About the contest

The Ultimate DIY Competition


Do you live and breathe fashion - and how to get it for less? Do you often find yourself crafting the looks you see on the runway, in street style photos, and in stores? Do you have creative ways of cutting corners and re-creating, modifying, upcycling, re-fashioning, embellishing, and distressing pieces to create items all with your own personal style? If so, we want to see what YOU can do! Enter an original DIY project - made entirely by you - in The Ultimate DIY Competition!

The theme is "Inspired DIY" - and you need to submit a photo of your inspiration piece (a designer garment, an item you've seen on someone, a beautiful photograph of nature, an illustration or piece of artwork etc.) AND create something based on this photograph. Submit at least 2 photos of your project during the creation process, write the step-by-step tutorial to share with all, and finish off with at least 2 photos of your final DIY piece! Make a Wearable (item of clothing), piece of Jewelry, or an Accessory, for anyone, any age. Five fashion Bloggers at the forefront of the online DIY style movement serve as the Judging panel - and we'll be looking for how closely your piece relates to your inspiration photo, how creative you got with your materials/process, how well-made your creation is, and whether it's Fashion with a capital F. One Winner in each category will be chosen - and we've got some great gift certificates to online craft and DIY materials stores as prizes! Encourage your friends and family to "Heart" or "Like" your project too - the project with the most "Hearts" + "Likes" also wins a prize.

Submission period ends on September 5, 2010 - so get those glue guns out and submit your project early to get more online love!

The contest has closed - winners announced soon!

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