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HGTV Handmade

HGTV Handmade’s Crafters on YouTube (L to R): MegAllanColeCrafts, HGTVCrafternoon, simpleDIYs and Anneorshine

The team over at HGTV Handmade (some of YouTube’s best crafters) has a friendly competition going on with their “White Craft Challenge.” Much like the renowned HGTV Star “White Room Challenge,” where competitors must each decorate an all-white room with very limited supplies, the stars of HGTV Handmade are each decorating super snooze-worthy “white” lamps following just two requirements: One, they can only use what they have in their current possession (no trips to the craft store allowed!) and two, when the lamp is finished, it must still be able to function as a light source.

Watch as this fun challenge gets underway:

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(You can watch the complete White Craft Challenge Series as it unfolds by visiting the HGTV Handmade channel on YouTube.)

Fortunately for you, both this week and next, we will be giving away the impressive lamps that were created for this competition (two this week, two next week). Today, we’re offering up the lamps crafted by Marianne and Meg (below).

HGTV Handmade

HGTV Handmade

Two lucky Design Happens readers will each win a lamp. To enter for a chance to win one, simply leave a comment below. This week’s question: What boring decorative items have you made fabulous?

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 3:00 p.m. ET on July 25, 2014 and 3:00 p.m. ET on July 28, 2014. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of each prize: $50.00. ARV of both prizes: $100.00. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932



99 Responses

  1. msteelewrites says:

    I was once given a broken resin statue from a store for free. I used air dry clay to remold part of the statue and then repainted the statue to hide the fact that I had added some clay. You'd never even know this was once a broken statue.

  2. Taylor S. says:

    I actually made an plain ikea lamp not so boring by hanging a colorful dream-catcher on it. I also love to restore furniture! :)

  3. Smooshiest says:

    I have blinded out some plain wooden boxes to look fab on my dresser.

  4. RUDY46N2 says:

    I added character and bling to my daughters lava lamp, it sparkles and illuminates even more with the decorative jewels

  5. smac says:

    Took an old shutter cleaned it, used linseed oil to bring out the rich wood color. Got antique brackets and now it's a shelf hanging above the tv.

  6. Mary says:

    I decorated a bunch of super cheap wooden picture frames to display fun photos with my friends.

  7. Mack says:

    I don’t know if this counts, but once I took these UGLY pants, cut them to shorts, and turned them to forth of July shorts by painting a flag pattern!!! (I have a picture of them on my Instagram, @m_and_mack

  8. Judy says:

    I papermached a horse head out of newspaper to hang on my wall. The ideas you get from people's diys.

  9. Elizabeth says:

    I've decorated a very plain picture frame using gold paint. I've also made a wine bottle into a flower vase by gluing paper onto it in a collage pattern. :) Love the lamps

  10. Genevy hong says:

    I decorated some plan school supplys like notebooks and folders!

Grant DudleyGrant is the editor-in-chief of Design Happens and digital programming manager of HGTV.com. Despite growing up begging his mom not to ever drag him to another antique store, today his...


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