American Crafter Round 1: Trash to Treasure

The Round 1 Theme is:

The Round 1 Champion will receive this darling up-cycled dress from Birdy Boots
This sweet little dress is size 18-24 mos. or 3-4 T if worn as a swing top. Made from a vintage pillowcase- it really doesn’t get much better:)
Projects will be up for voting on Friday at 4pm
I’m proud to introduce you to our 15 Contestants for Season 2!

#1 Mandy from Sugar Bee Crafts
Plywood Rug
So creative!  And absolutely stunning!  Can’t say enough about how much I love this one! Angie
Great design solution for the apartment dweller- Amy
I give this plywood rug the most unique award.  What a great idea!  I love that stencil! Alison

#2 Erin from Richmond Thrifter
Lamp Base turned Pedestal Table
This is amazing!  Seriously, almost went looking for a lamp at the thrift store TODAY! Angie
Gorgeous table, color and great price- Amy
You had me at Anthropologie!  I love frugal ideas for making brand-name designs on a budget. Alison

#3 Natalie from A Turtle’s Life for Me
Wood Coasters
These are adorable!!  You could do so much with this idea! Angie
Using wood for coasters is just plain brilliant!  Plus I love the simplicity of using a stamp. Alison

Rainbow Wreath
Loving this wreath!  Loooove that ROYGBIV! Angie
love the bright colors and use of batting- Amy

#5 Jalisa (& Hubby) from Patches of Pink
Cupcake Picture Frame
I love this paper art!  What a great use for some scraps! Angie
cute and simple wall art- Amy
Cupcakes are such a happy craft.  A great “specimen” for specimen art if I do say so myself! Alison

#6 Kelli & Kristi from Lolly Jane
Interchangeable Necklace
customizable jewelry is the best kind- Amy
 The idea of having interchangeable flowers if brilliant.  Let’s be honest–most of my necklaces only match a few outfits.  Interchanging flowers makes this much more useful. Alison

#7 Deneen from Dreaming in Color
Outdoor Chandelier
Brilliant idea!  And the color choice is perfection! Angie
I love decorating outdoor spaces- Amy

#8 Jennifer from All Things Belle
Peek-a-Boo Bunny Lamp
this made me so happy! Brilliant- Amy

#9 Amanda from Crafts by Amanda
Paint Chip Clock
Wow!  Using paint chips to upcycle a clock is just plain genius! Alison

#10 Marni from Sassy Sites
Chandelier Makeover
Truely trash to treasure!  Incredible makeover! Angie 

#11 Taylor from Taylor Made
Monogram Plate
Great combination of chevron and bold color. Amy

#12 Laura from Come Together Kids
Fleece Flower Petal Pillows
these are just too sweet. Amy
These flower petal pillows are so bright and cheery! Alison

#13 Tammy from She Wears Flowers
Kids Shopping Book
Shopping Food 23
great way to keep the little ones busy. Amy
Flawless step-by-step tutorial!  I love that we could fold this up and bring it with us to the grocery store. Alison

#14 Jen from Scissors & Spatulas
Bulletin Board
Can Jen make over my entire nursery?!  I love this bulletin board. Alison

#15 Natalie from Nat Sprat
No Sew Owl Plush
Great pattern!  And no sew!  So very creative! Angie
Thanks so much to everyone who auditioned! I enjoyed looking at all of you projects:)
Be sure to follow along so you can try out for Season 3 this fall
And while you’re here…Go ahead- grab a button:)

***And in case you like lots of details…here’s how the contestants were picked. Each judge picked their 15 favorite audition projects and ranked them- their favorite got 15 points, 2nd fav 14 points, etc. The 15 projects with the most total points are the 15 contestants. Some projects were picked by all 3 judges, some by 2 others by 1, which is why they don’t all have commentary from all 3 lovely ladies

The following two tabs change content below.

Amy is the founder and owner of Peek-a-Boo Pattern shop. She is a wife and mother to 3 children. Amy loves to sew, read and spend time outdoors.

Latest posts by Amy (see all)

Facebook Comments
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


  1. 18


    I am SO excited and SO scared to be part of this awesome group! My goodness, fantastic projects!!! Thanks so much for making me one of the contestants and now I MUST get to work!!

  2. 20


    Even though I’m totally intimidated by my talented competition, I am thrilled to be participating!

    Laura @ Come Together Kids

  3. 22


    oh we are SO STOKED for the first round, we have just the project up our sleeve.

    THANKS for picking us, we are SOOO excited!!! wee!

    xoxo.kelli & kristi (:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>