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Published on April 8th, 2010 | by Kelly Rand


Week One: April Stash Bust

April Stash Bust How is your month of buying no new craft supplies going out there? We are only one week in and crafters and makers alike have really taken to this idea and started to run with it.

There are already two great entries in the Flickr pool for the Stash Bust Contest. Don’t forget the contest closes on April 22nd! Are you planning on entering?

After the jump find a whole-lotta inspiration, projects and even a 24 hour craft-a-thon to keep you stash busting and making.

Wow! That’s a lot of projects and making going on from your stashes. We hope to have some of our own stash busting projects and tutorials for you as the month progresses.

What’s been your favorite stash busting project or inspiration so far?

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About the Author

Kelly covers visual arts in and around Washington, DC for DCist and is editor of Crafting a Green World. Kelly has also been published by Bust Magazine and you can find her byline at Indie Fixx and Etsy’s Storque and has taught in Etsy’s virtual lab on the topic of green crafting. Kelly helps organize Crafty Bastards: Arts and Crafts Fair, one of the largest indie craft fairs on the east coast and has served on the Craft Bastard’s jury since 2007. Kelly is also co-founder of Hello Craft a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the advancement of independent crafters and the handmade movement. Kelly resides in Washington, D.C. and believes that handmade will save the world.

8 Responses to Week One: April Stash Bust

  1. Nicole Maki says:

    I’m finding stash-busting a lot harder than I imagined. I didn’t realize how much I shopped. Oh the shame!

    So far I’ve been sewing my stash into napkins for our family:

    And today I’m doing some projects with napkins and recycled paper.

    Off to check out the Flickr group :-)

  2. I’m making pot pourri bags from scrap fabric and second hand pot pourri that I bought a while ago It still smells good thankfully!). Packaging them in reused clear plastic bags with tags made out of reused card and paper and will hopefully be giving them away at a forthcoming free craft fair. I’ll post photos on my blog (and add to the Flickr group) tomorrow.

  3. Condo Blues says:

    I gave some tables on my front porch a spiff up with spray paint from my stash. The paint was left by an old roommate. I have no idea what half the stuff she left behind was used for.

  4. laurel says:

    I didn’t start out to intentionally stash bust, but I’m doing a “52 crafts in 52 weeks” project and for the most part, so far I’ve used stuff I’ve had on hand for ages. Now that’s my default – I try to use what’s around, but will buy supplies if needed.

  5. robin says:

    I didn’t deliberately decide to join in but after I began to think about it, I decided to give it a whirl. So far, so good, but it’s been HARD!!!! I’m a thrift store junky and I always find something to “redo” while there. But I’ve restrained from even going in them!!! we’ll see how long I can hold out :-)

  6. I’ve posted a post about my pot pourri bags on my blog: I’ve also added photos to the Flickr group.

  7. Angela says:

    I have about 6 projects going right now, linked to this great “Bust”. A few finished and few still in the works. You can check them out if you want. Here’s my latest…

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