orange stash

stashbustLast year, I hosted a super secret stashbusting challenge where I sent ten packages of supplies from my stash to readers who agreed to make stuff with it. The crafters didn’t know who they were until they received the package. Guess what, this month we’re celebrating Stashbusting again, and I’m going to put 10 packages together again this year!

>>TO APPLY: you must fill out this form<<

The stash

I went through my boxes of dollar store crafting goodness, and I was able to separate out TWO LAUNDRY BASKETS full of stuff! Most of the stuff I pulled out was not your typical craft supply stuff: things like dollar store coat hooks and placemats, as well as a lot of other dollar store goodies. I’ll be putting together ten USPS medium flat rate boxes crammed full of dollar store stash items. I also asked some of my craft supply company pals to send me a few craft supply goodies to help round out the boxes, so I will be including goodies from:

The sponsors

These fine companies and individuals have provided complimentary craft supplies for each secret stashbusting package. I’ll post more about their contributions (and what’s in the packages) later this week!

Westcott Brand
Westcott Facebook Page

marisa pawelko
Designer Marisa Pawelko – Modern Surrealist

Creative Hands – Creative Hands Facebook Page


PlaidPlaid Facebook Page

I want to invite you to apply to be one of the lucky 10 secret stashbusters! Last year we had over 300 applicants from 11 countries.

Become a Secret Stashbuster:

  • Apply to be a secret stashbuster here: Secret Stashbuster Application
  • Be willing to create at least one craft with your stash box by April 22nd
  • Be able to photograph your project and write about it (tutorials are a bonus!)
  • You have until Thursday, April 7th, 2011 to apply. I’ll be sending packages out on the 8th!

Check out last year’s posts:

>>Apply to be a secret stashbuster here!<<