it's time to repurpose the material for something else?
  9. Scraps
    Show off your hoarded scraps of paper, fabric, yarn whatever you've been hoarding!
  10. Mixed Media *
    Let's mix it up and combine different materials like yarn with beads or paint and scrapbook paper.
  11. Wearable *
    This one is intentionally vague because it could mean so many things. What have you made that can be worn? Think jewelry, sewn clothing, knit and crochet items, origami hats, etc.
  12. Upcycled
    Which item would you like to upcycle and repurpose into something new?
  13. Symmetrical *
    Arrange your craft supplies in a symmetrical order or show off a symmetrically constructed project.
  14. Unusual Materials *
    What's something you wouldn't typically use in a craft project? Candy wrappers, tissue boxes, popsicle sticks are all good options!
  15. Pattern
    Show us your favorite patterns! Polka dots, stripes, herringbone, etc. or make your own!
  16. Project Prep *
    How do you like to prepare your projects? Do you measure & cut out all the pieces first?
  17. Monochromatic *
    This could be a great way to show off your favorite color in all its glory!
  18. Biggest Stash
    It can either be a stash that’s large in size or in quantity - or both! A few skeins of yarn are probably a lot larger than several bags of beads. Some stashes are too large for one single photo - you can photograph some of it or try to place it all in one place! (and maybe think about how to use up this stash!)
  19. Stationery
    Show us your favorite pens, markers, notebooks, notepads, etc!
  20. Bright
    Get your most colorful (maybe even neon?) craft supplies or projects out!
  21. Texture
    Show us closeups of textured fabrics, knit/crochet/macrame projects, crumpled paper, etc.
  22. Last Thing You Made *
    What's the last thing you finished making?
  23. Craft Space
    Show us where you craft! It can be your dining table, a corner desk, or a full craft room - we want to see it. :)
  24. Favorite Tool
    Do you have a favorite pair of scissors or knitting needles? Or maybe a cutting machine that's your go-to?
  25. Current Favorite Craft *
    What's a craft that you're currently really into?
  26. Craft I'd Like to Try *
    Is there a craft you bought the supplies for and keep meaning to get to but haven't yet? Today is the day!
  27. Organize a Stash *
    Our craft stashes get messy so let's tackle one and tidy it up a bit!
  28. Project Planning
    How do you like to plan your craft projects? Do you write down notes in a notebook or planner or do you just wing it?
  29. Never Used (use it!)
    What’s a craft supply or tool that you haven’t used yet? Is it “too nice” to be used? Challenge yourself and try it out in a project today!
  30. To-Make List *
    As crafters, we tend to have several projects on the horizon. How do you keep track of them?
  31. Next in Queue *
    What’s your next project? You can show the supplies you'll be using, your notes, the pattern / tutorial, or the beginnings of the project.

Remember to browse the #crafticchallenge tag to see the Craftic community’s posts, like and leave comments on other participants' posts, and have fun. :)

If you have any questions or feedback about the challenge, feel free to reach out by email (hello - at - craftic.com) or message me on Instagram @crafticland

✂️ October 2020 Craftic Challenge

October 2020 Craftic Challenge

It’s time for a new Craftic challenge! We’re kicking off this 4-week challenge on October 5th, 2020! ✂️

Each week, you’ll have one prompt to complete. This should make the challenge a lot more doable and easy to keep up with.

Week 1: Finish a project
What’s a project you’ve been meaning to finish but haven’t yet? Maybe you need to sew in the ends, iron it, whatever - finish that thing!

Week 2: Start a project
Now that we’ve got some momentum going from Week 1, let’s start a project that’s been on our queue for *way too long*.

Week 3: Try a craft book
We’ve all got at least one craft / creativity / art book we’ve been meaning to crack open. Let’s try at least one project! You pick whichever book you’d like. 📚

Week 4: Use *that* thing
You know, the precious notebook you keep meaning to find the perfect occasion for? Or that skein that needs just the right project? Or even taking out a tool from its packaging - use it!

✂️ March 2020 Craftic Challenge

March 2020 31-Day Craftic Challenge

Let's celebrate Craft Month (March) and get crafty with our stash! This Craftic challenge started on Sunday, March 1, 2020 and ran for 31 days. You can view the Instagram post here.

✂️ What do the prompts mean?

It’s totally up to you what the prompt means to you. They’re a little vague on purpose!

If you’re having trouble with them, I’ve given some more details about the prompts below.

