Crafting at its most fierce! Craft Wars will be must-see TV for anyone who has glitter running through their veins.
Hosted by Tori Spelling this new, 1 hour show is sponsored by Michaels on TLC. I am a fan of Tori Spelling, who I think is a genius marketing/branding wizard with an inspirational work ethic. The three judges represent a spectrum of the crafting world; Jo Pearson of Michaels, Stephen Brown, and Erica Domesek
Concept - 3 Crafters, 2 challenges, and 1 grand prize of $10,000!Hypothetical Question Time:
If you won $10,000 and HAD to spend it at Michaels, what would you buy?
1st Challenge is called the Pop Craft Challenge where the Crafters are given 1 hour to create a project "one of the craft world's most popular items"based on specific supplies given.
The Challenge - Create a duffel bag to hold kid's sports equipment using a selection of equipment and sports clothes.Each Crafter is allowed to choose an assistant to help them for the day and they have use of everything in the Michaels Craft Closet , including the workshop(saw, drills), fabrics, sewing machines, etc.
Quotes heard during the show:
"Hot glue is the duct tape of the crafting world" -- Traci
"...get those balls straight on" -- Christy
"Pack up your glue gun, you're done in this craft war" - ToriThe judges can be brutal but they are fair.
After the 1st Challenge the Crafter with the least-liked craft is eliminated, leaving the remaining 2 Crafters to meet on the Master Craft Challenge battlefield.
|Christy Tomlinson working her magic!|
Master Craft Challenge - Build a Playhouse in 5 hours using the school supplies provided.( eg. binders, rulers, paper, clipboard, backpack, pencil cases)and each Crafter is given 4 additional craft helpers to complete the project.
Crafter Christy built a school bus-style playhouse and her concept was "...to decoupage everything"
Crafter Cheryl, a School Art Teacher, chose to create a school house playhouse.
The ideas were awesome and it's fascinating watching people through their thought processes and the organic nature of the show.
I won't tell you who won, and I was pulling for one of the Crafters, but in the end I believe the judges chose wisely.
I know where I will be on Tuesday nights.
Did you watch the show and what did you think?
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