Crafting for a Cause: Movember Crafts for the Men in Your Life

Posted by on Nov 2, 2013 in Contests & Giveaways, Knitting | Comments


Things are getting hairy! Have you heard of Movember? It’s sweeping the Craftsy office, and for good reason — our fellas are fund-raising to support research, clinical tests and treatments for prostate and testicular cancer. The dozen or so members of “Team Craftsy Stachsy” are bravely growing out “the manliest mustaches they can muster” to raise awareness, spark conversation about men’s health issues, and encourage donations to help this important cause.

 Click here to learn more about Team Craftsy Stachsy.

Make November “Movember Crafting Month!”

Our Craftsy men, showing their support for Movember!

Even if you can’t grow a mustache (all our mo’ sisters out there!), you can still participate!

Movember is not just for growing mustaches, it’s for supporting the men in our lives and advocating for their health!

Who is the most important man in your life?

Is it your brother? Father? Husband? Best friend? College professor? Whoever it is, and whether you are a man or a woman, we all have men in our lives that have made an impact on us in a big way. Movember is a great time to show them how much you care for them!

So, how about making something special for that important gentleman?

Whether it is a jacket or a hat or a warm, cozy sweater, the handmade crafts that you create for the men in your life are the perfect way to show just how much you care.

These handmade creations are more than just beautiful crafts. They are a way for all of us to show our support for our men!

We’d like to encourage you to create something special for that special man in your life — whether it is a scarf, a sweater, a cake, a painting, or any other kind of craft. When you are done, please share with the Craftsy community. At the end of the the month, we will feature a collection of these Movember crafts on the blog, to share the Movember love with the Craftsy community!

How do you share your project?

Show us your creation by submitting a photo of your finished project. In the description box, please include a little backstory about the man that you made it for and why he has been so important in your life.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR UPLOADING YOUR PROJECT:

  • STEP 1: Click the Submit Photo button below.
  • STEP 2: Login to your Craftsy account (or create a new account — it’s easy and free!)
  • STEP 3: Choose a category for your project.
  • STEP 4: Create a title for your project (IMPORTANT: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE “MOVEMBER 2013″ IN THE TITLE OF YOUR PROJECT. That way, we will know it is for Movember!)
  • STEP 5: If your project was inspired by a Craftsy class, choose that class. If not, feel free to skip this step!
  • STEP 6: Add some further info about your project, including who you made it for and any backstory about him you’d like to share (optional!)
  • STEP 7: Upload a photo (or photos) of your project. That’s it!

PLEASE REMEMBER to PUT “Movember 2013″ IN THE TITLE OF YOUR PHOTO

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What kinds of crafts are welcome?

All kinds! Crafts can be in any category at all, from cake decorating to jewelry to paper crafts. As long as they are inspired by Movember or a man you love!

Please submit photos of your best Movember Craft by Sunday, November 24th. We’ll feature a roundup of your projects (and some “after” photos of Craftsy’s mustachioed men) on Saturday, November 30th!

Important: Don’t forget to put “Movember 2013” in the title (or we won’t know it’s a submission).

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Need some inspiration? Stay tuned to the Craftsy blog. We’ll be sharing Movember crafting ideas and inspiration all day long!