Winners of the $5 Challenge!


Wow!  Once again, you’ve knocked our socks off.  We can’t believe how much you can get done for less than $5.  Someone call the White House–we know who needs to serve on the advisory board for balancing the national budget!

Seriously, our readers are the most creative in the blogosphere.  We loved seeing all of your projects, but with over 160 entries, you definitely made things hard for this week’s guest judge.

Our judge, Lindsay from Living with Lindsay said:

OMG!  Great projects!  It was so hard to pick an ultimate winner!  I am amazed–ah-mazed–at everyone’s creativity.

Thanks for spending the week with us, Lindsay!  We know it was a tough decision, but Lindsay was finally able to narrow it down to one….her top pick of the $5 Challenge was

#100  Cookie Sheet Magnet Board from Homework

Lindsay’s other favorite projects were

#1  Moss Monogram from The Adventures of Ordy and Joon

#11 DIY Wire Baskets & Liners from Attempting Aloha

#41 Sweater Wall Art from Christina’s Adventures

#112 Crib Mobile from The Senneffs

#122 Picture Frame Makeover from Chesterrific

#124 Stair Basket from Full of Great Ideas

#126 Ink Edged Muslin Flowers from Christine & Co.

#135 Celebrate Spring from Midwestern Sewing Girl

#143 The Letter E from Our Forever House

#164 Gift Wrap Ideas from Creative “Try”als

The CSI Girls picked their favorite projects, too.

Amanda’s pick:

#140 Monogram Chevron Plate from Taylor Made

Beckie’s pick:

#15 Chicsicle from Just Another Hang-Up

Jen’s pick:

#148 Clock Makeover from 31 DIY

Great job, winners!  You can get a winner’s button to post on your blog HERE.

The randomly selected winner of this week’s giveaway is

#44 Spring Coffee Filter Wreath from The Country Chic Cottage

Congratulations, Angie, you are the lucky winner of two gorgeous headbands from our sponsor, BriarClaire!

Thanks to BriarClaire and our judge, Lindsay, for participating in a very exciting challenge.  It was so nice that you could be a part of The CSI Project, this week.

We are looking forward to seeing how many possible uses you can come up with for the the theme featured in next week’s challenge…..


{Infarrantly Creative}

We can’t wait to see YOUR pillows!!!



  1. WOW! Yay! Thank you so so much for picking my “celebrate spring” as 1 of the Top 10!!! What an amazing honor to be included with these projects!! There was some incredible inspiration this week!!!

  2. Thank you Beckie for picking my Chick-sicles as a favorite of yours — so honored. There were so many awesome projects to choose from this week! Thank you so much.


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