Time to Link Up for the Winter Crafts and Decor Challenge
January 16, 2013
Challenge of the Week{Kids Birthday Parties}
January 20, 2013

Winners of the Winter Crafts and Decor Challenge


This was a fun week and I was so inspired your Winter crafts and decor.  You make winter look good!  I am so honored that you came to The CSI Project to share your projects. The creativity is amazing!

  Be sure to go through the links and find some inspiration for yourself.

Our guest judge, Lisa from Moore Minutes  had the most difficult job picking the winners. I think she did a fantastic job though!

1abHere is what she said about her judging experience.

I found a lot of *delight* being a judge on the CSI Project’s weekly challenge!  It was exciting to look at so many various types of creative ideas and to see how each person used their talents differently.  We all have so much to offer as we each make the world beautiful in our own special ways!  These challenges allow us to celebrate our collective desire to create beauty.  Thank you Dee and thank you challengers! 

She had the hard task of selecting the winners, so let’s see how she did.

Judges comments in bold.

And the winners are……drum roll, please…

#23 Snow Globe Shadow Box from Spool and Spoon Blog


This project really captured my attention!  I was in love with the idea of re-inventing the classic snow globe and putting it in a shadow box.  The final presentation came together beautifully!  I love the style of the bottle brush trees and the colors she used to create this winter craft.


#3 Heart Pocket Warmers from Pratically Functional

DIY Pocket Hand Warmers

These are simple and adorable:  a cute, warm heart in your pockets!  Perfect for a snuggly winter.

#18 Winter Skin Survival Scrub from Hey Little Mother

homemadepiebodyscrub from heylittlemother.com

I am really drawn to anything that helps our skin stay soft and nice!  This idea was special because it is easy to make, using only a few ingredients and it sounds amazing!

#19 Winter Glam Pinecone Wreath from Girl Loves Glam

how to make a pinecone wreath

This pinecone wreath looks different that most pinecone wreaths I’ve seen.  I really appreciate the way she made a simple ring of pinecones around the circle. 

#24 Pine Cone Curtain Ties from Spool and Spoon Blog

 I want to make these pine cone curtain ties!  Simple yet beautiful.


#30 Winter Mantel from Pieced Pastimes

This mantel really charmed me because it was so cozy and inviting, ready to cuddle up around and be warm.  I also love using natural elements in decor. 

#31 Winter White Wreath from Creations by Kara

  diy-wreath-tutorial, white-wreath

 This wreath is so fun because of the almost iridescent colors and the material type!

#32 Winter Framed Chalkboard from Eva M Designs


I always love little messages to celebrate each season, and this chalkboard is ideal for winter with the pop of happy blue.

#26 Snowy Day Party from My Party Passion

I’m a party girl so I loved the concept of this fun winter party!  But what I especially thought was awesome were the balloons!


#20 Frosty Heart Garland from Oh My Creative

This idea is just so unique and has many possibilities!  Frosty hearts…even the name is fun.   

#11 Warmer made of sweaters from Missgfreubel


This warmer is just precious with the cozy heart right in the middle.

#4 DIY Snowflake Pillow from Amy Giggles Designs

How cute is this! I adore this project. Thanks for linking up and inspiring us all!

 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!

Thank you to Lisa from Moore Minutes  for being this week’s guest judge and making those incredibly difficult picks. Being a judge is not an easy gig. Be sure to go by and visit their blogs.

Be sure to come back next week for the Kids Birthday parties Challlenge.

This is sure to be a great week!

Come back next week for even more inspiration!!!



  1. Kara says:

    Thrilled to see that my Winter Wreath made the cut! 🙂
    I love the other projects as well, especially the snowflake pillow. So cute!

  2. Thank you for the feature of our Snowy Day Party.

    My Party Passion 8)

  3. Lisa says:

    Again, this was so much fun! Thanks Dee!

  4. How fun to be featured along with so many great projects! Thank you!

  5. Suzanne says:

    How fun to see my ‘Winter Mantel’ featured along side all the other wonderful ‘Winter’ links. Thanks for this fun challenge.

  6. Aww, thanks so much for the feature! Love all these projects!

  7. Love the Snow Globe Shadow Box…so clever! Thanks for featuring my Frosty Heart Garland in the challenge!


  8. All awesome projects! Way to go! I’m off to visit the ones I missed!

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