  1. Favorite material
    What's your favorite craft supply?
  2. Work in progress
    Show us a project you’ve been working on!
  3. Collection
    Do you have a big stash of yarn, embroidery thread, pens?
  4. Fav color
    This one’s a bit obvious.
  5. Yarn
    Show off your fiber stash or fiber project.
  6. Shiny
    Do you have gold markers, glitter washi tape, sequins?
  7. New supplies
    What’s the last thing you acquired (not necessarily purchased. They can be swapped, gifted, found, etc)
  8. Old favorites
    What’s something you’ve had for a while? It could be of sentimental value or just something you’ve had for years.
  9. Rediscovered
    While going through your craft supplies, have you rediscovered something you’d forgotten you had?
  10. Fabric
    This could be any kind of fabric - think cottons, silks but also felt, leather, foam.
  11. Stationery
    Show us your favorite pens, markers, notebooks, notepads, etc!
  12. Least fav color
    Which color do you least gravitate towards? Maybe you can challenge yourself to use it in your next project?
  13. Scraps
    Any and all scraps of paper, fabric, yarn, get creative.
  14. Upcycled
    Which item would you like to upcycle and repurpose into something new?
  15. Paper
    Show us your paper stash or how you’ve used it!
  16. Pattern
    Polka dots, stripes, herringbone, you get the idea.
  17. Biggest stash
    It can either be a stash that’s large in size or in quantity - or both! A few skeins of yarn are probably a lot larger than several bags of beads.Some stashes are too large for one single photo - you can photograph some of it or try to place it all in one place! (and maybe think about how to use up this stash!)
  18. Bright
    Something neon, colorful, you get the idea.
  19. Texture
    Closeups of textured fabrics, knit/crochet/macrame projects, crumpled paper, etc.
  20. Buttons
    What’re your favorite / most interesting / rarest buttons in your stash? Or just a pile of random buttons will do as well.
  21. Favorite project
    What’s something you’ve made that you’re really proud off?
  22. Abandoned
    Is there a project or material that you no longer know what to do with? How can you restart the project or repurpose the material for something else?
  23. Craft space
    Show us where you craft! It can be your dining table, a corner desk, or a full craft room - we want to see. :)
  24. Messy
    This ties in with Day 23 ;) Show us how messy your workspace gets mid-project. Or make a mess today and photograph it!
  25. Paint
    Tubes, pans, globs of paint or show off your latest painting!
  26. Favorite tool
    What’s your ride or die DIY supply? (that question is from the Craft Hangout podcast!)
  27. Organization
    How do you organize your supplies and tools? You can show off a specific part of your craft space, how you organize one type of craft supply, etc.
  28. Project planning
    Do you plan your craft projects? If yes, show us your planner and/or notes system! If not, what’s your process like?
  29. Never used
    What’s a craft supply or tool that you haven’t used yet? Is it “too nice” to be used? Challenge yourself and try it out in a project today!
  30. Beads
    Bead piles or projects, show us what you’ve got!
  31. In my queue
    What’s next in your to-make list? This could be the supplies you’ll be using, a pattern printout, work-in-progress, etc.

Remember to just have fun with this challenge! Browse the #crafticchallenge tag to see the Craftic community’s posts, like other participant’s posts, and leave a comment to say hello. :)

If you have any questions or feedback about the challenge, feel free to reach out by email (hello - at - craftic.com) or message me on Instagram @crafticland

✂️ September 2019 Craftic Challenge

Sept-challenge

This Craftic challenge started September 30, 2019 and ran for 7 days. It was great seeing what everyone shared! You can view the challenge post on Instagram here.

✂️ March 2019 Craftic Challenge

March 2019 Craftic Challenge

This Craftic challenge ran for 31 days for Craft Month in March 2019! You can view the challenge post on Instagram here.

✂️ June 2018 Craftic Challenge

June 2018 Craftic Challenge

This Craftic challenge ran for 7 days starting on June 18, 2018. You can view the challenge post on Instagram here.

✂️ November 2017 Craftic Challenge

November 2017 Craftic Challenge

The first Craftic challenge ran for 7 days in November 2017. I had so much fun seeing how people were looking at their stash in new ways and rediscovering old craft supplies. I knew I would be running the challenge again! You can view the challenge post on Instagram here.

Nov 13th - favorite medium
What’s your go to craft material?  When starting a new project, what’s the material that you reach for first?  This could be anything like yarn, paper, washi tape, paint, etc.

Nov 14th - shiny
What’s in your craft stash that is sparkly, shiny, shimmery? Some ideas are: metallic markers, gold foil paper, or sequins.

Nov 15th - never used
Is there something you bought at the craft store, put it away on a shelf, and then forgot to use it?  Or something you’ve been afraid of using that’s “too pretty” (we all have these!).  Extra challenge today: use that too-pretty-something! :)

Nov 16th - texture
This could really be anything that has texture like chunky yarns, ornate buttons, or crinkly paper.  Bonus points if you take a craft material and turn it into something with texture!

Nov 17th - least favorite color
Your favorite color would be too easy, right?  :)  Find something in your craft collection that’s a color you don’t really like so it’s sitting there unused, most likely.  How can you use it up?  Can you pair it with your favorite color and use it in a project so it doesn’t go to waste? 

Nov 18th - pattern
A design pattern as in polka dots, stripes, herringbone, gingham, you get the idea.  

Nov 19th - biggest stash
Which stash is your pride and joy?  Or is it a stash that’s overflowing and you don’t know what to do with it all?

Do you have a closet full of yarn?  Or a big box of buttons?  Show off your amazing collection!  If you can, use a big chunk of it in a new project and start using what you’ve hoarded.  I mean, collected.  (no judgement zone - we all have our own favorite supplies to collect :D )