Dare to DIY 2014

It's that time of year again!  The most wonderful DIY fun is about to be had.

It's Dare to DIY time!!!!

Dare to DIY 2014

What is the Dare to DIY Challenge? 

This challenge is the brainchild of NewlyWoodwards.  It is a challenge to motivate us to DIY projects through Thanksgiving and Christmas - and to do it together.  Kim was kind enough to let Katja, Rachel and I join in on the hosting fun! Blog parties are rare these days in blogland.  We want to bring back some of that old school blog fun!  

Here's the plan:

Each Monday morning, the link party goes live for that week's Dare to DIY challenge at the blog listed above. You can link up your best project (or two). Just remember that the post should correspond with the theme of the week.

The linky will stay live through Wednesday. Later in the week, each of us will spotlight at least 3 projects we loved from the week on our blogs.  We'll also pin those projects on our shared Pinterest board.

The only rules:

1. Please follow the Dare to DIY theme of the week (see below). You can share up to 2 projects.

2. Please link back to Dare to DIY on one of our blogs.

3. Please go to at least one other blog and comment. This is a party not a link dump! 

And here are the themes - starting in less than a week.  The pressure is on! 


 (Link goes live Monday morning at Shift Ctrl Art)

Dare to… be thankful!

DIY a Thanksgiving project to remind you to be grateful during this season. Ideas include a Thanksgiving advent calendar, artwork or banners.


(Link goes live Monday morning at Decor and the Dog)

Dare to… entertain!

DIY something for your table. This could be something from last week's Thanksgiving table or a new Christmas look. Get creative and use things in new ways. Or go true DIY and make something totally new. Ideas include place mats, table runners, place cards or centerpieces.


(Link goes live Monday morning at Maybe Matilda)

Dare to… give homemade gifts!

DIY a gift made by you. Nothing is more special to give than something you created, so share projects that will be given in brown paper packages this holiday season. Ideas include bath and body items, kitchen gifts, hand-sewn clothing or home decor.


(Link goes live Monday morning at NewlyWoodwards.)

Dare to… deck the halls!

DIY something new to deck your halls. Did you find something in a catalog that you wish you had? Wreaths, stockings, pillows or advent calendars? Make it! Inspire us all to do the same.

Here are the projects I completed in 2013!  I can't wait to get started on 2014's!

So, what do you think? Will you dare?  Tell me you will!  Share your project with #daretodiy2014!