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DIY Craft Kit

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DIY Craft Kit
Swap Coordinator:oneofthosegirls (contact)
Swap categories: Random Items  Crafts  Handmade 
Number of people in swap:18
Location:Other
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:October 15, 2008
Date items must be sent by:November 15, 2008
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

In this swap, we will exchange a kit with the materials needed to make a completed craft project. Kits should include the directions to make the craft and everything needed for the final product (except common household items like sewing needles, scissors, tape, or an oven). Ideally, a kit would be homemade and for a craft you yourself are proficient at, but a purchased kit would be alright as long as it otherwise meets the requirements. However, the total cost of your swap materials should not exceed $5(US), and it's perfectly fine to buy nothing and just use stuff you already own.

For example, if I were to swap a kit to make a polish star, I would send a bunch of cut pretty paper circles, some embroidery floss, and detailed directions. If my kit was to make a beaded necklace, I would include beads, wire, a clasp, and directions. A feltie or dotee doll kit would include cut fabric (or uncut fabric and a pattern), a little wad of stuffing, thread/embroidery floss, some embellishments, and directions. A stamped card kit would include card stock, small stamps, a stamp pad, and directions.

These are just some ideas, you can make a kit for whatever craft you like, from paper (or magnet or shrinky dink) crafts to jewelry crafts to sewing crafts - maybe even something more out there, like a baking craft (include all the ingredients except liquids) or soap- or candle-making. However, make sure to check your partner's profile to make sure that the craft seems like something your partner would want and be able to do. Please don't send a specialized skill craft to someone who doesn't have that skill. For example, don't send a knitting craft to someone who doesn't knit, but basic hand sewing should be fine for everyone (unless your partner mentions arthritis or carpal tunnel).

Want some more ideas for craft kits? See this Etsy link.

If you have a special request, feel free to post it in a comment, but realize that it may not be granted and that anything within the guidelines is to be accepted graciously.

Down to the nitty gritty rules:
+ international
+ 4.5 rating and higher
+ at least one 5 rating in a real mail swap
+ no 1s in the last three months (PM me about unfair ratings)
+ not more than $5(US) before shipping

Now get out there, have fun, and try a new craft! If there is anything unclear or that I forgot, don't hesitate to ask.

Discussion

flamingofan 09/20/2008 #

Hi, I am a newbie just completing my first swap, but I would really love to be in this one. Any hope? Pleeeeeeease!?

AuntieM 09/28/2008 #

I would love a kit to make jewelry of some sort, but anything you send would be great. I love trying new crafts!!

Tooi 10/ 1/2008 #

I am really excited for this swap!!!

Dogluvr 10/10/2008 #

Please don't send me a kit for knitting or crochet.. I am very very bad at them :(

mbhp12 10/12/2008 #

I am excited for this swap, but concerned that the person who's name I receive may already knows how to do my craft, it would be fabric postcards. I have made numerous kits and shared them with alot of my quilting friends because it is a fun addictive craft :-)

maltagirl 10/12/2008 #

i will probably do a soap making kit or maybe a lavender eye pillow.

3YorkieMom 10/16/2008 #

I don't knit or crochet, other than those 2 things I am game for anything.

3YorkieMom

oneofthosegirls 10/24/2008 #
Hi, everyone! I hope this swap is going well so far (please feel free to contact me if it's not)! I made a survey just to get everyone's feelings on how the swap went and what I could do to improve, so I'd really appreciate it if you took the time to fill it out (preferably after you've sent and received, but really anytime is fine). Thanks so much!

Click here to fill out the survey.

CONGRATULATIONSKEG 10/18/2010 #

I see a little bit of myself in this swap. It's a positively wonderful idea but will only work if they see EXCITEMENT! Coming from YOU.That is, your 'partner" must feel that you so want to share your love of such an activity. Even if they don't apply themselves as such, they'll feel happy and proud that you wanted to share. At age 14 (1972?) Mom called me a "dictator" Now I know what she means. Sharing ones love is a lonely business.

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