Winners of the Winter Crafts and Decor Challenge




Hi and welcome back to the CSI Project!


Happy weekend too!


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You can introduce yourself, get to know other bloggers and even gain new followers. You can also share ideas and projects as well as discuss craft topics or ask questions.


The CSI Project’s goal for this year is to become more of a craft community so that we can gather virtually to support one another in our crafty endeavors. There will also be blogging advice and tip in the forum so that you can make you blogging dreams come true too.

This was a great 2nd week here in the new year and so many great projects linked up. You really impressed, Lucy, from Craftberry Bush. Here is what she said about her experience as a CSI judge.

“I had a great time visiting your wonderful blogs. I must say that even though it was fun and I hope to do it again,it wasn’t easy coming up with one winner. “



Onto the winners, starting with the #1 Project. The judge’s comments are in italics.



 # 20 Winter Mantel  by Forever Decorating

I love the way Terry incorporated several of her homemade items into this beautiful winter mantel. The music sheet star itself won me over.



Entry # 53 Simple Elegance by Creative Endeavours

I am in love how the white felt stands out against the brown vine and I appreciate that Rebekkah took the time to provide us with a detailed tutorial of each of the flowers used on this wreath. 

Entry # 29 – Winter Tray Display by His and Hers 

I love its originality and the way Erin used day to day simple objects to create a warm and beautiful display. The Scrbable pieces are a perfect touch as they remind me of cozy Sunday afternoons with my family.

Entry # 50 Rustic Crate by Kaleidoscope of Colors

I adore anything rustic and old .The combination of the winter greens and candles in faux snow scream winter to me. 

Entry # 39 – A closet organizer for him by Lookie what I did

I know it says that its for ‘him’ but this organizer can be used by ‘her’ as well. I know I could use a place to hang all my scarves and belts. 

Entry # 33 Winter Mantel by Pretty Life in the Suburbs

Joanna kept this winter mantel simple and yet she was able to create a wonderful display. I love those yarn ‘snow balls’

Entry # 32 Winter Mantel by 52 Mantels

Even though Emily lives and Texas and there is no snow to be found, she created this beautiful winter mantel with simple snowflakes ,some vine wreaths and mirrors. No wonder her blog is called 52 mantels, she has the mantel thing down pat. 

Entry # 24. Snowflakes by Home Spun with Love

I love how a Mother and daughter team from Home spun with Love have put together several winter vignettes around their home. The use of snowflakes in varying textures make this hurricane glass look like a million bucks. 


Entry # 4 Winter Wreath by A pumpkin and a princess

Crystal gives us a step by step tutorial of this simple yet beautiful wreath.

 I love the colours she chose.

Entry # 13 Scarves by J House Tawk

Jordan made this beautiful and trendy scarves out of old tank tops, once I’m done here I’m digging out all my old tanks!  

Entry # 11 Sweet Valentine’s wreath by Salvaged Whimsy

How sweet is this coffee filter wreath made by Erin? I say it’s pretty sweet….


#68 Indoor Snowball Fight from The Taylor House



This is such a great idea. I love it especially because I live in Arizona and my kids never see snow, so this is a great way to bring that to them.

Congratulations to all of the CSI winners. Be sure to go grab your button here and proudly display on your blog.


You have earned it!

But wait, there is more.

The winner of the By the Ash Tree giveaway is

The winner(picked by

#63 Winter Continent Vignette from The Savvy Shanty

You have won a $30 shop credit to By the Ash Tree!

Please, email me so I can get your information to Ashley.



Congratulations and a special thank you to this week’s sponsor, By the Ash Tree.

Go by and shop around her store. I promise you will love her as much as I do!

Also, thank you to Lucy, from Craftberry Bush for being this week’s guest judge and making those incedibly difficult picks. Being a judge is not an easy gig. You ladies are Super, duper creative and talented.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for next’s week’s challenge, Soups and Comfort Foods.

Sometimes it is good to put aside the crafty and focus on good food. So, be sure to link up all of your favorite recipes and come grab some more to add to your recipe books.

Come back next week for even more inspiration!!!

Have a happy and safe weekend!






  1. I’m SO flattered, especially coming from Lucy. I kind of have a blog crush on her!! 🙂

    Thanks so much! I really enjoyed looking through the awesome projects!

  2. WooHoo! My girlfriend and I both were just saying last week that we never win any of the random entry goodies! What a surprise to wake up this morning and find out I won a little shopping trip! My daughter has already picked out an owl she wants. Looking forward to going shopping. Thanks!

  3. Wow, you don’t know how long I have wanted to be chosen as your #1. I didn’t think it was going to happen and it did. I am so excited!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you so much.


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