Monthly Makers is a challenge for anyone who wants to be more creative or create more. During 2016 we’ll have twelve monthly challenges for you to be inspired by – because it’s easier when you have something to be inspired by, because it’s more fun to create things together with a group of people and because it’s great to share your own creations and thoughts and read about others.
The 10th every month we will release a new challenge. You can participate through your blog or instagram (#MonthlyMakers) and at the end of the month it will be part of a compilation the person hosting the challenge will be posting. Be a part of the challenges you want to the extent you want.
Here’s how it works:
12 blogs, 12 months, 12 challenges. We’ll be hosting one challenge each.
10th every month, presentation of the challenge.
20th every month, the host will post their own creation and start collection yours in the posts comments.
28th every month, deadline to comment with a link of your creation.
Last of every month, the host will post a compilation of everything we’ve created together.
As you might have noticed, there are some changes compared to Monthly Makers 2015. We also have some sad news for this new year: Agnes, Jess and Emelie won’t be hosts in the future. I’m so thankful for this year and wish them all the luck!
But this means we’re welcoming three new hosts – Wilda, Stina and Ruth! They are three amazing creators who have previously created wonderful things both as a part of Monthly Makers and outside it. With them – and you – we’re welcoming this new year and hope for twelve months of creativity. Let’s do this!
We’re also opening a Facebook group where you can discuss the challenge of the month, give tips, show your creations and discuss creativity in general. Come join us at We Are Monthly Makers. And we have a website, which you can find at www.MonthlyMakers.com!
During 2015 we had challenges like paper, clay, matchsticks and space and we all created over 400 creations together. Here are the things I created, with links to all the compilations, so you can get inspired for the new year!
For January I made a paper raven. Click the image to get to the post about it and find everyone’s paper creations here.
For February I made these candle holders from old cups. Click the picture for a link to my post and see everyone’s creations here.
…and a sparkly and slightly alive book. Click the pictures for links to the posts and here are all the creations.
For April I made a burnt collage. Click the image for a link to the post and find all the creations here.
For May I made digital collages with stars on them. Click the pic to get to the post with them and check out all the creations here.
For June’s challenge I made two different sets of creations, one with moving gifs. And then I also made this set of regular images, but just as flipped and kaleidoscopic. Click the images for the posts and find everyone’s creations here.
For July I painted a tote bag with space. Click the image for a link to my post and find everyone’s creations here.
For August I made a crochet rug! Click the image for link to the post and find everyone’s creations here.
For September I made these digital collages. Click image for link to the post and here for everyone’s creations.
For October I made paper (and yarn) bats! Click the image for a link to my post and here for everyone’s creations.
For November I made this cloud lamp, click the image to get to the post and find everyone’s creation inspired by “light” here.
For December I decided to take some picture through a prism, click the images to get to the oringial post with more pictures. Find everyone’s creations here.
On Sunday Beatrice will release the first challenge of the year!