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The $5 Craft Challenge Winner and Best-Of Roundup

16 July 2012 37,552 views 10 Comments

by rhonda

It's that time once again...  Time to announce the winner of the $5 craft challenge sponsored by Dollar Tree!  It was a really tough decision, but we narrowed it down to our five favorite projects, and chose one outstanding entry to award a $100 Dollar Tree gift card!  But before we talk about the contest, there's someone we need to introduce.

This Month's Guest Judge

[Colorful spring wreath by Breanna @ Dollar Store Mom]

We're happy to have our friend Breanna as our guest judge this month.  She is the editor of one of our sister sites, Dollar Store Mom, so she knows all about crafting on a tiny budget.  If you've never visited her site, make sure you check it out!

And now, it's time to take a look at our top five favorite submissions!  (Drumroll, please!)

5.)  Dollar Store Screen Printing by I Love 2 Dream, Do You?

4.)  Wicker Hanging Lantern by Ariana at Dear Wallet

3.)  Summer Dress by Amy at Creativity Date

2.)  Speech Bubble Lamp by my house is cuter than yours

And the winner of the $5 challenge, blowing our minds with off-the-charts creativity...

1.)  Pool Noodle Nautical Pilings by Miss Kitty at Miss Kopy Kat!  (Crazy impressive, right??)

Congratulations Miss Kitty!  We can't wait to see what you do with your $100 gift card.  Thirsty for more $5 crafts?  Make sure you check out the rest of the entries as well!

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  • Shannon Fox said:

    HUGE congrats to Miss Copy Cat and the POOL NOODLE pilings!!!! When I saw these linked up at our Pool Noodle Party, I urged her to enter :) So excited for her. These were totally amazing!!

    Congrats to all the runner ups too :) And thanks for a great contest!

  • Deana Morris said:

    Fantastic Creativity!

  • Jessica @ Mom 4 Real said:

    Yay, Miss Copy Cat!!! This is one of my favorite projects from the entire summer! Perfection!

  • Miss Kitty said:

    Oh My Gosh! I am so VERY excited!!!I have never won a contest like this before. Thank you so very much…I am quite honored and loved seeing all of the creative entries in the contest.

  • Michelle L. said:

    Hooray for Miss Kitty! That is one awesomely brilliant project. Everyone had so much fun and came up with such fab ideas – great challenge, you Dollar Store Crafts gals!

  • Morena said:

    Congrats! What a bunch of great ideas!!

  • mary said:

    i LOVED miss kitty’s project idea! my fam and i have been talking about other ways to use this idea since seeing it…like making a faux fireplace deal for christmas or a faux camp fire set up in the house. CONGRATS to her cleverness!

  • debbiedoos said:

    Congrats!~ Whoo hooo..I am so happy for you!:)

  • Jen @ Four Marrs & One Venus said:

    Whoohoo Congrats winner winner! LOVE your Project and yes, loved them at the pool party too- so well deserved!

  • Ariana of Dear Wallet said:

    Congrats to the winner, and thanks so much for making me a runner up! When I saw that pool noodle project I knew it was a winner I love it and keep looking for a place to make my own! Thanks again for hosting this fun contest!